LIVE: Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes @ The Egg, 10/18/14

November 4th, 2014, 3:00 pm by Greg

 Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes

Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes played a rollickin’ two-hour show at The Egg in Albany last month, and although the theater wasn’t sold-out, those in attendance were definitely “havin’ a party.”

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No, SJ&AJ haven’t had anything resembling a hit in years, but Southside Johnny Lyon has been rockin’ with his jukin’ band for nearly 40 years, so they know just how to work a crowd with their songbag of jubilant party anthems fueled by high-flying horns and gutsy, bar-room-soaked vocals.

Was in momentous night of music? No, maybe not. Was it a good time? You bet. And during the encore of “I Don’t Want to Go Home,” the audience was singing along with Southside Johnny – and they both sounded like they really meant it…

SECOND OPINIONS:
Bryan Lasky’s photographs at Upstate Live

SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & THE ASBURY JUKES SET LIST
Angel Eyes
Forever
This Time Baby’s Gone for Good
Walk Away Renee
Harder Than it Looks
Key to the Highway
Strange Strange Feeling
Take It Inside
Rhumba & Coke
Got Me Where She Wants
This Time It’s For Real
Without Love
Some Things Just Don’t Change
On The Beach
Talk to Me
Working Too Hard
Passion Street
Fever
Trapped Again
Havin’ A Party
ENCORES
Ooh Poo Pah Doo
I Don’t Want to Go Home
Hearts of Stone

 Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes

 Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes

 Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes