Words & Photos by Marco Denzer
The Parlor Mob has something brewing at their home base in Asbury Park, and if their performance at Mercury Lounge a few nights ago is an indication of what’s to come, their upcoming brew will pack a serious punch of great music.
An eager audience filled the Lower East Side venue to capacity for an absolutely riveting and hard rocking performance from the band. They were treated to a show undoubtedly worthy of any major world class stage, because when it comes down to having well-written lyrics, amazing signature vocals, phenomenal dual guitar arrangements and a rock solid rhythm section, The Parlor Mob joins that select group of bands that defines greatness.
The extremely tight lineup comprised of Mark Melicia (vocals), Sam Bey (drums), Paul Ritchie (guitar), Gianni Scalise (bass), and Erik Rudic (guitar / keys) absolutely crushed the eleven-song set that included crowd-pleasing tunes from all their previous records plus a new song titled “4th of July”.
The Parlor Mob is very low-key, but their robust body of work and the high caliber of their live performance make it perfectly clear that they’re a serious force to be reckoned with in terms of quality. The band has honed their craft to a point of distinguishable excellence, and their repertoire has an extremely consistent and identifiable sound that easily puts it high above many of its contemporaries.
You can enjoy The Parlor Mob live on stage at the Sea.Hear.Now festival in Asbury Park in September…
Setlist (As written by the band):
All I’m Holding Onto
House of Cards
Setting With The Sun
Tide of Tears
4th of July
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