Posted in music | pictures on July 26, 2010

photos by Ryan Muir

The Jim Jones Revue @ Mercury Lounge
Jim Jones Revue

The Jim Jones Revue started a four-show NYC run on Thursday, July 22nd, with a gig at Mercury Lounge. The pictures here are from that Hunters-opened show. They finish the NY stint when they play Terminal 5 tonight (7/26) with Smashing Pumpkins.

One of the other shows took place Friday night at Maxwell's. Music Snobbery was there...

"Their super-charged music recalls all the great-pioneers of rock, mostly Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis. Jim Jones and his crew only know one way to play guitar, hard. VERY hard ... like they're not satisfied unless their fingers are bleeding and people's brain fluid isn't seeping out of their ears. After one song I was like, "Great gosh of mighty!""
The UK band, fronted by the namesake ex-Thee Hypnotics singer, just brought their 2008 self-titled debut stateside. Their newer LP, Burning Your House Down, is due for a September 6th release in the UK and the rest of Europe (US release in the new year). The video for the first single off that, "High Horse," out August 23rd on 7" and MP3 in the UK, is posted, with more Mercury Lounge pictures, below...

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The Jim Jones Revue - High Horse

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Comments (6)

First time seeing both bands. I have to say Hunters stole the show.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 2:48 PM

Hunters were good. The Jim Jones Revue are phenomenal - Knitting factory was rocking on Saturday night!

Posted by Jill M | July 26, 2010 2:54 PM

hunters (whom I never heard of before the mercury lounge show) kicked some serious ass. james iha and nick zinner were at the show.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 3:28 PM

Jim Jones Revue is not very good. I mean they're "good", they can play but it lacks heart or originality or something. Stalkers blew them away Sat at the Knit. Their set was painfully boring. I kept leaving and coming back hoping it would hook me.

There are a bunch of locals doing this sound and doing it far far better. Stalkers, Born Loose, Sister Anne etc... that could mop the floor with these guys.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 3:31 PM

Just listened to above listed bands. You couldn't be so wrong anonymous 3.31. They were all rubbish. If you'd said Jon Spencer Blues Explosion as a comparison I would have given you the benefit of the doubt. Jim Jones are an incredible band, and massive in Europe because of it. Anyone who went to one of last weeks shows (I went to Mercury Lounge) are lucky because they'll only be playing bigger venues from here on out (see: Terminal 5 w/ Smashing Pumpkins).

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 12:18 PM

12:18 it is boring rubbish and you're a hype buying into idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 2:33 PM

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