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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