Saturday, June 7, 2008

Rockin' In The Free World!

This past weekend a bunch of people from Carlo's job, Jenkinson's Aquarium, had a going away party for Jen, who is moving to Baltimore. It was at the Mantoloking Road Pub, and I had the opportunity to see one of the best cover bands I've heard in a looong time.

Midnight Run are a fantastic cover band, with a very fun and diverse repertoire of songs. If you want to have a good time, defn check them out. From their kickass version of Lady Madonna by The Beatles, to an amazing Cinnamon Girl by Neil Young & Crazy Horse it was a great night of live music. During their cover of Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb, close your eyes and it's like David Gilmour dropped in on your favorite pub.

The band was formed about a year ago and features; Eric Graber on vocals and lead guitar, Alan Graber on rythm guitar and vocals, Andy Shawn on bass and vocals, and Mike Grabowski on drums.

The Graber's are both accomplished guitarists having played local venues for years, while Andy has opened for such legendary acts such as B.B. King and Led Zeppelin, as well as working with Tico of Bon Jovi for 8 years. Mike Grabowski's drumming brings to mind the perfect timing of Weezer's Pat Wilson and at times the heaviness of Dave Grohl.

All in all, an excellent band to rock out to and have a great time. If you're interested in checking them out they'll be playing a show at the Brick VFW on Flag Day, June 14th. Tickets are fifteen dollars and that includes food, soda and lots of beer.

For information on the band, such as tickets and show dates e-mail Mike at

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