Show Report - The Stone Pony, 8/2/14

The Stone Pony very clearly remains to be one of Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son's favorite venues (if not, the favorite) to play in New Jersey. And whenever the boys step on that historic know something special is going to happen.

And Saturday was no exception.

In a show that had been re-scheduled after storms canceled it the first time around, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes held down The Stone Pony Summerstage with the Mahoney clan manning the inside. The set started in a way that no Bobby Mahoney/Seventh Son set has before, with a ripping rendition of the ninth track off Friends in Low Places, "Can't Stand Myself."

With the crowd hopping off the bat, the gang made the transition into the now-staple "Danger Dan." The Stone Pony residents were digging the groove as new rhythm man Dan Cohen even worked his way into the backup vocals, telling the audience how "you all know the man."

Photo courtesy: Ann Mahoney

"Left For Dead" had then been planned for the set, but Bobby called an audible, instead opting for the popular "Star-Crossed." Upon the first chord strike though, in a moment never before seen with the Seventh Son, Jon struck his new axe too hard and broke a string, leading to a funny series of events as he attempted to change guitars while simultaneously sing the chorus harmonies. Eventually, he came to it, and the rest of the set went on without hitch on that end.

But what made this show any different from the rest of the Friends in Low Places shows? A new song, of course.

"We're going up to Canada next week to promote our new album," Bobby said. "But here's a new one that we're going to try out for you."

Photo courtesy: Felicia McIntosh

"Meeting Up" then made its live debut, bringing a balance of a catchy Beatles-esque chorus with a Green Day-style verse and riffage. The song went over well, and it appears it will be a keeper.

From there, the show went on as standard. A powerful version of "Scoundrels" led way for perhaps the best ever version of "New Age Outlaws," eventually parting for "Teenagers Too." 

Photo courtesy: Felicia McIntosh

With just one more to go, the band made its way into the crowd-pleasing "Another Deadbeat Summer," but with two special guests named Zack: Sandler, making his return on saxophone as he did in July, and Morrison, the director of the band's music video.

Much like on June 22, the crowd sang back the chorus to the band to end what was yet another epic Pony show. For now, it will resonate, but in just days, the outlaws themselves will take to Canadian soil.


1. Can't Stand Myself

2. Danger Dan

3. Star-Crossed

4. Meeting Up (debut)

5. Scoundrels

6. New Age Outlaws

7. Teenagers Too

8. Another Deadbeat Summer 

For more information on other Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son sets, click here.

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