Mod Fun & The Anderson Council @ Asbury Lanes 10/14/06
Saturday October 14th I finally made my way back to Asbury Lanes. I love the Lanes, a bowling alley & bar, with a stage across the center lanes, but I haven't been there nearly as often as I'd like. This particular time I was there to see Mod Fun, a local band from the early 80's, that became hugely popular in the underground mod/psychidelic scene, before breaking up in 1987. In the last few years they have reunited for a few shows, and I figured it was time for me to do a little history of local music research and check these guys out. Boy was I glad I did, their name suits them perfectly, they are totally mod, influenced by the Brit-pop of the 60's & 70's, and they are a lot of fun. Opening up for them was another local band heavily influenced by Brit-Pop, New Brunswick's own The Anderson Council.
Not only did I get to see the always amazing Anderson Council on the 14th, but one week later they played a BlowUpRadio.com show at Buddie's Tavern in Parlin, kicking off the new BlowUpRadio.com Free Concert Series. Free, because I know a lot of people aren't willing to take a chance and spend money to see bands they aren't sure they're going to like, even if I tell people that I hand pick every band on the bill, guaranteeing quality. So now every month you'll get two opportunities to see great bands (both acoustic and electric) for free. The show on the 21st also included a set by Funch, whose blend of punk and metal ROCKS, and Grover Kent, the new heir apparent to the Ramones (yeah I said it, they're that good).