Most bands would say it’s harder than ever to get people moving at live shows. This is not an issue for Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears. They opened their set with their new song “PTP,” setting bodies in motion from the first chords. The at-capacity crowd made quick work of heating the venue into the steamy Texas summer the lead singer is used to.
The dance floor just kept growing as the band went through their brand of garage rock n roll soaked in some blues with a dollop of funk thrown in. Something about that combo made for lots of sweaty dancing of the dirty variety that you don’t usually see anymore other than in choreographed movies about 1920’s era speakeasies. I would not be surprised if nine months from now Seattle area hospitals witness a whole rash of bopping infants bouncing in their cribs who can only be quieted with the raucous melodies of Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears.