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Rye Coalition @ Maxwell's 2.19.11

Rye Coalition (Photos & words by Deena Cavallo)

Rye Coalition

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Jersey City's Rye Coalition were a sonic force to be reckoned with Saturday night, at Maxwell's in Hoboken.  The sold-out crowd wasn't just warmed up, but rather fired up, when Louisiana's blues based, Guitar Lightnin Lee and his Thunder Band, smoked the stage.  By the time Rye Coalition hit their first note, Maxwell's was so packed that it was as hot as a show in July.  This was the first time the band has played live in 5 years, and it was clear to see they did not dissappoint. 

The audience was full of enthusiasm and the band's energy was explosive.  They played their set in chronological order, starting with their oldest songs which were written when the band members were still in high school.  Rye Coalition gave their fans a dynamic, passionate, and exhilarating performance from start to finish.