Smithereens at the Black Potatoe Music Fest

A review of the Smithereens’ show at the Black Potatoe Music Fest in Clinton NJ, including a video of “Room Without a View.”

“Never underestimate the power of two guitars, a bass and drums. In the right hands, this template is still hard to beat.”

Pat DiNizio introduces Dennis Diken, the world’s greatest rock and roll drummer, and the Smithereens play “The Room Without A View.”

Video: Smithereens drummer Dennis Diken struts his stuff at Black Potatoe fest

By Kevin Coughlin on July 16, 2012
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“That’s one of the curious things about the Smithereens. Songs laden with brooding, melancholy lyrics– Pat’s specialty–make everyone want to jump up and dance.”