Saturday, March 23, 2019; Doors open at 7:00 PM
$23.00 In Advance / $25.00 Day os Show
General Admission – All Ages
Jukebox the Ghost’s latest record, Off To The Races is a giddy, vibrant collection of Jukebox the Ghost’s most bombastic, colorful songs to date. Though it’s the fifth studio outing from this long-running trio of piano pop wizards, it plays like an energetic debut album: Just as eager to please as it is eager to surprise you. Every generation has a band that puts a fresh twist on piano-rock, and Jukebox the Ghost’s latest studio offering serves as a memorably vivid and kaleidoscopic step forward for the genre.
The album is the result of a three-year songwriting and recording process, culled from dozens of demos that the band brought to the table. Recording in their home base of Brooklyn enabled them to do more outside-the-computer sonic experimentation and live performance than past records have afforded. “In ‘Boring’ we sent Tommy’s backing harmonies through a distorting rotary speaker which created this totally weird underwater sound,” explained Jesse Kristin. “And for ‘See You Soon’ we ran an electronic tabla machine through an amplifier and then I played drums along with it. That’s the sort of thing I think we wouldn’t have spent the time to do on our other records.”
Jukebox the Ghost formed in college in 2006 and has been a steadily growing cult favorite and a globally touring band ever since. Composed of Ben Thornewill (piano/vocals), Tommy Siegel (guitar/bass/vocals) and Jesse Kristin (drums/vocals), they have played over 1,000 shows across the country and around the world over the course of their career. In addition to countless headlining tours, they have also toured as openers alongside Ingrid Michaelson, Ben Folds, Guster, Motion City Soundtrack, A Great Big World and Jack’s Mannequin, among others. In addition to festivals like Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Bonnaroo, and Bottlerock, Jukebox the Ghost has also performed on The Late Show with David Letterman and Conan. Their 2018 national headlining tour took them to their largest headlining venues to date across April and May.
Formed around the Venice Beach, CA scene in 2010, The Mowgli’s grew out of a loose collective of musicians that would play back to back warehouse and all-night house parties. The group coalesced into 8 for their debut independent release in 2012, “Sound The Drum”. Many of those songs ended up on their debut major label release “Waiting For The Dawn” in 2013, including the hit song “San Francisco”. Playing some 400 shows in two years, they performed at dozens of festivals including Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Firefly; ACL as well as appearing on many late-night shows.
2015’s “Kids In Love” LP found a slicker alt-pop sound, led by the summery jam “I’m Good”. Produced by Tony Hoffer (Fitz & The Tantrums), Matt Radosevich (Walk The Moon) and Captain Cuts (Grouplove), the songs leaned away from their hippy-influenced debut in favor of pop-leaning fist pumpers such as “You’re Not Alone” and the title track.
For their third LP 2016’s “Where’d Your Weekend Go?” the group spent the majority of their time working as a full band collectively on songs. By now comprised of 6 members: Colin Dieden (vox/guitar), Josh Hogan (vox/guitar), Katie Jayne Earl (vox), David Appelbaum (keys), Matthew Di Panni (bass) and Andy Warren (drums), the record reflected the group’s experiences of constant road-life, maintaining relationships and trying to find your place in a confusing world.
Most recently they have begun to release a series of singles, starting with another feel-good anthem, “Real Good Life”.
Don’t miss Jukebox the Ghost and The Mowgli’s at Newport Music Hall on March 23rd!
Official Website: http://www.jukeboxtheghost.com/ & http://www.themowglis.net/
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