Jukebox the Ghost Criss-Crossing the Country; Their Indie Pop Rocks

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Jukebox the Ghost is a power pop trio in the piano/guitar/drums tradition who have been making music for a decade and touring relentlessly in support of their passion. The DC-area band has four albums to their credit and is one of the primary players for Yep Roc Records (since 2010).

2008 marked the band’s first album, Let Live and Let Ghosts. Since that time, the group has released an album every two years: Everything Under the Sun, 2010; Safe Travels, 2012; and the self-titled album in 2014. And now a super-successful Kickstarter program has help to fund the band’s first live album, which should be released in… 2016!

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All three members of Jukebox the Ghost contribute to the band’s excellent harmonies. Their “whip-smart, searingly honest lyrics” toned down a bit for the eponymous release, perhaps a bit less serious in tone. The incredibly tight pop arrangements might remind one of Ben Folds and that genre. Their bubbly pop stylings can still deliver messages of all sorts.

Ben Thornewill plays piano, and the music centers itself around his playing. Tommy Siegel’s guitar adds color and verve, and Jesse Kristin anchors the proceedings on drums. They kicked off their most recent tour January 19th, which included being gifted tickets to visit Universal Studios in Orlando — which they described: “AND THUS TODAY WAS THE BEST DAY OF TOUR EVER!!!”

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Tonight (Monday, February 1st) finds them in Tampa for an early show at The Crowbar in Tampa. Goodnight Neverland is also on the bill. They play “indie post rock” and feature Kerry Courtney, Jordan Tellone, and Jeremy Tellone. Opening the show are excellent rockers Row Jomah (Joe Roma, Melbourne Walsh, Austin Llewellyn, Jason Berlin and Dylan Chee-A-Tow) who released a great album last year titled Cat People. Music starts EARLY at 7 PM. This show is brought to you by Aestheticized Presents.

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Row Jomah

From Tampa, the tour heads to Texas, then works its way up the West Coast, back toward the Midwest and eventually back to the East Coast. This cross-country criss-cross features 38 dates.

You can find much more about Jukebox the Ghost on the band’s official website.

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FEB 01 MON  Crowbar  Tampa, FL

FEB 03 WED  Club Dada  Dallas, TX

FEB 04 THU  Studio at Warehouse Live  Houston, TX

FEB 05 FRI  Common Grounds  Waco, TX

FEB 06 SAT  The Mohawk  Austin, TX

FEB 08 MON  The Crescent Ballroom  Phoenix, AZ

FEB 09 TUE  The Regent Theater  Los Angeles, CA

FEB 10 WED  Great American Music Hall  San Francisco, CA

FEB 12 FRI  Wonder Ballroom  Portland, OR

FEB 13 SAT  The Crocodile  Seattle, WA

FEB 15 MON  Reef  Boise, ID

FEB 16 TUE  The Complex  Salt Lake City, UT

FEB 18 THU  Bluebird Theater  Denver, CO

FEB 20 SAT  Waiting Room  Omaha, NE

FEB 22 MON  Varsity Theater  Minneapolis, MN

FEB 23 TUE  Majestic Theater  Madison, WI

FEB 24 WED  Turner Hall Ballroom  Milwaukee, WI

FEB 26 FRI  Thaila Hall  Chicago, IL

FEB 27 SAT  The Ready Room  St Louis, MO

FEB 29 MON  The Loving Touch  Ferndale, MI

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MAR 01 TUE  Headliners Music Hall  Louisville, KY

MAR 02 WED  The Woodward Theater  Cincinnati, OH

MAR 03 THU  Skullys Music Diner  Columbus, OH

MAR 04 FRI  Beachland Ballroom  Cleveland, OH

MAR 05 SAT  Mr. Smalls Theate  Pittsburgh, PA

MAR 16 WED  Adelaide Hall  Toronto, Canada

MAR 18 FRI  Port City Music Hall  Portland, ME

MAR 19 SAT  Paradise Rock Club  Boston, MA

MAR 22 TUE  Bowery Ballroom  New York, NY

MAR 24 THU  Bowery Ballroom  New York, NY

MAR 25 FRI  Rams Head Live!  Baltimore, MD

MAR 26 SAT  Union Transfer w/ Greg Holden  Philadelphia, PA


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