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!
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!!!”
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.
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.
JUKEBOX THE GHOST TOUR DATES
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
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