Jukebox the Ghost

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Offline Allison

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Jukebox the Ghost
« on: April 12, 2009, 09:47:31 PM »
Now that they're no longer on tour with Ben, le'ts give Ben (keys), Tommy (guitar) and Jesse (drums) (no not kidding on the three names. bit weird isn't it...?) their own thread.

And i'm shoving tour dates at you.


Apr 17 2009     8:00P   Club NME @ Koko    London, UK
Apr 18 2009    8:00P   The Peel    Kingston, UK
Apr 19 2009    8:00P   Joiners Arms    Southampton, UK
Apr 20 2009    8:00P   Barfly    Birmingham, UK
Apr 21 2009    8:00P   Roadhouse    Manchester, UK
Apr 22 2009    8:00P   The Tunnels    Aberdeen, UK
Apr 23 2009    8:00P   King Tuts    Glasgow, UK
Apr 24 2009    8:00P   The Corporation    Sheffield, UK
Apr 25 2009    8:00P   Rock City    Nottingham, UK
Apr 26 2009    8:00P   The Cavern    Exeter, UK
Apr 27 2009    8:00P   The Engine Rooms    Brighton, UK
Apr 28 2009    8:00P   Water Rats    London, UK

W/ Jenny Owen Youngs:
Apr 30 2009    8:00P   Subterranean    Chicago, Illinois
May 1 2009    8:00P   Slowdown    Omaha, Nebraska
May 2 2009    8:00P   Hi Dive    Denver, Colorado
May 3 2009    8:00P   Kilby Court    Salt Lake City, Utah
May 5 2009    8:00P   Tractor Tavern    Seattle, Washington
May 6 2009    8:00P   Doug Fir Lounge    Portland, Oregon
May 8 2009    8:00P   Bottom of the Hill    San Francisco, California
May 9 2009    8:00P   Hotel Cafe    Los Angeles, California
May 10 2009    8:00P   UC San Diego (The Loft)    San Diego, California
May 12 2009    8:00P   Club Congress    Tuscon, Arizona
May 14 2009    8:00P   Stubbs    Austin, Texas
May 15 2009    8:00P   The Prophet Bar    Dallas, Texas
May 16 2009    8:00P   Juanita’s Cantina Ballroom    Little Rock, Arkansas
May 17 2009    8:00P   Hi Tone Cafe    Memphis, Tennessee
May 19 2009    6:30P   3rd and lindsley (EARLY SHOW)    Nashville, Tennessee
May 20 2009    8:00P   The Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall    Charlotte, North Carolina
May 21 2009    8:00P   Cat’s Cradle    Carroboro, North Carolina
May 22 2009    8:00P   Canal Club    Richmond, Virginia
May 23 2009    8:00P   Rock and Roll Hotel    Washington, DC, Washington DC
May 26 2009    8:00P   Johnny Brendas    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 27 2009    8:00P   Bowery Ballroom    New York, New York
May 28 2009    8:00P   Cafe 939 @ Berklee    Boston, Massachusetts
May 29 2009    8:00P   Empire Dine & Dance    Portland, Maine
May 30 2009    8:00P   Toquet Hall    Westport, Connecticut




Do yourself a favor and see these guys live if you didn't this past tour.
http://www.myspace.com/jukeboxtheghost
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Re: Jukebox the Ghost
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2009, 09:53:44 PM »
smart idea.  i hope it works out for the 30th.

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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2009, 10:02:36 PM »
Hmm... I might just go to one of those California dates...

Oh, and I just got the cd a couple days ago, and it is really good.
Too bad I can't see them opening for Folds
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Re: Jukebox the Ghost
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2009, 10:46:37 PM »
smart idea.  i hope it works out for the 30th.

agreed. when it gets closer (like in 10 days) i'm gonna tweet them and jenny to find out times when they take the stage.... and/or facebook and/or myspace. They did myspace respond to my request of A Matter of Time in Indy (which I did at like 2 Am and forgot about. :P glad I did it though. i love that song..... keep on shitting people. keep on shitting.)
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Re: Jukebox the Ghost
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2009, 11:15:05 PM »
that's a smart idea.  i was going to suggest calling the venue a night or two before just to be sure of the lineup. 

still going to make my sign into a shirt!?  lol

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Re: Jukebox the Ghost
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2009, 11:21:46 PM »
that's a smart idea.  i was going to suggest calling the venue a night or two before just to be sure of the lineup. 

still going to make my sign into a shirt!?  lol
once we know you can make it.
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Re: Jukebox the Ghost
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2009, 11:24:55 PM »
WOOOOOOOT!  i reallly wannnnaa gooooo.

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Re: Jukebox the Ghost
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2009, 08:21:32 PM »
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/apr/17/new-band-jukebox-ghost



Jukebox the Ghost (No 529)

These Ben Folds Five aficionados are a showy, stagey and theatrical band that boast a budget-Mika exuberance

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Jukebox the Ghost

Jukebox the Ghost ... they bounce around stage like hyperactive pre-schoolers. Photograph: PR

Hometown: Washington DC.

The lineup: Ben Thornewill (piano, vocals), Tommy Siegel (guitar, vocals), Jesse Kristin (drums, vocals).

The background: We're not saying Jukebox the Ghost, formerly known as Sunday Mail, are obsessed with Ben Folds Five, but look at the facts. They're a piano-driven, bass-led indie-pop trio like BFF were, they recorded their album in North Carolina, where BFF were from, and they've got a frontman called Ben and a drummer called Jesse (BFF's one was called Darren Jessee). Creepy, huh? Thornewill even has that nasal way of singing that Folds had (still has, in fact) and he frequently takes recourse to a falsetto that sounds, as per Folds, like he's being satirical and snide, but in a good way (if you like sly, semi-malicious disparagement and, well, satire). As for Jukebox the Ghost's songs, they're as witty and literate as their mentors', with their drolly scornful observations (Life is Beautiful, they say in one song – of course it is) and the imminent apocalypse, and they regularly comprise at least three or four different sections and feature multiple tempo changes like their 90s predecessors' did.

We once spent a week in Chapel Hill with Folds et al and were delighted to discover that they were as into 10cc and Queen as Jukebox the Ghost appear to be into Ben Folds Five. JTG don't boast production anywhere near as intricate, elaborate or grand as those architects of 70s art-pop, it's a low-rent version of same, but there's a similar sense of ambition and eccentric disregard for verse-bridge-chorus song construction. You could imagine their tunes being used in musicals; that's how showy, stagey and theatrical they are, all dramatic narratives, climactic surges and piano flourishes that betray Thornewill's classical training. Because it's ornate in terms of arrangement and production curlicues are kept to a minimum, this stuff's reproducible live, which is perhaps why JTG are a touring machine, playing over 200 shows a year and taking their brand of budget-Mika exuberance around the world as Thornewill, Siegel and Kristin bound about the stage like hyperactive Ritalin-munching pre-schoolers – they're playing at Koko in Camden tonight in case you feel like sampling their sardonically joyous wares, although they're not on till midnight so you might want to take something first. Got any Ritalin, boys?

The buzz: "Piano-led indie-pop that doesn't sound cheesy. Take THAT, Mr Folds."

The truth: Even when they're singing about the end of the world, they sound relentlessly, even pathologically cheerful, but if you can stand that, you'll be playing air piano in no time.

Most likely to: Be nervous anywhere near fire – they once had their tour van burned to a crisp by arsonists.

Least likely to: Advertise Kalms.

What to buy: You can hear their album Let Live and Let Ghosts on Spotify.

File next to: Ben Folds Five, Mika, the Yeah You's, Queen.

Links: www.myspace.com/jukeboxtheghost and Spotify playlist

Monday's new band: Staff Benda Bilili.
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Re: Jukebox the Ghost
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2009, 08:48:33 PM »
Since seeing them in Omaha, I've turned so many folks onto them - it just takes the first half of "Hold it In" and they're done.

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Re: Jukebox the Ghost
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2009, 08:51:29 PM »
i cant get enough of static to the heart.
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Re: Jukebox the Ghost
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2009, 08:59:40 PM »
-gawks at wein's 7010 posts-

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Re: Jukebox the Ghost
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2009, 10:27:02 AM »
Album is on Spotify for UK/Euro peeps to listen to:
http://open.spotify.com/album/6WdN4TywQhmhNOjU4kZIhz

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Re: Jukebox the Ghost
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2009, 10:40:58 AM »
I'm really liking "My Heart's the Same" and the last two songs.
Or should I just go ahead and say the whole album is amazing?
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Re: Jukebox the Ghost
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2009, 12:04:58 PM »
You can say the entire album is amazing.

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Re: Jukebox the Ghost
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2009, 11:26:51 AM »
May 15- The Prophet Bar Dallas, Texas
http://www.thedoordallas.com/ticketr.html

May 16 - Juanita’s Cantina Ballroom Little Rock, Arkansas
http://www.juanitas.com/

May 17-
Hi Tone Cafe Memphis, Tennessee
http://www.hitonememphis.com/calendar/calendar.htm?Page=http://www.ticketbiscuit.com/HiToneMemphis/BuyTickets.aspx?EID=30263

May 19 - 3rd and lindsley (EARLY SHOW) Nashville, Tennessee
http://www.3rdandlindsley.com/

May 20 -The Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall Charlotte, North Carolina
https://www.etix.com/ticket/servlet/onlineSale?action=selectPerformance&performance_id=964443

May 21 - Cat’s Cradle Carroboro, North Carolina
https://www.etix.com/ticket/servlet/onlineSale?action=selectPerformance&performance_id=984275

May 22 - Canal Club Richmond, Virginia
http://www.thecanalclub.com/online_ticket_center.htm

May 23- Rock and Roll Hotel Washington, DC,
http://www.ticketalternative.com/Events/4815.aspx

May 26 - Johnny Brendas Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=1311614

May 27 - Bowery Ballroom New York, New York
http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0000426DD6DF92F2?artistid=1306193&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=60


May 28 - Cafe 939 @ Berklee Boston, Massachusetts
http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0100428A7A2C4453?artistid=1315837&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1

May 29 - Empire Dine & Dance Portland, Maine
http://portlandempire.ning.com/events/jenny-owen-youngs-with-jukebox

May 30 - Toquet Hall Westport, Connecticut
http://www.myspace.com/toquethall

May 31 - Mohawk Buffalo, New York
http://www.mohawkplace.com/index.html

Jun 2 - Garfield Artworks Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
http://www.garfieldartworks.com/

Jun 3 - Summit Columbus, Ohio
http://bencopresents.com/2009/06/03/jukebox-the-ghost-jenny-owen-youngs/

Jun 4 - Northside Cincinnati, Ohio
http://www.northside-tavern.com/cal/june09.htm

Jun 5 - Vollrath Indianapolis, Indiana
http://www.myspace.com/vollrath

Jun 6 - Uncle Pleasants Louisville, Kentucky
http://www.unclepleasants.com/Google%20Calendar.htm

Jun 13 - Ribfest Chicago, Illinois
http://www.northcenterchamber.com/site/epage/1050_62.htm
mel (1:10:14 AM): love ben folds or burn!