Today’s Free At Noon concert presented Jukebox the Ghost, the indie-pop trio from D.C. who came in support of their new, self-titled album, out October 21st.
The boys kicked off their set with their popular tune “Somebody”, which immediately garnered the attention throughout the room. After, they gave the audience a sneak peak at some of their brand new songs from their aforementioned album, it was clear that they were excited to be there. Continue reading →
The four-stop “April Fools” mini tour came as a surprise to many when Jukebox the Ghost announced they would be performing not one, but two sets at each of these locations: a set of originals and a set of covers.
Blue lights bathed the stage, and the three-man band took their places on stage downstairs at World Café Live. Poppy instrumentals and the smooth falsetto of Ben Thornewill echoed throughout the venue as they opened with the first single off Safe Travels, “Somebody.”
Jukebox the Ghost is a band that never fails to connect with the audience, make them laugh in between songs and create an overall comfortable and causal environment.
The energy pulsing through each band member is constant. From Jesse Kristin’s constant grin from behind the drum kit, to Tommy Siegel’s constant bobbing to the music and Thornewill’s ever-changing facial expressions interchanged with his ability to toss his body around while still managing to play the keyboard.
The band featured two songs off their newly recorded album (release date TBD), the second of which had yet to be heard by fans.
He’s played with Bon Iver and Arcade Fire, but you probably won’t recognize him by name. The multi-talented saxaphonist Colin Stetson who’s played with the two has released a record of his own called New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light back in May and is still promoting it. Check him out tonight at First Unitarian Church. Tonight’s show starts at 8:30 p.m. and tickets are $15.
Matt Pond’s eponymous project doesn’t feel 15 years old. With upbeat harmonies and jangly choruses, his new album could be filed next to Les Savy Fav as easily as it could be next to The Lumineers. It is Pond’s tenth full-length and follows the release of his ninth EP, The Natural Lines, which came out earlier this month. The album, The Lives Inside the Lines in Your Hand, drops February 5th, but Paste is streaming it now. Matt Pond will be coming to Philadelphia with his new album to play with Jukebox the Ghost at Union Transfer on March 15th. Tickets and information for the show are available here. Below, watch the lyric video for Pond’s new track “Love to Get Used.”
With the release of The Lives Inside The Lines In Your Hand still a month and change away, Matt Pond today released The Natural Lines, a free EP via the folks at Noisetrade. In plaintive, stripped-down recordings – mostly just clean electric guitar and Pond’s voice – we get a taste of some of the songs that will appear in a much more dressed up style when the full-length releases next month. Looking a little further down the road, he is touring with Jukebox the Ghost, and plays Union Transfer on March 15. More information on the show can be found here; listen and download to The Natural Lines below. Continue reading →
Singer/songwriter Matt Pond will joining Jukebox the Ghost on a two month long tour spanning into March of 2013. Though he will not be returning to Philadelphia until March 15th, Matt, as well as Jukebox the Ghost, will be playing a string of shows including the legendary Crocodile in Seattle and the historic Metro in Chicago. The tour will kick off on December 7th in St. Augustine, Florida where Matt will be playing acoustic sets before resuming in February of 2013 with a full band. Tour dates and details are located here on Matt’s website. Listen to a new song from Pond’s forthcoming LP, The Lives Inside The Lives In Your Hand, here.
Continuing to tour in support of their summer 2012 release Safe Travels, Jukebox the Ghost today announced a new string of winter / spring tour dates that lands them at Union Transfer on the ides of March. It’s their biggest headlining appearance in Philly to date, and tickets go on sale this Friday, November 30, at noon via the venue’s website. It’s probably a safe guess that we’re not the only folks in the Philly music scene that are psyched for this show. Below, check out a video that our friends at Tri-State Indie recently released – an interview with the band at Appel Farm from the summer.
Hop Along and Kite Party will be performing tonight at The Fire. Hop Along released their debut full-length album Get Disowned earlier this year in May, while fellow local band Kite Party have the entirety of their first album Hand Claps Music available as a free download here. The all ages show tonight starts at 6:30; tickets are available here. Below, watch Kite Party performing “Buried in Dogs.”