To say that Ingrid Michaelson gets better every time I see her is in no way an understatement. Over the past year, this is the fifth time I’ve caught her live; you think I would have seen everything, but you would have thought wrong. She throws in new (though equally beloved) songs, always makes sure to love her band in the most creative ways possible, and with this week’s Mann Center appearance being the last show of her Summer Night Out tour, antics were sure to occur. Occur they did. Continue reading →
Indie rock trio Jukebox the Ghost will play Union Transfer this evening. The group appeared at our Free at Noon concert a few months back and brought the house down. With an ongoing flow of witty banter and high-energy performances, Jukebox the Ghost has quickly become a band known for a kickass live concert. They have recently released their self-titled album last week and are offering an opportunity to meet and greet with them. Tonight’s show is bound to be filled with indie pop fun and hilarious chatter from the musicians themselves. For more information on tonight’s show, check out the XPN Concert Calendar. Watch their video for “The Great Unknown” below.
Circle, star, and highlight November 1 on your calenders, Jukebox the Ghost fans. Your beloved indie-pop trio is coming back. Just weeks ago they treated an audience to an electrifying Free At Noon performance at a jam-packed World Cafe Live, and today they announced they’ll kick off their upcoming headlining tour at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer. Continue reading →
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 →