JR JR are coming to the Fine Line on 10/6


JR JR just release a new single “Clean Up” dealing directly with issues of over-consumption and are heading out on a fall tour. The second date on will be at the Fine Line Music Cafe on 10/6 supported by Hembree. He saw them last summer at First Avenue, and you better be ready for an energy filled show.  Tickets are still available HERE

“I remember thinking, ‘Oh man, this guy might be better than me, and that’s really awesome.’ I always wanted to work with people who I was a little bit intimidated by,” says Josh Epstein of how he came to collaborate with fellow Detroit-area native Daniel Zott to form JR JR. Coming together through a shared love for bands that effortlessly flexed harmonies like the Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel, the multi-instrumentalists recorded a couple songs in 2009 just for fun. It wasn’t until their friends started reacting with genuine excitement to their music that they realized they had something real on their hands, and with that Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. was born (the band’s original name).

“We suddenly had this thing that people wanted and we were sort of forced into it, but it was a natural thing,” recalls Josh. They put out two EPs on Quite Scientific Records in 2010, Horse Power (which included a cover of The Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows”) and My Love Is Easy: Remixes Pt. 1, and soon major labels were reaching out to them. The band shortly thereafter signed with Warner Bros. Records to its 2011 full-length debut, It’s A Corporate World.

With 2013’s The Speed of Things and 2015’s JR JR (which featured the top 10 Alternative single, “Gone”), the duo continued to expand its already broad fanbase. Listeners across genre lines were drawn in by their adventurous, danceable blend of classic songwriting, intricate melodies and electronic elements. “Epstein and Zott remain purveyors of kaleidoscopic pop music,” said Paste. AllMusic noted, “Despite the use of zingy electronics and an array of mechanical drums, they maintain a warmth and humanness to their sound led by frequent McCartney-esque turns of melody…”

Tour Dates:

Oct 05 House of Blues Chicago Chicago, IL

Oct 06 Fine Line Minneapolis, MN

Oct 07 recordBar Kansas City, MO

Oct 09 Bluebird Theater Denver, CO

Oct 10 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT

Oct 12 Neumos Seattle, WA

Oct 13 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR

Oct 14 The Independent San Francisco, CA

Oct 16 Harlow’s Restaurant and Nightclub Sacramento, CA

Oct 17 The Glass House Pomona, CA

Oct 19 El Rey Los Angeles, CA

Oct 20 The Irenic San Diego, CA

Oct 21 Steele Indian School Park Phoenix, AZ

Oct 22 Meow Wolf Santa Fe, NM

Oct 24 Trees Dallas, TX

Oct 25 Mohawk Austin, TX

Oct 26 White Oak Music Hall Downstairs Houston, TX

Oct 27 Saturn Birmingham, AL

Oct 28 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA

Oct 30 The Basement East Nashville, TN

Oct 31 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC

Nov 02 9:30 Club Washington, DC

Nov 03 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, PA

Nov 04 Irving Plaza New York, NY

Nov 05 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA

Nov 07 The Leopard Lounge at Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY

Nov 08 Velvet Underground Toronto, Canada

Nov 09 Beachland Ballroom & Tavern Cleveland, OH

Nov 17 El Club Detroit, MI

Nov 18 El Club Detroit, MI