DC based trio Jukebox the Ghost will be performing at The Varsity Theater on Tuesday, May 8th. Since 2003, Jukebox the Ghost has been pumping out power pop jams and continue to release unique and intriguing music. Jukebox the Ghost’s latest record, Off To The Races is a giddy, vibrant collection of Jukebox the Ghost’s most bombastic, colorful songs to date. Though it’s the fifth studio outing from this long-running trio of piano pop wizards, it plays like an energetic debut album: Just as eager to please as it is eager to surprise you. Every generation has a band that puts a fresh twist on piano-rock, and Jukebox the Ghost’s latest studio offering serves as a memorably vivid and kaleidoscopic step forward for the genre.
Off To The Races is their fifth studio outing, mostly recorded at Studio G in Brooklyn and engineered, produced and mixed by Chris Cubeta and Gary Atturio (two exceptions: “Everybody’s Lonely” was produced by CJ Baran and Peter Thomas and “Fred Astaire” was produced by Chris Wallace). Longtime fans will hear little bits of past Jukebox the Ghost embedded in the record blanketed in a fresh, more colorful sonic palette. The flaboyance and quirkiness of Let Live and Let Ghosts (2008), the retro sensibility of Everything Under the Sun (2010), the concise modern pop smarts of their recent self-titled album (2014) and Safe Travels (2012) and the raw live energy of their live album Long Way Home (2016) are all on full display if you listen closely.
Kicking off the night will be The Greeting Committee. I’ve only caught these guys once before but it was love at first listen. Their live show is energetic and fun while still staying warm and genuine. I can not wait to see them open up for a band that I’ve only ever dreamed of seeing live.
Tickets are still available here.
Remaining Tour Dates:
April 30 @ Wonder Ballroom in Portland, OR
May 1 @Neptune in Seattle, WA
May 3 @Metro Music Hall in Salt Lake City, UT
May 5 @ Bluebird in Denver, CO
May 7 @ Waiting Room in Omaha, NE
May 8 @ Varsity Theatre in Minneapolis, MN
May 10 @ HOB in Chicago, IL
May 11 @ Magic Stick in Detroit, MI
May 12 @ A&R Music Bar in Columbus, OH
May 14 @ Headliner’s Music Hall in Louisville, KY
May 15 @ Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, OH
May 17 @ 9:30 Club in Washington, DC
May 18 @ Mr. Small’s in Pittsburgh, PA
May 19 @ Tralf Music Hall in Buffalo, NY
May 21 @ Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, NY
May 22 @ Royale in Boston, MA
May 25 @ BottleRock in Napa Valley, CA