Show Preview: Jukebox the Ghost + The Family Crest Wonder Ballroom 2/12
Written by Anna Leuning on February 5, 2016
On today’s show we preview Jukebox the Ghost and The Family Crest’s upcoming show at the Wonder Ballroom. (Friday, Feb. 12, 8p.m., All Ages).
Performing an average of 150 shows per year, Jukebox the Ghost is no stranger to creating a dynamic and engaging live show. Their tour credits include bands like Ben Folds, Jack’s Mannequin, Motion City Soundtrack and Guster and a performance on Conan and The Late Show with David Letterman. Their current tour is in support of the self-titled album they released last year. Guitarist Tommy Seigel describes the new album as a “reinvention” and pianist Ben Thornewill as a “self-evaluation.” This album brought them out of their usual guitar + drums + piano act and into “uncharted territory.”
Opening for Jukebox The Ghost on 2/12 is NPR’s “Favorite New Artist of 2014,” The Family Crest.
The Family Crest was started as a recording project in 2009 that set out to reinvent how music could be created. The band’s founders put out ads to find guest musicians and collaborators for their new project. At their core, they are a seven-piece band but they have had over 400 contributors to their music.
The Family Crest’s latest album, “Beneath the Brine,” was recorded on the West Coast in a series of cafes, living rooms, and churches. The album includes the band’s usual wide array of instruments including bassoon, vibraphone, and French horn.
Friday, February 12:
Wonder Ballroom: 128 NE Russell St, Portland, OR
8p.m., All Ages, $16 advanced, buy tickets here.
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