Show Preview: Junior Boys + Jessy Lanzy @ Mohawk (TONIGHT!)

juniorboysSo you thought that with SXSW your should could rest from all the music, but not so! There’s a great show over at Mohawk this evening, featuring some of the best purveyors of electronic music..all of whom hail from Canada. First, you have Junior Boys, who just released Big Black Coat; it’s a pretty special listen considering we had to wait five years. They’ll also be bringing with them their friends Jessy Lanza and Borys, all who’ve earned a name for themselves in their own right. it should be one of those nights where you can just let yourself go, and dance your way into the cool Spring evening. Grab tickets HERE all day, and bring your dancing shoes!

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I Missed Junior Boys

atm-junior-boys1While I admit that I have a sparing interest in most electronic music, I’ve always had a fondness for Junior Boys. They’ve somehow managed to consistently create pop hooks within their songs that otherwise seem like dark cavernous tracks. It’s not an easy juxtaposition to pull off, but I feel like they’ve been able to continue their approach by dragging out songs beyond their expected time stamps; it allows for turns and folds, much like we find in this new jam. Finally we’ll get an entire new album from the duo; it’s titled Big Black Coat and is slated for a February release via City Slang.

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Show Pics: Junior Boys @ The Mohawk

You could tell who was from Austin at ACL by their reaction to the rain. While I loved seeing the bits of green, yellow and red on the radar Wednesday night, we had an outside show at the Mohawk to hit. Junior Boys were in town and I will freely admit that since I first heard “In the Morning”, I have been a big fan.

The rain fortunately parted sending water from the skies to areas just North and South, leaving a wall of clouds filled with lightning as a backdrop for those on the upstairs patio. And while you could sense the weather kept the crowd down a bit, I think it only kept the lesser fans away as everyone at the Mohawk was way into it.

Egyptrixx opened, more on the show and a few pics after the break…

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Show Preview: Junior Boys @ the Mohawk (9/27)

Date Tuesday, Sept. 27th
Location Mohawk
Doors 630pm
Tickets $12 from Frontgate

In what is sure to be a great week for one of our favorite local establishments, the Mohawk is kicking off their anniversary week (unofficially) with the most excellent Junior Boys.  The band released their latest LP, It’s All True, earlier this year, and it just builds on the band’s ability to compile incredible beats with sexually tinged vocals atop.  It’s sure to give you a reason to move your feet, and for the super cheap price, you have no reason not to be there.  Opening the show will be Egyptrixx.  Let’s all make it a great week for the Mohawk, and get out there and help them do up anniversary week right.

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Download: Junior Boys – In The Morning [MP3]


New Tunes from Thieves Like Us

Usually I’m not overly excited by dance music, but this new Thieves Like Us jam is perfect for a Friday.  It’s got a steady groove that just trucks along, and the smooth vocals remind me of the work of Junior Boys.  It’s just that sort of chill song that catches your ear as you gear up for an exciting Friday at the office.  It’s from the band’s new album, Again and Again, which hits stores on July 6th. Now chill.

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Download: Thieves Like Us – Forget Me Not [MP3]

Junior Boys @ Mohawk (10/19)

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Date Monday, October 19th
Location Mohawk
Doors 800p
Tickets $12 @ the Door

If you need a little bit of dancing this Monday evening, then there is only one place you absolutely have to be, and that is at The Mohawk. Danceable duo, Junior Boys will be breaking it down all night with Circlesquare and Missions, guaranteeing you a rocking night of killer dance tracks.  And if that’s too early for you, the band will also be DJing over at Beauty Bar after Midnight. Put those dance shoes on and hit the floor.

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Download: Junior Boys – In The Morning [MP3]