Whoops. I mentioned last week that 107.1 The Peak was opening up a charity concert series with Marah, but it looks like the Philly transplants have dropped out, and won’t make it to their January 10 show, which will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Marah might be out of the picture, but you definitely shouldn’t be too distressed: Jukebox, a guitar-piano-drums trio, can kick it. They construct many of their tunes with epic build-ups, where all instruments drop out, making space for a dim-the-lights re-entry into the main jam. This is usually accomplished by a lone guitar string hammering out the melody against expectant silence, or drumming that starts at a mild din and gets progressively louder, which, if you are familiar with the studies done on Pavlov’s Groupies, you know always results in satisfactorily enthusiastic head bobbing and a sense of accomplished rocking.
They even joke around a bit in their lyrics, which I appreciate. Overall, I found the band very enjoyable, and I imagine most other people would, too. And unlike Marah, they haven’t sold out Philly and moved to New York…