It has been ELEVEN years since we last played at Cape Girardeau, MO (I know, that's an insanely long time) and we are pumped to finally be heading back in September for the Shipyard Music Festival. TIX: http://shipyardfest.com/tickets/
11 years ago, we released our debut album... A mix of songs about love and a concept suite about the apocalypse. Some of you might have heard our acoustic “Thump Sessions” — well, we went back for some songs from Let Live and Let Ghosts! A ukulele and organ version of Hold it In? Beady Eyes as a solo acoustic version? Good Day stripped down to just Rhodes? You got it!! (We hope you like it/we had fun recording it!) Ben/Tommy/Jesse https://lnk.to/thumpsessions
As the first-ever photo of a black hole makes its way around the internet, we’d like to take this moment to remind you all that we accurately predicted the contents of a black hole on the Mr. Peabody & Sherman show on Netflix a few years ago... https://youtu.be/GoUBSlTetTo
It's here... our SPRING MERCH SALE!! Wooo!! Use code "5PRING5ALE" for $5 off!! https://store.jukeboxtheghost.com/
Ben here with a real life dream come true moment... this summer we are playing a show with a full orchestra! About a year and a half ago Jason Raff, the Artistic Director of the Louisville Civic Orchestra reached out to me with the crazy (beautiful, wonderful!) idea of putting on a show with JTG and an orchestra. At several points we didn't think it would be possible...but I am thrilled to say that it's happening!!!!! In addition to the sheer joy of performing with them, I am writing a handful of the arrangements - so I am getting to try my hand at writing for an orchestra for the first time as well. (what to do with the bassoon...?) Oh Joy Oh Joy! Plus, it's in my hometown of Louisville, KY and the show is being put on by 91.9 WFPK Independent Louisville, the radio station I grew up listening to and discovering music through. (Can you tell I am losing my mind a little here?). So to summarize: Wednesday June 26th, Louisville Waterfront - Jukebox The Ghost show with a full orchestra.
We've made it home after another incredible national tour and my heart is full. The Mowgli's were the best bus travelling companions and co-headliners we could have asked for. Thank you to everyone who came out - I truly believe our fans are some of the best in the world. Every band that opens for us (looking at you Twin XL and Arrested Youth) always says how great and special our audience is. You all show up early, you dance, you listen... you are amazing and you are a huge part of how and why we keep making music. And now as we head into the strange abyss between touring on one album and making another I'll be carrying this feeling of love and excitement with me. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you! Photo by Ruby Red Specs : Photography By Cortney Armitage
Ben and his brand spanking new GRAND PIANO THING are ready for you!! This weekend: Cleveland (sold out!), Columbus and Pittsburgh! Still some tix left for the latter two but not many... let this be your friendly warning...! Remaining shows: 3/22 - Cleveland, OH 3/23 - Columbus, OH 3/24 - Pittsburgh, PA 3/26 - Ithaca, NY 3/27 - Brooklyn, NY 3/28 - Boston, MA 3/29 - Burlington, VT 3/30 - Providence, RI xo B/T/J
Our keytar boi hard at work. Photo by Dave Appelbaum of The Mowgli's! Tickets still available to all remaining shows... for now! You coming?? 3/19: Turner Hall – Milwaukee, WI 3/20: Metro – Chicago, IL 3/21: El Club – Detroit, MI 3/22: Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH 3/23: Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH 3/24: Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA 3/26: The Haunt – Ithaca, NY 3/27: Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY 3/28: Royale – Boston, MA 3/29: Higher Ground – Burlington, VT 3/30: The Met – Providence, RI
Coming to see us in the next few weeks? Midwest and northeast, we are COMING FOR YA!! Photo by The Mowgli's own Dave Appelbaum. And yes, there are still tickets for all remaining shows! 3/16: The Truman – Kansas City, MO 3/18: Varsity Theatre – Minneapolis, MN 3/19: Turner Hall – Milwaukee, WI 3/20: Metro – Chicago, IL 3/21: El Club – Detroit, MI 3/22: Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH 3/23: Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH 3/24: Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA 3/26: The Haunt – Ithaca, NY 3/27: Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY 3/28: Royale – Boston, MA 3/29: Higher Ground – Burlington, VT 3/30: The Met – Providence, RI
In case you were wondering... YES WE DO HAVE A DENVER SHOW! And it involves all of our favorite things. EGGS, KEGGS and KTCL. It is called, believe it or not...Kegs & Eggs! It's an early show. And we mean early... 7am doors! Let's all start our day off together with a balanced musical breakfast.. More details below.
Ben here and for better or for worse... I made us a music video!! I had never made one before now but thought - I’ve got an iPhone, let’s see what happens!! The video was created and edited almost like the song itself, through experimentation and mini journeys into absurdity. Thanks to Tommy and Jesse for jumping in place in absurd outfits and letting me run with this ridiculous idea and all of my ridiculous ideas. Hope you all enjoy!!