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Concert Review: Junior Boys, Max Tundra, & Lookbook @ First Avenue

Posted in Concert Reviews, Mind Inversion Exclusive with tags , , , , , , , , on Saturday, April 4, 2009 by Erik Burg

Though the show may have been over-shadowed by the apparent pop culture phenomenon Britney Spears playing next door at the Target Center, the electro-pop world right across the street at First Avenue made up for what it was lacking in pre-teen girls in mini-skirts with awesome jams and a crowd ripe with energy. 

Duo Lookbook took the stage first, starting the evening with a wide variety of electronically infused pop and slightly slower tracks. Their faster songs got tons of people in gear for the rest of the night, but they cruised through a set so fast I swear some of their song were literally :45 seconds long. At any rate though, it was a good start, and they certainly played to the theme of the evening very well. 

Then came Max Tundra, the obvious pick to steal the show for the night. Did he live up to the surrounding hype? I’d say so. Withmax-tundra-guitarhis overly boyish dance moves, insanely paced tracking, and random plethora of instruments, Max Tundra was just as much the headliner of Friday night as Junior Boys were. Opening with the fresh “Which Song” which I had mentioned a few days back, Tundra got the floor grooving and laughing, the perfect opening act. 

By the time Junior Boys were ready to take the stage the crowd was overly-anxious, and thanks to a minor audio problem during their first song, we all had to wait a little bit longer. It was all worth the wait of course, as Junior Boys took to the stage for a second time, playing fan favorites and a few tracks off their upcoming album. Jeremy Greenspan, lead singer of the Boys, has to be the most lovable and affable lead man I’ve ever seen in concert. All I wanted to do was run up and give him a big hug, but that’s not the point, was is is Junior Boys absolutely killed it. Sorry if you missed it everyone, but don’t fret, I got some photos for you (even a Max Tundra video too!)

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max-tundra-vest(Max Tundra)

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max-tundra-book(Max Tundra)

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Check out this awesome video I shot of Max Tundra as well, it was simply an awesome time Friday night, and hopefully this will take you right there if you had to miss it:

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New Max Tundra video, touring through Minneapolis this weekend

Posted in Concert Dates, Video with tags , , , , , on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 by Erik Burg

Max Tundra, the glitchy-electro-pop one man show, will be heading through the midwest this coming weekend. Friday April 3rd Junior Boys will be headlining a show at the First Ave Mainroom, with Max Tundra opening. Both acts have the same sort of feel to them, and I’m sure the two awesome bands will be able to feel off each other and get the crowd plenty into it. And apparently Max likes to dance around on stage like a little boy when he performs too, so at least it will be entertaining of not mind blowing (hehe). 

He’s got a new video out too, for the the track “Which Song.” I’d discourage this to the people who got sick watching the Blair Witch Project, seeing as the camera has a liiiittttle  tendency to move around, but see for yourself:

And grab some tickets to the First Ave show if you enjoyed, only $10 bucks!

Junior Boys kick start North American tour at end of May

Posted in Concert Dates, News with tags , , , , , , on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 by Nicholas Blexrud

Junior Boys!Grooving to a beat unmistakably of their own, Junior Boys kick off their North American tour on March 28th in Ontario, Canada. No need to worry though, they will be slowly steppin’ into First Ave on the 3rd of April. These slippery melodies are easy-on-the-ear, while allowing space to wander back to days of innocent youth. The track “Like a Child” is simple and fun, just like being a child. Soft vocals and subtle synths are enough to make any inner-child feel warm and cozy.

Enjoy the song Like a Child off their 2006 album So This is Goodbye.

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We’ve got all the tour dates listed – after the jump! Continue reading

Audio: Junior Boys – “Parallel Lines”

Posted in Audio with tags , , , on Friday, January 30, 2009 by Erik Burg

junior_boysJunior Boy’s follow up to the 2006 album So This Is Goodbye, Begone Dull Care is slated to be released in the spring or summer of 2009, and listeners are finally getting a first go at it. In usual Junior Boys fashion airy synths and melodic vocals dictate the six and a half minute song. I can’t make up my mind on it yet, but it certainly isn’t a bad take.

No mp3s yet for this, it’s only streaming over at Stereogum. check it HERE

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