Jukebox the Ghost to rock Indie Series on April 15

Jukebox the Ghost will take the stage with catchy, energetic songs in an Indie Series concert Friday, April 15.

Rock trio Jukebox the Ghost.Black Throat Wind, a psychedelic rock band from Syracuse, and harpist/singer Mikaela Davis will supplement the bill in the 8 p.m. concert in Sheldon Hall ballroom. Doors will open at 7, according to the sponsors, SUNY Oswego’s Artswego and the student-run WNYO-FM.

The dynamic Jukebox the Ghost produces carefully structured yet wildly diverse records such as its second full-length album, “Everything Under the Sun.”

Ben Thornewill (vocals and piano), Tommy Siegel (vocals and guitar) and Jesse Kristin (drums) began performing together in 2003 while attending George Washington University. Known then as The Sunday Mail, they took a hiatus after two years. Since the trio’s 2008 debut album as Jukebox the Ghost, “Let Live and Let Ghosts,” the group has logged hundreds of shows and thousands of hours on tour—and never took a break from writing songs.

The group’s 2010 album “Everything Under the Sun” was produced by Peter Katis (Interpol, The National) for Yep Roc. Spin magazine, in a review, said, “Polishing the snappy pop of their 2008 debut, the Philadelphia-based trio crafts thoughtful tunes of relationship angst and introspective wandering,” together with “fidgety beats” and “hyperactive piano.” Tracks include “The Sun,” “Mistletoe” and “Empire.”

Black Throat Wind has roots in the Syracuse punk/hardcore scene, with influences ranging from American Football to Black Sabbath.

Mikaela Davis pays tribute to harp-playing indie artist Joanna Newsom, while covering performers like Sufjan Stevens and Regina Spector.

Tickets priced at $12 ($10 for SUNY Oswego faculty, staff and non-SUNY Oswego students; $5 for SUNY Oswego students) are available at any SUNY Oswego box office location, online at http://tickets.oswego.edu or by calling 315-312-2141. Parking is free that night for those attending this event.

(Posted: Apr 01, 2011)