Oh, Jealous Sound, why aren’t you playing in Columbus?

The Jealous Sound have toured so infrequently since their inception in 2000 that a tour announcement is cause for celebration. However, that celebration is quickly deflated as the band is bypassing Ohio (to be fair – they did play in Cleveland earlier this year).

If mid-90s post-emo rock is your thing, you undoubtedly are familiar with this band but on the off chance that you’re just discovering this genre, here’s “Equilibrium” which can be found on The Jealous Sound’s 2012 release, A Gentle Reminder.

Tour dates

Sep 13 – Slidebar – Fullerton, CA
Sep 14 – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
Sep 17 – Bunk Bar – Portland, OR
Sep 18 – Sunset Tavern – Seattle, WA
Sep 20 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 21 – Hi Dive – Denver, CO
Sep 22 – Czar Bar – Kansas City, MO
Sep 23 – Firebird – St Louis, MO
Sep 25 – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
Sep 26 – The Loft – Lansing, MI
Sep 27 – Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
Sep 29 – il Motore – Montreal, Canada
Sep 30 – TT The Bears – Cambridge, MA
Oct 02 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
Oct 03 – Ollie’s Point – Amityville, NY
Oct 04 – MilkBoy – Philadelphia, PA
Oct 05 – Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
Oct 06 – Motorco – Durham, NC
Oct 08 – The Social – Orlando, FL
Oct 10 – High Dive – Gainesville, FL
Oct 11 – 529 – Atlanta, GA
Oct 19 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
Oct 20 – The Satellite – Los Angeles, CA

Thenewno2 (George Harrison’s son) releases The Fear of Missing Out on Tuesday

Dhani Harrison will never be able to live down the comparisons to his father just as Sean and Julian were unable to ever be reviewed without the mention of John Lennon’s name. And, on the first release, “Make it Home”, from Thenewno2’s sophomore release, The Fear of Missing Out, Dhani does indeed sound like his father though the band’s music is more modern day Radiohead (with electronic and dubstep elements) than classic era Beatles.

The Fear of Missing Out will be released on July 31 and Thenewno2 will be performing at Lollapalooza next weekend.

Scott Lucas and The Married Men cover Bananarama’s “Cruel Summer”

Scott Lucas revealed after his band’s performance in Columbus on Sunday night that the cover they opened their set with – Bananarama’s “Cruel Summer” – will be featured on the Onion’s A.V. Undercover series sometime in the coming months.

And, shaking the setlist up a little bit, Scott Lucas and The Married Men decided to play the song for the first time live at this show. Fans of the original song (which became a hit after being featured in The Karate Kid) may not recognize this version of the song which is exactly what the band was going for. It was either Scott, or his drummer Randy Payne, who said that when they decided to cover the song, they said, “What would this song sound like if it had been written by Neil Young?” Judge for yourself whether or not they nailed it. (In my opinion, they absolutely did!)

Download: “Cruel Summer” (live)

Not sure if they’ll continue to toss the cover into the set, but if you live in one of the following cities, check ’em out.

Jun 22 Sunset Tavern – Seattle, WA
Jun 23 Bunk Bar – Portland, OR
Jun 25 Brick & Mortar Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
Jun 26 Bootleg Theater – Los Angeles, CA
Jun 27 Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ
Jun 29 The Mohawk – Austin, TX
Jun 30 The Common Table – Dallas, TX
Jul 20 Fitz’s Spare Keys – Elmhurst, IL
Jul 21 Roscoe Village Burger Fest – Chicago, IL
Jul 22 Firebird – St Louis, MO
Jul 24 The End – Nashville, TN
Jul 25 JR’s Lightbulb Club – Fayetteville, AR
Jul 26 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
Jul 27 Club Garibaldi’s – Milwaukee, WI

Listen: Beat Connection – “The Palace Garden, 4am”

I saw the original Footloose movie in the ’80s. Letting kids dance is bad … BAD … it leads to fornication and the destruction of American values … or something like that. If that’s the case, then Beat Connection might as well be Satan.

There’s a lot to love in this track – the chirpy keyboards, the shakers, the Vampire Weekend-ish-like vocals (which, are sort of like Paul Simon-ish vocals), the shaky-shaky-shimmer-shimmer guitars. If you turned the (sort of) title track from The Palace Gardens into candy, you’d have a bag of Pop Rocks ready to jump around in your mouth.

Beat Connection will be on the road the rest of June and most of July.

6/18 – Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room*
6/20 – Dallas, TX – La Grange
6/21 – Austin, TX – Red 7
6/22 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
6/23 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
6/26 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
6/27 – Miami, FL – Bardot
6/28 – Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
6/29 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Hell
6/30 – Raleigh, NC – Kings Barcade
7/01 – Washington DC – DC9
7/03 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
7/04 – New Haven, CT – Bar Night Club
7/05 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
7/06 – Cambridge, MA – TT the Bears
7/07 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore
7/08 – Toronto, ON – Drake Hotel
7/10 – Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox
7/11 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
7/12 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern
7/13 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Cafe
7/14 – Milwaukee, WI – The Cactus Club
7/15 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
7/17 – Denver, CO – Hi Dive
7/18 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
7/19 – Boise, ID – Reef Boise
7/22 – Vancouver, BC – Media Club

* w/ MMOTHS & White Arrows