Modern English – Jangula
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The new decade is shaping up to be a very busy and productive time for Modern English. Not only is 2010 the 31st anniversary of the long-running alternative pop-rock/post-punk band, but also, 2010 marks the release of Soundtrack—Modern English’s first new album since 1996′s Everything Is Mad—as well as the reunion of most of their classic 1980s lineup for an extensive tour. This year, four veterans of Modern English’s early years—lead singer Robbie Grey, guitarist Gary McDowell, bassist Mick Conroy and keyboardist Stephen Walker—are hitting the road together for the first time since the mid-1980s; a second guitarist, Steve Walker (who plays on Soundtrack and should not to be confused with the keyboardist) will also be part of the lineup.
For those who remember the British outfit for their 1982 smash “I Melt with You” (which was heard in the hit 1983 film Valley Girl) and other 1980s hits such as “Hands Across the Sea,” “Life in the Gladhouse” and “Ink and Paper,” this reunion tour is an historic event. But as Grey, who has been Modern English’s frontman since 1979, points out, the tour will not be simply an exercise in 1980s nostalgia; it will be a celebration of the present as well as the past. Modern English will perform songs from Soundtrack, including their infectious new single “It’s OK,” as well as favorites from classic 1980s albums like Mesh & Lace, After the Snow and Ricochet Days.
After several incarnations at Purchase College, playing basement shows and campus festivals, Jangula emerged as one of the most celebrated bands in the New York rock circuit. The Brooklyn-based band consists of Johnny Campagna (vocals and Q-Chord, a handheld synthesizer), Daniel Bachrach (vocals and guitar), Cody Gordon (bass), and Barak Kemeny (drums). Performing at diverse venues – Webster Hall, Shea Stadium and the McKibbin Lofts – their versatile sound has led them to open for artists such as Didi of Brazilian Girls, YACHT, and The Postelles.
Event Price : $15 advance / $17 day of show
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Event Category: Live Music
When: August 22, 2013
Where: Mercury Lounge
More Info: http://www.mercuryloungenyc.com/