Last Thursday night, I ventured up to Lawrence to enjoy a
night of dancing and singing to the cheerful indie pop melodies of Jukebox the
Ghost, a band out of Washington D.C. who were performing at the Jackpot Music
The indie pop/rock trio, consisting of vocalist/pianist Ben
Thornewill, vocalist/guitarist Tommy Siegel, and drummer Jesse Kristin, played
to an intimate crowd, humorously interacting with the audience in between songs.
Jukebox the Ghost performed songs off of their three albums,
as well as a crowd favorite cover of Queen’s “Somebody to Love.”
They haven’t had a hit on the radio (YET!), so the band has
established their fan base over the years through touring with a wide variety of
acts, including Ben Folds, the Barenaked Ladies, Jack’s Mannequin, and Motion
Check out the music video for their song “Somebody,” which I
predict to be the band’s debut single:
What do you think?! Leave a comment and let me know!