June 11, 2010

Jonny Rumble: JR

Jonny Rumble is a at crossroads with their new album JR. They released a Courtney's Basement in 2009 and those two rock oriented songs were a sign that their punk days were over. JR moves even further away form the three chords punk attitude and now they are gravitating to pop and even electric blues, the musical genre that will be forever associated with their hometown Chicago.

Mixing genres and sampling cuts from a varied musical palette isn't a problem so long as you incorporate them into a sound that is truly your own. JR isn't a bad album - it just lacks personality.

Jonny Rumble:
Brian Webb: vocals, guitar, harmonica, organ
Patrick o'Connor: guitar, vocals, piano, organ, glockenspiel, bass
Jeremy Pryor: bass, vocals, guitar, piano, organ, bells
Seth Thomas: drums, vocals, percussion, piano, organ

Jonny Rumble: JR

JR is released on Limey Jam Records. Buy the vinyl (limited to 250 copies) from the band's website. A free digital download will be available through rockproper.com.

  1. Cox Road
  2. Handgun Blues
  4. Victim of the Times
  5. Stumped
  6. Courtney’s Basement
  7. To Foolishness
  8. Opportunities
  9. Toe the Line
  10. Time
Live dates:
  • 06/15 Burlington Bar ["JR" record listening party + DJ set), Chicago, IL
  • 06/24 Radio One Chicago WLUW 88.7 FM (live set), Chicago, IL
  • 06/25 Beat Kitchen (record release show), Chicago, IL
  • 07/16 Horner Park (outdoor fest), Chicago, IL

» jonnyrumble.com

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