2/04/2009

One Night Only: A Polar Bear and a Rock Lobster

I only just found out last night that locals the JeanMarie have been picked to open for the B52’s at the latter’s Saturday night gig at Miami Beach’s Fillmore Theater.

If you think back to May of last year, I introduced you to the JeanMarie and posted a couple of their songs. I liked these guys, their unMiami-like polar bear mascot, and their catchy music.

Over the course of the past year-and-a-half the JeanMarie have recorded and released their full-length debut, Annie Jump Cannon. The album stays true to the unpretentious sound of the band’s two EPs; non-corporate rock music with a beat that’ll have you up and dancing if you’re so inclined. And you know what else? The music put me in a better mood than I was in earlier.

Saturday’s show with the B52’s is the first of several the band is playing up and down this wonderland known as The State of Florida. You can get more information about dates and places from the JeanMarie MySpace page. You can also find links there to purchase your very own copy of Annie Jump Cannon. And I do encourage you to do so.

Vampires Pt. 2.mp3

If you are in the Miami area and care to see the B52’s and the JeanMarie this Saturday night, you can get tickets from Live Nation or at the theater box office. It looks like individual tickets start at about $36.50. The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater is at 1700 Washington Ave. on South Beach. Doors open at 7 p.m.

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Note: photo taken by Hector A. Parayuelos, from the JeanMarie Web site.

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1 Comments:

At 12:49 PM , Blogger Sir Oblong Fitz Oblong said...

They still rule. B-52s forever!

 

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