Showroom: JJamz / The Design
Date: Thursday, July 12, 2012 Show Starts: 9:00 pm
"What does your band sound like?" The most common, and unavoidable, question asked of a musician. One friend said we sound like Smart Pop. Another likened us to the West Coast Blondie. When people ask, I usually say "Have you ever been to Venice Beach late at night, when the cops have stopped patrolling, and you're not sure which shadows the drug dealers and pickpockets are hiding in, but the Ocean is loud and the Air is wet and you feel safe because you're with someone you know? It sounds exactly like that feels!"
I don't actually say that, but it's definitely more fun than "A really good rock band. I think you'd like it."
JJamz (pronounced ³juh-Jamz²) is composed of James Valentine (Maroon 5), Jason Boesel (Rilo Kiley/Bright Eyes), Alex Greenwald (Phantom Planet), Michael Runion (solo), and Z Berg (The Like).
From Raleigh. The Design's first album, Laziest Perfectionist, was released in 2008. With the added experience from writing and recording the first album, Kat and the band went on to write Young America, The Design's second full-length album, in 2011. Young America was mixed and mastered by Grammy Award-winning Dave Way and Howie Weinberg. Kat is currently writing songs for the third album and expanding the band's terrain in the US and overseas.
In the Showroom
Doors @ 8:00 PM
Show @ 9:00 PM