Thursday, March 2
$21 adv. / $25 day of / 18+ / Doors: 7:00pm / Show: 8:00pm
Fusing disco, soul and modern R&B with New Wave, pop and techno, Junior Boys, the Hamilton, Ontario duo of Jeremy Greenspan and Matt Didemus, have released 5 albums, and numerous EPs over two decades. Their 2004 debut “Last Exit”and its follow up “So This Is Goodbye”, while very well received at the time, have now gained a cult-like following, as their distinctive style seems to have clearly prefigured the digital R&B/synthpop blend so omnipresent within popular music of the last few years. The three following albums were each praised for the increasing emphasis placed on sonic wizardry and non-traditional song craft. Their last album “Big Black Coat”, released in 2016, was their most overt homage to the techno influence of their youth. It was universally heralded as one of the best records of their career and one of the best electronic releases of 2016.
2023 will mark the 20th anniversary of Junior Boys’ first release “Birthday/Last Exit” EP on Kin Records. In keeping with a celebratory mood, the group is undertaking a tour of North America which will include an expanded band performing songs from all five albums and other rarities. This will be the first opportunity to see the band perform in seven years, and fans can expect a show unlike any other the band has ever performed.