Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Grampall Jookabox (Asthmatic Kitty) tonite 11/11 at Silverlake Lounge
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11th
SILVERLAKE LOUNGE - $8
ADVANCE TIX HERE
GRAMPALL JOOKABOX 10p
DEATH TO FRESH 11p
KID MOXIE 12a
BRANDON MAYER & HIDDEN POWERS 9p
CHRIS ROBLEY 8p
PLAY THE GRAMPALL JOOKABOX HERE!!!
Enter the private, brightly infantile, electrically sanctified world of Grampall Jookabox's idiot-savant folk-rock. The spectrum of influences and appropriations feeding into this album are impressively, almost schizophrenically varied. There are hints of early blues, notes of civil war ballads, and children's sidewalk-chalk rhymes, all filtered through spastically epic and innovative intuition, creating a final product not unlike the early work of Daniel Johnston. - Joyful Noise
Grampall Jookabox, the name of Indianapolis native David "Moose" Adamson's musical project, sounds like a child slurring the words “Grandpa Jukebox,” implying filial connection with an archaic musical object. Jookabox’s debut record, Scientific Cricket, samples a kind of primordial blues sound, children's sidewalk-chalk rhymes and Appalachian folk. But his latest effort finds him moving into new, unplumbed territories. Ropechain pinwheels kaleidoscopically through old-time spirituals, punk, chain-gang hymnal, deep house, and club music hip-hop, blending these disparate elements into a cohesive and unique synthesis.
“Anyone called a "ghetto-folkster" is alright by us, but this is real Marmite stuff - it's either genius or moronic, but is probably blessed with a touch of both. There's definitely something arresting about the soulful warbling of "Now don't it make you feel good when a girl ain't preggers?" over the kind of music Kings Of Leon would have made if they'd been brought up on a pirate radio instead of rock'n'roll.” - The Lipster