Jookabox / Mab Lab / Twin Monster Live Feb 5th!

3 Feb

MabLab, Jookabox, Twin Monster, A Squared DJs, Action Jackson
The Vogue, 6259 N. College Ave., thevogue.com
10 p.m., $5, 21+
While we know that The Vogue has to make money sometimes, we’re so much more pleased to see local groups playing original music on a Friday night than cover bands. This week they’ve got MabLab, the trip-hop ensemble formed around the turn of the millennium that’s back from the dead — which we’re also excited about, because Eric Brown and Kate Lamont are both innovative and talented local musicians that can’t fail to shine, even if they’re trying to figure out what this new incarnation of their group will sound like. Jookabox is certainly one of our favorite bands, and another group that’s figuring out how best to be a band, after expanding from a one or two-man project last summer (and from a four-piece to a five-piece this year). If you haven’t yet heard their latest, Dead Zone Boys, it’s highly recommended, both by the staff of Luna (where one of the Jookaboxers works) and by this paper, which thought it generally outstandingly creepy and catchy. With Twin Monster, up-and-comers in the world of independent hip-hop; the A Squared DJs, who helped put this show together; and Action Jackson.

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