4.17 - Majestic Theatre - Madison, WI
4.18 - Turner Hall Ballroom - Milwaukee, WI*
4.20 - Metro - Chicago, IL*
4.21 - Rhinos - Bloomington, IN*
4.22 - The Magic Bag - Ferndale, MI*
4.23 - Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY*
4.25 - Phoenix Concert - Toronto, ON*
4.26 - Corona Theatre - Montreal, QB*
4.27 - Higher Ground - S Burlington, VT*
4.28 - Boston Uni College - Boston, MA*
4.29 - Pearl St Nightclub - Northampton, MA *
5.04 - Glasslands, Brooklyn, New York
5.05 - Mercury Lounge, NYC
* with Cults
Louis Jones is Spectrals. His album, Bad Penny is described as a mixture of "soul, doo wop, and a garage rock" yet maintaining a pop sensibility.
Jones made his mission clear from the start: to drink and make friends, a declaration he made before kicking into Get Your Magic Out Of My House. The band mirrored his enthusiasm, especially the bass player (actor Kurt Fuller’s doppelganger - seriously wiki this) who wielded his bass like a rifle and grooving intensely with the rhythm. The music itself kept audience members moving, channeling Nick Lowe but with a surf rock flavor and hearkened a bit to modern rockers, the Walkmen.
At the tender age of 21, Jones exudes the kind of songwriting maturity and stage presence of musicians twice his age. With their feel-good tunes and infectious live performance, one can only see great things in store for the Spectrals in the future. Cheers!
Spectrals at First Ave, Minneapolis (04/16/12)
BONUS: Spectrals' bassist, Thomas Dean.