Jukebox the Ghost released their latest album, "Off to the Races", at the end of March. Their fans in Birmingham, Alabama got a live taste of that album on April 14th as the band was in town for a headlining performance at Saturn Birmingham. Even though it was raining heavily outside the venue, everyone on the inside was having a blast as Jukebox the Ghost put on a rather fun show driven by their quirky and catchy tunes. The piano playing of Ben Thornewil, the guitar work of Tommy Siegel, and the drumming of Jesse Kristin all combined for an incredibly pleasant and entertaining showcase.
The performance by Jukebox the Ghost was set up marvelously, though, by the evening's opening act, The Greeting Committee. The Kansas City based band made the most of their set and just went all out in front of the Birmingham audience. Running off of lead singer Addie Sartino's seemingly endless supply of charisma, stage presence, and confidence, The Greeting Committee showed me why they are a band to seriously pay attention to. I am not embellishing when I say this was one of the best opening act performances I have seen in a long time.
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