I love syncopated beats. Especially when they’re played right and the vocals behind them sound like an electrocuted Luther Vandross. This is why everyone should listen to Junior Boys. Unbeknownst to most of Earth, Junior Boys are preternaturally adept at infusing Techno and Soul that isn’t awful, but rather suspiciously wonderful. This band almost makes it acceptable to rummage through old Boys 2 Men albums at the thrift store without fear of reprisal (but only if you add a Crystal Castles loop to it in GarageBand for flavor). Junior Boys provide many avid legions of emotionless hipsters that have resigned themselves to listening to feeling-neutral tripe to rediscover their emotions through music — love, hate, constipation, et al. Are you really in love with your best friend’s girlfriend? Dance it off with Junior Boys when they perform at the Southgate House with Domino recording artist Max Tundra. $12/$15 at the door.
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