It’s an age-old rock and roll trick. Philadelphia’s Alright Junior jump starts its forthcoming EP, Inhibition (out on October 1st), with a chorus: “How long will it take me to get over you / And for you to get over me?” The sentiment is simple enough, but this time-tested method (see: “She loves you / Yeah yeah yeah”) ensures maximum memorability, something Alright Junior has been doing a lot of since its debut in 2006.
Inhibition will be the group’s fifth proper release and having shared bills with Incubus, Cake, Young the Giant, and Flogging Molly under its belt and an album out on Warner Music, Alright Junior has set expectations high. Whether it’s the hooky “Over You Over Me,” the pseudo-acoustic, “Hold On to My Breath Again” (a personal favorite of the author’s), or bluesy rave up “In Pain,” Inhibition is game for the task of continuing the band along its upward trajectory, and – for newcomers – a fine entry into a catalogue of increasing quality.
Alright Junior – which consists of singer/guitarist Jace Miller, bassist/backing vocalist Jamie Victor, and drummer Mike Fraclose – brings its high-energy melodic rock to The Court Tavern on Saturday September 24th. They’ll be performing in support of New Brunswick indie punks Map Of Rome who’s own album, Don’t Take it For Granted, drops that night.
Who: Alright Junior, Map of Rome (release party), Neighbor Carraway, Sails Ahead, and Levy & the Oaks
Where: The Court Tavern, New Brunswick, NJ
What Time: 8:00 p.m.
Admission: $10 / 21+
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