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JR JR to take on the 9:30 Club on Friday night

Electronic indie-pop group JR JR, a band that started out as a couple of guys playing music in a basement, will appear at the 9:30 Club for a sold-out crowd on Nov. 6. The band is expected to perform songs from its most recent self-titled album, including the latest single, “Gone,” as well as fan favorites from other albums.

JR JR mixes electronic sounds with indie-pop hooks to create happy-go-lucky masterpieces full of emotion and idealism. While the group’s music remains as consistently joyful as the first album, “Horsepower,” the band’s name changed in July from Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., after the NASCAR driver, to simply JR JR.

Despite the name change, the band continues to resonate with listeners as versatile and likeable. JR JR said the group draws inspiration from hip-hop music and would love to one day work with Drake on a project.

Jack and Eliza, a pop band from New York, will perform an opening set for the show. The band’s sound is largely inspired by ‘60s psychedelia, radiating vibes and sounds of melancholic nostalgia and memories. Also performing a supporting set is Mini Mansions, a rock group hailing from Los Angeles.

JR JR will perform at the 9:30 Club on Nov. 6. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are sold out.

dbourn@theeagleonline.com 


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