Part 3 of After The Show’s “Using Music to Learn Vocabulary” has arrived!
If you’re not familiar with this series, check out Part 1 and Part 2 first.
1. Vagrancy: “Difference is Time” by Jason Boesel / Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band
Vagrancy is the state of wandering the land of an itinerant person without a home or regular employment.
2. Apocryphal: “Smarter” by Eisley
Apocryphal means erroneous or fictitious; of questionable authorship or authenticity; false.
3. Jonestown: “Highs and Lows of Being Number 1″ by Jenny and Johnny
Jonestown, or the Peoples Temple Agricultural Project, was a cult led by Jim Jones. In November 1978, 918 people in Jonestown died in a mass-suicide / mass-murder.
4. Garish: “Get Well” by Noise Addict
Garish means obtrusively bright and showy, loud, or gaudy.
5. Watershed: “Watershed” (an unfinished, unreleased demo) by Hanson
A watershed is a ridge of high land dividing two areas that are drained by different river systems; a critical point that marks a division or a change of course; a turning point.
Jenny and Johnny made a cameo (see below) on the season 5 premiere of Gossip Girl, playing themselves.
The band’s song “My Pet Snakes” was also featured in the episode.
Vetiver has a new album and one of the songs, “Ride Ride Ride,” features Jenny and Johnny on background vocals. Take a listen to “Ride Ride Ride”:
On Saturday June 11, Jenny and Johnny played at LA’s Henry Fonda Theatre (aka the Music Box).
Nik Freitas and La Sera opened.
New Yorker Cartoon
One of the Guys
Stuck Out in the Desert
End of the Affair
Below are exclusive videos and photos of the show, taken by After The Show:
Jenny and Johnny were on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, playing “Scissor Runner”:
Coachella announced its line-up of bands today.
Not-to-miss bands include Brandon Flowers, Warpaint, The Swell Season, Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, Empire of the Sun, Bright Eyes, Best Coast, Ellie Goulding, The Strokes and Jenny and Johnny.
To see a full list of bands performing at Coachella, click here.
Rolling Stone released their list of the top 50 songs of 2010.
#46 “Congratulations” by MGMT:
#42 “Floating Vibes” by Surfer Blood:
#20 “Boyfriend” by Best Coast:
#18 “Scissor Runner” by Jenny and Johnny:
To see the entire list, click here.
-”Icarus” (The Hours) references the Icarus/Daedalus myth:
-”Narcissus in a Red Dress” (The Like) references the Narcissus/Echo myth:
-”Just Like Zeus” (Jenny and Johnny) references Zeus and Mount Olympus:
-”Hey Now Girl” (Phantom Planet) references sirens from Homer’s Odyssey:
-”Some Velvet Morning” (Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra) is about Phaedra and Hippolytus:
-Ben Lee’s album The Rebirth of Venus
-”Icarus” by Jason Webley and Amanda Palmer
-”Narcissus Road” by The Hours
-”Athena” by The Who
Below are two batches of concert videos: First are some high-quality, professionally-shot videos from The Like’s September 15th show at London’s Institute of Contemporary Art.
The second set are some good-quality (but not professionally-shot) videos from Jenny and Johnny’s October 5th show at LA’s Troubadour.
“He’s Not A Boy”:
“Catch Me If You Can”:
“Why When Love Is Gone”:
Jenny and Johnny at the Troubadour:
“The Next Messiah”:
Jenny and Johnny are playing a special 30 minute show tonight at Nashville’s Third Man Records. They’re playing for 300 people, and tickets are $3.
The show will be recorded to tape — you can read the details straight from the horses’ mouths:
“On the twenty-sixth day of this month, we will give a celebratory concert for three hundred of our friends at Third Man Records in Nashville, Tennessee. We are celebrating the changing of the seasons and change itself. However, since you have been so kind and gracious in your patronage of our new LP and our American tour, we don’t want to take too much change from your pockets. Tickets will be three dollars. The show will be in keeping with the ideals and practices of Third Man Records, which is to say that it will be recorded to tape in two fifteen minute sets, to be released at a later date. We would like to thank Third Man Records in advance and promise to do our very best.
We wish you all a lovely Fall,
J and J
Third Man Records
623 7th Ave South
Advance tickets available at Third Man Records Friday and Saturday from 12-4p.
Keep your ticket and redeem it for a Black and Blue limited edition vinyl version of the show.