JUNIOR ASTRONOMERS – Tickets – Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC – June 9th, 2017


Neighborhood Theatre & MaxxMusic present


Cold Fronts, Cuzco

Fri 6/9

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm (event ends at 11:30 pm)

Neighborhood Theatre

$8 adv/$10 dos

$3 Under 21 Surcharge at Door (Valid ID required for entry into venue. Under 18 permitted with parent.)

Accepted forms of ID: State Issued ID or Driver's License, Military ID, Passport.

8:00pm - Cuzco
8:50pm - Cold Fronts
10:00pm - Junior Astronomers

Junior Astronomers. A consistency in disorder breathes into existence a quintet bound to the loud and impulsive. Gritty and jangled on some occasions, then mangled and diverting in others. The only thing planned is the outburst itself.

A hypnotic trance is created through guitars painted heavy and a rhythm section bound for movement, but beneath the distortions and muddled screams Junior Astronomers seek to achieve more than just reactions from onlookers; the band itself tries to document the human experience. "Music needs to sound like human beings, like it's alive," frontman Terrence Richard declares. "A lot of people want to make sad shit all the time--that's one part of life but it's not all life. There's fun, there's happiness, there's sadness."

On stage the mess of humanity is embraced through a livid live show—devoid of controlled manipulation each night's set stumbles onto new devices. Passion bleeds over lofty construction making sure the songs themselves are the frame. The rest is unhinged and never over thought. "If something is forced it feels like a job," the band echoes.

JUNIOR ASTRONOMERS - CD Release Party of Dead Nostalgia - For two years after the release of their EP, I Just Want to Make a Statement, Junior Astronomers toured, boozed, partied and made bonds all along the east coast and midwest. Their raucous, energetic live performances carried over into real life. A sense of comfort set in, as it should when you are enjoying being young and celebrating early successes; full seasons spent playing shows and growing. Then, growing slowed and reflection began. What was after all this? Their early twenties were blurring together along with the older songs, they all felt like distant memories.

During the summer of 2012, the boys finally figured it was time to exorcize their demons and packed up for Legitimate Business in Greensboro to work with engineer/producer, Kris Hillbert. The place was rich with history for all of them, so they found it perfect to record such a reflective group of songs. After two months spent tracking, mixing, and fine-tuning, they finally got to step back from what was going on around them and make steps on moving forward.

The record was sent to Engine Room in NYC to be mastered by fellow North Carolinian and good friend, Dan Millice (ASAP ROCKY, Glassjaw, Hella). What came out of the process was 12 songs that perfectly captured Carolina nights – wandering and wondering. The excitement to record fueled growth as a band and as people. A year later, poised for more touring and the excitement of releasing their first full length, the Junior Astronomers can finally focus on the future instead of the past.

Their hometown has bestowed official accolades and impenetrable loyalty upon them, but their energy is still fresh and passionate. I Had Plans For Us introduced that energy in 2009 through six songs. I Just Want to Make a Statement followed in 2010, amping up both the complexity and memorable moments in each piece. 2013 brings the latest set of songs, their first full length, Dead Nostalgia.

Check out their first single to be released off their new CD "Touching War"

Download their latest EP free!
Venue Information:
Neighborhood Theatre
511 East 36th Street
Charlotte, NC, 28205

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