Interpol, Macy Gray coming to Jannus Live in St. Petersburg
As always, we must issue the following headline-based disclaimer: Interpol and Macy Gray are NOT touring together. Though who wouldn't want to hear an ominous post-goth rendition of I Try, or a funkadelic, freakadelic version of Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down?
No, the turn-of-the-millennium critical darlings are touring separately. But coincidentally, both announced shows at Jannus Live on Monday.
First up is the Grammy-winning Gray, sort of a proto-CeeLo from the late '90s and early 2000s, whose raspy voice and oddball flair turned I Try into a global smash, and follow-up singles like Sexual Revolution into shoulda-been hits. She'll be at Jannus Live on Oct. 18; tickets are $26 and they'll go on sale Friday. Click here for details.
Then on Nov. 6, Jannus Live will host Interpol, above, who at one time around 2002 or 2003 could have challenged the Strokes for the title of Coolest Band in New York, thanks to their darkly dapper attire and moody albums Turn on the Bright Lights and Antics. The band is returning to Jannus after a short hiatus and the forthcoming release of their fifth studio album, El Pintor, due in September. Buzzworthy Gainesville band Hundred Waters will open the show.
All in all, a pretty eclectic morning for Jannus Live. Maybe tomorrow they'll announce shows by Nelly Furtado and The Rapture.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*