Grampall Jookabox

Ropechain (Asthmatic Kitty)

Fun Fun Fun Fest Reviews: Saturday

Grampall Jookabox

Ropechain (Asthmatic Kitty)

Stitching together TV on the Radio with Mary Shelley's finest, Grampall Jookabox's mad science runs on the same elemental energy propelling the Brooklyn experimentalists through the depths of post-rock, hip-hop percussion. Dr. Frankenstein's lab becomes a dingy Indianapolis basement, the site of Ropechain's awakening, where the "Ghost" is exorcised and "The One Thing" screams. Jookabox's one-man band is a-banging, clamoring schizophrenic from the very depths of depression ("Strike Me Down"). Scatting over one-four changes and industrial guitar haunts, "Let's Go Mad Together" howls propaganda for the dark side, squaring itself opposite the uplifting cleansing of "I Will Save Young Michael." Damned if you do, damned if you don't. (1pm, Stage 2.)

***

READ MORE
More Music Reviews
Texas Platters
Fastball
Step Into Light (Record Review)

Greg Beets, June 23, 2017

Texas Platters
Abram Shook
Love at Low Speed (Record Review)

Abby Johnston, June 23, 2017

More by Chase Hoffberger
“Yogurt Shop Murders” Appeal Rejected
“Yogurt Shop Murders” Appeal Rejected
Court offers no comment on Robert Springsteen’s case

June 16, 2017

Recently Deceased Labor Relations Officer Replaced
Recently Deceased Labor Relations Officer Replaced
City's first LRO Larry Watts returns to fill position

June 9, 2017

KEYWORDS FOR THIS STORY

Grampall Jookabox

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
AC Daily, Events and Promotions, Luvdoc Answers

Breaking news, recommended events, and more

Official Chronicle events, promotions, and giveaways

Updates for SXSW 2017

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)