Filed under: Scene Around Town | Tags: Editor's Picks, Girl Talk, Jack's Mannequin, Juice Jam, Scene Around Town, Syracuse University, The Cool Kids
Juice Jam rumors have been flying fast since UU Concerts dropped its impressive concert survey early this summer, but the Daily Orange has finally confirmed: Girl Talk will be headlining this year’s start-of-term concert, with Jack’s Mannequin and the Cool Kids opening.
It’s an exciting announcement for many SU students, who have seen these same acts narrowly pass our campus oh-so-many times before. You’ll recall that Girl Talk, a.k.a. mash-up artist Gregg Gillis, made an appearance at Cornell last March, stirring the entire student body into a sweaty neon frenzy. And Jack’s Mannequin, the piano-drenched power-pop outfit of former Something Corporate frontman Andrew McMahon, played a show at LeMoyne last year.
Now, students will have a chance to catch McMahon’s West Coast ballads and Gillis’ chaotic pop culture collages all in one convenient place! Add the ’80s nonchalance of alt hip-hop duo the Cool Kids — who 20 Watts named an artist to watch last spring — and you have one hell of a kick-off show.
20 Watts will have extensive preview coverage in the coming weeks, so stay tuned. In the meantime, put on Girl Talk’s Feed the Animals, check out the footage from Girl Talk’s Cornell show below the jump, and start practicing your dance moves — Juice Jam really will jam this year.
— Caitlin Dewey