Thursday, July 31, 2008

2 Skinnee J's

It was hard to grow up in the Baltimore suburbs in the late 1990's and not feel the force that was 2 Skinnee J's. Comprised of five Ivy League grads (these guys put Columbia University on the map way before Vampire Weekend slipped on their first pair of loafers), they mixed hip hop and nerdcore with punk guitars and funk basslines to create a sound unlike any other.

They released 4 albums from 1997-2003, but disbanded after a large farewell show on July 18, 2003. Their live shows were killer explosions of sonic party fun. The band frequently dressed in costumes such as Mork & Mindy and brought the room to a full frenzy with the first lick of the key-tar.

But alas, they J's will rock again. They just announced a few reunion shows in the Northeast:

Reunion Tour '08
8/5- House of Blues, Atlantic City
8/6- 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
8/7- Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
8/8- Norfolk, VA The Norva
8/9- Irving Plaza, NYC
8/10-Irving Plaza, NYC

Download: 2 Skinnee J's- Riot Nrrd

Download: 2 Skinnee J's- 718

Download: 2 Skinnee J's- Irresistible Force

Download: 2 Skinnee J's- BBQ

Download: 2 Skinnee J's- Skylab

Download: 2 Skinnee J's- Coming Home

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