Jack+Jill kicks off patio season at the Rockslide Saturday
Free Press Writer
WHAT: Jack+Jill performance
WHEN: Saturday, April 5, at 9:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Rockslide’s back patio; 401 Main St., Grand Junction, Colo.
COST: Free (21+)
With a logo that superimposes their name over the Colorado flag, “indie/alt” band Jack+Jill is headed by a husband and wife team — Aaron and Jessica Seibert.
Aside from the flag imagery and their new album, “Coloradio,” the Seiberts have long-standing roots in Grand Junction. According to the band’s website, they met through the music department at Mesa State College before getting married and forming Jack+Jill — the couple providing vocals with Aaron on guitar and Jessica on the (sometimes electric) violin. They’ve been playing the Grand Valley regularly since 2007.
And to kick off Grand Junction’s outdoor concert season, Jack+Jill will play the back patio of the Rockslide Restaurant and Brewery on Saturday, April 5. The show starts at 9:30 p.m. on the Rockslide’s back patio; the brewpub is 21 and over only after 10 p.m., which is also when happy hour starts.
According to Conner Ivie, who does the booking for the Rockslide, the show will be the first show on the back patio at the brewery this season, which he says usually lasts from April to September or October (depending on the weather).
Other upcoming shows on the patio include Stray Grass on April 12 and Poke Squid on April 19. Vocalist and keyboardist Shea Bramer will be on the patio May 3 and the Rockslide is in the process of “filling up the rest of the summer months,” Ivie said.
“It’s a pretty regular spot,” Aaron Seibert said about the local brewery and restaurant.
The band plays there at least twice a year, and Seibert says they like playing the patio.
Jack+Jill has toured throughout Colorado, Idaho and Utah and has been featured on concert and festival bills with Yonder Mountain String Band, Slightly Stoopid, Hot Buttered Rum and even rapper Del the Funky Homosapien.
After some recent shows in Moab and at Powderhorn Mountain Resort, they will be competing in the third round of a battle of the bands at the Reserve Casino and Hotel in Central City for a grand prize of $10,000. The band remains with 18 finalists from an original 48.
“We need a new van,” Seibert added.
The band’s new album, “Coloradio,” features song “KMSA,” which while not exactly being about the station itself, was named in homage of Colorado Mesa University’s student-run radio.
“We love local radio stations; KAFM, too,” Seibert said, and he assures that the station call sign in the song will be appropriately altered when playing at KAFM.
For more information about Jack+Jill, visit http://www.jackplusjill.com.
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