The first band that played at Sin-e last Saturday was none other than blog band du jour Sure Juror. They didn't show any signs of nerves, but if I were them I would have felt the pressure in the room. After just a four song set during CMJ and a hell of a lot of blog posts about them in the last year, they had a lot to live up to. Hearing "Harry Reems & The Bill Of Rights" during sound check, I knew I was in for something special.
As I expected, they did not disappoint.
I keep trying to put this band into different categories that just do not fit. I want to say they sound like this band or that band, but what makes Sure Juror so gosh darn special is that they really define the word unique. And it keeps getting better. The inclusion of a violin player may be the cool thing to do these days, but it actually gave the band a nice edge. And this band has fun on stage; they don't keep that hidden. Sure Juror looks and sounds like a 24 hour party, complete with drunken sing alongs and snarky sexual advances.
Watch out for this band. If a packed room as the first band on Saturday means anything, I see bright things in their future. Don't forget, the band is kicking off a two-week residency (is it a residency with only two weeks? who knows) at Pianos this Saturday. This week is hosted by Miss Nora and next week is hosted by Mr. Dany (I had to).
See! I told you they were the blog band du jour.