Posts Tagged ‘Cap’n Jazz’

February 14th, 2010 - 6:32 pm § in Behind the scene at shows, Featured

‘A Picture Postcard’ of Chicago venues, from a musician’s perspective

View Davey von Bohlen’s Chicago shows in a larger map Milwaukee musician Davey von Bohlen has led the kind of musical career that must leave other artists teeming with jealousy. Since the early ’90s, Davey has performed in a variety of bands: Ten Boy Summer, Cap’n Jazz, The Promise[...]

January 26th, 2010 - 7:06 pm § in True/Slant

Cap'n Jazz will play more shows

The A.V. Club confirmed something I suspected after Friday night’s surprise Cap’n Jazz set at the Empty Bottle: Straight from an anonymous but reliable source, The A.V. Club can confirm there will be more Cap’n Jazz shows this year. Additionally, Jade Tree Records is issuing delux[...]

January 23rd, 2010 - 4:28 am § in True/Slant

The Cap'n Jazz reunion set

“Reunion” is a tricky word. It implies a reunification after a long period apart, a return to old ways, a plan. Perhaps that would explain the begrudging look on Tim Kinsella’s face during the Cap’n Jazz set at The Empty Bottle Friday night. His facial expression had nothing [...]

January 22nd, 2010 - 5:00 pm § in True/Slant

Video Friday: Cap'n Jazz – 'Oh Messy Life'

The Internet has been buzzing with rumors of a potential Cap’n Jazz reunion since December. This week, the reunion picture got a little clearer. Jessica Hopper dropped a hint in the Chicago Reader that the rumors may come to fruition at the Joan of Arc Don’t Mind Control Variety Show at [...]

January 22nd, 2010 - 2:31 am § in Perfect Lines

Cap'n Jazz reunion show

Cap’n Jazz. Tomorrow/tonight. Empty Bottle, Chicago [via the A.V. Club]: The A.V. Club has learned that seminal emo outfit Cap’n Jazz is playing a mini reunion set Friday night at the Empty Bottle as part of the Joan Of Arc Don’t Mind Control Variety Show. So the question that sta[...]

December 11th, 2009 - 5:14 am § in Perfect Lines

An Awkward Conversation With Mike Kinsella About Cap'n Jazz Rumors

Setting: Lincoln Hall, Chicago. About 10:30ish, 15 minutes or so into Headlights‘ set, about a half hour after Maritime‘s performance. Mike Kinsella and his friend (who I unfortunately did not get the name of) sitting at the southern end of the bar. I pop up before I leave the show…[...]

December 9th, 2009 - 2:41 am § in Perfect Lines

Rumored Cap'n Jazz and Owls Reunions

Indie Rock Reviews have posted information regarding a rumor that beloved Chicago emo acts Cap’n Jazz and Owls may reunite. Take a look [Thanks Ori Nevo for the tip]: With Pavement’s reunion plans all but finalized, it was only a matter of time before other defunct acts added their name to t[...]

October 18th, 2009 - 1:52 pm § in Perfect Lines

Interview with Darren Walters

I’m happy to post a selection from the ongoing email interview I’m having with one Darren Walters, co-founder of Jade Tree Records. As a majority of my America Is Just A Word interviewees happen to be musicians, it’s great having Darren on board to give some perspective of the othe[...]

September 8th, 2009 - 2:41 am § in Band Profile

Band Profile: Snowing

I stumbled upon these guys from an article on, and I’m glad I did. Snowing is a quartet out of Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, and they seem deeply into the Pennsylvania emo thing. Which, these days seems to be a resurgence of the kind of cataclysmic catharsis that Cap’n Jazz a[...]

July 28th, 2009 - 12:11 am § in Perfect Lines

It Had To Happen…

I’m referring to a Get Up Kids interview featured on The Drowned In Sound website. Though it’s only been online for a matter of hours, it’s attracted a wave of attention for a rather misinterpreted quote that goes to the tune of GET UP KIDS APOLOGIZE FOR EMO on several other new[...]

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