Full Band w/ The Junior League
Early show: 8 pm start time! First show by The Junior League in four years, showcasing songs from the upcoming new record "You Should Be Happy"
Part of the RAW NEW ORLEANS SOLSTICE showcase--be sure to buy tickets early!!
New record, "YOU SHOULD BE HAPPY", coming very soon......
“Fortunately, Adranga has found the perfect outlet for his pop obsessions in his one-man-band, the Junior League, whose songs echo all the usual suspects—the Beatles, Big Star, the Smiths—not through direct reference, but with nascent traits of these bands bubbling up from Adranga’s DNA. Smile Shoot Smile reflects a lot of maturation since the band’s appropriately named 2006 debut Catchy, trading some of the bubblegum for hardier fare. The Junior League, on album anyway, is all Joe, playing and writing all the parts. In “Everybody Loves Me (but You)” and “It’s the End,” he drops hooks as effortlessly as a pro angler. It’s the deeper waters he explores on this record, however, that reveal Adranga to be more than a sharp-eared pop stylist. The bittersweet edge of “Princess Stephanie” and the scintillating “Man Called Disaster”—opening with “lost in the haze of middle-age / you bask in the glow of trails you blazed”—illuminates the honesty that comes wit”