Throughout the ’80s and into the early ’90s. Gene Loves Jezebel provided a steady flow of music both with Jay and Michael Aston, along with a mighty fine collective of musicians that included present day GLJ bandmates, Pete Rizzo, James Stevenson, Chris Bell, and others.
Last year, Gene Loves Jezebel (with Jay Aston) released their first album in many, many years, with Dance Underwater. And the time to re-emerge into the public eye after its release was well timed. Beginning in early September with their show in Austin, TX at Elysium, the band has scheduled a short run of dates that go until September 29, concluding with a show at Club Red Mesa in Mesa, Arizona.
Some years back during the divisive 1996 tour, I saw the band in a small Orange County (CA) club then known as The Galaxy. Needless to say, the show was an incredible display of familiar songs. That show was attended by my young son, who became a big GLJ fan afterwards. He will be attending the same venue (now known as The Observatory) to see them again on September 26. In fact, he will do a small write-up of the show afterwards.
With a small handful of dates left, I hope that, if you were a fan, you get (or have gotten) a chance to see this band live.
Gene Loves Jezebel dates (remaining)
Sept 14 – Kansas City MO @ Riot Room
Sept 15 – Denver CO @ The Venue
Sept 16 – Salt Lake City UT @ The Rye
Sept 18 – Vancouver BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
Sept 19 – Seattle WA @ El Corazon
Sept 21 – Portland OR @ Star Theater
Sept 22 – San Francisco CA @ DNA Lounge
Sept 23 – Los Angeles CA @ The Echo
Sept 26 – Santa Ana CA @ The Observatory
Sept 28 – San Diego CA @ The Casbah
Sept 29 – Mesa AZ @ Club Red