Juffage / I Love You / High Diving Ponies
- Categories: Rock
- Event posted: July 13, 2009
- Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014
- Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009, 10 p.m.
- The Eighth Street Tap Room, 801 N.H., Lawrence
- Cost: $3
- Age limit: 21+
Submitted artist info: Juffage is Jeff T. Smith, a solo sound artist and multi-instrumentalist from Chicago. He is often seen in bars, art galleries, or basements with a band’s worth of instruments.
A recording enthusiast at heart, he has spent time in some of Chicago’s finest studios including Engine (Brian Deck) and Electrical Audio (Steve Albini). Live shows see him coming up with inventive new ways of bringing his multi-layered recordings to the stage. Through the use of cassettes, drums, guitars, and assorted other loop-pedals and gadgets, Juffage creates complex, yet surprising catchy pop songs. The result is loud, frantic, and often beautiful.
In 2008, Juffage somehow fit all his music gear into a station wagon and played over 100 shows across the US, before setting off for the UK and Europe. This summer he embarks upon another DIY tour. You can catch Juffage on August 30th at the Eighth Street Taproom with I Love You and High Diving Ponies at 10PM.