Junior Boys return to Calgary
Electro-pop duo leaves fans wanting more
By Kennedy Enns, Arts Editor, and Robyn Welsh, Features Editor
Hamilton electro-pop duo Junior Boys returned to Commonwealth this Sunday after seven long years of not performing in Calgary. With a heavy touring schedule featuring many festival stops this summer, their performance in Calgary left their dedicated local fans delighted. While Commonwealth was not packed Sunday night, everyone in attendance appeared to be a major fan. With the crowd dancing along to every song and cheering an encore out of the performers it was clear that they needed to return to Calgary again soon.
Despite the show being on a Sunday night, the room had a fun atmosphere filled with strobes and bright, flashing, coloured lights setting the mood for the stage. Amazingly, the vocalist of the band Jeremy Greenspan instilled energy in fans even while he remained mostly static for the set. The crowd was easily one of the most entertaining things about the concert. They danced together, sang, took videos to capture the memories and looked like they were having the time of their lives.
After their double release this year of both Big Black Coat and the Kiss Me All Night EP, the audience was excited to hear a mixture of both old, fan favorites and dance hits from the new albums. A crowd favorite “Yes” was off of their brand new August release Kiss Me All Night.
One half of the electronic duo, Jeremy Greenspan promises a more consistent schedule in the future with their releases, but he hopes to continue “working hard and then moving onto the next big thing” to keep fans happy.