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Denney and the Jets Perform with Plains at Churchill's Tonight

"Denney and The Jets are special band in that they so effortlessly weave between genres -- rock 'n' roll, country, soul, and blues -- without it being so much as an afterthought in your mind,"  Limited Fanfare Records' Brian Kurtz says of the Nashville act whose eponymous EP he recently released. Kurtz is bringing the foursome to Churchill's Pub tonight to play alongside Miami's Plains, songstress Tristen, and Sound Sleeper, the new project of former Sunday Driver front man Alex Martinez. 

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Denney and The Jets - Audiotree Live from Audiotree Live on Vimeo.

Denney and the Jets' bassist, Joseph Scala, has nothing but good things to say back about Kurtz, "Brian is really funny and very professional at the same time. He has done a lot for us in a short amount of time, and probably wouldn't be here without him today." The band is signed to JEFF the Brotherhood's label, Infinity Cat, and have been blowing up a bit, doing Daytrotter, -- which Scala calls "fun" -- and Audiotree sessions. They recently started working with Glendale's Danny Rose booking agency, wrapped up a three week tour with the Growlers, and are currently touring with fellow Nashville act Tristen. 

Living in a musical town as a musician must be sort of neat. Scala says of his experience, "Well the main perks are that it is always easy to find an interesting show to go to and never hard to find people to play music with. It's also a very musically diverse town so there's a lot to discover." And the crappy aspects? "The downsides are sometimes your audiences will be primarily musicians themselves and if they haven't seen you before, there's a good chance they are trying to compare you to bands they have seen, instead of listening to the music," he admits. "Also on more than one occasion, you will play a show in town where there are other awesome shows to go to, but honestly that's about it."

Their new EP out on Limited Fanfare is unique in a few ways, and both the band and Kurtz sound really excited about it. "Well, we had done other EPs before, but this was our first one with someone else recording us. Andrija Tokic from Bomb Shelter studios (Alabama Shakes, hurray for the riff raff, etc.) did a great job and we can't wait to do the full length with him," Scala says. Kurtz adds that, "'Fun Girls' is one of best songs I've heard in a long, long time. You should dig on it too." 

Also on the bill for tonight is Plains, a South Florida indie rock favorite who played SXSW earlier this year. Guitarist Max Johnston says though they've intended on releasing a new album for a while, being busy has gotten in the way. Michael McGinnis, frontman and primary songwriter says they'll likely release an LP this fall. "The latest song we tried out," Johnston jokes, McGinnis "ultimately decided was too good for Plains, and is saving it for something else." We find that very unlikely. 

Denney and the Jets with Plains, Tristen, and Sound Sleeper at 8 p.m. on Nov. 13 at Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave. Miami. Visit

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Liz has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. She has since written for publications and outlets such as Miami New Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Ocean Drive, the Huffington Post, NBC Miami, Time Out Miami, Insomniac, the Daily Dot, and the Atlantic. Liz spent three years as New Times Broward-Palm Beach’s music editor, was the weekend news editor at Inverse, and is currently the managing editor at Tom Tom Magazine.
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