We know gas prices are through the roof these days, but when you see a lineup as stacked with Florida talent as the inaugural Spring Jam 2012 Music and Arts Festival is, forking up the extra coinage for the drive up to Jupiter is a fundamental obligation for the local music fan. Chalk it up to loyalty, you can't put a price tag on that can you? Event organizers Music Jam Productions have really outdone themselves with this primo list of bands.
Headlining in Jupiter's Seabreeze Amphitheater on Saturday will be Gainesville pop- punk-ska stalwarts Less Than Jake.
There is one band however, who keeps it simple for the
audience, Luxury of Company. By keeping it simple, we do not mean providing a simplistic sound, not in the least. Luxury of Company dishes out a polished brand of pop, neo
soul, funk and reggae that is hard to pin down in one particular genre. We say keeping it simple because Luxury of
Company is comprised of members from other prominent South Florida bands--
around trying to catch any of these acts separately, Luxury of Company frontman Bryan Matthew Wohlust has done all the legwork for you and rounded them all
up in this project. See how simple?
Wohlust explains, "Luxury
of Company is a collection of South Florida Musicians mostly hi-jacked from
other bands for the sole purpose of putting on one hell of a show."
The Luxury of Company concept grew out of a handful of songs
Wohlust wrote a couple of years after his power pop punk band Doorway 27 broke
up. Wohlust intended for the songs to become part of a solo project, but
little by little, friends from other well know local bands, such as Chris Wood
from Brit-pop leaning troupe El and Nick Eberhardt, from bluesy indie outfit
Noble Rocket, joined Wohlust in his studio efforts.
Soon Wohulst came to the realization that he
was no longer just jamming out by himself in his living room and the name "Luxury
of Company" was born. "I still like to think of (Luxury of Company) as a collaborative,
and not really a band, so whoever might be able to join me when it's time to
book the next show is more that welcome too."
About his collective's performance in Jupiter, Wohlust was enthusiastic
about the breezy locale. "I'm most excited about playing at this particular
venue in Jupiter, because it is so close to the
Wohlust also added that he's found Jupiter residents supportive of the local music scene. "It's going to
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be great to be a part of an event that brings it right back to them."
Wohlust predicts his outfit will take the stage anywhere from 4-6 p.m. Spring Jam 2012 Music and Arts Festival with Less than Jake,William Kimball and Hit Show, The Resolvers, The Kinected, Spred the Dub, Bryan Matthew and the L.O.C.,Salt Water Catch, Honey Henny Lime, South Side Dub, RustiCo Drop, Scalawag, All The Pretty Cars, Crazy Fingers, and others. Saturday, March 3 at the Sea Breeze Amphitheater. 750 South S.R. A1A, Jupiter. Advance Tickets cost $20 Door $30. www.musicjamproductions.com. More info here.