Stephanie Grey: 90s cover band JV3 awakens ancient feelings
Not sure entirely if spring or fall is the season for nostalgia, but it’s summer anyway, so that’s irrelevant.
Friday is the new nostalgia. This is the night that 90s cover band JV3 is visiting Steamboat and playing a free show at the Ghost Ranch.
There is no cover and a plaid shirt will gain you entry to a night spent in revision of your high school behavior.
When was the last time you heard a Nirvana song live? Or have been at the bar when “The World Has Turned” has come on and basically lost all sense of public decorum? This is the Friday for you.
This show might be considered the quintessential guide for how to throw a 90s party. Ghost Ranch will be hosting, and all plaid wearing, drawn on knees, choker toting, parachute pant wearing people are encouraged to attend. And normal people, too.
Their repertoire runs a gamete of 90s sentimental pop rock and brings their reputation of positive, up-beat pop–rock 90s covers up to the high country. The trio brings promise of a jump up and down dance party, and lends a sentimental note to attendees.
The trio made up of singer Jason Vigil, bassist Alex Browers and drummer Eric Garcia have found a niche in the monetizing their musical talents through channeling their 90s idols. And I salute them for avoiding the desk jobs.
While all are involved in a number of different musical projects, the cover gig allows them to strut their musical prowess, play their favorite songs and induce a general reunion of sorts every time they play. It brings lead singer Vigil no end of pleasure to see attendees singing every word along to songs he’s loved himself since the 90s.
If you miss the Real World Seattle and Janeane Garofalo sitting in a doctor’s clinic anxiously awaiting her ”results,” then pull out you finest plaid and high-waisted jeans, and head over for the show.
To check them out ahead of time, learn more or find information on booking them for your own event, you can visit them online at http://www.thejv3.com. Their site features a “Jurassic Park”-themed logo and is simply a tribute to the 90s.
JV3 is not a reference to the movie, however, it stands for Junior Varsity 3; the logo is a salute to anyone who was about 10 to 13 years old at the “Jurassic Park” came out and had a subsequent fear of using public bathrooms.
Friday night, Ghost Ranch, free, whatever.
Stephanie Grey is Explore Steamboat’s music blogger. She has been engaged in music journalism since 2012 and is editor of the Colorado-based music webzine “Grey Area Magazine.” When not listening to, seeing or writing about music, she is sleeping. She has lived in Colorado since 1999 having moved from London.
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