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Sunday, March 16 • 1:00am - 1:30am
Project Jenny, Project Jan

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No, Brooklyn’s Project Jenny, Project Jan has neither a Jenny nor a Jan, but the music of vocalist Jeremy Haines and electronic maestro Sammy Rubin will find you hard pressed to pigeonhole. In college, Jeremy had become great friends with Sammy's best high school buddies, and Sammy had become close with Jeremy's mates. Once they finally met each other through a twisted web of coincidences, the two became solid co-conspirators. On one such night of revelry at Sammy's house, Sammy discovered that Jeremy's freestyling skills well surpassed his own, so he played an accompanying feedback solo on his microphone. Perhaps this was the planted seed that grew into Project Jenny, Project Jan, though it's best not to ask too many questions and just enjoy the music. In late 2005, Project Jenny, Project Jan released their first self-titled EP and offered the mp3s up free-and-legal on their site. The press took notice, calling it a “shockingly dynamic, danceable, and hilarious affair” (Billboard) and “incomparable” (Deli Magazine). Their engaging live show got its well-deserved attention too: “This is a band that should be taken seriously, even while singing about homemade sex tapes and the Chinatown bus.” (gothamist.com). Continuing where the EP left off, in 2007 the band released their debut album titled ‘XOXOXOXOXO’ on Might Records, that once again garnered the attention of the press, calling it “almost too much fun in one album” (MSN) and “as entertaining as it is clever.” (All Music Guide). In support of the album, the band saw themselves tour with British favorites Fujiya & Miyagi and continued to prove both their studio and live ability, being called “one of the most entertaining live acts I’ve seen to date.”
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Sunday March 16, 2008 1:00am - 1:30am
Lamberts Patio 401 W 2nd St

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