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The Junior Revolution

The Junior Revolution: Between Two CitiesBetween Two Cities (2003)
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Reviewer Rating: 4

Contributed by: NoUseNoUse
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A couple months ago I found myself entering The Mad Frog in Clifton to interview Death In Graceland, and catch a couple of local rock acts as well. Our interviewees were booted from the bar as soon as their set ended, because of the extreme rock they brought, so the next few hours was spent on a str.

A couple months ago I found myself entering The Mad Frog in Clifton to interview Death In Graceland, and catch a couple of local rock acts as well. Our interviewees were booted from the bar as soon as their set ended, because of the extreme rock they brought, so the next few hours was spent on a street corner interviewing a partially naked band that was drunk as skunks... but i digress.

My friend begged us to stay for the musical happenings of The Junior Revolution, and we scooted back into The Mad Frog as the five-piece was taking the stage.

For the next 45 minutes all 24 people in attendance were rocked out, and dare I say- mesmerized. Of course this was a live show, and after obtaining a copy of the band's demo I was really disappointed at what I was hearing. The energy and spark were gone, and the music seemed sloppy at times.

However, that was just a demo, and finally after a long seven months the band's first e.p Between Two Cities has been released on Random Play Music, and I could not be more pleased at the outcome. All seven tracks are filled with four-part vocal harmonies that will have you singing along throughout, and the unique use of three guitars helps the band to blend a mixture of emo and rock fashionably well, while drummer Chris Denholme keeps beat on drums, while making it interesting at the same time.

"Thirteen", the opening track, is my favorite song on the album. Exploding with a crazy drum beat, and all three guitars in full swing, The Junior Revolution gets the disc off to an energetic start. A great chorus with a message everyone can cling to make this a song that everyone can sing-a-long to; hell, I'm the nerd you've seen singing this same song as I drive my car all over the tri-state area.

The second track doesn't let down, as the guitars drive the song home, while the background screams of bassist Brian Miller serve as an extra instrument for the band.

The sweet sounds of the band harmonizing greet your ears at the beginning of track three. The song tells a story, and the use of an emphasized chorus leave you in good spirits, no matter what your mood.

The rest of the album continues in this manner- more rock goodness that will have you singing, playing air drums, and bobbing your head at the same time...

Between Two Cities is The Junior Revolution's first step to pulling out of the station on a trip where they are bound to lead a rock revolution... Get on the train before it takes off.


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Anonymous (October 8, 2003)

And Break Your Face Fest as well as Debunkfest and Cincypunk Fest II...

Anonymous (October 8, 2003)

The Unseen and Pistol Grip as well

Anonymous (October 7, 2003)

The area didn't seem much more different than bogart's

The scarrier thing would be one in a white picket fence suburban area, where all of the soccor mom's come to the show and hand out kool-aid, then you know something is inherintly wrong, unless of course the soccor mom's were milfs

Anonymous (October 7, 2003)

Don't forget The Methadones, The Distillers(before they sucked too!), Thought Riot, Whatever It Takes, Much The Same, and Tub Ring

NoUse (October 6, 2003)

Lawrence Arms and Swinging Utters-- both those shows would have probably been at The Void considering The Void hosted Taking Back Sunday, Starting Line, Yellowcard, Something Corporate, The Goodwill, Mustard Plug, Allister... nlah blah blah..

The Void was able to get big shows for a cheap price- and make it all ages too!

A lot of people ragged on how it looked and the location, but I never had a problem with the place-- just make sure you walks with friends at night.

Anonymous (October 6, 2003)

There's a lot of us cincinnatians on here, eh?

Anonymous (October 6, 2003)

Like the Lawrence Arms? that's bull shit, and Youth Brigade/Swinging Utters? more bullshit

8dollarclarinetsolo (October 6, 2003)

the void needs to come back because im sick of 18 shows that would have normally been at the void... although seeing the voodoo glow skulls at jillians is an experience i wont forget, that place is sweet

CallingLondon (October 6, 2003)

wow, harmonious singing mixed with screaming? i've never heard music like that before!

-incincere brad

NoUse (October 5, 2003)

rumors about the void? yeh, bands used to get beat down there sometimes, b/c it is a shitty neighborhood.

and about the being bound here-- what is with that? all my relatives have been here since way back when my family moves to the US... damn, strange.

Anonymous (October 5, 2003)

i wanna leave cuz it seems that God has placed some sort of curse on this area that forces everyone that lives here to be bound to here, it's sad

Anonymous (October 5, 2003)

i've heard soo many rumours about that place...the most believable is the around the corner one

NoUse (October 4, 2003)

why do you want to leave cincinnati?

ive never left the town in my life... haha, seriously- wait- i'm kidding.

is the void ever going to come back?

Anonymous (October 4, 2003)

wait, wasn't their old name parker? could check on the void's website but...it's down

who knows what cincy bands will show up here next...

all i know is that i wanna leave cincinnati as soon as possible

NoUse (October 4, 2003)

Andy, the lead singer with the shaved head, used to be in the legendary Cincy band named Koan.... not sure about the other guys.

Anonymous (October 4, 2003)

These guys were really good when i saw them, i dont remember who i saw them with but it was at the void. I thought they rocked
-Justin's Fan Club

Anonymous (October 4, 2003)

man, death in graceland, harley quin , and now junior revolution, cincinnati representin'.

Anonymous (October 3, 2003)

What was their old name?

Anonymous (October 3, 2003)

This band is super catchy and puts on a great live show.

NoUse (October 3, 2003)

Playing with Army of Ponch at Top Cats in Cincinnati on Sunday.... Army of Ponch was damn impressive last time I saw them... $5 I believe at 8 pm

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