Given the track record of Jaguar Love's members, it's not surprising there have been changes during the band's barely two-year history. These days, the Portland-based electro-jazz-indie band consists of only two musicians: Lead singer Johnny Whitney and guitar player Cody Votolato, both former members of Seattle's own Blood Brothers. But just two months ago, Jaguar Love also boasted Jay Clark of Pretty Girls Make Graves fame on keyboards and drums. Now, Clark has left the band, and in a recent announcement on the band's MySpace page, Whitney and Votolato claim the band's sound is changing, too. In a blog post, Johnny described the new music as "Daft Punk meets New Order meets Black Flag" which probably won't be that different from Jaguar Love's current sound. Sure, there will be less keyboards without Clark, and some songs might lose their dance-y quality on account of it, but it's Whitney's trademark wailing, tortured vocals that define the band. All ages.
Sat., March 28, 8 p.m., 2009