Posts Tagged ‘Jawbone Junction’

Ricky Lake Jackson Needs to Get Back Home

Posted September 9th, 2012

It’s pronounced “uh-MAIR-kuh.”

Most of my exposure to so-called Southern Rock has been through either the biker part of my family (no joke, despite, or is it because of? my family origins in northwest Pennsylvania), Midwestern friends who played such things during drunken nights in college in a nostalgia for a time that never was and that they could never have experienced, and in a cover of “Sweet Home Alabama” played by two bands at my college who joined forces for an epic encore in a dining hall.

So, when I went to meet Ricky Lake Jackson of Jawbone Junction, five-month-old baby in tow, I was ready to hang. Stuck in Philadelphia after the death of their lead guitarist, they’re doing a three-night stand at the Twisted Tail during Philly Fringe, to try to get some scratch to get back home to Arkansas.

After the jump: How Ricky Lake got his name, the death of Slim Willie Jefferson, and face-melting.

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Late Night Fringe-ing: Where The Wild Things Are

Posted September 7th, 2012

Wolf-suited Max, from Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are, is sent to his bedroom for mischievous behavior; little does his mother know that the real mischief begins at a boy’s exile post. As the moon rises outside his window, so does Max’s threshold for indoor foliage: his nightstand becomes a bush, and trees grow in place of his bedposts. Soon, an ocean sluices through the door and he rides away on a boat towards the forest where the wild things are: those bird-boar-Hagrid monstrosities depicted by Sendak.

In this year’s Philly Fringe (which, if you haven’t been living in Max’s world, should know opens tonight), there are more than a handful of shows that take place in the bewitching hour where today, tomorrow and yesterday all squat; it’s the hour where anything can–and if you’re Fringe-ing–will happen. I spoke with Jake Blouch of Jawbone Junction: Live at the Twisted Tail and Rebecca Wright of Applied Mechanic’s Some Other Mettle about what it means to perform in the time-space where the wild things lurk.

But before you jump: listen to Christopher Walken read (and improv his own lines) from Where the Wild Things Are.


After the jump: Skynyrd, and a performance that takes place at the Earth’s core.

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This Is a Photo of Ricky Lake Jackson Flirting with My Daughter

Posted August 23rd, 2012

Much as I like this job, once in a while, it has a creepy pitfalls. Luckily, Ricky Lake is not Wee Zee’s type. Ricky Lake is stranded here in Philly with his band Jawbone Junction, and you can help send him back whence he came at the 2012 Philly Fringe.

Jawbone Junction: Live at the Twisted Tail runs September 9, 16, and 23 at the Twisted Tail, 509 S. 2nd Street, Society Hill. Two shows each night, 10:00 pm and midnight; $10.

–Nicholas Gilewicz

Jawbone Junction Needs Your Help!

Posted August 16th, 2012

Jawbone Junction definitely, definitely needs help.

Jawbone Junction: Live at the Twisted Tail runs September 9, 16, and 23 at the Twisted Tail, 509 S. 2nd Street, Society Hill.

–Nicholas Gilewicz