Photos: JR JR Debuts New Name, New Album and Homage to Full House

10/13/2015

Friday night fans at The Great American Music Hall were treated to a truly special night of music from JR JR. The band, fronted by Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott, has been busy since they last stopped in town and had a lot to share with the packed room.

Since last performing in SF the band decided to shorten their name, from Dale Earnhardt JR JR to just JR JR. The move coincided with their third album, the self titled JR JR which featured heavily in their setlist. You can read more about the new music here.

Songs like “Gone” and “In The Middle” from the new album really shined live. While there were a couple they didn’t seem totally comfortable playing overall the new music fit right in with fan favorites. Throw in favorites like “If You Didn’t See Me [Then You Weren’t On the Dance Floor]” and their cover of “We Almost Lost Detroit” and you had a set tailor-made to move the crowd.

My favorite moment was when they broke into an impromptu, stripped-down shoe-gaze version of the Full House theme. Instead of coming off lame, it was actually kind of cool to hear them take a SF hallmark and bend it into their style.

@allanjamessherman captured this impromptu cover in San Fran…see you tomorrow LA

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Check out the pictures below and make sure to check out the new album JR JR.