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JBTV Music Television

JBTV Music Television

May 19th 2019 @ JBTV Music Television

Chicago, IL
I Was There
About JBTV Music Television
Genres:
Rock, Rockn Roll, Indie
Hometown:
Chicago, IL

JBTV is America’s longest running music television program dedicated to breaking bands for 30 years. Legendary host Jerry Bryant’s iconic live music showcase has unveiled...
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Sego live TV Performance at JBTV Sat May 18th 4:30pm
Sunday, May 19th, 2019
4:30 PM
JBTV Music Television
318 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654
Enjoy the momentous and celebratory sound of OK Go? How about the snarky cynicism of groups like the Talking Heads and LCD Soundsystem? If so, Sego is the perfect band for you. Being labeled as a "slacker punk" group, Sego have embraced a "free spirit" attitude. They are not merely propping themselves up as creatives, but they are encouraging individualism as a whole in our society. This attitude is perhaps what is propelling them to tremendous success. The group just released their newest record Sego Sucks on April 5th. In addition to this, Sego was named Consequence of Sound's Artist of the Month for April. It seems their creative thinking is starting to pay off.

See Sego grace the JBTV stage on May 18th at 4:30 PM to see what all the hype is about. Admission is free with an RSVP.

“U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!” Not what one would expect to hear chanted vehemently from the members of an indie rock band in 2019… But Sego seems to get off on doing things one wouldn’t expect from an LA indie band today. Being proficient at their instruments instead of relying on computer tracks to play their new album Sego Sucks live, recording said album in a church in far away Canada in the winter, thus committing to the deliberate notion of an album more than an amalgamation of 'laptop studio' singles. And yes, chanting “USA, USA, USA” as the main reprise of a reflective tune about entitlement culture. One must ask why? Why take it there? Or one may not ask and instead bounce and bop their way through each energetic turn, just happy to have their blood pump a little faster than the “everything chill all the time” pace that we’ve all become accustomed to.

And therein lies the trick of Sego. It’s a gosh-damn choose your own adventure story of music for adrenaline huffers and introspective socio-philosophical types alike. Not that the two are mutually exclusive.
I would say Sego hails from Utah, but when does anyone say that someone ‘hails’ from anywhere other than in gratuitous band bios, ya know? Sego is not only aware that their Utah upbringing is different from most Angeleno transplants, but they exhibit a sense of pride in the perspective it has given them. Perhaps this is why singer Spencer Petersen finds ways to separate himself from the status quo. Like using a flip-phone still. And recording interludes with one of the many tape machines he has stock-piled in his studio. Sego Sucks is the cathartic result of a person like Spencer sorting his way through a natural resistance to being smothered by Modernism.
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About JBTV Music Television
Genres:
Rock, Rockn Roll, Indie
Hometown:
Chicago, IL

JBTV is America’s longest running music television program dedicated to breaking bands for 30 years. Legendary host Jerry Bryant’s iconic live music showcase has unveiled...
Read More