PB&J Give Us Some More
By Michelle Meywes Kopeny in Arts & Entertainment on Aug 22, 2011 8:20PM
Yay! All-you-can-eat peanut butter and jelly! Wait, that PB&J stands for Peter Bjorn & John? Even better. The Swedish trio takes over Chicago this week and weekend with four intimate concerts kicking off their “All You Can Eat Tour.” The six-week tour is their longest US run so far, with the band also taking up mini-residence in Toronto, New York and San Francisco, with a couple other dates along the way.
It can be easy to forget how much PB&J rock and riff on stage, especially considering their breakout single was the sugary Swede pop song “Young Folks” (or that song with the whistling). They may be known for pop, but their most recent album, Gimmie Some, throws a little bit of punk at it, and when they came through town in support of the album in spring, the guys had it turned up to 11.
Keeping with the custom of the new album’s namesake, PB&J give us some more with a special art exhibition at Longman & Eagle beginning tomorrow where the band themselves will be on hand to host the opening preview beginning at 10pm. The work on display will be from Gimmie Some’s cover artist Jonas Torvestig. Plus, guests checking in to L&E’s upstairs rooms through the end of the exhibit on September 18 will get a limited edition “All You Can Eat Tour” poster, so you might just want to spend the night.
Of the four mini-residence performances, tickets only remain for two. Details below.