I was only able to catch one of my two "blame you cmj" bands a few weeks ago. D.C. based Jukebox The Ghost were as good as I hoped. You can't help but like the voice of lead singer Ben Thornewill and his band's Ben Folds meets Flaming Lips-like sound. As I said before, "Good Day" is a brilliant pop song (download it here) and was the highlight of a fun 30 min set. I only wish the set was longer (and more on time) than it was.
JBTG is back in NYC next week, playing Columbia university; they are also playing Union Hall December 1 with Ra Ra Riot. That is a nice lineup.