The Town of Abingdon continues its Thursday Jams Summer Concert Series this week by showcasing a band that have earned the praise of Perez Hilton with their new song “Couch Potato”. Melbourne-based band Jabuki will take the stage at Abingdon Market Pavillion Thursday, June 1.
Jabuki is made up of two brothers, two cousins, and a friend who were brought together by their love of producing music. Perez Hilton says, “They’ve got a real laid back, positive vibe that’s infectious.”
Jabuki’s pure talent and unique sound has propelled them forward. They released their first single in 2013. Their music has been streamed 5 million times on SoundCloud and has received 4 million views on YouTube.
The band uses a combination of jangly guitars, hip-hop beats, and sailing synth rhythms to get the crowd dancing.
In 2014, Jabuki toured in Canada, the U.S., and Australia. They just announced plans for a second tour in the U.S. following the release of their debut EP.
Jabuki will take the stage at 8 p.m. after opening act Leeda “LYRIC” Jones.
Leeda “LYRIC” Jones first began performing on street corners in Asheville, NC where they would always draw a crowd. “The streets is where we love to be. We get so much positive feedback that it pushes us to work harder. This is where we started and I wouldn’t have it any other way,” said Leeda Jones(Lyric).
They’ve cultivated a unique sound and style that is sure to please any crowd. They perform covers of “Fast Car” and “Give Me One Reason” by Tracy Chapman, as well as their catchy originals “Blue Skies” and “So High.”
Music will start at 7:00 p.m. The doors and beer garden benefiting Abingdon Main Street open at 6:30 p.m. Food trucks and local vendors will be offering concessions.
Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets to sit on to enjoy the show. Inclement weather updates will be posted on social media, and Wolf Hills Brewery will serve as the rain location.
In depth descriptions of the artists can be found at abingdonmusicexperience.com.