City Slang: The Juliets to play the Lager House

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The Juliets will play at PJ’s Lager House in Detroit on July 2, with Mick Bassett & the Marthas, plus New York band Conveyor, also on the bill.

When pushed to describe the sound for a Metro Times feature a couple of years ago, frontman Jeremy Freer simply called it chamber pop, a term often used in sentences that include such bands as the Decemberists, Belle & Sebastian and Anthony & the Johnsons — that is, bands heavily into '60s baroque pop.

"I'd just say that it's classical pop with some Paolo Conte [a crusty old Italian singer and pianist] thrown into the mix," Freer said. "I think there's probably some Pixies in there too. Anyway, people have told me that it's 'chamber pop.' I don't really know."

The band has improved no end since that interview, though, while band members have come and gone, that spirit remains. It should be a great night.

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