Q&A and Portrait Gallery: JR JR

JR JR

All photos by Dylan O’Connor

Indie pop band and SXSW alums JR JR ended their most recent tour at the Austin City Limits Music Festival last month. We spent some time with them (and their pup, Potato) at Emo’s while they were here, snapped a few portraits, chatted about their experiences with SXSW and Austin, and more.

Read and look on below.

Q&A

How were your ACL shows?

It was a perfect way to end the tour. We love Austin. Somehow it’s been a Mecca of positivity for us throughout our career. It was especially near to be able to recognize how far we’ve come as a band and as people since our first ACL.

Does Potato always come on tour with you guys?

He does most of the time. If he’s got a modeling gig or and acting job he stays in LA. He’s actually getting fairly busy. He’s the star of this thing.

What do like most about playing in Austin?

The people in Austin are some of the best fans of music that bands can hope to play for. I’d be lying if I said that our band isn’t affected by the crowd’s energy…so Austin is always a better show than average.

You guys have played SXSW a couple of times. Can you recall what that experience was like? Any crazy or weird stories to share?

Our first SXSW was so chaotic. We were running around 6th street with our amps in our racing suits. I remember playing with Dr John at La Zona Rosa as a very big moment to me. He has always been a musical hero and it was a strange feeling to be opening for him.

What’s next for JR JR?

New music, new ideas, new sounds. All around making things until 2017!

Portrait Gallery

JR JR
JR JR
JR JR
JR JR
JR JR
Josh Epstein of JR JR and Potato
Josh Epstein of JR JR
Josh Epstein of JR JR and Potato
Daniel Zott of JR JR
Daniel Zott of JR JR
Daniel Zott of JR JR
Mike Higgins of JR JR
Mike Higgins of JR JR
Bryan Pope of JR JR
Bryan Pope of JR JR
Left to right: JR JR photo by Dylan O'Connor, JR JR photo by Dylan O'Connor, JR JR photo by Dylan O'Connor, JR JR photo by Dylan O'Connor, JR JR photo by Dylan O'Connor, Josh Epstein of JR JR and Potato photo by Dylan O'Connor, Josh Epstein of JR JR photo by Dylan O'Connor, Josh Epstein of JR JR and Potato photo by Dylan O'Connor, Daniel Zott of JR JR photo by Dylan O'Connor, Daniel Zott of JR JR photo by Dylan O'Connor, Daniel Zott of JR JR photo by Dylan O'Connor, Mike Higgins of JR JR photo by Dylan O'Connor, Mike Higgins of JR JR photo by Dylan O'Connor, Bryan Pope of JR JR photo by Dylan O'Connor, Bryan Pope of JR JR photo by Dylan O'Connor

All photos by Dylan O’Connor

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