Good question. As you may have noticed, there’s been a distinct lack of new JQ music or shows. Both of those things are about to change. As we speak, I’m working on new tracks for an upcoming compilation and I’m planning on returning to the stage in April.
Until then if you want to hear what’s going on with JQ, head on over to ThankYouRob.com. I’ve recently started co-hosting the show with my buddy Rob Small. We talk music, movies, and a little bit of 80s wrestling.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I have TWO huge announcements.
1) I’m thrilled to announce that I have joined forces with Bloody Boombox and one of the greatest talent rosters in the Twin Cities. Make sure you check out my new labelmates KNONAM , Mike Shank , Capaciti and M.C. Rentz. Look for “Falling in Like” in early 2014!
2) The incomparable AdamJDunn.com has released the new season of his video series Lights and a Backdrop and my song “Written in Lights” was included this season. Check it out!
We’ve got something we’ve been keeping under our hats for a while, but it’s finally time to let this news out of the bag. On August 17th you’ll be able to see Johnny on the Main Stage at the West Bank music festival with the likes of Mike Mictlan and Brother Ali.
West Bank Music Festival 2013 lineup
Headliner: Brother Ali
SOUTH STAGE (Whiskey Junction courtyard)
Shows at participating venues so far include:
The Nomad World Pub
Hotpants DJs -Rare Funk and Soul All Vinyl Dance Party
We missed the last couple of updates here on the website, but here are the latest guest updates from Johnny himself:
As we get closer to the end of recording on the album, I thought now would be a good time to start releasing a little more information about the record. Today, I am thrilled to announce that the one and only Lazerbeak has contributed production to Falling in Like. If you don’t know who Lazerbeak is, punch yourself in the face, then go listen to some of the AMAZING work he’s done for P.O.S and the rest of the Doomtree collective, plus his own projects Hand Over Fist and Mixed Blood Majority.
Over the course of the next few weeks, I’ll drop a few more bits of info. Thanks for sticking with me, the record is sounding fantastic and we’re almost done recording.
There were a few questions about something I said in my last update, so here it is, the last name I’m going to announce until we have a release date: He’s the best rapper ever to flip pancakes, rhyme about the WBC, and correct your grammar. The great Mac Lethal is on the record!
Mac is one of my personal favorites and I was beyond thrilled to be able to work with him.
Johnny is still busy in the studio recording vocals for the album. We’ve also got a few more people that are contributing to the album that we’ll be announcing in the near future. We can’t let you in on who it is yet, but we’re very excited about it.