Mojo's is a place to cure the end-of-the-summer blues

Thursday, August 19, 2010 | 12:01 a.m. CDT

Coming back to school means a return to long nights of studying, exams and term papers, but every new semester needs a soundtrack. Be sure to head downtown and let Mojo’s help you get back in the groove.

Depending on where home is during the summertime, leaving Columbia might mean missing lots of great concert venues. Not to worry, Mojo’s has a calendar full of great shows to get a fix.

Pretend it’s still a carefree summer with Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin. The Bluemoon Concert series presents these Columbia regulars on Aug. 26. The band’s relaxed, catchy tunes make for a great concert to escape to before the first essays are due. "Oceanographer" is a personal favorite, and listeners can get a taste at the band’s lastfm page. And if the wallet is a bit light, don’t sweat it, because this concert is free. 

Spoonfed Tribe, a band based out of north Texas, plays Sept. 9. From the way the band describes itself on its site, expect a synthesis of sight and sound. To get the full experience, see this band live.

One concert must-see is Turbo Fruits, who is scheduled to play Oct. 1. The band’s drug-themed titles and odd lyrics set themselves apart from other indie bands growing in recognition this year. Their music is fast-paced and multi-layered, with guitar chords interlaced with heavy percussion.

So keep the shorts on — because Mojo’s summertime music proves the season isn’t over yet.

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