Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin. Thursday, January 29, at the Jackpot.

On a Thursday night, a band from Springfield, Missouri, rocks the Jackpot Music Hall in Lawrence, but it sure feels like a hometown show.

Warmth and familiarity radiate between the clump of college kids down front and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin. The band, which itself hails from a college town, prefaces about half of its songs with shout-outs and dedications.

At one point, a chant rises from within the crowd: “Trout! Trout! Trout!”

Lanky singer and guitarist John Robert Cardwell chuckles. “The Trout is a dance move invented by my friend Colleen,” he explains before undulating in demonstration.

Earlier, Cardwell, who is losing his voice, had warned that the show might suck. But it doesn’t.

At all.

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