An original band that produces an eclectic groove of rock, funk, and blues. Playing shows at various clubs around the cities of Minneapolis/St.Paul: The Fine Line, The Cabooze, The Red Carpet, 7th Street Entry, Gastov's/Mario's Keller Bar, Urban Wild Life, The Uptown, The 400 Bar, 5 Corners Saloon, Star Central, The Annex, O'Gara's Garage, The Red Sea, The Terminal Bar, The Acadia Cafe. After a brief hiatus, Johari's Window is back. Now, with a new rhythm section, they plan a brief stint in the studio for some fresh tracks while hitting the local scene harder than before. Plan and prepare for the full length album in early 2007! WHAT'S WITH THAT NAME? We are often asked what the name of our band means. Johari's Window is a diagram that shows the relationship between self-disclosure and self-awareness. The more one discloses something unknown about him/herself, the more one learns about him/herself thus increasing their self-awareness. I feel that lyrics to a song disclose personal information about the writer, and by singing the song I become more aware of myself. This is just one example of a Johari's Window. Open yourself up to someone and you open up to yourself.-Johari's Window Sometimes, a band's influences can tell you the whole story. For instance, if I told you that singer/acoustic guitarist Jon Jacobsen lists Pearl Jam as one of his touchstones, as does lead guitarist Robert Paro (who also counts Jeff Beck and P-Funk guitarist Eddie Hazel in that club), and that bassist Jason Schooler finds inspiration in the music of Wes Montgomery while drummer Jared Brewington is a fan of Earth, Wind and Fire and Stevie Wonder, you can probably suss what Johari's Window sound like. Their music leans heavily on the interplay between acoustic and distorted electric guitars, and Jacobsen's gravelly tenor is sure to evoke memories of late-'90s mainstream rock. Brewington's spry and polyrhythmic drumming keeps the sound from getting turgid, guaranteeing that a live Johari's Window show will be high-energy. Plus, in the fine tradition of the HarMar shopping mall and the MarTen parking ramp, the name Johari's Window comes from a psychological profiling device whose moniker was crafted out of it's creators' first names: Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham. -Steve McPherson.
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