Jynx Never Sticks, except in DeKalb


Jesse Sault, Robbie Barbra, Mike Szatko and Jeremy Sault of the band Jynx Never Sticks. The group will return to DeKalb on Saturday at the House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway.

By Tony Martin

Having worked production for local concerts occasionally over the last couple years, I would like to go on record saying that working with Jynx Never Sticks is truly a treat. They always bring out a decent amount of people, and are nothing but polite and gracious. Their unique style allows them to fit on bills ranging from punk to reggae to even just rock and roll. Of all the local bands I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside, Jynx Never Sticks will always be the act I enjoyed the most, and in anticipation of their show Saturday at The House Café, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, I caught up with the band.

NORTHERN STAR: Where are you guys from, and who plays what in the band?

JYNX NEVER STICKS: We are located in Naperville, Ill. Jeremy Sault sings and plays guitar, Mike Szatko sings and plays bass guitar, Robbie Barba plays guitar, and Jesse Sault plays percussion.

NS: How did the band come to be?

JNS: The band was first comprised of Ross Charlton, Jeremy and Jesse and their brother Josiah jamming in their basement, blowing out all kinds of speakers and shredding guitars to the max. Once 2007 came along, Josiah split off to conquer other adventures. After that, a neighbor of the Sault’s, Pete Keough, actually introduced them to Mike Szatko and his bass playing skills. After a few jam sessions in the basement, they all fell in love and started to write and record. A year later, Ross Charlton split from the band and Robbie Barba came along, whom the Sault brothers knew through Church events. Now we play shows all around the Chicagoland area and are hopefully going to venture out to surrounding states.

NS: How would you describe your sound to someone who’s never heard of you?

JNS: If awesomeness were a genre, that would be our sound. But seriously, we are a combination of rock/alternative and pop punk with a little hint of reggae. We like to branch out and use complex instruments in our recordings to mix together multiple tastes of music.

NS: Give me an anecdote; what is the best/most fun show you guys ever played?

JNS: The best/most fun show we have ever played so far would have to be at The Lodge in Lisle last summer. The place was packed and we played alongside some great bands. And of course the weather was beautiful outside. Speaking of shows, we are coming towards DeKalb April 9th where we will be playing at The House Cafe with the Super Happy Fun Club (featuring Stubhy from [Lucky Boys Confusion]). Should be a fantastic show! Starts at 6 p.m.!

NS: Any plans for the future?

JNS: Our future consists of finishing recording our EP and playing as many shows as we can. We are thinking about doing a mini Midwest tour as well potentially this summer.

For free downloads, go to jynxneversticks.bandcamp.com or visit myspace.com/jynxneversticks