The Administration Silvie’s Lounge, Chicago Sunday, September 3, 2006 Live! Tonight! Rock critic!
2006 CLUB GUIDE READERâ€™S POLL Just what is it that you do when youâ€™re not here? In so many words, thatâ€™s what weâ€™re after with our Club Guide Readerâ€™s Poll. Where do you drink? Who has the best sound? Weâ€™ll print the results in the November issue. America! Democracy! We vote, eh?
Foo Fighters Auditorium Theatre, Chicago Friday, August 25, 2006 Dave Grohl has unplugged before, and as with Friday, veteran punk guitarist Pat Smear was onstage with him. But for Foo Fighters’ intimate performance at Auditorium Theatre in support of the acoustic half of last fall’s In Your Honor, he didn’t allow it to affect his […]
Assassins Schubas, Chicago Saturday, August 26, 2006 While Assassins have played here and there over the past three years, Saturday’s two sets at Schubas was part of a new concept to them– performing in support of an album available for public consumption.
Joan Of Arc, Owen Beat Kitchen, Chicago Thursday, August 31, 2006 Joan Of Arc have long been the whipping boys of Chicago’s normally embracing experimental rock scene. Pitchfork once handed them a 1.9 (no album has garnered more than a 5.3) and the Chicago Tribune backhanded them by bringing it up in an article about […]
Gosling Schubas, Chicago Friday, September 1, 2006 ‘Twas a time when a band called Loudermilk trolled the shores of southern Washington state, later to grind out tours with Mötley Crüe and Megadeth. But luck has never been on their side.
Men Women & Children House Of Blues, Chicago Saturday, September 2, 2006 “You don’t need a reason to get on the dance floor,”Men Women & Children vocalist TJ Penzone insists during “Dance In My Blood,”the first song on MWC’s self-titled Reprise debut. Maybe he’s right, but his band provide pretty good reason anyway.
Simon Dawes Metro, Chicago Tuesday, September 5, 2006 These young ‘uns sound years beyond what their ages claim.
Christina Aguilera Back To Basics (RCA) It would take an artist as complex as Christina Aguilera to record a double album and call it Back To Basics.
Voicst 11:11 (Intrigue) Taking their name from South African slang for “manic energy,” Holland’s Voicst release their Stateside debut.
Stefy The Orange Album (Wind Up) Sleaze-pop hopeful Stefy Rae does the right thing.
Goat Twisted Heart (Engine Room) Still early in his career, Goat, aka Anthony Rosen, is on the slow track to becoming a Bruce Cockburn.
Broadcast Future Crayon (Warp) B-sides and rarities compilatiton from underrated, cinematic electronic quintet.
Liam Singer Our Secret Lies Beneath The Creek (Tell-All) While this collection would surely be more intriguing had The Creek meant the actor, Liam Singer’s post rocking of classical music will do.
The Colour Devil’s Got A Holda Me (Rethink) The British spelling “colour” has occupied more bandnames than merits mention, and this Los Angeles band don’t clarify the matter.