Saturday, May 07, 2011

Extra! Extra!

The May issue of Chicago Innerview is now available online. In this month's issue, I interviewed Nick Harmer, bassist of Death Cab For Cutie. 

On April 20th, the band’s official website began streaming songs from Codes and Keys, allowing fans the early opportunity to listen and comment on the songs. By the time this article has been published, the full album will likely have been made available. At the time of our interview, this writer informed Harmer that a preview of the new album was never shared by the band’s label (Atlantic) prior to our conversation. Speaking from his home in Seattle, Harmer humbly apologized before breaking into laughter. “I hope it doesn’t let you down,” said Harmer.    

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Sunday, May 01, 2011

Main Stage

Tribute bands tend to aim towards the recreation of an experience. In the case of Tributosaurus, the attention to musical detail has always been the key focus rather than the theatrics. Whether it’s having a small string section to play on “She’s A Rainbow” by The Rolling Stones or making sure there are horns for “5.15” by The Who, Tributosaurus makes sure all the little pieces to a song are in place. It’s a celebration of a musical catalog rather than a greatest hits show; it’s a show where the deep cuts get the biggest applause. For members like Matt Spiegel, Chris Neville and the tons of local musicians (Poi Dog Pondering, Local H) that have added to the collective groove, Tributosaurus has become a monthly escape that won’t disappoint and will almost always surprise. Check for news on the band’s upcoming tenth anniversary.

Tributosaurus performs as Kool & The Gang @ Martyrs (5/4/11 - 7pm & 10pm)

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