Concert Recommendation: Interpol, Sunday Jan. 12, Metro, Chicago
Many people have likened New York's Interpol to Joy Division. They sound
far more like the Chameleons, but fewer people even know what the Chameleons
sound like to even form a comparison. When touting the Chameleons show to
friends last October, I described the Chameleons as Interpol with better
vocals. However, if Interpol doesn't include a drunk, complaining guitarist,
then it will be a better show than the Chameleons put on. If your itch for
Manchester-style mope rock with chiming guitars hasn't been scratched since
the '80s, go see Interpol.
Anyway, I feel a little silly recommending the show since it is already sold
out, and I didn't even get a chance to buy tickets. I'm not convinced this
blog has sufficient readership to warrant my hitting up a publicist for comp
tickets (Yeah, my being ethical that way probably explains why I haven't
been more successful in the music industry.) So if you know of some extra
tickets, please email me.