Concert Recommendations for Friday, Feb. 28:
Detroit Cobras with the Greenhornes and the Drapes, 10 p.m., Double Door,
1572 N Milwaukee, Chicago, 773.489.3160
Ladytron with Simian and Out Hud, 10 p.m., Metro, 3730 N. Clark, Chicago, 773.549.0203
Friday is a good night for concerts in Chicago. The Detroit Cobras ply old
soul covers but make them their own. Singer Rachel Nagy's presence comes
across even in recording, and the rest of the band takes a garage/rockabilly
approach rather than a strictly historical recreation. The Greenhornes are
getting press as part of the neo-garage movement, which bodes well for the
Double Door line-up.
Meanwhile, Ladytron are at the Metro doing vaguely kitschy synth pop, not
until Stereo Total.
BTW, the Double Door does have a web site but I refuse to link to it in principle.
The Metro site is annoying with its Flash splash page, but at least it doesn't
force you to listen to music like the Double Door site does.