Concert Recommendation: The BellRays, Friday Mar. 28, Empty Bottle
It's likely the BellRays will be overshadowed by their support acts. Electric
Six have quite the buzz going over the disco parody "Danger! High Voltage"
which has all the makings of a novelty hit. New Zealanders the D4 are getting
mentioned on commercial radio, surprising for any band playing the Empty
Bottle, particularly in an opening slot. But those who stick around until
the end of the night will be richly rewarded. Singer Lisa Kekaula is quite
the presence to behold, like a spirited "Proud Mary"-era Tina Turner, fronting
a soul-inflected garage rock band. "Stupid Fuckin' People" is a vital anthem
for anyone who ever has to deal with, well, just read the song title."
The BellRays play the Empty Bottle,
1035 N. Western Ave., Chicago on Friday, March 28 at 10 p.m. with Electric
Six and the D4.