Thursday, March 20, 2003

Concert Recommendation:  Idlewild, Friday Mar. 21, Double Door

Scottish quintet Idlewild's album 100 Broken Windows and the accompanying tour were musical highlights of 2001. They've been compared to Nirvana, but they sound nothing like a Nickelback power ballad. Even the Nirvana reference falls short because their greatest strength is their two guitarists Rod Jones and Allan Stewart's. They switch from complexly interwoven harmony to a dense barrage of sound and back again, usually in the same song. And the band puts on an energetic show.

Idlewild will be opening for Pearl Jam in May and June, so see them now in front of a few hundred people rather than several thousand.

Idlewild play at the Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL, 773.489.3160 on Friday, March 21 at 10 p.m. with the French Kicks and .22.  

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