Concert Recommendation: Ash, Tuesday, May 20, The Bottom Lounge
You can't blame Ash for not trying to break it big in the U.S. This is their
fourth time to Chicago in less than a year. Their music has evolved beyond
the Buzzcocks-meet-Dinosaur Jr. sound of their debut. Especially with the
addition of second guitarist Charlotte Hatherley, they're a stronger live
band, and they put together a glorious assortment of songs on Free All
Angels, their most recent studio album. They've gone from flirting with
greatness to dating greatness and are maybe even on their way to getting engaged
and married to greatness.
Ash play the Bottom Lounge,
3206 N. Wilton Ave., Chicago, IL, 773.975.0505, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May
20. Circle & Square and McIntyre open.