Concert Recommendation: Buzzcocks, Double Door, Friday, November 28
As the saying goes, timing is everything. For bands, this can mean the
momentum of your set. I recently saw a young band who worked a funky,
edgy Gang of Four groove, but they came to screeching halt after every
song, taking far too long to get started again. It dragged down
everything good thing they had going for them. No such problems with
Buzzcocks, though. When they were at
the Metro earlier this year, the hits just kept coming and coming.
They gleefully went through their set at a breathless pace. For all the
lovelorn and youthful angst portrayed in their songs, they were so damn
happy to be playing them. They show no signs of subsiding.
Some people may rightfully be confused about when exactly this show is.
Fliers hanging inside the Double Door list the show for tonight,
November 21. I can understand that bookings change, but the Double Door
staff didn't even have to leave the building to scribble corrections on
the fliers. How lazy or apathetic are they? Or is it just a scheme to
attract an audience for whatever less-known artist is actually playing
Buzzcocks play with Dummy at the Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee,
Chicago, 773.489.3160, on at 10 p.m. on Friday, November 28.