Concert Recommendation: Franz Ferdinand, Metro, Saturday, June 12
We clearly live in the age of cynicism. Proof: the backlash against
Franz Ferdinand is greater than their actual popularity. In the past
few weeks, I've read comments describing the '80s-sounding Scottish
band as overhyped and overrated, particularly in regard to even
lesser-known bands. But it's not like Franz Ferdinand are ubiquitous or
overexposed. I've probably heard more by Modest Mouse on WLUW lately,
and no one seems to mind them. Yes, they've sold out tonight's show at
the Metro, but that is hardly conquering the New World.
Franz Ferdinand play the Metro,
3730 N. Clark, Chicago, 773.549.0203, at
6:30 p.m. tonight, Saturday, June 12 with Sons & Daughters.