As much as I love the Hives as a live act, I'd written them off as a novelty one-album wonder after Veni, Vidi, Vicious. Then I heard their newest release, The Black and White Album, and my faith was restored. There is no obvious single because so many songs are so outstanding, a total rush that lends itself to their explosive shows. Come see how rock and roll should be lived and breathed.
The Hives play with the Donnas at the
Riviera Theater, 4746 N. Racine Ave., Chicago, on Friday, February 29
at 7:30 p.m.