I've got a whole city to hold down

March 05, 2004

Weekend roundupalooza...

... in which we wade through everything so you don't have to.

Kendrick likes locals 40 Piece Choir, backhands the Get Up Kids, and calls the Hold Steady “King Missile with chest hair.” But jeez. 11 critics' picks?

Solid piece from Whitehead on local jazz staple Ted Sirota and his Rebel Souls. Jakubiak tabs Rusty Chains (tonight at Northwestern U). But wherefore art thou, Jim DeRo?

New City
Chamberlain tips Thicksters the New Black (Saturday, Fireside) and the hooligans of British Sea Power (tonight, Bottle), while Barnes reviews the latest from local dance mavens Ralphi Rosario and Abel Aguilera.

Kot chats with the very entertaining Holmes Brothers (Friday, Legends), who provide a new word for our vocabulary: "Bulljive." Regers tips Pelican, Dylan and others in Concertline. And on Metromix, Shouse talks to British Sea Power.

Daily Herald
Guarino visits at great length with (uh) Bob Seger and offers a white-bread set of concert picks with album reviews to match. Let's say it's not Mark's best week.