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Supporting the band on a lengthy string of dates was Toronto electro-rockers Holy Fuck, who delivered a set that pumped the room with raucous energy, so much so that the twenty minutes between the end of their set and when !!! took the stage felt like an hour in a pressure cooker. Holy Fuck had gotten them moving, and the packed Metro crowd wanted to keep shaking the indie cred off their shoulders and get down to the sounds of !!!.
Once Offer and his bandmates finally took the stage they were joined by Shannon Funchess, who sings on the Myth Takes track "Heart Of Hearts" and who contributed to most of Wednesday night's set. The group opened the show with the Myth Takes title track, and one hour and fifteen minutes of insanity followed. [photos by Bob Ladewig and Gena Bailey]
- Myth Takes
- All My Heroes Are Wierdos
- Pardon My Freedom
- Must Be The Moon
- Shit Scheisse Merde
- A New Name
- Bend Over Beethoven (refrain)
- Heart Of Hearts
As could be expected, the majority of the band's set was comprised of songs from their new album, but they chose to end the evening appropriately with the fan favorite "Intensify," from their eponymous 2001 GSL debut. At night's end there was no doubt that !!! had more than made up for any previous lackluster performances and delivered an inspired, energized performance for Chicago. I'm surprised the Metro is still standing. SEE ALSO: www.myspace.com/chkchkchk
Having been introduced to good music by his sister in the early years, Bob Ladewig has been searching out all the best in indie music ever since. He also rides a skateboard and performs/directs comedy shows and, like all great men, he's afraid of really growing up.
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