Sunday, January 29, 2006


Mark your calendars for an upcoming night of great local music sponsored by fellow bloggers Ctrl – Alt - Rock With: The Assembly May Or May Not Alphabet at Schubas Tavern (3159 N. Southport) on Thursday, February 16th, 2006 at 8 PM Cover: $8 Says Chicagoist: presents its first live music event, Ctrl – Alt – Rock, at Schubas Tavern on Thursday, February 16th, 2006. After more than a year and a half of blogging about Chicago's innovative music scene, Chicagoist, in conjunction with Tankboy Productions, joins the fray with a live show featuring three Chicago bands on the rise: The Assembly, May Or May Not and Alphabet. The Assembly is riding a wave of acclaim thanks to their 2005 album Commencement that combines Brit rock influences with that distinctive Chicago guitar crunch. For fans of shimmering guitars, melodious vocals and wanderlust musings, May Or May Not comes on like lo-fi indie pop that's been making out with the sounds of 70s AM radio. Lastly, Alphabet brings a Bowie-meets-Beck-after-being -hit-with-Pixies-guitar-lines aesthetic to the evening. With a name that's geek speak for restarting your computer, Ctrl – Alt – Rock brings Chicagoist's sensibility to Chicago's live music scene. "We wanted a name that would let our readers know that this isn't just another rock show," says Scott Smith, Chicagoist's associate editor for arts and entertainment. "Ctrl-Alt-Rock will be a uniquely Chicagoist event with all of the snarky charm our readers have come to expect from us."


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