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Local Music Notebook: Kill Chicago

"According to Billboard, AC/DC's three Midwestern U.S. arena shows in Fargo, North Dakota; St. Paul, Minnesota; and Chicago, Illinois were seen by 47,939 fans, generating $5.7 million in box office revenue and placing the trek at No. 1 on the weekly 'Hot Tours' list of top-grossing tours," Blabbermouth notes.

"The February 11 concert in Fargo was the best-attended show of the three, with 19,308 tickets sold, while the February 17 performance at Chicago's United Center was seen by only 13,773 fans. It should be noted, however, that the veteran rockers also played Chicago last fall when a sellout crowd of 29,732 packed the city's Wrigley Field."

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From the February show:

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Baby, Not A Big Surprise
Peter Cetera needs to take a chill pill.

No Men Allowed
Former Chicagoan in this kosher punk band that frankly sounds like a wank.

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Date The Band
Yeah, not so sure about this . . .

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Here they are at Subterranean earlier this month:

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Kill Chicago Is A Band

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Here's a taste:

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On The Road . . .

"Meat Wave doesn't just play three-chord songs about girls and politics," Ben Buchnat writes for the Daily Nebraskan.

While some of the band's songs fit this description, many of them describe strange life events or bizarre news stories and exhibit experimentation within the musical composition. The group's name even comes from an Onion article parodying a particularly brutal Chicago summer.

Meat Wave plays the Reverb Lounge in Omaha on Saturday, Feb. 20. The show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $10 in advance or $12 on the day of.

The band doesn't want to give into tropes, according to guitarist and vocalist Chris Sutter in a phone interview with the Daily Nebraskan.

Flying into Omaha's Reverb Lounge on Feb. 20, attendees should expect anything but a boring show. Sutter describes the band's sets as really loud and more intense than the record. The band's discography has some slower and more subdued moments, but Sutter says the band "strives to turn it all up to 10 or 11" for a live audience.

Coming from the Chicago underground scene, the city has been the primary place of influence since Meat Wave's inception in 2011.

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Here they are in Arizona last week:

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Comments welcome.



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Posted on February 24, 2016


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