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By Andy Argyrakis
Kele Weekend Report: Pavement tag teams with No Age, Kele solo
Friday, September 10, 2010


During his tenure with Bloc Party, front man Kele often flirted with the dance floor, but wound up coming across like a newer version of ominous rockers Joy Division. On his solo sidestep The Boxer (Glass Note), he lessens the guitars for some new wave influences, including nods to Adam Ant, Gary Numan and even Michael Jackson. (Worth a shot - Saturday at Double Door- Chicago, IL: www.doubledoor.com).

Long before Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs were famous, they were listening to Motown soul and golden oldies. Though all of their work has interjected those influences to a certain extent, Fagen's time in Steely Dan, McDonald's backing of that same band followed by time in the Doobie Brothers and Scaggs' Pavementsolo career have also embraced jazz, pop and good old fashioned rock n' roll. On the aptly titled "Dukes of September Rhythm Revue" tour, the esteemed trio will split the set between personal hits and choice covers. (Bet your life - Saturday at Chicago Theatre- Chicago, IL: www.ticketmaster.com).

After headlining this summer's Pitchfork Music Festival, excessive audience demand for the recently reunited Pavement has inspired a solo show in the picture perfect confines of Millennium Park. The ticketed event also features a set from Sub Pop favorites No Age, so be sure to show up early for one of indie rock's must see evenings. (Bet your life - Monday at Jay Pritzker Pavilion- Chicago, IL: www.jamusa.com).
Interpol Street Week: Interpol reemerges, The Beatles team with Ed Sullivan again
Monday, September 6, 2010


Even though an opening slot on U2's American tour never panned out this summer for Interpol due to Bono injuring his back, the band picked up the pieces with its own tour and was able to put the final touches on its fourth long player. The self-titled disc on Matador finds the New Yorkers exploring multiple layers of brooding alternative rock, loaded with plenty of epic momentum swells.

Blurring the lines between hard rock, power pop and emo, Anberlin's audience spans listeners who grew up in the 1980s through today. Instead of showcasing an affinity for The Smiths or Depeche Mode (as in the past), this brand new disc Dark Is the Way: Light Is a Place (Republic) The Beatlesis a straight-up rocker that ranks amongst its most urgent to date, thanks to production from Brendan O'Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine).

On a DVD note, fans of The Fab Four are no doubt salivating over a brand new box set that captures the ground at its groundbreaking pinnacle. Catch the British Invasion in all its glory on the archive release The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Beatles (Universal Music), loaded with interview footage and performances from the mopped topped mega stars.

The Dish Archives 2010

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