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By Andy Argyrakis
Matchbox and Goos, Swing Out Sister's sophistication, plus indie rock at Ravinia
Monday, July 1, 2013


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Three nights of Matchbox and Goos: Few bands from the 1990s have kept up a consistent presence on the charts, though a double bill starring the Goo Goo Dolls and Matchbox Twenty seems to celebrate that anomaly. The Goos just dropped its tenth studio album "Magnetic," while Matchbox Twenty recently turned in "North" following yet another successful solo season for front man Rob Thomas. Tuesday, July 2-Thursday, July 4 at Ravinia: www.ravinia.org.

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Swing Out Sister's sophistication: Manchester's jazzy electro-pop act Swing Out Sister rarely visits America, which makes this 25th anniversary outing a must for any fans of sophisticated sounds. The duo comprised of Corinne Drewery and Andy Connell is currently celebrating the new album "Private View," but are best known for beloved '80s and '90s gems like "Breakout" and "Am I The Same Girl?" Tuesday, July 2 at House of Blues: www.livenation.com.

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Indie rock at Ravinia: Take one of the most eclectic and innovative alternative rockers of all time crossed with one of today's most quirky indie rockers, and the results are sure to make for an alluring evening. Though the night will certainly include some solo tunes from former Taking Heads singer turned solo star David Byrne and singer/songwriter St. Vincent, the bulk of the outing centers around their collaborative album "Love This Giant." Saturday, July 6 at Ravinia: www.ravinia.org.

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