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By Andy Argyrakis
Travis reunited, EDM Pet Shop Boys style, plus Lionel spins the hits
Monday, September 23, 2013


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Travis reunited: As the '90s came to a close, Scottish rock favorites Travis were at the top of the buzz bin and managed to carry the momentum into the front half of the 2000s. But after leaving major label life and releasing an under performing album in 2008, the group took considerable time off, filled mostly by front man Fran Healy's solo sidestep. Fast forward to now, and the guys thankfully caught the bug to reconnect again for the return to form record "Where You Stand," which joins alternative oldies like "Why Does It Always Rain On Me?" and "Sing" in the set list. Friday, September 27 at Vic Theatre: www.jamusa.com.

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EDM Pet Shop Boys style: Electronic dance music may be back in full force, but one of its original architects actually never went away in spite of continuously shifting trends. In fact, the Pet Shop Boys' music sounds even more relevant today than it did back in the day thanks to sophisticated pulsations and plenty of dance-floor friendly programming. Besides a chance to hear tunes from the duo's dozenth disc "Electric," there's always the hope of "West End Girls," "It's A Sin" and "Always On My Mind." Saturday, September 28 at Auditorium Theatre: www.livenation.com.

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Lionel spins the hits: Just last year, Lionel Richie returned to the top of the Billboard 200 with his most recent album "Tuskegee," which found him collaborating with many country stars on past R&B and pop hits. While festive nostalgia certainly takes the center of his "All The Hits All Night Long" tour, the former Commodore is also writing new material, and given his recent track record, is having no problem reinventing himself more than four decades down the line. Sunday, September 29 at United Center: www.livenation.com.

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