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Concert Fri Oct 19 2007

Nada Surf Sells Out Chicago

Nada Surf, once a major label darling (Elektra), has forged a new existence for themselves as an independent band rising again.  While it may be impossible for the band to escape their unwarranted label as a "one hit wonder", Nada Surf is pushing forward the way few bands from the post-alternative era have.  Slow and steady the band has rebuilt their fan base from the ground up connecting via an active touring schedule and on-line avenues.  Now over 10 years after their smash hit Popular was an MTV anthem, Nada Surf continues with the quirky offerings like Popular, but has found meaningful songwriting and a memorable, energetic sound.  Their album The Weight Is The Gift, produced by Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie) found a whole new generation digging the sounds of Nada Surf.  Coming to Chicago for a two night stand with openers The Little Ones and Sea Wolf, the band's popularity precedes them as both shows at Schubas sold out weeks ago.  With a new album in the works for the spring, Nada Surf will no doubt be back again and for Chicago's sake, hopefully at a bigger venue.

 
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