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Concert Sat Nov 17 2007

Robbers to Rock Schubas


Ever since "New Evil" broke in 2003, Robbers on High Street have often been discussed as impersonators of similar-sounding bands like Spoon and many of their contemporaries in New York City. The Fine Lines EP and Tree City in the next two years were acclaimed releases that didn't stop critics from simply calling them ripoffs.

But 2007's Grand Animals has changed the pigeonholing critiques. Italian composer Daniele Luppi, whose resume includes Gnarls Barkley and John Legend, produced the record that showcases Robbers on High Street's love for 60s and 70s pop music. With clear influences from the Kinks and Piero Umiliani throughout the record, it's obvious that Robbers on High Street are carving their own path now.

The energetic live band returns to Chicago for a third time in 2007 with a gig at Schubas on Sunday night. Great Northern and Happy Salmon open at 9PM. Admission is $12.

 
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