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Preview Fri Jan 29 2010

Hail The Black Dragons @ Reggie's Rock Club: Tonight!

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I love head music, the kind that goes on seemingly for days and leaves you soothed yet unsure of what just happened when the song ended. I also love indie rock with a progressive edge. They meet from time to time and local band Hail The Black Dragons creates a great sound using both these elements.

The band should get the Blue Ribbon at the Indie Rock State Fair for their brave, awesome name. For newcomers calling themselves Hail the Black Dragons, one better have a sound that matches in epic quality and in my opinion, they do.

While more rock than anything else, some songs give a trance like mood, while others go more punk dance party. HTBD mixes progressive rock, punk and a bit of space rock with a feel that lets you have all the numbness of cerebral centered music, but with a groove factor, loud vocals and infectious songs that had me singing along. I'm excited to see what they are like live when they play tonight at Reggie's. I'm expecting an Iggy Pop/J. Spaceman hybrid sound that will be talked about for awhile.

Hail The Black Dragons plays tonight at Reggie's Rock Club. The Last Good Year, Process, Far Things and Counterfeit I open.

The show starts at 8. Reggie's Rock Club is located at 2109 S. State St. (312) 949-0121. 18+.

 
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