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Transmission Thu Dec 30 2010

Preview: Light Pollution and Japandroids at Schubas Tavern

Let local boys Light Pollution and Canadian rock stars Japandroids be the first concert you see this new year, Saturday at Schubas Tavern.

Originally from the university town of DeKalb, Illinois, Light Pollution will be making their way into Chicago with their soothing, synth-heavy music. Playing just after the birth of the new year's traditionally debauchery-laden events, Light Pollution may just fit the night's bill after a long night of celebrating. The group is fronted by James Cicero along with long-time friend Matt Evert on drums. Though initially started by the two friends while still students at Northern Illinois University, Light Pollution added Nick Sherman and Jed Robertson soon after. The psychedelic infused band just recently signed with label Carpark Records, and is officially the label's first Midwestern artist.

Headliners Japandroids will not only be playing New Years day, but will be also be playing the night before with My Gold Mask. Known for their whirlwind touring, and having just finished their Post-Nothing tour in October 2010, Japandroids are ending and starting the new year strong and doing what they do best.

The concert will be held at Schubas Tavern at 3159 N. Southport, Chicago, IL 60657. Tickets for the New Years Eve concert are $30 each and the event is 21+. New Years day concert tickets are $15 each and the show will be 18+. Both concerts begin at 10:00 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets visit Schubas' site or call (773) 525-2508.

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