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Concert Wed Jan 12 2011

The High Dials @ Double Door Saturday, 1/15

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Chicago is one lucky city. It's not often that the Montréal based psychedelic band The High Dials grace our streets but the band has secured an opening spot on the bill for this Saturday night January 15th at The Double Door. Despite the season's winter chill, the band's lush sound will be sure to warm you up.

The High Dials create songs that are not psychedelic in a harder edged droning way but are elevated to a more pop appeal. Think a catchy and less idiosyncratic Syd Barrett or Pretty Things, for example. Throughout their two EPS and four full lengths, most recently 2010's Anthems for Doomed Youth, the band has worked on perfecting the subtle art of rocking out in transcendent ways but at the same time being accessible and blissful to listen to. Their sense of rhythm and talent is unmistakable and one can't help but see the five piece as one of Canada's best. In previous live shows in years past, they've taken their already amazing recorded songs to the very edge and still managed to keep perfect control over the essence of the compositions themselves. If the world can be separated into those music fans who listen to what is meaningful and life changing and those that prefer mindless pop music instead, it's clear High Dials fans belong to the former group of folks.

Just make sure to get there early so that you don't miss a single note of their rare visit! Doors for this show are at 8pm and show starts at 9pm. Also on this bill are bands Aetiology , The Town Monster, and headliners Rubblebucket.

 
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