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Vandervelde's Next Step

vanderveldesummer1.jpg It's been a few years since David Vandervelde's been based out of the Chicago area, but he's never stayed away for very long. Once he was a sort-of protege of Jay Bennett; living, writing and recording with the ex-Wilco multi-instrumentalist. Some of the results from that arrangement ended up on his fantastic ethereal glam-rock debut album, The Moonstation House Band. But it was soon clear that Vandervelde had no intention of recreating that. A June '07 show at Darkroom sounded like Moonstation's airiness had been injected with a solid dose of chunky southern rock. On the followup, Waiting for the Sunrise, he took a page out of 70s AM rock records. And last year's Summer Time Hits went for a walloping power-pop sound. (Try listening to "Checkin' Out My Baby" and not having it stick in your head all day.) Earlier this week, Vandervelde released a single "More Than You Can Feel" that's yet another example of him effortlessly toying with his influences.

Vandervelde headlines the late show at Schubas on Saturday, the 7th. Expect to hear some new songs from his forthcoming album on Secretly Canadian. Detroit's High Strung open at 10PM. The show's 21+ and $10. Schubas is at the corner of Belmont & Southport.

 
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