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Concert Wed Apr 04 2012

Fucked Up @ Lincoln Hall 4/9

There's always something to be said for a band that's hard to pin down, and that certainly applies to Toronto's Fucked Up. It's easiest, of course, to paint them with a broad punk or hardcore brush, and certainly some of the notes are there: bearded, shirtless, yowling frontman, check. Howling, three guitar wall-of-noise, check. Unprintable/mentionable band name seemingly suitable only for Xeroxed flyers, roger. But that hardly scratches the surface. Take a closer look and it becomes clear that Fucked Up is a band that is leading a rich inner life. In 2011 alone, the band managed to release the critically acclaimed David Comes to Life, one of the most successful takes on a concept album in recent memory, as well as releasing David's Town, an ambitious Record Store Day release of surprisingly convincing "hits" from fictional Byrdesdale, UK. The band's live shows are an excellent tightrope walk between the rich, visceral chaos of their punk leanings and frontman Damian Abraham's force of nature stage (or perhaps more appropriately, venue) presence, and the bands clearly well crafted and capably executed songcraft.

Fucked Up plays at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., on Monday, April 9, 2012 at 7pm. Chicago's own Lasers and Fast and Shit open.

[Note: Originally, Fucked Up was supposed to play Lincoln Hall on Sunday, April 8th. From LH: Due to a scheduling conflict the show has now been moved from April 8, 2012 to April 9, 2012. All previous ticket holders will be contacted directly.]

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It should be mentioned that they're playing David Comes to Live in it's entirety in Chicago only on this tour, according to their blog.

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Our Final Transmission Days

By The Gapers Block Transmission Staff

Transmission staffers share their most cherished memories and moments while writing for Gapers Block.

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  Chicago Music Media

Alarm Magazine
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Can You See The Sunset From The Southside
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Country Music Chicago
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Dark Jive
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Fake Shore Drive
Gowhere Hip Hop
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Little White Earbuds
Live Fix Blog
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Oh My Rockness
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Theft Liable to Prosecution
Tribune Music
UR Chicago
Victim Of Time
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Kingston Mines
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The Mutiny
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Park West
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Red Line Tap
Reggie's Rock Club & Music Joint
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mP Shows
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