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Concert Fri Nov 15 2013

DEATH and New Year's

Oh, I know, you haven't even carved up your tofurkey and here we are talking New Year's Eve, but in Chicago, it's never too early to start planning your concerts, and this is one show announcement we're pretty excited over. DEATH is coming to town, namely Reggie's, 2105 S. State St., for a sure to be epic New Year's Eve show.

The relatively underground protopunk/garage trio, founded in 1974 in Detroit by three music-obsessed brothers, struggled to find the right musical niche but gained notoriety with crate divers and indie music lovers in recent years, culminating in the band biopic "A Band Called DEATH". Those who've studied the band or seen the film know of the struggles for commercial success and the tragic death of David in 2000 from lung cancer. But that wasn't the end of the story. Lucky for us, after the internets picked up the scent of how great this band was/is, Drag City picked up the band and has since started re-releasing their work, to the glee of many. And now they're headed to Chicago (not for the first time, but still, it's exciting).

DEATH plays NYE at Reggie's. Doors will open at 8:30pm with El Mejor opening. Tickets are $20 for GA (multiple VIP options available for more) and go on sale today. 17+

If you haven't seen the film yet, it's streamable online, or you can head to Reggie's December 20th for a special screening to get you in the mood for ROCK.

 
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