After crafting sprawling prog-rock based on a Japanese folktale and paying tribute to musical heroes R.E.M., the Decemberists take another unexpected turn on the group's latest album, I'll Be Your Girl. The record's first three songs recast Colin Meloy and company has a buoyant synth-pop act, revealing a jaunty, fun-loving side of the band that often gets lost amid its earnest refrains and ambitious conceptual undertakings. Nautical indie-pop outfit Tennis support.
|Venue name:||Chicago Theatre | Chicago, IL||Contact:|
175 N State St
|Cross street:||between Randolph and Lake Sts|
|Transport:||El stop: Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to State/Lake; Red to Lake.|