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Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

Destroyer brought its synthesizer ballads to life at Metro during Tomorrow Never Knows

Zach Long
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Zach Long
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Over the weekend, Tomorrow Never Knows music festival brought bands and comedians to some of Chicago's best music venues. One of the most exciting shows on the schedule was a headlining set from Destroyer, the long-running project of singer-songwriter (and frequent New Pornographers collaborator) Dan Bejar. The group played Metro on Saturday, January 20 behind its recent record Ken, bringing to life the album's '80s-synth–dappled arrangements and saxophone melodies.

If you missed out on Bejar's oblique lyricism and seven-piece band, we've got some wonderful photos from the evening in Wrigleyville. And if you're still craving more of the Destroyer's elegant rock balladry, there's a decent chance the group may stop through Chicago again this summer to perform at Pitchfork Music Festival or Lollapalooza

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Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

TNK fest 2018

Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

TNK fest 2018

Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

TNK fest 2018

Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

tnk fest 2018

Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

tnk fest 2018

Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

tnk fest 2018

Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

tnk fest 2018

Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

tnk fest 2018

Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

tnk fest 2018

Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

tnk fest 2017

Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

tnk fest 2018

Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

tnk fest 2018

Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

tnk fest 2018

Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

tnk fest 2018

Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

tnk fest 2018

Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

tnk fest 2018

Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

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