New Year's shows are starting to pop up again, with Margot and the Nuclear So-Sos at Schubas, Jon Brion at the Harris Theater, Spoon at the Metro and now Black Kids at the Empty Bottle. Usually when hyped up bands play small venues I make a point to see them before they blow up even if I'm not sure I'm into them, just in case they could win me over live (see: Peter Bjorn and John). But I definitely won't bother this time, even if it wasn't New Year's Eve . . .
Happy holidays! Back on Monday, both blog and radio show.
EDIT: But wait! This show gets the award for most depressing New Year's show:
Everclear and the Lovehammers @ the Hyatt Regency O'Hare