Company of Thieves @ Subterranean

Company of Thieves @ Subterranean

This show took place on the coldest day I think I have ever experienced in my 26 years of life. With the ever famous Chicago windchill, the temperature was -33, and you better believe that the wind was blowing.

Why is this important to a show review?

The show still sold out. Enough people cared about the three bands playing this show that they braved the weather. Even more impressive is the fact that there was a line outside the venue before the doors opened, and almost literally froze to death. Hey, anything for a good show, right? (more…)

Company of Thieves @ The Metro

Company of Thieves @ The Metro

Company of Thieves also played Cancel Out Cancer, the benefit show that I mentioned in a previous post about Quietdrive.

Company of Thieves is not your normal band.

For example, they cite Motown, soul, 1960’s and 1970’s rock n’ roll, Wilco, Neil Young, Fiona Apple and the Beatles, among their influences. In a time of rock and roll, Company of Thieves sings about Oscar Wilde. Instead of grungy jeans and t-shirts, they often appear onstage with girly dresses and vintage hats. They are truly standout artists. (more…)