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Shout Out Louds, Freelance Whales
Monday May 10, 2010
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Location:  Lincoln Hall
2424 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 525-2508
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Time:  8pm  
Age:  21+  
Cost:  $15
Styles:  Rock
Performers:  Shout Out Louds, Freelance Whales  

Must-See Music Pick! From the Music Editors: View Music Picks 
It's a tired old story – scrappy indie band bangs a sound so evocatively fresh, yet fragile, for a record or two, and then some coastal producer with a record of success ruins it all by trying to take it to the next level. To producer Phil Ek's (Built To Spill, Band of Horses) credit, though, the Shout Out Louds threw a curveball with 2010's Work, ditching the punk Swedish angst that made "The Comeback" and "Very Loud" the new go-to Nordic sound, for, well, placid themes about work. And not the fun kind of work, but the working for a paycheck kind of work. Ek does make it blossom pristine, but we'll be surprised if these new tunes get major play. Meanwhile, NYC's Freelance Whales have yet to change their tune, offering a charming, almost twee blend of banjo leads, twinkling bells and off-kilter harmonies, pogo-ing somewhere between Matt & Kim and Dashboard Confessional. (Gavin Paul)


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