Weeky Roundup

Perpetual Groove @ Martyrs

Morning, folks…

It was a fun week on there here Live Music Blog. Too bad I missed the Bjork show the Auditorium Theater on Saturday night. Greg Kot got to go and said this…

For the closing “Declare Independence,” the singer sounded like the teenage punk she once was. “Raise your flag!” she commanded. “Higher! Higher!” her band responded. Though the singer didn’t mention it, there was a political message underlying many of these songs. “Army of Me” said it best: “Stand up, you’ve got to manage.”

Be yourself, in other words. All one had to do was look at the stage to see an example of that in action.

Read on for your full weekly roundup and look for plenty more updates this week as we settle into our workweek. We’re hitting a couple of the Arcade Fire shows this weekend at the Chicago Theater, so hope to have some photo updates soon after. Pitchfork just published an interview with the band (i.e. Win Butler); I’ll be catching up on that today.

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