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Brokeback

Doug McCombs' band is the strong silent type ¿ so to speak. Brokeback, the long-running instrumental rock band of which McCombs is the sole constant, hails from an earlier era of Chicago rock where forgoing a singer and focusing on the songs was practically de rigueur (he also plays in Tortoise, which is singerless). Brokeback, now in its 15th year, is returning to action and debuting a new lineup. The Tribune caught up with McCombs recently. 10 p.m. Saturday at Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave.; $18 advance, $20 door (21+) ; emptybottle.comRead the full Doug McCombs interview
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