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Urge Overkill (music group)

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  • Concert review: Big Star 'Third' at Park West

    After a two-hour tribute to Big Star’s lost-then-found classic album “Third,” drummer Jody Stephens provided an instant review for the audience Friday at Park West. The concert “reminds me of recording the third album,”...
  • Return to 'Guyville'

    Return to 'Guyville'
    Nash Kato was the swaggering singer-guitarist of the rising Chicago band Urge Overkill in the early '90s when he and his bandmates would hang out at Wicker Park's Rainbo Club, and, he recalls, a petite young woman was always hitting them up for beers...
  • R. Clifton Spargo

     R. Clifton Spargo
    What do you think of when you think of Chicago? Great indie music. Some of my favorites include: Urge Overkill, The Smashing Pumpkins, Ministry, alt country pioneers The Waco Brothers, Liz Phair (the early days), Neko Case, The Redwalls, Smith Westerns,...
  • July 5: Music Lounge - Urge Overkill

    July 5: Music Lounge - Urge Overkill
    Check out Chicago Band Urge Overkill as they stop by WGN. We have Dean talking to them about the new album and check out the links below for 4 songs! 2 of the four are off the new album and 2 classics! Legendary Indie Band Urge Overkill has just...
  • Concert review: Neil Diamond at United Center

    Concert review: Neil Diamond at United Center
    Neil Diamond clutches the microphone in his right hand, and makes music with his left. It sweeps, points, punches, waves, swerves and skips an imaginary lasso. It blows moist kisses in the direction of the balconies. It clutches an unseen skull, a...
  • An air of creative writing

    An air of creative writing
    How do you write Lin's Bin? Lin's Bin starts with a question. Is it OK to compliment a woman on her breasts? Where does the time go? Why are teenagers so cranky? The questions come from clueless frat boys, from wistful mothers, from grade school kids...
  • The Simple Pleasures of Plants and Animals

    The Simple Pleasures of Plants and Animals
    Plants and Animals Wed., Oct. 10, BAR, 254 Crown St., New Haven, (203) 495-1111,; Fri., Oct. 12, Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton, MA, (413) 586-8686,   It used to be that rock and roll was rebellious. If you...
  • Six degrees of Chris Holmes: Obama neighbor, Beck sideman, more

    Musician Chris Holmes seems to attract a curious mix of people, including Barack Obama, Paul McCartney, Beck and My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields....
  • Album of the Week: Plants and Animals

    Album of the Week: Plants and Animals
    Plants and Animals The End of That (Secret City) It’s rare to find classic-rock tinged jams with so much swagger and juice that still have a sense of humor (not so much as to be a gag) and real artistry to the lyrics. “The moral of the...