Historic music venues and bands need your help. Stages darkened, bands unplugged, “everybody,” as the R.E.M. song goes, “hurts.”
So it is that alt-rock vets Guided By Voices will stream live to benefit Chicago’s Metro club on Friday. There’s a $20 charge for access to the stream, which will broadcast via the Metro’s website. On the day of the show, the fee climbs to $25. Steep? Consider the opportunity. The Metro hosted rock titans from the Smashing Pumpkins to R.E.M. in years gone by.
Now during the pandemic, the Metro is trying to hold on. They enlisted Guided By Voices to help. Led by enigmatic lead singer Robert Pollard, the longtime cult favorites have a new album forthcoming, “Mirrored Aztec” (due Aug. 21), to prop. As a bonus, GBV will perform as if for a packed Metro. As such, the band’s penchant for melody and musicality will resonate in its full-electric and eclectic glory.
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