Driven To Success

Dig into AM Taxi’s history and it might be easy to assume how the Chicago band quickly made it to the Virgin Records roster with their first album We Don’t Stand a Chance. But don’t think you can figure out the whole story, singer Adam Krier says. Krier and bassist Jason Schultejann logged time in ska pop-punk act Lucky Boys Confusion, where Krier also contributed to the songwriting, but...

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Quickly Orchestrated

Anniversaire’s album Nightingale may sound like the product of a meticulous, involved studio session, but singer Aaron Jordan says the orchestral pop band knocked out the recording of their debut disc in three days. The Omaha four-piece consisting of Jordan, bassist Travis Ahrenholtz, cellist Megan Siebe and drummer Ben Eberly recorded their album at ARC, the studio owned by the Mogis...

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‘If This Is It, Let’s Get it While it’s There’

Here we go, stepping boldly into 2011. Or typing forward, one character at a time. I’m not one for resolutions. If you’re living your best life, doing the best you can, even if it’s moving forward at your own pace, that’s what matters. Jon Dee Graham wrote in “Robot Moving” on 2004’s CD The Great Battle, “Everybody says put one foot in front of the other/Course the irony is...

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Visions of 2011, Pt. 1

Before we can look forward, we must look back. Last year's predictions for 2010 started with nine hunches that can be summed up this way: There will be fewer bands all trying to get paid more to play in fewer clubs that will be booking fewer shows but with better national bands playing at a higher ticket price. To gauge my accuracy, we went to the expert. Marc Leibowitz, whose One Percent...

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It’s True Update, Passing the Backbeat Baton

* This week’s 8 Days section features many of your most exciting options for an in-tune New Year’s Eve celebration set to live music, but here are two quality stragglers: The Firm w/ special guests play Side Door Lounge, 3530 Leavenworth St. The 9 p.m. show will feature classic album covers including T.Rex, Iggy Pop, The Cure, Velvet Underground and Talking Heads, from Bill Eustice, Dereck...

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2010 Top 10

* Band of Horses, Infinite Arms (Columbia/Fat Possum) — BOH had opening tours with Widespread Panic and Pearl Jam this year, and perhaps that reflects the band’s overall appeal better than anything. Infinite is an epic rock ‘n’ roll record, the kind our descendents will look on with the same slack jawed reverence we all look at Led Zeppelin IV, and more contemporary efforts like Wilco’s...

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