Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Show preview: King Sparrow support Meat Puppets 11/12 at Schubas

WCR regulars might know by now that indie-garage rock trio King Sparrow is one of our favorite Chicago-based bands. We did an introductory Q&A with singer and guitarist Eric Georgevich sortly after they came onto the scene and highlighted them as one of the best emerging bands of 2008, and are always excited to hear about what they've been up to. The trio is playing Schubas this Thursday, November 12 as one of two supporting acts for the Meat Puppets - who are in town for a three-night stint at the club - so if you're going to the show you'll want to be sure to arrive early to catch the band's opening set (they hit the stage around 9:45).

To get a taste of King Sparrow before the show, check out their excellent debut EP, Derailer, five songs of hard driving rock and roll that's edgy and raw without sacrificing melody and accessibility. You can get it via all the usual suspects, including CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon MP3 and emusic. The band has also been cool enough to let WCR readers grab a new track, "Good and Plenty," that's not yet available anywhere else. It's damn good and you can download it below.

Download MP3: King Sparrow - "Good and Plenty"

Also, look for a recently-filmed music video for the Derailer track "Forest" in the coming weeks. Here's a sneak preview:

King Sparrow at Schubas (supporting the Meat Puppets)

Thursday, November 12, 2009
Also with Black Wine
9 p.m., 21 and over
$16 advance, $18 at door (buy tickets)

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