A lot of new music comes through these parts, and frankly, a good portion of it tends to fade from the memory just as quickly as it sinks to the depths of the ol' inbox. Every so often, though, something shows itself that refuses to be forgotten. Like Clip Art. It was back in the first half of 2010 that I reviewedBroken by Design--the band's debut EP--but its tracks still pop into my head quite often, making sure it keeps a comfortable place on my iPod. I mean, listen to "Dead Letter" and tell me it's not the catchiest damn thing you've heard all _____ (fill in the blank according to how much music you consume). Hook heaven. I haven't heard a whole lot from Clip Art since the EP came out, so I was pleasantly surprised to see they've got an active start to the New Year planned with a January residence at Schubas. Quality band paired with quality place to see live music is a recipe that should bring some much-needed joy to the frigid Monday nights in Chicago that are sure to be in store next month. Check out all of the dates and opening bands below, and get tickets here.
1/9 - w/ Algebro + Any Kind
1/16 - w/ Dick Prall + Paper Thick Walls 1/23 - w/ Briar Rabbit + The Sometimes Family 1/30 - w/ Baby Teeth + Jennifer Hall All shows are 8PM/$6/18+