“The future of classic rock,” the Arrivals, arrive at Soda Bar. “In an alphabetized list of bands, we’d be near the top,” says singer-slinger Isaac of his punk-rock outfit.
For nearly 20 years, the Arrivals have been shredding Chicago’s South Side with their “Mission of Burma trying to write Kinks songs wearing Jam T-shirts over their Pixies tattoos” recipe. Tasty: myspace.com/thearrivalsrock. Tiltwheel wobbles in first.... Country skrunks the Dex Romweber Duo and Screamin Yeehaws ride into Til-Two. Heather Hardcore spins round sets.... And don’t forget to get to that Alberta Cross residency down at Casbah one of these Wednesdays. This week, Low Volts opens the show. I’m audi.
— Barnaby Monk