In the early Nineties, American Music Club was hailed for its original sound and singer/guitarist Mark Eitzel's lyrical talents, which ranged from self-deprecating to astutely perceptive of humanity's shortcomings. Now, after ten years in limbo, the godfathers of emo have reunited. Far from sounding outdated, however, the San Francisco group's new album, Love Songs for Patriots, reveals a band whose majestic blend of jazz and roots rock seems tailor-made for the times. It should be quite a thrill to see all the original members together again in an intimate setting.
perform at 9:00 p.m. Sunday, October 31, at I/O, NE 14th St. Tickets cost $13. Call 305-358-8007.