Minor Characters – Voir Dire

written by: Ciara Shook on September 28, 2014

Truly, the overall theme of Voir Dire seems to be a desire to connect with those nearest to us in earnest—as the Latin expression implies—with no interest in reaching far-flung audiences who are invariable removed from the current dialogue.

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White Mystery at Schubas Tavern on Feb. 14, 2013

written by: Ciara Shook on February 15, 2013

White Mystery are the type to play their tracks with the same spit and vigor as on their albums, but with the added pogo jumping and headbanging that makes seeing them live an experience beyond the canned heat on the albums.

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Crocodiles at Subterranean on Oct. 5, 2012

written by: Ciara Shook on October 6, 2012

Crocodiles put on a short-but-sweet set that left little room for filler or chatter. The close quarters and reckless acoustics of Subterranean fused the sound with anyone who could hear it.

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Joe Pug at Lincoln Hall on May 19, 2012

written by: Ciara Shook on May 21, 2012

A former Chicagoan by way of the Mid-Atlantic, the Windy City was certainly a stop Pug was looking forward to, and he was welcomed back with open arms for a two-night stint at a venue he’d previously appeared at.

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A Lull at Schubas Tavern on Feb. 12

written by: Ciara Shook on February 15, 2012

With as many arms flying and balls in the air as the cover of 2011’s Confetti illustrates, the group had a way of getting carried away in each song while keeping the sound firmly grounded.

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