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Girl Group Chicago, Yolks 

When: Tue., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. 2013
Price: $20
In April 2012, when Gossip Wolf made the first proper mention of Girl Group Chicago in the pages of the Reader, the band had yet to perform: vocalist and manager Shana East anticipated a debut that summer, “once its costumes, choreography, and sets are finished.” No way is it an easy task to coordinate anywhere from 15 to 30 musicians (including the crowd of instrumentalists, sometimes a dozen strong, that makes up the group’s backing band) for full-band rehearsals as well as sectionals, to say nothing of devising new arrangements for just the right blend of 60s girl-group numbers. But East had a vision, and that vision has culminated in a proper spectacle. Decked out vintage style, with elaborate hairdos and the sort of turquoise dresses you’d find at an American Graffiti shake shop, these ladies don’t so much work the stage as commandeer it—even when they’re just doing a simple sway-and-swim routine behind soulful renditions of “You Don’t Own Me” or “Last Minute Miracle.” —Kevin Warwick The Yolks open.


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