Delorean, Until the Ribbon Breaks | Lincoln Hall | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader
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Delorean, Until the Ribbon Breaks 

When: Tue., Feb. 18, 8 p.m. 2014
Price: $18
The most common criticism I hear from people with a stubborn distaste for electronic music is that it’s “just pushing buttons” and therefore invalid as an art form—as if being proficient at some traditional instrument is the only way to make music that can move people. But if you’re curious about electronic music (and you don’t care to start with obnoxious, concrete-cracking brostep, which is currently its most visible incarnation), Delorean would make a great gateway group. They look like the scruffy-faced dudes in your typical guitar-centric indie band, but they happen to use those instruments (guitar, bass, drums, keys) to play glimmering, euphoric dance-pop. Formed in Basque country and now based in Barcelona, Delorean put on one of the best shows I saw at Pitchfork in 2010, and I spent most of the set dancing to tracks from that year’s Subiza. On last year’s Apar (True Panther Sounds) the band keeps its glossy, quasi-retro clubland sound intact—the shimmering “Unhold” and the funky “Destitute Time” sound like they’ll fill dance floors, even though they don’t match the ecstatic grandeur of Subiza’s sunset-soaked house single “Real Love.” Delorean had to cancel their fall tour after they became victims of a “virtual kidnapping” in Mexico City; fortunately they were unharmed, and they’re finally bringing their jubilant show back to town tonight. —Leor Galil Until the Ribbon Breaks opens.


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