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Geronimo!, Kestreles, Post Child, Kyle Kaos Agenda Recommended Soundboard

When: Tue., July 8, 8 p.m. 2014
Price: $5
Geronimo! guitarist and front man Kelly Johnson delivers the coup de grace of “1000 Realities,” one of the best tracks on this Chicago band’s new Cheap Trick (Exploding in Sound), by belting out “And it’s hard to see the future with all this shit in my eyes!” That’s mostly the album’s message: Good luck getting older, because damn it, life sure is complicated, and with every year that passes it’s harder to envision a better future. The very next track, “Aging Sound,” drives the point home: “You’ll never be younger than you are right now.” Harsh reality! That’s not to say the trio writes woe-is-me deadpan rock—Geronimo! is at its best when Johnson is at his most furious, screaming along to buoyant, poppy 90s-flavored guitar that sits somewhere between The Colour and the Shape and early Trail of Dead. This is Geronimo!’s most focused release yet, and it’s nice to see the long-running locals—who’ve paid their dues with more than a few opening slots—finally starting to get what they deserve. —Kevin Warwick



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