Giuda, Cozy, Sueves | Double Door | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader
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When: Fri., June 17, 8 p.m. 2016
Price: $15, $12 in advance
With the release of their rollicking 2010 full-length debut, Racey Roller—a perfect record of hard-struttin’, glam-flavored power pop—Rome’s Giuda introduced themselves as formidable masters of ceremonies for any and every disco-balled roller-rink get-down. The rhythms drive with gusto, the bass lines are down-picked, and the sing-alongs are too damn simple to be denied. That album’s follow-up, Let’s Do It Again, sashays in a manner unlike its progenitor: still plenty anthemic, its melodies are touched with a bubble-gum playfulness that’s welcome though a little less effective in riling you up (“Yellow Dash”). Last year’s Speaks Evil (Burning Heart) kicks off with “Roll the Balls,” a vintage Giuda track that’s complete with big-time hand-clapping opportunities and hard-nosed guitar licks, while “Working Class Man” begins with a dusty melody that could’ve easily been ripped right from a ZZ Top B side. The album as a whole weaves in the best parts of each of its predecessors—but not without marking its territory with a sweet, sauntering single like we haven’t heard from Giuda before (“It Ain’t Easy”).
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