The Fall Tribute and Lawrence Peters Benefit with the Thin Man, Grimble Grumble, Plastic Crimewave Sound, Bleary, and Blasted Diplomats | Hideout | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader
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The Fall Tribute and Lawrence Peters Benefit with the Thin Man, Grimble Grumble, Plastic Crimewave Sound, Bleary, and Blasted Diplomats 

When: Sat., Sept. 19, 9 p.m. 2009
Price: $8
No band is simultaneously easier and more daunting to cover than the Fall. Their songs are usually fairly simple, and since they’ve tackled everything from rabid garage blowouts to clubfooted rockabilly stumbles to gleaming techno rave-ups, all you have to do is pick what you can already play and you’re set. That is, until it comes to the singing—anyone who even approximates Mark E. Smith’s fractured diction and wayward word choices just sounds like a copycat. This is the second annual Fall tribute organized by Kennedy Greenrod of the Thin Man and Lawrence Peters of Plastic Crimewave Sound, and the lineup runs the gamut from twangy, gothy indie rock to bad-trip psychedelic punk. The concert doubles as a benefit for Peters, who missed a couple months of work this summer after fracturing his heel—he’s still having a little trouble getting around, but he’s mended well enough to play drums with PCWS. Blasted Diplomats open, followed by Bleary, Plastic Crimewave Sound, Grimble Grumble, and the Thin Man. —Bill Meyer

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