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Their/They're/There, Mansions 

When: Sun., Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m. 2013
Price: $14
Fourth-wave emo will be outgrowing its DIY roots soon, if the debut of local three-piece Their/They’re/There is any indication. They played their first show on Record Store Day this past April at Reckless Records in Wicker Park—it was also a release party for their self-titled debut EP—and a swarm of kids suddenly flooded the already busy shop just before the band’s set, bypassing a line of RSD customers that stretched out the door. The shop got so packed that I felt claustrophobic after a couple songs and listened to the rest of the show from the sidewalk. T/T/T’s pedigree in midwestern emo helps explain why they had such a draw, even though they’d announced their existence just a month before: singer-bassist Evan Thomas Weiss is the main man in Into It. Over It. and plays in Pet Symmetry, guitarist Matthew Frank is in Loose Lips Sink Ships and Lifted Bells (alongside Bob Nanna of Braid), and drummer Mike Kinsella has been performing as Owen for more than a decade (plus he’s been a member of American Football, Owls, Cap’n Jazz, et cetera). Weiss has told me he thinks of T/T/T as a “fun outing,” and the group’s new EP, Analog Weekend (Polyvinyl/Topshelf), is a blast: Frank’s knotty but nimble riffs on “Travelers Insurance” sound almost as rambunctious as Angus Young’s guitar solos—but because this is fourth-wave emo, they do without AC/DC-style lewd-and-crude lyrics. —Leor Galil Mansions open.


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