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Live: Kaiser Chiefs and The Changes in Chicago

by Ari Bendersky
on 29 March 2005


Last Thursday night, Kaiser Chiefs visited Chicago and I have to say, it was sad to see them go. The band stormed the stage at the Double Door, thundered through its hour-long set and left almost as quickly as they arrived.

When I got Kaiser Chiefs’ CD a few weeks ago, I wasn’t sure if I was going to write about them (don’t get me wrong, the CD is pretty hot, but I’d just written about a slew of other British buzz bands), but after seeing them up close and personal, I was blown away. Lead singer Ricky Wilson’s quirky energy surpassed anything I’ve seen in a long time – even Mick Jagger, who took to this same, intimate venue in 1997, doesn’t hold a candle.

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