WXRT welcomes JD McPherson with Dylan Pratt @ Thalia Hall, Chicago [16 November]

WXRT welcomes JD McPherson with Dylan Pratt


299
16
November
20:00

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Thalia Hall
1807 S Allport St, Chicago, Illinois 60608
$20 (adv), $22 / $30 // 17+

You could mistake JD McPherson for a revivalist, given how few other contemporary artists are likely to assert, as he boldly does, that "'Keep a Knockin' by Little Richard is the best record ever made. It's so insanely visceral, you feel like it's going to explode your speakers. If I'm listening to that in the car, I find myself having to brake suddenly. I can listen to that and it makes me feel like I'm 20 feet tall. And the feeling of joy I get from that record is always going to be the real push behind trying to make music.«But in a very real sense, McPherson is much more a pioneer than roots resuscitator. He's knocking at the door of something that arguably hasn't yet been accomplished-a spirited, almost spiritual hybrid that brings the forgotten lessons from the earliest days of rock & roll into a future that has room for the modernities of studio technique and 21st century singer/songwriter idiosyncrasies that Richard Penniman would not recognize. Let the Good Times Roll, his second album, is a stranger, and more personal affair than its Fats Domino-redolent title might at first suggest, but the name isn't exactly ironic, either. If you, too, brake for pleasure, you'll screech to a halt at the enrapturing sound of these Good Times.
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