The Return of the dB's
If you were a fan of power pop in the early 80s, you may well have loved the dB's, a Winston-Salem via New York foursome that released two LPs on an English label (Albion) but had plenty of fans stateside.
The original four-man group is back together for the first time in more than 20 years and playing two shows on Saturday in Chicago. The first is at 6:00 p.m. at the Hideout's annual block party. The second, which I'll be attending and writing about, will be at the House of Blues at 10:00.
If you're interested in attending, tickets are still available. You can go to thedbsonline.net for more information. And while you're there, you can download a new, unreleased song, "World to Cry," for free. You can also make a donation to the Hurricane Katrina relief fund and get a copy of the band's new version of Jimmy Ruffin's Motown classic "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted" as well.