How’s this for a New Years Eve party? Chicagoland lads and POD favorites The Orwells have announced that they will be closing out the year with a two night stint (12/30, 12/31) at Lincoln Hall. The last time we saw Mario Cuomo, Matt O’Keefe, Dominic Corso, and Grant and Henry Brinner at LH it made for a brilliant homecoming show that proved to be worthy of being included in our year-end “best of” list for concerts in 2014. Surely, this will live up to expectations and without a doubt will be one of the best ways to say goodbye to 2k14.
Last night’s show at Lincoln Hall served as a homecoming concert for The Orwells and Twin Peaks, and the young bands were treated like the local heroes they’ve become to us fans in Chicago. Seeing The Orwells this time around felt like I was in the presence of big-time artists with a stadium-ready sound that somehow were mistakenly booked for a club gig. In other words, these guys played an all-around kick-ass show and demonstrated that they are on the brink of stardom for very deserved reasons.