Former members of The Doors, comedian Denis Leary, Neon Indian coming to town
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Are you sick of all the baseball talk? Tired of the endless soft-ball sports columns and suggestions for improving tailgating at Miller Park? Nope, neither are we. But for those folks who do happen to find our national pastime about as interesting as dirt (who are you people?), we've got some breaking concert announcements that should make this glorious Opening Day go down a little bit easier.
First up, prepare to have your consciousnesses expanded and your minds completely blown, man, when two former members of The Doors—keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger—stop by the Pabst Theater on Sunday, May 30. You may remember The Doors as one of those pop-culture institutions that have been so thoroughly picked over and ridiculed for the past 40 years that they’re now virtually joke-proof. If only we could enlist the help of a professional…
“I’m drunk, I’m nobody. I’m drunk, I’m famous. I’m drunk, I’m fucking dead.” So goes the life of Doors front man Jim Morrison in a classic bit from comedian Denis Leary’s 1992 album, No Cure For Cancer. While Leary may have dialed back the vitriol in the ensuing years, he still remains terrifically funny, and a formidable comedic concern. The Rescue Me star will perform at the Riverside Theater on Thursday, June 17, along with Lenny Clarke and Adam Ferrara of the Rescue Me Comedy Tour. A portion of each ticket sold will go to Leary’s Firefighter Foundation, which provides equipment and facilities to East Coast firehouses.
Finally, 21-year-old Alan Palomo, a.k.a. Neon Indian, will bring his gauzy, ‘80s-tinged electro-pop to Turner Hall on Saturday, July 17. Palomo’s debut album, 2009’s Psychic Chasms, was lauded by critics and deemed “Best New Music” by everybody’s favorite music website to bitch about, Pitchfork. If that fact alone makes you cringe in disgust, maybe this video will change your mind. Until then, play ball! Er, enjoy!