In the most generalized of descriptions, both Rise Against and Nirvana qualify as "loud punk," so it makes sense that the Chicago melodic-hardcore band chose the legendary Seattle outfit's "Sliver" for our loudest Undercover to date. (The air ducts outside our office, and presumably throughout our building, rattled during the performance.) Rise Against's most recent album, 2008's excellent Appeal To Reason, had the kind of blazing guitars and hoarse-throated vocals from frontman Tim McIlrath that can trace their lineage back to Seattle in the early '90s (and Southern California in the '80s). The band's currently playing a few festival gigs in Europe before heading back home to write its next record, so this is likely as close as Rise Against will come to your city for a while.
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