Dorian Taj

Dorian Taj

Blasted Diplomats, The Thin Man, The Hildegard Knef

Fri, November 11, 2011

10:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$10.00

Tickets at the Door

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Dorian Taj
Dorian Taj
Dorian Anthony Alexander Tajbakhsh, better known as Dorian Taj, is a guitarist and singer/songwriter from Chicago, IL. He made his first records with the hardcore punk band Articles of Faith, whom he joined just prior to the recording of their first album, "Give Thanks" produced by Bob Mould. Afterwards, he played in the local noise band, End Result, appearing on their lone release, a 12" EP called "Ward" released on Steve Albini's Ruthless label.. He later formed a rock band called "Wait For Light". After living in Los Angeles for a time, the band returned to Chicago to record the debut Album at Phil Bonnet's Solid Sound.After a European tour Wait For Light disbanded. D.T. eventually began performing with a band under his own name, the longest being the the Aaron Bakker, Tom Atteberry, Alex Moore/Danny Severson incarnation. Releasing the Puppet Record(Joe Irizarry, John Hiler sessions), The Tobacco Record(The Dave Trumfio sessions) , and The Hating Game(Dan Dietrick, Ed Tinley, Jeff Boyd sessions). The current band which includes Anthony Rubino-guitar, Justin Loftus-bass and Danny Severson on drums are currently working on the upcoming new album "Giant". You can check it out at www.doriantaj.com.
Blasted Diplomats
Blasted Diplomats
Four friends making an infernal racket. Aware our their influences and not scared to use them, Blasted Diplomats are a rock band with time on their minds. Since the wheel will never be re-invented, their goal seems simple: Ignore the wheel.
The Thin Man
The Thin Man
The Thin Man came in to the world in 1998, when Kennedy Greenrod moved to Chicago.
What started out as a solo project steadily morphed in to a multi-tentacled beast.
In 2000 The Thin Man released “A Cloud in Trousers”. Some people left, some new people arrived. More songs were written. The Thin Man played shows with the likes of Andrew Bird, Firewater and Devotchka.
In 2003 Jason Labrosse (bass) and Saleem Dhamee (guitar) joined the band and put the finishing touches on “H.M.S. Mondegreen” which was released later that year.
The next few years saw them slim down to a 4 piece band with occasional appearances from mysterious 5th members. More songs were written.
During this time they released “Greasy Heart” and last year’s “Spectres”
Irvine Welsh used their song “My City” in his film “Good Arrows”.
In 2009 The Thin Man secured a fabulous new drummer in Matt Cook, with whom they have just finished their 5th record, the, as yet unavailable, “Easy Street”.

The Thin Man - Spectres (Independently released CD, Artsy slightly bluesy pop)
The fourth album from Chicago, Illinois' The Thin Man is a cool and inviting spin. These four guys have a sound that doesn't easily fit into any specific genre. Their unique brand of slightly bluesy modern pop is certainly loose at times...yet mentally focused and different. The band has been together for five years now and consists of Jason Labrosse (bass), Mike McGrath (drums), Kennedy Greenrod (accordion, guitar, vocals), and Saleem Dhamee (guitar). The playing is inspired and interesting...and Greenrod's slightly distant fluid vocals are totally mesmerizing. Songs are what make Spectres such a cool and rewarding experience. Clever, articulate tunes include "The Last Dance," "Sirens," "Astronauts," and "Cool In Ze Pool." This unique album keeps drawing us back for repeated spins. Substantial and rewarding stuff. Recommended. (Rating: 5++) Babysue 5/08
Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com