Tonight at Czar Bar, the fashionists of Monkey Wrench Clothing take over the runway, and a quirky but very intriguing musical lineup takes over the PA.
Then, around 10, the Chicago band Skybox goes on. The band was formed some six years ago in Tempe, Arizona, with none other than the Dead Horse Sound Company man himself: Adam Lee's partner, Johnny Kenepaske, on bass. Johnny stayed with the band for two years, leaving prior to Skybox's relocation to Chi-town. Miles and miles away from the classic, swaggering country music purveyed by Adam and Johnny, Skybox deals in smart, bouncy, tightly composed indie pop that reminds me a bit of Koufax, mixed, at times, with a dash of the carnivalesque. Like I said: intriguing (though I don't get the name). Anyway, to borrow from the late great Reading Rainbow, you don't have to take my word for it. Stream Skybox's latest album in the player below.