After the Decemberists' show I met up with a friend at one of Sinatra's favorite restaurants, The Twin Anchors, for some sweet grub then to one of Chicago's best live venues, Schuba's, to see NYC band Pela.
Pela...they are good. They are great. I'm sometimes unsure of why they haven't garnered more popularity. Front man Billy McCarthy exudes intensity. His one of a kind voice blends nicely with the familiar yet truly unique sounds of the Brooklyn band. Oh yeah, they like to rock out too.
Highlight for me was the catchy "Lost To The Lonesome" (download the track here).