I don’t know if Kaiser Chiefs front man Ricky Wilson has ever spilled his methadone supply in an airport and wound up smoking crack in it’s absence, but he sure has quite a few other traits in common with the Happy Mondays Shaun Ryder. The Chiefs, named after a South African rugby team, have the usual Brit-Pop influences (the Clash, anyone?), but manage to sound pretty fresh. I’m underwhelmed by their new record, but their debut album, ‚”Employment,” still merits pretty regular spins.
Show deets: Thu 4/12 6:45 PM Kaiser Chiefs, The Walkmen, Annuals Roseland Ballroom All Ages $31