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May Or May Definitely

By Lizz Kannenberg in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 5, 2007 3:31AM

May Or May Not are having a whole fucking lot of fun, and you’re invited to join in every Monday of this month as they tackle the make-or-break opportunity of a Schubas Practice Space residency. 2007_09_momn.jpgYou probably missed the chance to shake it this week in a haze of day-off cookouts and outdoor drinking, but pencil in the next three Mondays for a dose of buoyant pop that goes down easy with the spoonful of sugar singer Steve Reidell and company offer up. If you have to choose just one Monday to get manic with MOMN, go for the 24th – it’s also the release party for the band’s latest full length album, A Kaleidoscope of Egos, out on local label Two Thumbs Down Records.

There’s a playful pop movement afoot in Chicago, and bands like OFFICE are poised to open doors for the likes of May Or May Not and other worthy purveyors of feel-good, quirky rock. A residency at Schubas has traditionally been the breeding ground for success in the outside world, as bands like the aforementioned OFFICE, Catfish Haven, and The Changes all honed their sets and tried out new arrangements on the Practice Space stage just as they came to the attention of the music community outside of Chicago.

Will May Or May Not be the next indie-pop outfit to make waves beyond the friendly confines of the Midwest? Checking out their remaining residency dates may be the surest way to tell.

May Or May Not plays Schubas Mondays in September: 10th, 17th, and 24th