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Celebrating The Return Of The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 18, 2010 5:20PM


Nine months ago The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir's van rolled over, destroyed all their gear, and landed the members of the group in the hospital with varying levels of injury. Some members were discharged from hospital stays in hours while others ended up finding their recovery taking months. While we never doubted the band's dogged optimism and determination we have to admit that we are surprised at the willful speed of the members' recovery and are happily shocked to see that they will all be on stage at Subterranean tomorrow night to play their first show since the accident.

Fot those of you unfamiliar with the group, their shows usually consist of the core members augmented by any number of auxiliary horn players, strings, percussionists, and other various noise makers. While their albums are more refined affairs of pleasant orch-pop, on stage the band revs up the energy stripping away the music's more delicate features to replace it with energy and muscle. Their shows often seem more like a house band's house party that's blown up, and we figure that given the celebratory nature of tomorrow's show attendees are probably in for a hell of a show.

The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir plays tomorrow, Saturday June 19, at Subterranean, 2011 W North, 9 p.m., $10, 17+