Neon Indian/Smith Westerns @ Lincoln Hall, Chicago 10/27/09
When posting “Imagine, Pt. 3,” we noted that Smith Westerns had been touring the country and surprising everyone with how young they were. By CMJ week it was no longer a surprise: not to the packed rooms that ate up the awesomely fuzzed and tuneful “Shit-cago, IL” (their words) Bolan/Glitter-loving outfit, and apparently not to the Music Hall Of Williamsburg staff, who had to eject them for drinking grown-up beverages. Last night they were at Lincoln Hall for a show at their sweet home, Shitcago. On the bill was seemingly everyone’s favorite of the chillwave stream, Neon Indian, joined on keys by fellow Texan Leanne Macomber of BTW Fight Bite, and early opener Prairie Cartel. Photographer Kirstie Shanley and her camera are responsible for this set of shots.