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The Hanks knock down the Double Door (5/6)

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    After having recently spoke with Josh from The Hanks, I had an opportunity to check out the California band in action at Chicago’s Double Door last night,. Featuring a balance of strong vocals, good instrumentation and interesting rhythms, the group was equally impressive live as they are recorded.  What’s more, their clean and polished sound added a refreshing touch.hanks5 The Hanks knock down the Double Door (5/6)

    Reminiscent a tad bit of Death Cab for Cutie, but with more focus on the rhythm section, The Hanks feel like a complete band, with no single member standing out over the next.  In fact, I found myself taking time to watch each member, rather than focusing the singer.

    It was unfortunate that there wasn’t a bigger crowd, but that’s to be expected on a Tuesday. On an interesting side note, Jason Siska, from this season’s Survivor played a song with opener Karlye Lapetina.  Kind of random, but entertaining none the less.

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    The Hanks are currently finishing out their tour, which ends later this month in San Luis Obispo, CA.

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    The Hanks Tour Dates:
    05/08 – Dallas, Texas @ Club Dada
    05/09 – Tulsa, Oklahoma @ Crush Lounge
    05/10 – Amarillo, Texas @ The Nat Ballroom
    05/11 – Albuquerque, New Mexico @ The Atomic Cantina
    05/12 – Phoenix, Arizona @ The Modified
    05/13 – West Hollywood, California @ The Key Club
    05/15 – San Luis Obispo, California @ The Downtown Brew

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