July 13, 2006

Dashboard Confessional Prepares to Invade Chicago Theatre

By Randy J. Klodz

The light-rock rhythms of band Dashboard Confessional have cast a spell among numerous generations in the short span of nearly five years. Dashboard Confessional is prepared to bring this sound for its only scheduled Chicago show on the current tour July 28 at the legendary Chicago Theatre.

Dashboard Confessional—which includes Chris Carrabba (vocals, guitar, keyboards), John Lefler (guitar, keyboards), Scott Schoenbeck (bass) and Mike Marsh (drums)—is on its first tour in support of its latest release, “Dusk and Summer,” which hit stores on June 27.

Odds are good music fans worldwide have come across a song or two performed by Dashboard Confessional as “Hands Down,” “Screaming Infidelities” and “Vindicated,” which struck a chord with many fans on the “Spider-Man 2” movie soundtrack. Also, previous albums like “A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar” and “The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most” flew off store racks, with plenty of radio play pacing the sales.

On the new “Dusk and Summer,” fans get a new dose of light-rock and acoustic, yet often anthem-filled songs. The album’s first single, “Don’t Wait” offers a sing-along chorus fans are sure to memorize before each stop of the tour.

Other songs like “Currents,” “Heaven Here,” “Reason to Believe” and “Stolen” also glisten, and the piano-driven “So Long, So Long” moves with additional vocals by Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz.

Chicago Theatre is at 175 N. State St. in downtown Chicago. Tickets for this all-ages show are listed for $26 each with showtime scheduled for 7 p.m. For more in Dashboard Confessional log on to www.dashboardconfessional.com.

Dashboard Confessional Photo: c/o Marina Chavez