Dec. 13, 2007

Office Ready to Rock Chicago’s Metro

By Randy J. Klodz

Odds are good, a live concert experience provided by Chicago-based quintet Office, is sure to thrill much more than, well, a trip to the office. Office is scheduled to perform Dec. 21 at Chicago’s Metro.

Office—which includes Scott Masson (vocals), Tom Smith (guitars, vocals), Alissa Noonan (bass), Erica Corniel (drums, vocals) and Jessica Gonyea (synth, vocals)—is on tour in support of its latest release “A Night at the Ritz” which hit stores in September.

The band’s bouncy pop sound has been praised by countless music publications such as “Magnet” and “Urb Magazine” and has been aired on ABC as well as multiple MTV outlets including “MTV News.”

On “A Night at the Ritz” songs like “Company Calls,” “Oh My,” “Paralyzed Prince,” “Q&A” and “Suburban Perfume” not only display the band’s clever song-naming ability, but each track thrills with catchy hooks and bouncy rhythms.

Metro is at 3730 N. Clark St. near Wrigley Field. Tickets for this 18+ show are listed for $9 each with showtime slated for 9 p.m. Rock bands Mannequin Men, The 1900’s and The Narrator are also scheduled to perform. For more info on Office log on to

Office Photo: c/o Big Hassle