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9 p.m. Friday, July 24. Cicero's, 6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City.



For six long years, Chicago's Sybris has been touring in the Midwest and beyond. The band's brilliant second album, Into the Trees, was recorded at Pachyderm Studio (read: birthplace of Nirvana's In Utero) and was released last year on the indie label Absolutely Kosher. Sybris' sound has built over the years, with songs that range from Pavement-esque shuffling to unexpected bursts of great grungeitude. Singer Angela Mullenhour's divine voice is what makes the band truly unique, though: Her coy coo sounds like some weird, dreamy hybrid of Emily Haines (Metric) and Harriet Wheeler (The Sundays). The band is just now reaping moderate success, having scored a few choice opening slots and a place on the Lollapalooza lineup last year, so catch them while you can.

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