It was a fine Saturday night at Barley in April of the year 2005. One of my favorite Dallas bands of all time, Chomsky, took the stage. It was the usual mix of “punctual rock” as they call it, dancing in the audience, and guitar Glen Reynolds being, well, Glen. Neither I nor the band knew that this performance was to be their final show. As sad as it is to see a band end, it’s even worse when you don’t have a chance to get closure on the death of a band. Of course, none of the band members said that the band had broken up, only that the members were working on other projects. Glen Reynolds put out a solo CD (In Between Days), Don Cento and James Driscoll kept busy in Shibboleth, Matt Kellum has keep busy playing music, and lead singer Sean Halleck has not been seen out and about much.
You can only imagine my sheer joy when I discovered that the boys in Chomsky were doing a reunion show. The show goes down tonight at Double Wide, where they will be on the lineup sandwiched in between Tonite Tonite and The Crash That Took Me. That’s right, pay attention: Chomsky is NOT the headliner. They say they expect to go on around 10:30 or so, which probably means they’ll go on around 11:00-11:30. But that won’t be a problem for you, since every one of you reading this is going to make a point of being there to hear Tonite Tonite. I have been raving about this band simply based on their MySpace songs, and the interesting thing is that for most bands, the songs they post online pale in comparison to what the band sounds like live. If that’s the case here, then you cannot afford to stroll in just in time to hear Chomsky. Trust me; that would be a major mistake on your part that you would eventually regret.
So to recap: you all will be there in time for Tonite Tonite (if in doubt, get to Double-Wide too early and enjoy a few PBR’s), then you get to watch the all-mighty Chomsky reunite, and finally The Crash That Took Me will end your evening in rocking style.