Happy 8th Anniversary to Reggies, Chicago! They keep the idea of old school, grubby venues alive with their forward thinking in exposing rare acts from around the world. Not since the Metro (or even Fireside Bowl, the Avalon for Christ’s sake) has there been a steady flow of fresh talent. My anniversary wish for you guys: always strive to be trail blazers for the people. Here’s to 8 more years & beyond.
The last time Anathema was in the States was 2000-01. Milwaukee Metal Fest. I don’t remember though my cohorts claim we did see them. By the way, they aren’t really metal. Moody but not metal. Yeah, yeah. So what if they had Cradle Of Filth & (my fave) My Dying Bride alum, I can’t digest that they’re metal. That’s okay, they are still tasty.