90s in 90 Days #48-Lucky Boys Confusion

90s in 90 Days #48-Lucky Boys Confusion

Lucky Boys Confusion understood social networking long before it was defined digitally.  The Sublimey suburbanites didn’t so much work their way into live music rooms in the city; they advanced military-style, armed with a platoon of kids to help them take each hill.  These guys were untouchable when it came to motivating friends and admirers.

For a good while in the 90s, Chicago clubs didn’t seem very interested in the enthusiastic pop-punk bands from outside the city limits. Because it was such a challenge to get bookings, Lucky Boys made every gig they got count.  When they would play Metro, they’d rent a bus (or two or three) and shuttle their young fans from the western suburbs down to 3730 N. Clark.  The end result?  Packed house.  More bookings.  A growing story.

Frontman Kaustubh Pandav recalls some of the band’s early struggles, “The style of music we were doing, it wasn’t normal Chicago rock. We had a lot of cases like, ‘Uh, yeah, just play Riley’s Rockhouse or whatever.’”  


90s in 90 Days

Over the course of 90 days (not consecutive, though I’ll try), I’ll be offering up a capsule look at something about Chicago music from the 90s.  It could be a radio memory.  Thoughts on a song, show, band, or album.  Maybe a review aided by hindsight.  Whatever it is, it’ll be original content just for this site, and not found in my book.  

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