Wendy Rice and I were enjoying cocktails at a gathering over the weekend when a song we both love came on the radio. “Drive Somewhere” by The Vulgar Boatmen began its meandering journey on the airwaves of XRT and Wendy and I discussed the band’s byzantine history. How the two chief songwriters exchanged cassettes to collaborate on creating songs. How the band had a Florida line-up and a somewhat different Indiana line-up. And how any list of rock’s greatest driving tunes must include “Drive Somewhere.” So I come into work this morning and slap my forehead in an ‘omg’ manner because I realize that Schubas Tavern is hosting the very same Vulgar Boatmen this Saturday.
At 9pm enjoy a screening of the documentary, DRIVE SOMEWHERE: THE SAGA OF THE VULGAR BOATMEN. At 10pm the classic line-up of [lastfm]The Vulgar Boatmen[/lastfm] will take the stage for an extremely rare Chicago concert. Since a one hour movie about The Vulgar Boatmen will not be in, shall we say, wide release, this may be your best chance to view a band’s story that is every bit as amazing as their music.