It was a lofty setting for a band with a high altitude name (some call the Himalayas the roof of the world) at the Roof at the Wit last night when [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Everest[/lastfm] played a short but fiery set for free before a packed house of after-work XRT listeners.
As I pointed out in my opening comments, even your worst rock concert is better than your best day at work so the mood was festive and the band did not disappoint, playing about seven or eight songs including a new one, the powerful last goodbye number “Let Go”, and even a request. Everest is playing a Chicago residency this month as the official house band of WXRT, following in the footsteps of unofficial house combos like [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Thin Lizzy[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Graham Parker and the Rumour[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bodeans[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Poi Dog Pondering [/lastfm]et al. The setting on the Roof was spectacular, providing a great view of the world’s most beautiful modern city and the cold Coronas (our sponsor!) supplied by the slinky, black clad servers only made it better. Continue to follow the exploits of our July house band and all the other rock frenzy that keeps us juicy and vital with regular clicks and tune-ins to the XRT music complex.