PAGE FRANCE | Theater Critic's Choice | Chicago Reader
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Around the time the last Page France record, Hello Dear Wind, came out, bandleader Michael Nau kept complaining to interviewers about getting pegged as a Christian artist just because of some religious imagery in his lyrics that he wasn't even aware of. It's weird how a little imagery can give people the wrong idea about you like that, especially when you also write songs explicitly about Jesus, tour with Christian bands, and talk up all the other Christian acts you love. I don't know why everyone acts so bashful about this stuff: Sufjan paved the way with gold bricks, and now Christian is the new black. His bitching notwithstanding, Nau sticks with the biblical bits on the forthcoming Page France and the Family Telephone (Suicide Squeeze), a record only slightly less delicate than its predecessor. By losing some of the twinkling majesty that made Sufjan comparisons unavoidable, he and his band have moved closer to inhabiting their own space--they sometimes sound like Death Cab covering Nilsson, true, but it's awful pretty. Headlights headline and Shipwreck opens. a 10 PM, Schubas, 3159 N. Southport, 773-525-2508, $10.

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