Paul Weller, Hannah Cohen | The Vic | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader

Paul Weller, Hannah Cohen Recommended 18+ Early Warnings (Music) Soundboard Image

When: Wed., June 17, 8 p.m. 2015

Over the course of his 24 full-length records, songwriter Paul Weller has mastered pretty much every subgenre of alt-rock under the sun. In the 70s he headed up the Jam, the glitzy UK punk band that stood at the forefront of the mod revival; in the 80s he ran the Style Council, a collaboration with Mick Talbot of Dexys Midnight Runners that dabbled in funky, blue-eyed soul; and in 1992 he broke out on his own, releasing his self-titled solo debut. And Weller’s never stopped writing, recording, and shape-shifting since. He’s channeled Bowie, he’s gone electro-pop, and he’s worked with members of Oasis and the Stone Roses on a psychedelic album. On the brand-new Saturns Pattern (Atlantic), Weller revisits his punk roots with a hard-edged and guitar-heavy sound. The slick, modern production makes it obvious that he’s an aging punk, but his unmistakable knack for crafting quirky, hooky pop-rock won’t be slipping away any time soon. —Luca Cimarusti

Price: $45, $42.50 in advance

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