You guys, the last time Alice in Chains came to town, shit got real. Real real. So real, in fact, that Alice in Chains (and Mudvayne) never played. Flying projectiles from the rain-soaked crowd and the very real chance of being electrocuted to death may have been factors! Anyway, those of you who missed the show (because there was no show) during Buzzfest '09 can snuff your rooster in your happy chair tonight at Municipal -- with a roof over your heads, no less! Just how real shit will get tonight is anyone's guess.
To get you fuckin' psyched for the show, check out "Metal" Matt Sullivan's reckoning of Alice in Chains' legacy, in which he coins the term "bro-itone" to describe a certain style of singing that is popular at Buzzfests around the country to this day:
Stylistically, the influence of Alice in Chains is all over your radio dial. The playlists for every 102.9 the Buzz in the country is inundated with simple, maximally distorted riffs and one of the band's most enduring legacies: the bro-itone. It's like a baritone, except it'll pick a fight with you and sleep with your girlfriend. Jim Morrison might have been the first rock singer to make the bro-itone his calling card, but Alice in Chains' Layne Staley and Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder made it ubiquitous.
It's a real-life neologism! Show starts at 6:30 p.m. according to the Municipal website, where it also says Buzzfest ticket holders had until Dec. 20 to exchange their old ticket stubs for passes to tonight's show. Hope you remembered!