Concert Cheat Sheet: The Academy Is ...

The Academy Is ... plays the House of Blues on Saturday.
Who: The Academy Is . . . When: 5:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17 Where: House of Blues Why: The Academy Is . . . headlines a bill of emo-tastic bands like the Rocket Summer and Cobra Starship. But unlike most of their peers, these Chicago rockers actually rock. Latest Album: Santi Best Album: Santi Didja Know? Frontman William Beckett sings on tourmates Cobra Starship’s breakthrough single, “Bring It (Snakes on a Plane)” – which did double-duty as the theme song for the motherfuckin’ movie. Listen To: “We’ve Got a Big Mess on Our Hands”

-- Michael Gallucci
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