Garbage at Metro | Photos
If you know you've heard of the band Garbage, but can't quite place them, let me refresh your memory...grunge. '90s. A lot of rain. Yeah, that's the band. Garbage reached its zenith of popularity in the late '90s, when their eponymous debut album emerged as an unexpected smash: it charted in nine countries, was certified double platinum in the US, Australia, Canada, the UK and New Zealand, garnered three Grammy nominations, and introduced us to now-classic tracks such as "Stupid Girl" and "Only Happy When It Rains."
Garbage hasn't had quite as much commercial success since that heyday of post-grunge, but after a two-year hiatus and tons of debate concerning the new direction of the band, they are back. And that means a new record, a new tour, and the good-as-ever hard-driving, not-screwing-around alternative rock sounds that made us love them in the first place. Garbage's Not Your Kind of People tour is set to continue to Japan, Australia and Europe—but in the meantime back here in the states, Shirley Manson and the rest of the Garbage crew played a sold-out show at Chicago's Metro venue last night. Check out our photos of the gig.