Band reunions in Chicago happen almost monthly these days. The guys from Sig Transit Gloria resurface again aiming to up the ante. Their reunion will be the band’s second in two years: March 2009 marked their first time back on stage since 2001. Fans can hope to wonder if this will form into a pattern, becoming an annual event. Whatever the case, Sig Transit’s keyboard-infused pop will definitely provide an energetic set.
At their last reunion, fans and friends filling the crowd sung along, making the atmosphere reminiscent of their punk shows past at the Fireside or Hanger 9. Over the years, the band members have remained good friends, which can be seen in their on-stage chemistry.
Making this show a multi-reunion bill, Division, hailing from the western suburbs, reunites after taking a five-year break from the stage. Division’s performance celebrates the recent marriage of their guitarist Joe Chavez. In 2005, Division released a split record with Open Heart Surgery, which was coincidentally fronted by Sig Transit guitarist Nate Hanyzewski.
The lineup of friends at this show offers an occasion that will not be likely replicated again. (John Wawrzaszek)
October 16, Reggie’s Rock Club, 2105 South State, 7pm, 17+.