In Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood, nestled into one of the fastest growing blocks of the city, is Sleeping Village, a relatively new bar and music venue. Like many of Chicago’s club-sized
You have to be something of the real thing to take the stage across the street from Fenway while the Sox are in town. You
Sure, Mercury Rev shares the same hot shot producer of The Flaming Lips,
on The Secret Migration. Sure, lead singer Jonathan Donahue was even once a roadie for the Flaming Lips. And sure, Donahue even sings in the same childish wonder of Wayne Coyne, while narrating like Bob Ross, with words of “swirling clouds” and “green forests.” But does that mean that Mercury Rev is a Flaming Lips clone? No way.