Ultimate Fakebook

Ultimate Fakebook‘s reunion show at the Uptown Theater last February found the band attempting to re-create the audacious stage show of Kiss, complete with giant, glowing UFB letters and gale-force smoke machines. Fittingly, members Eric Melin (drums) and Nick Colby (bass) wound down 2009 actually opening for Kiss when their current band, the Dead Girls, won a local radio contest. Though UFB never had a chance to rock the Sprint Center or shoot the shit with Gene Simmons, the high-energy pop-punk trio still draws an army of fans when it reunites for events such as Thursday’s New Year’s Eve throwdown. The group warmed up for its homecoming show with a Chicago gig supporting Motion City Soundtrack, so expect them to be at least as tight as Kiss’ Psycho Circus Tour.

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