The marketing people at Game Theory’s label, Enigma, will need their entire families to pray them out of Purgatory for failing to make Game Theory huge by now. Blathering on about “left-of-center pop” when they’ve got the freshest, most inventive, affecting high-energy rock-and-roll band in the nation to promote–well, that’s why the Meat Puppets get raves in Rolling Stone while Game Theory is lucky to get into the college radio tip sheets. The new album, Two Steps From the Middle Ages, is mature, exhilarating, raw–their best. Songs like “You Drive” and “What the Whole World Wants” are some of the finest rock and roll of this decade and right now no one is hearing it! This is a ridiculous and intolerable situation. Please don’t gamble on my being wrong. Go see them. It’s a terrible thing to have magic offered to you and pass it by. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Cabaret Metro, 3730 N. Clark; 549-0203.

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): photo/Photo Rob.