Rock & Roll: Impatience is the little Lucky Pierre piece that almost couldn’t. After three years, personnel changes, and long stretches when construction left the group without a rehearsal space, the quartet was still struggling to meld disparate elements–Microsoft clip art, Boeing’s arts-giving priorities, the fundamentals of PowerPoint, a highly fictionalized biography of AC/DC front man Bon Scott–into the kind of beguiling, enigmatic piece that has made them Chicago’s most entertaining performance art troupe. Their diligence has paid off. Here they swagger through every cliched rock ‘n’ roll posture–a kind of musical clip art–searching in vain for spontaneous, eternal bacchanalia despite repeated insistence that “the world as we see it is passing.” It’s a joyful and confounding evening, appropriately hosted by one of the city’s hippest music shacks. a Sat 4/7, 4/14, 5/12, 5/19, 6/2, and 6/9, 5 PM, Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, $10.
Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): photo/Richard Fox.