Matthew Sweet brings ‘Girlfriend’ to Chicago in October
You’re an aging rock star who made your best album about — let’s say — 20 years ago. Hey, why not do a tour where you perform that classic album in its entirety to a bunch of aging, once-adoring fans?
Yes, Matthew Sweet is releasing a new album next month. And he is giving away a free song off the new record.
But Sweet’s high-water mark will always be the 1991 pop masterpiece Girlfriend. The good news: He will play the album for two shows at the Bottom Lounge October 13-14.