Chicago Underground Duo played in Newcastle again on Friday night. Or more accurately, they played at the Cumberland Arms in Byker. You invariably have a slightly odd evening when you go to that pub. After the gig, the duo came over to our table to finish their beer. I managed to have quite a lengthy chat to them which was great, although I think I had one too many and conversation wasn’t exactly coherent. So we went downstairs to the bar at about 1.30am which was unexpectedly full of partying sword dancers. There was food; I offered chicken drumsticks and onion bhajias to Rob Mazurek but I think he prefered the bhajias. An odd evening indeed. The BBC has a review of their latest album, Axis & Alignment.