When indie-rock smartass James Dewees formed Reggie and the Full Effect
at the end of the '90s, he built an entire backstory around the band. It involved a lost bluesman, legendary unreleased recordings, and a debut album titled Greatest Hits 1984-1987
, which came out in 1998. Since then Dewees a former member of the Get Up Kids has played down the faux origin, but the group remains an enigma. Its four albums including the latest, Songs Not to Get Married To
feature a revolving list of players. And the music, once a spirited goof on Midwest punk, has evolved into a serious blend of hardcore, emo, and indie noise.
Tue., March 21, 7 p.m.