We are torn in our recommendation of this show. On the one hand, we have very strong, long-held feelings about the Talking Heads; the band’s angular meld of art-damaged punk with multicultural rhythms drilled right into our souls upon first listen, and has been cherished through the years since; Talking Heads cover band Start Making Sense describes itself as “a rockin’, funkin’, danceable celebration” of the band, which … let’s just say we can’t imagine David Byrne loving that. But on the other hand, Talking Heads haven’t performed together in more than a decade, so this may be the only chance we have to experience a(nother) “live” Talking Heads show. Nostalgia wins: Like Jimmy Stewart creepily molding Kim Novak into his dead ex-lover, we gotta admit that sometimes a simulacrum is better than nothing. Thank you for sending me an angel?
Start Making Sense with DJ Prom Nite | 9 p.m. Thursday, May 7 | Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave. | willspub.org