It was a cold, blistery night (even for Chicago) when fans began lining up at the Metro (3730 N. Clark St.) on Nov. 18. I can’t speak for anyone else but I know one of the first thoughts in my mind was “what the heck am I doing here, I’m going to freeze to death.” Luckily the line quickly started to shuffle into the venue and the people piled in. Once inside, any doubts I had were quickly squashed by Alex Clare. The British singer-songwriter whose music is influenced by electronic/dance and rock, quietly came onstage with his band and then delivered a loud and heart-pounding show to fans.

Clare, whose hit “Too Close” invaded radio waves back in 2012, delivered a thrilling Chicago show. While currently touring in support of his sophomore album Three Hearts, which dropped earlier this year, the setlist was a fairly even mix of songs from both Three Hearts and his debut album In the Lateness of the Hour (2011).

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