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THIS_WEEK_ON_BYTWe write stuff. Here’s some of that stuff from the last week that may be applicable to your preferences!

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THURSDAY

 

  • Visceral comedy/noise music smashup vomitshow Helltrap Nightmare, hosted by local gem Sarah Sherman, returns to the Hideout. This show owns.
  • Danny Brown is one of the most interesting and exciting rappers working today and you have the chance to see him live tonight at the House of Blues!
  • Underrated indie rock masters Califone plays their classic album Roomsound in full at Schubas tonight. The Luyas open.
  • The World Music Festival Chicago welcomes Dona Onete and Bossa Tres to the Promotory tonight.
  • Punk rock legends Buzzcocks play The Vic! Residuels and Mystery Actions open.
  • Pipeworks Brewing Company celebrates the release of the latest batch of their Lewbowski-themed beer “Hey, Careful Man, There’s A Beverage Here” with a Big Lebowski Beer Party at The Logan Theatre.
  • Local rock band Wellthen celebrates the release of their new album tonight, alongside friends in bands like Foreign Shores, Milked, and The Myrcenes.
  • Rock music at the Empty Bottle from Death Valley Girls, Midnight Reruns, Platinum Boys, and New Drugs.
  • Hugely popular podcast Throwing Shade records a live episode at Thalia Hall.
  • Indie pop men Tokyo Police Club play Lincoln Hall with Varsity.
  • Pitch Talks, a podcast about baseball! Go see a live version of it at the Metro!
  • Beth Hart and Cathy Richardson play Park West.e1rdmgj

 

FRIDAY

  • The Goose Island 312 Block Party, one of the last street fair/block party/festival-y type hangouts of the season, happens this weekend. Catch Against Me! Beach Slang, CLEARANCE, and more!
  • Very good soul/funk artist Blood Orange is at The Vic tonight.
  • Pair a fancy meal with a screening of a new movie with Dinner & Movie, presented by Knife & Tine and the ArcLight. Eat food and then go and watch that ok looking remake of The Magnificent Seven!
  • Hey, Chere! play the early show at the Hideout tonight.
  • Followed by performances from SK Karkraba and Solo & Indre, happening as a part of World Music Festival Chicago.
  • Indie lifers Aloha headline Lincoln Hall, with support from More More More and Dimwaves.
  • Hugely popular metal dudes Wolves in the Throne Room play the Empty Bottle with Cloud Rat. Very cool!
  • R&B soundscapist How To Dress Well headlines the Bottom Lounge.
  • Electro pop man Roosevelt plays Subterranean.
  • The Room is one of the biggest cult films of the 21st century and you have the chance to see the writer/director/star Tommy Wiseau in person at a screening of the movie tonight at the Music Box.
  • Lake Street Dive headlines The Chicago Theatre, with openers Anderson East.
  • British indie rockers Bear’s Den play Subt this eve.
  • Darkwave synth music celebration Cold Waves V is at the Metro all weekend, with sets tonight from Clock DVA, The Black QUeen, Vampyre Anvil, and more. 

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SATURDAY

  • Then, night stuff:
  • Weird comedy showcase Bell Hop returns to the Virgin Hotel’s 25th floor showroom with another packed lineup full of high quality talent from Chicago and beyond.
  • More 312 Block Party happening, with sets from Dawes, White Denim, Whitney, Meat Wave, and more!
  • 1st wave punk dude Jah Wobble plays the Empty Bottle tonight.
  • Indie rocker vets The Dandy Warhols play Park West, with openers Savoy Motel.
  • The Seth Bogart Show (featuring Seth Bogart from Hunx & His Punx) comes to Boystown with a show at Seven! Guests include Max Goldstein, Dorian Electra, and many more!
  • Youth outreach music program Intonation throws it’s Back To School Ball at The Hideout with music from Jamie Rojo, The Curls, and Gabe Liebowitz and other general revelry.
  • Spend an evening with Chris Trapper at Schubas. At least the early part of an evening. There’s other shows happening there tonight.
  • Brady Toops and Oh Jeremiah play the late show in the main room of Schubas.
  • Singing European men Celtic Thunder take the stage at the Chicago Theatre tonight.
  • Are you like Adam Carolla in that you like to hear Adam Carolla talk? Great news!
  • Synth industrial thingy Cold Waves continues today with stuff from Cubanate, 16volt, Dead When I Found Her, and more.
  • Experimental composer Pamela Z plays Constellation as a part of their ongoing Frequency Series series!
  • Long-running art rock collective The Legendary Pink Dots play Suterranean with support from Orbit Service.
  • Super solid comics Jak Knight and Langston Kerman’s Hennessy & Tickles Tour stops through the Upstairs Lounge at Schubas. These guys are goooooood.tumblr_myucorwcmb1s3qr5xo1_500

SUNDAY

 

 

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