Don’t Stop the Rock

This week seems to beg the question, “Why does everything happen at once?” After a light week, the shows are all packing themselves into the weekend. Couldn’t we space them out a little more? Couldn’t we put something on, say, Tuesday? Well, the answer is no.

So for this week, here are the shows I plan to stand outside of and rescalp tickets to. I mean, uh, see.

  • Monday: Chin Up Chin Up @ the Empty Bottle. They’ve been through a lot this year with the loss of their bassist in February, but they haven’t let their music suffer for it. This is a free show, show we all have no reason to stay home tonight! 9:30pm, w/ the Race & Tight Phantomz.
  • Thursday: Troubled Hubble @ Logan Square Auditorium. These guys sing it like it is with their own brand of fun, upbeat music that often recalls the, uh, “glory” days of childhood nerddom. It’s a band I can relate to. Their shows are never ordinary; in the past they’ve featured chalk drawings completed during the show and various cartoon characters and animals dancing along with them. w/ Carrier (ex-Flaming Lips), Clyde Federal & the Gunshy. All ages, 8pm.
  • Saturday: The Ponys @ the Double Door. Okay, the Ponys are THE punk band in Chicago. ‘Nuff said. w/ the Dirtbombs, Miss Alex White and the Golden Boys. 10pm, $12.
  • Sunday: Walter Meego @ Schuba’s. I never know how to explain this band. A combination of guitar, turntables and computer tracks produce a moody-but-dancy, mellow-but-jumpy sound with atmosphere and substance.They can pack as much content in two lines as most songs have in four full verses. w/ the Changes & the Joggers. 18+, 8pm, $8.
  • I also notice that Rock Star Club, featuring one of our very own Chicago Metblog writers, is playing the Double Door. Now this presents me with a dilemma. I’ve never seen Rock Star Club, but I must support my own, right? Maybe if I time it right, I can see both shows… Hm… this one starts at 7:30pm… and it’s $15 the day of… w/ Flickerstick & Brill… Why am I ending everything with three periods…

So I have six days to choose and figure out what next Sunday’s schedule will be. Whatever happens, I’m sure – are you ready for it? – I’m sure it’ll rock.

I have to end on a cliche. I just HAVE to.

2 Comments so far

  1. tankboy (unregistered) on October 18th, 2004 @ 10:41 pm

    I noticed you’ve got a hole where Wednesday goes, so might I recommend the show at Double Door Wednesday with Rockit Girl, American Cosmonaut, The Cells, Textbook and The Wes Hollywood Show.

    If you want to get your Chicago based rock and/or roll on, with a heavy dose of melody, that’s the place to be that night…

    Also, Rock Star Club put on a fabulous live show…truly…hey…

  2. Rock Star Club (unregistered) on October 20th, 2004 @ 9:31 am

    We open the show at 7:30 and we plan to bring it, so be ready for some hot rock and roll action!

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