What’s the Plural of Festivus?

Is it Festivi?

In any case, there are plenty of them over the holidaze. I’ll be in the suburbs for a week after Christmas, and my “internet access” will probably be spent ridding my parents’ computer of all the adware/spyware/virii, so I figured I better give you everything for the rest of the year now.

Because rock doesn’t stop for any silly holiday. Even Boxing Day, you Canadians. Yeah you. You know who I’m talking to.

Uh, yeah. Let’s just get to the shows.

  • Dec. 23: The Blue Meanies and New Black @ the Metro. I swear this song was in this top 40 list just last week. (I guess I didn’t vote enough.) Regardless, together with the return of the Blue Meanies (I can’t wait to see what I missed before), this is a show not to miss. You could go see the Blue Meanies the day before at the Double Door, but then you’d miss New Black. Or you could go to both shows; I understand the Tossers are playing Wednesday’s show, too.w/ MU330 & the Methadones. AA, 6:30pm, $15.
  • Dec. 26: The Moses Gun @ Phyllis’ Musical Inn. If the last time was the End of the World, then this night is definitely post apocalyptic. Catch one of their bluesy, jumpy numbers here. I can’t think of a better way to spend Boxing Day after having returned all your gifts for drinking money. 10pm.
  • Dec. 28: The Reptoids @ Silvie’s Lounge. I’ll be stuck in suburbia, but this is the last chance you get to see them until they rock the Elbo Room February 18, so get your butt out there to see a band that’s been getting tons of radio play from several Chicago stations. Their new song, which has been affectionately called “mudbutt” amongst the band, will be played live for the first time. They’re taking suggestions for a proper name… w/ Tall Dark Stranger & Ouija Radio. 21+, 9pm (they’re playing first so get there early). price TBA.
  • Dec. 31: Okay, there are tons of options on this night. I’m giving you two that are in my opinion, the best of them all.
    For those of you in town, there’s 90 Day Men, the Ponys, and Pit Er Pat at the Empty Bottle. You could go tons of other places that night, but you’d be spending a lot more money just to get in the door. Plus, those places don’t give you the Ponys and 90 Day Men! Really, it’s a no-brainer. 21+, 10pm, $20.
    If you’re stuck in the suburbs with me, head on out to the Detholz!, Baby Teeth, and Paulina at the Wheaton Grand. Enjoy three great bands in a historic theater under restoration. Plus, I could be wrong, but I hear the Wheaton Grand serves alcohol now, so you don’t have to have a dry New Years. 8pm, $15 at door, $12.50 in advance.

Also, don’t forget to show up at Ten56 tomorrow night. I’m looking forward to meeting our readers. Until then, don’t hog all the egg nog. I want some too.

2 Comments so far

  1. Dev (unregistered) on December 21st, 2004 @ 1:00 pm

    Oh yeah, blue meanies. catchya there.


  2. gun one (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2005 @ 11:08 pm

    you rock mr. shekleton


    the gun

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