MONDAYA YEAR IN A DAY Tonight at the Empty Bottle, 88.7FM WLUW's The Minimal Beat is presenting a night of up-and-coming local electronic slash synth-pop bands. We already shared a track from one band on the bill, Distant Cities, but there; more to talk about, specifically A Year in a Day. This local trio claim Neon Indian, Cut Copy, Goldfrapp and more as their influences and it's easy to hear why on their track, "Falling," which you can hear on their Facebook page. It's full of club-ready beat and raindrop-synths that open up into a sultry chorus hook thanks to lead vocalist Christine Gutierrez. Also set to appear are Belmont and Clark and DJ Billeh Ocean.(Richard Giraldi) 9:00 p.m. Monday, 6/17. The Empty Bottle. 21+. FREE.
TUESDAYKATHLEEN HANNA IS DEAD Technically, Kathleen Hanna is alive and well, but tonight's diversion is something a little different. The Kill Yr Idols Reading Series -- the people behind past events like "David Byrne is Dead"-- have created another get together with poetry, music, comedy, and more, inspired by Riot Grrrl's favorite daughter, Kathleen Hanna. The complete list of those appearing is featured at the event Facebook page. Don't miss out. (Audrey Leon) 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 6/18. Cole's. 21+ FREE!
WEDNESDAYMORITAT Moritat have come a long way since I reviewed their debut EP One Minute Fade a couple years back. Though the core of their music remains the same - piano, drums and bass or guitar - their latest, Clill Blanzin, definitely kicks things up a notch as they delve into punchier rock territory. Don't believe me? Check out their cut "Cats" and it's accompanying, highly entertaining video. Also set to perform is The Humminbird. (Richard Giraldi) 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, 6/19. The Whistler. 21+. Free.
THURSDAYDO312 BIRTHDAY BASH It's hard to believe Chicago nightlife-devoted website Do312 has only been around for three years, but you can't argue with birthdays. Tonight Do312 celebrates its third anniversary in the Windy City in style with food and drink (like red bull chicken wings) and local party starters and punk rock marching band Mucca Pazza. Also appearing are reggae/soul rockers Deal's Gone Bad, and local power punks Bully in the Hallway. The best part is the show is free with RSVP at http://do312.com/birthday. SCORE! (Audrey Leon) 9:00 p.m. Thursday, 6/20. Double Door. 21+ FREE WITH RSVP! By Staff \ comments