MONDAYTODAYSHITS Todayshits is a collaboration between members of Magic Milk, The Sueves and Jovantes. While we can't confirm that Magic Milk's Kenny Alden will stay pantsed for these sets, we are sure that he'll be behind the kit in this group, which offers up a sound not unfamiliar to Chicago - rattling, lo-fi folk with a bit of garage-psych thrown in for good measure. Also appearing are Earring and Soft Opening. (Richard Giraldi) 9:00 p.m. Monday, 4/15. Burlington. 21+. $7.
TUESDAYSTRYCHNINE Strychnine produce the kind of guitar rattling rock that goes best with a cheap beer or maybe one of those cheap beer + shot combos. Part frantic garage, part dive bar soul and part jazz odyssey, this Chicago trio is dirty in all the right places. You should absolutely peep their latest, A Terrible Way To Go, up for download now on their Bandcamp page. Also appearing are Los Vigilantes and Las Ardillas. And be sure to get to this one early! (Richard Giraldi) 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, 4/16. Permanent Records. FREE.
WEDNESDAYNOTES AND BOLTS ANNIVERSARY SHOW If you follow our weekly news-in-review feature The Quick Fix with any regularity, you've probably notice that we point readers every so often to the podcast Notes and Bolts. Well, its not just a podcast that features pretty sweet music, it's also a label. So come out and celebrate Notes and Bolts one-year anniversary by listening to some sweet bands like two-lady indie poppers Architecture (featuring members of shoegazers Panda Riot), dance-psych outfit Chandeliers, and groovy new wavers Oscillator Bug (featuring Zaid Maxwell of Shapers). Bonus: Architecture's new seven-inch (released by Notes and Bolts) is included in the ticket price! (Audrey Leon) 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, 4/17. Burlington. 21+ $10.
THURSDAYFAKE LIMBS Chicago rockers Fake Limbs' 2012 LP Man Feelings is a brooding rock record that emits a certain Jesus Lizard meets Pere Ubu vibe. LLP editor Richard Giraldi, in his review of the album last year, attributed this to "vocalist Stephen Sowley’s frantic, shouted, often indiscernible Yow-isms," and the band's mixture of dirty scuzz riffs that intersect post-punk and classic rock. The band is hard at work on its follow-up record, so maybe if you're lucky you'll hear some new stuff. Also appearing tonight are chaotic sludge punks Pissed Jeans and lady surf punks Blizzard Babies. (Audrey Leon) 9:00 p.m. Thursday, 4/18. Empty Bottle. 21+ $12-15. By Staff \ comments