Winter returns with a vengeance. Looks like four to six more weeks of soul-crushing, gray and cold Chicago winter weather. So here's a few shows I won't being going to this week. Enjoy!
Lady Gaga, Scissor Sisters @ United Center
1901 W Madison Ave.
Ok, now I get it, Lady Gaga is the new Marilyn Manson— she worries your parents and scares little kids with her highly derivitave music, but it's all about art and image. I get it.
Weedeater, Zoroaster, Bible of the Devil, Reptoids @
3420 W. Grace St.
As far as lawncare goes, it doesn't really matter if you use a Weed Eater 15-Inch 4.5 Amp Twist-N-Edge Electric String Trimmer, a Hitachi 21.1cc 2 Stroke Gas Powered Straight Shaft Grass Trimmer or even a Black & Decker Grass Hog XP 14-Inch 7.2 Amp Electric String Trimmer/Edger, you're gonna wanna take a wack at some some weed in some form for this show.
Cheap Time, Zoobombs, Ramma Lamma @
1035 N. Western Ave.
The brats from Wauwatosa are back, this time in the form of Ramma Lamma. Zip boom ba!
Pogues, Titus Andronicus
@ Congress Theater
2135 N. Milwaukee Ave.
If you get up real close maybe you can catch one of Shane MacGowan's teeth. (Is Shane MacGowan back in the Pogues?)
Iron & Wine, Eleventh Dream Day
4746 N. Racine Ave.
Doc said I needed more Iron and wine in my diet. At least that's what I heard him to say.
Gauge, Haymarket Riot @
2100 W. Belmont
One hudred and twenty-five years later and that whole Haymarket Riot thing still stings.
Jacuzzi Boys, Tyler Jon Tyler
@ The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave.
Nothing sounds better than a dip into the Jacuzzi with Tyler Jon Tyler and the boys.