MUGGSY McMURPHY'S ROCK PICKS

Rain and snow? How awesome is that? It's like peanut butter and jelly. March is always a real treat around here. Speaking of here, here are some rock shows that I certainly will not be attending this week. Enjoy!

MONDAY 3/7
Menomena, Absolutely Not
@ Empty Bottle
1035 N. Western Ave.
773-276-3600/866-468-3401

Menomena. Free. Absolutely yes.

TUESDAY 3/8
The Ex, Follows, Ken Vandermark, Zerfu Demissie
@ Lincoln Hall
2424 N. Lincoln Ave.
773-525-2501

25 albums in 30 years? That's Netherlandish! Come on Ex, you're gonna hafta do better than that if you want to impress Muggsy McMurphy. What, you never heard of The Woodrows?

WEDNESDAY 3/9
The Life Champions, Dun Bin Had, Dickfinger, No Two Waynes
@ Pancho's
2200 N. California
773-772-7811

Welcome to the 1st Annual Horrible Band Name Festival!

THURSDAY 3/10
Adicts, Juicehead, Modern Day Rippers, Curtains
@ Reggies Rock Club
2109 S. State St.
312-949-0121/866-468-3401

The Adicts were kind of ahead of their time as far a picking a band name you could Google.

FRIDAY 3/11
Hüsker Düdes, Econoline, SST DJs Bobby Burg & Matt Holland
@ The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave.
773-227-4433

Ok, you know how I said that I wasn't actually going to be attending any of these shows this week. Well, I might [MIGHT!] be going to this one... and getting pretty drunk.

SATURDAY 3/12
Outer Minds, Chaperone!, Joan of Arc, Mickey, Radar Eyes, Tiger Bones, Skull Orchard, Paul Cary, Rabble Rabble, Waco Brothers, Kids These Days
@ The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave.
773-227-4433

Hey! It's The All-Day Hideout SXSW Sendoff Party with a whole fuck load of great bands!

SUNDAY 3/13
Ice Cube @ The Mid 306 N. Halsted
312-265-3990

No way! That guy from Are We There Yet can rap too?

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