Soul Asylum at Lincoln Park Zoo - I'm not sure how many people have this band on their musical radar these days, but it doesn't really matter because they rock. Songs such as "Black Gold" and the classic "Runaway Train" still sound great. And now you can hear them in a zoo. Pat McGee Band opens. More info and tickets.
Saturday, August 23
Bang! Bang! at the Empty Bottle - Another home-grown band, Bang! Bang! plays jerky dance punk with new wave quirks and a mix of male and female vocals. This is the release show for their latest CD, "The Industry EP." Walking Bicycles and The Strange Young Lovers will also play. More info and tickets.