- Three local bands at Reggie's - King Sparrow (pictured) - "Hailing from the unassuming environs of Chicago's Northwest side, King Sparrow cranks out driving indie rock that walks a fine line between the studio and the garage." Dead Fingers - " Straight up garage punk rawk and roll from Chicago." Also with The Dow. More info and tickets.
- The Assembly at Darkroom - These locals play haunting, melodic rock with first-rate hooks. This gig celebrates the release of their debut LP, "The Tide Has Turned." Also with Tiger Spirit and Appomattox. More info and tickets.
- French Kicks at Double Door - "Brooklyn's French Kicks -- fresh on the heels of their SPIN-approved full-length 'Swimming' -- are diving into interesting territory with their new EP, aptly titled 'Covers,' which is a collection of their interpretations of a few lofty tracks, including songs originally written by Lindsey Buckingham, the Ramones, and the Shirelles." Also with The M's and Pomegranates. More info and tickets.
Saturday, September 20
- Evangelicals at Beat Kitchen - "Evangelicals draw from their Okie idols the Flaming Lips, using everything from pop, soul, prog, and psychedelia to create arrangements that bleed into open skies, sounding like the weird uncanny cousins of Band of Horses." - Spin.com. With The Syllable Section and Elsinore. More info and tickets.
- Cordero at Empty Bottle - New York's Cordero takes an indie rock foundation and pairs it with Latin dance rhythms and the bilingual female vocals of Ani Cordero to create a truly refreshing sound. With Little Cow.