Friday, March 20
- Jonny Rumble, Bailiff, Kid, You'll Move Mountains and Pretty Good Dance Moves at Empty Bottle - This Radio One showcase gives you the chance to catch three great Chicago bands as well as a DJ set from Pretty Good Dance Moves for only $8 ($6 if you print out and bring the flyer here). At the link, you'll also find details on all the bands. For further preparation, check out this Q&A I recently did with Bailiff. 9:30 p.m., $6 with flyer, $8 without, 21 and over. More info and tickets.
- Rue Royale with Begushkin at Hideout - Rue Royale is a husband-wife folk-pop duo that formed in Chicago, but are now currently based in the U.K. Although all their other upcoming tour dates are at locations throughout Europe, they'll hit up their home city Friday. Check out a recent interview with the Chicago Reader. 10 p.m., $8, 21 and over. More info and tickets.
Saturday, March 21
- Mr. Russia with Amrita, Raise High The Roof Beam and Surrender Dorothy at Abbey Pub - Mr. Russia is a recent Chicago band that seem to have been popping up everywhere lately, with a sound the band describes as "the bastard offspring of Iggy Pop and The White Stripes." Doors 8 p.m., show 9 p.m., $6 advance, $9 at door, 18 and over. More info and tickets.
- Call Me Lightning with Post Honeymoon, Hayweek and Liarbirds at Beat Kitchen - Hailing from Milwaukee, Call Me Lightning is an indie rock outfit that have released two LPs so far, most recently 2007's "Soft Skeletons." 10 p.m., $8, 21 and over. More info and tickets.
Sunday, March 22
- Primal Scream with Kuroma at Metro - Formed in 1982, Scottish alternative rockers Primal Scream have released nine studio albums, most recently last year's "Beautiful Future." Over the years, the band's sound has shifted from an indie pop base to include elements of garage rock, psychedelic rock and electro. 7 p.m., $27.50, 18 and over. More info and tickets.