FRIDAY, AUGUST 14
- Art Brut at Subterranean - It seems the tongue-in-cheek British rockers are quite fond of Chicago. a few short months ago they were in town for a residency at Schubas, and now they're back for this gig as well as a Saturday slot at West Town's Green Music Fest. Team Band will open. Doors 9:30 p.m., show 10:30 p.m., $15, 17 and over. More info and tickets.
- Del Rey at the Empty Bottle - Chicago-born instrumental, experimental rock. The band has been around since 1997 and are known for tight, dynamic live shows. Also with Dark Fog and OnYou. 10 p.m., $8, 21 and over. More info and tickets.
- The Duke & the King at Schubas - Indie roots-rock out of New York. The band has just released a new record called Nothing Gold Can Stay. 10:30 p.m., $10 advance, $12 at door, 21 and over. More info and tickets.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 15
- Green Music Fest - West Town will host the first Green Music Fest this weekend, which will be held in Eckhart Park at 1330 W. Chicago Avenue. The fest will include all green, environmentally-conscious vendors and services, as well as some great bands. Saturday's lineup includes Art Brut in the 9 p.m. headlining slot, as well as tapes 'n tapes (7:40 p.m.), Say Hi (6:35 p.m.), Maritime (5:30 p.m.), Sybris (4:25 p.m.), Elsinore (3:20 p.m.) and Brilliant Pebbles (2:30 p.m.). One-day passes are $11.50 advance, $15 at door, and two-day passes are $20 advance, $25 at door. More info and tickets.
- Harvey Danger at Schubas - The Seattle band recently announced plans to break up after 15 years together, and this will be their final Chicago gig. The initial 10 p.m. show sold out, but a second, 7 p.m. show has been added. 7 p.m., $14, 18 and over. More info and tickets.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 16
- Green Music Fest - The second and final day of the fest will feature headliners Lucero (9 p.m.), plus Murder by Death (7:40 p.m.), These United States (6:35 p.m.), Catfish Haven (5:30 p.m.), The Saps (4:25 p.m.), Minneapolis Henrys (3:20 p.m.) and Canasta (2:30 p.m.). More info and tickets.
- Colin Hay at the Abbey Pub - The former front man of Men at Work is much more than a great singer-songwriter - he's a downright amazing entertainer. Hay's shows typically skew toward part music performance, part stand-up comedy act and are always worth catching. He's set to release a new album, American Sunshine, this month. Doors 7 p.m., show 7:30 p.m., $30 advance, $35 at door, 21 and over. More info and tickets.