The Whigs (photo by Jordan Noel)
Friday, April 23
- The Whigs at Bottom Lounge with Empires and Old Fake - In March, Athens garage rockers The Whigs released their third album, In the Dark, marking a shift to a bigger, broader sound. For details, click here to read Colleen O'Neill's record review on WCR. 8 p.m., $15, 17 and over. More info and tickets.
- Carbon Leaf at Lincoln Hall with Alex Band of The Calling - This long-running rootsy rock act released their eighth LP, Nothing Rhymes With Woman, last Spring. 9 p.m., $15, 18 and over. More info and tickets.
Saturday, April 24
- The Styrenes at The Empty Bottle with Daily Void and John Bellows - Since forming in 1975 the Styrene's sound has been tough to summarize, though Rolling Stone once referred to it as "post-punk before punk ever happened." Find out for yourself at the Bottle, which is sure to be an excellent setting for the band. 9:30 p.m., $5 advance, $9 at door, 21 and over. More info and tickets.
-Camera at Schubas with makeshiftprodigy - Chicago's Camera will take over Saturday night at Schubas for The Mary Onettes, who were originally scheduled to play, but had to cancel because of the volcanic eruption in Iceland. The band's live energy and experimental, post-punk-inspired sound are well worth heading out for. 10:30 p.m., $5, 21 and over. More info and tickets.
Sunday, April 25
- White Rabbits at Metro with Here We Go Magic and Pet Lions - This show promises a night of great NYC indie rock in the form of White Rabbits and Here We Go Magic, and get there early because Chicago's own Pet Lions always bring a good time (check out their excellent EP, Soft Right). Doors 8 p.m., show 9 p.m., $12 advance, $15 at door, 18 and over. More info and tickets.