Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Go to There: April 11 - 16

By Frank Krolicki

This week marks a very special edition of Go to There. Instead of the usual seven nights of show recommendations, you get six! (OK, which actually means it's late and less good than usual, but "special" sounds better than "crappier"). In any case, read on for some ideas on how to spend the next few nights.

Wednesday, April 11: The Pear Traps, Coffin Ships at The Whistler (10 PM, 21+, FREE)
About a year ago WCR's Andrew Hertzberg reviewed of the Pear Traps' self-titled album, mentioning a "Joy Division-goes-Americana aesthetic." If you're rightfully intrigued, you can get in on that aesthetic for free Wednesday night at the Whistler, where you can also catch fellow Chicagoans Coffin Ships.

Thursday, April 12: Mutts, Driftless Pony Club, Sharpless, Hemmingbirds at Beat Kitchen (8 PM, 17+, $10)
A "best emerging artists" showcase courtesy of the Deli Chicago featuring four Windy City bands worth checking out.

Friday, April 13: Disappears at Lincoln Hall (10 PM, 18+, $12 advance, $14 at door)
After getting a good deal of attention in 2011 with their album Guider and the addition of Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley, Chicago psych-rockers Disappears have been continuing strong this year with the release of their latest album Pre Language. Friday they'll play Lincoln Hall along with Lotus Plaza and Implodes.

Saturday, April 14: Tight Phantomz at Quenchers (9 PM, 21+, $5 donation)
If you could use a fix of some home-brewed power rock, a trip to Quenchers Saturday night should do the trick with a set from Tight Phantomz (which don't happen too frequently). Stnnng and Brokeback will also play.

Sunday, April 15: The Cave Singers at Schubas (8 PM, 21+, $14)
Schubas offers up a show fitting for a Sunday night with the indie folk of Seattle's The Cave Singers, who released their third album, No Witch, last year. Also with The Runnies.

Monday, April 16: Wume at the Empty Bottle (9:30 PM, 21+, FREE)
If the words "noisy" and "experimental" aren't enough to grab you in this blurb on Wume, maybe "mutant new age music" will? Check out the duo for free Monday at the Bottle with Cloud Becomes Your Hand and Cool Memories.

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