Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Go to There: May 15 - 21

By Andrew Hertzberg

Tuesday, May 15th: Yawn at Burlington (8 PM, 21+, $5)
I feel like we haven’t seen much of Yawn recently. They seemed to play every other day there for a bit. Maybe they burned out? Well hopefully their recharged and ready to rock the small room at the Burlington.

Wednesday, May 16th: the Hecks at Crown Tap Room (9 PM, 21+, $5)
Did Gene’s review last week make you want to check out the Hecks? Head to the Crown Tap Room for the first night of Get Bent’s multi-city one year anniversary party. Music’s hard to come by, but as always, Gonzo Chicago had the cameras rolling on a show at Ball Hall earlier this year for a taste. Nones and Strychnine play too.

Thursday, May 17th: Hollows at Subterranean (8 PM, 17+, $8)

If you’re looking for an entire solid lineup of local acts then look no further. Tonight is the record release for Hollows LP V is for Vulture, which propels a girl-group sense of melody through surf-rock leads. Reliable garage-psych trio Radar Eyes, ominous post-punk four piece Coffin Pricks (also celebrating a record release), and self-proclaimed “indie-pop / kitten-core” five-piece Summer Girlfriends open.

Friday, May 18th: Brain Frame at TGFKAHD (8 PM, AA, $5) 
Ok, so it’s not a music performance, but how often do you get to see local comic artists act out their work? Welcome to the sixth installment of Brain Frame, featuring six comic authors performing their material live. Expect the weird and bizarre; this ain’t no superhero comic reading.

Saturday, May 19th: Chandeliers at Hideout  (9 PM, 21+, $7)
Chicagoist had the scoop last week ago about a new Chandeliers track, and its sounding so good that waiting until their record release show next month is just too long. If you’re looking for something that “marries Funkadelic snap with downtempo chill” then click the link above, and head to the Hideout on Saturday. Bill Vermette headlines and Mr. 666 opens.

Sunday, May 20th: Pop. 1280 at Treasure Town  (9 PM, AA, $5)
What more appropriate setting for the Birthday Party-esque cryptic crunch of the New York four piece than a south side industrial loft space? And with Running, Brain Idea, and Toupee rounding out the lineup? Perfect Sunday Funday.

Monday, May 21st: Al Scorch at Coles  (10 PM, 21+, FREE)

You may have noticed that this week’s selections in Go To There have been lacking banjo. That’s why we save the best for last, mon amis. Al Scorch’s dynamic five-string mastery comes to Coles for a rare Monday night show.

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