Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Go to There: August 28 - September 3

By Andrew Hertzberg

Golden Birthday (via Facebook)
Tuesday, August 28th: Golden Birthday at Empty Bottle (9:30 PM, 21+, $8)
Music this chill probably shouldn’t be coming out of Chicago. With sun-soaked synthesizers and just a hint of '80s goth-pop, Golden Birthday will remind you summer isn’t quite over yet.

Wednesday, August 29th: Dumpster Babies at the Burlington (9 PM, 21+, $5)
They could pretty easily be lost in the garage rock category, but Dumpster Babies have a little bit more going on for them, if only at least a little pop sensibility. Sasha thinks you should see ‘em too.

Thursday, August 30th: Dastardly at Schubas (9 PM, 18+, $10 = 2 tickets)
It’s been too long. Now with a full night at one of the city’s greatest small spaces, Gabe Liebowitz and co. can be counted on to come up with something silly and entertaining. Promises include special guests, a sitar, comedians, and “a lengthy talk about the Mexican victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla presented by drummer Andy in the men's room.” Maybe not all of the above. And oh! All tickets come with a +1. Hard to beat.

Friday, August 31st: Jennifer Hall at Metro (8 PM, 18+, $9)
And now for something completely different: A standout voice with an inventive combination of jazz, soul, and pop to back it up. Hall makes her vocal jazz influence known on In This, but she isn’t afraid to stray from the formula either.

Saturday, September 1st: Ravenswood Remix (4100 N Ravenswood Ave) (12 PM, AA, $5)
Just because we’re into September and North Coast is just a bummer of a Fest, doesn’t mean there isn’t any fun to be had outdoors. BBU, White Mystery, Archie Powell & the Exports headline the day, but there’s music throughout. Full details and lineup for the weekend fest can be found on the website.

Sunday, September 2nd: Puffy Areolas at ?
These guys are probably sick of Stooges references, but here we are: If you think Fun House is “for pussys” then the Puffys may be for you. (Note: show was gonna be at Lincoln United Methodist Church, but is now searching for a home. Check up with the Facebook page).

Monday, September 3rd: Jamaican Queens at Burlington (9 PM, 21+, $5)
The Detroit band makes their Chicago debut from the ashes of Prussia. Not much out there on these guys yet, but there is this video recorded a couple months back which seems to pick up right where the chamber-pop of Good English left off.

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