Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Go to There: February 5-11

By Andrew Hertzberg
Girl Group Chicago (via Facebook)
Tuesday, February 5th: Cool Memories at Empty Bottle (9 PM, 21+, $8 or FREE w/RSVP)
Tape label Teen River is celebrating the latest release of the noisy, ominous, and just generally far out group, Cool Memories. Along for the ride are labelmates Quicksails (Ben Billington of Moonrises, Tiger Hatchery), Columbia Fasciata (members of Toupee) and Famous Laughs (Jake Acosta of Distractions).

Wednesday, February 6th: The Hecks at Subterranean (8 PM, 21+, $8)
The experimental and volatile duo has been getting around quite a bit over the past year. Gene reviewed their new 7” last week; here’s a chance to catch some of those new tracks live.

Thursday, February 7th: Heyrocco at Den Theater (10 PM, AA, $5)
Charleston, South Carolina trio hit a lot of corners of the indie rock gamut, from upbeat tunes made for dancing to the more darker and introspective numbers.

Friday, February 8th: Thin Hymns at Big Forever (9 PM, AA, $5)
Get ready for plenty of toe-tapping jams from Thin Hymns. In fact, the experimental-pop group is more than likely to keep you on your toes with unusual song structures and confoundingly catchy melodies.

Saturday, February 9th: Girl Group Chicago at Burlington  (9 PM, 21+)
Yeah, it’s 2013, but rock music is still a man’s scene. Here to start breaking down that barrier is a local supergroup of wondrously talented women, from bands such as Bare Mutants, Hollows, Wume, Mucca Pazza, Outer Minds, and more, complete with strings and brass. Take a trip back to the '60s with a video from their performance at the Hideout in December.

Sunday, February 10th: Mikal Cronin at Saki (11 AM, AA, FREE)
If you couldn’t get into either of the Ty Segall shows the night before, this’ll be the next best thing. Guitarist for Segall and solo artist Cronin is performing an acoustic set complete with treats provided by Bang Bang Pie Shop and beverages from Goose Island. Get there early!

Monday, February 11th: Guards at Empty Bottle (9 PM, 21+, $10)
While Cults is the band name-dropped most often when referencing Guards (Guards leader Richie Follin is the brother of Cults’ Madeline Follin), fans of the Willowz have more to look forward to in the fuzzy darkwave-pop that’s buoyed in the wake of their demise. With Mawrcrest and J Fernandez.

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