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February 13, 2004

Friday buzz

The big story on the local scene is the two-night Urge Overkill reunion (Saturday and Sunday at the Double Door), so DeRogatis chats with King Roeser in the Sun-Times. Jae-Ha Kim covers Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Saturday, Fermilab). And David Jakubiak spotlights the Chicago Music Awards (but neglects to mention that they're, um, irrelevant, if not a total joke).

In the Trib, Kot profiles Swedish metal vets Opeth (Tuesday, HOB). Rick Reger blurbs Nebula, Alicia Keys, the North Mississippi Allstars, DJ Spooky and more.

The Reader's critics picks include the Stereophonics, Numbers, McGarrigles, Marah and others; only locals cited this week is the Chicago Opera Theater. Monica Kendrick's Spot Check hops through pop, rock, roots and soul, plus whatever it is that Lisa Loeb and Dweezil Zappa do.

Our pick for the weekend goes to tonight's bill at the Hideout, with the Thin Man (see Kendrick), spoof-rawkers Mr. Rudy Day, and Kelly Hogan's rockin' soul gang, the Struts.