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February 06, 2004

Weekend roundup

In the Sun-Times, DeRo shines the spotlight on John Petkovic of Cleveland garage lifers Cobra Verde (playing tonight at the Subterranean). Mary Houlihan profiles feisty folkie comer Graham Lindsey (tonight, Hideout, with Laurie Stirratt). David Jakubiak talks up the Molemen’s Chicago Rocks hip-hop showcase (tonight, Metro). And Laura Emerick chips in a profile of locals Oh My God (Saturday, Wheaton Grand Theater).

Over at the Trib, Kot likes Parasol’s alt-scare survivors the Poster Children (Saturday at the Empty Bottle).

Reader crits blurb the M’s, Notwist, Metric and more, while Monica Kendrick weighs in with her typically eclectic Spot Check.

We’d like to add a note in favor of Brother Ali at the Abbey tomorrow (early show). This Atmosphere protégé is funny, brash, and righteous, and also the only corpulent albino Muslim MC we’ve yet encountered.

Now it’s your turn – what are you going to see this weekend? Thoughts on the pieces above?