I've got a whole city to hold down

February 04, 2005


This is a big one.

New at the Abbey Pub: Scott Biram (new Bloodshot dude, 3/2), Slobberbone (last Chicago show, 3/4), Guitar Wolf (3/6), Rachels (3/11), Heiruspecs w/ Psalm One (3/20), Gift of Gab w/ Lateef (4/7), Brendan Benson (4/8), Sole w/ Pedestrian and Dosh (4/15), Melt Banana w/ Yakuza (5/5).

New and/or notable at Bottom Lounge: High on Fire (2/20), Lucero (2/22), Shonen Knife w/ Visqueen (2/28), Demolition Dollrods (3/2), Hot Hot Heat (3/3), Maritime (3/5), the Hold Steady (3/8), TRS-80 w/ Beep Beep and United State of Electronica (3/10), the Paper Chase w/ Make Believe and Saturday Looks Good to Me (3/12), Seven Harkey w/ Jim Roll (3/13), Silkworm (3/18), Japan Girls Nite feat. Petty Booka (3/20), Xiu Xiu (3/24), Suffrajett (3/25), Soviettes w/ Phenoms and 4-Squares (3/26), Juliana Theory (4/6), Grand Champeen w/ Ol' Yeller (4/8), Mustard Plug (4/9), the Afflictions w/ Outrageous Cherry (4/16), Desmond Dekkar & the Aces (4/22), Even in Blackouts (5/7).

New at Empty Bottle: Out Hud (4/16), Perceptionists feat Mr Lif, Akrobatik and Fakts One (4/23), Atmosphere (new rock lineup, 4/25), British Sea Power (LSA, 5/19), Caribou (nee Manitoba) w/ Junior Boys (6/7).

New at Schubas: The Ocean Blue w/ Asobi Seksu (3/12), John Davis of Superdrag (3/17), Ooutlaw Family Band (record release party, 4/1), Riviera (record release) w/ Quasar Wut Wut and Paper Airplane Pilots (4/2).