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Weekend Preview: 1/8, 1/9, 1/10

Mucca Pazza photo by Eric Harvey Brown

This weekend is lookin’ pretty, awfully, and horribly slim, but never fear, the Empty Bottle and the Hideout save the day(s) with a couple of solid shows. On FRIDAY Chicago’s favorite 30-piece marching band Mucca Pazza team up with the punkish curiosities of Paper Mice to transform the Empty Bottle (10 PM, $12)  into an animated circus extravaganza; and you might as well stay in the area because The Windy City Soul Club continue their monthly residency the next night, aiming to spin all your favorites from Motown and beyond for a vinyl incited dance party (10 PM, $5). Also on  SATURDAY is the record release party for husband/wife duo My Gold Mask at the Hideout (9 PM, $8) along with personal favorites, the always theatrical, the ever so eerie, and the all-encompassing of alt. country anguish– The Bitter Tears. And if you must see a show on SUNDAY head back to the Hideout for Das Boton (9 PM, $8). I’ve never listened to this band, but they were a Reader CC and there aren’t any other shows that look enticing, so there you have it.

Weekend Preview: 12/11, 12/12, 12/13

Cococoma photo by Chris Anderson

Holy awesome weekend ahead! On FRIDAY the Brokedowns play a show with Brickfight, Johnny Bodacious and the Bad Attitudes, and Amen and the Hell Yeahs at the EWL house ALL the way out in Wonder Lake, the instruMETAL Pelican play at the Empty Bottle (10 PM, $12 advance, $14 door), The Queers bring their soda-pop punk to Reggie’s Rock Club (7 PM, $14, all ages) with the oddly KISS-reminiscent  I Love Rich. SATURDAY brings forth a psychedelic garage orgy at the Bloodline Speakeasy with Hollows, International Date Lines, Cococoma, Terrible Twos, and Maximum Wage, but if you prefer your D.I.Y. a little harder head over to Rancho Huevos for punk rock from Daily Void and No Slogan. It’s a Chicago metal spectacular(!) at Lincoln Hall (9 PM, $12 advance, $14 door, 18+) with Russian Circles and Sweet Cobra, Ronny’s Bar is having an eye/ ear/ gasm with a multi-media art show, snacks, and music from Michael Michael Motorcycle and Amen & the Hell Yeahs (in case you missed them on Friday). There’s also the HeWhoCorrupts, Inc. hardcore holiday party with 97-Shiki at the Beat Kitchen (10 PM, $5 advance, $8 door, 17+) and for $18 you can see the Verve Pipe play at Schuba’s at 9 PM. Remember them? They did that one song, but don’t confuse it with this song, or that song. I cannot believe I almost forgot to mention the Polkaholics show tomorrow at 9 PM at Quenchers, and finally, spend your SUNDAY jumping around to the tribal punk electro space rock noise of Chicago’s Mahjongg at the Hideout (9 PM, $10).