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Weekend Preview: 12/4, 12/5, 12/6

the Dutchess & the Duke *YAWN*

It’s turning out to be an alt. country-ish weekend here in Chicago, on FRIDAY Holly Golightly bring their dirty blues from across the pond to the Subterranean along with the hoedown hogsteppin’ energy of the Siderunners, and the turned down, poppy, “Ponys LITE” sound of Maximum Wage Small Brown Bike also play two shows at the Beat Kitchen (5:30 PM/all ages/$12/with Bridge & Tunnel, Amoebas; 10 PM/sold out/with Noise By Numbers, Cheap Girls), and over in Logan Square the newly repainted and vamped up Ronny’s Bar is holding a benefit for itself at 6 PM with the punkish sounds of Seedy Sea Controversy, Mountains for Clouds, Pineal Eye, The Coyotes, and others. Expect drink specials, giveaways, and the (now less putrid) smell of “piss and Ramen noodles”. On SATURDAY night get that special dose of Americana roots rock at the Mile Long Records comp. release party with performances by bands Nashville Wreckers, Twilight RevialMedicine Hat, and others at Martyr’s (9 PM, $8, 21+). That afternoon Bob Dylan-esque the Dutchess & the Duke play a free in-store at the Wicker Park Reckless Records at 5 PM, then go on to play the Empty Bottle (10 PM, $10, 21+), which is then followed by an Okmoniks-inspired set by Bloody Anchors at 1 AM. If you dont feel like waiting all night for psyched out garage, then head over to the Whistler for a  DJ set by Plastic Crimewave (10 PM, free, 21+). Round out your weekend on SUNDAY at the Whistler with the Golden Horse Ranch Band as they play a sophisticated blend of country square dance with vocals as purty and sweet as sugar (7 PM, free, 21+).

Also playing this weekend: Do Make Say Think, Arctic Monkeys, Vortis (Jim DeRogotis!), Red Channel, Implodes