Zola Jesus photo via Ground Control Booking.
Phosphorescent at Lincoln Hall, 4/11, $14. If you've ever wanted a song sung directly to you in a mind-melting, love-making voice, go see Phosphorescent and let him fulfill your dream. Thank us later. Lincoln Hall, 2424 North Lincoln Avenue (at Fullerton Avenue and Halsted Street); 773-525-2501.
Zola Jesus at The Empty Bottle, 4/15, $10. If you're looking for an out-of-body experience in a rock show, start here. Haunting melodies from the powerful Nika Roza are the perfect antidote to your workweek. The Empty Bottle, (at West Cortez Street) 1035 North Western Avenue; 773-276-3600.
Chandeliers at The Hideout, 4/15, $8. Electro-dance rock served with a healthy portion of laser light activity all for the bargain price of $8. We can't think of a better way to dance away a Friday. The Hideout, 1354 West Wabansia Avenue (off of North Elston Avenue); 773-227-4433.
Light Pollution at Bottom Lounge, 4/16, $5. Chicago's own Light Pollution brings it big with huge melodies and epic jams. They're sharing the stage with the likes of another band we love, The Hollows, so we really can't turn this one down. Can you? Bottom Lounge, 1375 West Lake Street (at North Ogden Ave); 312-666-6775.
Royal Bangs at The Empty Bottle, 4/16, $8. It could be that we love this band because of the rock/electro/happiness vibe we're getting. We also just might like the idea of a band from Nashville. Either way, we're in. The Empty Bottle, (at West Cortez Street) 1035 North Western Avenue; 773-276-3600.