It's 40 degrees y'all. If that won't make you leave the house, we don't know what will. Come out in your least-heavy winter coat to one or more of these must-see rock shows. We found the hottest local bands and a few others that are just travelin' through.
White Mystery at Empty Bottle, February 14, FREE. Monday's at the Empty Bottle are free. As in free. It's the perfect chance to see local bands you've been hearing about, and White Mystery is worth their buzz and more. You're not going to find more powerful vocals than the pipes on Alex White, front-lady extraordinaire. Empty Bottle, (at West Cortez Street) 1035 N Western Avenue; 773-276-3600.
Deerhoof at Bottom Lounge, February 15, $15. Prepare yourself for the awesome mind-trip that Deerhoof's bringing to Bottom Lounge. With the recent release of their new album, Deerhoof vs. Evil, tickets wont last long. Grab one if you still can, and we'll see you there. Bottom Lounge, 1375 West Lake Street (at North Ogden Ave); 312-666-6775.
The Laureates at Subterranean, February 17, $10. Also from Chicago, The Laureates are a no-frills rock band who can tame hearts without even trying. Do the boys a solid and make it out to Subterranean this Tuesday night. You'll be glad you did. Subterranean, 2011 West North Avenue (at Milwaukee and Damen avenues); 773-278-6600.
Wild Nothing at Lincoln Hall, February 18, $14. Unwind from your stressful week with feel-good vibes from Wild Nothing. Make sure you grab tickets in advance, as this one will surely sell out. If you get to Lincoln Hall early enough, make sure you try the mac-n-cheese. Lincoln Hall, 2424 North Lincoln Avenue (at Fullerton Avenue and Halsted Street); 773-525-2501.
Future Islands at Empty Bottle, February 19, $8. Wherever this hip shakin', sexy sound is coming from, we're into it. Grab someone you can't stop thinking about and hustle to the Bottle this Saturday. The rest of your night is up to you! Empty Bottle, (at West Cortez Street) 1035 N Western Avenue; 773-276-3600.