Five Can't-Miss Rock Shows This Week

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1. Toro y Moi at The Empty Bottle, April 4, $15. Chaz Bundick is so loved by Chicagoans that he's gotta play two shows at the Bottle instead of one. If you can't make it tonight, get there tomorrow. The Empty Bottle, (at West Cortez Street) 1035 North Western Avenue; 773-276-3600.
2. The Raveonettes at Lincoln Hall, April 6, $18. Denmark's favorite duo return triumphantly to Chicago this weekend. If you're not immediately hooked by this band's lo-fi catchiness, we suggest seeking professional help. Lincoln Hall, 2424 North Lincoln Avenue (at Fullerton Avenue and Halsted Street); 773-525-2501.
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3. Cults at The Empty Bottle, April 7, $12. It's always cool to see what happens to a buzz band once they've put on a few miles, but we're extra anxious to see what Cults can do this time around. The Empty Bottle, (at West Cortez Street) 1035 North Western Avenue; 773-276-3600.
4. The Cave Singers at Lincoln Hall, April 7, $14. There is absolutely nothing wrong with a little acoustic folk rock lovin' every now and then, especially if The Cave Singers have anything to do with it. Lincoln Hall, 2424 North Lincoln Avenue (at Fullerton Avenue and Halsted Street); 773-525-2501.
5. Sharon Van Etten at Lincoln Hall, April 9, $14. Just because something is easy to listen to doesn't mean it's pansy. Sharon Van Etten's smooth ways are jam packed with emotion and power. More tambo please. Lincoln Hall, 2424 North Lincoln Avenue (at Fullerton Avenue and Halsted Street); 773-525-2501.
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