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Delorean, 4/19 at Lincoln Hall, $15 in advance. Sellout alert! As you may recall, Delorean tore up the Pitchfork Music Festival last summer, and now they're back. Go see what the Spanish alt-dance quartet can do indoors this Tuesday at Lincoln Hall. Lincoln Hall, 2424 North Lincoln Avenue (at Fullerton Avenue and Halsted Street); 773-525-2501.
Surf City, 4/19 at Schubas, $8. Okay, here's the part where we geek-out on how much we adore this band. Check out Surf City's unique brand of psych-rock all the way from New Zealand this Tuesday at Schubas. Do it for us. Schubas, 3159 North Southport Avenue (at Belmont Avenue); 773-525-2508.
Parts & Labor, 4/20 at The Empty Bottle, $8. It's 4/20 (ahem) and an unstoppable arsenal of experimental noise-rock is about to take over The Empty Bottle. This is a perfect excuse to let loose mid-week, and we suggest you take full advantage. The Empty Bottle, (at West Cortez Street) 1035 North Western Avenue; 773-276-3600.
Jamaica, 4/21 at Schubas, $12. If you love French alt-rockers Phoenix but think that the $50 pricetag is ridiculous (we do, too), then it's time for you to meet Jamaica. Also hailing from the Land of Wine and Cheese, this pop duo rivals Phoenix's sound, and is sure to have you dancing all night. Schubas, 3159 North Southport Avenue (at Belmont Avenue); 773-525-2508.
Arcade Fire and The National, 4/24 at UIC Pavilion, $49. Have an extra 50 bucks lying around? This is how you spend it, period. We don't often dig big pricetags on our rock shows, but every now and then a worthwhile indulgence comes to Chicago. And thank goodness for this stellar lineup. Totally worth it! UIC Pavilion, 525 South Racine Avenue (at Harrison Street); 312-413-5740.