High Places photo by Colin Patrick Smith
8/19 Kreayshawn at Bottom Lounge, $17.50. Come on, admit it. You're curious, just like us, and you're dying to see Kreayshawn unleash all over Chicago. Blow off all that workweek steam. We won't judge. Bottom Lounge, 1375 West Lake Street (at North Ogden Ave); 312-666-6775.
8/19 David Vandervelde at The Hideout, $10. We have officially become singer/songwriter suckers, especially when it comes to David Vandervelde. If you're looking for a rock show masquerading as the perfect date night, this is it. The Hideout, 1354 West Wabansia Avenue (off of North Elston Avenue); 773-227-4433.
8/19 Joan Of Arc at Subterranean, $10. We know, it seems like all the good shows are converging in one evening, but it's nice to have options, no? Seeing a major band in an intimate setting is not something we're going to pass up, and we suggest you take advantage of this rare rock opportunity. Subterranean, 2011 West North Avenue (at Damen Avenue); 773-278-6600.
8/20 Radiation City at The Hideout, $8. You might know of Radiation City because we, like, told you about them, but now you've got a chance to catch this act in person. Forgive us for being music snobs, but you need to see this. The Hideout, 1354 West Wabansia Avenue (off of North Elston Avenue); 773-227-4433.
8/21, High Places at The Empty Bottle, $12. If you like checking out new bands, and you like doing it for free, comment below and tell us why you should win two free tickets to this show. One comment will actually win two tickets to check out new indie-pop wonderband High Places. The Empty Bottle, (at West Cortez Street) 1035 North Western Avenue; 773-276-3600.