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Take a Ride to the North Side

By chicago_chris in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 11, 2004 5:49PM

There’s just too much good stuff going on this weekend to sit inside and enjoy the air-conditioning. And most of this good stuff is happening at two places: the Metro and the Music Box. So Chicagoist suggests you just camp out on the North Side for the next few days. Tonight, Metro has the MC5 reunion tour (with Lemonhead Evan Dando thrown in for good measure) and hyped young bands Franz Ferdinand tomorrow (in a sold-out show, sorry procrastinating hipsters) and the Secret Machines on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Music Box – as part of their great Weekend Matinee series – will show Jim Jarmusch’s wonderful Canterbury Tales-inspired Mystery Train on Saturday and Sunday, and play Wes Anderson’s droll, under-appreciated Bottle Rocket tonight and tomorrow at midnight. Trust us, with so much hip music and deadpan comedy, you’ll feel cool enough without your beloved A.C.