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Summer Lovin' Happened So Fast

By Julene McCoy in Arts & Entertainment on Aug 19, 2005 5:27PM

Don't even remind us that summer is coming to an end, we just want to continue having fun in the sun. With that in mind, here are a few of the shows going on around the city this weekend.

Friday and Saturday there is the Riverview Music Festival benefiting NGBC at DeVry University's campus. Bands slated include: Liquid Soul, Nicholas Tremulis Band, and Poi Dog Pondering (Friday) and Cathy Richardson Band, The Freddy Jones Band, and The Subdudes (Saturday). Tickets are $20.

Pretty Girls Make Graves bring their stylings to the Bottom Lounge for a 7 pm all ages show this evening.

Saturday has the Feeling Better Than Everfine festival at Northerly Island featuring lots and lots of bands culminating with O.A.R. playing a full set. Doors open at 1 pm. Tickets are $29.50.

John Wesley Harding's Love Hall Tryst at Schuba's will be a mostly a cappella show featuring Kelly Hogan, Nora O'Connor, and Brian Lohman. Two shows: 7 and 10 pm.

Thunderbirds are Now play at Empty Bottle, 10 pm Saturday, $8.

Another fave from Intonation, Pelican are playing an all ages show at the Metro, 6:30 pm Saturday.

Sunday has Liverpool's next great thang, The Dead 60s rockin' the Double Door. Doors: 7 pm.

Get out and enjoy the end of summer, see some good music and get some summer lovin'. Oh yeah, don't forget Superdiamond at the House of Blues both nights.