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Home For The Holidays

By Scott Smith in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 23, 2005 8:00PM

2005_11_23_sign.jpgAs you travel to far-flung corners of the country for Turkey Tour 2005, a few Chicagoans are returning home to visit for the weekend.

We’ve had a bit of fun at The Lovehammers’ expense here and there but they’ve got the last laugh with a sold out show tonight at Metro, an appearance at Q101’s sold-out Twisted show in December and a series of sold-out dates with INXS in the coming year. Start collecting those locks of hair now, ladies. Ebay and riches await you.

If you don’t already have tickets for one of Andrew Bird’s shows this Saturday at Logan Square Auditorium, you’re setting yourself up for disappointment. The early show at 6:30 has opener Sam Prekop from Sea and Cake while Head of Femur opens the late show at 10:30. Tickets are $15. In December, Bird will be on the road supporting Nickel Creek, the bluegrass band that we hear tripping off someone’s lips about once every two or three days.

Fresh off a tour of the UK, Rise Against returns to Chicago for a pair of dates on Saturday and Sunday at the Vic. Chicagoist was convinced that 2005 was going to be the year that Rise Against had the rest of the world submitting to their will. While it hasn’t quite turned out that way, their Billboard appearances and features in some of the major rock magazines are encouraging signs that 2006 will be their year, especially with their upcoming appearance at KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas with fellow Chicagoans-via-the-‘burbs, Fall Out Boy.

Finally, Schubas has Miss Alex White tonight and a double bill of Baby Teeth and The M’s finishing up their November residency on Monday night.

Now if you'll excuse us, the Chicagoist A&E department is off to make a few more holes in its belt and locate our eatin' pants.