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Music Therapy

By Scott Smith in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 9, 2006 5:38PM

Procrastinating indie kids and drunken Dads throughout the city will look a little 2006_06_hungover.jpgdown in the mouth this weekend as both the Boy Least Likely To and Jimmy Buffet shows are sold out this weekend. Plus, the lead singer of Snow Patrol lost his voice so their show is postponed as well. But there are still plenty of good shows going on over the next couple of days.

But did we miss a memo or something? What’s with all the cover bands in town this weekend? Elevation, the U2 cover band is out at Arlington this afternoon, Crazy Train brings the Ozzy for free at Cubby Bear tomorrow and there’s a Michael Jackson cover band (!!!) at Castaways tonight that is somehow justifying charging a $10 cover. Plus, they call themselves Who’s Bad. Without the question mark. Inexcusable!

As for shows we might end up at, former P-Funk keyboardist Bernie Worrell is at Double Door tonight if you’re looking to get off your ass and jam. Also, Local H hits the Metro in an early show, Conan’s new favorite band, Mucca Pazza plays Martyrs’ and the Methadones play The Note.

On Saturday, our interest is piqued by the David Mead show at Schubas. Seems the perfect venue for his low-key style that many attempt, but few are able to inhabit without coming across as hack-y. Plus, Alison Breitman and her band are opening and we dig her music almost as much as her short but sweet blog entries. Pelican’s at Metro and there’s punk galore at Subt with The Spits and The Tyrades. And, of course, don’t forget about Blues Fest and Ribfest, where you'll find 90 percent of Chicago's rock scene this weekend.

But the show we’re most looking forward to is The Goldstars. We were going to go on a bit about their sprung-from-Nuggets sound that manages to come across as blindingly original, but Dero’s got the scoop here and we’re pretty hungover so we’ll let him do the heavy lifting here. Their CD release party is tomorrow at The Hideout at 9 p.m. and they'll be appearing on WLUW tonight at 5:00 pm.