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Empty Out Your Wallet

By Julene McCoy in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 22, 2006 4:00PM

TGIF! Here are a few of the reasons why we're saying, "Hangover, be damned!" and getting up early tomorrow to feed the monster that is Ticketmaster.

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Head Automatica
Oct. 20, Congress Theatre, 6:00 p.m., $21, All Ages
After a theatrics-filled set at Lollapalooza this summer, we need more of the Leto brothers. Luckily, they are returning with a slew of openers for an MTV $2 Bill show. Of course, we'll need about eleven $2 bills to pay for the ticket, which is a small price to pay for being able to see Jared's gorgeous eyes looking back at us with love.

Wayne "The Train" Hancock
Nov. 16, Beat Kitchen, 9:30 p.m., $10, 18+
Wayne is one of those guys that we've been meaning to see for years. This intimate show at the Beat Kitchen will be the perfect setting to hear the rockabilly beats of the man who has stayed true to his vision of original country songs that come from the heart. On sale now.

French Kicks
Nov. 9 - 10, Logan Square Auditorium, 8:00 p.m., $17, All Ages
We don't know if OKGO will be travelling with the treadmills that have upped album sales in recent weeks, but we bet they will have a choreographed dance for us in the set somewhere. The French Kicks' poppy sound should start the evenings off on the right foot for OKGO. Tickets on sale thru Ticketweb.

Twilight Singers
Stars of Track and Field
Nov. 1 - 2, Double Door, 9:00 p.m., $15, 21+
News of this show had the Chicagoist music staff drooling in anticipation because Mark Lanegan will be performing with the Twilight Singers on this tour. Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan toured Europe as The Gutter Twins last year, and this is our chance to glimpse the indie darlings in action. These are THE tickets to get. On sale Saturday at noon.

Los Lonely Boys
Nov. 4, Riviera Theatre, 7:30 p.m., $27.50, All Ages
It will be a multi-cultural musical event when these two genre-mixing bands come together at the Riviera. We expect mucho dancing and love in Uptown on November 4th. On sale at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow.