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Friday Afternoon Diversion: Live Music Edition

By Scott Smith in Miscellaneous on Oct 6, 2006 7:00PM

We’re busy people, and you probably are, too. So if you’re not getting out to the clubs to see enough live music, this edition of Friday Afternoon Diversion is for you.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah haters will want to skip this clip of the band's recent appearance at the Vic. Turn down your speakers a little for this Wolf Parade clip from Metro back in August, when they peformed a new song called "Cathedral Bells."

Since Local H won't be appearing at Double Door for its traditional New Year's Eve show, we'll have to make do with this guy's clips from last year's show. Or hoof it out to the 'burbs.

Plenty of folks posted video of David Yow's appearance with Scratch Acid at Touch and Go's 25th. But we go back ten years for these live clips of Jesus Lizard from a show in 1996 at the Vic. They're from a promo video that shipped with the album Shot.

We've posted before about the Rhyme Spitters contests. The 2004 battle at the Note is captured here. Chicago guitarist Lurrie Bell performs here with his father Carey Bell on harmonica while this video performs there's still blues to be found on Maxwell Street despite UIC's best efforts.

If all this has inspired you, perhaps you need to head over to Chicago Music Exchange and get rockin'. If not, there's always the Underground Wonder Bar.