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Empty Out Your Wallet

By Scott Smith in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 13, 2006 4:40PM

Not much on sale this weekend, but there are still good shows to see and changes to be made to your rock and roll lifsetyle.

On sale this weekend:
We’re still kicking ourselves for missing their set during Lollapalooza. We’re a bit surprised the backlash hasn’t kicked in yet, 2006_10_raconteurs.jpgbut that’s probably a testament to just how good their shows are. Just be smart about it and see them on the 30th and save yourself $43. That way, you can ring in the new year by mocking those less thrifty. And getting shitty.
Riviera, December 30th/31st, $36 on the 30th/$79 on the 31st, 21+; pre-sale today at 10:00 a.m.; use password “steady” at Ticketmaster; public on-sale Saturday at 10 a.m.

Kevin Federline
Finally, the moment has arrived: the K-Fed Tour! We’re not sure what they’re calling it though. The Baby Mama Coattails Show? PopoZowin’ You? The Earning My Keep Tour? Whatever. It promises to be a night to remember to forget.
House of Blues, November 8th, $25, all-ages; on-sale Saturday at 10 a.m.

Currently available:
Cold War Kids
We’re still not convinced these guys are worth all the buzz they’ve been getting (and perhaps we’re not the only ones since the show was moved from Schuba’s to the smaller Hideout), but they think they will someday. It’s hardly their fault that every music blogger out there believes themselves to be the online indie version of KROQ. Cold War Kids’ blues-by-way-of-Zeppelin sound is enjoyable, as is watching them start to come into their own so we think they’re worth the trip. Hideout, October 21st, $8, 9:00 p.m., 21+.

Archie Bronson Outfit
We checked out this UK band on a tip from Chad at the dearly departed The Crutch and weren’t disappointed. A muscle-bound version of the new wave of New Wave bands that are cropping up like weeds, ABO works the tom-tom hard in a call-to-arms featuring schizophonic guitars and spastic declarations of love. Onsale now. Empty Bottle, October 25th, $10, 9:30 p.m., 21+.

New additions to old shows:
A second Joanna Newsom show has been added at 10:30 p.m. on November 8th at Logan Square Auditorium ($20) and the 120 Days show on November 4th ($8!) has been moved from Subterranean to the Empty Bottle so it won’t be so butts-to-nuts. Finally, the two Cowboy Junkies shows at Old Town are sold out.