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Decent Days and Nights

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 16, 2006 8:15PM

2006_10_lily_allen.jpgWell, we’re halfway through Rocktober, and things show no sign of slowing down. Tonight’s much-hyped appearance by Lily Allen at Double Door is sold out, so if you don’t have tickets there’s no way you’re going to be able to weigh in with all the other bloggers tomorrow morning. Don’t worry, we’ll be there, and we’ll let you know how it went. If you didn’t get tickets for that, though, stop by Liar’s Club for a one-off reunion of the original Pegboy line-up. They’re playing the after-party for the advance screening of American Hardcore tonight.
Lily Allen tonight, Double Door, 7:50 p.m.
SOLD OUT. 21+.
Pegboy tonight and Tuesday, Liar's Club,
9:00 p.m. FREE. 21+.

Tuesday night The Killers bring their newly minted wall o’ noise to The Congress, which is really unfortunate. We are in the minority of folks that actually seem to enjoy the new album on its own terms, but we’re not looking forward to having to pick out the album's melodies as they ricochet all over the lousy acoustics of The Congress.
Tuesday, The Congress, 7:00 p.m. SOLD OUT. All Ages.

Wednesday The Douglass Kings make their first appearance in well over a year at Subterranean. The group was gathering steam behind their decidedly Chicago blend of industrial sized rock and/or roll when they were forced into a hiatus due to a family illness. While this forced them out of the public eye, it hasn’t stopped the group from working, and this show will preview some of the material from their forthcoming double album.
Wednesday, Subterranean, 9:00 p.m. $5. 21+.

We’re not real big fans of The Cobra Lounge, but we do enjoy the pandemonium created by the local punk / metal / wack-o trio Mojica. With nothing more than a spastic frontman, a frenetic guitarist, and the tribal thump of the most basic of drums, the group always delivers an unpredictably good time. We recommend you wear earplugs if you’re going to go see them Thursday night.
Thursday, Cobra Lounge, 9:00 p.m. FREE. 21+.

We're going to bookend our week at Double Door, since Friday night The Changes celebrate the release of their debut album there . Okay, technically it was released a few weeks ago in order to capitalize on the hype (and, we suspect, driven by early leaks) surrounding this local release. While we particularly enjoy the delicate pop contained within the bits and bytes of their CD, we really enjoy the band’s brawnier stage presence. As far as local gigs go, this is one to file under the “Do Not Miss” category.
Friday, Double Door, 9:00 p.m. $10. 21+.

Although, if you hate yourself and want to die, we hear 30 Seconds to Mars, Head Automatica, and Cobra Starship are in town at The Congress that night too ... playing the MTV $2 Bill tour. Tickets are only $21!
Friday, The Congress, 6:00 p.m. $21. All Ages.

Decent Days and Nights is an ever-so-brief look at shows in the week ahead that we think are worth noting, for one reason or another. It will run each Monday (or Tuesday when it's a lazy holiday weekend). Feel free to note your own plans in comments.