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Empty Out Your Wallet

By Scott Smith in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 27, 2006 2:08PM

After a week jam-packed with shows, we're not surprised that this weekend finds us wishing that payday hadn't been so long ago.

Did you know Morrissey is making 2006_10_moz.jpghis only 2006 appearance in North America here in Chicago? We feel like it’s all we’ve heard about all week. But it’s true. Except for when he played SXSW back in March. So, not as special now. But still: Morrissey! Still spelling cranky as s-u-a-v-e after all these years, despite now getting laid on a regular basis.
Aragon, November 21, $32.50, all ages, on sale Saturday at noon

With a Haggerty-less Naked Raygun reuniting for shows here and the Blue Meanies playing out as well, it seems appropriate that we hear more from Pegboy after their appearance at Touch and Go’s 25th Anniversary show this fall. Larry Damore has been hinting about a possible new album so perhaps a return to the Metro will be enough of a creative spark to make that happen.
Metro, November 22, $12, 18+, on sale Saturday at 10 a.m.

We once read something that said “Chrissie Hynde is the Pretenders.” A movement unto herself. Before the riot grrls, before the pop songbirds, there was Chrissie. She’s the omega to Joan Jett’s alpha. From Day One, we saw her as the mother figure that created a template that other women rockers should follow (literally, in the case of her “advice to chick rockers”). Fiercely political and brazenly outspoken, it seems like we need her more than ever. She plays 'XRT's Concert for the Kids this winter.
Riviera, December 12, $42, all ages, on sale Saturday at 10 a.m.; pre-sale starts Friday at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster. Use the password "brassinpocket."

And speaking of female-fronted bands, tickets go on sale for Sounds, who play a Thanksgiving weekend here. We’ve reviewed them in the past and liked how they carry the torch passed off to them by the Jett/Hynde contingency.
Metro, November 26, $17.50, all ages, on sale Saturday at noon

Don’t cry poverty on us either. Someone’s selling out the Wilco, Wolfmother, Bob Seger and –– dear God –– Goo Goo Dolls shows. And those of you who were smart enough to hang onto your tickets for the cancelled Scissor Sisters show this month will be happy to know the show’s been rescheduled for Friday, March 9, at the Riviera.