Decent Days and Nights

By Julene McCoy in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 26, 2006 5:11PM

Whew! We made it through all the familial obligations of the holiday season. It’s a dead week at work and that means we need some stuff to do at night. This week offers a lot of possibilities for getting together for a pint or two before we even hit New Year’s Eve.

2006_12_kellyhogan.jpgIf the Christmas hangover is gone, head over to the Hideout tonight for a Boxing Day Show with Kelly Hogan and Scott Ligon. Hardscrabble open the show on Tuesday and then reincarnate into the Lawrence Peters Outfit for their official debut on Friday night. The standards should be all the rage at these couple of shows. For an entirely different evening at the Hideout, check out our very own Tankboy’s show with The Venom Lords headlining on Saturday.
Kelly Hogan/Scott Ligon, 12/26, 8:30 p.m., no admission listed, 21+
Lawrence Peters Outfit, 12/29, 10:00 p.m., $8, 21+
The Venom Lords, 12/30, 9:00 p.m., $8, 21+

2006_12_chilton.jpgAt Schuba’s this week, it is all about repetition. Wednesday or Thursday night give us the country side of Jon Langford with the Waco Brothers. Or, we can opt to see The Redwalls’ smooth pop on Friday, Saturday or Sunday (if we previously purchased tickets).
Waco Brothers shows, 12/27-28, 9:00 p.m., $12 adv./$14 door, 21+
The Redwalls are all sold out.

The Empty Bottle has the 2nd Alex Chilton Birthday Bash on Thursday night. Hosted by WLUW, a ton of Chicago indie bands (The Braves, Doleful Lions, Farewell Captain, Feathergun, the Injured Parties, the Joy Poppers, John Kimler, Rich Miller, Dann Morr & the New Fiction, the Prams, Recent Photo, the Saturday Nights, the Tenniscourts, Van Go, and Matt Walters) pay homage to Alex’s time with Big Star, his solo stuff and everything in between.
Alex Chilton Birthday Bash at Schuba's, 12/28, 8:00 p.m., $8 adv./$10 door, 21+

That’s a lot of stuff for the last week of 2006. Now to manage how we can see all these shows and still have enough money and brain cells left to go out on New Year’s Eve.