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Empty Out Your Wallet

By Scott Smith in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 5, 2007 7:19PM

We swore My Chemical Romance just left town in a haze of mascara and Queenesque choruses, but the inclusion of MCR on so many year-end, best-of lists means there’s money to be made. So the black parade marches again with local heroes Rise Against who seem to be cast in the unfortunate role of second to bands for whom they’ve paved the way.
Allstate Arena, March 1, 7:30 p.m., $30, all-ages. On sale tomorrow at 10 a.m.

Speaking of returning bands whose albums that ended up on every best-of list from here to Cookie Mountain, TV on the Radio is back. If someone could please volunteer to check their dressing room and make sure Dave Sitek takes all his stuff with him when he leaves then maybe this won’t happen again.
Metro, March 12 (all-ages) and March 13 (18+). 7:30 p.m. $24. On sale tomorrow at noon now.

2007_01_golightly.jpgLike a lot of people, we got hipped to Holly Golightly (pictured) because of her appearance on that one White Stripes album, though she’s been a prolific artist in her own right for years. Still, her work with Jack White isn’t far off from what shows up on her own albums. Until Courtney Love records a country album, this ought to tide you over.
Subterranean, March 17, 10 p.m., $10, 18+. On sale now.

Back in October, Sebadoh announced they’d be re-forming with a Lou Barlow-centered lineup. Tour dates were announced this week, including one in Chicago at Metro in March. After seeing Dinosaur Jr. reunite this year, is it too much to hope for a Folk Implosion tour? What, we’re the only ones interested in that?
Metro, March 21, 9:00 p.m., $15, 18+. On sale tomorrow at noon.

There’s a load of Empty Bottle shows going on-sale this weekend, but the show that caught our eye was the Benefit for J. Robbins and Family. Proceeds from the show will go toward the medical bills of Callum Robbins, the son of Channels guitarist J. Robbins and bassist Janet Morgan who is so damn adorable that it makes our hair hurt. Currently on the bill, among others, are math rockers Chin Up Chin Up, the suave Bobby Conn and with a “special guest” headliner to be announced later. Any guesses?
Empty Bottle, January 27, 8:00 p.m., $15, 21+. On sale now.