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Decent Days and Nights

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 5, 2007 6:57PM

Oh. My. God. It. Is. Cold. Outside. Here’s what’s gonna motivate us to don seventeen layers of protective cold-weather gear and frequent the local clubs.

2007_02_goldstars.jpgTonight the seventy-eight person (okay, we exaggerate slightly) orch-pop outfit The 1900’s begin their Practice Space residency at Schuba’s. We’re expecting to hear them work through new material over the next few weeks, so it should be interesting to see how each Monday’s set-list differs from the last. This is your chance to get in on the ground level.
Schuba’s, Tonight, 8:00 p.m., $6, 21+

The Queers are keeping it real, and honestly, we can’t believe they’ve been around for 25 years. Seriously. Their playful pop-punk never took on the sheen of the mall and the guys plug along happily offering up punch-perfect originals to boys and girls of all ages.
The Note, Tuesday, 9:00 p.m., $12, 21+

Hey we hear there’s this pretty kick-ass bill at Double Door Thursday night. We celebrate the Chicagoist CTRL-ALT-ROCK v2.0 with The Reptoids, The Ladies And Gentlemen, Farewell Captain, The Passerines, various Chicagoist DJs, giveaways, drink specials and a whole lot more. And, don’t forget, there’s still time to enter our contest for two free tickets!
Double Door, Thursday, 8:00 p.m., $7, 21+

The Goldstars write a buoyant slightly honky-tonk influenced garage rock that kick-starts the hips allowing the good times to roll. We’re guessing they’ll have a couple tracks on the 2032 version of the Nuggets box-set when it, inevitably, comes out.
Empty Bottle, Friday, 9:30 p.m., $8, 21+

Finally, Everclear’s drummer got wise and jumped ship to form the terrific shoegazing popsters The Oohlas (when the heck are they ever coming to town anyway?), however his ex-bandmates are apparently still going through them motions. Hey, we actually still haave a huge soft spot for Sparkle And Fade, so if their set-list pulls heavily from that album, we might actually endorse attending this gig. Wait, tickets are HOW MUCH? Okay, that’s a bit steep just to indulge in some lukewarm nostalgia. Yow.
House Of Blues, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., $27.50, 18+

Pictured: The Goldstars