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Empty Out Your Wallet

By Julene McCoy in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 13, 2007 7:33PM

Sorry about abandoning everyone. Work was killing us the last couple of Fridays. They’re leaving us alone since “the meltdown”, so we’re back now with tips on how to keep that wallet lean and mean.

2007_04_seawolf.jpgFriends and label mates of The Silversun Pickups, Sea Wolf will be hitting the Empty Bottle in about a month. All the ladies in L.A. are swooning over Alex Church, the only constant member of the band, which contains violins and cellos, as well as the usual indie guitar sounds.
Empty Bottle, May 19, $10, 21+, on sale now

Os Mutantes are back after starting their U.S. comeback at the Pitchfork Music Festival last year. If Brazilian tropicalia seems like something that should only be done when it’s warm outside, never fear – the show is not until July.
Metro, July 11, 18+, $25, on sale at noon Saturday

Building on the accolades they’ve received from opening for the likes of TV on the Radio and Bloc Party, the psychedelic nightmare of Noisettes comes to Schubas. This trio of musicians leave nothing to the imagination in their live sets.
Schubas, June 9, 18+, $12, on sale now

2007_04_hersh1.jpgWe haven’t seen our favorite raspy singer since she was pregnant and playing the Abbey Pub. Kristin Hersh is out touring for Learn to Sing Like a Star!, which has been getting rave reviews. Just mentioning her name makes us want to throw The Real Ramona on and two-step behind the rest.
Lakeshore Theater, May 22, all ages, $15, on sale now

See, that didn’t hurt too much. We’ve even left over a little bit of cash to help pay off the taxes that you owe the State of Illinois.