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Empty Out Your Wallet

By Julene McCoy in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 8, 2007 7:15PM

Did everyone have a great time at our birthday party last night? It sure is great to be three! There are a lot of great shows going on sale this weekend. We decided to focus on shows that are happening in venues one might not normally associate with music.

We lied last week when we said that Ryan Adams tickets went on sale. Sorry about that, but we're sure he didn't mind all the attention. This time we think we mean it. We do know that the show won’t be at our house, but at the Biograph Theater. A strict two ticket limit has been imposed for this intimate venue with purchase only available online. As no physical tickets will be issued - everything is will call only. Ticketmaster lists all the deets.
June 19, Biograph Theater, $35, 18+, on sale 10:00 a.m. Saturday

2007_06_fermilab.gifWe’d probably never go this far to see Buckwheat Zydeco, but an opportunity to hear music at Fermilab while protons are accelerating seems very unique. It looks like they have quite a few cultural events in the far west suburbs. Government funded arts programs? We thought those were nearly extinct. If the music doesn’t strike a chord, feel free to watch the bison roam.
Sept. 15, Fermilab, $25 adult, $13 ages 18 and under, purchase information

Our next far off spot to see music is The Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin. Arlo Guthrie, like his father, is known for singing songs about social injustice and working towards a more perfect Union. Arlo will be playing solo after several years of touring with his son. We just got caught up in Arlo’s Thoughts of the Day – he’s pretty damn Zen.
October 19, The Hemmens, $35 - $50, all ages, on sale 10 a.m. Wednesday (6/13)

We leave you with this thought by Arlo, "If you want to end war and stuff, you got to learn to sing loud." Sing loud, everyone! Sing loud!