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Decent Days and Nights

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 11, 2007 8:35PM

The summer sun has rejuvenated the DDaN column, so we're clocking back with our thoughts on a few of the week's notable concerts.

2007_06_hourlyradio.gifTonight, if you didn't get invited to see Fall Out Boy, and you're not heading to Liar's Club to listen to (and to buy) the new Queens Of the Stone Age at midnight, might we recommend checking out The Hourly Radio at The Note? If you dig Placebo, and you haven't yet tired of that whole disco-rock thing, then this show should hit your sweet spot.
The Note, tonight, 8:00 p.m., $8, 21+
UPDATE: It appears as if The Hourly Radio show has been canceled!

On Wednesday, two loud, brawling, messy rock bands play opposite each other. Sound on Sound is still relatively new, but they're riding high after a high-profile opening slot for Shellac a few months ago. They'll be bringing their math-punk to The Beat Kitchen. Down in Wicker Park, Wes Nile, the shirtless front man for Imperial Battlesnake, will continue to do his best to preach the merits of punk-metal to masses. And he'll probably fall off the stage once or twice.
Sound On Sound, The Beat Kitchen, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., $7, all ages
Imperial Battlesnake, Double Door, Wednesday, 8:00 p.m., $8, 21+

We're not sold on The Horrors yet. We've heard their debut and have a hard time distinguishing it from any number of other psych garage punk groups that seem to run through town every other day. On the other hand, we have heard that the band's live show is the key to unlocking their songs, and that their recorded output does a poor job of providing a worthy text by which to judge them. We guess there's only one way to find out.
Abbey Pub, Thursday, 8:00 p.m., $12, 18+

Bobby Conn is turning 40, and he's celebrating this milestone with two shows at Hideout this weekend. If you haven't seen Bobby Conn, this is THE time to do so, since each night will have a different backing band from a memorable time in Conn's career. Friday night will also include old Conn standby and aural prankster DJ LeDeuce spinning tunes from 1967.
Hideout, Friday and Saturday, 10:00 p.m., $12, 21+

Photo of The Hourly Radio by Thom Jackson