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Empty Out Your Wallet

By Julene McCoy in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 22, 2007 3:08PM

The last thing on our mind this morning was spending money, but then we started perusing what goes on sale this weekend and we’ve spent our whole damn paycheck!

2007_06_whitestripes.jpgMeg and Jack White want us to believe many things about them - that they are brother and sister, that Jack will never be quoted accurately because he’s famous, or that they are unbelievable musicians who literally march to the beat of their own drummer. Whether we believe all of that – it really doesn’t matter because we like The White Stripes' music and their bravado.
Oct. 6 – 7, Aragon, $38.50, all ages, on sale 11 a.m. Saturday

It seems like the Smoking Popes never went away. Now that they are everywhere again – or that might just be Josh Caterer playing solo. Check the band out next month for their "don't call it a comeback" tour.
July 27, Double Door, $15-$18, 21+, on sale noon Saturday

Tankboy told us that we need to forget the analyzing of set choices and get our booties shakin’ when Diplo’s behind the table. Switch will join Diplo at the Metro for one hot evening. Check your brain at the door and dance until the sweat pours off your body.
Sept. 15, Metro, $15-$18, 18+, on sale noon Saturday

Many, many more shows go on sale and that’s not even mentioning our beloved Hawkeyes’ season opener at Soldier Field that’s on sale now. Did we just talk about football when the Crosstown Classic is going on?