Empty Out Your Wallet

By Julene McCoy in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 13, 2007 8:19PM

It seems sort of cruel to make everyone get up so early tomorrow after a night rockin’ out to Spiderland, but we’re gonna give some reasons why it may be advisable to set that alarm and crawl out of bed for a few minutes to spend money.

2007_07_thecure.bmp The Cure has been one of our favorites since we picked up that Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me album at the mall with our allowance money. We haven’t been as enamored with their latest work, but they have never disappointed us live. The price isn’t bad either considering what other bands who have been around the same amount of time are charging now.
Sept. 29, Allstate Arena, $50 - $65, all ages, on sale 10 a.m. Saturday

WLUW keeps us listening to indie music all day long. We should give them something back. How about attending a benefit on their behalf? Great bands, great cause…we don’t see why not. Canasta, Plane, May or May Not and Driftless Pony Club are the performers, but we’ll all be winners by giving to this great cause.
Aug. 10, Double Door, $10, 21+, on sale noon Saturday

2007_07_rockthebells.gifIf GZA leaves us wanting more, fear not for the Rock the Bells Tour is coming to town. Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, Talib Kweli, and more (twenty performers, two stages) make up this world class hip-hop event.
Aug. 26, Northerly Island’s Charter One Pavilion, $45 - $100, all ages, on sale 5 p.m. Friday

Seeing those fall dates is making us think that we haven’t done enough with our summer. This weekend’s Pitchfork Music Festival should help us get that first sunburn and then we’ll feel like we’re in the thick of it. Everyone have fun and be respectful out there this weekend!

Images via The Cure and Rock the Bells websites.