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Empty Out Your Wallet

By Julene McCoy in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 27, 2007 7:44PM

One week from today we’ll be sitting in the sun (hopefully) listening to The Polyphonic Spree. We know everything doesn’t end and begin with Lollapalooza, so here are some concerts that are happening locally after the madness is over.

2007_07_justice.jpgWilco in the Park – that should be the album they record when we, their fans, are past our prime and sit on park benches reminiscing about the good old days of mp3 players. Instead, Sky Blue Sky should be at the forefront of this concert in Millennium Park.
Sept. 12, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, $10 lawn, $45 seated, all ages, on sale 11:00 a.m. Saturday

Our workout faves, Justice are bringing their infectious dance fun to the Metro. We are looking forward to dancing our asses off in a steaming, swirling pit of our peers until we have to break loose from the crowd and take a rest on the stairs.
Oct. 17, Metro, $21, 18+, on sale noon Saturday

For something completely different – Jose Gonzalez and James Blackshaw play Park West. When we saw Jose at Intonation, the openness of the outdoor stage felt impersonal, we hope that the intimacy afforded by Park West will bring out the beauty of his lyrics and guitar play.
Oct. 4, Park West, $18-$20, all ages, on sale 10:00 a.m. Saturday

It seems to be the time of year where everyone is coming to town. So many great shows that we don’t have enough room on our little list. We won’t be writing anything next week as we will be working on our sunburn at Lollapalooza. We’ll see you there!