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Empty Out Your Wallet

By Sarah Dahnke in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 2, 2007 3:45PM

2007_11-2_rkellyeatsdiamonds.jpgWhat's coming up? Let's see.

2007 has been quite a year for the Cold War Kids, whose twangy indie rock has worked its way into the hearts of festival attendees across the world, playing everywhere from Lollapallooza to the Glastonbury Festival. If you’d rather see them up close and personal instead of surrounded by shirtless dudes holding plastic cups of beer, now’s your chance.
Metro, Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m., $15, all ages. On sale at noon on Saturday.

Another one of the Twin Cities’ Rhymesayers wonders, Eyedea and Abilities will once again return to Chicago to prove that they are still together and better than ever, following speculations that they broke up after Eyedea formed his side project Carbon Carousel.
Abbey Pub, Dec. 1, 10 p.m., $15, 18+. On sale at noon on Saturday.

One word: mmmbop! Actually, have you checked out photos of Hanson lately? Mmm, mmm!
Rialto Square Theatre, Dec. 8, 8 p.m. $29.50-$49.50, all ages. On sale today.

The 2nd Annual Aimee Mann Christmas Show is making its way to Chicago, kiddos.
The Vic, Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m., $34, 18+. On sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Oh R. Kelly, we have said so much, but we never get enough. As strong as our love/hate relationship is with you, we probably would never pay money to see you live (especially at a whopping $100!! Jeebus.) unless you promise to do Chapters 1-11 of Trapped in the Closet and nothing more.
United Center, Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m., $45-$100, all ages. On sale today.