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By Tankboy on Apr 16, 2008 5:50PM
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Kozy's Cyclery opened a new location in Logan Square -- thank god -- and are having a huge sale to celebrate. We've always dug the Kozy's vibe, so we're glad top see them branching out into a new neighborhood, especially one chock full of so many bike riders. While you're there, maybe it's time for a tune-up too ... c'mon, the weather's nice and you know you'll be back in the saddle (if you're not already a year-round rider).
3255 N Milwaukee Ave
We were vacationing in the Ukraine when Putin displaced Yeltsin, but don't tell that to Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin. The bedroom-pop combo plays The Empty Bottle tonight in support of their recently released Pershing. The album continues to contribute to the band's catalogue of pleasantly hummable ditties. Our personal favorite is the shimmery "The Beach Song" since it makes us thirst for afternoons spent walking along the lake front.
1035 N Western, 9 p.m., $8, 21+
Steve Aoki plays Metro tonight as part of the "Fools Gold" (nice Stone Roses ref, by the way) tour. Some knock him as being the leader in the "everyone's a fucking DJ" movement, but we personally enjoy his mixes. Sure, they're fairly obvious, and heavy on the crowd pleasers, but when you just want to lose the fucking plot on the dancefloor what more do you want? Sure, we enjoy challenging DJs , but we tend to have a lot more fun when we don't have to think about it. Oh yeah, A-Trak is DJing too ... we hear he works with some up-and-coming rap artist named Kanye West.
3730 N Clark, 8 p.m., $15, 18+
The New York based Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs the pieces Firebird, Flowers, Unfold, and Revelations tonight as part of their Chicago tour. Get lost in the swirling human forms creating art out of movement on the stage, and thanks us later.
Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University, 50 E Congress Parkway, 7:30 p.m., $30 - $79
Photo of Someone Still Love You, Boris Yeltsin from their MySpace page