The Chicagoist will be launching later but in the meantime please enjoy our archives.

Pencil This In

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 18, 2008 4:30PM

The listed events were chosen by the editors of Chicagoist and brought to you by the
Click Here2009 Toyota Corolla

The Krinkles, power-pop from ChicagoReunion
From Cheap Trick to Material Issue, Chicago is a power-pop kind of town. We're also a town that takes super talented bands and devour them whole, only to spit out their bones and leave them for dead. The Krinkles already made their way through that life cycle and hung up their guitars years ago, but some call from beyond the grave had caused them to reform for a reunion show tomorrow night. Their newly recorded single "Still In Love" (available as a free download via their MySpace page) proves the boys still have a knack for hooks, so this is one return from the dead we want ringside seats to.

Tomorrow April 19, The Spot, 4437 N Broadway, 11 p.m. (although a little birdie told us they'll be playing a free warm-up show at Phyllis' tonight, so you might want to check that out instead.)

C.J. Toledano, Robert Buscemi, and Prescott Tolk perform at The Lincoln Lodge tonight. This is a good chance to catch Tolk before he moves on to bigger rooms like The Lakeshore Theater. (Which he will be doing, shortly. Natch.) Opening are the Boozeleggers Ball kids, whom we've already shown we have quite an affinity for.

4008 N Lincoln, 9 p.m., $10, all ages

We usually only go clubbing amongst the amateurs on a weekend if we know the hits are gonna be heavy, so that's the reason you'll see us somewhere besides a house party tonight. Where you ask? Liar's Club baby. Smash & Crunch might have the lamest promo ever (anyone that dubs themselves as an up-and-coming-party is just asking for it) but the promoters draw in a crowd striking the right balance of decadence and pure silliness. We can't resist.

1665 W Fullerton, 10 p.m., $5, 21+

The J. Davis Trio is still around? Really? Well, that's kind of awesome. These boys have been working the jazz-tinged hip-pop thing for about forever, and we find they've only gotten stronger with age. Don't look for kids to be losing their shit at this show, but do look at a bunch of boys and girls making "let's make babies" eyes at each other over the slinky, sinewy beats and rhymes

Darkroom, 2210 W Chicago, 9 p.m., $12, 21+

Photo of The Krinkles from their MySpace page ... gotta love that mid-'90s stage fashion, huh?