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Empty Out Your Wallet For These Music Vets

By Veronica Murtagh in Arts & Entertainment on May 29, 2009 6:00PM

Photo via Tori Amos' website
'Tis the season of free music in the city, but don't put your wallet in the lockbox for the summer quite yet or you will miss out on these veteran acts gracing two of Chicago's best stages in the coming months.

On May 19 venerable singer-songwriter Tori Amos released her tenth studio album titled Abnormally Attracted To Sin. The now 45-year old Amos may have fallen out of the spotlight of her Cornflake Girl days, but the social activist and multi-instrumentalist has built a solid catalog of mature, ambitious releases over the span of her 17-year career. Long-time fans of Amos will not be disappointed with the newest addition to her catalog and will want to check her out live on August 3rd at The Chicago Theatre.

Tori Amos, Monday, August 3, The Chicago Theatre, $39.50-$59.50, Tickets on sale Saturday, May 30 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster

Remember britpop? Before bands like Pulp, Supergrass and Oasis defined the genre in the mainstream's eye, the old guard set the foundation for the sound and attitude that took our eardrums by storm in the mid-to-late-1990's. Early in their career, The Charlatans UK were often chastised as a Stone Roses rip-off act, but ten albums later the quintet has solidified their slot in history right alongside the Roses as early influencers of the britpop movement. The Charlatans UK play the Double Door on September 20.

The Charlatans UK with Hatcham, Sunday, September 20, Double Door, $20, Tickets on sale today, May 29 at 12 p.m. via Ticketmaster