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This Weekend In Music: Three To See

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 11, 2014 6:00PM

Andrew W.K. will be at Cobra Lounge this weekend. Photo via his facebook page

Andrew W.K. at Cobra Lounge
Red Bull Sound Select and Do312 are bringing Andrew W.K. to Cobra Lounge tonight, so Chicago, it is time to party. We're not sure what kind of set Andrew W.K. will perform—will it be solo piano, will he be backed by prerecorded tracks like his early NYC party days, will he simply be an MC—but we don't care. We've never attended an event that included that man and walked away disappointed. The supporting bill is impressively eclectic with hard rockin' bruisers Vamos, dance rock trio (though when we saw them last week they had a bunch of guests onstage with them, all ready to party) GHOSTHOUSE, and electro-hip-hopper Kitty Crimes. It's going to be a fucking party.

Friday, April 11, at Cobra Lounge, 235 N. Ashland Ave., 8 p.m., $15, $5 with RSVP, 21+

The Supersuckers at Metro
Most folks going to this show are probably reliving the nostalgia trip that is headliners' The Toadies 20th anniversary celebration of their massive hit album Rubberneck. And hey, I can get down with the single off that album “Possum Kingdom,” but have to admit outside that the band never really did it for me. Many disagree, and that's cool. The gem in this show is The Supersuckers, though. These guys have one trick, amphetamine-fueled dirty hard rock with a Southern swagger and a leer in it lips, but they play that trick well. Expect an electric, rowdy set that will get the crowd good and riled up.

Saturday, April 12, at The Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., 8 p.m., $20, 18+

Eisley at Lincoln Hall
A couple years ago I made the mistake of writing negative reviews about Eisley that triggered a flood of emails from parents of members of the band. So all I'll say here is that a Sunday night seems to be the perfect setting to enjoy the band's pleasant tunes. Look, there's nothing groundbreaking here, but the band has literally grown up together and at this point have got the game down. They know what they're good at—pleasant pop with enough of an edge to keep you from floating off—and they do it well. I've seen them live a number of times and can attest to the fact their recorded output does not do their live show justice. And when the women of Eisley harmonize with each other you can feel their blood mingling through their voices and it gives you goosebumps.

Sunday, April 13, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., 8 p.m., $15, 18+