7/20 Tonight the good folks at R5 Productions and WKDU have another rad lineup at Johnny Brenda’s. Deer Tick and Wye Oak will be teaming up to present a night of honest-to-goodness sentimental rock n’ roll. Don’t get me wrong, I like Deer Tick, and I always enjoy John McCauley’s drunken stage antics, but I love me some Wye Oak. I’m kind of addicted to their latest EP, My Neighbor/My Creator. This EP is impossible to multitask to; it demands all your attention. I distinctly remember pressing play while trying to clean my kitchen. Fifteen seconds later I was sitting on my not-so-clean floor taking in the booming dynamics of Jenn Wasner’s voice and guitar. Three plays and an hour later, I resumed my cleaning. Get your tickets here and see for yourself. As always, this is a 21+ event.

7/22 Do not miss Thursday night at The Ox. Seriously. PUJOL, Summer Blondes, and  Reading Rainbow.  Show starts at 8.

7/23 Lonnie Walker returns to Danger Danger Gallery this Friday with tourmates Dinosaur Feathers. Starting off the night will be eskimeaux (clever.) A project created by Gabrielle Smith, eskimeaux will add the missing element of beautiful psych-folk to Lonnie Walker and Dinosaur Feather’s Summer 2010 Tour. I know I’ve shared my affection towards Lonnie Walker with you before, so if you haven’t taken my advice yet please do so this weekend. I’ll be seeing them as well as Dinosaur Feathers at Whartscape this Sunday, so show the boys some brotherly love for me.

7/24 Chicago’s CHANDELIERS will be playing an early show Saturday night at Little Berlin. Mixing both live and electronic instruments, CHANDELIERS add a danceable eleme[amazon ASIN=”null”][/amazon]nt to the synth-rock scene. Their first full length studio album is due out this upcoming Fall. They will be joined by Cars will Burn,  Bouyant Sea, and Columboid, the Brooklyn-based band comprised of former members of Man Man, Coyote, IcyDemons, Lewis and Clark, and Vaz.

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