Concert Calendar Plus

A few upcoming shows that didn’t make it into this week’s print edition:

Tonight (Thurs 8/31): Shellac at the Black Cat

Legendary punk/indie rock producer Steve Albini and his veteran Chicago noise-rock band are on the road in a big way for the first time in years. Loud, scratchy, angry and probably vaguely insulting.

Fri 9/1: Comets on Fire at the Black Cat

These West Coast psychedelic rockers lean more towards the heavier Jimi Hendrix guitar-wrangling side of the genre than the Byrds or the Beatles; think less “Yellow Submarine,” more “A Day in the Life.” Their new record Avatar is much more melodic and all-around friendlier than their older stuff, so don’t be surprised by any “Freebird” or “Layla” style piano interludes.

Sat 9/2: Violent Femmes at the 9:30 Club

LEMME GO WHIIIIIITE!! LIKE A BLISTER IN THE SUN!!!! That’s really all you need to know, but yes, they do have other songs, and yes, those are good too.

Wed 9/6: Radio Birdman at the Black Cat

The Land Down Under’s finest ’70s punk rockers are back in action, and back in the U.S. for the first time in maybe 25 years. Aussie Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi and all that.

Posted by Chris Norton, Editor in Chief

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