What’s going on Friday?
Smith Westerns @ ACL 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
today in Chicago
* Lil Jon (DJ Set) @ Enclave
* Hail! Hornet, Zoroaster @ Reggie’s
* Tiny Fireflies @ Saki (Free; In-store)
* Scars on 45, Anya Marina @ Schubas
* Ron Trent, Rich Medina @ The Shrine
* Ball Drop, Billy Crystal Meth @ The Mutiny
* Shiloh, Bone and Bell, Chasing Shade @ ACE Bar
* Smith Westerns, Porcelain Raft, Bleached @ Metro
* Estelle, Luke James, Natalie Oliveri @ Double Door
* The Baby Magic, Seaby and The Rules @ Quenchers
* Aktar Aktar, Triggerfish, North By North @ Beat Kitchen
* Jupiter Theory, SpinGold, Brandon Harrod @ Stage Bar
* Alex Hoffer, Dear Electric Family, OD Joe @ Abbey Pub
* Andy Grammer, Ryan Star, Rachel Platten @ Lincoln Hall
* S. Joel Norman, The Mediocre Fight, Tim Stop @ Martyrs
* Ladysmith Black Mambazo @ Old Town School of Folk Music
* Channel Four, Hidden Hospitals, Black Arrow, Dari @ Township
* The Hush Sound, Santah, Super Happy Fun Club @ Bottom Lounge
* Shy Technology, Draft Week, Audiences, Finding Valor @ Subterranean
* Paul Collins Beat, Eric and the Happy Thoughts, Half Rats, Sleepovers @ Ultra Lounge
* Pressed And, Dolphins, Connectedness Locus, Problems That Fix Themselves @ Empty Bottle
Catch the music documentary Slow Southern Steel and performances by Hail! Hornet, Zoroaster at Reggie’s tonight (2/3).
Smith Westerns play a hometown show at Metro with Porcelain Raft and Bleached.
Some video footage of Wicker Park’s Don Cornelius tribute, below..