Vivian Girls @ Emo's in Austin, TX (more by Tim Griffin)

today in Chicago
* Marissa Nadler @ Saki
* Vivian Girls @ Permanent Records
* Vivian Girls, Widowspeak, Nones @ Empty Bottle
* James Vincent McMorrow, Marissa Nadler @ Hideout
* Paul Baribeau, Sarah Palin & The Mavericks @ The Juicer
* Nightdogs, Right on Dynamite @ The Whistler (Free Show)
* Ume, Elusive Parallelograms, Health & Beauty @ Beat Kitchen
* Local H, AM Taxi, The Last Vegas @ Double Door (Free Show)
* MC Chris, MC Lars, Mega Ran, Adam WarRock @ Subterranean
* Wizardcastle, Cask, Of Wolves, Sealed in Silence @ Ultra Lounge
* The Laureates, The Canoes, Blessed Feathers @ Bottom Lounge
* This Magazine Is Haunted, Eiffel Tower, The Webstirs @ Panchos
* Occidental Brothers Dance Band International @ Grant Park
* Tommy Keene, Doug Gillard, Sally Crew and The Sudden Moves @ Schubas
* Antony Ablan and The Tramps, The Soil and the Sun, Mike Golden, Jacob Bullard @ Lincoln Hall
* Qwel and Maker, The Highest Low, Drunken Monkeee, State Champs, The Whoevers @ Memories

Doug Gillard of Guided By Voices is in town with Tommy Keene tonight.

The World Music Festival begins today.

RSVP for Freelance Whales' free Eventbrite show, this Saturday (9/17) at Empty Bottle.

Follow @bvChicago on Twitter.

Enter to win a pair of the two sets of tickets we have to give away for Active Child this Friday (9/16).

Marissa Nadler plays an Epitonic Saki Session at 4PM. Her show at Hideout later tonight, opening for James Vincent McMorrow is sold out.

Today you also have two chances to see Vivian Girls. They've got a 5PM in-store at Permanent Records which is celebrating its 5th anniversary.

Yellow Ostrich have a new video for "Whale." Check it out below. They'll be in Chicago on November 18th supporting Ra Ra Riot at Metro.

What else?

Yellow Ostrich - "Whale"