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Another Wednesday, another batch of weekend concert picks. We love our neighborhood festivals, and my neighborhood puts on a couple of ‘em every year. This weekend in Wicker Park you can connect with fellow eco-conscious Chicagoans while taking in some excellent live music at Green Music Fest. If you’re a fan of good tunes and not setting the earth on fire, then this is the place for you this weekend. Oh, and there’s a band from Mississippi in town on Friday night that totally rocks…
Green Music Fest – Saturday and Sunday, June 23 & 24 on Wicker Park proper (Damen between North & Schiller)
As I was saying above, if you want to hear some good tunes while hooking up with other people that want to do Mother Earth right, this is the place to be. Environmentally friendly vendors will be set up, ready to show you what they’re doing to make this little planet of ours a better place, and the music is definitely worth mentioning… Dinosaur Jr. and The Raveonettes, anyone? $5 is the suggested donation. Surely you can spare five measly dollars for a cause as wonderful as keeping our planet liveable.
The Raveonettes @ Subterranean, Saturday, June 23
If you like your pop songs with extra helpings of fuzz, then you already know about this band and are already planning on seeing them at the aforementioned Green Music Fest and their gig right next to the festival site on Saturday night at Subterranean. If you’re one of the lucky ones, you’ll score a spot upstairs with a nice railing to lean on looking down on the catchy rock ‘n’ roll that never stops with these, uh, great Danes. Tix here.
Bass Drum of Death @ Schubas, Friday, June 22
When their album GB City (32.5 minutes of beautifully noisy garage rock) was released in early 2011, they were two. Sometime last year they picked up a third because, well, you can probably make more noise that way. They play loud and fast and if you want to get back to the basics, if you want to go back to a time when you were growing up on what you thought was pure rock ‘n’ roll and didn’t want any part of keyboards and synthesizers, if you thought that bands should only contain singers, drummers, guitarists and bassists…. Here ya go. Tix are here.