by Drew Hunt
"Pittsburgh duo Zombi haven't toured in damn near seven years, but when bassist and synth player Steve Moore and drummer Anthony Paterra got the opportunity to schlep around the country for a dozen days with Italian prog soundtrack masters Goblin (they don't meet up till after Zombi's Chicago date, alas), it was clearly time to start packing the Moogs," writes Miles Rayer in Soundboard. Catch Zombi tonight at Empty Bottle.
Chicagoans like to pretend we don't care when people from other cities (cough, New York) notice us, but that's just a front. Really, it makes us giddy. Case in point: "City Self." The exhibit opens today at the Museum of Contemporary Art and centers on the 2011 film Chicago by New Yorker Sarah Morris, with other tributes culled from the museum's collection.
It's that time of year when we all get really excited about looking at lots of very small lightbulbs. This evening, Lincoln Park Zoo flips the switch on its holiday display as Zoolights opens for the season. Besides strands of twinkling lights wrapped around things, Zoolights also features photos with Santa, live ice-carving demonstrations, festive 3-D displays, and ice skating.
For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.