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This week's batch of Early Warnings includes metal shows from an eclectic mix of subgenres: sludge metal from Eyehategod, hair metal from Ratt, instrumental metal from Pelican, nu-metal from Korn, even folk metal from Faroe Islanders Tyr. Those of you who don't count yourselves metal fans will also find plenty of welcome additions to the list of on-sale announcements, among them summery San Francisco stoner-pop sextet Sleepy Sun and husband-and-wife indie-pop team Mates of State.

The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir will be playing for the first time since their serious van accident in September. Tickets for the June 19 show at Subterranean are on sale now.

These Are Powers are making up their canceled March 27 Hideout show (van trouble), rolling back through on May 6. Men at Work's Colin Hay is moving his solo performance from the now-defunct Lakeshore Theater to FitzGerald's in Berwyn.

Check out my full list of notables after the jump:

Batusis featuring Sylvain Sylvain & Cheetah Chrome at Reggie's Rock Club on July 17
Blondie at the Venue at Horseshoe Casino on August 18 (on sale Friday at noon)
John Doe with Jon Langford at SPACE on June 20 (on sale Saturday at 11 AM)
Eyehategod at the Empty Bottle on June 19-20
Colin Hay at FitzGerald's on May 15 (on sale Friday at 9 AM)
Indian Jewelry with the Chandeliers at the Empty Bottle on June 16
Korn with Rob Zombie and Lamb of God at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre on July 30 (on sale Friday at noon)
Mates of State with Free Energy at Lincoln Hall on June 22 (on sale Friday at noon)
Pelican at the Empty Bottle on June 6
Ratt at Cubby Bear on May 13
Eli "Paperboy" Reed at the Empty Bottle on June 13
Rush at Charter One Pavilion on July 5 (on sale Saturday at 10 AM)
Scotland Yard Gospel Choir at Subterranean on June 19
Sleepy Sun at Double Door on June 24 (on sale Saturday at noon)
These Are Powers at the Hideout on May 6
Tyr at Bottom Lounge on May 4
Voxtrot at Lincoln Hall on May 21

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