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Cotton Jones
  • Todd Roeth
  • Cotton Jones
Before the Lollapalooza train rolls through town next weekend and commandeers the collective attention span of the city's concertgoers, try to get out of the house and support the local clubs and venues that are here year-round. I swear you'll feel better about yourself.

This week's List of course has its fair share of recommendations, and there's also the great lineup at Wicker Park Fest to keep in mind. But in a city this big, you can always find more shows that warrant attention. Check out my day-by-day breakdown of the week's other notable happenings after the jump:

Friday 7/30

Dead Weather and Harlem at Congress Theater
Hell Awaits (Slayer tribute), Summon, Kastasyde, and Degradation at Reggie's Rock Club
Mission of Burma, D. Rider, and Poison Arrows at Subterranean
Puffy Areolas, Eric & the Happy Thoughts, Outer Minds, and Sleepovers at Crown Tap Room
Reds and Blue, Hollows, and Royce at Schubas (check out more on Reds and Blue in this week's Sharp Darts)
Violent ARP Band, Drugs Dragons, Ken Camden, and Ratatosk at Enemy

Saturday 7/31

Baroness, Torche, Valkyrie, and Earthride at Subterranean
Cotton Jones, Parson Red Heads, and Tin Tin Can at Schubas
Cynic, Intronaut, and Dysrhythmia at Bottom Lounge
Farley "Jackmaster" Funk, Roy Davis Jr., FLX, and Mike Dearborn at Smart Bar
Jokers of the Scene, Team Bayside High, Moneypenny (DJ set), and Midnight Conspiracy at Metro (this is actually an official Lollapalooza pre-party, but it's so far in advance I think we can ignore that detail)
AHHH! Pilsen Music Festival with Clique Talk, White Car, Pure Magical Love, Magic Milk, Phero, and others at the Chicago Urban Art Society

Sunday 8/1

Dopamines, Lipreader, Love and Squalor, and Young Devilry at Ronny's
Psychic Steel and Fielded at the Hideout

Monday 8/2

Vacations, Implodes, Tim Kinsella, and Meryll at the Empty Bottle
Portland Cello Project at Millennium Park

Tuesday 8/3

Mewithoutyou, Murder by Death, and Buried Beds at Bottom Lounge
Vandermark 5 at Elastic

Wednesday 8/4

Lover!, Girls at Dawn, and Tyler Jon Tyler at the Empty Bottle
Ted Nugent and Vall Halla at House of Blues
Very Truly Yours, Wells-Next-the-Sea, and Abbott Smile at Beat Kitchen
Jason Adasiewicz's Rolldown at the Hideout

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