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The eyebrow-raising announcement in this week's Early Warnings is the lineup for the annual collaboration between the Wire and the Empty Bottle known as Adventures in Modern Music. This year's installment has been christened "Edition Sonar" (it overlaps with the Chicago debut of the Sonar festival) and as usual the roster is extremely eclectic, not just from night to night but within each show—a tactic meant to encourage listeners to experience music very different from whatever they came out to see. Confirmed so far are Sleep, the Rhys Chatham Trio, John Wiese, Rangda, Efterklang, and Pocahaunted, among others.

The other new show announcements are nothing to sneeze at, though: they include eardrum thrashers AIDS Wolf at the Hideout, stoner/psych-rock outfit Black Mountain with the Black Angels at Metro, balls-out anthem rockers the Bronx at Double Door, chillwavers Neon Indian at Metro, and a stellar black-metal bill at Bottom Lounge that includes Behemoth, Watain, and Withered. There's a little something for everyone.

Check out my full list of notables after the jump:

AIDS Wolf at the Hideout on October 16
Baseball Furies with the Clone Defects at the Empty Bottle on October 16
Bear in Heaven at Lincoln Hall on October 29 (on sale Friday at noon)
Behemoth with Watain and Withered at Bottom Lounge on November 7 (on sale Friday at noon)
Black Mountain with the Black Angels on October 28 (on sale Saturday at noon)
Boys Noize at Bottom Lounge on September 4
The Bronx with Architects at Double Door on October 7
Caribou with Emeralds at Metro on September 26
Rhys Chatham Trio with John Wiese at the Museum of Contemporary Art on September 8
Despised Icon with Misery Index at Bottom Lounge on September 17
Junip with Sharon Van Etten at Lincoln Hall on November 6 (on sale Friday at noon)
Naked Raygun with the Effigies and the Subverts at Double Door on October 6 (on sale Saturday at noon)
Neon Indian with Prefuse 73 at Metro on October 11
Pharoahe Monch with Boot Camp Clik at Abbey Pub on September 17
Rangda with Efterklang and Pocahaunted at the Empty Bottle on September 10
Sleep at Logan Square Auditorium on September 9
The Sword at Metro on October 23 (on sale Saturday at noon)

Make sure to visit the Reader's Early Warnings page for a full list of upcoming and updated shows. You can also sign up for a weekly Early Warnings e-mail blast.

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