Early Warnings Roundup

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The above-average shows in Early Warnings this week include visits from Chromeo, Deer Tick, Ghostface Killah, Gorillaz, Fang Island, Sonny & the Sunsets, and Women. Both Lincoln Hall and Schubas have announced impressive additions to their schedules, as they routinely do. But if you ask me the one Early Warning that trumps the whole lot has to be the two dates just after Thanksgiving at the Chicago Theatre with John Mellencamp (he'll always be Cougar to me).

I learned a long time ago that I will never, ever get sick of the video to "Hurts So Good," where Cougar awkwardly rocks out alongside a lady dressed in chains and attempts to induce dancing among the members of a rhythmically challenged motorcycle gang. I know it's a lot to hope for, but maybe at one of his shows he'll re-create that scene.

As always, you can check out my full list of notables after the jump:

Brendan Benson with the Posies at Bottom Lounge on November 6 (on sale Saturday at noon)
Sonny Burgess at Abbey Pub on December 3
Chromeo with A-Trak at Congress Theater on October 30
Deer Tick at Bottom Lounge on October 30 (on sale Saturday at noon)
Drop the Lime at Lincoln Hall on October 21 (on sale Friday at noon)
Fang Island at Lincoln Hall on November 12 (on sale Friday at noon)
Ghostface Killah with Sheek Louch at Abbey Pub on October 31
Gorillaz at UIC Pavilion on October 16 (on sale Friday at 10 AM)
Peter Hook presents Unknown Pleasures at Double Door on December 6 (on sale Saturday at noon)
Horse Feathers at Schubas on November 4 (on sale Friday at noon)
Tim Kasher at Schubas on November 20 (on sale Friday at noon)
John Mellencamp at the Chicago Theatre on November 26-27 (on sale Friday at 10 AM)
Pac Div at Subterranean on October 1
Pierced Arrows at Subterranean on October 2 (on sale Saturday at 10 AM)
The Queers at Reggie's Rock Club on December 11
Rotting Christ with Lightning Swords of Death at Reggie's Rock Club on March 19
Sonny & the Sunsets at Beat Kitchen on September 24
Women at Schubas on September 27 (on sale Friday 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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