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Wednesday, December 11

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Laura Frankel of Spertus Cafe @ Green City Market

Chef Laura Frankel of Spertus Cafe by Wolfgang Puck will be giving a cooking demo today at 10:30am at the Green City Market, between Clark and Stockton.

The Fratellis @ HOB

House of Blues
329 N. Dearborn
6:00pm
$16-$20
Glasgow 3-piece The Fratellis have been described as the missing link between T. Rex and The Libertines. They released their debut EP through Nomadic Records on April 3rd, 2006, featuring the tracks "Creepin' Up The Backstairs", "The Gutterati?", and "Stacie Anne." Four months later, British music magazine NME ran a two page feature on The Fratellis, proclaiming them "The best new band in Britain." The success of their debut album, Costello Music, led to the band winning the BRIT award for Best British Breakthrough Act in 2007. Their latest offering, Here We Stand, was released this past June in the U.S.
The Airborne Toxic Event
Electric Touch

U.S. National Soccer Team vs. Trinidad & Tobago

No, it's not three teams on the field at once (although that would be kewl), but this is a World Cup qualifying match between the U.S. and the island nation. The match will be held at Toyota Park in Bridgeview at 7 p.m.

Third Coast Festival's "Radio Ephemera"

The Third Coast International Audio Festival presents highlights from its "Radio Ephemera" challenge tonight at the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, from 7pm to 9pm. Admission is $8, $6 if you're a Chicago Public Radio member.

Does It Offend You, Yeah? @ Subterranean

English hype-band Does It Offend You, Yeah? takes their electric pop and punctuated name to the Subterranean. They promise a light show that blinds and a trance dance that mutes, but appropriately so and worthy of your good time.

7 PM @ Subterranean, All Ages, $12


Adventures in Modern Music Festival @ Empty Bottle

Five days of exciting music just down Western Avenue, and all I have to pay is $15 for 4 bands each night? Or $60 for a 5-day pass? You don't say!

Head on down to the Empty Bottle tonight to catch the always awesome Adventures in Modern Music Festival. Tonight's lineup includes: Keiji Haino, Tussle, These Are Powers, and Paul Metzger. And yeah, it's only $15. Catch our preview in Transmission.

Localvore Challenge Begins

The Green City Market is challenging you to eat only locally grown foods for two weeks (September 10-24). The Localvore Challenge means that your food has to be grown in Illinois or a bordering state, although you can establish an exceptions list of basic ingredients (olive oil, salt, pepper, vinegar, coffee, etc.). Also, if you're itching to go out to eat, a bevy of restaurants such as Lula Cafe, 312 Chicago, Le Lan and Uncommon Ground will have a menu item each night that is Localvore Challenge-friendly.

The Dutchess & The Duke @ Schubas

Seattle's soulful indie rockers The Dutchess & The Duke play Schubas tonight with James Jackson Toth of Wooden Wand and Odawas. 3159 N. Southport. Show starts at 9PM.Tickets are $10. 21+

 

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