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Concert Tue Nov 14 2006

Turkey...with Rock!

Thanksgiving is a time for family, food, and losing a little bit more of your hearing. There's a wealth of concerts (some of them double shots) in Chicago come next weekend. Big, big, concerts in giant venues, with lots of cool light shows (I'm assuming) and bass you can feel in your collar bones. (Yeah!) A little run down:

For sheer enthusiasm, you can't beat Tenacious D at the UIC Pavillion on the 24th. Jack Black and Kyle Gass will likely be promoting their new movie, Tenacious D in "The Pick of Destiny" at the same time (Jam Productions is running a tied-in contest on their site). For the noodle-dancin' set, there's moe. at the Chicago Theater on the 24th and 25th. Keep and eye out for some patchwork baggy pants and a nose out for the patchouli, but your ears should be primed for some sweet jams (speaking of "jams", Jam is also running a contest for this show, you can try your luck). For the blues-inspired set, check two nights of The Black Keys at The Vic. I was terribly sad to miss most of their opening set for Radiohead earlier this year, and I'd love to be front row for these shows. These white boys from Ohio have been getting accolades since 2002 for their blues-styled rock riffs, and you certainly won't be disappointed in their live show if you're a fan of their studio work. Last, but certainly not least in this town, is the much-loved Wilco, hitting the Auditorium Theater for two nights (the 24th and 25th). As of now, tickets for Wilco are sold out. Tickets are running out fast for all of these shows through the usual suspects, but I'd keep an eye out for folks unloading after Thanksgiving plans get more solid next week.

 
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