Thursday, February 4th - The Bog (at Illinois Institute Of Technology) - Headliner: Canasta Openers: Matt Kerstein (of Brighton, MA), Ian Wilson - 10pm - FREE
Catch Chicago-based Canasta's brand of orchestral pop at a free show to support Habitat For Humanity. Having just finished mastering their latest album, the night should include a fair amount of new material for long-time fans and the treat of finding a great new band for those that have not yet had the pleasure of hearing "The Microphone Song". Trust us, they are worth venturing out to a slightly unconventional venue!
Saturday, February 6th - Lincoln Hall - Headliner: AM Taxi Openers: Royal Bangs, Big Science - 7pm - $10 advance, $12 at the door
This is your chance to catch an up-and-coming local band at a great new venue before they head out to storm the nation as part of Vans Warped Tour this summer. Head over to their site and grab a copy of "The Mistake" to see what you'd be missing if you were crazy enough to skip this one. As an added bonus, indie pop weirdos Royal Bangs unleash their brilliance in support, so get there early.