Friday, February 27
Don Caballero, DD/MM/YYYY @ Reggie’s (Chicago)
Closing out its coast-to-coast tour, heavy cross-timed rock trio Don Caballero hits Chicago before a final stop in Cleveland. Quirky Toronto rockers DD/MM/YYYY finish out the tour, which included the melodic 8-bit rock of sBACH for a stretch.
Yoome, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone @ Subterranean (Chicago)
Joining with producer Tony Trimm and vocalist/keyboardist Renee-Louise Carafice, local MC/producer Serengeti leads Yoome in a left-field production of hip hop, synth-flavored post-rock, and indie vocals. Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, headed by singer/songwriter Owen Ashworth, merges minimalist indie pop with bits of Americana.
Saturday, February 28
These Arms are Snakes @ Subterranean (Chicago)
Splashing touches of progressive pop into an indie/hardcore mix, These Arms Are Snakes recently returned to the road for another spate of tour dates. The quartet will hit most major cities by the end of March, when it will be joined for a week by spastic math rockers Tera Melos.
Andreas Kapsalis Trio @ SPACE (Evanston)
Makers of boundless pseudo-soundtrack work and one of last year’s best albums, Original Scores, the Andreas Kapsalis Trio performs at a multi-purpose venue (restaurant / performance area) in Chicago’s closest northern suburb.
The Eternals @ The Hideout (Chicago)
Mixing hip hop with dub, reggae, electronics, experimental passages, and rock, The Eternals have a great sound for live performance. Idiosyncratic lyricist/keyboardist Damon Locks leads the group in this return to Chicago’s Hideout.