Filter Kings, Uh Oh, Brad Hoshaw, Tara Vaughan, Routine Escorts tonight; The Facklers dance, Razors Saturday…

Category: Blog — Tags: , , — @ 1:38 pm February 12, 2016
Valentine's Day is Sunday, stupid.

Valentine’s Day is Sunday, stupid.

by Tim McMahan,

It’s Valentine’s Day weekend. Better get your cards and candy and shit figured out before Sunday. Just sayin’.

Onto the music part of our program:

It’s cowboy hat night at The Sydney in Benson tonight when The Filter Kings return to the stage. Rumor has it the band will have new T-shirts for sale, and copies of their hard-to-come-by Speed! Nebraska 7-inch. Joining FK are headliner Saint Christopher, The Devil’s Cut and The Broke Loose. $5, 9 p.m. Yee-haw!

Meanwhile, down on Leavenworth Street, indie rockers Uh Oh headlines an all-locals bill at Milk Run with Timecat and The Ridgways. $5, 9 p.m.

Just up the street, Brad Hoshaw headlines tonight at the Down Under Lounge, 3530 Leavenworth tonight. Joining him are The Woodwork and Chicago’s Adam Lee. No price shown on this one. Starts at 9. Anyone been to Down Under/Side Door since it changed hands?

Singer/songwriter Tara Vaughan headlines tonight at The Waiting Room. No doubt she’ll be playing songs from her forthcoming debut full length, Dandelion Wine, recorded last year in Nashville with producer Joe Pisapia (k.d. lang, Ben Folds Five, Guster, Joe Marc’s Brother). Joining Vaughan on the bill are The Hottman Sisters and Sarah Benck. $7, 9 p.m.

Finally, Routine Escorts are slated to play tonight at fabulous O’Leaver’s with Chicago’s Still + Storm and Crypt Kid. $5, 9:30 p.m.

Then comes Saturday and that dance program I told you about in The Reader (right here) featuring Kat and Nik Fackler. It’s called Making Space: An evening of curated choreography with Tbd. Dance Collective. The show starts at 7 p.m., at Kaneko, 1111 Jones St. Tickets are $10 at the door. For more information, go to

Later that same evening, Razors plays at The Brothers Lounge. They have a new cassette out on Unread Records. I believe they call their style of music “whoa-fi.” Joining them are Shitgod and Noah Sterba. $5, 9 p.m.

Finally it’s Sunday and Valentine’s Day. Celebrate with Peter Case at Reverb Lounge. It’s an early 5 p.m. show. $15 Adv/$20 DOS.

That’s all I got. If I missed your show, put it in the comments section. Have a great weekend.

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  • You missed to mention yet again, some very good shows… But… Then again, I guess your name says it all

    Comment by Not Surprised — February 12, 2016 @ 3:04 pm

  • Thanks for the feedback. I only list shows I recommend people attend.

    As the blog post states, feel free to add your show in the comments section.

    Comment by tim-mcmahan — February 12, 2016 @ 3:12 pm

  • Thanks for the mention Tim! The show at Down Under Lounge is free. I’ve been really impressed with the place since the change. There is an inspiring community of young musicians that have chosen Down Under as their home base.

    Comment by Brad Hoshaw — February 12, 2016 @ 4:47 pm

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