Alt-rock nostalgia rocks Chicago this weekend
This weekend, three legendary alt-rock bands from the late 80's and 90's are back in town for one last harrah... Luna - Thursday and Friday at Abbey Pub Dean Wareham has decided to put his post-Galaxy 500 project to rest, but he's taking the band out for one last tour. Besides playing all of the classic hits from the Luna anthology, they'll also be playing plenty of tracks from their recently released swan song, Rendezvous. If you can't make the shows this week at the Abbey, or are still craving more Wareham-tastic melodies after their Chicago stop, you can follow the Luna farewell tour next week to Madison on the 15th, Champaign on the 16th and Cincinnati on the 18th, where they'll be playing the historic Southgate House. For a complete list of dates, check out the official Luna website at www.fuzzywuzzy.com American Music Club - Friday and Saturday at Schuba's Mark Eitzel is back together with the American Music Club and the band is out supporting their first record in 10 years, Love Songs for Patriots. It’s also been 10 years since they’ve last toured as a band, so fans are really salivating about this tour. Will Johnson of Centro-Matic opens. Pixies - Saturday thru Wednesday at Aragon Yes, it finally happened...the Pixies are back together and are playing 5 nights in a row at the Aragon! Yes, that's right...5 nights at the Aragon!! It was originally planned as a 3-night event, but after tickets sold out almost instantly, they added a 4th...and then a 5th. Good news for procrastinating Pixies fans, though, tickets are still available for the final show on Wed (11/18). A different opening band plays each night, but most notable is the Tuesday night show. The Coctails are reuniting for a one-off performance as the opening act on Tuesday night. It will be their first performance since the close of Lounge Ax in 2000 and only their second live performance since 1995. Fans who randomly choose to buy tickets for the Tuesday show definitely got the luck of the draw on this one.