Free Shows in Hyde Park!
WHPK-FM, aka "The Pride of the South Side," is presenting a FREE night of local music Thursday night at the University of Chicago. The show will take place at the Ex Libris coffeeshop (basement of Regenstein Library, 1100 E. 57th St.), starting at 10:30pm. WHPK's J. Niimi has the scorecard for this event: Miss Alex White and the Red Orchestra Garage rock with neo-Patti Smith vocals. The group headlined the popular Wicker Park Festival this summer. Miss Alex White became well known with her earlier band, the Hot Machines, and has just released her first solo album on In The Red Records. M.O.T.O. Long-running Chicago pop/punk band with excellent songwriting and great lyrics. M.O.T.O. comes to Ex Libris fresh off their West Coast tour, following a recent release on Criminal IQ. Find out more at motorock.com Twin Wrecks the Memory South Side natives making stoner rock on speed; think Sonic Youth in Beverly instead of Greenwich Village. The band self-released their record Royal Drug Lodge. Check out www.twinwrecksthememory.com Visit WHPK's website for more info: http://whpk.uchicago.edu/ or call: 773-702-8289 UPDATE: WHPK was also going to present Japanese psychedelic experimentalists Acid Mother's Temple for free tonight in Hutch Courtyard but the band has run into some visa issues and has had to cancel some North American dates, including their performance Thursday at The Empty Bottle as a part of The Wire's Adventures in Modern Music Fest. Taking their place on the bill at The Bottle on Thursday will be Jandek.