Tonight start the weekend off with your favorite musical game show Shame That Tune!
Afterwards we are in for a treat with the subtle, mysterious, and sincere music of Josephine Foster, the Chicago debut of the “american-primitive” guitarist Cian Nugent from Dublin, John Allingham of The Cherry Blossoms, and Plastic Crimewave performing solo banjo ragas!
Saturday is the annual Holiday Ball benefit show organized by the Mistletones – the seasonal nom de guerre of Butcher Shop stalwarts Rob Sullivan, Dan Sullivan, and Joe Kaplan, all of the band Arriver, and Jim Grabowski of John Roeser Avenue – which is sure to get you into the holiday spirit!
It is followed by the Saturday night dance party with the East of Edens Soul Express starting at 12am and keeping you dancing all night long!
Sunday brings a comedic mini-conference called NEDtalks: Spreading Worthless Ideas. In the style of TEDtalks their speakers aim not to smarten you up but to dumb you down and present speeches, powerpoints, pie charts and shoebox dioramas on topics such as ?Protecting Your Brain from Hypnotism? and ?How to Make the Color Green more Green?. Their mission is to take the tension out of pretension and have a good old fashioned laugh without having to really learn anything.
Monday has Robbie Fulks performing w/ Diane Christiansen & Steve Dawson.