Your Curated Chicago Weekend, 4/7-4/10

We've got a decently heavy music lineup for you this weekend. Which is awesome, because spring is maybe, finally, potentially here, and the proper reaction is going crazy (but not violently so) at a concert. THURSDAY, APRIL 7TH HAELOS @ The Empty Bottle, 9:00 PM WHAT: British synth-poppers HÆLOS take the Bottle’s stage, with support from Twin Limb and Small Tines. SO WHAT: HÆLOS has been making some serious waves with their debut album, Full Circle. Plus, it’s not every day you hear synth-based music at the Bottle. Definitely worth a trip…the band traveled way farther than you’ll have to. NOW WHAT: Get your tickets for $12 here. FRIDAY, APRIL 8TH Surface Layers @ Samuel, 1917 W. Division St., 5:00 PM WHAT: Chicago-based artists Jaclyn Mednicov, Sammi Skolmoski, and Jenn Smith show off their art, which is based on their interpretations of the idea of “surface.” SO WHAT: You gotta come out and support local artists, especially at an art gallery with as interesting of a logo as Samuel’s. samuel Hopefully this guy will be there. NOW WHAT: It’s free, so go and be merry and do what you will afterward. Tacocat @ The Empty Bottle, 9:00 PM WHAT: Seattle-based femme-punks Tacocat rock the Bottle the way it was meant to be rocked, with support from Lisa Prank and Swimsuit Edition. SO WHAT: Tacocat did the theme song for the new Powerpuff Girls series. The theme song is the best part of the new Powerpuff Girls series. It kicks ass. Tacocat kicks ass. Go see Tacocat. NOW WHAT: Tickets are on sale for $10 here. SATURDAY, APRIL 9TH "The Freshman Bed" Reading @ Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave., 2:00 PM WHAT: A reading of Susan Lieberman’s play “The Freshman Bed,” about a college freshman named Lizzie with strong views on gender equality whose first week of school looks like it’s going to go disastrously wrong. SO WHAT: It’s never a bad time to get a little socially aware drama in your life, right? Also, Susan Lieberman is a pretty accomplished local playwright; she’s won a Jeff Award for her “Arrangement for Two Violas.” NOW WHAT: There’s a suggested $7 donation.
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Zach Blumenfeld

Zach graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2015 and, seeking to put off law school, began writing about music and pop culture. Now he's hooked on concert reviews and the Chicago music scene and thinks he could be doing this for a while. Follow his random thoughts on Twitter @zachblumy