Recommended Shows the Week of 4/30/12 - 5/6/12


Ou Ou (featured in video above) 
Zak Marmalefsky
DJ Mikey Wehling
@ El Lenador
9 p.m. / free / 21+ / FB
Enjoy the last of Demonlover's El Lenadency with an energetic electic all-local line-up to help shake off that mundane case of the Mondays.


The Telescopes (UK)
Tone Rodent
False Moves
Magic City
@ The Firebird
8:30 p.m. / $8-11 / 18+ / FB
Show up to The Firebird this evening and feel your head get heavier as it gets filled to the gills with the weight of UK shoegaze and swirling sounds of local rock'n'roll.

The Body (Providence, RI)
Thou (Baton Rouge, LA)
The Lion's Daughter
@ Apop Records
9 p.m / donation$ / all ages / FB
Dark drone and deafening metal fill out this loaded weeknight line-up at Apop.


@ The Firebird
9 p.m / $18-20 / all ages
Just when you thought the week couldn't get any manlier, the Melvins knock down your damn door.


Pat Sajak Assassins (CD release)
Middle Class Fashion
Comedy by Jeff Robtoy & Colonel Fields
9:30 p.m. / free / 21+ / FB
These guys have been a band for as long as I remember, and the only way you can listen to their music is through MySpace. We know you're not gonna do that (why would you?), so you might as well go see them for free down at CB's. Grab a CD while you're at it.


Itto (Chicago, IL)
Lord Snow (Chicago, IL)
Grotted (Chicago, IL)
@ Lemmons
10 p.m. / $5 / 21+ / FB
Post-hardcore and screamo blow in from the Windy City. Let's see how they feel about that Lemmons Chicago-style 'za.

**For even more shows going on this week, check out our sidebar listing.**

Recent adds to the WD calendar: 
4/30: Demonlover, Ou Ou, Zak Marmalefsky, DJ Mikey Wehling @ El Lenador 
5/2: Pat Sajak Assassins, Middle Class Fashion, Soma, Jeff Robtoy @ CBGB 
5/10: KDHX's Midwest Mayhem feat. Bob Reuter's Alley Ghost, Tight Pants Syndrome + more @ City Museum 
5/12: Scuzz Report Release @ Phantom 
5/16: Volcanoes, Union Tree Review, Bear Hive @ The Gramophone 
5/18: Tower Groove Records Release feat. Doom Town, Bunnygrunt, Maximum Effort + many more @ El Lenador
5/19: Tower Groove Records Release feat. Magic City, Demonlover, Catholic Guilt + many more @ Off Broadway 5/20: Tower Groove Records Release feat. The Skekses, Fred Friction, Bug Chaser @ Mangia Italiano 
5/24: Rats and People Motion Picture Orchestra present "The Wildcat" @ CAM St. Louis
5/26: Spanyurd (Chicago, IL), Jack Buck, Kisser @ Mangia Italiano 
5/27: Gas Chamber (Buffalo, NY), Shaved Women, Overdoser @ Bad Dog Bar & Grill 
6/1: The Little Big Bangs, Googolplexia, Popular Mechanics @ Lemmons 
6/4: Bongonya (Milwaukee, WI), Battle Royale (Kansas City, MO), Badgerhunt, Braining @ PMS House 
6/7: Bruiser Queen, Robots Counterfeiting Money, Midstress @ The Heavy Anchor 
6/16: Forget the Times (Kalamazoo, MI), Problems That Fix Themselves (Chicago, IL), Britches @ Pig Slop Studios 
6/22: Mr Clit and the Pink Cigarettes (Indianapolis, IN), Ultraviolents, DinoFight! @ El Lenador 
7/15: Everything Went Black, Ruka Puff, Ellen the Felon + more @ Lemmons