Weekend Run Club’s headlining weekend
Suburban-born indie rock band The Weekend Run Club hits Chicago this weekend as they play a headlining show at Schubas Friday. The bouncy, driving sound that is a hallmark of the band will be the perfect capper for the concert, which also features bubbly pop from indie-femme four-piece Pinksqueeze and jangly, self-reflective indie-pop from CalicoLoco.
8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. $15; lh-st.com.
Mr. Blotto plays the Procrastinator’s Ball at the Arcada Theatre Friday, Jan. 6. – Courtesy of Mr. Blotto Blotto at the Ball
Mr. Blotto’s blend of rock, folk and country styles is a treat that’ll have audiences on their feet dancing. Catch The Procrastinator’s Ball at the Arcada Theatre this weekend for a late New Year’s celebration and a songfest with Chicago’s premier jam band.
8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $19-$29; arcadalive.com.
They’re loud. They’re chaotic. And they’re really good! Garage punk trio Trash Fiasco wraps up its trilogy of new singles this weekend with a special release show at Reggies Saturday. The packed lineup also includes Lollygagger, Torch the Hive and Bin Chicken, so don’t plan on standing still for this 21+ show.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at Reggies Music Joint, 2105 S. State St., Chicago. $10; reggieslive.com.
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Local Motive hometown show
Former Arlington Heights musician Mike Vinopal returns to his old stomping grounds as his band Local Motive — Vinopal, Alex Subak, Mike Palma, Matthew Sypherd, Alex Willhite, Paul Aplington and Todd Gutner — plays a midweek show at Hey Nonny’s listening room Wednesday. The special hometown show, coinciding with the very recent release of the band’s sophomore album “Slice of Life,” will also feature a special solo set by Vinopal himself.
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Hey Nonny, 10 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. $12-$30; heynonny.com.
• Brian Shamie is a Daily Herald multiplatform editor and local music junkie. Email him at email@example.com, find him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter (@thatshamieguy) or Instagram (@chicagosoundcheck). He also keeps tabs on the Chicago music scene at chicagosoundcheck.com.