Here are some shows to check out around Illinois this week:
Cuddlestock w/ Flesh Panthers / Clearance / The Rubs / Glyders
The Empty Bottle (Chicago, Ill.)
9 p.m. | $8 | 21+ | Friday, December 4
Tall Pat Records brings you the third iteration of Cuddlestock. This year features Chicago garage-rock powerhouse Flesh Panthers. If you are feeling lucky, this event is free with RSVP, though that does not guarantee entry. You should be pressed to purchase a ticket; this event sold out its first two years at the Empty Bottle, and there’s no reason to think this year will be any different.
The Dollhouse (Chicago, Ill.)
7 p.m. | $5 | Saturday, December 5
Chicago band Fatkid sound like the garage-rock cousin of Primus, and they are set to release a new album. Joining them are Panq Ng, Deadbeat, Alright Panther and Tele to Lumby. The festivities will also include a slew of visual artists, setting this up for an eccentric, lively night. Message the Dollhouse for the address.