Winter may be setting in, but the challenges of going out in the face of the harsh weather only make for more enthusiastic crowds inside Chicago’s clubs, and there are plenty of reasons to venture forth iin the coming days, starting with the release party for the second full-length by the local group the 1900s.
With “Return of the Century,” issued early last month by Parasol, the band veerts away to some degree from the lush orchestral pop of its earlier album and EPs, the better to emphasize the exquisite harmonies and rich melodies of their folky pop songs. Local singers and songwriters Tristen and Tyler Jon Tyler get things rolling at 10 tonight at the Empty Bottle, and the cover is $10.
A lesser-known favorite of legendary producer Sam Phillips, Albert Austin “Sonny” Burgess is a god among rockabilly fans, and justifiably so. He takes the stage at the Abbey Pub tonight after opening sets by the Honeybees and Switzerland’s Mars Attacks starting at 8:30 p.m.