House of Blues hosts hip-hop supergroup Deltron 3030 on Tuesday night.
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Monday 25
From Denver in Colorado, traveling troubadour A. Tom Collins hits Soda Bar with Stick & Poke, “a boozy, moody record of stomp-and-wrangle-worthy anthems for the Now Times.” According to the barsite, Collins is a frontman taking cues from Tom Waits, Cab Calloway, and Sam Cooke, delivering, and I quote, “one hell of a live show.” Flowerthief and Mayfield Affair also play, as do the Niners and the Washington...shh, rhymes with headspins.

Sinead O'Connor visits Belly Up Tuesday night on her American Kindness Tour. (Behave!)

Tuesday 26
Been a long time since Dan the Automator, Del tha Funky Homosapien, and Kid Koala first joined forces as the Comicon-y Deltron 3030. The hip-hop supergroup appears, after 13 years, at House of Blues behind Event 2 on Tuesday. Event 2, according to real-life rap writers, is a “dark,” “deflated,” “downer” of a follow-up to their apparently genius “dystopian rap-opera” debut. I really wouldn’t know.... Hibou (pronounced eee-boooo) is a Seattle songsmith who specializes in “ethereal surf poppy love.” He plays the Ché Café with local young bisons Big Bad Buffalo...and Sinead O’Connor’s American Kindness Tour stops at Belly Up. I don’t why it’s called that. She’s probably being ironical...or hopeful. Miley Cyrus opens the show. No, she doesn’t, but I would totally go to that and be all Fight! Fight! Fight! Yes, I am a shiny brass knob, thank you for noticing.

Wednesday 27
Humpnight hits like this: from always sunny Philadelphia (love that show), Secretly Canadian recording artist Dave Hartley, aka Nightlands, delivers his “robot soft-rock” record Oak Island to Soda Bar. Stag and Jeans Wilder set the stage...Chicago’s female-fronted heavy-metal export Hëssler hits Brick by Brick after Dive Bomber and Hundred Caliber...right ’round the bend, pop-rock pinup Ryan Cabrera’s at the Griffin with rock ’n’ soul soloist Keaton Simons...and your mom’s crush Chris Isaak drops his Christmas show down the chimney at Belly Up. What a wicked gift you give...

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