Music notes: '90s tribute bands hit Durty Nellie's
Remember the '90s? Three bands will pay tribute to key acts of the Clinton era at Durty Nellie's this weekend. The bands on the bill are St. Jimmy (paying tribute to Green Day), Don't Speak (paying tribute to No Doubt) and Our Name is Jonas (paying tribute to Weezer).
9 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Durty Nellie's, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. $5. Go to durtynellies.com.
British are coming
Fresh off their debut at the South By Southwest music conference in March, The Zombies return to Chicago in support of their first album of new material since 1968. This reunited British Invasion act, known for hits such as "Time of the Season" and "She's Not There," is led by founding members Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone. Their latest record, "Breathe Out, Breathe In," saw its U.S. release on June 11 and has drawn comparisons to the band's critically acclaimed 1960s breakup album, "Odessey and Oracle."
8 p.m. Friday, June 28, at Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave., Chicago. $45. Go to www.maynestage.com.
T's on tour
Multiplatinum-selling suburban pop-rock band the Plain White T's will hit the road this summer in support of the band's new EP, "Should've Gone to Bed." The band, which formed in Lombard, will kick off the tour with a "hometown" show this weekend at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. In addition to material from the EP and past records, the band might showcase songs from the new full-length album they're working on.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Lincoln Park Zoo, 2200 N. Cannon Drive, Chicago. $29 for adults, $15 for kids ages 4-12. Go to lpzoo.org.
Riot Fest 2013 just got even better. Organizers have announced that the Greatest Band of All Time (well, according to me!), the Replacements, will re-form and headline this year's festival. The Replacements released some of the most acclaimed and beloved rock of the 1980s, and the band hasn't headlined a show since breaking up in Chicago back in 1991. Riot Fest, a three-day celebration of punk and underground rock, will feature dozens of other great bands, too, including suburban-rooted groups like the Smoking Popes and Screeching Weasel. Tickets are going fast, and the Replacements announcement likely means they'll go even faster!
Riot Fest runs Friday through Sunday, Sept. 13-15, at Humboldt Park, 1440 N. Humboldt Drive, Chicago. Three-day passes are on sale for $149.98. Go to riotfest.org.
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