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Music notes: Tantric plays Barrington's Penny Road Pub

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Heavy sound

Tantric, a hard-rock band that incorporates elements of grunge and metal into its sound, will perform in the suburbs this weekend. The band formed in the late 1990s when members of the defunct post-grunge band Days of the New joined with singer/frontman Hugo Ferreira. Ferreira has been the sole constant in the group since. Tantric is touring behind its most recent record, "37 Channels."

8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Penny Road Pub, 545 Penny Road, Barrington. $12. Go to


Rik Emmett, former leader of the Canadian progressive/hard rock/metal band Triumph, will play a solo acoustic show at the Arcada Theatre this weekend. Emmett, known for his arena-sized singing voice and operatic guitar style, will surely go through such hits at "Lay It on the Line" and "Magic Power."

8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Tickets start at $29. Go to

Twice the awesome

Two ferocious rock bands will perform at a show next week that should be on every rock fan's radar. Headlining will be the indie-punk trio Screaming Females, which has built itself a devoted following with a series of intense and smart albums, including 2012's "Ugly," recorded by local producer/musician Steve Albini. Also on the bill is Chicago garage-rock band White Mystery, a brother-sister duo with a wonderfully raw, stripped-down sound. This might very well be the show of the week.

9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, Chicago. $10. Go to

-- Matt Arado

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