- Marzena Abrahamik
As usual, recommendations from our Soundboard page—of which the four in the headline are only a fraction—can’t do justice to the concert goodness that goes down every week in Chicago. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that the great High on Fire is playing the Double Door on Friday with Goatwhore and Lo-Pan. HOF guitarist Matt Pike is out of rehab and in top form, if reports from the road can be trusted—though at least one photo from the band’s NYC shows last week shows him in a shirt, which is like seeing Burt Reynolds without a mustache. Also on Friday is the last Country Calendar show at FitzGerald’s, as Peter Margasak has already pointed out. You’ve also got two free chances to see M.O.T.O., first at a Permanent Records in-store and second at the Mutiny.
On Saturday the Hideout hosts a soul concert presented by the Secret History of Chicago Music, with Renaldo Domino and Andre Williams backed by the band Expo ’76. Boys Noize and Le1f play House of Blues, and . . . you know what? I could keep going like this for a while, but I wouldn’t be telling you anything you couldn’t learn by browsing our listings. After the jump, more picks from the Reader‘s capable cadre of music writers.