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Many music fans are already planning strategies to scoop up that Trey Anastasio 7″ picture disc when local shops open their doors for Record Store Day on Saturday, but let’s not forget that the people that make the sounds captured on those records often serve up that shit onstage year-round. So save a few pennies to catch some live music this coming weekend as well. (You can also catch a lot of those sounds on celluloid—er, video—this weekend at the annual Chicago International Movies & Music Festival.) Chicago’s Disappears head up a nice triple bill with Pinebender and the fantastic Cairo Gang Thursday at Lincoln Hall, while Abraham Orellana, better known as Araabmuzik, gives his MPC a workout at the Mid. On Friday the great reedist and Art Ensemble of Chicago cofounder Roscoe Mitchell plays a rare local show, one solo set and one duo set (with drummer Mike Reed) at Constellation, while New Orleans legends the Funky Meters play a CIMMfest show at the Congress (but check to make sure a potential injunction doesn’t cancel the gig before you head over). On Saturday the elegant Montreal shoegaze quartet Besnard Lakes play Schubas, but for something more raucous check out Wax Idols at Empty Bottle. You can celebrate the Lord’s Day with some Norwegian black metal when Kverlertak take the stage at Bottom Lounge, or you can do for something lighter and try to remember the lyrics to “Brand New Key” when Melanie performs at Mayne Stage. There are four more worthwhile shows after the jump.