Show: Mondo Drag “It’s easy to want to root for a thick and nasty psychedelic rock band coming out of somewhere like Davenport, Iowa, just because it seems so improbable,” writes Miles Raymer. “But Mondo Drag have a lot more to offer than an underdog backstory—they’ve got a tendency to sound like they’re streaming live via satellite from the DayGlo cosmic spacescape of a Dr. Strange black-light poster.” This show is part of Welcome 2 the Void: Chicago Psych Fest 2.
8 PM, Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 773-227-4433 or 877-435-9849, $10, $15 two-day festival pass
Dinner: Taxim “The brass lanterns in this Byzantine lounge (dimly) expose some of some of the freshest yet oldest ideas in village cuisine: humble, seasonal ingredients in simple, wonderful dishes like fresh-shelled favas with yogurt and lamb confit, a recipe from a mountain region where the traditional use of animal fat reflected a scarcity of olive oil,” writes Mike Sula.
1558 N. Milwaukee, 773-252-1558, taximchicago.com