• Congorock


Show: Congorock “In 2007, at the height of the bloghouse bubble, Italian DJ and producer Congorock collaborated with the Bloody Beetroots on what I consider to be the closest approximation of the genre’s platonic ideal,” writes Miles Raymer. “‘Bluto Fucks Popeye’ is a swarm of stomping and chattering percussion, distorted, drunkenly lunging synths, dollar-store ray-gun bleeps, and chopped-up vocals so relentlessly manipulated they often register as nothing but rhythmic blurts of abstract sound.”

10 PM, Smart Bar, 3730 N. Clark, 773-549-4140, $12, $10 before midnight.

Dinner: Matsuya The freshest sushi and sashimi and sizable portions of tempura and teriyaki set this spot apart from its neighbors on this busy stretch of Clark Street—one Rater says it reminds her of restaurants she’s visited in Japan far more than most Chicago places.

3469 N. Clark St., 773-248-2677