Show: Talk Normal The Brooklyn art-rockers’ debut LP, Sugarland, “focuses their calamitous din into pure tension, putting them in the same sonic league as their New York predecessors from the mid- to late 80s—back when Sonic Youth, Swans, and NY-to-London expats Ut were channeling the city’s scabby vibe into dissonance,” writes Jessica Hopper. “And they’re at their aggressive best live.” Buke & Gass headlines.
9:30 PM, Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western, 773-276-3600, emptybottle.com.
Dinner: Thai Village Homey, comfortable, classic, dependable . . . all the stock adjectives apply, and yet somehow Thai Village stands out from the crowd.
2053 W. Division St., 773-384-5352