• Juli Werner


Show: Man Forever A side project of Oneida drummer Kid Millions, Man Forever pays homage to Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Music—or, more specifically, to the score for Metal Machine Music developed by 11-piece acoustic ensemble Zeitkratzer—with layers of sped-up and slowed-down drum rolls, played on precisely tuned acoustic drums and laced with bass feedback. Man Forever’s all-star road band includes bassist Richard Hoffman (Sightings) and drummers Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Shahin Motia (Knyfe Hyts), and Allison Busch (Awesome Color); for this stop they’ll be joined by drummers Seth Sher (Coughs, Ga’an) and Dylan Ryan (Herculaneum, Icy Demons).

9:30 PM, Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western, 773-276-3600, emptybottle.com, $8.

Dinner: Rootstock Wine & Beer Bar Three former staffers at Webster’s Wine Bar are behind this lounge offering small-production wines and beers, charcuterie, and small plates. Part of our outdoor dining roundup and one of the best new Chicago restaurants of 2009.

954 N. California Ave., 773-292-1616, rootstockbar.com