Just a heads-up: Chicago avant-dub veterans the Eternals (the Reader‘s 2008 choice for Chicago’s best rock or pop act) play a free show at the Whistler (2421 N. Milwaukee, 9 pm); Verma, and the Great Society Mind Destroyers open.

At the exact same time, Joan of Arc (our 2010 pick for Best Old Musical Group) headline the Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western, 9 pm). Miracle Condition (featuring Mark Shippy and Pat Samson of U.S. Maple), the Violent ARP Band (featuring Jim Magas of Lake of Dracula), and Thunder Power open that show.

Complicating things, if you have money: Olof Arnalds at Schubas.