• Harvey Scales

The evening before Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the busiest nights of the year for Chicago bars, and as usual there are plenty of live-entertainment options around town to attract thirsty patrons. I only learned a couple of weeks ago that John Ciba—who runs the Rabbit Factory label and cohosts frequent soul-music nights as part of the East of Edens Soul Express—has been back in action recently, and he’s organized an old-school event Wednesday at the Darkroom. Headlining the show are Milwaukee’s Harvey Scales & the Seven Sounds.