I missed the Negative Approach and Hoax show last night at Cobra Lounge. There’s really no one to blame but myself—I made the decision three months ago to run the Chicago Half Marathon on Sunday and then spend nearly 24 hours incapacitated with aching legs. Anyway, you’re gonna miss amazing shows when you live in a city that’s a designated tour stop for any band worth a damn—there’s so much going on most weekends that tough choices have to be made. But would you really want it any other way? No, no you wouldn’t.

The next few days offer dozens of shows to choose from, and as always the Reader is here to help you sort them out. Check out a few recommendations from this week’s Soundboard after the jump, and please choose wisely.