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By Andy Argyrakis
This Week's Picks: Peter Case & Paul Collins' power pop reunion, plus Miles Nielsen, War and more
Monday, March 12, 2012


Miles NielsenMiles Nielsen presents The Rusted Hearts: For the past 13 years, Miles Nielsen made a name for himself throughout the Midwest and beyond thanks to several different band incarnations, but none seemed to hit the spot as much as his latest collaboration The Rusted Hearts. With equal parts roots rock as power pop and plenty of pub-infused power, the Rockford-based band recalls everything from Elvis Costello to Wilco, The Cars and The Kinks. Friday, March 23 at Fitzgerald's. www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com.

Lonnie JordanWar and more: Musical virtuosity has always been a part of War's history no matter the members or the era. With a cannon overflowing with funk, jazz, rock and even Latin influences, the Lonnie Jordan-led troupe assures all its peace-promoting anthems and just as many flavorful jam sessions. Sugarfoot's Ohio Players kick off the party with some "Skin Tight" soul so be sure to get in line early for the "Love Rollercoaster." Friday, March 23 at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino: www.thevenuechicago.com.

Peter CaseThe ultimate power pop reunion: What happens when you combine the lauded careers of Peter Case and Paul Collins for an evening of intimate power pop? A set list ripe with material from their respective bands The Plimsouls, The Nerves, The Breakaways and The Beat. In other words, gear up for golden age of rock n' roll remembrances, a trip through the early annals of punk and endless hooks at every turn. Sunday, March 25 at The Empty Bottle: www.emptybottle.com.


This Week's Picks 2012

Mar. 12 - 18
Mar. 5 - 11
Feb. 27 - Mar. 4
Feb. 20 - 26
Feb. 13 - 19
Feb. 6 - 12
Jan. 30 - Feb. 5
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