Stereophonics, Does It Offend You, Yeah? and Menomena made the list too. Check out briefs, photos and audio samples from all of our recommended shows for September 17 through 23.
[Wednesday, September 17] Their name comes from a line a character in the British version of The Office utters about his drinking on the job, and British quartet Does It Offend You, Yeah? only lives up to its moniker if you absolutely canâ€™t bear the thought of dancing madly to the dance-rock collision of roiling synths, big guitars, and chanty, shout-y vocals. With Team Robespierre. Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison St., 324-8000. 8 p.m., $14 adv, $15 dos. Listen toWe Are Rockstars.
[Wednesday, September 17] One time I went to a Michael Jackson vs. Prince dance party. I was expecting spontaneous, choreographed dance offs and lots of jazz hands clad in fingerless gloves, but all I got was a bunch of (very fabulous) queens in poetsâ€™ blouses and a bad hangover from the shitty Sex With a 12-Year-Old Boy On The Beach drink special. Comet Tavern's Bauhaus vs. Joy Division takes a different approach to the theme of dueling artists, and instead of DJ's, will feature live, local bands such as SlugBait, Minirex and Panther Attack covering classics like Shadowplay and Bela Lugosi's Dead. Comet Tavern, 922 E. Pike St., 323-9853. 9 p.m., $6. Listen to Panther Attackâ€™sUnicron Cron.