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Three to see: Recommended concerts for November 16–22

!!! (Chk chk chk), Fuzz and Frankie Cosmos play in Chicago this week.
!!! (Chk chk chk), Fuzz and Frankie Cosmos play in Chicago this week.

Frankie Cosmos + All Dogs + Supreme Nothing

Subterranean, November 17
Well before Miley Cyrus released an album dedicated to her dead pets, a 19-year-old Greta Simone Kline (better known as Frankie Cosmos) was singing songs about her recently deceased dog on her first studio album, Zentropy. A young New York-based musician with more than 40 self-recorded albums to her name (just take a look at her Bandcamp), Kline writes endearing indie pop songs with lyrics that reveal a refreshing emotional honesty. Whether she's writing odes to art school or her toothbrush, Kline's hushed melodies are the kind that don't leave your head. Columbus, Ohio pop-rockers All Dogs and local punk act Supreme Nothing open the show. ($14, all ages)

Fuzz + Walter + Oozing Wound

Thalia Hall, November 20
Before Ty Segall releases his next solo album, he's continuing his prolific tear by reuniting with Fuzz, a group that features Ty Segall Band guitarist Charles Moothart and Meatbodies bassist Chad Ubovich. The band's new record, II, offers up another collection of heavy, riff-filled tracks that occupy the middle ground between the heady prog of King Crimson and the primal power chords of Black Sabbath. It's the kind of music that demands to be listened to in the undulating glow of a lava lamp. Fuzz is joined by Walter, a Los Angeles band that could be mistaken for a Segall tribute act, and local heavy metal enthusiasts Oozing Wound. (Sold out, all ages)

!!! (Chk chk chk) + Stereolad + The Gnar

Lincoln Hall, November 21
The band's name is still unpronounceable (fans have taken to calling them 'Chk chk chk') but !!!'s new album As If is another slice of house and disco-tinged dance pop that doesn't take itself too seriously. Awash in four-on-the-floor beats, falsetto vocals, shimmering synths and twisting bass lines, it's a record that sounds like a delightfully strange DJ set assembled by a crate digger with a penchant for the outré. Before the disco ball starts spinning, members of !!! will take the stage as Stereolad: An all-male Stereolab tribute act (as its name suggests). Local synth-pop trio the Gnar gets the dance party started. ($20, 21+)

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