Get Out! :: 04.20.07

Get Out! is indierocket!'s guide to getting down in the Soda City.

Before the Music Dies :: Nickelodeon Theatre :: Friday, 4 p.m.
Skip out of work early and head to the Nick for this one — filmmakers Andrew Shapter and Joel Rasmussen take a critical look at the pop music industry in Before the Music Dies, which features interviews with the likes of Eric Clapton, Branford Marsalis, Dave Matthews, Erykah Badu and the indomitable Elvis Costello. There's also a noon showing on Saturday. Damage: $5.

The Void :: Hunter-Gatherer :: Friday, 11 p.m.
We all love Sabbath, and this local Sabbath tribute act does it right. Damage: $3.

Jason Stein Trio :: Hunter-Gatherer :: Saturday, 11 p.m.
As Frank Zappa once said, “Jazz isn’t dead, it just smells funny.” So in an age when popular conceptions of jazz are generally limited to Sinatra’s standards and Kenny G’s elevator music butt-jazz, it’s important to recognize exceptional jazz when it appears. Long Island native Jason Stein is a modern master of the bass clarinet — an instrument allaboutjazz.com is quick to point out as “fiendishly difficult” to master — and his fluid, versatile playing makes him one of the notable up-and-comers in post-Ornette jazz. He brings an unusual trio arrangement — featuring Kevin Davis on cello and erstwhile NYC punk Mike Pride on drums and vibes — to the Gatherer in what promises to be a mind-expanding experience. Local freak-jazz aficionado Ross Taylor brought this Windy City trio in, so you know they're awesome. Damage: $5.

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