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Hot Shows for Hot Days

Holy Heat Wave! The weather gods have declared the next few days will be hot and sticky, like living inside a giant Cinnabon. With heat warnings and stagnant air advisories in full effect, it’s tempting to stay indoors, eat ice cream, and watch bad television reruns wearing nothing but your skivvies. We’re here to save you from that tedium: We’ve compiled a list of must-see shows and activities in some of the cities that’ll be sweltering the most the next couple of days. Hopefully the drinks at these venues will be flowing as vigorously as the central air conditioning.

August 1
Cleveland, Union Station Video Cafe: Torso Tuesdays
Detroit, Magic Stick: Cold War Kids, Sound Team
Washington D.C., 9:30 Club: Sleater-Kinney, The Rogers Sisters
Washington D.C., Warehouse Next Door: The Apes

August 2
Baltimore, Ottobar: Ted Leo / Pharmacists
Boston, Bank of America Pavilion: Muse, The Cloud Room
Chicago, Beat Kitchen: Cute Is What We Aim For, Hit the Lights, Paramore
Chicago, Jokes and Notes: Wild Card Open Mic Night
New York, Bowery Ballroom: Dillinger Escape Plan, God Forbid
New York, Dark Room: Deuce Deuce with DJ Paul Banks of Interpol
Philadelphia, First Unitarian Church: The Clientele

Talk: What’s going on in your town that’ll help you beat the heat? COMMENT

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