I haven’t featured a hot, upcoming Chicago show on the site in a couple weeks, so let’s return to that tradition today. Coming up this Saturday at Beat Kitchen is a night of ’60s style psychedelia with a couple of really good bands. Chicago’s own Secret Colours seem to be the opening band for show after show in town these days, and that’s a very good sign for them. Their garage rock sound filtered through psychedelic textures only gets sharper with time, and it’ll be interesting to hear what their upcoming full length will bring to the table. In the meantime, you can hear their older stuff via Bandcamp and download their excellent cover of The Beatles’ “Tomorrow Never Knows” for free there as well. But headlining this Beat Kitchen show is Elephant Stone, a Montreal band formed by Rishi Dhir. You may not be familiar with Rishi by name, but you’ve likely heard some of his work playing the sitar on songs from Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Black Angels, The Horrors and a whole lot more. Basically, he’s the go-to sitar guy, and Elephant Stone is his full band exploration of psych-pop. That’s resulted in a strong 2009 debut record The Seven Seas, which was among the nominees for Canada’s Polaris Music Prize. There’s been an EP since then, and a sophomore album will be out this upcoming February. You can hear the new record’s opening track “Heavy Moon” by clicking here. It’s good stuff, and I hear Elephant Stone also puts on a very interesting live show. If you’d like to go see them at Beat Kitchen this Saturday, tickets are $12 and can be purchased here. The show starts at 9, and you’ve got to be 17+ to attend. Okay, let’s do some mid-week Pick Your Poison! Today I’ll recommend tracks from Donovans, Dream Curtain, Grave Babies, Lawrence Arabia, Midnight Magic, Pearl Necklace, The Reflections and The Wonder Revolution. In the Soundcloud section, stream delightful tracks from The Hotelles and Shugo Tokumaru.

Bot’Ox – Basement Love (Pachanga Boys Point Of View)

Brave Baby – Living in a Country

Donovans – Jackin Lovin
Donovans – Sneaky Charm

Dream Curtain – This Landscape Is Our Escape

A Girl I Know – Bang Bang Bang (Dirticow Remix)

Grave Babies – Over and Under Ground

Josefin Falthin – It’s OK

Lawrence Arabia – The 03

Midnight Magic – Walking the Midnight Streets

Mikky Ekko – Pull Me Down (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)

Pearl Necklace – Did You Feel It? (ft. Arp)

The Reflections – Disconnected

Richard Reagh – Whatcha Gonna (Berga Patrik Nibiru Collision Remix)

Theresa Andersson – Injuns (Live in Blase, Sweden)

The Wonder Revolution – Here We Are


Conductive Alliance – Deep Sea

The Hotelles – Ignore Me

Palmbomen – Stock

Paradise – I Love Thousands Every Summer

Shugo Tokumaru – Decorate