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Empty Out Your Wallet

By Julene McCoy in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 1, 2007 7:34PM

We have a huge case of the giggles today. It all started when we tried to type “jagoff” and it came out “jagoof” and we could not stop laughing at ourselves for five minutes. Then we decided to be productive and write up this edition of EOYW, which only proved that the Ticketmaster gods were laughing along with us with their offerings for this week’s ticket sales.

2007_06_Common.jpgCome on…sisters who call themselves the only twins born two years apart and are way too Disney for us, a band that opened for Ashlee Simpson and has since lost their lead singer, and a fave from the ’90s who's latest album we’ve been warned to avoid at all costs – this is what is offered to us? We just had to give up and go all Billboard Awards on our wallet’s ass.

Common brings his “’70s soul-dusties feel” to the stage with Joss Stone and her neo-soul grooves. It’s an interesting combo at first glance, but we think this pairing makes perfect sense – just like it does on Joss’ latest album, Introducing.
Sept. 20, Charter One Pavilion, $49.50, all ages, on sale noon Saturday

This one is for Jocelyn. We didn’t put Crowded House in the listing last week, but we have the chance to atone for our sins now because another show has been added at the House of Blues. The first HOB show sold out in only two hours proving that Chicago loves us some Neil Finn. Not bad for a band that hasn’t toured or put out a studio album in over a decade.
Aug. 19, House of Blues, $45, 18+, presale happening now, otherwise wait until 10:00 a.m. on Saturday

This is where our laughing fits paralyzed us – Beyonce. Go check out her website, it has some of the most bizarre outfits we think we have ever seen on a beautiful lady. 2007_06_beyoncecroc.jpgJust what is going on in the picture in the “news” section of her site where she’s walking her bicycle in what looks like some sort of pirate shirt stuffed under a (p)leather swimsuit/corset with thigh highs? There is almost no explanation for something like that except that it came out of Playboy. Beyonce’s hobbies include singing and dancing.
Aug. 18, United Center, $59.75 - $99.75, all ages, presales happening now, official on sale at 10:00 a.m. Saturday

Don’t forget about Ryan Adams’ gig at the Black Orchid coming up in June. We can buy those tickets starting at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday.