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By Tankboy in Miscellaneous on Mar 7, 2008 7:43PM

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Tonight's Gutter twins show at Metro tonight is easily our most anticipated concert so far this year. The paring of Mark Lanegan and Greg Dulli was electrifying when they Lanegan toured with The Twilight Singers last year, but the time the two shared on-stage was far too brief. The group's long-awaited first disc, Saturnalia, came out this week and delivers on its expectations and then some. Dark, brooding, and internally twisting, the collection of songs works each man's strengths to the bone and is one of the best albums we've heard lately. The dream rock combo Great Northern opens.

3730 N Clark, 11:30 p.m., $19.50, 18+

Husker Do It
Jeez, you know what? You might as well just head over to Metro for the early show with Bob Mould and stay there all night. Mould is in full-on electric mode again, and is penning tunes as catchy as his output when he fronted Sugar. It's a welcome return, to our ears at least, to branwy melodic rock. A word of warning though: bring some earplugs since Mould likes the volume so loud it can rattle the ribs inside of your chest.

3730 N Clark, 7 p.m., $21, all ages

Just Grapes is holding a free tasting for a variety of wines from Spain and Argentina tomorrow, hosted by Garnacha Limited's Robert Houde. Learn how to impress a date by ordering an excellent wine they've never heard of without it breaking your pocket book. And if that's not motivation then how about we break it down for you: Free. Wine.

560 W Washington, Saturday March 8, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., 21+

Don't forget that tomorrow is the day The Hideout sends off a bunch of local bands to Austin in style ... and hopefully with a few extra bucks in their collective pocket for gas and beef jerky (or sun chips, for the vegetarians out there.

1354 W Wabansia, Saturday March 8, 11:30 a.m. - 2 a.m., $10, 21+

Image of The Gutter Twins by Sam Holden from the band's MySpace page