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This weekend: Byrne does Eno, the Rumble Strips

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Touring in support of his widely hailed collaboration with Brian Eno on the recent album "Everything That Happens Will Happen Today," David Byrne, erstwhile leader of the Talking Heads turned global music champion, offers and evening of "The Songs of Byrne and Eno" (though minus Eno himself) at the Civic Opera House, 20 N Wacker Dr., at 8 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are sold out.

One of the latest projects by much-buzzed producer Mark Ronson, who's earlier brought us Chicago rapper Rhymefest and British chanteuse Amy Winehouse, the remarkable British soul singer Charlie Waller and his horn-heavy band the Rumble Strips are garnering considerable excitement for their debut album "Girls and Weather." The group comes to the Abbey Pub, 3420 W. Grace, after openers Time Bomb Symphony and Birdmonster starting at 9 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $12 in advance or $14 at the door for this 18 and over show; call (773) 478-4408 or visit for more information.

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