Irish singer and songwriter Lisa Hannigan first made her mark on the music world accompanying Damien Rice. Now she's touring behind a strong debut album, "Sea Sew," that's winning comparison to eccentric female musicians ranging from Jane Birkin to Edie Brickel to Bjork. She takes the stage at Martyr's, 3855 N. Lincoln, at 9 p.m. Saturday [Feb. 28] after an opening set by the Low Anthem. Tickets are $15; for more information, call (773) 404-9494 or visit www.martyrslive.com.
Launch by the DJ duo Rocktapussy (DJ Mother Hubbard and DJ A-Cup), Spandexxx is a monthly dance party celebrating female DJs and electronic musicians in a field dominated by men. Co-sponsored by Venus magazine, the party comes to Sonotheque, 1444 W. Chicago, starting at 9 p.m. Friday [Feb. 27] and featuring the entrancing grooves of Golden Filter, Yello Fever and Rocktapussy itself. The cover is $10; for more information, call (312) 226-7600 or visit www.sonotheque.net.