Suburban Lemont may not have earned a reputation as a rock 'n' roll hotspot just yet, but the newish venue This Must Be The Place at 206 Main St. is trying to change that, and owner Dan Farnesi already has some bragging rights as the father of two of the members of stellar pop-punks the Frantic. The group will top the bill on Saturday [Feb. 27] at a benefit for the always-worthy Rock for Kids charity starting at 9 p.m. and also featuring Late Night Hooligan Riff Raff and the Nik Galik Band. The suggested donation is $10; for more information, visit www.BeThePlace.com or call (630) 243-1500.
If the demise of Fall Out Boy turns out to be true, that leaves Alkaline Trio as the best-selling mainstream punk band hailing from Chicago at the moment (though that may not really be worth bragging about). The group celebrates the release of its seventh studio album, "This Addiction," with two sold-out shows this weekend [Feb. 27-28] at Metro, 3730 N. Clark. Saturday's starts at 9 p.m., Sunday's at 6:30 p.m. and both feature openers Cursive and the Dear & Departed.