Tonight at The Whistler:

Trio Mokili specializes in Ghanaian Highlife and African jazz. The group derives its name from the Lingala word for “the whole world,” and features Occidental Brothers Dance Band International members Nathaniel Braddock (guitar) and Makaya McCraven (drums), with Junius Paul (bass).

Every Tuesday the Relax Attack Jazz Series presents Chicago’s top jazz artists in a lively atmosphere, full of cocktail-shaking and spirited conversation. 9:30pm. Two sets. No cover.

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Tonight we celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Movieoke at The Whistler! Act out your favorite movie scenes in front of a bar full of super awesome people and win prizes, like free passes to see The Punk Singer, a new documentary about Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre), and gift certificates from Odd Obsession Movies, Facets Multi-Media, and the Gene Siskel Film Center. 9pm-2am.

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Windy City Rock:

Sunday, November 24th: Negative Scanner at The Whistler (10pm, 21+, FREE)

Negative Scanner remind me a lot of tragically under-appreciated ’80s Chicago post-punks DA!, but heavier and a little more pissed off. The common thread is a great one though: both bands have a brooding magnetism about them and both feature incredibly powerful female lead singers. Come for the storm-cloud riffs, stay for Rebecca Valeriano-Flores’ haunting battle-cries.

With Le Tour. Showtime 9:30pm.

The new Angel Olsen song rocks! via Pitchfork:

Most of the songs on Angel Olsen's bewitching full-length debut Half Way Home may have been acoustic, but no matter: her voice box is its own portable source of electricity. Olsen’s live-wire vocals lit up muted, sparsely arranged folk numbers like "Acrobat" and "Tiniest Seed"—the latter of which offered up a line that captured the album’s underlying tension: “It’s known that the tiniest seed is both simple and wild.”

But how wild that seed’s grown: On “Forgiven/Forgotten” the explosive lead-off single from her second album Burn Your Fire for No Witnesses, the instruments around her finally match the intensity of her voice. Foreshadowed earlier this year by her rollicking single "Sweet Dreams", “Forgiven/ Forgotten” is an inspired blast of scorched-earth psych-pop—all charred distortion and kick drum blows that sounds like somebody’s trying to stomp out a fire. Olsen’s voice grows in power as it rushes towards its bared-heart chorus, “I don’t know anything! I don’t know anything! But I love you.” At that, the kick drum steps off. May as well let it burn.

Anyone remember Angel’s first show? It was January 19, 2010 at The Whistler!