Nothing short of a force of nature onstage, the inimitable Miss Alex White will take the stage with drummer Francis White in her new duo White Mystery as part of a strong four-band lineup at Metro, 3730 N. Clark, starting at 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22. Also on the bill: Pet Lions, Post Honeymoon and Dirty Diamonds. Tickets are $6 in advance or $9 at the door; call (773) 549-4140 or visit www.metrochicago.com.
Organized by Andrew Kettering “with the intention of recapturing the intensity of united psychedelic events,” the Chicago Metaphysical Circus takes over the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, starting at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, and featuring a mind-melting roster of bands including Dark Fog, Plastic Crimewave Sound, Vee Dee, Sadhu Sadhu, the Great Society Mind Destroyers and Black Wyrm Seed. Tickets are $10; call (773) 227-4433 or visit www.hideoutchicago.com for more information.