Last Minute Plans: Pool of Frogs @ Darkroom

 We’ve only just washed our hands clean of Halloween, yet today marks another spooky day on our calendars—Friday the 13th. Instead of staying in and watching basic cable’s inevitable array of poorly-edited horror flicks, break the curse—come to Darkroom, and catch a stellar local lineup, including Aesthetic Anesthetic, Soft Speaker, and Pool of Frogs. Soft Speaker was voted the Deli Chicago’s CD of the Month (July ’09), while Pool of Frogs snagged the title of the Deli Chicago’s September Artist of the Month—so this show comes personally recommended. In anticipation of tonight’s show, funnymen Pool of Frogs, have also released the 8th edition of their tongue-in-cheek “Bandisode” series—check it out here. (Tip: Mention “Pool of Frogs” at the door for a reduced cover charge!) Doors: 8pm, show 9pm. Tickets $8 advance, $10 at door, 21+ only. – Neph Basedow