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Top weekend shows: The xx, Dylan tribute

Greg Kot

6:33 PM CDT, October 18, 2012

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The xx: With their sparse arrangements, Jamie Smith’s sinuous rhythms, and the haunting dialogues between Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim, the U.K. trio makes a virtue of playing as few notes as possible, 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee Av., $37.50; congresschicago.com.

Bob Dylan tribute: Guitarist Gus Noble (Dundee, Ill., native who grew up in Scotland) pays homage to the Dylan of ’62, when he was a rising talent on New York’s Greenwich Village folk scene. Author (and Tribune contributor) June Sawyers will provide context by reading from her latest book, “Bob Dylan: New York,” 10 p.m. Saturday at Uncommon Ground, 3800 N. Clark St., $8; uncommonground.com.

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