Summer is nearly upon us here in the Midwest. To celebrate its imminent arrival along with onslaught of street festivals, block parties, outdoor exhibitions, backyard barbecues, and shows, shows, and more shows, spend this weekend catching one of Chicago’s finest up-and-coming indie rockers, The Ponys. The Ponys play a weird but compelling mix of country, rock, and psychedelia and can be found all over the Windy City this weekend supporting their most recent album, Turn The Lights Out. You can find them tonight at Looptopia (I don’t think anybody knows what to expect from Chicago’s first foray into an all-night downtown party, but I digress) along with Mucca Pazza and others, or Saturday night at Subterranean.