South suburban alternative rock band Observing With Annie hit the gas hard with the spring release of its full-length album “Holiday,” bringing emotionally driven rock to showcases throughout the city and Western suburbs this summer. While the album and the band’s previously released self-titled EPpassionately deliver intriguing stories with a powerful blend of lyricism, music and imagery, the band is already working on some new releases, due out soon. In the meantime, catch Observing With Annie’s energetic live performance when the band launches a four-show residency at Chicago’s Silvie’s Lounge this weekend, joined for the first show by art rock band Pete Willson & the Rooks and funky soul-inspired licks courtesy of Danger Pony. 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Silvie’s Lounge, 1902 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago. $10. (773) 871-6239 or silvieslounge.com.
Flowtone at Skyline
Host Aaron Williams kicks off this month’s edition of the Skyline Concert Series with an acoustic set at 8:30 p.m., followed by Matthew Wilke of Blameless Lake, Jarred Mason from The Kings Rising, the alternative rock duo Social Que and progressive pop-rockers Flowtone. Catch a night of up-and-coming original music and find a new favorite. 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at BaseCamp Pub and Eatery, 5750 Lakeside Drive, Lisle. $6. (331) 777-4712, basecamppub.com.
Rock plus pups
Pitch in Saturday to help those who help our furry friends at Active! Dog Daycare’s Rock Out for Rescues Dog Fest. The afternoon, open to friendly dogs and their owners, features a build-your-own-taco bar, craft beers from Revolution Brewing and musical performances — Dee Ginicola at 2 p.m., Decades Undercover at 2:45 p.m., an acoustic set by Ryan Powers at 4 p.m. and punk rock from Take the Reins at 4:45 p.m. — as well as games, pet adoptions and a raffle/live auction. A portion of the ticket proceeds will benefit Peace 4 Pits, a Chicago-area rescue and foster organization. 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Active! Dog Daycare, 2550 W. Diversey, Chicago. $35 online, $45 at the door, $40 at the door with unopened dog food, toy or treat donation. (773) 278-7003 or chicagoactivedog.com.