What would you do if you could hear the Beatles and Van Morrison at the same time? Probably freak out. This weekend at SPACE, you can hear versions of both (same place, different times) without the crazy factor, in performances by tribute bands American English and Astral Weeks.
Why go: Beatles promoter Sam Leach called American English "the best Beatle band on the planet."
Reconsider: You are settling for some Steely Dan and going to the Reely Dan concert at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre instead (8 p.m. Saturday at 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights; $25-$35; 847-577-2121, metropolisarts.com).
Details: 8 p.m. Friday (American English, $18-$34) and 7 p.m. Sunday (Astral Weeks, $12-$22) at SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston; 847-492-8860, evanstonspace.com