In case you're looking for something to do this weekend, there's a Lily Allen pre-release party at the Continental:
2801 W Chicago Avenue
Saturday January 27
11pm until 5am
DJ Tankboy and the Lily Allen pre-release party
More details from DJ Tankboy:
"We'll be spinning some tracks off her CD as well as offering giveaways from her label, tickets to her Chicago appearance at the Metro, and other surprises from local vendors. We will have some cool giveaways to tie into the release of Damon Albarn of Blur's new supergroup, The Good, The Bad & the Queen as well."
Lily's also coming to the Metro February 8 as part of the "MTV Discover and Download Tour." It's pretty crazy how this girl has blown up over the past few months, from a myspace page to Pitchfork buzz to MTV sponsorship. Is it deserved? I actually haven't heard anything other than "Smile," which is cute and all, so I can't really say.