Looking for a great show to check out this week?Â Here are some shows that have caught my eye.Â Sadly, I canâ€™t get to every show that I want to see, but if I could clone myself, I would be all over these concert listings.
Also, starting Friday and continuing through Thursday, September 24, is the 2009 World Music Festival, involving 57 artists and 21 venues.Â Many of these shows are free, so if youâ€™ve got any interest in world music at all, you should check out some of the offered shows.
Monday, September 14
Kevin Oâ€™Donnell’s September Spectacular. Martyrâ€™s, 8:00 pm.Â $8.
An Horse.Â Schubaâ€™s, 8:00 pm.Â $8.
Tuesday, September 15
The Stolen Sweets.Â Katerinaâ€™s (1920 W. Irving Park Rd), 8:30 pm.Â $5.
The Proclaimers.Â Double Door, 9:00 pm.Â $18-20.
Hayward. Hideout, 9:30 pm.Â $5 donation.
Wednesday, September 16
Billy Talent. Metro, 7:00 pm. $15.
Ra Ra Riot.Â Schubaâ€™s, 9 pm.Â Sold out!
Thursday, September 17
Kelsey Wild. Uncommon Ground (3800 N. Clark St), 8:00 pm.Â Free; tips/donations accepted.
Los Guitarristas. Uncommon Ground (1401 W. Devon Ave.), 9:00 pm.Â $10 suggested donation.
Friday, September 18
Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers (with Carbon Leaf and Toby Lightman). Park West, 7:00 pm.Â $20.
Andreas Kapsalis and Goran Ivanovic Guitar Duo.Â Goose Island Wrigleyville (3535 N. Clark St.), 8:30 pm. $5.
Saturday, September 19
Sondre Lerche. Schubaâ€™s, 7:00 pm and 10:30 pm. $15.
Ida Maria (with Ladyhawke, Semi Precious Weapons, and Slimy). Metro, 7:30 pm. $17.50
Ellis Paul and Ari Hest. SPACE (1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston), 8:00 pm. $20-34.50.
The Clarks. Beat Kitchen (2100 W. Belmont Ave.), 10:00 pm. $15.