This Week in Great Music – 10/12 – 10/18

This week is incredibly quiet for music in Chicago. Maybe everyone is turning Columbus Day into a whole week of holiday, I don’t know.  Lucinda Williams has her three-night residency at Park West, where she’s covering material from throughout her career on each night.  Lincoln Hall opens this Friday, with Mike Doughty kicking things off.  And Wilco hits Chicago again, with a sold out show at the UIC Pavillion.

Not on the list (because they’re not Chicago shows) but explaining where I’ll be instead of at any of the interesting Chicago shows this weekend, are Andrew Bird’s shows on Friday and Saturday at Milwaukee’s Pabst Theatre.  Friday is Bird with his full band, and Dosh opening, and Saturday will be a solo show, with St. Vincent opening.  Both nights are being filmed, so they should be two very special nights.  I’ll be sure to make myself look very pretty for the cameras.

Monday, October 12
Nothing, unless you like Hanson…

Tuesday, October 13
Lucinda Williams, Park West. 7:30 pm, $35

Wednesday, October 14
Lucinda Williams, Park West. 7:30 pm, $35

Thursday, October 15
Lucinda Williams, Park West. 7:30 pm, $35
Dinosaur Jr., The Vic. 7:30 pm, $25

Friday, October 16
Rodrigo y Gabriela, The Riviera. 7:30 pm, $33.50-35
Gossip, Metro. 9 pm, $18-20
Mike Doughty, Lincoln Hall. 9 pm, sold out.
Philip Glass, Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E. Chicago). 7pm, $40
Rhett Miller, Park West. 8pm, $20
Amy Millan, Empty Bottle. 10 pm, $12

Saturday, October 17
Blackmore’s Night, House of Blues. 7:30 pm, $24.50-37
Liam Finn, Lincoln Hall. 10:30 pm, $15

Sunday, October 18
Wilco, UIC Pavillion. 7:30, sold out
Mutemath, House of Blues, 7pm, $21-23