This Week in Great Music – 10/19 – 10/25

Good morning, internet! I may still be recovering from my Andrew Bird-filled weekend (a review and photos of his second show will be up later), but there is, of course, no rest for the weary. There are several great shows going on this week, including a whole bunch at the newly opened Lincoln Hall; Ted Leo on the 25th is the official opening event.

I’ll be missing many of these great shows because I’ve got two of my own going on, which are, of course, helpfully on the list below. Check out Chicago’s finest all-clarinet ensemble, the Licorice Sticks, on the 23rd or 25th, in a couple of delightfully spooky productions, complete with costumes and guest performers. Yours truly will be there, rocking suspenders and a fedora. For real.

Monday, October 19
Wilco, UIC Pavillion. 7:30 pm, $39.50
The Dodos, Bottom Lounge. 8 pm, $15

Tuesday, October 20
Mika, The Riviera. 7:30 pm, $29.50
Marc Broussard, SPACE. 8 pm, $25-40

Wednesday, October 21
The Get Up Kids, Metro. 6:45 pm, $23-26
La Roux, Lincoln Hall. 9 pm, $15-18

Thursday, October 22
Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers, Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph). 8 pm, $39.50-77
The Get Up Kids, Metro. 9 pm, $23-26

Friday, October 23
Ludo, Bottom Lounge. 6 pm, $15
Los Lonely Boys, Old Town School of Folk Music. 7 pm and 10 pm, sold out
Say Anything, with Eisley and others, The Vic. 7 pm, $16.50-20
Chicago Licorice Sticks, People’s Church (941 W Lawrence). 7 pm, free (donations accepted)
Will Hoge, Double Door. 8 pm, $15
Langhorne Slim, Lincoln Hall. 10 pm, $14

Saturday, October 24
Emmylou Harris, Dominican University Performing Arts Center (7900 W. Division St., River Forest). 7:30 pm, $49-56
Shawn Colvin, Centre East (9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie). 8 pm, $49-55
Bettye LaVette, Maria Muldaur, Marcia Ball, McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage (425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn). 8 pm, $34-69
Lucero, Bottom Lounge. 8 pm, $16

Sunday, October 25
Chicago Licorice Sticks, Skokie Public Library (5215 Oakton St., Skokie). 3 pm, free (donations accepted)
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Lincoln Hall. 8 pm, $15
Lucy Kaplansky and Antje Duvekot, SPACE. 8 pm, $17-28
Hawksley Workman, Schubas. 8 pm, $15