This Week in Great Music – 10/26 – 11/1

A little bit of everything in Chicago this week. Rock, electronica, folk, rap, and my guilty pleasure, cheesy pop music.  I kind of can’t handle all of the different choices for shows on Thursday, and I have never been so disappointed to have to go to a Halloween party rather than a show on Friday. Sigh, my life is so difficult.

Monday, October 26
Ingrid Michaelson, Park West. 7:30 pm, $20
Jay Farrar and Benjamin Gibbard, Lincoln Hall. 8 pm, sold out

Tuesday, October 27
The Gaslight Anthem, House of Blues. 5:30 pm, $18-20
Kelly Clarkson, Rosemont Theatre. 7:30 pm, $25-$59.50
Saul Williams, Double Door. 9 pm, $20

Wednesday, October 28
Mae with Jenny Owen Youngs, Reggie’s Rock Club (2109 S. State). 6 pm, $13-15
Taking Back Sunday with Anberlin, House of Blues. 6:30 pm, $23
The Gaslight Anthem, Double Door. 8 pm, $20
Great Lake Swimmers, Lincoln Hall.  9 pm, $14

Thursday, October 29
Bob Dylan, the Aragon. 7:30, $52.50
Richard Thompson and Loudon Wainwright III, the Vic. 7:30 pm, $35
David Gray with Lisa Hannigan, Auditorium Theatre. 8 pm, $39.50-65
Leonard Cohen, Rosemont Theatre. 8 pm, $29.50-250
Noah and the Whale, Lakeshore Theater. 8 pm, $15
Gringo Star, Schubas. 9 pm, $8-10
Joe Firstman, Martyrs’. 9 pm, $10
Herman Dune and Julie Doiron, Lincoln Hall. 9 pm, $12-14

Friday, October 30
Mason Jennings with Anni Rossi, House of Blues. 7 pm, $21.50-24
Five for Fighting with Angel Taylor, Lakeshore Theater. 7 pm, sold out
Bob Dylan, the Aragon. 7:30, $52.50
Monsters of Folk, Auditorium Theatre. 7:30 pm, $36-51
Chris Smither, Old Town School of Folk Music. 8 pm, $18-22
Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, Empty Bottle. 10 pm, $13

Saturday, October 31
Bob Dylan, the Aragon. 7:30, $52.50
Tiesto, Congress Theater. 8 pm, $75

Sunday, November 1
Chicago Licorice Sticks, Chicago Waldorf School. 3 pm, free (donations accepted)
Los Lobos with the Duhks, Symphony Center. 7 pm, $25-50
Leo Kottke, Old Town School of Folk Music. 7 pm, $36-40