This Week in Great Music – 11/2 – 11/8

I had hoped to liven up this week’s concert rundown with a picture of my Halloween costume, but I forgot to upload one while I was home, and now they’re only on Facebook, which I can’t access from here. Sad day. Suffice it to say, it was awesome and involved a lot of Kermit the Frogs, hint hint.

I’m sure this is a great week for someone out there in music land, but I’m seeing this week as a chance for me to catch up on all the sleep I’ve missed out on lately. I’ll be at the Mountain Goats show on Thursday, and I keep debating hitting up the Fine Frenzy show on Wednesday. I saw them several years ago when they opened for Rufus Wainwright and they were fantastic. And, of course, the delightfully quirky clarinet group that I play with has its last show for its fall concert series on Sunday.

Monday, November 2
Roger Daltrey, House of Blues. 8:30 pm, sold out

Tuesday, November 3
…wow, good luck on finding something interesting.

Wednesday, November 4
A Fine Frenzy with Landon Pigg and Among the Oak and Ash, Park West. 7:30 pm, $20

Thursday, November 5
The Mountain Goats with Final Fantasy, Metro. 9 pm, $20
Vic Chesnutt Band, Lincoln Hall. 9 pm, $18-20

Friday, November 6
Joan Osborne, McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage (425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn). 8 pm, $34-69
Emilie Autumn, Logan Square Auditorium. 8 pm, $15

Saturday, November 7
…quietest Saturday ever.

Sunday, November 8
Chicago Licorice Sticks, Chicago Waldorf School. 3 pm, free (donations accepted)
Jill Sobule, Erin McKeown, Old Town School of Folk Music. 7 pm, $21-25
Mt. Eerie with Tara Jane O’Neil, Lakeshore Theater. 7 pm, $10