This Week in Great Music – 11/16 – 11/22

A quiet week, but some solid shows nonetheless. I’ll be at the Elvis Perkins/AA Bondy show on Saturdy, finally able to catch the both of them in Chicago. It’ll be my first time at Lincoln Hall (although I walked past it the other night and it looks way swanky on the outside), but I’ve got to admit, the 10:30 start time means that I’m probably going to have to take a nap beforehand. I suddenly feel very old. I’m considering heading over to Empty Bottle on Tuesday to see Nana Grizol. I’m unfamiliar with their music, but I’ve been seeing a lot of buzz about them lately and for $5, I don’t know if I can pass that up.

Monday, November 16
Dir En Grey, Metro. 7 pm, $22.50-25
Devendra Banhart, The Vic. 7:30 pm, $28.50

Tuesday, November 17
Marissa Nadler with Alela Diane and the Singleman Affair, Schubas. 8 pm, 412
Nana Grizol, Empty Bottle. 9:30 pm, $3-5

Wednesday, November 18
Maroon 5, Peoria Civic Center (201 SW Jefferson, Peoria). 8 pm, $35

Thursday, November 19
Old Crow Medicine Show, The Vic. 7:30 pm, $30
Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, Lincoln Hall. 9 pm, $17

Friday, November 20
Willy Porter and His Band with Luke Doucet, SPACE. 8 pm, $22-28
Deadmau5, Congress Theater. 8 pm, $22
Blue Rodeo, Martyrs. 9 pm, $16.50
Brendan Benson, Lincoln Hall. 10 pm, $20

Saturday, November 21
Julian Plenti, Metro. 7:30 pm, $16
Elvis Perkins in Dearland with AA Bondy, Lincoln Hall. 10:30 pm, $16

Sunday, November 22
Harper Simon with Brighton, MA, Lincoln Hall. 8 pm, $12-15