This Week in Great Music: 12/21 – 12/27

Not much going on this week, but hey, it’s the holidays, there’s some expectation to spend time with loved ones or something.  I don’t know.  There are still some interesting things going on, though.  There are two nights of the do-it-yourself Messiah, where the audience gets the music and gets to sing along, and for the third year in a row, I’ve forgotten to get tickets to go.  Schubas has a holiday party, complete with live band karaoke.  Lincoln Hall, meanwhile, has a benefit performance put on  by various women-in-rock from Chicago, for the CAWC Greenhouse Shelter, a shelter for abused women and children.

Monday, December 21
Do-it-Yourself Messiah, Harris Theater. 7 pm, sold out

Tuesday, December 22
Do-it-Yourself Messiah, Harris Theater. 7 pm, sold out
Breakers Broken, with The Feel, Automata, Ghosthouse, and City at Large, Double Door. 8 pm, $10, or $8 with an ugly Christmas sweater (no, really)
Schubas Holiday Party, 9 pm.  Schubas, free

Wednesday, December 23
Covers for Cover II, Lincoln Hall. 8 pm, $12, or $10 with donation of new toiletries

Thursday, December 24
Nothing

Friday, December 25
Nothing

Saturday, December 26
Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Allstate Arena  (6920 Mannheim, Rosemont). 2 pm and 7 pm, $26-58
The Waco Brothers, Schubas. 10 pm, $12-14
Emily Wells, Lincoln Hall. 10 pm, $12

Sunday, December 27
The Waco Brothers, Schubas. 7 pm, $12-14
Rusted Root, House of Blues. 8 pm, $35.50-37.50