This Week in Great Music: 1/11 – 1/17

The beginning half of this week has apparently decided to take a vacation.  I’d sure like to do the same, but that’s not going to be happening any time soon.

The big attraction this week is the Tomorrow Never Knows festival, hosted at Schubas and Lincoln Hall.  There are a lot of great bands performing, and many shows are already sold out.  I’ll be at the Owen Pallett (Final Fantasy) show on Saturday.  Perhaps this time, I will plan better so that I don’t have to hold my coat the entire time (hello, no coat check) like I did at the Butch Walker show.

Monday, January 11
Nothing.

Tuesday, January 12
Nothing!

Wednesday, January 13
Nothing!1!

Thursday, January 14
The Powwows, Martyrs. 8 pm, $7
G. Love and Special Sauce, House of Blues. 8 pm, $25.50-28
Buddy Guy, Buddy Guy’s Legends. 9 pm, $40
Surfer Blood and Freelance Whales, Schubas.  9 pm, sold out
Voxtrot, Lincoln Hall. 9 pm, $15

Friday, January 15
City and Colour and Lissie, Metro. 7:30 pm, $21-25
Sons of the Never Wrong, Davenport’s Piano Bar and Cabaret (1383 N Milwaukee).  7:30 pm, $10 (two drink minimum)
Buddy Guy, Buddy Guy’s Legends. 9 pm, sold out
Neon Indian and The Hood Internet, Schubas. 9 pm, sold out
Atlas Sound, Lincoln Hall.  10 pm, $15

Saturday, January 16
Too Hot To Handel: The Jazz Gospel Messiah, Auditorium Theatre. 7:30 pm, $30-65
Buddy Guy, Buddy Guy’s Legends. 9:30 pm, sold out
Owen Pallett (Final Fantasy), Sharon Van Etten, and Peter Wolf Crier, Schubas. 10 pm, sold out
Bowerbirds, The Rural Alberta Advantage, and Julie Doiron, Lincoln  Hall.  10 pm, $15

Sunday, January 17
Too Hot To Handel: The Jazz Gospel Messiah, Auditorium Theatre. 3 pm, $30-65
Buddy Guy, Buddy Guy’s Legends. 7:30 pm, sold out.
Clues, Skybox, Pomegranates, and Netherfriends, Schubas. 9 pm, $15
Lee Fields and the Expressions, Lincoln Hall.  9 pm, $15