This Week in Great Music: 1/25 – 1/31

Happy Monday, all!  I had great plans for getting some album reviews written up over the weekend, but instead I spent my time feeling miserable and sick and sleeping on the couch while watching Dirty Jobs reruns.  What a life.

It’s a pretty low-key week for music here.  If you’ve got the time on Sunday, go check out Chris O’Brien and David Berkeley at Uncommon Ground.  I’m not too familar with O’Brien’s music, but I’m a fan of David Berkeley, who reminds me of Damien Rice vocally.  If I can ever string together useful sentences again (thanks, cold medications), I’ll have a review of Berkeley’s latest album, Strange Light, up this week.

Monday, January 25

Tuesday, January 26

Wednesday, January 27
Buddy Guy, Buddy Guy’s Legends.  9 pm, sold out

Thursday, January 28
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, One For the Team, Schubas. 7 pm, $10-12
Bully in the Hallway, Double Door. 8 pm, free
Buddy Guy, Buddy Guy’s Legends.  9 pm, sold out

Friday, January 29
Roseanne Cash, Harris Theater. 8 pm, $45
Buddy Guy, Buddy Guy’s Legends.  9 pm, sold out
Nouvelle Vague, Lincoln Hall.  10 pm, $27

Saturday, January 30
Cold War Kids, Alec Ounsworth, the Vic. 7:30 pm, sold out
Canadian Brass, Wentz Concert Hall (171 E Chicago, Naperville). 8 pm, $40-50
Howie Day, Serena Ryder, House of Blues. 8:30 pm, $18-21
Buddy Guy, Buddy Guy’s Legends.  9:30 pm, sold out

Sunday, January 31
Occidental Brothers Dance Band International, Lincoln Hall. 6 pm, $20
Movits!, Schubas. 8 pm, $12-14
Chris O’Brien, David Berkeley, Uncommon Ground. 8 pm, $10 suggested donation