This Week in Great Music: 2/22 – 2/28

A very solid lineup this week, including a handful of free shows! You’ll be able to find me on Friday at Schubas for Rocky Votolato, and on Saturday at Lincoln Hall for Joe Pug/Justin Townes Earle. If you’re going to either of those shows, come say hi!

Monday, February 22
Jack’s Mannequin, Fun, Vedera; House of Blues. 6 pm, sold out
Robbie Fulks; Hideout. 7 pm, $10 suggested donation
El Perro Del Mar, Taken By Trees; Lincoln Hall. 8 pm, $15
Derek Nelson; Cubby Bear Wrigleyville. 8 pm, free
Puerto Muerto, Glorious Vapors, Daniel Knox; Empty Bottle. 9:30 pm, free

Tuesday, February 23
Jack’s Mannequin, Fun, Vedera; House of Blues. 6 pm, $25-28
Matthew Kerstein; Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E. Chicago). 6 pm, free
Basia Bulat, Katie Stelmanis; Schubas. 9 pm, $10

Wednesday, February 24
Suns, fire Zuave, Mike Maimone & the Mutts; Lincoln Hall. 9 pm, $8-10

Thursday, February 25
Todd Kessler and the New Folk, Mike Mangione and his Band, Madison Violet; Lincoln Hall. 9 pm, $10
Alec Ounsworth, Ezra Furman and the Harpoons; Schubas. 9 pm, $15

Friday, February 26
Catie Curtis, SPACE. 8 pm, $18-30
Rocky Votolato, Josh Caterer; Schubas. 10 pm, $15
Portugal. The Man, Port O’Brien, The Dig; Lincoln Hall. 10 pm, sold out

Saturday, February 27
Tinariwen; Old Town School of Folk Music. 7 pm and 10 pm, $24-28
Alkaline Trio, Cursive, The Dear and Departed; Metro. 9 pm, sold out
Joe Pug, Justin Townes Earle; Lincoln Hall. 10 pm, $12-14
Laura Veirs and the Hall of Flames, Old Believers, Cataldo; Schubas. 10 pm, $14
YACHT, MNDR, Bobby Birdman; Empty Bottle. 10 pm, $12

Sunday, February 28
Chicken Fat Klezmer Band; Duke’s Bar (6920 N Glenwood). 4 pm, free
Alkaline Trio, Cursive, The Dear and Departed; Metro. 6:30 pm, sold out
The Soundtrack of Our Lives, Nico Vega; Lincoln Hall. 8 pm, $17