This Week in Great Music: 3/1 – 3/7

March is getting off to a bit of a slow start.  I think the month of March knows that I will be spending most of April skulking about in various venues for an absurd number of shows.  March is telling me that I need to get my sleep, I think.

Monday, March 1
The Ike Reilly Assassination, Schubas.  8 pm, $10
Richard Shindell, Antje Duvekot; SPACE.  8 pm, $15-25

Tuesday, March 2

Wednesday, March 3
Alicia Keys, Allstate Arena (6920 Mannheim Rd., Rosemont).  7:30 pm, $49.50-125

Thursday, March 4
John Prine, Rialto Square Theatre (102 N Chicago, Joliet).  8 pm, $46.50-86.50
Sara Watkins, SPACE.  8 pm, $15-25
Angelique Kidjo, Lincoln Hall.  8 pm, $30

Friday, March 5
Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, Lincoln Hall.  10 pm, sold out
Robyn Hitchcock, Schubas.  10:30 pm, sold out

Saturday, March 6
Robyn Hitchcock, SPACE.  8 pm, $23-25
Rhett Miller, FitzGerald’s (6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn).  9 pm, $15
The Blacks, Schubas.  10 pm, $12

Sunday, March 7
Punch Brothers ft. Chris Thile, Old Town School of Folk Music.  5 pm and 8 pm, $18-22
The Magnetic Fields, Harris Theater. 7:30 pm, $30-35
The Avett Brothers, The Low Anthem; House of Blues.  9 pm, sold out