This Week in Great Music: 3/8 – 3/14

The entire world is gearing up for SXSW.  I’m gearing up for reading tons of great blog posts about SXSW.

This week, I’ll definitely be at the Hockey show at Lincoln Hall.  Hopefully, the power won’t go out on them like it did at Lollapalooza.  I’m debating going to see Sonos tomorrow night; they’re an a cappella group and I’m a sucker for stuff like that.  And that SXSW Send-off party at the Hideout looks too good to pass up.  There’s a free show by JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound tonight at the Empty Bottle, but I also think that and they’re als playing at the Tonic Room on Wednesday, though I can’t confirm that since the only place I remember reading about it was on MySpace, which I can’t call up here at work

Also, I don’t know what’s so magical about that Jeff Tweedy show at the Vic, because that’s one steep price tag. 

Monday, March 8
The Magnetic Fields, Harris Theater. 7:30 pm, $30-35
Efterklang, volcano!; Lincoln Hall. 9 pm, $12
JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, Empty Bottle. 9:30 pm, free

Tuesday, March 9
Howie Day, House of Blues. 7 pm, $18-21
Sonos, SPACE. 8 pm, $10-18
Via Audio, Pattern is Movement, Blane Fonda; Schubas. 8 pm, $10
Califone, Lincoln Hall. 9 pm, $15-18

Wednesday, March 10
Califone, Lincoln Hall. 9 pm, $15-18
Vetiver, Empty Bottle. 9:30 pm, $12

Thursday, March 11
We Were Promised Jetpacks, Lincoln Hall. 9 pm, $12-14

Friday, March 12
Muse, Silversun Pickups; United Center. 7:30 pm, $49.50-59.50
Jeff Tweedy, the Vic. 8 pm, $100-250
Gaelic Storm, House of Blues. 9 pm, $32.50-35
Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore, SPACE. 10:30 pm, $10-18
Hockey, The Constellations; Lincoln Hall. 11 pm, sold out

Saturday, March 13
SXSW Send-off Party: Via Tania, The Hood Internet, Mickey, Hollows, Tom Schraeder, Love Of Everything, Tyler Jon Tyler, Mittens On Strings, Plastic Crimewave Sound, Waco Brothers and the Life During Wartime DJs; Hideout. 3 pm, $10
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Bottom Lounge. 7 pm, $15
Jeff Tweedy, the Vic. 8 pm, $100-250
Gaelic Storm, House of Blues. 9 pm, $32.50-35
Zola Jesus, Beat Kitchen. 10 pm, $8
Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore, Schubas. 10 pm, $12

Sunday, March 14
Copeland, Metro. 6 pm, $16