This Week in Great Music: 4/12 – 4/18

I am too sleepy for commentary this morning, so have the below list of shows which I have deemed to be Awesome.  I’ll be at the Empty Bottle on Thursday to catch Dosh’s show, and hopefully I won’t forget about the tickets I have to the Old Town School of Folk Music on Sunday, for Eliza Gilkyson and Carrie Newcomer.  Folktastic!

Monday, April 12
Robbie Fulks, Robbie Gjersoe; Hideout.  7 pm, $10 suggested donation
Florence and the Machine, Holy Hail; House of Blues.  7 pm, $18-21
The Morning Benders, Miniature Tigers; Lincoln Hall.  8 pm, $12

Tuesday, April 13
Gebhard Ullmann Clarinet Trio, Chicago Cultural Center. 12:15 pm, free
The Rocketz, The Honeybees, Pearls Mahone; Reggie’s Rock Club.  6 pm, $8
Kevin O’Donnell’s Spring Spectacular, Martyrs’.  8 pm, $8
Identity Crisis, Natalie Oliveri, Leslie Beukelman, Paper Thick Walls; Double Door.  9 pm, $5

Wednesday, April 14
Aetiology, Children of Nova, Debello, Jeff Ruby; Elbo Room.  8:30 pm, $8
NIU Steel Band, Old Town School of Folk Music.  8:30 pm, $5 suggested donation
Gebhard Ullmann Clarinet Trio, Hideout.  9:30 pm, $10

Thursday, April 15
Elton John, Sears Centre (5333 Prairie Stone Pkwy., Hoffman Estates).  8 pm, $39.50-169
Vieux Farka Toure, Martyrs’.  8 pm, $25
Micah Dalton, Rachael Sage, Mori Einsidler; SPACE.  8 pm, $8-18
Blues Traveler, House of Blues.  8 pm, $30-55
Adam Green, The Dead Trees; Schubas.  9 pm, $15
Dosh, White Hinterland, Roommates; Empty Bottle.  9:30 pm, $10

Friday, April 16
Ellis Paul, Adam Ezra; SPACE.  8 pm, $18-30
Laura Freeman, Davenport’s Piano Bar and Cabaret (1383 N Milwaukee).  8 pm, $15, two drink minimum
Owen, Rocky Votolato, Brooke Waggoner; Lincoln Hall.  10 pm, $15
Kevin Andrew Prchal, Arthi Meera; Uncommon Ground (1401 W Devon).  10 pm, $10 suggested donation

Saturday, April 17
OK Go, Earl Greyhound, The Booze; Metro.  7 pm, $17-19
Graham Parker, Old Town School of Folk Music.  7 pm and 10 pm, $18-22
Jeffrey Foucault, Andy Friedman; Schubas.  7 pm, $12-14
Loudon Wainwright III and Richard Thompson, McAninch Arts Center (425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn).  8 pm, $30-65
ChickenFat Klezmer Orchestra, Relax on Milwaukee (2937 N Milwaukee).  9 pm, free
Occidental Brothers Dance Band International, Phil Cohran; Schubas.  10 pm, $12

Sunday, April 18
Carrie Newcomer, Eliza Gilkyson; Old Town School of Folk Music.  7 pm, $18-22
Legendary Shack Shakers, The Hackensaw Boys, Tangleweed; Double Door.  8:30 pm, $15