This Week in Great Music: 4/19 – 4/25

So my last week was a little bit absurdly busy, to the point where I just couldn’t make it to a show I’d planned to go to on Sunday, and just slept instead.  I felt bad about it, because I’ve been looking forward to having a chance to see Eliza Gilkyson for a long time, but I figured that falling asleep mid-show (or, more likely, falling asleep on the Brown line and not actually even making it to the Old Town School) would be more rude than just not using the ticket.

But it looks like I’ve got a chance to make up for that, as Eliza is playing at the Hideout tonight along with Robbie Fulks for his Monday night residency.  So looks like I’ll (finally!) be heading out to the Hideout for a show!  (It’s only taken four years of living here for me to make it out there…)  I’ll also be checking out the Antlers at Lincoln Hall on Thursday, and Gogol Bordello at the Congress on Friday.  I’m actually going to that one more to see Devotchka than anything else, but oh well.  It will be an adventure.

Monday, April 19
Robbie Fulks, Eliza Gilkyson; Hideout.  7 pm, $10 suggested donation
Ben Folds, Kate Miler-Heidke; The Vic.  7:30 pm, sold out
Hot Chip, The xx; the Riviera.  8 pm, sold out

Tuesday, April 20
Ben Folds, Kate Miler-Heidke; The Vic.  7:30 pm, $35
JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound; Lincoln Hall.  8 pm, $5 (DVD release party for Fish Out of Water)
Blue October; House of Blues.  9 pm, $28-30

Wednesday, April 21
Ben Folds, Kate Miler-Heidke; The Vic.  7:30 pm, sold out
Charlotte Gainsbourg, AM; Park West.  8 pm, $30

Thursday, April 22
Corinne Bailey Rae; The Vic.  8 pm, $26
Passion Pit; Congress Theater.  8 pm, $25
The Raveonettes; Cubby Bear Wrigleyville.  9 pm, free with RSVP to
The Antlers, Phantogram; Lincoln Hall.  9 pm, $13-15
Horse Feathers, Caroline Smith and the Good Night Sleeps; Schubas.  9 pm, $8-10

Friday, April 23
Gogol Bordello, Devotchka, Jessie Malin, St. Mark’s Social; Congress Theater.  7 pm, $27.50-29
Marie Digby, Jessica Robbins; Schubas.  7 pm, $12
Las Guitarras de Espana, SPACE.  8 pm, $20-32
Martin Sexton, Ryan Montbleau Band; Park West.  8 pm, $27
Semi Precious Weapons, Subterranean.  8 pm, $10-12
Carbon Leaf, Alex Band; Lincoln Hall.  9 pm, $15

Saturday, April 24
Natalie Merchant; Art Institute of Chicago (Rubloff Auditorium).  7 pm, $45
Yonder Mountain Duo; Old Town School of Folk Music.  7:30 pm, $18-22
BB King, Rachel Cantu; House of Blues.  8 pm, $76-78
Umphrey’s McGee; Lincoln Hall.  8 pm, sold out
The Polkaholics; Atlantic Bar & Grill (5062 N Lincoln).  9 pm, free
Melissa Auf Der Mar; Beat Kitchen.  9:30 pm, $12 Cancelled due to volcano.
The Infamous String Dusters; Martyrs.  10 pm, $15

Sunday, April 25
Sia, Girl in a Coma; The Vic.  7:30 pm, $22.50
BB King, Rachel Cantu; House of Blues.  8 pm, $76-78
The Album Leaf, Sea Wolf; Lincoln Hall.  9 pm, $14