This Week in Great Music: 4/26 – 5/2

Hey, so April’s almost over.  What’s that all about?

I’ll be at the Thursday night show for Over the Rhine; I’d be at Wednesday’s, too, but making it to Evanston once in a week is going to be a stretch, so I’m not going to push it.

I can safely say that there’s a show every night this week that I want to be at.  I’m not going to make any predictions of where I’ll actually show up, though, because that’s just asking for me to spend all week sitting at the computer and playing Plants vs. Zombies.  

Monday, April 26
Robbie Fulks, Greg Cahill; Hideout.  7 pm, $10 suggested donation
Jakob Dylan and Three Legs, ft. Neko Case and Kelly Hogan, Mimicking Birds; Park West.  7:30 pm, $25
Amos Lee, Tift Merritt; Lincoln Hall.  8 pm, sold out

Tuesday, April 27
Jonsi, the Vic.  7:30 pm, $35
The Nadas, Keri Noble; Schubas.  8 pm, $12

Wednesday, April 28
Jonsi, the Vic.  7:30 pm, $35
Chris Pureka, Martyrs.  8 pm, $10-12
Over the Rhine, Lucy Wainwright Roche; SPACE.  8 pm, $25-40

Thursday, April 29
Gipsy Kings, The Venue (Horseshe Casino, 777 Casino Center Dr, Hammond IN).  7:30 pm, $45-95
Over the Rhine, Lucy Wainwright Roche; SPACE.  8 pm, $25-40
Yeasayer, Sleigh Bells, Chandeliers; Metro.  9 pm, sold out
Jason Collett, Zeus, Bahamas; Schubas.  9 pm, $15

Friday, April 30
Los Campesinos!, Cymbals Eat Guitars; Metro.  7 pm, $18-20
Alice Peacock, Peter Bradley Adams; SPACE.  8 pm, $17-28
Lila Downs, House of Blues.  8:30 pm, $26-28
Kid, You’ll Move Mountains, Geronimo!, Inspector Owl, polarOPPOSITEbear; Schubas.  9 pm, $8
The Apples in Stereo; Lincoln Hall.  10 pm, $14
Essex Channel; Uncommon Ground (1401 W Devon).  10 pm, $10 suggested donation

Saturday, May 1
Jonatha Brooke, SPACE.  8 pm, $24-28
Deanna Devore, Rachele Eve, Ol’Boy; Hideout.  9 pm, $8

Sunday, May 2
Jon Langford and Christine Tarkowski; Chicago Cultural center.  2 pm, free
All Things Lucid, The Shams Band, Ornery Little Darlings, Jaime Rojo; Lincoln Hall.  8 pm, $7