This Week in Great Music: 5/3 – 5/9

It looks like a quiet week, but I find myself strangely busy. I’ll be checking out the Laura Marling show tomorrow night, and Jerome Holloway’s show on Friday. I saw him open for Nneka in February and thought he was really good, so I’m looking forward to seeing what he does with a headlining spot. Saturday also has some strong line-ups of local bands, both at Bottom Lounge and at the Beat Kitchen.

And if irreverent, snarky humor is your thing, Joel McHale is doing two shows at the Chicago Theatre on Saturday. It looks like both shows are sold out, though, so you might have to do some Craigslist sleuthing to get tickets.

Monday, May 3
Robbie Fulks, Gerald Dowd, and KC McDonough; Hideout.  7 pm, $10 suggested donation
Prohibition Orchestra of Chicago; SPACE.  7:30 pm, $5

Tuesday, May 4
Laura Marling, Smoke Fairies, Pete Roe; Lincoln Hall.  7 pm, $15
Shelby Lynne; Martyrs.  8 pm, $27.50
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone; Schubas.  8 pm, $8-10
Ozomatli; House of Blues.  9 pm, $18-20.50

Wednesday, May 5
Aqualung, Krista Polvere; Schubas.  9 pm, $15

Thursday, May 6
Kaki King, An Horse; Park West.  7:30 pm, $16
Crooked Still; SPACE.  8 pm, $18-30

Friday, May 7
Jerome Holloway, Simplesinger, Cassy Baxter; Double Door.  9 pm, $5
Lt. Dan Band, ft. Gary Sinise; Hard Rock Cafe.  9:30 pm, $25-30 (Proceeds go to ®Artistic TOOLS for Wounded Soldiers and arts programs in Vietnam.)

Saturday, May 8
Canasta, Gregory and the Hawk; Schubas.  7 pm, $10
Mary Gauthier, Mindy Smith; Old Town School of Folk  Music.  7 pm, $18-22
My My My, Green Sugar, How Far to Austin, Josh and the Empty Pockets, Cobalt and the Hired Guns; Bottom Lounge.  8 pm, $8
Frightened Rabbit, Maps and Atlases, Our Brother the Native; Metro.  9 pm, sold out
Derek Nelson and the Musicians, Soft Speaker, Mallory, Ceiling Stars; Beat Kitchen.  9 pm, $10
Canasta, Brighton MA; Schubas.  10 pm, $10

Sunday, May 9
Butch Walker and the Black Widows, Locksley; House of Blues.  9 pm, $20-23
Relaxation Record, Tadoma, Shalloboi; Empty Bottle. 9:30 pm, $3