This Week in Great Music: 5/17 – 5/23

Why hello there, quiet week.

No concert activity going on for me, unless I wind up feeling adventurous later in the week. Wednesday and Thursday, Conan O’Brien stops by the Chicago Theater for some futimes. Maybe if you sell a kidney on Craigslist, you can get a ticket.

Monday, May 17
Robbie Fulks, Jim DeWan; Hideout.  7 pm, $10 suggested donation
Patrick Watson, McKensie Toma; Schubas.  8 pm, $15

Tuesday, May 18
Them Crooked Vultures; the Aragon.  7 pm, sold out

Wednesday, May 19
Alexisonfire; Lincoln Hall.  6:30 pm, $15
Alberta Cross, 22-20s; Schubas.  7 pm, $14
Mike Mangione and the Union; Todd Kessler and the New Folk; SPACE.  8 pm, $12-18

Thursday, May 20
Metric, Bear in Heaven; the Vic.  7:30 pm, $24
Suzy Bogguss, Heather Lynne Horton; SPACE.  8 pm, $20-32.50
Dan Bern, Musikanto; Martyrs.  8 pm, $20
Jessica Lea Mayfield, Dexateens, Futurebirds; Schubas.  8 pm, $12

Friday, May 21
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, The Heavy; the Vic.  8 pm, $23-25
Willy Porter, Justin Roth; SPACE.  8 pm, $22-35
JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, Blah Blah Blah, Hollows, Lasers and Fast and Shit; Metro.  9 pm, $10
Helen Money, Susan Voelz, Peg Simone; Hideout.  9:30 pm, $8
Voxtrot; Lincoln Hall.  10 pm, $14

Saturday, May 22
Diane Birch; Park West.  8 pm, $20
Paul Van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold; Congress Theater.  8 pm, $32.50
Chicago Clarinet Conglomerate; the Velvet Lounge (67 E Cermak).  9:30 pm, cover varies
Mono, the Twilight Sad; Lincoln Hall.  10 pm, $14

Sunday, May 23
Five for Fighting; SPACE.  2 pm, sold out
Imogen Heap, Geese; the Riviera.  7:30 pm, $25