This Week in Great Music: 5/24 – 5/30

This week might as well be known as the Week of Great Shows that I Can’t Go to Because I Have to Prepare for People to Come Install New Carpet.  Home ownership is not always worth it, let me tell you. 

That aside, I’ll be at the (long-sold-out) Mumford & Sons show tonight.  After that, who knows.  Hopefully those of you who don’t have impending Carpet Installations will be able to do more interesting things this week than me.

Monday, May 24
Besnard Lakes, The Ponys; Millennium Park. 6:30 pm, free
Robbie Fulks and Nora O’Connor; Hideout. 7 pm, $10 suggested donation
James Taylor and Carole King; Allstate Arena. 7:30 pm, sold out
Mumford and Sons, The Middle East; Lincoln Hall. 9 pm, sold out
Eluvium, Julianna Barwick; Schubas. 9 pm, $10-12

Tuesday, May 25
Maxwell, Jill Scott; United Center. 7:30 pm, $22-127
Glee Live! In Concert!; Rosemont Theatre. 7:30 pm, sold out

Wednesday, May 26
Glee Live! In Concert!; Rosemont Theatre. 7:30 pm, sold out
LCD Soundsystem, Holy Ghost!; Metro. 8 pm, sold out
Donnie Biggins, Derek Nelson; Uncommon Ground (3800 N Clark). 8 pm, $5 suggested donation
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, Shapers; Lincoln Hall. 9 pm, $15
April Smith and the Great Picture Show, Ornery Little Darlings; Schubas. 9 pm, $8-10

Thursday, May 27
Josh Rouse, AM; Lincoln Hall. 8 pm, $20
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, Sadhu Sadhu; Schubas. 9 pm, $15

Friday, May 28
The Tallest Man on Earth, Nathaniel Rateliff; Lincoln Hall. 10 pm, sold out

Saturday, May 29
Smoking Popes, Shot Baker, Bully in the Hallway; Lincoln Hall. 8 pm, $15
Pieta Brown, Judson Claiborne; Hideout. 9 pm, $10
How Far to Austin, Cullen’s (3741 N Southport). 9 pm, free

Sunday, May 30
DePaul Men’s a Cappella, University of Chicago Men in Drag, Northwestern University Extreme Measures; Lincoln Hall. 8 pm, $5-7
Waco Brothers, Yellowhammers; Double Door. 9 pm, $12-15