This Week in Great Music: 6/28 – 7/4

I suppose the holiday weekend makes for a slow concert week.  The most exciting stuff is happening over at the Taste of Chicago, really.  On Saturday, I’ll be heading to a super-secret location for a teeny-tiny show by Rocky Votolato, who is doing a series of living room concerts over the summer.   There are only a handful of tickets still available (7, at the time I’m writing this post), so if you’re interested, you should act fast.  He was fantastic when I saw him at Schubas, so I’m super excited to see him in a much smaller setting.

Monday, June 28
Robbie Fulks, Hideout. 7 pm, $10 suggested donation
Huntsville; On Fillmore ft. Nels Cline; Millennium Park. 7:30 pm, free
Thao and Mirah with the Most of All, These United States; Lincoln Hall. 8 pm, $14

Tuesday, June 29
Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys; Grant Park (Taste of Chicago).  5:30 pm, free
Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, Hacienda; Lincoln Hall. 10 pm, $12-14

Wednesday, June 30
Matt Kearney, Brett Dennen; Grant Park (Taste of Chicago).  5:30 pm, free
Eisley, The Lion and The Sail, Christie DuPree; Lincoln Hall. 7 pm, $15

Thursday, July 1
Todd Kessler, A Band Called Catch; Park Grill. 4 pm, free
Sons of the Never Wrong; Grant Park (Taste of Chicago).  5:20 pm, free
Sara Bareilles, A Rocket to the Moon; Hard Rock Cafe. 6 pm, free
Occidental Brothers Dance Band International, ft. Samba Mapangala; Grant Park (Taste of Chicago).  6:40 pm, free

Friday, July 2
Derek Nelson and the Musicians; Empty Bottle. 10 pm, $7

Saturday, July 3
JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound; Grant Park (Taste of Chicago).  12 pm, free
Brooke Waggoner, Dignan; Schubas. 10 pm, $10
Rocky Votolato; A living room in Chicago. 8 pm, $20

Sunday, July 4
Passion Pit; Grant Park (Taste of Chicago).  12 pm, free