This Week in Great Music: 10/11 – 10/17

This is basically the worst week in the world for concerts.  And by worst, I mean full of too many choices.  I’ll be at the Brandi Carlile show at SPACE on Wednesday, and at DeVotchKa at Lincoln Hall on Saturday.  The rest of the week is up in the air.  I’ll probably be sobbing under my desk rather than making any real decisions.

Monday, October 11
Robbie Fulks, Hideout. 7 pm, $10 suggested donation
Belle and Sebastian, Smith Westerns; Chicago Theatre. 7:30 pm, $42.50
AA Bondy, Schubas. 8 pm, $12-14
Miike Snow, Riviera Theatre. 8 pm, $25
Jennifer Knapp, Lincoln Hall. 8 pm, $20
Neon Indian, Metro. 9 pm, $18

Tuesday, October 12
Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys, Lincoln Hall. 8 pm, $20-25

Wednesday, October 13
Guided by Voices, Times New Viking; Riviera Theatre. 8 pm, sold out
Kevin O’Donnell’s Fall Spectacular; Martyrs. 8 pm, $8
Brandi Carlile, Katie Herzig; SPACE. 8 pm, sold out
Marc Cohn, Park West. 8 pm, $35
The Walkmen, Japandroids, Miniature Tigers; Metro. 9 pm, $21
Jukebox the Ghost, Elizabeth and the Catapult, Ruby Coast; Schubas. 9 pm, $10-12

Thursday, October 14
The New Pornographers, Tokyo Police Club; the Vic. 8 pm, $30
Edie Carey, Rose Cousins; SPACE. 8 pm, $12-22
Four Tet, Matthew Dear, Jon Hopkins; Metro. 9 pm, $19
Bell X1, James Vincent McMorrow; Schubas. 9 pm, sold out

Friday, October 15
Patty Loveless; Old Town School of Folk Music. 7 pm & 10 pm, $34-38
Sufjan Stevens, Chicago Theatre. 8 pm, sold out
K’Naan; Park West. 8:30 pm, $22.50-25
Massive Attack, Martina Topley Bird; Riviera Theatre. 8:30 pm, $40
DeVotchKa, Angus and Julia Stone, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir; Lincoln Hall. 8:30 pm, $25
Robbie Fulks, Dave Gonzalez and the Stone River Boys; FitzGerald’s. 9 pm, $15
Rocky Votolato, Ha Ha Tonka; Beat Kitchen. 9:30 pm, $12-14
The Felice Brothers, Adam Haworth Stephens; Empty Bottle. 10 pm, $15
Califone; Hideout. 10 pm, $12
Jon Drake; Uncommon Ground on Clark. 10 pm, $5 suggested donation

Saturday, October 16
Meshell Ndegeocello, Helen Money; Old Town School of Folk Music. 7 pm & 10 pm, $34-38
Gorillaz; UIC Pavillion. 7:30 pm, $49.50-95
DeVotchKa, Angus and Julia Stone, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir; Lincoln Hall. 8:30 pm, $25
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Langhorne Slim, Jesse Skyes and Phil Wandscher, Mimicking Birds; Double Door. 9 pm, $15-18
Old Devil’s Ball, ft. Jon Langford’s Skull Orchard, Andre Williams and Sally Timms; Martyrs. 9 pm, $12
Joe Pug, The Changes, Vandaveer; Metro. 9 pm, $11

Sunday, October 17
Catie Curtis and Terri Hendrix; Old Town School of Folk Music. 4 pm, $16-20
Lissie, Dylan LeBlanc; Lincoln Hall. 8 pm, $14
The Wildbirds, The Black Atlantic, The Lighthouse and the Whaler, Kevin Andrew Prchal; Beat Kitchen. 8:30 pm, $7
Eli Paperboy Reed; Bottom Lounge. 9 pm, $12