This Week in Great Music: 11/29 – 12/5

Welcome back to your regularly scheduled blogging! If you’re around this weekend, check out the three-day Chicago Bluegrass and Blues festival, with shows at the Double Door, the Congress Theatre, and Lincoln Hall.

Monday, November 29
Robbie Fulks, Mike Fredrickson; Hideout. 7 pm, $10 suggested donation

Tuesday, November 30
Sidewalk Chalk, BBU, BXC, Rita J, Kandyce Hogan; Lincoln Hall. 8 pm, $8
April Smith and the Great Picture Show, Rego; Beat Kitchen. 8 pm, $10

Wednesday, December 1
Jenny Scheinman, Nels Cline, Jim Black, Todd Sickafoose, Nora O’Connor and Friends; SPACE. 8 pm, $25-40
Jon Drake and the Shakes, Curtis Evans and Our Friend Electric; Cafeteria y Restaurante de Pancho (2200 N California). 8 pm, cover

Thursday, December 2
Hoot Night: Feast and Famine (Dag Juhlin, Justin Roberts, Nora O’Connor and Liam Davis, Ingrid Graudins, Phil Angotti, Trinkets of Joy, Tom Dunning and Your Boyfriends); Schubas. 8 pm, $10
Meg and Dia; Beat Kitchen. 8:30 pm, $10-12
Freelance Whales, Miniature Tigers; Lincoln Hall. 9 pm, $15

Friday, December 3
Maroon 5, Ingrid Michaelson, Ryan Star; Chicago Theatre. 7:30 pm, $55-75
Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Festival, ft. Corey Chisel and the Wandering Sons, Midwest Hype, How Far to Austin, The Right Now, Great Divide; Double Door. 8 pm, $12-15
Doomtree, ft. POS, Dessa, and others; Bottom Lounge. 9 pm, $12

Saturday, December 4
Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Festival, ft. Derek Nelson & the Musicians, the Future Laureates, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, the Shams Band, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and others; Congress Theatre. 1 pm, $35
Vienna Teng; SPACE. 8 pm, $18-28
Delta Spirit; Metro. 9 pm, $16

Sunday, December 5
Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Festival, ft. Mike Mangione & the Union, Daphne Willis, the Skatalites, & others; Lincoln Hall. 6 pm, $15
Broken Bells, Maps and Atlases; the Vic. 7:30 pm, $30