This Week in Great Music: 5/30 – 6/5

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Monday, May 30 Justin Townes Earle, Andre Williams and the Goldstars; Millennium Park. 6:30 pm, free Robbie Fulks, Kathleen Keane; Hideout. 7 pm, $10 suggested donation

Tuesday, May 31 Friendly Fires, Wise Blood; Lincoln Hall. 9 pm, sold out

Wednesday, June 1 Meh.

Thursday, June 2 Teddy Thompson, Melissa McClelland, Luke Doucet; Schubas. 9 . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 5/30 – 6/5

Tonight: Anson Krekeler at Elbo Room

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If you follow me on Twitter, you may have noticed that I eat a lot of lunches at Potbellys, which is a chain of sandwich restaurants. Think Subway or Jimmy Johns, only better. Many Potbellys have musicians playing over the lunch break, and I frequently find myself Tweeting about the singer I’m listening to . . . → Read More: Tonight: Anson Krekeler at Elbo Room

Tonight: Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit at Mayne Stage

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Looking for something to do tonight? Head on up to Rogers Park to see Johnny Flynn, a talented British singer-songwriter. He’s part of the same group of talent which has brought us Laura Marling, Mumford & Sons, and Noah and the Whale. I saw him last year at the same venue in . . . → Read More: Tonight: Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit at Mayne Stage

This Week in Great Music: 5/23 – 5/29

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So many shows I’d like to see this week, so little time. Tonight kicks off the summer music series at Millennium Park, which is full of fantastic shows. I’ve never been more disappointed to be taking guitar classes on Monday nights.

Monday, May 23 Bonnie “Prince” Billy featuring the Cairo Gang; Millennium Park. 6:30 . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 5/23 – 5/29

Hooray for Covers! A Dutch group does Andrew Bird’s “Feetlips”

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I am routinely ambivalent about Andrew Bird covers — why mess with perfection, after all — but this one popped up on Tumblr and I was entertained enough to want to share it with you all. The added bonus of this being an older, less-well known song made it even more charming.

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Recommended Reading: Lots of the Internet on Odd Future

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Not to get too detailed, but the extent to which my job is sucking all the joy and energy out of everything I do is increasing and also getting kind of scary. I’ve got a couple of coping mechanisms. First, there’s all the things in Google Reader that aren’t my job that I read . . . → Read More: Recommended Reading: Lots of the Internet on Odd Future