This Week in Great Music: 6/27 – 7/3

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The rain is threatening to keep me out of Millennium Park tonight, no matter how badly I want to see Low and Glen Hansard. But a three day weekend means that I might be hitting up all sorts of shows. Maybe. I’ve got my eye on you, weather.

Monday, June 27 Low, Glen Hansard; . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 6/27 – 7/3

This Weekend’s Summer Festivals

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This weekend’s summer festival pick is Wicker Park’s Green Music Fest.

Green Music Fest, Saturday and Sunday The festival in Wicker Park (North and Damen) aims to feature “environmentally-friendly vendors, services and cutting edge music”. They definitely follow through on their pledge to be green, with food vendors being asked to use . . . → Read More: This Weekend’s Summer Festivals

Concert Review: Andrew Bird; Power Center, Ann Arbor, MI, 6/18/11

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If it isn’t quite obvious by now, I am a fan of Andrew Bird in all of his many incarnations: swing revivalist, contemplative solo artist, unlikely rock band front man. I’m a fan whether the performance is tight and flawless, or if it resembles a practice session. The concert at Ann . . . → Read More: Concert Review: Andrew Bird; Power Center, Ann Arbor, MI, 6/18/11

The Gillian Welch Listening Party Adventure

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I just got home from my local listening party for The Harrow & The Harvest, Gillian Welch’s album that’s out next week. (It doesn’t look like Chicago got one, so unless you’re traveling, looks like it’ll be another seven days of waiting.) I can’t do a full review based on what I heard — . . . → Read More: The Gillian Welch Listening Party Adventure

This Week in Great Music: 6/20 – 6/26

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Monday, June 20 Robbie Fulks, Kelly Hogan; Hideout. 7 pm, $10 suggested donation

Tuesday, June 21 The Lonely Forest; Hideout. 9 pm, $8

Wednesday, June 22 Jason Webley, Destroy Nate Allen, The Gunshy; Panchos. 6 pm, $8 Matt Duke, Matthew Mayfield; SPACE. 8 pm, $12-20

Thursday, June 23 Peter Wolf Crier, Yellow Ostrich; Schubas. . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 6/20 – 6/26

Concert Review: Jens Lekman, Somebody’s Dining Room (Secret Show), 6/16/11

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After midnight last night, as we cruised up Downing Street, I said, “I’d sure like to know who’s getting married in town that flew in Jens Lekman to perform at the wedding.”

“Me too,” my friend said. We plan to check the society pages of the Sunday Denver Post. (If you’re reading this, newlyweds, . . . → Read More: Concert Review: Jens Lekman, Somebody’s Dining Room (Secret Show), 6/16/11