This Week in Great Music: 7/18 – 7/24

I’ll be at Lincoln Hall to catch the Old 97’s tonight.  They’re one of those bands who I always seem to miss when they come into town.  No more!

And while I probably won’t be able to make it, everyone else should go to the Timber Timbre/Marissa Nadler show on Thursday.  I don’t know much about Timber Timbre, but I like what I’ve heard, and Marissa Nadler’s new album is beautiful.

Monday, July 18
Blonde Redhead, My Gold Mask; Millennium Park. 6:30 pm, free
Robbie Fulks, Beau Sample, Robbie Gjersoe; Hideout. 7 pm, $10 suggested donation
Old 97s, Robert Ellis; Lincoln Hall. 8 pm, $25

Tuesday, July 19
Steve Earle and the Dukes, Allison Moorer; the Vic. 7:30 pm, $32-35
Uncommon Ground Employee Talent Night, ft. Algebro, Steve Leaf, The Drummond Bros., Rachele Eve and Chris Tobias; Uncommon Ground on Clark. 7:30 pm, $5 suggested donation
Old 97s, Robert Ellis; Lincoln Hall. 8 pm, $25
King Creosote and Jon Hopkins, Briar Rabbit; Schubas. 8 pm, $12-14

Wednesday, July 20
Balkan Beat Box, Black Bear Combo, DJ RomaSoul; Lincoln Hall. 8 pm, $20
Justin Jones and the Driving Rain, Derek Nelson and the Musicians; SPACE. 8 pm, $12-18

Thursday, July 21
Yemen Blues, Etran Finatawa; Millennium Park. 6:30 pm, free
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones; the Vic. 8 pm, $35-40
Mana; Allstate Arena. 8 pm, $38-95
Timber Timbre, Marissa Nadler, Faces on Film; Schubas. 9 pm, $14

Friday, July 22
Gillian Welch; the Vic. 7:30 pm, $30
Sia, Oh Land, Ximena Sarinana; Metro. 8 pm, $25
Mana; Allstate Arena. 8 pm, $38-95
Other Lives, Thomas Dybdahl; Schubas. 10 pm, $10
Wild Flag, Mickey, Radar Eyes; Subterranean. 10:30 pm, sold out

Saturday, July 23
Las Guitarras de Espana, Chiara Mangiameli; Mayne Stage. 7:30 pm, $25

Sunday, July 24
Bon Iver, The Rosebuds; Chicago Theatre. 7:30 pm, sold out