This Week in Great Music: 7/25 – 7/31

It looks like the heat wave has snapped (for now), so maybe it’s time for me to come out of hibernation.  I’m planning on checking out Cass McCombs at Schubas tomorrow night, and there are a few weekend shows that look mighty tempting.

Monday, July 25
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Rachel Ries; Millennium Park. 6:30 pm, free
The Decemberists, The Head and the Heart; the Aragon. 7:30 pm, $30
Cass McCombs, Lower Dens; Hideout. 9 pm, $15

Tuesday, July 26
Cass McCombs, Lower Dens; Schubas. 8 pm, $15
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists; Fireside Bowl (2646-48 W Fullerton). 8 pm, $10

Wednesday, July 27
Little Tybee, Good Evening; Lincoln Hall. 9 pm, $8

Thursday, July 28
Shawn Mullins; SPACE. 8 pm, $24-40
Ben Ripani, The Down Feathers, Jackie Myers Band, Brett Randell and Kole; Martyrs. 8 pm, $8
Band of Heathens, Musikanto; Schubas. 9 pm, $10

Friday, July 29
Heartless Bastards; Schubas. 7:30 pm, $15
Chris Smither; SPACE. 8 pm, $22-34
William Elliott Whitmore, Cloudbirds; Lincoln Hall. 9 pm, $15

Saturday, July 30
JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, Lou Pride; SPACE. 8 pm, $12-22
The Flat Five, ft. Kelly Hogan, Nora O’Connor, Scott Ligon, Casey McDonough and Alex Hall; Old Town School of Folk Music. 8 pm, $15
Death Ships, Like Pioneers, Blasted Diplomats; Schubas. 10 pm, $8

Sunday, July 31
Danielia Cotton, Jeffrey David; SPACE. 8 pm, $12-22