This Week in Great Music: 8/22 – 8/28

The post-Lollapalooza slump is over, because there are tons of shows this week that I think are worth going to.

If you’re not going to see Braid (blast from the past) or Lost in the Trees (new and trippy chamber pop) on Saturday, and feel like a road trip, you should definitely come see my band, Jungle of Cities. We play at at Tap House Grill in St. Charles, IL.  I believe we go on around 9 and will be playing several short sets throughout the night. 

Monday, August 22
Robbie Fulks, Jon Spiegel; Hideout. 7 pm, $10 suggested donation

Tuesday, August 23
Cobalt and the Hired Guns; Welles Park. 6:30 pm, free

Wednesday, August 24
Langhorne Slim, John Henry and the Engine; Lincoln Hall. 9 pm, $12-14
Peter Bjorn and John, Moon Furies; Empty Bottle. 9:30 pm, $20

Thursday, August 25
Bailiff; Millennium Park. 12 pm, free
Kyle Andrews, Go For Broke; Subterranean. 7 pm, $10
Death Cab for Cutie, Frightened Rabbit; UIC Pavilion. 7:30 pm, $38.50
Tedeschi Trucks Band, Preservation Hall Jazz Band; Chicago Theatre. 8 pm, $25-65
Gipsy Kings, ft. Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo; Ravinia. 8 pm, $27-65
The Hold Steady, the Donkeys; Metro. 9 pm, $25
Peter Bjorn and John, The 1900s; Lincoln Hall. 9 pm, $20
MyNameIsJohnMichael, Adam Fitz; Schubas. 9 pm, $8-10

Friday, August 26
Great Lake Swimmers, Snowblink and the Lumineers; SPACE. 8 pm, $12-24

Saturday, August 27
Braid, All Eyes West, Fires; Metro. 9 pm, $17
Lost in the Trees, Thin Hymns; Lincoln Hall. 10 pm, $14

Sunday, August 28
Mountain Heart; Old Town School of Folk Music. 7:30 pm, $18-22
Jason Reeves, Rosi Golan; SPACE. 8 pm, $12-15
Peter Bjorn and John, Bone and Bell; Schubas. 9 pm, $20