This Week in Great Music: 9/5 – 9/11

Summer may be winding down, but festival season isn’t quite over yet.  The AV Club presents AV Fest, taking place at the Hideout, on September 10th and 11th.  You can see acts including Hum, The Thermals, and Like Pioneers on Saturday; Sunday includes Archers of Loaf, Tokyo Police Club, and Maps & Atlases.  Entry is a $10 suggested donation, with a portion of the proceeds going to Rock for Kids.

The Chicago Fringe Fest enters its second year, taking place in Pilsen.  The fest runs through the 11th and is mainly theatre focused; however, my band, Jungle of Cities, will be performing a short set on the 11th at Meridian Stage, located at 1932 S. Halsted.  No word yet on what time we’ll be going on, but I’ll update this post when I find out.

Monday, September 5
Robbie Fulks, The Hoyle Brothers; Hideout. 7 pm, $10 suggested donation

Tuesday, September 6
Meh

Wednesday, September 7
Vieux Farka Toure, Jeff Parker; SPACE. 8 pm, $15-27

Thursday, September 8
Fruit Bats, Vetiver, Breathe Owl Breathe; Lincoln Hall. 9 pm, $15

Friday, September 9
Cloudbirds, The Glory Singers; Schubas. 7 pm, $8
The Waco Brothers, The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, Danny Black and Nora O’Connor, Deadstring Brothers; Hideout. 7 pm, $10
Alison Krauss and Union Station; Chicago Theatre. 8 pm, $30-65
Carbon Leaf, Chamberlin, Kevin Flynn and the Avondale Ramblers; Lincoln Hall. 8:30 pm, $15

Saturday, September 10
Del McCoury Band, Robbie Fulks and & Nora O’Connor; Old Town School of Folk Music. 7 pm and 10 pm, $31-35
Chris Thile and Michael Daves; Lincoln Hall. 9 pm, $17

Sunday, September 11
Rajko Hungarian Gypsy Orchestra; Old Town School of Folk Music. 7 pm, $16-20
Richard Thompson; SPACE. 8 pm, sold out
The Milk Carton Kids, Tom Brosseau; Schubas. 8 pm, $10-12