This Week in Great Music: 12/12 – 12/18

Hey, everyone, it’s Wilco week! I’m not going to any of the shows, but I’m sure plenty of you are.

I’ll be at Schubas on Saturday night for Noam Pikelny and friends. Banjo!

If you’re not doing anything on Sunday night, my band, Jungle of Cities, is playing at the Abbey Pub. We go on at 9, and there’s no cover. You should definitely come out.

Monday, December 12
Wilco; Civic Opera House. 7:30 pm, sold out

Tuesday, December 13
Wilco; the Riviera. 8 pm, sold out
Harper Blynn; Schubas. 8 pm, $8-10

Wednesday, December 14
Tim Reynolds and TR3; Lincoln Hall. 8 pm, $20
The Joy Formidable; Metro. 8:30 pm, $17-20
Josh Caterer, Rainbow Rhythms; Schubas. 9 pm, $12
Kathryn Calder, Himalayan Bear; Double Door. 9 pm, $10

Thursday, December 15
Graham Colton; Lincoln Hall. 8 pm, $14
Wilco; the Vic. 8 pm, sold out
Alabama Shakes, the Lawrence Peters Outfit; Hideout. 9 pm, $10

Friday, December 16
Wilco; Metro. 8 pm, sold out

Saturday, December 17
Noam Pikelny and friends; Schubas. 10 pm, $15-18
The Sea and Cake; Empty Bottle. 10 pm, $18-20

Sunday, December 18
Apollo Chorus of Chicago: Handel’s ‘Messiah’; Harris Theater for Music and Dance. 3 pm, $15-75
Wilco; Lincoln Hall. 8 pm, sold out