This Week in Great Music: 6/18 – 6/24

In addition to all of the below shows going on this weekend, Make Music Chicago takes place all day on Thursday, involving over 700 musicians at 75 sites across the city. More detailed information can be found on their website, but I am mostly excited about SOUSAPALOOZA on Thusday, where dedicated music nerds will gather at Daley Plaza on their lunch breaks to play a bunch of Sousa marches. I am reasonably certain that I’ll be there. Time to dust off the clarinet!

Monday, June 18
Judson Claiborne, Cloud Cult; Millennium Park. 6:30 pm, free
Robbie Fulks, Don Stiernberg; Hideout. 7 pm, $10 suggested donation
Volcano!, Like Pioneers, Songs for Gods; Empty Bottle. 9:30 pm, free

Tuesday, June 19
Laura Marling, Willy Mason; The Athenaeum Theatre (2936 N Southport). 8 pm, sold out
Theresa Andersson, Sister Crystals; Schubas. 8 pm, $12
Steve Poltz, Brigitte DeMeyer; SPACE. 8 pm, $12-20
The Ragtones, Pearls, Nature Show, Wilshire; Subterranean. 8 pm, $8

Wednesday, June 20
Simple Machines, Scony Mack, Barefoot Elephants, Sam Vicari; Subterranean. 8 pm, $8
Julie Marie Byrne, Mines, Johnny Young, T’Bone; Empty Bottle. 9:30 pm, $8 or free with RSVP

Thursday, June 21
JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound; Millennium Park, Chicago Gospel Music Festival. 7:30 pm, free
Brendan Losch, Jessica Robbins, Michele McGuire; Schubas. 8 pm, $8

Friday, June 22
Dinosaur Jr., Innkeepers; Subterranean. 10 pm, sold out

Saturday, June 23
Santah (1:30 pm), Bailiff (5:30 pm), Hey Rosetta! (6:30 pm), Dinosaur Jr. (8 pm); Green Music Festival (Damen/North). $5 suggested donation
The Raveonettes, Secret Colours; Subterranean. 10 pm, $18

Sunday, June 24
A Day in the Country, ft. The Brothers Goforth, The Lawrence Peters Outfit, Jonas Friddle & the Majority, Al Scorch’s Country Soul Ensemble, others; Hideout. 1 pm, $10
Blind Boys of Alabama; Ellis Park (37th & Cottage Grove), Chicago Gospel Music Festival. 5:45, free
Booker T. Jones; SPACE. 8 pm, $28-68