This Week in Great Music: 7/2 – 7/8

It’s July, and it’s already really gross and hot.  Summer is looking… horrible.

If you’re not doing anything on Tuesday, you should come see my band, Jungle of Cities, play at a benefit hosted at Multikulti (1000 N Milwaukee).  The diverse lineup also features punk, metal, hip-hop, and indie bands.  We go on at 8:30 pm and admission is just $5.  Check out the Facebook event page for more info.

Monday, July 2
Robbie Fulks, Justin Roberts; Hideout. 7 pm, $10 suggested donation
Time For Livin’: A Tribute to MCA & The Beastie Boys, ft. Akasha, Bumpus, DJRC, JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, Rita J, The Right Now, and others; Lincoln Hall. 8 pm, $10
Gaberdine, Night Beds, Grandkids; Empty Bottle. 9:30 pm, free

Tuesday, July 3

Wednesday, July 4
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Ravinia. 5 pm, $10-25

Thursday, July 5
Idinia Menzel with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Ravinia. 5 pm, $10-90
The Knux, K.I.T.T. & the Beat Machine; Subterranean. 9 pm, $10

Friday, July 6
El-P, Killer Mike, Despot, Mr. Muthafuckin’ Exquire; Bottom Lounge. 8 pm, $21
Tycho, Onuinu; Lincoln Hall. 10 pm, $15
Black Lips, K-Holes, Circles, The Get Drunk DJs; Empty Bottle. 10 pm, $15-18

Saturday, July 7
The Young, Judson Claiborne; Hideout. 9 pm, $10
Wheeler Brothers, Thomas Pace, Wild Child; Martyrs. 9 pm, $8
The Sadies; Schubas. 10 pm, $14

Sunday, July 8
Wilco, Andrew Bird, The Congregation; Fifth Third Ballpark (Geneva). 5:30 pm, $50
Jukebox the Ghost, Savoir Adore, Now Now; Lincoln Hall. 7 pm, $12-15
Mates of State, Blonds; Empty Bottle. 9:30 pm, $15