There are a lot of great music-things going on in Chicago this week! In addition to street festivals and the Taste of Chicago, we’ve also got Pitchfork rolling through, which should keep people busy for a while.
I’ll be absconding off to Louisville, Kentucky, for the Forecastle Festival, so I’ll miss out on all of it, but I hope you all get to see some great shows here in the city.
Monday, July 9
The Sadies, James Vincent McMorrow; Millennium Park. 6:30 pm, free
The Shams Band, Shovels & Rope, Jeremy David Miller; Schubas. 8 pm, $6
Blitzen Trapper, Sarah Jaffe; Lincoln Hall. 8 pm, $20
Josh Rosen, Cole Degenova, Pat Lyons, Gia Margaret, Briar Rabbit; Martyrs. 8 pm, $7
Mornin’ Old Sport, Actor Slash Model, Sanctified Grumblers, Shiloh; Double Door. 8 pm, $5-8
Tuesday, July 10
Fiona Apple; The Chicago Theatre. 7:30 pm, $45-75
Eisley, Merriment; Schubas. 8 pm, $14
James Vincent McMorrow, Cameron McGill; SPACE. 8 pm, $15-28
Wednesday, July 11
Right Away Great Captain!, Casey Crescenzo, Harrison Hudson; Subterranean. 7 pm, $14.50-16
Delta Rae, Chris Pureka, Little Misters; Schubas. 8 pm, $10
Marc Cohn, Rebecca Pidgeon; SPACE. 8 pm, $32-68
Thursday, July 12
Kids These Days (4 pm), Mucca Pazza (6:40 pm); Taste of Chicago. Free.
Death Cab for Cutie, Calexico; Taste of Chicago. 5:30 pm, $25 seated, free lawn.
Delicate Steve, The Earth is a Man, Noumenon; Subterranean. 8:30 pm, $10
Friday, July 13
The Right Now (7 pm); Windy City Ribfest (Lawrence/Broadway). $6 donation
Lower Dens, No Joy, Alan Resnic; Empty Bottle. 10 pm, $12
Saturday, July 14
The Future Laureates (2 pm), Secret Colours (3:30 pm); Windy City Ribfest (Lawrence/Broadway). $6 donation
Waco Brothers (5:20 pm), Robbie Fulks (6:40 pm); Taste of Chicago. Free.
Father John Misty, Night Moves, Gal Pals; Schubas. 10:30 pm, sold out
Sunday, July 15
Las Guitarras de Espana (12 pm), Birds of Chicago (1:20 pm); Taste of Chicago. Free.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Dirty Beaches, A Lull; Schubas. 10 pm, $12-14