This Week in Great Music: 6/18 – 6/24

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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 . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 6/18 – 6/24

This Week in Great Music: 5/14 – 5/20

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Monday, May 14 Robbie Fulks, Fountains of Wayne Hancock; Hideout. 7 pm, $10 suggested donation

Tuesday, May 15 Amy Ray, Shadowboxers; Lincoln Hall. 8 pm, $15-18

Wednesday, May 16 Damien Jurado, JBM; Schubas. 8 pm, sold out Jenny Dragon, Nina Ferraro, Scuttlebuggs; Martyrs. 8 pm, $7

Thursday, May 17 Mayer Hawthorne & the County, . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 5/14 – 5/20

This Week in Great Music: 1/23 – 1/29

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I’ll be at Schubas on Wednesday for Cheyenne Marie Mize, and Lincoln Hall the next day for Kathleen Edwards. I’ll be the lady with a camera, looking very tired and surly. Say hi if you see me.

Monday, January 23 Meh.

Tuesday, January 24 Kevin Hearn & Thinbuckle; Schubas. 8 pm, $10-12 Kevin O’Donnell . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 1/23 – 1/29

This Week in Great Music: 8/22 – 8/28

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The post-Lollapalooza slump is over, because there are tons of shows this week that I think are worth going to.

If you’re not going to see Braid (blast from the past) or Lost in the Trees (new and trippy chamber pop) on Saturday, and feel like a road trip, you . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 8/22 – 8/28

This Weekend’s Summer Festivals

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Chicago Folk & Roots Festival, Saturday and Sunday The Old Town School of Music returns to curate its 14th annual Folk & Roots Festival in Lincoln Square’s Welles Park (Montrose & Lincoln). In addition to the Main Stage, there are also areas for dane instruction, kids’ music and activities, world music, group jam sessions, . . . → Read More: This Weekend’s Summer Festivals

This Weekend’s Summer Festivals

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Summer in Chicago means that weekend street festivals will be popping up all over the city. Some are more worth your time than others. Here are my highlights for this weekend.

Chicago Blues Fest, Friday through Sunday Blues Fest is a free event in downtown’s Grant Park, featuring three days . . . → Read More: This Weekend’s Summer Festivals