This Week in Great Music: 7/18 – 7/24

Tweet I’ll be at Lincoln Hall to catch the Old 97’s tonight.  They’re one of those bands who I always seem to miss when they come into town.  No more! And while I probably won’t be able to make it, everyone else should go to the Timber Timbre/Marissa Nadler show…

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This Week in Great Music: 3/7 – 3/13

Tweet There are a ridiculous amount of great shows on Friday and Saturday.  I won’t be making it to any of them.  You — yes, you — should go in my place. Monday, March 7 Menomena; Empty Bottle. 6:30 pm, free with RSVP. Kelly Hogan & Scott Ligon; Hideout. 7…

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This Week in Great Music: 1/24 – 1/30

Tweet Some interesting things going on this week!  If you’re out and about on Wednesday, stop by Schubas for CHIRP’s “The First Time” series, featuring readings by local notables including Robbie Fulks, Jim DeRogatis, and Josh Caterer on the theme of ‘first car’, as well as performances from a live…

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This Week in Great Music: 11/29 – 12/5

Welcome back to your regularly scheduled blogging! If you’re around this weekend, check out the three-day Chicago Bluegrass and Blues festival, with shows at the Double Door, the Congress Theatre, and Lincoln Hall.

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This Week in Great Music: 11/8 – 11/14

A bit of a quiet week overall, and yet I still will be finding myself at two, maybe three, shows. I’ll be at Dawes on Wednesday and Johnny Flynn on Friday, and thinking about catching the Heavy on Saturday. Busy week. If you see me, say hi!

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This Week in Great Music: 8/23 – 8/29

Tweet Monday, August 23 Clare and the Reasons, Millennium Park.  6:30 pm, free Robbie Fulks, Hideout.  7 pm, $10 suggested donation Brandon Flowers, Park West.  8 pm, sold out Tuesday, August 24 The Wooden Birds, Dan Mangan, Hospital Ships; Schubas.  9 pm, $10 Wednesday, August 25 David Gray, Ray LaMontagne,…

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