This Week in Great Music: 6/25 – 7/1

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June’s almost over. Can you believe that?

Monday, June 25 Occidental Brothers Dance Band International, Chico Trujilo; Millennium Park. 6:30 pm, free Robbie Fulks; Hideout. 7 pm, $10 suggested donation Esperanza Spalding; Ravinia. 8 pm, $27-55 Kate Miller-Heidke, Derek Fawcett; Schubas. 8 pm, $10-12

Tuesday, June 26 Cory Branan, Audra Mae, Briar Rabbit; Schubas. . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 6/25 – 7/1

This Week in Great Music: 5/7 – 5/13

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Hey! It’s Andrew Bird week again. No big deal. Plenty of other things going on, too, for your listening pleasure.

Monday, May 7 Robbie Fulks, Greg Cahill; Hideout. 7 pm, $10 suggested donation The Spring Standards, Volcanoes Make Islands, Shelby Pollard; Schubas. 8 pm, $10

Tuesday, May 8 Tim Barry, Jenny Owen Youngs; Beat . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 5/7 – 5/13

This Week in Great Music: 7/18 – 7/24

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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 on Thursday. I don’t know . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 7/18 – 7/24

This Weekend’s Summer Festivals

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While there are plenty of festivals going on this weekend, my recommendation is to make it to the Taste of Randolph festival.

Taste of Randolph, Friday through Sunday The festival in the West Loop (Randolph & Peoria) features food from some of the top restaurants in the neighborhood, including Vevo, . . . → Read More: This Weekend’s Summer Festivals

This Week in Great Music: 5/9 – 5/15

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I’m going to see Vandaveer on Wednesday. So should you. You may still even have time to RSVP to the Empty Bottle to get in for free.

Monday, May 9 Robbie Fulks, Pussycat Trio; Hideout. 7 pm, $10 suggested donation

Tuesday, May 10 Rammstein; Allstate Arena. 8 pm, $49.50-89.50 The Fiery Furnaces; Schubas. 8 . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 5/9 – 5/15

This Week in Great Music: 4/18 – 4/24

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Me: Low on Thursday (maybe), Joan as Police Woman on Sunday.

You: ???

Monday, April 18 Robbie Fulks, Nora O’Connor; Hideout. 7 pm, $10 suggested donation The Black Angels, Suuns; Lincoln Hall. 8 pm, $20 SongCircle: Chicago Showcase, ft. Rachele Eve, The Sewing Machine, Julie Meckler, Will Phalen, Jeremy David Miller, Audrey Ryan, Steve . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 4/18 – 4/24