This Week in Great Music: 5/21 – 5/27

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Monday, May 21 Robbie Fulks, the Pussycat Trio; Hideout. 7 pm, $10 suggested donation Lee “Scratch” Perry, SubAtomic Soundsystem, Illuminati Congo, Impala Sound Champions; Lincoln Hall. 8 pm, $20-25

Tuesday, May 22 M. Ward, Lee Ranaldo Band; the Vic. 7:30 pm, $24 Ane Brun, Gemma Ray, Elin Ruth Sigvardsson; Lincoln Hall. 8 pm, $14 . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 5/21 – 5/27

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: 4/9 – 4/15

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Monday, April 9 Chuck Ragan, Dan Andriano, Cory Branan, Nathaniel Rateliff; Bottom Lounge. 6 pm, $17 Robbie Fulks; Hideout. 7 pm, $10 suggested donation

Tuesday, April 10 Preservation Hall Jazz Band; SPACE. 6:30 pm and 9:30 pm, $26-46 The Dog Patch Ramblers; Hideout. 9 pm, $5 suggested donation Rasputina, Daniel Knox; Double Door. 9 . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 4/9 – 4/15

This Week in Great Music: 3/26 – 4/1

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I’m finally seeing Melissa Ferrick in concert, this Saturday night at SPACE. That’s all I need to keep me striving for the end of the week.

Monday, March 26 Meh?

Tuesday, March 27 El Ten Eleven, In Tall Buildings; SPACE. 8 pm, $10-18

Wednesday, March 28 Fanfarlo, Gardens & Villa; Lincoln Hall. 9 pm, . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 3/26 – 4/1

This Week in Great Music: 3/5 – 3/11

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At first, I thought this was going to be the start of the mass exodus of good shows in Chicago, as everyone heads down to Austin for SXSW. And then I looked at the listings and was like, oh, there’s a lot of good stuff going on, most of which I can’t make it . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 3/5 – 3/11

This Week in Great Music: 12/12 – 12/18

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Hey, everyone, it’s Wilco week! I’m not going to any of the shows, but I’m sure plenty of you are.

I’ll be at Schubas on Saturday night for Noam Pikelny and friends. Banjo!

If you’re not doing anything on Sunday night, my band, Jungle of Cities, is playing at the Abbey Pub. We go . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 12/12 – 12/18