…as promised an updated slate of concerts for the next couple of months. As always, links to tour dates are embedded in band name and links to purchase tickets for Chicago dates embedded into venue name. (Note: Shows in Bold are those for which I already have tickets and will be in attendance.)
P.S. If you see any glaring omissions or shows you are excited about let me know via the Comments. I’ll add!
I Can’t Wait For:
- Frankie Rose – April 30th
- M83 – May 4th
- Andrew Bird – May 12th
- We Are Serenades – May 16th
- Pitchfork Music Festival – July 13th-15th (July 14th is a can’t miss!!!)
Run! Don’t Walk To See:
Adam Arcuragi – a mix of folk and gospel, emotionally rousing
The Alabama Shakes – old school southern blues with attitude and charm
Sharon Van Etten – soulful and intimate songs of serpents and sorrow
M83 – dress light because you’ll be drenched in sweat from dancing
Wild Flag – these ladies rock
- Lost in the Trees
4/24 – Lambchop (the band) @ Lincoln Hall
4/28 – Tortoise @ Empty Bottle – If you’ve never seen these Chicago stalwarts, you NEED to see them if only to witness one of the finest and most captivating drummers/percussion sections of any group out there.
5/4 – M83 @ the Riviera – (Sold Out) – Saw M83 four years ago at the Empty Bottle, I’ve rarely been so tired from dancing or drenched in sweat (except for LCD Soundsystem) as I was that evening
5/9 – Childish Gambino @ the Riviera
5/11 – St. Vincent @ the Vic Theatre (SOLD OUT)
5/12 – Andrew Bird @ Auditorium Theater – Rumor has it that there will be snacks.
5/16 – The Cranberries @ the Riviera Theatre – they seem to be waltzing back into our lives.
6/1-6/3 – The Antlers, BBU and more @ Do Division Festival (Division and Damen)
6/15-17 – Pitchfork Music Festival @ Union Park featuring: Vampire Weekend, Feist, Godspeeed You Black Emperor, Cloud Nothings, Grimes, Kendrick Lamar and many more!
6/22 – Dinosaur Jr. @ Subterranean (Sold Out)
7/8 – Wilco, Andrew Bird and fireworks! @ The Kane County Cougars ballpark in Geneva, IL
7/10 — Radiohead @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater (Tinley Park, IL)
8/3-5 – Lollapalooza @ Grant Park featuring Jack White, Black Sabbath, The Black Keys, the Weeknd, Justice, the Alabama Shakes (ed. note: not thrilled with lineup but will keep you posted about midnight shows!)