Updated Concert Information!!

…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:

Run! Don’t Walk To See:

4/20 – Cults @ Metro

4/20 – the Jezabels @ Lincoln Hall

4/22 – Record Store Day @ Your Local Record Store (← for closest venue or The Vinyl District a GPS based App for record stores)

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.

4/30 – Frankie Rose @ Township

5/3 Spiritualized @ the Metro

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

5/5 Carolina Chocolate Drops @ Lincoln Hall

5/9 Childish Gambino @ the Riviera

5/10 – Justin Townes Earle @ Park West

5/10 – Ty Segall and White Fences @ Lincoln Hall

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 – We Are Serenades @ the Empty Bottle

5/16 – The Cranberries @ the Riviera Theatrethey seem to be waltzing back into our lives.

5/16 — Active Child and Balam Acab @ Lincoln Hall

5/17 – Xiu Xiu @ Lincoln Hall

5/20Kurt Vile and the Violators @ Lincoln Hall

5/21-22 – The Beach Boys @ The Chicago Theatre

5/24 – Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros @ the Riviera Theatre

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)

6/23 – Dinosaur Jr. @ Green Music Fest (Damen b/w North and Schiller) FREE!

6/24 – the Raveonettes @ Green Music Fest (Damen b/w North and Schiller) FREE!

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)

7/27 – Best Coast @ the Vic Theatre

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!)

8/10-12 – Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco

9/7 – Bruce Springsteen @ Wrigley Field

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