Friday, May 30, 2008

June Shows in Chicago

It's summertime in Chicago. Time for countless street festivals, an over-crowded lakefront trail, and, uhh, two baseball teams in first place? But whatever, everyone knows Chicago owns the summer when it comes to live music. Even these guys know it.

Sun 6/01
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, Gil Mantera's Party Dream, The 1900's, Frightened Rabbit, Bear Hands, Tully Monster @ Do Division Street Festival 12pm

The Dead Science, Magical, Beautiful, Pillars and Tongues @ Ronny's 9pm

We Will Eat Rats To Survive, Redbear, The NOWLIN-MULHOLLAND QUINTET, The Cathedrals @ South Union Arts 8pm

Mon 6/02
Everest, David Singer, Gidgets Ga Ga @ Abbey Pub 8pm

Islands (ex-Unicorns) @ Apple Store 2pm & @ Logan Square Auditorium w/ Awol One and Crayonsmith 8:30pm

Efterklang, Slaraffenland, Nick Butcher @ Empty Bottle 9pm

The Field @ Sonotheque 9pm

AMFM, White Hot Knife @ darkroom 9pm

The Kooks @ Vic Theater 6:30pm

Tues 6/03
Death Cab For Cutie, Rogue Wave @ Jay Pritzker Stage at Millenium Park 7pm

Nels Cline Singers, Jeff Parker Trio, Painted Saints @ Martyrs 9pm

LoveLikeFire, The Notes and Scratches, Mass Solo Revolt @ Schubas 9pm

Wed 6/04
Jamie Lidell, Jennifer O'Connor @ Abbey Pub 8pm

Grand Archives, Sera Cahoone @ Empty Bottle 9pm

Thurs 6/05
Mittens on Strings, Eyesearsnose, Golden Birthday @ Beat Kitchen 8pm

Earl Greyhound, The Parlor Mob @ Double Door 8pm

Oliver Future, Van Ghost @ Empty Bottle 9pm

Drop the Lime, Clique Talk, Brilliant Pebbles @ Hideout 9pm

Old 97's, Hayes Carll, I Love Math @ Metro 7:30pm

Sea Wolf, The Jealous Girlfriends, The Syllable Section @ Schubas 9pm

Ingrid Michaelson, Greg Laswell @ Park West 7:30pm

Fri 6/06
R.E.M., Modest Mouse, The National @ United Center 7pm

Wolf Eyes, Warm Hands, Bloodyminded @ Empty Bottle 10pm

Sleepout, Weinland, Gentleman Auction House @ Beat Kitchen 9pm

Slim Cessna's Auto Club @ Bottom Lounge 9pm

Aleks & the Drummer, Woodhands, Chandeliers, Yellow Cakes @ Subterranean 9pm

Sat 6/07
Smoking Popes, Mannequin Men, Sundowner @ Metro 8pm

1997 @ Apple Store 2pm

Hit the Lights, I Am The Avalanche, JET LAG GEMINI, Thee Armada, J+J+J, The Show is the Rainbow, UUVVWWZ @ Beat Kitchen 6pm

Detholz!, Rafter, Baby Teeth, Danny Black @ Hideout 9pm

Abigail Washburn, The Sparrow Quartet @ Old Town School of Folk Music 7pm & 10pm

Voodoo Glow Skulls, Whole Wheat Bread, Knock Out, The Cannanes, MOTO @ Reggie's 5pm

Centro-Matic, The M's @ Schubas 10:30pm

Retribution Gospel Choir feat. Alan Sparhawk, Bailiff, Brighton, MA @ Subterranean 9:30pm

Sun 6/08
The M's, Centro-Matic @ Schubas 9pm

The Audians, Fair Herald, The Jesters @ Hideout 4pm

Mark Kozelek, Jim Elkington @ Old Town School of Folk Music 8pm

Mon 6/09
Yellow Swans, MRDR, Winters In Osaka @ Av-aerie 9pm

Unicycle Loves You, Bitter Tears @ Empty Bottle 9pm

Seymore Saves The World (ex-Tapes 'n Tapes), Brave Ulysses @ Ronny's 9pm

Styrofoam, Broken Spindles, Popstatic @ Schubas 9pm

Tues 6/10
Adam Green, Tim Finn @ Lakeshore Theater 9pm

Thurs 6/12
Oxford Collapse, Frightened Rabbit, Tigercity @ Empty Bottle 9pm

She Wants Revenge, Be Your Own PET, The Virgins, Switches @ House of Blues 5:30pm

Tulsa, Vivian Girls, Sundowner, Sass Dragons, Grass Widow @ People Projects 7pm

Fri 6/13
Switch, Bald Eagle @ Metro 10pm

Dick Prall, The Bon Mots, Brad Peterson @ Hideout 10pm

Lightspeed Champion, Flowers Forever, The Explorers Club @ Empty Bottle 10pm

Donita Sparks and the Stellar Moments @ Double Door 8pm

Sat 6/14
Annuals, Needers & Givers, The Silent Years @ Empty Bottle 10pm

Billy Bragg @ Park West 8pm

Swervedriver, The Life and Times, Terra Diablo @ Metro 8pm

Wye Oak, Pontiak, The Uglysuit @ Hideout 9pm

Telenovela, John Greenfield & The Tasteful Nudes, His & Her Vanities @ Schubas 10pm

These New Puritans @ Subterranean 9pm

Sun 6/15
The Swell Season (Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova) @ Chicago Theatre 8pm

El Ten Eleven, Kuwahara, Presto Descanto @ Schubas 9pm

Venetian Snares, Otto Von Schirach, Cyrusrex, Dino Felipe @ Reggie's Rock Club 9pm

Mon 6/16
Fink, JAYMAY, Lindsay Anderson @ Schubas 9pm

White Hinterland @ Hideout 9pm

Blake/e/e/e, The Disasteratti, Tim Larson @ darkroom 8pm

Tues 6/17
The Swell Season (Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova) @ Chicago Theatre 8pm

Burning Brides, Year Long Disaster, Lasers and Fast and Shit @ Double Door 6pm

Peter Murphy @ House of Blues 7:30pm

Ladytron, Datarock @ Vic Theater 6:30pm

Wed 6/18
The Swell Season (Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova) @ Chicago Theatre 8pm

Crystal Castles @ Double Door 8pm

Sleepercar, Dollar Store, Talldarkstranger @ Empty Bottle 9pm

Canadian Rifles, Sweet Cobra, American Cheeseburger, Harm's Way @ People Projects 6pm

Thurs 6/19
Sanawon, Owen (sings Fugazi), The Beauty Shop @ Beat Kitchen 9pm

MV & EE with the Golden Road, Sonoi, Tacoma Arrows @ Empty Bottle 9pm

Dawn Landes, Balthrop, Alabama, Mittens on Strings @ Hideout 9pm

The Hood Internet, Shala Esquire, Arcadias, Yea Big/Kid Static, Jeremy Bolen & Bobby Burg @ Sonotheque 9pm

Mucca Pazza, Baby Teeth @ The Mansion 8pm

Fri 6/20
Mike Doughty's Band, Frisbie, J. Davis Trio @ Taste of Randolph Street 5:30pm

Tight Phantomz, Sisters, The Trophy Wives @ Beat Kitchen 9pm

Marissa Nadler, Pillars and Tongues @ Empty Bottle 10pm

The Black Angels, The Warlocks @ Logan Square Auditorium 9pm

Sat 6/21
Drive By Truckers, Bobby Bare Jr. @ Taste of Randolph Street 3pm

The Detroit Cobras, Les Sans Culottes @ Double Door 8pm

Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players, Bad Flirt, The Alarmists @ Abbey Pub 9pm

Damon & Naomi, Helena Espvall & Masaki Batoh, Evangelista @ Empty Bottle 10pm

Coltrane Motion, Team Band, Renminbi, Lemmy Caution @ Ronny's 9pm

The Tren Brothers (members of Dirty Three) @ Schubas 10pm

Simply Saucer, Plastic Crimewave Sound @ Subterranean 9:30pm

Sun 6/22
Josh Ritter, Matt Costa, Delta Spirit, The Everyday Visuals, Baby Loves Disco @ Taste of Randolph Street 2pm

Thalia Zedek, fFlashlights, Jim Zinc @ Abbey Pub 7pm

Motorpsycho, Grails, Nadja @ Empty Bottle 9pm

Local H @ Metro 6pm

Dax Riggs (formerly Deadboy & The Elephantmen), Scout Niblett, John Barrett's Bass Drum of Death @ Schubas 9pm

Mon 6/23
Sloan, The Golden Dogs @ Double Door 8pm

Tues 6/24
Liz Phair (performing Exile In Guyville) @ Vic Theater 7pm

Shearwater, Frog Eyes, Evangelicals @ The Mansion 8pm

Partyshank, Vyle, Hey Champ @ Abbey Pub 8pm

Darling, The Battle Royale, Canasta @ Empty Bottle 9pm

Eef Barzelay (of Clem Snide), Ferraby Lionheart @ Schubas 9pm

Wed 6/25
Gospel of the Horns, Cemetary Urn, Sanquis Imperium, Kommandant, Superchrist @ Empty Bottle 8pm

Thurs 6/26
The Frequency @ Abbey Pub 9pm

Mt. St. Helens, Oceans, Birth Rites @ Beat Kitchen 9pm

Thunderunderus, Slim Dixon, Diablo @ Double Door 8pm

Heypenny, Brice Woodall, Parachute Musical @ Schubas 9pm

Fri 6/27
Cursive, Lacona @ Subterranean 9:30pm

Mahjongg, Colourmusic @ Hideout 10pm

Sat 6/28
The Dials, Johnny and the Limelites @ Double Door 8pm

Maria Taylor, Johnathan Rice, Nik Freitas @ Beat Kitchen 9pm

Hayden, Haley Bonar @ Schubas 10pm

The Impossible Shapes @ South Union Arts 8pm

Sun 6/29
DD/MM/YYYY, Cacaw @ Empty Bottle 9pm

Mon 6/30
The Singleman Affair, Meander @ Empty Bottle 9pm


1 comment:

Chrissy said...

If you're going to Ingrid's show definitely get there in time to see her opener, Greg Laswell. He's an underappreciated talent and should be playing a lot of material from his new album coming out in July. You can listen to his latest single "How the Day Sounds" at or his Myspace page.

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