This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this week both in the city and throughout the suburbs. This week... Pritzker Pavilion comes alive with shows from My Morning Jacket and Dead Can Dance... Plus, Hugh Laurie, Howie Day and Yeasayer across the city... Not to mention suburban appearances from Godsmack and Shinedown as the Rockstar Uproar Festival rolls into Tinley Park. All of this plus much more...
In The City...
Dave Alvin (Acoustic) (8PM Tuesday at City Winery. $22-30, All Ages) - Christie McWilson and Robbie Fulks also perform.
Dead Can Dance (7PM Tuesday at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millenium Park. $20-100, All Ages)
Hugh Laurie with the Copper Bottom Band (7:30PM Tuesday at Park West. $45-50, 18+)
The Luck of Eden Hall (8PM Tuesday at Double Door. $1, 21+) - Animals in Human Attire, Drive Fast Take Chances, Kevin Daniels and Thomas Negovan open.
Il Volo (7:30PM Wednesday at Chicago Theatre. $54-105, All Ages)
My Morning Jacket and Band of Horses (6:30PM Wednesday at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millenium Park. $19-64, All Ages)
Yeasayer (8PM Wednesday at the Vic Theatre. $31, 18+) - Daughn Gibson opens.
Café Tacuba (6:30PM Thursday at Congress Theater. $35-50, All Ages) - Malafacha, Nahuales Underground, DJ Resistol 5,000, Rude Gentlemen (DJ set) and DJ Enrique Tobias also perform.
Howie Day (8PM Thursday at City Winery. All Ages, SOLD OUT)
Russian Circles and Chelsea Wolfe (9PM Thursday at Lincoln Hall. $15, 18+) - Marriages opens.
Static-X (6:40PM Thursday at House of Blues. $22, 17+) - Dirge Within, Davey Suicide and 9 Electric open.
Vince Nantes (10PM Thursday at The Underground. 21+) - Part of The Underground's Thursday night, "First Listen" music series (a series that focuses on up and coming Chicagoland artists).
Lovehammers (Two shows at 8:30PM Thursday and 9PM Friday at Beat Kitchen. $15, 17+) - Frosting and Viceroy open on Thursday. CoMMove and Chris Medina open on Friday.
In The Suburbs...
Elizabeth Cook (8PM Wednesday at SPACE in Evanston. $15-28, All Ages) - Tim Carroll opens.
Michael McDonald, Donald Fagen and Boz Scaggs (7:30PM Wednesday at Ravinia in Highland Park. $32-90, All Ages)
Rachel Barton Pine (6PM Thursday in Bennett Gordon Hall at Ravinia in Highland Park. $10, All Ages)
Roger Hodgson of Supertramp (8PM Thursday at Ravinia in Highland Park. $21-80, All Ages)
Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival (Gates open at 1PM on Wednesday at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park. $18-101, All Ages) - Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Papa Roach, Adelitas Way, P.O.D., Fozzy and many more. *** (Check out a Rockstar Uproar concert preview in part 1 of my 2 part interview with Fozzy's Chris Jericho HERE) ***
Filed under: Midweek Music Spotlight