This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this week both in the city and throughout the suburbs. This week, multiple night stands from Esperanza Spalding, Dispatch, Jens Lekman and Taj Mahal. Plus Gary Louris of the Jayhawks and ZZ Top. All of this plus much more...
In The City...
Esperanza Spalding (Three shows at 8PM Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at City Winery. All Ages, SOLD OUT) - Radio Music Society opens.
Dispatch (Two shows at 8PM Tuesday and Wednesday at the Riviera Theatre. Each show is $57, All Ages) - Good Old War opens.
Jens Lekman (8PM Tuesday and Wednesday at Lincoln Hall. Tuesday is 18+, SOLD OUT . Wednesday is 21+, $25.) - Taken By Trees and Big Search open.
Kevin Tihista's Red Terror (8PM Tuesday at Double Door. $8, 21+) - The Dirty Generals, Swear and Shake and Rivals of the Peacemaker also performs.
ZZ Top (7:30PM Tuesday at Chicago Theatre. $63-119, All Ages)
Bell X1 acoustic (9PM Thursday at Schubas. 21+, SOLD OUT ) - Duke Special opens.
Freelance Whales (9PM Thursday at Lincoln Hall. $19, 18+) - Geography opens.
Gary Louris (8PM Thursday at City Winery. $20-25, All Ages) - Dick Prall opens.
In The Suburbs...
Taj Mahal Trio and Paul Cebar (Two shows at 7PM and 9:30PM Monday at SPACE in Evanston. 7PM show is SOLD OUT. 9:30PM show is $32-74. All Ages)
Morbid Angel (6:30PM Thursday at Moejoe's in Joliet. $30, All Ages) - Dark Funeral, Grave, Empryeus and Eviscretorium open.
Filed under: Midweek Music Spotlight