Shows We Recommend in Chicago [February]

by oz on January 29, 2009

Some readers (Vanessa) have asked several times for Chicago concert recommendations. I’ll try to squeeze one of these out at the end of each month for our Chi-town readers (even though I’m in California). For those going to Blitzen Trapper, get there early enough to catch Alela Diane and tell me all about it. I’m a big fan of her debut album.

Heartless Bastards and Alberta Cross will both be in the studio for HearYa Live Sessions as well!

In addition to Musikanto at The Darkroom tomorrow night, here are a few more upcoming shows to consider.

1/31 Heartless Bastards @ Martyrs

Heartless Bastards – Mountain

2/6 The Record Low @ Double Door

The Record Low – Southern State (from the HearYa Live Session)

2/13 Marah @ Schubas

Marah – My Heart Is The Bums On The Street

2/13 Radio Moscow @ Bottom Lounge

Radio Moscow – Whatever Happened (from the HearYa Live Session)

2/14 Delta Spirit @ Double Door

The Delta Spirit – Give Me Some Motivation

2/17 The Submarines and The Morning Benders @ Schubas

The Morning Benders – Waiting On A War (from the HearYa Live Session)

2/19 Blitzen Trapper and Alela Diane @ Empty Bottle

Blitzen Trapper – Furr

Alela Diane – The Rifle

2/20 Deer Tick @ Empty Bottle

Deer Tick – Art Isn’t Real (City of Sin)

2/20 Mark Olson and Gary Louris (formely the Jayhawks) @ Park West

2/21 Bobby Bare Jr. and David Vandervelde @ Schubas

Bobby Bare Jr. – I’ll Be Around

Bobby Bare Jr. – Let’s Rock and Roll

2/28 The Airborne Toxic Event and Henry Clay People @ Schubas

Henry Clay People – Something In The Water

2/28 The Airborne Toxic Event and Alberta Cross @ Schubas

Alberta Cross – Known For Long (acoustic)

What did I miss?

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

theOCMD January 29, 2009 at 5:25 pm

Live sessions with Heartless Bastards and Alberta Cross? Rock fist forever!

DBT Chicago January 29, 2009 at 5:50 pm

me thinks i like this. well done.
i’m in for blitzen trapper and alberta cross for now.

Vanessa January 29, 2009 at 8:40 pm

dat’s what i’m twalkinbout willis!
I’m glad you listed Marah…they don’t get enough props.
If interested, there’s also:
Lykke Li @ Metro on 2/7
Rhett Miller & Joe Pug @ Fitzgeralds on 2/6
…and to mix it up with a bit o’ craziness, i offer a recommended SXSW band, Monotonix @ Hideout on 2/15

thanks mates!!

jj January 30, 2009 at 8:09 am

My friend Ben Foster turned me on to your blog.

I’m looking forward to Fujiya & Miyagi w/ School of Seven Bells (Secret Machines talent) at the Bottom Lounge on 2/12.

oz January 30, 2009 at 9:17 am

Your friend Ben Foster is a good man.

Rob January 30, 2009 at 2:11 pm

Nice!!! Thank you!

DBT Chicago January 30, 2009 at 8:48 pm

an early heads up: isbell and justin townes earle are playing chicago on april 10. that’s a lot of awesomeness in one room.

Vanessa January 31, 2009 at 8:53 am

Ben Taylor w Schuyler Fisk @ Martyrs on Feb. 6

Vanessa February 5, 2009 at 8:40 pm

JUST purchased a ticket for Ray LaMontagne in April in Milwaukee in row A-5 WHOAA front row and CENTER (right). shaZAM
next purchased Delta Spirit tickies. BAM.
already have Deer Tick ticket in pocket. POW
The Mae Shi @ Beat Kitchen tomorrow night. fohSHO

Heartless Bastards w/Langhorne Slim-been there, done that.
Blitzen Trapper w/ Horse Feathers-been there, done that.

sounds like i need to add Alberta Cross to the list.

Vanessa February 5, 2009 at 8:47 pm

oops–forgot to add… airfare finally bought for SXSW this week as well. don’t worry, hotel was confirmed months ago.
all the money i had [has gone to music]….
golNAB ’09 is off to a great start

Shirk February 6, 2009 at 8:26 am

Check out The Record Low tonight (2/6) at Double Door in Chicago. I’ll be playing guitar with the opening band, Awesome Gary (9pm), Mr. Gnome goes on at 9:50, Skybox goes on at 10:45, The Record Low goes on at 11:45. Should be a fun and musically diverse evening… regardless of how many clams I play.

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