April Shows We Recommend In Chicago, with mp3’s

by oz on March 30, 2009

You can tell summer is right around the corner because I’m wearing jorts and the concert calendar is heating up in all major cities. Here are my quick April concert picks for Chicago readers. My top pick is a tie between the Red Cortez/War On Drugs/Tallest Man On Earth show at Schubas on 4/5 and the Other Lives/ Elvis Perkins show on 4/30, also at Schubas. That’s great bang for the buck.

Get there early for the Tallest Man show to catch both openers.

4/1 Rural Alberta Advantage @ Schubas

Rural Alberta Advantage – Don’t Haunt This Place

4/3 Blind Pilot @ Schubas

Blind Pilot – Oviedo

4/3 These United States @ The Hideout

These United States – West Won

4/3 Heartless Bastards and Gaslight Anthm @ The Bottom Lounge

Heartless Bastards – The Mountain

4/4 Scott H. Biram @ Empty Bottle

Scott H. Biram – Been Down Too Long

4/4 Illinois @ Subterranean

Illinois – Oh Asia (from the HearYa Live Session)

4/5 Red Cortez, The War On Drugs, The Tallest Man On Earth @ Schubas

Red Cortez – All The Difference

The War On Drugs – Taking The Farm

The Tallest Man On Earth – I Won’t Be Found

4/9 Dr. Dog @ Double Door
4/10 Dr. Dog @ Double Door

Dr. Dog – The Ark

4/10 Damien Jurado @ Schubas

Damien Jurado – Gillian Was A Horse

4/16 Tim Barry @ Reggies Rock Club

Tim Barry – 222

4/17 Justin Townes Earle, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit @ Double Door

Justin Townes Earle – Mama’s Eyes

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Seven Mile Island

4/21 Great Lake Swimmers @ Schubas

Great Lake Swimmers – Pulling On A Line

4/23 Neko Case @ Chicago Theatre

Neko Case – People Got A Lotta Nerve

4/24 Mason Proper @ Beat Kitchen

Mason Proper – Lock and Key

4/26 M. Ward @ The Vic

4/29 The Thermals, The Shaky Hands @ The Bottom Lounge

The Thermals – Here’s Your Future

The Shaky Hands – The Sleepless

4/30 Elvis Perkins In Dearland, Other Lives @ Schubas

Other Lives – Black Tables

Elvis Perkins In Dearland – Shampoo

What did I miss?

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

viachicago March 31, 2009 at 7:18 am

don’t forget The Love Language at the Hideout on 4/2…

oz March 31, 2009 at 8:31 am

Good catch. Not sure how I overlooked Love Language.

mattB March 31, 2009 at 8:59 am

Andrew Bird 4/9 4/10 Civic Opera

Shirk March 31, 2009 at 9:27 am

The Record Low is playing Subterranean on April 11th with JT and The Clouds. I’ll be covering bass duties for The Record Low. Should be fun.

jp April 2, 2009 at 10:38 am

The 4/4 Biram show has been postponed due to his broken leg — too bad, the show was on SHB’s birthday, too!

But, he’ll be back around for the release of his new album out in May.

oz April 2, 2009 at 7:23 pm

Didn’t he get run over by a truck once? That guy has some shitty luck.

Vanessa April 16, 2009 at 11:13 am

HELLO!
Not sure if interested but here are some other shows worth mentioning…IMHO
Tapes N’ Tapes tonight (4/16) @ Northwestern Uni (Norris Ctr) ~7:30 pm
Wye Oak & Pomegranates & Point Juncture, WA @ Hideout on 4/17
Backyard Tire Fire @ Double Door on 4/18

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