July Shows We Recommend in Chicago

by That Guy on June 30, 2009

July is a heckuva month to see live music in Chicago. With Festival Season in full swing, there’s a great show to see every weekend – and almost every night. Of course, Pitchfork Music Festival is in the middle of the month with an exceptional lineup, but there’s plenty more to tickle your fancy the rest of the month. Here are the shows we recommend. See you at the rock show.

White Rabbits – Empty Bottle – 7/1

White Rabbits – Percussion Gun

Gringo Starr – Schubas – 7/2

Gringo Starr – All Y’all

Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks – The Bottom Lounge – 7/2

Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks – Baltimore

Drive-By Truckers – Taste of Chicago – 7/4

Drive-By Truckers – Two Daughters and a Beautiful Wife (Live)

Buddy Guy – Taste of Chicago – 7/4

Sunset Rubdown – Logan Square Auditorium – 7/7

Sunset Rubdown – Idiot Heart

Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears – Chicago Folk and Roots Festival – 7/10

Magnolia Electric Co. / The Donkeys – Schubas – 7/11

Magnolia Electric Co. – Josephine

The Donkeys – Walk Through a Cloud

Deep Dark Woods – The Hideout – 7/14

Deep Dark Woods – Hang Me, Oh Hang Me

Deer Tick / Dawes – Empty Bottle – 7/15

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

Dawes – When My Time Comes

Cymbals Eat Guitars – The Bottom Lounge – 7/17

Cymbals Eat Guitars – Wind Phoenix

Those Darlins – Schubas – 7/17

Those Darlins – Redlight Love (HearYa Live Session)

Various Artists – Pitchfork Music Festival at Union Park – 7/17-19

Frightened Rabbit – The Bottom Lounge – 7/19

Frightened Rabbit – The Modern Leper

Blitzen Trapper – Empty Bottle – 7/19

Blitzen Trapper – Furr

Akron/Family – The Bottom Lounge – 7/24

Akron/Family – River

Elvis Perkins in Dearland / The Dodos – Subterranean – 7/25

Elvis Perkins in Dearland – Shampoo

Obits – Empty Bottle – 7/25

Obits – Pine On

Backyard Tire Fire – Wicker Park Festival – 7/26

Backyard Tire Fire – How The Hell Did You Get Back Here (HearYa Live Session)

Scott H. Biram – Empty Bottle – 7/26

Scott H. Biram – Still Drunk, Still Crazy, Still Blue

Toad the Wet Sprocket – Park West – 7/27

Josh Ritter – Metro – 7/30

Josh Ritter – Good Man

What did we miss?

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Vanessa June 30, 2009 at 11:57 am

Was just thinking of asking you about your show rec’s…thanks!
How about the following shows just @ the Hideout:
The Fiery Furnaces – 7/9
Cryptacize & Casiotone For The Painfully Alone – 7/10
The Dutchess & the Duke – 7/18

DBT Chicago June 30, 2009 at 9:35 pm

steve, you seem scary (it’s the caps). i bet you’re an OK dude, though.
anyhow, this might be the best month of shows i’ve seen in a while here. i mean, elvis perkins and the dodos together. yowzers.
thanks for the compilation.

Gabe July 1, 2009 at 8:59 am

Conor Oberst at Metro on 7/14.

liz July 10, 2009 at 8:25 am

This is a great list! Thanks for posting it.

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