September Shows We Recommend in Chicago

by That Guy on September 7, 2009

Did Chicago leave it all on the field in August with all the great live shows at and around Lollapalooza? ‚ August will certainly be tough to beat, but September actually looks like a pretty decent month.‚ Here’s what we like¦anything to add? The shows with a “!” could be weird.

! The Psychedelic Furs – Vic Theatre – 9/8

Cymbals Eat Guitars – Logan Square Auditorium – 9/8

Tigercity – Schubas – 9/8

Deer Tick – The Bottom Lounge – 9/10

Datarock – Double Door – 9/11

Joe Pernice – Schubas – 9/11

Alejandro Escovedo / Scotland Yard Gospel Choir / Scott H. Biram – The Hideout – 9/12

! Gin Blossoms – Crush, Music & Comedy Fest in Old Town – 9/12

The Cave Singers – Schubas – 9/12

Regina Spektor – Chicago Theatre – 9/12

U2 / Snow Patrol – Soldier Field – 9/12-13

Hoots & Hellmouth – Schubas – 9/13

! Pet Shop Boys – Chicago Theatre – 9/14

Ra Ra Riot – Schubas – 9/16

Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers – Park West – 9/18

! Soul Asylum / Marcy Playground – Landshark Lager Oyster Festival – 9/19

Sondre Lerche – Schubas – 9/19

Bruce Springsteen – United Center – 9/20

BLK JKS – Bottom Lounge, Hideout – 9/20, 21

Fruit Bats – Schubas – 9/20-21

Ani DiFranco – Vic Theatre – 9/23

Phoenix – Riviera Theatre – 9/23

Son Volt – Vic Theatre – 9/25

Allen Toussaint – Old Town School – 9/26

Built to Spill – Vic Theatre – 9/26

The Record Low – Double Door – 9/26

Rural Alberta Advantage / Love Language – Schubas – 9/26

Mark Lanegan and Soulsavers – Double Door – 9/27

Grizzly Bear / Beach House – Metro – 9/27-28

Jay Reatard – Empty Bottle – 9/28

Matthew Ryan – Schubas – 9/29

Van Morrison – Chicago Theatre – 9/29

I’ll be at the Stephen Kellogg show and hope to also make it to the Love Language/RAA show along with Woody. Hope to see you all there.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Woody September 7, 2009 at 12:37 pm

Sweet Jesus That Guy. Did you really list The Gin Blossoms on our site?

Rob September 14, 2009 at 10:06 am

I was at the old town wine crush & comedy festival later that evening… That Guy was right, the gin blossoms scene was very weird! I had zero wine, though no amount of alcohol could have drew me near that wine soaked sing-along crowd. As a result I listened to Laura Warshauer who was a real blessing. She has a great voice and played some real nice acoustic guitar. Anyway, Deer Tick last Thursday night was awesome! ‘Shows we recommend’ is always a favorite post, thank you!

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