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Shows this week, April 26 thru May 2

Yeasayer loves koala bears, mustaches, and making your booty move back and forth, up and down.
Yeasayer loves koala bears, mustaches, and making your booty move back and forth, up and down.

Hello again. Back to basics with a list of shows of note and interest and fun. And music. Organized by day. Follow links to music and tickets. Ears and arms open.

Monday (April 26):

Jakob Dylan & Three Legs (featuring Neko Case and Kelly Hogan) at Park West. Must be 18+, have $25 for a ticket, and be there at 7:30.

Let's be serious, the majority of us will be near a TV watching the Blackhawks.

Tuesday (April 27):

The Nadas (Record Relase), Keri Noble at Schubas. Only those of legal drinking age allowed inside. Show starts at 8 PM and costs $12.

"Our nada who art in nada, nada be thy name thy kingdom nada thy will be nada in nada as it is in nada. Give us this nada our daily nada and nada us our nada as we nada our nadas and nada us into nada but deliever us from nada; pues nada. Hail nothing full of nothing, nothing is with thee." Ernest Hemingway; completely unrelated, but all I can think of whenever someone says "nada."

Jónsi (of Sigur Rós) at The Vic Theater. Tickets are a bit steep at $34, but it looks as if you get a whole lot of show for your buck (check the video on his page for proof). Doors at 6:30 and all ages are welcome. Same deal for Wednesday, as well.

Wednesday (April 28):

The Dear Hunter, The Felix Culpa, and more bands that start with the word "The" at Subterranean. Doors open at 7, a half hour ahead of the show's start. Save $2 on tickets if you get them in advance here. Must be able to view R-rated movies in the theater to see this show.

Lincoln Hall is throwing a free Soul Summit dance party at 10 PM. Fun.

Thursday (April 29):

Yeasayer, Sleigh Bells, and Chandeliers have sold out the Metro. I say crash the doors (or at least try to scalp a ticket). This show will be fun. I dance by myself to Odd Blood, it'd be nice to dance with others and look at the  Doors at 8, show at 9.

The Ike Reily Assassination (local badasses), Shooter Jennings & Hierophant (redefining himself) at Lincoln Hall. Show is 21+ and $20 and intriguing. Follow the intrigue!

Friday (April 30):

Cardiff, UK crew Los Campesinos and Staten Island noise-makers Cymbals Eat Guitars come to town to rock The Metro. All ages can come for $18 now, or $20 at the door, which opens at 6.

Kid, You'll Move Mountains, Geronimo! (Record Release), and other bands without punctuation in their names play Schubas for $8. A steal. Show starts at 9 and one must be 18 or older to get in on the steal.

The Apples In Stereo are having a party at Lincoln Hall and you're invited (just now, by me). They've also invited Generationals and Laminated Cat to play with them. Laminated Cat chose an awesome song (that's a link to a clip from the Sunken Treasure DVD) to name their band after, so that's a good sign. Show starts at 10, which means it's 21+. Ticket price is $14.

Owl City has migrated from The Riviera to The Aragon Ballroom for their gig that starts at 7, admits all ages, and costs $17.25.

Saturday (May 1):

The Empty Bottle brings Call Me Lightning to the stage. I bet the set will be electric, and way above punnery. Harlem and Jaill in support. Look, I already said the show will be above punnery after one pun. I won't pun anymore. Pun off. Some tickets were $5, but all those are gone; now they're $10.

The Cubby Bear doesn't pop up much on this page o' mine, but I can't help mentioning Freddy Jones Band's gig. They are rightfully loved by many. The show starts at 9, is 21+, and part of XRT's Cinco de Mayo celebration. Get tickets here for $15, or wait to pay $20 at the door.

Sunday (May 2):

Chicago Roots Collective keeps its string of great Lincoln Hall gigs going with All Things Lucid (Record Release), The Shams Band, Ornery Little Darlings (Record Release), and Jaime Rojo. What a bill. Oh, and how about tickets for only $7. Yes, please. Show starts at 8 and is 18+. Math time: CRC + LH = FUN.

Now that we've gotten all that out of the way, let's kiss.


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