Tuesday, June 19th: Theresa Andersson at Schubas (8 PM, 21+, $12)
The NOLA by way of Sweden singer-songstress straddles the sound between both of those very specific worlds. How many artists have you heard of that have collabed with both Allen Toussaint and Peter, Bjorn, and Jon? Take the jazzy sounds of the Big Easy with the dark pop of the cold and dark Scandinavia and you get something gorgeous.
Wednesday, June 20th: T’Bone at Empty Bottle (9:30 PM, 21+, $8 or FREE w/RSVP)
Prog-punk is a stupid name for a genre, but it’s really the only way to describe a band that dips from both saucers. Funky time signatures, clever wordplay and melodies open up a stacked lineup at the Bottle tonight. Stick around for Johnny Young, Mines, and Julie Marie Byrne.
Thursday, June 21st: Pinebender at Burlington (9 PM, 21+, $10)
Pinbender brings to mind late '90s / early '00s post-emo like Cursive and Mineral, but drag their sound through a sludgy marsh. The band formed in ’99 so that actually makes perfect sense, but they were on a bit of a hiatus before Do Division a few weeks ago.The Life and Times Headline.
Friday June 22nd: The Peoples Temple at Beat Kitchen (9 PM, 17+, $8)
Speaking of Do Division, did you miss these guys? Make up for it now. The Lansing, MI four-piece (and Hozac-signees) skim different lines of left-of-the-dial, mostly from the surf, psych and garage corners.
Saturday, June 23rd: White Mystery at Cobra Lounge (9 PM, 21+, $10)
The garage rock duo hasn’t been setting the city on fire as much as in the past, but they’ve been busy writing, recording and spreading their sound across the country. And for all that, this’ll still be their third Chicago show in June. Catch ‘em if you can, before they hit the road again (with Shonen Knife at that). Netherfriends open and the Henry Clay People headline.
Sunday, June 24th: Green Music Fest in Wicker Park (2:30 PM, AA, $5 suggested donation)
Oh yes, festival season is in full effect. This two-day fest takes over Damen Ave in Wicker Park between North and Schiller. Sunday features Apteka, Milano and the Ravonettes. Check out the full lineup and festival themes on their website.
Monday, June 25th: Chandeliers at Empty Bottle (9:30 PM, 21+, FREE)
It’s hard to sound dancey and ambient at the same time, but the synth-pop group Chandeliers pull it off. Their new album Founding Fathers is out today, but they’re celebrating the record release show on this free Monday night. Check out thisrecent interview they did with the Trib.