Vol. 1 by Young Man, aka Colin Caulfield + band, came out at a perfect time last month, a necessary soundtrack to these seemingly endless sunny June days. Despite the misleading album title (2010’s Boy was his first proper album), Vol 1 sees Caulfield shrugging off AnCo tendencies into full on singer-songwriter mode.
Wednesday, June 27th: Running at the Burlington (8:30 PM, 21+, $7)
I’m not sure LP is the correct term for Asshole Savant, but the ear-shattering feedback, pounding percussion and all out aural assault of the noise rock band really is as threatening as the title implies.
Thursday, June 28th: Coffin Pricks, Mayor Daley at Empty Bottle (9:30 PM, 21+, $7)
Post-punk four piece Coffin Pricks will hit you hard and fast. Conversely, Mayor Daley will take you through a sludgy marsh of noise and drone before bringing you back to a world that actually makes sense.
Friday, June 29th: Last Show Ever at Treasure Town (8 PM, AA, $donation)
One of the underground’s most beloved art and music spaces got shut down right before NATO (check out this WBEZ podcast at 5:40 for the details), but the tenants are throwing one final hurrah before they have to leave. No bands announced yet, but it’s a chance to pay your final respects, or experience its brilliance for a first time before its too late.
Saturday, June 30th: Tyler Jon Tyler at Coles (10 PM, 21+, FREE)
Local minimal garage-pop trio does things simply and simply good.
Sunday, July 1st: Ultra Violet Petting Zoo (2 PM, AA, $5)
With 28 carnival rides, artists like White Mystery, Mazes, and Brighton, MA playing, and donations benefiting the Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club, why wouldn’t you go? Check out the full band schedule here.
Monday, July 2nd: Joan of Arc at Millennium Park (6:30 PM, AA, FREE)
Chicago indie-rock mainstays take over downtown in another installment of New Music Mondays, a series that deserves more credit than a lot of folks have given it so far.