|Sharon Van Etten|
Local garage rock trio know for their ridiculously fun live shows (often packed with sweat, confetti and partial male nudity) are kicking off a brief tour down south. Magic Milk opens so get there early.
Wednesday, November 7th: Sharon Van Etten at Metro
(8 PM, 18+, $19)
The Brooklyn singer-songwriter is back again. She was one of the highlights at Lollapalooza for me (despite the small crowd). Expect Tramp to be on many year-end best-of lists; it’ll certainly be on mine.
Thursday, November 8th: Cave at Hideout (9 PM, 21+, $10)
If you haven’t seen the local psych-kraut rockers, now’s the time to get on it. They’re also kicking off a tour with this show, opened up by Tyvek and Running.
Friday, November 9th: Chicago Underground Duo at Elastic Arts Center (9 PM, AA, $20)
The Umbrella Music Festival is happening all of the city, showcasing some of the best in the local and international experimental and improvised jazz scene. The duo in question includes Rob Mazurek on coronet and Chad Taylor on drums.
Saturday, November 10th: Future Ghosts at Quenchers (8 PM, 21+, $5)
The dream-pop band is celebrating the release of their newest record, Light on Canvas tonight. The first singles from the album have been available on bandcamp and I’ll have more on the album later this week.
Sunday, November 11th: Automata at Ace Bar (6 PM, 21+, $8)
Automata’s been working on some new material of their own. No recordings have been released yet so take advantage of an early Sunday show and check it live. In the meantime, Microcosm is still up for grabs on bandcamp.
Monday, November 12th: Netherfriends at Schubas (8 PM, 18+, $6)
Continuing his month-long Monday night residency at Schubas is one-man-wunder-band Netherfriends. As Shawn Rosenblatt told the Reader last week, he plans on doing some recordings at these shows as well. Get in on the action every Monday this month. Check out all the details and opening bands on the Facebook page.