Booking Ahead | David Byrne and St. Vincent, Morrissey, Lindsey Buckingham and Dirty Three
David Byrne & St. Vincent
The Pitchfork Music Festival is around the corner, and as such, the afterparty scene is starting to coalesce at clubs like the Empty Bottle (Lower Dens, Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees), Schubas (Purity Ring, Unknown Mortal Orchestra), Lincoln Hall (Chromatics) and Reggie's Rock Club (The Olivia Tremor Control). Snag tickets while you can, these late-night gigs always sell out quick. This week also brought news of yet another Morrissey date. Chasing his chest-baring turn at the Congress last December, the former Smiths frontman changes course and croons instead at the classy Chicago Theatre October 27. A month ahead of that, the State Street hall opens its doors to the inevitable collaboration between David Byrne and St. Vincent, supporting joint effort Love This Giant, out a week before. The promising City Winery Chicago hasn't yet opened, but keeps adding more bookings. We're not complaining. Two evenings with Fleetwood Mac rocker Lindsey Buckingham were recently announced for late August. Rounding out this week's calendar additions are Wu-Tang rappers RZA and Ghostface Killah, visiting the Double Door separately, in August and September. Last but not least, Lincoln Hall opens its doors to two resurgent acts in late September: Dirty Three and Mission of Burma. Find these and many other newly announced concerts below, or visit timeoutchicago.com/bookingahead for a more extensive list of upcoming shows.
6 SOLD OUT The Black Lips + K-Holes + Circles Empty Bottle.
6 Brushfire + Mockingbird Sun Joe's Bar. $8.
8 SOLD OUT Dick Dale + Ambassadors to Earth SPACE.
9 SOLD OUT Santana Ravinia Pavilion.
10 UPDATED Eisley + Merriment Schubas. $14. 18+
11 Yellowman + Indika + Rasta Kelly The Shrine. $25–$35.
12 SOLD OUT Judy Collins SPACE.
12 FREE Sound Opinions Live: Japandroids + Ty Segall Lincoln Hall. Visit soundopinions.org for tickets.
12 Respect the Mic: Rhymefest + Naledge + Notrydo Sincere + Hanibl + Phee + Sid Sound The Shrine. $TBA.
13 Hannibal Buress + Kyle Kinane + Rockie Fresh + Jel + Serengeti + DJ Tony Trimm Lincoln Hall. Advance $20, day of show $25.
13 Lower Dens + No Joy + Alan Resnick Empty Bottle. $12.
13 Purity Ring + Born Gold Schubas. Advance $12, day of show $14. 18+
14 Chromatics + Baio Lincoln Hall. $16. 18+
14 Jerrod Niemann + Kristen Kelly Joe's Bar. $17.
14 Snake Island! Crown Tap Room. Donation.
14 Ty Segall + The Men + Mystic 100's + Zath Empty Bottle. $12.
15 The Olivia Tremor Control + Daughn Gibson Reggie's Rock Club. $5.
15 Thee Oh Sees + The Blind Shake + Terrible Twos + The Mallard Empty Bottle. $12.
15 Unknown Mortal Orchestra + Dirty Beaches + A Lull Schubas. Advance $12, day of show $14. 18+
18 Hamid Drake Hideout. $TBA.
18 Justin Robinson & The Mary Annettes + Bhi Bhiman Uncommon Ground Edgewater. $12.
18 Shake It for Grandma + Architecture + Home Body + Love and Radiation Empty Bottle. $8, free with R.S.V.P.
19 Brent Puls Lincoln Hall. $8.
20 Marsha Ambrosius + Elle Varner Country Club Hills Theater. $25–$60.
20 Sweet Cobra + Black God Ultra Lounge. $TBA.
21 Pedro Moraes Uncommon Ground. $12.
21 Orquesta el Macabeo Mayne Stage. $12–$22. 18+
24 Dark Fog + Smoking Spore + The Red Plastic Buddha Empty Bottle. $8, free with R.S.V.P.
24 Sonia Leigh House of Blues Back Porch Stage. Advance $10, day of show $12.
25 Lonesome Wyatt & The Holy Spooks + Joseph Huber Reggie's Music Joint. $8.
25 Smif-n-Wessun The Shrine. $10–$20.
26 Chris Barron + Thomas Ian Nicholas + Chris Quinlan Viper Alley. $10–$200.
28 Mint Condition + K'Jon + Avant Country Club Hills Theater. $25–$55.
29 Rebecca Gates + Archer Prewitt Hideout. $10.
29 The Goddamn Gallows + Liquorbox + J.B. Beverley + Owen Mays Reggie's Music Joint. $10.
30 Nick Norman + Steve Sebby Joe's Bar. $5, free with printed ticket.
31 Canadian Rifle + Divine Right + Bukkake Boys Crown Tap Room. Donation.
1 SOLD OUT Alabama Shakes + First Aid Kit + Dry the River + Filligar Metro.
1 SOLD OUT Delta Spirit + Fidlar Lincoln Hall.
2 BJ the Chicago Kid The Shrine. $10.
2 SOLD OUT Dr. Dog + Kevin Devine & The Goddamn Band + The Dunwells Lincoln Hall.
2 Quadrophonica + Expo’76 Hideout. $8.
3 Talib Kweli (DJ set) The Shrine. $10.
3 SOLD OUT Frank Ocean Metro.
3 SOLD OUT The War on Drugs + Milo Greene Schubas.
3 CANCELED Lucy Woodward Mayne Stage.
4 SOLD OUT The Afghan Whigs Metro.
4 SOLD OUT Childish Gambino Vic Theatre.
4 SOLD OUT Gary Clark Jr. + LP Schubas.
4, 5 Festival Cubano: Issac Delgado + Jose "El Canario" Alberto + Celia Cruz All Stars + Machito Orchestra + Tito Puente Jr. + Madai + Marlon Fernández Riis Park. $5–$15.
4 White Rabbits + Dum Dum Girls + Oberhofer Cubby Bear. $18.
5 Mad Conductor + Agents of Change + Doctor Ed & Friends Township. $8. 18+
5 SOLD OUT The Walkmen Lincoln Hall.
8 Meiko Lincoln Hall. $15. 18+
10 Broncho + Bad Weather California + Warm Ones The Ace Bar. $10.
10 United Sounds of Africa: Tuface + M.I + Ice Prince + J. Martins + Iyanya + Jesse Jagz + Timi Dakolo House of Blues. Advance $35, day of show $40. 17+
11 Kelan Philip Cohran Ensemble Hideout. Two sets. Advance $12, day of show $15.
11 Gorgasm + Reign Inferno + Elbow Deep + Wounds + Asphyxiator Ultra Lounge. $6.
11 RZA Double Door. $22–$25.
11 The Wild Ones + The Brothers Gross + Bummer City Crown Tap Room. Donation.
16 Jon Langford & Skull Orchard Hideout. $10.
16 Nappy Roots Cubby Bear. $10.
17 Eyes Set to Kill + My Ticket Home + Awaken the Empire Reggie's Rock Club. Advance $10, day of show $12. AA
17 The Very Best Lincoln Hall. $15.
17 Scott "Wino" Weinrich & Conny Ochs Ultra Lounge. $15.
17 Zoogma + Up Until Now + Cosby Sweater Abbey Pub. Advance $10, day of show $12.
23 The Blueness Reggie's Music Joint. $5.
23 Russian Circles + Chelsea Wolfe + Marriages Lincoln Hall. $15. 18+
24 Soul Rebels Brass Band Martyrs'. $15.
26, 27 Lindsey Buckingham City Winery Chicago. $80–$100.
26 Kataklysm + Origin + Fleshgod Apocalypse + Vital Remains + Rose Funeral Reggie's Rock Club. $20. 18+
2 Y La Bamba Schubas. Advance $10, day of show $12.
7 Ghostface Killah + Saigon + Sheek Louch Double Door. $22–$25.
8 Turbo Fruits Schubas. $10.
13 UPDATED Los Enanitos Verdes House of Blues. Rescheduled from July 5. Advance $35, day of show $40. 17+
13 Bob Mould Metro. $25. 18+
14 Holograms Schubas. Advance $10, day of show $12.
14 Keb' Mo' North Shore Center for the Performing Arts. $58–$72.
14–16 UPDATED Riot Fest Humboldt Park and Congress Theater. Andrew W.K., Minus the Bear, Neon Trees, Hot Water Music, the Adicts, Pegboy, Imagine Dragons, Dead Sara, Fireworks, the Henry Clay People and the Infected added. $34.50–$155.
14 Natalia Zukerman & Friends SPACE. $17–$30.
15 Lightning Bolt Empty Bottle. $12.
16 Inter Arma Ultra Lounge. $TBA.
17 I Break Horses Schubas. $14. 18+
18 David Byrne & St. Vincent Chicago Theatre. $38–$78.
18 John Mayall Mayne Stage. $60. 18+
18 Royal Southern Brotherhood SPACE. $17–$30.
21 Dirty Dozen Brass Band SPACE. $25–$40.
24 Pearl and the Beard SPACE. $12–$22.
26 Dirty Three Lincoln Hall. $18.
29 Mission of Burma Lincoln Hall. $20.
6 Matt Wertz Lincoln Hall. Advance $20, day of show $25. 18+
7 William Elliott Whitmore + Samantha Crain Bottom Lounge. Advance $15, day of show $17. 17+
13 Timeflies House of Blues. Advance $20, day of show $23. AA
17 Kimbra + The Stepkids Metro. $20. 18+
19 Menomena Metro. $17. 18+
25 Ryan Bingham Vic Theatre. $22. 18+
27 Morrissey + Kristeen Young Chicago Theatre. $39.50–$79.50.