Lambchop, Talib Kweli, Electric Guest and More: The Chicago Venue Menu for April 23-29

Venue Menu Ep 4

It’s another week of great shows and today also happens to be my birthday! By some miracle of Betty Ford, I did not spend any portion of my weekend throwing up, passed out on a bathroom floor or sobbing into a bag of flaming hot Cheetos. A total winner of a birthday!

You can download The Venue Menu Podcast for April 23-29 right here (right click “save as”) or subscribe to the podcast via iTunes.

Monday Picks:

Acid Mother’s Temple @ Empty Bottle

Eric Hutchinson with Anya Marina @ Lincoln Hall

Tuesday Picks:

Unicycle Loves You @ Empty Bottle

Lambchop @ Lincoln Hall

Jill Barber @ Schubas

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Trust, Tanlines, RJD2, Biggest Mouth & More: This Week’s Chicago Venue Menu Podcast

Chicago Venue Menu ep3Sorry for the late post every body but my shit has been cray cray lately! I’ve been busy shooting a web series and trying to keep up with, oh, you know, the work that actually pays my bills. Somewhat. Without further ado – here are my picks for the top concerts to get your ass to around Chicago this week. Download the podcast here or on iTunes.

Tuesday Picks:

Trust @ The Empty Bottle

Jessie Baylin with The Fray @ The Riviera

Portugal. The Man @ The Vic

Wednesday Picks:

Wednesday

Columbia College Chicago presents Biggest Mouth. FREE to the public. Find more info at Do312 @ Metro

Bear in Heaven, Blouse @ Schubas SOLD OUT ADDED Thursday show

RJD2 @ Lincoln Hall

Hanni El Khatib @ Empty Bottle

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Perfume Genius, Christopher Paul Stelling, Conya Doss, Now Now & More – Chicago Venue Menu

Chicago Venue Menu podcast episode 2

We’ve got some great bands coming this week and I actually even get to take a break from my computer next Sunday to catch a few of the acts. Download or stream here now – or, thanks to modern technology, you can even subscribe via iTunes! Yay interwebs!

Monday Picks:

All American Rejects & A Rocket to the Moon @ the Metro (3730 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60613)

Fucked Up @ Lincoln Hall (2424 N. Lincoln Ave Chicago, IL 60614)

Tuesday Picks:

Perfume Genius & Parenthetical GirlsSchubas (3159 N. Southport Ave. Chicago, IL 60657)

Christopher Paul Stelling @ Ace Bar (1505 W. Fullerton Ave. Chicago, IL. 60614)
Download “Mourning Train To Memphis” free via his bandcamp page.

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The Chicago Venue Menu Podcast – Episode 1 (Concerts April 2nd – 8th)

Mia Casette Tattoo

Welcome to the Chicago Venue Menu podcast! As a music-lover, podcast maker and concert-goer, this is something I’ve wanted to do for a very long time. In the future, I hope to release these every Friday and will be making these available via iTunes in the next few days. Eventually, I’ll be bringing on special guests to join me and share their picks for the upcoming week in Chicago concerts. If you’re a publicist or band that wants to get in touch, feel free to reach out to me at iamchubbyjones (at) gmail (dot) com.

Stream or Download here: Chicago Venue Menu Episode 1

Monday April 2nd Picks:

Kasabian @ The Vic Theater (3145 N Sheffield Ave Chicago, IL 60657)

Nada Surf & An Horse @ the Metro (3730 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60613)

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LP & Florence Welch Perform “Dog Days Are Over” Proceed to Amaze

LP

So…this is performance. I don’t want to build it up too much but I honestly don’t think I could – even if I started throwing hyperbole all over the place. I am just smitten.

Good Got!!! When the two of them do their little banshee back of the throat voice thing – it’s like they are reaching down my throat and tickling my tummy.

LP will be playing the SXSW festival so if you’re lucky enough to be there – I’d suggest not missing out on her shows.

Mar 16 SXSW – Fader Fort
Austin, TX
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Mar 16 SXSW – Antone’s
Austin, TX
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Mar 17 SXSW – Stubb’s
Austin, TX
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Mar 17 SXSW – Hotel Cafe @ St. David’s Historic Sanctuary
Austin, TX
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Apr 08 Concorde 2
Brighton, United Kingdom

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Apr 17 Troubadour with Kimbra
Los Angeles, CA

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Jun 03 Tropfest @ The Cosmopolitan Pool
Las Vegas, NV
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