Justin Townes Earle, Childish Gambino, Maps and Atlasas: The Chicago Venue Menu May 7-13

Seriously, this weather is giving my immune system a one-two punch to the chest and it’s killing me! Hopefully you all are better rested and less congested than I and will be able to enjoy some of the great shows we’ve got coming our way this week. Download the Venue Menu podcast for May 7th – May 13th and check out more info below.

Monday Picks:

Yellow Phone Music Conference FREE @ Double Door Networking Event: Monday May 7 | Acoustic Performances | DJ Sets | Hosted Bar from 7-9pm

Black Dice @ Bottom Lounge

Tuesday Picks:

Jenny Owen Youngs @ Beat Kitchen

Sea & Cake with Golden Retriever @ The Empty Bottle

Wednesday Picks:

Lee Fields & the Expressions with the O’My’s @ Lincoln Hall

Childish Gambino @ The Riv

Thursday Picks:

Smoking Popes at the Doc Martin Store on Milwaukee

It’s free but there’s limited space so go to their Facebook page to find out more info and get there early!

Ty Segall with White Fence @ Lincoln Hall

Saturday Looks Good To Me, Wild Moccasins, Love of Everything @ Schubas

Justin Townes Earle @ Park West

Download: “Nothing’s Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now” (Courtesey of Bloodshot records) and listen to his visit to NPR’s World Cafe.

Friday Picks:

St. Vincent @ The Vic SOLD OUT

Check out Annie Clark’s interview with The Guardian where she talks about the music she grew up listening to. Also grab a free download of “Surgeon” here.

Maps & Atlastes, So Many Dynamos & Sister Crayon @ The Metro

VHS or Beta @ Empty Bottle

Saturday Picks:

Grouplove @ The Metro SOLD OUT

Father John Misty & Har Mar Superstar @ Schubas

Andrew Bird @ Auditorium Theater SOLD OUT

Electric Six @ Double Door

Quintron & Miss Pussycat @ Empty Bottle

Sunday Picks:

A celebration of Levon Helm @ Old Town School of Folk Music

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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