The music scene in Chicago never slows down, and we’re here to keep you on track. Here is a list of Tomorrow’s Verse’s favorite shows in town this week.
Progressive folk-rock pioneers Fleet Foxes return to Chicago for their first shows in the city since 2011. With an excellent new album, Crack-Up, to promote, and a venue with near perfect acoustics to support their intricate, harmony-laden songwriting, these will be shows you won’t want to miss!
Shovels & Rope @ SPACE – 10/3
With a live show that manages to capture and exceed the energy of their powerful, stomping studio songs, folk-rock duo Shovels & Rope will bring their explosive show to SPACE for an extremely intimate performance on Tuesday. Fans and newcomers alike won’t want to ignore an opportunity like this.
Head For The Hills @ Martyrs – 10/6
Colorado-based four-piece string band Head For The Hills seem to never stop touring, a fact that has only helped them develop a reputation as one of the best bluegrass bands in the scene today. Combining an old-time sound with some jam sentiments, their show at Martyrs will certainly please bluegrass fans looking for quality music in a small setting.
John Popper @ City Winery – 10/6
Blues Traveler’s harmonica player and frontman John Popper is bringing a special show to City Winery this week. Billed as “the Hits, the Story, the Experience,” Popper will combine performances with storytelling, creating a unique experience for fans to not only hear one of the best harmonica players of our time live, but to get to know him a little better.
Mike Gordon @ Metro – 10/6
Having just released the odd, funky studio-record OGOGO, Phish bassist Mike Gordon is set to return to Chicago to flesh the songs out on stage at Metro. An intimate setting to catch someone that is undeniably amongst the scene’s best bassists, fans should be excited to see Gordon perform the infectious, pop-inflicted tunes in such a place.