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This Week’s Shows | October 9 – October 16

The Lone Bellow @ Thalia Hall – 10/9 & 10/10

Folk-rock trio The Lone Bellow recently released the excellent record Walk Into A Storm, which solidified their harmony-laden sound. With a live show that surpasses the emotional energy and technical ability of their studio songwriting, these intimate dates will become a must-see for fans and newcomers alike.

Iron & Wine @ Thalia Hall – 10/12 & 10/13

Indie-folk icon Sam Beam returned to his acoustic roots on his newest record, Beast Epic, which featured a set of lush, moving songs characterized by excellent songwriting his distinctive vocals. Eight albums into his career, these intimate, sold-out shows are as great a time as ever to catch Beam live.

Billy Strings & Whiskey Shivers @ Schubas – 10/13 & 10/14

Billed as the “Whiskey Strings Tour,” Austin, Texas based bluegrass group Whiskey Shivers will join forces with old-time roots musician Billy Strings at Schubas. A tiny venue to contain such huge forces in the modern bluegrass scenes, this will certainly be a sight to see.

Dark Star Orchestra @ The Vic – 10/13

Chicago’s ultimate Grateful Dead cover band, Dark Star Orchestra has been paying tribute to the Dead for two decades now. The band will bring its jam-filled show to The Vic on Friday night.

Gov’t Mule @ Riviera – 10/14

Warren Haynes has remained prolific with Mule, releasing the hard-hitting Revolution Come…Revolution Go earlier this year. Blending Southern rock, blues and funk with an incredible level of technical proficiency, the band’s show at Riviera should be on every rock fan’s radar.

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