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.
Hiss Golden Messenger @ Lincoln Hall – 10/24
Hiss Golden Messenger has become a staple in the Americana scene and remains one of the most underrated acts around. Led by songwriter MC Taylor, the tracks flourish from warm instrumental backings from his established backing band. Returning to Chicago for an intimate show at Lincoln Hall shortly after releasing the excellent Hallelujah, Anyhow, this is guaranteed to be great show to see.
Wolf Parade @ Thalia Hall – 10/24
Returning after a seven-year hiatus, Canadian indie-rockers Wolf Parade will perform a single show at Thalia Hall on Tuesday. With a massive sound built on layers of keyboards, organs and guitar that sounds influenced by classic rock but undeniably modern, there’s little not to love about these guys’ music, which translates perfectly to the live setting.
Songwriters Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett teamed up for the collaborative record Lotta Sea Lice, released earlier this month, and immediately set off on a tour. The songs combine the strengths of both musicians, with Barnett’s straightforward rock ‘n roll songwriting and Kurt Vile’s languid drawl, creating an enticing sound and, above all, a rare opportunity to catch both in action. The band will perform at Rockefeller Chapel on Thursday, Thalia Hall on Friday and Empty Bottle on Saturday.
Yonder Mountain String Band @ House Of Blues – 10/28
Never a band to slow down, Yonder Mountain String Band have remained prolific as ever in recent years, releasing two great studio albums in the past three years and continuing to tour relentlessly. The band will return to Chicago for a single night at House Of Blues, where excitement is sure to be high for what remains a golden standard for the progressive bluegrass genre.
David Crosby & Friends @ City Winery – 10/30
There are a lot of reasons that David Crosby’s upcoming performance is on our radar. It’s a chance to see one of rock’s greatest songwriters in an extremely intimate setting with one of the best sound systems in the city. It’s billed as “David Crosby & Friends,” which would lead one to expect some surprises. In short, this will be a sight to see, and we can’t wait to see what Crosby brings to the city this time around.
This week brings us to the end of another successful Rocktober in Chicago... but November is looking mighty good, too. Check out our live music calendar for more.