The week ahead sees three FREE events for Chicago music enthusiasts. First off, on Monday 6/11 Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton, the cohosts of NPR’s All Songs Considered are bringing their show on tour to the Double Door. The doors are at 6pm, with a 2 hour showgram scheduled to start at 7pm. Please note ADVANCE tickets are needed and be advised to arrive early as the show was overbooked. As far as live performance, an appearance by Kelly Hogan has been promised along with (possible) special guests.
The next evening, head on over to the same block to see Milwaukee’s Jaill in a free instore performance at Reckless Records on…Milwaukee. The ‘show’ starts at 6pm and space is limited, but it’ll be worth your while to see the band celebrate their new album Traps on its release date. The Reckless instore is Jaill’s only current Chicago date, though they are playing Summerfest (in America’s Dairyland) on June 29th along with The Walkmen, so by all means make the trip for that one.
On Thursday the early evening entertainment week pushes on downtown with a Pritzker Pavilion performance by the (at times) mind-bending Deerhoof. The music starts with an opener at 6:30pm so expect Polyvinyl’s Deerhoof to get cooking around 7:15pm or thereabouts.
Here’s your homework for the weekend if you are going to see Jaill on Tuesday: Stream Traps in its entirety at the AV Club and get familiar with the new jams. http://www.avclub.com/articles/hear-traps-the-new-album-by-jaill,79731/ I’m gonna go out on a limb (based on the exclusive stream) and predict Jaill as a possible part of the lineup for the as yet unannounced performers at the AV Fest/Hideout Block Party September 14-15 2012. Just a hunch.