Thursday, March 18, 2010

Early Warnings Roundup

Posted By on 03.18.10 at 10:00 AM

Quintron & Miss Pussycat
  • Quintron & Miss Pussycat
You may have noticed the absence of this roundup for the past couple of weeks—I've been vacationing in San Francisco and various tiny northern California towns. I'd apologize for the inconvenience, except I don't think I'd really mean it.

This is an exceptional week to dive back into the action, with a load of Empty Bottle on-sales (the Dutchess & the Duke, Dengue Fever, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Greg Laswell) and the first of the season's great outdoor arena/amphitheater megashows, whose perverse lineups and colossal egos simply can't be contained by buildings with roofs.

On top of that the schedule for Millennium Park's Downtown Sound series, which wasn't supposed to go public till Tuesday, was leaked yesterday Tuesday by Jim DeRogatis. The ambitious series of free Monday-evening concerts features the Besnard Lakes, Hum, She & Him, Tony Allen, the Books, Caribou, and others.

More notable show announcements after the jump:

Annuals with the Most Serene Republic at the Empty Bottle on May 7
Melissa Auf der Maur at the Beat Kitchen on April 24 (on sale Saturday at 10 AM)
Awesome Color with Hair Police at the Empty Bottle on May 4
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears at Lincoln Hall on June 29 (on sale Friday at noon)
Chicago Blues Festival in Grant Park from June 11 through June 13
Crash Test Dummies at Martyrs' on May 22
Dengue Fever at the Empty Bottle on May 21
The Dutchess & the Duke at the Empty Bottle on June 11
Charlotte Gainsbourg at Park West on April 21
Iron Maiden with Dream Theater at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre on July 18 (on sale Saturday at 10 AM)
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit at Subterranean on June 5 (on Saturday at 10 AM)
Kings of Leon at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre on July 24 (on sale Saturday at noon)
Greg Laswell at the Empty Bottle on May 15
Quintron & Miss Pussycat with Eddy Current Suppression Ring at the Empty Bottle on June 24
Three 6 Mafia with Yung Joc at Congress Theater on April 16

Make sure to visit the Reader's Early Warnings page for a full list of upcoming and updated shows. You can also sign up for a weekly Early Warnings e-mail blast.

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