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Early Warnings Roundup

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The festival announcements are rolling in. This week's Early Warnings include a few of the more momentous warm-weather fests.

Taste of Chicago runs June 25 through July 4 in Grant Park and plates some solid old-school fare, with performances by Salt-n-Pepa, Bell Biv Devoe, and Gavin Rossdale (you remember Bush, right?), among many, many others. The Chicago Folk & Roots Festival (July 10-11), presented by the Old Town School of Folk Music, brings six stages of music to Welles Park; main-stage acts include Etran Finatawa, the Budos Band, Shemekia Copeland, and the Occidental Brothers Dance Band International featuring Samba Mapangala (Peter Margasak has more to say about this year's lineup). Lastly, the Do-Division Street Fest runs June 5 and 6 along a stretch of Division (duh) between Damen and Leavitt and features music booked by the Empty Bottle and House Call Entertainment (talent buyers at the Beat Kitchen and Subterranean). This year's lineup is mighty strong and includes YACHT, the Night Marchers, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, the Ponys, Pelican, and the Good Life.

That's not to say there weren't any plain old shows worth mentioning announced this week, of course: there's Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs at Subterranean, the Heartless Bastards at Bottom Lounge, Jack-O & the Tennessee Tearjerkers at the Empty Bottle, Matt Pond PA at Lincoln Hall, and a blowout at Soldier Field with Deadmau5, Brazilian Girls, and Designer Drugs. Just to name a few.

Check out my list of notables after the jump:

Chicago Folk & Roots Festival at Welles Park on July 10-11
Covenant at Abbey Pub on May 18 (on sale Saturday at noon)
Deadmau5 with Brazilian Girls and Designer Drugs at Soldier Field on July 2 (on sale Saturday at 10 AM)
Do-Division Street Fest at Division between Damen and Leavitt on June 5-6
Futureheads at Lincoln Hall on June 12
Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs at Subterranean on June 18 (on sale Saturday at 10 AM)
Heartless Bastards at Bottom Lounge on July 24
Irish American Heritage Festival at the Irish American Heritage Center on July 9-11
Jack-O & the Tennessee Tearjerkers at the Empty Bottle on July 15
The Life and Times at Lincoln Hall on June 4
Matt Pond PA at Lincoln Hall on June 8
Queensryche at House of Blues on October 29 (on sale Friday at 10 AM)
Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens at the Empty Bottle on July 27
Taste of Chicago at Grant Park on June 25-July 4
Toro Y Moi at the Empty Bottle on June 5

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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