Maybe tonight you you’ll watching the Hawks silence TD Garden. Or maybe you’re feeling so cocky you figure that’s a foregone conclusion, and you want to take in some jazz instead. Soundboard will be doing the latter, because we already know the Bruins can’t sneak anything past Corey Crawford.
Monday night Psychic Steel, the one-man prog project of Zath drummer Seth Sher, plays the Whistler for free. Also free is a concert by Daniel Lanois and Brokeback at Pritzker Pavilion (and what a lovely evening for it). The Mountain Goats’ set at Lincoln Hall is, alas, brutally sold out.
Tuesday night is full of tough decisions. Reggie’s hosts a night of punk with D.I., Juicehead, the Bollweevils, and others, which promises to be thoroughly, satisfyingly exhausting. Chicago improvising reedist Douglas Ewart plays at the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band puts on two shows at SPACE; over at Subterranean, Marijuana Deathsquads and Polica open for Solid Gold.
On Wednesday, Chicago MC Psalm One brings her new alias Hologram Kizzie to Township. Lastly, SPACE hosts Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the South African vocal group famously featured on Paul Simon’s Graceland.
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