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  • Ellie Goulding

On Monday night the great roots-rock singer Lucinda Williams plays the relatively intimate confines of City Winery (she also plays Space in Evanston on Wednesday night; sold out), while down at the Skylark cellists Fred Lonberg-Holm and Tomeka Reid improvise with drummer Charles Rumback. On Tuesday night Bitchin’ Bajas, a filmic side project of Cave guitarist Cooper Crain, concludes its January residency at the Hideout, while clarinetist James Falzone’s excellent quartet Klang winds down its residency over at Bar DeVille. I had no idea that air guitar was the kind of art form that required formal study, but over at the Cobra Lounge Chicago’s own champion wailer (and B-Side cover subject) Justin “Nordic Thunder” Howard will give a workshop, including some history of the, uh, genre.