• Ryan Dickie
  • Helado Negro, aka Roberto Carlos Lange

The shows we’ve written up for Soundboard over the next few days happen to cluster on Wednesday, but live music in Chicago never stops. Tonight, for instance, you can catch up with two long-running residencies—Robbie Fulks at the Hideout, who’ll be having his way with songs by Jerry Reed and Lou Reed, and the Extraordinary Popular Delusions at Beat Kitchen, with reedist Edward Wilkerson Jr. subbing for Mars Williams—or go see oddball rapper Aesop Rock at Metro.

On Tuesday evil glam-pop genius Bobby Conn plays the Hideout with his wife, violinist Monica Boubou, while at the Jazz Showcase a top-shelf quartet of veteran improvisers—saxophonist Ernest Dawkins, bassists Tatsu Aoki and Harrison Bankhead, and drummer Hamid Drake—tears it up in memory of the great Fred Anderson. And on Wednesday you can catch blissed-out local Krautrockers Fotosputnik headlining Subterranean.

As usual, of course, I’m just scratching the surface. Keep reading for more Wednesday shows, and hit our music listings to take a deep dive.