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April showers bring May flowers, in poems and prose alone. In Chicago, early-June showers bring summer psych-rock. Soundboard has this week’s weather forecast.

Tonight, Reggie’s becomes a mud-wrestling arena, because that’s how the Mud Queens of Chicago like to set the stage. Sharon Van Etten also plays a free show at Pritzker Pavilion that should involve substantially less grappling.

On Tuesday, Chicago baroque poppers the Hush Sound return from a hiatus that began in 2008 with new music at Metro, and Winterhymn plays at Reggie’s.

On Wednesday, Sons of the West bring their soaring but humble rock to Lincoln Hall. Canadian Rifle plays material from a just-finished new LP at Ultra Lounge.

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