If you’re like me you’ve spent so much of the past couple days listening to Chance the Rapper‘s excellent new Acid Rap mixtape that you need to take a break from it and cleanse your palate with some other music—any other music. Fortunately, there’s such a bounty of great shows coming through town that you don’t have to settle for just any band.
Tonight there’s Michel Doneda & Tatsuya Nakatani at Elastic, Qwel & Maker at Reggie’s Rock Club, Goat at Empty Bottle, and Daniel Knox & John Atwood’s 14 15 111 at Intuit. On Friday there’s Bill Frisell’s Beautiful Dreamers at Old Town School of Folk Music, Jon Mueller at the Burlington, Too Short at Double Door, and Purity Ring at Metro. On Saturday there’s John Bischoff at the Graham Foundation, Devin the Dude at Abbey Pub, Titus Andronicus at Metro, Pure X at Beat Kitchen, and Generationals at Lincoln Hall. On Sunday there’s Kelly Hogan at Hideout, Har Mar Superstar at Empty Bottle, and Doug Perkins at Constellation as part of Frequency, a new-music series curated by the Reader‘s Peter Margasak. Be sure to check out Soundboard for even more concert listings, and read about a few more Reader-recommended shows happening this weekend after the jump.