- STEVE GULLICK
The weather may not be complying with the calendar, but this week is packed with enough concerts to remind you it’s actually spring. Tonight in particular: there’s Joey Bada$$ at Reggie’s Rock Club, Ron Sexsmith at City Winery, Rhye at Schubas, Devin Hoff Bastet and James Falzone’s Renga Ensemble at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Claudia Cassidy Theater, and Keiji Haino headlines the first night of the Million Tongues festival at the Empty Bottle.
The Million Tongues fest wraps up Friday with Acid Mothers Temple at the Empty Bottle; other concerts in town that night include Clutch at House of Blues, Raekwon at the Shrine, and Simone Dinnerstein & Tift Merritt at Old Town School of Folk Music. Saturday’s concerts include the History of Freestyle Music at the Congress Theater, Red Kross at the Empty Bottle, Fleetwood Mac at the United Center, Talib Kweli at Double Door, Atmosphere and Brother Ali at Metro, and Planning for Burial and Gossip Wolf pick Eitarnora at Reggie’s Record Breakers. Sunday is slightly less jam-packed, with Meek Mill at House of Blues and Rufus Wainwright at the Old Town School. Comb through Soundboard for a detailed look at all the shows happening around town and read about four more Reader-recommended concerts below.