In light of the Carlos Danger saga, we at Soundboard have something to get off our chest. Those Snapchats you’ve been getting from “Johnny Cantina”? Yeah, that’s us. Sorry, we just really like photographing our keyboard. Click pics. You can accept our apology by attending these shows. And by forgetting this lede ever happened.
Tonight, Elephant Gun stops by Subterranean, Dessa and Psalm One rap for free at Pritzker, and Heart plays at Ravinia with Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, because nostalgia is healthy. (Just ask anyone who went to Pitchfork and is still humming R. Kelly.) Tomorrow, Abraham Levitan rounds out his July residency at the Hideout with a Baby Teeth reunion, Potty Mouth plays at the Empty Bottle, a lean-and-mean version of Rob Mazurek’s Exploding Star Orchestra is at the Whistler, and Slim Cessna’s Auto Club performs at Schubas.
On Wednesday, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, and Markus Reuter team up at Martyrs’ as prog-rock outfit Stick Men, House of Blues hosts Thievery Corporation, and Peter Brötzmann, Ken Vandermark, Hamid Drake, and Chad Taylor play as a quartet at the Hideout.
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