- Rhian Askins
Record Store Day and the Chicago International Music & Movies Festival have come and gone, and the Chicago Bulls were bounced hard in the first game of the playoffs. Nothing to do but dust ourselves off and get back into the groove. On Monday you can step into the way-back machine and catch Traffic cofounder Dave Mason at Space in Evanston, or check in with hip-hop trailblazer KRS-One and former Black Uhuru singer Mykal Rose at the Shrine. On Tuesday Chicago free jazz heavyweights like saxophonist Ernest Dawkins, drummer Hamid Drake, and bassist Harrison Bankhead pay homage to the memory of tenor genius Fred Anderson in a program billed as Brotherhood of Fred at Jazz Showcase (the event was originally scheduled for March 22, Anderson’s birthday, but postponed due to weather), while over the Hideout Janet Bean continues her April residency with a rare performance by the raucous rock band that first put her on the musical map, Eleventh Dream Day. On Wednesday Babies—a new indie pop outift led by Cassie Ramon of the Vivian Girls and Kevin Morby of Woods—play Schubas, while the terrific young Dominican roots-bachata singer and guitarist Joan Soriano appears at the Old Town School of Folk Music. There are four more highlights from this week’s Soundboard after the jump.