Florence Welch of Florence & the Machine
  • Florence Welch of Florence & the Machine


Show: Florence & the Machine Eccentric front woman Florence Welch has “a hurricane voice, like a cabaret singer reborn as a soulful foghorn, and her mighty band is a match for it,” writes Jessica Hopper. “Her latest, Lungs, is now on its third stateside single and still making a little headway, but in the UK it’s the most acclaimed and awarded record of the last few years—and rightly so.”

7 PM, House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn, 312-923-2000 or 877-598-8703, $21, $18 in advance

Dinner: La Madia Housed in the space where the Jazz Showcase used to be, the restaurant is simultaneously sleek and warm, with a bar up front and a long row of booths lining one wall. A floor-to-ceiling wall of wine provides visual focus—unsurprising given the dizzying oenophilic options; there’s something in the neighborhood of 250 bottles, many available by the four- or seven-ounce pour.

59 W. Grand Ave., 312-329-0400