Show: Jayhawks Original Jayhawks members Mark Olsen and Gary Louris, who parted ways 15 years ago, appear to have realized that they do their best work together. At these shows a reunited version of the group will play two classic Jayhawks albums in their entirety: 1992’s Hollywood Town Hall on Thursday and 1995’s Tomorrow the Green Grass on Friday. “The band pushed past the Flying Burrito Brothers/Byrds template of their midcareer records on Hollywood, going for something more rocking,” writes Peter Margasak. “Though their decision to admit the perfectionism of a producer like George Drakoulias into the process was odd for an alt-rock band of that era—they even went so far as to replace original drummer Ken Callahan with a session musician for the recording—the results are magnificent.”
8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield, 773-472-0449, $30, 18+
Dinner: Sheffield’s “For reasons I will never understand, there aren’t many places where you can get a decent pulled pork sandwich in Chicago, but the one here is pretty respectable, served with properly tangy coleslaw and a tasty and properly vinegary mustard-based sauce. Sides including red-skin potato salad, corn bread, and collards with bacon showed the care being taken in the kitchen,” writes Kate Schmidt.
3258 N. Sheffield, 773-281-4989, sheffieldschicago.com