• Lee Fields

If you visit the Reader online mostly via our blog, you already know that we recommend shows here—last week, for instance, Peter Margasak previewed a Tue 5/1 gig by Tomas Fujiwara’s new trio and the Fri 5/3 reception and performance celebrating the completion of Nick Butcher’s Free Jazz Bitmaps project. But there’s also an online analog to the Soundboard spread we run in print every week, and it’s easy to miss from here on the Bleader. The dead-tree version features writeups on more than a dozen shows, plus a curated collection of listings, all arranged chronologically and by genre for easy browsing. The Soundboard page at ChicagoReader.com includes all those writeups, plus other notable and recommended shows, arranged by day—three choices every day at minimum, and sometimes many more. Refresh the page and the selection will often change.

After the jump, some Soundboard picks for the next few days.