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So let’s say you’re not interested in seeing Slick Rick, Estelle, Rakim, or Robin Thicke at Shannon Brown’s Wood-Star Music Festival, which debuts in Union Park this weekend. Chico DeBarge and Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes can’t tempt you out to the South Shore Summer Festival, and the Mad Decent Block Party would have to do better than Action Bronson, Spaceghostpurrp, and Bonde do Role. No, you definitely want to see your music indoors—and who am I to judge? As usual Soundboard has a pile of great club shows to recommend, and I’ve got a few of them lined up after the jump:

Philip Montoro

Philip Montoro has been an editorial employee of the Reader since 1996 and its music editor since 2004. Pieces he has edited have appeared in Da Capo’s annual Best Music Writing anthologies in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011. He shared two Lisagor Awards in 2019 for a story on gospel pioneer Lou Della Evans-Reid and another in 2021 for Leor Galil's history of Neo, and he’s also split three national awards from the Association of Alternative Newsmedia: one for multimedia in 2019 for his work on the TRiiBE collaboration the Block Beat, and two (in 2020 and 2022) for editing the music writing of Reader staffer Leor Galil. Philip has played scrap metal in Lozenge, drummed with the Disasters, the Afflictions, and Brilliant Pebbles, and sung for the White Outs. He wrote the column Beer and Metal from 2012 till 2015, and hopes to do so again one day. You can also follow him on Twitter.