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This Week in Music, 11/30 to 12/5

November 29, 2010

I’ve made a pre-New Year’s resolution to keep up better on this blog. There have been good shows missed, but there are so many good ones to come.

Up this week…

Thursday, December 2nd:

9 PM At Lincoln Hall– which I’ve recently discovered, thanks in large part to Fang Island and a fog machine, is a great venue – jubilant indie folksters Freelance Whales will be delivering their uniquely sunny music to the masses. Debut album in March of this year to almost instant acclaim, its use of subtle instrumental textures (banjo, harmonium) and soaring harmonies the subject of much praise. Listen to “Generator: Second Floor” below and hear for yourself. Tickets are $15.

Freelance Whales – Generator ^ Second Floor by adamtaj

Saturday, December 4th:

9 PM In what promises to be a forceful one-two punch, Darker My Love, the devil-may-care attitude of 60’s psychedelia underpinning their excursions into fuzzed out rock and jazz-inflected imaginings, will open for the consistently impressive Delta Spirit. Darker My Love comes off the heels of their third full-length (released from ever-cool Dangerbird Records) Alive as You Are, while the bluesmen of Delta Spirit are previewing their latest EP, Waits Time. Delta Spirit consummately weave earthy folk into front porch blues, their tunes simmering with delightfully volatile cajun energy, at any moment apt to boil over under the ragged, soulful voice of Matt Vazquez. Check out “People C’mon” below. Show is $16 and takes place at the wonderful Metro.

Delta Spirit by mr-mecenas

ANNNND, providing stiff competition for best show on this fine Saturday evening, check out local faves MachineGun Mojo at the Wrigleyville Goose Island brewpub. Tickets are $8, show starts at 8. Support some fine local tunes!


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