April is the cruelest month, T.S. Eliot said. Whatever. That dude has not been in Chicago in winter. Tighten up your scarf and get used to the cold. The good news is there are many reasons to spend a cozy evening indoors beyond "fireplaces." The slate of pop, rock, country and indie shows is robust for such a short, frigid month. Take a look at our list of upcoming concerts in Chicago.
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Dreamy electro-pop from San Fran's twentysomething multi-instrumentalist Charlie Yin. Yin brings his hip-hop-inspired rhythms to the Mid in support of recent EP, No Reason. His sample-heavy sound is far cry for the fist-pumping jocks of Vegas, but the kid gets the floor moving just as well.Read more
The Mary Onettes hail from Jönköping, Sweden, the same hometown of the Cardigans, where the water must be fortified with Vitamin ABBA. The quartet has been one of the consistent act on Labrador, the countries best indie label, delicately blending jangle-pop, romance and shoegazing.Read more
Production duo Kye Gibbon and Matt Robson-Scott are making some of the sharpest, most on-point club music around. But it’s not just clubbers who are digging Gorgon City’s take on house music. Working as producers for big-draw crossover acts like Clean Bandit has opened up their music to a huge pop audience.Read more
Four young, fresh-faced Pennsylvanians make rootsy, relaxed indie that occasionally switches up into a full-on rock-out. Their lovely sophomore album, A Flourish and A Spoil, was just released on Fat Possum Records, and sort of works a middle ground between Built to Spill and Alabama Shakes.Read more
The Growlers are one of the growing number of California bands that play modern psychedelic music informed by their locale, but without a whiff of L.A. cheese, favoring instead the West Coast’s hippie-dippy looseness. At its best, the group invokes a smoking late-’60s beach party. Just like summer never ended!Read more