Looking for live music in Chicago? Well you've come to the right place. Day in, day out, we keep our eyes peeled and our ears to the ground in order to find the latest gig announcements in the city. Whether you prefer rock venues or jazz clubs, check out the newest shows to be announced below, or if you're browsing for gigs month-by-month, see our ultimate guide to concerts in Chicago.
Concerts recently announced
Canadian outfit Godspeed You! Black Emperor's records are seminal entries in the post-rock cannon, but the group's live shows have achieved a legendary status among genre fans. Backed by black and white film loop projections, the band stretches its already expansive instrumental compositions into lengthy medleys that blend triumphant guitar symphonies and cacophonous noise. University of Chicago's Rockefeller Memorial Chapel provides a fittingly epic locale for Godspeed's return to the city—better start strengthening your head bobbing muscles now.Read more
Psych revivalist Ty Segall didn't release a new solo record in 2015, but he kept busy with side projects (Fuzz), production work (Peacers) and forming new bands (GØGGS). Now the prolific rocker is ready to unveil his latest LP, Emotional Mugger, which was initially delivered to reviewers on a dubbed VHS tape. He's also releasing the sludgy new tracks on more conventional formats, but to truly experience Segall's garage rock genius, you need to seem him (and his band) in concert.Read more
The haunting and hushed pop of José González is equally compelling when the Swedish artist is playing by himself or when he's joined by a backing band. On the heels of his 2015 LP, Vestiges & Claws, González hits the road with six-piece chamber ensemble yMusic, who will be lending an avant garde touch to his extensive catalog of songs.Read more