By Jaime Pitillas
Despite the shortness of February, Chicago is again hosting a smorgasbord of concerts all month long. Here are my ten picks for shows this upcoming month – plus one more for good measure.
Fade is one of the best albums the new year has brought. It’s a good opportunity to see a great underground band in a particularly mellow phase of its career.
Locals American Wolf are dropping their hypnotic debut, Myriad. They will be supported by Two Star, Fox the Cat and Pisces at the Animal Pair.
British indie-rockers The Vaccines are coming to the States for an intense month in which they will travel all around the country.
The prolific Californian has released three albums in the last year, and started 2013 recording an EP for one of his many side bands, Fuzz. He is performing twice in the same day (but both shows are sold out).
The retro style of Waterhouse has been piquing interest since his first single was released back in 2010. Now across the world he is presenting his first full-length LP, Time’s All Gone.
If you like James Brown, you cannot miss this one. Black Joe Lewis and his multitudinal band are explosive on stage.
Wonderful, Glorious is the first album since Eels finished their conceptual trilogy about desire. It will be released on February 5, so let’s see what direction Mark Oliver Everett (a.ka. E) is taking for this new project.
If you missed these guys at Lollapalooza this is your chance to redeem yourself! The duo Matt & Kim will open for them.
Bosnian Rainbows is the reason of The Mars Volta split-up. Omar Rodríguez-López is the guitarist of this new band that makes an interesting noise-pop.