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Concert Wed Apr 30 2014
The City of Chicago finished announcing their various summer festivals this past Monday as they announced the lineup of the always popular Downtown Sound Music Monday series.
Things get started on June 2 and continue Mondays at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park until August 11. The Downtown Sound series is known for their eclectic and well curated indie and world music bookings. This year is no different with offerings that range from the punk singer/songwriter stylings of former Hüsker Dü frontman, Bob Mould (June 23rd), to the of hypnotic Syrian desert rock of Omar Souleyman (June 9th). A favorite of mine is local post-metal collective, Russian Circles (August 11th), who are in the the middle of a victory lap after releasing the absolutely fantastic album, Memorial, last year. I'm also quite excited for Wooden Shjips (August 4th) who are signed to Thrill Jockey and create intensely sludgy works that are kinda captivating. The seemingly omnipresent, White Mystery (June 30th), also make an appearance opening for My Brightest Diamond. All shows are free and start at 6:30 pm at Millennium Park.
Check out the full schedule below.
June 2 - Robbie Fulks / Funeral Bonsai Wedding
June 9 - Omar Souleyman / Joshua Abrams' Natural Information Society
June 16 - Richard Thompson and his Electric Trio
June 23 - Bob Mould / Split Single
June 30 - My Brightest Diamond / White Mystery
July 7 - Joe Pug / Hurray for the Riff Raff
July 14 - Noura Mint Seymali / Ted Sirota's Heavyweight Dub
July 21 - Pillars & Tongues (headliner TBA)
August 4 - Maps & Atlases / Wooden Shjips
August 11 - Russian Circles / Colin Stetson