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9/6 at 10 Rosie Flores. A veritable princess of rockabilly revival, Flores also branches in and out of alternative country and blues. $15. 6615 W Roosevelt, Berwyn. fitzgeraldsnightclub.com.
9/26 at 7:30 Shovels & Rope. Husband and wife duo Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst are a raucous, hard-hitting indie folk group with energy for days. If you missed them at Lollapalooza, here’s your chance to catch them. $20. 3730 N Clark. metrochicago.com.
PARK WEST Critic’s Pick
9/25 at 8 Daughter. These haunting young Brits cover ambient electronic music, arena rock, and ethereal folk all at once. $20. 322 W Armitage. parkwestchicago.com.
9/14 at 7 David Allan Coe. One of country’s biggest cult stars, Coe sings and plays in the vein of the genre’s great outlaws. $20.
9/29 at 7:30 Murder by Death. Critic’s Pick The Indiana group brings an old-folk mindset to modern rock and pop. $18.
2109 S State. reggieslive.com.
9/11 at 7:30 Elephant Revival. An indie acoustic project that uses faint, lilting vocal harmonies, washboards, and stomp boxes in its instrumentation, the group is amazingly refined in its arrangements. $18.
9/25 at 7:30 Vienna Teng. Putting Teng in one genre is impossible, which is why she’s often shooed into the singer-songwriter category. She’s a piano player of the highest caliber, often composing songs that have a classical bent. $15–$25.
1245 Chicago, Evanston. evanstonspace.com.
WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL Free!
9/12–22 Last year’s fest was sadly truncated, but this year’s extravaganza—more than 75 events spread out over a luxurious 11 days—really delivers. The must-see: Malian singer-songwriter Sidi Touré. Times and locations: cityofchicago.org.
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