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The 8 Chicago Concerts You Have to See This April

By / March 20, 2018

Spring has finally touched down in Chicago, and with it comes a handful of live music shows to keep calendars busy until festival season officially hits. From electronic beats from an Australian-based band, to internationally-known tracks from a Grammy-winning group, here are eight of the best musical acts to see now.

Cut Copy

The Riviera

Dance Thursday night away with a set from this Australian electronic band, which was formed in 2001 by DJ Dan Whitford.

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Of Montreal with Mega Bog and Vail

Thalia Hall

Hang with this indie rock group, whose latest album, White is Relic/Irrealis Mood, draws inspiration from extended dance mixes used for pop singles during the 80s.

$30 - $60 / RSVP

Ty Segall

The Riviera

Spend an evening with this American multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and record producer, who will be performing tracks from his latest release, Freedom's Goblin.

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Lord Huron

The Riviera

Get lost in the dreamy melodies of this LA-based indie band (helmed by frontman Ben Schneider), which just released their latest body of work—Vide Noir.

$38 / RSVP

Bon Jovi

The United Center

This Grammy-winning band celebrates their return to the road with the re-release of This House Is Not For Sale as a new version, containing two brand new songs, “When We Were US” and “Walls."

$29 / RSVP

Jeff Tweedy

The Vic

Tune into a set from Jeffrey Scot Tweedy, the American songwriter, musician, and record producer best known as the frontman of Chicago-based, alt-rock band Wilco.

$75 - $150 / RSVP

Panda Bear with Geologist

Thalia Hall

Groove alongside Noah Lennox, co-founder of Animal Collective, as he puts together an evening of sounds that have been described as "sunny, kaleidoscopic, and melancholic."

$24 - $42 / RSVP

Jessie Ware

The Vic

Get into the soul-inspired sounds of this English singer and songwriter, whose debut studio album Devotion peaked at number five on the UK Albums Chart and produced the single "Wildest Moments."

$30 / RSVP


Nicole Schnitzler is a freelance writer who covers​ ​food, drink, ​travel, entertainment, and ​lifestyle. When she is not planning her next adventure​​, she can be found​ ​commuting between bakeries, yoga classes,​ live music shows, and libraries ​in her hometown of ​​Chicago. She is most comfortable with a pen in one hand and a fork in the other. Nicole is also the founder of Doors Open Dishes, an initiative committed to keeping the doors open to the group homes and workshops of individuals with special needs by partnering with chefs and restaurants across the city. Follow her on Twitter (@Write_To_Eat) or on Instagram (@WriteToEat).

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