This week, there are just two shows worth hitting. Given all we have coming up to recommend, you should appreciate the lull – but do not miss these two!
Friday, April 2nd - Congress Theater - 8pm - SOLD OUT
Headliner: Passion Pit
Openers: Mayer Hawthorne & The Country, Bear Hands
The dance-happy, exuberant sounds of indie pop darlings Passion Pit lands in Chicago this Friday. The rapid rise from having their songs making Gossip Girl episode appearances to sold out shows has been a fast one for these guys. If you do not have tickets to this weekend's sold out show, make sure to remedy that mistake quickly for their fast return to town on April 22nd – which will likely have the same 'Sold Out' tag on it shortly.
Saturday, April 3rd - House Cafe (DeKalb) - 8pm - $12
Headliner: David Bazan
There is some irony in seeing David Bazan live the night before Easter. If the idea of listening to sharp-tongued songs about breaking up with God the night before a major Christian holiday makes you cringe, Bazan's amazing solo debut, Curse Your Branches, was probably not for you to begin with. The thoughtfully skeptical eye Bazan examines religion with is not everyone's cup of tea, but if you have an open mind about faith it is must-hear listening. Make sure not to miss Champaign's, killer poppy-folk band, Headlights as openers.