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My recent arrival in Chicago has been beneficial for two reasons: 1) I have a fulfilling job, and 2) I get to a shit ton of rock shows. For example, over the course of the four weeks of October, I made it to six shows. No two shows were alike: I welcomed fresh-faced James Blake and Ty Segall; cheered for past-their prime Glenn Danzig, Smoking Popes and Frank Turner and turned Japanese with Boris.

James Blake @ The Metro (9/29)

September 29 was a very eventful night for Chicago’s hipsters. Due to a scheduling gaffe of epic proportions, Girls, Panda Bear, Fucked Up and James Blake all played on the same night. These are arguably the four most talked about artists of the year (OFWGKTA excepting). Granted, I’m not terribly fond of and Animal Collective or Girls (I am fond of girls, however), but my internal debate over the post-dubstep poster boy and the psychedelic hardcore auteurs was one for the history books. My final decision, James Blake, was born out of my great experience at his D.C. show earlier this year and a desire to appear “cool” with my new coworkers.

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As some of you know, I recently moved to Chicago from Washington, D.C. On a daily basis, I am shocked at the size of Chi-town, be it in number of residents or just the distance between two points. I moved to Ukranian Village, just off Wicker Park, aka Chicago’s Williamsburg. One of the benefits that comes with living in such a large metropolis is the excellent concert selection. This autumn delivers a hell of a line-up.

Below, see my picks for shows in the next two and a half months. Did I miss anything?

9/22 – Okkervil River – The Vic
9/22 – Laura Marling – Lincoln Hall
9/23 – They Might Be Giants – The Vic
9/23 – Beardyman – Double Door
9/23 – Liam Finn – Lincoln Hall
9/24 – Marnie Stern – Subterranean
9/24 – Block Party: Andrew Bird, Mavis Staples, Booker T. Jones, Dosh and more – The Hideout
9/25 – Big D and The Kids Table – Beat Kitchen
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