Instead of featuring one artist, as usual, I’m going to focus on one venue. Schubas is located in Chicago, it’s one of the best clubs in the city and thus one of the best in the Country. Acts range from singer-songwriters to twee to full fledged indie rock. No matter who has booked the club over the last decade the acts brought in remain the cream of the crop. And no matter where you stand in the club you’re no greater than 25 feet away from the stage. Here’s a selection of memorable shows from the last year or so.
Brett Dennen “There Is so Much More”
Great Lakes Swimmer “Your Rocky Spine”
Murder By Death “Brother”
Bowerbirds “In Our Talons”
Chris Mills “Everything About the Heart”
Bottle Rockets w/Jeff Tweedy “Passenger Side”
Sufjan Stevens (pre-histrionics, angel wings and enormous ego) “To Be Alone With You”