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Though it's hard to tell at the moment, spring is actually here, people. The recent rash of stellar show announcements only confirms it. The city is stretching its legs and gearing up for a ridiculously entertaining April and May. Music-festival lineups that were only hearsay are being confirmed (Lilith Fair and the Chicago Gospel Music Festival were recently announced), and the Downtown Sound series in Millennium Park rolled out its supremely solid schedule last week.

This week's new Early Warnings as usual include a handful of heavy hitters (Diana Ross, Maxwell, Al Green) in addition to, you know, shows that won't cost you $75 per ticket, among them singer-songwriter Damien Jurado, experimental noise trio Growing, and always endearing weirdos Ween. Check out the rest of my notables after the jump:

Bill Callahan at the Hideout on April 10
Chicago Gospel Music Festival at Millennium Park on June 5 and 6
CocoRosie at Metro on June 18 (on sale Saturday at noon)
Earth Crisis with First Blood at Reggie's Rock Club on May 4
First Aid Kit at Schubas on June 10
Al Green at the Venue at Horseshoe Casino on July 31 (on sale Saturday at noon)
Growing at Bottom Lounge on April 15
Damien Jurado at Schubas on June 9
Lilith Fair at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre on July 17 (on sale Saturday at noon)
Maxwell with Jill Scott at the United Center on May 25 (on sale Saturday at 10 AM)
Phenomenal Handclap Band at Lincoln Hall on June 18
Psychedelic Furs with She Wants Revenge at Metro on June 11 (on sale Saturday at noon)
Raveonettes at Cubby Bear on April 22
Diana Ross at the Chicago Theatre on May 27 (on sale Saturday at 11 AM)
Stars at Lincoln Hall on June 9 (on sale Saturday at 10 AM)
Ween at Aragon Ballroom on June 25 (on sale Saturday at 11 AM)

Make sure to visit the Reader's Early Warnings page for a full list of upcoming and updated shows. You can also sign up for a weekly Early Warnings e-mail blast.

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