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Them Crooked Vultures
  • Them Crooked Vultures
I'm sure there's a better way to say it, but this week's crop of Early Warnings is full of old farts. Is there a better time of year for seasoned musicians, maybe even slightly broken-down musicians, to turn off the Golden Girls reruns and head out on tour? I think not. Of course that's not to say that the more, ahem, mature artists in this week's announcements can't still bring it. The veterans trucking through town this spring and summer include the Buzzcocks, Cyndi Lauper, Gary Louris, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Phish, Public Enemy, and Them Crooked Vultures (Dave Grohl and Josh Homme count as old farts now, right?).

Also this week the Department of Cultural Affairs announced the schedule for Music Without Borders, a free Thursday concert series in Millennium Park that starts June 3. Its impressive lineup of international musicians includes Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, Tinariwen, Orchestre Septentrional d'Haiti, Dobet Gnahore, and Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou. Check out Peter Margasak's quick assessment for more.

You can find my list of this week's notable announcements after the jump:

Balkan Beat Box with the Very Best at Millennium Park on June 3
Buzzcocks at Double Door on May 23 (on sale Saturday at 10 AM)
Devin the Dude at Subterranean on May 15
Entombed with Merauder at Reggie's Rock Club on June 5
Evelyn Evelyn at Park West on June 2 (on sale Saturday at 10 AM)
Fuck the Facts at Reggie's Rock Club on May 18
Dobet Gnahore at Millennium Park on July 8
Cyndi Lauper at House of Blues on June 30 (on sale Friday at 10 AM)
Gary Louris at Lincoln Hall on May 20 (on sale Saturday at 10 AM)
Metric at the Vic on May 20 (on sale Saturday at 10 AM)
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou at Millennium Park on July 15
Paramore with Tegan and Sara at Charter One Pavilion on August 18 (on sale Friday at 10 AM)
Public Enemy at Congress Theater on June 26
Them Crooked Vultures at Aragon Ballroom on May 18 (on sale Saturday at 11 AM)
Tinariwen with Monajat Yulchieva at Millennium Park on June 17

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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