Mount Eerie, Julie Doiron, Calm Down It's Monday | Hutch Courtyard, University of Chicago | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader

Mount Eerie, Julie Doiron, Calm Down It's Monday All Ages Soundboard Recommended

When: Mon., Oct. 20, 5 p.m. 2008

Back in the early 90s, when it was first discovered that there were good bands in Canada, Julie Doiron was making music with Eric’s Trip, the first Canadian act signed to Sub Pop. Post-that she’s worked primarily as a solo artist and largely been ignored. (Holding out as a bedroom-rock folkie type during the rise of emo and dance-punk didn’t help.) But Jagjaguwar, which put out 2006’s Woke Myself Up and several reissues, has helped raise her profile just in time for some of her best work. Her songs, always quiet, steady, and lovely, are infused with a sweet vulnerability and an everyday kind of sadness. Doiron opens with Calm Down It’s Monday, her new project with Dick Morello (an old bandmate from Shotgun & Jaybird), and then plays a set of her own; Mount Eerie headlines. The same lineup also plays an all-ages show at 8 PM at AV-aerie, 2000 W. Fulton #310; tickets to that one are $10. -Jessica Hopper

Price: $3

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