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By Andy Argyrakis
This Week's Picks: The solo side of St. Vincent, A Bird homecoming and a rock n' roll supergroup
Monday, May 7, 2012

St. VincentThe solo side of St. Vincent: Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist St. Vincent may have started out as a member of The Polyphonic Spree and touring band member behind Sufjan Stevens, but these days she's practically just as popular as either of those acts. The baroque pop/art rocker's solo headlining jaunt comes on the heels of opening for Arcade Fire, Death Cab For Cutie and Andrew Bird, which have only added to her hipster appeal. Friday, May 11 at Vic Theatre:

Andrew BirdA Bird homecoming: Andrew Bird's currently on tour in support of his new CD Break it Yourself (Mom+Pop), but if there's one date to catch, it's hands down his Chicago homecoming show. The troubadour's always been generous to the Windy City, and besides new tunes, promises plenty of career spanning indie rock, folk and baroque pop spun in his critically-acclaimed tradition. Saturday, May 12 at Auditorium Theatre:

ChickenfootA rock n' roll supergroup: What happens when you mix the other half of Van Halen, a guitar god and one of the world's greatest rock n' roll drummers? Check out the Chickenfoot show to find out and rev up for front man Sammy Hagar, bassist Michael Anthony, guitarist Joe Satriani and drummer Kenny Aronoff as they blaze through two studio discs of bawdy rockers and perhaps a classic rock cover or two. Saturday, May 12 at Chicago Theatre:

This Week's Picks 2012

May 1 - 6
April 23 - 30
April 16 - 22
April 6 - 15
April 2 - 8
Mar. 26 - April 1
Mar. 19 - 25
Mar. 12 - 18
Mar. 5 - 11
Feb. 27 - Mar. 4
Feb. 20 - 26
Feb. 13 - 19
Feb. 6 - 12
Jan. 30 - Feb. 5
Jan. 23 - 29
Jan. 16 - 22
Jan. 9 - 15
Jan. 2 - 8
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