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By Andy Argyrakis
Gladys and Temptations tunes, Mann and Leo as The Both, plus Nickelcreek reunites
Monday, May 5, 2014


Gladys Knight Gladys Knight Gladys Knight Gladys Knight

Gladys and Temptations tunes: "Motown The Musical" is still in town, but get the chance to see the real deal as "Empress of Soul" Gladys Knight crusies through all the Pips' hits and her silky solo favorites such as "If I Were Your Woman," "Neither One Of Us" and "Midnight Train To Georgia." The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards accompanies this excusion, recalling all the group's harmony heavy classics, including its leader's psychedelic era smashes like "Cloud Nine," "I Can't Get Next To You" and "Papa Was A Rolling Stone." Friday, May 9 at Chicago Theatre: www.thechicagotheatre.com.

Mann and Leo Mann and Leo Mann and Leo Mann and Leo

Mann and Leo as The Both: As godparents of modern day indie rock, Aimee Mann and Ted Leo are amongst the scene's most respected individually, but toss them together for a tour, and this is definitely a super duo. Simply called The Both, the relatively new collaboration just dropped their self-titled disc on SuperEgo Records, though there's always a chance to hear tunes from either singer/songwriter's influential past. Friday, May 9 at Metro: www.metrochicago.com.

Nickelcreek Nickelcreek Nickelcreek

Nickelcreek reunites: With nearly a decade apart for members to pursue a slew of offshoot projects, Nickelcreek ends its hiatus with a tour supporting the brand new "A Dotted Line" (Nonesuch). See just how much members Chris Thile, Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins have grown individually, along with the evolution of their collective progressive bluegrass/acoustic pop synthesis. Friday, May 9 at Riviera Theatre: www.jamusa.com.


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