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Top Shows To See Before Thanksgiving

October 26, 2011 2:00 PM

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Blitzen Trapper

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Lin Brehmer at WXRT, shares his picks for the top shows to see before Thanksgiving. Check out the first few below and read the rest at wxrt.com.

J.C. Brooks and the Uptown Sound

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J.C. Brooks and the Uptown Sound

Location: Double Door
Friday, October 28
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J.C. Brooks and the Uptown Sound CD Release Party, Friday, October 28 at Double Door. A local ensemble that has forged a reputation with fiery live performances. Check out this mighty fine Wilco cover.

Blitzen Trapper

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Blitzen Trapper/Dawes

Location: Metro
Thursday, November 3
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Blitzen Trapper/Dawes Thursday, November 3 at Metro. Easily my favorite double bill of the autumnal concert season. Fell hard for Blitzen Trapper in 2008 with the release of the album “Furr.” The title track is magnificent and “War on Machines” is my theme song. Their newest album “American Goldwing” should be on the top of your new CD’s to buy.

The Civil Wars

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The Civil Wars

Location: The Vic
Sunday, November 6
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The Civil Wars Sunday, November 6 at The Vic. Title track of their album Barton Hollow is one of the best songs I play on the radio. They’ve become something of a sensation.

Yonder Mountain String Band

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Yonder Mountain String Band

Location: House of Blues
Thursday, November 10
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Yonder Mountain String Band Thursday, November 10 at House of Blues. Gen-yoo-ine modern -bluegrass superstars. I have spent cash money to purchase their CD’s. You have no idea.

Read more of Lin’s picks at wxrt.radio.com

Lin Brehmer, WXRT / Lauren Wulf, CBS Local Chicago

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