Ah, March. The most bananas month of the year according to the sporting schedules and the strength of our liver. It’s also a very annoying month in the city of Chicago.
We endured the cold of winter and spring is in our sights. But first, we must accept the fact that March’s weather patterns are more bi-polar than Amanda Bynes in a courthouse.
Thankfully, March gives us the NCAA Tournament and St. Patrick’s Day; events that make us forget that weather even exists. Add in a solid docket of Chicago concerts and we have a legitimate gameplan for bridging the gap between winter and full blown spring.
It’s a relatively light month, but plenty of artists are getting their Chicago stops in with festival season quickly approaching.
Per usual, our March slate of Chicago concerts includes everything we’d go to if being responsible adults wasn’t important.
Plus, as you’ll see with our mid-month entries, any shows that made us say “Oh shit, those guys are still doing things?”
Louis The Child – 3/4 @ Lincoln Hall
A duo of Chicago natives that still aren’t old enough to legally drink, Louis The Child are stopping in their hometown as a part of the current “It’s Strange” tour – named after their mega jam featuring fellow Chicago product K. Flay.
And it’s going to be an insane summer for LTC; as they’ll hit Coachella in April, Summercamp in May, and Governor’s Ball in June. Props to you if you snagged a $13 ticket before they sold out because that’s a steal.
Bryson Tiller – 3/4 @ House of Blues
R&B star Bryson Tiller’s “T R A P S O U L” tour head into town Friday, March 4th and draws a pretty solid venue in the House of Blues.
Most are just learning about the Louisville product that refers to himself as Pen Griffey, but if you don’t feel like looking him up just imagine a mash-up of Chicago’s own Jeremih and Drake, and that’s what you get.
His debut album (same name as the tour), peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard 200, and No. 2 on the Hip-Hop/R&B Billboard charts in only four months.
Logic – 3/4 @ Aragon Ballroom
Only seven miles north at the Aragon, breakthrough rapper Logic will knock the speakers with his brand of anti-superficial rap.
Allow this snippet from a Nov. 20th piece by Patrick Kollmeier to give you every reason you need to get off the fence and see his show:
In an age when lyricism seems to be the least sexy aspect of mainstream rap, it’s comforting to hear Logic stand firmly engrained into his storytelling on tracks like The Incredible True Story, Innermission, City of Stars and more. From top to bottom, Logic treats every beat like a rap battle against the wicked ways of his lifelong adversity.