Recommended Shows This Week (7/15 - 7/21)

Monday: Night Beds @ The Record Bar

One of the bigger surprises so far of this year for me has been Night Beds. In the same vein as the almost country singer songwriter stuff, Night Beds debut album Country Sleep is really fantastic stuff. Winston Yellen's band will be at The Record Bar on Monday night and if it isn't already sold out, it most likely will be by tonight.

Tuesday: And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead @ The Record Bar

I'm not going to lie, I've never been a big Trail of Dead fan. Their debut album famously received a 10 from Pitchfork (meaning it's a perfect album, it couldn't be any better, right?!?) but it never did much for me. They've had a lot of lineup changes since then, but I hear their live shows are really great.

Wednesday: Night Moves @ The Riot Room

I've already written about Minneapolis' Night Moves earlier this month (and here's another chance for me to remind you we're giving away tickets to this show!) but let me reiterate that these guys have put out a really great debut album and this show should be a lot of fun.

Wednesday: Freedy Johnston @ Czar Bar

Although I'm not really familiar with a ton of Freedy Johnston's stuff, I'm purely recommending this show because he's a Kansas native and also because of the song 'Bad Reputation'. The song has nostalgic value to me because it was in the closing credits of the fantastic movie Kicking and Screaming (not the Will Ferrel movie).

Sunday: Glossary @ The Riot Room

Alt-Country, Americana or whatever you want to call it, Tennessee's Glossary has been doing it for years and are criminally unappreciated. If you like Lucero, Drive-By Truckers, American Aquarium or one of the many other Americana bands I write about frequently, you probably dig Glossary too. They'll be at The Riot Room on Sunday night.

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