Thursday, March 26
Themselves @ The Empty Bottle (Chicago)
After a six-year hiatus, Anticon hip-hop duo Themselves (Doseone and Jel) has returned and will issue a third full-length album, CrownsDown, in August. In advance of the anticipated release, the two get back on the stage during this early-spring North American tour.
Friday, March 27 & Saturday, March 28
Wil Blades Organ Trio @ Green Mill (Chicago)
An ascending jazz organist, Chicago native and San Francisco resident Wil Blades returns to the Green Mill with his Hammond B3 and luminous local guitarist Jeff Parker (Tortoise), who will join an unannounced drummer for Blades’ classic, easygoing jazz sounds.