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The (Biggest) Weekend In Chicago Rock (Ever?) (Cont'd)

Did we just experience the biggest weekend in Chicago rock history? Just by sheer quantity and breadth of artists big and small? Possibly even qualitatively?

The Beachwood Rock Local Affairs Desk wondered just that in this illustrative (but not even exhaustive) post of 53 shows from not only Pitchfork but the Vans Warped Tour and acts like Pearl Jam and Phish, who all collided here for a citywide musical jamboree. (If Smashmouth, Sugar Ray and the Gin Blossoms are more your speed, they played Ravinia.)

Well, guess what, the fun didn't end on Sunday night. On Monday the freakin' Melvins played the Double Door and The Handsome Family played Millennium Park. And if your tastes run that way, Jay Z played Soldier Field with Justin Timberlake.

Besides an ordinary night in New York or LA, has any other city seen such a collection of talent at one time?

So here's our unexpected Part II of Monday's post updating the action, as well as additional video from the weekend that wasn't yet available yesterday.

54. The Handsome Family at Millennium Park on Monday night.


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55. The Melvins at the Double Door on Monday night.

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56. Gavin DeGraw in Tinley Park on Sunday night.

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57. Jay Z and Justin Timberlake at Soldier Field on Monday night.

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58. Outdoor Velour at Quenchers on Thursday night.

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59. John Butler Trio at the Vic on Thursday night.

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60. Mac DeMarco at Pitchfork on Friday.

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61. Aure Ne Veut at Pitchfork on Sunday.

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62. White Lung at Pitchfork on Saturday.

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63. Pissed Jeans at Pitchfork on Saturday.

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64. Caleb James at Reggies on Friday night as part ofThe Jones Live Presented by FakeShoreDrive. Pursuit of Dopeness has video of several other acts on the bill.

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Comments welcome.



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Posted on July 23, 2013


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