Friday, June 2, 2017

Greg Kot's Top 10 Concerts to See This Summer - 3 in the Sloop

Summer in the city usually means a plethora of concert options.  Yes, Lollapalooza is the biggest event in our hood, but Greg Kot - the venerable Tribune music writer - lists his top 10 for the summer (presumably outside of Lolla).

Three of these are in the Sloop:
GorillazDamon Albarn has put together his virtual band with human stand-ins for cartoon characters Murdoc, 2D, Russel and Noodle. His recent guest-laden album, "Humanz," includes cameos by Chicago greats Mavis Staples and Jamie Principle, so who knows who might show up on stage? 7:30 p.m. July 8 at Huntington Pavilion, Northerly Island, $142-$882;

Nick CaveThe singer is a rocker who happens to be a poet. In concert, he suggests a fallen preacher, an assassin, a rogue or a romantic, sometimes all in the same song. He's coming off one of his best albums, the 2016 "Skeleton Tree," and his shows with the Bad Seeds are must-sees. 8 p.m. June 16 at the Auditorium Theatre, $49.50-$99.50;
U2In which the Irish quartet joins the parade of major artists celebrating past triumphs by playing its 1987 album "The Joshua Tree" in its entirety. As usual, expect spectacular visuals and a game attempt to put it all into contemporary context. 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Soldier Field, 1410 Museum Campus Drive, $70-$134;

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