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Thirty Days of Concerts in Chicago

Thirty Days of Concerts in Chicago

Thirty Days of Concerts in Chicago

Red Bull gives you wings and music all November long in Chicago. With their music series 30 Days in Chicago, there’s a concert every night of the week to enjoy. With fewer than 20 days remaining in November, there are still many acts to see participating in the music celebration of 30 Days in Chicago.

However, there are only a limited number of shows and tickets are still available. Of the remaining 20 concerts and days left in November, only FOUR of these nights aren’t completely sold out. With tickets priced low and the hype very high, most of these concerts sold out tickets very quickly and only a few shows remain open. This is not to say it would be impossible to score tickets where shows have sold out, but it will cost you a pretty penny. For example, one of the more popular concerts closing out the series at the Riviera Theater is the rap trio Migos. Migos and Lil Yachty’s sold out the show through Red Bull Sound and with tickets originally priced at $15 a ticket, the lowest ticket resale price for this concert currently is $94 for general admission.

Red Bull has been promoting the concert series like crazy and if you’re interested in seeing any of their remaining open shows the time to act is now. Here are the shows tickets are still available to purchase through their website at Red Bull Sound Select.

Who: Ibeyi, theMind, Koda
Where: Metro 3730 North Clark Street
When: November 10
Cost: $14 + taxes and fees

One of the four remaining concerts features French-Cuban twins Ibeyi headlining with Chicago singer theMIND as well as California musician Koda. As one of the series’ final remaining events with tickets available you might be hesitant to check the show out for yourself. I can assure you that this will be a show worth seeing. With different sounds and three young artists representing the event, there will be a little something for everyone to check out here. Ibeyi is a French-Cuban duo that were born in Paris, but lived in Havana for the first two years of their lives. They primarily were raised in Paris, but travel often to Cuba on holiday and to visit with family members. The group name “Ibeyi” means twins in the language Yoruba, a Nigerian language their ancestors spoke. They sing in English, French, Spanish and Yoruba. Their sound is described as soul, downtempo, electronic, experimental and it is definitively unique, in a good way. TheMIND is a Chicago singer who released his debut mixtape last year and has worked on production of other Chicago artists’ work like Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book and other Save Money crewmembers. He has a way with storytelling and an intimate look into his lyrics that really capture the raw emotion behind them. For $14 this is a concert definitely worth seeing.

Who: Jacob Banks, Durand Jones & The Indications
Where: Lincoln Hall 2424 North Lincoln Avenue
When: November 22
Cost: $15 + taxes and fees

This concert with tickets still available is at the Lincoln Hall venue. This Lincoln Park venue is nice and a perfect small concert space. I once saw Kehlani here and thought the space was perfect for the crowd at the time. Jacob Banks is headlining the event. Banks is originally from Nigeria, but has lived in Birmingham, England since he was 13. Banks gives you an intimate look into his life with his lyrics and performances. His toured with Sam Smith and Alicia Key around the U.K to give you a better perspective on the style of music he fits in with. Let Banks serenade you and soak up his African-inspired grooves and soulful disposition. If you’re looking for even more soul, you’ve got to go to this show to listen to Durand Jones & The Indications open up for Banks. They play deep soul music that you feel deep in your own soul. Durand Jones went from singing in his church’s choir and going to music school in Indiana to touring as the lead singer of soul as Durand Jones & The Indications. Life can really lead you down a winding road, but if it leads to this soulful show, I’ll take it.

Who: Eryn Allen Kane, Sidewalk Chalk
Where: Fourth Presbyterian Church 126 East Chestnut Street
When: November 24
Cost: $15 + taxes and fees

Need more Chicago R&B in your life? Eryn Allen Kane has got you covered. A native of Detroit, Kane found herself in Chicago where she received a lot of attention including mentorship by the late Prince. Kane has preformed around Chicago including a show this summer at Taste of Chicago. Kane stays true to herself through her music as the wise Prince once told her that her music “isn’t the type of music that’s being played on the radio all the time, so it’s important for people to hear it.” Kane has stayed true to this and has in turn released two R&B/soul albums in the last two years under the 1552 Music label. And does this 27-year-old have soul. Sidewalk Chalk will also be performing after the debut of their fourth full-length album An Orchid is Born. Another ode to Chicago talent, Sidewalk Chalk is a seven-piece band that calls Chicago home. This hip-hop, funk, jazz, soul collective gives you all the fun, funk and soul you’ve been longing for in music these days. Not to mention the performance takes place in the beautiful Fourth Presbyterian Church just across from the Hancock Tower on Michigan. The amazing space is a brilliant performance area and gives more depth and emotion to the overall concert. So check it out for yourself.

Who: Jungle, NoMBe, DRAMA
Where: Metro 3730 North Clark Street
When: November 27
Cost: $14 + taxes and fees

Jungle is low-key and one of my favorite groups. Founded by childhood friends Tom McFarland and Josh Lloyd-Watson, the pair had known each other since they were next-door neighbors in Shepherds Bush, London since they were nine years old. The psychedelic, modern, neo-soul, funk group is one of the most unique sounds out there right now and one of the most-fun bands to listen to. They made some splash in the American scene with their single Busy Earnin’ which was sampled on multiple TV shows and used in a recent advertisement for Toyota Yaris Hybrid. They’ve played at festivals and performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! But the group still hasn’t seen huge success in the States which means you can still see this amazing group for dirt cheap before the rest of the country catches on. Also performing is Los Angeles indie act NoBe. Recently making waves, NoMBe is fresh music from California and had a #1 single on 22Tracks entitled, “California Girls.” He combines IDM, soul and indie sound to make his music. DRAMA will also be in the mix to perform songs created from Heartbreak. Their recent debut Gallows comes from the term “Gallows Humor,” which is when you find the humor in even the most painful experiences. Gallows and DRAMA remind listeners to see the humor in things even when they’re going down hill and to smile through the pain. DRAMA is a musical duo from Chicago.