Swede Home Chicago
By Lizz Kannenberg on Dec 13, 2007 8:22PM
Besides free booze at office parties, too much rich food, and the stress of gift buying, the holiday season also brings a couple of music-centric certainties: "Best Of" lists and benefit concerts. Keep an eye on Chicagoist for the former, and break out your taste for lutefisk tonight for the latter. Schubas will play host to a show benefiting the Swedish Covenant Hospital and featuring a lineup ripe with Chicagoist faves, playing both original music and covers of Swedish artists. The idea s to raise some dough for the Northwest Side hospital that is trying to advance a holistic approach to medicine in Chicago, and we kinda dig that, so check it out.
The Bon Mots are jaunting around town on the strength of a more-than-solid jangly rock album, 40 Days and 40 Nights With the Bon Mots. Few groups in this city can claim a wider range of influences or a better ability to incorporate them into original music that's fresh and innovative...or a more impressive knowledge of British Invasion-era pop music.
Le Concorde has impressed trippy pop aficionados outside of Chicago for a couple of years, and the band's hometown has finally seemed to catch up. Suite is a lush collection of pretty-to-pensive-to-party songcraft that's part Postal Service and part Jackson 5. Like, woah.
The Swede Home Chicago benefit is tonight at Schubas, 8:00 p.m., $20 or $10 with the above flier.