One of Chicago’s great rock bands, the seemingly everlasting Eleventh Dream Day, is playing every Sunday in May (except last week) at the Hideout. The band’s getting ready to record a new album, and the May 2 show was filled with one new song after another. The new material sounded pretty strong, and it’ll be interesting to see how it shapes up or evolves as the group plays more gigs this month and then finally heads into the studio. Eleventh Dream Day also dug way back into its catalogue, playing music from its first album, Prairie School Freakout, as well as a cover tune the band used to play in its earliest days — Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet.”
This Sunday’s show by Eleventh Dream Day is sold out, thanks to the fact that the opening band is Condo Fucks, an alter ego of Yo La Tengo. I’ll be there. You can still buy tickets for the shows on May 23 and 30. See www.hideoutchicago.com for details.