Say hello to the weekend, my friends, because it is upon us. Before you pack an overnight bag and head off on a quick trip out of state or whatever, give me two seconds to tell you that The Sadies are coming to Chicago TWICE next month. They have earned the reputation of being Canada’s best live band, which is saying something when Arcade Fire is one of your biggest competitors. In other words, you probably won’t want to miss them when they come through town. July 7th they’ve got a show at Schuba’s. Tickets are $14 and can be bought here. On July 9th, they’ll be playing a FREE show at Millennium Park with James Vincent McMorrow. Just show up at that one if you want as there’s no tickets involved. If you’re wondering what The Sadies sound like, I’ll definitely recommend the mp3 below for a taste. In this set I’ll also recommend songs from Deap Vally, James Apollo, Stereolab’s Laetitia Sadier, Ranch Ghost, Seatraffic, Sic Alps and Suit of Lights. In the Soundcloud section stream new stuff from Dispatch, Iron & Wine and Nguzunguzu. Have a great weekend!