Top 30 July 2014 concerts
July means summer fest time is upon us once again. But while the month might be dominated by multi-act affairs like West Fest, Wicker Park Fest and the always-anticipated Pitchfork Music Fest, local music fans can also look forward to a smattering of concerts from big names like Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga and the reigning First Couple of Music: Jay-Z and Beyonce. Here are the month's 30 best shows. --Andy Downing for RedEye
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The Hold Steady July 2 at Concord Music Hall
Craig Finn still sings of nights filled with "salted rims and frosted mugs," but the Hold Steady's latest, "Teeth Dreams," is less about the party than the heavy questions that arise after the guests depart.