The Belvederes bring the band's fun and funky Americana sound Friday, March 16, to FitzGerald's in Berwyn with The Velvet Jimis.

Sound check: FitzGerald’s brings The Belvederes to the stage

I’ve written about The Belvederes before, but it bears repeating: If you want a fun night out with some good, solid rock ‘n’ roll, this is the show! The foursome from the Northwest Suburbs — John Michael Ford, Joe Alonzo, Tyler Kock and Joe Nocchi — brings a youthful appeal to garage rock-inspired Americana, funk and soul. Their harmonies are taut. Their performances are electric. And their stage presence is magnetic. The band is bringing a few new songs they’re tinkering with for an upcoming album. Catch them on stage with The Velvet Jimis at FitzGerald’s, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $10. (708) 788-2118 or 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 16

‘Wine’ screening with Nino

Girl Named Nino – Courtesy of Roman Sobus

When local Filmmaker Emily Railsback was seeking musicians to accompany her upcoming documentary “Our Blood Is Wine,” about the rich traditions of winemaking in the republic of Georgia, who better to tap than Chicago-area artist Nino Arobelidze? Nino — who was born and raised in Georgia before immigrating with her family and attending Lake Forest High School, Lake Forest College, College of Lake County and later studying vocal performance at DePaul University — understood the deep-running culture and music of the republic and the spiritual journey of the winemakers from the region. The match was a great fit for Nino, whose recently released album “Moonlight Daughter” is a lushly layered mash of genres with a cinematic feel, each song a stolen moment of time. “I’m not a storyteller who tells linear stories,” said Arobelidze. Her album speaks to carving out your own place in the world. “You create this space around you, you generate this reality and then you’re going to let people in, including listeners who didn’t have you in their world,” she said. “Then they found your music, and they’re healing and jamming … whatever it means that they’re seeking. I wanted to make that music that I love.” Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. $11 general admission for a preshow introduction, the screening and a post-viewing Q&A; $15 includes a post-screening wine-tasting event; discounted prices for Music Box members. (773) 871-6604 or 1 p.m. Saturday, March 17, and 7 p.m. Monday, March 19

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