Sound check: Ember Oceans, Atlas Genius catch Bears fever

Kick off (ha-ha … er, hmmm) football season when Palatine indie-popsters Ember Oceans bring a fun and funky vibe to the 2018 Miller Lite Chicago Bears Block Party along with The PunchBifunkalESSOthe Senn Alan Band, a DJ set by Emo vs. Pop Punk and national headliner Atlas Genius. The free party in Logan Square will also feature drum line performances, graffiti art, interactive football activities, food, drinks and photo ops. Noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, in Logan Square, along Milwaukee Avenue between Spaulding and Kedzie, Chicago. Free. More info at

Fall Out Boy at Wrigley

The Wilmette-born punk-influenced rockers Fall Out Boy have been out touring in support of this year’s release “M A N I A,” but the band returns for a homecoming show at Wrigley Field this weekend. Chicago’s own Rise Against and Ohio rapper Machine Gun Kelly join them at the plate. “I grew up going to games with my dad at Wrigley,” says Pete Wentz, bassist for the band. “This stadium contains so much magic from being a kid.” Read our interview with Wentz at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Wrigley Field, 1060 W. Addison St., Chicago. $30.50-$90.50.

Hope for the Day

Rising Star Concert Promotions presents the Stop the Insanity Part 4 Anti Bullying/Suicide Awareness Show at RocHaus in West Dundee. The show — featuring Second Season, Invictus, The Arsonist on my Six and When the Sun Sets — will raise funds to benefit Hope for the Day, an outreach and mental health education organization founded here in Chicago. 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at RocHaus, 96 W. Main St., West Dundee. $10-$15. (815) 482-2870 or

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