Fletcher Rockwell plays the Old Dominion After Party at Joe's Live in Rosemont Friday, Jan. 18. Courtesy of Thomas M. Kubik

Sound check: Old Dominion, Fletcher Rockwell play double-feature in Rosemont

“Make It Sweet,” the latest single from Old Dominion, is driving the chart-burning country band’s tour around the country and Canada the next few months. The “Make It Sweet Tour,” also featuring Jordan Davis and Morgan Evans, kicks off from the Allstate Arena this weekend. Make the show part of a double feature with one of the Chicago-area’s hottest Americana bands, Fletcher Rockwell, as they play an Old Dominion After-Party show at Joe’s Live in Rosemont. Old Dominion: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. Tickets start at $32.50; limited tickets still available. (800) 745-3000 or rosemont.com/allstate/events/. Old Dominion After Party featuring Fletcher Rockwell: 11:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Joe’s Live, 5441 Park Place, Rosemont. Free with ticket reservation online; $5 at the door; free at the door with Old Dominion ticket stub. (847) 261-0392 or joesliverosemont.com.

Tomorrow Never Knows

As Chicago-area concerts tend to slow down a bit while we recover from the holidays and musicians hole up writing new music, Tomorrow Never Knows shines as a bright spot in the gray days of January. The five-day music festival, spread across the stages at six Chicago venues, brings together some of the best up-and-coming musicians the area has to offer, along with comedy acts and national musical artists. This year’s fest — which includes Lincoln Hall, Schubas, Metro, Smartbar, Hideout and Sleeping Village — features acts such as Girl K, Charly Bliss, WAND, Negative Gemini, Neil Hamburger, Varsity, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, Shortly, Yoke Lore, David Bazan and many more. Five-day passes are sold out, as are some of the shows, so check on the schedule at lh-st.com. Wednesday, Jan. 16, through Sunday, Jan. 20, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., (773) 525-2501 or lh-st.com; Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, (773) 525-2508 or lh-st.com; Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago, (773) 549-4140 or metrochicago.com; Smartbar, 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago, (773) 549-0203 or smartbarchicago.com; Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., Chicago, (773) 227-4433 or hideoutchicago.com; and Sleeping Village, 3734 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, (773) 654-3971 or sleeping-village.com.

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