Sound check: Jeff Tweedy’s education benefit shows

Jeff Tweedy, frontman for Chicago-based alternative rock band Wilco, takes the stage again for his annual two-night Benefit for Education shows this weekend. Proceeds from tickets and poster sales at the show will go to educational organizations in the city. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 22-23, at The Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago. $75; the Saturday night performance is sold out. (773) 472-0449 or victheatre.com.

Scottish Skerryvore

After a weekend celebrating the Irish, get a taste of the Scottish when Tiree-based Skerryvore pays a visit to Arlington Heights. Skerryvore, the internationally renowned eight-piece project fusing rock and pop with traditional Celtic sounds, melds thunderous drums, bagpipes, accordion and fiddles with modern rock trappings. Catch a night of upbeat, rousing tunes at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre. 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. $35-$40. (847) 577-2121 or metropolisarts.com.

Two nights with Eric Church

Nashville’s Eric Church — the Country Music Association Award-winning singer-songwriter behind charting country hits “Guys Like Me,” “Homeboy,” “Hell on the Heart” and others — takes his fall 2018 release “Desperate Man” out for a spin with his “Double Down Tour.” Catch the show at Rosemont’s Allstate Arena two nights this weekend. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 22-23, at Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $29-$139 Friday; $69-$139 Saturday. (800) 745-3000 or rosemont.com/allstate.

Glen Phillips tops nearly two decades of solo work with his most personal album, last year’s “Swallowed By the New,” which he’ll perform at the Old Town School Friday, March 22. – Courtesy of Ashtin Paige

Glen Phillips at Old Town

Glen Phillips, the voice behind Toad the Wet Sprocket’s vast catalog of heartfelt tunes, brings some of those songs and his nearly two decades of solo material to Chicago’s Old Town School. Drawing from 2018’s release, “Swallowed By the New,” expect a raw, intensely vulnerable performance as Phillips shares his positivity through songs related to personal growth after major life transitions. 8 p.m. Friday, March 22, at Old Town School of Folk Music, The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $28; $26 for Old Town School members. (773) 728-6000 or oldtownschool.org.

Slime time!

Get ready to get slimed! Nickelodeon Slime Fest returns to Chicago’s Huntington Bank Pavilion on Northerly Island on Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9, featuring a Slime Maze, a Slime Pit, a Slime Disco and a load of Nickelodeon stars (presumably also slimy). Musical guests for the weekend include Pitbull, Bebe Rexha, JoJo Siwa and T-Pain. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 29, at nickslimefest.com.

Concert highlights

Unforgiven, Freak On A Leash, VOODOO, SIC: 7 p.m. Friday, March 22, at RocHaus, 96 W. Main St., West Dundee. $12-$15. (815) 482-2870 or rochaus.com.

Law of Keanu, Rebels In Stereo, Fire Cat, Lightweights: 7 p.m. Friday, March 22, at 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $7-$10. (773) 549-5549 or elboroomlive.com.

Jeff Tweedy Benefit for Education: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23, at The Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago. $75; the Saturday night performance is sold out. (773) 472-0449 or victheatre.com.

Blind Adam and the Federal League, Sleeping Under 47, Caitlin Edwards: 8 p.m. Friday, March 22, at Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway, Aurora. Free. (630) 264-2739 or twobrothersbrewing.com.

Summer Camp On the Road featuring Alabaster, Zoofunkyou, FuzzLove, Stormy Chromer, The Bank Notes: 8 p.m. Friday, March 22, at Martyrs’, 3855 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 404-9494 or martyrslive.com.

Glen Phillips: 8 p.m. Friday, March 22, at Old Town School of Music, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $28; $26 for Old Town School members. (773) 728-6000 or oldtownschool.org.

Four It All, Overclocked, Deadwolf, Oakmen: 8 p.m. Friday, March 22, at Silvie’s Lounge, 1902 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago. $10. (773) 871-6239 or silvieslounge.com.

Varsity, Pool Holograph, Stuyedeyed And Rookie ‘In The Round’: 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., Chicago. $12. (312) 526-3851 or thaliahallchicago.com.

Porn and Chicken, Dack Janiels, Rico Act, Symbiotic: 9 p.m. Friday, March 22, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $20. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.

October Birds of Death, The First Rule, Evil Engine, The Studs: 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, at BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $7-$10. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

Wynchester, The Moonlight Pickers, Bryn Rich: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

Road to Punk the Burbs, with The Crombies, No Comprendo, The Magnifiers, Death Of Self, Cherryhead: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at BaseCamp Pub, 5750 Lakeside Drive, Lisle. $10-$13. (331) 777-4712 or basecamppub.com.

Matt Derda: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Dry City Brew Works, 120B N. Main St., Wheaton. Free. (630) 456-4787 or drycitybrewworks.com.

Coopers Dead Things: 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at RocHaus, 96 W. Main St., West Dundee. $10-$13. (815) 482-2870 or rochaus.com.

John Waite: 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $39-$79. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com.

Summer Camp On the Road featuring Gazebo Effect, Downers Groove, Frequilibrium, Illy Wonka & Friends, SJOD: 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Martyrs’, 3855 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 404-9494 or martyrslive.com.

Scott Ligon’s All Star Freakout: 9 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at FitzGerald’s, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $10. (708) 788-2118 or fitzgeraldsnightclub.com.

Too White Crew, Bella Cain: 9 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Joe’s Live, 5441 Park Place, Rosemont. $15. (847) 261-0392 or joesliverosemont.com.

Decay, Vicious Attack, Jury of Fears, South Arsenal, Central Disorder: 9 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Bourbon on Division, 2050 W. Division St., Chicago. $8. (773) 796-5879 or bourbonondivision.com.

Never Better, Makena, Hard Loss, Cliffhanger, Bad Planning: 6 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at Wire, 6815 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $5-$7. (708) 669-9473 or wireismusic.com.

Red Sun Rising, Goodbye June, Dirty Honey: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $15. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.

Bad Bunny “X100Pre Tour”: 7 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim Road, Rosemont. Tickets start at $69. (800) 745-3000 or rosemont.com/allstate.

Willie Taylor: 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at Wire, 6815 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $15-$20. (708) 669-9473 or wireismusic.com.

Knox Hamilton, Brother Moses, August Hotel: 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $12. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

Noah Gabriel: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at The Finery & Blacksmith Bar: 305 W. Main St., St. Charles. (630) 940-2380 or thefineryrestaurant.com.

Weathered, Mess, You Folk, Rocky Point Holiday: 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at Subterranean (downstairs), 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

Red Wanting Blue, The Trews: 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $15. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

Luke Underhill: 6 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at Wire, 6815 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $8. (708) 669-9473 or wireismusic.com.

Old 97’s, Joshua Ray Walker: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., Chicago. $25-$60. (312) 526-3851 or thaliahallchicago.com.

• Brian Shamie is a Daily Herald multiplatform editor and local music fanboy. Find him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter at @thatshamieguy. Brian also keeps tabs on the Chicago-area music scene at chicagosoundcheck.com.