Sound check: Marina City’s evolution, show at Chop Shop

For a while now, Plainfield power-pop sextet Marina City has been secretly cultivating something new, rolling out bits and pieces of the next step in the band’s evolution at various appearances and the recent release of the single “Addicted.” Catch it in all its glory when the band headlines Chicago’s Chop Shop this weekend, with support from eclectic popster Emily Blue and danceable tunes from West suburban indie-pop band The Weekend Run Club. 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Chop Shop, 2033 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10-$15. (773) 537-4440 or chopshopchi.com.

The Lettermen’s classics

Today I learned that one of my favorite classics, “The Way You Look Tonight,” was originally written by The Lettermen, a pop vocal trio that bounded to fame in the ’60s with tight harmony structures and follow-up hits “When I Fall in Love,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “Put Your Head on My Shoulder,” as well as others. The band’s current incarnation brings its enduring classics to Arlington Heights for two performances at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre. 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. $40-$45. (847) 577-2121 or metropolisarts.com.

Ike Reilly’s tunes and tales

Contemporary folk rocker Ike Reilly‘s catalog comes almost entirely from his powerful storytelling abilities. And like so many other great storytellers, he puts his into song. Spend a cozy night with the Libertyville native as he shares stories from his solid musical career and his gritty, punk-influenced songs, both of which will make you laugh, make you think and wow you with his talent. 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro, 3905 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $20. (773) 248-3905 or irishbistro.com.

Concert highlights

Altitudes & Attitude, Bedlem, Chout, Hallowed Halls: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at Reggies Rock Club, 2105 S. State St., Chicago. $18-$22. (312) 949-0120 or reggieslive.com.

L.A. Guns, The Darbies, Teeze, Dang Blasted Cranks: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at RocHaus, 96 W. Main St., West Dundee. $25-$43. (815) 482-2870 or rochaus.com.

Rotten Mouth, Revolt Coda, Fuzzlove, Saltwater Tap: 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Cobra Lounge, 235 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. $8-$10. (312) 226-6300 or cobralounge.com.

Radkey, Lever, Led Pig: 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, at RocHaus, 96 W. Main St., West Dundee. $15-$33. (815) 482-2870 or rochaus.com.

Eliminator, Electric Gypsy, Cheap Thrills: 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, at BrauerHouse Live, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $10-$12. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

Victor Brown Band: 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Potato Creek Johnny’s, 1850 Waukegan Road, Glenview. (847) 486-1007 or potatocreekjohnny.com.

Marina City, Emily Blue, The Weekend Run Club: 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Chop Shop, 2033 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10-$15. (773) 537-4440 or chopshopchi.com.

Ike Reilly: 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro, 3905 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $20. (773) 248-3905 or irishbistro.com.

Vicious Circle, Aron Hadon: 9 p.m. Friday, April 5, at BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $8-$10. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

Tributosaurus Becomes Monkees: 9 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Wire, 6815 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $25-$60. (708) 669-9473 or wireismusic.com.

Austin Fillmore “Need Me” release party: 9 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Virgin Hotels Chicago, 203 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago. $5-$13. (312) 940-4400 or eventbrite.com.

James Supercave, Sunjacket, Love in October: 9 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. $12. (773) 525-2508 or lh-st.com.

No Limits Music Fest featuring Bronte Fall, Natalie, Simpleton & Cityfolk: 5 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $30; proceeds benefit OTR, an Illinois organization dedicated to providing independent living solutions for residents with physical disabilities. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com.

Too White Crew: 9 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at BaseCamp Pub, 5750 Lakeside Drive, Lisle. $10. (331) 777-4712 or ticketweb.com.

Back Country Roads: 9 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Old Towne, 40W290 Lafox Road, St. Charles. (630) 513-4240 or otpwasco.com.

The Cactus Blossoms, Jack Klatt: 9 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $15-$18. (773) 525-2501 or lh-st.com.

DJ NoDJ: 9 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Tonic Room, 2447 N. Halsted St., Chicago. $12. (773) 248-8400 or tonicroom.ticketfly.com.

Blac Rabbit, Thee Casual Hex, Dogs at Large, Horace Greene: 9 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. $12-$15. (773) 525-2508 or lh-st.com.

Makari, Artica, Westmore, Common Threads, Far Under: 6 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Wire, 6815 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $10-$12. (708) 669-9473 or wireismusic.com.

The Unlikely Candidates, The Brevet, Laik: 8 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. $15. (773) 525-2508 or lh-st.com.

The Grateful String Band: 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at BrauerHouse Live, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $10. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

The Four C Notes Benefit Concert for SEASPAR: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. $25. (630) 960-7600 or seaspar.org.

The Parlor Mob, The Cold Seas, Ryan Powers & the Secret Weapons: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Cobra Lounge, 235 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. $13. (312) 226-6300 or cobralounge.com.

Tennyson, Sports Boyfriend: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. $17-$20. (773) 525-2508 or lh-st.com.

Broods, Bad Sounds: 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago. $25-$30. (773) 549-4140 or metrochicago.com.

Trapt, Tantric, Color Me Amused: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at Tailgaters Sports Bar and Grill, 431 W. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. $25-$45. (630) 679-1994 or tailgatersgrill.com.

Broken Robots, Jukeboxes: 9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $7-$10. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.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.

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