Singer-songwriters Michael McDermott and Heather Horton play a benefit show for Mercy Home for Boys & Girls at BrauerHouse Live Sunday, July 28. Courtesy of Michael McDermott

Singer-songwriters Michael McDermott and Heather Horton play a benefit show for Mercy Home for Boys & Girls at BrauerHouse Live Sunday, July 28. Courtesy of Michael McDermott

Sound check: Michael McDermott, Heather Horton play Mercy Home benefit at BrauerHouse

Mercy Home benefit show

The musical pair Michael McDermott and Heather Horton headline a concert fundraiser for Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, which helps youth break free from cycles of neglect and abuse. The benefit show at BrauerHouse Live will also feature a full bar, a silent auction and the musicians’ merch for sale. Food isn’t available during the event, so plan lunch before or dinner after the event with BrauerHouse’s full menu. 4 p.m. (doors at 3 p.m.) Sunday, July 28, at BrauerHouse Live, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $30. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

Erabella, Wire host Feels Fest 2019

The emo scene rises up as Chicago post-hardcore band Erabella sets the stage for Feels Fest 2019, an all-ages gathering of area talent including Speaking with Ghosts, When We Was Kids, Guardrail, Capital Vices, Synovial, Havens and Glory Days. Each band will pull out its best classic emo covers (think Taking Back Sunday, Fall Out Boy, etc.), as well as originals, for the evening-long event. 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Wire, 6815 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. (708) 669-9473 or wireismusic.com.

Billow, Camera Kids at Side Street Studio Arts

The finish line is near for up-and-coming musicians racing to the win at the Side Street Studio Arts’ Battle of the Bands. Round 3.2 commences Saturday with Billow and Camera Kids taking the stage. Winners are determined by attendees’ votes, so be there to catch some great music and support your favorites. 7:30 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.) Saturday, July 27, at Side Street Studio Arts, 15 Ziegler Court, Elgin. $5 suggested donation each night. (847) 429-2276 or sidestreetstudioarts.org.

Concert highlights

Dave Eno: 7 p.m. Friday, July 26, at FoxFire, 17 W. State St., Geneva. Free. (630) 232-1369 or foxfiregeneva.com.

The Mavericks and Los Lobos: 7 p.m. Friday, July 26, at RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora. $45. (630) 896-6666 or riveredgeaurora.com.

The Darts, The Jetbeats, Mystery Actions: 7 p.m. Friday, July 26, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

The Band Royale, Highdiver, The Tomblands: 7 p.m. Friday, July 26, at Cobra Lounge, 235 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. $10. (312) 226-6300 or cobralounge.com.

Paul Thorn, Alice Drinks the Kool Aid: 8 p.m. Friday, July 26, at FitzGerald’s Nightclub, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $25. (708) 788-2118 or fitzgeraldsnightclub.com.

Lord Huron: 8 p.m. Friday, July 26, at Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. Tickets start at $47. (312) 902-1500 or msg.com.

Ivy Ford: 8 p.m. Friday, July 26, at Potato Creek Johnny’s, 1850 Waukegan Road, Glenview. Free. (847) 486-1007 or potatocreekjohnny.com.

Finger on the Trigger: 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 26, at Hey Nonny, 10 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. Free. (224) 202-0750 or heynonny.com.

Freak On A Leash, SIC, Lethal Dose: 9 p.m. Friday, July 26, at Wire, 6815 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $8-$10. (708) 669-9473 or wireismusic.com.

Junkhead, After Forever, Rattlehead: 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 26, at BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $7-$10. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

7th annual Homegrown Arts & Music Festival: 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28, at BaseCamp Pub, 5750 Lakeside Drive, Lisle. $20 per day; $35 for two-day pass. homegrownartsandmusicfestival.com

Feels Fest 2019 featuring Erabella, Speaking with Ghosts, When We Was Kids, Guardrail, Capital Vices, Synovial, Havens and Glory Days: 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Wire, 6815 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. (708) 669-9473 or wireismusic.com.

The Darling Suns: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at FoxFire, 17 W. State St., Geneva. Free. (630) 232-1369 or foxfiregeneva.com.

Chris Knight: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Hey Nonny, 10 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. $30-$50. (224) 202-0750 or heynonny.com.

Screeching Weasel, The Queers, Bigwig: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn, Chicago. $29.50. houseofblues.com/chicago.

King by Friday, Groovement, Tall Green Pines: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. $10. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

Side Street Studio Arts’ Battle of the Bands Round 3.2 with Billow and Camera Kids: 7:30 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.) Saturday, July 27, at Side Street Studio Arts, 15 Ziegler Court, Elgin. $5 suggested donation each night. (847) 429-2276 or sidestreetstudioarts.org.

The Region, Figure Eight, Thank You, I’m Sorry, JonFin: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Cobra Lounge, 235 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. $8. (312) 226-6300 or cobralounge.com.

Subliminal Verses, Now I’m Nothing, Concentric: 8 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at RocHaus, 96 W. Main St., West Dundee. $10-$13. (815) 482-2870 or rochaus.com.

Earth, Wind & Fire: 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28, at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $29.50-$253.50 (nearly sold out, but verified resale tickets available). (800) 745-3000 or thechicagotheatre.com.

The Typical, Blameless Lake, Painted Canyon, Speaker of the Temple: 8 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Silvie’s Lounge, 1902 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago. $10. facebook.com.

New Duncan Imperials, Thrift Store Halo: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at FitzGerald’s Nightclub, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $15. (708) 788-2118 or fitzgeraldsnightclub.com.

Killer Quad, Unforgiven, Hellbilly Deluxe, Killmister: 9 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at BrauerHouse Live, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $10-$12. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

Hillbilly Casino: 9 p.m. Saturday, July27, at BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $12-$15. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

Mr. Lock’s Sunny Days and Turnt up Nights: 10 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Durty Nellie’s, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. $5. (847) 358-9150 or durtynellies.com.

Michael McDermott and Heather Horton benefit for Mercy Home for Boys & Girls: 4 p.m. (doors at 3 p.m.) Sunday, July 28, at BrauerHouse Live, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $30. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

Gary Hoey’s “Neon Highway Blues” album release party: 5 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $20. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com.

Wavves, Last Import: 9 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $25. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

Ted Marengos: 9:30 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $12-$15. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

Ted Marengos, The Psychodelics, She Rides Tigers, The Angel Colon Band: 8 p.m. Monday, July 29, at Emporium Wicker Park, 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago. Free. (773) 697-7922 or emporiumchicago.com.

Chris Rawlins, Anna Quenan: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at Hey Nonny, 10 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. $8-$20. (224) 202-0750 or heynonny.com.

Rod Hamdallah, Amazing Heeby Jeebies, The Dyes: 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at FitzGerald’s Nightclub, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $10. (708) 788-2118 or fitzgeraldsnightclub.com.

Davenport Project: 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at FoxFire, 17 W. State St., Geneva. Free. (630) 232-1369 or foxfiregeneva.com.

Small Town Titans, Mixed Company, Handsome Pete: 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at RocHaus, 96 W. Main St., West Dundee. $10-$13. (815) 482-2870 or rochaus.com.

Summer Jam Showcase: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at BrauerHouse Live, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. Free. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

HED PE, Ravens, Heartsick: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at Durty Nellie’s, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. $15-$18. (847) 358-9150 or durtynellies.com.

Eilen Jewell: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at Hey Nonny, 10 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. $20-$45. (224) 202-0750 or heynonny.com.

The Bones of J.R. Jones, Goodnight, Texas: 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at FitzGerald’s Nightclub, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $10-$12. (708) 788-2118 or fitzgeraldsnightclub.com.

Naomi Ashley, Andon Davis Trio: 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at Wire, 6815 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. Free. (708) 669-9473 or wireismusic.com.

Summer Stomp Music & Camping Festival: 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, through Sunday, Aug. 4, at McHenry Extreme Sports and Event Park, 1911 W. Fernview Lane, Holiday Hills. Check ticketweb.com for ticket packages.

Unamused Dave, “Hey, Thanks!” Cold Brew, Snooze, When We Was Kids: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Wire, 6815 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $8-$10. (708) 669-9473 or wireismusic.com.

Ace Frehley (formerly of KISS) with special guest Enuff Z’nuff: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $59-$99. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com.

Bryan Ferry: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $95-$250. (312) 902-1500 or msg.com.

Heather Lynne Horton with Boyfriend on Girlfriends Day: 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Hey Nonny, 10 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. $15-$30. (224) 202-0750 or heynonny.com.