Sound check: Elvis Costello in Chicago; 10 years with Fletcher Rockwell
Elvis Costello in town
British new wave artist Elvis Costello brings a set of his punk-influenced songs such as “Alison,” “Every Day I Write the Book” and “Red Shoes” as he and The Imposters make a tour stop in Chicago this week. Catch the iconic rocker at the Chicago Theatre. 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. Tickets start at $38. (312) 462-6300 or msg.com.
A decade with Fletcher Rockwell
Celebrate 10 years of Fletcher Rockwell as the Chicago and West suburban-based Americana rock band throws a party at FitzGerald’s this weekend. Expect classics from the band’s years as favorites on the bar scene along with newer songs from its latest release, “Help Me Get Better.” Kevin Prchal and The Wheeling Birds add a folksy rock touch to the bill as they open the set. 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at FitzGerald’s, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $10. (708) 788-2118 or fitzgeraldsnightclub.com.
Rebel Soul at The Venue
Matt Keen and his Southern rock band Rebel Soul Revival deliver soulful vocals and funky jams whenever they take the stage. Get a taste of the band’s unique sound at The Venue in Aurora this weekend. 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at The Venue, 21 S. Broadway Ave., Aurora. $10-$15. (331) 212-8490 or themusicvenue.org.
Darling Suns in the ‘Afterglow’
The West suburban indie-folk darlings of The Darling Suns have been making a name for themselves this year on the Chicago circuit, with a string of touching new releases and increasingly high-profile shows. This weekend the band celebrates the release of its “Afterglow” single, a new track that dives deep into the band’s trademark heartfelt sound while channeling an upbeat and dancey vibe. Mike Mains & the Branches headlines the bill, which also features Chicago alternative rock favorites Molehill and The Burst & Bloom. 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. $15. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.
• Brian Shamie is a Daily Herald multiplatform editor and local music junkie. Find him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter (@thatshamieguy) or Instagram (@chicagosoundcheck).