Mel Senese brings her infectious pop-rock to Joe’s Live in Rosemont when she headlines a show with Watchtower Saturday, Dec. 28. - Courtesy of Mel Senese

Concert highlights 12/27-1/2: Mel Senese’s catchy rock at Joe’s Live; Lee DeWyze at Uncommon Ground

Alfonso Ponticelli and Swing Gitan: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at Hey Nonny, 10 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. (224) 202-0750 or heynonny.com.

Pat McCurdy: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at Durty Nellie’s, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. (847) 358-9150 or durtynellies.com.

The Throwbacks, Black Bolts: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

Dark Heart News, Sunken Summer, Breakfast Beer, Sincerely Sarlacc: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

The Waco Brothers, Tijuana Hercules: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. (773) 525-2508 or lh-st.com.

7th heaven: 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at BrauerHouse Live, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

Diet Lite, One More Moon, Pylons, Zorila: 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at Burlington Bar, 3425 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago. (773) 384-3243 or theburlingtonbar.com.

Ratt: 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $39-$79. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com.

Tuff Fest 2019 with Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press: 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, with the Bill Grady Band, and Saturday, Dec. 28, with Gazebo Effect, at Joe’s Live, 940 W. Weed St., Chicago. $20 per day; $36 for two-day pass. (312) 337-3486 or joesbar.com.

Xander. Wolf, The Lunchroom Rejects and special guests: 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at Sugar Skull, 9743 Franklin Ave., Franklin Park. (847) 916-2690 or sugarskullchi.com.

The Nightmare After Christmas with Bristle, SIN falta, The Dead Seahorses, Drew Neely & The Heroes: 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at Moe’s Tavern, 2937 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. (773) 227-2937 or moestavernchicago.com.

Ronnie Baker Brooks: 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at FitzGerald’s, 6615 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. (708) 788-2118 or fitzgeraldsnightclub.com.

Brother Trouble: 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at Joe’s Live, 5441 Park Place, Rosemont. (847) 261-0392 or joesliverosemont.com.

Indika, DJ Fyre: 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

Irene Alano Rhodes, The Royale Flash Revival Band, DJ Flow: 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at BrauerHouse Live, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

Treaty Of Paris, Mercy Wild, Saraphine: 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at Cobra Lounge, 235 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. (312) 226-6300 or cobralounge.com.

Mel Senese, Watchtower: 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at Joe’s Live, 5441 Park Place, Rosemont. (847) 261-0392 or joesliverosemont.com.

Gorgon City, Align, Sherm: 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at Concord Music Hall, 2047 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. (773) 570-4000 or concordmusichall.com.

Gin Blossoms’ “New Miserable Experience Live” tour with Jonathan Polit: 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $30-$75. (847) 263-6300 or geneseetheatre.com.

Bumsy and the Moochers, The Selectones: 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

The Moose, Tiny Kingdoms, Action/Adventure, Park & Main: 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at Burlington Bar, 3425 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago. (773) 384-3243 or theburlingtonbar.com.

Boy Band Review: 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at Durty Nellie’s, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. (847) 358-9150 or durtynellies.com.

Holiday Cover Show with Roger This, ColdBrew, Tiny Kingdoms, Ship Captain Crew, Rematch and Dog Beach: 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29. at Wire, 6815 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. (708) 669-9473 or wireismusic.com.

Lee DeWyze: 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, at Uncommon Ground, 1401 W. Devon Ave., Chicago. $40. (800) 838-3006 or leedewyzeofficial.com.

CloZee, Of The Trees, Templo: 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, at Concord Music Hall, 2047 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. (773) 570-4000 or concordmusichall.com.

GWAR “Use Your Collusion US Tour” with Unearth, Savage Master: 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, at Concord Music Hall, 2047 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. (773) 570-4000 or concordmusichall.com.

New Philharmonic New Year’s Eve Concert: 2, 5:30 and 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. $65-$67; $77 for Gold Circle Table Seating which also includes a glass of bubbly and party favors in your premium seats. (630) 942-4000 or atthemac.org.

Bronx Wanderers: 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $35-$45. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com.

Celebration at the Carillon: Early family countdown at 5:30 p.m.; midnight celebration starting at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Millennium Carillon, 443 Aurora Ave., Naperville. Free. (630) 848-3500 or napervilleparks.org.

A Great Gatsby Themed New Year’s Eve Affair with Identity Crisis, Seven Soul and Twice the Action: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at BaseCamp Pub, 5750 Lakeside Drive, Lisle. $10-$20. (331) 777-4712 or ticketweb.com.

The Keith Semple Band at Eaglewood: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Eaglewood Resort and Spa, 1401 Nordic Road, Itasca. $359 for a special performance by Keith Semple while ringing in the new year with food stations, a sparkling wine toast and balloon drop, five-hour open bar, an overnight package for two and a chef-crafted breakfast for the day after. Advanced reservations are highly recommended. (630) 694-5921 or eaglewoodresort.com.

American English: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. $30-$40. (815) 356-9212 or rauecenter.org.

New Year’s Eve at Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar, 5540 Park Place, Rosemont. $20-$400. (847) 728-7383 or petesduelingpianobar.com.

The Neverly Brothers — A Rock n’ Roll Tribute: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. $35. (630) 584-6300 or pheasantrun.com.

Mungion NYE Celebration: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Martyrs’, 3855 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $30. (773) 404-9494 or martyrslive.com.

New Year’s Eve Prince Party with the Bronx Wanderers and the Purple Xperience: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $55-$95. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com.

Andrew W.K., Air Credits, Rich Jones, DJ Buck Foley: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Concord Music Hall, 2051 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. $29.99. (773) 570-4000 or concordmusichall.com.

NYE with ARRA & The Remedy: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill, 431 W. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. $18-$27. (630) 679-1994 or ticketweb.com.

The Aggrolites, Toxic Toast (Tribute to Mighty Mighty Bosstones), Still Alive, DJ Chuck Wren: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $22. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com.

Motion City Soundtrack “Don’t Call It a Comeback 2020”: 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. Tickets start at $100. (312) 923-2000 or houseofblues.com.

Cirrus Falcon: 8:30 p.m. Tue. Dec. 31, at Peggy Kinnane’s, 8 N. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. No cover. (847) 577-7733 or peggykinnanes.com.

Boozy Prom featuring The Student Body: 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Station 34, 34 S. Main St., Mount Prospect. $75-$85; more info at facebook.com. (847) 873-1230 or station34pizzapub.com.

New Year’s Eve with Sixteen Candles: 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Joe’s Live, 5441 Park Place, Rosemont. $70-$150. (847) 261-0392 or joesliverosemont.com.

NYE Party featuring Chicago Loud 9: 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Hey Nonny, 10 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. $80-$150. (224) 202-0750 or heynonny.com.

New Year’s Eve with Expo ’76 & the Total Pro Horns plus Robert Cornelius: 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at FitzGerald’s, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $40. (708) 788-2118 or fitzgeraldsnightclub.com.

Boots and Blazers New Years Event: 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at BrauerHouse Live, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $50-$100. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

Candi Pop NYE Bubblegum Pop Dance Party: 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $15. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

93XRT presents A New Year’s Eve Celebration with Mt. Joy, Wilderado, Michigander: 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago. $40-$90; table packages available. (773) 549-4140 or metrochicago.com.

New Year’s Eve with William Elliott Whitmore, The Hill Country Devil, Nathan Graham, Bloodshot Records DJs: 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Sleeping Village, 3734 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $25-$35. (773) 654-3971 or sleeping-village.com.

A Zombie Nightmare on NYE featuring Nghtmre, Zomboy, Whipped Cream, and Wavedash: 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago. Tickets start at $59. (773) 561-9500 or aragonballroom.org.

BADBADNOTGOOD, Angel Bat Dawid, Tha Brotherhood: 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $40-$45. (773) 525-2501 or lh-st.com.

An Evening with American Football: 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. $45-$50. (773) 525-2508 or lh-st.com.

Tributosaurus Becomes The Eagles: 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Wire, 6815 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $45-$100. (708) 669-9473 or wireismusic.com.

Roll in 2020 with the Roarin’ 20s featuring Wedding Banned: 11 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Durty Nellie’s, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. $20-$75. (847) 358-9150 or durtynellies.com.

The Struggs, Chase Ventrella: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, at Hey Nonny, 10 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. (224) 202-0750 or heynonny.com.

Adventurer, I Met a Yeti, Sincerely, The Skies Are Shifting: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, at Wire, 6815 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. (708) 669-9473 or wireismusic.com.

Green Noise, Aaron Williams: 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

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