Crown Vic Royal celebrates its new EP release with a limited-seating show at Reggie's in Chicago Saturday, March 27. // Courtesy of Crown Vic Royal

Sound check: Crown Vic Royal live, Lumineers on screen, Plain White T’s on stage

The Chicago area’s Plain White T’s play an acoustic-duo show in Waukegan; the Lumineers’ concert footage gets a limited theatrical release; Ramsey Lewis’ most-requested songs; and more.

Crown Vic release show

Chicago psych-rock/Southern rock band Crown Vic Royal dropped its newest release, the three-song EP “Cosmic Nights,” last Friday, and now members would like to celebrate it with you. Working with Reggie’s Rock Club, the group set up a socially distanced show at Bananna’s Comedy Shack on the venue’s second floor for a limited-seating intimate performance. Masks are required for the event. Comedian Sohrab Forouzesh and Americana musician Cameron Foreman will open the evening. 7 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at Reggie’s, 2105 S. State St., Chicago. $10; (312) 949-0120 or

Acoustic White T’s

Scratch your live-music itch as suburban pop-rock band Plain White T’s plays an acoustic duo performance as part of the Genesee Street Cabaret series produced by Waukegan’s Genesee Theatre. The concert by Tom Higgenson and Mike Retondo, featuring favorites from the band’s classic catalog as well as newer hits, will be staged on the Three Brothers Theatre black-box stage following public health recommendations. Guests will be seated at distanced tables in pairs, and masks will be required. 5 p.m. Sunday, March 28, at Three Brothers Theatre, 115 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $99 per ticket; (847) 263-6300 or

Tom Higgenson of Plain White T’s will play an acoustic set with Mike Retondo in Waukegan Sunday, March 28. // Associated Press

Taking requests

Chicago’s contemporary jazz icon Ramsey Lewis continues his monthly livestreaming showcase Saturday with his “Most Requested Songs”-themed performance. The one-hour livestream will feature some of Lewis’ greatest hits along with special requests from his Facebook and StageIt pages. Tickets for the streaming show are $20, with a portion going to support The Jazz Foundation of America in its cause of helping jazz and blues musicians in times of need. 1 p.m. Saturday, March 27; $20 on

Jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis // Courtesy of Todd Winters

Big-screen Lumineers

In 2016, folk-rock band The Lumineers recorded a full-length, full-band concert at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn. On Thursday, April 1, the band shares that footage with “The Lumineers: Live from the Artists Den,” a full-production concert spectacle, in an exclusive theatrical double-feature along with the short film “III,” a visual exploration of the band’s music which premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. The release, in conjunction with Artists Den and Cinelife Entertainment, will also feature three unreleased tracks along with never-before-seen interview footage. Limited screenings will begin nationwide on April 1, with a local screening at 9 p.m. at Cinemark at Seven Bridges in Woodridge. Area screenings expand Friday, April 2, to 9 p.m. at Cinemark at Seven Bridges and Century 16 Deer Park as of press time. (Further screenings may become available, so keep an eye out for new listings.) Public health precautions will be in place at each screening; check theater listings for regulations. 9 p.m. Thursday, April 1, and Friday, April 2. Cinemark at Seven Bridges is at 6500 IL-53, Woodridge; (630) 663-8892 or Century 16 Deer Park is at 21600 W. Field Parkway, Deer Park; (847) 438-8518 or

Livestreaming acts

The Jammering — Band of Horses from Isle of Palms, SC: 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27; $19.99-$22.99 at

Teenage Bottlerocket’s Birthday Bash 6 with Sack, Ray Rocket and Old Wives: 8 p.m. Saturday, March 27; $13 for livestream access at

Brandi Carlile (and band!) Live at Ryman Auditorium: 7 p.m. Sunday, March 28; $25 for livestream, $48 for merch bundle at

Maroon 5: 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 30; $26.20 for livestream ticket, plus fan, superfan and VIP bundles available at

Mike Maimone: 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 31; livestreaming free from YouTube.

Joshua Radin: 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 31; $15 for livestream, $45 for livestream and virtual meet-and-greet, and $70 for livestream and VIP bundle at

Brian Fallon “Painkillers Live from Home”: 7 p.m. April 1; $20.25 for livestream (and 72-hour rebroadcast) at

• Brian Shamie is a Daily Herald multiplatform editor and local music junkie. Email him at, find him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter (@thatshamieguy) or Instagram (@chicagosoundcheck).

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