Alt-rock band Local H, which emerged from suburban Lake County in the early-1990s, plays a Live from the Lot drive-up concert at Winfield Trust stadium Saturday, May 22, in Schaumburg. // Courtesy of John Oakes

Sound check: Drive-up for Local H, The Mummies in Schaumburg

Chicago’s Local H and The Mummies reunion tour warm up the Live from the Lot stage in Schaumburg; Underbelly Hours hosts local showcase in Wheaton; “Situation Chicago 2” benefit compilation released Friday.

Drive-in for fun

Duff Entertainment recently announced its early summer Live from the Lot lineup, featuring drive-in shows at Wintrust Field, the home of the Schaumburg Boomers. Following up last year’s roster that featured Chicago favorites as well as a few nationally known touring acts, the Live from the Lot series launches this weekend with Here Come the Mummies on a reunion tour Friday, May 21, followed up by Chicago rock legends Local H Saturday, May 22. The drive-in series features assigned, socially distanced parking spots for guests to get out and enjoy the show. As of now, masks will be required in public areas. Here Come the Mummies at 7 p.m. (doors at 5:30) Friday, May 21; general admission includes two per car for $90, four for $170; additional fees for extra passengers, Gold Circle parking. Local H at 7 p.m. (doors at 5:30) Saturday, May 22; $60 for two, $120 for four, with additional fees for extra passengers and Gold Circle. At Wintrust Field’s west parking lot, 1999 Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg. Tickets and more information available at

Underbelly Hours’ local showcase

The Underbelly Hours, the underground music podcast born out of Elmhurst University’s college radio station, is bringing in-person music back to downtown Wheaton for a live, outdoor show at Dry City Brew Works. The UBH Spotlight #1 local showcase will feature folk-rock from Ryan Burns, bluesy guitar licks from Iris Blue and soothing chamber-pop by In Time, all presented by Underbelly Hours hosts Adela and Dan. The concert will be situated on the bar’s outdoor patio, with distanced seating and masks required if you leave your table. Watch the Facebook event page for a rescheduled date if the weather turns nasty. 6 p.m. Friday, May 21, at Dry City Brew Works, 120 N. Main St., Wheaton. Free; (630) 456-4787 or

‘Situation Chicago 2’

If you enjoyed Chicago rapper Robust’s release “I Don’t Know Why” a few weeks ago, you should check into the rest of the compilation “Situation Chicago 2,” a collaboration Quiet Pterodactyl set up with Chicago-area bands to further benefit area venues and employees that have been shut down or in a holding pattern because of the COVID-19 lockdowns last year. The full release also features songs from MIIRRORS, Fess Grandiose, Umphrey’s McGee and Bela Fleck, Imperial Boxmen, Jeff Parker and more, along with bonus tracks if you purchase the digital version. Proceeds will benefit CIVL SAVE Emergency Relief Fund and The Giving Back Fund. Get more info on “Situation Chicago 2” at

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 21, for Guided By Voices’ performance at Chicago’s Thalia Hall Friday, Nov. 12. // Courtesy of Tony Nelson

Ticket announcements

As venues are working to reopen after the pandemic, tour announcements for this year and 2022 have started flying in fast. Here are a few of note on sale this week:

• Kings of Leon “When You See Yourself Tour” with Cold War Kids: 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, 19100 Ridgeland Ave., Tinley Park. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 21, at

• Dashboard Confessional “Unplugged Tour” with Into It. Over It., Armon Jay: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine Ave., Chicago. Tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 21, at

• Bleachers, Claud: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 21, at

• My Morning Jacket, Bedouine: 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 4-6, at Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago. On sale this week at

• Guided By Voices: 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., Chicago. Tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 21, at

• Postmodern Jukebox “The Grand Reopening Tour”: 8 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2022, at Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet. $39.50-$69.50; tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 21, 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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