Doja Cat headlines the 103.5 KISS FM's Jingle Ball Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont. // Associated Press

Sound check: Doja Cat, Lil Nas X, AJR hit Allstate Arena with Jingle Ball

Jingle Ball pop

West Coast rapper Doja Cat headlines 103.5 KISS FM’s Jingle Ball with a lineup featuring Lil Nas X, Black Eyed Peas, Saweetie, AJR, Tate McRae, Bazzi and Dixie D’Amelio. And if you can’t make Tuesday’s show, iHeartRadio will livestream New York’s Z100 Jingle Ball on The CW app and at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10. It will also be broadcast on The CW television network nationwide at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 25.

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, at Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim Road, Rosemont. Tickets start at $35. (847) 635-6601 or

WeishFest Friday

Multiplatinum recording artist Russell Dickerson headlines an evening for a good cause as 115 Bourbon Street hosts the annual WeishFest benefit. The night of musical camaraderie — which raises funds for and rallies around families with adolescents and young adults fighting cancer — also presents Marc Roberge (of O.A.R. & Friends) and country star Randy Houser, as well as Foxtrot and the Get Down, Dante, South City Revival, Sean & Charlie and Modern Day Romeos. Three admission tiers are available, each with access to different viewing areas and food and drink options.

5:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at 115 Bourbon Street, 3359 W. 115th St., Merrionette Park. $45-$200.

30 years of ‘Cherry Pie’

Three decades ago, Warrant released its platinum-selling sophomore album “Cherry Pie,” launching the band’s world tour with Poison amid further MTV and radio fame. The glam-metal rockers head to St. Charles this weekend for a 30-year anniversary tour stop at the Arcada Theatre to celebrate that release and treat fans to favorites from the Warrant catalog.

8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $29-$49. (630) 962-7000 or

Peanuts & Jazz

The Chris White Trio — a favorite among Chicago’s jazz scene — tackles the tunes of Vince Guaraldi for three performances of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” this weekend at Hey Nonny. Brighten up the season with this holiday classic.

7 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at Hey Nonny, 10 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights, (224) 202-0750,

Ike Reilly on tour

Folk-punk artist Ike Reilly’s recent release “Because the Angels” is awash in the songwriter’s greatest skill: conjuring humanly flawed characters living through engaging and relatable stories. The Libertyville native’s current tour celebrating that album will make a stop at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall this weekend, when he’ll be joined by his band The Ike Reilly Assassination — Phil Karnats, Dave Cottini, Pete Cimbalo and Adam Krier — as well as a special appearance by his sons, who make an appearance on his latest release.

8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $25 at

New Year’s at Arcada

Tickets went on sale this week for the Arcada Theatre’s “Good Bye ’21, Hello ’22 NYE Party” featuring Chicago’s own Piano Man tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John, favors, champagne toast at midnight and more. All seats are $49. The Arcada Theatre is at 105 E. Main St., St. Charles, (630) 962-7000 or

10 shows to catch

Winter Jams with 7th heaven, Beyond the Blonde and Mockstar: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $10-$80. (630) 495-2141 or

Todd Kessler with Josh Lava: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at Hey Nonny, 10 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. $12-$30. (224) 202-0750 or

The Last Afternoons, Dead Freddie, Electric Brew: 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at Montrose Saloon, 2933 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 463-7663 or

Gazebo Effect EP release with Joshua Powell, The Foons: 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 281-4444 or

LouderNow: 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at Nellie’s, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. $10. (847) 358-9150 or

The Keystones, Violet Crime, ZORILA, Goof: 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Burlington Bar, 3425 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago. $12. (773) 384-3243 or

Scotty Sire’s “The Close Friends Tour” with Bruce Wiegner: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $19.99-$75. (773) 281-4444 or

Fox Crossing Stringband: 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at The Venue, 21 S. Broadway Ave., Aurora. $10-$15 (plus $5 if purchased at the door). (331) 212-8490 or

DJ noDJ: 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at The Point, 1565 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. $15-$20.

The Hoyle Brothers: 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at FitzGerald’s Nightclub, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. Free. (708) 788-2118 or

• 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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