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Concerts: MER, Drew Baldridge, Pino Farina Band, Dropkick Murphys, May Erlewine, Michael Glabicki and more 

MER’s Music Showcase returns, country artist Drew Baldridge plays Joe’s Live in Rosemont, Crash Test Dummies head to City Winery, Michael Glabicki plays Hey Nonny and much more.

Nightrain — The Guns N Roses Tribute Experience: 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at RocHaus, 96 W. Main St., West Dundee. $20-$35. (815) 893-9768 or rochaus.com.

’80s Pop Rock Night (Billy Joel, Elton John and Rod Stewart tributes): 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at Des Plaines Theatre, 1476 Miner St., Des Plaines. $19. (630) 962-7000 or desplainestheatre.com.

The Sunshine Boys: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at Hey Nonny, 10 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. $12-$30. (224) 202-0750 or heynonny.com.

Reilly Downes, Cole Dziedzic and Lyon$: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at Uncommon Ground Lakeview, 3800 N. Clark St., Chicago. $10. (773) 929-3680 or uncommonground.com.

Lever, Arsenal Road, tafoya and Old Wolves: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. $7. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

Grand Funk Railroad: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $35-$65. (847) 263-00 or geneseetheatre.com.

Son Volt, Jesse Farrar: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 25-26, at Evanston SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. $40. (847) 492-8860 or evanstonspace.com.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Ticket start at $37 ($25.90 for RaueNOW members). (815) 356-9212 or rauecenter.org.

8-bit crEEps, Model-J, Erin Edmister & 3 Tons, Phil Circle: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at Montrose Saloon, 2933 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago. $10. montrosesaloon.com.

Enter the Haggis: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago. $15-$25. (312) 733-9463 or citywinery.com.

Shock the System, Level 5: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at BaseCamp Pub, 5750 Lakeside Drive, Lisle. (331) 777-4712 or basecamppub.com.

Brother John Kattke: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at The Venue, 21 S. Broadway Ave., Aurora. $15-$20 (plus $5 the day of the show). (331) 212-8490 or themusicvenue.org.

Ten, Facelift (Pearl Jam and Alice In Chains tributes): 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at BrauerHouse Live, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $10-$40. eventbrite.com.

70s Rock Legends Night — Bob Seger and Tom Petty tributes: 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at The Piazza, 85 Executive Drive, Aurora. Tickets start at $15. (630) 978-2088 or piazzaaurora.com.

Thunderstruck, Sabbath (AC/DC and Black Sabbath tribute): 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $19. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com.

Joybird: 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at FitzGerald’s Sidebar, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. Free. (708) 788-2118 or fitzgeraldsnightclub.com.

Pino Farina Band, Forever Flannel: 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at Nellie’s, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. $8. (847) 358-9150 or nelliespalatine.com.

Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly live band holograms: 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Des Plaines Theatre, 1476 Miner St., Des Plaines. $39. (630) 962-7000 or desplainestheatre.com.

The Dropkick Murphys’ “St. Patrick’s Day Tour” with The Bombpops, The RumJacks and Jess Ahern: 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Radius, 640 W. Cermak Road, Chicago. $38.50. (312) 767-1355 or radius-chicago.com.

Chicago Children’s Choir’s Black History Month virtual concert: 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, through YouTube, Facebook or the Chicago Children’s Choir website at ccchoir.org.

MØ, Carlile: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Concord Music Hall, 2051 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. $25. (773) 417-0216 or concordmusichall.com.

Stone Temple Prophets + Alice Unchained: 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at RocHaus, 96 W. Main St., West Dundee. $20-$35. (815) 893-9768 or rochaus.com.

Claud, Jackie Hayes, Interlochen Songwriters: 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $18-$21. lh-st.com.

Strung Like A Horse (acoustic): 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Hey Nonny, 10 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. $12-$30. (224) 202-0750 or heynonny.com.

The Suicide Machines, Catbite, Public Servants, Blaqrock: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Reggies Rock Club, 2105 S. State St., Chicago. $20-$25, VIP meet and greet package available. (312) 949-0120 or reggieslive.com.

Brad Redlich: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at O’Neill’s Pub, 236 E. St. Charles Road, Lombard. No cover. (630) 627-1600 or oneillspublombard.com.

Drew Baldridge “The Come Back Home Tour”: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Joe’s Live, 5441 Park Place, Rosemont. $10-$35. (847) 261-0392 or joesliverosemont.com.

Chicago Soul Jazz Collective with Meagan McNeal: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at The Venue, 21 S. Broadway Ave., Aurora. $15-$20 (plus $5 the day of the show). (331) 212-8490 or themusicvenue.org.

Carin Leon: 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 26-27, at the Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. $59-$179. (800) 653-8000 or rosemont.com/theatre/event-calendar/.

Brontë Fall, Kiely Connel and Colin Peterik: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., Chicago. $12. (773) 227-433 or hideoutchicago.com.

Heart to Heartbreaker: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $19. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com.

Hi Infidelity: 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Nellie’s, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. $10. (847) 358-9150 or nelliespalatine.com.

Revolucion De Amor and Sin Anestesia: 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at The Piazza, 85 Executive Drive, Aurora. Tickets start at $15. (630) 978-2088 or piazzaaurora.com.

Mikey O Show — Club Romo’s Daytime Edition: 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, at Joe’s Live, 5441 Park Place, Rosemont. $35. (847) 261-0392 or joesliverosemont.com.

The Jared Rabin Band: 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, at FitzGerald’s, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. Free. (708) 788-2118 or fitzgeraldsnightclub.com.

Brontë Fall with Kiely Connel: 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, at The Law Office Pub and Music Hall, 226 S. Bridge St., Yorkville. (630) 882-9559 or lawofficepub.com.

Ralph Covert with Steve Gerlach, Mike Hartigan and A String Quartet: 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, at Evanston SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. $20-$35. (847) 492-8860 or evanstonspace.com.

Crash Test Dummies: 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago. $35-$55. (312) 733-9463 or citywinery.com.

Pete Ellman Big Band with Naperville Central High School: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, at The Venue, 21 S. Broadway Ave., Aurora. $5 (plus $5 the day of the show). (331) 212-8490 or themusicvenue.org.

Shout Section Big Band: 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, at FitzGerald’s, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $10. (708) 788-2118 or fitzgeraldsnightclub.com.

Michael Glabicki: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, at Hey Nonny, 10 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. $30-$50. (224) 202-0750 or heynonny.com.

Isabella Snow, Larry Anthony and Joey Harbert: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at Uncommon Ground Lakeview, 3800 N. Clark St., Chicago. $15. (773) 929-3680 or uncommonground.com.

Wishbone Ash: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at Des Plaines Theatre, 1476 Miner St., Des Plaines. $39. (630) 962-7000 or desplainestheatre.com.

Cat Stevens Night with Ron Vincent: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $19. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com.

May Erlewine: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at Hey Nonny, 10 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. $12-$30. (224) 202-0750 or heynonny.com.

MER’s Music Showcase featuring Stephen Francis, Malo Kolodziej, Melody Angel and Pino Farina: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $15; a portion of the proceeds will benefit Coffee, Hip-Hop & Mental Health. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com.

The Mild West, Marina City benefit show: 8 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at Joe’s on Weed St., 940 W. Weed St., Chicago. $25, a portion of which benefits Special Olympics Chicago, Special Children’s Charities and the Chicago Polar Plunge. (312) 273-5118 or joesbar.com.

Events are subject to change; check the website or call before you go. Find more events at dailyherald.com/calendar.


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