The Weekend Run Club

The Weekend Run Club

Sound check: Weekend Run Club, Local Motive, Trash Fiasco, Women’s Jazz Festival and more

Women’s Jazz Festival

Hey Nonny celebrates the powerful voices of women in jazz with its three-day lineup of afternoon and evening performances, a jazz brunch and the Saturday afternoon discussion “Improvising Equality: Jazz Beyond Gender,” moderated by Karuna Maddava and featuring Marlene Rosenbery, Emily Kuhn and Typhonie Monique. Visit for passes and a full schedule. Events start at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6; 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7; and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, at Hey Nonny, 10 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. $20-$120 for a three-day pass.

Weekend Run Club’s headlining weekend

Suburban-born indie rock band The Weekend Run Club hits Chicago this weekend as they play a headlining show at Schubas Friday. The bouncy, driving sound that is a hallmark of the band will be the perfect capper for the concert, which also features bubbly pop from indie-femme four-piece Pinksqueeze and jangly, self-reflective indie-pop from CalicoLoco. 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. $15;

Blotto at the Ball

Mr. Blotto’s blend of rock, folk and country styles is a treat that’ll have audiences on their feet dancing. Catch The Procrastinator’s Ball at the Arcada Theatre this weekend for a late New Year’s celebration and a songfest with Chicago’s premier jam band. 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $19-$29;

Trash release

They’re loud. They’re chaotic. And they’re really good! Garage punk trio Trash Fiasco wraps up its trilogy of new singles this weekend with a special release show at Reggies Saturday. The packed lineup also includes Lollygagger, Torch the Hive and Bin Chicken, so don’t plan on standing still for this 21+ show. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at Reggies Music Joint, 2105 S. State St., Chicago. $10;

Jimmy Page parties

Complete with lasers, costumes and special effects, Kashmir pays tribute to legendary guitarist Jimmy Page and the music he helped create with Led Zeppelin twice this weekend for the annual Jimmy Page Birthday Bash at the Des Plaines Theatre, 1476 Miner St., Des Plaines, and the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at the Des Plaines Theatre; $29-$49 at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Arcada Theatre; $29-$49 at

Elvis’ birthday

Help fete the birthday of the “King of Rock ‘N’ Roll” as iconic impersonators Rick Saucedo and Joe Tirrito capture the excitement of the cultural phenomenon surrounding Elvis Presley at the Windy City Elvis Birthday Bash at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Tickets are $39-$59 at 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8

Local Motive hometown show

Former Arlington Heights musician Mike Vinopal returns to his old stomping grounds as his band Local Motive — Vinopal, Alex Subak, Mike Palma, Matthew Sypherd, Alex Willhite, Paul Aplington and Todd Gutner — plays a midweek show at Hey Nonny’s listening room Wednesday. The special hometown show, coinciding with the very recent release of the band’s sophomore album “Slice of Life,” will also feature a special solo set by Vinopal himself. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Hey Nonny, 10 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. $12-$30;

• 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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