Sound check: Lucky Boys, Dog and Everything reunite at Metro; plus Feist, Good Kid, Fundamental Kink, Dom Flemons, Charlie Otto and more
Showcasing the scene
After a period of dormancy to focus on other projects, The Dog and Everything rekindles its journey back to the hearts of fans around hometown Chicago this weekend, pairing up with Lucky Boys Confusion after LBC’s reignition of its Songs from a Scene showcase brought Dog back to the stage in 2021. Saturday, the bands who sprouted together from the same early-2000s scene reunite at Metro for an all-ages evening of punk-inspired power pop and rock, joined by the synthy emo of Night Spice and the fun take on alt-punk from Take the Reins. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago. $22-$25. metrochicago.com.
CMA Entertainer of the Year Luke Combs (“Beautiful Crazy,” “When It Rains It Pours”) marks the release of his latest album, “Gettin’ Old,” with a world tour making a stop at Soldier Field, 1410 Special Olympics Drive, Chicago, with special guests Riley Green, Lainey Wilson, Flatland Cavalry and Brent Cobb. Tickets start at $50 at soldierfield.com. 5:45 p.m. Saturday, May 6
The pop-punk-flavored rock band blink-182 (“What’s My Age Again,” “All the Small Things”) stops at Chicago’s United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., for two nights as part of its “North American Tour 2023.” Special guests Turnstile and Beauty School Dropouts round out the lineup. Tickets start at $120 at unitedcenter.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 6-7
Shows to see this week
Feist “Multitudes Tour”: 7 p.m. Friday, May 5, at Radius, 640 W. Cermak Road, Chicago. $49.50. radius-chicago.com.
Joe Henry, Macie Stewart: 8 p.m. Friday, May 5, at Old Town School of Folk Music, Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $33-$35. oldtownschool.org.
Brit Floyd “50 Years of Dark Side Tour”: 8 p.m. Friday, May 5, at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $16-$95. msg.com.
Dom Flemons: 8 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at The Venue, 21 S. Broadway Ave., Aurora. $30-$35. themusicvenue.org.
Fundamental Kink, CalicoLoco, Powderpuff Girl, Emi Be Like: 8 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at Golden Dagger, 2447 N. Halsted St., Chicago. $10. goldendagger.com.
Air Supply “The Lost in Love Experience”: 5 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $69-$129. arcadalive.com.
Sean McConnell & Garrison Starr Present — My Sister, My Brother: 7 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. $15-$22. evanstonspace.com.
Good Kid “The Return of the Kid Tour” with Kevin Walkman: 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 8, at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., Chicago. Tickets start at $22.50. thaliahallchicago.com.
Robbie Fulks with Nora O’Connor: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, at SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. $22-$42. evanstonspace.com.
Durand Jones, Kara Jackson: 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $29.50-$35. lh-st.com.
Breakthrough Showcase with Charlie Otto, Bummed Out, Old Coke: 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. $13-$15. lh-st.com.
Jaimee Harris: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at Hey Nonny, 10 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. $12-$30. heynonny.com.
Sophie B. Hawkins, Seth Glier: 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago. $22-$35. citywinery.com.
Deb Talan (of The Weepies): 8 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at The Venue, 21 S. Broadway Ave., Aurora. $25-$30. themusicvenue.org.
• Brian Shamie is a Daily Herald multiplatform editor and local music junkie. Email him at email@example.com or follow him on Instagram (@chicagosoundcheck).