Underground spotlight series Underbelly Hours podcast hosts Adela Skowronski and Dan Dick take to the
Sound check: Benefit shows with Gerald Dowd, Mavis Staples; Josh Turner opens Rialto’s holiday season
The Rialto Square Theatre is unwrapping its holiday season with Josh Turner and many other festive shows; Gerald Dowd & Friends benefit two local food pantries; Mavis Staples’ Beyond Hunger benefit shows; Blue Oyster Cult headlines the Des Plaines Theatre and much more.
A decade since the last Songs from a Scene concert, Lucky Boys Confusion is bringing the showcase back with two nights of nostalgic faves and hot up-and-comers at Bottom Lounge. Plus more shows you should check out this week.
This week on the local music scene: The Mild West joins Boston rockers Juice at Lincoln Hall; Chicago-area acts gather for a benefit show at Bottom Lounge; Nellie’s shines a spotlight on Future Stars; Phillip-Michael Scales debuts his new LP at Gold Dagger and more.
Bluesman Toronzo Cannon celebrates Hey Nonny’s birthday Saturday; Jukebox the Ghost brings its HalloQueen tribute tour to House of Blues; plus WC Social Club, Evolution Music Downers Grove and The Venue host hot shows this week.
Autumn Equinox brings electronic music to the fall; Nora Marks plays a release show at Chicago’s Golden Dagger; Fuel headlines a free show at Palatine’s Nellie’s courtesy of 101-WKQX.
Get a dose of nostalgia when Vanilla Ice, Smash Mouth, Color Me Badd and more hit Naperville Saturday. And get a taste of the blues in Berwyn this weekend.
Joey Kar plays Lakemoor’s LongShot; Riot Fest weekend; a Glen Ellyn Food Pantry benefit concert; and Alligator Records celebrates an anniversary at Millennium Park; plus 12 hot shows you should go see.
Pitchfork fills Chicago with cutting-edge favorites, the new Emerge Winnetka brings music back to the North Shore, Take the Reins plays a benefit in Carpentersville, and a whole lot more.
Tickets are on sale now for the new Naperville Music Festival featuring Vanilla Ice, Village People, Smash Mouth, Kool & the Gang and more. Plus, Bitter Jester’s grand finale ends with a bang. And summer festival season keeps on rolling.
Phil Vassar packs a country wallop at Joe’s Live; The Venue celebrates the Roots Music Festival; Underbelly Hours put three new artists in the spotlight; plus 15 shows you should catch this week.
Punk cowboys The Waco Brothers play outdoors at The Venue; 56 Music Fix returns to Mount Prospect; and Vince Neil headlines next week’s VetFest 2021 in Oswego. Plus, 10 shows not to miss.
A studio recording of “Long Way Home,” a theatrical production by the Q Brothers Collective, becomes available for streaming, and Marina City kicks off one of Wrigley’s hottest concerts of the summer, featuring Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer.
Mackey’s Hideout hosts two Concerts By the Creek, Mike Maimone swings back home for a series of shows, West Town’s Dancing in the Streets fest, Bitter Jester, Ravinia, Slaughter and a night outside the Raue with Corky Siegel and Ernie Watts.
Lollapalooza returns to Grant Park. Homegrown celebrates local artists. Brian McKnight and Ruben Studdard hit Ravinia and Bitter Jester preps for week two of its summer series.
Post-grunge/nu metal rockers Puddle of Mudd head the lineup at Afterlife Music Hall; the Bitter Jester summer concert/contest series returns; Underbelly Hours host a local showcase; and Tina Jenkins Crawley inspires at Gospelfest.
Sound check: Backyard Tire Fire returns to Aurora; Foghat at the Arcada; Geekd, The Shades and JORDY’s tour
Americana rock band Backyard Tire Fire plays The Venue’s outdoor stage, Mundy Park; Christian Moreno headlines the first night of the Separate Waves II art/music showcase; and Foghat takes the Arcada Stage.
Heavy metal rockers celebrate the birthday of the late Ronnie James Dio; country and folk artists play Chill Nation in Buffalo Grove; Everclear heads up Summerland Tour; Tony Ocean plays the suburbs; and catch new music from Everyday Fantastic.
Deerfield musician Todd Kessler presents his final showcase (for now) at Hey Nonny; Long Play Music Festival brings hits to Loves Park; Buffalo Grove Brewing hosts a patriotic concert in Long Grove.
Des Plaines-born Wolf Rd puts its pop-punk on stage; music on the menu at Long Grove Strawberry Fest; Reece Brunke’s livestreaming benefit; and Side Street gets behind the cameras.