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MARC ANTHONY Sat 7/20, 7:30 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

BBI Sun 7/14, 5 PM, Mitchell Park, Wilmot & Hazel, Deerfield. 847-945-0650.

BEAUTY QUEEN WANNABES with Margaret Andrea, Matt Davis, Daryl Nitz, and pianist Chuck Larkin. Thu 7/18, 8 PM, Royal George Theatre Center, 1641 N. Halsted. 312-988-9000 or 312-559-1212.

BIG GUITARS FROM MEMPHIS Sun 7/21, 5 PM, Mitchell Park, Wilmot & Hazel, Deerfield. 847-945-0650.

BLUE SKIES Free concert and tribute to Richard Rodgers. Tue 7/16, 7:30 PM, Dawes Park, Church & Sheridan, Evanston. 847-328-4650.

BLUES TRAVELER Tue 7/16, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

BROADWAY CELEBRATES BILLIE HOLIDAY featuring Terence Blanchard, Lou Rawls, Nnenna Freelon, Lea DeLaria, Tom Wopat, Jimmy Scott & Lizz Wright in a tribute to the jazz singer. Fri 7/12, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CAM'RON, 3 PC perform at the 2K2 Mega Tour Celebrity Custom Car Show & Concert; hosted by Busta Rhymes. Sat 7/13, noon-10 PM, McCormick Place, 2300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-421-5272 or 312-559-1212.

CHER, CYNDI LAUPER Thu 7/18 and Fri 7/19, 7:30 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

CHICAGO Sat 7/20, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

CHICAGO CATS Fri 7/19, 7 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

CONCRETE BLONDE 18 & over show. Sat 7/20, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

MARC COPELY Free in-store performance. Wed 7/17, noon, Best Buy, 1432 Butterfield, Downers Grove. 630-620-9040. Thu 7/18, noon, Best Buy, 1000 W. North. 312-988-4067.

COUSTEAU Free in-store performance. Fri 7/19, 1 PM, Virgin Megastore, 540 N. Michigan. 312-645-9300.

DEEP PURPLE, SCORPIONS, DIO Fri 7/12, 6:30 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO Free in-store performance. Sat 7/20, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

FERTILE GROUND perform as part of the Neo Soul Explosion series, with Chris Robb. Wed 7/17, 7 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

NEIL FINN, ED HARCOURT Sold out. Sun 7/14, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

GREAT BIG SEA, SEVEN NATIONS, YOUNG DUBLINERS See Spot Check. Thu 7/18, 7 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

RON HAWKING performs "His Way," a tribute to Frank Sinatra. Fridays, 7:30 PM, Saturdays, 6 PM, and Sundays, 3 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

HIP NOZ Free in-store performance. Fri 7/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

CLAUDIA HOMMEL with pianist Jo Ann Daugherty, in a free concert celebrating Bastille Day. Fri 7/12, 1 PM, Chicago WaterWorks Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 312-744-6630 or 877-244-2246.

BRUCE HORNSBY Wed 7/17, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

INDIGO Free concert. Thu 7/18, 7 PM, Bank One Plaza, 1603 Orrington, Evanston. 847-328-5864.

RICK JAMES, DAZZ BAND, BAR-KAYS, S.O.S. BAND, CONFUNKSHUN Fri 7/19, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

JANAH, UNDERWATER PEOPLE Thu 7/18, 6 PM, northeast terrace, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-665-7600.

JEWEL, M2M Sun 7/14, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

JON LANGFORD, SALLY TIMMS & OTHERS perform at a party for Punk Planet; free admission. Fri 7/19, 7:30 PM, Quimby's Bookstore, 1854 W. North. 773-342-0910.

CYNDI LAUPER Free in-store performance and autograph signing. Thu 7/18, 12:30 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

LOVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD with KT McCammond & pianist James Cebastien. Sun 7/21, 7 PM, Royal George Theatre Center, 1641 N. Halsted. 312-988-9000 or 312-559-1212.

PAT MACDONALD, STUART DAVIS Wed 7/17, 7:30 PM, Business and Social Science Center Theatre, J143, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

HUGH MASEKELA, ROBERTA FLACK Sun 7/21, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

NAN MASON Free concert and tribute to Judy Garland. Fri 7/19, 1 PM, Chicago WaterWorks Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 312-744-6630 or 877-244-2246.

MEGON McDONOUGH Fri 7/12, 7 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

MEAT LOAF Wed 7/17, 7:30 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

JOHN MELLENCAMP, SHANNON McNALLY Sat 7/13, 8 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

MOTHER HIPS, KEVIN SALEM Free in-store performance. Sat 7/13, 6 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

MST, PAIN KILLER, WHITE NOIZE Fri 7/12, 6:30 PM, Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club, 2501 W. Irving Park. 773-463-4161.

MIKE MUSICK Free concert. Sat 7/20, 7:30 PM, Waldorf Tabernacle, Des Plaines Methodist Camp, 1250 Campground Rd., Des Plaines. 847-824-4924.

NEW INVADERS Sat 7/20, 6 PM, Living Coast Plaza, Brookfield Zoo, 1st and 31st, Brookfield. 708-485-0263, ext. 879.

PATCHOULI Free in-store performances. Fri 7/12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111. Sat 7/13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

BOB PERNA ORCHESTRA Free ballroom dance concert at Chicago Summerdance. Sun 7/14, 5 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 4 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

POINTY TEETH Free concert. Sat 7/20, 7 PM, Bank One Plaza, 1603 Orrington, Evanston. 847-328-5864.

PUFFY AMIYUMI, BLEU, MANPLANET All-ages show. Wed 7/17, 7 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

REWOUND Sun 7/14, 8 PM, Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln. 773-868-0243.

RICO Free concert. Thu 7/18, 7:30 PM, James Park, Dodge & Oakton, Evanston. 847-328-4650.

ELLEN ROSNER Free in-store performance. Fri 7/19, 7:30 PM, Women & Children First Bookstore, 5233 N. Clark. 773-769-9299.

RUSH Sat 7/20, 7:30 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

SECOND HAND POETS Free in-store performance. Fri 7/12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

STRING CHEESE INCIDENT, BEN HARPER, LIZA OXNARD Fri 7/12, 5:30 PM, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Highway D and Highway 120, East Troy, Wisconsin. 414-642-4400 or 312-559-1212.

STYX Sat 7/13, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

TAKING BACK SUNDAY, SWIZZLE TREE, THE DOG & EVERYTHING, CLOSE ENOUGH, PGS, FULL RANGE, STARSTRUCK, SHOOTING BLANKS, MORNINGSIDE DRIVE, SLICK McFAVORITE, OFF BALANCE, HALF STACHON, 504 PLAN, ROCKY DENIS, KIWIS, DOMESTIC PLAY, KIL' CUPID perform at the Trojan Blast. Sat 7/20, 11 AM, Triton College East Campus, 2000 5th, River Grove. 708-456-0300, ext. 3383.

KAT TAYLOR with Bob Moreen. Sun 7/21, 6 PM, Bailiwick Arts Center, 1229 W. Belmont. 773-883-1090.

PHIL VARCHETTA ORCHESTRA performs ballroom dance music at Chicago Summerdance. Sun 7/21, 5 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 4 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

VIDA BLUE, THE SLIP All-ages show. Fri 7/19, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

WAR PIGS, DOWN POUR, INSANE KILLER PENGUINS Sat 7/13, 6:30 PM, Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club, 2501 W. Irving Park. 773-463-4161.

WEIRD SISTERS Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Noble Fool Theater, 16 W. Randolph. 312-726-1156.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 7/12, 10 PM, Martin Zellar & the Hardaways, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-Ins with Lawrence Peters, Devil in a Woodpile. Sat 7/13, 10 PM, Lesser Birds of Paradise, Leon Chance & the Longshots, Catfish Haven. Sun 7/14, 9 PM, Cave Catt Sammy, Wildfire Willy & the Ramblers, Nick Curran & the Nitelifes. Wed 7/17, 9 PM, Radio 4 (see Critic's Choice), Eternals, Watchers, We Ragazzi, DJ Jordan Zawideh (18 & over show). Thu 7/18, 9 PM, Brian Anderson, Lucky Ones, Big Breakfast, Meet the Head. Fri 7/19, 10 PM, Alejandro Escovedo, Sally Timms & Jon Langford. Sat 7/20, 10 PM, Alejandro Escovedo, Drive-By Truckers. 773-478-4408.

ALBERTO'S ITALIAN EATERY 150 Gary, Carol Stream: Sat 7/13, 8:30 PM, Bookstore Cowboys. 630-665-8300.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Music at 5:30 PM. Fri 7/12, Everyman Duo. Saturdays, DJ Double J. Sundays, DJ Ryan. Thu 7/18, Only Sons. Fri 7/19, Rod Anthony. 847-397-3100.

BALLY MUCK 1930 Grand, Waukegan: Thursdays, 8 PM, acoustic singer/songwriter showcase and open stage with Eric Mickler, Chris Sipos & Johnny Rocker. 847-244-5636.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington, Barrington: Fridays, 9 PM, DJs spin. Wednesdays, 8 PM, A.C.E. open mike. 847-381-8585.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 7/12, the Bomb, Still Not Sorry, Returnables, Jones Bridge Massacre. Sat 7/13, Deans, Watershed, Millions. Sun 7/14, 7 PM, Anny, My Delusion. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 7/16, Wonderlust, Dynamo Theorem. Wed 7/17, Chalet Chalet, A Month of Somedays. Thu 7/18, White Outs, Holy Ghosts, the Squad. Fri 7/19, Brother Lowdown, Mathie, Red Star Belgrade, Chris Fuller. Sat 7/20, Morris Minors, Black Keys, Mezodigm, Jones Bridge Massacre. 773-281-4444.

BECCO D'ORO RISTORANTE 160 E. Huron: Music at 8 PM. Fri 7/12 and Sat 7/13, Margie Stroud. 312-787-1300.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 7/12, Groovepushers, Super Deluxe, Monostar. Sat 7/13, Heavy Mental, Screaming Poets, Malcolm Effect, Used to Be Women. Thu 7/18, Matics, Midwest Blue, North Atlantic, Peached. Fri 7/19, Los Shut Up, Audreys, Stories for Boys, Not the Only One. Sat 7/20, Best Cellar, Radio Hour. 773-384-0043.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Upstairs in the Entertainment Center: Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Frank Raven. 773-435-0130.

BIRD'S NEST 2500 N. Southport: No cover. Fridays, 9 PM, DJ Anacron. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open mike. 773-472-1502.

BISTRO 110 110 E. Pearson: Fri 7/12, 7 PM, Claudia Hommel with accordionist Chuck Kopp. 312-266-3110.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 7/14, 9 PM, Josie Kreuzer. Wed 7/17, 9 PM, Steve & Liam. Sun 7/21, noon, Linda Weseman. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Sat 7/13, Larry, the Nod. Sundays, 9:30 PM, Grateful Dead Jam Night with Terrapin Flyer. Tue 7/16, Casolando. Thu 7/18, Brotherhood of Groove. Fri 7/19, Diplomats of Solid Sound. Sat 7/20, Cast Iron Filter. Sun 7/21, Jerry Joseph & the Jackmormons. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 7/12, Drywater. Sat 7/13, Icarus Crash. Wednesdays, open jam session hosted by Brother John. Fri 7/19, Baked Goods. Sat 7/20, Naughty Boy Jack. 708-387-0050.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music after 7 PM. Fri 7/12, Matthew McBride. Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike. Fri 7/19, Paul McKinney. 847-550-1127.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). Sun 7/21, Gina Holsopple, Aerin Tedesco. 773-348-8536.

BURNING AMBITIONS 19 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Fri 7/12, 9 PM, Biff & the Waybacks. 847-358-0200.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, DJ Sux, karaoke hosted by Joe. Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJ Pat B. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs Pat B. & Mike G. spin retro and Top 40. 630-830-7200.

CAFE BERNARD 2100 N. Halsted: Sat 7/13, 7 PM, Claudia Hommel with accordionist Chuck Kopp. 773-871-2100.

CAFE MOZART 600 Davis, Evanston: Sat 7/13, 8 PM, Erick Rudiak & Jeff Vezain. 847-492-8056.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Wed 7/17, Gin Palace Jesters. Fri 7/19, Great Plains Gypsies. 773-384-2547.

CARY'S LOUNGE 2251 W. Devon: No cover. Mondays, 9 PM, acoustic open mike. 773-743-5737.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Sun 7/14, 9 PM, Eyedea, Illogic, Rusty Pelicans, Organic Mind Unit, Altruisms. 773-743-5650.

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Nicholas Barron. 773-477-3661.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and rock music nightly at 10 PM; no cover. 773-489-0379.

CLUB PM 2047 N. Milwaukee: DJs El Prieto, Alex Perez, Fantazma & Sombra spin Saturdays after 9 PM; live Latin rock bands in the Dirty Worm Room at 11 PM. 773-489-9600.

COCOABEAN EXPRESSIONS 7007 N. Glenwood: Saturdays, 9 PM, Other Voices open mike for music, comedy, spoken word, and poetry. 773-274-6057.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 7/12, Nectarine Knockout, V90, Loopian Zu. Sat 7/13, 2nd anniversary party with the Hat Guys. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 7/19, Schuers, Analog Radio. Sat 7/20, Friends of Pete. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 10 PM. Sat 7/13, Moods. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 7/12, 10:30 PM, Rubber. Sat 7/13, 11 PM, Clumsy Lovers. Thu 7/18, 10:30 PM, the Fixx, Quantum Leep. Fri 7/19, 10:30 PM, Dan Darrah, Cycle Something, Javier Mendoza Band. Sat 7/20, 10:30 PM, Urban Funk Ordinance, Funktelligence. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 7/12, 10:30 PM, Hairbangers Ball. Sat 7/13, 10:30 PM, Underwater People. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 7/19, 10:30 PM, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Sat 7/20, 10:30 PM, Dan Darrah. 847-541-4700.

CUCINA BELLA 1612 N. Sedgwick: Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Suzanne Petri. 312-274-1119.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Cabaret Room and in the Piano Bar. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 7/12 and 7/19, 8 PM, Colleen McHugh & Miriam Plotkin; 10:30 PM, "Naked . . . The Music of Leonard Cohen." Sat 7/13, 8 PM, Justin Hayford; 10:30 PM, Margaret Reeder. Sun 7/14, 7 and 9 PM, Colleen McHugh & Miriam Plotkin. Thu 7/18, 8 PM, Pam Peterson. Sat 7/20, 8 PM, Justin Hayford; 10:30 PM, Steve Wallem. Sun 7/21, 7 PM, Beth Bergmann performs songs from Disney movies. In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 5 PM, Gwen Pippen; 8 PM, Andrew Blendermann. Saturdays, 5 PM, Gwen Pippen; 8 PM, Vernon Larsen. Sundays and Mondays, 9 PM, Vernon Larsen. Thursdays, 9 PM, Andrew Blendermann. 773-278-1830.

DEJA VU BAR ROOM 2624 N. Lincoln: Thursdays, 10 PM, Bandoleros. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 7/14, DJ Lexi. Mon 7/15, DJs Sam & Rekleiner spin punk. Tue 7/16, DJ Alex. Wed 7/17, DJ Lawrence Peters spins country & western. Thu 7/18, DJ Tony. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 7/12, 10 PM, Waco Brothers, Lonesome Bob with Paul Burch, Johnny Dowd, Jon Langford & Jenny Toomey. Sat 7/13, 10 PM, Macabre, Tub Ring, Lord Blasphemer, Destroy Everything. Mon 7/15, 9 PM, Fu Manchu, Speedealer, Brand New Sin. Tue 7/16, 9 PM, Season to Risk, Land of the El Caminos, Element. Wed 7/17, 9 PM, Gravelbone, Devil May Care, Pound of Flesh. Thu 7/18, 9 PM, Life Without, Stigma Doll, Agent Zero. Fri 7/19, 10 PM, Light FM, Longwave, Life at Sea. Sat 7/20, 10 PM, Rebecca's Statue, Milkplow, Banana Sac, Nectarine Knockout. 773-489-3160.

DRAGONFLY 1206 N. State: Wednesdays, 11 PM, Bandoleros. 312-204-9991.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 7/12, Insomnia. Sat 7/13, Four Story. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 7/19, Wicked Garden. Sat 7/20, Sofa King. 815-356-9980.

DUKE'S ROADHOUSE 6319 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/12, Stevie Starlite. Fri 7/19, 215 West. 708-788-4065.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Fri 7/12, 10 PM, Swing Crew, G'tar Man Dave. Sat 7/13, 10 PM, Quantum Leep, Radio Flyer, Nikki & Eleni. Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, 20 Over (no cover). Wed 7/17, 9:30 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Catfight. Fri 7/19, 10 PM, Heartsfield, Evidence. Sat 7/20, 10 PM, Underwater People, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 7/12, Mic One, Cru L.I.F.E., Johnny Puertochinco. Sat 7/13, 9 PM, Three Card Guts, New Math, Mojo Filter, Three Minute Mule. Sun 7/14, 10 PM, Sumo, Somebody's Closet. Mon 7/15, Barstow Project. Tue 7/16, Irma Garden, Fazer. Wed 7/17, Bound to Change, Second Seed. Thu 7/18, Mer, Project Illume. Fri 7/19, Superbig, Valve, Kevin Lee. Sat 7/20, 9 PM, Segway, Digs, Moon Men, Formosa. Sun 7/21, Sumo. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 7/12, Half Mad Poet. Fri 7/19, Hat Guys. Sat 7/20, Joyce Band. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 7/12, 9:30 PM, Lonesome Organist, Mr. Hawaii Show, Athletic. Sat 7/13, 9:30 PM, Sweep the Leg Johnny (see Spot Check), Lustre King, Ten Grand, Sterling. Sun 7/14, 9:30 PM, Luftwaffe (see Critic's Choice), Nookleptia, Spires in the Sunset Rise. Mon 7/15, 9 PM, Jupiter, Rants, Nouns, Peppermints. Tue 7/16, 9:30 PM, Combo Number 3 (accompanying film projection by Tony Kern), Crush Kill Destroy, Magnus. Thu 7/18, 9:30 PM, Mum (see Critic's Choice), Zelienople, Kippi Kaninus. Fri 7/19, 9 PM, Xiu Xiu, Kill Me Tomorrow, My Name Is Rar-Rar, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone. Sat 7/20, 7 PM, Rachid Taha; 10 PM, Soledad Brothers, Datsuns, Bogue, Prehistorics. Sun 7/21, 9 PM, Mittens on Strings, Forty Piece Choir, Macitajs on Acid, Elephant Micah. 773-276-3600.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: Music at 7 PM. Fri 7/12, 5 Day Notice. Fri 7/19, New Invaders. 312-266-1944.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Sundays though Fridays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Sundays, DJs spin metal and industrial. Mondays, DJs spin punk rock. 773-395-2700.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: Fridays, 8 PM, DJ Mike Z3. Saturdays, 8 PM, DJ Lime. Tuesdays, 9 PM, karaoke with Soundbytes. Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJ Richie Rich. Thursdays, DJ Lime. 847-587-9677.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM Thursdays, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. Fri 7/12, Smalls. Sat 7/13, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Fri 7/19, Libido Funk Circus. Sat 7/20, City Sound. 847-593-2200.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: No cover. Fridays, 7 PM, open mike. 630-922-9821.

FEATURES BAR & GRILL 10 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music in Club Mamalu; no cover. Fridays, 9:30 PM, Mike Heaton Band. Saturdays, 9 PM, DJs spin hits from the 70s and 80s. Thursdays, 8 PM, dueling pianos. 630-416-3310.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 7/12, 6 PM, Zao, Unearth, Underoath, Dead Poetic, Underwater. Sat 7/13, 5 PM, Duvall, Seville, Mike Felumlee, Retro Morning. Sun 7/14, 7 PM, La Mantra de Fhiqria, Tale of Genji, Service Anxiety, Death of Marat (see Spot Check). Mon 7/15, 6 PM, Shai Hulud, From Autumn to Ashes, Coheed & Cambria, Miasis. Tue 7/16, 7 PM, South of No North, Eric Roth & the Schmateez, OC Bombers, Pelican. Wed 7/17, 6 PM, Champion, Uphill Battle, Bury Your Dead, Frontside. Thu 7/18, 6 PM, Grayson, Gunmoll, Attention, the Itch, If the Accident Will. Fri 7/19, 7 PM, Sweep the Leg Johnny, Lustre King, Haymarket Riot. Sat 7/20, 5 PM, Blueprint 76, Ratbag Hero, American Tragedy; 9 PM, Go Go Go Airheart, Paper Chase, Italo. Sun 7/21, 7 PM, Methadones, Mexican Cheerleader, Twinhaters, Stepsister, Dead Steel Mill. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 7/12, 10 PM, Vigilantes of Love, Dolly Varden. Sat 7/13, 10 PM, Rosie Flores, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open stage hosted by Link Freeman (7/16 with James McCandless). 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Mondays, 9:30 PM, open mike. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Steve Z sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. 773-348-6000.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Sat 7/13, Avenue Max. Sundays, open jam. Fri 7/19, Knee Deep Shag. Sat 7/20, Mabel Mabel. 847-821-1234.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 8 PM, Jack Crofoot. 773-528-4033.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Fri 7/12, 9 PM, DJs Zion & Brian Paul. Thu 7/18, 8:30 PM, Dough! Fri 7/19, 9:30 PM, Soul Papas. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Fri 7/12, Hello Dave. Fri 7/19, Static. 630-416-4898.

FREDDY'S RIBHOUSE 26 W. Hubbard: Nightly at 8 PM, Howl at the Moon dueling baby grand piano players lead a sing-along. 312-863-7427.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Fridays through Sundays, 9 PM-3 AM, DJ James Cantrel. Mondays, 9 PM, DJ Chris B. 773-248-3330.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 7/12, Superchrist, Kea. Sat 7/13, Dave S. Band. Wed 7/17, Ray Augustine. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Sara Sara. Fri 7/19, Dirty Love, San Andreas Fault. Sat 7/20, 1 PM, IAM Crew with Urban Art drum 'n' bass. 773-489-5471.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL NORTH 1719 N. Rand, Palatine: Sat 7/13, 10 PM, Second Nature. Thu 7/18, 9:30 PM, Gareth Woods (no cover). Sat 7/20, 10:30 PM, Weathered (Creed tribute band). 847-705-0555.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 7/12, 5:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9 PM, Alexandra Billings & Russ Long. Saturdays, 10 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 7/15, 9 PM, Jeremy Rill & Beckie Menzie. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Thu 7/18, 5:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9 PM, Ginger Tam. Fri 7/19, 5:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9 PM, Alexandra Billings & Russ Long. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 7/12, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 7/13, 7:30 PM, Nakia Reynoso; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 7/14, 6 PM, Honey West & James Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Dan Stetzel. Wed 7/17, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Thu 7/18, 7:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Fri 7/19, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Ruby & Vicky Boofant. Sat 7/20, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 7/21, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. 773-348-1053.

GIN MILL 2462 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. 773-549-3232.

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Little Roach. Wed 7/17, 9:30 PM, Leah Zicari. 773-871-4210.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 7/12, Spinshine. Sat 7/13, Douglas 'n Tucker. 773-549-9624.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 10 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Sat 7/13, Katie Todd Band, Carbon 4. Thu 7/18, V90, Phil Angotti & the Idea, Mark Watson Band. 773-472-5139.

HANG TIME 624 N. York, Elmhurst: Tue 7/16, 7 PM, Paul McKinney. 630-279-1100, ext. 7108.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: Fridays, 9:30 PM, Apsara's Dreaming. DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Saturdays and Thursdays. 312-527-5600.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 7/19, Karma Sutra. 773-465-8005.

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 7/12, Sweet Jane. Sat 7/13, Underbelly. Fri 7/19, Morgan Fingleton. Sat 7/20, Smalls. 773-883-0304.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 7/12, 9 PM, Afflictions, Italo, Lying in States. Mon 7/15, 9 PM, Flaming Lips record-release party with puppet shows and a raffle. Wed 7/17, 9:30 PM, Dorian Taj, Hot Dog City. Thu 7/18 and Fri 7/19, 10 PM, Cousteau, Tom Clues. Sat 7/20, 9 PM, Cordero, Kevin O'Donnell's Quality Six, Christian Gibbs, DJ Rudy Day, and Ralph Syverson's puppet show. Sun 7/21, 9 PM, Matt Marque, Scott Tuma, Soltero. 773-227-4433.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Tuesdays, open mike with Second Nature. 773-348-0009.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Sat 7/13, Thrifty Nickel, Dreaming Tree, Stone Puppet. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thu 7/18, Family of Souls, Goldstars. Sat 7/20, Jaked, Locals, Radio Flyer. 773-929-0944.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Reggae, soca, punta, and soul music at 10 PM. Thursdays, open mike with the Shifters. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 7/14, 5 PM, Sunday Songs with Lucy Smith. Tue 7/16, 9 PM, benefit for Chicago Women's Health Center with Karma Sutra, Sonido Ink (Quieto), Ugochi & Nikki Patin, Tara Betts, and poet Kay Barrett. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 7/12, Soul People (call 773-220-5794 for tickets). Tuesdays, Maya. 773-486-4093.

HOULIHAN'S 56 Oakbrook Shopping Center, Oak Brook: Thu 7/18, 8 PM, Paul Allodi, Steve Roth. 630-573-0220.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/12, Little Feat, Ronnie Baker Brooks. Sat 7/13 and Sun 7/14, 6:45 PM, Get Up Kids (see Spot Check), Superchunk (see Spot Check), Hot Rod Circuit. Mon 7/15, Danzig, Chimaira, Prong, Damaged. Tue 7/16 through Fri 7/19, Tragically Hip (see Spot Check), Marc Copely (7/16 and 7/17 sold out). Sat 7/20, Average White Band, Maroon5. Sun 7/21, DMC Regionals with DJ Non-Phixion, Radar, DJ A-Trak, DJ Klever, MC Kuttin Kandi. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 4:30 PM. Fri 7/12, E-Mics. Tue 7/16 through Fri 7/19, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. 312-923-2000.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Sat 7/20, Lettuce. 312-266-2400.

JACK SULLIVAN'S 2142 N. Clybourn: Fri 7/12, 5 PM, Poi Dog Pondering. Sun 7/14, 2 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. 312-421-7672, ext. 22.

JAVA OASIS 2240 S. Michigan: Tuesdays, 7 PM, People's Vocal Reactionary Liberation Movement hosted by Danny Devine & discopoet Khari B. 312-328-1216.

JD MUGGS 437 S. Addison Rd., Addison: Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Chris Michaels. 630-833-2570.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 7/12, 17th Floor, Butterside Down, Arthur Lee. Sat 7/13, Mother Hips, Moon Men, Only Infinity. Fri 7/19, Underwater People, Swinger. Sat 7/20, Mike & Joe. 312-337-3486.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-477-3330.

JUST FOR KICKS 1620 Plainfield, Joliet: Fri 7/12, 10 PM, Children of the Grave. 815-730-0424.

KITSCH'N 2005 W. Roscoe: Restaurant and beer garden; no cover. Wed 7/17, 8 PM, Joe Cassidy. 773-248-7372.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 7/12, Underwater People, Paging Raymond. Sat 7/13, Daily Bridge Club, Treologic, Milennyum. Wed 7/17, Maya, Leroy Fix, Johnny Five Gallon. Fri 7/19, 56 Hope Road, Bamboo Grove, E Double. Sat 7/20, Seven Day Run, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. 773-975-0505.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Sundays, Machine Gun Etiquette DJs spin old school punk and glam. Mondays, Mike O'Connell. Tuesdays, Rich Gonshak, Todd Harper, Victor Mariano. Wednesdays, Herb & Mike, DJ JSJ. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Music at 10 PM. Thursdays, open mike. 773-384-1040.

LONG ROOM 1612 W. Irving Park: Sundays, 10:30 PM, Nicholas Barron Galaxy 5. 773-665-4500.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 7/12, 10 PM, Temple of Low Men, Great Crusades. Sat 7/13, 10 PM, Pudder Project, Airport Lounge, Smoke off Vinyl. Sun 7/14, 9 PM, Celestial Static, the Cause (no cover). Tue 7/16, 9 PM, Daly, Alex V (no cover). Wed 7/17, 9 PM, Yellow House, Molasses (no cover). Thu 7/18, 9 PM, Bonfire Mechanics (no cover). Fri 7/19, 10 PM, Time Bomb Taxi, Bellsize. Sun 7/21, 9 PM, Cretin (no cover). 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 7/12, 10 PM, Rebirth Brass Band (see Critic's Choice), Frank Catalano/Paul Wertico Group. Sat 7/13, 10 PM, Rebirth Brass Band (see Critic's Choice), Ulu. Wed 7/17, 8 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 7/18, 10 PM, Into the Green. Fri 7/19, 10 PM, Woolworthy, Box-o-Car, Mighty Fine Machine. Sat 7/20, 10 PM, Boduli, Split, Bob & Buco. 773-404-9494.

MELANGE BLUE 2809 Butterfield, Oak Brook: Restaurant and tapas bar; no cover. Fridays, 4:30 PM-1 AM, DJs spin. Saturdays, 5:30 PM, Steve Blair & the Melange Blue Band; 8:30 PM-2 AM, DJs spin. 630-571-3600.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 7/12, 6:30 PM, Get Up Kids (see Spot Check), Superchunk (see Spot Check), Hot Rod Circuit (sold out); 11:30 PM, White Stripes, Clone Defects (sold out). Sat 7/13, 7 PM, Vines (see Spot Check), OK Go, Sleeping at Last (all-ages show); 11:30 PM, VHS or Beta, Dolari. Sun 7/14, 6:30 PM, Suite 13, Egostatic, Garden of Dreams, Jupiter Blue (all-ages show). Tue 7/16, 6:30 PM, Hey Mercedes, Piebald, Audio Learning Center, Koufax (all-ages show). Thu 7/18, 9 PM, Cry for Dawn, Illroot, Simple Something, Neotribe (18 & over show). Fri 7/19, 10 PM, Brainstorm with Adam Zahl. Sat 7/20, 7 PM, Breeders, Imperial Teen, Bratmobile (all-ages show). Sun 7/21, 6:30 PM, Acumen Nation, Iron Lung Corporation, Bile, Project .44 (all-ages show). 773-549-0203.

MIKE DITKA'S Tremont Hotel, 100 E. Chestnut: Wednesdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, John Vincent (tribute to Frank Sinatra). 312-587-8989.

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 7/13, Two From Four. 847-259-9724.

MISTO 1118 W. Grand: Restaurant. Saturdays, 10 PM, Donny Greco & Gary Filip. 312-226-5989.

MULLEN'S 3527 N. Clark: DJs spin Fridays and Saturdays at 9 PM. 773-325-2319.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 7/12, Blanco, Highball. Sat 7/13, Eric Kmiec Quartet, M.O.T.O., Blue Sky Major. Tue 7/16, Shady Corner, Sector 7G. Wed 7/17, Planet of Planet, Vamplifier. Thu 7/18, Steve Buscemi's Teeth. 773-486-7774.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Fri 7/12, 4 PM, Ripleys; 8 PM, Chicago Cats. Sat 7/13, 3:30 PM, Deja Vu; 8 PM, Little Roach & the Big Daddy. Sun 7/14, 6 PM, Wild Ones. Wed 7/17, 8 PM, Movin' On. Fri 7/19, 8 PM, Flapjacks. Sat 7/20, 3:30 PM, Tumbleweed; 8 PM, Mack Pherson & the Struts. Sun 7/21, 1 PM, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 312-595-7437.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 7/12, 9 PM, Jay Bennett & Edward Burch, R.D. Roth & the Issues, Red Star Belgrade. Mondays, 9 PM, Sound Reflections with DJs Teebot & Anomaly. Fri 7/19, 8 PM, BLT, Unstrung Heroes. Sat 7/20, 9 PM, Long Shot, 2 Die For, Iomos Marad, DJs Teebot & Anomaly. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 8 PM, Grinder gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (7/18 with Cin Salach, Ellen Rosner, Leah Zicari). 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Fri 7/12, 10 PM, Larry O. Dean & the Me Decade, Winnie, Plane. Sat 7/13, 10 PM, J. Davis Trio, 3rd Eyelanders. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Tuesdays, midnight, DJs Alo & Larry Millah spin hip-hop and soul. Wed 7/17, 10 PM, Mojica, Muchacha, Monster Trux; 1 AM, DJ Form spins funk and hip-hop. Fri 7/19, 10 PM, Deals Gone Bad. Sat 7/20, 10 PM, Starcandy, Lunch, Ghettobillies. 773-489-0011.

VIADUCT 3111 N. Western: Wed 7/17, 9 PM, Nite Watch Band, Reagan National Crash Diet, Naughty Candy. 773-296-6024.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, Johnny Rome (no cover). 630-782-9091.

PALAGGI'S RISTORANTE ITALIANO 10 W. Hubbard: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, Nan Mason. Saturdays, Erin McDougald. 312-527-1010.

PALMER PLACE 56 S. La Grange, La Grange: Sun 7/21, 6 PM, Gary Charles Metz. 708-482-7127.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 7/12, Sonnets, Yidcore. Sat 7/13, Pop Fiction. Sun 7/14, 7 PM, Wellstones. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Wed 7/17, Jackie Lee, Jazztones, Andy Hopkins, DJ Dan Robitaille. Thu 7/18, Son of Dad, Platonics. Fri 7/19, Go-Go Devils, Urban & Megan. Sat 7/20, Treason Brothers. 773-486-9862.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 7/13, Jon Gram. Sat 7/20, Jimmy Mac. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 7/12, Nikki & Eleni. Sat 7/13, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. Thu 7/18, 7 PM, Dave Tamkin. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/12, Shakes, Psychobilly Kadilak, Dirt Bike Annie. Sat 7/13, Houston, Wretch Like Me. Sun 7/14, Boulder, Knife of Simpson, Good Goddamns. Mon 7/15, Thoughtstreams. Fri 7/19, Broken Finger, Heliport, Hayshakers, Squat. Sat 7/20, Secret Agent Bill, Gamma Rays, Surf Zombies. Sun 7/21, Schatzi, Hot DS, Hello Operator. 773-248-3093.

Q NIGHTLIFE 358 W. Ontario: Sundays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Miss Kimm. 312-409-7772.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 7/13, Sunshine Delay, Brother Lowdown. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry La Croix. Wed 7/17, Saturday Nights. 773-276-9730.

RACHEL'S CAFE & BOOKS 734 E. Schaumburg, Schaumburg: Coffeehouse plays music by Morrissey and the Smiths 8:30 AM-5:30 PM. 847-310-9678.

RAM RESTAURANT & BREWERY 700 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Wed 7/17, 7 PM, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. 847-520-1222.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

REDHEAD PIANO BAR 16 W. Ontario: Fridays, 8 PM, Gene Garcia; 11:45 PM, David Crawford. Saturdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; midnight, John Zamojcin. Sundays, 8:30 PM-2:30 AM, John Zamojcin. Mondays, 8 PM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McCloury; 11:45 PM, Arturo Santana. Tuesdays, 8 PM, John Zamojcin; 11:45 PM, Phil Baron & Ruby Harris. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; 11:45 PM, Gary Philips. Thursdays, 8 PM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McCloury; 11:45 PM, Peter Miletic. 312-640-1000.

RIPROCKS 3131 Finley, Downers Grove: Music at 6 PM. Fri 7/12, Smalls. Fri 7/19, Roots Rock Society. 630-964-0773.

ROCKHOUSE GRILL 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 10 PM. Fri 7/12, Fleshold, D's Nutz, Agent Zero. Sat 7/13, Self Destruct Sequence, Jesus & the Devil, Tracer. Thu 7/18, Pimps. Fri 7/19, Uncle Crusty, Braintree, Delinquent 7. Sat 7/20, Nine 24, I Love Rich. 847-392-6446.

SAM MAGUIRE'S 39 Orland Square Dr., Orland Park: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/12, Two Strung Out. Sat 7/13, Anne Harris. 708-460-1771.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 7/12, 7:30 and 10:30 PM, Cary Pierce, Dan Darrah. Sat 7/13, 10 PM, Bobby Bare Jr. (see Spot Check) with members of Lambchop, Bikes Will Take Us. Sun 7/14, 8 PM, Twigs, Antje, Dag Juhlin. Mon 7/15, 8 PM, Anne-Marie Akin, Sunnyside Up. Wed 7/17, 9 PM, Mike Ireland & Holler, John Kimler. Thu 7/18, 9 PM, Walkmen, French Kicks, Deathray Davies, Rabbit Rabbit. Fri 7/19, 10 PM, Blue Dogs, Troll for Trout, Tom Bowls. Sat 7/20, 10 PM, Papas Fritas, David Singer & the Sweet Science, I Am the World Trade Center. Sun 7/21, 9 PM, Bernie Worrell & the Woo Warriors, Pearly Sweets & the Platonics. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 7/13, Jostelen Weed. Sat 7/20, Rubber. 630-372-2900.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Sundays, 9:30 PM, Torturing Elvis. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, DJ Eryka & Her Mighty Crew. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Urban Hog Wranglers. 773-772-6656.

SPAZIO DI LUCCA 483 Lake Cook, Deerfield: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Ester Hana. 847-272-9922.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: Music at 9 PM. Mondays, DJ Matt Fields. Tuesdays, DJ Mike Kendal. Thursdays, DJ Rik Shaw. 773-252-9700.

STREGA NONA 3747 N. Southport: Italian restaurant. Thu 7/18, 9 PM, Leddie Garcia, DJ Madrid (no cover). 773-244-0990.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music in the upstairs Cabaret Room at 10 PM. Fri 7/12, 9 PM, Spalaneys, Animal Kingdom, L.T., the Good, Amina, Coolcut, Bamski the Bigot, Iomos Marad, Endangered Species, Rugged Science, Profound, Prophet, Chasm, Absolute Ikon, DJs Journey & Emmaculate. Sat 7/13, 9 PM, Bad News Jones, Growing Nation, Pro-N-Con Productions. Thu 7/18, Primeridian, Iomos Marad, Eulorythmics, DJ 5th Element. Fri 7/19, Sugarman 3, B3 Bombers with Clyde Stubblefield, DJ Fly Fohrman. Sat 7/20, Masters of Groove with Reuben Wilson, Grant Green Jr. & others, Greyhounds, DJ Fly Fohrman. 773-278-6600.

TIME OUT WEST 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 7/13, White Noise. Sat 7/20, Roadhouse Dogs. 630-213-1006.

TINY LOUNGE 1814 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Thursdays, Nicholas Barron & Galaxy 5. 773-296-9620.

TRACE 3714 N. Clark: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by the Polyrhythmic Arts Collective. 773-477-3400.

T'S 5025 N. Clark: Sundays, noon-3 PM, Dylan Rice. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike with Sexual Chocolate. 773-784-6000.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays and Mondays. Fri 7/12, Dark Green Bottles, Stephanie Rogers. Sat 7/13, 6 PM, Todd Leiter-Weintraub, Kristin Ronne, Joel Patterson. Sun 7/14, Your Little Ponies, Donna Adler, Jason Blake Band. Mondays, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Tue 7/16, Pat MacDonald, Katie Todd. Wednesdays, C.H.A.T. music showcase. Thu 7/18, 6 PM, benefit for Enterprising Kitchen with Four Shillings Short, Al Rose. Fri 7/19, Al Rose & the Transcendos (Bob Dylan tribute concert). Sat 7/20, Sunnyside Up, F.M. Smith. Sun 7/21, Roho, Jenny McCarthy Bienemann, Becky Blocksom. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 7/12, Flesh Field, Cruciform Injection, Wraith. Sat 7/13 and Wednesdays, rock 'n' roll karaoke. Tuesdays, DJ Swayed spins glam. Thu 7/18, Rosedales, Ghoul Town. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Sundays, 10 PM, Heather Horton Band. Mondays, 2 AM, Steve Kouba. Thursdays, 8 PM, Joe Thomas; 10 PM, Joe Thomas Band; 1 AM, Koko Brunson. 312-266-7761.

VAUGHAN'S PUB 2917 N. Sheffield: No cover. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam with Anto & Tony C. 773-281-8188.

WEBSTER WINE BAR 1480 W. Webster: No cover. Mondays, 10 PM, Sticky Lupree. 773-868-0608.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Saturdays, open mike. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 7/12, Ark Band, Reggae Cowboys. Sat 7/13, Gizzae, Zeleke. Sundays, Gizzae. Mondays, Blue Groove Lounge with Juice & Dirty. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesdays, DJ Kojo & friends. Thu 7/18, West Bound Sound. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 8 PM on weeknights. Fri 7/12 and Sat 7/13, Fareed Haque Group, Schfvilkus. Tue 7/16, Mr. Blotto. Wed 7/17, Andy Band (no cover). Fri 7/19, Smokestack, John Fournier. Sat 7/20, Homunculus, Stylus. 773-929-1300.

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ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: Thursdays through Saturdays, 10 PM, DJ M Pulse. 312-337-4349.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, Ed Vantage. Thursdays, Ryan Hagen. 773-348-5100.

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: DJs spin music for dancing after 10 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays and Mondays. Fridays, DJ Dujuan. 773-227-6859.

BABALU 1645 W. Jackson: DJs spin merengue, bachata, house, and disco 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-733-3512.

BAR THIRTEEN 1944 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-3 AM Saturdays, and 8 PM-2 AM Sundays. Fridays, DJ Mig. Saturdays, DJ Dave Britton. Sundays, DJs Shon Dervis & A+ spin downtempo house, Latin, and rare groove. Wednesdays, DJ Red Lox. Thursdays, DJ Hello Kitty. 773-394-1313.

BAR 3 2138 N. Halsted: DJs spin acid jazz, funk, Afrobeat, house, two-step, and soul 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. 773-348-3665.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Greg Haus spins trance, progressive, hard house, and breakbeat. Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, DJs Christopher Robin, John Jackson & Greg Haus spin trans-Euro groove. Mondays, 10 PM, DJ Boa spins synthpop, hardwave, and retro music. Tuesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJ Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. Wednesdays, 10 PM, DJ Larissa, DJ Ruslan. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, Steve Melvage. Saturdays, Heather Doble, DJ Spin. Sundays, DJ Lil' John, DJ Derrick Wize. Mondays, DJs Brian G. & BJAK. Tuesdays, DJ Brian Borden. Wednesdays, DJs Brian G. & Frique. Thursdays, Hedonizm DJs spin. 312-243-1699.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJs D Double, Artek & Norman Rockwell spin hip-hop. Sat 7/13, Mike Steele, Rees Urban. Thursdays, Synesthesia DJs spin. Sat 7/20, Dayhota. 773-235-9100.

BIOLOGY BAR 1516 N. Fremont: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, Sundays, and Mondays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Twilite Tone, Mike Love, DJ Word. 312-266-1234.

BLACK BEETLE 2532 W. Chicago: Thursdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Form. 773-384-0701.

BLONDE 820 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Mario. 312-226-4500.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: DJs spin until 5 AM Saturdays, until 4 AM Sundays through Thursdays. 312-475-9800.

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Eddie spins hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ Freddie O spins hip-hop and house until 3 AM. Sundays, DJs Eddie & Freddie O. Wednesdays, DJs Mr. D, Kosmo & Beezwax. Thursdays, DJ Izzi (no cover). 773-477-3661.

CHROMIUM 817 W. Lake: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, DJs spin progressive house. Saturdays, DJs spin salsa, merengue, house, and hip-hop. 312-666-8106.

CIRCUS 901 W. Weed: DJs spin 6 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Fridays, 6 PM-3 AM Saturdays; members of the World Famous Flying Wallendas perform circus acts on weekends. 312-266-1200.

CLUB MERCURY 221 W. Van Buren: Restaurant and nightclub; DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM on Fridays and Saturdays. Saturdays, DJs spin hip-hop and R&B. 312-427-1774.

CLUB 720 720 N. Wells: DJs spin Latin & Caribbean, hip-hop, and house 9 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-397-0600.

CLYBAR 2417 N. Clybourn: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sundays, Family Chicago DJs spin house. Thursdays, DJs spin soul and funk. 773-388-1877.

COCKTAIL 3359 N. Halsted: DJs spin in the bar after 9 PM. Fridays, Freddie Bain. Saturdays, DJ Daniel Tsunami, DJeremy. Tuesdays, Michael Serafini. Thursdays, Timmy Loop. 773-477-1420.

COPA 1637 N. Clybourn: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Tim Bogosian spins hip-hop and house. Saturdays, guest DJs spin until 3 AM. Thursdays, Ken Sumka spins rock, pop, and alternative. 312-642-3449.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Frique & Hiroki. Saturdays, DJs Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch, Chris Laino. Sundays, DJs Teri Bristol & Earl Pleasure (in the mezzanine), DJs Michael Serafini & Freddie Bain. 312-413-7000.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Thu 7/18, 10 PM, Caural, DJ Warp, DJ Striz (no cover). 773-489-6457.

DEJA VU BAR ROOM 2624 N. Lincoln: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Mike Dodson. Saturdays, Johnny Price (upstairs), Mike Dodson. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Ed Vantage. 773-871-0205.

DIG 1551 N. Sheffield: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Fridays and Saturdays. 312-377-1727.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays, on three levels. Thursdays, DJs Uncle Milty and Danny the Wildchild spin drum 'n' bass. 312-751-2900.

DRAGONFLY 1206 N. State: DJs spin after 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays. Sundays, DJ Chris Gin. Wednesdays, DJ Splinter. 312-204-9991.

D'VINE 1950 W. North: Restaurant and wine bar. Fridays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Red Lox spins Middle Eastern dance music. Saturdays, 10 PM-3 AM, DJs spin house and hip-hop. Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, Sybian DJs spin house, techno, and trance. 773-235-5700.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Wed 7/17, 10 PM, Big Up DJs spin. 773-276-3600.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: DJs spin after 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays. 312-338-3788.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: In the cabaret room: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Wednesdays through Saturdays, Slim, Katfish, Zanman, Pat Mann & Spankie. Mondays, Spankie. Tuesdays, Double J. In Club X: Saturdays, 9 PM-5 AM, DJ Laura B. Thursdays, 9 PM-4 AM, DJ Juan Carlos spins salsa & merengue. 312-266-1944.

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM Mondays through Fridays, 7 PM-3 AM Saturdays, and 8 PM-2 AM Sundays. 773-252-4090.

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: DJs spin until 2 AM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, and until 3 AM Saturdays. 773-871-4210.

GLOW 1615 N. Clybourn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Wednesdays, Can Can DJs Flipside, Wayne Williams, Vince Lawrence & Cedric. 312-587-8469.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Thursdays, 10 PM, Glenn Underground, Mr. A.L.I. 773-395-0066.

JAMIE HODGE, JUNKROC Sat 7/13, 10 PM, Deadtech, 3321 W. Fullerton. 773-395-2844.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Fridays, 9:30 PM, DJs spin house music. 773-271-4711.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sun 7/21, 9 PM, DMC Regionals with DJ Radar, DJ A-Trak, DJ Klever, MC Kuttin Kandi. 312-923-2035.

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Scratch n' Sniff. Saturdays, Melting Pot with DJs Mass Transit & Spinello. Tuesdays, Montage Audio Visual Collisions with DJs Alpha & Brock spinning new wave. 773-394-2066.

JILLY'S RETRO CLUB 1009 N. Rush: DJs play dance music of the 70s and 80s after 8 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays. 312-664-1001.

JOHN BARLEYCORN 3524 N. Clark: DJs spin after 10 PM upstairs. Fridays, DJ Ben. Saturdays, DJs Frique & AM/PM. Thursdays, DJs Flipside & Louie Louie. 773-549-6000.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: DJs spin house, disco, funk, hip-hop, and techno after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Izzi. Saturdays, Croatian Sensations. Thursdays, DJ Prado. 773-477-3330.

KATACOMB 1909 N. Lincoln: DJs spin hip-hop, funk, soul, and R&B 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs Brent, Jig & Ryan. Wednesdays, DJ Ffar spins house. 312-337-4040.

KUSTOM 1997 N. Clybourn: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fri 7/19, percussionist Bam Bam Buddha with DJs Rick Guerrero, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Doc & madhouse Miguel. 773-528-3400.

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Moa Anbessa Sound System with General Jah Son, Marcus Iya & Rankin' Stranjah. Saturdays, DJ Brian G., Brenda D. & Nick Santillan spin house. Mondays, DJ Greg Shirilla. Tuesdays, DJs spin reggae. Wednesdays, DJ Hook Dick spins rock. Thursdays, DJ Shon Dervis & Precyse spin hip-hop. 773-772-3355.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin progressive, hip-hop, swing & jazz 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Rhythm. Sundays and Thursdays, Johnny Price. 312-337-2583.

LITHIUM 1124 W. Belmont: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Fridays and Sundays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, Derrick Wize & friends. Sundays, open turntables. Wednesdays, DJ Gene Lopez spins hip-hop. Thursdays, DJ Neil & Elixx DJs spin house, soul & funk. 773-477-6513.

MANHOLE 3458 N. Halsted: DJs spin nightly until 4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). 773-975-9244.

MASHED POTATO CLUB 316 W. Erie: Restaurant with DJs and dancing nightly after 9 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 10 PM, Ultra Glam female impersonators hosted by Barbie Doll. 312-255-8579.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Sundays, 9 PM, DJ Roger Chavez/Suspect 86 spins trance. 630-446-4001.

MINX 111 W. Hubbard: Wednesdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs Bear Who? & Majid. 312-828-9000.

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE & SPORTS BAR 6727 N. Olmsted: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays. Fridays, Marty Boblat. Thursdays, DJ Freddie. 773-631-1223.

MYSTIQUE 157 W. Ontario: DJs spin after 10 PM. Saturdays, DJs World & Flipside. Sundays, DJs John Styles & Cache 22. Wednesdays, DJs Pharris, Mike Love & Phantom. 312-642-2582.

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Rob Kokot spins synthpop and electro industrial. Saturdays, DJ $#&@! spins industrial. Wednesdays, Jeff Moyer spins electronic dance. Thursdays, Dave Roberts spins new wave. 773-528-2622.

THE NEW SOUND 7407 W. Madison, Forest Park: Saturdays, 10:30 PM-3 AM, DeeJay Intel One spins hip-hop, downtempo, and drum 'n' bass (no cover). 708-771-3060.

NOCTURNAL 1111 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Caffeine. 312-491-1931.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fridays through Sundays, DJs spin in Club Bleu after 10 PM. 708-756-0600.

THE ORIGINAL MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: DJ Joe spins pop, hip-hop, and house 8 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Sundays, 8 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-642-7251 or 312-642-7252.

LE PASSAGE 1 Oak Place: DJs spin 10:30 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10:30 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Sat 7/13, DJs Freddie Bain & Chris Eterno, Screamin' Rachel, Circuit Mom & Cezanne. 312-255-0022.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Tuesdays, DJ Tankboy. 773-252-7767.

THE (PROP) HOUSE 1675 N. Elston: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays, 11 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop and reggae. Saturdays, DJs Mike Dunn, Tony T., Phantom, Sam Silk & others spin deep house. Sundays, DJ Mike Love. 773-486-2390.

PUMPING COMPANY 6157 N. Broadway: Tuesdays, 9 PM, "Tuesdazed" with DJ Ae, Blue Shift, DJ Linx. 773-743-7994.

RED DOG 1958 W. North: DJs spin funk, house, and dance music 10 PM-4 AM Fridays, Mondays, and Wednesdays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Tommie Sunshine, Jordan Zawideh & Mr. A.L.I. Saturdays, DJs Twilite Tone, 33-1/3 & Steve Bravo. Mondays, DJs Mark Grant, Lego & Dave Britton. Wed 7/17, Phantom 45, Bass by the Pound DJs Poolside, Flipside & Glyde. 773-278-1009.

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Sundays and Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Sat 7/20, 7 PM, DJ Hell, DJ Traxx, DJ Deecoy, Tommie Sunshine, Superstars of Love. 312-733-6699.

REUNION 811 W. Lake: DJs spin after 8 PM; no cover before 9 PM. Fri 7/12, Mario Smokin' Diaz, DJ Matt Warren. Fri 7/19, Lugo Rosado, DJ Matt Warren. 312-491-9600.

SAEED & PALASH Free in-store performance. Sat 7/13, 3 PM, Virgin Megastore, 540 N. Michigan. 312-645-9300.

SEANCHAI 2345 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM. Mondays, DJs Paul Norman, Mista Mashup & Liquid G-Zus. 773-549-4444.

SINIBAR 1540 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM. Fridays, DJs Tone B. Nimble & Mark Fullaflava spin rare groove, DJ JR spins hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ Tone B. Nimble spins hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Mark Fullaflava spins breakbeat, disco, hip-hop, jazz, and soul. Mondays, DJs Felix & Julius the Mad Thinker spin house. Tuesdays, DJ Eddie "Moskito" Cruz spins salsa, boogaloo, merengue & samba. Wednesdays, DJs spin hip-hop. Thursdays, DJ BJAK spins electro, house, disco, R&B, and hip-hop. 773-278-7797.

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: Fridays, 7-10 PM, DJ INC spins soul, funk, and disco; 10 PM-4 AM, DJs spin hip-hop. Saturdays, 7 PM-5 AM, DJs Justin Long & Sativa spin house. Sundays, 7 PM-midnight, DJs Sadar, Lee Collins, Rusoul & Richie Rich spin disco, house, underground, funk, and soul; midnight-4 AM, DJs Tone B. Nimble, Norman Rockwell & Shon Dervis spin hip-hop, dancehall, house, and soul. Wednesdays, 7 PM-4 AM, DJ Hiroki spins house, hip-hop, and progressive. Thursdays, 11:30 PM-4 AM, DJs David Balquiedra, Steve Cadiz & Inbum spin house. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 7/12, DJ Colette, Devo. Sat 7/13, DJ Heather, Justin Waite. Mondays, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron. Tue 7/16, DJ Spooky, Ming & FS, Dalek, DJ Warp. Wednesdays, DJs Rekliner & Darius Hurley spin American and British punk. Thu 7/18, 10 PM, local DJ showcase contest. Fri 7/19, Common Factor, Darrell Woodson. Sat 7/20, Miles Maeda & the Traveling Love Show, Dong. 773-549-4140.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Timmy Loop & VJ Terp (no cover). Saturdays, DJ Jungle Jorge & VJ Nickole. Mondays, VJ Tyrone (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Tech-Nick (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Freddie Bain & VJ Ken. Thursdays, Best of the 80s with DJ Julian & VJ Steven Farias (no cover). 773-327-7711.

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Darkie spins house and hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ Andrew Vonn spins old-school house. Sundays, Whiplash with DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Tuesdays, DJ Andrew Vonn spins rock & roll. Wednesdays, DJs spin hip-hop, trance, house, and progressive. Thursdays, DJs Andre Harris & Martin "Boogieman" Luna spin house. 312-587-8779.

SQUAREONE 1561 N. Milwaukee: Fridays, 9 PM-midnight, DJ Mellow Man spins house. Saturdays, 8 PM, Groove Distribution DJs spin broken beats and nu jazz; midnight-4 AM, guest DJs spin. Sundays, 9 AM-3:30 PM, DJ Stallion Love spins soul. Mondays, 8 PM, DJs spin Afrobeat. Tuesdays, 8 PM, DJ Jesse de la Pena. Wednesdays, 10 PM-1 AM, DJ Papa G spins reggae and dub. Thursdays, 8-11 PM, DJs Koolaid & Atarashi Sound spin modern lounge. 773-227-7111.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: DJs spin nightly in the Lounge after 10 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs spin Motown, funk, rare groove, and hip-hop. Sundays, DJs Spinsterwun & Marc Davis spin house. Mondays, open mike hosted by Ciso Lobo. Tuesdays, DJs Artek, Norman Rockwell, Mary Jane, D Double & Verb spin hip-hop. Wed 7/17, DJ David Chavez spins Latin jazz and house. Thursdays, 9 PM, spoken word hosted by Jordan Taggart; 11 PM, Dirty MF & DJ Artek. 773-278-6600.

TASTE 1922 W. North: Fri 7/12, 11 PM, DJ Christopher Robin. 773-276-8000.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Karlito. Saturdays, DJ Therm. Mondays, DJ Dan. Wednesdays, DJ Mass Transit spins soul & hip-hop. 773-227-4906.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Alberto Gomez, Marco Hernandez & Carlos Rodriguez spin salsa. Saturdays, DJs Goose, Jimmie Page & Jernell Geronimo. Thu 7/18, DJs Jody, Danny Howells, Dayhota & Bear Who? 312-491-9729.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 7/12, "Spundae" with Cass, Mark Lewis, Alex Hall, Doc Martin, Cause 4 Concern, Glyde, Focus, Lamebrane. Sat 7/13, 12:30 AM, Amber. Fri 7/19, "Spundae" with DJ Icey, Jerry Bonham, Boom Boom Boom with DJs Lego & David Britton, Danny the Wild Child, Ruckus, MF, Aekae. Sat 7/20, DJs Mike Z., Ethan David & Tony 2 Much. 312-266-2114.

VOODOO NIGHTCLUB 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin "high energy dance music" after 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays and after 9 PM Saturdays. 847-969-1602.

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Julian Perez & Mike Z. Saturdays, DJ Speed, DJ Structure. 312-337-3223.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 7/12, Julius the Mad Thinker, DJs Justin Long, Sativa & Shon Dervis. Sat 7/13, Technasia with Charles Siegling, DJs Andre Harris, Bear Who?, Tobias & PNS. Sundays, DJs Jesse de la Pena & Uncle Milty. Fri 7/19, Dayhota, DJs Justin Long, Sativa & Shon Dervis. Sat 7/20, Kerri Chandler, DJs Andre Harris, Bear Who?, Tobias & PNS. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

LOU & PETER BERRYMAN Sat 7/20, 8 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-338-5164.

CATTLE JIVE Free concert at Chicago Summerdance. Fri 7/12, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

CHICAGO FOLK & ROOTS FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

DOOLEYS Free concert. Sat 7/13, 7 PM, Bank One Plaza, 1603 Orrington, Evanston. 847-328-5864.

GEBHARD WOODS DULCIMER FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

GROUNDSPEED BLUEGRASS BAND Sun 7/14, 6 PM, Living Coast Plaza, Brookfield Zoo, 1st and 31st, Brookfield. 708-485-0263, ext. 879.

HISTORIC PULLMAN HOBO GATHERING & GRAND HOBO CONCERT See Fairs & Festivals.

KRAIG KENNING Thu 7/18, 7 PM, courtyard, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton, Skokie. 847-673-7774.

ERIC LUGOSCH Free concert. Fri 7/12, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DAVE MASSENGILL Free concert. Fri 7/19, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

SCARLET CONFESSIONS, A MUSICAL DIARY with Paul Amandes, Anne Hills, Jamie O'Reilly & Michael Smith. Fri 7/12, 7:30 PM, Sat 7/13, 5:30 and 8:30 PM, Sun 7/14, 2:30 PM, Thu 7/18 and Fri 7/19, 7:30 PM, and Sat 7/20, 5:30 and 8:30 PM, Victory Gardens Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln. 773-871-3000.

SMALL POTATOES Fri 7/19, 8 PM, Prairie Crossing, Route 45 and Route 137, Grayslake. 847-543-1202.

FRED STERNER Free concert. Mon 7/15, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 7/12, 10 PM, Martin Zellar & the Hardaways, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-Ins with Lawrence Peters, Devil in a Woodpile. Sun 7/21, 4 PM, Academy of Irish Music. 773-478-4408.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, Cornmeal. 773-384-8600.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Fridays through Mondays, 7:30 PM, country music and dance lessons. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 7/12, Urban Djin, Red Dust. Sun 7/21, Fairfields. 773-384-2547.

CAROL'S PUB 4659 N. Clark: Country music at 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Diamondback. Sundays, open jam with Diamondback. 773-334-2402.

CELTIC CROSSINGS 751 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Sat 7/13, Joel Tyson. Sundays, 6 PM, Irish session. Sat 7/20, Morgan Fingleton. 312-337-1005.

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM on weekends. Sundays, 4-8 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. 773-473-5263.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Wed 7/17, 8 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong. 773-278-1830.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Sun 7/21, 8 PM, Whitey O'Day (no cover). 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Sundays, 3 PM, Chico's Jam. 773-878-3343.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 7/12 through Sun 7/14, Irish American Heritage Festival (see Fairs & Festivals). Fri 7/19, Three Men in Kilts. Sat 7/20, Dooley Brothers. 773-282-7035.

FITZERS PUB Fitzpatrick Chicago Hotel, 166 E. Superior: Sundays, 4 PM, Anish. Thursdays, 6 PM, Morgan. 312-787-6000.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Thu 7/18, 9 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Fonnmhor. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 7/20, Mike & Amy Finders. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. 773-489-5471.

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Wednesdays, Whitey O'Day. 847-724-7171.

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Sundays, 3-6 PM, traditional Irish session. 773-883-0304.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fridays, 5:30 PM, Hoyle Brothers. 773-227-4433.

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: Sundays, 9 PM, and Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike. 773-235-9795.

IRISH EYES 2519 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 8 PM, Irish and American traditional, folk, and country open stage hosted by Eamonn Knuff (sign-up at 7 PM; no cover). 773-348-9548.

JINX 1928 W. Division: Sundays, 8 PM, John Hasbrouck. 773-645-3667.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/12 and Sat 7/13, Three Men in Kilts. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Irish session. Thursdays, Kelly Griner. Fri 7/19, John Dillon. Sat 7/20, St. James Gate. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 7/15, 9 PM, Anish, Gan Bua (no cover). Tue 7/16, 8:30 PM, Rattlers, Can-Ky-Ree. 773-404-9494.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 7/19, 8 PM, BLT, Unstrung Heroes. 847-869-0450.

PEGGY KINNANE'S 8 N. Vail, Arlington Heights: Irish pub and restaurant with popular and traditional music at 9:15 PM on Fridays and Saturdays. Sundays, 1-4 PM, traditional Irish session (no cover). 847-577-7733.

RAIN DOG BOOKS & CAFE 408 S. Wabash: Wednesdays, 1 PM, John Hasbrouck. 312-922-8311.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Tuesdays, Outlaw Family Band. 773-743-3355.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Mon 7/15, 8 PM, Anne-Marie Akin, Sunnyside Up. Tue 7/16, 8 PM, Leni Stern. 773-525-2508.

SEANCHAI 2345 W. Belmont: Sundays, 10 PM, Chicago Rovers. 773-549-4444.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 7/12, Jeffrey Foucault. Sun 7/14, 4 PM, Phil Cooper, Margaret Nelson & Kate Early with Susan Urban, Kathy Folkerts & Natural Bob Holdsworth. Fri 7/19, Victoria Parks. 630-969-9720.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

SAM BURCKHARDT GROUP Free concert. Sat 7/13, 6:30 PM, Gompers Park, 4222 W. Foster. 312-742-7529.

GOSPEL OPEN MIKE hosted by Dr. Groove. Sat 7/20, 3 PM, Room at the Cross Church, 1432 W. 87th. 773-881-8883.

HOLY VESSEL BAPTIST CHURCH CHOIR Free gospel concert. Sun 7/21, 2 PM, Chicago Women's Park and Gardens, 1827 S. Indiana. 312-742-1079.

I HAVE A VISION COMMUNITY/GOSPEL FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

FERNANDO JONES BAND Fri 7/12, 7:30 PM, Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid, Oak Park. 708-383-2612.

BABBIE MASON Free in-store performance. Fri 7/12, 1:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2210 W. 95th. 773-445-5471.

MILLENNIUM PRAISE 2002 See Fairs & Festivals.

PILGRIM BAPTIST CHURCH SANCTUARY CHOIR Gospel concert and tribute to Thomas A. Dorsey. Sun 7/14, 3:30 PM, Pilgrim Baptist Church, 3301 S. Indiana. 312-842-4417.

ROSA'S BLUES CRUISE with Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band, aboard the Duck Cruiseliner, departing Sat 7/20, 11:30 PM, from Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 773-342-0452.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 7/12, 9 PM, Katherine Davis Blues Band. Fri 7/19, 9 PM, Peter Dames & the Rhythm Flames. 312-642-6805.

ARTIS'S 1249 E. 87th: Music after 9 PM. Sundays, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Mondays, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. 773-734-0491.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/12, Sat 7/13, and Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 7/16, John Primer Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 7/19 and Sat 7/20, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/12 and Sat 7/13, Lindsey Alexander Band with Patricia Scott. Sundays and Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 7/16, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 7/19 and Sat 7/20, Charlie Love Band with Patricia Scott. 312-661-0100.

BLUE CHICAGO STORE 534 N. Clark: Saturdays, 8 PM, Gloria Shannon Band. 312-661-1003.

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 7/12 and Sat 7/13, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Sun 7/14, Jimmy Burns. Mon 7/15, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 7/16, Michael Coleman. Wed 7/17, pro jam hosted by Big Ray. Thu 7/18, Vino Louden. Fri 7/19 and Sat 7/20, Kinsey Report. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sat 7/13, 10 PM, Fruteland Jackson. Sun 7/14, noon, Chris Walz. 312-226-6666.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 7/12, 5:30 PM, Jon McDonald; 9:30 PM, Walter Trout, Eric George Band. Sat 7/13, 6:30 PM, Nick Moss; 10 PM, Mighty Sam McClain, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted. Sun 7/14, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Mon 7/15, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 7/16, Percy Strothers. Wed 7/17, Southside Slim. Thu 7/18, Mike Morgan & the Crawl. Fri 7/19, 5:30 PM, Eric Noden; 9:30 PM, Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers, Joel Paterson Trio. Sat 7/20, 6:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 10 PM, Johnnie Bassett, Nick Moss. 312-427-0333.

CAFE PENELOPE 230 S. Ashland: Fridays, 6:30 PM, Pat Smillie Band. 312-243-3600.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sat 7/20, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith with Gareth Best & Ross Bon. 773-384-2547.

CARMICHAEL'S CHICAGO STEAK HOUSE 1052 W. Monroe: Tuesdays through Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Dan Gillogly. 312-433-0025.

CARTON'S LOUNGE 21 E. Chestnut: Fridays, midnight, Bobby Holiday. 312-664-5512.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 7/12 and Sat 7/13, Howard Scott & the World Band. Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHICO MORAN'S 35260 Wilson, Ingleside: Mondays, 7:30 PM, open jam hosted by Bruce Williams with Bobby Wolf, Sonny Sloan & Jeff Blum. 847-587-8081.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 7/12, Tinsley Ellis. Sat 7/13, Kinsey Report. Thu 7/18, Shemekia Copeland. 630-513-0074.

CLUB ALPHONSE 1351 S. Michigan: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Killer Ray & Crumar. 312-697-0975.

CRAB STREET SALOON 1061 W. Madison: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, open mike with Over Easy. 312-433-0013.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. 773-327-1662.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 7/13, Eric McCabe & Brian Lupo Blues Band. 773-775-2848.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Live bands play after 9:30 PM on Fridays and 10 PM on Saturdays. Fri 7/12, Gaul Stones. Sat 7/13, Micro Blues. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open jam with Liberty Blues Band. Thursdays, 9 PM, open jam with Madman Blues Band. Fri 7/19, Mars Blues Band. Sat 7/20, Undertoad. 773-685-8083.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 7/19, 9:30 PM, Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues with Randy Sabien. Sat 7/20, 10 PM, Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers. 708-788-2118.

FLAMINGO 6644 S. Cottage Grove: Mondays, 8 PM, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Killer Ray & Crumar. 773-684-6800.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 7/12, Tabasco Sound Kitchen. 847-821-1234.

FOUNDRY Trio Room Martini Bar, 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: No cover. Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Professor John. 630-978-2088.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Sat 7/13, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. Sat 7/20, Howard Scott & the World Band. 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Thursdays, 10 PM, Dave Tamkin (no cover). 773-248-3330.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Tuesdays, open jam with Fish & the Bluefins. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 7/12, Gloria Shannon Band. 773-262-5767.

GIOVANNI'S PIZZERIA & SPORTS BAR 1131 Sibley, Dolton: Sundays, 8 PM, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Killer Ray & Crumar. 708-841-5000.

GUESS WHO'S WATER HOLE 3800 W. Ohio: Fridays, 10 PM, Johnny B. Moore. 773-638-1240.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 7/13, 9:30 PM, Toronzo & Cannonball Express. Tue 7/16, 8:30 PM, Pauline York Band (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam hosted by Lenny Spatafore (no cover). Sat 7/20, 9:30 PM, Chicago Express. 708-484-3610.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tuesdays, 10 PM, Devil in a Woodpile (no cover). 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Fri 7/19, 10 PM, Penthouse Playboys. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Thu 7/18, 8 PM, Nanette Frank. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 10 PM. Fri 7/12, Chicago Playboys. Sat 7/13, No Mercy Band. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 7/16, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Wed 7/17, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Thu 7/18, Chicago Playboys. Fri 7/19, Terrance Simien. Sat 7/20, Eddie Burke. 312-923-2000.

JOE'S BACK DOOR LOUNGE 236 N. Mannheim, Bellwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sundays, Masheen Co. Band. 708-547-1456.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM. Thursdays, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-595-5299.

JOHNETTA'S 6530 S. Damen: Mondays, 9 and 10:45 PM and midnight, Toscanellie "Lady T" Marcelain. 773-436-0320.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. 773-348-7592.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, pianist Detroit Junior. Fri 7/12 and Sat 7/13, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band with Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, blues jam with Frank Pellegrino Band. Tuesdays, Sam Cockrell & the Groove with Chris James. Wednesdays, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats, Jimmy Burns. Thu 7/18, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Fri 7/19 and Sat 7/20, Sandra Hall. 773-477-4646.

LADY BLUE 2953 W. Madison: Fridays, 9 PM, Saturdays, 10 PM, and Sundays, 8 PM, Super Percy & His Soul Clique Band with Pamela Zachery. 773-826-0317.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 S. South Chicago: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. Sundays, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy Band. 773-493-3477.

LEO'S DEN COCKTAIL LOUNGE 1200 E. 71st: Tuesdays, 9 PM, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy Band. 773-667-3130.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9 PM. Tue 7/16, Pete Special. 773-525-2422.

MARY'S PLACE 501 W. Garfield Blvd.: Sundays, 5-10 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-846-7374.

MAXWELL STREET UPTOWN POLISH SAUSAGE RESTAURANT 4429 N. Broadway: Saturdays, noon-3 PM, Frank Scott Jr. & friends. 773-989-4569.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Sat 7/13, 9:30 PM, Penthouse Playboys. Thu 7/18, 9 PM, Blue Plate Special. Sat 7/20, 9:30 PM, Lindsey Alexander. 630-446-4001.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Sun 7/14, 1 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Sun 7/21, 1 PM, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries; 6 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 312-595-7437.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 7/13, Dave Specter. Sat 7/20, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

NORTH PARK TAP 313 W. North: No cover. Sat 7/13, 9 PM, George Kilby Jr. Band. 312-943-5228.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Music at 9 PM. Mondays, open blues jam hosted by Ray "the Flame" Sucash, Biscuit Miller, and Moe T. 708-756-0600.

OLIVIA'S GARDEN 10730 S. Western: Sun 7/14, 5 PM, Denny Stukenberg & Blues Fever. 773-238-0362.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Sat 7/13, 4 PM, Bastille Day celebration with Matthew Skoller Band. Thu 7/18, 8:30 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 7/13, Rockin' Johnny Band. Tue 7/16, Matthew Skoller Duo. Sat 7/20, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. 847-266-1313.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Fri 7/19 and Sat 7/20, 7 PM, Joe Moss. 847-605-9900.

PUSH RODS 15652 S. Dixie Hwy., Harvey: Thursdays, 10 PM, midnight, and 2 AM, Bob Jamerson & Killer Ray. 708-225-0178.

REAL BIG "O" HOUSE 5339 S. Halsted: Sundays, 8 and 10 PM and midnight, Jerry Jones with Toscanellie "Lady T" Marcelain. Thursdays, 7 and 10 PM, Elmore James with Charles & the Keynotes. 773-373-7283.

REDHEAD 42 E. Superior: Tuesdays, 11:45 PM, Phil Baron & Ruby Harris. 312-787-2600.

REMINGTON BLUES 195 Remington, Bolingbrook: Restaurant and lounge with music at 9 PM. Fri 7/12, Vini & the Demons. Wednesdays, "Diva Day" open jam for women. 630-759-7978.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 7/12, Willie Kent & the Gents. Sat 7/13, Charlie Love. Sun 7/14, noon, gospel brunch; 10 PM, blues jam with Tom Holland's Big Blue (no cover). Wed 7/17, Vini & the Demons. Thu 7/18, Tom Holland & the Shuffle Kings. Fri 7/19, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater with Son Seals. Sat 7/20, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater. Sun 7/21, noon, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater. 773-645-5200.

RIVERS 30 S. Wacker: Restaurant with music outdoors on the deck. Fri 7/12, 4:30 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-559-1515.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM on Saturdays. Fri 7/12, Sat 7/13, and Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thu 7/18, Sharon Lewis. Fri 7/19, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sat 7/20, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. 773-342-0452.

7313 CLUB 7313 S. Halsted: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, Howard Scott & the World Band. Saturdays, Fred Johnson & the Checkmates with Pee Wee Madison. Thursdays, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Killer Ray & Crumar. 773-723-0592.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/12, Joanna Connor. Sat 7/13, Jimmy Burns. Fri 7/19, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sat 7/20, Cadillac Dave. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 7/12 and Sat 7/13, Billy Flynn Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. 773-772-6656.

3 G'S SPORTS BAR & GRILL 14202 S. Cottage Grove, Dolton: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Tre & the Blueknights. 773-928-2172.

jazz

concerts

BOB ACRI'S CAVALCADE OF MUSIC Thu 7/18, 2 PM, Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-895-3600.

BERNARD ALCORN Free in-store performances. Fri 7/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566. Sat 7/20, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

NEAL ALGER TRIO Free in-store performance. Sat 7/13, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1468.

WOODY BOLAR performs at a benefit for ETA Creative Arts Foundation. Mon 7/15, 7 PM, ETA Creative Arts Foundation, 7558 S. South Chicago. 773-752-3955.

BOPOLOGY Sun 7/14, 7 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4604 N. Manor. 773-463-8166 or 773-271-7127.

BROADWAY CELEBRATES BILLIE HOLIDAY featuring Terence Blanchard, Lou Rawls, Nnenna Freelon, Lea DeLaria, Tom Wopat, Jimmy Scott & Lizz Wright in a tribute to the jazz singer. Fri 7/12, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

NICK COLIONNE Free in-store performance. Thu 7/18, 4 PM, Jewel-Osco, 4355 N. Sheridan. 312-644-2316.

JIM COX TRIO Free concert. Tue 7/16, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

KURT ELLING and Terry Kinney perform Petty Delusions and Grand Obsessions. Mon 7/15, 7:30 PM, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted. 312-335-1650.

GENERATIONS BIG BAND Sat 7/13, 6:30 PM, New Trianon Ballroom, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-747-2536.

HOT JAZZ, 6 COOL NIGHTS Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp concerts featuring Judy Niemack, and Suzanne Pittson with Floyd Standifer, Dan Haerle, Kelly Sill, Jack Mouse, and Jeanfrancois Prins. Fri 7/19 and Sat 7/20, 8 PM, Heininger Auditorium, Larrance Academic Center, North Central College, 309 E. School, Naperville. 630-637-5620.

ROBERT IRVING III & THE SCHOOL OF COOL Thu 7/18, 5-10 PM, Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-939-2438.

JAZZ MUSIC THEATER Free concert. Thu 7/18, 7 PM, 63rd Street beach, 6300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-747-6187.

DAVE KOZ & FRIENDS Fri 7/19 and Sat 7/20, 7:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

REGINALD T. McCANTS TRIO Sat 7/13, 6 PM, Living Coast Plaza, Brookfield Zoo, 1st and 31st, Brookfield. 708-485-0263, ext. 879.

MOOD SWING MUSIC Sun 7/21, 6 PM, Living Coast Plaza, Brookfield Zoo, 1st and 31st, Brookfield. 708-485-0263, ext. 879.

JOHN NIEMIEC ALL-STARS Free concert. Wed 7/17, 6:30 PM, Jeffrey Green Playlot, 6500 N. Algonquin. 312-742-7529.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SUMMER JAZZ ENSEMBLE & NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE JAZZ COMBOS Sat 7/20, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ALFONSO PONTICELLI & SWING GITAN Free concert at Chicago Summerdance. Sat 7/20, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

SMOOTH Free concert. Fri 7/19, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

KENNY SODERBLOM & LARRY NOVAK Free in-store performance. Mon 7/15, 7 PM, Eclecticity, 3162 N. Clark. 773-929-3080.

LENI STERN Free in-store performance. Tue 7/16, noon, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

SUENOS Free concert. Fri 7/12, noon, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 252.

JOHN TENNERMAN TRIO Free concert. Tue 7/16, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

TURNING POINT Free concert. Thu 7/18, 5:30 PM, Uihlein Plaza, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-645-9686.

MARSHALL VENTE AND TROPICALE with Rita Duarte, Paulinho Garcia & Howard Levy, performing aboard the tall ship Windy. Sun 7/14, departing at 7:30 PM from Navy Pier, Grand Ave. at the lake. 312-595-5472.

BRADLEY WILLIAMS & HIS ORIGINAL 21ST CENTURY REVIEW perform big band at Chicago Summerdance. Sat 7/13, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

BRADLEY YOUNG Free in-store performances. Fri 7/19, 5:30 PM, and Sat 7/20, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1468.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 7/12, noon, Sonny Turner, Peter Roothaan, Wayne Jones, Tom Hope & Doug Hayes; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 7/13, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. Sundays, 8 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charlie Braugham. Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Wallace Burton Group; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wed 7/17, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Franz Jackson with Joe Johnson, Dan DeLorenzo & Bob Cousins; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thu 7/18, noon, Steven Hashimoto & Pat Fleming; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City Allstars; 9 PM, Mike Smith/Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 7/19, noon, Franz Jackson, Sonny Turner, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 7/20, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Sonny Turner & Judy Kay. 312-642-6805.

ARMY & LOU'S 423 E. 75th: Restaurant. Fridays, 7-10 PM, Toby Wallace Trio with Ismah. 773-483-3100.

BACINO'S 15256 S. La Grange, Orland Park: Fridays, 8 PM, Ray Bailey Trio. 708-403-1919.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 7/12 and Sat 7/13, Charlie Johnson. Sun 7/14 through Fri 7/19, Detour. Sat 7/20 and Sun 7/21, Bobby Lewis Quartet. 312-751-2433.

BAR CELONA 3474 N. Clark: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Matt Geraghty Project. 773-244-8000.

BECCO D'ORO RISTORANTE 160 E. Huron: Music at 8 PM. Fri 7/19 and Sat 7/20, Phil Baron. 312-787-1300.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Upstairs in the Entertainment Center: Fri 7/12 and Sat 7/20, 9 PM, Frank D'Rone. Sat 7/13, 9 PM, Bobby Perna's Little Big Band with Josie Falbo. In the Restaurant Piano Bar: Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays, 6 PM, Audrey Morris. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Ray Bailey & friends. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Buddy Charles. Thursdays, 6 PM, Mary Claire Barker. 773-435-0130.

BIG JOE'S 1818 W. Foster: No cover. Sundays, 8 PM-midnight, open jam session with Darren Scorza Quartet. 773-784-8755.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Music at 8 PM in the beer garden; no cover. Fri 7/12, Matt Erion Trio. Wed 7/17, John Mose Trio. Fri 7/19, Trio Du Jour. 630-406-0008.

BISTRO ULTRA 2239 N. Clybourn: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Denise La Grassa Duo. 773-529-3300.

BRAXTON SEAFOOD GRILL 3 Oak Brook Center Mall (Rte. 83 & 22nd), Oak Brook: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 7/12, Johnie Faren Orient Jazz Express. Sat 6/13, John Kattke Quartet. Fri 7/19, Don Stille Trio. Sat 7/20, BMR4. 630-574-2155.

BROWN ROOM 7150 S. Exchange: Cafe with live jazz; no cover. Sat 7/20, 2-4 PM, Room Service Jazz Ensemble with Mike Donaby, Thaddeus Gaines, Robert Wilkens & Marcus Burks. 773-731-9801.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). Sun 7/14, Chicago Academy for the Arts Jazz Sextet. 773-348-8536.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sun 7/14, Mike Allemana Trio. Thu 7/18, Pete Benson Combo. 773-384-2547.

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant. Fridays, 6-9 PM, Libby York. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 7/12, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. Sat 7/13, 9 PM, Mike Martinez Band. Sun 7/14, 5 PM, Arlene Bardelle Duo. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charles Braugham & Don Stille. Fri 7/19, 9 PM, Spider Saloff. Sat 7/20, 9 PM, Sonny G Quartet. Sun 7/21, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Sat 7/20, 10 PM, Maralyn Gaza Trio. 773-489-4757.

CHEF'S STATION 915 Davis, Evanston: Sundays, 11 AM-2 PM, John Kregor/Alex Bednarke Duo; 7 PM, Ari Seder Trio. Thursdays, 7 PM, Ari Seder Trio. 847-570-9838.

CHICAGO FIREHOUSE 1401 S. Michigan: Restaurant. Thursdays through Saturdays, 7 PM, Judy Roberts. 312-786-1401.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the lounge at 8:30 PM. Thursdays and Fridays, Scott Stenten Duo. Saturdays, Dave Simone Trio. 847-969-9900.

CIAO BELLA RISTORANTE 538 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Toscanellie "Lady T" Marcelain (no cover). 630-469-1080.

EL CID 2645 N. Kedzie: Tue 7/16, 7 PM, double guitarist Scott Stenten. 773-395-0505.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Live jazz and blues at 10 PM, midnight, and 2 AM on weekends. Mondays and Thursdays, 8 PM, open mike. 312-341-9787.

CURLY'S 499 Pennsylvania, Glen Ellyn: Sat 7/13, 9:30 PM, Emanon (no cover). 630-790-4878.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Thursdays, 9 PM, Gus Friedlander & friends. 773-878-3343.

1800 CLUB 1800 Sherman, Evanston: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Razzemetazz (no cover). 847-733-7900.

ELMER'S DOG HOUSE 1250 S. Broadway, Montgomery: Thursdays, 8 PM, and Sat 7/20, 9:30 PM, Paul Abella & the New Breed (no cover). 630-844-1115.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Wed 7/17, 8 PM, Savage Ensemble. 773-276-3600.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Fri 7/12, Bob Baglione Group. Sat 7/13, Ron Smith & the Lamplighters. Fri 7/19, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Sat 7/20, Jefferson/Lies Trio. 630-377-9222.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 7/14, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Big Band. Wed 7/17, 8 PM, John Burnett Orchestra. Sun 7/21, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. 708-788-2118.

FOUNDRY Music Tuesdays through Saturdays upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar, 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: No cover. Fridays, 8:30 PM, Mark O'Connor Trio. Thu 7/18, 7:30 PM, Marshall Vente Duo. 630-978-2088.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Rhythm Rockets. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 7/15, Brian O'Hern's Model Citizens Band. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM on Tuesdays through Thursdays; no cover. Sat 7/13, Jazz Solution with Tunia. Wed 7/17, Michelle Moore & friends. Thu 7/18, Petropoulos Organ Trio. Fri 7/19, Taku Akiyama Quartet. Sat 7/20, Andy Meacham with Layni Katz. 773-262-5767.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 7/14, 2 PM, Mike Walbridge's New Bay City Jazz Band. 708-755-8312 or 708-425-4596.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tuesdays, 6 PM, Duane Harvey Trio; 10 PM, mambo jazz series hosted by Manny Lopez. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Sun 7/21, 3 PM, Havana with salsa dance lessons by Edgar Mejia. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 7/12, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Malachi Thompson Freebop Band with Billy Harper; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 7/13, 8 PM, Malachi Thompson Freebop Band with Billy Harper; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 7/14, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Terry Callier & Beyond. Tue 7/16, 9 PM, Four Charms. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 7/19, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Dave Shumacher New York/Chicago Quartet with Karl Leukaufe; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 7/20, 8 PM, Dave Shumacher New York/Chicago Quartet with Karl Leukaufe; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 7/21, 2 PM, Howard Levy & Anthony Molinaro. 773-878-5552.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7 PM). Thu 7/18, 8 PM, Nanette Frank. 312-362-9707.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9 PM. Sun 7/14, Tomato Box Quartet, Josh Berman & Tatsu Aoki. 773-935-2118.

JACARANDA 3608 W. 26th: Fridays, 10 PM, James Sanders & Conjunto. 773-521-0095.

JACK'S 3201 N. Halsted: Sundays, 11:30 AM-2 PM, jazz brunch with John Paris & Anthony Brock. 773-244-9191.

JACKSON HARBOR GRILL 6401 S. Lake Shore Dr.: Fridays, 7 and 9 PM, and Sundays, 4 PM, Maggie Brown. 773-794-4408.

JAMADA 241 Lake, Bloomingdale: Thursdays, 7 PM, Airborne (no cover). 630-893-0300.

JAZZ SHOWCASE 59 W. Grand: Music at 9 and 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays; 4, 8, and 10 PM Sundays; 8 and 10 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 7/12 through Sun 7/14, David "Fathead" Newman with the Ron Perrillo Trio (see Critic's Choice). Tue 7/16 through Sun 7/21, George Coleman Quartet with Willie Pickens, Larry Gray & Kobie Watkins. 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology. Sundays, Sonny Turner Quintet. Mondays, Kelly Brand. Tuesdays, Ken Chaney. Wednesdays, Ken Saydak. Thursdays, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-595-5299.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: Mondays, 9 PM, Long Count Quartet. 773-477-3330.

KARIZMA 4741 Main, Skokie: Restaurant. Fridays, 6:30 PM, Kelly Sill & John Moulder. 847-674-6163.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. Sundays, noon, Tim Green Trio. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Dennis Carrol with George Fludas, Scott Burns, and Jodie Christian/Dan Trudell. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Wed 7/17, 8:30 PM, Bobby Broom & Matt Pinizzotto. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach, Randy Tressler, Matt Ferguson & Mike Raynor. Sat 7/20, 9:30 PM, Edwin Daugherty Trio. 773-348-7592.

LEXI'S 1330 W. Madison: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Cecile Savage. Sat 7/20, 8 PM, Denise La Grassa with John Kregor. 312-829-4600.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Pianists/vocalists perform after 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 5:30 PM Sundays; no cover. Fri 7/12, Dan Myers. Sat 7/13, Dave Crawford. Sundays, Scott Holman. Fri 7/19 and Sat 7/20, Dan Gigliano. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 777 Butterfield, Lombard: Pianists/vocalists perform after 5 PM Fridays through Sundays, 6 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 7/12 and Tue 7/16, Stan Karcz. Sat 7/13, Dan Gigliano. Mon 7/15, Thu 7/18, and Fri 7/19, Peter Miletic. Sat 7/20, Dave Crawford. 630-543-1010.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Pianists/vocalists perform after 5 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6 PM Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. Thursdays through Saturdays, Scott Holman. Wednesdays, Dave Allen. 847-952-8755.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 7/12, 10 PM, Rebirth Brass Band (see Critic's Choice), Frank Catalano/Paul Wertico Group. Sat 7/13, 10 PM, Rebirth Brass Band (see Critic's Choice), Ulu. Sun 7/14, 8 PM, Bobby Broom Trio, Neal Alger Trio. Sun 7/21, 8:30 PM, Bobby Broom Trio. 773-404-9494.

MELANGE BLUE 2809 Butterfield, Oak Brook: Restaurant and tapas bar. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Raul Timbal y Su Mambo Jazz Band. 630-571-3600.

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Fridays, 9 PM, Bradley Young. Sat 7/13, 9 PM, Nick Colionne. Thu 7/18, 9 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. Sat 7/20, 9 PM, Nick Colionne. 312-565-6665.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Wed 7/17, 7 PM, Airborne. 630-446-4001.

MR. B'S Ramada Inn, 300 Frontage, Burr Ridge. Fridays, 8 PM, jazz performance workshop (no cover). 630-325-2900.

NEW APARTMENT LOUNGE 504 E. 75th: Tuesdays, 10 PM, open jam with Von Freeman & friends. 773-483-7728.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sundays, 4 PM, Unusual Pairings hosted by William Perry (7/14 with Tatsu Aoki Duo; 7/21 with Healing Force). 773-743-3355.

NOODLE'S 5956 W. Higgins: Restaurant. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba (no cover). 773-775-7525.

NORTH PARK TAP 313 W. North: No cover. Fri 7/12, 9 PM, Denise La Grassa Trio. Thursdays, 9 PM, Steelin' Jazz. 312-943-5228.

OAKFIELD CHARHOUSE 27 W 371 North Ave., West Chicago: Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, Frank Lamphere Quartette performs songs of the Rat Pack. 630-876-2000.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Sketches in Blue. 630-782-9091.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 7/12, Rob Zettl/Vince Clark Quartet. Sat 7/13, Ari Brown Quartet. Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Thursdays, Jeff Parker Trio. Fri 7/19 and Sat 7/20, Don Stiernberg Quartet. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Sundays, 6:30 PM, Kara Kesselring. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Sami Scot. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Marshall Vente Trio. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen & Judy Roberts. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, John Wright Duo. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 7/14, 10 PM, Don Tisch Quartet. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Fri 7/12, 9 PM, Blaze Jazz Quartet. Sat 7/13, 9 PM, Denise La Grassa Quartet. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mon 7/15, 8:30 PM, Donny Nichilo Duo. Tue 7/16, 8:30 PM, George McRae Trio. Wed 7/17, 8:30 PM, Peter Lerner Trio. Fri 7/19, 9 PM, Jeff Morrison Quartet. Sat 7/20, 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 7/12, Ken Saydak Trio. Sat 7/13, Edwin Daugherty Quartet. Wed 7/17, Steve Kessler Band. Thu 7/18, Rankinfyle. Fri 7/19, BMR4. Sat 7/20, Red Eye Express. 847-266-1313.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 7/12, Petropoulos Organ Trio. Sundays, open jam with the Jeremy Callner Trio. Tue 7/16, Dave Rempis Triage. Thu 7/18, Ron Cooper. Fri 7/19, Havana. 773-276-9730.

RED FROG PUB & GRILL 5353 W. Irving Park: Fri 7/19, 8 PM, John Paris Trio (no cover). 773-545-3761.

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant. Fri 7/19, 9:30 PM, Peter Lerner Quartet. 312-467-1600.

LE RELAIS 3925 N. Lincoln: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, Vincent Davis Band. Mondays, jam session with the Vincent Davis Band. Thursdays, Jimmy Wright Group with Ismah. Sat 7/20, Malachi Thompson & Triad. 773-665-8965.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Restaurant. Fridays, 7:30 PM, Mood Swing Quartet with Bob Thornton. 312-491-1122.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Tue 7/16, 8 PM, Leni Stern. 773-525-2508.

SHEBEAN KING BOHEMIAN CAFE 6501 S. Saint Lawrence: Fridays, 8 PM, open mike with the Ancestral Resurrection Ensemble. 312-263-1649.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Tuesdays, Taku Akiyama Quintet. 773-772-6656.

SOME LIKE IT BLACK COFFEE CLUB 4500 S. Michigan: Saturdays, 7-9:30 PM, jazz jam session (no cover). Wednesdays, 8 PM, open mike with the Ancestral Resurrection Ensemble (call 312-263-1649 for more information). 773-377-5004, ext. 2228.

SOPRANOS 2901 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 8 PM, Saturdays, 9 PM, and Thursdays, 7 PM, Kuzzins (no cover). 773-871-0990.

STEVIE B'S 1401 N. Ashland: Fridays, 7 PM, Take Two. Saturdays, 7 PM, reggae/jazz saxophonist Byrd. 773-486-7427.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Sundays, 10 PM, Heather Horton Band. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Lonie Walker; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet; 2 AM, Vince Willis. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Brian O'Hern; 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 7/12, Sticks and Stones with Matana Roberts, Chad Taylor & Josh Abrams (see Post No Bills). Sat 7/13 and Sat 7/20, 8 Bold Souls. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Thu 7/18, Kaliq Woods Quartet. Fri 7/19, Jarrad Harris Group. 312-791-9050.

VIADUCT 3111 N. Western: Mondays, 9 PM, Jon Doyle, Josh Berman, Kevin O'Donnell, Joel Paterson & Jason Ajemian (no cover). 773-296-6024.

VIKING STEAKHOUSE 27 W 150 Roosevelt, Winfield: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7-11 PM, jam session with Bruce Oscar Trio (no cover). 630-653-2110.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thursdays, Jazz for Tough Times. 312-943-7815.

international

concerts

ASAKIVLE Free concert. Thu 7/18, 7:30 PM (at Chicago Summerdance; preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

CELIA CRUZ, TIEMPO LIBRE See Critic's Choice. Wed 7/17, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

FIRST ENCUENTRO DE JARANEROS WITH LOS COJOLITES, TARIMA Sat 7/20, 8 PM, Colibri Art Studio, 2032 W. 18th. 312-733-8431.

LOS FOLKLORISTAS Sat 7/13, 8 PM, Ramsey Auditorium, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

LAS GUITARRAS DE ESPANA Sun 7/21, 2 PM, Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill, Elmhurst. 630-834-0202.

PILAR MONTENEGRO performs as part of the Totalmente Latina Tour. Sat 7/20, 3 PM (preceded by a forum for teens with Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Lesley Ann Machado, and Gloria Araya-Quinlan at 1 PM), McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-7252 or 877-485-8687.

ORCHESTRA RUMBA perform at "Luna Cabana" Latin dance party, with lessons from the Latin Rhythms Dance Studio. Thursdays, 5-10 PM, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-322-0516.

DAVID PUERTA, CLARA BEATRIZ JARAMILLO Columbian music concert. Thu 7/18, 7 PM, Vittum Theater, 1012 N. Noble. 312-431-1330.

SONES DE MEXICO Benefit concert hosted by Illinois School of the Americas Watch. Fri 7/19, 7 PM, St. Gertrude Church, 1401 W. Granville. 312-641-5151.

JOSE VALDES & THE MAMBO ALL-STARS Free concert at Chicago Summerdance. Fri 7/19, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

LOS VIKINGS Free salsa concert. Sun 7/14, 5 PM, Loyola Park, 1230 W. Greenleaf. 312-743-7857.

international

clubs

ACCENT CAFE 700 River, Mount Prospect: Sundays, 7 PM, Johnny Rumba spins salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia, and Latin pop (with Latin dance lessons at 9 PM). 847-298-2233.

ANGELINA RISTORANTE 3561 N. Broadway: Tuesdays, 7 PM, accordionist Robert Cruz-Orofino & bassist Liz Payne. 773-935-5933.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sat 7/20, 7 PM, Rachid Taha. 773-276-3600.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 7/12, 10 PM, Carpacho y Su Super Combo. Sat 7/13, 10 PM, Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited. Sun 7/14, 8 PM, Nostalgia Flamenca with Azucena Vega's Soul y Duende. Wed 7/17, 7 and 10 PM, Orchestra Baobab (see Critic's Choice). Fri 7/19, 7 PM, Haitian dance troupe Asakivle; 9 PM, Los Cojolites, Acoustic Planet. Sat 7/20, 10 PM, Mambo Express (preceded by dance lessons at 9 PM). 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 7/13, 9:30 PM, Rembetika with Nikos Lambrinatos, Andreas Kalasoundas, Nikos Panomitros & Andreas Georgas. Thu 7/18 and Fri 7/19, 7:30 PM, "3 Plays and 9 Songs" under the direction of Takis Theotokatos. 773-348-7592.

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Sundays, 7 PM, accordionist Robert Cruz-Orofino & bassist Liz Payne. 773-489-9554.

LUNA MEXICANA 3565 W. Fullerton: Thursdays, 8 PM, Latin jazz and salsa with Yorumba (no cover). 773-252-1639.

MAMBO 3336 N. Milwaukee: Fridays, 5 PM-midnight, Blue Son, En Clave Negra. Saturdays, 10 PM, Orquesta Sabor. 773-481-2050.

MORETTI'S 1645 W. Jackson: Saturdays, 10 PM, DJ Alberto spins salsa & merengue. 312-850-0208.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

THE ORIGINAL MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM-4 AM, DJs Johnny Rumba & El Papichulo spin salsa clasica, with Latin dance lessons by Lisa "La Boriqua" at 9:30 PM. 312-427-2572.

LA PENA 4212 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM, Tribus Futuras performs Andean music; 10:30 PM, open mike. 773-545-7022.

PLAVA LAGUNA 2610 W. Peterson: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Bosnian folk music. 773-465-1483.

REUNION 811 W. Lake: Music after 8 PM; no cover before 9 PM. Sat 7/13, Orquesta Sabor. Sat 7/20, Orquesta Isla. 312-491-9600.

VOODOO NIGHTCLUB 601 Mall, Schaumburg: Music after 7 PM. Tuesdays, DJ Mercurio spins Latin pop. Thursdays, salsa and merengue with DJ El Papichulo & DJ Ric Martinez, with Latin dance lessons by Lisa "La Boriqua" at 9:30 PM. 847-969-1602.

ZHIVAGO 9925 Gross Point, Skokie: Fridays, 9 PM, salsa and Caribbean music with DJs El Papichulo & Ric Martinez, with Latin dance lessons at 10 PM. 312-427-2572.

classical

APOLLO CHORUS OF CHICAGO in a children's concert. Sat 7/20, 11 AM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

EMANUEL AX piano (Debussy, Bach, Liszt, Schubert). Thu 7/18, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

MAYA BREDOTSKAYA, DAVID

MARSHALL, AND DAVL COWEN

piano, violin, and cello (Beethoven, Rachmaninoff). Fri 7/19, 8 PM, Temple Menorah, 2800 W. Sherwin. 773-761-5700.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park: Fri 7/12, 8 PM, Marin Alsop, conductor, with violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff). See Critic's Choice. Sat 7/13, 8 PM, Peter Oundjian, conductor, with pianists Leon Fleisher, Claude Frank, and Menahem Pressler in an all-Mozart program. Sun 7/14, 7 PM, Nicholas McGegan conducts Bach's six Brandenburg concertos, followed by an all-Bach "postlude" concert in Martin Theatre featuring violinists Miriam Fried and Paul Biss with pianists Avner Arad, Rina Dokshitsky, and Timothy Lovelace. Fri 7/19, 8 PM, James Conlon, conductor, with pianist Garrick Olhsson (R. Strauss, Rachmaninoff, Wagner), followed by a "postlude" concert in Martin Theatre featuring musicians from the Ravinia Steans Institute. Sat 7/20, 8 PM, James Conlon, conductor, with pianist Emanuel Ax, sopranos Christine Brewer, Melina Pyron, and Gayla Blaisdell, mezzo-soprano Louise Callinan, tenors Anthony Dean Griffey and Benjamin Butterfield, baritone Jonathan Lemalu, bass Robert Pomakov, the Dale Warland Singers, the Saint Charles Singers, and the Apollo Chorus of Chicago in an all-Beethoven program preceded by a preconcert talk at 7 PM. Sun 7/21, 7 PM, David Alan Miller, conductor, with pianist Christopher O'Riley and soprano Nicole Cabell in an all-Gershwin program. 847-266-5100.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Free admission. Sat 7/13, 9 AM, Tue 7/16, 7 PM, and Sat 7/20, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MEMBERS OF THE CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO with violinist Jospeh Glymph in a free concert (Gaubert, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn). Sun 7/21, 3 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-341-1521.

CLOUD NINE CAFE 1944 N. Oakley: Wednesdays, 7-10 PM, guitarist Matt Faunce. 773-486-3900.

SANDRA CROSS, JANE McDONALD SULLIVAN, SCOTT CHARLES WILL, AND PAUL GHICA soprano, mezzo-soprano, harpsichord, and cello, perform music of Purcell. Sun 7/14, 3 PM, Transfiguration of Our Lord Church, 2609 W. Carmen. 773-506-2191.

MARK W. DAMISCH piano, in a free concert. Thu 7/18, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

DEARBORN GARDEN WALK AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

AUKE DE BOER carillon. Mon 7/15, 7 PM, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe. 847-835-6980.

YVES DHARAMRAJ cello, with pianist Timothy Lovelace in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Debussy, Bloch, Faure, Villa-Lobos, Falla, Davidoff). Free admission. Wed 7/17, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

DU PAGE COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND Mark Hengesh conducts a free concert. Wed 7/17, 7:30 PM, courtyard, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

DU PAGE OPERA THEATRE Harold Bauer conducts Carlisle Floyd's Susannah. Sat 7/13, Tue 7/16, Fri 7/19, and Sat 7/20, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

EMERSON STRING QUARTET performs Beethoven's Rasoumovsky quartets. Mon 7/15, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

FANFARE BRASS ENSEMBLE in a free concert. Thu 7/18, 6:30 PM, Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside. 312-742-7529.

GALILEO GALILEI Beatrice Affron conducts Philip Glass's new opera. Fri 7/12 and Sat 7/13, 8 PM, Sun 7/14, 2 and 7:30 PM, Tue 7/16 through Thu 7/18, 7:30 PM, Fri 7/19, 8 PM, Sat 7/20, 2 and 8 PM, and Sun 7/21, 2 and 7:30 PM, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn. 312-443-3800.

GRANT PARK ORCHESTRA Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Columbus and Jackson: Fri 7/12 and Sat 7/13, 7:30 PM, James Paul, conductor (Ireland, Elgar, Britten, Vaughan Williams). Wed 7/17, 6:30 PM, Christopher Bell, conductor, with pianist Kevin Cole in an all-Gershwin program. Fri 7/19 and Sat 7/20, 7:30 PM, James Paul, conductor, with soprano Jonita Lattimore and baritone Donnie Ray Albert (Thompson, Petitgirard, Brahms). 312-742-4763.

GRANT PARK ORCHESTRA Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Columbus and Jackson: Fri 7/12 and Sat 7/13, 7:30 PM, James Paul, conductor (Ireland, Elgar, Britten, Vaughan Williams). 312-742-4763.

HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL ORGAN RECITALS Holy Name Cathedral, 730 N. Wabash: Sun 7/14, 4 PM, Richard Barrick Hoskins. Sun 7/21, 4 PM, Sarah Read. 312-664-6963.

KAMER YOUTH CHOIR Thu 7/18, 8:30 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-861-5219.

NATALIE MANN soprano. Sat 7/13, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-782-3532.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE CHOIR, ORCHESTRA, AND WIND ENSEMBLE Don Owens, Phil Peters, and Mary Alice Stollak conduct a free concert (Janacek, Pfautsch, Brunner, Basler, and others). Sat 7/13, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE WIND ENSEMBLE AND HONORS CHAMBER ENSEMBLES in a free concert. Fri 7/19, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE GUITAR RECITAL Free admission. Fri 7/12, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Nothwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE RAVINIA STEANS INSTITUTE CHAMBER CONCERT Free admission. Tue 7/16, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, 700 University, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE SOLO AND CHAMBER RECITALS Free admission. Sun 7/14 and Sun 7/21, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SUMMER BAND, NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE WIND ENSEMBLE, NEW HORIZONS CONCERT BAND Don Owens and Charles Hawes, conductors. Wed 7/17, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SUMMER ORCHESTRA Robert Hasty, conductor, with violinist Anne Nagosky (Corigliano, Dvorak). Sun 7/14, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

L'OPERA PICCOLA Pasquale Laurino conducts Puccini's La boheme. Fri 7/12 and Sat 7/13, 7:30 PM, and Sun 7/14, 3 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-902-1500.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Free admission. Sat 7/13, 2 PM, Wed 7/17, 7 PM, and Sat 7/20, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Joseph Glymph conducts a free concert (Suppe, Tchaikovsky). Sun 7/14, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-341-1521 or 312-744-6630.

ROCKEFELLER MEMORIAL CHAPEL CARILLON RECITALS Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn: Sun 7/14, 6 PM, Auke de Boer. 773-702-7059.

SEBASTIAN STRING QUARTET in a free concert (Grieg). Tue 7/16, 5:45 PM, St. James Episcopal Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-787-7360.

MARK VALENTI piano (Mozart, Bartok, Debussy, Mendelssohn). Sat 7/21, 6 PM, Trinity United Methodist Church, 9849 S. Winchester. 773-445-5300.

fairs & festivals

BASTILLE DAY 5K RUN, WALK & BLOCK PARTY Jackson and Aberdeen: Fri 7/19, 7:30 PM, Mike & Joe. 773-868-3010.

BENFEST Irving Park and Leavitt: Fri 7/19, 6 PM, World Class Noise; 8:45 PM, Rico. Sat 7/20, 1:15 PM, Skinny Williams Group; 3 PM, Flirting with Joe; 5:15 PM, Nellie Tiger Travis & Men in Black; 8 PM, the Business. Sun 7/21, 2 PM, Old No. 8; 4:30 PM, Four Charms; 6:45 PM, Trippin Billies. 773-665-4682.

BROOKFEST JayCee/Ehlert Park, Gerritsen and Elm, Brookfield: Thu 7/18, 6 PM, Blue Harvest; 6:45 PM, Lamar Pilots; 7:30 PM, Catch 22; 8:30 PM, Lonnie Brooks. Fri 7/19, 6 PM, Guilty; 7:30 PM, Rare Earth; 9:15 PM, Spencer Davis. Sat 7/20, 1 PM, Ron Smolen Orchestra; 5 PM, Stormy Monday; 7 PM, Brothers John; 9 PM, Mary Wilson. Sun 7/21, 1 PM, Ron Smrha; 3:30 PM, Revolver; 5:30 PM, Stormy Monday; 7:30 PM, Buzz Kilman's Rocket Scientists. 773-868-3010, ext. 251.

21ST ANNUAL CENTRAL STREET FAIR Independence Park, 2100 Central, Evanston: Sat 7/13, 7:30 PM, Cleavers. 847-864-2660.

CHICAGO FOLK & ROOTS FESTIVAL Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside: Sat 7/13, 1 PM, Mystery Train; 2 PM, BLT; 3 PM, Huun-Huur-Tu, Chicago Cajun Aces; 4:15 PM, Pine Valley Cosmonauts with Jon Langford, Sally Timms, Paul Burch & others; 5 PM, Tricia Sebastian & Coro de las Americas; 5:15 PM, Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie; 5:30 PM, E.E. Marching Band; 6 PM, Sam Bush Band; 8 PM, Lil' Band o' Gold (see Critic's Choice). Sun 7/14, 1 PM, Special Music by Special People; 2 PM, Anne-Marie Akin; 3 PM, Fruit; 4:15 PM, Los Folkloristas; 5:15 PM, Volo Bogtrotters; 6 PM, Culture; 7:30 PM, E.E. Marching Band; 8 PM, Ricardo Lemvo & Mikina Loka. Festival also features music and dance workshops and entertainment for children. 773-728-6000.

CHICAGO ROCKIN' RIBFEST in the parking lot of Local 130, Chicago Journeymen Plumber's Union, 1340 W. Washington: Fri 7/12, 5:15 PM, Frisbie; 6:30 PM, Ruby Horse; 8 PM, Josh Joplin Group. Sat 7/13, 2 PM, Hayshakers; 3:30 PM, Cells; 6:30 PM, Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise; 8 PM, Semisonic. Sun 7/14, 3:30 PM, Buzz Kilman; 5 PM, George Kilby Jr.; 6:30 PM, Iguanas; 8 PM, G. Love & Special Sauce. 800-485-8085.

DEARBORN GARDEN WALK AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL features classical music at 1400 N. Dearborn: Sun 7/21, 2:45 PM, Tremont Winds; 4:15 PM, Chicago Sinfonietta Quintet. 312-632-1241.

EVANSTON ETHNIC ARTS FESTIVAL Dawes Park, Sheridan and Church, Evanston: Sat 7/20, 12:30 PM, Chicago Turkish Folklore Ensemble; 1 PM, Il Kwa Nori; 1:30 PM, Blackwater; 2 PM, Guitarras de Espana; 3:30 PM, Jazmer; 4 PM, MidEast Beat; 5 PM, Tango Para Todos; 5:30 PM, Funkadesi. Sun 7/21, 12:30 PM, Johnny Drummer Blues Band; 1 PM, Voyageurs; 2 PM, Kolorit; 3 PM, Long Journey Home; 4:30 PM, Belize Breeze; 5:30 PM, Sones de Mexico Ensemble. Festival also features dance performances, poetry readings, and arts and crafts exhibits. 847-448-8260, ext. 102.

GEBHARD WOODS DULCIMER FESTIVAL Gebhard Woods State Park, 250 Ottawa, Morris: Sat 7/13, 10 AM-6 PM, and Sun 7/14, 10 AM-5:30 PM, Mike Anderson, Any Old Tyme, Janita Baker, Bonnie Carol, Cathy Ciolac & Art Lang, Diane Elliot & Friends, Steve Endsley, Dale C. Evans, Sherrie Farley, Gary Gallier, Diane Ippel with Rob Williams, Ken Kolodner, Peg Lehman, Bill Robinson & Friends, Anna Stange, Bill & Sharon Van Dusen, Dan Zahn. Festival also features music workshops and children's activities. 708-331-6875.

HEAT: A GATEWAY TO SUMMER Southport and Cortland: Fri 7/12, 6 PM, Juba Collective; 7:30 PM, DJ Hello Kitty; 8:15 PM, Poi Dog Pondering; 10:45 PM, DJ Bear Who? Sat 7/13, 2:30 PM, Peking Turtle; 4:15 PM, VooDoo Kings; 6 PM, Underwater People; 7:45 PM, Baldwin Brothers; 9 PM, DJ John Curley; 10 PM, DJ Lego; 11 PM, Super Jane. Sun 7/14, 3 PM, Gringo Starr; 4:45 PM, Trippin' Billies; 6:30 PM, Hairbangers' Ball. 312-421-7672, ext. 22.

HISTORIC PULLMAN HOBO GATHERING & GRAND HOBO CONCERT Historic Pullman Visitor Center, 11141 S. Cottage Grove: Sat 7/13, 6 PM, Allen Schwartz & Four Friends; 7 PM, Joe Hickerson, Banjo Fred Starner, Luther the Jet, Larry Penn, Grandpa Dudley & others. Sun 7/14, 2:30 PM, Meisha Heeron; 3 PM, Paul Petraitis, Harmonica Jim Judy & others. 773-785-8901 or 312-829-4500.

HOLY FAMILY PARISH FAMILY FEST Holy Family Parish, 2215 W. Palatine, Inverness: Sat 7/13, 6 PM, Greg Walton; 8 PM, Ceili Rain. 847-359-0042.

HOMEWOOD DAYS 183rd and Dixie Highway, Homewood: Thu 7/18, 2 PM, NeoTribe; 3:15 PM, Nectarine Knockout; 4:45 PM, De-Funct; 6 PM, V90. Fri 7/19, noon, Bag of Tricks; 12:45 PM, On Tap; 1:10 PM, Spooky What Squeaks; 1:35 PM, Lye; 2 PM, Tophats; 2:25 PM, Losing Streak; 2:50 PM, Fade 213; 3:15 PM, Silverlining; 3:40 PM, Citizen Drake; 4:05 PM, Fall Out; 4:30 PM, Panda Faust; 4:55 PM, Uprising; 5:30 PM, Simmering. 708-957-3367.

I HAVE A VISION COMMUNITY/ GOSPEL FESTIVAL 72nd St. between Woodlawn and Dobson: Sat 7/13, 11:30 AM, Gospel Crusaders; 12:05 PM, Ordered by God; 12:55 PM, Glorious 4; 1:35 PM, Pastor Frederick Wilson & Up; 1:55 PM, Johnson Heirs; 2:30 PM, N-Ter-Cesion; 2:50 PM, Fureta Montgomery; 3:10 PM, True Praise Chorale; 3:50 PM, William Stewart & VOP; 4:25 PM, Niles Bess & Groups; 5:15 PM, New Stewart Generation; 5:35 PM, William Smith & RNVC; 6:15 PM, Reverend Booker & the Gospel Spiritual Heirs; 6:50 PM, Vivian D'Avis; 7:10 PM, New Birth Voices of Deliverance; 7:30 PM, Worshipers with Attitude. 312-861-8990.

IRISH AMERICAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Fri 7/12, 6 PM, Whitey O'Day; 6:30 PM, Finbar Fagan's Band; 7:30 PM, Salthill Mines; 9 PM, North & South; 10 PM, Anish. Sat 7/13, noon, Donnybrook; 12:30 PM, Larkins; 2:30 PM, Baal Tinne; 2:45 PM, Irish Heritage Singers; 4 PM, Dooley Brothers; 5 PM, Three Men in Kilts, Academy of Irish Music; 6 PM, Bagpipes & Drums of the Emerald Society; 6:30 PM, Tommy Makem; 7:30 PM, Bohola, Irish Heritage Singers; 8:30 PM, Chicago Celtic Pipe Band; 9 PM, Fenians; 10 PM, David Dunne & Blackwater. Sun 7/14, 12:30 PM, Dooley Brothers, Dyed in the Wool; 2:45 PM, Misericordia Heartbreakers; 3:30 PM, Fenians, Napper Tandy; 5:30 PM, Irish Heritage Singers; 6 PM, Tommy Makem, Moore & Broaders; 8 PM, Shannon Rovers; 8:30 PM, David Dunne & Blackwater. Festival also features dance and theater performances. 773-282-7035

LINCOLN PARK ART FAIR Lincoln Park Cultural Art Center, 2045 N. Lincoln Park West: Sat 7/13, 11:30 AM, Annette Bjorling; 1 PM, Rick Pinkerton; 2:30 PM, Michael Strening Jr.; 4 PM, Seers Pancho; 5:30 PM, Raw Footage. Sun 7/14, 11:30 AM, Scott Stenton; 1 PM, World Class Noise; 2:30 PM, Flippo Music; 4 PM, Kristin Shout with Jeff Kust; 5:30 PM, Plunging Necklines. 312-742-7726.

MILLENNIUM PRAISE 2002 on the grounds of Greater New Mount Eagle Baptist Church, 12301 S. Michigan: Sat 7/13, noon-5 PM, Chicago State University Choir, Pastor Al Reece & the Voices of Life, Bishop Troy Gardner & Victory International Outreach Choir, Pastor Phillip E. Sneed & Company, Miister Theodore Gilmore & Friends Ministry, L. Andre Patterson & the S.H.O.P. Choir & others. 773-995-0131.

NEIGHBORHOOD BOYS & GIRLS CLUB FAMILY FEST Irving Park and Rockwell: Fri 7/12, 6:30 PM, White Noize; 7:15 PM, Pain Killer (Judas Priest tribute); 8:45 PM, MST (Michael Schenker/UFO tribute). Sat 7/13, 6:30 PM, Insane Killer Penguins; 7:15 PM, Down Pour (AC/DC tribute); 8:45 PM, War Pigs (Black Sabbath tribute). Sun 7/14, 6 PM, X-Plosion Latina; 7 PM, Banda Correcaminos. 773-463-4161.

OLD SAINT PAT'S BLOCK PARTY Desplaines and Madison: Fri 7/19 and Sat 7/20, 5-10:30 PM, Los Lobos, BoDeans, Marty Lloyd Band, Dolly Varden, Matthew, Triple Process & others. 312-648-1590.

25TH ANNUAL RASTAFARIAN/REGGAE CULTURAL FESTIVAL Washington Park, 57th and Payne: Sat 7/20 and Sun 7/21, 10 AM-10 PM, Michael Rose, Major Mackerel, Donna Makeda, Prince Everald, Sugar Minott, Junior Reid, Ras Osezua, Devon Brown, Yabba Griffiths, Sammy Drea, Carl Brown & others. 773-768-7463.

REVIVAL: A CARNIVAL OF THE ARTS Wicker Park, Damen and Schiller: Sat 7/13, 10 AM-8 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement, Ellen Rosner, Pacifics, DJ Madrid & others. 312-696-6359.

ST. BEDE SUMMERFEST on the grounds of St. Bede the Venerable Parish, 8200 S. Kostner: Fri 7/12, 6:30 PM, Rhythm Rockets; 8:30 PM, British Exports. Sat 7/13, 6 PM, Larkin Brothers; 8 PM, Patti Jo Timmons; 9:30 PM, Ral Donner III & the Reminiscents. Sun 7/14, 4 PM, St. Bede Folk Group; 5 PM, Rich Daniels Orchestra; 7:30 PM, Helen's Promise. 773-767-8264 or 773-582-9100.

ST. NICHOLAS OF TOLENTINE PARISH CARNIVAL on the grounds of St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church, 6200 S. Lawndale: Wed 7/17, 7:30 PM, Chezaday; 8:30 PM, Babajan. Thu 7/18, 7:30 PM, Cirrus Falcon. Fri 7/19, 7:30 PM, Coro; 9:30 PM, Five Guys Named Moe. Sat 7/20, 8:30 PM, Steve Marion; 9:30 PM, Orquesta Nabori. Sun 7/21, 7 PM, Coro; 8 PM, Cirrus Falcon. 773-735-1121.

ST. SYMPHOROSA FAMILY FEST 2002 St. Symphorosa Parish, 6135 S. Austin: Fri 7/12, 7 PM, Incognitos. Sat 7/13, 6:15 PM, talent show; 8 PM, Rick "Elvis" Saucedo. Sun 7/14, 1 PM, Stash Golonka & the Chicago Masters, Music Company; 6 PM, Orphans. 773-767-1523.

SHEFFIELD GARDEN WALK AND FESTIVAL Sheffield and Webster: Sat 7/20, 12:30 PM, YellowHammers; 2 PM, Sam Cockrell & the Groove; 3:45 PM, Papas Fritas; 5:30 PM, Scott Miller & the Commonwealth; 7:30 PM, Dave Wakeling. Sun 7/21, 12:30 PM, Sour Deluxe; 2 PM, Cast Iron Filter; 3:45 PM, Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers; 5:30 PM, Drive-By Truckers; 7:30 PM, Step Rideau & the Zydeco Outlaws. 773-929-9255.

TASTE OF LOGAN SQUARE Milwaukee and Logan: Fri 7/12, 6 PM, Lynn & Chris Brown; 7 PM, Rico; 8:30 PM, Business Band. Sat 7/13, 1 PM, Orquesta Isla; 2:15 PM, Yolanda; 4 PM, Dawkins & Dawkins; 5:30 PM, Casolando; 7 PM, Joyce Hurley; 7:30 PM, Joan Rosario; 8:30 PM, Ricky Luis y Su Orquesta; 9:15 PM, Jay Lozado. Sun 7/14, noon, Frazier Band; 1 PM, Sabor Band; 2:30 PM, Javier Mendoza; 4 PM, Sol Negro Band; 5:30 PM, Sandra Ivelisse; 7 PM, los Condos; 8:30 PM, Yorumba. 773-868-3010.

THREADS OF ALBANY PARK Eugene Field Park, 5100 N. Ridgeway: Sat 7/20, noon-4 PM, Tribus Futuras, Jimmy's Bavarian Trio, Rhythm Revolution & others. 312-742-7591.

WICKER PARK'S SUMMER JAM Division between Damen and Wood: Sat 7/20, noon, Air This Side of Caution; 3:30 PM, Bottle of Justus; 4:30 PM, Punsapaya; 6:15 PM, Chicago Samba School; 8 PM, 606; 9 PM, DJ Dayhota. Sun 7/21, noon, Clip; 12:45 PM, Dave Specter; 2:30 PM, All 4's; 3:30 PM, Oh My God; 4:30 PM, Synge; 5:30 PM, J. Davis Trio; 6:15 PM, Peking Turtle; 8:30 PM, Uncle Miltie. 773-868-3010.

miscellaneous

CHICAGO HUMAN RHYTHM PROJECT Children's concert. Sat 7/13, 11 AM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

RALPH COVERT Free in-store children's performance. Fri 7/19, 3 PM, Barnes & Noble bookstore, Village Crossing Center, 5405 Touhy, Skokie. 847-329-8460.

MARK W. DAMISCH Free piano concert. Thu 7/18, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JOEL FRANKEL & JUAN DIES Free bilingual children's concert. Thu 7/18, 6:30 PM, Chase Park, 4701 N. Ashland. 312-742-7529.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 7/14, 7 PM, Uptown Poetry Slam with Futz. 773-878-5552.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Sun 7/21, 3 PM, "The Bottle Let Me Down: Songs for Bumpy Wagon Rides" with Alejandro Escovedo, Jon Langford, Jane Baxter Miller & Kent Kessler, Katie Belle & Lennie Dietsch, Steph Turner. 773-227-4433.

TANYA MALAMED Free piano concert. Fri 7/12, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

RACHEL MASON performs a "narrative series of operatic songs based on various historical locations and people in Chicago." The performance will tour the Moody Bible Institute, Harpo Studios, LaSalle Street Bridge, Cook County Criminal Courts Building, and the Florsheim Building. Fri 7/19, 6 PM, and Sat 7/20, 5 PM, departing from the Picasso sculpture at Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington. 773-539-2690.

DAVE RUDOLPH Free concert. Fri 7/19, 7 PM, Stiner Pavilion, municipal beach on Seahorse Dr., Waukegan. 847-360-4740.

COLLEEN SPRINGER Free bilingual concert for children. Thu 7/18, 10 AM, Brighton Park branch, Chicago Public Library, 4314 S. Archer. 312-747-0666.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Fri 7/12, Dance Experience. Tue 7/16, Latvian music with Vejs. Wed 7/17 and Thu 7/18, Kamer Latvian Mixed Choir. 312-346-3278.

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