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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

AEROSMITH, KISS, SALIVA Fri 9/26, 7 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 & Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

AMOREYS Free concert. Mon 9/22, 7 PM, Eclecticity, 3162 N. Clark. 773-929-3080.

AVENTURA, TEGO CALDERONA Sat 9/20, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

BEATLEMANIA Sat 9/27, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Center, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666.

DAVID BEHRMAN with Fred Lonberg-Holm. Sat 9/27, 9 PM, 6Odum, 2116 W. Chicago. 773-227-3617.

JENNY CHOI Free concert. Fri 9/19, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DADA, GOLDSTARS All-ages. Sat 9/27, 7:30 PM, Pickwick Theatre, 5 S. Prospect, Park Ridge. 847-604-2234.

JIMMY DAMON performs at a celebration for the 25th anniversary of the Women's Professional Basketball League, which features dinner and speakers. Sat 9/20, 6 PM, Hyatt Regency O'Hare, 9300 W. Bryn Mawr, Rosemont. 801-450-7882.

RICK DERRINGER Fri 9/26, 8 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

DESSERT WITH THE DIVAS Opera and musical-theater singers from the Chicago Studio of Professional Singing perform at a benefit for the Chicago Park District's Berger Mansion Children's Playground Fund. Fri 9/19, 7 PM, Berger Park Mansion, 6205 N. Sheridan. 312-742-7871.

ECHO DEN, K. MICHAEL BABCOCK, DJ JUNKROC Sun 9/21, 8 PM, Deadtech, 3321 W. Fullerton. 773-395-2844.

ROBBEN FORD Sat 9/20, 8 PM, Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-895-3600.

FRIENDS FOREVER Fri 9/26, 9 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-7332.

GOLDFRAPP, BROOKVILLE See Critic's Choice; all-ages. Thu 9/25, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

GOOD CHARLOTTE, SOMETHING CORPORATE, MEST All-ages. Tue 9/23 and Wed 9/24, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

JOAN HAMMEL Sun 9/21, 4 PM, James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2581.

ESTER HANA Free piano concert. Fri 9/19, 11:30 AM, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

RON HAWKING performs "His Way: A Tribute to the Man and His Music" (Frank Sinatra tribute). Fridays, 8 PM, Saturdays, 6 and 9 PM, and Sundays, 3 PM, NBC Tower, 455 Cityfront Plaza. 312-222-1188.

INTERPOL, STILLS, BROKE REVUE All-ages. Fri 9/19, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

IRON SHEIK, DJ MERCHANT & poet Gihad Ali perform as part of "Cafe Intifada." Fri 9/19, 8 PM, Southwest Youth Collaborative, 6400 S. Kedzie. 773-476-3534, ext. 63.

FRANCE JEAN-BAPTISTE Free concert. Fri 9/19, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

LIGHTNING BOLT, COUGHS, NECRONOMITRON Sun 9/28, 7 PM, Texas Ballroom, 3012 S. Archer. 773-620-6131.

LOWEN & NAVARRO, EDDIE FROM OHIO 18 & over. Fri 9/26, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

LYING IN STATES, BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA with DJs Misty Martinez, Grady Gil, Chris Pappas. Fri 9/19, 9 PM, Texas Ballroom, 3012 S. Archer. 773-620-6131.

MIDNIGHT CIRCUS performs The Flower Thieves. Fri 9/19, 6:30 PM, Sat 9/20, 8 PM, Sun 9/21, 2 PM, Fri 9/26 and Sat 9/27, 8 PM, and Sun 9/28, 2 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. 773-445-3838.

MORE OR LES performs as part of the "Perpetual Motion Roadshow"; no cover. Tue 9/23, 8 PM, Quimby's, 1854 W. North. 773-342-0910.

JON MUELLER, ED REARDON, NICK BROSTE, DAVE BEST, RICHARD SYSKA Wed 9/24, 8 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-7332.

NEWSBOYS, PLUS ONES, KUTLESS, THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH, SANCTUS REAL, KJ-52, SKY HARBOR, STEREO MOTION, SEVEN PLACES, FM STATIC, MATTHEW WEST, RYAN DOBSON Sat 9/20, 4 PM, Skydive Chicago, 3215 E. 1969th, Ottawa. 312-559-1212 or 800-965-9324.

OK GO perform as part of a fashion show; benefit for Gen Art. Thu 9/25, 7-10 PM, Marshall Field's 9th Floor Event Center, 11 N. State. 312-229-1701.

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Fri 9/19, 7 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 & Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

R.E.M., SPARKLEHORSE Fri 9/26, 7:30 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

DAMIEN RICE, PEDESTRIAN, CAMERON MCGILL All-ages. Tue 9/23, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

ROTTEN MILK, KOUTARO FUKUI Free in-store performance. Mon 9/22, 7:30 PM, Myopic Books, 1564 N. Milwaukee. 773-862-4882.

SPIDER SALOFF WITH BILL SHELDON & JEREMY KAHN perform "Over the Rainbow," a tribute to E.Y. "Yip" Harburg. Mon 9/22, 7 PM, Storefront Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 66 E. Randolph. 312-742-8497.

SMOTHERS BROTHERS Wed 9/24, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. & Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222.

MARGERY SNYDER & WHITMAN MCGOWAN Sun 9/28, 5 PM, Las Manos Gallery, 5220 N. Clark. 773-728-8910.

SONOSCAPE [MOVEMENT NO. 1] Audio/video installation with music by Atropa, Telefon Tel Aviv, String Theory, Miles Tilmann, Koutaro Fukui, Solow; video performances by Sean Capone, Jeffers Egan, Peter Gogarty, Christian Matts; and dance by Lucky Plush Productions. Fri 9/26, 7:30 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JOHN STORMS-ROHM Thu 9/25, 4-6 PM, Wild Child, 612 Davis, Evanston. 847-475-0065.

TALLGRASS WRITERS GUILD PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE performs a program of music and poetry entitled "Farewell, Sweet Summer"; free admission. Tue 9/23, 12:15 PM, video theater, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4702.

THURSDAY Free in-store performance. Sat 9/20, 3 PM, Tower Records, 383 Army Trail Rd., Bloomingdale. 630-582-2555.

PAT TRAVERS Sat 9/27, 8 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

WE COULD GO ON SINGING: A MUSICAL FEAST CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF AMERICAN POPULAR SONG with Julie Wilson, Audrey Morris, Sharon Carlson, Jennifer Chada, Joan Curto, Matt Davis, Elizabeth Doyle, Pamela Sue Fox, Kari Howard, Cory Jamison, Rob Lindley, Nan Mason, KT McCammond, Tom Michael, Roberta Miles & others. Sat 9/27, 7 PM, Maxim's, 24 E. Goethe. 312-409-3106.

WILCO 9/19 with Carla Bozulich's Red-Headed Stranger; 9/20 with Smog; both shows sold out. Fri 9/19 and Sat 9/20, 8 PM, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. 312-922-2110 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 9/19, 10 PM, Fenians. Sat 9/20, 10 PM, Cheer-Accident (see Critic's Choice), Bobby Conn & the Glass Gypsies, Mark Shippy (18 & over). Thu 9/25, 10 PM, Detholz, DeMilos, Danger Adventure. Fri 9/26, 10 PM, Ike Reilly, Bottletones. Sat 9/27, 10 PM, Mates of State, Hawnay Troof, Saturday Looks Good to Me, Victory at Sea (18 & over). 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJs spin until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, Ed Vantage. Thursdays, DJ Rhythm. 312-337-4349.

ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: DJs spin until 1 AM Tuesdays through Thursdays, until 2 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Rozco, Pat B. Tuesdays, Pat B. 815-356-6000.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Music at 5:30 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Ryan Hagen (with DJ 2 Much Funk Saturdays in the Loft). 847-397-3100.

ANTHONY'S RESTAURANT AND JAZZ CLUB 231 Douglas, Elgin: Music at 8:30 PM. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, DJ Rodney B. 847-717-6759.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/19, the Niche, Ryan Shannon Band. Sat 9/20, Negligents, the Lust. Fri 9/26, Rebecca F., Istvan & His Imaginary Band, Kringle. Sat 9/27, Powerknobs, Gidgets Ga Ga. 773-395-3002.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/19, Funk Dejour. Sat 9/20, Weed Street Band, Evidence. Wed 9/24, Don Maloney hosts an open mike. Fri 9/26, Pat McCurdy. Sat 9/27, Six Strings Down. 847-381-8585.

THE BASSMENT 6057 N. California: Sundays, 4-7 PM, open mike for turntables, spoken word, and poetry. 773-764-2277.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music at 9 PM. Fri 9/19, Band Called Pharisee, Larry O. Dean & the Babe Magnets, KB, Alex Maier. Sat 9/20, New Duncan Imperials, Rolling Clones (Rolling Stones tribute). Sun 9/21, Cory Hance, Dick Prall, Eli Emily. Mondays, 10 PM, Pat McCurdy. Tue 9/23, Tangerine Arts Group. Wed 9/24, For All I Care, Zerostars, Subtronic. Thu 9/25, 3 Too Far, S-Control, Cased. Fri 9/26, Left Setter, Velvet Sun, Vodka Moxie, 420. Sat 9/27, Beerzone, Last Target, Sons of John Doe, Paperbacks. Sun 9/28, Peelers, Night Callers, Tongues. 773-281-4444.

BIG BAR Hyatt Regency, 151 E. Wacker: Thursdays, 9 PM-midnight, Moods. 312-565-1234, ext. 4999.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/19, Robert Real, Bushoong, Confacron, Sobre Docres. Sat 9/20, Sleepaway Camp, Driftless, Pony Club, May or Not. Fri 9/26, Patina, Pleyel. Sat 9/27, Half Stachon, Rocky Denis, Marmora, Gelflings. 773-770-2039.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Performers nightly in the first-floor dining room: Fri 9/19, 7:30 PM, Daryl Nitz & George Howe with Elaine Dame. Sat 9/20 and Sat 9/27, 7 PM, Buddy Charles. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Bob Solone hosts an open mike. Tue 9/23, 7:30 PM, Freddie Allen & Michelle. Wed 9/24, 8 PM, Eddie Picard. Thu 9/25, 8 PM, Marna's Trio. Fri 9/26, 7 PM, Arnie Lanza. 773-435-0130.

BINNY'S BEVERAGE DEPOT 3000 N. Clark: Saturdays, 1-5 PM, and Fridays, 3-7 PM, pianist Jeff Manuel. 773-935-9400.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fri 9/19, 8 PM, Om Trio, Free Space. Sat 9/20, 8 PM, Salvo Beta, Defender, Zelienople, Mark Denardo, DJ Dumb American. Sun 9/21, 4 PM, Exhumed (see Spot Check), Kataklysm, Malignancy, Diabolic (all-ages); 9 PM, Deals Gone Bad, Skapone, West Bound Train, Chuck Wren (18 & over). Mon 9/22, 8 PM, All Girl Summer Fun Band (see Critic's Choice), Our Missiles Are Scientific, DJ Tainted Love (18 & over). Tue 9/23, 8 PM, Arch Visceral Parlor, Pedestrian, Red Bennies, Ezee Tiger. Wed 9/24, 8 PM, Columbia College Songwriters Showcase; 10 PM, DJ Nick Vyne, DJ John Ciba (no cover). Thu 9/25, 6 PM, Aesop Rock (see Critic's Choice), EL-P, DJ Wiz, Blueprint, Illogic (all-ages). Fri 9/26, 6 PM, Distillers, Bronx, Arrivals (all-ages). Sat 9/27, 8 PM, Weakerthans, Constantines, Monarques (18 & over). Sun 9/28, 6 PM, Weakerthans, Constantines, Roy (all-ages); 10 PM, Aislers Set, Lying in States, Gardeners (18 & over). 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Terrapin Flyer. Mondays, Terry Fogell spins on karaoke night. Wednesdays, Cornmeal. 773-384-8600.

BRISKU'S BISTRO 4100 N. Kedzie: Sat 9/20, 9 PM, Emetic, Smoke, Organic, Tension Level Five, NDX. Sat 9/27, 10 PM, Absentees, Broken Finger, Minedive. 773-279-9141.

BUCKTOWN PUB 1658 W. Cortland: Music at 9:30 PM. Sundays, open mike. Mondays, DJ Sandy spins local rock and punk (local bands may bring CDs). Wednesdays, Jimmy the Finger spins. 773-394-9898.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant; music at 9:30 PM; early acoustic shows Fridays and Saturdays (no cover). Fri 9/26, 9:30 PM, Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra. 312-427-0333.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken-word performances Sundays at 9 PM (followed by an open mike). Sun 9/21, Nicole Borsberry (Leonard Cohen tribute). Sun 9/28, Gynna B. Cray, Ozkr du Soleil. 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 PM Thursday through Saturday, 7 PM Sunday. Fri 9/19, Usual Suspects. Sat 9/20, Tumbleweed. Sat 9/27, Wild Ones. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: DJs spin after 8 PM. Wednesdays, DJ Rockstar. Thursdays, Mike G., Mike Z., Derek V. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 9/19, Torturing Elvis. Sat 9/20, Wild Ones. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Fri 9/19, 9 PM, CD Truth, Galactic Inmate, Ladykillers, Drapes. Sat 9/20, 10 PM, Bleary, Down Castor. 312-922-6392.

CARY'S LOUNGE 2251 W. Devon: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Mondays, acoustic open mike. 773-743-5737.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 9/19, 9 PM, Twist & Shout (Beatles tribute). Sat 9/20, 9 PM, Gina Gibson Quintet. Fri 9/26, 9 PM, the Tony Smith Show. Sat 9/27, 9 PM, Jimmy Niteclub. 847-647-8282.

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: DJs spin after 10 PM. Wednesdays, DJ Ecliptic. 773-477-3661.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 Wise, Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/19, Battery (Metallica tribute), Broken Vegas. Sat 9/20, Flyte. Fri 9/26, Libido Funk Circus, Smak. Sat 9/27, Person to Person, Paradigm Shift. 847-524-9910.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 9/26, Baaro. 630-513-0074.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fourth Friday of every month, Chicago Kings. 773-325-2233.

CLEARWATER THEATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike (no cover). 847-836-8820.

CLEO'S 1935 W. Chicago: Fridays, 9 PM, DJ Chapman. Saturdays, 9 PM, DJ Wes Hollywood. 312-243-5600.

CLOUT LOUNGE 1248 W. George: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM. Thu 9/25, 9:30 PM, Vona, Sunspots. 773-296-1478.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and rock 8 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Chuck & Lauree. Sat 9/20, Tag Team DJs spin glam. Sundays, Dave Awl spins rock and new wave. Mondays, Stacy & Sigh spin punk and glam. Tuesdays, Sandie, Daisun & Vee spin pop and rock. Wednesdays, DJ Jay spins punk, garage, and local rock. Fourth Thursday of every month, DJ Misa, DJ Roadhouse. 773-489-0379.

CLUB OASIS Second floor of Sportsman's Inn, 4501 S. Cicero: Sun 9/21 and Sun 9/28, 3-8 PM, Nate Griffin. 773-582-4184.

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

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Mondays, 10 PM, Big Sug hosts an open mike. 312-341-9787.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Scotty Mix. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 9/19, 9:30 PM, KRS-One. Sat 9/20, 10 PM, Simmering. Sun 9/21, 9:30 PM, JGB Band with Melvin Seals & members of Dark Star Orchestra. Thu 9/25, 9:30 PM, Officer 27, Balloonatic, Duenow, Segway. Fri 9/26, 10 PM, Rubber, Pimps. Sat 9/27, 8 PM, DJ Teddy, DJ TC (no cover). 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 9/19, 10 PM, Hi-Infidelity (REO Speedwagon tribute). Sat 9/20, 10 PM, Mr. Blotto. Thursdays, 10 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 9/26, 10 PM, Underwater People. Sat 9/27, 10 PM, Peg 7. 847-541-4700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Gwen Pippen; 9:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann. Saturdays, 8 PM, Gwen Pippen; 10 PM, Daryl Nitz & George Howe. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, George Howe. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann. In the Cabaret: Fri 9/19 and Fri 9/26, 8 PM, Scott Montgomery, Dan Stetzel, Velvet Voices perform "Sleep Deprived"; 10:30 PM, Allison Bazarko, Jennifer Chada, Jeanne Croft, Keely Nicole perform "Stone Soul Picnic: The Music of Laura Nyro." Sat 9/20 and Sat 9/27, 8 PM, Paul Mullen & Amy Arbanzi; 10:30 PM, Sharon Carlson. Sun 9/21 and Sun 9/28, 7 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell; 9 PM, Old Town Cool with Heidi Letzmann, Liz Beckman, Joe Wright, Chris Granner perform "Saturday Morning." Mon 9/22, 8 PM, Kat Taylor performs "Chocolate and Sex." Wed 9/24, 1:30 PM, Across a Crowded Room (Joan Curto, Tom Michael, Cory Jamison, Dan Stetzel perform music by Richard Rodgers); 8 PM, Ty Perry performs "The Kid Inside 2." Thu 9/25, 8 PM, Table for 5 performs "A La Carte." 773-278-1830.

DEJA VU 2624 N. Lincoln: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, Mike D, Tony K. Sundays and Mondays, Ed Vantage. Tuesdays, Johnny Price spins breakbeat. Wednesdays, Ed Vantage, DJ Bliss. Thursdays, Mike D. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 9/21, 2-7 PM, Devil in a Woodpile, Riptones, Night Callers, Dollar Store, Waco Brothers (no cover). Mon 9/22, DJ Gregor. Tue 9/23, DJ Delphine spins punk. Wed 9/24, DJ Tracy Dear. 773-472-2771.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: Sat 9/20, 1 PM, Kurth & Taylor (benefit for Pediatric AIDS Chicago). 312-836-7870.

DIZZY'S BAR 401 S. Rte. 83, Grayslake: Music starts at 8 PM. Tuesdays, Chris Sipos hosts an open mike. 847-223-7788.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 9/19, 9 PM, Lucius Warbaby, Devil May Care, Mindsight, Druthers. Sat 9/20, 9 PM, Robbie Fulks, Greg Trooper. Tue 9/23, 9 PM, Swizzle Tree, Ratbag Hero, Thrift Store Heroes, Squared Off. Wed 9/24, 9 PM, Drop, Super Mercado, Blown. Thu 9/25, 9 PM, Alien Ant Farm, Lovehammers. Fri 9/26, 10 PM, Houston, House of Large Sizes, Quatre Tete. Sat 9/27, 10 PM, Some Girls, Unbusted, Air This Side of Caution. Sun 9/28, 9 PM, Beer Nuts, Waco Brothers, Insiders, Trailer Hitch, Rock & Roll Daredevils. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/19, Flapjacks. Sat 9/20, 6 PM, Chicago Rovers, Whiskey Brothers perform with the McNulty Irish Dancers at the Halfway to St. Patrick's Day Festival. Mondays, 9 PM, Dave Simons (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 9/26, Catfight. Sat 9/27, Eleventh Hour. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays and Mondays. Fri 9/19, Insomnia, Julie Dutchak & Plan B. Sat 9/20, Rubber, Ten With Strangers. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 20 Over (no cover). Wednesdays, Catfight. Thursdays, Love on the Rocks (Neil Diamond tribute). Fri 9/26, Mr. Blotto, Paul Allodi. Sat 9/27, Dave Tamkin & the PPC, Stank, Evidence. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 9/19, 10 PM, Blackmaker, Ivory Wire, Supermint, Regal Standard. Sat 9/20, 9:45 PM, Pet Lover, Pinch, Callisto, Nyco. Sundays, 9 PM, Sumo. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Rock Club. Tue 9/23, 7:30 PM, Korol & Shut, Zak May & Shiva. Wed 9/24, 9 PM, Linus, Et Cetera. Thu 9/25, 9 PM, Clearly & the Mainstream, Fooled by April, Dang. Fri 9/26, 9 PM, Cane Corso, Lyla Stone, Plura, Josh B. Sat 9/27, 9 PM, Jimmy Deluxe, Dexter, Mojo Filter, Dylan Laing. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/19, Hacks. Sat 9/20, Batteries Not Included. Fri 9/26, Antix. Sat 9/27, Night Riders. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sun 9/21, 9:30 PM, Grand Buffet, Gil Mantera's Party Dream, Le Beast. Mon 9/22, 9:30 PM, Beat Junkies with J-Rocc & Shortkut, Molemen with Longshot. Wed 9/24, 9 PM, Kim Hiorthoy, Black Dice, Themselves, Wolf Eyes perform as part of the Adventures in Modern Music Festival (see Post No Bills). Thu 9/25, 9 PM, Jackie-O Motherfucker, Priest, James Chance & Terminal City, Fred Anderson/Hamid Drake/Harrison Bankhead perform as part of the Adventures in Modern Music Festival (see Post No Bills). Fri 9/26, 9 PM, !!!, Sunn0))), Pulseprogramming, John Butcher/Kaffe Matthews/Andy Moor perform as part of the Adventures in Modern Music Festival (see Post No Bills). Sat 9/27, 9 PM, Stewart Walker, Califone, Lightning Bolt, Text of Light perform as part of the Adventures in Modern Music Festival (see Post No Bills). Sun 9/28, 9 PM, Adult., Michael Gira, Michael Zerang with Jim Baker & Kyle Bruckmann, Six Organs of Admittance perform as part of the Adventures in Modern Music Festival (see Post No Bills). 773-276-3600.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/19, Gearhead. Sat 9/27, Mr. Clean. 847-516-0300.

ETHIO CAFE 3462 N. Clark: Thursdays, 9 PM, "Saba's Speakeasy" music and poetry open mike and open turntables. 773-929-8300.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays, 7 PM-4 AM Sundays through Thursdays in the Cabaret Room and Club X. Thursdays, 11:30 PM, Bandoleros. 312-266-1944.

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Fri 9/19, Dub Dis. Sat 9/20, Flex Crew. Sun 9/21 and Fri 9/26, Indika. Mondays, DJs spin. Wed 9/24 and Sun 9/28, Rasta Kelly. Thu 9/25, Hydro. Sat 9/27, Dub Dis. 773-348-3998.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly. Mondays, DJs spin punk rock. Tuesdays, DJs spin music from the Fat Wreck and Epitaph labels. Wednesdays, DJ Karyn spins indie rock. 773-395-2700.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: DJs spin after 8 PM. Saturdays, DJ Zauz. Wednesdays, DJ Richie Rich. Thursdays, DJ Patrick B & MC Rozco. 847-587-9677.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays; DJ Scotty Mix spins until 2 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 9/19, Sadies Cage. Sat 9/20, Aunt Janet. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. Thursdays, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 9/26, Jane Doe. Sat 9/27, Fabulous Janes. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 9/19, Linch Envious. Sat 9/20, Bat Lenka. Fri 9/26, Burnside Bridge. Sat 9/27, Country Line. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fridays, 7-11 PM, open mike hosted by Tim Tea. 630-922-9821.

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

50 NORTH 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 9/20, Antix. Sat 9/27, Hardline. 630-372-2900.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 9/19, 6 PM, Kill Your Idols (see Spot Check), Modern Life Is War, In Control, the Control; 10 PM, Tyrades, Dirty Sweets, Hot Machines, Rocktards. Sat 9/20, 6 PM, Halfacre Gunroom, Intelligent Dennis; 9 PM, the Vanishing, Countdown. Sun 9/21, 7 PM, Grinner, Midwest Blue, We Invented Tornadoes (see Spot Check), Hospital, Disband. Tue 9/23, 7 PM, Robert Nanna, Carolina. Wed 9/24, 6 PM, Give Up the Ghost, Most Precious Blood, Cursed, Daughters. Thu 9/25, 7 PM, Vice Dolls, Deadhounds, Groodies, Dirtbox Racers. Fri 9/26, 7 PM, Cougars, Karaoke Dokies, Red-Eyed Legends. Sat 9/27, 6 PM, HeWhoCorrupts, Preacher Gone to Texas, Fordirelifesake; 10 PM, Remember the Tiger Tales, Foxtail, Simply Done Well. Sun 9/28, 6 PM, Shattered Angel, Myopia, Make Outs. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 9/19 and Sat 9/20, 10 PM, Joe Ely & Joel Guzman, Troy Campbell. Fri 9/26, 10 PM, Vanessa Davis Band. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Fri 9/19 and Sat 9/20, 9 PM, Frank K. & Co. Fridays, 11 PM, DJs spin in the loft. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Steve Z sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. 773-348-6000.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 10 PM. Fri 9/19, Vona. Sat 9/20, Flapjacks. Fri 9/26, Backyard Tire Fire. Sat 9/27, Kimi Hayes. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Thursdays, 8:30 PM, DJs spin salsa. Fri 9/26, 9:30 PM, Air This Side of Caution. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 9/19, My Delusion. Sat 9/20, Charlie Smith Band, Fissure. Mon 9/22, Mythic Figs, Fairly Unbalanced, Pot Luck, Jack Crofoot, Mike Bondurant, Scott Parrish. Thursdays, open mike with Sara Sara. 773-489-5471.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL NORTH 1719 N. Rand, Palatine: Sat 9/20, 10 PM, Euforeum. Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike (hip-hop MC battle). Sat 9/27, 9 PM, Leroy hosts a karaoke contest (no cover). 847-705-0555.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 9/19, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 9/20, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman; 10 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Sun 9/21, 6 PM, Honey West; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings. Mon 9/22, 7:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & Russ Long. Tue 9/23, 7:30 PM, Heather Horton; 9:30 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts an open mike. Wed 9/24, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Thu 9/25, 7:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Fri 9/26, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 9/27, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 9/28, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Russ Long. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne. Fri 9/19, 9 PM, Sat 9/20, 10 PM, Tue 9/23 through Fri 9/26, 9 PM, and Sat 9/27, 10 PM, Sammy Goldstein. Sun 9/21 and Sun 9/28, 9 PM, Beckie Menzie hosts an open mike. Mon 9/22, 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. 312-836-0933.

GIN MILL 2462 N. Lincoln: Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, DJs spin after 8 PM. 773-549-3232.

GIO'S SPORTS BAR 4857 N. Damen: Fri 9/19, 9 PM, open mike (no cover). 773-334-0345.

GLORY DAYS SPORTS BAR 2755 Black Rd., Joliet: Music starts at 9:30 PM. Sat 9/20, Yabba Griffith & Traxx. Fri 9/26, dueling pianos. Sat 9/27, Matthew McBride Band. 815-744-9887.

GOOD TIMES PUB 675 W. North, Elmhurst: Fri 9/19, 10 PM, Vasoline (Stone Temple Pilots tribute), Weathered (Creed tribute). 630-833-3534.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Fri 9/19, 10 PM, Ferdina Fox. Sat 9/20, 10 PM, Milkplow. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 9 PM, Michael J's Karaoke Cult. Fri 9/26, 10 PM, Damian Rivero & El 40 Elemento. 773-549-9624.

GRAPE STREET & VINE 226 E. Ontario: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays, Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, Arturo. 312-642-7440.

GREEN DOOR TAVERN 678 N. Orleans: Fridays, 6 PM, Gareth Wood. 312-664-5496.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Jack Straw. Thursdays, 9 PM, Speargrass with Bobby Georges. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/19 and Sat 9/20, Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3, Court & Spark. Thu 9/25, 9 PM, Skid Marks, Chlorine, Missile. Fri 9/26, Matthew, Gold So Red, Favorite Saints. Sat 9/27, Tex La Homa, Morning Recordings, Zelienople, Sola. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: No cover. Fridays, 10 PM, DJs spin garage, funk, and R&B. 773-384-9546.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 9/19, 9 PM, Charlie King & Karen Brandow, Prince Myshkins. Sat 9/20, 9 PM, Voices (benefit for School of the Americas Watch). 773-465-8005.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/19, Evenflow (Pearl Jam tribute). 773-348-0009.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 9/19 and Fri 9/26, 6 PM, live karaoke with the Hootenanners. Sat 9/20, 10 PM, Dis Jockey Chris Jern. Mon 9/22, 10 PM, Cantina. Wed 9/24, 10 PM, DJ Jason Lazarus. Thu 9/25, 8 PM, Kelly Hogan & Scott Ligon. Sat 9/27, 8 PM, Danny Black; 10 PM, DJ Tainted Love. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays; no cover. Fri 9/19, Nadafinger, Dark Green Bottles, Quinn's Uncles. Sat 9/20, Mike Pryzgoda, Andy Shaw, Sound Frame. Wed 9/24, Sam Gjokaj hosts an open mike. Fri 9/26, Boda, Shamier. Sat 9/27, Segway, Blue Shade Witness, Zagotta. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 9/19, 9 PM, Thin Man & others perform at DeCorps Costume Collective's show "Burlesque Tartare: A Second Serving." Sun 9/21, 3 PM, Lucy Smith hosts "Sunday Songs" (all-ages). Tue 9/23, 9 PM, "Strange Brew" hosted by Hermit. Wed 9/24, 8 PM, "Backyard Variety Show" hosted by Douglas Grew. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sat 9/20, 7 PM, Thursday, Death by Stereo, Year of the Rabbit, Murder by Death (sold out). Wed 9/24, 8 PM, Buddha's Belly, Punsapaya, All Fours, Abstract Giants (18 & over). Thu 9/25, 9 PM, Ted Nugent, Mad Mordigan. Fri 9/26, 9 PM, Sizzla, Turbulence (18 & over). Sat 9/27, 9 PM, Burning Spear, Chicago Afrobeat Project (18 & over). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fridays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 4:30 PM, Hashbrowns. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 9/19, Pearl Street Band. Sat 9/20, Family of Souls. Fri 9/26, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Sat 9/27, Freshwater Collins. 312-245-0333.

HOWL AT THE MOON 26 W. Hubbard: Dueling baby-grand piano players lead a sing-along at 5:45 PM Fridays, 6:45 PM Saturdays, and 8 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Sundays, 8 PM, "You-Sing-It Sundays" live karaoke hosted by Bill Larkin. 312-863-7427.

IDOLS SPORTZCLUB 1601 N. Rand, Palatine: Music starts at 10 PM. Sat 9/20, Sofa Kings. Sat 9/27, Jostelen Weed. 847-934-3474.

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: Sundays and Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike for singer-songwriters hosted by Jeremy Raskin; performers receive a free drink. Sun 9/28, 9:30 PM, Rob Davenport. 773-235-9795.

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

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant. Fri 9/19, 9 PM, Catfight, Too White Crew. Sat 9/20, 10 PM, Arra, Members Only. Fri 9/26, 10 PM, Afrodisiacs. Sat 9/27, 10 PM, Then Again. 312-337-3486.

JOY-BLUE 1401 W. Irving Park: Music after 10 PM. Wednesdays, Ron Thurman, Tony Garcia spin hip-hop and house (no cover). 773-477-3330.

KEG OF EVANSTON 810 Grove: Wed 9/24, 10 PM, Brothers Past. 847-869-9987.

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Mondays, Greg Shirilla. 773-772-3355.

LEADWAY 5233 N. Damen: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-728-2663.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Thursdays, DJ Structure. Sundays, DJ Mach 1. Wednesdays, Janelle's Three, DJ Rhythm. 312-337-2583.

LETIZIA'S NATURAL BAKERY 2144 W. Division: Wednesdays, 8 PM, open mike. 773-342-1011.

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, Mike Hodgkiss. Tuesdays, DJ Scott Lucas, Gaza Strippers DJ set. Wednesdays, Herb & Mike. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Sat 9/20, Starrunner. Mondays, Playback. Thursdays, Musical Outfits. Sat 9/27, Audiotank. 773-525-2422.

LINCOLN RESTAURANT 4008 N. Lincoln: Fridays, 9 PM, "Lincoln Lodge" variety showcase. 773-248-1820.

LION HEAD PUB & THE APARTMENT 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin upstairs 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Thursdays, DJ Mach 1. Saturdays, DJ Structure. Wednesdays, DJ Victor R., DJ Stixx spin hip-hop and house. 773-348-5100.

LONG ROOM 1612 W. Irving Park: Sundays, 10:30 PM, Nicholas Barron's Hyperactive. 773-665-4500.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 9/19, 10 PM, Tijuana Hercules, Audreys, Love Dictators, Cobs. Sat 9/20, 10 PM, Hopah, Stups. Sun 9/21, 9 PM, Minor Deity (no cover). Wed 9/24, 10 PM, Kick the Cat. Thu 9/25, 9 PM, Tug & Maul, Face for Radio, Backyard Tire Fire. Fri 9/26, 10 PM, Ponys, Mystery Girls, Alcohol Spent Band, Black Hole. Sat 9/27, 10 PM, American Cosmonaut, First Friday. Sun 9/28, 9 PM, Regina Rodriguez (no cover). 773-871-3757.

MADISON AVENUE 34 N. Sheridan, Waukegan: Thursdays, 8 PM, acoustic singer-songwriter showcase and open stage with Eric Mickler, Chris Sipos, Johnny Rocker. 847-662-6090.

MANHATTAN'S 415 S. Dearborn: Bar and lounge; no cover. Fridays and Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Teflan, DJ Erica. 312-957-0460.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sun 9/21, 9 PM, Twinemen, Lizzie West. Wed 9/24, 8:30 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 9/25, 9 PM, Pudder Project, Everet Atkins & the Downslope, Christopher Dale. Fri 9/26, 10 PM, Frank Orrall with Dag Juhlin, Eddie Carlson, Rick Gehrenbeck, Ted Cho, John Nelson. Sat 9/27, 10 PM, Old No. 8, Pedal Steel Transmission. 773-404-9494.

MCGEE'S 950 W. Webster: Sat 9/27, 9 PM, Voices. 773-549-8200.

MCNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 York, Elmhurst: Sat 9/20, 10 PM, British Export. 630-941-7100.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 9/19, 9 PM, Psychodrama (18 & over). Sat 9/20, 9 PM, Raveonettes (see Critic's Choice), Stellastarr, Kittens for Christian (see Spot Check; 18 & over). Sun 9/21, 6:30 PM, Quiver Lip, Dremana, Bizarro, Lucky Stiffs (all-ages). Tue 9/23, 9 PM, Turbonegro, Gaza Strippers (18 & over). Thu 9/25, 7 PM, My Morning Jacket (see Spot Check), Sleepy Jackson (all-ages). Fri 9/26, 9 PM, Jay Farrar, Canyon (18 & over). Sat 9/27, 6:30 PM, Bouncing Souls, Tsunami Bomb, Strike Anywhere (all-ages); 11:30 PM, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Stratford 4 (18 & over). Sun 9/28, 6:30 PM, Exo, Giant Step, Phistine Verona, Sono (all-ages). 773-549-0203.

MIKE DITKA'S Tremont Hotel, 100 E. Chestnut: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, and Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 PM, John Vincent (Frank Sinatra tribute). 312-587-8989.

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

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Sat 9/20, 10 PM, Jackson Rohm. Sundays, 10 PM, open mike. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Larry B. hosts "Molly's Piano Cabaret." 708-366-8073.

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE & SPORTS BAR 6727 N. Olmsted: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Marty B. Thursdays, DJ Freddie. 773-631-1223.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 9/19, Rico. Sat 9/20, Ken Burnstein. Tue 9/23, Tim Nolan. Thursdays, Mike Brumfield. Fri 9/26, Ken Horton. Sat 9/27, Switchback. 630-688-8866.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 9/19, Dirtbikes, Royce. Sat 9/20, Glome, Rich Experience, Joe Roarty, Hoyne, Fuzzy Substrate, Bruce Holmes, Candy, Captain Moonshine. Tue 9/23, DJs spin. Wed 9/24, Stank Star, Closer to Judgment, One Last Walk, Crippled Fight. 773-486-7774.

MYRON & PHIL 3900 W. Devon, Lincolnwood: Restaurant. Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 7 PM, pianist Johnny Burnett. 847-677-6663.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/19, Bluelit Souls, RD Roth & the Issues, Kristin Shout. Sun 9/21, 8 PM, Fooling April, Junk in the Trunk (all-ages). Tuesdays, 8 PM, DJs spin soul and hip-hop. Wed 9/24, 8:30 PM, Larry O. Dean, Starina Catchatoorian, Mike Mangione, Derek Phillips perform at "Folk You!" Wednesdays, 10:30 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Thu 9/25, Boatbuilders, Waystation, Jenny Beoder. Fri 9/26, Siderunners, Down the Line, Flapjacks. Sat 9/27, 10 PM, Bumpus, Wit's End, Bleeding Charity (all-ages). Sun 9/28, 7:30 PM, Vex, Basic Mind, 23-Skidoo (all-ages). 847-869-0450.

NEW DATING GAME 8924 S. Stony Island: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 PM, DJs spin neo-soul, deep house, and old school at an open mike for poetry and spoken word. 773-374-8883.

NITE CAP 5007 W. Irving Park: Sat 9/20, 10 PM, Aenima (Tool tribute), Darker. Tuesdays, 9 PM, DJ Skor, DJ Real One spin hip-hop. Wed 9/24, 9 PM, Somniastatic, Solister. Sat 9/27, 10 PM, Chapter Seven, Inspiteofyou, Animus, Conquest, Madder World. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thu 9/25, 8 PM, Big Smith, El Earley perform at "Homolatte: Queer Words & Music," hosted by Scott Free. 773-743-3355.

NORTH PARK TAP 313 W. North: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Ripley Caine hosts a songwriter slam. 312-943-5228.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Fri 9/19, 10 PM, Yo Flaco, Ugochi, Sidewalk Skolaz. Sat 9/20, 10 PM, JFK, DeTour. Sun 9/21, 10 PM, Ribeye Brothers. Sundays, 11 PM, Papa G spins reggae. Mondays, 10 PM, Phunk, Nevs-One. Tuesdays, 11 PM, Alo, Fuego, I-Ron, Larry Millah. Wed 9/24, 10 PM, Mojica, Suzukiton, Indian. Fri 9/26, 10 PM, University, A Villain's Theory, Psycho Ex-Lover. Sat 9/27, 10 PM, Loretta, Miles of Empty, Empyrean, Blown. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 9/19, 8 PM, Local H, Lovehammers, Sullen (18 & over). Sat 9/20, 5 PM, Mudvayne, Powerman 5000, Shine Down, V Shape Mind. Sat 9/27, 5 PM, From Now Until Tomorrow, Blage (all-ages); 8 PM, Cacti, Kashmir (Led Zeppelin tribute). Sun 9/28, 5 PM, Burbanks, Twice Removed, Method, Farewell Fix (all-ages). 708-756-0600.

OCEAN'S 11 RESTAURANT & NIGHTCLUB 18 W 333 Roosevelt, Lombard: Music in the Rat Pack Lounge at 9 PM. Saturdays, Dan Haley performs the music of Frank Sinatra, Elvis, and Dean Martin. Wednesdays and Thursdays, DJs spin. 630-629-2940.

115 BOURBON STREET 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/19, Arra. Sat 9/20, Brothers in Arms. Thu 9/25, Maggie Speaks. Fri 9/26, Deja Vu. Sat 9/27, Elevation (U2 tribute). 708-388-8881.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 8 PM, Johnny Rome. 630-782-9091.

PENNY ROAD PUB Penny & Old Sutton, Barrington Hills: Fri 9/26, 9 PM, Souls for Rent. 847-428-0562.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/19, DJs Stef & Looney. Sat 9/20, Wellstones. Sun 9/21, Van Allen Belt, Changes. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. Wed 9/24, DJ Anti-Wallflower. Fri 9/26, Broken Radio. Sat 9/27, Space, Frank Raven & Jim Desmond. Sun 9/28, Jems. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, live karaoke. 773-252-7767.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Tue 9/23, Mark Madsen. Wed 9/24, Keith Scott. Thu 9/25, 8 PM, "Singer Spotlight North Shore" with Kelley Stoddard, France Jean-Baptiste, Seth Hoff, Paula Ramsey. Fri 9/26, Michael Coleman. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 9/19, Denny Diamond & the Longfellows. Sat 9/20, Woody Johnson Band. Wed 9/24, John Devlin & Mary Dietel. 815-477-0340.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 9/20, Desi Brothers. Thu 9/25, Blenders. Sat 9/27, Arthur Lee. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/19, Groove Machine Trio. Sat 9/20 and Sat 9/27, Blenders. Thu 9/25, Arthur Lee. Fri 9/26, Denny Diamond. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/19, Anne Harris, Ripley Caine, Ruben Waters Loves You. Sat 9/20, My Left Arm, Long Distance Runner, Stall. Fri 9/26, Outlaw Family Band, Leon Chance & the Longshots. Sat 9/27, Les Elephants, Face of Fury, Fire for Effect, Jupiter's Child. 773-248-3093.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. Sat 9/27, 9 PM, Notary Public, Goods, Lonesome Tumblers, Milk at Midnight (no cover). 773-276-9730.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-274-3239.

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

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Fri 9/19, 8 PM, Drum Drum. Wednesdays, 9 PM, and Fridays, 10 PM, drum circle (preceded by a beginning drum lesson an hour prior to start time). Sundays, 9 PM, DJs spin Afrobeat, Latin, hip-hop, and reggae. Fri 9/26, 11 PM, Jim Donovan. Sat 9/27, noon, Jim Donovan hosts a drumming workshop. 312-492-6100.

ROCK-A-TIKI 1942 W. Division: Wednesdays, 10 PM, Elvisland with Mark Hussman. 773-384-8454.

RUMBA 351 W. Hubbard: Wednesdays, 10:30 PM, Parados. 312-222-1226.

SAM MCGUIRE'S TRADITIONAL IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT 39 Orland Square, Orland Park: Music at 10 PM. Sat 9/20, Takabite. Thu 9/25, Only Sons. 708-460-1771.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 9/19, 7 PM, Freedy Johnston, Dan Darrah; 10 PM, Black-Eyed Snakes (see Spot Check), Kid Dakota (see Critic's Choice), Sin Ropas. Sat 9/20, 1 PM, Devil in a Woodpile, Leon Chance & the Longshots (benefit for Arts of Life); Sat 9/20, 10 PM, and Sun 9/21, 8 PM, Over the Rhine (see Spot Check), Steven Delopoulos & Susan Enan (9/20 sold out; 9/21 18 & over). Mon 9/22, 9 PM, Dressy Bessy, Redwalls, Everybody Uh-Oh (18 & over). Tue 9/23, 9 PM, Blue October, Rising, Bryter (18 & over). Wed 9/24, 8 PM, Edie Carey, Christopher Williams, Chris Gilmartin (18 & over). Thu 9/25, 9 PM, Claire Holley, Michael Heaton. Fri 9/26, 10 PM, Silkworm, Karl Hendricks Trio. Sat 9/27, 10 PM, Lake Trout, Pinebender, Runner & the Thermodynamics (18 & over). Sun 9/28, 7 PM, Brown Couch, Robert Skoro (all-ages); 10 PM, Bill Mallonee, David Wolfenberger (18 & over). 773-525-2508.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Sun 9/28, Dan Darrah. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/19, Steepwater Band. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sundays, Torturing Elvis. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Jerry Barry & Jim Desmond. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: Music at 3:30 PM; no cover. Tue 9/23, Neil Rose Band. 312-441-9334.

SPEAKEASY SUPPER CLUB 1401 W. Devon: Fri 9/19, 10:30 PM, Stephen Rader (tribute to Dolly Parton). 773-338-0600.

SPOKEN WORD CAFE 4655 S. King Dr.: Saturdays, 8 PM, House of Twang. Sundays, 8 PM, "Equilibrium" poetry open mike features a jazz band and DJs. 773-373-2233.

ST. CHARLIES PUB 312 W. Main, Saint Charles: Music starts at 9:30 PM. Sat 9/20, Exit 509. Sat 9/27, Antix. 630-587-4251.

STEVIE B'S 1401 N. Ashland: Wednesdays, midnight, DJ Jersey. 773-486-7427.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Downstairs in the lounge: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM, DJ Trew spins Motown, funk, rare groove, hip-hop, and disco. Mondays, 8 PM, acoustic open mike hosted by Ciso Lobo. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Shack o' Love (deep house). Thursdays, 9 PM, spoken-word showcase hosted by Jordan Taggart with live bands. 773-278-6600.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room after 10 PM: Fri 9/19, Jesus & the Devil, Stash, Low Rent. Sat 9/20, Holly Golightly (see Critic's Choice), KO & the Knockouts, New Constitution. Sun 9/21, Strategy Game, Chris Kroger, Fire for Effect. Tuesdays, 11 PM, DJ Artek, DJ Verb, Norman Rockwell, Rexford, Undecided, DJ D Double spin at the 606 hip-hop open mike. Wed 9/24, Clyde Federal, Cuff the Duke, Regels. Thu 9/25, Latest, Crack Pipes, Concubine Forming. Fri 9/26, Oh My God, Combo #3, Second Sound. Sat 9/27, Bon Mots, Analog Radio, Raised on Zenith, Mathie. 773-278-6600.

TIME OUT WEST 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 9/20, Matthew McBride Band. Sat 9/27, Storm Crow. 630-213-1006.

TINY LOUNGE 1814 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, Nicholas Barron. 773-296-9620.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Thu 9/25, 7 PM, open mike for high school and college students (no cover). 630-969-9720.

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Music after 9 PM. Fri 9/26, Brothers Past. 773-871-7799.

UFFA 1008 W. Armitage: Fridays, 9 PM, DJ Jason. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-665-4410.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 9/19, 8 PM, Brian Cutean, Vernon Tonges, Debe Welch, Matt Hendricks. Sat 9/20, 8 PM, Jim Pullman, Beth Amsel, L&J. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy, Greg Sorrell, Tim Ilg. Wed 9/24, 8 PM, Katie Todd. Thu 9/25, 8 PM, Rainy Day Crush, Lanky. Fri 9/26, 8 PM, Jeff Vezain, Tommi Zender, Erich Specht. Sat 9/27, 7 PM, Phil & the Idea, Mark Watson Band, Kim Fox, Jen Chapin. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Sundays, open turntables. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Cathy Star. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Sundays, 10 PM, Heather Horton Band; 1 AM, Steve Kouba. Mondays, 1 AM, Mark Madsen. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Heather Horton Band; 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. 312-266-7761.

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

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/19, JP & the Cats. Sat 9/20, Red Woody. Fri 9/26, Kato the Houseboy. Sat 9/27, Michael Heaton Band. 630-264-2739.

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

WHEATON GRAND THEATER 123 Hale, Wheaton: Fri 9/19, 9:30 PM, Stereo Project, Former Teenage Idols, Blaked. Sat 9/20, 9:30 PM, Somnia, Blue Nova, September. Sun 9/21, 7 PM, Telling, Independent Society, Saraphine, Amazing Transparent Man. 630-221-0667.

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Saturdays and Tuesdays, 10 PM, Bandoleros. 312-337-8080.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/19, Ark Band. Sat 9/20, Dub Dis, Gizzae. Sundays, Gizzae. Wednesdays, and Mon 9/22, DJ Cojo B spins dancehall. Tuesdays, Dub Dis, DJ Journey (no cover). Thursdays, Aswah Greggori. Fri 9/26, Rico, Baaro. Sat 9/27, Zeleke, Hydro. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/19, Leisure McCorkle & the Empire of Sound, Maryz Eyez, Drawing a Blank, Shooting Blanks. Sat 9/20, Fly Williams. Sun 9/21, Olospo. Thursdays, Hack 'n' Wheeze. 773-929-1300.

ZAKOPANE 1734 W. Division: Fri 9/26, 10 PM, Polkaholics with Li'l Wally. 773-486-1559.

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HARRISON CRUMP, MISTERIES, JASON BENNETT 18 & over. Tue 9/23, 9 PM, Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie. 773-509-5019.

ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: DJs spin until 1 AM Tuesdays through Thursdays, until 2 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Saturdays, DJ Porkchop. 815-356-6000.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Music at 5:30 PM. Thursdays, DJ Spin, DJ Rhythm, MC Slim. 847-397-3100.

APARTMENT 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin from 9 PM till 2 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, till 3 AM on Saturdays Saturdays and Thursdays, DJ Mach 1. Wednesdays, Danny G, DJ Stixx, Victor R. 773-348-5100.

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: DJs spin music after 9:30 PM Wednesdays through Mondays. Saturdays, DJ DuJuan. 773-227-6859.

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

BACCHUS 2242 N. Lincoln: DJs spin Thursdays through Sundays. Sundays, 7 PM-2 AM, DJ Slowe spins 80s, alternative, synth wave, goth, and industrial. 773-477-5238.

BAR THIRTEEN 1944 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Mondays through Fridays, 10 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Mig. Saturdays, Dave Britton. Wednesdays, DJ Red Lox. Thursdays, James Lauer, Bickabus. 773-394-1313.

BAR 3 2138 N. Halsted: DJs spin acid jazz, funk, Afrobeat, house, 2-step, and soul 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. Wednesdays, 7 PM, poetry open mike with music by Bemaji. 773-348-3665.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Greg Haus spins electro, progressive, hard house, and breakbeat. Every other Saturday, DJ Larissa. Sundays, DJ Chester (no cover). Mondays, DJ Boa spins synth pop, hardwave, and retro. Tuesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. Last Wednesday of every month, Ralphi Rosario, Izzy spin disco. Thursdays, Heather Doble. Every other Saturday, DJ Chester. Last Sunday of every month, DJ Samnation, DJ Chad spin music by Prince & others. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ 33-1/3. Saturdays, DJ Stixx & friends spin house, R&B, and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ PCS spins house, R&B, and hip-hop. Mon 9/22, Jesse de la Pena, Agent AA, DJ BJAK, John Simmons. Tuesdays, DJ Laura spins new wave and pop. 312-243-1699.

BEVI AMO'S 1558 W. Taylor: Restaurant; no cover. Mondays, 9 PM, Greg Norwood spins deep house. 312-371-1239.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Sundays (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays, DJ Cedric with guest DJs, Ben Goldman. Sat 9/20, J-Dub. Tue 9/23, Matthew Martin & Audiophile, Sinjin, Nathan Ballard. Wed 9/24, Goldie, Photek, MC Armanni Reign, Chris Gin. Thu 9/25, DJ Language spins after the Marshall Field's Fashion Show. Sat 9/27, DJ Lego. 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, DJ Twilite Tone, Mike Love, DJ Word. 312-266-1234.

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

BLU 2247 N. Lincoln: Fri 9/19, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Marski, DJ Hitman spin house and hip-hop. Thursdays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Speed. 773-549-5884.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fridays, 9 PM, DJs spin industrial, electro, synth pop, and noise on the second floor. 773-975-0505.

BUNGALOW LOUNGEBAR 1622 W. Belmont: DJs spin downtempo, trip-hop, and acid jazz after 10 PM. Fridays, Gregory Dalphond. Saturdays, Andre Shakom. Thursdays, Andre Shakom with rotating guest DJs Mr. Cody Bear, Form, 8, KScape. 773-244-0400.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: DJs spin until 4 AM Sundays through Fridays, until 5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Vince Abrams spins hip-hop, old-school house, and reggae. Saturdays, Uncle Joe spins house and hip-hop. Mondays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Victor R., DJ Finesse, DJ Danny Boy. Wednesdays, DJs spin salsa. Thursdays, DJ Smurf spins hip-hop. 312-475-9800.

CACTUS CLUB 1112 N. State: Saturdays, 9 PM-3 AM, and Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Kidd. 312-642-5999.

CAFE LURA 3184 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM. Thursdays, DJ MF, Regge, Lamebrane, Radiata spin drum 'n' bass. 773-736-3033.

CANS BAR & CANTEEN 1640 N. Damen: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, Mike Kandle. Saturdays, Chris Gin. Sundays, Ryan Flagstaff. Thursdays, Tommy Wang. 773-227-2277.

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Verge spins hip-hop and dance. Saturdays, DJ Freddie O, DJ Izzi spin hip-hop and house until 3 AM. Thursdays, DJ Izzi spins hip-hop and house. 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.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Saturdays, DJ Hugo, DJ Lulu. Sundays, 7 PM, Latin T-Dance hosted by Veronica Zaid with DJs Kid Romeo, Alex Perez, El Prieto. Mondays, Disco Bingo hosted by Bianca Bleu. Tuesdays, 10 PM, karaoke with VJ Kevy B. Wednesdays, DJ Jungle Jorge spins salsa and Latin house. Thursdays, 11 PM, Miss Ketty & Her Latina Review, DJ El Prieto. 773-325-2233.

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

CLOUT LOUNGE 1248 W. George: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM. Fri 9/19, Gelly, Jay Prasad, Naveen G. Fri 9/26, Ming & FS. 773-296-1478.

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: Saturdays, 9 PM-5 AM, and Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 9 PM-4 AM, DJs spin Latin & Caribbean, hip-hop, and house. 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, Daniel Tsunami, DJeremy. Tuesdays, Michael Serafini. Thursdays, Timmy Loop. 773-477-1420.

COOBAH 3423 N. Southport: Sundays, 9 PM, Jesse de la Pena spins Brazilian lounge, jungle, drum 'n' bass, bossa nova, and Afrobeat (no cover). Tuesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, John Simmons spins house, downtempo, and global grooves (no cover). Thursdays, 10 PM, Blackout DJs spin with a percussionist. 773-528-2220.

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

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Saturdays, Dan Morrell, DJ Speed. 847-952-8555.

CRUSH 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Izzi spins hip-hop, old school, and house. Saturdays, DJ Joey spins dance, hip-hop, and pop. 773-528-7569.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Music at 9:30 PM. Mon 9/22, Joel Kriske, DJ Krank, DJ Ray_Rod. 773-489-6457.

DANTE'S 1200 W. Hubbard: DJs spin after 10:30 PM; no cover. Saturdays, DJ Sean Madness. Thursdays, DJ Bobby Too Fresh. 312-243-9350.

DARKROOM 2210 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Tuesdays, Michael Lacey spins downtempo, dub, jazz, ska, and ethnic. 773-276-1411.

DIG 1551 N. Sheffield: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJs spin Top 40. 312-377-1727.

THE DISTRICT 858 W. Lake: Fridays, 10 PM, DJ Twilite Tone with percussionist Louie Louie. Saturdays, 10 PM, Mr. A.L.I., Dajae, Carla Prather, DJ Inc. Sundays, 8 PM, Water with Kennedy Octane & others spinning Afrobeat, Brazilian bossa, global house, and downtempo. 312-421-1759.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin on three levels 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, I-Candy Productions (no cover before 11 PM). Thursdays, Paul Blair, Greg Norwood. 312-751-2900.

DRAGONFLY 1206 N. State: DJs spin after 10 PM. Sundays, DJ Stixx, Maddhouse, Raul Vergil, Mark Matraz, Mr. Wonderful, Bobby Martinez, Ricky Bradshaw, DJ Noble (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM-4 AM, DJ Spin Doctor, DJ Kwik, DJ Cisco spin salsa, merengue, mambo, reggae, and bachata (no cover). 312-787-7600.

D'VINE 1950 W. North: Fridays, 11 PM, Ron Troupe & Shaun T. spin house. Saturdays, 6 PM, Malik Shabazz & Beto Roxx spin hip-hop, house, and R&B. 773-235-5700.

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

ESTATE 1111 W. Lake: Fri 9/26, 10:30 PM, Goose, Justin G., David Fenmore. 312-850-3740.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays, 7 PM-4 AM Sundays through Thursdays in the Cabaret Room and Club X. Fridays, Saturdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Slim, Katfish, Zanman, Pat Mann, Spankie. Sundays, DJ Theory. Mondays and Tuesdays, Pat Mann. 312-266-1944.

EZULI 1415 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, DJ Cisco spins dancehall and Latin beats. 773-227-8200.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Frique, Dirty MF. Saturdays, Lil' Mikey, DJ 33-1/3, Full Moon Percussion Ensemble. Sundays, Danny the Wildchild, DJ Frique, Phantom 45, DJ Hiroki. Mondays, DJ Hiroki, DJ Anacron (preceded by the Mental Graffiti spoken-word open mike at 7:30 PM). Tuesdays, Vince Adams, Pharris Thomas, Phat Mike, John Styles. Wednesdays, Lil' Mikey. Thursdays, DJ Hide, Vince Adams, Dirty MF. 312-666-1695.

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

GLOW 1615 N. Clybourn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays; no cover. Wednesdays, Can-Can DJs Flipside, Wayne Williams, Vince Lawrence, Cedric. 312-587-8469.

GRAMERCY 2438 N. Lincoln: Saturdays and Wednesdays, George Bates, DJ Savoir Faire. Thursdays, 9 PM, Paul Blair spins music of the 70s and 80s. 773-477-8880.

GUESSBAR 209 N. Green: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, B96 DJs spin hip-hop and house. Saturdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna & others. Tuesdays, Pharris Thomas, Vince Adams, Phat Mike, Mustaf Rox. Wednesdays, Chris Walsh & others. 312-226-4500.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: Fridays, 9 PM-4 AM, Lawrence Vince & guest DJs spin hip-hop, R&B, soul, reggae, and house. Saturdays, 11 PM-5 AM, DJ Swank, Matt Warren. Thursdays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJ Judon & the Femme Fatale, DJ AM/PM. 312-527-5600.

HIDDEN LOUNGE 651 W. Washington: DJs spin until 2 AM Sundays through Tuesdays, until 4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, and until 5 AM Saturdays. Wednesdays, DJ Freckles spins hip-hop and house. 312-627-0409.

HOGS & HONEYS 1555 N. Sheffield: Saturdays, 9 PM-3 AM, and Fridays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs spin. 312-377-1733.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 9/19, 9 PM, DJ Skribble, Brianna Banks (18 & over). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 9:30 PM; no cover. Thu 9/25, DJ Mig spins house. 312-245-0333.

ICE BAR 738 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly. Wednesdays, Johnny Chaos, Agent 47, DJ Marcel. 312-440-8841.

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: Music from 9 AM-2 PM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); patio open all season. Fridays, DJ Detroit spins funk, house, and hip-hop. Saturdays, Andrew YKK spins R&B, soul, disco, and funk. Sundays, DJ Joan of Arc, DJ Detroit Girl. Wednesdays, DJ Papa G spins, with fortune tellers. Thursdays, Todd Victory, DJ Tobias, DJ Madrid. 773-394-2066.

JEDYNKA 5610 W. Diversey: Saturdays, 8 PM-3 AM, and Fridays, Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 8 PM-2 AM, DJs spin. 773-889-7171.

JEFFERY PUB 7041 S. Jeffery: Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 10 PM, DJ Quentin. 773-363-8555.

JILLY'S RETRO CLUB 1009 N. Rush: DJs spin dance music of the 70s and 80s after 8 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Spillz. Tuesdays through Thursdays, Carmine Collaro. 312-664-1001.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant. Sundays, 8 PM, Hot Boyz Tone & Shag host "Sassy Sundays" with Lady Red, Nina Shantell, Donnie Devo, DJ R Dubb, Pharris Thomas. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Chicago DJ Explosion (no cover). Thursdays, 7 PM, DJ Mike O (no cover). 312-337-3486.

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

JOY-BLUE 1401 W. Irving Park: hip-hop, retro, R&B, house, and funk. Fridays, DJs spin. Saturdays, Derrick Wize. Sundays, DJs spin industrial and electronica. Tuesdays, DJ Basic spins drum 'n' bass. Thursdays, DJs spin. 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, DJ Brent, DJ Jig, DJ Ryan. Wednesdays, DJ Ffar spins house. Thursdays, Jesse de la Pena. 312-337-4040.

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, General Jah Son. Saturdays, DJ Striz spin hip-hop, trip-hop, and house (no cover), DJ Masato. Sundays, DJs spin underground house. Tuesdays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae. Wednesdays, Flirt with Margaret Noble, Rebecca, Janel Roland, Code Blue, Michelle Musial, Brenda D, Shaka 23, Kali. Thursdays, Shon Dervis, DJ Precyse spin hip-hop. 773-772-3355.

MARY Y SOL 816 W. Randolph: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Leddie Garcia, DJ Rick Garcia. 312-563-1763.

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

MORETTI'S ITALIAN RISTORANTE 1645 W. Jackson: Music after 9 PM. Saturdays, Club Babalou DJs spin salsa. 312-427-2572.

MY BAR 3555 N. Ashland: Saturdays, 10 PM-3 AM, DJ Architektur spins downbeat, trip-hop, nu jazz, and dub. 773-296-1770.

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

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Rob Kokot spins synth pop and electro-industrial. Saturdays, DJ $#&@! spins industrial. Mondays, DJ Alex spins punk. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Dave Roberts. Wednesdays, Jeff Moyer spins electronic dance. 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.

NINE 440 W. Randolph: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly in the Ghost Bar (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Todd. Saturdays, DJ Sheldon. 312-575-9900.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Fridays, 11 PM, Shon Dervis spins hip-hop. Saturdays, 11 PM, DJ AM/PM. Wednesdays, 10:30 PM, DJ Abe spins glam, garage, and punk. Thursdays, 10:30 PM, DJ Form. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Tony 2 Much, Billy the Kid. 708-756-0600.

ORLY'S 1660 E. 55th: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Fridays, DJ Stoney, DJ Corleone spin hip-hop, deep house, and reggae (no cover). Saturdays, DJ Stoney. Mondays, Leonard Part Sixx, Jam Master J spin deep house, disco, soul, and R&B. 773-638-2469.

LE PASSAGE 1 Oak Pl.: DJs spin 8 PM-4 AM Wednesdays, 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, Jernell Geronimo, Eddie Mills. Saturdays, Nandi Maxx spins progressive and hip-hop (DJ Mike Pierce spins in the Yow Bar). Wednesdays, Ryan Norsworthy, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Thursdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Mixmaster DJs. 312-255-0022.

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, Mike Dunn, DJ Phantom, Tony T., Sam Silk & others spin deep house. Sundays, Mike Love. 773-486-2390.

QUINN II 2701 S. Archer: Saturdays, 8 PM-5 AM, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 PM-4 AM, and Fridays, 7 PM-4 AM, DJs spin. 312-326-9143.

RANCHO LUNA 2554 W. Diversey: Mondays, 6 PM-2 AM, DJ Caliente, Luis Rivera spin salsa, bachata, and merengue. Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Elite, DJ Rico, Crazy Cut Carlos, DJ Eclipse. 773-772-9333.

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, (F)unktion DJs spin. Saturdays, DJ Twilite Tone, DJ 33-1/3, Steve Bravo. Mondays, Mark Grant, DJ Lego, Dave Britton. 773-278-1009.

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, and Fridays, Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJs spin. 312-733-6699.

REUNION 811 W. Lake: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM. Fridays, DJs spin Spanish rock. Saturdays, DJs spin hip-hop. Thursdays, DJs spin salsa and merengue. 312-491-9600.

RIVE GAUCHE 306 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Chris Tomasone, DJ Danny Boy. Saturdays, DJ Danny Boy. Thursdays, Erik K, Prince Masih, DJ Wizz Kid, DJ Danny Boy, DJ Logic. 312-738-9971.

SAUCE 1750 N. Clark: Restaurant. Thursdays, 10 PM, DJ Abell spins house (no cover). 312-932-1750.

SAYAT NOVA 157 E. Ohio: Restaurant. Sat 9/20, 10 PM, Siri Adi Singh. Last Saturday of every month, 10 PM, DJ Burak spins Mediterranean, Arabic, Latin, Euro, and Persian dance music. 773-381-7171.

SEANCHAI 2345 W. Belmont: Saturdays, 10 PM, Ciro, Frankie J, Stunna, Moodswing, Seanie Mack spin drum 'n' bass & more (no cover). 773-549-4444.

SINIBAR 1540 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM. Fridays, Tone B. Nimble, Mark Fullaflava spin rare groove, DJ JR spins hip-hop. Saturdays, Tone B. Nimble spins hip-hop. Sundays, Mark Fullaflava spins breakbeat, disco, hip-hop, jazz, and soul. Mondays, DJ Felix, the Mad Thinker spin house. Tuesdays, Eddie "Moskito" Cruz spins salsa, boogaloo, merengue, and 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: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Wednesdays, Tone B. Nimble. Fridays, 5:30-10 PM, Usuall Suspectz. Saturdays, DJs spin house. Sundays, Lee Collin, Sadar, Russoul. Mondays, Eddie "Moskito" Cruz, DJ Coco. Tuesdays, Andre Harris. Last Wednesday of every month, Peven Everett. Thursdays, Chris Quinn. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 9/19, Garth, Jeno, Brad Owen. Sat 9/20, East Coast Boogiemen, Lawnchair Generals, Mike Pugh. Sun 9/21, Mark Picchiotti. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins goth and electro. Wednesdays, Laura Shawcago spins punk, rock, and glam metal. Thu 9/25, Tim Baker, DJ Jacq, Tobias. Fri 9/26, Doc Martin, Justin Long. Sat 9/27, Miles Maeda, Matty. Sundays, DJ Pogo spins indie rock, Britpop, and new wave. 773-549-4140.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: Fri 9/19, Grupo Okokan, DJ Hide. Fridays, 8 PM-2 AM, DJ Hide Sukenari spins jazz, African, Brazilian, funk, and rare grooves. Sat 9/20, Si*Se, DJ Anthony Nicholson. Saturdays and Thursdays, 8 PM-2 AM, DJ Anthony Nicholson. Sun 9/21, Dan Boadi & Ghanatta Internationale, DJ Rikshaw. Sundays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Rikshaw spins reggae, dub, and dancehall. Tuesdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Supreme Court spins soul, funk, R&B, jazz, Latin, African, and Brazilian. Wednesdays, 8 PM-2 AM, Joe Bryl, DJ 4BZ, DJ Striz spin nu-jazz, broken beats, electronica, drum 'n' bass, and fusion. 312-226-7600.

SOUND-BAR 226 W. Ontario: Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, and Fridays and Thursdays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJs spin. 312-787-4480.

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

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Goose, Justin G. Saturdays, Andrew Vonn spins house and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Tuesdays, Andrew Vonn spins metal. Thursdays, Andre Harris. 312-587-8779.

STAR BAR 2150 Ogden, Aurora: DJs spin after 8 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Pat Clark, Kenny "Jammin'" Jason, Billy the Kid, Tony 2 Much, Erik K, Blitz. Thursdays, Retroactive. 630-236-0900.

STEVIE B'S 1401 N. Ashland: Fridays, 9 PM, Torin Edmunds spins house and disco. Saturdays, 9 PM, Chris Underwood spins hip-hop, neo-soul, and salsa. 773-486-7427.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays, Michael Lacey & others spin deep house. 773-252-9700.

SUPERLOUNGE 209 W. Lake: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Matty, Chris Quinn. Saturdays, Harry the Blade, DJ Tobias. Wednesdays, Justin Reed, DJ Solace spin Brazilian and Latin house. Thursdays, Shaka 23. Last Friday of every month, Bear Who?, DJ Lego, Julio Bishop. 312-223-9232.

LA TABERNA 3358 N. Ashland: Music at 10 PM. Fridays, Omar spins house and hip-hop. Saturdays, Frank Q spins jazzy house. Sundays, Mad Music Lab DJs spin house. Wednesdays, Ralph Daniels spins progressive, tribal house, and trance. Fourth Thursday of every month, Analog Addicts spin hip-hop. 773-248-5475.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Detroit. Saturdays, Refried Beats with DJs Mass Transit, Spinello, J-Biz spinning old-school hip-hop; freestyle open mike hosted by Saayid. Sundays, DJ Superstatus spins dub, scratch, funk, and hip-hop. Tuesdays, DJ Rudy, DJ Tankboy spin alternative rock, punk, and new wave. Wednesdays, Analog Addicts. Thursdays, DJ Motorcycle Dan spins rock. 773-227-4906.

TONIC ROOM 2447 N. Halsted: Music and DJs 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Mass Transit spins soul, old school, and hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ Emo spins funk and hip-hop. Sundays, Tabakin & Saayid host the "Tabakspin" open mike. Mondays, open mike. 773-248-8400.

TRACE 3714 N. Clark: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Sundays, Doug Brandt spins house. Wednesdays, DJ Real One & Jackin' Jamie spin house, disco, and breaks. 773-477-3400.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Alberto "Escandalo" Gomez, Marco Hernandez, Carlos Rodriguez spin salsa and merengue. Saturdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Chris Tomasone, DJ Goose, Flipside, Jayfunk. Thu 9/25, James Zabiela. 312-491-9729.

TRIPLE D 1902 W. Irving Park: Third Saturday of every month, 10 PM-3 AM, Mixology Science DJs spin underground, live PA (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs spin downtempo, electro breaks, and dub (no cover). 773-857-5212.

U!N! CLUB 3548 N. Des Plaines River Rd., Franklin Park: DJs and live music after 9 PM; no cover. Fridays, Jimmie Page. Saturdays, DJ Markski, DJ Schim. Tuesdays, Rick Hype. Wednesdays, Pat Clark, DJ Schim. Thursdays, DJ Alexo, DJ Big Time, DJ Stoy Boy. 847-233-9091.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Mondays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. DJ Theory spins Fridays in the Dome; DJ Spin spins Saturdays in the Dome. Fri 9/19, Lezbend. Sat 9/20, Bad Boy Bill, Rick Garcia, Steve Smooth. Fri 9/26, JoJo Baby performs a tribute to Olivia Newton-John, DJ Pier Novikov, Sparkle Motion roller-skating team. Sat 9/27, Tall Paul, Kazell, Mili Sefic. 312-266-2114.

VOODOO 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin after 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays and after 9 PM Saturdays. Saturdays, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, Double Impact, Paul Curtis. Tuesdays, Rick Martinez, Alex Perez spin Latin rock, pop, and alternative. Thursdays, DJs spin salsa. 847-969-1602.

VOYEUR 151 1/2 W. Ohio: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Boolu Master spins hip-hop, salsa, and reggae. Saturdays, DJ Omega, Crazy Cut Carlos. 312-832-1717.

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Dan Morrell, DJ Speed. Saturdays, DJ Danny Boy, DJ Mach 1 spin progressive house, trance, hip-hop, and R&B. Thursdays, DJ Solange, DJ Finesse. 312-337-8080.

XIPPO 3759 N. Damen: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, Chris Walsh, Jeremy Coutre spin house. Wednesdays, DJ Vego, DJ Reggie spin progressive, house, and trance. Thursdays, Jeremy Coutre spins deep house. 773-529-9135.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 9/19, Paul Johnson, Johnny Fiasco. Saturdays, Psycho Bitch. Fri 9/26, Terry Hunter, 8fatfat8, Janel Roland, Cedric, Damien, Jude Jon Pierre. Sat 9/27, Teri Bristol. 312-787-0400.

ZERO GRAVITY 22 W 613 75th, Naperville: DJs spin 8 PM-4 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Sat 9/20, DJ Sammy (live performance), Billy the Kid, Tony 2 Much, DJ Markski, Triple X, Brett Lee, DJ Night. 630-985-1111.

Folk & Country

Concerts

TOM BRIERTON Benefit for the Lily Klinger Memorial Fund. Sat 9/20, 2 PM, Indian Boundary Park, 2500 W. Lunt. 773-924-1424.

CHERRYHOLMES FAMILY BLUEGRASS BAND with Eric Lugosch. Sun 9/21, 2:30 PM, American Legion Hall, 1030 Central, Evanston. 847-251-0574.

FRAGMENT Sun 9/28, 3 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-337-0353.

CHRISTINE IBACH Sun 9/21, 1 PM, Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, Kendall College, 2600 Central Park, Evanston. 847-328-4292.

LIL' REV, LARRY PENN Sat 9/20, 8 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-337-0353.

LOST & FOUND BLUEGRASS BAND, DEROSIA, LISA & ACOUSTIC LUSH Sun 9/28, 2:30 PM, American Legion Hall, 1030 Central, Evanston. 847-251-0574.

LOWEN & NAVARRO, EDDIE FROM OHIO 18 & over. Fri 9/26, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

BILL MILLER, SHKI BMAADZI Fri 9/26, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LEANN RIMES Fri 9/19, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

ROBBER'S DAUGHTER Free concert. Fri 9/26, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

STEPHIE & THE BOYZ perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Spider Vetter. Mon 9/22, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 773-777-7822.

Folk & Country

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sundays, 7:30 PM, Irish session (no cover). Sun 9/28, 8 PM, John Williams, John Doyle. 773-478-4408.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 8:30 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Sun 9/21, Jim Craig & friends. 847-424-9800.

BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC 1144 Lake, Oak Park: Saturdays, 9 AM, song circle. 708-386-6927.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Ruby Harris, Wavey Dave & others host a bluegrass jam. 773-384-8600.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 PM Thursday through Saturday, 7 PM Sunday. Sundays, Alton J. hosts an open jam. Mon 9/22, Half Day Bluegrass Band. Tue 9/23, Dawn O'Keefe Williams. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Country dance lessons and DJs at 7:30 PM. Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays, DJ Sux. Sundays, Big John. Mondays, Big John, DJ Sux (with country dance lessons with Sharman). 630-830-7200.

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: Sundays, 6 PM, Irish session. 312-337-1005.

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

CLAUS'S 2159 W. Addison: Wed 9/24, 8:30 PM, Billy J. Ivers & Lonesome City Bluegrass Band. 773-472-6160.

COQ D'OR Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Piano bar and restaurant; no cover. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Murphy Roche Irish Music Club. 312-787-2200, ext. 26.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays and Mondays. Sun 9/21, Whitey O'Day. 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Chico. 773-878-3343.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 9/19, 6:30 PM, Connie Kalder, Garnet Rogers (see Critic's Choice). Sat 9/20, 7:30 PM, Susan Werner. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 9/20, Paul Kolodny. Sat 9/27, Fred Holstein. 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.

GREENLEAF GRILL 301 Greenleaf, Park City: Music at 7 PM. Fourth Sunday of every month, song circle. 847-662-6500.

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.

JT COLLINS PUB 3358 N. Paulina: Sun 9/21, 9:30 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band (no cover). 773-327-7467.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, Irish session hosted by Murphy Roche. 630-325-3732.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 9/19, 10 PM, Mick & Molly Rose Flanagan, John Shine. Thursdays, 8 PM, Irish session hosted by Theresa & John Shine, Erin Lowery. Fri 9/26, 9 PM, Sag Valley Boys. Sat 9/27, 10 PM, Dooleys. 708-366-8073.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Music at 9 PM. Sun 9/28, 2 PM, Midway Ramblers. 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.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sat 9/20, 10 PM, and Sun 9/21, 8 PM, Over the Rhine (see Spot Check), Steven Delopoulos & Susan Enan (9/20 sold out; 9/21 18 & over). 773-525-2508.

SPEAKEASY SUPPER CLUB 1401 W. Devon: Thu 9/25, 8:30 PM, Sweet Accord. 773-338-0600.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 9/19, Jim Gary. Sat 9/20, 2 PM, song circle. Fri 9/26, Tom & Chris Kastle. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Sun 9/21, 7 PM, Christopher Walz, Dale Petersohn, Ed Holstein. 773-929-3680.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

ERWIN HELFER, SAM GOODE, JIMMY BURNS, SKINNY WILLIAMS, DETROIT JUNIOR, CHAINSAW DUPONT, KATHERINE DAVIS Free in-store performance. Sat 9/20, noon-5 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

HOLMES BROTHERS, DAVID "HONEYBOY" EDWARDS, RICK SHERRY Sat 9/27, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

HOWLIN' AT THE MOON Jackie Taylor & Jimmy Tillman's "bluesical" about Howlin' Wolf, with Rick Stone, Dwight Neal, Qween Roy, Desla Epison. Saturdays, 8 PM, and Sundays, 3 PM, Black Ensemble Theater, 4520 N. Beacon. 773-769-4451 or 312-902-1500.

LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS Fri 9/26, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

CHRIS SMITHER, RAY BONNEVILLE Sun 9/28, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

ROB STONE & THE C-NOTES Fri 9/19, 5:30 PM, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Clubs

AJ'S HORSE AROUND LOUNGE 114 W. Washington, Round Lake Park: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, "Housewreckin' Blues Jam" with Mike Landers, King Robinson, Bruce Williams, Jeff Blum, Marty Willis. 847-546-3314.

AL'S 404 LOUNGE 404 W. 79th: Sundays, 8 PM, Elmore James Jr. & the Broom Dusters. 773-846-5467.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 9 PM, Ken Saydak. 312-642-6805.

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

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 8:30 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 9/19, 8:30 and 11 PM, James Cotton. Sat 9/20, 8:30 and 11 PM, Lonnie Brooks. Mon 9/22, Tre & the Blue Knights. Tue 9/23, Katherine Davis hosts a jam. Wed 9/24, Johnny Drummer. Thu 9/25, Sammy Fender. Fri 9/26, Howard Scott & the World Band. 847-424-9800.

BLUE BAYOU 3734 N. Southport: Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Brother John. Thu 9/25, 9 PM, Michael Coleman. 773-871-3300.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/19 and Sat 9/20, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 9/23, Slam Allen Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Fri 9/26, and Sat 9/27, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/19 and Sat 9/20, John Primer & the Real Deal Band with Grana Louise. Sundays and Thursdays, Shirley Johnson Band. Tue 9/23, John Primer & the Real Deal Band with Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 9/26 and Sat 9/27, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater Blues Band. 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 PM. Fri 9/19 and Sat 9/20, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sun 9/21, Chico Banks. Mon 9/22, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 9/23, Linsey Alexander. Wed 9/24, Pistol Pete. Thu 9/25, Osee Anderson & the Blooze Folks. Fri 9/26 and Sat 9/27, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Sun 9/28, 9:30 PM, Michael Coleman. 773-528-1012.

BOB & LOIS'S PLACE 745 E. 75th: Sundays, 9 PM, D.R. Express Band with Danny Reed. 773-488-1355.

BOSSMAN BLUES CENTER 3500 W. Lake: Fridays, 9 PM, Al Harris & the Blues Crew. Sat 9/20, 9:30 PM, Tommy McCracken. Sundays, 6 PM, Nuwki Nu. 773-722-8744.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant; music at 9:30 PM; early acoustic shows Fridays and Saturdays (no cover). Fri 9/19, 5:30 PM, John Primer (no cover); 9 PM, Carey Bell, Carl Weathersby. Sat 9/20, 6 PM, Devil in a Woodpile (no cover); 9:30 PM, Dion Payton, Matthew Skoller. Sun 9/21, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Mon 9/22, Brother John hosts the jam. Tue 9/23, Byther Smith. Wed 9/24, Linsey Alexander. Thu 9/25, Phil Guy. Sat 9/27, 6 PM, Diamond Jim Greene (no cover); 9:30 PM, Cafe R&B, Joel Paterson. Sun 9/28, John Primer. 312-427-0333.

CHICAGO BLUES EXCHANGE Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph: Mon 9/22, noon, Devil in a Woodpile. Wed 9/24, noon, Katherine Davis & Erwin Helfer. Fri 9/26, 5:30 PM, John Primer Quartet. 312-744-6630.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 9/19, Groove Hogs. Sat 9/20, Paul Reddick & the Sidemen. Sat 9/27, Nigel Mack & the Blue Attack. 630-513-0074.

CLEARWATER THEATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Sat 9/20, 8 PM, Ronnie Baker Brooks. 847-836-8820.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: Fri 9/19, 8 PM, Brother John. 312-836-7870.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Tuesdays, open mike with $3 Blues Band. Wednesdays, open jam with Midnight Renegades. Thursdays, open jam with Madman Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

FIRKIN 515 Milwaukee, Libertyville: Thursdays, 9 PM, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 847-367-6168.

FLAMINGO 6644 S. Cottage Grove: Mondays, 9 PM, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Crumar. 773-684-0600.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Sat 9/20, 9 PM, Dona Oxford. Sat 9/27, 9 PM, E.C. Scott. 630-416-4898.

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.

GLORY DAYS SPORTS BAR 2755 Black Rd., Joliet: Music starts at 9:30 PM. Thu 9/25, Liz Mandville Greeson. 815-744-9887.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Sat 9/27, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 773-549-9624.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Music at 8:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 PM Saturdays. Sat 9/20, Jimmy Burns Band. Tue 9/23, James Wheeler. Thursdays, open jam (no cover). Sat 9/27, Pat Smillie Band. 708-484-3610.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-227-4433.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sundays, 9:30 AM and noon, gospel brunch featuring local choirs. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 9/19 and Sat 9/20, 9:30 PM, Chicago Red Hots. Sundays, 9:30 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mon 9/22, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor. Tue 9/23, 9:30 PM, Blue Mirror Band. Wed 9/24, 9:30 PM, Roy Hytower. Thu 9/25, 9:30 PM, and Fri 9/26, 10 PM, Chicago Playboys. 312-923-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 9/19 and Sat 9/20, Eddy Clearwater. Sundays, Charlie Love, Linsey Alexander. Mondays, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers, Sammy Fender. Tuesdays, Dion Payton, Howard Scott & the World Band. Wednesdays, Jimmy Burns Band, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats. Wed 9/24, 6 PM, Jake & Elwood, Dave Specter with Joel Hall Dancers (benefit for UIC's Health in the Arts program). Thu 9/25, Harmonica Shah. Fri 9/26 and Sat 9/27, Billy Branch. 773-477-4646.

LEE'S ET LOUNGE 7247 S. Racine: Thursdays, 8 PM, Chainsaw Dupont. 773-865-5583.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 S. South Chicago: Music after 9:30 PM Fridays, Sundays through Tuesdays, and Thursdays, after 9 PM Wednesdays, and after 10 PM Saturdays; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. Sundays and Mondays, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy Band. Tuesdays, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Crumar. Thursdays, Shorty Mack. 773-493-3477.

LINDA'S LOUNGE 1044 W. 51st: Mondays, 9:30 PM, L-Roy & the Bulletproof Band. 708-335-1271.

MARY'S 501 W. 55th: Sundays, 6 PM-midnight, Pete's All-Stars. 773-846-7374.

NEW MAXWELL STREET MARKET 1600 S. Canal: Sundays, 8 AM-3 PM, Piano C. Red & the Flat Foot Boogie Blues Band. 312-437-0808.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 9/20, Dave Specter. Sat 9/27, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

ORAZIO 333 N. Center, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 9/20, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. 630-357-4350.

PENELOPE 230 S. Ashland: Fridays, 8:30 PM, Pat Smillie Band. 312-243-3600.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Fri 9/19, J.B. Ritchie. Sat 9/20, Carl Davis Band. Fri 9/26, Michael Coleman. Sat 9/27, Blue Rubies. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 9/26, West Side Andy & the Mel Ford Band. Sat 9/27, Kevin Purcell & the Night Burners. 815-477-0340.

PUFFER'S 3350 S. Halsted: Sat 9/27, 10 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 773-927-6073.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM. Tuesdays, and Fri 9/19, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Sat 9/20, James Wheeler with the Sam Goode Band. Wednesdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr., Ariyo, Larry Taylor. Fri 9/26, Aaron Moore, Eddie Taylor Jr. Sat 9/27, Uvee Hayes. 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. 773-723-0592.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Tue 9/23, Quintus McCormick. Thu 9/25, Grana Louise. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Sat 9/20, Liz Mandville Greeson. Fri 9/26, Pistol Pete. Sat 9/27, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Mondays, John Brumbach & Dave Specter. 773-772-6656.

TOMMY'S PLACE 12237 Western, Blue Island: Tuesdays, 9 PM, jam hosted by Biscuit & the Mix. 708-389-7810.

WALLACE'S CATFISH CORNER 2800 W. Madison: Fridays and Saturdays, 5-9 PM, Cyrus Hayes with Lady Lee & others. 773-638-3474.

WIDOW MCLEARY'S 400 E. Margaret, Thornton: Sundays, 4-8 PM, jam session hosted by Little Johnny. 708-877-7011.

Jazz

Concerts

DAVID BEHRMAN with Fred Lonberg-Holm. Sat 9/27, 9 PM, 6Odum, 2116 W. Chicago. 773-227-3617.

MARGARET CARLSON Sun 9/28, 2 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

ORNETTE COLEMAN Fri 9/26, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

DIANE DELIN Sat 9/20, 8 PM, Footlik Theater, Oakton Community College, 1600 Golf, Des Plaines. 847-635-1900.

HAMID DRAKE Thu 9/25, 7 PM, Curtiss Hall, Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan. 312-427-1676.

MIKE HAGADORN GROUP, RICHARD THEODORE perform with poet Joe Roarty. Sat 9/27, 8 PM, Springman Studio, 120 W. Kinzie. 312-399-3016.

JEAN KITTRELL & THE ST. LOUIS RIVERMEN Sun 9/21, 2 PM, Glendora House, 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge. 708-755-8312 or 708-425-4596.

NAVY BAND GREAT LAKES ENSEMBLE Thu 9/25, 5:30 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

OPEN JAM hosted by Ernest Dawkins & Steve Berry with percussionist Isaiah Spencer, pianist Justin Dillard (no cover). Sundays, 3-7 PM, AACM Nu Beginnings, 7051 S. Crandon. 773-752-2212.

PETER OPRISKO QUARTET Free concert. Tue 9/23, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BRIENN PERRY ENSEMBLE Free performance. Thu 9/25, 7 PM, Northbrook Court Shopping Center, 2171 Northbrook Ct., Northbrook. 847-498-8161.

PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND Sat 9/27, 8 PM, Wilson Hall, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

JUDY ROBERTS & GREG FISHMAN Free performance. Sun 9/21, 2 PM, Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. 847-256-5025.

SPIDER SALOFF Sun 9/21, 3 PM, Skokie Public Library, 5215 W. Oakton, Skokie. 847-324-3126.

BOZ SCAGGS, WARREN HILL Sat 9/27, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

PAUL WERTICO TRIO, JOHN MOULDER QUARTET, DEE ALEXANDER Sat 9/20, 8 PM, St. Gregory the Great Church, 5505 N. Paulina. 773-561-3546.

GEORGE WINSTON Tue 9/23, 7 PM, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, 1500 W. Sullivan, Aurora. 630-907-5957.

Jazz

Clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 9/19, noon, Kim Cusack & Franz Jackson. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturdays, 6 PM, Martin Bany River North Quartet. Sat 9/20, 9:30 PM, Ty "Snatch" Hansen. Sundays, 7 PM, Alejo Poveda. Mondays and Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope. Mondays, 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, "No Am/Pro Jam" with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany, Charlie Braugham. Tue 9/23, 5 PM, Art Hoyle Quintet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesdays, noon, Dan Saura & Aaron Krueger; 5 PM, John Brumbach Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thursdays, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. Fri 9/26, noon, Franz Jackson Quartet. Sat 9/27, 9:30 PM, Franz Jackson with Art Davis. 312-642-6805.

ANTHONY'S RESTAURANT AND JAZZ CLUB 231 Douglas, Elgin: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 9/20, Mixed Company. Sat 9/27, Nick Colionne. 847-717-6759.

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

ARMY & LOU'S 422 E. 75th: Restaurant. Fridays, 7-10 PM, Rudy Jackson & Toby Wallace. 773-483-3100.

ART OF SPORTS 2444 W. Diversey: Sun 9/28, 7 PM, Joe Rendon. 773-276-7298.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 9/19 and Sat 9/20, Bobby Lewis. Sun 9/21 and Mon 9/22, Melody. Tue 9/23 through Sat 9/27, Charlie Johnson. Sun 9/28, Carlos Cannon. 312-751-2433.

BANDERA 535 N. Michigan: Restaurant. Music starts at 6 PM Sunday through Thursday, 7 PM Friday and Saturday. Sundays through Tuesdays, Dip Trio. Fridays and Wednesdays, Bob Dolan Trio. Saturdays and Thursdays, Miguel de la Cerna Trio. 312-644-3524.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Music upstairs in the show lounge: Fri 9/19, 9:30 PM, Frank D'Rone. Sat 9/20, 8 PM, Jazz a Trois. Fri 9/26, 9:30 PM, Skip Griparis Well-Swung Trio. Sat 9/27, 9:30 PM, Johnny Frigo & Joe Vito. 773-435-0130.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 9/24, Airborne. 630-406-0008.

BRAXTON'S SEAFOOD GRILL Oakbrook Mall, 3 Oakbrook Ctr., Oak Brook: Fri 9/19, 7:30 PM, John Bany Trio with Claudia Stefanski. 630-574-2155.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 PM Thursday through Saturday, 7 PM Sunday. Fri 9/26, Meredith, Carlton & Kramer. 847-256-8870.

CAFE CAPPUCCINO 5 N 105 S. Rte. 53, Itasca: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Toscanellie "Lady T" Marcelain & friends. 630-285-1020.

CAFE LAGUARDIA 2111 W. Armitage: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Andres Castillo & Son Trinidad. 773-862-5996.

CAFE MESTIZO 2123 S. Ashland: Sundays, 6 PM, David Boykin, Karl Seigfried, Mike Reed host an open jam session. 312-942-0095.

CAFE SHINO 211 E. Ontario: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, Mondays, and Wednesdays, Chieko Kurauchi. Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, Vickie Tsunozai. 312-266-2280.

CAFFE BACI 225 W. Wacker: Wednesdays, 5:30 PM, Mood Swing Music. 312-251-0135.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/19, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Kent Kessler, Michael Zerang. Sat 9/20, Taiko Drums with Tatsu Aoki, Hide Yoshihashi, Amy Homma. Fri 9/26, Eastern Seaboard Trio with Seth Nanaa. Sat 9/27, Tatsu Aoki & Jonathan Chen. 773-463-0158.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Sun 9/21 and Sun 9/28, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Thursdays, 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham, Don Stille. 847-647-8282.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the lounge at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 9/19 and Fri 9/26, Dave Simone Trio. Sat 9/20 and Thu 9/25, Bob Davis Trio. Wed 9/24 and Sat 9/27, Ed Coward Trio. 847-969-9900.

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

CLUB ALPHONSE 1351 S. Michigan: Fridays and Saturdays, 3 PM-2 AM, Andre Scorpoi hosts an after-work set. 312-697-0975.

COQ D'OR Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Piano bar and restaurant; no cover. Fridays, Saturdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Craig Lannigan & Arlene Bardelle. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Tom Muellner. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Tom Muellner & Arlene Bardelle. 312-787-2200, ext. 26.

CY'S CRAB HOUSE 3819 N. Ashland: Fridays, 8 PM, Minor Third Quartet. 773-883-8900.

CYRANO'S BISTRO 546 N. Wells: Music at 8:30 PM. Fridays, Joe Iaco & Richie Pardo. 312-467-0546.

D'VINE 1950 W. North: Fridays, 8 PM, Truth. 773-235-5700.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 9/23, 9:30 PM, Limbic System with Nick Alvarez, Paul Giallorenzo, Jason Stein. Thu 9/25, 9 PM, Fred Anderson/Hamid Drake/Harrison Bankhead perform as part of the Adventures in Modern Music Festival (see Post No Bills). Fri 9/26, 9 PM, John Butcher/Kaffe Matthews/Andy Moor perform as part of the Adventures in Modern Music Festival (see Post No Bills). Sun 9/28, 9 PM, Michael Zerang with Jim Baker & Kyle Bruckmann perform as part of the Adventures in Modern Music Festival (see Post No Bills). 773-276-3600.

ETHIOPIAN DIAMOND 6120 N. Broadway: Fridays, 7 PM, Kelan Phil Cohran. 773-338-6100.

FAMILY DEN 8940 S. Stony Island: Sundays, 6-10 PM, jam session with Crosswind (no cover). 773-734-8545.

FIREPLACE INN 1448 N. Wells: Thursdays, 7 PM, J.J. & the Jazz Masters (no cover). 312-664-5264.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 9/21, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. Thu 9/25, 9 PM, Dave Polk Project. 708-788-2118.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Barrett & Erenberg Group. Sundays through Wednesdays, 6 PM, Bob Henderson. Thursdays, 6 PM, Mark Barrett. 773-528-4033.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Rhythm Rockets (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7:30 PM). 630-416-4898.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Saturdays, midnight, Mike Finnerty & the Heat Merchants. 773-262-5767.

GIBSON'S 5464 River, Rosemont: Mondays, 5-8 PM, Scott Earl Holman (no cover). 847-928-9900.

GOURMAND 728 S. Dearborn: No cover. Fridays, 8:30 PM, What's Going On. 312-427-2610.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 9/19, 9 PM, Frank Catalano & Paul Wertico Band. Sat 9/20, 7 PM, Bill Dickens Band. Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Jose Valdes Trio (no cover); 9 PM, DJs spin mambo and salsa. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thursdays, 8 PM, jam session hosted by Ari Brown Trio (no cover). Fri 9/26 and Sat 9/27, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, T.S. Monk. 773-395-0066.

GREEN DOOR TAVERN 678 N. Orleans: Thursdays, 9 PM, Jimijon Jazz Experience. 312-664-5496.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fridays, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph (no cover). Fri 9/19, 9 PM, and Sat 9/20, 8 PM, John McLean Septet. Fridays, 1-4 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Saturdays, midnight-5 AM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 9/21, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective with Jo Ann Daugherty, Jim Cooper; 7 PM, Weird Sisters perform at the Uptown Poetry Slam. Sundays, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Wed 9/24, 9 PM, Rachel Z Trio. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 9/26, 9 PM, and Sat 9/27, 8 PM, John Moulder Quartet. 773-878-5552.

HOTEL INTERCONTINENTAL 505 N. Michigan: Music in the Salon. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, and Thursdays, 7 PM, Erin McDougald Ensemble. 312-944-4100.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Sun 9/28, 8 PM, Omar Sosa Quintet. 312-362-9707.

HOUSTON'S 616 N. Rush: Restaurant with music after 5:30 PM. Fridays, JoAnn Daugherty Trio. Saturdays, Tom Muellner, Dave Marr, Tim Davis. Mondays and Tuesdays, Bob Dogan, Joe Adamic, Paul Martin. Wednesdays and Thursdays, David Williams. 312-649-1121.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sun 9/21, Thread Quintet. Sun 9/28, Toby Summerfield, Matt Lux, Tim Daisy, In Potentia. 773-935-2118.

JAZZ RECORD MART 444 N. Wabash: Sat 9/20, noon, Zemog, Dennis Luxion & Eric Hansen. 312-222-1467.

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 9/19 through Sun 9/21, Monty Alexander Quartet. Tue 9/23, 8 and 10 PM, Brandon McCuen Quintet with Pevin Everett & Kimberly Gordon. Thu 9/25 through Sun 9/28, Marian McPartland Trio. 312-670-2473.

JC'S PUB & RISTORANTE 13101 Cicero, Midlothian: Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Manfree & Vibrations. 708-388-7755.

JERRY'S 4838 W. 183rd, Country Club Hills: Tuesdays, 7 PM, Bob Guthrie Quartet, Tammie McCann. 708-647-6519.

JIMMY'S PLACE 13822 S. Indiana, Riverdale: Sundays, 6-10 PM, Senabella & Jazz Deluxe. 708-849-1990.

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 Trio. Thursdays, Tim Tobias. 312-595-5299.

JOY-BLUE 1401 W. Irving Park: Music after 10 PM. Mondays, Long Count Quartet (no cover). 773-477-3330.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/19, Earma Thompson/Juli Wood Quartet. Fridays, 6 PM, Kimberly Gordon & Chris Foreman (no cover). Sundays, 1 PM, Tim Green/Tim McNamara Trio (no cover); 7 PM, Spider Saloff & the Uptown String Trio. Mondays, Dennis Carroll, George Fludas, Scott Burns, Jodie Christian. Tuesdays, Brian O'Hern hosts "Chanteuse," a showcase for vocalists (no cover). Thursdays, John Brumbach Quartet (no cover). Fri 9/26, Hinda Hoffman Quartet. Sat 9/27, Jeff Marx Quartet. 773-348-7592.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 S. South Chicago: Music after 9:30 PM Fridays, Sundays through Tuesdays, and Thursdays, after 9 PM Wednesdays, and after 10 PM Saturdays; no cover. Wednesdays, Ron Salter & the Most Wanted Jazz Quartet host an open mike. 773-493-3477.

LUCIANO'S ON RUSH 871 N. Rush: Restaurant and piano bar with music nightly at 7 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Lenny Perrata Trio. 312-266-1414.

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

MELANGE BLUE 2809 Butterfield, Oak Brook: Restaurant and tapas bar. Saturdays, 8 PM, Revolutionary Swing Orchestra. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 PM, Bill & Sue Pasquale Trio. 630-571-3600.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Wed 9/24, 7 PM, Ron Smith Duo. 630-446-4001.

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

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Tuesdays, 9 PM, "Jazz Jam Adventure" with Paul Kogut, Joe Policatro, Tim Davis. 708-366-8073.

MONTAGE 3124 S. Rte. 59, Naperville: Saturdays, 8 PM, Doug Rosenberg Trio. 630-904-7401.

MOOD CAFE 446 E. 43rd: Saturdays, 9 PM, and Sundays, 6 PM, Trace Ellington. 773-624-8002.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Wed 9/24, Rendon & Lewis. 630-688-8866.

NO FRICTION 2502 N. California: Tue 9/23, 6:30 PM, Laurie Lee Moses, Kurt Hill Iselt. 773-235-2757.

O'BRIEN'S 1528 N. Wells: Thursdays, 7 PM, Rob Zettl Trio. Fri 9/26, 7 PM, Linda Tate Trio. 312-787-3142.

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

PALM COURT Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Fridays through Sundays, 8:30 PM, and Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Chad Willetts Trio. 312-787-2200.

PENINSULA HOTEL 108 E. Superior: Music in the Lobby Lounge. Fridays, 8:30 PM, Eric Remschneider Trio with Alison Ruble. Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Eric Remschneider Trio with Stephanie Browning. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Greta Pope. 312-337-2888.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 9/19 and Sat 9/20, John Goldman Quartet. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tue 9/23, Fri 9/26, and Sat 9/27, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wednesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Birdwatch. 847-328-0399.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Music at 7:30 PM Monday and Tuesday, 8 PM Wednesday through Saturday; no cover. Fri 9/19 and Sat 9/20, WYD Funky Trio. Mondays, Bobby Broom Trio. Tuesdays, Judy Roberts. Wednesdays, Ken Chaney Trio. Thu 9/25, King Fleming Trio. Fri 9/26, John Goldman Quartet. Sat 9/27, Juli Wood/John Goldman 2-Horn Band. 847-243-3700.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 8 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9 PM, Rankinfyle. Sundays, 7 PM, Karl Johnson. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Holly McGuire. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Nadine Baxter. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen & Judy Roberts. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, John Wright Trio. 708-848-4250.

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

PIECE 1927 W. North: Restaurant with live music. Sundays, 6:30 PM, and Wednesdays, 8 PM, Taku Akiyama, Matthew Ulery, Frank Rosaly, Andrew Lautenbach. 773-772-4422.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 9/19, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Sat 9/20, Steve Million Quartet. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio (no cover). Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo (no cover). Tuesdays, Alison Ruble Quartet. Wednesdays, Erin McDougald Quartet. Thursdays, Dan Cray Trio. Fri 9/26, Elaine Dame Quartet. Sat 9/27, Roderick Harper Quartet. 773-472-1000.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fourth Tuesday of every month, Suenos. Wed 9/24, Triage. 773-276-9730.

RAW BAR 3720 N. Clark: Fri 9/19, 8 PM, Jack Crofoot. 773-348-7291.

RED PEPPER LOUNGE 428 E. 87th: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Snatch Inc. 773-873-5700.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Sat 9/27, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-491-1122.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Sun 9/21, Elaine Dame Trio. 312-527-2722.

SHEBEEN KING 6501 S. Saint Lawrence: Fridays, 8 PM, Ancestral Resurrection Ensemble performs at an open mike for poets and musicians. 312-263-1649.

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Third Sunday of every month, 9 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-878-0894.

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

SPAZIO'S 483 Lake Cook Rd., Deerfield: Sat 9/20, 8 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba (no cover). 847-272-9922.

SPEAKEASY SUPPER CLUB 1401 W. Devon: Sun 9/21, 7 PM, Erin McDougald. Sun 9/28, 7 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. 773-338-0600.

STETSON'S CHOP HOUSE & BAR Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker: Saturdays, 7 PM, and Fridays and Mondays through Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Marshall Nelson. Saturdays, 8 PM, and Fridays and Mondays through Thursdays, 7 PM, Marshall Nelson Duo. 312-565-1234, ext. 4490.

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Music at 9:30 PM. Thu 9/25, James Falzone's Allos IV, Frank Rosaly's Kite Ensemble. 773-862-3616.

THYME 464 N. Halsted: Restaurant and bar. Tuesdays, 6-9 PM, David Rothstein Six-Piece Orchestra. Wednesdays, 6-9 PM, David Rothstein Trio. 312-226-4300.

TROPICAL DEN 7209 S. Exchange: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by George Freeman. 773-978-2341.

TULLER'S CHOPHOUSE 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights: Restaurant. Sat 9/20, 6:30 PM, Elaine Dame Duo (no cover). 847-577-5151.

UFFA 1008 W. Armitage: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Jeff Morrison & friends (no cover). 773-665-4410.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays, 8 PM, Lisa McLowry Band. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Lonie Walker; 10:30 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet with Lorna Boston; 1:30 AM, Vince Willis. Thursdays, 1:30 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 9/19, Ernest Dawkins New Horizons Ensemble. Sat 9/20, John Coltrane Tribute with Ari Brown, Kirk Brown, Harrison Bankhead, Isaiah Spencer. Sundays, 6:30 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett, percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Greg Ward & friends. Thu 9/25, Dave Rempis, Jim Baker, Tim Daisy, Jason Roebke. Fri 9/26 and Sat 9/27, Hamid Drake. 312-791-9050.

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

XIPPO 3759 N. Damen: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, 8 PM, Denise La Grassa Quartet. Sundays and Tuesdays, 9 PM, Arlo Stanfield Sextet. 773-529-9135.

International

Concerts

ALPINERS, EPICS Sat 9/20, 6 PM, Millennium Plaza, Galena & Stolp, Aurora. 630-844-4396.

ARCHIGLAS CHOIR performs Russian sacred music and folk songs in a free concert. Sun 9/28, 7 PM, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 611 E. Randolph, Oak Park. 708-848-4741.

PERLA BATALLA Free in-store performance. Fri 9/19, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

PERLA BATALLA, MARIA DEL MAR BONET Fri 9/19, 7 PM, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 W. 19th. 312-738-1503.

BEAT THE DONKEY, SERGIO PIRES QUINTET Fri 9/19, 7:30 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

MARIA DEL MAR BONET Free in-store performance. Sat 9/20, 1 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

COOL CROONERS OF BULAWAYO Fri 9/19, 12:30 PM (free in-store performance), Borders Books & Music, 1539 E. 53rd. 773-752-8663. Fri 9/19, 7:30 PM (with opening act Ellika & Solo), Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000. Sat 9/20, 1 PM (free concert), Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park. 312-746-5100.

KUSHAL DAS & SAMAR SAHA sitar & tabla; free concert. Sun 9/21, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DRUM DRUM performs at the Kids and Kites Festival; free admission. Sat 9/20, noon, Museum of Science & Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

DUVO, SIUMNI Sat 9/20, 8:30 PM, Polish Highlander Hall, 4808 S. Archer. 773-523-7632. Sun 9/21, 5 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

ELLIKA & SOLO Live radio broadcast with interview and performance; free admission. Fri 9/19, 11 AM, Museum of Broadcast Communications, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-629-6000.

FIAMMA FUMANA Free in-store performance. Sun 9/21, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

MAIKO JAPANESE TAIKO DRUMMERS perform at a one-year anniversary celebration for the Beverly Arts Center. Sat 9/20, noon, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. 773-445-3838.

YOUSSOU N'DOUR, NOTHEMBI, DJELIMADY TOUNKARA Sun 9/21, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

NO EM PINGO D'AGUA Sun 9/21, noon, River East Art Center/Ogden Slip, 455 E. Illinois. 312-755-2737.

NOTHEMBI Free in-store performance. Sun 9/21, 1 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1539 E. 53rd. 773-752-8663.

OBRA NEGRA, RAICES DEL ANDE, ALEJANDRO ALVAREZ, ARMANDO ALVAREZ perform as part of the conference "Chile: Allende 30 Years Later." Sat 9/20, 4 PM, Latino Cultural Center, Circle Campus, University of Illinois at Chicago, 750 S. Halsted. 312-996-3095.

RAZBAR ENSEMBLE Free performance. Fri 9/19, noon, Daley Civic Center, 50 W. Washington. 312-346-3278.

RAZBAR ENSEMBLE, JAN YRGAGY Sat 9/20, 7:30 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

SI*SE Free in-store performance. Sat 9/20, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

SPANISH HARLEM ORCHESTRA, ORLANDO "Maraca" VALLE Y OTRA VISION Sat 9/20, 10 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

SUPER UBA Fri 9/19, 7 PM, Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1400 N. Sacramento. 312-742-7549. Sat 9/20, 3 PM (free concert), Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park. 312-746-5100. Sat 9/20, 7:30 PM (with opening act El Bachatin), Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

TALLER DE COMPAS Fri 9/19, 12:30 PM, with Super Uba (live radio broadcast with interviews and performances; free admission), Museum of Broadcast Communications, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-629-6000.

TALLER DE COMPAS, PHIL KELAN COHRAN, JAZZMATA, MARIACHI TEQUILA, HOUSE OF DANIEL CHOIR, KHMER CAMBODIAN DANCE TROUPE Free concert. Sat 9/20, 10 AM-3 PM, Rogers Park, Howard & Ashland. 773-508-5885.

TRIBUS FUTURAS Sat 9/27, noon, Edgewater branch, Chicago Public Library, 1210 W. Elmdale. 312-744-0718.

International

Clubs

BARBA YIANNI GRECIAN TAVERNA 4761 N. Lincoln: Restaurant. Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 PM, Mosaic. 773-878-6400.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fri 9/26, 10 PM, Chrigor. 773-975-0505.

BOUZOUKI LOUNGE 310 S. Halsted: Fridays through Sundays and Thursdays, 11 PM-4 AM, Greek musicians, singers, and belly dancers perform. 312-707-8600.

CAFE LAGUARDIA 2111 W. Armitage: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Andres Castillo & Son Trinidad. 773-862-5996.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 9/19, 10 PM, Si*Se, Youngblood Brass Band. Sat 9/20, 10 PM, Fiamma Fumana, Zemog. 773-276-3600.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 9/20, 9 PM, No em Pingo d'Agua, Maria del Mar Bonet. Sun 9/21, 7:30 PM, Azucena Vega's Sol y Duende. Thu 9/25, 9 PM, Scottinho. Fri 9/26, 9:30 PM, Las Guitarras de Espana, Andreas Kapsalis Quartet. Sat 9/27, 10:30 PM, 911 Mambo Orchestra (preceded by Latin dance lessons with Lisa "la Boriqua" at 9:30 PM). 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, Carlos Ortega Trio. 773-348-7592.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 9/19, 9 PM, Zemog, Los Hombres Perdidos. Sat 9/20, 10 PM, Beat the Donkey, Chicago Afrobeat Project. 773-404-9494.

NBAHRI RHYTHMS 4726 N. Lincoln: Fri 9/26, 8:30 PM, El Amal performs North African music. 773-728-7484.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Sat 9/20, 2 PM, Cyro Baptista hosts a workshop; 11 PM, Djelimady Tounkara. Mon 9/22, 9 PM, No em Pingo d'Agua. 312-492-6100.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: Fri 9/19, 11 PM, Grupo Okokan, DJ Hide. Sat 9/20, 11 PM, Si*Se, DJ Anthony Nicholson. Sun 9/21, 11 PM, Dan Boadi & Ghanatta Internationale, DJ Rikshaw. 312-226-7600.

Classical

ARS VIVA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Alan Heatherington conducts an all-Mozart program. Sun 9/21, 7:30 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

WILLIAM BOLCOM & JOAN MORRIS piano & mezzo-soprano, in a program of American music. Fri 9/19, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

CAFFE DE LUCA 1721 N. Damen: Wed 9/24, 7-10 PM, guitarist Matt Faunce. 773-342-6000.

CHICAGO SINFONIETTA with narrator Cicely Tyson (William, Dvorak, Still, Gould, Chabrier). Sun 9/21, 2:30 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, Lake Forest. Mon 9/22, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-236-3681.

CHICAGO STRING QUARTET with guitarist Eliot Fisk (Webern, Puccini, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Boccherini, Berio, Lauro, Villa-Lobos, Crespo). Sun 9/21, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Sun 9/21, 3 PM, and Tue 9/23, 7:30 PM, William Eddins, conductor, with tap dancer Savion Glover (Stravinsky, Gould, Falla). Thu 9/25, 8 PM, Fri 9/26, 1:30 PM, and Sat 9/27, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with pianist Evgeny Kissin (Schoenberg, Brahms). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

AMY CONN & RODERICK FERGUSON soprano & piano, in a free concert (Bach, Larsen, Surinach). Mon 9/22, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson, conductor, with soprano Kathleen Battle (Mozart, Rossini, Gershwin). Sat 9/20, 7 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 9/19, 12:10 PM, organist Otto M. KrŠmer in a program of improvisations. Fri 9/26, 12:10 PM, organist Ockert Vermeulen (Bach, Buxtenhude, Reger, Messiaen). 312-787-4570.

ANDREW HOEFLE euphonium, with members of the South Suburban College Woodwind Quintet & Brass Chamber Ensemble. Fri 9/19, 7:30 PM, Kindig Performing Arts Center, South Suburban College, 15800 S. State, South Holland. 708-596-2000, ext. 2316.

JULIUS MEINL COFFEEHOUSE 3601 N. Southport: Saturdays, 8 PM, and Thu 9/25, 7:30 PM, Oistrach Ensemble. 773-868-1856.

CHRISTINE KRAEMER organ (Bach, Buxtehude, Diemer, Hindemith, Rheinberger, Vaughan Williams, Widor). Sun 9/28, 4 PM, Greenstone United Methodist Church, 11211 S. Saint Lawrence. 847-251-6120, ext. 17.

LA CATRINA STRING QUARTET with Katherine Hughes & the Audible Sextet, percussionist Michael Zerang & others in a new-music program (Munn, Sandroff & others). Free admission. Thu 9/25, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-2238.

THERESA LAMS, MICHAEL ADAMCZYK & OTHERS in a chamber music program. Sat 9/27, 8 PM, Footlik Theater, Oakton Community College, 1600 Golf, Des Plaines. 847-635-1900.

PAUL LINDBLAD CHORISTERS Paul Lindblad, conductor (Vivaldi, Lotti, Schutz, Telemann, Byrd, traditional). Sat 9/20, 7:30 PM, Wilmette Lutheran Church, 521 Seventh St., Wilmette. 847-420-9200.

LOS ANGELES PIANO QUARTET Sun 9/21, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-835-5084.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Sat 9/20, 6 PM, and Wed 9/24 and Sun 9/28, 7:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with soprano Ruth Ann Swenson, baritone Peter Mattei & bass Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro). 312-332-2244.

MICHELLE MCGOVERN & PHILIP SIMMONS flute & guitar, with cellist Sarah Barton & violist Chris Dozoryst (Faure, Ibert, Telemann, Bach, Schubert). Sun 9/21, 3 PM, Harrison Manor House, 136 Green Bay, Lake Bluff. 847-920-9569.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE Jane Glover conducts Bach's Mass in B Minor; see Critic's Choice. Sun 9/21, 7:30 PM, First United Methodist Church, 1630 Hinman, Evanston. Mon 9/22, 8 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 W. Division, River Forest. Sun 9/28, 8 PM, St. Pauls United Church of Christ, 2335 N. Orchard. 312-551-1414.

MUSICA VITAE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Petter Sundvist, conductor, with pianist Per Tengstrand (Chopin, Grieg, Rosenberg). Fri 9/19, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

NAGAOKAKYO ENSEMBLE Yuko Mori, conductor (Mozart, Takemitsu, Barber, Dvorak, traditional). Tue 9/23, 7 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 312-263-3049.

NAGAOKAKYO ENSEMBLE Yuko Mori, conductor, with cellist Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi (Bach, Boccherini, Mozart, Takemitsu, Barber, Dvorak, traditional). Fri 9/26, 6 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan & Adams. 312-263-3049.

NAGAOKAKYO ENSEMBLE Yuko Mori, conductor, with violinist Ryu Goto & pianist Evan Solomon (Brahms, Mendelssohn, Stamitz, Mozart & others). Sun 9/28, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441, 847-467-4000, or 312-263-3049.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY FACULTY MUSICALE Free concert features solos & small ensembles. Mon 9/22, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

ORCHESTRA OF ST. VINCENT'S with violinist Jonathan Richards (Sibelius, Beethoven, Smetana). Sun 9/28, 2 PM, St. Vincent de Paul Church, 110 W. Webster. 847-895-2608.

SALT CREEK SINFONIETTA Dan Pasquale D'Andrea, conductor (Mendelssohn, Rheinberger, Mozart, Kennan, Vivaldi). Sun 9/21, 3 PM, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 139 E. First, Hinsdale. 630-415-2899.

SHERIDAN CHAMBER PLAYERS (Beethoven, Muczynski). Sun 9/28, 4:05 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-902-0733.

CHRISTINE STEYER & CELESTE RUE soprano & piano, in a free concert (Wolf, Prokofiev, Bach, Vivaldi, Franck, Mozart, Puccini). Sun 9/28, 3 PM, St. John Lutheran Church, 305 Circle, Forest Park. 708-366-2764.

BRANT TAYLOR & DEBORAH SOBOL cello & piano, perform music of Beethoven in a free concert. Tue 9/23, 5:45 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-787-7360.

GENEVIEVE THIERS soprano, with pianist Wei-han Wu (Puccini, Mozart, Massenet, J. Strauss, Mechem, Barber, Handel). Sun 9/21, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

TOSHEFF PIANO DUO in a free concert (Bach, Mozart, Debussy, Czerny, Falla). Wed 9/24, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

VIOLETA URMANA soprano, with conductor Alvydas Vasaitis & orchestra (Verdi, Giordano, Ponchielli, Dvarionas). Sun 9/21, 3 PM, Morton High School, 2423 S. Austin, Cicero. 630-734-9626 or 708-430-7272.

MARK VALENTI piano (Bach, Beethoven, Bartok, Debussy). Fri 9/26, 8 PM, Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

VERMEER QUARTET Sun 9/28, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-663-1628.

Fairs & Festivals

ELI'S CHEESECAKE FESTIVAL Eli's Cheesecake World, 6701 W. Forest Preserve: Sat 9/20, noon, Horner Park Jazz Band; 1 PM, Happiness Club; 4 PM, Nikki Cleary. Sun 9/21, 1 PM, Maggie Speaks; 2 PM, Ripley Caine; 3 PM, Choir Boys; 4 PM, Band on the Run (Paul McCartney tribute). Festival also features children's activities. 773-308-7000.

GREAT FALL FESTIVAL Marion Pedestrian Mall, North & Marion, Oak Park: Fri 9/19, 5:30 PM, Cook County Jazz Commission; 8:30 PM, Bopology. Sat 9/20, noon, Extreme Heat; 2 PM, Kimi Hayes; 4 PM, Big Guitars From Memphis; 7 PM, Elephants; 8:30 PM, Off Broadway. Sun 9/21, noon, BritBeat; 2 PM, Rick Saucedo; 4 PM, Dream Police (Cheap Trick tribute); 6:30 PM, Blooze Brothers. 708-383-4145.

HARVEST FESTIVAL Belmont & Wolcott: Sat 9/20, 3 PM, Hat Guys; 5 PM, Catfight; 8 PM, Afrodisiacs. Sun 9/21, 1:30 PM, Boogie McClarin; 3 PM, Juleps; 5:30 PM, Bumpus; 7:30 PM, Hello Dave. 773-327-5123 or 773-665-4682.

NORTHCENTER OKTOBERFEST Lincoln & Belle Plaine: Fri 9/26, 4 PM, Michael Preska; 7 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute). Sat 9/27, 4 PM, Michael Preska; 7 PM, Tossers; 9 PM, Waco Brothers. 773-868-3010.

OLD-FASHIONED HARVEST FEST Woodstock Square, Dean & Van Buren, Woodstock: Sun 9/21, 10 AM-4 PM, open stage & acoustic jam; 1 PM, Hartland Express; 2 PM, guitar & fiddle contests. Festival also features crafts demonstrations & children's entertainment. 815-338-5164.

ST. ALPHONSUS OKTOBERFEST St. Alphonsus Church, 1429 W. Wellington: Fri 9/26, 6:30 PM, Paloma. Sat 9/27, 2 PM, Mike & Sally; 6:30 PM, Mike & Joe; 9 PM, Underwater People. 773-525-0709.

UNDER THE WIRE FESTIVAL Heaven Gallery, 1550 N. Milwaukee: See Post No Bills. Wed 9/24, 3-8 PM, DJ Rotten Milk, Robb Drinkwater/Eric Leonardson Duo, Raymond Salvatore Harmon, Douggpound. Thu 9/25, 3-8 PM, Jason Ajemian/Nori Tanaka Duo, Mora, David Boykin, Winter Carousel. Fri 9/26, 3-8 PM, DJ Junkroc, TV Pow, Panicsville, Uncle Woody Sullender, Olivia Block. Sat 9/27, 3-8 PM, DJ Spare Tire, Vertonen, Kyle Bruckmann, Jason Soliday, Jim Baker, Koura. Sun 9/28, 2-8 PM, Nicole Mitchell & Mike Reed, K. Michael Babcock, Adam Sonderberg, Goldblood, Metalux, Rotten Piece. 773-342-4597.

Miscellaneous

LA CATRINA STRING QUARTET with Katherine Hughes & the Audible Sextet, percussionist Michael Zerang & others in a new-music program (Munn, Sandroff & others). Free admission. Thu 9/25, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-2238.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noon-time programs. Mon 9/22 through Wed 9/24, Mexican music, arts & crafts. Fri 9/26, Austrian music program. 312-346-3278.

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