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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND, LOS LONELY BOYS, UMPHREY'S MCGEE Wed 9/1, 7 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

TONY BENNETT Sat 8/28, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

BODEANS in an acoustic performance; see Spot Check. Thu 8/26 and Fri 8/27, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

JIMMY BUFFETT & THE CORAL REEFER BAND Sold out. Sat 8/28, 8 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 & Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

CITY LIGHTS ORCHESTRA performs at Chicago SummerDance (preceded by dance lessons at 4 PM). Sun 8/29, 5 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

GLORIA ESTEFAN Sat 8/28, 8 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

FACING DAWN Free concert. Sat 8/28, 6:30 PM, Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. 773-478-3538.

GENERATIONS Fri 8/27, 6 PM, Millennium Plaza, 21 S. Stolp, Aurora. 630-844-4396.

BUCKY HALKER & THE COMPLETE UNKNOWNS perform at a Labor Day celebration entitled "Spirit, Song & Verse," with poet David Hernandez & Street Sounds. Sat 9/4, 6 PM, Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ, 615 W. Wellington. 773-728-8400.

RUBY HARRIS BAND, FARBRINGITON Sat 9/4, 9:30 PM, Young Israel of West Rogers Park, 2706 W. Touhy. 773-743-9400.

HAT GUYS Free concert. Sun 9/5, 6:30 PM, Warren Park, 6601 N. Western. 773-262-6314 or 773-338-6420.

JOAN OF ARC See Spot Check. 9/2 with Grey Ghost, Chris Connelly; 9/3 with By Lightning to the Womb, Sherri Diaz; 9/4 with Marriage, Bird Show. Thu 9/2 through Sat 9/4, 9:30 PM, 3030, 3030 W. Cortland. www.polyvinylrecords.com.

KEB' MO', MADELEINE PEYROUX, SONS OF THE NEVER WRONG Fri 8/27, 6 PM, Lincoln Park Zoo, 2200 N. Cannon. 312-742-2283.

LINKIN PARK, KORN, SNOOP DOGG, THE USED, LESS THAN JAKE Fri 8/27, 2:30 PM, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Hwy. D & Hwy. 120, East Troy, Wisconsin. 262-642-4400 or 312-559-1212.

PATTI LUPONE Sun 8/29 and Mon 8/30, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

SARAH MCLACHLAN, BUTTERFLY BOUCHER Tue 8/31, 7:30 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

BARBARA MCNAIR & FRANK D'RONE Benefit for the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Illinois. Fri 8/27, 7 PM, Villa Brunetti Banquets, 9755 W. Grand, Franklin Park. 630-551-1821.

MESS HALL METALFEST features DJs (attendees may bring in CDs and records), video projection, and back issues of metal magazines for perusal. Fri 8/27, 7-10 PM, and Sat 8/28, 3-10 PM, Mess Hall, 6932 N. Glenwood. 773-465-4033.

METALLICA, GODSMACK See Critic's Choice; 8/27 sold out. Fri 8/27 and Sat 8/28, 7:30 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

MARTIN NIEVERA, PATTI AUSTIN Sat 8/28, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

RASHAAN PATTERSON, LIZ FIELDS Fri 8/27, 9 PM, Harold Washington Cultural Center, 4701 S. King Dr. www.neosoulexplosion.com.

ARCHER PREWITT performs with Mark Greenberg in a free concert in conjunction with the exhibition "Raw, Boiled and Cooked," which includes illustrations by Prewitt. Wed 9/1, 7 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

SONGS ON STATE Benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS with Roseanne Ciparick, John Cardone, Marlene Flood, Craig Russell Lewis, Carrie Polack, Scott C. Thomas, David Zizic, and accompanist Gail Mangurten. Mon 8/30, 8 PM, Dearborn Tower, 1530 S. State. 708-715-7303.

SOUND TRIBE SECTOR 9 All-ages. Fri 9/3, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

TEEN CHICAGO: GET UP! STAND UP! features youth bands, dancers, performers, and speakers. Fri 8/27, 4-8 PM, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-642-4600.

TONY VEGA & HIS ALL-STAR MUSICAL REVUE, MICHAEL STUART Sat 8/28, 9 PM, Mambo, 3336 N. Milwaukee. 312-666-7630, 773-481-2050, or 312-559-1212.

LYNDA WEST & the "Ear Candy Family" perform at an end-of-summer jam hosted by Miles, with Passion, Unspoken, Poetess & the Seeds of Jah, and DJ Big Will. Sat 8/28, 9 PM, Southside Community Art Center, 3831 S. Michigan. 773-405-9608.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 8/27, 9:30 PM, Underbelly, Adam Wyle, Valley Downs. Sat 8/28, 9 PM, Dremana, Terminal Bliss, Kit Kat Honeys, Air This Side of Caution with a fashion show by House of Frog. Wednesdays, 9 PM, live karaoke with the Hootenanners (in the pub). Thu 9/2, 9 PM, Bottomfeeders, 9 Miles Band, Electric perform at "Mountains to the Moon." Fri 9/3, 9 PM, Jeff Chan Trio, XYZR_KX, Jienan, Chiyoko Yoshida & Jenny Liu perform at the CHOP 3 benefit for the Asian American Artists Collective-Chicago and the Foundation for Asian American Independent Media. Sat 9/4, 9 PM, Rollover, Paris Delane, John Kimler, Finneus. Sun 9/5, 9 PM, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Punsapaya. 773-478-4408 or 866-777-8932.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 8/28, Devil in a Woodpile. Mon 8/30, Chris Winters Trio. Tue 8/31, Chicago Fusiliers with Sean Ryan & Mike Austin. 773-334-4040.

BALLYDOYLE 5157 Main, Downers Grove: Fri 8/27, 9 PM, Sloppy Joes. Sat 8/28, 9 PM, Beggarmen. 630-969-0600.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Sat 8/28, Digable Cat, Pill Face Jones. Sat 9/4, Rebecca F., Underbelly. 773-395-3002.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant. Fri 8/27, 9:30 PM, the August, Stone Puppet. Sat 8/28, 10 PM, Riviera, Quasar Wut Wut, Two Cow Garage perform at a party for Glorious Noise. Sun 8/29, 8 PM, N-2 Submission with the Impaler, Oly perform as part of the Mish Mash variety showcase. Tue 8/31, 9 PM, Medicine Hat. Thu 9/2, 9 PM, Pro Style Trigger. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/27, Starlike Collision, Spectaculo, Scale Model. Sat 8/28, Acshen, Half & Half. 773-770-2039.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fri 8/27, 9 PM, Leon Russell. Sat 8/28, 8 PM, Plane, Report, Modulator, Shakedowns. Sun 8/29, 8 PM, Misery Index, American Heritage, Decapitado (18+). Tue 8/31, 8 PM, Baseball Furies, the Like Young, True If Destroyed, Dealership. Wed 9/1, 8 PM, Safes, Regress (18+). Thu 9/2, 8 PM, No Doctors, Coltrane Motion. Fri 9/3, 6 PM, Colossal, Hanalei, Wildcats, Textbook (all-ages); 10 PM, Buried at Sea, Rue, Love Movement. Sat 9/4, 8 PM, Clearly & the Mainstream, Twin Wrecks the Memory, Light FM, Toy Band. Sun 9/5, 8 PM, Boneyard Brawlers, Sharky Doyles, Massacres. 773-975-0505 or 800-594-8499.

BRIAN'S CHARHOUSE 27 W 371 North, West Chicago: Sat 8/28, 9 PM, Neil Rose Band. 630-876-2000.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: No cover. Fri 8/27, 8 PM, Marigold Engine, Innocents. Sat 8/28, 8:30 PM, Merideth, Carlton & Kramer. Sat 9/4, 8:30 PM, Ain't Lyin'. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Sundays, 11 PM, DJ Lucky & DJ Rockstar. Thursdays, 9 PM, Mike G., DJ Hurricane. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Sat 8/28, 10 PM, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. 773-384-2547.

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant with music from 6-9 PM. Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, Jim Rollins. Tuesdays, Peter Polzak. Wednesdays, Suzanne Palmer. 312-346-3500.

CERES CAFE 141 W. Jackson: Bar and restaurant with music outdoors at 4:30 PM. Fri 8/27, 9 Miles Band. 312-427-7440.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 8/27, 9 PM, Cavern Beat (Beatles tribute). Sat 8/28, 9 PM, Steve Richards (Neil Diamond tribute). Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/27, the Tims & Jims Show. Sun 8/29, Tim Menard. 773-489-4757.

CLEARWATER THEATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Fri 9/3, 8:30 PM, Macabre. 847-836-8820.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: Fridays through Thursdays, DJs spin rock, punk, and alternative 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. 773-489-0379.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/27, Catfight, Kimi Hayes Band. Sat 8/28, "Battle of the Bands" hosted by 94.7 FM. Wednesdays, Blazing Saddles. Thursdays, Spazmatics. Fri 9/3, Upside Groove Coalition, Continuum. Sat 9/4, live karaoke. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 8/27, 10:30 PM, Lounge Puppets. Sat 8/28, 10:30 PM, Teen Spirit. Fri 9/3, 10:30 PM, live karaoke with Liquid Courage. Sat 9/4, 10 PM, Soundrift, 24 Elsinor. 847-541-4700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM, Gwen Pippen (in the Chaise Lounge). Fri 8/27, 8 PM, Tony Andriacchi. Fridays, 9:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann (in the Chaise Lounge). Fri 8/27, 10:30 PM, Colette Hawley. Saturdays, 10:30 PM, Daryl Nitz & George Howe (in the Chaise Lounge). Sun 8/29, 7 PM, Anthony Fett. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Trista Smith & Jason Grimm (in the Chaise Lounge). 773-278-1830.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 8/29, DJ Joliet Jake. Mon 8/30, Joe Camarillo spins punk. Tue 8/31, Horizontal Action DJs. Wed 9/1, DJ Mattloch spins country & western. Thu 9/2, DJs Eric & Ben spin mod, garage, and psychedelic. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 8/27, 9 PM, Ratbag Hero, Ghost Story, Dr. Killbot (see Spot Check), Symptoms. Sat 8/28, 9 PM, Oh My God, Detholz, Bish, My Secret Service. Tue 8/31, 9 PM, Monster Magnet (see Spot Check), Bongzilla, Blackmaker. Wed 9/1, 9 PM, Brant Bjork & the Bros, Cougars, 8th Grade. Thu 9/2, 9 PM, Diplomats of Solid Sound (with a show by Fluffgirl Burlesque). Fri 9/3, 9 PM, Bang! Bang!, Dials, Vicki, Returnables, Grackles, Eric Lebofsky. Sat 9/4 and Sun 9/5, 9 PM, Poi Dog Pondering. 773-489-3160 or 312-559-1212.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/27, Blind Roosevelts. Sat 8/28, Friction. Thu 9/2, Keith Schreiber. Fri 9/3, Thin Ice. Sat 9/4, Herbal Jazz Cigarettes. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 180 N. Smith, Palatine: Fri 8/27, 10 PM, Bad Medicine (Bon Jovi tribute), Dream Police (Cheap Trick tribute). Sat 8/28, 10:30 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. Wed 9/1, 10 PM, Catfight. Fri 9/3, 9 PM, Cowboy Mouth. Sat 9/4, 10 PM, Yesmen, Charleston Sound Machine. Sun 9/5, 8 PM, Dave Uhrich, Five Nickel High, No Love Lost, Diamond Rex, Free Reign. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 8/27, 10 PM, Dick Prall, Buddy Nuisance, Luster. Sat 8/28, 9 PM, MariZen, Duenow, Gooey, Ray Flower, Eddie Prez. Sundays, 9:30 PM, Sumo. Tue 8/31, 8:30 PM, Chloe, Heavy Mental. Wed 9/1, 9:15 PM, Yo-Yo Contingency, Deconstructing Jim. Thu 9/2, 9 PM, Moses Gun, Super Lucky. Fri 9/3, 9 PM, Adam & the Go Comets, Tiffany Hull, 45 Souls, Steve Francque. Sat 9/4, 9 PM, Ross Hammond Trio, Soundframe, Sounddrifter, Facing Winter. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sun 8/29, 9:30 PM, Rogers Sisters, Dirty Things, Red Eyed Legends. Mon 8/30, 9:30 PM, Prurient, Emil Beaulieau (see Critic's Choice), Crank Sturgeon, Panicsville, Vertonen (no cover). Thu 9/2, 9:30 PM, Timeout Drawer, Black Ox Orkestar (see Critic's Choice), Nicole Mitchell & Black Earth Strings. Fri 9/3, 10 PM, Patty Elvis, Ellen Rosner, Ember Swift & Lyndell Montgomery, Lickity Split Radical Cheerleaders & DJ Pussy Galore perform at a benefit for the 6th annual International Drag King Extravaganza. Sat 9/4, 10 PM, Azita, Sam Jayne, Lichens. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 9/4, Full Tilt. 847-516-0300.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays, and 7 PM-4 AM Sundays through Thursdays. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Durty Lounge Lizards host live karaoke. Thursdays, 11:30 PM, Bandoleros. 312-266-1944.

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Mondays, Velvet Rope. 773-348-3998.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Fri 8/27, 9 PM, DJ Marcus. Sat 8/28, 10 PM, and Fri 9/3, 9 PM, Jack the Lad. 312-836-0066.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Patrick B. 847-587-9677.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Fri 9/3, 8 PM, Eleventh Hour. Sat 9/4, 9 PM, Minus One. 847-593-2200.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 8/27, 9:30 PM, Burrito Deluxe, Matt King. Sat 8/28, 10 PM, Robbie Fulks, Rattlers. Thu 9/2, 8:30 PM, Cole Porters, Second Hand Poets. Fri 9/3, 10 PM, Rico. Sat 9/4, 9:30 PM, Instant Karma. 708-788-2118 or 312-559-1212.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, DJs spin. 773-348-6000.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 8/27 and Fri 9/3, 9:30 PM, Jimmy Mac. 630-416-4898.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Fri 8/27, Freek Johnson. 219-464-4700.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 8/27 and Sat 8/28, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley. Fri 8/27, 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 8/28, 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 8/29, 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & Russ Long. Mon 8/30, 9 PM, Paul Marinaro & John Paluch. Tue 8/31, 9 PM, open mike with Dan Stetzel. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 8/27, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sat 8/28, 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sun 8/29, 9 PM, open mike with John Paluch. Mon 8/30, 9 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman. Tue 8/31, 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. 312-836-0933.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Fri 8/27, 10 PM, Backyard Tire Fire. Sat 8/28, 10 PM, Family Groove Company. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Cornmeal. Thursdays, 10 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze. Fri 9/3, 10 PM, Freespace. Sat 9/4, 10 PM, Jack Straw. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 8/27, Cells, Perms, Todd Bowie. Sat 8/28, 8 PM, the Drama with Elliot Peck, Avitas, Legendary Slacks, Adam Wyle. Wed 9/1, Bitter Tears, Intelligent Dennis, I'llustrio. Fri 9/3, Farmageddon, Hazing Kate, Gold Coast Refuse. Sat 9/4, Shooting Blanks, Darling, Reactavox. 773-472-5139.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Music at 9 PM. Thu 9/2, Pala, Burn Rome Burn, Aya Sofia. 312-943-2252.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 8/27, 9 PM, London Calling (Clash tribute), DJ Mike Miller (tribute to Joe Strummer and benefit for Future Forests). Sat 8/28, 9 PM, Clyde Federal, Branches; 11 PM, Contraphonic DJs. Wed 9/1, 9:30 PM, Latest, Brotherhood. Thu 9/2, 9:30 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Wooden Leg, Meat Purveyors. Fri 9/3, 9:30 PM, Bryan Bedell & DJ Mod Rob spin at the 10th annual Scooter Rally. Sat 9/4, 9 PM, Struts; 11 PM, DJ Mr. Rudy Day. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Fri 8/27, 10 PM, Lightning & Thunder. Sat 8/28, 9:30 PM, Donovan's Mom, Pale, Bob Zagotta. 773-929-0944.

HOTEL BAKER 100 Main, Saint Charles: Music on the patio at 6 PM; no cover. Fri 9/3, Paul Willaert. Sat 9/4, Dough! Sun 9/5, Kevin Conlin Duo. 630-584-2100.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 8/27, 10 PM, Andrew Suprenant & Mac Jenkins spin at the Pistil magazine release party and fashion show, with Five Star Boogie Dancers & others. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 8/27, 9 PM, Mac McAnally, Down the Line (18+). Sat 8/28, 9 PM, Collective Soul, Bottle of Justus (sold out). Sun 8/29, 6:30 PM, Gelheads, Silents, Blackmaker, Drawing a Blank (all-ages). Thu 9/2, 9 PM, Siouxsie Sioux (see Spot Check). Fri 9/3, 9 PM, Gavin DeGraw, Toby Lightman, New Sense (sold out). Sat 9/4, 6:30 PM, Soulfly, Ill Nino, Crisis, Twelve Tribes (all-ages). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Fri 8/27 and Sat 8/28, 10 PM, Tuck Pence (acoustic show in the front bar). Sat 8/28, 10 PM, Then Again. Sat 9/4, 10 PM, Mike & Joe. 312-337-3486.

JOY BLUE 1401 W. Irving Park: Music after 10 PM. Tuesdays, Drew Scott (acoustic). 773-477-3330.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Wed 9/1, Teresa Long. 312-337-2583.

MANHATTAN'S 415 S. Dearborn: Bar and lounge; no cover. Saturdays, 9 PM, DJ Revolver. 312-957-0460.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 8/27, 10 PM, Jump Little Children, Yesmen. Sat 8/28, 10 PM, New Monsoon, Goran Ivanovic Group. Tue 8/31, 9 PM, Dark Star Orchestra (acoustic). Wed 9/1, 8:30 PM, Tributosaurus (Joe Jackson tribute), Kari Nelson. Thu 9/2, 9:30 PM, Big C Jamboree with Nick Willette (no cover). Fri 9/3 and Sat 9/4, 9 PM, Dark Star Orchestra. Sun 9/5, 9 PM, Liquid Soul. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 8/27, 6:30 PM, Stiff Little Fingers (see Spot Check), Throw Rag, God Awfuls (all-ages). Sat 8/28, 6:30 PM, Rise Against (see Spot Check), Stretch Armstrong, A Wilhelm Scream, Since by Man (all-ages). Sun 8/29, 9:30 PM, Raveonettes, Scumfrog, Baldwin Brothers. Thu 9/2, 7 PM, Jimmy Eat World, Paris Texas (sold out). Sat 9/4, 6 PM, Escape From Earth, Inept, Beneath Me, Dysception (all-ages). Sun 9/5, 6 PM, More North, Hidden in Plain View, Hellogoodbye, Houston Calls, Madison (all-ages). 773-549-0203 or 312-559-1212.

MICKEY FINN'S 412 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Sat 8/28, 9 PM, Mad Saturday, Diezel. 847-362-6688.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 8/27, Tony Alvarez Band. Sat 8/28, Reigning Kats & Dawgs. Tue 8/31, Dave Calloway. Thursdays, Mike Brumfield. Sat 9/4, Some Kind of Jive. 630-688-8866.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Fri 8/27, 3:30 PM, Brother John; 8 PM, the Business. Sat 8/28, 8 PM, Streetlife. Sun 8/29, 5:30 PM, Dooleys. Mon 8/30, 1 PM, Nicholas Barron Trio; 5:30 PM, Hip Pocket. Tue 8/31, 4:30 PM, Stellar Road; 8:30 PM, Saraphine (no cover). Thu 9/2, 8 PM, Little Big Men. Fri 9/3, 11 AM, New Invaders; 3:30 PM, Lefty Collins & the No Mercy Band. Sat 9/4, 11 AM, Stephanie Rogers Band; 3:30 PM, Third Rail Band; 8 PM, Libido Funk Circus. Sun 9/5, 3:30 PM, Steve Kessler & Saturday June; 8 PM, Montgomery Street. 312-595-7437.

NITE CAP 5007 W. Irving Park: Fri 8/27, 9 PM, Joey Belladonna, Smoke, Locknut, Withering Soul. Sat 8/28, 10 PM, Diamond Rex, Court Jester, No Love Lost. 773-794-1317.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Sat 8/28, 10 PM, Starpeople, Organic Mind Unit, Bad News Jones, Papa G. Mondays, 10 PM, Danfunk Railroad & Tony Mojica host an open jam with guest DJs (no cover). Wednesdays, 11 PM, DJ Stooby Helmsdeep, Sweet Cobra, Anodyne, American Heritage, Breather Resist, Minor Times. 773-489-0011.

O'MALLEY'S 11957 S. Pulaski, Alsip: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Stellar Road. 708-293-1837.

PEGGY KINNANE'S 8 N. Vail, Arlington Heights: Irish pub and restaurant with popular and traditional music at 9 PM. Fri 8/27, Selective Recall. Fri 9/3, Jammers DJ. 847-577-7733.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays; no cover. Wednesdays, Martinis & Sinatra. 847-243-3700.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/27, Banana Sac. Sat 8/28, Sonnets. Sun 8/29, Michael Columbia. Wed 9/1, Jeff Blankenship Band. Thu 9/2, Altair Four. Fri 9/3, Joe Lanasa Band. Sat 9/4, Central Standards, Dalbalistica. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Sat 9/4, 10 PM, Mabel. 773-252-7767.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 8/27, Reely Dan (Steely Dan tribute). Sat 8/28, Soul Pigs. Sat 9/4, Moods. 815-477-0340.

POTBELLY 3424 N. Southport: Fridays, noon-3 PM, Nikki Novickis. 773-289-1807.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Sat 8/28, 9 PM, Roundeye, Shakin Babies. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Pat Hall hosts a pro jam. Sun 9/5, 7 PM, songwriter showcase hosted by Brettly of Roundeye, with Samantha Twigg-Johnson and Phil Yates. 773-338-9862 or 773-259-6575.

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

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM, and Wednesdays, 9 PM, drum circle (preceded by a beginner drum lesson an hour prior to start time). 312-492-6100.

ROLLING LANES 10TH FRAME LOUNGE 6301 Joliet, Countryside: Music at 9 PM. Sat 8/28, Joe Tirrito. 708-352-7262.

SANCTUARY CAFE Redeemer Church, 1006 Gillick, Park Ridge: Fri 8/27, 7:30 PM, Michael Kelsey. 847-823-3634.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 8/27, 10 PM, Derailers, Thee Shams. Sat 8/28, 10 PM, Vulgar Boatmen, Mock Orange, Catfish Haven. Sun 8/29, 7 PM, Chin Chin (see Spot Check), Lackloves, Los Shut Up, My Record Player. Mon 8/30, 8 PM, Dan Darrah Band, Karma Tease, Al Weber. Tue 8/31, 9 PM, F-Ups, Phoenix Rising, Scissors (18+). Wed 9/1, 9 PM, Emily Shrine, Silent Treatment, Hello I'm Victor (18+). Thu 9/2, 9 PM, Chris Mills & the New Miserable Bastards, Brandon Butler & the Have Nots. Fri 9/3, 10 PM, Katie Todd Band, Liz Larin. Sat 9/4, 10 PM, Will Hoge, Stylus, Matt Hoffer. Sun 9/5, 9 PM, High Strung, Afflictions, By Divine Right. 773-525-2508.

SHARK CITY BILLIARDS & SPORTS BAR 2240 Bloomingdale, Glendale Heights: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 8/28, Triangle Green, Downpour (AC/DC tribute). 630-893-9346.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Tuesdays, 20 Over (no cover). Thursdays, DJ Aaron Chase. 847-991-2150.

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

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: Music at 3:30 PM. Thu 9/2, David Bruce. 312-441-9334.

SOUL CAFE 1301 W. Hollywood: Fri 8/27, 7 PM, Kay Barrett, Chezwick & Emily White perform at "Homolatte: Queer Words & Music," hosted by Scott Free. Fri 9/3, 8 PM, Ellis & Xan perform at "Homolatte: Queer Words & Music," hosted by Scott Free. 773-907-9306.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room: Fri 8/27, 10 PM, Lost Sounds (see Critic's Choice), Miss Alex White, Manaconda. Sat 8/28, 10 PM, Hasil Adkins, Lonesome Organist, Tijuana Hercules. Sun 8/29, 9 PM, Pieces of Flair, Dig for Fire, Eric Pressler. Mon 8/30, 9 PM, Casey Meehan & the Delta Still, Andy Wagner, Autumn-Waking, Treatment perform at a showcase for Tense Forms. Thu 9/2, 9 PM, Quiver Lip, New Alone, Jagz. Fri 9/3, 9 PM, Welcome to Ashley, Mr. Rudy Day, Moe Black, Chris McCarthy. 773-278-6600 or 800-594-8499.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Sat 8/28, 8 PM, Kyler England, Mary Sue Twohy, Leah Galyean Band. Mon 8/30, 7 PM, "Singer Spotlight Unplugged." Tue 8/31, 8 PM, Flabby Hoffman Show. Thu 9/2, 8 PM, Martine Locke, One Star Hotel. Fri 9/3, 8 PM, Phil Angotti, Tina Angotti, Trina Hamlin, Inda Eaton. Sat 9/4, 8 PM, Erich Specht, Mark Lonsway. Sun 9/5, 7 PM, Melanie Jane, Dan Israel, Javier Mendoza. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 8/27, Uncle Boogie Pants. Thursdays, 8 PM, band demo showcase hosted by Jamie Duffy & Ray Baltic (bands may bring in recordings; no cover). 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays, 8 PM, Heather Horton Band. Saturdays, 8 PM, Jen Porter; 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Sundays, 10 PM, Heather Horton Band; 1 AM, Steve Kouba. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Lonie Walker. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Heather Horton; 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band with Jordan Taggart. Thursdays, 8 PM, Miga; 1:30 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

VIADUCT THEATER 3111 N. Western: Sat 9/4, 10:30 PM, Hive Mind, Luasa Raelon, Redrot, Bloodyminded, Panicsville, Vertonen (21+). 773-296-6024.

VOODOO 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin after 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays, after 9 PM Saturdays. Tuesdays, DJ Charly & Jr. Lopez spin rock, pop, merengue, bachata, and cumbia. Tue 8/31, 8:30 PM, Alebrije, Planeta de Crystal, Nanuco. 847-969-1602.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/27, Mr. Blotto. Sat 8/28, Third World Zoo Lover, Underwater People. Thu 9/2, Voodoo Kings. Fri 9/3, Quarter Barrel Cheryl, Elevation (U2 tribute). Sat 9/4, Hed'n West. 630-264-2739.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 8/28, Skittles. 312-943-7815.

WHEATON GRAND THEATER 123 Hale, Wheaton: Fri 8/27, 8 PM, PGS, First Impression, Split Decision, Little Blue Taxi, Farewell Valour. Sat 8/28, 5 PM, A Girl Named Craig, Not Too Good, Los Commandantes, Manic Sewing Circle, Royale With Cheese, One for the Books, Take Sides, Dr. Ed & the Flu Shots. 630-221-0667.

Hip-Hop

Clubs

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Thu 9/2, Gravel Records hip-hop showcase. 847-424-9800.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sat 8/28, 9:30 PM, Brand Nubian (see Critic's Choice), Immortal Technique, Dynamic Vibrations, Record Playas. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Tue 8/31, 6:30 PM, Tech N9ne, Skatterman & Snug Brim, Project: Deadman, Kutt Calhoun, Franchise, Hit Squad (all-ages). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

MORSELAND 1218 W. Morse: Supper club and bar; no cover. Sun 8/29, 9 PM, DJ Copperpot, K-Kruz. 773-764-8900.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Tuesdays, 11:30 PM, Alo, Fuego, I-Ron, Larry Millah host an open mike for MCs. Fri 9/3, 10 PM, Keesh Future, Underground Railroad, Lady Flipside, Jabba Jones, Steph Staa, Psalm One. 773-489-0011.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 8/27, Starpeople. 773-772-6656.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room: Sat 9/4, 9 PM, Abstract Giants, Farm Crew, Hypnocinema. 773-278-6600 or 800-594-8499.

Dance

ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM-1 AM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Too Much Funk. Saturdays and Tuesdays, Ryan Hagen. 815-356-6000.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Fridays, DJ Mike G. & DJ Theory. Saturdays, DJ Too Smooth. Tuesdays, DJ OuttaControl. Thursdays, 6 PM, DJ OuttaControl; 9 PM, DJ Spin. 847-397-3100.

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: DJs spin music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Saturdays, DJ DuJuan. 773-227-6859.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, Analog Addicts spin breaks, funk, soul, and hip-hop. Mondays, DJs spin hip-hop, disco, dub, house, and rock. Tuesdays, DJ Knex, Carla Starla. 773-395-3002.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Greg Haus spins electro, progressive, hard house, and breakbeat. Saturdays, DJ Larissa & DJ Chester alternate. Sundays, DJ Chester spins alternative and pop (no cover). Mondays, DJ Pervy spins alternative and retro dance (no cover). Tuesdays, DJ Luis M. spins underground and tribal house. Wednesdays, 6 PM, DJ Jane hosts "Women Obsession" (with an open mike the first Wednesday of every month). First Wednesday of every month, midnight, DJ Eric hosts "Diva Obsession." Thursdays, Heather Doble. 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 spins hip-hop and house. Saturdays, DJ Stixx spins hip-hop and house. Sun 8/29, K'Nex, Keith Whitt, Hyper Harp, RPS, Sticky Fingers. Mondays, John Simmons & Bjak spin at Soul Foundation with weekly guests (no cover). Wed 9/1, Chris Gin, Dan X, Frankie Vega, Chris Gin & Nate Manic spin techno, industrial, new wave, and house (no cover). Thursdays, Dirty MF & DJ Kenwood spin hip-hop, house, reggae, and old school. 312-243-1699.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Wed 9/1, Bass by the Pound DJs, Dub Frequency, Further Sound. Thu 9/2, Uncle Milty, Andre Harris, Mark Grant. Fri 9/3, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Lego, Paul Johnson. Sat 9/4, Diz, Justin Long, Lady D, Dayhota. Sun 9/5, Brock, Chris May, Tobias, Trancid. 773-235-9100.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Wednesdays, 8 PM-4 AM, DJ Rockstar. 630-830-7200.

CANS BAR & CANTEEN 1640 N. Damen: Saturdays, 11 PM, and Sundays and Tuesdays, 9 PM, Chris Gin. 773-227-2277.

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Abell, DJ Bliss, Dino G spin in the main room; DJ Izzi spins hip-hop in the back room. Saturdays, DJ Freddie O spins in the main room; DJs Izzi & Adibwoy spin hip-hop and house in the back room. Wednesdays, Christopher Paul spins lounge house. Thursdays, DJ Dennis spins hip-hop and house. 773-477-3661.

COCKTAIL 3359 N. Halsted: DJs spin in the bar after 9 PM. Saturdays, Daniel Tsunami, DJeremy. 773-477-1420.

COOBAH 3423 N. Southport: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Fridays, John Simmons spins reggae & dub, Brazilian beats, downtempo, and deep house (no cover). Saturdays and Wednesdays, DJ Ish. Tuesdays, John Simmons spins downtempo, neosoul, and deep house (no cover). 773-528-2220.

CRISTAL LOUNGE Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Sat 9/4, 9 PM-3 AM, DJ OuttaControl. 847-952-8555.

CROBAR 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Brad Altman. Saturdays, Marc Ryan, Teri Bristol, Nathan Scott. Sun 8/29, Tom McBride. Thursdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Andrew Vonn. Fri 9/3, Felix da Housecat, Chris Holmes & the Virgin Tears. Sun 9/5, Teri Bristol, Psycho Bitch. 312-266-1900.

CRUSH 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Freddie O spins hits of the 90s (no cover). Saturdays and Thursdays, DJ Abell spins hip-hop and house. 773-528-7569.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Music at 9:45 PM; no cover. Mon 8/30, Daedelus, DJ Joseph, DJ Ray_Rod. 773-489-6457.

DARKROOM 2210 W. Chicago: No cover. Fri 8/27, 10 PM-2 AM, Steve Melvage. Sat 8/28, 10 PM-3 AM, Jesse de la Pena & others spin at "1985." Sun 8/29, 5 PM-2 AM, Bear Who? & Sheik spin hip-hop, R&B, salsa, and merengue. Mondays, 10 PM-2 AM, Brian Jones spins music from the 70s and 80s. Tuesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, Michael Lacey spins downtempo, dub, jazz, and ethnic. Wednesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ I-Ron & DJ Alo spin hip-hop with weekly guests. First Thursday of every month, 7 PM-2 AM, Life During Wartime DJs CB & Mother Hubbard. 773-276-1411.

DEJA VU 2624 N. Lincoln: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ghost spins hip-hop and old school upstairs; DJ Holland spins on the main floor. Wednesdays, DJ Structure & Mach 1. Thursdays, Scott Margolis. 773-871-0205.

DOOR 21 151 W. Ohio: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Boolumaster spins hip-hop, old school, and reggae. 312-458-9079.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 8/27, 10 PM, Sixtoo, DJ Signify, Daedelus. Sun 9/5, 9:30 PM, DJ Clever, Paradox, Radiata, DJ Stunna. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays and Wednesdays, Tommy Hanus spins. 847-516-0300.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays, and 7 PM-4 AM Sundays through Thursdays. Fridays, Saturdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Bad Boys of Late Night perform "Comedy You Can Dance To," with Slim, Katfish, Spankie, Pat Mann. Sundays, DJ Theory. Mondays, Pat Mann. Tuesdays, DJ Slim Maybe. Thursdays, Ed Vantage. 312-266-1944.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Pascal & Jeff Moyer. Saturdays, Jeff Moyer. Sundays, DJ Sergio spins new wave and Britpop. Mondays, DJ Mohawk Sam & Joe P. spin punk. Tuesdays, DJ Fat Arnold & Joe P. spin music from the Fat Wreck and Epitaph labels. Wednesdays, DJ Andy. Thursdays, DJ Pascal spins industrial. 773-395-2700.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Hurricane spins downstairs. 847-593-2200.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland:, percussionist Louie Louie, Rick Guerrero, Omar Perez, DJ Mighty, Gino Rockin' Romo. 773-395-0066.

HYDRATE 3458 N. Halsted: Fridays, 5-10 PM, DJ Steve K. spins lounge, electro, and new jazz. Fri 8/27, 10:30 PM-4 AM, David Knapp. Sat 8/28, 10:30 PM-5 AM, Alyson Calagna. Sundays, 7 PM, Teri Yaki hosts karaoke; 11 PM, DJ Lego. Mondays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Laura B. Tuesdays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Jeremy (no cover). Wednesdays, 8 PM-4 AM, Chris Eterno (no cover). Thursdays, 10:30 PM-4 AM, Greg Drescher. Fri 9/3, 10:30 PM-4 AM, Barry Harris. Sat 9/4, 10:30 PM-5 AM, Ralphi Rosario. 773-975-9244.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Thu 9/2, 10 PM, Mixmaster Throwdown. 312-337-3486.

JOY BLUE 1401 W. Irving Park: Music after 10 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs spin hip-hop and house. Sundays, DJs spin house, R&B, and hip-hop. 773-477-3330.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Structure. Saturdays, DJ Hitman. Sundays and Thursdays, Mach 1. 312-337-2583.

LELIA JANE'S 1008 W. Armitage: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM (3 PM-3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Saturdays, Sunset Trip with DJs Mel Hammond & Dave Rabdel. 773-665-7885.

LENNOX LOUNGE 3032 N. Lincoln: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Thursdays, Droots, Rik Shaw & Stranjah spin reggae, dancehall, and dub. 773-281-9900.

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 Kosher. 773-665-1110.

LION HEAD PUB & THE APARTMENT 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin upstairs 10 PM-2 AM Wednesdays, 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, and 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Mach 1. Saturdays and Thursdays, DJ Structure. Wednesdays, Mach 1 & DJ Structure spin hip-hop and house (no cover). 773-348-5100.

THE LOFT 15 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, Ed Vantage. 312-337-4349.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Sat 8/28, 11 PM, DJ Scary Lady Sarah (18+). Fri 9/3, 11 PM, Goldie, Photek, Total Science, MC Armanni, DJ? Acucrack (18+). Sat 9/4, 11 PM, Hong Kong Counterfeit, DJ Pier Novikov (18+). 773-549-0203 or 312-559-1212.

MINX 111 W. Hubbard: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ J Boogie, Aventura. Saturdays, DJ Shaun T. & DJ Fathom spin hip-hop, R&B, house, and funk. Wednesdays, Jason Christopher spins Caribbean, reggaeton, Latin house, and hip-hop. 312-828-9000.

MOONSHINE 1824 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM. Thu 9/2, Chris Gin. 773-862-8686.

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE 1645 W. Jackson: Saturdays, 10 PM, DJ Frankie J. spins salsa and merengue. Sun 8/29, 3-11 PM, Epo, Mindy, Sean Michaels, Common Factor, Josh Werner, Hiroki, Mazi, Sista Stroke, Szmurlo, Misteries, Nino, Nick Rockwell, Nique, Urban, Brian Boncher, Nosmo, Chris Gin, Angelist, Dimitri Lovebone, Gary Lacosta, Boris the Blade. 312-427-2572.

MORSELAND 1218 W. Morse: Supper club and bar; no cover. Fri 8/27, 9 PM, Sean Alvarez spins house. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Brian Borden spins house, jazz, and disco. 773-764-8900.

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Razer X & Ryan Bedlam spin electroclash and industrial. Saturdays, DJ $#&@! spins electro, rhythmic noise, industrial, and EBM. Sundays and Wednesdays, Jeff Moyer spins electronic dance. Mondays, DJ Eleven spins glam, thrash, heavy rock, and metal. Tue 8/31, DJ Toast, Dave Roberts & Kristine spin shoegazer and Britpop. Thursdays, Dave Roberts spins new wave. Sun 9/5, 8 PM-4 AM, Ricky Rat, Carrie Monster, Jeff Moyer, Razer X, DJ $#&@!, DJ Eleven. 773-528-2622.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 8/27, 10 PM, Spo, Mr. Greenweedz, Shonie Wells, AM/PM, PNS, Murray the Magnificent. Fridays, 1:30 AM, Shon Dervis. Saturdays, 1:30 AM, DJ Trew, DJ Verb, Panacea. Thursdays, midnight, DJ Form. 773-489-0011.

RIVE GAUCHE 306 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Markski, Erik K, Paul Curtis, DJ Inphinity. 312-738-9971.

RODAN 1530 N. Milwaukee: No cover. Sun 8/29, 10 PM, Aaron Miller. Last Tuesday of every month, 10 PM, DJ Anon, DJ Swizzle, DJ Amputee. First Wednesday of every month, 11 PM, Josh Werner & James Anthony. 773-276-7036.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 8/27, Mark Grant, Margaret Noble. Sat 8/28, John Acquaviva. Sun 8/29, 9:30 PM, J. Davis Trio, Jesse de la Pena. Tuesdays, DJs $#&@! and Gremlin spin at "Noctronica": industrial, EBM, synth pop, and noise. Wednesdays, DJ Pogo spins indie, Britpop, new wave, and alternative. Fri 9/3, Kaskade, Brad Owen. Sat 9/4, Metro Area, Common Factor. Sundays, DJ Madd Crates spins underground hip-hop, breaks, reggae, and old-school jams. 773-549-4140.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Saturdays and Thursdays, Anthony Nicholson. Sundays, DJ Rik Shaw spins reggae, dub, and dancehall. Tuesdays, DJ Courtland hosts guest DJs for the "Supreme Court Hearings." Wed 9/1, Josh Werner & Marko Katic spin and host a showcase of "futurefunk, jazztronica, freakstep, and trip-hop," DJ Chris Widman, Don Solo. 312-226-7600.

SOUND-BAR 226 W. Ontario: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 8/27, Boy George (DJ set), Oscar G., Dean Millward, John Grammatis, Hiroki. Saturdays, John Curley, Chris Tomasone, Jernell Geronimo, Shaka 23, Jay Prasad. 312-787-4480.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Peter Mavrik & VJ Terp. Saturdays, VJ Riley York. Sundays, VJ Steven Farias (no cover). Mondays, VJ Terp (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Tech-Nick (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Jungle Jorge & VJ Terp. Thursdays, VJ Boom Boom. 773-327-7711.

SPOT6 3343 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays; no cover. Sat 8/28, Doormouse, Hedspin & Shuga. 773-388-0185.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Downstairs in the lounge: Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM-2:30 AM, DJ Trew spins Motown, funk, rare groove, disco, and hip-hop. Tuesdays, 6 PM-1:30 AM, Artek, DJ Verb, Norman Rockwell, Maryjane, D Double spin at the 606 Entertainment open mike. Wednesdays, 6 PM-1:30 AM, David Chavez & Caswell James spin deep house. 773-278-6600.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Saturdays, Refried Beats with DJs Mass Transit, J-Biz & Spinello. Sundays, DJ Rich Rock. Mondays, DJ Dan Ryan. Tuesdays, DJ Rudy & DJ Tankboy spin alternative rock, punk, and new wave. 773-227-4906.

TINI MARTINI 2169 N. Milwaukee: Tue 8/31, 9 PM, Hedspin & Shuga. 312-269-2900.

TRACE 3714 N. Clark: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Sundays, Doug Brandt spins house. 773-477-3400.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays (until

5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Frankie J, Marco Hernandez, Carlos Rodriguez, DJ Green Eyes, DJ Juan Predator spin salsa and merengue. Saturdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, DJ Goose, DJ Boogieman, Jay Funk. 312-491-9729.

TUMAN'S 2159 W. Chicago: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, DJs spin. 773-782-1400.

UPTOWN LOUNGE 1136 W. Lawrence: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM; no cover. Fridays and Thursdays, Chris Miller. Saturdays, Sean Patrick. Tuesdays, Onefiftyone, DJ Thomas Wax. Wednesdays, Michael Walker. 773-878-1136.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). DJ Theory spins Fridays in the Dome; DJ Spin spins Saturdays in the Dome. Saturdays, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, DJ Structure. Fri 9/3, DJs spin hip-hop, Latin, Spanish rock, and pop. Sat 9/4, Ferry Corsten, Chris Walsh. Sun 9/5, Jimmie Page, KC J, Dino G, Mike Koury, Luke Fair, Mazi. 312-266-2114.

WHITE STAR LOUNGE Magnum's Steakhouse, 225 W. Ontario: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Spin. Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, Mach 1. Sun 9/5, 9 PM-4 AM, Bally Sagoo, DJ Skyy, DJ Sobhash, DJ Raja, DJ Burak (with dance performances by Bhangra Xplosion). 312-337-8080.

XIPPO 3759 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Storm. Saturdays, DJ Phatman. Mondays, DNS & Monna spin jazz and house. Tuesdays, DJ Kenny spins house. Wednesdays, Mike Pierce & St. Marc spin underground dance. 773-529-9135.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 8/27, Paul Johnson, Jon Cutler, Sativa, Jay Funk, Jon Huang, Daddy Oh, Kid Inme, Serg Vicious, Unit1, DJ Spydrr. Saturdays, Psycho Bitch, Andre Harris, DJ PNS. Mondays, Derrick Carter, Diz, Hiroki. 312-787-0400.

ZERO GRAVITY 22 W 613 75th, Naperville: DJs spin 8 PM-4 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Saturdays, Billy the Kid, DJ Markski, Brett Lee, Hollywood Bob, DJ Angel, D Double J. 630-985-1111.

Folk & Country

Concerts

LIZ CARROLL, JOHN DALY, KEVIN HENRY & others perform at a tribute to Chief Francis O'Neill. Sat 8/28, 12:30 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

FOX VALLEY FOLK MUSIC & STORYTELLING FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

MONEY CREEK BOYS perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Paul Watkins. Fri 8/27, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 773-777-7822 or 847-329-9173.

RAGGED RAPSCALLIONS perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Paul Collins. Mon 8/30, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 773-777-7822 or 847-329-9173.

MICHAEL SMITH Free concert. Fri 9/3, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

Folk & Country

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sundays, 8 PM, Irish session with Kieran O'Hare & John Daley (in the pub). 773-478-4408 or 866-777-8932.

BALLYDOYLE 5157 Main, Downers Grove: Thu 9/2, 8:30 PM, Aidan O'Toole. 630-969-0600.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Sun 8/29, Ed Trickett. 847-424-9800.

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: No cover. Mon 8/30, 7:30 PM, Whistle Pig Bluegrass & Beyond. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM, DJ Chris B spins country (with dance lessons with Julie, Don & Larry on Fridays). Sundays, 6-11 PM, Big John. 630-830-7200.

CAROL'S PUB 4659 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fridays through Sundays, Diamondback. 773-334-2402.

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: No cover. Fri 8/27, 8 PM, Liz Carroll. Sat 8/28, 7 PM, Baal Tinne; 9 PM, Bluestack; 11 PM, Cutlass. Sun 8/29, 4-7 PM, and Tue 8/31, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. 773-473-5263.

CROBAR 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Brad Altman. 312-266-1900.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Wed 9/1, DJ Mattloch spins country & western. 773-472-2771.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sundays, 3:30 PM, and Fridays, 5:30 PM, Hoyle Brothers. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Sat 9/4, 10 PM, Anish. 312-836-0066.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM; no cover. Fri 8/27, Dooley Brothers. Sat 8/28, Paddy's Racket. 773-282-7035.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Wed 9/1, John Hasbrouck & Hardscrabble perform at "U-Lock Rock." 773-384-9546.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Fri 8/27, 9 PM, Country Sky Band. Fri 9/3, 9 PM, Pat Green, John Eddie. 312-337-3486.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 8/30, 6 PM, Irish session with John Daly (no cover); 9 PM, Jim DeWan, John Daly, Mike Austin (no cover). 773-404-9494.

METROPOLIS COFFEE COMPANY 1039 W. Granville: Sundays, 6 PM, Tangleweed. 773-764-0400.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: No cover. Fri 8/27, 10 PM, Dick Solberg & the Sun Mountain Band. Sat 8/28, 4 PM, Clodagh & Sean Ryan lead a children's Irish session. Thursdays, 8 PM, Irish session hosted by Theresa Shine & John Shine. 708-366-8073.

OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC 4544 N. Lincoln: Fri 8/27, 7 and 10 PM, Del McCoury Band (see Critic's Choice), Wilders. 773-728-6000.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Sat 8/28, 7 PM, songwriter showcase hosted by Brettly of Roundeye, with Jamie Nichols. Sun 8/29, 7 PM, songwriter showcase hosted by Brettly of Roundeye, with Good Sister/Bad Sister and Jamie Nichols. 773-338-9862 or 773-259-6575.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 9/3, 7:30 PM, Roy Book Binder. 773-525-2508.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room: Sat 8/28, 10 PM, Hasil Adkins, Lonesome Organist, Tijuana Hercules. 773-278-6600 or 800-594-8499.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Fri 9/3, 8:15 PM, Haines & Leighton. Sat 9/4, 2 PM, song circle. 630-969-9720.

WRIGLEYVILLE NORTH 3900 N. Sheridan: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Just Us. 773-929-9543.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

CHI-WEST BAND Free outdoor concert. Saturdays and Sundays, 7 PM, Garfield Park Social Club, 3526 W. Lake. 773-732-4054.

CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH PRAISE BAND Sat 8/28, 5:30 PM, Palatine Community Park, Palatine Rd. & Northwest Hwy., Palatine. 847-358-4600.

JAMES CURLEY BAND Free concert. Fri 8/27, 6:30 PM, Paschen Park, 1932 W. Lunt. 312-742-7865.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Clubs

ARTIS'S 1249 E. 87th: Music after 9 PM. Sundays, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. Mondays, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Tue 8/31, 8:30 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-734-0491.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 8/27, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Sat 8/28, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sundays, 10 PM, Barret Poeter Sparberg Trio with Grace Almond. Tuesdays, Liz Mandville Greeson hosts the jam. Wed 9/1, Chainsaw Dupont & the Blues Warriors. Fri 9/3, Fernando Jones & My Band. Sat 9/4, Ron Prince & Hard Time. 847-424-9800.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/27, Sat 8/28, Fri 9/3, Sat 9/4, and Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 8/31, Linsey Alexander Band with Big Time Sarah. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/27, Sat 8/28, Tue 8/31, Fri 9/3, and Sat 9/4, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band with Nellie Travis. Sundays and Thursdays, Shirley Johnson Band. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-661-0100.

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/27, Jimmy Johnson. Sat 8/28, Carl Weathersby. Sun 8/29, Chico Banks. Mon 8/30, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Tue 8/31, Rodney Brown & Hot Rod. Wed 9/1, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted host the pro jam. Thu 9/2, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. Fri 9/3 and Sat 9/4, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. 773-528-1012.

BOSSMAN BLUES CENTER 3500 W. Lake: Wednesdays, 7 PM, Scotty & the Bad Boys. Thursdays, 8 PM, Big D & His Band. 773-722-8744.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM; free acoustic shows at 5:30 PM Fridays and 6 PM Saturdays. Fri 8/27, 5:30 PM, Eric Noden; 9 PM, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials, Ron Prince & Hard Time. Sat 8/28, 6 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9:30 PM, Jody Williams, Doug McDonald. Sun 8/29, Willie Kent & the Gents. Mon 8/30, Jimmy Burns hosts the jam. Tue 8/31, Sammy Fender. Wed 9/1, 6 PM, Percy Strothers performs as part of the Jazz Institute of Chicago's Jazz Club Tour. Thu 9/2, Johnny Rawls Revue. 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Fri 8/27, 9:30 PM, Rhythm Rockets. 773-384-2547.

CASHMOE & PHIL'S 3513 W. Madison: Saturdays, 11 PM, Bobby "Slim" James with Joann Graham. 773-936-8550.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Music at 10 PM. Sat 8/28, Eric Noden. 773-489-4757.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Fri 9/3 and Sat 9/4, 10 PM, Ray Silkman & Silkscreen. 312-341-9787.

DELL RHEA'S CHICKEN BASKET 645 Joliet, Willowbrook: Fridays, 8 PM, Motor City Josh. 630-325-0780.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 8/28, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners. 847-516-0300.

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

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

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Music at 8:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays (no cover), 9:30 PM Saturdays. Sat 8/28, Brian Lupo Band. Tue 8/31, Frank Bang. Thu 9/2, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell. Sat 9/4, Pat Smillie Band. 708-484-3610.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/27 and Sat 8/28, Chicago Playboys. Sun 8/29, Rob Stone & the C-Notes. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 8/31, Fri 9/3, and Sat 9/4, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Wed 9/1, Joe Moss Band. Thu 9/2, Pete Special. Sun 9/5, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. 312-923-2000.

JERRY'S 4838 W. 183rd, Country Club Hills: Sundays, 7-11 PM, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. First Thursday of every month, 7-11:30 PM, Snatch Inc. 708-647-6519.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 8/27, 10 PM, Professor John hosts a "Half Way to Mardi Gras" celebration. Tue 8/31, 9 PM, Erwin Helfer & Skinny Williams. 773-348-7592.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 8/27 and Sat 8/28, Magic Slim & the Teardrops. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band, Linsey Alexander. Mondays, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers, Sam Goode. Tuesdays, Les Getrex, Joanna Connor, Quintus McCormick. Wednesdays, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats, Jimmy Burns. Thursdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Fri 9/3, Kenny Neal. Sat 9/4, Eddy Clearwater. 773-477-4646.

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. Mondays, Chainsaw Dupont. 773-493-3477.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 9/3, Smooth as Silk. 630-688-8866.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Fri 8/27, 11 AM, Big Roy. Sun 8/29, 1 PM, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Tue 8/31, noon, Pete Special Trio. Wed 9/1, 8 PM, Liz Mandville Greeson. Thu 9/2, 3:30 PM, Steve Arvey Band. Fri 9/3, 8 PM, Chicago Cats. 312-595-7437.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Sat 8/28, Big Sweaty Men. Sat 9/4, Jimmy Johnson. 773-252-1155.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Thu 9/2, Detroit Reid & the Odometers. Fri 9/3, Dave Specter Band. 847-328-0399.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays; no cover. Thu 9/2, Keith Scott Trio. Sat 9/4, Dave Specter Band. 847-243-3700.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Wed 9/1, Jasper Buchanan. Fri 9/3, Howard & the White Boys. 815-477-0340.

REDFISH 400 N. State: Music in the Voodoo Lounge at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/27, Dave Weld. Sat 8/28, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-467-1600.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Mondays, 9:30 PM, Carlos Johnson & friends. 773-645-5200.

RINGSIDE 544 E. Devon, Elk Grove Village: Sat 8/28, 9:30 PM, Madman Blues Band. 847-364-0044.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Fri 8/27, 9:30 PM, Nico Wayne

Toussaint. Sat 8/28, 10 PM, James Wheeler. Tuesdays, 10 PM, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Eddie Taylor Jr. with Ariyo & Tony Manguillo. Fri 9/3, 9:30 PM, Dee Alexander. Sat 9/4, 10 PM, Malachi Thompson's Freebop Band with Maggie Brown & Billy Branch. 773-342-0452.

SHAW'S OYSTER BAR 21 E. Hubbard: Music at 7:30 PM; no cover. Tue 8/31, Jon McDonald. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 8/27, Roy Hytower. Sat 8/28, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sat 8/28, Eddie Taylor Jr. & the Smoke Daddy Band. 773-772-6656.

TIME-OUT LOUNGE 8216 S. Vincennes: Wednesdays, 7 PM, Eric Davis & His New School Blues Band. 773-224-8430.

Jazz

Concerts

AACM LARGE ENSEMBLE Sun 9/5, 3 PM, Goodspeed Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-995-2984.

DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER with Jon Faddis, Cecil Bridgewater, Hank Jones, Billy Harper, George Mraz & Jerry Dodgion. Thu 9/2, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHEVERE performs as part of the Jazz Institute's Jazz Club Tour. Wed 9/1, 6-11:30 PM, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-642-4600.

CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL See page 53.

RAVI COLTRANE performs "A Love Supreme: Concert for My Father" at the Jazz Institute's 35th-anniversary gala. Tue 8/31, 8 PM, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph. 312-334-7777.

DERWIN DAVIS & SYVAD Free concert. Sun 8/29, 2 PM, Woodson Regional Library Auditorium, 9525 S. Halsted. 312-747-6921.

DELMARK RECORDS JAZZ BRUNCH Free concert with Josh Abrams, Fred Anderson, Ari Brown, Ernest Dawkins New Horizons Ensemble, and Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls. Sun 9/5, 10 AM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

KURT ELLING & THE CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA WITH VON FREEMAN Free concert. Mon 8/30, 6:30 PM, Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 100 N. Michigan. 312-742-1168.

BURGESS GARDNER'S WELL-OILED MACHINE performs at Chicago SummerDance (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM). Sat 8/28, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

FAREED HAQUE, DAN NIMMER, JAKE VINSEL Sat 8/28, 8 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

DAWN HOLT LAUBER Free concert. Fri 8/27, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

MACROCOSMIC SOUND ORCHESTRA performs at the Hereafter Fest, with film projection by Raymond Salvatore Harmon and dance performances by Adrianna Durant & Asimina Chremos. Fri 9/3 and Sat 9/4, midnight, Spareroom, 2416 W. North. www.spareroomchicago.org.

NICOLE MITCHELL & BLACK EARTH STRINGS Sun 8/29, 3 PM, Goodspeed Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-995-2984.

BILL O'CONNELL ORCHESTRA Free concert. Tue 8/31, 7 PM, City Park, 275 Parkway, Lincolnshire. 847-444-9600.

BETHANY PICKENS Free concert. Tue 8/31, 5:30 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

SONIDO ISLENO, SONIA PEREZ perform at an opening for the exhibit "Latin Jazz: La Combinacion Perfecta," with an Afro-Cuban folklore workshop and clinic led by percussionist Ruben Alvarez. Sat 8/28, 10 AM-1 PM, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-642-4600.

MARSHALL VENTE & TROPICALE, TWO FOR BRAZIL Sun 9/5, 10:30 PM, aboard the Windy, departing from Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-5472.

JON WEBER Free concert. Tue 8/31, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

Jazz

Clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9 PM, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. Saturdays, 6 PM, and Sundays, 7 PM, Martin Bany River North Quartet. 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. Tuesdays, 5 PM, Bobby Lewis/Jim Ryan Quintet; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesdays, noon, Rich Moore & Aaron Krueger. Wed 9/1, 6 PM, John Brumbach Quintet, Henry Johnson Organ Express perform as part of the Jazz Institute of Chicago's Jazz Club Tour. Thursdays, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. 312-642-6805.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/27, Sat 8/28, and Sun 9/5, Bobby Lewis. Sun 8/29 and Mon 8/30, Bobby Hutton. Tue 8/31 through Sat 9/4, Carlos Cannon. 312-751-2433.

BASTA PASTA 6733 N. Olmsted: Thursdays, 8:30 PM, Scott Earl Holman & Frank Portolese (no cover). 773-763-0667.

BRAXTON'S SEAFOOD GRILL Oakbrook Mall, 3 Oakbrook Ctr., Oak Brook: No cover. Fri 8/27 and Sat 8/28, 7:30 PM, Marshall Vente Quartet. Fri 9/3, 7:30 PM, Bobby Hutton Trio. Sat 9/4, 7:30 PM, BMR4. 630-574-2155.

BURGUNDY INN 2706 N. Ashland: Sundays, 5-9 PM, Albert G./Paul Basa. 773-327-0303.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: No cover. Tue 8/31, 8 PM, Al Keeler. Fri 9/3, 8:30 PM, Barry Winograd Trio. 847-256-8870.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Sat 9/4, 10 PM, Kimberly Gordon, Deep Blue Organ Trio. 773-384-2547.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM; all-ages. Fri 9/3, Kerri Anne Kronke with Thymme Jones & Michael Zerang. 773-463-0158.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Thursdays, 8 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham, and Don Stille. 847-647-8282.

CHARLEMAGNE LOUNGE Hotel Baker, 100 Main, Saint Charles: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 8/27, Alison Ruble Duo. Fri 9/3, Grasslands Light. 630-584-2100.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the lounge after 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays, 6:30 PM Tuesdays and Wednesdays; no cover. Fri 8/27 and Fri 9/3, Greg Vasquez Trio. Sat 8/28, Dede Sampaio Trio. Tue 8/31, Dave Allen with magician/sleight-of-hand artist ArthurTracz. Wed 9/1, Dan Myers. Thu 9/2, Bob Davis Trio. Sat 9/4, Ed Coward Trio. 847-969-9900.

COQ D'OR Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Piano bar and restaurant; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM, Vince Willis; 9:30 PM, Craig Lanigan & Arlene Bardelle. Saturdays, 11:30 AM-3:30 PM, Sami Scot. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Colleen McNabb & Tom Muellner. Mondays, 7 PM, Bob Moreen; 9:30 PM, Sami Scot. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Bob Moreen; 9:30 PM, Colleen McNabb, Tom Muellner, and Bill Klewitz. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Craig Lanigan & Arlene Bardelle. 312-932-4623.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Fri 8/27 and Sat 8/28, 10 PM, Midnight Sun. Wed 9/1, 6 PM, Midnight Sun performs as part of the Jazz Institute of Chicago's Jazz Club Tour. 312-341-9787.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Sat 8/28, 8 PM, Spider Saloff. 773-278-1830.

DELANEY & MURPHY'S 3400 W. Euclid, Arlington Heights: Wednesdays, 5 PM, Scott Earl Holman (no cover); 8 PM, Scott Earl Holman Quartet. 847-394-3090.

LA DONNA 5146 N. Clark: Restaurant. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Joanna Ashley & John Beard. 773-561-9400.

EAST OF THE RYAN 914 E. 79th: Sundays, 5 PM, Jazz Explosion. 773-488-1000.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 8/31, 9:30 PM, Dragons 1976. Wed 9/1, 9:30 PM, Sonore (see Critic's Choice). Thu 9/2, 9:30 PM, Timeout Drawer, Black Ox Orkestar (see Critic's Choice), Nicole Mitchell & Black Earth Strings. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music on the deck at 7 PM; no cover. Fri 8/27, John Mose Trio. Sat 8/28, Terry Andrew Duo with Catia Mann. 630-377-9222.

FILTER 1865 N. Milwaukee: Tuesdays, 8 PM, David Boykin with Nicole Mitchell, Josh Abrams, Jim Baker, and Mike Reed. 773-227-4850.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 8/29, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band. Sun 9/5, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. 708-788-2118 or 312-559-1212.

GALE STREET INN 4914 N. Milwaukee: Fri 8/27, 9 PM, Eldee Young Trio. Fri 9/3, 9 PM, Marshall Vente Trio. 773-725-1300.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Fri 8/27, 8 PM, Demos Petropoulos. Sat 8/28, 8 PM, Birdwatch. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Ken Shiokawa. 773-262-5767.

GIBSON'S 5464 River Rd., Rosemont: No cover. Sundays and Tuesdays, 5 PM, Scott Earl Holman (no cover). 847-928-9900.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sun 8/29, 8 PM, Charlie Johnson Trio with Dee Alexander (no cover). Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Jose Valdes Trio (no cover); 9:30 PM, Edgar Marroquin, Luis Rivera & Carlos Latalladi spin mambo, salsa, cha-cha, bachata, and merengue. Wed 9/1, 6 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli perform as part of the Jazz Institute of Chicago's Jazz Club Tour. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fridays, 5-8 PM, Ben Rudolph (no cover). Fri 8/27, 9 PM, and Sat 8/28, 8 PM, Malachi Thompson's Freebop Band with Billy Harper. Fridays, 1:30-4 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Saturdays, midnight-5 AM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 8/29, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective with the Kathy Kelly/Pat Fleming Quartet, Tim McNamara Quartet; 7 PM, Futz performs at the Uptown Poetry Slam; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio (Johnny Mercer tribute). Mon 8/30, 9 PM, Don Stiernberg Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Wed 9/1, 6 PM, Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls, George Freeman Quartet perform as part of the Jazz Institute of Chicago's Jazz Club Tour. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 9/3, 9 PM, Ryan Cohan Quartet. Sat 9/4, 8 PM, Steve Evans Quartet. Sun 9/5, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Organ Quartet. 773-878-5552.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Thu 9/2, Nick Fryer Quartet, Expansion Project, Doug Stone Quartet. 773-472-5139.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Mon 8/30, 9:30 PM, Second Class Citizens. Thursdays, 9:45 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Wooden Leg. 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8:30 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Wed 9/1, 6 PM, Paul Wertico Trio, Andreas Kapsalis Trio perform at the Jazz Institute of Chicago's Jazz Club Tour. Fri 9/3, 9:30 PM, "Another Kind of Blue: The Latin Side of Miles" with Conrad Herwig, Brian Lynch, Mario Rivera, Edsel Gomez, John Benitez, Robbie Ammen, Richie Flores, Paquito D'Rivera & Dave Valentin. Sat 9/4, 9:30 PM, Olu Dara performs at the Jazz Fest Aftersets. Sun 9/5, 6 PM, Ten Part Invention; 9:30 PM, Malachi Thompson's Africa Brass with Dee Alexander & Dennis Winslett. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Fri 8/27, 9 PM, Jim Baker, David Boykin & Steve Hunt. 773-772-9970.

HOUSTON'S 616 N. Rush: Restaurant with music after 5:30 PM. Fridays and Mondays, JoAnn Daugherty Trio. Tuesdays, Bob Dogan, Joe Adamik & Paul Martin. 312-649-1121.

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 8/27 through Sun 8/29, Donald Harrison Quintet. Tue 8/31, 8 and 10 PM, and Thu 9/2 through Sun 9/5, 9 PM, Ira Sullivan Quartet hosts the Afterfest Sessions, with Frank Wess on Thursday and Winard Harper on Friday. Wed 9/1, 6 PM, Ira Sullivan Quartet performs as part of the Jazz Institute of Chicago's Jazz Club Tour. 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Wednesdays, 6 PM, John Kattke Trio. Thursdays, 6 PM, Tim Tobias Trio. 312-595-5299.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 6:30 PM, Kimberly Gordon (no cover). Sat 8/28, 9:30 PM, Ron Surace Trio. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Spider Saloff & the Uptown String Trio. Mon 8/30, 9 PM, Dave Gordon with Anthony Brock, Joanie Pallatto & Sparrow. Tue 8/31, 9 PM, Erwin Helfer & Skinny Williams. Sat 9/4, 9:30 PM, Bradley-Parker Sparrow with Joanie Pallatto & the Machine Band and Ron Rolland perform "The Light (A Tone Poem)." 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. First Wednesday of every month, Malachi Thompson's Freebop Band with Senebella. 773-493-3477.

MARK ANTHONY'S 155 N. Aberdeen: Restaurant. Fridays, 7 PM, Denise La Grassa Trio. 312-421-3477.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: No cover. Sat 8/28, 10 PM, John Clayton & Jack Scott. 708-366-8073.

MORSELAND 1218 W. Morse: Supper club and bar; no cover. Sat 8/28, 10:30 PM, Fareed Haque Quartet. 773-764-8900.

NEGRO LEAGUE CAFE 301 E. 43rd: Saturdays, 8 PM, Greg Vazquez Trio. 773-536-7000.

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

96TH FLOOR LOUNGE 96th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 7:30 PM. Sundays, Professor John Duo. Mondays, Bill Peterson & Brian Sandstrom. Tuesdays, Larry Luchowski. 312-787-9596.

OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC 4544 N. Lincoln: Wed 9/1, 8:30 PM, Victor & Connie Parra's Mambo Express perform as part of the Jazz Institute of Chicago's Jazz Club Tour. 773-728-6000.

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

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 8/27, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Sat 8/28, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wednesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Sat 9/4, Nicholas Barron's Hyperactive. 847-328-0399.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays; no cover. Fri 8/27, Dave Specter Organ Trio. Sat 8/28, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Mondays, Joan Hickey Trio. Tuesdays, Don Stiernberg Trio. Fri 9/3, Nicholas Barron's Hyperactive. Sat 9/4, Marshall Vente Quartet. 847-243-3700.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 8/27, Elaine Dame Quartet. Sat 8/28, Claudia Perez Quartet. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio (no cover). Mondays, Alison Ruble & Jeremy Kahn (no cover). Tuesdays, Typhanie Monique & Neal Alger (no cover). Wed 9/1, Jeannie Tanner & Ryan Cohan, Frank Russell Trio perform as part of the Jazz Institute's Jazz Club Tour. Thu 9/2 through Sat 9/4, Frank Russell Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Tuesdays, Mark Madsen (no cover). 847-266-1313.

LOS ROSALES 2032 N. Damen: Sundays, 4-8 PM, Vince Willis. 773-489-7418.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Fri 9/3, 9:30 PM, Dee Alexander. Sat 9/4, 10 PM, Malachi Thompson's Freebop Band with Maggie Brown & Billy Branch. 773-342-0452.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Sat 8/28, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-491-1122.

SHAW'S OYSTER BAR 21 E. Hubbard: Music at 7:30 PM; no cover. Sun 8/29, Elaine Dame. 312-527-2722.

SIGNATURE ROOM 95th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 6:30 PM. Fridays, Bill Peterson & Rich Fudoli. Sat 8/28, Bill Peterson & Brian Sandstrom. Sun 8/29, 11 AM-2 PM, Bill Peterson. 312-787-9596.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Mon 8/30, Continental. Tue 8/31, Josh Thurston-Milgrom Trio. Wed 9/1, Gary Tu Trio. 773-772-6656.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 415 N. Dearborn: Fridays, 5:30 PM, Tim Tobias Trio. Wednesdays, 5:30 PM, Tim Tobias Duo. 312-527-3510.

LA TACHE 1475 W. Balmoral: Sun 9/5, 6-9 PM, Elaine Dame Duo (no cover). 773-334-7168.

TSUKI 1443 W. Fullerton: Japanese restaurant and lounge. Thursdays, 10 PM, Gary Tu & Eric Sittner. 773-883-8722.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Wed 9/1, 7 PM, Release. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Saturdays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Mondays, 1 AM, Mark Madsen. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, Lorna Boston Band hosts the pro jam. Thursdays, 10:30 PM, Luiz Ewerling & A Cor do Brasil; 1:30 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 8/27, Kali Fasteau, Mwata Bowden. Sat 8/28, Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble. Sundays, 6:30 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett & percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, Greg Ward & friends. Wed 9/1, 6 PM, Corey Wilkes performs as part of the Jazz Institute of Chicago's Jazz Club Tour. Thu 9/2, Damian Espinosa Trio, Vincent Davis Quartet. Fri 9/3, Chicago Jazz Festival Aftersets with Ernest Dawkins New Horizons Ensemble. Sat 9/4, Chicago Jazz Festival Aftersets with Fred Anderson, Kidd Jordan, Jeff Parker, Harrison Bankhead, Hamiett Bluiett, and Isaiah Spencer. Sun 9/5, Chicago Jazz Festival Aftersets Fred Anderson, Kidd Jordan, Jeff Parker, Harrison Bankhead, Hamiett Bluiett, and Hamid Drake. 312-791-9050.

VINCITORI 14 N. Cass, Westmont: Fri 8/27, 7 PM, John Connolly Trio. 630-663-9467.

ZZA ZZO 551 N. Ogden: Saturdays, 10 PM, Denise La Grassa Quartet with John Kregor, Alex Bednarke, and Dave Beegan. 312-733-9000.

Experimental

Clubs

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Mon 8/30, 9:30 PM, Prurient, Emil Beaulieau (see Critic's Choice), Crank Sturgeon, Panicsville, Vertonen (no cover). 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

International

Concerts

JESUS ENRIQUEZ Y SU ORQUESTA perform at Chicago SummerDance (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM). Fri 8/27, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

From the middle east to the midwest See Fairs & Festivals.

CARLOS LATALLADI, EL PAPICHULO, DJ KIMANI, LEO G. spin salsa and tropical music, with dance performances by Juan Calderon & Christina Piedra and free dance lessons. Sat 8/28, 9:30 PM, Latin Street Dancing Studios, 540 N. LaSalle (5th floor). 312-427-2572.

NAHUI OLLIN CEREMONIAL DANCERS OF MEXICO Free performance. Fri 8/27, 12:15 PM, Millennium Monument, Michigan & Randolph. 312-744-6630.

SONIDO ISLENO, SONIA PEREZ perform at an opening for the exhibit "Latin Jazz: La Combinacion Perfecta," with an Afro-Cuban folklore workshop and clinic led by percussionist Ruben Alvarez. Sat 8/28, 10 AM-1 PM, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-642-4600.

SUPER UBA Y SU CONJUNTO (see Spot Check), Angel Melendez (tribute to Hector Lavoe); preceded by dance lessons with Lisa "La Boriqua" at 9:30 PM; 18+. Fri 8/27, 10 PM, Apollo's 2000, 2875 W. Cermak. 312-427-2572.

VIVA! CHICAGO LATIN MUSIC FESTIVAL See page 64.

International

Clubs

ARKADASH CAFE 5721 N. Clark: Belly dancing show with Khazna at 10:30 PM and 12:30 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Yagmour performs Turkish music (with a belly dancing show by Khazna on Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 PM). 773-506-2233.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, Chicago Con Clase hosts Salsa Night. 773-395-3002.

CHROMIUM 817 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Wednesdays, DJ Cojoe B spins reggae and dancehall. 312-666-8106.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Thu 9/2, 9:30 PM, Timeout Drawer, Black Ox Orkestar (see Critic's Choice), Nicole Mitchell & Black Earth Strings. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sundays, DJs spin Latin music. 847-516-0300.

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Fri 8/27, Wed 9/1, and Sat 9/4, Dub Dis. Sat 8/28, Yard Squad. Sun 8/29, Fri 9/3, and Sun 9/5, Indika. Thu 9/2, Hydro. 773-348-3998.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Sat 8/28, 9 PM, Banda Rika. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin salsa. 630-416-4898.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 8/27, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Sonido Isleno. 773-395-0066.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 8/28, 10:30 PM, Super Uba y Su Conjunto (see Spot Check) with El Bachatin & His Paleros; preceded by dance lessons at 9:30 PM. Thu 9/2, 9 PM, Eddie "Moskito" Cruz spins Latin and tropical music. 312-362-9707.

KHYBER PASS 1031 Lake, Oak Park: Fridays, 7 PM, Sandalwood Sitar Ensemble. 708-445-9032.

LALO'S 500 N. LaSalle: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Carlos Latalladi, DJ Kimani & El Papichulo spin salsa dura and tropical music (no cover). 312-427-2572.

MORSELAND 1218 W. Morse: Supper club and bar; no cover. Tuesdays, 10 PM, DJ Cojoe B spins reggae. 773-764-8900.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Sat 8/28, 3:30 PM, Caliente. 312-595-7437.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Sundays, 11 PM, Papa G spins reggae (no cover). Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba (with dance lessons). Sat 9/4, 10 PM, Chicago Afrobeat Project. 773-489-0011.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Sundays, 8 PM, Roots Revival with Joe Thomas & Elliot Taggart. 312-266-7761.

VOODOO 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin after 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays, after 9 PM Saturdays. Thursdays, DJ El Papichulo spins salsa, merengue, cumbia, and bachata. 847-969-1602.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/27, Hydro. Sat 8/28, Urban Sound, Baaro. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis (no cover). Wednesdays, Wicked Face & Shock Wave spin dancehall. 773-327-4273.

Classical

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Dieter Kober, conductor, with trumpeters Joachim SchŠfer, Robert Allison & Ross Beacraft in a free concert (Telemann, Hummel, Harvey, Handel). Sun 9/5, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-922-5570.

KHELI FIADJOE piano. Fri 8/27, 7 PM, Soka Gakkai International, 1455 S. Wabash. 312-913-1211.

GRANT PARK ORCHESTRA Carlos Kalmar, conductor, with violinist Rachel Barton Pine (Corigliano, Mahler). See Critic's Choice. Fri 8/27, 6:30 PM, Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 100 N. Michigan. Sat 8/28, 7:30 PM, and Sun 8/29, 3 PM, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph. 312-742-4763.

MARC-ANDRE HAMELIN piano (Haydn, Schumann, Ives). Wed 9/1, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL ORGAN RECITALS Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State: Sun 8/29, 4 PM, Donald K. Fellows. 312-664-6963.

DANIEL MULLER-SCHOTT cello (Bach, Crumb). Tue 8/31, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

L'OPERA PICCOLA Richard Boldrey conducts Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro. Fri 8/27 and Sat 8/28, 7:30 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-560-1072.

PACIFICA QUARTET Sat 8/28, 7 PM, Ryerson Woods, Riverwoods Rd. between Half Day Rd. (Rte. 22) & Deerfield Rd., Deerfield. 847-968-3321.

RAVINIA FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park: Sun 8/29, 5 PM, David Alan Miller conducts Dvorak's "New World" Symphony. Fri 9/3 and Sat 9/4, 8 PM, and Sun 9/5, 7 PM, Paul Geminiani, conductor, with Michael Cerveris, Audra McDonald & Patti LuPone in Stephen Sondheim's Sunday in the Park With George. 847-266-5100.

ARUNA SERBANESCU soprano, with pianist Shirley Trissell (Schubert, Wagner, Mahler). Fri 9/3, 7:30 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

JOACHIM SCH€FER trumpet, with pianist Kuang-Hao Huang in a free Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Bach, Bellini, Donizetti). Wed 9/1, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JEFFREY STRAUSS, MICHAEL SAND & PHEBE CRAIG baritone, violin & piano, in a free concert. Tue 8/31, 5:45 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-787-7360.

JESSYE WRIGHT mezzo-soprano, in a free concert (Bizet, Gluck, Rossini, Burleigh). Mon 8/30, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

In-Stores

SANDY ANDINA Sat 9/4, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

SUSAN MAY Sat 8/28, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

CHRIS MILLS Thu 9/2, 6 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

HEATHER STYKA Fri 8/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

Open Mikes & Jams

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike with Home Cookin' (in the pub). 773-478-4408 or 866-777-8932.

AJ'S HORSE AROUND LOUNGE 114 W. Washington, Round Lake Park: Mondays, 7:30 PM, blues jam hosted by King Robinson & the Housewreckers. 847-546-3314.

BALLYDOYLE 5157 Main, Downers Grove: Wed 9/1, 8:30 PM, open mike with Vernam Cipher. 630-969-0600.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, open turntables. 773-395-3002.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Scottish McMillan & Don Maloney. 847-381-8585.

CRUSH 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, acoustic open mike (no cover). 773-528-7569.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Mondays, 7:30 PM, open mike and show tune sing-along with George Howe. 773-278-1830.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike (no cover). 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 180 N. Smith, Palatine: Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Rock Club open mike and band showcase hosted by Karla. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, Jazz Masters host a jazz jam session (no cover). 773-549-5549.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Live music Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30 PM; open mikes Tuesdays through Thursdays at 9:30 PM. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by the Eric Lauren Group. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Devil Ether. Thursdays, open jam with Scott Madden. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fridays, 7-11 PM, open mike hosted by Tim Tea, with a featured artist at 9 PM (3rd Friday of the month is unplugged). 630-922-9821.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike (in the SideBar). 708-788-2118 or 312-559-1212.

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

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Nancy Antevski. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Wednesdays, open mike with Sam Gjokaj (no cover). 773-472-5139.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Wednesdays, 10 PM, In One Ear open mike for poetry and music hosted by Pete Wolf. 773-465-8005.

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: Sundays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Susie Gomez; performers receive a free drink. Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Erin Jordan. 773-235-9795.

KAFEIN 1621 Chicago, Evanston: Mondays, 8:30 PM, open mike. 847-491-1621.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: No cover. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Ryan Shepherd. 708-366-8073.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9 PM. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. 773-486-9862.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Tuesdays, 8 PM, open bluegrass jam hosted by Martin of the Back Porch Ramblers. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-338-9862 or 773-259-6575.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Downstairs in the lounge: Mondays, 9 PM, acoustic open mike hosted by Ciso Lobo (no cover). Tuesdays, 6 PM-1:30 AM, open mike hosted by Strike III & Undecided1, with DJs Artek, Verb, Norman Rockwell, Maryjane & D-Double. Thursdays, 6 PM-1:30 AM, open mike for poetry and spoken word hosted by Jordan Taggart, with live music. 773-278-6600.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Fri 8/27, 8 PM, acoustic open mike. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Greg Sorrell, Tim Ilg & Paul Stauffer. 773-929-3680.

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

Fairs & Festivals

AFRICAN FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS Washington Park, 51st & Cottage Grove: Fri 9/3, 4:30 PM, S.P.I.R.I.T.S.; 5 PM, Drum Divas; 6 PM, Sarah Hines; 7:30 PM, Nate the Great; 8 PM, Mighty Dells. Sat 9/4, 12:30 PM, Willie White; 2 PM, As Meninas; 4 PM, African Arts Ensemble with Baabe Irving; 6 PM, Jean Paul Samputu; 7:30 PM, Nate the Great; 8 PM, Norman Connors & Jean Carne with Michael Henderson. Sun 9/5, 1 PM, Barrett Sisters; 3 PM, Lataye; 5 PM, Oscar Brown Jr. & Maggie Brown; 6:30 PM, Bobbie Humphrey; 8 PM, Dianne Reeves. 773-955-2787.

BUCKTOWN ARTS FEST Senior Citizens Park, Oakley & Lyndale: Sat 8/28, 1 PM, Broken Radio; 2 PM, David Singer & the Sweet Science; 3 PM, Tim Menard & the Flying Nowakowski Brothers; 4 PM, Mark Anderson Band; 5 PM, Big Breakfast; 6 PM, Returnables. Sun 8/29, 1 PM, Siblings; 2 PM, Gina McLaughlin; 3 PM, Fallen Angels; 4 PM, My Damn Butterfly; 5 PM, Anne Harris; 6 PM, John Kimler. Festival also features theater & dance performances, poetry readings & art exhibits. 312-409-8305.

CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL See page 53.

EL BARRIO ART FEST Humboldt Park Boat House, 1440 N. Sacramento: Sat 8/28, 1-6 PM, First Guiro Orchestra, Army of Juan, Cuatro Orchestra, David Hernandez, Eduardo Arocho, Mike Reyes, Nuestro Tambo, Sandra Posadas, Tumbao, Isabelino, Landor, Yuba. 773-486-8345.

FOX VALLEY FOLK MUSIC & STORYTELLING FESTIVAL Island Park, Rte. 38 at the Fox River, Geneva: Sun 9/5 and Mon 9/6, 11 AM-6 PM, Judy Cook, Cooper, Nelson & Early, Mark Dvorak, Paul Geremia, Grace, Ellie & Leela, Haines & Leighton, Carl Johnson, Jeremy Kittel, David Massengill, Lee Murdock, John Roberts, Sparky & Rhonda Rucker, Claudia Schmidt, Don Stiernberg & friends, Teflons, Jeff Warner, Spatterdash & others. Festival also features music workshops & children's entertainment. 630-844-3655 or 630-897-3655.

FROM THE MIDDLE EAST TO THE MIDWEST Block 37, Washington & State: Sat 8/28, noon, Trio Mizan with Howard Levy; 2:25 PM, Sarah Aroeste Band; 3:30 PM, Alan Shavarsh Bardezbanian Ensemble; 6 PM, Bandoleros. Sun 8/29, noon, Maxwell Street Klezmer Band; 2:25 PM, Sarah Aroeste Band; 3:30 PM, Salaam Middle Eastern Music Ensemble; 4:45 PM, Munshid Abdelfattah Bennis, Lior Elmalich, Anda-El, East-West Orchestra, Chicago Classical Oriental Ensemble. Festival also features dance & storytelling performances. 773-929-0224.

GLEN ELLYN FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS Lake Ellyn Park, Glen Ellyn: Sat 8/28, 11 AM, Sounds of Silver; 12:30 PM, Paul Abella's Extra Large Duo; 3:30 PM, Glen Ellyn Ensemble. Sun 8/29, 10 AM, Glenbard West Barbershop Quartet; 11 AM, Five After Five; 1 PM, Mueller Group; 3 PM, Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus; 4 PM, No Strings Attached. 630-790-9180.

QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE PARISH FEST & CARNIVAL Avers between 71st & 72nd: Fri 8/27, 6 PM, Ritmo Band. Sat 8/28, 3:30 PM, Gustavo; 6 PM, Covergurl. Sun 8/29, 3:30 PM, Los Palmeros; 6 PM, Together. 773-582-4662.

ROCK FOR READING on the grounds of New City YMCA, Clybourn & Halsted: Sat 8/28, 1:15 PM, Jeff Libman; 1:45 PM, John Storms-Rohm; 2:40 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong; 3:20 PM, Ella Jenkins; 5 PM, Joel Frankel; 5:40 PM, Underwater People; 6:30 PM, Carlos Ortega; 6:50 PM, Kurt Elling & Von Freeman; 7:15 PM, Bad Examples; 7:40 PM, Robbie Fulks; 8:05 PM, Gareth Woods, Jim Peterik, Nora O'Connor, Robert Cornelius, Cheryl Wilson, Anna Fermin, Kelly Hogan, Otis Clay, Jessy Dixon, Cathy Richardson, Nicholas Tremulis, Michael McDermott, Alice Peacock; 10:10 PM, Giant Step with Scott Lucas; 10:30 PM, Rick Nielsen. 773-868-3010.

TASTE OF GREECE Halsted between Monroe & Van Buren: Sat 8/28 and Sun 8/29, 5-11 PM, Hellas 2000, Panorama. 847-509-8050.

TASTE OF POLONIA Copernicus Foundation, 5216 W. Lawrence: Fri 9/3, 6:30 PM, Veselovsky; 7:30 PM, Pan Franek & Zosia's Polka Towners; 8:30 PM, Skangur, DJ KW & DJ Seba. Sat 9/4, noon, Pan Franek & Zosia's Polka Towners; 2:30 PM, Pawlikowski & Gorale, Bernie Gorak, World Class Noise; 5 PM, Chlopcy z Placu Broni, Ron Smolen Orchestra; 6:30 PM, Rick Saucedo; 7 PM, Elevation; 7:30 PM, Ampol-Aires; 8:30 PM, Skangur; 9 PM, Eric K. Sun 9/5, 12:15 PM, Jazzmates; 12:30 PM, Stas Golonka & the Chicago Masters; 2 PM, Chor Fryderyka Chopina; 2:30 PM, Weselisko; 3 PM, Kamikaze Butterfly, Joe Walega's Happy Hearts; 5 PM, Beggars Banquet (Rolling Stones tribute); 5:30 PM, Polkaholics; 5:45 PM, Sztywny Pal Azji; 7:30 PM, Brit Beat; 8 PM, Freeze Dried; 8:30 PM, Kulturka; 9 PM, DJ Grzegorz Grden. 773-777-8898.

27TH WARD STAY IN SCHOOL PICNIC Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph: Sat 8/28, 10:30 AM, Soldierz at War; 10:43 AM, Jerome Hollins; 10:57 AM, Ace One; 11:11 AM, J.B.; 11:25 AM, Leoski D; 11:39 AM, Princess; 11:51 AM, F.I.S.T.; 12:17 PM, Looney Bin; 12:32 PM, Lavell; 12:46 PM, White Chalk; 1:22 PM, Tre Sure; 1:25 PM, Conspiracy Theory; 1:47 PM, Jamar & Jawbreaker; 2:55 PM, Project Mayhem; 3:08 PM, Griz; 3:22 PM, Illanotix; 3:43 PM, Endiskze; 3:56 PM, Big Huss, True Enuff & the Clipse; 4:06 PM, Malik Yusef, K-Fox. Festival also features performances by Keynote, Tarita Jones, Y.Q., the Future, Popeye & the Crew & Shawn Boyd. 312-432-1995.

VIVA! CHICAGO LATIN MUSIC FESTIVAL See page 64.

Miscellaneous

JOHN KADLICEK & STUART ROSENBERG, ALLEGRA ROSENBERG & TALIA WERTICO perform in a "Music Is Good for Kids" concert. Sat 9/4, noon, Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln. 773-404-9494.

LABOR DAY SING under the direction of Don Neale. Sun 9/5, 11 AM, Third Unitarian Church, 301 N. Mayfield. 773-626-9385.

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