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When: Tue., July 24, 9 p.m. 2012

Since Chicago's not an industry town like LA or Nashville, we don't get many opportunities (outside of the jazz scene) to see a bunch of professional-­caliber musicians get up onstage and dick around. Get some hired guns and sidemen (and sidewomen) in a room together, and even playing off the cuff they'll operate at a level that surpasses what most bands can do by really trying. Thankfully we have multi-instrumentalist Leroy Bach, who's well-known for his work for the likes of Wilco, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, and Liz Phair, but who's best loved around town for his blazing, improv-heavy performances alongside fellow local pros—maybe you remember his residency a few years back fronting the soul-leaning Boogie Band at Wicker Park dive Big Horse. At press time Bach wasn't sure what he'd be playing tonight or with whom, but that hardly even matters. He also has a weekly Friday residency at the Whistler, where he starts at 6 PM; it's always free. —Miles Raymer $5

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