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Music listings are compiled by LAURA KOPEN and RENALDO MIGALDI (classical, fairs and festivals) from information available Tuesday. We advise calling ahead for confirmation. Please send listings information, in-cluding a phone number for use by the public, to Reader Music Listings, 11 E. Illinois, Chicago 60611, or send a fax to 312-828-9926, or send E-mail to musiclistings@chicagoreader.com.

ROCK, POP, ETC. includes hip-hop, dance music and electronica, funk, reggae, zydeco, cabaret, contemporary R&B, and some international pop. FOLK & COUNTRY includes bluegrass and traditional Irish music. BLUES, GOSPEL, R&B includes traditional rhythm and blues, boogie-woogie, and deep soul. JAZZ includes ragtime, swing, and fusion. INTERNATIONAL includes Indian classical music, African music, salsa, and ethnic folk genres. FAIRS & FESTIVALS are listed in a separate category without regard to music type.

Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

ROB ANDERLIK hosts an open mike. Saturday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 909 N. Elmhurst, Mt. Prospect. 847-342-6421. Monday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999.

BRAAM Free in-store performance. Saturday, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

SAM BURCKHARDT performs at the Southport Swing Dance Party. Saturday, 8 PM, Northwest Car Pool, 3350 N. Southport. 773-388-8338 or 773-348-6365.

JULIE & JANNA CARDIA Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-935-6860.

CAT POWER See Critic's Choice. Friday, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

COASTERS, DRIFTERS, MARVELETTES Saturday, 4 and 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300 or 312-902-1500.

CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG Friday and Saturday, 8 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

LARRY O. DEAN Free performance. Next Friday, April 21, 7 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 2023 W. Roscoe. 773-281-6272.

GALACTIC, NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS Next Friday, April 21, 9 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

GOV'T MULE, MARAH Saturday, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

HOLLY HAS A FARM Free performance. Next Saturday, April 22, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2783.

JULIO IGLESIAS Friday, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212. Saturday, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

NASH KATO Free in-store performance. Wednesday, 6 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

JOHNNIE KAYE ORCHESTRA Big band dance concert. Saturday, 8:30 PM, Hersey High School, 1900 E. Thomas, Arlington Heights. 847-718-7700.

KINA Free concert. Next Friday, April 21, 8:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

LAST POETS Friday, 7 PM, Cortelyou Commons, DePaul University, 2324 N. Fremont. 312-362-6346.

UTE LEMPER See Critic's Choice. Saturday, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 773-722-5463 or 312-902-1500.

BARRY MANILOW Benefit for the Children's Place Association. Saturday, 7 PM, on the grounds of A. Finkl & Sons Company, 2011 N. Southport. 773-826-1230, ext. 34.

MOVIOLA See Spot Check; free in-store performance. Saturday, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

NINE INCH NAILS Next Friday, April 21, 8 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5700 or 312-559-1212.

OASIS, TRAVIS Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

ALICE PEACOCK Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, April 22, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

PLATTERS, COASTERS, DRIFTERS Next Saturday, April 22, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

WILLY PORTER, KRAIG KENNING Friday, 7:30 PM, lounge, Student and Administration Center, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

SLIPKNOT, DOPE, MUDVAYNE Saturday, 7:30 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-3000 or 312-559-1212.

SMASHING PUMPKINS Saturday and Sunday, 8 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

SOUVENIRS Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, April 22, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

TONY (HEAVY DUTY FELT) Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, April 22, 3 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

TRAVIS Free in-store performance. Tuesday, 3 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

VICTORY AT SEA Free in-store performance. Friday, 4:30 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

VIOLENT FEMMES, EL DESTROYO Next Saturday, April 22, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

WIDESPREAD PANIC Tuesday, 6:30 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-421-5272 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 9 PM. Friday, Satya Graha, Monica Morris Method, Lauren Brombert. Next Friday, April 21, Blue Lit Souls, Linda M. Smith, Hawk. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: DJs spin dance music Wednesdays through Saturdays. Thursday, April 20, 6 PM, Vito Zatto. 847-397-3100.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ed Vantage spins in the loft. Thursdays, acoustic jam session downstairs. 773-348-5100.

AQUA 201 N. Green: DJs spin on two levels after 10 PM. 312-942-9999.

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

AURA 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Nocturno, Rick Guerrero, Oscar Alcantar & Luis Segura. Saturdays, DJs Harry the Blade & Brian Clarke. Wednesdays, DJs Jeff Moyer, Gil Burns & Pulz-8. Thursdays, DJ Laura B & Sludge. 312-266-2114.

BEALE STREET BLUES CAFE 1550 N. Rand, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays; 8 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Next Saturday, April 22, benefit for Rainbow Foundation with Rik Emmett, E'nuff Z'nuff, and Dave Uhrich. 847-776-9850.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Friday, Real Kids, Lazy Cowgirls (see Spot Check). Saturday, Spies Who Surf, Gin Palace Jesters. Sunday, Scalpel, Wad. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Gin Palace Jesters. Wednesdays, Atomic Zombies. Thursday, Weird Messengers, Billy Baroo. Next Friday, April 21, Bucky Dent, Capitol Rock, Cats & Jammers. Next Saturday, April 22, New Duncan Imperials, Saps. 773-281-4444.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: "DJ/VJs" play dance music Tuesdays through Saturdays after 5 PM and Sundays and Mondays after 8 PM. Mondays, DJ Boaxella. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Shon Dervis. Saturdays, DJ Spin. Sundays, E.V. & friends. Mondays, DJs John Almonte & Jen spin metal. Tuesdays, DJs Shon Dervis & Spin. Wednesdays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. Thursdays, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. 312-243-1699.

BIG CHICKS 5024 N. Sheridan: Tuesday, 8 PM, "send Kathie Bergquist to Paris" benefit with Three Dollar Bill. 773-728-5511.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Dayhota. Saturdays, DJ Nique. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty. Mondays, Josh Werner, Justin Long, Ry-n. Tuesdays, Jesse de la Peña. Wednesday, DJ Presyce & MC Meta Mo, Rubberoom, Bass by the Pound DJs. Thursdays, Colette. 773-235-9100.

BIOLOGY BAR 1516 N. Fremont: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays through Thursdays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Edgar Marroquin & Diablo spin Latin pop. Saturdays, DJs spin rock, pop & alternative. 312-266-1234.

BIRD'S NEST 2500 N. Southport: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike. 773-472-1502.

BLACK ORCHID Piper's Alley, 230 W. North: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Diane Schuur. Saturday, Doug Lawrence Orchestra. Next Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22, Doug Lawrence Orchestra. 312-944-2200.

BLUE STAR 2442 N. Milwaukee: Next Saturday, April 22, 9 PM, R & R Crossing. 773-725-9995.

BOOKERS BACKYARD 550 S. McClean, Elgin: Music at 9:30 PM. Next Saturday, April 22, Eleventh Hour. 847-697-7311.

BOULEVARD BAR & GRILL 7 W. Streamwood Blvd., Streamwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Innerdrive. Next Saturday, April 22, Scott Nev, In the Pocket. 630-830-2565.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sundays, 9 PM, "Grateful Dead jam night." Tuesdays, Fuzzbusters. Next Friday, April 21, Big Hello. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Friday, Buckeye Creamery, Truckstop Billy. Saturday, Serilian. Next Friday, April 21, Mel. Next Saturday, April 22, Dick Ourada Band. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Saturday, PBR Street Gang. Next Friday, April 21, Old #8. 773-528-0888.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Sunday, 9 PM, Don Gibson & Scott Free. Next Sunday, April 23, 8:30 PM, music and spoken word followed by an open mike. 773-348-8536.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: Fridays, 8 PM, Saturdays, 9:30 PM, and Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin retro music. Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJs spin salsa. 312-475-9800.

CABARET BAR & GRILL 1283 E. Ogden, Naperville: Fridays, 9 PM, dueling pianos with Mick Archer & friends. 630-778-6350.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: DJs spin Wednesdays and Thursdays after 9 PM. 630-830-7200.

CAFE SIDECAR 801 N. Orleans: Fridays, 5-10 PM, DJs Torin J. Edmond & friends. Saturday, 10 PM-3 AM, DJs Sunny Singh & Aladdin spin bhangra and house music. 312-202-0502.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, DJ Hide. Next Saturday, April 22, Susanna & the Hollywoods. 773-384-2547.

CARMICHAEL'S CHICAGO STEAK HOUSE 1052 W. Monroe: Next Saturday, April 22, 9 PM, Tony Ocean. 312-433-0025.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 8:30 PM. Friday, Shag. Saturday, Stevie Starlite. Next Friday, April 21, Foil. Next Saturday, April 22, Trial by Z. 847-524-9910.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. 1st, Saint Charles: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Pelvic Delta. Thursday, 9 PM, Loose Screws. Next Saturday, April 22, Deluxury. 630-513-0074.

CIRCUIT 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. Sundays, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies, DJ Jeff Berry. Wednesday, 11:30 PM, salsa dance contest and benefit for Minority Outreach Intervention Project. 773-325-2233.

CIRCUS 901 W. Weed: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays and 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJ Frank Orall & percussionist Leddie Garcia. Wednesdays, DJs Gil Burns, Pulz-8 & Jeff Moyer. Thursdays, DJs Rob Thurman & Mike Pierce. 312-266-1200.

CLUB CHAMELEON Empress Casino, Empress Road between I-80 and Route 6, Joliet. DJs spin 8-10 PM Fridays, 6:30 PM-2 AM Saturdays, and 10 PM-1 AM Tuesdays through Thursdays. 888-436-7737.

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

COCKTAIL 3359 N. Halsted: DJs spin in the bar after 9 PM Thursdays through Saturdays, Mondays, and Tuesdays. 773-477-1420.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Live reggae midnight to 4 AM Mondays and Wednesdays. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 5-10 PM, DJ Romonski Luv. 312-341-9787.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. Fridays, "Bang" with Curt Caris, DJ Hiroki. Thursday, April 20, DJ Dan, Terry Mullan. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Friday, 10 PM, Calobo. Saturday, 10:30 PM, Maggie Speaks, Satya Graha. Next Friday, April 21, 10 PM, Underwater People. Next Saturday, April 22, 10:30 PM, Arthur Lee & Cats Under the Stars, Umphrey's McGee. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR NORTH 21611 N. Milwaukee, Deerfield: Restaurant with live music at 10:30 PM. Friday, Fabulous Janes. Saturday, Quantum Leep. Next Friday, April 21, Turnstyles. Next Saturday, April 22, Underwater People. 847-541-4700.

DANIELA'S RISTORANTE & PUB 7510 Randolph, Forest Park: Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM, open mike. 708-366-3804.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Piano Bar and in the Cabaret Room Wednesday through Sunday nights. In the Cabaret Room: Fridays, 8 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell; 10:30 PM, Ray St. Ray. Saturdays, 8 PM, Moonglow; 10:30 PM, Sarah Motes. Sundays, 7 PM, phenomenalist Sidney Friedman. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Patty Morabito. In the Piano Bar: Fridays, Saturdays, and Wednesdays, Johnny Rodgers. Sundays, Mark Burnell. Thursdays, Dan Stetzel. 773-278-1830.

DEJA VU BAR ROOM 2624 N. Lincoln: No cover Sunday through Wednesday or before midnight Friday and Saturday. Thursdays, 9 PM, Bandoleros. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Sunday, DJ Kenny Schnurstein. Monday, DJ Chris Sim spins punk. Tuesday, DJ Quaker Goes Deaf. Wednesday, DJ Bloodshot Rob. Thursday, DJs Lynn & Greg spin. 773-472-2771.

DETOUR 6255 N. McCormick: DJs spin progressive house and dance music Thursdays and Fridays 9 PM-4 AM and Saturdays 9 PM-5 AM. Sundays, DJs Tony & Frank Cano. Saturdays, 7-9 PM, "Hot Boyz" male revue. 773-267-0090.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Saturdays through Mondays, Four Man Acoustical Band. 312-836-7870.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Friday, 10 PM, Robert Walters 20th Congress, Vinyl. Saturday, 10 PM, Pork Tornado. Sunday, 9:30 PM, J. Davis Trio, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Mondays, 11 PM, DJ Jesse de la Peña's Blue Groove Lounge. Wednesday, 9 PM, Unibrow, Men's Group, Textbook. Thursday, 9 PM, Diesel Boy, AK-1200, Dara, Ry-N. Next Friday, April 21, 10 PM, Nash Kato, Cells, Splash Down. Next Saturday, April 22, 10 PM, tribute to Material Issue with Joygirl, Moreno, Made to Fade, Shakes, Kiss & Ride, Muchacha with Scott Lukas, Box-o-car, Land of the El Caminos, Marvel Kind, Ness, Bohb, Today's My Super Spaceout Day, Dragon Girls, Differents, Dorks. 773-489-3160.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Thursdays, Derrick Carter & Lego. 312-751-2900.

DREAMS 935 S. State, Lockport: Music after 9:30 PM. Next Saturday, April 22, Five Guys Named Moe. 815-834-0084.

DRINK 702 W. Fulton: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJs Tony Abasolo & Neill. Saturdays, DJs Myke T, Neill & Adrian. Thursday, April 20, 9:30 PM, Hystories End, DJ Myke T & guests. 312-733-7800.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Friday, Fabulous Houserockers. Saturday, Kryer. Tuesdays, Mr. Blotto. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Aaron Aggarwal (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Next Friday, April 21, the Blast. Next Saturday, April 22, Mistaken Identity. 815-356-9980.

DUMAS WALKER'S BBQ PIT & FISH SHACK 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Wednesdays, DJs spin retro music. 847-593-2200.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays (on two stages), 8 PM Sundays, 9 PM Mondays, 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Friday, Underwater People, Stolie. Saturday, Sam Cockrell & the Groove, Jim Henning. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, Matt McBride. Wednesdays, Jack Straw. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Next Friday, April 21, Mike & Joe, Burnt Toast, Jon Gram. Next Saturday, April 22, Flapjacks, Serilian, Meridan Marshall. 847-358-9150.

EAST BANK CLUB 500 N. Kingsbury: Music after 5:30 PM. Fridays, pianist Bob Solone. Thursdays, Bob Solone Trio. 312-527-5800.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 11 PM. Friday, Pinch, Henderson Inches, Baddigo. Saturday, BVX, Jim the Band, Session. Sunday, Sumo, PBR Street Gang. Monday, E-Mics, Lexie Bloor Band. Tuesday, Terata, Somebody, the Joint. Wednesday, Peking Turtle, Swag. Thursday, Jamal & the Magical Stainless Steel Pimpcoats, Mega Super Ultra. Next Friday, April 21, Park, Bourbon Street, Flinch. Next Saturday, April 22, Rico, Bad Cat, Over Easy. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Mr. Meyers. Saturday, Artificial Flavor. Thursday, Nick & Dave. Next Friday, April 21, Nightime Lover & the Groove. Next Saturday, April 22, Blind Roosevelts. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Shipping News, Victory at Sea, Taking Pictures. Saturday, Lester Bangs Memorial Tribute Band (see Spot Check), Loraxx, Black Stabbath. Sunday, "Borrowed Language" DJs spin with Izade. Monday, Universal Life & Accident, 45s, Zulu as Kono. Thursday, Macha (see Critic's Choice), Dylan Group, Pinebender. Next Friday, April 21, Poster Children, Frisbie, Plutonics. Next Saturday, April 22, 7 PM, Lois, Sean Na Na; 11 PM, Girls Against Boys, Enon. 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Next Friday, April 21, pianist Randy Amundsen. 630-916-6242.

ETHIOPIAN VILLAGE 3462 N. Clark: Restaurant with African music. Thursdays, 8 PM, open mike for poets/musicians. 773-929-8300.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin music in the cabaret room nightly: Sundays through Fridays, 5 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 5 PM-5 AM; in Club X: Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 9 PM-5 AM. Fridays, DJ Gil Burns. Saturdays, DJ Laura B. 312-266-1944.

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Sundays, Dub Dis (no cover). 773-348-3998.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin music from 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-4 AM Saturdays. 773-395-2700.

FACES 223 W. Ontario: DJs spin Wednesdays through Saturdays after 8 PM and Sundays after 7 PM. Wednesdays, DJs Alberto "Escandalo" Gomez & Jorge Rodeo spin salsa with live bands at 10 PM. 312-440-3223.

FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Thursdays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Friday, Pippy Joller, Soma DJ Christopher Robin. Saturdays, John Curley, Chad Sommer, Chris Walsh & Charles Little. Thursdays, Mikie Mike. 312-226-4555.

FINISH LINE 8550 W. Ogden, Lyons: Saturday, Mind Over Matter. Next Friday, April 21, the Core. Next Saturday, April 22, Holy Moses. 708-447-3116.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: Friday, 6 PM, American Steel, Squad, Deminer, Off Yourself; 10 PM, Prescriptions (see Spot Check), Three Dollar Bill, Sau. Saturday, 5 PM, Usurp Synapse, Landmine, La Mantra de Fhriquia, Allied War Effort, Third & Failing; 9 PM, Wolfie, X-Vessel, Defender, Port Vale. Sunday, 7 PM, Appleseed Cast, Tristeza, Rumah Sakit, Chris McFarland. Wednesday, 6 PM, Shotwell, All Else Fails; 10 PM, Speedealer, Tummler. Thursday, 8 PM, Meatjack, Zulu As Kono, Decomposing Baby, Malaria. Next Friday, April 21, 7 PM, Pilfers, Logans Loss, Wah Fu, Enemies; 10 PM, Glasspack, Bible & the Devil. Next Saturday, April 22, noon, Limp Wrist, What Happens Next, Code13, Kill the Man Who Questions, No Justice, Bloodpact, Roundhouse, Frontside; 7 PM, Honor System, Toucan Slam, Climber, Jerry Andriano; 10 PM, Volta Do Mar, Tenki. Next Sunday, April 23, 7 PM, Kim, TV Savage, Perps, Wunder Years. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Ralph Covert & the Bad Examples. Thursday, 9 PM, Satya Graha, Lauren Brombert. Next Saturday, April 22, 10 PM, Heartsfield, Hillbillys From Space. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Music after 10 PM. Friday, Grand Marquis, DJs Refried Beats. Saturdays, DJs spin dance music upstairs in the loft. Mondays, open mike. Tuesdays, Steve Z. sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. 773-348-6000.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Saturday, Biff & the Waybacks. Next Saturday, April 22, John McHugh & Co. 847-821-1234.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Thursdays. Friday, Moods. Saturday, Loose Screws. Thursday, Smalls. Next Friday, April 21, Mr. Meyers. Next Saturday, April 22, Uncle John's Band. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Domestic Problems. Saturday, Casolando. 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: DJs spin Wednesdays through Sundays after 8 PM. Fridays, Saturdays, and Wednesdays, DJ EKG. Thursdays, DJ Johnny Price. 773-248-3330.

FUSE 738 N. Clark: DJs spin Tuesdays through Saturdays after 10 PM. 312-932-9289.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Vodka Seventy-Five, Drag King. Saturday, Pawn, Dead Steel Mill. Next Friday, April 21, Adam Ezra. Next Saturday, April 22, Billy Barro, Leisure Dynamics. 773-489-5471.

GAMEKEEPERS 345 W. Armitage: Music after 10 PM. Next Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22, Trippin' Billies. 773-549-0400.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays, 5:30 PM, Taylor Ross; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Saturdays, 10 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike with Beckie Menzie. Monday, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Job Christensen & Beckie Menzie. Tuesday, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Wednesday, 5:30 PM, Mark Burnell; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Thursday, 5:30 PM, Lex McCauley; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Friday, 7:30 PM, Sarah Poretta; 9:30 PM, Denise Tomasello & Russ Long. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Denise Tomasello & Russ Long. Sundays, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Monday, 7:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Rick Aiello; 9:30 PM, open mike with Dan Stetzel. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Honey West & Beckie Menzie. Thursday, 7:30 PM, Taylor Ross; 9:30 PM, Kathryn Payne. Next Friday, April 21, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings with Honey West & Russ Long. Next Saturday, April 22, 7:30 PM, Ben Holbrook; 10 PM, Denise Tomasello & Beckie Menzie. 773-348-1053.

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: Wednesdays, 9 PM-2 AM, VJs spin "retro classics." 773-252-4090.

GIN MILL 2462 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Tuesdays, 10 PM, Jason Jones. 773-549-3232.

GIORGIO'S BANQUETS 276 E. Irving Park, Wood Dale: Sundays, 10 AM-3 PM, members of Stage Right Dinner Theatre perform show tunes. 630-766-4626.

GLOW 1615 N. Clybourn: DJs spin nightly from 10 PM until 4 AM. 312-587-8469.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Tuesdays, open mike. Thursdays, Hack 'n' Wheeze. 773-525-7313.

GROOVY 4660 W. 147th, Midlothian: DJs spin 70s disco and 80s retro dance music after 8 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Billygoat. 708-371-7272.

GROUCHO'S 8355 S. Pulaski: Next Saturday, April 22, 10 PM, Shades of Grey. 773-767-4838.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, Blue Marvin, Snake Oil. Saturday, Rollover, Ian Crockett. Thursday, Imagination Playground, Co-Pilot Jones. Next Friday, April 21, Karma Sutra, Oblivia, SCSI. Next Saturday, April 22, the Buzz, Powderblue Collar, Bone to Pick. 773-472-5139.

HEALING EARTH RESOURCES 3111 N. Ashland: Saturdays, 7-9 PM, all-ages "free-form" dancing to DJ music (world beat, techno, and trip-hop). 773-381-3042.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Friday, 10:30 PM, Mambo Surfers. Saturday, 10:30 PM, Kevin So. Thursday, 10 PM, Ellen Rosner & friends. Next Friday, April 21, 10:30 PM, Michael Kelsey. Next Saturday, April 22, 10:30 PM, Funky Wordsmyths. 773-465-8005.

HELL 1115 N. Northbranch: DJs spin Wednesdays through Saturdays. Friday and Saturdays, Matt Warren. 312-236-4355.

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Sundays, 9 PM, Andrew Frakker. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Joey Edwin. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Kevin & Aiden. 773-883-0304.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Friday, 10 PM, Paulina Hollers, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel. Saturday, 9 PM, tribute to Curtis Mayfield (see Spot Check) with Mr. Rudy Day, Kelly Hogan, Deanna Varagona, Jon Langford, Robert Cornelius, Rebecca Gates & Jeff Parker, Hoodoo Hoedown, Altered Statesmen & others (benefit for the Drum Corps of the Sojourner Truth Elementary School). Wednesday, 9:30 PM, Frisbie. Thursday, 9:30 PM, "Honkytonk Living Room" with Phil Lee, Lonesome Bob, Kelly Kessler. Next Friday, April 21, 10 PM, Ribbon Effect, Puerto Muerto. Next Saturday, April 22, 10 PM, Katie Belle & the Belle Rangers, Ground Speed. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Libido Funk Circus. Saturday, Phat Planet, Saps. Thursday, Lightning & Thunder. Next Friday, April 21, Rusk, Urban Rain. Next Saturday, April 22, Spread, Sugar Fried Super O's. 773-929-0944.

HOLIDAY CLUB 1471 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after 10 PM. Thursdays, DJ Caesare spins "easy listening sounds," bossa nova, and international pop music. 773-486-0686.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Saturday, 10 PM, Belizean Vibes, DJ Peno. Next Saturday, April 21, 10 PM, Harry Shaw & the Belizean Gold, DJ Myke Wade. 773-271-4711.

HONEST JOHN'S 1000 Busse, Elk Grove: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, X-Side. Next Saturday, April 22, Mirage. 847-956-1170.

THE HOUSE 1675 N. Elston: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays and 11 PM-5 AM Saturdays; three separate rooms feature hip-hop and reggae, Latin and house music, and progressive dance and old school. 773-486-2086.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Angie Stone (see Critic's Choice). Saturday, 8 PM, Dr. John, Cathy Richardson Band. Sunday, Warrant, Spreaders. Wednesday, American English (Beatles tribute band). Thursday, 8:30 PM, King Sunny Ade & His African Beats, Aswah Greggorri & the Enforcers. Next Friday, April 21, Dio, Unband. Next Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and 23, 9:30 PM, Joe Satriani. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HUDSON'S ICE CREAM EMPORIUM 18 N. Catherine, LaGrange: Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30-10 PM, DJs spin swing. 708-352-1937.

HUGO'S FROG BAR 1024 N. Rush: Bar and restaurant. Sundays, 9 PM-1 AM, Paul Anton. Mondays, 5-9 PM, Ben Rudolph, Jonathan Menchin. Wednesdays, 5-9 PM, Bobby Harrison. 312-640-0999.

INTA'S 157 W. Ontario: DJs spin 9 PM-5 AM. Fridays, DJs spin R&B and hip-hop. 312-829-7503.

IVAN'S 3358 N. Ashland: DJs spin after 9 PM Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. 773-525-2140.

J.D. BATTS 12237 Western, Blue Island: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Rico. 708-389-7810.

EL JARDIN FIESTA CANTINA 3407 N. Clark: Music after 8 PM. DJs spin

rock, pop, and alternative Fridays and retro Saturdays. 773-327-4646.

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

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music after 10 PM. Friday, Rubber, Radioslave. Saturday, 10:30 PM, Tone Loc, Shoemaker. Wednesday, 9 PM, Anne Harris. Thursdays, 10:30 PM, Afrodisiacs. Next Friday, April 21, Flapjacks, the Gruv, Bravo Johnny. Next Saturday, April 22, Michaelanjelo. 312-337-3486.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Friday, Todd T. Band. Next Friday, April 21, Breadrock Bros. 630-752-2000.

JOOK JOINT 749 Torrence, Calumet City: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, DJ Butta. 708-862-4291 or 708-862-4284.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: DJs spin after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, 8 PM, Dan Darrah. 773-477-3330.

JUB JUB CLUB 2447 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM Saturdays through Thursdays. Saturdays and Tuesdays, DJ Polish Sausage. Sundays, "Garbage Sundays" with DJ Redneck Ed spinning garage, punk, country & blues. Wednesdays, DJ Uncle Doughnutz. 773-665-7557.

KATACOMB 1916 N. Lincoln Park West: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays and 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-337-4040.

KEG 810 Grove, Evanston: Sundays, 9:30 PM, Yabba Griffiths & Traxx. 847-869-9987.

KOPI, A TRAVELER'S CAFE 5317 N. Clark: Live acoustic music 8-10 PM. Monday, Renaldo Migaldi. 773-989-5674.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Hoochie Suit. Saturday, Underwater People, Leep 27. Next Friday, April 21, Common Ground. Next Saturday, April 22, Generations. 773-975-0505.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJ Teddy spins Thursdays through Sundays after 8 PM. 312-337-2583.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Sundays, Machine Gun Etiquette DJs spin. Mondays, Big Brad, DJ Scott Lucas. Tuesdays, DJs Rich Gonshak, Todd Witt & Kevin Loftus. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Live music Fridays and Saturdays at 9 PM and weeknights at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays, Arthur Lee. Saturday, Jack Straw & His Amazing Band. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Alec. Wednesdays, DJ Arnold, Naked Jenga. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, Waystation. 773-525-2422.

LINCOLN RESTAURANT 4008 N. Lincoln Ave: Mondays, 8 PM, Windy City Jammers. 773-248-1820.

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Leroy Bach, Tim Kinsella. Next Friday, April 21, Jay Johnson. 773-489-9554.

LUNAR BREWING COMPANY 54 E. St. Charles, Villa Park: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Saturday, Tuneage. Tuesdays, open mike. Next Saturday, April 22, Crimson Tyde. 630-530-2077.

LYON'S KNIGHT LIFE 4447 S. Lawndale, Lyons: Tuesdays, open mike. 708-447-9874.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM; no cover on weeknights. Friday, Smittyvision, Children of the Moon. Saturday, Milk Plow. Sundays, Pete Special Band. Wednesday, the Shine. Thursdays, Jan James. Next Friday, April 21, E-Mics. Next Saturday, April 22, Soul Fix, Swerve. 773-871-3757.

MAD BAR 1640 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 9 PM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM Saturdays and Mondays through Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Mark Grant & percussionist Leddie Garcia. Saturday, Mazi, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. Mondays, "Beat Project" funk, soul & hip-hop showcase with DJs Shon Dervis & Hiroki features live performances and guest DJs. Tuesday, DJ Mel, DJ Touch. Thursdays, Chicago Samba School. Next Saturday, April 22, DJ Caveman, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. 773-227-2277.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 777 Butterfield, Lombard: Live piano music after 6 PM Mondays through Fridays, at 5 and 9 PM on Saturdays, and after 5 PM on Sundays. Fridays, Stanley Karcz. Saturday, Phil Baron. Sunday, Tom Linsk. Monday, Peter Miletic. Tuesday and next Friday, April 21, Stanley Karcz. Wednesday and next Saturday, April 22, Tom Linsk. Thursday, Gary Filip. 630-543-1010.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Live piano music after 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 5:30 PM Sundays; no cover. Friday, Scott Holman. Saturdays and Sundays, Chicago Rose. Monday, Troy Neihardt. Tuesday, Dave Allen. Wednesday, John Zamojcin. Thursday, Troy Neidhardt. Next Friday, April 21, Phil Baron. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Friday, Chicago Rose. Saturday, Scott Holman. Sunday, Phil Baron. Monday, Scott Holman. Tuesday, Phil Baron. Wednesday through next Friday, April 21, Chicago Rose. Next Saturday, April 22, Phil Baron. 847-952-8755.

MANHOLE 3458 N. Halsted: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly, 9 PM-5 AM on Saturdays. 773-975-9244.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Umphrey's McGee, Ray's Music Exchange. Saturday, Shelby Lynne (see Critic's Choice), Alice Peacock. Tuesday, Arthur Lee & Cats Under the Stars. Wednesday, Sonic Voodoo, Jeff Freling. Thursday, Globus, Garden Bower, Sono. Next Friday, April 21, the Good, Pound Foolish, Wombats. Next Saturday, April 22, Dave Zollo & the Body Electric, Dorian Taj. 773-404-9494.

MASHED POTATO CLUB 316 W. Erie: Restaurant with DJs nightly after 5:30 PM; dance floor Fridays and Saturdays from 10 PM until 2 AM. Mondays, 10 PM, "Ultra Glam" female impersonators perform. 312-255-8579.

MERCURY 221 W. Van Buren: Restaurant and nightclub with DJs spinning nightly after 5 PM. 312-427-1774.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Friday, 6:30 PM, MxPx, Hippos, Ghoti Hook. Saturday, 7 PM, Melvins (see Spot Check); 11:30 PM, Bob Mould, Frisbie. Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Extravery, Ike Reilly Assassination, Monovox, Land of the El Caminos. Next Friday, April 21, 6:30 PM, Deals Gone Bad, Teenage Frames, the Stand, Mega Super Ultra. Next Saturday, April 22, 7 PM, Mighty Mighty Bosstones; 10 PM, MVP, Solar Tribe. 773-549-0203.

MIKE & DENISE'S 1760 N. Farnsworth, Aurora: Friday and next Friday, April 21, 6 PM, Dae (no cover). 630-820-7447.

MILK PAIL Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Sunday, 10 AM-2 PM, acoustic brunch with Mythic Fig Trio. 847-742-5040.

MISS KITTY'S PLACE 634 Ogden, Naperville: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Rich Matz. 630-357-2420.

MISSION 209 E. Chicago, Elgin: DJs spin after 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Saturdays. 847-488-0320.

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE & ULTIMATE SPORTS BAR 6727 Olmsted: DJs spin dance music Thursdays after 10 PM. 773-631-1223.

MORSELAND MUSIC ROOM 1218 W. Morse: Bar and restaurant; music at 10 PM. Friday, Myth Believers, Saps, Cedarcase. Saturday, DJ Scary Lady Sarah, DJ Agent Webb, DJs Ky & Joolz. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Stone. Wednesday, Old #8, Kristen Ronne Band. Thursday, Old #8, Mary Janes, Lesser Birds of Paradise. Next Friday, April 21, Anything But the Weasel, Elephant's Best Friend. Next Saturday, April 22, Blue Dahlia, Milkbaby, Stroller. 773-764-6401.

MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: Thursdays through Saturdays, 10 PM, DJ Danny Arias. 312-642-7251 or 312-642-7252.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJs Waxy & Spinmistress Batty. 773-486-7774.

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin dance music after 9 PM. Thursdays, DJ Dave Roberts spins until 4 AM. 773-528-2622.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, 8 PM, "home recording" showcase (public may bring in music). Wednesdays, DJs spin "rare and unusual" records. Next Friday, April 21, 8 PM, Big City Orchestra, Lab Report. Next Saturday, April 22, 8 PM, Big City Orchestra, Illusion of Safety. 773-728-5010.

NICK'S FISHMARKET 10275 W. Higgins, Rosemont: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Pearl Street Band. 847-298-8200.

905 CLUB 9055 N. Milwaukee, Niles: DJs spin music Thursdays through Saturdays after 9 PM. Tuesdays, DJ Gus Babalis. 847-470-1700.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 8 PM Thursdays through Sundays and 9 PM Mondays through Wednesdays. Saturday, Life in the Garden, Mickey Croisant. Tuesday, 8 PM, Laurie Lee Moses & Davu Seru. Next Friday, April 21, Kim di Giacomo. Next Saturday, April 22, Minna Bromberg, Low Rent Collective Ensemble. 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs Tankboy & Uncle Dan spin late on Fridays; DJs RB & M spin late on Saturdays. Friday, 9:30 PM, Rico, Bambu. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Isabelle Haze, O'nit. Sundays, 10 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Ron Haynes Quintet. Thursdays, 10 PM, MVP. Next Friday, April 21, 9:30 PM, Blue Turtle Tea Party, Kapsalis Trio. Next Saturday, April 22, 10 PM, Chicago Samba School. 773-489-0011.

PALM COURT Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30-5 PM, harpist Dawn Punches; 8:30 PM, Chad Willetts Trio. Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 7:30-11 PM, pianist Chad Willetts. 312-787-2200.

PAPA'S PUB 77 N. Main, Manteno: Friday, dueling pianos. Saturday, Kato the Houseboy. Next Saturday, April 22, Lounge Puppets. 815-468-6666.

PAPAGALLO'S RISTORANTE 246 Green Bay, Highwood: Saturdays, 7-10 PM, Eric "Pianoman" Stang. 847-432-6663.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Number One Son, Electric Church. Saturday, Big Breakfast. Sunday, Ginny's Rites. Thursday, Sue Roth, Mark Hood, Self-evident. Next Friday, April 21, Dark Ritual, Sherilyns. Next Saturday, April 22, Wellstones. 773-486-9862.

PLANETA MEXICO 2047 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. 773-489-0600.

POLLY ESTHER'S 213 W. Institute: DJs spin disco music of the 70s and 80s after 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Staurdays, DJs Mike Z & Vanilli Vice. Thursday, Libido Funk Circus. 312-664-0777.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: DJs spin after 10 PM Saturdays, Mondays, and Wednesdays; no cover. Wednesdays, Garden Foundation & Rust Crew DJs spin hip-hop. 773-252-7767.

POP'S SPORTS BAR 817 E. Nerge, Roselle: Friday, Eleventh Hour. Saturday, Soul Pigs. Next Friday, April 21, 8-Track. Next Saturday, April 22, Garbo Swag. 630-924-9368.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Starr 69. Wednesday, "Music Workx" variety showcase with Cheetah. Next Saturday, April 22, Lemmings. 773-276-9730.

RACHEL'S CAFE & GIFT 734 E. Schaumburg, Schaumburg: Coffeehouse plays music by Morrissey and the Smiths. 847-310-9678.

RED DOG 1958 W. North: DJs spin a mix of funk, house, and dance music 10 PM-4 AM nightly, 5 AM on Saturdays. Fridays, DJ David Britton & Lil' John. Saturdays, Twilite Tone, 33-1/3, Steve Bravo. Mondays, DJs Mark Grant & Lego, DJ Keith Ware. 773-278-1009.

REDHEAD PIANO BAR 16 W. Ontario: Music after 8:30 PM Fridays and Sundays through Thursdays and after 8 PM Saturdays. Fridays, Gene Garcia. Saturdays, Troy Neihardt, John Zamojcin. Sundays, John Zamojcin. Mondays and Thursdays, Tom Linsk & Lisa McCloury. Tuesdays, John Zamojcin, Tom Linsk. Wednesdays, Kenny Phelps. 312-640-1000.

REDNOFIVE 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 10 PM; free admission before midnight. Friday, Bear Who? & Chris Simmonds. Saturday, Pure Science, Toni Verdi, Tim Baker, Chad Sommer, Chris Walsh, John Curley, Charles Little. Next Friday, April 21, Paul Edge, Josh Werner. Next Saturday, April 22, Gayle San, Chad Sommer, Chris Walsh, John Curley, Charles Little. 312-733-6699.

REILLY'S DAUGHTER 4010 W. 111th, Oak Lawn: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Shades of Grey. 708-423-1188.

RIVE GAUCHE 306 N. Halsted: DJs Meza & Xavier Temple spin "high energy dance music" 10 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-738-9971.

ROADHOUSE 1653 N. Wells: Music after 10 PM; DJs spin dance music Fridays and Tuesdays. 312-440-0535.

ROCKHOUSE GRILL 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, open mike. 847-392-6446.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Infinity. Saturday, New Colony Six, Zen Merchants. Next Friday, April 21, Cryan Shames, Jordan. Next Saturday, April 22, 5150 (Van Halen tribute band), Rockwell. 630-543-3101.

ROSARIO'S RESTAURANT 5956 W. Higgins: Music after 7 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Mix Band. Thursdays, Timmy D. 773-775-7525.

RUBY SLIPPER 1161 N. Dearborn: DJs spin until 4 AM Fridays through Thursdays and Sundays and until 5 AM on Saturdays. 312-337-2300.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Bar and restaurant. Friday, 10 PM, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers (see Spot Check), Brandon Harvey. Saturday, 10:30 PM, Califone (see Spot Check), Moviola (see Spot Check). Sunday, 8 PM, Stan Ridgway, Dorian Taj. Monday, 9 PM, Seely, National Skyline, David Singer. Tuesday, 9 PM, Tara Jane O'Neil (see Spot Check), Town & Country, Bevel. Wednesday, 9 PM, Amy Rigby, Cow Lily. Thursday, 9 PM, Jazz Butcher Conspiracy (see Spot Check), Mezodigm, AEUK. Next Friday, April 21, 9 PM, Marty Willson-Piper, Thomas Negovan & Matt Nathanson. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Wicked Garden. Next Saturday, April 22, Jostelen Weed. 630-372-2900.

720 CLUB 720 N. Wells: DJs spin salsa and merengue, rock en español, and progressive underground Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays, and Tuesdays. 312-397-0600.

SIDELINES 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Dogs in the Tub. Saturday, Trap Door, Weebles. Next Friday, April 21, Convulsions, Molasses. 773-528-7569.

SIDEOUTS 4018 Roberts, Island Lake: Music after 10 PM. Friday, Video Stars. Saturday, Libido Funk Circus. Thursdays, 45s. Next Friday, April 21, Johnny Star. Next Saturday, April 22, X-Side. 708-526-7174.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Next Saturday, April 22, 10 PM, John Duncan. 773-227-3617.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Friday, Dick Holliday & the Bamboo Gang. 847-991-2150.

SLUGGERS 3540 N. Clark: Music at 10 PM. Next Friday, April 21, Shades of Grey. 773-472-9696.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Friday, Scott Hardkiss, Dave Brock. Saturday, Miles Maeda. Sundays, DJ Eddie "El Mozkito" Cruz & DJ Abalorious spin deep Latin grooves. Mondays, Current, Temulent & J Initial spin drum & bass. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Wednesdays, DJ Rekliner spins punk rock. Thursday, Paul Johnson, DJ Skip, Jevon Jackson, Jesse Martinez. 773-549-4140.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Sundays, 9:30 PM, Torturing Elvis. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY PUB 36 E. New York, Aurora: Wednesdays, 9 PM-1AM, DJ Laura B. (no cover). 630-264-9800.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM nightly. Fridays, Mark Hultmark. Saturdays, DJ Jungle Jorge. Mondays, DJ Steven Farias. Wednesdays, DJ Freddie Bain. Thursdays, DJ Billy Seagrave. 773-327-7711.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Music at 8 PM. Mondays, spoken word. Tuesday, DJs spin techno & industrial music. Wednesdays, open mike. Next Friday, April 21, Evergreen Terrace. 708-922-9950.

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin 10:30 PM-4 AM Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Friday, Mel Hammond, DJ Jason Christopher. Saturdays, DJ Jason Christopher. Tuesday, Jesse de la Peña, DJ Gary Wallace. Thursdays, DJ Jesse de la Peña, DJ Rebecca, Rippin' Ray & others. 312-587-8779.

STARBUCKS COFFEE 3184 N. Clark: Sundays, 1 PM, Meisha Herron (free performance). 773-935-9270.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music at 10 PM in the upstairs Cabaret Room; DJs spin on the first floor. Friday, Echosend, South Paw. Saturday, Whiskey Kitchen, Rusk, Brother Jed. Next Friday, April 21, Toy Band, Waystation, Johnny L. Next Saturday, April 22, Colonel Stem. 773-278-6600.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Saturdays, DJs Jay Biz & Mass Transit. Sundays, Twisted Bliss. Tuesdays, DJ Scott Lucas. 773-227-4906.

THURSTON'S 1248 W. George: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Silverado. 773-472-6900.

TRADER TODD'S ADVENTURE BAR 1157 N. Dearborn: DJ Riojet spins disco after 9 PM Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays (upstairs). 312-943-3944.

TUTTO TAPAS 7407 W. Madison, Forest Park: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Dave Polk Group. 708-771-3063.

THE U!N! CLUB 3548 N. River Rd., Franklin Park: DJs spin after 8 PM. Fridays and Tuesdays, DJ Jimmy B. spins music from the 50s to the present. Saturdays, DJs spin dance music. Wednesdays, DJs Red Lox & Stallion Luv with DJ Blade spin reggae. Thursdays, DJs spin salsa & merengue (with free dance lessons at 9 PM with Manny Lopez). 847-233-9091.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Miga, Orphans. Saturday, Larry O. Dean & the Me Decade, Marlee MacLeod. Sunday, 7 PM, Libby Reed, Marina, Tamara Pierce. Wednesday, 8 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase. Thursday, Telstar, Gertrude. Next Friday, April 21, Torben Floor, Paul Kotheimer, Sylvia's Crib. Next Saturday, April 22, Stuart Davis. Next Sunday, April 23, 7 PM, Donna Adler, Stephanie Fletcher, Jen & Mel. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Friday, DJ Function. Saturday, Pinheads, Geezers. Sundays, "Thrift" DJs Pap, Anton & Funktion. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Sundays, 10 PM-1 AM, Heather Horton Band. 312-266-7761.

VAUGHAN'S PUB 2917 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM Sundays, 9:30 PM Tuesdays. Tuesdays, open jam with Anthony & Tony C. 773-281-8188.

VIOLET 3423 N. Southport: Restaurant and bar. Wednesdays, Stockboy. 773-528-2220.

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

VOYEUR 151 W. Ohio: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJs Lego & Justin Long. 312-832-1717.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Sound & the Fury, Red Jester. Saturday, Bumpus, Punsapaya. Thursday, Third Leg, Lava. Next Friday, April 21, Strain Busy Sky, Mesh. Next Saturday, April 22, Butterside Down, Revolver. 773-929-1300.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Ad Roc Committee. Saturday, Funkaducci. Next Friday, April 21, Rick Cruz. Next Saturday, April 22, open stage. 312-943-7815.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Rebecca's Statue. Saturday, We You They. Sundays, DJ Matthew King (no cover). Next Friday, April 21, Eric Howell. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Friday, Carl Brown & the Solid Gold International Band. Saturday, Root One, Aswah Greggorri. Sunday, Gizzae. Monday, Aswah Greggorri. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesdays, Carl Brown & the Solid Gold International Band. Thursday, Skapone. Next Friday, April 21, Dub Flex, Died & Dread. Next Saturday, April 22, Pelvic Delta, TS Soundz. 773-327-4273.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9 PM. Saturday, Arthur Lee & Cats Under the Stars. Sundays, Bob Bloom. Mondays, DJ Smut. Wednesdays, Arthur Lee & Cats Under the Stars. Thursday, 9:30 PM, Uncle John's Band. Next Friday, April 21, Gizzae. Next Saturday, April 22, Five Spot Quintet. 847-432-6430.

WRIGHTWOOD TAP 1059 W. Wrightwood: Music after 9 PM. Thursdays, Louis & Scharpf. 773-549-4949.

YVETTE 1206 N. State: Restaurant. Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Nan Mason & Terry Higgins. Sundays, 7 PM, Nadine Baxter. Mondays, 7 PM, Ester Hana. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Gwen Pippin. Wednesdays, 8 PM, pianist Bob Solone. Thursdays, 8 PM, Faye Bolden. 312-280-1700.

ZEBRA LOUNGE 1220 N. State: Piano bar with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Tom Oman. Sundays, open jam session with Gary Filip & friends. Mondays, pianist Ruth Allen. Tuesdays, pianist Gary Filip. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Tom Oman. 312-642-5140.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, and Thursdays through Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM. Next Friday, April 21, Carl Craig, 8Fatfat8, DJs Diz, Heather, & J-Dub. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

BLT, ANNE-MARIE AKIN, LAURA DOHERTY perform at the Old Town School of Folk Music Members Appreciation Concert. Next Friday, April 21, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LIZ CARROLL Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, April 22, 5 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

GUY CLARK, JESSE WINCHESTER Next Saturday, April 22, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

COOPER, NELSON & EARLY, KATHY FOLKERTS Next Saturday, April 22, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

FOUR BITCHIN' BABES Saturday, 7:30 PM, Norris Theatre, Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200.

HOT SOUP, CAT CATALANI Benefits Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630.

HOT SOUP, JIM GARY Sunday, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Gurnee. 847-949-5355.

TOM & CHRIS KASTLE, STEVE & SYLVIA FRANCOIS, SUSAN URBAN, NATURAL BOB & MICKY HOLDSWORTH, DAVID MICHAELS, KATHRYN & CAITLIN MORSKI, MOOSE RIVER Free concert. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry. 773-271-7127.

SEAMUS KENNEDY Saturday, 8 PM, auditorium, Saint Scholastica Academy, 7416 N. Ridge. 773-764-5715, ext. 364.

CINDY MANGSEN & STEVE GILLETTE Saturday, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

RUNNING FOX BLUEGRASS BAND Free in-store performance. Saturday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

SELDOM SCENE Saturday, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LINDA M. SMITH Free in-store performances. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2783.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 8 PM. Saturday, 9 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong, Kevin So. Sundays, Irish jam session hosted by Christy Barry. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesday, 7 PM, songwriter showcase. Wednesdays, Corn Meal. Thursday, Printers Rogue. Next Saturday, April 22, Larry Nugent & Friends. 773-478-4408.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Friday, Remember Rome. Saturday, David & Marion. Next Friday, April 21, Kevin McDonough. 847-332-1116.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Wednesday, Dimestore String Band. 773-384-8600.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Country music at 7 PM; DJs spin Fridays and Sundays through Tuesdays. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Willy Phillips Band. Sundays, 6 PM, DJ Brian spins country music. 773-384-2547.

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

CELTIC CROSSINGS 751 N. Clark: Sundays, 5 PM, Irish sessiun. 312-337-1005.

COWBOY'S LOUNGE 10400 Fullerton, Melrose Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Midnight Riders. Next Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22, Just Us Band with Bertie Lee. 847-288-1848.

DUMAS WALKER'S BBQ PIT & FISH SHACK 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: DJs spin country music Thursdays through Saturdays after 7:30 PM. Fridays and Thursdays, DJ Sux. Saturdays, DJ Wild Bill Garcia. 847-593-2200.

EARL OF LOCH NESS 2350 N. Clark: No cover. Saturday, 9 PM, Doon the Brae. Sunday, 3:30 PM, ceilidh party with music by Doon the Brae. Wednesday, 8 PM, Kevin & Aiden. 773-529-9879.

EDELWEISS 7650 W. Irving Park, Norridge: Traditional German and popular American music after 6 PM Fridays and Saturdays. 708-452-6040.

EMMIT'S IRISH PUB 495 N. Milwaukee: Sunday and next Sunday, April 23, 7-10 PM, Chicago Rovers, Ruby Harris. 312-563-9631.

FAST EDDIE McATEER IRISH PUB 5943 N. Northwest Highway: Live music Thursday through Sunday nights after 9 PM. 773-763-0095.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Friday, 9:30 PM, Beausoleil. Tuesday, 8 PM, Can Ky Ree. 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar. Sunday, 10 AM-2 PM, Special Consensus performs at a buffet brunch; 5-8 PM, Special Consensus performs in the Harvest Room during dinner. 847-821-1234.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, Tom Dundee. Next Saturday, April 22, Colby Maddox & Noam Pikelney. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Fred. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Sara Sara. 773-489-5471.

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

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Sundays, 3 PM, traditional Irish jam session. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band. 773-883-0304.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Friday, 10 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Paulina Hollers. Saturday, 9 PM, tribute to Curtis Mayfield (see Spot Check) with Mr. Rudy Day, Kelly Hogan, Deanna Varagona, Jon Langford, Robert Cornelius, Rebecca Gates & Jeff Parker, Hoodoo Hoedown, Altered Statesmen & others (benefit for the Drum Corps of the Sojourner Truth Elementary School). Thursday, 9:30 PM, "Honkytonk Living Room" with Phil Lee, Lonesome Bob, Kelly Kessler. Next Saturday, April 22, 10 PM, Katie Belle & the Belle Rangers, Ground Speed. 773-227-4433.

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: Sundays, 8 PM, songwriter showcase. Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike. 773-235-9795.

IRISH AMERICAN HERITAGE CENTER 4626 N. Knox: Music in the Fifth Province Pub after 9 PM. Friday, Gerry Haughey. Saturday, Tossers. Next Friday, April 21, John Dillon. Next Saturday, April 22, Murphy's Law. 773-282-7035.

IRISH EYES 2519 N. Lincoln: Next Saturday, April 22, 9 PM, Mulligan Stew, Ruby Harris. 773-348-9548.

IRISH MILL INN 26592 N. Highway 83, Mundelein: No cover. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Whitey O'Day. Thursdays, 8 PM, open stage. 847-566-7044.

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

LAKEVIEW LOUNGE 5110 N. Broadway: No cover. Thursdays through Saturdays, 10 PM, Nightwatch. 773-769-0994.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Mondays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Bobby Dunne. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Mighty Joe. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Irish sessiun. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Back in Stride. 708-388-6755.

LUNAR CABARET 2827 N. Lincoln: Friday, 8 PM, "Jug Band Party" with music by Jug Band and Townie; program also features poetry, monologues, and "unorthodox media presentations." 773-327-6666.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Sunday, John Williams & John Doyle. Monday, Kieran O'Hare & Dennis Cahill. 773-404-9494.

NEWPORT COFFEEHOUSE 1121 Half Day Rd., Bannockburn: Music at 8:30 PM. Saturday, Dalziel. Next Saturday, April 22, Small Potatoes. 847-940-7134.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 8 PM Thursdays through Sundays and 9 PM Mondays through Wednesdays. Friday, Nicole Mendyk & Larry Rand. Mondays, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Thursday, F.M. Smith. 773-743-3355.

PANOS' RESTAURANT 705 Main, Evanston: Next Saturday, April 22, 7 PM, Kristin Lems. 847-733-1390.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Thursdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Jason Jones. 773-276-9730.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Saturday, 8 PM, Susan Werner. Wednesday, 9 PM, Amy Rigby, Cow Lily. 773-525-2508.

SNUGGERY 36 E. New York, Aurora: Wednesdays, country line dancing with music by DJ Johnny J. 630-264-9800.

TINLEY PERK 7899 W. 159th, Tinley Park: Tuesdays, 7 PM, open stage with Ken Qualter. 708-633-7375.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Friday, GreenChoby. Next Friday, April 21, Lil' Rev. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM. Sunday, 7 PM, Libby Reed, Marina, Tamara Pierce. Wednesday, 8 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Monday, 8-10 PM, K.C. Crystal. Wednesdays, 8-10:30 PM, John Lawler. Thursdays, 7:30-10 PM, Lynne Mandarino. 312-266-7761.

VILLA KULA 4518 N. Lincoln: Tea room and cafe. Fridays, 5-8 PM, Eric Lugosch. 773-728-3114.

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, 8:30 PM, Justin Earle; 10 PM, Kevin So. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Mark Edwards & Toltec. Tuesdays, B.L.T. & Mayo. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Ben Porter. Next Friday, April 21, Jen & Mel. Next Saturday, April 22, Chuck Cheesman & Sue McClelland. 773-271-0401.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9 PM. Thursdays, Cornmeal. 847-432-6430.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

EASTER JUBILEE GOSPEL FEST with Albertina Walker, Kim Stratton, Chicago State University Gospel Choir, Chicago Children's Choir, Salem Baptist Church of Chicago Youth Choir, Saint Mark's Missionary Baptist Church Cathedral Youth Choir, Kingdom Builders, Robert Jones, Allen Twins, and No Dope Express Children's Choir. Saturday, 6:30 PM, gymnasium, Chicago State University, 9501 S. King Dr. 773-568-5600 or 708-799-7263.

B.B. KING, BOBBY "BLUE" BLAND, MANHATTANS Next Friday, April 21, 8 PM, and next Saturday, April 22, 7 and 11 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 9 PM, Katherine Davis Quartet/Ken Saydak Blues Show. 312-642-6805.

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

BEALE STREET BLUES CAFE 1550 N. Rand, Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Eric Culbertson. Saturday, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Tuesdays, open blues jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). Wednesdays, Carl Davis Band. Next Friday, April 21, Joanna Connor, Buzz Kilman. 847-776-9850.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. Monday, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tuesday, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Wednesday, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers with Grana' Louise. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Next Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Chico Banks Band with Grana' Louise. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tuesday, Alan Batts Band with Grana' Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Next Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22, Lindsey Alexander Band with Patricia Scott. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Kinsey Report. Sunday, Rodney Brown & Hot Rod. Mondays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tuesday, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Wednesday, Pistol Pete. Thursday, Chicago R&B Kings. Next Friday, April 21, Michael Coleman. Next Saturday, April 22, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Next Sunday, April 23, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. 773-528-1012.

B.L.U.E.S. ETCETERA 1124 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Saturday, Willie Kent, Bonnie Lee, Jimmy Burns, Lil' Arthur Duncan, Lurrie Bell, James Wheeler. Mondays, Big Bill Hickey & the Moneymakers (no cover). Tuesday, Marty Sammon. Wednesday, jam hosted by Rockin' Johnny. Thursday, Tommy McCracken. Next Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. 773-525-8989.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Saturday, Fruteland Jackson. Thursdays, Sugar Blue. Next Saturday, April 22, Pete Special. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, open jam with Brother John. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Next Saturday, April 22, Howard & the White Boys. 773-528-0888.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Friday, 5:30 PM, Diamond Jim Green; 9:30 PM, Little Charlie & the Nightcats, Little Al Thomas & the Crazy House Band. Saturday, Frankie Lee & Bobby Murray, Jimmy Burns. Sunday, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Monday, jam hosted by Brother John. Tuesdays, Band Competition. Wednesday, Jimmy Burns. Thursday, Larry Garner. Next Friday, April 21, 5:30 PM, Joanna Connor; 9:30 PM, Billy Branch & Sons of Blues, Bill Lupkin Blues Band. Next Saturday, April 22, Larry McCray, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Fridays, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. Mondays, DJ Steve. 773-384-2547.

CARMICHAEL'S CHICAGO STEAK HOUSE 1052 W. Monroe: Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays, 6 PM, Professor John. 312-433-0025.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Saturday, and Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE II 1634 W. 69th: Mondays, 7 PM-midnight, blues open mike with Patricia Scott, Lucky Price, and Floyd Taylor. 773-471-6497.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music after 10 PM. Saturday, Anthony Gomes Band. Next Friday, April 21, Howard & the White Boys, the Buzz. 630-513-0074.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: No cover. Sundays, 10:30 AM-2:30 PM, Gospel Supremes. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Professor John & His Band. 312-836-7870.

DREAMS 935 S. State, Lockport: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Howard & the White Boys. 815-834-0084.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Saturday, 10:30 PM, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Sunday, 9 PM, jam session with Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). 847-358-9150.

FAMOUS DAVE'S 739 N. Clark: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday, 5 PM, Eric Noden; 9:30 PM, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Saturday, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Sundays, Rob Stone & the C-Notes. Monday, John Primer. Tuesday, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Wednesday, Matthew Skoller. Thursday, Roy Hytower. Next Friday, April 21, Tad Robinson. Next Saturday, April 22, Legendary Sam Lay Band. 312-266-2400.

FINISH LINE 8550 W. Ogden, Lyons: Friday, Detroit Danny. 708-447-3116.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Next Friday, April 21, 10 PM, Little Charlie & the Nightcats. 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM; no cover. Thursday, April 20, Blue Plate Special. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9 PM. Next Friday, April 21, Little Mike & the Tornadoes. Next Saturday, April 22, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 630-416-4898.

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

GERRI'S PALM TAVERN 446 E. 47th: Saturdays, midnight-2 AM, blues jam with Fernando Jones. 773-373-6292.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Next Friday, April 21, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Mike Wheeler Blues Band. Tuesday, 8:30 PM, Joanna Connor & Buzz Kilman. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Joe Moss. Next Saturday, April 22, 9:30 PM, Maurice John Vaughn. 708-484-3610.

HEROES & LEGENDS 2400 W. Jefferson, Joliet: Saturday, Tommy McCracken. Next Saturday, April 22, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. 815-741-9207.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile (no cover). 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 7:30 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Friday and Saturday, Rockin' Highliners. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays and Tuesday, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Wednesday and Thursday, Pete Special. Next Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22, Elmo Bliss & Cold Sweat. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

HUGO'S FROG BAR 1024 N. Rush: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 9 PM-1 AM, Peter Dames. 312-640-0999.

J.D. BATTS 12237 Western, Blue Island: Music at 10 PM. Next Saturday, April 22, "Blues Revue 2000" with Judy Noa, Johnny Cosgrove, Pat Doody, Casey Jones, Leontine Dupree, Tony "Cash" Caccitolo, Tony "Guitar" Wilson, Joe Jammer, Nathalie Wright, Eddie Boss, Rick Gibson, John Primer, Steve Ditzell & Top Hat Robinson. 708-389-7810.

JIM SHOOZE 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Thursday, April 20, Howard & the White Boys. 708-756-0600.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant with music at 6 PM. Wednesdays, Ken Saydak. Thursdays, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-595-5299.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Saturday, Sister Lu & the Boys. Next Saturday, April 22, Scrawl. 630-752-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Billy Branch & Sons of Blues, J.W. Williams, Kid Dynamite. Sundays, 4-8:30 PM, blues jam with Zanne Mack Band; 9:30 PM, Charlie Love, Casey Jones. Mondays, Howard Scott & Chick Rodgers, Carl Weathersby. Tuesdays, J.W. Williams, Andre Taylor & Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Carl Weathersby & Howard Scott with Chick Rodgers. Thursdays, Nellie Travis & Andre Taylor, Charlie Love. Next Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22, John Primer. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Saturday, Dave Weld. Sundays, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Wednesdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band with Shirley King. Thursday, Shirley Johnson. Next Friday, April 21, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Next Saturday, April 22, Shirley King. 312-360-1558.

LEATHER LOUNGE 401 E. 69th: Saturdays, 10 PM, Rush Hour Blues Band. 773-651-6763.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Jumpin' Willy Cobbs. Wednesdays, Waystation. Thursdays, Pedal Steel Transmission. Next Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22, Howlin' Wolf Jr. 773-525-2422.

LUCIANO'S 6431 W. Cermak, Berwyn: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Rock Bottom Blues Band. Next Friday, April 21, J.B. Ritchie & the Power Blues Band. 708-863-2000.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Saturday, Joe Kelly. Next Saturday, April 22, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

OLD ORLEANS 1458 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music after 7 PM; no cover. Saturdays, Revolving Door. 847-475-4804.

111 CLUB 111 W. 111th: Fridays, 8 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-821-9165.

ORAZIO 333 Center, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Next Friday, April 21, Guilty. 630-357-4350.

PENNY ROAD PUB Penny & Old Sutton, Barrington Hills: Friday, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 708-428-0562.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Friday, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 847-266-1313.

PRIMO'S 22212 Governors Hwy., Richton Park: Thursday, April 20, 9 PM, open blues jam hosted by Billy King. 708-748-5560.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Sundays, 8 PM, jam session hosted by Blues Effect. 773-276-9730.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, John Primer, Carey Bell, and others. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Chico Banks. Thursdays, Little Mack Simmons. Next Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. 773-342-0452.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Saturday, Nigel Mack. Sundays, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). Next Friday, April 21, Maurice John Vaughn. Next Saturday, April 22, Pistol Pete. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday, Rhythm Club. Saturday, Steve Cushing & the Chicago All Stars. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Wednesday, Eddie Taylor Jr. with Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars. Next Friday, April 21, Rockin' Johnny Band. Next Saturday, April 22, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: Thursday, April 20, 4:30 PM, Joanbaby (no cover). 312-441-9334.

STARLITE 605 S. Pulaski: Sundays, 7 PM-midnight, Jumpin' Willie Cobbs & the Fireballs. 773-826-5676.

TOWNHALL PUB 3340 N. Halsted: Wednesdays, 10 PM, Brothers K Band. 773-472-4405.

290 SPORTS & JUICE BAR 3457 W. Harrison: No cover. Fridays, 10 PM, and Sundays, 9 PM, Willie D. & the All-Stars. 773-533-9208.

VILLA KULA 4518 N. Lincoln: Tea room and cafe features jazz pianists at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM weeknights. Saturdays, Erwin Helfer & John Brumbach. 773-728-3114.

WHATEVER IV 3101 S. Central: Next Saturday, April 22, 9:30 PM, Pat Smillie Band. 708-863-4224.

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open blues jam with Matthew Skoller Band. 773-271-0401.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. 847-432-6430.

jazz

concerts

DAVID BERKMAN See Critic's Choice; free in-store solo piano concert. Saturday, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

TODD BOYCE Free in-store performance. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

SAM BURCKHARDT performs at the Southport Swing Dance Party. Saturday, 8 PM, Northwest Car Pool, 3350 N. Southport. 773-388-8338 or 773-348-6365.

CARDINAL GIBBONS HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ CONCERT BAND Free concert. Monday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CITY OF STORY/CITY OF JAZZ Jaimee Wriston Colbert gives a reading and Bobbi Wilsyn & friends perform. Saturday, 6 PM, Mid-Day Club, 10 S. Dearborn. 312-633-1124.

RYAN COHAN TRIO Free concert. Tuesday, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

EVANSTON TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND & COMBO Free concert. Wednesday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

TIM HAGANS Next Saturday, April 22, 7 PM, Benedictine Hall Theatre, Benedictine University, 5700 College Rd., Lisle. 630-829-6092.

STEVEN HASHIMOTO TRIO performs at "After Hours" gallery tour and party. Thursday, April 20, 5:30-8:30 PM, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan. 312-443-3680.

LINCOLN CENTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS Next Friday, April 21, 8 PM, Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-902-1500.

JON MENGES QUARTET Free in-store performance. Next Friday, April 21, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999.

MERCHANTS & CO. BIG BAND Sunday, 4-9 PM, Saint Elizabeth's Hall, 50 E. 41st. 773-268-1518.

NIU JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH MELTON MUSTAFA under the direction of Ron Carter. Friday, 7:30 PM, Norris Theatre, Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200.

MITCH PALIGA QUARTET Free concert. Friday, 7 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5169.

'ROUND MIDNIGHT JAZZ QUARTET, ORQUESTA 809 ISLA perform as part of "Fiesta For Literacy: Salsa at the Library" (benefit for the Jane Addams Center New Trees From New Seeds family literacy program). Friday, 7 PM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. 773-549-1631, ext. 220.

SUE--OS Friday, 7:30 PM, Rolling Meadows Public Library, 3110 Martin, Rolling Meadows. 847-259-6050.

SUMMER KWAI JAZZ ENSEMBLE Next Saturday, April 22, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630 or 630-964-4871.

LIAM TEAGUE CARIBBEAN JAZZ GROUP Steelpan player from Trinidad performs with the Robert Chappell Jazz Trio as part of "Worlds Collide." Free admission. Thursday, April 20, 6:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

TWO FOR BRAZIL Free in-store performance. Next Sunday, April 23, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999.

BRADLEY WILLIAMS & HIS ORIGINAL 21st CENTURY REVIEW Saturday, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-445-8955.

JULI WOOD Tribute to Dexter Gordon & Hank Mobley; free in-store performance. Friday, 7 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 932 N. Rush. 312-951-5436.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Friday, noon, Franz Jackson, Sonny Turner, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturday, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Catherine Whitney Quintet. Sundays, 7:30 PM, Greg Sergo's Ellington Dynasty. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charles Braugham. Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Jim Ryan Quintet with Bobby Lewis, Pat Mallinger, Thomas Kini & Jeff Stitely; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesday, noon, Max Hook; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Silver Streak with Tim McNamara, Tom Garling, John Young, John Bany & Martin Bany. Thursday, noon, Steve Hashimoto; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Next Friday, April 21, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Next Saturday, April 22, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Francisco Crosara Quartet. 312-642-6805.

BACINO'S 75 E. Wacker: Mondays, 6-9 PM, Famous Pizza Gig Quartet with John Lewis, Carter Luke, Steven Hashimoto & Heath Chappell. 312-263-0700.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Detour. Sunday and Monday, Gerald McClendon. Tuesday through next Sunday, April 23, Bobby Lewis Quartet. 312-751-2433.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Riff Rockets. 773-281-4444.

BELLA VISTA 1001 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant; no cover. Fridays, 8 PM, Ray Bailey Trio. 773-404-0111.

BERNICE'S TWILIGHT ZONE RESTAURANT 2914 E. 79th: Thursdays, 8 PM, Latin jazz jam session with Crosswind. 773-374-6446.

BIG JOE'S 1818 W. Foster: No cover. Sundays, 8 PM, Big Joe's Jazz Masters; 9 PM-midnight, jam session with Ted Hogarth, Darren Scorza, Neil Alger, and Alex Bednarke. 773-784-8755.

BIG NIGHT 749 N. Clark: Jazz and swing Fridays and Saturdays after 8:30 PM; no cover. 312-397-1201.

BILOXI GRILL 313 Liberty, Wauconda: Thursdays, 7 PM, Jazz du Jour (no cover). 847-526-2420.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Wednesday, 8 PM, WesBound Trane. 630-406-0008.

BISTRO 1800 & MY BAR 1800 Sherman, Evanston: Music at 8:30 PM. Fridays, 1800 Jazz Trio. Saturdays, David Young Quartet. Thursdays, Lloyd Quartet. 847-492-3450.

BISTRO ULTA 2239 N. Clybourn: Tuesdays, 8:15 PM, Denise LaGrassa Duo. 773-529-3300.

B.L.U.E.S. ETCETERA 1124 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Tuesdays, Bob Carter Quartet with Ron Cooper (no cover). 773-525-8989.

BRAXTON SEAFOOD GRILL 3 Oak Brook Center Mall (Rte. 83 & 22nd), Oak Brook: Fridays, 7:30-10:30 PM, and Saturdays, 8:30-11:30 PM, Jim Beebe's Chicago Jazz with Judi K (no cover). 630-574-2155.

CAB'S WINE BAR BISTRO 434 N. Main, Glen Ellyn: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Thursday, April 20, Airborne. 630-942-9463.

CAFE EXPRESS 615 Dempster, Evanston: Sundays, 1-4 PM, Bruce Mak, Tim Keenan & Dave Kemper. 847-864-1868.

CAFFE DELUCA 1721 N. Damen: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Ikiln Trio (no cover). 773-342-4555.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Fridays, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. Tuesdays, Dave Clark & the Jazz Jivers. Thursdays, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 773-384-2547.

CARMICHAEL'S CHICAGO STEAK HOUSE 1052 W. Monroe: Tuesdays through Thursdays, 5:30-8:30 PM, Donny Nicholo. 312-433-0025.

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant. Friday, 5:30-9 PM, Libby York Trio. Saturdays, 6:30-9:30 PM, Beckie Menzie. Tuesdays, 5-8 PM, Elizabeth Doyle. Wednesdays, 5-8 PM, Beckie Menzie. Thursdays, 5:30-9:30 PM, Paulinho Garcia & John Paul. Next Friday, April 21, 5:30-9 PM, Eugenia Elliott Trio. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. 847-647-8282.

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

CITY LIFE 712 E. 83rd: No cover. Sundays, 8 PM-1 AM, June Yvon & the Mixed Ingredients. 773-723-6700.

COQ D'OR Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Piano bar and restaurant; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM-1:30 AM, and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 8:30 PM-12:30 AM, Arlene Bardelle & Craig Lanigan. 312-787-2200, ext. 26.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Kevin Chandler. 312-341-9787.

CRU CAFE & WINE BAR 888 N. Wabash: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Denise LaGrassa Trio. 312-337-4001.

CUCINA PARADISO 814 North Blvd., Oak Park: Next Saturday, April 22, 9 PM, Eddie Harrison Trio. 708-848-3434.

DAKOTA'S 8926 S. Stoney Island: Music after 7 PM; no cover. Wednesdays, master class with Sonny Seals. 773-374-8883.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: No cover. Thursdays, 7 PM, Eddie Harrison. 312-836-7870.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, Vandermark 5. Wednesday, Tricolor. 773-276-3600.

ENNUI CAFE 6981 N. Sheridan: Music after 7 PM; no cover. Sundays, Bopzilla. Wednesdays, Jazz Hippies Power Trio. 773-973-2233.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Friday, pianist Abi Demirgian. Saturday, Jeff Lasky Trio. Next Saturday, April 22, Matt Erion Trio. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Randy Amundsen. Saturday, Matt Erion Trio. Next Friday, April 21, pianist Abi Demirgian. Next Saturday, April 22, Airborne. 847-718-9272.

FANTASY SHOW LOUNGE 9942 S. Torrance: Next Sunday, April 23, 7 and 8:30 PM, Myron Mills Project. 773-721-7964.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sunday, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Orchestra. Wednesday, 8 PM, Rob Parton & the ROPA Big Band, Evanston Township High School Orchestra. 708-788-2118.

FOND DE LA TOUR 40 N. Tower, Oak Brook: No cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Jack D'Amico. 630-620-1500.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Monday, 9 PM, Brian O'Hern. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Jazz Temple Quartet with Beau Barry & R.J. Temple. 773-489-5471.

GENO'S PLACE IN THE PARK 12401 S. Ashland: Restaurant and sports bar. Wednesdays, Cote & Co. 708-385-3100.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sunday, 2 PM, Franz Jackson & the Jazz Legends. 708-755-8312, 708-425-4596, or 219-923-6755.

GREAT BEER PALACE 4128 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, Bill Voltz Linear Ensemble. 773-525-4906.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Friday, Bill McFarland & the Chicago Horns. Saturday, Terisa Griffin. Sunday, 8 PM, Marc Pompe Quartet (no cover). Monday, 8 PM, Gina McLaughlin Quartet (no cover). Wednesday, 9 PM, Bill Porter/Rich Fudoli Orchestra. Thursday, 9 PM, Rodney Brown & Hot Rod. Next Saturday, April 22, Detour with Phil Seed. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Friday, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, David Berkman Quartet (see Critic's Choice); 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Saturday, 8 PM, David Berkman Quartet (see Critic's Choice); midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sunday, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisors Group; 11 PM, Patricia Barber Duo. Monday, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio with Jim Gailloreto. Tuesday, 9 PM, Blues Swingers. Wednesday, 9 PM, Dave Onderdonk Trio. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Next Friday, April 21, Fareed Haque Group. Next Saturday, April 22, Kelly Brand Nextet. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sunday, 8 PM, Kapsalis Trio. 773-465-8005.

HOTEL INTER-CONTINENTAL 505 N. Michigan: Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Judy Roberts Trio. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Judy Roberts. 312-944-4100.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sunday, 4 PM, Lucy Smith, Marianne Jayme. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Tuesday, 8 PM, Niki Mitchell/Ed Wilkerson Quartet. Wednesday, 8 PM, Tri-Factor with Billy Bang, Hamiet Bluiett, and Kahil El'Zabar (see Critic's Choice). Thursday, 8 PM, Vandy Harris's Frontburners. Next Friday, April 21, 9 PM, New Horizons Ensemble, Witches & Devils. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Fridays, 5:30-8:30 PM, Elaine Dame & Mark Burnell. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

HUDSON CLUB 504 N. Wells: Restaurant and bar. Music after 7 PM; no cover. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Donnie DeMarco Trio with Robyn Alexis. 312-467-1947.

HUGO'S FROG BAR 1024 N. Rush: Piano bar and restaurant. Fridays through Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 5-9 PM, Calvin "Koco" Brunson. Mondays, 9 PM-1 AM, Larry Hanks. 312-640-0999.

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. Friday through Sunday, McCoy Tyner Trio. Monday, 8 PM, Rob Parton's Ensemble 9. Tuesday through next Sunday, April 23, Kenny Barron Quintet (see Critic's Choice). 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM; matinee performances 10:30 AM-2:30 PM Sundays. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturday, Sueños. Sundays, 11 AM- 3 PM, Katherine Davis; 6 PM, Sonny Turner Quartet. Mondays and Tuesdays, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers. Thursdays, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-595-5299.

JOHNNY D'S 616 Golf, Schaumburg: Wednesdays, 6:30 PM, Steven Hashimoto & Bob Long. 847-519-9161.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Tuesdays, 6-8 PM, Jon Menges Trio. 773-348-7592.

KUKLAS 509 N. Wells: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Thursdays, Classic Trio performs jazz, bossa nova, and standards. 312-670-9711.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 South Chicago: Thursdays, 7 PM, Lady Edwina Jackson with percussionist Phil Thomas and organist E.C. Brown. 773-493-3477.

LIQUID 1997 N. Clybourn: Wednesdays and Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, salsa dance lessons. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 PM, swing dance lessons. 773-528-3400.

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

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Next Saturday, April 22, 9:30 PM, Nathaniel Braddock with Mark Piane & Jim Stamison. 773-489-9554.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Restaurant with music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fridays and Saturdays, Stephanie Browning Duo. Tuesday and Wednesday, 7 PM, Two for Brasil. Thursday, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. 312-649-5874.

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, Illinois Center, 200 N. Columbus: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. 312-565-7444.

MILK PAIL Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Next Sunday, April 23, 10 AM-2 PM, brunch with music by West End Jazz Band. 847-742-5040.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Eric Roth Quartet. Sunday, Greg Hamilton & Bob Marsh. Thursday, Adam Sonderberg with Scott Rosenberg & Berry Bryerton. 773-728-5010.

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

OLD ORLEANS 1458 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music after 7 PM; no cover. Fridays, Paul Giallorenzo Trio. Sundays, John Paris Trio. 847-475-4804.

ORSO'S 1401 N. Wells: Music at 6:30 PM. Fridays through Mondays, Bob Freitag. Tuesdays through Thursdays, Mary Clare Baker. 312-787-6604.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Jim Cooper Trio. Mondays, Ron Perillo Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Joan Hickey Trio. Next Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22, Spazztet. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Rankinfyle. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Elizabeth Doyle. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Steve Million Trio. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Tuey Connell Trio. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Nova Bossa. Next Saturday, April 22, Typhanie Monique Trio. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Mondays, Matt Wilson Trio. 773-486-9862.

PLAZA TAVERN 70 W. Monroe: Fridays, 8 PM, Bradley Williams & His 21st Century Review. Saturdays and Mondays through Thursdays, 7 PM, Eric Sneider. 312-977-1940.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, 5:30 PM, Elizabeth Doyle; 9 PM, Eden Atwood Quartet. Saturday, Eden Atwood Quartet. Sunday, Mark Madsen Trio. Monday, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesday, Ben Lewis & Matt Lewis. Wednesday, Kelly Brand Trio. Thursday, Steve Million Trio. Next Friday, April 21, 5:30 PM, Elizabeth Doyle; 9 PM, Redd Holt Quartet. Next Saturday, April 22, Redd Holt Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Friday, Jesse Scinto Trio. Saturday, Ken Saydak Trio, Redd Holt Trio. Tuesday, Dana Lawrence. Wednesdays, Mark Madsen Trio. Thursdays, Suede & Blue Roy. Next Friday, April 21, Cactus Comets. Next Saturday, April 22, John Fournier Trio, Scott Stevenson Trio. 847-266-1313.

PUMP ROOM Omni Ambassador East Hotel, 1301 N. State Parkway: No cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Dan Merrigan Trio. Sundays, 11 AM-2:30 PM, classical guitarist Jim Perri. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 6 PM, Ellen Harwicke. Wednesdays, 6 PM, Jeanette Kopala. 312-266-0360.

RAW BAR Ivory Piano Lounge, 3720 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, Link Duo. 773-348-7291.

REDS 1958 W. Roscoe: Mondays, 10 PM, John Airo's Kung Fu Jazz, John Paris/John Iragabon Quartet (no cover). 773-248-9523.

RESTO 22 2210 W. Chicago: Music in the Piano Lounge at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fridays, bassist David Rothstein. Saturdays, pianist & vocalist Kara Kesselring. 773-384-1800.

SALAAM 700 W. 79th: Restaurant. Tuesdays, 6 PM, Elevation with Samuel Mohammed, Muslimah, Samaiyah & Prince Bey. 773-874-8300.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Next Saturday, April 22, 8 and 11 PM, Either/Orchestra. 773-525-2508.

SCORES NIGHTCLUB 6764 W. Forest Preserve Dr., Harwood Heights: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Toscanellie "Lady T." Marcelain. 708-867-6767.

SEASONS LOUNGE Four Seasons Hotel, 900 N. Michigan: Fridays, 3 PM, pianist Jimmy Griffin; 5:30 PM-12:30 AM, pianist Larry Hanks. Saturdays, 3 PM, pianist Jimmy Griffin; 5:30 PM, pianist Larry Hanks; 9 PM, Larry Hanks Trio. Sundays, 10:30 AM-2:30 PM, Joe Gattone; 5:30-11:30 PM, Jon Weber. Mondays, 5:30-11:30 PM, Jon Weber. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 3 PM, Jimmy Griffin; 5:30-11:30 PM, Jon Weber. 312-280-8800.

SHUCKERS 150 E. Ontario: Mondays through Fridays, noon-2 PM, pianist Steve Million. Mondays through Saturdays, 6-10:30 PM, pianist Bob Dogan. 312-266-6057.

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Sunday, 9 PM, Rob Zettl, Matt Thompson & Steve Strunk. 773-878-0894.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Tuesdays, John Brumbach Quartet. Thursdays, Alan Batts/Ron Dewar Quartet. 773-772-6656.

SOME LIKE IT BLACK COFFEE CLUB 1904 S. Michigan: Fridays, 8:30 PM-midnight, Double Trouble with trumpeters Maurice Brown & Corey Wilkes, vocalist Kelly Rich; midnight-2 AM, jam session hosted by Larry Smith. 312-225-4140.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Music at 8 PM. Next Saturday, April 22, Jackie Allen Trio. 708-922-9950.

LA STRADA 151 N. Michigan: Fridays and Saturdays, 7-11 PM, Donny DeMarco Duo. 312-565-2200.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 244 Main, Naperville: Music at 7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Fridays, Kevin Kizer Trio. Saturday, Mark O'Connor Trio. Wednesday, Eric Allen Trio. Thursdays, Mark O'Connor Trio. Next Saturday, April 22, Geof Bradfield Trio. 630-305-0230.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 415 N. Dearborn: Music at 6:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM on weeknights. Fridays, Mark O'Connor Trio. Saturday, Tim McNamara Trio. Tuesday, Eric Allen Duo. Wednesday Geof Bradfield Duo. Thursday, Ryan Shultz Duo. Next Saturday, April 22, Eric Allen Trio. 630-305-0230.

TJ'S RESTAURANT Radisson Lincolnwood Hotel, 4500 W. Touhy, Lincolnwood: Fridays, 8 PM, Bruce Mauer Trio. 847-869-7210.

TORTILLA FLATS 116 Schiller, Elmhurst: Sundays, 5-7:30 PM, and Thursdays, 7-9:30 PM, Essence of Jazz Trio. 630-832-9797.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Todd Garland's BQ Trio. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Mondays, Steve Ramsdell Quintet (no cover). 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30-10:30 PM, Lorna Boston & friends (no cover); 10:30 PM-4 AM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Sundays, 1-4 AM, Mark Madsen. Mondays, 10 PM-1 AM, David Byrd's Oversoul; 1-4 AM, Vince Willis. Tuesdays, 8-10 PM, Lonie Walker; 10 PM-1 AM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet; 1-4 AM, Koco Brunson. Wednesdays, 10:30 PM-4 AM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Thursdays, 10 PM-1 AM, Lamont Boston & the LB's Machine; 1-4 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Rob Zettl, Harrison Bankhead, Steven Strunk. Saturday, Yapree Howell Chicago Tetrahedron Ensemble with Dennis Winslett, Maurice Brown, Darius Savage, Ben Montgomery. Sundays, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Velvet Lounge Inside/Outside Band with pianist Jodie Christian, trumpeter Walter Henderson, alto saxist Dennis Winslett, bassist Mendi & percussionist Tony Walton. Thursday, Healing Force with William Perry, Tatsu Aoki, Billy Brimfield, and Hamid Drake. Next Friday, April 21, Jeb Bishop Quartet. Next Saturday, April 22, Die Like a Dog with Hamid Drake, William Parker, Peter Brotzmann, Roy Campbell. 312-791-9050.

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

VILLA KULA 4518 N. Lincoln: Tearoom and cafe features jazz pianists at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM weeknights. Fridays, Yoko Noge & Clark Dean. Saturdays, Erwin Helfer & John Brumbach. Sundays, John Campbell. 773-728-3114.

VILLA VERONE RISTORANTE ITALIANO 416 Hamilton, Geneva: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, pianist Bruce Oscar. Thursdays, Chuck Masny. 630-232-2201.

WATUSI 1540 W. North: Restaurant. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Willie Garcia Quartet. 773-862-1540.

international

concerts

LAS GUITARRAS DE ESPA--A Sunday, 2 PM, Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill, Elmhurst. 630-834-0202.

ZAKIR HUSSAIN'S MASTERS OF PERCUSSION Sunday, 7 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 800-366-8332.

EL NUEVO TRIO ACAPULCO performs as part of "La Peña" Latin music showcase. Free admission. Wednesday, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

'ROUND MIDNIGHT JAZZ QUARTET, ORQUESTA 809 ISLA perform as part of "Fiesta For Literacy: Salsa at the Library" (benefit for the Jane Addams Center New Trees From New Seeds family literacy program). Friday, 7 PM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. 773-549-1631, ext. 220.

SHASHANK Carnatic flute concert with B.V. Raghavendra Rao (violin), N. Ramakrishnan (mridangam), T. Radhakrishnan (ghantam), and T. Rajashekhar (moorsing). Saturday, 6 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 708-798-2025.

international

clubs

ART BAR 215 W. Chicago: Wednesdays, 8 PM-2 AM, DJs Eddie "El Mozkito" Cruz, Lugo Rosado & Papi Chulo spin salsa (with dance lessons at 9 PM). 312-664-6500.

CAMPAGNOLA 815 Chicago, Evanston: Thursdays, 8:30 PM, Stuart Rosenberg's MISTO features Brazilian, Sephardic, and American music. 847-475-6100.

CUCINA PARADISO 814 North Blvd., Oak Park: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM Saturdays, 6:30 PM Tuesdays, and 7 PM Thursdays. Saturday, Steve Mazurowski. Tuesday, Jim Perri. Thursday, Dan Mostello. 708-848-3434.

ETHIOPIAN VILLAGE 3462 N. Clark: Restaurant with African music. Thursdays, 8 PM, open mike for poets/musicians. 773-929-8300.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: Thursday, April 20, 8:30 PM, Oscar D'Leon. 312-266-1944.

FACES 223 W. Ontario: Wednesdays, DJs Alberto "Escandalo" Gomez & Jorge Rodeo spin salsa with live bands at 10 PM. 312-440-3223.

FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: Wednesdays, 9 PM-4 AM, DJs spin salsa & merengue. 312-226-4555.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9 PM. Saturday, Casolando. 630-416-4898.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Orchestra 911. 773-395-0066.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Fridays, 9 PM, Grupo Sensacion. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Friday, 7 PM, Tomas de Utrera, Carlos Basile, Luis Jahn; 10 PM, William Gomez Con Cache Orquesta. Sunday, 7:30 PM, Hugo Trevino & His New Song perform at "Reflexiones: Poetry in English & Spanish." Next Saturday, April 22, 10 PM, Mambo Express. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Thursday, April 20, 8:30 PM, King Sunny Ade & His African Beats, Aswah Greggorri & the Enforcers. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

LIQUID 1997 N. Clybourn: Latin dance lessons Fridays and Saturdays at 9 PM with DJs on Fridays and live salsa/merengue bands after 11 PM on Saturdays. Saturday, Fuerza y Alma. 773-528-3400.

MAD BAR 1640 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 9 PM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM Saturdays and Mondays through Thursdays. Wednesdays, Grupo Kaskara, DJ Mel Hammond. 773-227-2277.

MANGIA ITALIANO RISTORANTE 4920 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 8 PM, Chilean musician Nelson Sosa. 773-205-4354.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Grupo Kaskara. Next Saturday, April 22, 10 PM, Chicago Samba School. 773-489-0011.

ONCE UPON A THAI 3705 N. Southport: Restaurant. Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM, Darin Vongvinijsorn performs Thai classical music. 773-935-6433.

PASHA 642 N. Clark: Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, Bandoleros. 312-397-0100.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Casolando. 847-328-0399.

RANCHO LUNA 3357 W. Peterson: Fridays, 7 PM, Caesar Fuentes; 10 PM, DJ Storm spins salsa & merengue. Saturdays, 7 PM, Rancho Luna Orchestra Tropical; 10 PM, DJ Storm spins salsa & merengue. Sundays, 7 PM, Son del Caribe. Tuesdays, 9 PM, DJ Martin Master Zayas (preceded by dance lessons at 7 PM). 773-509-9332.

REZA'S 432 W. Ontario: Restaurant. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 PM, cimbalom player Alex Udvary & violinist Jovan. 312-664-4500.

720 CLUB 720 N. Wells: DJs spin salsa and merengue, rock en español, and progressive underground Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays, and Tuesdays. 312-397-0600.

SKADARLIJA 4024 N. Kedzie: Restaurant featuring eastern European music. Wednesdays through Sundays, 8 PM, Skadarlija Ensemble. 773-463-5600.

WHAM BONGO BAR 111 W. Hubbard: Fridays, 9 PM, Dr. Brad & Company (no cover). Wednesdays, 8 PM, guitarist Ramsey Gouda (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM, percussion jam session (no cover). 312-396-9426.

classical

BAROQUE CAMERATA in an all-Bach program. Sunday, 7 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

JAMES BAUR, JOSEPH LOBAN, AND JENNIFER TROWBRIDGE perform solo guitar music (Bach, D. Scarlatti, Turina, Torroba, Falla, Villa-Lobos). Sunday, 3 PM, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 847-475-7877.

BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND in a free concert. Friday, 3 PM, Benedictine Hall Theatre, Benedictine University, 5700 College Rd., Lisle. 630-829-6090.

BUGS BUNNY ON BROADWAY George Daugherty conducts the Warner Brothers Symphony Orchestra in a program of animation and live music. Next Friday, April 21, 8 PM, next Saturday, April 22, 3 and 8 PM, and next Sunday, April 23, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS (Martinu, Copland, Mendelssohn). Sunday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. Monday, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Edward Benyas conducts a concert performance of Puccini's Madame Butterfly. Free admission. Sunday, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-922-5570 or 414-605-0274.

CHICAGO CROSS-COLLEGIATE CHAMBER CHOIR AND ENSEMBLE Alan Wellman conducts John Rutter's Requiem. Sunday, 3 PM, Chicago Temple/First United Methodist Church, 77 W. Washington. 312-542-6308.

CHICAGO ENSEMBLE (Faure, Chausson, Debussy, Roussel, Ravel, Poulenc). Sunday, 3 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-409-9677.

CHICAGO GAY MEN'S CHORUS Patrick Sinozich conducts a fully staged production of Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore. Friday, Saturday, and next Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22, 8 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-902-1500 or 773-935-6860.

CHICAGO PHILHARMONIA Farobag Homi Cooper, conductor (Mahler, Nanes, R. Strauss, Saint-Saens). Sunday, 7:30 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-955-9339 or 773-702-7300.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Friday and Saturday, 8 PM, Markus Stenz, conductor (Mussorgsky, Ives, R. Strauss). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Markus Stenz conducts a free concert (Bach, Bach/Stokowski, Stravinsky). Advance tickets required. Monday, 8 PM (with preconcert talk at 6:30 PM), South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in an open rehearsal. Saturday and next Saturday, April 22, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY FESTIVAL CHORUS Thomas E. Gouwens conducts Brahms's Requiem. Sunday, 7 PM, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-209-3060.

DERISON DUARTE performs piano music of Chopin in a free concert. Wednesday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in a pops concert. Sunday, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-0404.

STEPHANIE ENDY, JOHN FREDERIKSEN, MADELEINE REEVES, AND ELLINOR BARON violins, viola, and cello, in a free recital (Brahms, Schubert). Thursday, April 20, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

ISABEL ETTENAUER piano, performs new European music in a free recital. Next Saturday, April 22, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1050 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF EVANSTON CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA David Lornson conducts music of Mozart. Sunday, 10 AM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 847-864-8332.

FLUTES FANTASTIQUE in a free concert. Thursday, April 20, 12:15 PM, room 205, Building P, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6568.

IL GIARDINO ARMONICO performs music of the Italian Baroque (Vivaldi, Castello, Uccellini, Merula, Marini, Cima, Hasse). Friday, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH SENIOR CHOIR in a religious service (Bach). Sunday, 3:45 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 W. Division, River Forest. 708-366-6900.

LINDA OGDEN HAGEN AND JESSICA PAUL soprano and piano, perform music of 20th-century women composers (Dring, Boroff, Larsen, Boulanger, Lang, Beach). Friday, 8 PM, Koten Chapel, North Central College, 329 E. School, Naperville. 630-369-5595.

JULIANI ENSEMBLE in a free concert (Haydn, Stamitz, Danzi). Monday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-346-3278.

RIP KELLER voice and piano, performs his own arrangement of Bach's Saint John Passion. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Episcopal Church of St. Paul and the Redeemer, 4945 S. Dorchester. 312-332-2494.

KENNEDY violin, with conductor Pieter Daniel and the Bamberg Symphony Chamber Orchestra (Bach, Beethoven, Massenet, Rimsky-Korsakov, Vivaldi, Brahms, Kreisler). Wednesday, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

STEPHEN KOVACEVICH piano (Beethoven, Schubert). Sunday, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

LAKE SHORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons, conductor (Schubert, Beethoven, Mozart). Sunday, 3:30 PM, Copernicus Cultural Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. 312-409-5670.

JESSE LANGEN AND SUSAN CRANDALL guitar and flute (Tower, Takacs, Beaser, Castelnuovo-Tedesco). Sunday, 4 PM, The Musical Offering, Suite B, 743 Custer, Evanston. 847-866-6260.

LOOKINGGLASS THEATRE COMPANY performs Hans Krasa's children's opera Brundibar. See Critic's Choice. Saturday, 8 PM, and Sunday, 1 and 4 PM, Merle Reskin Theatre, 60 E. Balbo. 773-871-3494.

MUSICIANS FROM MARLBORO features violinists Scott St. John and Soovin Kim, violists Naoko Shimizu and Baird Dodge, and cellist Valerie Aimard (Dvorak, Bartok, Mendelssohn). Friday, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

NAPERVILLE CHORUS Jeordano Martinez conducts Mendelssohn's Saint Paul. Saturday, 8 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-420-2336.

WILLIAM NEIL organ, in a free all-Bach recital. Sunday, 3 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-7300.

NEW ORATORIO SINGERS Alan Heatherington, conductor. Friday, 7:30 PM, and Sunday, 7 PM, Divine Word Chapel, 2001 Waukegan Rd., Techny. 847-604-1067.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY CHOIR, CHAMBER SINGERS, AND WOMEN'S CHORUS with baritone Richard Alderson (Bach and others). Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5630.

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY WIND SYMPHONY in a free tribute to Duke Ellington. Thursday, April 20, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-442-9453.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE Mallory Thompson, conductor (Schoenberg, Schuman, Piston, Zappa, Tower). Friday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 S. Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Victor Yampolsky and Michael Burritt con-

duct music of American composers (Reynolds, Schwantner, Berber, Schickele). Next Saturday, April 22, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

PACIFICA STRING QUARTET in a free concert (Beethoven, Stravinsky, Dvorak). Saturday, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

PACIFICA STRING QUARTET (Dvorak, Stravinsky, Beethoven, Levin). Sunday, 3 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5169.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in a public rehearsal. Saturday and next Saturday, April 22, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

PUMP ROOM Omni Ambassador East Hotel, 1301 N. State Parkway: No cover. Sundays, 11 AM-2:30 PM, guitarist Jim Perri. 312-266-0360.

ROBBINSDALE COPPER BEL CANTO CHOIR in a free concert. Friday, 1 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE, CHORUS, AND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Donald Chen and others conduct a free concert (Vaughan Williams, Grainger, Handel, Rutter, Tchaikovsky). Friday, 7:30 PM, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. 312-341-6399.

ANTHONY ROSS cello, with percussionist Fernando Meza and pianist Evelyne Brancart (Bach, Rachmaninoff, Baker). Friday, 8 PM (with preconcert discussion at 7:30 PM), Church of the Ascension, East and Van Buren, Oak Park. 708-383-6456.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Martha M. Morris, conductor (Brahms, Schumann). Wednesday, 3 PM, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3448.

SING-ALONG MESSIAH Douglas Schneider, conductor. Advance reservations required. Sunday, 7 PM, Fourth Congregational Church, 2625 N. Talman. 773-486-1184.

SOUND LIGHT SAND Interdisciplinary event features guitarist Michael Pisaro and percussionist Carrie Biolo in performances of music by Pisaro. Free admission. Saturday, 11 AM, Sunday, noon, Monday, 1 PM, Tuesday, 2 PM, Wednesday, 3 PM, Thursday, 4 PM, next Friday, April 21, 5 PM, and next Saturday, April 22, 6 PM, Mindscape Gallery, 1506 Sherman, Evanston. 847-467-2034.

MARK VALENTI piano (Brahms, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, and others). Friday, 7:30 PM, National-Louis University, 2840 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-256-5150.

VERMEER QUARTET features "original meditations" by speakers Martin E. Marty, Andrew M. Greeley, Gregory Dell, James Meeks, Stan Guthrie, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Alison L. Boden, and Barack Obama in a performance of Haydn's The Seven Last Words of Christ. Wednesday, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-7300.

WAUKEGAN CONCERT CHORUS (Gilbert and Sullivan, Trial by Jury). Sunday, 4 PM, Waukegan High School, 2325 Brookside, Waukegan. 847-360-4740.

WHEATON COLLEGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Daniel Sommerville, conductor, with trombonist Douglas Yeo. Saturday, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

YOUNG NAPERVILLE SINGERS Sunday, 2 and 4:30 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-369-9679.

JANETTE ZILIOLI AND CARRINGTON VILMONT perform opera excerpts in a free recital. Thursday, April 20, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 773-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

miscellaneous

DANIEL ANDERSON Free new-age piano concert. Next Friday, April 21, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

BUGS BUNNY ON BROADWAY George Daugherty conducts the Warner Brothers Symphony Orchestra in a program of animation and live music. Next Friday, April 21, 8 PM, next Saturday, April 22, 3 and 8 PM, and next Sunday, April 23, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Next Sunday, April 23, 6 PM, "shamanic chant, avant-garde strings, and world percussion" with Shakura Ensemble. 312-362-9707.

JETMORE HIGH SCHOOL BAND in a free concert. Friday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

KIDS FARE: TO INFINITY & BEYOND Children's discussion and demonstration with Northwestern's Philharmonia Orchestra under the direction of Stephen Alltop. Saturday, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

LAKESIDE PRIDE CONCERT BAND "Around the Globe" concert. Sunday, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Center, 941 W. Lawrence. 773-381-6693.

MASS ENSEMBLE "Movement and Sonic Sculpture" ensemble presents Clear Experiments. Next Friday through Sunday, April 21 through 23, 8 PM, Pilsen East Center for the Arts, 1945 S. Halsted. 312-243-2366.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Tuesday, 8 PM, Laurie Lee Moses & Davu Seru. 773-743-3355.

ROBBINSDALE COPPER BEL CANTO CHOIR Free admission. Friday, 1 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

TAKE 10 PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Free concert. Next Friday, April 21, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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