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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

AWRY Free concert. Fri 4/20, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BLESSID UNION OF SOULS All-ages concert. Wed 4/25, 8 PM, Convocation and Athletic Center, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3121.

JASON ROBERT BROWN & ANDREA BURNS Fri 4/20 and Sat 4/21, 8 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

DR. KILLBOT, FLASHBULB, YUPPSTER, DJ GREGOR MORTIS Sat 4/21, 8 PM, Charybdis Multi-Arts Complex, 4423 N. Milwaukee. 773-427-9970.

DOUGH! Free performance. Sat 4/28, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2746.

ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO performs at a reading with author Larry Brown. See Spot Check. Sat 4/28, 4 PM, Barbara's Bookstore, 1350 N. Wells. 312-642-4818.

ROSIE FLORES, SLAID CLEAVES See Critic's Choice. Sun 4/22, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

FOUR BITCHIN' BABES Sat 4/21, 7:30 PM, Norris Theatre, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200, ext. 10.

FOUR FRESHMEN Sun 4/22, 7 PM, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights. 847-718-7700.

BILL FRISELL NEW QUARTET, KELLY JOE PHELPS See Critic's Choice. Fri 4/20, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

DAVID GRAY, NINA GORDON Sold out. Sat 4/21, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

CHESTER GREGORY, PACO, JIMMY TILLMAN, CRUMAR, RICK & DAVE, PHIL HOWARD, RAN JOHNSON, MEDIC PHIL PERKINS perform the music of Jackie Wilson. Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM, and Sundays, 2:30 PM, Black Ensemble Theater, 4520 N. Beacon. 773-528-2428.

GUSTER, JOE, MARC'S BROTHER Sold out. Fri 4/20, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

ANNE O'MEARA HEATON Free concert. Fri 4/27, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

HELLO DAVE, NADAS Fri 4/27, 9 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

ELLA LEYA Free in-store performance. Sat 4/28, 8:30 PM, Barnes & Noble bookstore, Old Orchard Mall, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. 847-676-2230.

LORIE LINE & HER POP CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Sat 4/21, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

LOS LOBOS Fri 4/20, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

MOJO & THE BAYOU GYPSIES Benefit for Prevent Child Abuse of Illinois. Sat 4/28, 7 PM, Barn Theatre, Arabian Knights Farm, 6526 Clarendon Hills Rd., Willowbrook. 630-415-1405.

MOTUS DJ Gabriel G. spins trance, DJ Dan spins house, and DJ Blak spins hip-hop. Sun 4/22, 8 PM, Charybdis Multi-Arts Complex, 4423 N. Milwaukee. 773-427-9970.

1930s RADIO HOUR Free tribute to Bing Crosby, the Boswell Sisters, and others with Jon Weber, Moonglow, and Matt McDonald; directed by Bob Kaiser. Thu 4/26, 6:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6569.

NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS, LUCERO Sat 4/21, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

KEVIN O'DONNELL'S QUALITY SIX Benefit concert. Sat 4/28, 9 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-944-6250.

THE ORB Free in-store performance. Mon 4/23, 6 PM, Virgin Megastore, 540 N. Michigan. 312-645-9300.

OVER THE RHINE, SONS OF THE NEVER WRONG See Spot Check. Fri 4/20, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

PETER, PAUL & MARY Sold out. Fri 4/20, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

ROCK MY ASS Studio video recording (live audience admitted) with Left Undone, Insane Killer Penguins, C4, and Jennifer Peterson. Sun 4/22, noon, at Rock My Ass, 9651 Gross Point, Skokie. 847-674-5422.

SEMISONIC, PETE YORN Fri 4/20, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

SLUGS Free in-store performance. Thu 4/26, 5:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

STRING CHEESE INCIDENT Sold out. Sat 4/21, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

TEFLONS Sat 4/21, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

TUNEAGE Free in-store performance. Sat 4/21, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2783.

VERTICAL HORIZON, FIVE FOR FIGHTING Fri 4/28, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Fri 4/20, 9 PM, Pleasing Betty, Butterside Down, Brother Lowdown. Sun 4/22, 7 PM, Blind Man's Bluff. Thu 4/26, 9 PM, Hi-Fi & the Roadburners, Three Bad Jacks, Common Bond. Fri 4/27, 9 PM, Strain Busy Sky, Rev, White Label. Sat 4/28, 10 PM, Larry Kirwan, Chris Connelly & the Bells, Bilhouse. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ed Vantage spins in the loft. Thu 4/26, 10 PM, Sweet Jane (no cover). 773-348-5100.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays after 9 PM. 312-337-4349.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: DJs spin dance music Wednesdays through Fridays after 5 PM and Saturdays after 9 PM. 847-397-3100.

AQUA 201 N. Green: DJs spin after 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. 312-942-9999.

ARBOR VITAE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 4/20, Acoustic Sensations. Sat 4/21, Wicks. Sat 4/28, Patchouli. 630-778-9090.

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: Wednesdays through Saturdays and Mondays, DJs spin music for dancing after 9 PM. 773-227-6859.

AURA 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 4/20, DJs Andre Solaris & Justin Corbett. Saturdays, DJs Jeff Moyer & Jimmie Page. Thursdays, DJs Laura B & Jen Jameson. Fri 4/27, Sean Kozak. 312-266-2114.

AVALANCHE II 3 S 071 Rte. 59, Warrenville: Music at 9 PM. Sat 4/21, Jane Doe. Sat 4/28, Funky Fish. 630-393-3141.

BAR 3 2138 N. Halsted: Fridays, DJs spin funk, soul, and disco. Saturdays, DJs spin funk, soul, and acid jazz. Sundays, open jam. Mondays, Chris Bacchus spins funk. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Sticky Lupree (no cover). 773-348-3665.

BAR THIRTEEN 1944 W. Division: DJs spin Tuesdays through Saturdays. 773-394-1313.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: No cover; music at 10 PM. Sat 4/21, Geezers. 773-395-3002.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 4/20, Torn Curtain, Nationwide, Mr. Id. Sat 4/21, the Service (see Post No Bills), Slugs. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 4/24, Qualifire. Wed 4/25, Wicked Liz & the Belly Swirls, Spatterdash. Thu 4/26, Epicycle, Sonnets. Fri 4/27, Delafields, Hundo, Trading Brains. Sat 4/28, Come-Ons, Aerosol Halo, Kedvales. 773-281-4444.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Fridays, 11 PM-5 AM Saturdays, 11 PM-4 AM Mondays and Tuesdays, and 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Sat 4/21, 9:30 PM, Apartment (no cover); 11 PM, DJs Christopher Robin & Greg Haus. Mondays, DJ Boa spins retro music. Tuesdays, DJ Ralphi Rosario. Wed 4/25, DJs Ralphi Rosario & Izzy. Sun 4/29, DJ Samnation. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin after 9 PM. Sundays, DJs Dave Britton & Gene Lopez. Mondays, DJ Slowride spins 80s music. Wednesdays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. Thu 4/26, Three Bad Jacks. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 4/20, Rapture of Noon, Turnerjoy, Skywave, Soul Vasq. Sat 4/21, Long Division, Garden Bower, B-Line, DeMilos. Thu 4/26, Blower, Half Mad Poet, Soulfinger. Fri 4/27, Wotan, Slaveship. Sat 4/28, Little Man, Wrathmatix, Tension Wire. Sun 4/29, Unx, Dickforshort, Last Addition. 773-384-0043.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fri 4/20, benefit for the Lungevity Foundation with Andre Harris. Saturdays, DJ Nique, Mike Steele. Sundays, Uncle Milty, DJ 33 1/3. Tuesdays, Anacron. Wed 4/25, Brandon S., Bass by the Pound DJs. 773-235-9100.

BIOLOGY BAR 1516 N. Fremont: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJs spin "rock, pop, alternativo." 312-266-1234.

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

BLACK BEETLE 2532 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Saturdays and Thursdays. Saturdays, DJ Free Associate. Thursdays, DJ Joe Schmoe. 773-384-0701.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fridays, 10 PM, T.J. Dennis. Sat 4/21, 10 PM, Roots Rock Society. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Matt Weber. Sat 4/28, 10 PM, Cantina. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays, and 10:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 4/20, Cedarcase. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night." Tuesdays, Mos Isley. Wednesdays, pro funk jam with Bill McFarland, Hank Ford, J Cappo, Herb Walker, Clyde Davis, Skatch & others. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Fri 4/20, Midnight Larry. Sat 4/21, Simple Simon. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 4/27, Country Funkins. Sat 4/28, Dick Ourada Band. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 4/20, Arthur Lee. Sat 4/21, Maggie Speaks. Fri 4/27, Jack Straw. Sat 4/28, Lightning & Thunder. 773-528-0888.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/20, Mr. Meyers. Fri 4/27, Only Sons. Sat 4/28, Afrodisiacs. 847-541-2500.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: Fridays, 8 PM, Saturdays, 9:30 PM, and Mondays and Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin retro and progressive house. Sundays, 7-9 PM, DJs spin swing; 9 PM-4 AM, Salsa con Cache. Wednesdays, 8 PM, salsa music and dancing. 312-475-9800.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 4/20, Tumbleweeds. Fri 4/27, Mighty Joe. 847-256-8870.

CACTUS CLUB 1112 N. State: Sundays, 8 PM-2 AM, DJ Captain Kidd. 312-642-5999.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: DJs spin Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays, and Tuesdays after 7 PM, Sundays after 6 PM, Wednesdays after 9 PM, and Thursdays after 8 PM. 630-830-7200.

CAFE SIDECAR 801 N. Orleans: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Andre Hatchett & others. Saturdays, DJs spin hip-hop, house, and reggae. Wednesdays, DJ Nikki Woods. 312-202-0502.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 4/20, Loraxx, Search. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: No cover. Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Sat 4/21, 10 PM, Cash Audio. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, DJ Hide spins acid jazz. Sat 4/28, 10 PM, Rebecca Gates. 773-384-2547.

CARY'S LOUNGE 2251 W. Devon: No cover. Mondays, 9 PM, "Musician's Match 2001" open contest with Michael Charles (call 773-685-3548 for more information). Wednesdays, 9 PM, acoustic open jam with Michael Charles. 773-743-5737.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Wed 4/25, 9 PM, Rick "Elvis" Saucedo. Fri 4/27, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. 847-647-8282.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 4/21, Trio Du Jour. Sat 4/28, Slip Mickey. 847-524-9910.

CHICAGO LOOP 7 W. Streamwood Blvd., Streamwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 4/21, Rico. Sat 4/28, Wave. 630-830-2565.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. Fri 4/20, DJ Victor Calderone, Paul Myers. Sundays, 11 PM, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies, DJ Jeff Berry. Mondays, 10:30 PM, "Disco Bingo" hosted by Daisy Mae. Wednesdays, DJ Lulu spins salsa & merengue. Thursdays, 11 PM, Miss Ketty & Her Latina Review, DJ El Prieto. Fri 4/27, DJ Alex Lauterstein. 773-325-2233.

CIRCUS 901 W. Weed: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays; members of the World Famous Flying Wallendas perform circus acts on weekends. Fridays, DJs Rob Thurman & Mike Pierce. Saturdays, Leddie Garcia. 312-266-1200.

CLUB EDEN 3407 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-3 AM on two floors. 773-327-4646.

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

CLUB PM 2047 N. Milwaukee: Fri 4/20, 8 PM, George Lamond. Fri 4/27, 9 PM, Panteon Rococo, Maria Fatal. 312-421-5272 or 312-559-1212.

CLUB 720 720 N. Wells: Fridays, 7 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 8 PM-5 AM, DJs spin salsa and merengue, cumbia, reggae, samba, rock en español, and hip-hop. 312-397-0600.

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

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Tuesdays, hip-hop open mike hosted by Spank Buddha. 312-341-9787.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/20, Copper Minds. Sat 4/21, Golden Egg, Seed Band. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 4/27, Revolver (Beatles cover band). Sat 4/28, L.U.V. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 4/21, Moods. Sat 4/28, Deja Vu. 847-952-8555.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. Fri 4/20, Liam Kennedy. Saturdays, DJs Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 4/20, 4-Fi, Urb. Sat 4/21, 9:30 PM, Underwater People, Echo Base. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Restaurant with music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Fri 4/20, Underwater People. Sat 4/21, DJs spin. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ spins dance music. Sat 4/28, Domestic Problems. 847-541-4700.

D.C. COBB'S 226 Main, Woodstock: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Sat 4/21, Hans & the Hormones. 815-337-9214.

D'VINE 1950 W. North: Restaurant and wine bar. Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM-3 AM, DJs spin acid jazz, ambient, house, and instrumental funk. 773-235-5700.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 4/23, 10 PM, Atropa, Bob & Ray_rod. 773-489-6457.

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, Megon McDonough; 10:30 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell. Saturdays, 8 PM, Lori McClain Trio; 10:30 PM, Stephen Rader. Wednesdays, 8 PM, June Shellene. Thursdays, 8 PM, Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael. In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 8 PM, George Howe, Daryl Nitz. Saturdays and Wednesdays, 8 PM, Johnny Rodgers. Sundays, 9 PM, Mark Burnell. Mondays, 9 PM, George Howe. Thursdays, 9 PM, Andrew Blenderman. 773-278-1830.

DEJA VU BAR ROOM 2624 N. Lincoln: No cover Sunday through Wednesday or before midnight Friday and Saturday; DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays after 10 PM. Thu 4/26, Kato the Houseboy. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Fri 4/20, DJ Cory (Iggy Pop tribute). Sun 4/22, DJ J.R. Jones spins Big Star. Mon 4/23, DJ Delphine spins punk. Tue 4/24, DJ Dread Scott. Wed 4/25, DJ Mike Miller. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 4/20, 10 PM, M80's. Sat 4/21, 10 PM, Mekons (see Spot Check), Fred Armisen, Puerto Muerto. Mon 4/23, 9 PM, Bob Rising & the Blisters, the Motion, Minim. Tue 4/24, 9 PM, Aterciopelados (see Critic's Choice). Wed 4/25, 9 PM, Loraxx, Descendro Allegro, Fawns. Thu 4/26, 10 PM, Silverado, Monster Trux, Hustler, Peralta. Fri 4/27, 10 PM, Evan Dando, Ben Kweller, Elizabeth Elmore. Sat 4/28, 10 PM, Evan Dando, Ben Kweller, Kevin Tihista's Red Terror. 773-489-3160.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays on three levels (with hip-hop in the Underground Lounge Fridays and Saturdays). Sat 4/21, Mike Steel, Harold Hiso, Jay Jay, Dirty MF, Brian Borden & Joel Hays. 312-751-2900.

DREAMS 935 S. State, Lockport: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 4/28, Five Guys Named Moe. 815-834-0084.

DRINK 702 W. Fulton: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJs Justin & Tony. Saturdays, DJs Myke T., Kid Craig & Tony. 312-733-7800.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Fri 4/20, Disfunktion. Sat 4/21, Four Story. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 4/27, Insomnia. Sat 4/28, Wally's Garage. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays (on two stages), 9 PM Mondays, 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 4/20, Weed Street Band, Naughty Boy Jack, Echosend. Sat 4/21, Then Again. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Thursdays, Quantum Leap. Fri 4/27, Melvin Seals, JGB, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. Sat 4/28, Mr. Blotto. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 4/20, 10 PM, Pinch, Lyla Stone, Moxy Blue, Joy Lab. Sat 4/21, 9 PM, Great Apes, Carbon, Exo, Ditch Farula, Richard Miller, Gayle Ritt. Sundays, Sumo. Mon 4/23, 9 PM, Release, Unique Chique. Tue 4/24, 9 PM, Midnight Larry, Plain Jane, the Motor. Wed 4/25, 9:15 PM, Entrinzic, Andrew Zorc. Thu 4/26, 9 PM, Leah Galyean Band, Bonfire Mechanics, Marina V. Fri 4/27, 10 PM, Joe Armstrong, King's Highway, Framing Amy, Tony Lucca. Sat 4/28, Curtis R. Vance Foundation benefit with Dovetail Joint, Jonny Polonsky, Slipstream, the Girls, and 40-Minute Finish. 773-549-5549.

ELMHURST PUBLIC HOUSE 683 Saint Charles, Elmhurst: Sat 4/28, 9:30 PM, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. 630-834-8989.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/20,

Big Deal. Sat 4/28, Undercover. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Sun 4/22, 9:30 PM, Carmelhead, Viki, Takt. Mon 4/23, Spoon (see Critic's Choice), Oranges, Quiet Kid. Thu 4/26, Flashbulb, Yuppster, Digita'lis/phlox. Fri 4/27, Alejandro Escovedo (see Spot Check). Sat 4/28, Shipping News, Taking Pictures, Check Engine. Sun 4/29, 9:30 PM, Fireballs of Freedom, Gasoline, Douglass Kings. 773-276-3600.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: DJs spin 7-11 PM Fridays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays and 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays. Wednesdays, "Therapy" DJs spin. 312-338-3788.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Sundays through Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Gil Burns. Saturdays, DJ Laura B. Thursdays, DJ Juan Carlos. 312-266-1944.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin music from 8 PM-4 AM nightly, 8 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 773-395-2700.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 4/20, Thunder Road. Sat 4/21, Maryann & the Professors. Wed 4/25, G'tarman Dave. Thu 4/26, Incognitos. Fri 4/27, Decades. Sat 4/28, Chaser. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Fri 4/20, 10 PM, Rock Bottom. Sundays, 7-11 PM, open mike. 773-685-8083.

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

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 4/20, 7 PM, D.I., Streetwalkin' Cheetahs, Mashers, Monster Trux. Sat 4/21, 6 PM, Secret Agent Bill, 500 Hats, Gil; 10 PM, Buddy Revelles, Silver Scooter, David Singer. Sun 4/22, 8 PM, Canyon, Nymb, A-Set, Detachment Kit. Wed 4/25, 6 PM, Sleeping at Last, Align, Retro Morning. Thu 4/26, 8 PM, Abilene, V for Vendetta. Fri 4/27, 7 PM, Sidekick Kato, Hertzsprung Gap, Haymarket Riot. Sat 4/28, 5 PM, Teen Idols, Poonannies, Fairlanes, Flatus, Role Models; 10 PM, Spiveys, Jumbos Killcraine, Totimoshi. Sun 4/29, 7 PM, benefit for Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and the Chicago Food Bank with John Brown Battery, Student Rick, Frontside, and Tom Sawyer. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 4/20, 10 PM, Mike Plume Band, Jim Roll Band. Sat 4/21, 10 PM, Marty Lloyd Band, Mike Plume Band. Fri 4/27, 9:30 PM, Beatle Brothers. Sat 4/28, 10 PM, Alejandro Escovedo (see Spot Check), Los Mariachis. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Music after 10 PM. 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. Fri 4/20, Kraig Kenning. Sat 4/21, 8 PM, Rick "Elvis" Saucedo. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/20, Riptones. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 4/27, Loose Screws. 630-416-4898.

FRENZY BREW HOUSE & EATERY Seven Bridges, Rte. 53 and Purchase Dr., Woodridge: Music at 9 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays; no cover. Fri 4/20, Tuneage. Sat 4/21, DJ Kori C. Wed 4/25, Urban Surf. 630-964-5000.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, DJ EKG. 773-248-3330.

FUSE 738 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. 312-932-0202.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/20, Banana Sac, I Decline. Sat 4/21, Feo. Mon 4/23, Dwain Story, Joey Isreal, Mythic Figs. Fri 4/27, Sticks Comedy. Sat 4/28, R.U.R., Gladhand. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays, 5:30 PM, Geoffrey Cuellar; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Saturdays, 10 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 4/23, 5:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Tue 4/24, 5:30 PM, Boris Marques; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Wed 4/25, 5:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Thu 4/26, 5:30 PM, John Paluch; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 4/20, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Sammy Goldstein. Sat 4/21, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Sammy Goldstein. Sun 4/22, 6 PM, Honey West & Bob Moreen; 9:30 PM, Sammy Goldstein. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Dan Stetzel. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Sammy Goldstein. Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Jared Michaels; 9:30 PM, Sammy Goldstein. Fri 4/27, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Sammy Goldstein. Sat 4/28, 10 PM, Sammy Goldstein. Sun 4/29, 6 PM, Honey West & Alexandra Billings with Russ Long. 773-348-1053.

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: Music after 9 PM. Wednesdays, DJs spin "retro classics." Thursdays, Hello Kitty DJs spin. 773-252-4090.

GIN MILL 2462 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. 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.

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: DJs spin Fridays and Saturdays after 9 PM; no cover. Tue 4/24, open mike. Wednesdays, Venus Envy. 773-871-4210.

GLADHOUND'S PUB & EATERY 1600 Oakton, Elk Grove: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 4/21, Sister Envy. Sat 4/28, Midnite Band. 847-981-1670.

GLOW 1615 N. Clybourn: DJs spin from 10 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-587-8469.

GOOD TIMES PUB 675 W. North, Elmhurst: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/20, Infinity. Sat 4/21, Noveto Trio. Fri 4/27, Rico. Sat 4/28, Fairwarning (Van Halen tribute band). 630-833-3534.

GOODBAR 2512 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays (no cover). Wednesdays, 10 PM, acoustic jam session. 773-296-9700.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: Fri 4/20, 10 PM, Planetgello (no cover). Sat 4/21, 10:30 PM, Dr. Didg (no cover). Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 10 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze (no cover). 773-525-7313.

GROUND ZERO ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX 19081 Old LaGrange, Mokena: Thu 4/26, 10 PM, Kimi Hayes Band. 708-478-0600.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on week-

ends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 4/20, Scarlet Life, You're Pretty. Sat 4/21, Big Daddy Roaches, Eddie Dixon & Grapeshot. Thu 4/26, Blue New World, Phil Rockrohr & the Lifters, Michael Heaton. Fri 4/27, Snake Oil, Walking Man. Sat 4/28, Bob's Yer Uncle, Kerri Grant Show. 773-472-5139.

HANGGE UPPE 14 W. Elm: DJ Winter Wolski spins nightly until 4 AM. 312-337-0561.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Thu 4/26, 10:30 PM, Angel Dust, God Forbid, Opeth, Nevermore. Fri 4/27, 11 PM, Drop, Israel, Vis@40. 312-943-2252.

HARRIGAN'S 2816 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Sundays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Martin Gollogly. 773-248-5933.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Saturdays and Thursdays. Thursdays, DJ Lego. 312-527-5600.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 4/20, 10:30 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel. Sat 4/28, 10:30 PM, Michael Kelsey. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 4/20, 10 PM, Slim Cessna's Auto Club (see Spot Check), Susanna & the Hollywoods. Sat 4/21, 10 PM, Honey Bees, Torturing Elvis. Mon 4/23, 9:30 PM, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch (no cover). Wed 4/25, 9:30 PM, Alejandro Escovedo (see Spot Check), Jane Baxter Miller. Thu 4/26, 9 PM, Wayne "the Train" Hancock, Dick Smith. Fri 4/27, 10 PM, Slugs, the Service (see Post No Bills). Sat 4/28, 10 PM, Vulgar Boatmen, Disaster Action Team. 773-227-4433.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Mario (no cover). Saturdays and Thursdays, DJ Michael T. 773-348-0009.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/20, Jack Straw, Something In Between. Sat 4/21, Swerve, Dreaming Tree. Fri 4/27, 9:30 PM, Great Plains Gypsies, Rain Gods, Jennifer Peterson Band. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 4/24, 10 PM, Goat Island, Asimina Chremos, Williwaw. Wed 4/25, 8 PM, "Backyard Variety Show" hosted by Douglas Grew with music by Lakeside. Fri 4/27, 10 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/20, Fastball, Frisbie. Sat 4/21, Collective Soul, Fastball, Swim (sold out). Mon 4/23, 6:30 PM, Dropkick Murphys, Lars Frederiksen & the Bastards, Reach the Sky, Thug Murder. Tue 4/24, Angie Stone. Wed 4/25, Wax Poetic, Solar Tribe, Sour Deluxe. Thu 4/26, 9:30 PM (sold out), and Fri 4/27, 9 PM and 1 AM, Psychedelic Furs, Tinfed (no opening band for 1 AM show). Sat 4/28, 2 PM, Queers, Yesterday's Kids (sold out); 9:30 PM, Gary Numan, Gwenmars. Sun 4/29, 6:30 PM, Misfits Anniversary Tour with Marky Ramone, Robo & Dez, Impotent Sea Snakes, Independents, Desinence. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

INDEPENDENCE TAP 3932 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-588-2385.

IVAN'S 3358 N. Ashland: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Fridays through Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. 773-525-2140.

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

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 4/20, Simmering, Frawd. Sat 4/21, URB, Green Room. Thu 4/26, Los Amigos Invisibles. Fri 4/27, Finneus, Soul Decision, Pleasing Betty. Sat 4/28, Vince Neil, Swinging Lovehammers. 312-337-3486.

JOHNNY O'HAGAN'S 3374 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/20, Dalrida. Sat 4/21, Cirrus Falcon. Fri 4/27, Lootheads. Sat 4/28, User Friendly. 773-248-3600.

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

KATACOMB 1916 N. Lincoln Park West: DJs spin hip-hop, old school funk, trip-hop, and acid jazz from 9 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays and 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-337-4040.

KUSTOM 1997 N. Clybourn: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Flipside. Saturdays, DJ Speed. Thursdays, DJs Mike Steele, Vince Lawrence & Mike James spin dance music, deep house, and hip-hop (no cover). 773-528-3400.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 4/20, Hoochie Suit, Red Team. Sat 4/21, Love Monkeys. Tue 4/24, Underwater People. Thursdays, Arthur Lee. Sat 4/28, Then Again, Hazzle Miller Band. 773-975-0505.

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: Sat 4/21, DJs Rick Garcia & Brian G., DJ Nick Santillian. Sat 4/28, DJs Lady D & Brenda D, DJ Nick Santillian. 773-772-3355.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin Thursdays through Sundays after 8 PM. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Sam Post (no cover). 312-337-2583.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. 773-665-1110.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 4/20, Gary Tu. Sat 4/21 and Fri 4/27, Pedal Steel Transmission. 773-525-2422.

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

LINDA & LAWRENCE'S 1044 W. 51st: DJs spin club music Saturday nights. 773-373-1260.

LOGAN SQUARE/BUCKTOWN CULTURAL ARTS CENTER 2417 N. Western: No cover. Fridays, 7:30 PM, acoustic jam and poetry open mike hosted by Moses. 773-292-2992.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/20, Saps, Zits. Sat 4/21, Differents, New Shapes, American Dream. Sun 4/22, Pete Special Band, Jimbo Delta. Mondays, 8:30 PM, open mike. Tue 4/24, 7:30 PM, "Local Vocal Brew" with Wendy Morgan. Thu 4/26, Sonic Voodoo Night, Jeff Freling (no cover). Fri 4/27, Milk Plow, Leave. Sat 4/28, Ethyline. Sun 4/29, Calico Cats, Jimbo Delta. 773-871-3757.

MAD BAR 1640 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 9 PM Fridays, 10:30 PM Saturdays, and 10 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 4/20, DJ Brian Gardner with percussionist Louie Roman. Sat 4/21, Kerri Chandler, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. Sundays, Peven Everett with Seance Divine, Brian Gardner & Frique. Mondays, 7 PM, spoken word with Mental Graffiti; 10 PM, DJs Derrick Carter, Diz & Matty spin house. Tuesdays, DJs Justin Reed, Striz & Shaka 23 spin trip-hop and deep house. Wednesdays, DJ Jesse de la Peña. Thursdays, DJs Ron Carroll & Mazi spin house. Fri 4/27, Alton Miller. Sat 4/28, DJ Blue, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. 773-227-2277.

MANHOLE 3458 N. Halsted: DJs spin nightly after midnight. Fridays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, DJ Jim Lewis. Saturdays, DJ Jim Lewis with Tom McBride & Chris Eterno. Sundays and Mondays, DJ Laura B. Thursdays, DJ Freddy Bain. 773-975-9244.

MARRIOTT HOTEL 540 N. Michigan: Fridays and Saturdays, 5 and 10 PM, Sundays through Tuesdays, 5 and 9:15 PM, and Thursdays, 9:15 PM, pianist George Goetschel. 312-836-0100.

MARS 2112 Woodfield Shopping Center, Golf Road & Rte. 53, Schaumburg: Thursdays, 9 PM, DJ Johnny B. 847-885-2112.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/20, Brother Brother, Fat Time. Sat 4/21, 9 PM, Project/Object (Frank Zappa tribute), Ike Willis; 12:45 AM, DJ Harry. Sun 4/22, 7 PM, Nikka Costa. Tue 4/24, Hack 'n' Wheeze. Wed 4/25, 9:30 PM, MVP, Tautologic. Thu 4/26 through Sat 4/28, 9 PM, Steve Kimock Band (sold out). 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; DJs spin 80s disco after 8:30 PM Thursdays. Mondays, 10 PM, "Ultra Glam" female impersonators perform. 312-255-8579.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Sat 4/21, Artificial Flavor. Sat 4/28, Selective Recall. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Sat 4/21, Blind Roosevelts. Sat 4/28, 7 Deez. 630-513-6300.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 4/20, 10 PM, St. Germain, Darrell Woodson (sold out). Sat 4/21, 6:30 PM, Rocket From the Crypt (see Spot Check), (International) Noise Conspiracy (see Critic's Choice), the Explosion; 11 PM, LTJ Bukem, P.S.M., MC Conrad. Sun 4/22, 6:30 PM, Left Setter, All Systems Halt, Pound of Flesh, Red River. Mon 4/23, 9 PM, the Orb, Witchman, Badorb.com. Tue 4/24, 7 PM, Frank Black & the Catholics (see Spot Check), House of Large Sizes; 11 PM, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Thu 4/26, 6:30 PM, New Found Glory, Glass Jaw, Movie Life, Cooter (sold out). Fri 4/27, 6:30 PM, Sister Machine Gun, Kill Hannah, Marvel Kind. Sat 4/28, 6:30 PM, Vacation Bible School, Escape From Earth, Shifter, Mkshft. Sun 4/29, 7 PM, Muchacha, Apocalypse Hoboken, Nil8, Penny & the Loafers. 773-549-0203.

MIKE & DENISE'S 1760 N. Farnsworth, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/20, 30 Something. Fri 4/27, Everyman. 630-820-7447.

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

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

THE NATURAL 6535 Joliet, LaGrange: Music at 10 PM. Sat 4/21, Blizzard of Oz. 708-354-6020.

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin dance music 10:30 PM-4 AM Fridays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 773-528-2622.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Music after 8 PM. Fri 4/20, 9 PM, John Cale (see Spot Check), Joe Cassidy. Sat 4/21, Kleinfelter, Torben Floor, Wes Cunningham. Thu 4/26, Personals, Shakes, Difference. Fri 4/27, Kevin O'Donnell's Quality 6, Can-Ky-Ree, Sara Osmer. Sat 4/28, Frisbie, Dorian Taj, Jennifer Peterson. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sat 4/21, 4 PM, First Nations benefit for the Resisters of Forced Relocation Dineh with James Yellowbank & Jemmajean. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

NOCTURNAL 1111 W. Lake: Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs Curt Caris & Chris Thomasone. Saturdays, 9 PM-3 AM, DJs DVS & Mix. Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Earl Pleasure. 312-491-1931.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJ Tankboy spins late on Fridays. Fri 4/20, 11 PM, Mil Mulliganos, Land of the El Caminos, Kiss 'n' Ride. Sat 4/21, midnight, Sugarman 3, Fenster; DJ Stallion Luv spins late. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Tuesdays, 10 PM, DJs Shon Dervis, Alo, I-Ron & friends spin hip-hop and soul. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Fri 4/27, 10 PM, Torben Floor, Brad Peterson, DJ Combat. Sat 4/28, 10 PM, Homunculus, Mike Farley Band. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, Afrodisiacs. Sat 4/21, Brothers in Arms. Sat 4/28, Gas Giants. 708-756-0600.

THE ORIGINAL MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: Open at 8 PM Tuesdays through Sundays. DJs spin Thursdays and Fridays. 312-642-7251 or 312-642-7252.

LE PASSAGE RESTAURANT & YOW BAR 1 Oak Place: DJs spin after 10 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays. In Le Passage: Fridays, DJ Dayhota. Saturdays, DJ Oscar McMillan. Wednesdays, DJ V. Thursdays, DJ Mood. In Yow Bar: Fridays, DJ Justin. Saturdays, DJ Mood. Thursdays, DJ Jevon Jackson. 312-255-0022.

PEEK INN 2825 W. Irving Park: Music after 10 PM. Sat 4/21, Rock Bottom. 773-267-5197.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/20, Farm Team. Sat 4/21, Loomis, Pop Fiction. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Secret Vitamin Shag. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fri 4/20, Urban Twang. Sundays, Tom Waits night with the Man With the Drunk Piano. Mondays, Soul Foundation DJs with Bjaxx & Traxx. Wednesdays, Garden Foundation DJs with Alo, C-Side, I-Ron, Pete Pong, W01 & others. Thu 4/26, Sticky Lupree. 773-252-7767.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Wednesdays, Peking Turtle. Thu 4/26, 8 PM, "Singer Spotlight North Shore" with Joanie Larlee, Dina Joy Byrd, Lucinda Johnston, and Tita Farrar. 847-266-1313.

THE (PROP) HOUSE 1675 N. Elston: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Sundays and 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. 773-486-2390.

RAPTURE 730 N. Green: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly on two floors. Mondays, open turntables. 312-409-7777.

RED DOG 1958 W. North: DJs spin a mix of funk, house, and dance music 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Mondays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 773-278-1009.

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

REDHEAD PIANO BAR 16 W. Ontario: Music 8:30 PM-2:30 AM Fridays and Sundays through Thursdays and 8 PM-4 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Gene Garcia. Saturdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; 1 AM, John Zamojcin. Sundays, John Zamojcin. Mondays and Thursdays, Tom Linsk & Lisa McCloury. Tuesdays, John Zamojcin. Wednesdays, Kenny Phelps. 312-640-1000.

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fri 4/20, DJ Jes, Tim Schumaker, Christopher Robin, Dissolvent, Todd Richman. Sat 4/21, Paul Gordon, Walsh & Sommer, Frique & Majid. Thu 4/26, Nigel Richards. Sat 4/28, Dave Ralph. 312-733-6699.

REILLY'S DAUGHTER 4010 W. 111th, Oak Lawn: Sat 4/28, 10 PM, V90. 708-423-1188.

RIPROCKS 3131 Finley, Downers Grove: Thursdays, DJ Tim Too Hype spins "hi-nrg, progressive, trance, and underground." 630-964-0773.

ROSARIO'S RESTAURANT 5956 W. Higgins: Music after 7 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Ronnie Ross. 773-775-7525.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 4/20, 10 PM, David Thomas & Two Pale Boys (see Critic's Choice), Can-Ky-Ree. Sat 4/21, 10 PM, Silos (see Spot Check), Mary Janes, Canyon. Mon 4/23, 9 PM, Tyler Keith & the Preachers Kids, Pink Devils. Tue 4/24, 9 PM, Drums & Tuba, Bees Are Black, Lesser Birds of Paradise. Thu 4/26, 9 PM, Alejandro Escovedo (see Spot Check), Kelly Hogan. Fri 4/27, 9 PM, Push Stars, Churchills. Twigs, Colony. Sat 4/28, 7:30 PM, Anne O'Meara Heaton, Sam Shaber; 10:30 PM, Starch Martins, Morris Minors, T.W. Walsh. Sun 4/29, 9 PM, Frantic Flatops, Hi-Fi & the Roadburners. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 4/21, Animation (Rush tribute band). Sat 4/28, Spoonfed. 630-372-2900.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: No cover. Sun 4/22, 1 PM, Jack Straw. 312-527-2722.

SIDEOUTS 4018 Roberts, Island Lake: Music after 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Thursdays. Fri 4/20, Tall Grass Musicians. Sat 4/21, Alex & the All-Stars. Thu 4/26, Smalls. Fri 4/27, Video Stars. Sat 4/28, Rubber. 708-526-7174.

SINIBAR 1540 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM, 9 PM-2 AM Mondays. Fridays, DJ Shon Dervis. Saturdays, guest DJs spin. Mondays, DJ Microphone Bill spins reggae. Tuesdays, Dave Britton. Wednesdays, Tone B. Nimble. Thursdays, DJs Dave Britton & Bjak. 773-278-7797.

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: DJs spin 7 PM-4 AM Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 7 PM-5 AM Saturdays, 2 PM-4 AM Sundays, and 5:30 PM-midnight Mondays. Fridays, DJ Tone B. Nimble spins hip-hop, disco, and soul. Saturdays, DJ Darrell Woodson spins house. Sundays, Lee Collins & Sadar, DJ Tone B. Nimble, Norman Rockwell, Shon Dervis. Tue 4/24, DJ Dayhota. Wednesdays, DJs Shon Dervis & Steve Bravo spin downtempo, hip-hop, and soul. Thu 4/26, Beat Parlor DJs spin with DJ Jordan Gilchrist. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 4/20, Darrell Woodson, JT Donaldson, DJ Heather, Greg Norwood. Sat 4/21, Miles Maeda & the Traveling Love Show, DJ Deep, Ry-n. Sundays, DJs Aleks, Chris & Joanna. Mondays, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron. Tuesdays, DJs Seraphine, Julio Bishop, Hakim Murphy & Brian Ford. Wednesdays, DJ Rekliner & DJ Brendan spin British punk, new wave, rockabilly & ska. Fri 4/27, Darrell Woodson, DJ V. Sat 4/28, Brett Haynes, J Digz & Juice. 773-549-4140.

SMILER COOGANS 5637 W. Grand: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/20, 8 PM, Monstrosity, Withered Earth, Reprobation, Corpse Vomit, Raunchous Brothers. Sat 4/21, Rebels Without Applause, Dischord, Dark Ritual. Fri 4/27, Made to be Broken, Hinder Soul, Stalemate. Sat 4/28, 6 PM, Lungbrush, Oblivious, Infamous, Dominion; 9 PM, Lungbrush, Bunker Hill, Withdrawal, Standing 8. Sun 4/29, 4 PM, Disinter, Vomit Remnants, Internal Suffering, Brodequin, Morbid Butchery, Emesis. 773-889-0601.

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

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Timmy Loop & VJ Ken (no cover). Saturdays, DJ Jungle Jorge & VJ Nickole. Sundays and Tuesdays, VJ Whon. Mondays, "Revival" with VJ Tyrone (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Freddie Bain & VJ Ken. Thursdays, "best of the 80s" with DJ Tim O. & VJ Steven Farias (no cover). 773-327-7711.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Fri 4/20, 7:30 PM, First Grade Crush, Deals Gone Bad, 500 Hats. Sat 4/21, 7:30 PM, Helen's Promise, Kilswitch. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by John Rickles (no cover). Fri 4/27, 7:30 PM, Colonel Stem, Blank Theory, Bluerock Targets. Sat 4/28, 7:30 PM, Penny & the Loafers, SKG, Frequency of Change. 708-922-9950.

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin 10:30 PM-4 AM Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays, and 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays. 312-587-8779.

STARGAZE 5419 N. Clark: Thu 4/26, 8 PM, open mike. 773-561-7363.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music in the upstairs Cabaret Room; DJs spin nightly in the Lounge. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 4/20, 10 PM, Vinyl, Topaz. Sat 4/21, 10 PM, Dillinger 4, Jenny Choi, Beauty Shop. Thu 4/26, George McRae. Fri 4/27, 9:30 PM, benefit for P.L.A.Y.: Possibilities in Life: Art for Youth with Benny B, DJ Current, Kid Entropy, Option, J. Initial, and Miss Bio Booster. Sat 4/28, 10 PM, Rec Center. In the Lounge: Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Verb spins Motown, old school, and funk. Sundays, DJs Maryjane & AM/PM spin hip-hop. Mondays, open mike with Jennifer Peterson. Tuesdays, "606" hip-hop open mike. Wed 4/25, DJ Lf8tr spins techno & electronic music with David Chavez & Corie Labadie. Thursdays, Shakejunt spins old soul, funk, and rare groove. 773-278-6600.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin after 10 PM. 773-227-4906.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Marc Buxton & Mike Steele. Saturdays, DJs John Curley, Marc Buxton & Jernell Geronimo. 312-491-9729.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music at 8 PM. Sat 4/28, Terry Farmer. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 4/20, Bobby Stratosphere & the Bloodclub, TV Savage. Sat 4/21, Deatholz, Lifeblood. Sundays, DJs Nole & Mungo spin old-school R&B and funk. Thu 4/26, Fuzzbusters. Fri 4/27, Monorail, Bluelit Souls. Sat 4/28, Gelheads, Smoke Off Vinyl. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Sundays, 8-10 PM, Dan Roughan; 10 PM-1 AM, Heather Horton Band; 1-4 AM, Pete Special. 312-266-7761.

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Music at 10 PM. Sundays, DJ Black Russian spins drum 'n' bass. 773-871-7799.

VOLTAIRE 3231 N. Clark: Mondays, 7 PM, Freddy Allen & Amy Armstrong. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 and 9 PM, Voltaire variety show. 773-528-3136.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/20, Orange Whip. Sat 4/21, Generations. Fri 4/27, Horizontal Motion. Sat 4/28, JP & the Cats. 630-264-2739.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/20, Royal Brown, Shoeshine Boy. Sat 4/21, Chris Schaeffer Band. Tue 4/24, Sam Post (no cover). Wed 4/25, Domestic Problems. Thu 4/26, Marlee MacLeod. Fri 4/27, Air This Side of Caution, Sono. Sat 4/28, Core. 773-929-1300.

WATUSI 1540 W. North: Restaurant. Fridays, 10:30 PM-2 AM, Mediterraneo DJs spin music from the Middle East and Europe (no cover). 773-862-1540.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 4/20, Tim Lynch & the Cruiser. Saturdays, open stage. Fri 4/27, Top Secret Band. 312-943-7815.

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Jernell Geronimo and percussionist Miro. Saturdays, DJs Freddie, Mike Z. & Jernell Geronimo spin progressive house, trance, R&B, and hip-hop. 312-337-3223.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/20, Deloreans. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/20, Michael Black, Ediokri. Sat 4/21, Gizzae, Dansika. Sundays, Gizzae. Mon 4/23, Carl Brown, DJ Red Lox. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wed 4/25, Indika, Ras Kelly. Thu 4/26, Belizean Vibes. Fri 4/27, Dub Dis. Sat 4/28, Innocent, Melaku. Sun 4/29, Debbi DeFire. 773-327-4273.

WILLOW COFFEE & TEA 1100 W. Thorndale: Music at 7:30 PM. Sundays, open mike. Thursdays, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (4/26 with Robin Renie & Bill Cruz). 773-907-3500.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 4/20, Aftergrace. Wed 4/25, Anne Harris Band. Thu 4/26, Cornmeal. Fri 4/27, Stir Fried. Sat 4/28, URB. 847-432-6430.

ZELLA 1983 N. Clybourn: Thursdays, 8 PM, Big Al Estrada sings music of Frank Sinatra. 773-549-2910.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 4/20, Lego, Traxx, Matty, Ry-n, Fern Alvarado, DJs Sativa, Justin Long & Silver. Sat 4/21, John Selway, John Patterson. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

RODNEY CROWELL, STEPHEN DAWSON & DIANE CHRISTIANSEN Sun 4/29, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CATHY FINK & MARCY MARXER, GRACE GRIFFITH Sun 4/22, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Gurnee. 847-949-5355.

ROSIE FLORES, SLAID CLEAVES See Critic's Choice. Sun 4/22, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

STEVE & SYLVIA FRANCOIS, KENT McDANIEL, EDEN WINTER, DAVID MICHAELS, VICTORIA STORM, JIM SIMONIS, BOB & MICKY HOLDSWORTH, SUSAN URBAN & KATE EARLY Sat 4/21, 7:30 PM, Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry. 773-271-7127.

BILL FRISELL NEW QUARTET, KELLY JOE PHELPS See Critic's Choice. Fri 4/20, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

STEVE GILLETTE & CINDY MANGSEN Benefit for Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Sat 4/28, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630.

ANNE HILLS Sat 4/21, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

AL JEWER performs Native American flute music. Sun 4/22, 1 PM, Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, Kendall College, 2600 Central Park, Evanston. 847-328-4292.

16TH ANNUAL MIDWEST SACRED HARP CONVENTION Free admission. Sat 4/28 and Sun 4/29, 9:30 AM-3 PM, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th. 773-324-2144 or 773-276-4277.

OVER THE RHINE, SONS OF THE NEVER WRONG See Spot Check. Fri 4/20, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

UTAH PHILLIPS See Critic's Choice. Sat 4/21, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

COLLIN RAYE, ANDY GRIGGS Fri 4/20, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

RIC SALAZAR Free in-store performance. Sat 4/21, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

CHRIS SMITHER, PETER CASE Fri 4/27, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

ED TRICKETT, SANDY ANDINA Benefit for Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Sat 4/21, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630.

MAX ZBIRAL-TELLER Free concert. Mon 4/23, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Sat 4/21, 9 PM, Mulligan Stew. Sundays, 8 PM, Irish jam session. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. Wed 4/25, 9 PM, Cornmeal. Sun 4/29, 8 PM, Old Blind Dogs. 773-478-4408.

BUZZ CAFE 905 S. Lombard, Oak Park: Music at 7 PM. Sat 4/21, Mark Sheehy. 708-524-2899

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Sundays, Can-Ky-Ree. 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.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Sun 4/22, 8 PM, Whitey O'Day. 847-358-9150.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 4/27, 10 PM, Alejandro Escovedo (see Spot Check). 773-276-3600.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 4/20, Three Men in Kilts. Sat 4/21, Fast Eddie. Fri 4/27, Seamus O'Kane. Sat 4/28, Velvet Green. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tue 4/24, 8 PM, open stage hosted by Joe Lanasa. Sat 4/28, 10 PM, Alejandro Escovedo (see Spot Check), Los Mariachis. 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar. Sun 4/22, 10:30 AM, Special Consensus. 847-821-1234.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 4/21, Cattails. Sat 4/28, Patty Stevenson & Craig Siemsen. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Fred. Mon 4/23, Dwain Story, Joey Isreal, Mythic Figs. 773-489-5471.

HARRIGAN'S 2816 N. Halsted: Sundays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Martin Gollogly. 773-248-5933.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Fri 4/27, 10:30 PM, Evidence. 773-465-8005.

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: Wed 4/25, 9:30 PM, Alejandro Escovedo (see Spot Check), Jane Baxter Miller. Thu 4/26, 9 PM, Wayne "the Train" Hancock, Dick Smith. 773-227-4433.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 4/23, 9 PM, Gan Ainm (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MORSELAND MUSIC ROOM 1218 W. Morse: Mondays, 10 PM, DJs Travis Cross & Tex spin country & western, honky-tonk & rockabilly. 773-743-5955.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 4/20, 9 PM, James McCandless & Julie Macarus. Sat 4/21, 4 PM, First Nations benefit for the Resisters of Forced Relocation Dineh with James Yellowbank & Jemmajean. Sun 4/22, 3 PM, Al Day, Susan McClelland, Kristin Ronne. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Wed 4/25, 6 PM, Charlie Pierce. Thu 4/26, 8 PM, Minna Bromberg. Fri 4/27, 9 PM, Diana Laffey & Susan Borland. Sat 4/28, 8 PM, Tricia Alexander, Dev Singh. Sun 4/29, 3 PM, Al Day, Tricia Alexander, Dev Singh. 773-743-3355.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sun 4/22, 8 PM, Jennifer Kimball, Ben Demerath. Wed 4/25, 9 PM, Jess Klein, Julie Frost, Amory. Thu 4/26, 9 PM, Alejandro Escovedo (see Spot Check), Kelly Hogan. Sat 4/28, 7:30 PM, Anne O'Meara Heaton, Sam Shaber. 773-525-2508.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 4/20, Kevin So. Fri 4/27, David Stocker & One Drum. 630-969-9720.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Wednesdays, 7-10 PM, John Lawler. 312-266-7761.

WINNERS ON LINCOLN 4530 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, Brickey, Levitt, Tomasello & Miles. Thursdays, acoustic open mike with Ben Porter. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

DEVIL IN A WOODPILE, DEANNA VARAGONA Benefit for Northtown Arts Center arts programs. Sat 4/21, 8 PM, Northtown Arts Center, St. James Presbyterian Church, 6554 N. Rockwell. 773-465-3973.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY GOSPEL CHOIR under the direction of Rollo Dilworth. Sat 4/21, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

CORKY SIEGEL'S CHAMBER BLUES, BONNIE KOLOC Sat 4/28, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300 or 312-902-1500.

CHRIS SMITHER, PETER CASE Fri 4/27, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

KIM STRATTON Benefit for Saint Stephen A.M.E. Church. Sun 4/29, 5 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-666-4164.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

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

AUSTIN'S SOUTHWEST CAFE 481 Peterson, Libertyville: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Barrelhouse Chuck & John Carpender. 847-549-1972.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/20 and Sat 4/21, Allen Batts Blues Band with Grana Louise. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 4/24, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Wed 4/25, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 4/27 and Sat 4/28, James Wheeler Band with Patricia Scott & Zora Young. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/20 and Sat 4/21, Charlie Love Band with Patricia Scott. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 4/24, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Fri 4/27 and Sat 4/28, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. 312-661-0100.

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

BLUE IGUANA 17265 S. Oak Park, Tinley Park: Fri 4/27, 10 PM, Back in Stride. 708-429-1000.

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/20, Carlos Johnson. Sat 4/21, Howard Scott & the World Band with Little Johnny Johnson. Sun 4/22, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy. Mon 4/23, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 4/24, John Primer & the Real Deal. Wed 4/25, Pistol Pete. Thu 4/26, Liz Mandville Greeson. Fri 4/27, Lucky Peterson. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sundays, 11 AM, Eric Noden. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays, and 10:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Sat 4/21, Ruby Harris Band. Thursdays, Sugar Blue. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, open stage hosted by Brother John & others. 708-387-0050.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/20, 5:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Tommy Castro, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sat 4/21, 6:30 PM, Joe Moss; 9:30 PM, Tab Benoit, Ron Prince & Hard Time. Sun 4/22, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Mon 4/23, jam hosted by the Buzz. Tue 4/24, Jimmy Burns. Wed 4/25, Phil Guy. Thu 4/26, Bruce Katz Band. Fri 4/27, 5:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Billy Branch, Willie Kent & the Gents. Sat 4/28, 6:30 PM, Eric Noden; 9:30 PM, W.C. Clark, Dave Specter. 312-427-0333.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 4/21, Keith Scott. Sat 4/28, Matthew Skoller & Johnny Iguana. 847-256-8870.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Fridays, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. Mon 4/23, DJ Brian. Wednesdays, DJ Brian. 773-384-2547.

CELEBRITY LOUNGE 4830 S. Cottage Grove: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturdays, Fred Johnson & the Checkmates with Pee Wee Madison. 773-548-4812 or 773-285-8353.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 4/20 and Sat 4/21, L.V. Banks Blues Band. Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CLUB MALCOLM 744 E. 83rd: Wednesdays, 8 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-723-1600.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Live jazz and blues at 10:30 PM, 12:30 AM, and 2:30 AM on weekends. Mondays, 7 PM-midnight, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. Wednesdays, 8 PM-1 AM, Killer Ray Players. 312-341-9787.

CRAWDADDY BAYOU 412 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 5 PM Sundays, 6:30 PM Thursdays. No cover. 847-520-4800.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Deerfield: Fri 4/27, 10:30 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 847-541-4700.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Fri 4/27, 10 PM, Melvin Seals, JGB, Kimi Hayes. 847-358-9150.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/27, Tommy McCracken. 773-775-2848.

FAMOUS DAVE'S 739 N. Clark: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays; no cover. Fri 4/20, Blind Mississippi Morris. Sat 4/21, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Sun 4/22, 11 AM, Brian Katz Duo; 9 PM, Fruteland Jackson. Mon 4/23, Steve Arvey. Tue 4/24, Harry Nino. Wed 4/25, Eric Noden. Thu 4/26, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots. Fri 4/27, Tom Holland & the Shuffle Kings. Sat 4/28, Howard & the White Boys. Sun 4/29, 11 AM, Joe Moss; 9 PM, Fruteland Jackson. 312-266-2400.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 4/21, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. Sat 4/28, Ronnie Baker Brooks. 630-416-4898.

FRENZY BREW HOUSE & EATERY Seven Bridges, Rte. 53 and Purchase Dr., Woodridge: Music at 9 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays; no cover. Thursdays, Neil Rose Band. 630-964-5000.

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

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Fri 4/20, 7:30 PM, Gloria Shannon. 773-262-5767.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL 962 S. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Music at 10 PM. Sat 4/28, 9 PM, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 847-541-7530.

GOOD ROCKIN' LOUNGE 2 7432 S. Racine: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Nellie Travis. Thursdays, 8 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-723-2319.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 4/21, 9:30 PM, Pistol Pete. Tue 4/24, 8:30 PM, Little Brothers Blues Band (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell (no cover). Sat 4/28, 9:30 PM, Chico Banks Band. 708-484-3610.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 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. Fri 4/20 and Wed 4/25, Chicago Red Hots. Sat 4/21, Chicago Playboys. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 4/24, Eric Gales. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8-9 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 4/20 and Sat 4/21, Vance Kelly, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers with Kid Dynamite. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band, Casey Jones. Mondays and Wednesdays, Howard Scott & Chick Rodgers, Andre Taylor & Nellie Travis. Tuesdays, Zanne Mack Band, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Thu 4/26, Charlie Love. Fri 4/27 and Sat 4/28, Sugar Blue, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers with Kid Dynamite. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 4/20, Pat Smillie Band. Sat 4/21, Bobby Slim James. Sundays, 2-5 PM, gospel buffet; 8 PM, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Wednesdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band (no cover). Thu 4/26, Nellie Travis. Fri 4/27, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Sat 4/28, Roy Hytower. 312-566-0555.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 S. South Chicago: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. Sundays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-493-3477.

LEXUS SOCIAL CLUB 5124 W. Madison: Mondays, 9 PM, Pat Smillie Band. 312-428-6276.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 4/28, West Side Blues Revue. 773-525-2422.

LOVERS LOUNGE 7251 S. Ashland: Fridays, 8:30 PM, Bob Jamison & the Untouchable Band. 773-488-9807.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Thu 4/26, 9 PM, Blue Plate Special. 630-446-4001.

111 CLUB 111 W. 111th: Sundays, 9 PM, Killer Ray Allison, Harmonica George & Jimmy Pryor, Double J Band. 773-821-9165.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Tue 4/24, Barrelhouse Chuck. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 4/21, in the bar: Rockin Johnny Band. Sat 4/28, in the bar: Carl Davis Band. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 4/20, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. Wed 4/25, Roy Hytower. Sat 4/21, Joanna Connor. Fri 4/27, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. Sat 4/28, Shirley Johnson. 815-477-0340.

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 4/20, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-467-1600.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays and 9:30 PM Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Fri 4/20 and Sat 4/21, Eddy Clearwater, Jimmy Johnson. Sundays, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue. Wednesdays, Matthew Skoller Band. Thu 4/26, Magic Slim. Fri 4/27 and Sat 4/28, Eddy Clearwater, Sandra Hall. 773-645-5200.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music on two stages nightly at 8:30 PM. Sundays, Carlos Johnson, Michael Coleman. Mondays, A.C. Reed, Lurrie Bell. Tuesdays, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues, Carl Weathersby. 312-733-6577.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Mondays, 8:30 PM, open blues jam hosted by Blue Heat. 630-543-3101.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 4/20 and Sat 4/21, Arthur Williams (see Critic's Choice). Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wed 4/25, Sugar Blue. Fri 4/27 and Sat 4/28, Kinsey Report. 773-342-0452.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music at 7 PM; no cover. Sun 4/22, 6 PM, Rockin' Johnny. Thu 4/26, Brother John Band. 312-527-2722.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 4/20, Rockin' Johnny Blues Band. Sat 4/21, Willie Smith & the Ice Cream Men. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Fri 4/27, Chicago Blues Angels. Sat 4/28, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 773-772-6656.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Thu 4/26, 7:30 PM, Bobby "Slim" James Blues Band. 708-922-9950.

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.

WOODROW'S 4600 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Professor John & His Band (no cover). 773-907-0740.

jazz

concerts

BERNARD ALCORN Free in-store performance. Fri 4/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

BOPOLOGY Swing dance concert. Fri 4/20, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

PETER BRÖTZMANN Free admission. Sat 4/21, noon, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CINDERS Free in-store performance. Sat 4/28, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY JAZZ ENSEMBLES Free admission. Wed 4/25, 7:30 PM, Mainstage Theatre, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

DOUGLAS EWART & THE INVENTIONS Sat 4/21, 8 PM, Wagadu African Art Gallery, 1305 S. Michigan. 312-922-0031.

CHRIS FOREMAN WITH CARRIE SWEETEN FOREMAN Benefit for First Saint Paul's Community Meals Program. Sun 4/22, 4 PM, First Saint Paul's Lutheran Church, 1301 N. LaSalle. 312-642-7172.

GARY FOSTER WITH THE ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLES Mon 4/23, 7:30 PM, Harry and Phyllis Blizzard Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan Dr., Elgin. 847-622-0300.

BILL FRISELL NEW QUARTET, KELLY JOE PHELPS See Critic's Choice. Fri 4/20, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CLAUDIA HOMMEL & JOHNNY FRIGO Free concert. Fri 4/20, 7:30 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

BILL KREIN & NATE VINCENT Free in-store performance of Latin jazz. Fri 4/20, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

LAKE FOREST COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE under the direction of Mitch Paglia. Free concert. Fri 4/20, 7:30 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5169.

JEFF LASKY GROUP Free in-store performance. Fri 4/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

TEDDY LEE ORCHESTRA Big band dinner dance. Sun 4/29, 6:30 PM, Chevy Chase Country Club, 1000 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling. 847-718-7700.

LINCOLN CENTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS Fri 4/27, 8 PM, and Sat 4/28, 11 AM (family concert), Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MARTHA LORIN Free admission. Tue 4/24, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

NAPERVILLE HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND in a free concert. Thu 4/26, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

NILES WEST HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND Free concert includes visiting jazz bands and the Niles West Jazz Bands 1 and 2. Fri 4/20, 4:30 PM, Niles West High School, 5701 Oakton, Skokie. 847-568-3779.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ BAND AND COMBOS Sat 4/28, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

KEVIN O'DONNELL'S QUALITY SIX Benefit concert. Sat 4/28, 9 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-944-6250.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE Myron McReynolds, director. Fri 4/20, 7:30 PM, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

TIMBER RIDGE JAZZ BAND in a free concert. Wed 4/25, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

UPTOWN RHYTHM CLUB Fri 4/27, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 4/20, noon, Peter Roothaan, Sonny Turner, Tom Hope, Rich Pardo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 4/21, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. Sundays, 6 PM, Sam Burckhardt Trio; 8 PM, Chicago Swing. 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, Wallace Burton Group; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wed 4/25,

noon, Max Hook; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson's Organ Express. Thu 4/26, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Jim Ryan Band. Fri 4/27, noon, Franz Jackson, Art Davis, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 4/28, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Kelly Brand Nextet. 312-642-6805.

ARBOR VITAE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 4/27, Rob McDougle. 630-778-9090.

ARMY & LOU'S 422 E. 75th: Restaurant. Fridays, 6-10 PM, keyboardist and vocalist Fred Barr & guitarist Toby Wallace. 773-483-3100.

BACINO'S 15256 S. La Grange, Orland Park: Sundays, 11 AM-3 PM, Steve Flowers Trio performs at brunch. Thursdays, 6:30-10 PM, Ray Bailey Trio. 708-403-3535.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 4/20 and Sat 4/21, Danny Lerman. Sun 4/22 through Sat 4/28, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Sun 4/29, Brian Danzy & the Jazzmatics. 312-751-2433.

BELLA-VIA RISTORANTE 6063 W. Dempster, Morton Grove: Fridays and Saturdays, Milt Trenier & Company with Dave "Bubba" Mitchell. 847-470-1405.

BIG JOE'S 1818 W. Foster: No cover. Sundays, 8 PM-midnight, Big Joe's jam session with Darren Scorza, John Kregor, Bob Lovecchio, Ted Hogarth & Michele Thomas. 773-784-8755.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Wed 4/25, 8 PM, Andy Meacham Trio (no cover). 630-406-0008.

BISTRO ULTRA 2239 N. Clybourn: Thursdays, 8 PM, Denise La Grassa Duo. 773-529-3300.

BOILER ROOM JAZZ AND SUPPER CLUB 2 S. Vail, Arlington Heights: Fri 4/20, 8 PM, Kevin O'Connell Trio. Sat 4/21, 8 PM, John Jeffrey Trio. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Scott Holman Trio. Wednesdays, 7 PM, John Proulx & Scott Mason. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Rob Zettl Trio. Fri 4/27, 8 PM, Rob Zettl Quartet. Sat 4/28, 8 PM, Roberta Miles. 847-368-0792.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sat 4/21 and Sat 4/28, 11 AM, brunch with the Jazzy Guys. 312-226-6666.

BYZANTIUM 232 S. Halsted: Music at 6 PM; no cover. Sun 4/22 and Sun 4/29, Samuel Israel Trio. Wed 4/25, Bradley Williams & Ginghi Lehere. 312-454-1227.

CAFE LUCIANO 871 N. Rush: Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Lenny Perretta Trio. Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Sami Scot. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7 PM, Lenny Perretta & Richie Pardo. 312-266-1414.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Thu 4/26, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 773-384-2547.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 4/20, 9 PM, Music Segue Dance Band. Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Sun 4/22, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham & Don Stille. Sun 4/29, 5:30 PM, Buddy Charles. 847-647-8282.

CHEZ TAM CAFE 4054 N. Lincoln: French Senegalese restaurant. Fridays, Glawdys & Charlie. Wednesdays, Yves Francois Band. 773-935-7867 or 773-935-7849.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the Cigar

Lounge. Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Les Walton Trio, Andy Meacham Trio. 847-969-9900.

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.

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

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Live jazz and blues at 10:30 PM, 12:30 AM, and 2:30 AM on weekends. Sundays, 7 PM, Ritual Rhythms. Mondays, 7 PM-midnight, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. 312-341-9787.

CUCINA ROMA 1163 W. Ogden, Naperville: Music at 6 PM. Fridays, Robin Lucas. Saturdays, Ed Warble. 630-355-4444.

CUCINA ROMA 800 E. Ogden, Westmont: Music at 6 PM. Fridays, John Proulx. Wednesdays, Ed Warble. Thursdays, Steve Sandner. 630-654-9600.

CUCINA ROMA 185 Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Gary Filip. Sundays, 5 PM, and Mondays and Tuesdays, 5:30 PM, Steve Goers. Wednesdays, 5:30 PM, Sami Scot. Thursdays, 6 PM, Dan Gillogly. 847-478-9600.

CYRANO'S BISTRO 546 N. Wells: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Bobbi Jordan Trio. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Tom Hope with flutist & vocalist Elaine Dame. 312-467-0546.

EDGEWATER BEACH CAFE 5545 N. Sheridan: Tuesdays, 5:30-8 PM, pianist Chris White. 773-275-4141.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/20, Peter Brötzmann-Hamid Drake Trio, X Mars X. Sat 4/21, Wadada Leo Smith & Hamid Drake (see Critic's Choice), Guillermo Gregorio with Jim Baker & David Stackenas, Holz Für Europa. Tue 4/24, Daisy/Ajemian/ Bishop/Margasak Quartet, Taylor/Roebke/Bauder Trio. Wed 4/25, Kyle Bruckmann with Scott Rosenberg & Michael Zerang. Sun 4/29, 7 PM, Rajesh Mehta & Paul Lovens. 773-276-3600.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Thu 4/26, 8 PM, Matt Erion Trio (no cover). 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8 PM. Sat 4/21, Trio Du Jour. Sat 4/28, Danlchaz Trio. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Fri 4/20, Jeff Gilmore Group. Sat 4/21, Airborne. Fri 4/27, Jazz Vertigo. Sat 4/28, Matt Erion Trio. 847-718-9272.

EVERGREEN PLAZA 9500 S. Western, Evergreen Park: Thursdays through Saturdays, noon-6 PM, pianist Dave Green. 708-636-2800.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 4/22, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band. Wed 4/25, 8 PM, John Burnett Swing Orchestra. Thu 4/26, 8 PM, John Moulder Quartet. Sun 4/29, 6 PM, William Russo's Chicago Jazz Ensemble. 708-788-2118.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Nick Vegas & the Roulettes. 773-528-4033.

FRANK'S PLACE Hilton Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Saturdays, Judi K Quintet. 847-480-7500.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Rhythm Rockets (preceded by dance lessons at 7:30 PM). 630-416-4898.

FRENZY BREW HOUSE & EATERY Seven Bridges, Rte. 53 and Purchase Dr., Woodridge: Music at 9 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays; no cover. Fri 4/27, Jose Valdes Latin Jazz Trio. Sat 4/28, Shelley Yoelin Trio. 630-964-5000.

FUTUREWORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli with music at 8 PM. Sat 4/21, Double Trouble. Sat 4/28, Lenny Mars. 773-256-1570.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Wed 4/25, Marco Polo. 773-489-5471.

GERRI'S PALM TAVERN 446 E. 47th: Saturdays, 2-5 PM, "Sounds for the Seniors" hosted by DJ Gil Daspit. Sundays, 6-9 PM, Ancestral Resurrection Ensemble with C. Siddha Webber, Ben Montgomery, Leo O'Dell, Duryving Ternoir, and Sura Dupart. Wednesdays, 9 PM, David Boykin's Expanse. 773-373-6292.

GIANNI V. 550 Green Bay, Highwood: Restaurant with music in Club 550. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Joey Duna Trio (no cover). 847-433-5515.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 4/22, 2 PM, John Burnett Swing Orchestra with Frieda Lee. 708-755-8312, 708-425-4596, or 219-923-6755.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 4/20, 10 PM, Isaiah Mitchell & Midnight Sun. Sat 4/21, 10 PM, Terisa Griffin. Sun 4/22, 8 PM, International Jazz Culture (no cover). Mon 4/23, 8 PM, Bill Cochran Quartet (no cover). Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, pro jam hosted by Alejo Poveda, Steve Eisen, Jose Valdes, and Thomas Kini. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thu 4/26, 9 PM, Dee Alexander Quartet. Fri 4/27, Del Knickerbocker 5 with Herb Walker & Will Crosby. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 4/20, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Dave Stryker/Steve Slagle Quartet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 4/21, 8 PM, Dave Stryker/Steve Slagle Quartet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 4/22, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Fri 4/27, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, David Berkman Quartet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 4/28, 8 PM, David Berkman Quartet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 4/29, 11 PM, Martha Lorin Trio. 773-878-5552.

HECKY'S JAZZ CLUB 1623 Simpson, Evanston: Music at 8 PM. Fri 4/20, John Goldman Quartet. 847-869-3811.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 4/20, 10 PM, Orquesta Latira, Jane Bunnett & Larry Cramer. Sun 4/22, 7 PM, Maggie Brown & Oscar Brown Jr. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Thu 4/26, 8 PM, David Young. Sun 4/29, 7 PM, David Hernandez & Street Sounds. 312-362-9707.

JAMADA 241 Lake, Bloomingdale: Restaurant with music at 7 PM. Fri 4/20, Ron Smith & the Lamplighters. Sat 4/21, Alex Bednarke Trio. Thu 4/26, Marcus Jefferson Trio. Fri 4/27, Peter Lerner Trio. Sat 4/28, Alejandro Urzagaste Trio. 630-893-0300.

JAZZ SHOWCASE 59 W. Grand: Music at 9 and 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays; 4, 8, and 10 PM Sundays; 8 and 10 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 4/20 through Sun 4/22, Joe Lovano Trio. Tue 4/24 through Sun 4/29, "Joe Segal's Birthday Party" with Conte Candoli, Ira Sullivan, and others (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 on Sundays. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology. Sundays, 11 AM-3 PM, Katherine Davis Quintet; 5 PM, Sonny Turner Quartet with Ray Bailey. Mondays and Tuesdays, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers. Wednesdays, Kelly Brand Trio. 312-595-5299.

KARIZMA 4741 Main, Skokie: Restaurant. Fri 4/20 and Fri 4/27, 6 PM, Peter Sax Duo. 847-674-6163.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Thursdays, 9-11 PM, John Brumbach Quartet. 773-348-7592.

LINCOLNWOOD RADISSON HOTEL 4500 W. Touhy, Lincolnwood: Saturdays, 6:30-10:30 PM, Gina Gibson. 847-677-1234.

LITTLE LOUNGE Maggiano's Little Italy, 240 Oakbrook Ctr., Oak Brook: Fridays and Saturdays, 6-10 PM, and Tuesdays through Saturdays, 5:30-9:30 PM, Michael Laird. 630-368-0300.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Live piano music after 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 5:30 PM Sundays. Sundays, Scott Holman. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 777 Butterfield, Lombard: Live piano music after 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 5:30 PM on Sundays. Fridays and Saturdays, Stan Karcz. Sundays, Tom Linsk. 630-543-1010.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music after 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays. Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays, Scott Holman. 847-952-8755.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 10 PM, Bobby Broom Trio. 773-404-9494.

MIA CUCINA 56 W. Wilson, Palatine: Restaurant with music at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. Fri 4/20 and Sat 4/21, Rendevous. Fri 4/27 and Sat 4/28, Atomic Martini. 847-358-4900.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Live music after 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 4/20 and Sat 4/21, Marlene Rosenberg Trio. Wed 4/25, 7 PM, Sam Burckhardt Trio. Fri 4/27, Tim Green Trio. Sat 4/28, Toni Moore Trio. 630-446-4001.

MILK PAIL Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Sun 4/22, 10 AM-2 PM, jazz brunch with West End Jazz Band. Sun 4/29, 10 AM-2 PM, jazz brunch with Studebaker Spatz. 847-742-5040.

MISTO 1118 W. Grand: Restaurant. Saturdays, 10 PM, Gary Filip & Donny Greco. Wednesdays, 7-10 PM, David Rothstein Orchestra. 312-226-5989.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sundays, 7:30 PM, all-ages jam with Josh Quinlin. 773-743-3355.

ODDO'S 3535 N. Pulaski: Restaurant with music at 9 PM. Fri 4/20 and Fri 4/27, Frank Lamphere Trio. 773-583-6163.

O'FAMÉ 750 W. Webster: Fridays, 8:30 PM, Denise La Grassa Trio. 773-929-5111.

PALMER HOUSE HILTON 17 E. Monroe: Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 PM, Dennis Carrol Trio. 312-726-7500.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 4/20 and Sat 4/21, Zach Brock Quintet. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Marlene Rosenberg Trio. Fri 4/27 and Sat 4/28, Henry Johnson's Organ Express. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Nadine Baxter. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Elizabeth Doyle. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Andrew Blenderman. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Temple Schultz. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Mondays, Our Thing. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Paul Westlake Trio. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 4/20, Franz Jackson Quartet. Sun 4/22, Jackie Allen Trio. Mon 4/23, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wed 4/25, Ron Perrillo Trio. Thu 4/26, Typhanie Monique Quartet. Fri 4/27, Eddie Johnson/Michael Raynor Quartet. Sat 4/28, Greg Sergo Quartet with Libby York. Sun 4/29, Mark Madsen Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 4/20, Scott Stevenson Organ Quintet. Sat 4/21, in the club: George Freeman Quartet. Tuesdays, Steve Frisbie/Liam Davis Duo. Fri 4/27, Rankinfyle. Sat 4/28, in the club: Franz Jackson Quartet. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Live jazz at 6:30 PM Sundays. Sun 4/22, Ken Cooper Quartet. Sun 4/29, Mike Knauf Quartet. 815-477-0340.

PUMP ROOM Omni Ambassador East Hotel, 1301 N. State Parkway: No cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 6:30 PM, live piano music; 8:30 PM, Dan Merrigan Trio with Alison Ruble. Sundays through Thursdays, 6:30-10:30 PM, live piano music. 312-266-0360.

RUMORS 4500 N. Lincoln: Saturdays, 10 PM, Scott Stenten Trio. Sundays, 9 PM, Denise La Grassa Quartet. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, DJ Big Tyme Riley Wimes spins swing (preceded by dance lessons at 8:30 PM). 773-271-9944.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Tue 4/24, 7 PM, Gregg Rockingham & Chris Foreman. 312-527-2722.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Tuesdays, Taku Akiyami Quartet. Thu 4/26, Paul Cosino Trio. 773-772-6656.

SOPRANOS 2901 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant. Saturdays, 9 PM, Frank Lamphere Trio performs music of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin (no cover). 773-871-0990.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 415 N. Dearborn: Music at 6:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM on weeknights. Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays, Tuesdays through Thursdays, Donny DeMarco Trio. 312-527-3510.

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. 630-305-0230.

302 WEST 302 W. State, Geneva: Restaurant. Fridays, 7 PM, Wally Brath & Michael Arnopol. 630-232-9302.

TORTILLA FLATS 116 Schiller, Elmhurst: no cover. Fridays, 6:30-9:30 PM, John Jeffrey. Sundays, 6-8:30 PM, and Thursdays, 7-9:30 PM, Essence of Jazz Trio. Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM, Leonardo plays flamenco & Latin jazz. 630-832-9797.

UFFA 1008 W. Armitage: Fridays, 9 PM, Denise La Grassa Duo. 773-665-4410.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM-4 AM (5 AM on Saturdays), Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Mondays, 7-10 PM, Michelle Cross. Tuesdays, 7-10 PM, Lonie Walker; 10:30 PM-1 AM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet; 1-4 AM, Vince Willis. Wednesdays, 10 PM-4 AM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Thursdays, 7-10 PM, Joe Thomas; 1-4 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 4/20 and Sat 4/21, Fred Anderson with Chad Taylor & Tatsu Aoki. Sundays, 6 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Orion Collective. Thu 4/26, Tim Aubuchon Ensemble. Fri 4/27, Ernest Dawkins New Horizons Ensemble. Sat 4/28, 9 PM, Harold Attyberry & Partners in Time. 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. Fri 4/20, 5 PM, Eric Lugosch. Sundays, 8:30 PM, John Campbell. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Buddy Charles. Fri 4/27, 5 PM, Eric Lugosch; 9 PM, Kelly Brand with Kelly Sill & Ron Dewar. 773-728-3114.

VILLA VERONE RISTORANTE ITALIANO 416 Hamilton, Geneva: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays, Amber Dawn Trio. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Peter Miletic. 630-232-2201.

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

WHAM BONGO BAR 111 W. Hubbard: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Brendan Giusti Group. 312-396-9426.

WOODHOLLOW LOFT BAR & GRILL 221 US 41, Schererville, Indiana: Sundays, 6-10 PM, open jam hosted by Julie V (no cover). 219-865-0900.

international

concerts

AFRO-CUBAN ALL STARS Sat 4/21, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Governors Hwy. and Stuenkel Rd., University Park. 708-235-2222 or 312-902-1500. Sun 4/22, 7 PM (sold out), Mainstage, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

CUERDAS CLASICAS STRING ENSEMBLE AND LIRA SINGERS in a free concert of Mexican and Polish music. Sat 4/28, 7 PM, Seven Holy Founders Church, 12400 S. Ada, Calumet Park. 773-539-4900 or 773-508-7040.

FURTHER with John Wubbenhorst (bansuri flute), Subash Chandran (percussion), and Tamarind Free Jones (vocals). Sat 4/21, 8 PM, Adidam Midwest, 3301 W. Fullerton. 773-278-1800.

GEVGELIS TRIO, ZOURNA & DAOULI ENSEMBLE, CHRISODAKTYLI BRASS BAND, CHRONIS AIDONIDES VOCAL & MUSIC GROUP perform "Music and Dance of Macedonia and Thrace." Sat 4/28, 7 PM, Rubloff Auditorium, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 847-729-3406.

LAS GUITARRAS DE ESPA--A Flamenco guitar and dance concert. Sun 4/22, 2 PM, Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill, Elmhurst. 630-834-0202.

KAPELA GORALSKA, JULIA BENTLEY & PHILIP MOREHEAD Polish folk music concert. Sat 4/21, 8 PM, Polish Consulate General, 1530 N. Lake Shore Dr. 773-702-8484.

KITKA Eastern European music concert. Fri 4/20, 8 PM, Harry and Phyllis Blizzard Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

KOL SASSON, SOLOMON SCHECHTER CHOIR Wed 4/25, 7:30 PM, Ezra Habonim Congregation, 4500 W. Dempster, Skokie. 847-675-4141.

MARACA Afro-Cuban flutist; free in-store performance. Sat 4/28, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

MARACA Y OTRA VISION Sat 4/28, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MAXWELL STREET KLEZMER BAND Thu 4/26, 7:30 PM, Imperial Ballroom, Zhivago Restaurant, 9925 Gross Point, Skokie. 847-982-1400.

LA PE--A Latin music showcase features merengue music with La Vanda Dura. Wed 4/25, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SONES DE MEXICO, LOS BACHATUCES Benefit for Erie's Adult Education Program. Fri 4/27, 8 PM, Roberto Clemente Community Academy Auditorium, 1147 N. Western. 312-666-3430.

TAKLA SOLIMAN Free in-store performance. Sun 4/29, 2 PM, Barnes & Noble bookstore, Old Orchard Mall, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. 847-676-2230.

international

clubs

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: Sundays, 7-9 PM, DJs spin swing; 9 PM-4 AM, Salsa con Cache. Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJs spin salsa. 312-475-9800.

CLUB RITMO LATINO 2554 W. Diversey: Music at 10:30 PM; no cover. Fridays, Swing Caribeño. Saturdays, salsa & merengue, bachata, and mambo dancing. 773-276-5762.

CLUB 720 720 N. Wells: Fri 4/20, 11 PM, Carpacho y Su Super Combo. 312-397-0600.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 4/20, 10 PM, Orquesta Latira, Jane Bunnett & Larry Cramer. Sat 4/21, 10 PM, Mambo Express. Sat 4/28, Bandula. Sun 4/29, 7 PM, David Hernandez & Street Sounds. 312-362-9707.

LITTLE BUCHAREST & EURO CAFE 3001 N. Ashland: Restaurant & cafe. Thursdays, 7 PM, John Goodman & Antonio Luciano play Brazilian tango and jazz. 773-929-8640.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Latin Street Dancing with DJ El Papichulo. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

RANCHO LUNA 3357 W. Peterson: Fri 4/20, 8 PM, Chuchito Valdes Quartet. 773-509-9332.

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: Mon 4/23, 7:30 PM, Angel D'Cuba Combo, DJ Eddie "Mozkito" Cruz. 312-932-0006.

TANGO SUR 3763 N. Southport: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Argentine pianist Mauro Frosio plays tango. 773-477-5466.

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: Wednesdays, 9 PM-4 AM, DJ Eddie "Mozkito" Cruz spins salsa, mambo, and rumba (mambo bands also perform). 312-337-3223.

classical

MONTY ADAMS, EMILY DAVIS, DAVID CUNLIFFE, STANLEY DAVIS, KATHARINA RÖSSNER, AND ABRAHAM STOKMAN flutes, cello, alto saxophone, soprano, and piano, perform music of Laura Elise Schwendinger. Sun 4/22, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

ALLA FRANCESCA early-music ensemble in a program of secular French troubador songs. Fri 4/20, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068 or 773-702-7300.

ARS MUSICA CHICAGO Andrew Schultze conducts original 12th-century settings of Carmina Burana in a period-instruments performance. Sun 4/29, 3 PM, Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Luke, 1500 W. Belmont. 312-409-7874.

ARS VIVA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Alan Heatherington, conductor, with pianist Deborah Hong (Prokofiev, Zwilich, Schubert). Sun 4/29, 4 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

WILLIAM AYLESWORTH organ (Mendelssohn, Vierne, Bach, Howells, Guilmant). Sun 4/22, 4 PM, Eighth Church of Christ, Scientist, Michigan and 44th St. 708-579-5433.

BURNHAM STRING QUARTET (Schubert, Mendelssohn, Debussy). Sun 4/22, 4 PM, St. James Lutheran Church, 1380 N. Waukegan, Lake Forest. 847-234-4859 or 847-486-9515.

CANTANTE Benjamin Rivera conducts an a cappella concert (Durufle, Brahms, and others). Sat 4/21, 8 PM, Lutheran Memorial Church, 2500 W. Wilson. 847-475-8606 or 773-539-3018.

GIANLUCA CASCIOLI piano (Beethoven, Liszt, Debussy, Bartok). Sun 4/29, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHIH-YI CHEN piano (Shostakovich, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt). Sun 4/22, 3 PM, auditorium, Downers Grove North High School, 4436 Main, Downers Grove. 630-969-2069 or 630-963-9093.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER Lawrence Rapchak conducts Benjamin Britten's one-act children's opera Noah's Flood. Thu 4/26 and Fri 4/27, 6 and 8 PM, and Sat 4/28, 5 and 7 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-704-8414.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 4/20 and Sat 4/21, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with pianist Andre Watts (Wagner, Liszt). Tue 4/24, 7:30 PM, and Thu 4/26 and Sat 4/28, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with soprano Deborah Voigt, mezzo-soprano Violeta Urmana, tenor Johan Botha, bass Rene Pape, and the Chicago Symphony Chorus in a performance of Verdi's Requiem. Wed 4/25, 7:30 PM, and Fri 4/27, 1:30 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with the Chicago Symphony Chorus (Wagner, Verdi). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with soprano Cynthia Haymon (Ticheli, Elgar). Sun 4/29, 7:30 PM, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3033 or 630-516-2849.

CHORAL ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO (Tchaikovsky, Elgar, and others). Sun 4/22, 3:30 PM, St. Pauls United Church of Christ, 2335 N. Orchard. 773-935-3800.

CITY-WIDE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in a free concert. Sun 4/29, 3 PM, Jefferson Park Auditorium, 4822 N. Long. 312-742-7609.

MEMBERS OF CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in free in-store chamber music performances. Sat 4/21, 3 PM, and Sun 4/22, 1:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in public rehearsal. Free admission. Sat 4/21 and Sat 4/28, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700 or 312-341-1521.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY FESTIVAL CHORUS Charles P. Browns conducts Mendelssohn's Elijah. Sun 4/22, 7 PM, Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-209-3060.

CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER PLAYERS Barbara Schubert, conductor, with soprano Constance Beavon and tenor Kenneth Gayle in a program of Polish composers (Lutoslawski, Stachowski, Baird, Meyer, Ptaszynska, Szymanski). Sun 4/22, 3 PM (with preconcert discussion at 2 PM), Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-7300 or 773-702-8069.

CUBE with sopranos Barbara Ann Martin, Sharon Quattrin, Carol LoVerde, and Kimberly Jones (Huydts, Morehead, Eaton, Shapey, Kavasch, Kurtz, Moore, Zuidam). See Critic's Choice. Fri 4/20, 7:30 PM (with "post-concert party" featuring jazz combo She), Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-554-1133.

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE CONCERT CHOIR AND JAZZ CHOIR (Lasso, Schütz, Rutter, Alfven, Brubeck, and others). Thu 4/26, 7:30 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan Dr., Elgin. 847-622-0300.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson conducts a pops concert. Fri 4/20, 8 PM, Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. Sat 4/21, 8 PM, and Sun 4/22, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

ELGIN YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA BRASS CHOIR Jason Flaks, conductor, with organist Howard Bakken (Dukas, Gabrieli, Prokofiev, Britten, Bruckner, Handel, Ellington, Campra). Sat 4/21, 4 PM, First Congregational Church of Elgin, 256 E. Chicago, Elgin. 847-214-7302.

ENSO QUARTET (Haydn, Mendelssohn, Britten). Sun 4/22, 3 PM, Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. 773-667-1618.

ANA FAU piano (Rachmaninoff, Mussorgsky, Debussy, Ginastera). Thu 4/26, 7 PM, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, 618 S. Michigan. 847-299-4385.

FLEUR DE LYS CHORALE Stephen Blackwelder, conductor (Dvorak, Bartok, Brahms, Vaughan Williams, traditional, and others). Sun 4/29, 4 PM, North Shore Baptist Church, 5244 N. Lakewood. 773-281-2107.

FLYING SAUCER CAFE 1123 N. California: Wednesdays, 7 PM, guitarist Kurt David Phillips. 773-342-9076.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH RECITALS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 4/20, 12:10 PM, pianist Ian Hominick (Gershwin, Schubert, Brahms, Thalberg). Fri 4/27, 12:10 PM, Pinotage. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

MARC-ANDRE GAUTHIER violin, wih pianist Louise-Andree Baril (Mendelssohn, Szymanowski, Paganini,

Schumann, Wieniawski). Fri 4/27, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

GIA MIA 324 Burr Ridge, Hinsdale: Restaurant. Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 6:30-9:30 PM, guitarist Goran Ivanovic. 630-734-0300.

GILBERT & SULLIVAN OPERA COMPANY performs excerpts from operettas by Gilbert and Sullivan. Sun 4/29, 4 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 773-667-1618.

GLEN FLORA ENSEMBLE (Mozart, Beethoven, Franck, Sarasate). Sun 4/22, 7 PM, Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

ELSA GRETHER AND ERIC LE VAN violin and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Messiaen, Franck, Debussy). Free admission. Wed 4/25, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

HIS MAJESTIE'S CLERKES Anne Heider conducts a program of international folk music. Fri 4/27, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. Sat 4/28, 8 PM, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 616 Lake, Evanston. Sun 4/29, 7:30 PM, Chicago Temple/First United Methodist Church, 77 W. Washington. 312-461-0723.

NANCY HUMPHREY, JOHN ROBINSON, MARY BROWN, AND RICHARD YEO harpsichord, violin, flute, and cello (Bach, Handel, Loillet). Sun 4/29, 7:30 PM, Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 330 Laurel, Highland Park. 847-432-4458.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with violinist Philip Quint (Glinka, Kabalevsky, Khatchaturian). Sat 4/28, 8 PM (with preconcert talk at 7:15 PM), and Sun 4/29, 3 PM (family concert with preconcert talk at 2 PM), Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Highway, University Park. 708-481-7774.

JANUS ENSEMBLE (Garrop, Richey, Assad, Mason). Fri 4/20, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. Sat 4/21, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-866-6260.

JUILLIARD QUARTET (Mendelssohn, Kurtag, Beethoven). Fri 4/27, 8 PM (with preconcert discussion at 7 PM), Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

KITKA Women's vocal ensemble performs "a repertoire that ranges from ancient village duets and folk songs to complex choral works from eastern Europe." Fri 4/20, 8 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

ZYGMUNT KRAUZE piano, in a free recital (Chopin, Szymanowski, Lutoslawski, Krauze, and others). Fri 4/20, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8484.

KRONOS QUARTET Fri 4/27, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

LAKE SHORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Richard Wright, conductor, with flutist Michelle McGovern (Glinka, Grieg, Bizet, Copland). Sun 4/22, 3:30 PM, Copernicus Cultural and Civic Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. 312-409-5670.

ALCIDES LANZA AND MEG SHEPPARD piano and voice, in a new-music program. Free admission. Fri 4/27, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 6:45 PM), Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

LINCOLN CHAMBER ENSEMBLE, MUSICAM SACRAM CHOIR (Stravinsky, Victoria, Viadana, Faure, Lotti, Handel, Allen, and others). Sun 4/29, 7:30 PM, Saint Mary's Church, 1012 Lake, Evanston. 773-465-2568.

MODERN ITALIAN ENSEMBLE (Busto, MacBride, Francia, Zappa). Sun 4/29, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

MOZART SINFONIA AND LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHORUS Diana Kodner conducts a free joint concert (Mozart, Vivaldi, Thompson, Diemer). Sat 4/21, 7:30 PM, Skyscraper Auditorium, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 847-492-0495.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO 70TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT featuring the American Chamber Strings, Music Institute Orchestra, Kreisler Violin Ensemble, Lakeside Singers, New Horizon Band, Evanston Children's Chorus, and others. Sun 4/29, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston 847-446-3822.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE ORCHESTRA Thomas Wikman conducts an all-Telemann program. Sun 4/22, 7:30 PM, First United Methodist Church, 1630 Hinman, Evanston. Mon 4/23, 8 PM, Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 W. Adams. 312-551-1414.

MUSICIANS CLUB OF WOMEN presents soprano Meredeth Barber and cellist Jennifer Miyahira in a free concert. Mon 4/23, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 708-442-9453.

NAPERVILLE CHORUS Jeordano Martinez conducts Haydn's The Creation. Sat 4/21, 8 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-7469 or 630-357-4019.

NEW CLASSIC SINGERS in a children's concert. Sat 4/21, 11 AM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY GOSPEL CHOIR Rollo Dilworth, conductor. Sat 4/21, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

NORTH SUBURBAN SYMPHONY with oboist Anna Steltenpohl and pianist Michael Hui (Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Ward, Sibelius). Sun 4/29, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-604-6776.

NORTHWEST CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Michael Holian conducts a free concert. Sun 4/29, 3 PM, south campus, Wilbur Wright College, 3400 N. Austin. 773-481-8143.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA with hornist Gail Williams (Mozart, Haydn, Tippett, Stravinsky). Thu 4/26, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC BAND (Hindemith, R. Strauss, Krenek). Fri 4/20, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in a program of modern American music (Gould, Wolman, Bernstein). Fri 4/27, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NOTRE DAME SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Daniel Stowe conducts a free concert (Beethoven, Brahms, Prokofiev, Shostakovich). Fri 4/20, 8 PM, Carmel High School, Rte. 176 and Carmel, Mundelein. 847-831-5548.

OAK PARK CONCERT CHORALE Victor Hildner, conductor (Thompson, Schalk, Hovland, Barber, Dawson, Parker, Lindblad, Hairston). Sun 4/22, 4 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. 708-383-4742.

NAVAH PERLMAN, KURT NIKKANEN, AND ZUILL BAILEY piano, violin, and cello (Haydn, Part, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn). Fri 4/27, 8 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

ANNIE PICARD AND JULIE GOLDBERG perform music of Spain and Latin America. Fri 4/20, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

PILGRIM CHAMBER PLAYERS (Loeffler, Bruzdowicz, Spohr, Schubert, Draganski, Poulenc). Sun 4/29, 7 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-256-8763.

PINOTAGE in a new-music program (Bogan, Benson, Ibert, Persichetti, Ptaszynska, Debussy, Berio). Sun 4/29, 2 PM, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding. 773-267-1666.

BRADLEY POORE piano, with bassoonist Andy Neal, cellist Beth Neal, and members of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra in a benefit for Roman Catholic missionary organization Miles Jesu (Chopin, Mozart, Khatchaturian, Elgar, Schumann). Sat 4/21, 7 PM, St. Ignatius Chapel, 6559 N. Glenwood. 773-262-0861.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal. Sat 4/21 and Sat 4/28, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700 or 312-341-1521.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY CHAMBER SINGERS Jan Bickel, conductor (Bach, Vivaldi). Fri 4/27, noon, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY GUITAR ENSEMBLE performs "music from Spain, Latin America, and the United States." Fri 4/27, 7:30 PM, McGuire Hall, St. Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

SERAPHIM with pianist William Billingham (Poulenc, Casals, Morales, traditional, and others). Wed 4/25, 7:30 PM, St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 5472 S. Kimbark. Sun 4/29, 3 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. 773-472-4502.

SLOWIND QUINTET in a free recital. Wed 4/25, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MARY STOLPER flute. Sun 4/29, 4 PM, Wheeling High School, Elmhurst and Hintz Rds., Wheeling. 219-483-6639.

BRIAN TOROSIAN guitar (Albeniz, Tarrega, Mertz, and others). Fri 4/20, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSIC SHOWCASE Free concert. Sun 4/29, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-3427.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS Barbara Schubert and Randi Von Ellefson, conductors (Copland, Gould, and others). Sat 4/28, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-7300 or 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO CONCERT BAND Gene Collerd conducts a free concert featuring trumpeter Jeff Biancalana (Kennan, Chavez, Mendelssohn, Grainger, Saint-Saens, Thorne, Jacob). Wed 4/25, 7:30 PM, Illinois Room, Chicago Circle Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, 750 S. Halsted. 312-996-8746.

VERMEER QUARTET with the Chicago String Quartet (Mendelssohn, Enescu). Sun 4/22, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture at 1:45 PM), Harold and Margaret Moser Performing Arts Center, College of Saint Francis, 500 Wilcox, Joliet. 815-740-3404.

ASHLEY WASS piano (Beethoven, Barber, Liszt, Bizet/Rachmaninoff, Kreisler/Rachmaninoff). Fri 4/20, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

WEST SUBURBAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Peter Lipari, conductor. Sun 4/29, 3:30 PM, Hinsdale Central High School, 55th and Grant, Hinsdale. 630-887-7464.

WHEATON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with clarinetist Kara Fariss (Ravel, Finzi, Theofanidis, Shostakovich). Fri 4/27, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

CATHY COLE WILLIAMS soprano, with pianist Kenneth Smith (Schoenberg, Ravel, Tucker, Weiner, Montsalvatge). Sun 4/22, 3:30 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-869-1330.

YOUNG NAPERVILLE SINGERS (Brahms, Copland, and others). Sun 4/22, 2 and 4:30 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-369-9679.

fairs & festivals

NORTH PARK COMMUNITY FAIR North Park University, 3225 W. Foster: Sat 4/21, noon-4 PM, Three Copper Coins, North Park University Brass Quartet, North Park University Gospel Choir & others. 773-244-5567.

miscellaneous

CHICAGO GAY MEN'S CHORUS "2001: A Gay Odyssey" concert. Fri 4/20, Sat 4/21, Fri 4/27, and Sat 4/28, 8 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-935-6860 or 312-902-1500.

CHICAGO ZITHER CLUB ORCHESTRA & ENSEMBLES under the direction of Fred Fischer. Sun 4/29, 3 PM, Saint Luke's Lutheran Church, 205 N. Prospect, Park Ridge. 847-534-3680 or 773-631-8274.

CONVENT OF THE VISITATION SHOW CHOIR Free concert. Fri 4/27, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

DOZO SUSHI & LOBSTER RESTAURANT 100 E. Walton: Sun 4/29, 2 PM, benefit for Angel Island Theatre Company with taiko drummers Patti Adachi & Emi Adachi and conga player Michael Hampton (benefit also features comedy and theater). 773-973-7293.

58 GROUP Fri 4/20 and Sat 4/21, 8 PM, Sun 4/22, 2 and 7 PM, Thu 4/26 through Sat 4/28, 8 PM, and Sun 4/29, 2 and 7 PM, Vittum Theater, Northwestern University Settlement House, 1012 N. Noble. 773-388-0558.

GREEN LIGHT PERFORMING CO. performs songs from Sesame Street. Saturdays, 11 AM and 1 and 3 PM, and Wednesdays, 10:30 and 11:15 AM and noon, Chicago Children's Museum, Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand. 773-935-9380.

KASSON MANTORVILLE HIGH SCHOOL BAND Free concert. Fri 4/20, 1 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

LACRESCENT HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR in a free concert. Fri 4/27, 1:15 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

LAKESIDE PRIDE, WINDY CITY SLICKERS Sun 4/22, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Center, 941 W. Lawrence. 773-381-6693.

MISSA GAIA/EARTH MASS Bart Bradfield conducts the Unitarian Church of Evanston Choir in an Earth Day program composed by Jim Scott & Paul Winter. Sat 4/21, 7:30 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-864-1330.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sat 4/28, 4 PM, "T-Rex" children's show. 773-743-3355.

NORTH POLK HIGH SCHOOL BAND Free concert. Fri 4/20, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SCHILLER BOWL 9500 Irving Park, Schiller Park: Fridays, 10:30 PM, Smokin' Goose's "Just a Gigolo: A Musical Potpourri" with Becky. 708-452-5630.

JANIS SEDLINS Solo piano improvisation. Sun 4/22, 3 PM, Chicago Latvian Community Center, 4146 N. Elston. 847-328-7941.

SPAREROOM 2416 W. North: Wed 4/25, 8 PM, "On Radar Kalar" with sound artists Charles Hart, Angelica Busque, Alyce Ornella, Anamaria Praviencu, and Jeremy Carter. Thu 4/26, 8 PM, "On Radar Kalar" with sound artists Kumar McMillan, Rod Koser, Daniel D'Errico, Peter Moran, and Noelle Bartus. 773-782-0271.

WAUKEGAN CONCERT CHORUS Sun 4/22, 4 PM, St. Anastasia Catholic Church, 624 Douglas, Waukegan. 847-360-4740.

WHO'S THAT GIRL? Female impersonators perform at a benefit for Howard Brown Health Center. Fri 4/27 and Sat 4/28, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-388-8997.

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