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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

AEROSMITH, FUEL Thu 7/5, 7:30 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212. Sat 7/7, 7:30 PM, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Highway D and Highway 120, East Troy, Wisconsin. 414-642-4400 or 312-559-1212.

AIR, SEBASTIEN TELLIER See Spot Check. Sat 6/30, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

TED ANSANI Free performance. Thu 7/5, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, Renaissance Place, 1849 Green Bay, Highland Park. 847-432-8806.

ANTJE Free performance. Thu 7/5, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 2023 W. Roscoe. 773-281-6272.

FRANZ BENTELER'S ROYAL STRINGS ORCHESTRA performs at Chicago Summerdance. Sun 7/8, 3 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 2 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

BLINK-182, NEW FOUND GLORY, ALKALINE TRIO Sat 7/7, 7:30 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

BROTHER LOWDOWN Free performance. Thu 7/5, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 601 N. Martingale, Schaumburg. 847-605-0476.

BROTHER BROTHER Free concert. Sun 7/8, 5 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 252.

CALVARY, RED HEROIN, I BULLET, VULTURE Sat 6/30, 7 PM, Snapcult, 1035 W. Lake. 312-494-5869.

MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER, LUNASA See Spot Check. Tue 7/3, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

AARON CARTER, A*TEENS Sat 7/7, 7 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

McKINLEY CARTER with pianist Chuck Larkin performs songs by Chicago songwriters in a cabaret called "Beg, Borrow, and Steal." Sun 7/8, 7 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

AL CARVER BAND Free in-store performance. Fri 7/6, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

CHICAGO, MISTAKEN IDENTITY Sat 6/30, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 312-559-1212.

CHICAGO ROSE Fri 6/29, 4 PM, Starbucks in Dominick's, 8900 Greenwood, Niles. 847-298-8500.

COULD IT BE MAGIC? THE BARRY MANILOW SONGBOOK Five cast members and a six-piece band perform a musical tribute to Barry Manilow. Fridays, 8 PM, Saturdays, 6 and 9 PM, Sundays, 3 and 7 PM, and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 8 PM, Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport. 773-325-1700 or 312-902-1500.

DAVID CROSBY & CPR, JOHN EDDY, JIMMY LEGS Wed 7/4, 6 PM, Hamilton Lakes, Rte. 53 & Thorndale, Itasca. 630-250-4922 or 773-248-7081.

THE CULT, MONSTER MAGNET, STABBING WESTWARD, BIRD 3 Sat 6/30, 7 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 773-604-1644.

DANNY & THE JUNIORS, JOEY DEE & THE STARLIGHTERS Sat 6/30, 7:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

DIDO, TRAVIS Fri 7/6, 7:30 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-902-1500.

DJ BRIAN BORDEN & SEANCE DIVINE performs at Chicago Summerdance. Thu 7/5, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

JASON FALKNER Free in-store performance; see Spot Check. Sat 6/30, 3 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

FRISBIE Free performance. Thu 7/5, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 210 W. North. 312-867-0187.

JULIE FROST Sun 7/1, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000. Thu 7/5, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 932 N. Rush. 312-951-5436.

EL GRAN SILENCIO, EL HARAGAN, ATERCIOPELADOS Fri 7/6, 8 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

GUITARFISH Free concert. Fri 6/29, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

HARMONY RILEY Benefit for the Field Museum. Thu 7/5, 6 PM, northwest terrace, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-665-7600 or 312-902-1500.

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH "Rock 'n' roll glam-punk musical" with Nick Garrison, Katrina Lenk, Joe Pecorino & others. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 and 11 PM, Sundays, 7 PM, and Thursdays, 8 PM, Broadway Theatre, 3175 N. Broadway. 773-388-3818.

DAG JUHLIN Free performance. Thu 7/5, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 1070 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-271-1998.

DRED KING, DANI & OTHERS Fri 6/29, 6:30 PM, Red Lacquer Room, Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe. 773-731-8665.

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, MACY GRAY, ANGELIQUE KIDJO Fri 7/6 and Sat 7/7, 6 PM, Soldier Field, 16th at Lake Shore Dr. 312-747-1285 or 312-559-1212.

MYSTIKAL, JAHEIM, PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT, NEVIA, CITY HIGH, SUPERVISION Sun 7/1, 7 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-559-1212.

PANTERA, SLAYER, STATIC X, SKRAPE, MORBID ANGEL Tue 7/3, 6 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

POISON, WARRANT, QUIET RIOT, ENUFF Z'NUFF Tue 7/3, 5:30 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

RATTLE BOX Free outdoor concert. Fri 7/6, 11 AM-2 PM, at the park on York & Western, Blue Island. 708-388-5735.

ANDREW ROBB Free performance. Thu 7/5, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2746.

SECOND HAND POETS Free in-store performance. Fri 7/6, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

PAUL SIMON, BRIAN WILSON Sat 6/30, 7 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

JON SPIEGAL Free performance. Thu 7/5, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 6738 N. Sheridan. 773-743-0417.

STRAWBERRY, CATTIVO, BOBBY CONN, DAVE FOSS, MISTY MARTINEZ, GREAT SCIENCE Sat 6/30, 9 PM, 1844 W. Hubbard. 312-942-1701.

STRING BUILDER, JASON PONTIUS Tue 7/3, 8 PM, Pilsen Cafe, 2200 S. Halsted. 312-226-2211.

KAT TAYLOR Sun 7/1, 7 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

THOSE DARN ACCORDIONS Free concert. Sat 7/7, 7 PM, Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-923-3601.

MICK TURNER, QUALIFIRE, ERIC MAHLEY perform at the Feast of the Senses art festival. Tickets available only at Reckless Records on Milwaukee. Sat 6/30, 8 PM, Corosh Loft, 1072 N. Milwaukee. 312-606-0750.

STEPH TURNER Free performance. Thu 7/5, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 4553 N. Lincoln. 773-878-5609.

WALLFLOWERS Sat 7/7, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

WEEK BACK Free outdoor concert. Fri 6/29, 11 AM-2 PM, at the park on York & Western, Blue Island. 708-388-5735.

ERIC ZIEGENHAGEN Free performance. Thu 7/5, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 5300 N. Clark. 773-728-2777.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Fri 6/29, 9 PM, Cigar Store Indians, Bottletones, Plan 9 From Outer Space. Sat 6/30, 9 PM, Lush Budget, Bluegrass Driveby, Sons of the Soil, Jennifer Peterson. Tue 7/3, 8 PM, "Chick Singer Night." Thu 7/5, Forty Piece Choir, Ched. Fri 7/6, 8 PM, Big Fish Little Fish, Antje, Ellen Rosner, Ripley Caine, Summer Chance, Patty Ortega, Cathy Braaten. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ed Vantage. 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: Music at 5:30 PM. Fri 6/29, Mr. Meyers. 847-397-3100.

ARBOR VITAE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 6/29, Tunage. Fri 7/6, Zach Phillips & Gloria Taylor. Sat 7/7, Wicks. 630-778-9090.

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

AURA 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 6/29, DJs Jeff Moyer & Joe Smith. Saturdays, DJ Jeff Moyer. Tue 7/3, DJ Freddie O. Thursdays, DJs Laura B & Jen Jameson. 312-266-2114.

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

BAR 3 2138 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, DJs spin funk, soul, and disco. Saturdays, DJs spin funk, soul, and acid jazz. Sundays, Acoustolingus. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Sticky Lupree. 773-348-3665.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: No cover; music at 10 PM. Fri 6/29, Returnables. 773-395-3002.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 6/29, Invisible Men, Speedbuggy, El Gato Diablo. Sat 6/30, Woggles, Guilty Pleasures, Havox, Cats & Jammers. Sun 7/1, "the Edge" comedy and music showcase hosted by Kelly Williams, with Dave Odd, Andy Lurie, Ryan Ridley & Jeff Ahern. Tue 7/3, Flatline, Bullet, Stealth Destruction. Thu 7/5, Boars Nest, Danny Commando y Los Guapos, Fooled by April. Fri 7/6, Healing Artist "Pillar," Butterfat Mastermind. Sat 7/7, 029 029 029, Super Big, Split-habit. Sun 7/8, Those Darn Accordions. 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. Fridays, DJ Greg Haus spins trance, hardcore, and breakbeat. Mondays, DJ Boa spins retro music. Tuesdays, DJ Ralphi Rosario. Wednesdays, DJ Larissa, DJ Ruslan. Thursdays, DJ Michael Serafini. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Steve Melvage. Saturdays, DJ Spin. Sundays, DJs Slacky J & Red Lox. Mondays, Submit, Brian G, BJAK. Tuesdays, DJ Brian Borden. Wednesdays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. Thursdays, Mel Hammond. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 6/29, Demilos, William Tell Routine. Sat 6/30, Fever Dog, Danger Adventure, Radio Hour, Mumbo Jumbo. Thu 7/5, Fanchon Stinger, E-Vans, Knockhopper. Fri 7/6, Blue Nova, Walking Man, Disonic. Sat 7/7, Library of Congress, Yellow Snowmen, Violently Ill, Books on Tape. 773-384-0043.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Andre Harris. Saturdays, DJ Nique, Mike Steele. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty. Tuesdays, Anacron. Wed 7/4, DJ Craze, Bass by the Pound DJs. 773-235-9100.

BIOLOGY BAR 1516 N. Fremont: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Fridays, 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. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Trippin' Billies. 773-472-1502.

BLACK BEETLE 2532 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Saturdays and Thursdays. Saturdays, Free Association. Thursdays, "Deep" with DJ Joe Schmoe & DJ Verb. 773-384-0701.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fri 6/29, 10 PM, Old #8. Sundays, 8 PM, Shirley Bock sings cabaret. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike

hosted by Matt Weber. Fri 7/6, 10 PM, Hillbillys From Space. 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 6/29, Hushdrops. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night." Wednesdays, Chicago Horns. Fri 7/6, Nicholas Barron & Galaxy 5. Sat 7/7, Quatropaw. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Fri 6/29, Wombat Carnival. Sat 6/30, Rib Tip. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 7/6, Penny Dreadful. Sat 7/7, Serilian. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Sat 6/30, Lightning & Thunder. Wednesdays, acoustic jam session. 773-528-0888.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/6, Sober Dozi. 847-541-2500.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: Fridays, 8 PM, and Saturdays, 9:30 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. Thursdays, 8 PM, Bandoleros. 312-475-9800.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 6/29, Weeds. Sat 6/30, Big Sweaty Men. 847-256-8870.

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.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM. Fri 6/29, DJ Scottie Mac Attack. Fri 7/6, Strange Friends, Saliva. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Sat 6/30, Susanna & the Hollywoods. 773-384-2547.

CARY'S LOUNGE 2251 W. Devon: No cover. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-743-5737.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 6/29, 9 PM, Breezin' plays dance music from the 50s, 60s & 70s. Fri 7/6, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. 847-647-8282.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Saturdays, DJ Hugo, DJ Lulu. Sundays, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies. Mondays, Disco Bingo hosted by Daisy Mae. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, DJ Lulu hosts karaoke. Wednesdays, DJ Lulu, DJ Luis. Thursdays, 11 PM, Miss Ketty & Her Latina Review, DJ El Prieto. 773-325-2233.

CIRCUS 901 W. Weed: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays; members of the World Famous Flying Wallendas perform circus acts on weekends. Fri 6/29, benefit for Lookingglass Theatre with Liquid Soul, DJs Rob Thurman & Mike Pierce. Saturdays, Leddie Garcia. 312-266-1200.

CLUB EDEN 3407 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop and reggae. Saturdays, DJs spin underground house. Wednesdays, DJs spin progressive techno. Thursdays, DJs spin salsa and merengue. 773-327-4646.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and dance music nightly at 10 PM; no cover. Tue 7/3, DJs Pete & Joe. Wed 7/4, DJs Norah & Jay. 773-489-0379.

CLUB MERCURY 221 W. Van Buren: Restaurant and nightclub; DJs spin Thursdays through Sundays after 10 PM. Sun 7/8, DJ Gol "D", Franck Dona, Alotta Pressure. 312-427-1774.

CLUB PM 2047 N. Milwaukee: Live bands at midnight. 312-421-5272.

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 espanol, 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/Keith Ware. Thursdays, Timmy Loop. 773-477-1420.

COFFEE & TEA EXCHANGE 1100 W. Thorndale: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (7/5 with Susan Ford & Ari Banias). 773-907-3500.

THE COPA 1637 N. Clybourn: DJs spin downtempo electronic music Wednesdays through Fridays until 2 AM and Saturdays until 3 AM. 312-642-3449.

COROSH 1072 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant and gallery. Sun 7/1, noon, Twang Bang; 2 PM, Pulsations (upstairs; no cover). 773-235-0600.

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 6/29, Cryin' Souls, Heavy Weather. Sat 6/30, Butter Side Down. Fri 7/6, Velvet Sun, Left Setter. Sat 7/7, Travelbee, Lake Shore Drive. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 6/30, Deja Vu. 847-952-8555.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Chris Gin, DJs Hiroki & Artek. Saturdays, DJs Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch. Mon 7/2, 10 PM, Kahlua Kollective Beats with DJs Anthony Pappa, Jason Bye & Psycho Bitch. Tue 7/3, John Curley, Walsh & Sommer. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 6/29, 10:30 PM, Then Again. Sat 6/30, 10 PM, Flathead Fillups, Three Dudes & a Dead Chick, Echo Base. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Tue 7/3, 9 PM, Fishbone, Johnny Socko, AKP, Banana Sac. Fri 7/6, 10 PM, Dan Darrah Band. Sat 7/7, 10:30 PM, Halfway Jane, the Dog & Everything. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Restaurant with music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Fri 6/29, Swinging Lovehammers. Sat 6/30, Mr. Blotto. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Retro Russ spins music of the 70s and 80s. Fri 7/6, Then Again, Pleasing Betty. Sat 7/7, Domestic Problems. 847-541-4700.

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: Fri 6/29 and Sat 6/30, 8 PM, and Sun 7/1, 7 PM, Tommy Femia as Judy Garland. Thu 7/5, 8 PM, Erin McDougald. Fri 7/6, 8 PM, Tony Gibson & Chuck Larkin; 10:30 PM, Margaret Reeder. Sat 7/7, 8 PM, Joan Curto; 10:30 PM, Stephen Rader. Sun 7/8, 7 PM, Beth Bergmann (tribute to Kurt Weill). 773-278-1830.

DEJA VU BAR ROOM 2624 N. Lincoln: No cover Sunday through Wednesday or before midnight Friday and Saturday; DJs spin Thursdays after 10 PM. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Fri 6/29, DJ MC Fester 9000. Sun 7/1, DJs Mark Blade & Pete Nathon. Mon 7/2, DJ Gregor spins punk. Tue 7/3, DJ Scot spins metal. Wed 7/4, DJ Megan. Thu 7/5, DJs Kris, John & Ben spin northern soul. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 6/29, 10 PM, Atomic 80's. Sun 7/1, 9 PM, Smog (see Spot Check), Sean O'Hagan (see Spot Check), L'Altra. Mon 7/2, 9 PM, Kleenex Girl Wonder, Beauty Pageant, National Splits, Boy Lion. Tue 7/3, 9 PM, Tonic, Ruck La' Rou. Thu 7/5, 9 PM, the Help, Big Wow, Weaves, Last Drag. Fri 7/6, 10 PM, Shifter, Overtone, Knuckleduster. Sat 7/7, 10 PM, Kelly 18, L.O.T.E.C., Moreno, Mil Mulliganos, Today's My Super Spaceout Day, Three Dollar Bill. 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). Fri 6/29, DJs Derrick Carter & Luke Soloman. 312-751-2900.

DRINK 702 W. Fulton: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Justin G. spins progressive house, DJ Tony spins hip-hop and R&B. Saturdays, DJ Myke T. spins progressive house and trance, DJ Tony spins hip-hop and R&B. Sundays, DJ Javier Temple. Thursdays, DJs spin house. 312-733-7800.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Fri 6/29, Cats Under the Stars. Sat 6/30, Decades. Tuesdays, Modern Day Romeos, Wojdyla (no cover). Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 7/6, Tall Grass Musicians. Sat 7/7, Nobody. 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 6/29, Underwater People. Sat 6/30, Quantum Leep. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Wednesdays, Aswah Greggori & the Enforcers. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Fri 7/6, Domestic Problems. Sat 7/7, Knee Deep Shag, Dogs Undecided. 847-358-9150.

D'VINE 1950 W. North: Restaurant and wine bar. Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM-3 AM, DJs spin acid jazz, ambient, house, and funk. Thursdays, 9 PM, DJs spin Brazilian jazz. 773-235-5700.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 6/29, Torben Floor, Alva Star, Beki Hemingway. Sat 6/30, Chubby Nothin' & the Bone, Mabel Mabel, Whimsical. Sun 7/1, Sumo, Flying Stancato Brothers. Mon 7/2, Rebecca Francis Scotti, Jack Cunningham, Adam Greenberg. Thu 7/5, Slaveship, Sara Hollister Band, Trading Brains. Fri 7/6, Java, Rusk, Stuntcat. Sat 7/7, Pinch, Suite Oblivion, Haegers Bend. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 7/6, Big Deal. Sat 7/7, Cryin' Souls. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 6/29, benefit for the Baffler with the Goblins, Vandermark 5, Tim and Andy, DJ John Corbett. Sat 6/30, 9 PM, Drapes (see Spot Check), Tallulah, Shakes, Kiss 'n' Ride. Sun 7/1, 7 PM, Sainte Chapelle, Dan Friel, Ty Braxton; 10 PM, DJs Dante Carfagna & Supreme Court. Mon 7/2, 9 PM, South of No North, Six Parts Seven, Carissa's Weird, Collections of Colonies. Thu 7/5, White Stripes (see Critic's Choice), the Gossip, Von Bondies. Fri 7/6, White Stripes (see Critic's Choice), Von Bondies, Waxwings. Sat 7/7, Oval, Adult, Tommie Sunshine. Sun 7/8, 7 PM, Immortal Lee County Killers, Bouncing Balls, Paperbacks; 10 PM, DJs Josh Abrams, Jacob Ross & Fred Wells. 773-276-3600.

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

ESCENTS OF LIFE 325 E. Garfield: Wednesdays, 6-9 PM, Thirteenth Tribe. 773-802-1745.

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

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM nightly, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Laura B. Tue 7/3, "Serbian, Greek & Macedonian Night" with DJ Spoz, Taki K, DJ Ice, DJ Phreok & DJ Con. 312-266-1944.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 773-395-2700.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 6/29, Seventh Heaven. Sat 6/30, 7 Deez. 847-593-2200.

FEATURES BAR & GRILL 10 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music in Club Mamalu; no cover. Fridays, 9:30 PM, Mike Heaton Band. Saturdays and Wednesdays, 9 PM, DJs spin hits from the 70s and 80s. 630-416-3310.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 6/29, 6 PM, Forth Rotor, Goat Shanty, Bottom Line; 10 PM, Pum, Gadjits, First Grade Crush. Sat 6/30, 6 PM, Don't Look Down, International Playboys, Lillian For Now, New Mexican Disaster Squad. Sun 7/1, 6 PM, Strike Anywhere, Honor System, Life Detecting Coffins. Mon 7/2, 7 PM, Unwed Sailor, Ester Drang, Lasso, Mercury Radio Theater. Tue 7/3, 6 PM, Cable, 5ive, Suicide Note, Curl Up & Die; 10 PM, Check Engine, Carissa's Weird, Quatre Tete. Wed 7/4, 8 PM, Catheters, River City High, High School Hellcats. Thu 7/5, 6 PM, Stretch Armstrong, Brother's Keeper, 18 Visions. Fri 7/6, 6 PM, Dynamite Boy, Stryder, Eyeliners, Tsunami Bomb; 10 PM, Israelites, Deals Gone Bad. Sat 7/7, 9 PM, Lightning Bolt, Flying Luttenbachers, Subtonix, Pink & Brown. Sun 7/8, 4 PM, Drowningman, Death Threat, Hope Conspiracy, Song of Zarathrustra, Darkest Hour; 9 PM, Danielson Famile. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: 20th annual American Music Festival takes place on two stages Fri 6/29 through Sun 7/1 and Tue 7/3. Fri 6/29, 5:15 and 6:15 PM, Mama Digdown's Brass Band; 6 PM, King Clarentz Brewer; 7:15 PM, Domino Kings; 7:45 PM, Morrells; 8:30 PM, Jesse Dayton; 9:45 PM, Pat McLaughlin; 10:15 PM, BR5-49; 11:45 PM, Mike Plume Band. Sat 6/30, 1:30 and 2:45 PM, Perla de Mexico; 2 PM, Hackensaw Boys; 4 PM, Otis Clay & the Gospel Crusaders, Victory Travelers, Christian Fellowship Choir with Tawanna Clay; 4:30 PM, Jason Ringenberg; 6:15 PM, Mike Plume Band; 6:45 PM, Scotty & the Ligonaires; 8 PM, Trent Summar & the New Row Mob; 8:30 PM, Dirty Dozen Brass Band; 9:30 PM, Billy Joe Shaver (see Critic's Choice); 10:30 PM, Jimmy LaFave; 11:30 PM, Alejandro Escovedo. Sun 7/1, 1:15 and 2:45 PM, Chicago Jazz Orchestra; 2 and 3:30 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 4:15 PM, Hackberry Ramblers; 4:45 PM, Ranch Girls; 6 PM, Del McCoury Band, Kevin Gordon Band; 7:30 PM, Wayne Hancock; 8 PM, Terrance Simien & the Mallet Playboys; 9:15 PM, Billy Joe Shaver (see Critic's Choice) with Jesse "Guitar" Taylor; 10 PM, Marcia Ball Band; 11:15 PM, Robbie Fulks (see Spot Check). Tue 7/3, 5 and 6:30 PM, Chicago Salty Dogs; 5:45 and 7:15 PM, Tarbox Ramblers (see Critic's Choice); 6 PM, Juleps; 7:45 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel; 8:15 PM, R&B Cadets Reunion; 9:30 PM, Los Straitjackets; 10:15 PM, Sonny Landreth; 11:30 PM, Marcia Ball Band. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Mondays, 9:30 PM, open mike. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Steve Z. sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. 773-348-6000.

FOUR LAKES PUB 5750 Lakeside, Lisle: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/6, Shortcuts. Sat 7/7, 7 Deez. 630-963-8836.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 6/29, Calico Cats. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). 630-416-4898.

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

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: Mondays, 10 PM, Blue Groove Lounge DJs Jesse de la Pena, 33 1/3, Nonstop & Supacuts spin hip-hop, reggae, and original breaks. 312-666-1695.

FUSE 738 N. Clark: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-3 AM Saturdays. 312-932-0202.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Fri 6/29, Mickey Brothers, Wax Buddha. Sat 6/30, Roy Griffin, Aldridge Brothers. Wed 7/4, Interociter. Fri 7/6, Kim & Holly. Sat 7/7, Gladhand. 773-489-5471.

GAMEKEEPERS 345 W. Armitage: Music after 10 PM. Fri 6/29, Rich Hardesty. 773-549-0400.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 6/29, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris, Rudy de la Mor. Sat 6/30, 10 PM, Rudy de la Mor. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 6/29, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 6/30, 7:30 PM, Caron Buinis & Dan Stetzel; 10 PM, Mark Farris. 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.

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Wednesdays, Venus Envy. Thursdays, DJ Beth. 773-871-4210.

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. Sat 7/7, Clone Temple Pilots. 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.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 6/30, 10 PM, the Business. 773-395-0066.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 10 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze (no cover). 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 6/29, Cathy Braaten Band, Antje. Sat 6/30, J for Jules, Kat Parsons. Thu 7/5, Beatnik Turtle, the Tide. Fri 7/6, Purrbox, Soulfix, Allison's Best Friend. 773-472-5139.

HANGGE UPPE 14 W. Elm: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-337-0561.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Thu 7/5, 10 PM, Tom Carey Band. Sat 7/7, 9:30 PM, Beatle Brothers. 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 6/29, 10:30 PM, Blacks. Sat 6/30, 10:30 PM, and Sun 7/1, 9 PM, David Gans. Thu 7/5, 10 PM, Corps of Discovery. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 6/29, 9:30 PM, David Singer, Plastics Hi-Fi, Clyde Federal. Sat 6/30, 10 PM, "Thaxploitation" with Family Haircut, Fetal Position, and Ox. Mon 7/2, 9:30 PM, Viper & His Orchestra, Edward Burch (no cover). Sat 7/7, 10 PM, We Ragazzi, Holy Ghost, the Motion. Sun 7/8, 7 PM, Popgun Paul & Pistol Pete (no cover). 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Sat 6/30, Sofa King. 773-929-0944.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Myke Wade spins reggae, soca, punta, and soul. Sat 6/30, Belize Oldies But Goodies, DJ Myke Wade. Tue 7/3, Papa & the Stars, DJ Myke Wade. Sat 7/7, Soca King, Mr. Boombostic. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 6/29, 9 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement. Tue 7/3, 8 PM, "Soul Awakenings Part 1" with Maggie Brown, DJ Vic Lavender, DJ Jerre McAlister. Thu 7/5, 9 PM, Ledisi, Peven Everett & Seance Divine. Fri 7/6, 10 PM, J. Davis Trio, Baldwin Brothers. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 6/29, 7 PM, Cult, Monster Magnet, Stabbing Westward, Bird 3 (sold out). Sat 6/30, Maxi Priest, Aswah Greggori & the Enforcers, DJ Field Marshall. Sun 7/1, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (see Spot Check), Born Into Kaos. Tue 7/3, 10 PM, Frankie Knuckles. Thu 7/5, 8:30 PM, Josh Joplin Group, Honeydogs, Bottle of Justus. Fri 7/6 and Sat 7/7, Tesla, Blackwood Avenue. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar. Fri 6/29, 5:30 PM, Mandi Loomis & Gene Kilty. 312-245-0333.

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

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 6/29 and Sat 6/30, Sound of Memphis. Sun 7/1, Kirk Smithhart. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Hot Buttered Soul. Sat 7/7, Groovepushers. 312-266-2400.

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 6/29 and Sat 6/30, Mike & Joe. Tue 7/3, Kid Capri. Wed 7/4, Convoy, Leroy. Thu 7/5, Quatropaw, Tom Hambridge Band. Fri 7/6, Outfield. Sat 7/7, Spacehog, Deep Blue Something. 312-337-3486.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: DJs spin after 10 PM. Saturdays, DJs spin trance, hip-hop, techno, house, and funk. Tuesdays, DJs spin trip-hop. 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, DJs Speed & Flipside, DJ Vince Lawrence. Saturdays, DJs Speed & Flipside, DJ Mike Steele. 773-528-3400.

LA AURORA 29 W. New York, Aurora: Wed 7/4, 8:30 PM, Five Year Jacket. 630-859-2442.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 6/29, Rico. Sat 6/30, Leep 27, King Super. Thursdays, acoustic jam with Arthur Lee. Fri 7/6, Underwater People. 773-975-0505.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin Thursdays through Sundays after 8 PM. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Sam Post. 312-337-2583.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Sundays, Machine Gun Etiquette DJs spin old school punk and glam. Mondays, DJs Mike O'Connell & Scott Lucas. Tuesdays, DJs Rich Gonshak & Brian Borden. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Music Fridays and Saturdays at 10 PM, weeknights at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fridays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, DJ Jayster. Sat 6/30, Aftergrace. Thursdays, open mike. Fri 7/6, Michael McDermott. Sat 7/7, Pelvic Delta. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 6/29, Travelbee. 773-525-2422.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Mondays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Bobby Dunne. Thursdays, 9 PM, T.J. Dennis. 708-388-6755.

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

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 6/29, Gravey, Wishlist. Sat 6/30, Milk Plow, Time Bomb Taxi. Tue 7/3, Almighty Rogers (no cover). Wed 7/4, 9 PM, Bizarro, Penthouse Playboys, Murmur. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Sonic Voodoo Night, Jeff Freling (no cover). Fri 7/6, Wingnuts, Big Breakfast. Sat 7/7, Convulsions. 773-871-3757.

MANHOLE 3458 N. Halsted: DJs spin nightly after midnight. 773-975-9244.

MARS 2112 Woodfield Shopping Center, Golf Road & Rte. 53, Schaumburg: Restaurant. Fridays, 10 PM-3 AM, and Thursdays, 9 PM-1 AM, DJ Johnny B with the Revelation Fire Dancers. 847-885-2112.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 6/29, Fat Time, Funktelligence, DJ Rikshaw. Sat 6/30, Last of the Showmen, Eddie Dixon & Grapeshot, Ruben Waters Loves You. 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: Thu 7/5, Chris & Wes. Fri 7/6, Wild Bob. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/6, Slip Mickey. 630-513-6300.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 6/29, 6:30 PM, Five Point O, Factory 81, God Forbid, Tub Ring. Sat 6/30, 7 PM, Smithereens, Slugs; 11 PM, Seb Fontaine, Dave Ralph, Walsh & Sommer. Sun 7/1, 6:30 PM, Allister, John Brown Battery, Empyrean, Spitalfield. Tue 7/3, 10 PM, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Thu 7/5, 9 PM, Novasonic Down Hyperspace, Operation Supersound, Mike Steinke, Stargazer, Defender. Fri 7/6, 9 PM, Doves, Kevin Tihista's Red Terror, Matthew Jay. Sat 7/7, 6 PM, benefit for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and tribute to the Smashing Pumpkins with Robyn, Lindsey Kuper, Christophe Thibault, Ketamine, Lost Logic, and D'Arcy (the band); 11:30 PM, DMC/Technics Regionals with Scratch Perverts, DJ Infamous, and the Legendary Rocksteady Crew with Crazy Legs, Mr. Wiggles, and Popmaster Fabel. Sun 7/8, 6:30 PM, Groovie Ghoulies, Creature Comforts, Monster Trux, Methadones. 773-549-0203.

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 7/7, Southsiders. 708-354-6020.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Fri 6/29, 3:30 PM, Sweet Jane; 8 PM, Libido Funk Circus. Sat 6/30, 11:30 AM, Nicholas Barron; 4 PM, Roots Rock Society. Sun 7/1, 1 PM, Dooleys; 5:30 PM, Hello Mr. Arthur. Mon 7/2, 5:30 PM, DJ Jim Jensen. Tue 7/3, 8 PM, BBI. Wed 7/4, 4:30 PM, Nicholas Barron & Galaxy 5. Sat 7/7, 11:30 AM, Four Man Acoustical Band; 4 PM, Movin' On; 8:30 PM, Big Hello. Sun 7/8, 1 PM, Rico; 5:30 PM, Riptones. 312-595-7437.

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 at 10 PM. Fri 6/29, Sig Transit Gloria, Five Dollar Foundation, Boy Lion. Sat 6/30, Nymb, Kleinfelter, Vortis. Mondays, DJs Tee Bot & Anomaly. Tue 7/3, Joe Armstrong, 56 Hope Road. Fri 7/6, Box-o-car, Moxy Blue. Sat 7/7, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. 847-869-0450.

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; DJ Tankboy spins funk and disco-house late Fridays; DJ Form spins hip-hop and drum 'n' bass late Saturdays. Fri 6/29, Woolworthy, Cells, Mil Mulliganos. Sat 6/30, Bumpus, Nubile Thangs, DJ Actionslacks. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan. Tue 7/3, Mabel Mabel, Josh Richter Group, Rain Gods. Fri 7/6, Fly Williams, Swag, Devil Lounge (Misfits tribute band). 773-489-0011.

115 BOURBON ST. 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Music at 9 PM. Sun 7/1, Fishbone. Fri 7/6, Peace Freak. Sun 7/8, Smalls Duo. 708-388-8881.

THE ORIGINAL MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: DJ Joe spins pop, hip-hop, and house 8 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Sundays (5 AM Saturdays). 312-642-7251 or 312-642-7252.

LE PASSAGE RESTAURANT & YOW BAR 1 Oak Place: DJs spin nightly

after 10:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Dayhota, DJ Mood. Saturdays, DJ Oscar McMillan, DJ Mood. Sundays, Brian Gardner & Frique. Wednesdays, DJ Hector Lopez, DJ V. Thursdays, DJ Mood, Kenny Carvajal. 312-255-0022.

PHLAIR 1945 N. Damen: Fridays, 11 PM, Since Birth. 773-772-3719.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 6/29, Smell. Sat 6/30, Royal Brown. Sun 7/1, 7 PM, Bruce Mak's Trio. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Secret Vitamin Shag. Wed 7/4, 11 AM, BK Read; noon, Violet Time; 1 PM, Micky Greenberg; 2 PM, Sugar Fried Super O's; 3 PM, Dorks; 4 PM, Smilin' Bobbie & His Blues Machine; 5 PM, Wellstones; 6 PM, Dolly Varden; 7 PM, Farm Team; 8 PM, Land of the El Caminos; 9 PM, Bible of the Devil; 10 PM, Volta Do Mar; 11 PM, Joe Adamik Quartet. Thu 7/5, Silver Measure, Garble. Fri 7/6, Hello Operator. Sat 7/7, Jupiter, Waste. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Saturdays, "Psalm 23" with Rik Shaw & the Great Silence. Tuesdays, Sheer Magic DJs spin soul and funk. Thursdays, Blimp Radio DJs. 773-252-7767.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Thu 7/5, Suede & Blue Roy. Fri 7/6, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Sat 7/7, Aaron Moore Band. 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.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Sat 6/30, 9 PM, Chuck Cox & the Johnson Principle. 773-276-9730.

RAPTURE 730 N. Green: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly and 10 PM-3 AM Saturdays on two floors. Fridays, DJs Bone, Hardcore D, Confusion & Venom spin progressive. Saturdays, DJ M&M spins progressive, trance, and underground. Tuesdays, DJs spin drum 'n' bass. 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: Wed 7/4, 9 PM, DJ Esperanto. 773-743-3355.

REDHEAD PIANO BAR 16 W. Ontario: Fridays, 8 PM, Gene Garcia; 11:45 PM, David Crawford. Saturdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; midnight, John Zamojcin. Sundays, 8:30 PM-2:30 AM, John Zamojcin. Mondays and Thursdays, 8:30 PM-2:30 AM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McCloury. Tuesdays, 8 PM, John Zamojcin; 11:45 PM, Robert Boziach. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; 11:45 PM, Gary Filip. 312-640-1000.

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fri 6/29, Kikoman, Josh Werner, Christopher Robin, Chris Gin. Sat 6/30, Dayhota, John Curley, Bear Who?, Frique & Majid. Wed 7/4, DJ Roki, Diz, Tommie Sunshine. Thu 7/5, Darren Emerson. Sat 7/7, Anne Savage. 312-733-6699.

RILEY'S ROCK HOUSE 110 N. Lake, Aurora: Music after 10 PM. Sat 6/30, LMNO. 630-896-1031.

RIPROCKS 3131 Finley, Downers Grove: Music at 6 PM. Fri 7/6, Shawn & Janelle. 630-964-0773.

ROSARIO'S RESTAURANT 5956 W. Higgins: Music after 7 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, Chance. 773-775-7525.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 6/29, 7 and 10 PM, Lowen & Navarro. Sat 6/30, 10 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement, Solar Tribe. Sun 7/1, 8 PM, Deus Ex Machina (see Spot Check). Tue 7/3, 9 PM, Clarks, Trading Brains, Denver Gentlemen. Wed 7/4, 9 PM, J. Davis Trio, Baldwin Brothers. Thu 7/5, 9 PM, Peter Andreadis, Winechuggers, Glow Bugs. Fri 7/6, 10:30 PM, Archer Prewitt, Dianogah, Paul Newman. Sat 7/7, 7 and 10:30 PM, Pedro the Lion, Damien Jurado. Sun 7/8, 8 PM, Bill Malonee & the Vigilantes of Love, National, Kat Parsons. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 7/7, Sober Dozi. 630-372-2900.

SEDGWICK'S BAR & GRILL 1935 N. Sedgwick: Fri 6/29, 10 PM, Joey Edwin. 312-337-7900.

SHE*NANNIGANS HOUSE OF BEER 16 W. Division: Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike. 312-656-2757.

SIDEOUTS 4018 Roberts, Island Lake: Music after 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Thursdays. Fridays, DJs spin. 708-526-7174.

SINIBAR 1540 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM Fridays, Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays. Fridays, DJ Shon Dervis spins dancehall, dub, and funk. Saturdays, guest DJs spin. Tuesdays, Dave Britton spins house. Wednesdays, Tone B. Nimble spins Afro-beat, nbombolo, soukous, zouk, and reggae. Thursdays, DJ BJAK & the Soul Foundation Crew. 773-278-7797.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 6/30, Roots Rock Society. 847-991-2150.

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. Sat 6/30, DJs Gabriel Polermo & Jeff. Sundays, Lee Collins & Sadar, DJ Tone B. Nimble, Norman Rockwell, Shon Dervis. Tuesdays, Derrick Carter, DJ Matty. Wednesdays, Garden Foundation DJs spin. Thursdays, David Balquiedra. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 6/29, Darrell Woodson, DJ V. Sat 6/30, Dave Brock. Mondays, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron. Tue 7/3, Mint Royale, Organic Audio. Wednesdays, DJ Rekliner & DJ Brendan spin mod, 70s and 80s metal, and British punk & new wave. Thursdays, DJs Stax, Chris Bacchus, Justin Reed, Striz. Fri 7/6, DJ Jay-J, Darrell Woodson. Sat 7/7, Justin Long, Darrell Woodson. 773-549-4140.

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, DJ Timmy Loop & VJ Whon. Mondays, "Revival" with VJ Tyrone (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Whon. 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: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 6/29, 7 Deez, Bluerock Targets, Short Round. Sat 6/30, Arrivals, Gadjits, Wolcott. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by John Rickles (no cover). 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.

STARBUSTERS 930 Pappas, Dekalb: Fri 7/6, 9 PM, Five Year Jacket. 815-756-3438.

LA STRADA 155 N. Michigan: Fridays and Saturdays, 6-11 PM, Bobby "Grand" Ballog Duo. Mondays through Thursdays, 5-9 PM, pianist Robert Christiansen. 312-565-2200.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music in the upstairs Cabaret Room at 10 PM; DJs spin nightly in the Lounge. In the Cabaret Room: Sat 6/30, Dahui, Lycophytha, Madoudembele, Jude Georgan, Phase 4. Fri 7/6, Kokapelli, Head Down, Over Easy. Sat 7/7, 9 PM, E.C. Illa, La Symphony, Profound, Ponyboy, DJs PNS & Risky Bizness. In the Lounge: Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Verb spins Motown, old school, and funk. Sundays, DJs Paulo & J.B. Mondays, open mike with Greg Golden. Tuesdays, "606" hip-hop open mike. Wed 7/4, DJ Matty. Thursdays, Shakejunt spins old soul, funk, and rare groove. 773-278-6600.

TEMPTATIONS 10235 Grand, Franklin Park: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, DJ Dave. Thursdays, DJs spin 80s music. 847-455-0088.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly 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 Dayhota & Frique, percussionist Louie. Sat 6/30, DJ Mark Lewis, DJs John Curley, Marc Buxton & Jernell Geronimo. Fri 7/6, Deep C. 312-491-9729.

TUCKAWAY TAVERN 2545 Plainfield, Joliet: Music at 10 PM. Sat 6/30, Flocos. Sun 7/1, Devlin & Dietel. Thu 7/5, Smalls Duo. Fri 7/6, Jets, Orange Whip. Sat 7/7, Slip Mickey, Guitar Man Dave. Sun 7/8, Shawn & Janell. 815-436-9259.

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Acoustic X. 773-871-7799.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: No cover. Fri 6/29, 8 PM, Ticklepenny Corner, Joe Armstrong Band. Sat 6/30, 8 PM, Beki Hemingway, Jennie DeVoe, Sons of the Never Wrong. Sun 7/1, 7 PM, Rose Polenzani, Stuart Davis, Al Rose. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 6/29, Jesters. Sat 6/30, Synge, Greedy Gretchen. Sundays, DJ Mungo spins R&B, funk, and old school. Tue 7/3, Beer Nuts, DJ Ladyfingers. Fri 7/6, Sour Vein, Drunken Master III. Sat 7/7, Riff Rats. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fri 6/29, 8 PM, Pete Special Duo. Sundays, 9 PM, Daniel Roughan; 10 PM, Heather Horton Band; 1 AM, Pete Special. Mon 7/2, 10 PM, open mike. 312-266-7761.

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

VOYEUR 151 W. Ohio: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM. Fridays, DJs Martin "Boogie Man" Luna & Artie Czaja spin progressive trance and vocal house. 312-832-1717.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Wednesdays. Fri 6/29, J.P. & the Cats. Sat 6/30, Smalls. Wed 7/4, Deja Vu. Fri 7/6, X Side. Sat 7/7, Brews Brothers. 630-264-2739.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 6/29, Jaked. Sat 6/30, 56 Hope Road, Red Team, D-Funct. Sundays, Almighty Rogers (no cover). Fri 7/6, Deloreans. Sat 7/7, Fenster, Mercury Redstone. 773-929-1300.

WATUSI 1540 W. North: Restaurant. Fridays, 10:30 PM-2 AM, DJ Red Lox spins dance music from the Middle East and Spain (no cover). 773-862-1540.

WEBBY'S 100 Adams, Waterman: Sat 7/7, 8:30 PM, Five Year Jacket. 815-264-7666.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 6/29, Groove Atron. Sat 6/30, Genral Patton & His Privates, Dead Steel Mill. 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 HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 6/29, Stagalag. Sat 6/30, Dub Dis, Roots Stems & Branches. Sundays, Gizzae. Mondays, DJ Red Lox. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wed 7/4, Indika, Ras Kelly. Thu 7/5, Deals Gone Bad, Isreallite. Fri 7/6, New Flavor, Tohaka. Sat 7/7, Universal Expression, Kwame. 773-327-4273.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 10 PM. Fri 6/29, U.R.B. Sat 6/30, Lazy Dog. 847-432-6430.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 6/29, John Tejada, Dave Siska, DJs Aaron Shin & Kevin Beecham, Justin Long & Sativa. Sat 6/30, Mike Wade, DJs Jason Christopher, PNS & Tobias. Tue 7/3, 7 PM-4 AM, DJs Rob Salmon, Cedric, Gabriel Palomo, Bear Who?, Tasho, Frique, Monna, Mad Thinker, Seraphine, Ahmad, Corazon & FLX. Fri 7/6, Mel Hammond & Jevon Jackson, DJ Madrid, Justin Long & Sativa. Sat 6/30, Dayhota. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

TERRY ALLEN & THE PANHANDLE MYSTERY BAND Fri 6/29, 8 PM, theater, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

CHICAGO COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL See page 38.

EDDIE FROM OHIO, NADAS Sat 6/30, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-1322.

HACKBERRY RAMBLERS perform country swing at Chicago Summerdance. Sat 6/30, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-744-6630 or 312-742-4007.

BUCKY HALKER & DON STIERNBERG Free concert and tribute to Woody Guthrie. Fri 7/6, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

IDES OF MARCH Free outdoor concert. Fri 6/29, 6 PM, Millennium Plaza, South Stolp between Galena Blvd. and Downer Place, Aurora. 630-844-3640.

LUNASA opens for Mary Chapin Carpenter; see Spot Check. Tue 7/3, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

JANE BAXTER MILLER Free concert. Fri 6/29, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

TRICIA SEBASTIAN Free in-store performance. Fri 6/29, 8 PM, Barnes & Noble bookstore, Old Orchard Mall, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. 847-676-2230.

BILLY JOE SHAVER Free in-store performance; see Critic's Choice. Sun 7/1, 3 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

LES WHISLER Sat 6/30, 2 PM, Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, Kendall College, 2600 Central Park, Evanston. 847-475-1030.

MAX ZBIRAL-TELLER Free concert. Sun 7/1, 5 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 252.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Sundays, 8 PM, Irish jam session. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Cornmeal. Fri 7/6, 8 PM, Big Fish Little Fish, Antje, Ellen Rosner, Ripley Caine, Summer Chance, Patty Ortega, Cathy Braaten. Sat 7/7, 8 PM, Nancy Walker, Lauren Brombert, Sue Demel, Barb Laing, Jano Brindisi, Cat Catalani. 773-478-4408.

ARBOR VITAE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 6/30, Carol Kinsey. 630-778-9090.

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

CARRAIG Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: No cover. Fri 6/29, 9:30 PM, Dalriada. Sat 6/30, 10 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 708-687-9323.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 6/29, Clan Na Gael. Sat 6/30, Dave Dunne & Blackwater. Fri 7/6, Burren Ceili Band. Sat 7/7, Three Men in Kilts. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: 20th annual American Music Festival takes place on two stages Fri 6/29 through Sun 7/1 and Tue 7/3. Fri 6/29, 5:15 and 6:15 PM, Mama Digdown's Brass Band; 6 PM, King Clarentz Brewer; 7:15 PM, Domino Kings; 7:45 PM, Morrells; 8:30 PM, Jesse Dayton; 9:45 PM, Pat McLaughlin; 10:15 PM, BR5-49; 11:45 PM, Mike Plume Band. Sat 6/30, 1:30 and 2:45 PM, Perla de Mexico; 2 PM, Hackensaw Boys; 4 PM, Otis Clay & the Gospel Crusaders, Victory Travelers, Christian Fellowship Choir with Tawanna Clay; 4:30 PM, Jason Ringenberg; 6:15 PM, Mike Plume Band; 6:45 PM, Scotty & the Ligonaires; 8 PM, Trent Summar & the New Row Mob; 8:30 PM, Dirty Dozen Brass Band; 9:30 PM, Billy Joe Shaver (see Critic's Choice); 10:30 PM, Jimmy LaFave; 11:30 PM, Alejandro Escovedo. Sun 7/1, 1:15 PM and 2:45 PM, Chicago Jazz Orchestra; 2 and 3:30 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 4:15 PM, Hackberry Ramblers; 4:45 PM, Ranch Girls; 6 PM, Del McCoury Band, Kevin Gordon Band; 7:30 PM, Wayne Hancock; 8 PM, Terrance Simien & the Mallet Playboys; 9:15 PM, Billy Joe Shaver (see Critic's Choice) with Jesse "Guitar" Taylor; 10 PM, Marcia Ball Band; 11:15 PM, Robbie Fulks (see Spot Check). Tue 7/3, 5 and 6:30 PM, Chicago Salty Dogs; 5:45 and 7:15 PM, Tarbox Ramblers (see Critic's Choice); 6 PM, Juleps; 7:45 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel; 8:15 PM, R&B Cadets Reunion; 9:30 PM, Los Straitjackets; 10:15 PM, Sonny Landreth; 11:30 PM, Marcia Ball Band. Sat 7/7, 9 PM, Hayseed Dixie, Cornmeal, Rick Steinberg. 708-788-2118.

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Sat 7/7, 10:30 PM, Chicago Bluegrass Band. 773-465-8005.

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Sundays, 3-6 PM, traditional Irish jam session. 773-883-0304.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 7/6, 9:30 PM, Jim and Jennie & the Pinetops, Katie Belle & the Belle Rangers, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-ins with Lawrence Peters. Sun 7/8, 7 PM, Popgun Paul & Pistol Pete (no cover). 773-227-4433.

NEWPORT COFFEEHOUSE 1121 Half Day Rd., Bannockburn: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 6/30, Steve & Jenny Moss. 847-940-7134.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Fri 6/29, 9 PM, Sag Valley Boys. 773-276-9730.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Tue 7/3, 9 PM, Willy Phillips & the Mad Cowboys. Sat 7/7, 10 PM, Homewreckers. 773-743-3355.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 7/6, 7:30 PM, Kate Schrock. 773-525-2508.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 6/29, Anita Silvert. Fri 7/6, Marlon St. John. 630-969-9720.

WINNERS ON LINCOLN 4530 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, 10 PM, BLT. Thursdays, 9 PM, acoustic open mike. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

JAMES BROWN & THE OHIO PLAYERS with Jimmie Walker. Fri 6/29, 7:30 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

MAXWELL STREET BLUES JAM Sundays, 1 PM, Old Maxwell Street Market, Maxwell & Halsted. 312-831-1051 or 312-341-3696.

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 Carpenter. 847-549-1972.

BIG DOWNTOWN 124 S. Wabash: Wednesdays, 6:30 PM, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. 312-917-7399.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 6/29 and Sat 6/30, Chicago Rhythm and Blues Kings. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 7/3, Eddy Clearwater Band. Wed 7/4, Grana Louise Band. Fri 7/6 and Sat 7/7, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 6/29 and Sat 6/30, James Wheeler Blues Band with Patricia & Shirley. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tuesdays, Allen Batts Blues Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Fri 7/6 and Sat 7/7, Chico Banks Band with Grana Louise. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 6/29, Maurice John Vaughn. Sat 6/30, Carlos Johnson. Sun 7/1, Chico Banks. Mon 7/2, Mike Dangerous & Jesse Cross. Tue 7/3, Vino Louden. Wed 7/4, Rockin' Johnny. Thu 7/5, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Fri 7/6, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sat 6/30, 10 AM, Professor John Band. Sundays, 11 AM, Eric Noden. Sat 7/7, noon, Eric Lugosch. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Thursdays, 10:30 PM, 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 6/29, 5:30 PM, Giles Corey (no cover); 9:30 PM, Chick Willis, Nick Moss. Sat 6/30, 5:30 PM, Joe Moss (no cover); 9:30 PM, Johnnie Bassett, Bill Lupkin. Sun 7/1, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Mon 7/2, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 7/3, Nellie Travis. Thu 7/5, Scott Ellison. Fri 7/6, 5:30 PM, Joel Patterson (no cover); 9:30 PM, Roy Gaines, Vanessa Davis & the Mojo Kings. Sat 7/7, 5:30 PM, Joe Moss (no cover); 9:30 PM, Robben Ford, Joel Patterson. 312-427-0333.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Sat 6/30, Big Sweaty Men. Sat 7/7, Keith Scott. 847-256-8870.

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

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

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 6/29, Sat 6/30, and Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHICAGO BEACH CAFE Theater on the Lake, Fullerton and Lake Shore Dr.: Saturdays and Sundays, 2-5 PM, Professor John Band (no cover). 773-404-3600.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 7/6, Joe Louis Walker. Sat 7/7, Anthony Gomes Band. 630-513-0074.

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 PM, midnight, and 2 AM on weekends. Mondays, 7 PM-midnight, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. Wednesdays, 8 PM-1 AM, Killer Ray Players. 312-341-9787.

DAVIS STREET FISHMARKET 501 Davis, Evanston: Sundays, 6 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. 847-869-3474.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: 20th annual American Music Festival takes place on two stages Fri 6/29 through Sun 7/1 and Tue 7/3. Sat 6/30, 4 PM, Otis Clay & the Gospel Crusaders, Victory Travelers, Christian Fellowship Choir with Tawanna Clay; 8 PM, Trent Summar & the New Row Mob. Sun 7/1, 8 PM, Terrance Simien & the Mallet Playboys; 10 PM, Marcia Ball Band. Tue 7/3, 5:45 and 7:15 PM, Tarbox Ramblers (see Critic's Choice); 8:15 PM, R&B Cadets Reunion; 10:15 PM, Sonny Landreth; 11:30 PM, Marcia Ball Band. Fri 7/6, 10 PM, Little Charlie & the Nightcats. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 6/30, Diamond Jim Green. 630-393-1247.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 6/30, Maurice John Vaughn with Ms. Velvet McNair. Fri 7/6, Howard & the White Boys. Sat 7/7, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Thursdays, 10 PM, Stank Willie (no cover). 773-248-3330.

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: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 6/29, Gloria Shannon. 773-262-5767.

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.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 6/29, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 6/30, 9:30 PM, John Primer. Tue 7/3, 8:30 PM, Joe & Nick Moss (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Big Ray (no cover). Sat 7/7, 9:30 PM, Scott Nev Band. 708-484-3610.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 7/6, 9 PM, Mansfield Blues Band (no cover). 773-465-8005.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 7/1, 8 PM, Gwen Avery (see Critic's Choice), Charlie Love Band. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues; 11 PM, Colin Jones performs "Mr. Rhythm and Blues." 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Fri 6/29, Chicago Red Hots. Sat 6/30, Blue Mirror Band. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 7/3, Phil Armetta. Wed 7/4, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Thu 7/5, Roy Gaines. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar. Sat 6/30, 9 PM, Ken Saydak Band. 312-245-0333.

THE HUDDLE 9501 W. Devon, Rosemont: Saturdays, 10 PM, Big D & the Chicago Flyers (no cover). 847-318-7591.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 6/29 and Sat 6/30, Sound of Memphis. Sun 7/1, Kirk Smithhart. Mon 7/2, blues jam session. Thu 7/5, Little Jimmy King. Fri 7/6, Brian Lee. 312-266-2400.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8-9 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 6/29 and Sat 6/30, Eddy Clearwater. Sundays, Charlie Love & Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, Howard Scott & Andre Taylor with Nellie Travis. Tuesdays, Zanne Mack Band, J.W. Williams. Thursdays, 8 PM, Detroit Jr.; 10 PM, Charlie Love. Fri 7/6 and Sat 7/7, Sandra Hall. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 6/29, Grana Louise. Sat 6/30, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose Band. Sundays, 2-5 PM, gospel buffet; 8 PM, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose Band. Wednesdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band (no cover). 312-566-0555.

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

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

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Wed 7/4, 8 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Fri 7/6, 8 PM, Pete Special Band. 312-595-7437.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 6/30, Barclay Three. Sat 7/7, Danny Draher. 773-252-1155.

NOAH'S ARK 3428 S. King Dr.: Tuesdays, 7 PM, gospel poetry open mike (no cover). 312-225-1420.

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 7/3, Keith Scott Band. 773-472-1000.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 6/29, Howard & the White Boys. Sat 6/30, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. 815-477-0340.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays and 9:30 PM Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Fri 6/29 and Sat 6/30, Eddie King. Sundays, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue. Wed 7/4, Michael Coleman. Thu 7/5, King Corey. Fri 7/6, tribute to Tim Weigel with Eddy Clearwater. Sat 7/7, Eddy Clearwater. 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 6/29, John Primer. Sat 6/30, Johnny Drummer & the Starliters. Tue 7/3, Chico Banks. Thu 7/5, Sharon Lewis. Fri 7/6, Pinetop Perkins. Sat 7/7, Jody Williams. 773-342-0452.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 6/29, Felix & the Cats Blues Band. Sat 6/30, Scotty & the Bad Boys Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Blues Band. Fri 7/6, Wabi Blues Project. Sat 7/7, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: No cover. Thu 7/5, 3:30 PM, Phil Barron & the Tremblors. 312-441-9334.

VILLAGE CAFE 2132 W. Roscoe: Music at 7 PM. Fri 6/29, Joanna Ashley. Sat 6/30, Aaron Moore. 773-404-4555.

WHATEVER IV 3101 S. Central: Sat 6/30, 9:30 PM, Pat Smillie Band (no cover). 708-863-4224.

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

jazz

concerts

AACM ENSEMBLE Sun 7/1, 6 PM, AACM Nu Beginnings, 7047 S. Crandon. 773-752-2212.

DEE ALEXANDER QUINTET Thu 7/5, 5-10 PM, Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-939-2438.

ROBERT BAGLIONE TRIO Fri 6/29, 4 PM, Starbucks in Dominick's, 345 Rand, Lake Zurich. 847-438-9210.

DAVID BOYKIN Saxophone. Sun 7/8, 6 PM, AACM Nu Beginnings, 7047 S. Crandon. 773-752-2212.

EQUINOX 5, ALISON BELVILE TRIO aboard the Star of Chicago, departing Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 and 10 PM, from Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437.

DOUGLAS EWART & THE INVENTIONS with Hamid Drake & Tatsu Aoki. Sun 7/8, 6 PM, Northeastern University Center for Inner City Studies, 700 E. Oakwood. 312-360-2659.

5 AFTER 5 Free in-store performance. Fri 6/29, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

MALONEY GRANT DUO Sat 6/30, 4 PM, Starbucks in Dominick's, 8900 Greenwood, Niles. 847-298-8500.

GUILLERMO GREGORIO'S MADI ENSEMBLE Fri 6/29, 6 PM, Instituto Cervantes, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan, suite 2940. 312-335-1996.

BONNIE KEMPTON TRIO Sat 6/30, 4 PM, Starbucks in Dominick's, 345 Rand, Lake Zurich. 847-438-9210.

DAVE KOZ, MICHAEL MCDONALD, BRIAN CULBERTSON, NORMAN BROWN Fri 6/29, 6:30 and 9:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437.

SUMMER KWAI QUARTET Free in-store performance. Fri 6/29, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

GEORGE McCRAE Free in-store performance. Sat 6/30, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1468.

911 MAMBO ORCHESTRA Latin Jazz. Fri 6/29, 7 PM, Loyola Park, 1230 W. Greenleaf. 312-427-1676.

BILL PORTER ORCHESTRA performs ballroom music at Chicago Summerdance. Sun 7/1, 3 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 2 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-744-6630 or 312-742-4007.

DON SADOFSKY'S REVOLUTIONARY SWING ORCHESTRA Free concert. Sun 7/1, 5 PM, Olympia Park, 6566 N. Avondale. 312-763-3878.

SPAZZTET Free concert. Thu 7/5, 7:30 PM, James Park, Dodge and Mulford, Evanston. 847-448-8260 or 847-448-8058.

SCOTT STENTEN Free concert. Fri 7/6, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 252.

UPTOWN RHYTHM CLUB Fri 6/29, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

UPTOWN RHYTHM EXPRESS Swing dance concert. Fri 7/6, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

MARSHALL VENTE & TROPICALE, JOE SONNEFELDT, ELDEE YOUNG aboard the Windy, departing Sun 7/8, 7:30 PM, from Navy Pier, Grand Ave. at the lake. 312-595-5472.

ELDEE YOUNG & MARSHALL VENTE Free concert. Tue 7/3, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 6/29, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 6/30, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Hinda Hoffman 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. Thursdays, noon, Rich Pardo with Joe Jaco & Danny Martin; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. 312-642-6805.

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

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

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

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 6/29 through Mon 7/2, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Tue 7/3 through Sat 7/7, Brian Danzy & the Jazzmatics. Sun 7/8, Detour. 312-751-2433.

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 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: Music at 8 PM. Fri 6/29, Rob Zettl Trio. Sat 6/30, Crosswind. Fri 7/6, Brad Robin Trio. Sat 7/7, Roberta Miles Trio. 847-368-0792.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Mon 7/2, 9 PM, Cook County Jazz Commission. 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 6/30, Chicago Swing Guitar Club. Sun 7/1 and Mon 7/2, Living Daylights. 773-384-8600.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 7/6, Barry Winograd Trio. 847-256-8870.

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 & Rich Pardo. 312-266-1414.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Tuesdays, DJ Hide spins acid jazz. 773-384-2547.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braughn & John Stille. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Music at 10 PM. Sat 6/30, Maralyn Gaza Trio. 773-489-4757.

CHEF'S STATION 915 Davis, Evanston: Sundays, 11:30 AM, Chris Mayhew, Alex Bednarke & Mike Jeffers. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, John Kregor, Alex Bednarke & Mike Jeffers. 847-570-9838.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the Cigar Lounge. Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Les Walton Trio. Sundays, 5 PM, Gary Tu 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 PM, midnight, and 2 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 Lukas. 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. 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 6/29, benefit for the Baffler with the Goblins, Vandermark 5, Tim and Andy, DJ John Corbett. Tuesdays, Vandermark 5. 773-276-3600.

EPITOME 2347 S. Michigan: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 6/29 and Sat 6/30, John Goldman & Luciano Antonio. Fri 7/6, John Goldman with Ron Perrillo, Dennis Carroll & Kobie Watkins. 312-326-0391.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Sat 6/30, Marcus Jefferson Trio. Thu 7/5 and Fri 7/6, Gessner/Baglione Duo. Sat 7/7, Trio Du Jour. 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8 PM. Sat 6/30, Dave Gessner Duo. 630-916-6242.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: 20th annual American Music Festival takes place on two stages Fri 6/29 through Sun 7/1 and Tue 7/3. Fri 6/29, 5:15 and 6:15 PM, Mama Digdown's Brass Band. Sat 6/30, 8:30 PM, Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Sun 7/1, 1:15 and 2:45 PM, Chicago Jazz Orchestra; 2 and 3:30 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet. Sun 7/8, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. 708-788-2118.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Fridays, 9 PM, Quiet Storm. Saturdays, 9 PM, Unit Seven. 773-528-4033.

FOR LOVERS ONLY 3451 S. Michigan: Social club. Tuesdays, 8 PM, "Great Black Music Be Jazz" with the Vincent Davis Quartet, followed by afterset sessions. 312-842-6199.

FRANK'S PLACE Hilton Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 6/29 and Sat 6/30, Milt Trenier & Company. 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.

FUTUREWORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli with music at 8 PM. Sat 6/30, Dottie Hayes. Sat 7/7, Matt Ulery. 773-256-1570.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Mon 7/2, 9 PM, Ron Cooper. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 6/30, Andy Meacham Trio with Laney Katz. Fri 7/6, Mike Finnerty Quartet. Sat 7/7, Vincent, Allen, Howell. 773-262-5767.

GERRI'S PALM TAVERN 446 E. 47th: 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.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sun 7/1, 8 PM, William Garcia Quartet (no cover). Mon 7/2, 7 PM, Chicago Jazz Ensemble; 8 PM, Tim Green Quartet (no cover). Thu 7/5, Bill Porter/Rich Fudoli Quintet. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 6/29, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Mothra; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 6/30, 8 PM, Matt Wilson Quartet (see Critic's Choice); midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 7/1, 11 PM, Two for Brazil. Mon 7/2, 9 PM, David Young's New Republic. Tue 7/3, 9 PM, Kimberly Gordon Organ Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 7/6, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 7/7, 8 PM, Johnny Frigo; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. 773-878-5552.

HANCOCK OBSERVATORY John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Sat 6/30, 7 PM, Kevin Pike Duo. 888-875-8439.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues; 11 PM, Colin Jones performs "Mr. Rhythm and Blues." 312-362-9707.

JAMADA 241 Lake, Bloomingdale: Restaurant with music at 7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Thursdays. Thu 7/5, Andy Meacham Trio. Fri 7/6, Gary Tu Trio. Sat 7/7, Goran. 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 6/29 through Sun 7/1, Count Basie Orchestra (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; 5 PM, Sonny Turner Quintet. Mondays, Ken Chaney. Tuesdays, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers. Wednesdays, Ken Saydak. Thursdays, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-595-5299.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: Mondays, 9 PM, Long Count Quartet. 773-477-3330.

KARIZMA 4741 Main, Skokie: Restaurant. Fridays, 6 PM, Peter Sax Duo. 847-674-6163.

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

LA LUCE 1393 W. Lake: Restaurant. Fridays, 8 PM, Ivory Pittman & the Individual Artist. 312-850-1900.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Live piano music after 6 PM nightly. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 777 Butterfield, Lombard: Live piano music after 6 PM nightly. 630-543-1010.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 9:30 PM, Bobby Broom Trio. 773-404-9494.

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, Illinois Center, 200 N. Columbus: Fri 6/29, 4:30 PM, Elaine Dame Duo. Satj73

6/30, 8:30 PM, Roz Ellington, Maurice Charles, Michele Bennett (at a filming of the cable television program Muzic 'n Session). Thu 7/5 and Fri 7/6, 4:30 PM, Elaine Dame Duo. Sat 7/7, 9 PM, Nick Colionne. 312-565-6665.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Live music after 9:30 PM. Fri 6/29, Jeff Marx Trio. Sat 6/30, Marshall Vente Trio. 630-446-4001.

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

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Tue 7/3, 4 PM, Eddie Harrison Jump Stars. 312-595-7437.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Sat 6/30, 10 PM, Bhob Rainey with Jim Baker, Greg Kelly & Michael Bullock. Sun 7/1, 8:30 PM, Greg Kelly, Michael Bullock. Fri 7/6, 10 PM, Silver Measure performs at a screening of the film Metropolis. 773-728-5010.

NOODLE'S 5956 W. Higgins: Restaurant. Fri 7/6 and Sat 7/7, 8:30 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba (no cover). 773-775-7525.

PALM COURT Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Chad Willetts Trio. 312-787-2200.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 6/29, Trio Colossus. Sat 6/30, Ken Chaney Quartet. Mon 7/2, Typhanie Monique Duo. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Fri 7/6 and Sat 7/7, Deep Blue. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Rankinfyle. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Dan Nicoleson. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Steve Million. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Temple Shultz. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Sun 7/1, 7 PM, Bruce Mak Quartet. Mondays, 9:30 PM, Our Thing. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Paul Westlake Trio. Sun 7/8, 7 PM, Steelin' Jazz. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 6/29, Ted Sirota Quartet. Sat 6/30, Brienn Perry Quartet. Sundays, Urban Twist. Mondays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Thu 7/5, Los Hombres Perdidos. Fri 7/6, Juli Wood Quartet. Sat 7/7, Jimmy Ellis Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 6/29, Dave Hiltebrand Trio. Sat 6/30, Jeannie Tanner Trio, Sam Burkhardt Quartet. Sat 7/7, Rob Ryndak Quartet. 847-266-1313.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Thursdays, 9:30 PM, jazz jam hosted by Brian Abraham & Will Sadler. 773-248-3093.

THE ROOM 5900 N. Broadway: Sundays, 11 AM-3 PM, jazz brunch with Gloria Shannon. 773-989-7666.

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.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Restaurant. Fridays, 7 PM, Denise La Grassa Trio. 312-491-1122.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Tuesdays, Taku Akiyami Quartet. 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.

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, 6-9:30 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. Sat 6/30, 8 PM, Kimberly Gordon Duo. Mondays, 8 PM, Michelle Cross. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Lonie Walker; 10 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet; 1 AM, Mark Madsen. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Brian O'Hern; 11 PM-4 AM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Thursdays, 8 PM, Joe Thomas. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 6/29, Robert Barry & Fred Anderson (see Critic's Choice) with Harrison Bankhead. Sat 6/30, Malachi Thompson's Freebop Band. 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 7/5, David Boykin Trio. Fri 7/6, Rob Zettl/Harrison Bankhead Quartet. Sat 7/7, David Young Quartet. 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. Fridays, 6:30 PM, Eric Lugosch. Saturdays, 9 PM, Erwin Helfer & John Brumbach. Sundays, 8:30 PM, John Campbell. 773-728-3114.

VILLAGE CAFE 2132 W. Roscoe: Music at 7 PM. Fri 6/29, Joanna Ashley. 773-404-4555.

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

international

concerts

AZUKAR Free concert. Fri 6/29, 7:30 PM (at Chicago Summerdance; preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

CARPACHO Y SU SUPER COMBO Colombian music and salsa at Chicago Summerdance. Fri 7/6, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

GONZALO CORDOVA Mexican songwriter performs at a benefit for Inspiration Cafe, Casa Guatemala, and EcoVida. Fri 6/29, 7 PM, Inspiration Cafe, 4554 N. Broadway. 773-334-9101.

MUZSIKAS WITH MARTA SEBESTYEN Hungarian and Transylvanian folk music at Chicago Summerdance. Thu 7/5, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

BILLY RIVERA CON SU ORQUESTA Thu 7/5, 5-10 PM, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-322-0329.

PAULINA RUBIO, MDO Sat 6/30, 8 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-421-5121 or 312-559-1212.

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.

BYZANTIUM 232 S. Halsted: Fridays, 8 PM, Yiannis Hadjiloizou, Rhaezyl Maribao & George Varsos. 312-454-1227.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: 20th annual American Music Festival takes place on two stages Fri 6/29 through Sun 7/1 and Tue 7/3. Sat 6/30, 1:30 and 2:45 PM, Perla de Mexico. 708-788-2118.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Sundays, 9 PM, DJ Joe spins African music. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 7/7, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Sun 7/8, 7 PM, flamenco music with Soul y Duende, I Muvrini. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Mon 7/2, Barbarito Torres, Casolando. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

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

MORETTI'S ITALIAN RISTORANTE 1645 W. Jackson: Saturdays, 9:30 PM, DJs spin salsa, merengue, and bachata. 312-427-2572.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, DJ El Papichulo spins salsa & Latin grooves. Thursdays, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

LA PENA 4212 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Fridays through Sundays and Thursdays, 7 PM, Tribus Futuras performs Andean music. 773-736-9498.

RANCHO LUNA 3357 W. Peterson: Cuban restaurant with live music. Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Hector Silviera y Su Orquesta. Sundays, 6 PM, Cesar Fuentes. Thursdays, 7 PM, Mellina. 773-509-9332.

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: Mondays, 7:30 PM, DJ Eddie "Mozkito" Cruz. 312-932-0006.

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

classical

AMERICAN BOYCHOIR Fri 6/29, 7:30 PM, Christ Church, 784 Sheridan, Winnetka. 847-446-2850, ext. 22.

NATALYA ANTONOVA piano (Schumann, Scriabin, Liszt). Fri 7/6, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

CHENG-CHOW TRIO (Mozart, Copland, Dvorak, Ravel). Thu 7/5, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS in a free recital (Britten, Vaughan Williams, Poulenc). Mon 7/2, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-692-9000 or 312-744-1430.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park: Fri 6/29, 8 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with pianist Lang Lang in an all-Beethoven program. Sat 6/30, 8 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with soprano Adina Nitescu, mezzo-soprano Florence Quivar, tenor Vinson Cole, bass-baritone John Relyea, and the Chicago Symphony Chorus (Verdi, Requiem). Sun 7/1, 7 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with pianist Andre Watts (Schubert, Liszt, Schoenberg). This program is followed by a Martin Theatre "postlude" concert featuring pianists Eschenbach, Watts, and Lang Lang (Schubert, Schoenberg). Fri 7/6, 8 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor and piano (Weber, Mozart, Mendelssohn). Sat 7/7, 8 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with violinist Julia Fischer (Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich). Sun 7/8, 7 PM, William Eddins, conductor, with violinist Miriam Fried (Lorenz, Bruch, Debussy, Ravel). 847-266-5100.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in public rehearsal. Free admission. Sat 6/30, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700 or 312-341-1521.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in a free concert (Bruckner and others). Sun 7/8, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-341-1521 or 312-744-6630.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY BAND Richard R. Fischer conducts a free concert (R. Strauss, Persichetti, and others). Sat 6/30, 6:30 PM, Werner Auditorium, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-209-3060.

SEAN DUFFY carillon. Sun 7/1, 6 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-7059. Mon 7/2, 7 PM, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe. 847-835-5440.

DU PAGE OPERA THEATRE Harold Bauer conducts Mozart's The Magic Flute. Sat 7/7, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

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

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH RECITALS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 6/29, 12:10 PM, organist Alfonso Vega Nunez. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

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

MATTHIAS GOERNE baritone, with pianist Christoph Eschenbach in an all-Schumann program. Thu 7/5, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

GRANT PARK CHORUS Carlos Kalmar, conductor, with pianists Valentina Lisitsa and Alexei Kuznetsoff (Schubert, Part, Bruckner, Dvorak, Brahms). Thu 7/5 and Fri 7/6, 7:30 PM, St. Paul Catholic Church, 2127 W. 22nd Pl. 312-742-4763.

GRANT PARK ORCHESTRA Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Columbus and Jackson: Tue 7/3, 7:30 PM, Andre Raphel Smith, conductor, with bass Kevin Maynor (Bernstein, Schuman, Kern, Ives, Copland, Gershwin, Tchaikovsky, and others). 312-742-4763.

GRANT PARK ORCHESTRA Carlos Kalmar, conductor, with organist David Schrader in a free concert (Copland, Piston, Colgrass). Sat 7/7 and Sun 7/8, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-742-4763.

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY Stephen Alltop, conductor (Copland, Ives, Sousa). Wed 7/4, 8 PM, Deer Path Elementary School, 95 W. Deerpath, Lake Forest. 847-295-2135.

GEORGE LEPAUW piano, with the Eusia String Quartet (Brahms and others). Fri 7/6, 7:30 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

MEMBERS OF LYRIC OPERA CENTER FOR AMERICAN ARTISTS in Michael John LaChiusa's Lovers and Friends (Chautauqua Variations). See Critic's Choice. Fri 6/29 and Sat 6/30, 7:30 PM, Merle Reskin Theatre, DePaul University, 60 E. Balbo. 312-332-2244, ext. 5600.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE CHOIR, ORCHESTRA, AND WIND ENSEMBLE Free admission. Sat 7/7, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE FACULTY RECITAL (Mozart, Prokofiev, Schubert). Free admission. Tue 7/5, 7:30 PM, Regenstein Recital Hall, Northwestern University, 1965 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE GUITAR RECITAL Free admission. Fri 7/6, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE RAVINIA STEANS INSTITUTE CHAMBER CONCERT Free admission. Tue 7/3, 7:30 PM, Regenstein Recital Hall, Northwestern University, 1965 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE SOLO AND CHAMBER RECITALS Free admission. Sun 7/1 and Sun 7/8, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SUMMER ORCHESTRA with pianist Haysun Kang (Wagner, Beethoven, Mozart). Sun 7/8, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

THE OLIVE BRANCH 617 N. Wells: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, guitarist Benjamin Munoz. 312-751-9600.

L'OPERA PICCOLA David Richards conducts Donizetti's Don Pasquale. Fri 6/29 and Sat 6/30, 7:30 PM, and Sun 7/1, 3 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-560-1072.

RAVINIA FESTIVAL CHAMBER PLAYERS Christoph Eschenbach, conductor and piano, with violinist Miriam Fried, pianist James Tocco, and vocalists from the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists (Brahms, Berg, Schubert). Mon 7/2, 7 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

RAVINIA FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Leslie Dunner conducts a children's concert. Sat 7/7, 11 AM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

GERARDO RIBEIRO violin, with pianist Tatyana Stepanova in a free concert (Bartok, Ravel, R. Strauss, Beethoven). Sat 6/30, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

JOHN W.W. SHERER organ (Bach, Mendelssohn, Durufle). Fri 6/29, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

ROEL SMIT carillon. Sun 7/8, 6 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-7059.

fairs & festivals

AFRICAN/CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF LIFE Washington Park, 55th and Cottage Grove: Wed 7/4, 10 AM-10 PM, Gregory Isaacs, Lord Laro, Tribe of Judah, Dub Dis, Major P., Malaku, Tony & Jamela Rogers, Youth Culture Initiative, Gospel Slide with Dana & Ella, Steve & Renee, Son of Jacob, Joseph Hollingsworth, Embe Dawa, Regina Hayes. Thu 7/5, 10 AM-10 PM, Marcia Griffiths, Nelson Gill, Michael Anthony, Kwame & Wan Afrika, Tracey King & the Cushites, Major P., Heavenly Peterson, Tony & Jamela Rogers, Arthur Sutton & Gift of Praise, Steve Nelson & Christian Love, Joel & the R&G Family, A.F.C. Praise Ensemble, Joseph Hollingsworth, Paulette Bush & the Chicago State University Choir, Bishop Larry Trotter & the Sweet Holy Spirit Choir, Anthony Michael Adory & the Resurrected Voices, Youth Culture Initiative, Tisha Brown, Issiam, Ivory Coast, Big D & Kids, Black Reign, Embe Dawa. Fri 7/6, 10 AM-10 PM, Shinehead, Chi-Lites, Michael Black, Caribbean Flamzz, Herb Kent, Heavenly Peterson, Andrea, Shameila McKinnon, Dorothy Anderson, Gospel Soul Revisers, Alfred Wheeler, Greater Mount Carmel Combined Choirs, Joseph Hollingsworth, Paulette Bush & the Chicago State University Choir, Keith Butler & the Delegation for Christ Chorale, Kim Butler & New Beginnings, Youth Culture Initiative, Shirley Bell, Betty Straks, Son of Jacob, Embe Dawa. Sat 7/7, 10 AM-10 PM, Thomas Mapfumo, Universal Expressions, Indika with Kelly Rankin & Doggie, Banda Rika, Michigan & Smiley, Michael Ford & the New Joy Community Singers, Ruben Burton & the Victory Travelers, Arthur Sutton & the Gift of Praise, Embe Dawa, Pevon Everett & Seance Divine, Youth Culture Initiative. Sun 7/8, 10 AM-10 PM, Half Pint, Calypso Rose, Karl Watson & the New Dynamics, Carl Brown & the Solid Gold Band, Charles Cameron, Jorge from Yard, Shirley Bell, Perri Mitchell, Gospel Slide with Dana & Ella, Son of Jacob, Joseph Hollingsworth, Embe Dawa. 312-559-1212.

CHICAGO BLACK PRIDE SUNDAY FESTIVAL OF THOUSANDS Lincoln Park, LaSalle and Lake Shore Dr.: Sun 7/1, 3:30 PM, Victoria; 4 PM, Gwen Avery; 4:30 PM, Dani; 5 PM, Butterfly; 5:30 PM, DeeLamour; 6 PM, Jade Mack; 6:30 PM, Nannette Frank. 773-731-8665.

CHICAGO COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL See page 38.

ROCK AROUND THE BLOCK Lincoln from Belmont to Roscoe and Melrose from Lincoln to Paulina: Sat 7/7, noon, Ophur, Turnstyles, Joel Frankel; 2 PM, Calico Cats, True Vibe, Simmering, Famous Brothers; 3:15 PM, Poundseven; 4 PM, Underwater People, Strain Busy Sky, Community Drum Circle; 4:15 PM, Colony; 6 PM, 40 Piece Choir, Quantum Leep, Swinging Lovehammers; 8 PM, Robbie Fulks, Mr. Blotto, Bumpus. Sun 7/8, noon, Jennifer Peterson, Mag Scrambler; 1:30 PM, Seven Day Run, the Dog & Everything, Mike McKune; 2 PM, Poundseven, Chris Faccione; 3:30 PM, Generations, Colony, Pleasing Betty; 4 PM, Route 66; 5 PM, Maggie Speaks, Dan Darrah Band, Johnny Socko; 7 PM, Mighty Blue Kings, Mike & Joe, Domestic Problems. 773-665-4582.

TASTE OF CHICAGO See page 37.

miscellaneous

CAT CATALANI Sun 7/1, 2 PM, Louis Lerner Auditorium, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

CHICAGO POPS CONCERT BAND performs at a free celebration for the Fourth of July. Wed 7/4, 10 AM-noon, outdoors on the plaza, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-642-4600.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 7/1, 7 PM, "Uptown Poetry Slam" features music by Marc Smith & Da Band. 773-878-5552.

GUILLERMO GREGORIO'S MADI ENSEMBLE Fri 6/29, 6 PM, Instituto Cervantes, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan, suite 2940. 312-335-1996.

HEALING EARTH RESOURCES 3111 N. Ashland: Sat 7/7, 7 PM, Japanese percussion ensemble Maiko, indigenous flutes with Baltazar, Erin Mosher & Ugochi, bamboo player Prem, E. Donald Two Rivers, Mars, Baltazar Castillo, Mario, DJ Red Lox. 773-381-3042.

ELLA JENKINS Free children's concert. Sat 6/30, 1 PM, Gladstone Park, 5421 N. Menard. 312-742-7853 or 312-742-7879.

SANDY LUCAS Children's concert about stars and planets. Thu 7/5, 6:30 PM, Chicago Children's Museum, Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand. 312-527-1000.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Mon 7/2, Red White & Brass Ensemble. Tue 7/3, United States Navy Band. Thu 7/5, Sarah Benkendorf Revue. Fri 7/6, Miguel Mendez. 312-346-3278.

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