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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

ERYKAH BADU, NIKKA COSTA Sun 8/26, 7:30 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

BARENAKED LADIES, PROCLAIMERS, SARAH HARMER Fri 8/24, 7 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

BETTER THAN EZRA, BRAND NEW IMMORTALS Wed 8/29, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

MICHAEL BOLTON Sat 9/1, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

TERRY BREEN Free concert. Fri 8/31, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

RIPLEY CAINE Free performance. Thu 8/30, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 1070 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-271-1998.

ANTHONY CALDERISI Free concert. Fri 8/31, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CHIC Fri 8/24, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

CITY LIGHTS ORCHESTRA perform ballroom dance music at Chicago Summerdance. Sun 9/2, 3 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 2 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

ROBERT CORNELIUS 7 Thu 8/30, 6 PM, northwest terrace, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-922-9410 or 312-902-1500.

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 CRAWFORD Free in-store performance. Fri 8/24, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook.

CREAM JONES Free concert. Fri 8/24, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CRYSTAL METHOD, UBERZONE, STATIC REVENGER 18 & over show. Sat 8/25, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

J. DAVIS TRIO Free concert. Thu 8/30, noon PM, quad, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6242.

DONNA DE LORY See Spot Check; free in-store performance. Mon 8/27, 6:30 PM, Borderline Music, 3333 N. Broadway. 773-975-9533.

DESTINY'S CHILD, NELLY, DREAM, EVE, 3LW Sun 8/26, 6 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND, REBIRTH BRASS BAND Sun 9/2, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

THOMAS DUNNING, PLUNGING NECKLINES, JUSTIN ROBERTS, JOE CASSIDY, LIAM DAVIS Ghana/Ireland Festival concert and tribute to Irish pop and rock. Sat 8/25, 8 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

EPICS Free outdoor concert. Fri 8/24, 6 PM, Millennium Plaza, South Stolp between Galena Blvd. and Downer Place, Aurora. 630-844-3640.

MELISSA ETHERIDGE See Spot Check. Tue 8/28 through Thu 8/30, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

BELA FLECK & THE FLECKTONES, KEB' MO' Fri 8/24, 7 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

CHEME GASTELUM, GEORGE PORTER, ZAK NAYJOR & JAMES HURT Tribute to Eddie Harris and Les McCann. Fri 8/31, midnight, Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie. 312-296-1426.

GEEZERS, OTHERCIDE, ABALONE PENGUIN, MOXY BLUE Sat 8/25, 6 PM, Cloudland Studio, 2210 S. Halsted. 312-666-3445.

FAREED HAQUE GROUP, JIVE, DJ IVYE Thu 8/30, 9 PM, Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie. 312-296-1426.

HOLDING ON, TEAR IT UP, FAST TIMES, ACTIVE VOICE Sat 9/1, 6 PM, Snapcult, 1035 W. Lake. 773-517-4785.

JAYHAWKS, INDIGENOUS Benefit for Lincoln Park Zoo. Fri 8/24, 7 PM, Lincoln Park Zoo, 2200 N. Cannon Dr. 312-742-2283.

LAMPLIGHTERS Free in-store performance. Fri 8/31, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

DAWN HOLT LAUBER Free concert. Fri 8/24, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 252.

TED LEO & THE PHARMACISTS Free in-store performance. Sun 8/26, 2:30 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS Fri 8/31, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

LUDACRIS, REDMAN, TWISTA Sun 9/2, 7:30 PM, Hawthorne Racecourse, 3301 S. Laramie, Cicero. 708-780-7050 or 312-559-1212.

PATTI LUPONE Mon 8/27, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

MADONNA, DONNA DE LORY See Spot Check. Tue 8/28 and Wed 8/29, 8 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

MANY SONGS, ONE SPIRIT with Liz Pazik, Charles Brown, Laura Durocher & Jennie Landfield. Fri 8/24, 7 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

O'JAYS, WHISPERS Fri 8/24, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

DICK POLK ORCHESTRA performs ballroom music at Chicago Summerdance. Sun 8/26, 3 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 2 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

RATDOG, RUSTED ROOT, KARL DENSON'S TINY UNIVERSE, KELLER WILLIAMS, DJ LOGIC Fri 8/24, 6 PM, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Highway D and Highway 120, East Troy, Wisconsin. 414-642-4400 or 312-559-1212.

ELLEN ROSNER Free performance. Thu 8/30, 7 PM, Starbucks Coffee, Renaissance Place, 1849 Green Bay, Highland Park. 847-432-8806.

ST. JAMS Free concert. Sun 8/26, 4 PM, Wrightwood Park, 2534 N. Greenview. 312-742-7816.

SEVEN DAY RUN Free concert. Wed 8/29, noon PM, quad, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6242.

A SHINE ON YOUR SHOES features Kevin Cole in a workshop musical performance. See Critic's Choice. Sun 8/26, 4:30 and 9:30 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

SHINS Free in-store performance and pizza party. See Critic's Choice. Fri 8/24, 6 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

MARCO ANTONIO SOLIS Fri 8/24, 7:30 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

WATERHOUSE Sun 8/26, 7 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4604 N. Manor. 312-742-7572.

WEIRD SISTERS perform as part of the Noble Fool Theater Company's comedy and music series "Wild Card Wednesdays." Wed 8/29, 7:30 PM, Noble Fool Theater, 8 E. Randolph. 312-630-2631 or 312-902-1500.

DEBE WELCH Free in-store performance. Fri 8/24, 8:30 PM, Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 728 N. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-374-0320.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Fri 8/24, 9 PM, Mick Taylor & His All-star Blues Band, Turnstyles. Sat 8/25, 9 PM, Cane Corso, Torben Floor, Last Great Liar, Rain Gods. Thu 8/30, 8 PM, Aziola Cry, Jacob Stone, Kent Rose. Fri 8/31, 9 PM, Eleventh Dream Day, Fire Show, Dorian Taj. Sat 9/1, 9 PM, Eleventh Dream Day, Archer Prewitt, Chris Mills. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: Thu 8/30, 9 PM, Tamara Pierce. 773-348-5100.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: Wed 8/29, 9 PM, D-Funct. 312-337-4349.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Music at 6 PM. Thu 8/30, Mighty Joe. 847-397-3100.

ANN SATHER 929 W. Belmont: Restaurant. Thu 8/30, 7 PM, Chuck Panozzo, Honey West (no cover). 773-296-2400.

ARBOR VITAE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 8/24, Greg Steele. Sat 8/25, Seraphine. 630-778-9090.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: No cover; music at 10 PM. Fri 8/24, Returnables, Negligents. Sat 8/25, Stories for Boys, Nouns. Sundays, Fuego da Burnah, DJs Stranjah & Marcus B. spin reggae. Mondays, DJs spin hip-hop. Tuesdays, DJs spin classic rock, metal, rockabilly & punk. Wednesdays, DJ Machete & the Faded One, hip-hop open mike. Thursdays, DJs Ivan, Tim Burnz & Fuego tha Burnah. Fri 8/31, Deans, 8-Ball Grifter. Sat 9/1, Everybody Uh Oh, Nectarine Knockout. 773-395-3002.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 8/24, Polkaholics, Spies Who Surf, Finches. Sat 8/25, Low Rent, American Cosmonaut, Hagers Bend, Dolari. Sun 8/26, High Strung, Velva. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 8/28, Big Wow, Yes Men, Orson's Well. Wed 8/29, Mickey Brothers, Sherman. Thu 8/30, Whimsical, Flutter. Fri 8/31, Chris Steele-Nicholson, Asher, Aerosol Halo. Sat 9/1, Gaskit, White Outs. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/24, Buzzfuzzter, Fever Dog, Lunar Breakdown, George Raich. Sat 8/25, Bizarro, Blond Alibi, Loudspeakers. Sun 8/26, Qualifire, Heston Rifle, Secret Monks. Thu 8/30, Tension Wire, Waste. Fri 8/31, Travelbee, E-vans, Fanchon Stinger. Sat 9/1, Jupiter, Prolixon, Mumbo Jumbo, Kyg. 773-384-0043.

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

BLARNEY STONE 15400 S. Cicero, Oak Forest: Sat 8/25, 10 PM, Flocos. 708-535-4800.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sat 8/25, 10 PM, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Matt Weber. Fri 8/31, 10 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Sun 9/2, 11 AM, Laura Glyda. 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. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night" with Terrapin Flyer. Wed 8/29, 9 PM, Living Daylights. 773-384-8600.

BOURGEOIS PIG CAFE 738 W. Fullerton: Fri 8/24, 8 PM, Maria Hines (no cover). 773-883-5282.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 8/24, Swank, Forgotten Toys. Sat 8/25, Nightride. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 8/31, Sonnets. Sat 9/1, Still. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 8/24, Jimmy Van Zant. Sat 8/25, Lightning & Thunder. 773-528-0888.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/24, Dogs Undecided. Fri 8/31, Video Stars. 847-541-2500.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken-word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 8/24, Tumbleweeds. Sat 8/25, Bryan Harrell. Fri 8/31, Casey McDonough. 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: Fri 8/24, 9 PM, Sara Osmer Express, 1000 Rubs. Sat 8/25, 9 PM, Indignants, Crude. Fri 8/31, 10 PM, Tea & Sympathy, Twang Bang. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 8/24, Immigrant Suns Orchestra, Scavenger Quartet. 773-384-2547.

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

CHARLEY HORSE 39 Orland Square Dr., Orland Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/24, Sundance. Sat 8/25, Sober Dozi. 708-460-1771.

CIRCLE INN 7300 Circle Ave., Forest Park: Wed 8/29, 10 PM, Mythic Figs, Pot Luck. 708-771-2123.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and rock music nightly at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 9/1, 8 PM-3 AM, DJs Don Hedeker, Chuck, Lauree, Joe & Vee spin glam. 773-489-0379.

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.

COFFEE & TEA EXCHANGE 1100 W. Thorndale: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (8/30 with Sarah Weathers, Samaiya). 773-907-3500.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Sundays and Wednesdays, 10 PM, reggae musicians perform in the Gray Room. Mondays, 10 PM, hip-hop open mike. 312-341-9787.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/24, the Lash. Sat 8/25, Pat McCurdy. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, Robert Cornelius 7. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Sat 8/25, Rubber, Sofa King. Sundays, M-80's. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 8/31, Jake & the Moneymakers. Sat 9/1 and Sun 9/2, Mike & Joe. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Restaurant with music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Fri 8/24, Quantum Leep. Sat 8/25, 10 PM, Holeshot. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Retro Russ spins music of the 70s and 80s. Fri 8/31, Gizzae. Sat 9/1, 8 PM, DJs spin. 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 8/24, 8 PM, Holly McNeill; 10:30 PM, Sally Schleker. Sat 8/25, 8 PM, Sally Schleker; 10:30 PM, Holly McNeill. Sun 8/26, 7 PM, Keith Cornell, Andrea Behegan-Gough, Tairen M. Foster & Allison Whittier (performing "Say Yes: The Kander & Ebb Songbook"). Wed 8/29, 8 PM, Margaret Dill. Thu 8/30, 8 PM, Andy Rabensteine. Fri 8/31, 8 PM, Margaret Dill; 10:30 PM, Margaret Reeder. Sat 9/1, 8 PM, Andy Rabensteine; 10:30 PM, Margaret Reeder. Sun 9/2, 8 PM, 3 Girls 3. 773-278-1830.

DEJA VU BAR ROOM 2624 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Ed Martin. Saturdays and Thursdays, DJ Derek V. Mondays, DJ Freddie O. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Fri 8/24, DJ Tony (tribute to Morrissey & the Smiths). Sun 8/26, DJs Jason & Craig. Mon 8/27, DJ Don T. spins punk. Tue 8/28, DJ Dread Scott. Wed 8/29, DJ Tracey spins country & western. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 8/24, 10 PM, Giant Step, Howlin' Maggie, Brain Rakes. Sat 8/25, 10 PM, Grant Lee Phillips, David Lovering. Wed 8/29, 9:30 PM, Moxy Blue, Garden Bower, Autumn War. Thu 8/30, 9:30 PM, Blackmaker, Monkey Paw, Foot. Fri 8/31, 10 PM, Land of the El Caminos, Evil Beaver, Muchacha, Bicycle Tricycle. Sat 9/1, 10 PM, Pound of Flesh, Xseed, Blackout. Sun 9/2, 10 PM, Liquid Soul. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Fri 8/24, Mooch. Sat 8/25, Bounty Hunter. Mondays, Wojdyla (no cover). Tuesdays, Nobody's Romeo (no cover). Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 8/31, Hidden Agenda. Sat 9/1, Spinshine. 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 8/24, 1160. Sat 8/25, Crazy Diamond, Biff & the Waybacks. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Wed 8/29, Nobody. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Fri 8/31, Maggie Speaks, U.R.B., Paul Allodi & Lori. Sat 9/1, Heartsfield, Voodoo Kings. Sun 9/2, 4 PM, Paul Allodi; 5 PM, 2nd Dimension; 6 PM, For Worlds; 7 PM, Fog Hill; 8 PM, 12AX2; 9 PM, No Love Lost; 9:30 PM, Chris Michaels (in the small room); 10 PM, Season's End; 10:30 PM, David Tamkin (in the small room); 11 PM, Tracer X; midnight, Crazy Diamond. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 8/24, Joe Armstrong, Sour Deluxe, Unique Chique. Sat 8/25, Nubile Thangs, Starch Martins, Morris Minors, Wes Cunningham. Sundays, Sumo. Mon 8/27, Vine, Seven Harkeys. Tue 8/28, Ten Ten, Paul Draws Blank, Gaskit. Wed 8/29, Head Down, Catfish Jenkins. Thu 8/30, Holding Mercury, Air This Side of Caution, Fin. Fri 8/31, Heavon.com, Dimebox, Tautologic. Sat 9/1, Urbanized Music, Verb, Tony Baines, Rugged Science. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/24, Abu. Sat 8/25, Chuckleheads. Fri 8/31, Hot Tub Bob. Sat 9/1, Hot Carl. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/24, 9 PM, Pinback (see Critic's Choice), We Ragazzi, Northern Song Dynasty, Zincs (see Post No Bills). Sat 8/25, Khan, Julee Cruise, Maximum Cloud. Sun 8/26, 7 PM, Ted Leo Pharmacists, Juno (see Spot Check), A-Set. Mon 8/27, 9 PM, Nouns, Nu, Crash Palace, Todd Leiter-Weintraub. Tue 8/28, 9 PM, Cheer-Accident, All-Scars, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum (see Spot Check), Rarafre/am. Thu 8/30, Chamber Strings, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Hot Dog City. Fri 8/31, Unwound, Drums & Tuba, Xbxrx. Sat 9/1, 9 PM, Adler & Elius, Cex, String Theory, Atropa, Dumb American, Ray_rod. Sun 9/2, 7 PM, Constantines, Lefty's Deceiver, Watchers. 773-276-3600.

ENNUI CAFE 6981 N. Sheridan: Fri 8/31, 9 PM, Toy Band. 773-973-2233.

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.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 8/29, Mighty Joe. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Sat 8/25, 10 PM, Rock Bottom. 773-685-8083.

FEATURES BAR & GRILL 10 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music in Club Mamalu; no cover. Fridays, 9:30 PM, Mike Heaton Band. Saturdays, 9 PM, DJs spin hits from the 70s and 80s. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 PM, dueling pianos. 630-416-3310.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 8/24, 7 PM, American Heritage, Anthem 88, Anodyne, Suicide Note. Sat 8/25, 6 PM, First Grade Crush, God's Reflex, Park, Boy Lion; 10 PM, Early Humans. Sun 8/26, 7 PM, Homesick for Space, Emily Shrine. Mon 8/27, 7 PM, Ramones 2000, Airbrush, Jason Fever & others (at a film and video screening). Tue 8/28, 8 PM, Poor Rich Ones, Atari Star, Pum, Kimone. Thu 8/30, 8 PM, Spitfires. Fri 8/31, 6 PM, Very Metal; 10 PM, White Octave, Sidekick Kato. Sat 9/1, 8 PM, Unwound, Drums & Tuba, Xbxrx. Sun 9/2, 6 PM, Horace Pinker, Spider Virus, Lynyrd's Innards, Matics, Cancer Merchants. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 8/24, 9 PM, Jack Ingram & the Beat Up Ford Band, Hollisters, Pat Haney & the Well Readnecks. Sat 8/25, 10 PM, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys. Tuesdays, 7 PM, open stage hosted by Link Freeman. Fri 8/31, 10 PM, Those Darn Accordions. Sat 9/1, 10 PM, Beatle Brothers. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Fri 8/24, E-mics. Mondays, 9:30 PM, open mike. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Steve Z. sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. 773-348-6000.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 8/24, John McHugh & Co. Wed 8/29, open mike. 847-821-1234.

FRANK'S 4501 W. Belmont: Saturdays, 8 PM-3 AM, Freeform Sessions. 773-935-4329.

FRANK'S PLACE Hilton Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 8/25, Midnight. 847-480-7500.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/24, Maggie Speaks. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 8/31, Kimi Hayes Band. 630-416-4898.

FRENZY BREW HOUSE & EATERY Seven Bridges, Rte. 53 and Purchase Dr., Woodridge: Fri 8/24, 10 PM, Mighty Joe. 630-964-5000.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 8/24, Nancy & Garrett's Songwriter Showcase. Sat 8/25, Surf Zombies. Mon 8/27, Dwain Story, Joey Isreal, Mythic Figs. Fri 8/31, Iam Productions. Sat 9/1, Syncope, Sterling. 773-489-5471.

GAMEKEEPERS 345 W. Armitage: Music after 10 PM. Sat 8/25, Jerry Sprague. 773-549-0400.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 8/24 and Fri 8/31, 5:30 PM, Boris Marques; 9 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Saturdays, 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Jeff Roscoe. Mon 8/27, 9 PM, Erin McDougald & Tom Hope. Tue 8/28, 5:30 PM, Boris Marques; 9 PM, Jared Michaels. Wed 8/29, 5:30 PM, Geoffrey Cuellar; 9 PM, Honey West & Jeff Roscoe. Thu 8/30, 5:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9 PM, Jeff Roscoe. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 8/24, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 8/25, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 8/26, 6 PM, Honey West & James Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. Mon 8/27, 7:30 PM, Jim Wright & Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tue 8/28, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Dan Stetzel. Wed 8/29, 7:30 PM, Scott Montgomery & Matt Long; 9:30 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Thu 8/30, 5:30 PM, Jared Michaels; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Russ Long. Fri 8/31, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Russ Long. 773-348-1053.

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. Tue 8/28, open mike hosted by Carrie Grant. Wednesdays, Venus Envy. Thursdays, DJ Beth. 773-871-4210.

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

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Fri 8/24, 5 PM, Mighty Joe. 773-549-9624.

GOVNOR'S PUB 207 N. State: No cover. Wed 8/29, 7 PM, Tea & Sympathy. 312-236-3696.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Fri 8/24, 10 PM, 1000 Vertical Feet, the Gruv. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 10 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 8/24, Thousand Waves, Alan Ruffin, Over Easy. Sat 8/25, Aldermen, Rock & Roll Daredevils, Poppycocks. Thu 8/30, Union, Blue Monks. Fri 8/31, Dan Darrah Band, Bryter, Shyne. Sat 9/1, Karma Sutra, TS Soundz. 773-472-5139.

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

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Wednesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Peter Wolf. Sat 9/1, 10 PM, Michael Kelsey. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Sun 8/26, 9 PM, Reverend Screaming Fingers & Phantom Drummer, Bric-a-brac, Thin Man. Mon 8/27, 8 PM, Bjork and Stereolab record-release party (no cover). Wed 8/29, 9 PM, Metalux, Ben Miller/Degeneration, Tiny Hairs. Thu 8/30, 9:30 PM, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-ins, Noahjohn (see Spot Check). Fri 8/31, 10 PM, Kevin O'Donnell's Quality Six, Baldwin Brothers. Sat 9/1, 10 PM, Ashtray Boy, Kim, Geoff Greenberg. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 8/25, Wish, Seven Day Run, 56 Hope Road. 773-929-0944.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Reggae, soca, punta, and soul music at 9 PM. Fridays, steppers dance party. 773-271-4711.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/24, Zebra, Radakka, Seventh Heaven. Sun 8/26, Vanilla Fudge, Planet Underground. Mon 8/27, 8:30 PM, Josh Joplin Group, Honeydogs, Bottle of Justus. Wed 8/29 and Thu 8/30, George Thorogood & the Destroyers, Eddie Shaw. Fri 8/31, 6:15 PM, Mudvayne (sold out); 11 PM, Wigshock. Sat 9/1, 8:30 PM, Funky Meters, Soulive. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar. Sat 9/1, 9 PM, Big Beat Embassy. 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. Sat 8/25, Fat Time. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Shiri. 312-266-2400.

J.D. BATTS 12237 Western, Blue Island: Fri 8/31, 9:30 PM, Crimson Tyde. 708-389-7810.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 8/24, Mr. Blotto, Hundo. Sat 8/25, M-80's. Wednesdays, Maggie's Weed. Fri 8/31, Hairbanger's Ball. 312-337-3486.

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.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/24, Vida Blues, Butterside Down. Sat 8/25, Segway, Treeline, Pinch. Fri 8/31, Zambow, Shaking Tree. 773-975-0505.

LEE STREET BILLIARDS 1122 Lee, Des Plaines: Sun 8/26, 6 PM, Backdowns, Louie & the Barracudas, Perps. 847-296-8934.

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. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Music at 10 PM. Fridays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, Dee Jay Jayster. Thursdays, open mike. 773-384-1040.

LIGHTHOUSE CAFE 7442 Cicero, Bedford Park: Fri 8/31, 7 PM, Hot Lips Messiah, Johnny Underdog, All Charges Dropped, Rotten Fruits. 708-458-3660.

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.

LITHIUM 1124 W. Belmont: DJs spin nightly 9 PM-2 AM. 773-477-6513.

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 8/24, Bizarro, All Systems Halt. Sat 8/25, Milk Plow. Sun 8/26, Blue Lit Souls, Kam. Tue 8/28, "Local Vocal Brew" with Wendy Morgan. Wed 8/29, Kick the Cat, E-Mics. Thursdays, Sonic Voodoo, Jeff Freling (no cover). Fri 8/31, Aries, Van Go, Synge. Sun 9/2, Blue Ribbon Brothers. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/24, Robbie Fulks (see Critic's Choice), J-200. Sat 8/25, 9:30 PM, Melissa Ferrick, Stone. Wed 8/29, MVP, Three Card Guts. Thu 8/30, 9 PM, Bob Schneider. Sat 9/1, 10 PM, Box-o-car, Time Beings, Kevin Lee. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Fri 8/24, Fonnmohr. Fri 8/31, Loose Screws. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/24, Selective Recall. Sat 8/25, Recliners. 630-513-6300.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 8/24, 6:30 PM, No One, Crash Poet, American Head Charge, Logic 34. Sat 8/25, 6:30 PM, Plain White T's, Split Habit, the Dog & Everything, Tone Deaf George; 11 PM, Bad Boy Bill, Paul Johnson, Gant Garrard. Sun 8/26, 6:30 PM, Escape From Earth, Empyrean, Seraphine, Milhous. Thu 8/30, 5 PM, Dope, Life Without (no cover). Fri 8/31, 9 PM, Robert Walter's 20th Congress with Melvin Sparks, Jive, J. Davis Trio. Sat 9/1, 6:30 PM, Left Setter, Ill Root, Ballistic. Sun 9/2, 6:30 PM, Good Riddance, Death By Stereo, Kill Your Idols, South of No North. 773-549-0203.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, DJs Carrie Monster & YZGI spin goth. Sat 8/25, Moundsmen, Big Drag. Wednesdays, karaoke hosted by Terry Garcia. 773-486-7774.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Sun 8/26, 5 PM, South of No North, Tyke Francis, Nothing Special. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 8/24, 9:30 PM, Mark Watson Band, Lauren Brombert, Beki Hemingway. Sat 8/25, 9:30 PM, "Thaxploitation" with Triple Process, Ched, Kindness, Raccoons. Mon 8/27, 9 PM, Typical Cats, DJs Teebot & Anomaly. Wed 8/29, 7 PM, AC Rock (no cover). Fri 8/31, 10 PM, Ruben Waters Loves You. 847-869-0450.

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

NORTH PARK TAP 313 W. North: Tuesdays, 10 PM, Mighty Joe. 312-943-5228.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/24, 10 PM, Wolcott, Ruck La' Rou, So Far. Sat 8/25, 10 PM, J. Davis Trio, Fly Williams. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Fri 8/31, 9:30 PM, LaDonnas, the Help, Sons of Jor-el, Swizzle Tree. 773-489-0011.

OLD TINLEY PUB & EATERY 17020 S. Oak Park, Tinley Park: Sat 8/25, 9:30 PM, Back in Stride. 708-422-8017 or 708-532-4409.

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln, De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Sat 8/25, Re:boot, Ophur. Sun 8/26, A Man Called Horse, Cells, Marvel Kind. Fri 8/31, Mike & Joe. Sat 9/1, Quantum Leep, Delinquent 7. Sun 9/2, Volta Do Mar. 815-758-2715.

PENNY ROAD PUB Penny & Old Sutton, Barrington Hills: Music at 10 PM. Sat 8/25, Children of the Grave (Black Sabbath tribute band), Hells Bells (AC/DC tribute band). 847-428-0562.

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

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/24, Mongrel, White. Sat 8/25, Wellstones. Sun 8/26, 7 PM, Dolly Varden. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Secret Vitamin Shag. 773-486-9862.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Sat 8/25, 10 PM, Twisted Hoedown. 773-248-3093.

RAW BAR Ivory Piano Lounge, 3720 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM. Sat 9/1, Michael Strening Jr. 773-348-7291.

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.

RIPROCKS 3131 Finley, Downers Grove: Music at 6 PM. Fri 8/24, Only Sons. Fri 8/31, Devlin & Deitel. 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 8/24, 10 PM, Shins (see Critic's Choice), Busy Signals, Oranges Band. Sat 8/25, 10 PM, Daevid Allen's University of Errors, Analogue II, Denali. Sun 8/26, 7 PM, Kevin Coyne (see Spot Check), Chris Connelly. Mon 8/27, 9 PM, Frank Orrall & friends. Wed 8/29, 9 PM, Duncan Sheik, Steph Turner Overdrive. Thu 8/30, 9 PM, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, J-200, Stephen Ashbrook (sold out). Fri 8/31, 10 PM, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, Javier Mendoza Band, Stephen Ashbrook (sold out). Sat 9/1, 10 PM, Minders, Elizabeth Elmore, Winechuggers. Sun 9/2, 8 PM, Kat Parsons, Tea & Sympathy. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 8/25, Animation. Sat 9/1, Statik. 630-372-2900.

SEDGWICK'S BAR & GRILL 1935 N. Sedgwick: Fri 8/24, 9 PM, Joey Edwin. 312-337-7900.

SIDEOUTS 4018 Roberts, Island Lake: Music after 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Thursdays. Fri 8/24, Wojdyla, DJ Mikey B. Sat 8/25, Mudy Flor Band. Thu 8/30, Smalls. Fri 8/31, DJ Mikey B. Sat 9/1, Nobody. 708-526-7174.

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

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 8/24, Musical Vibrations. Sat 8/25, Shattered Angels, Punk-Rock, Sector 7. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by John Rickles (no cover). Thu 8/30, Sugarfried Super O's, Red Hot Valentines. Fri 8/31, Mushuganas, Your Dad, King Video. 708-922-9950.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: Sun 8/26, 8 PM, Ambivert, Ray_rod. 773-252-9700.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music in the upstairs Cabaret Room at 10 PM. Fri 8/24, All Fours. Sat 8/25, Knee Deep Shag, All Fours. Mon 8/27, 7 PM, benefit for Runamuck Productions with Nubile Thangs. Tue 8/28, "606" hip-hop open mike with Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Thu 8/30, 8 PM, Love Is a Verb, Heather's Damage, Chicago Kings, DJ Pussy Galore. Fri 8/31, Pelvic Delta, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement. Sun 9/2, Rapsters 2001 with DJ Teel. 773-278-6600.

TUCKAWAY TAVERN 2545 Plainfield, Joliet: Sat 8/25, 6:30 PM, Mighty Joe. 815-436-9259.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM; no cover. Sat 8/25, 11 PM, Joshua Kobak, Matt Caplan. Sat 9/1, 10 PM, Anne O'Meara Heaton. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/24, DeMilos, Phantom Drummers, Screaming Fliers, Turnerjoy. Sat 8/25, Gist, Wall of Trees. Sundays, DJ Mungo spins R&B, funk, and old school. Wed 8/29, Java. Fri 8/31, Ming, Ditch Farulla. Sat 9/1, DJ Mungo. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Sundays, 9 PM, Daniel Roughan; 10 PM, Heather Horton Band; 1 AM, Pete Special. 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.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 8/25, Arra. Wed 8/29, Helen's Promise, Rob Anthony. Fri 8/31, Deja Vu. Sat 9/1, Exceptions. Sun 9/2, 8:30 PM, Bandarika. 630-264-2739.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 8/24, Andrew & the Tree. Sat 8/25, open stage. Fri 8/31, Rico. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/24, Flex Crew. Sat 8/25, D'jambi. Sun 8/26, Worla Girl. Mondays, RSB. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wed 8/29, Indika, Ras Kelly, Doggie. Thu 8/30, Rico. Fri 8/31, Indika, RSB. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/24, Pat MacDonald, Oh My God. Tuesdays, Acoustolingus. Fri 8/31, Guilt Trip. Sat 9/1, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. 773-929-1300.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 10 PM. Fri 8/24, Dexter Grove. Sat 8/25, Living Daylights. Sat 9/1, Del Mar. 847-432-6430.

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ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM, DJ Ed Vantage. 773-348-5100.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJ Eddie spins Fridays and Saturdays after 9 PM. 312-337-4349.

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. Saturdays, DJ Jeff Moyer. Thursdays, DJs Laura B & Jen Jameson. 312-266-2114.

BABALU 1645 W. Jackson: DJ Rudy spins merengue, bachata, house, and disco 9 PM-5 AM on Saturdays. 312-733-3512.

BAR THIRTEEN 1944 W. Division: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, Gene Lopez & Brian Borden. Saturdays, David Britton. Sundays, DJ Jesse de la Pena. Mondays, DJ Friendly. Tuesdays, DJ Mood. Wednesdays, DJ Aaron. Thursdays, DJ Hello Kitty. 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.

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. Saturdays, DJs Christopher Robin & Greg Haus spin trance and progressive house. Sundays, DJs spin funk, punk, shoegazer, and glam (Sun 8/26, DJ Samnation spins music by Prince). 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, Steve Melvage. Saturdays, DJ Spin. Sundays, DJs Slacky J & Red Lox. Mondays, DJs Brian G & BJAK. Tuesdays, DJ Brian Borden. Wednesdays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. Thursdays, DJs Steve Melvage & Joe Buddah. 312-243-1699.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Andre Harris. Saturdays, DJ Nique spins house. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty spins hip-hop, downtempo, and R&B. Mondays, DJ Roki spins hip-hop. Tuesdays, DJs Defcut Don, ST3V3, and Shaka 23 spin techno and house. Wed 8/29, Phantom 45, Bass by the Pound DJs spin jungle and drum 'n' bass. Thursdays, "Synesthesia" DJs spin. 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.

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.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: Fridays, 8 PM, and Saturdays, 9:30 PM, DJs spin retro and progressive house. 312-475-9800.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Tue 8/28, DJ Hide spins acid jazz. 773-384-2547.

CHROMIUM 817 W. Lake: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, DJs spin progressive house. Saturdays, DJs spin salsa, merengue, house, and hip-hop. 312-666-8106.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fri 8/24, Suzanne Palmer, Dana Stovall, DJ Mark Picchiotti. Sat 8/25, Pepper Mashay. Sun 8/26, Loletta Holloway. 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. Sat 9/1, Connie Casserole. 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. Fridays, DJs Rob Thurman & Mike Pierce. Saturdays, Leddie Garcia. Fri 8/31, 10 PM, Doug E. Fresh. 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 MERCURY 221 W. Van Buren: Restaurant and nightclub; DJs spin Thursdays through Sundays after 10 PM. 312-427-1774.

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.

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

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Chris Gin. Saturdays, DJs Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch. 312-413-7000.

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 8/24, Derrick May, Julius the Mad Thinker. 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.

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.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sun 8/26, 10 PM, "Version" with Josh Abrams, Jacob Ross & Fred Wells. 773-276-3600.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: DJs spin 7 PM-midnight Fridays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Cache 22 spins R&B, hip-hop, soul, and house (no cover). 312-338-3788.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM nightly, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Laura B (Sat 8/25, Becca performs in Club X). 312-266-1944.

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

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 & De La spin hip-hop, reggae, and original breaks. 312-666-1695.

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, DJ AM/PM. Saturdays, DJ Hiroki. Mondays, Eric Daley. Tuesdays, Doc, Mickey International. Wednesdays, DJ Hello Kitty. Thursdays, Gary Guy & Kevin Maxey. 773-252-4090.

GLOW 1615 N. Clybourn: DJs spin from 10 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Wednesdays, DJs Vince Lawrence, Jimmie Page & Martin "Boogieman" Luna, percussionist Louie Louie. 312-587-8469.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Saturdays and Thursdays. Fri 8/24, Jesse de la Pena, Mustafa Rocks, DJ Nonstop, AM/PM. Saturdays, Matt Warren. Thursdays, DJ Jevon Jackson. 312-527-5600.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sun 9/2, 10 PM, "HOB Part II" bhangra dance party. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

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.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fri 8/24 and Fri 8/31, DJ Tim O. Saturdays, DJs spin trance, house, funk, and techno. Tuesdays, DJs spin trip-hop. 773-477-3330.

KALEIDOSCOPE 800 W. Superior: Sun 8/26, 9 PM, Spheres of Influence with DJ Jesse de la Pena, Mary Jane & AM/PM. 773-254-9000, ext. 8466.

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. Thursdays, DJs Brent, Jig & Ryan spin hip-hop, funk, soul, and R&B. 312-337-4040.

KUSTOM 1997 N. Clybourn: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Vince Lawrence, DJs Speed & Flipside. Saturdays, DJs Speed & Flipside, DJ Mike Steele. 773-528-3400.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Mondays, DJs Mike O'Connell & Scott Lucas. Tuesdays, DJs Rich Gonshak & Brian Borden. 773-665-1110.

LINCOLN PARK ATHLETIC CLUB 2833 N. Sheffield: DJs spin Sundays through Fridays, 10 PM-2 AM, and Saturdays, 10 PM-3 AM. 773-477-3661.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Fridays, 7 PM-3 AM, DJ Kwest. Saturdays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJs spin hip-hop and reggae. Sundays, Tha Afterset Players with Marz play acid jazz. 312-649-5874.

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.

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.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Sat 8/25, 11 PM, Bad Boy Bill, Paul Johnson, Grant Garrard. 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.

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.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Sat 8/25, 10 PM, Fieldgrade, Music For. 773-728-5010.

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: DJ Tankboy spins funk and disco-house late Fridays; DJ Form spins hip-hop and drum 'n' bass late Saturdays. Tuesdays, DJs Shon Dervis & Alo spin hip-hop and soul. Wednesdays, 2 AM, DJ Malort. Thursdays, 2 AM, DJ Tasso. 773-489-0011.

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.

SARINA PARIS, ROCKELL, CHILI HIFLY, NEW LIFE CRISIS, KIM SOZZI, ALI DAMISI, ULTRA NATE, THUNDERPUSS, TKA perform at Energy Blast 2001. Sat 8/25, 8 PM, the Odeum, 1033 N. Villa, Villa Park. 630-833-8368 or 312-559-1212.

LE PASSAGE RESTAURANT & YOW BAR 1 Oak Place: DJs spin nightly after 10:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Mood, Dayhota. Saturdays, DJ Oscar McMillan, DJ Mood. Tue 8/28, 9 PM, Niki Harris (no cover). Wednesdays, Hector Lopez, DJ V. Thu 8/30, Bear Who?, DJ Mood, Kenny Carvajal. 312-255-0022.

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.

THE (PROP) HOUSE 1675 N. Elston: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Sundays and Wednesdays through Fridays and 11 PM-5 AM Saturdays; three separate rooms feature hip-hop and reggae, Latin and house music, and progressive dance and old school. 773-486-2390.

RAPTURE 730 N. Green: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly 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.

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Mondays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 8/24, Devo, Christopher Robin, Traxx, Matty, Janel, Silver. Sat 8/25, Chris Walsh, Chad Sommer, Charles Little, Frique & Majid. Mondays, "Heavy Rotation." Tue 8/28, Trancenation with DJ Jim Belanger. Wed 8/29, Warm Leatherette with Tommie Sunshine. Thu 8/30, Tall Paul, John Curley. Sat 9/1, Misstress Barbara, Chris Walsh, Charles Little. 312-733-6699.

SANCTUARY with Fission 451, Chris Tomasone, DJ Justin, Alex Peace, Mixin' Marc, Naw-T-Boy Nardi, JesOne, Eric Marquez, DJ Schmidt, Q, Mario Sainz, Jeremy Juice & DJ Limit. Sat 8/25, 7 PM-8 AM, call for location. 847-622-7832.

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.

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. 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 8/24, Todd Omotani, Darrell Woodson. Sat 8/25, Kenny Hawkes, Luke Solomon, DJ Sativa. Sundays, DJs Aleks, Chris & Joanna. Mondays, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron. Tue 8/28, Jacques LuCont. Wednesdays, DJ Rekleiner & DJ Brendan spin mod, 70s and 80s metal, and British punk & new wave. Thu 8/30, DJ Peretz. Fri 8/31, Herbert, Darrell Woodson, DJ V. Sat 9/1, Darrell Woodson, Brett Haynes. Sun 9/2, Mario "Smokin'" Diaz, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Pumpin' Pete, Andy "Mixin'" Moy, Jesse de la Pena, John Hernandez. 773-549-4140.

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 Julian & VJ Steven Farias (no cover). 773-327-7711.

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. Sundays, 10 PM-3 AM, "Whiplash" fetish night with Scary Lady Sarah, DJ Chilli Winters. 312-587-8779.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: Sun 8/26, 8 PM, Ambivert, Ray_rod. 773-252-9700.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: DJs spin nightly in the Lounge. In the Cabaret Room: Fridays and Saturdays, DJs Verb & Pure spin Motown, old school, and funk. Sundays, DJs Paulo & J.B. Mondays, open mike with Greg Golden. Wednesdays, Electrix DJs spin drum 'n' bass, house, and electronic music. Thursdays, Shakejunt DJs spin rare groove. 773-278-6600.

TEMPTATIONS 10235 Grand, Franklin Park: DJs spin 6 PM-5 AM Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM-4 AM Sundays and Tuesdays through Thursdays. Wednesdays, DJ Beth spins progressive house. 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. Fri 8/24, Alexi Delano. Fri 8/31, Lenny Fontana. 312-491-9729.

VENUE 738 N. Clark: Thu 8/30, 10 PM, Dave Brock (no cover). 312-932-0202.

VOODOO NIGHTCLUB 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin "high energy dance music" after 7 PM Wednesdays through Fridays and after 9 PM Saturdays. 847-969-1602.

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.

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.

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.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 8/24, Natural Rhythm, DJs Justin Long & Sativa. Sat 8/25, Oxia & the Hacker, Tobias, Andre Harris. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

CONCORDE Free concert as part of the Ghana/Ireland Festival. Mon 8/27, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

GREAT BIG SEA, NATALIE MACMASTER, MICHAEL McDERMOTT See Critic's Choice. Sat 8/25, 7 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

DAVID HONIGSBERG Free concert. Fri 8/24, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SIMON KENNY & FERGUS KELLY in a free concert as part of Ghana/Ireland Festival Days. Sat 8/25, 10 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

KOKAPELLI Free concert. Tue 8/28, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Sundays, 8 PM, Irish jam session. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Cornmeal. 773-478-4408.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fri 8/24, 10 PM, Switchback. 312-226-6666.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sat 8/25, Kelly Kessler & Lawrence Peters with Lonestar State. Sun 8/26, Brother Greg. Fri 8/31, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Sat 9/1, Honeybees. Sun 9/2, Can-Ky-Ree. 773-384-2547.

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

CARRAIG Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: No cover. Fri 8/24, 9:30 PM, Velvet Green. Sat 8/25, 10 PM, John Dillon. Fri 8/31, 9:30 PM, Brendan Loughrey & Pat Finnegan. Sat 9/1, 10 PM, Sylkie. 708-687-9323.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/24, Napper Tandy. Sat 8/25, Dooley Brothers. Fri 8/31, Clan Na Gael. 773-282-7035.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 8/24, Nancy & Garrett's Songwriter Showcase. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. Mon 8/27, Dwain Story, Joey Isreal, Mythic Figs. 773-489-5471.

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

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

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 8/24, 9:30 PM, Steepwater, Urban Twang. Sat 8/25, 9:30 PM, Riptones, Boulivar Shagnasty Brass Band, Devil in a Woodpile. Thu 8/30, 9:30 PM, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-ins, Noahjohn (see Spot Check). 773-227-4433.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 8/24, 10 PM, Robbie Fulks (see Critic's Choice), J-200. Mon 8/27, 9 PM, Dearga (no cover). Fri 8/31, 10 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong, Famous Brothers. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Sat 8/25, O'Briens. 630-941-7100.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Tue 8/28, 9 PM, Paddy Reilly. 708-366-8073.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Wed 8/29, 9:30 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band (no cover). 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 8/31, 8 PM, Eric Nassau & Robert Vincent Loss, Andi & I, Micki Croisant. 773-743-3355.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Tue 8/28, 8:30 PM, Billy J. Ivers & the Lonesome City Bluegrass Band. 773-276-9730.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Tue 8/28, 9 PM, Christy McWilson, Lush Budgett, Peter Keane. Thu 8/30, 9 PM, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, J-200, Stephen Ashbrook (sold out). Fri 8/31, 10 PM, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, Javier Mendoza Band, Stephen Ashbrook (sold out). Sun 9/2, 8 PM, Kat Parsons, Tea & Sympathy. 773-525-2508.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 8/24, Steve Castle. Fri 8/31, open mike. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Sun 9/2, 7 PM, Eric Nassau & Robert Vincent Loss, Kelley Clute, John Sabal. 773-929-3680.

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

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

ANTHONY BROWN Benefit for Urban Life Center. Fri 8/24, 7 PM, United Church of Hyde Park, 1448 E. 53rd. 773-293-3087.

CHICAGO DRIVESHAFT Free in-store performance. Sat 8/25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

DEVIL IN A WOODPILE Free concert. Fri 8/24, 7 PM, North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 N. Pulaski. 312-744-1252.

LYNNE JORDAN & THE SHIVERS Free concert at Chicago Summerdance. Sat 9/1, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

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

KEVIN PURCELL & THE NIGHTBURNERS, SABERTOOTH QUARTET, KEN SAYDAK QUARTET, BOBBY LEWIS QUINTET perform at Eclectic Picnic XIII. Sun 8/26, 1 PM, courtyard, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

ROSA'S BLUES CRUISE with the Platinum Band, aboard the Spirit of Chicago, departing Sat 8/25, 12:30 AM, from Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 773-342-0452.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 8/24, 9 PM, Mick Taylor & His All-star Blues Band, Turnstyles. 773-478-4408.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 9 PM, Katherine Davis Group. 312-642-6805.

ARTIS'S 1249 E. 87th: Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, C.J.'s All-Star Revue with Mimi Jackson, Mike McCall & Tony Whitehead (no cover). 773-734-0491.

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, Stan Jones Revue. 312-917-7399.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/24 and Sat 8/25, Allen Batts Band with Patricia Scott. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 8/28, Chico Banks Band with Zora Young. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 8/31 and Sat 9/1, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/24 and Sat 8/25, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 8/28, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Fri 8/31 and Sat 9/1, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/24, Platinum Band. Sat 8/25, John Primer & the Real Deal. Sun 8/26, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Mon 8/27, Bonnie Lee. Tue 8/28, Lindsey Alexander. Wed 8/29, Lorenzo Thompson. Thu 8/30, Kinsey Report. Fri 8/31, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sundays, 11 AM, Eric Noden. Sat 9/1, 10 PM, Pat Smillie Band. 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 8/24, 5:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile (no cover); 9:30 PM, Roomful of Blues, Mondos Blues Angels. Sat 8/25, 6:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile (no cover); 9:30 PM, Wayne Brooks, Eric George Band. Sun 8/26, Carl Weathersby. Mon 8/27, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 8/28, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Wed 8/29, Alberta Adams. Thu 8/30, Joanna Connor. Fri 8/31, 5:30 PM, Peter Keane (no cover); 9:30 PM, Billy Boy Arnold with Mississippi Heat, Danny Draher. Sat 9/1, 6:30 PM, Harmonica Hinds (no cover); 9:30 PM, Eddie C. Campbell (tribute to Huckleberry Hound), Cadillac Dave & the Red Hots. 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Mon 8/27, DJ Ethan spins R&B. Wednesdays, DJ Brian spins blues and gospel. 773-384-2547.

CARMICHAEL'S CHICAGO STEAK HOUSE 1052 W. Monroe: Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays, 6 PM, pianist Professor John. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5:30 PM, Dan Gillogly. 312-433-0025.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 8/24, Sat 8/25, 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 8/24, Carl Weathersby & Vital Support. Sat 8/25, Anthony Gomes Band. Fri 8/31, Coco Montoya. Sat 9/1, Ronnie Baker Brooks. 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, 8 PM, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. Wednesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Deborra. 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.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 8/31, Jay Stulo Band. 847-821-1234.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Dizzy Bolinski & the Bluesline Express (no cover). 773-528-4033.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 8/25, Chick Rodgers & Masheen Company. Sat 9/1, Zora Young. 630-416-4898.

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

FUTURE WORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli with music at 8 PM. Sat 9/1, Ron Harris Duo. 773-256-1570.

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 8/31, Gloria Shannon. 773-262-5767.

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

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 8/25, 9:30 PM, Pat Smillie Band. Tue 8/28, 8:30 PM, Nick Moss (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Mike Wheeler (no cover). Sat 9/1, 9:30 PM, Toronzo & the Cannonball Express. 708-484-3610.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Sat 8/25, 9 PM, Etta James (see Critic's Choice), Bobby Murray Band (on the Main Stage); 10 PM, Chicago Playboys (on the Back Porch Stage). Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar. Fri 8/24, 6 PM, Deep Fried Blues Duo. Sat 8/25, 9 PM, Tommy McCracken & Force of Habit. Fri 8/31, 6 PM, Mandy Loomis & Gene Kilty. 312-245-0333.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Mondays, Chick Rodgers. Wednesdays, Marty Sammon Band. Thu 8/30, Vance Kelly. 312-266-2400.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 8/24 and Sat 8/25, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sundays, Charlie Love & Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, Howard Scott & Andre Taylor with Nellie Travis. Tuesdays, Zanne Mack Band, J.W. Williams. Thu 8/30, Charlie Love (live radio broadcast). Fri 8/31 and Sat 9/1, Vance Kelly. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 8/24, Nellie Travis & the Men in Black. Sat 8/25, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose Band. Sundays, 8 PM, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose Band. Wed 8/29 and Thu 8/30, Fernando Jones. Fri 8/31, Grana Louise Blues Revue. 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: Sat 8/25, 8 PM, Liz Mandville Greeson & the Blue Points. 312-595-7437.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 8/25, Big Sweaty Men. 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 8/28, Billy Flynn Band. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 8/25, Joe Moss Band. Wed 8/29, Keith Scott Band. Thu 8/30, Suede & Blue Roy. Sat 9/1, Ken Saydak. 847-266-1313.

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Sat 8/25, Vanessa Davis & the Mojo Kings. 312-467-1600.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays and 9:30 PM Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Fri 8/24 and Sat 8/25, Carey Bell, Eddy Clearwater. Sundays, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue. Wed 8/29, Jimmy Burns. Thu 8/30, James Wheeler. Fri 8/31 and Sat 9/1, Willie Kent. 773-645-5200.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 8/24, Zora Young, Jimmy Burns. Sat 8/25, Zora Young, Pevin Everett. Sundays, Carlos Johnson. Mondays, open jam session with A.C. Reed & the Sparkplugs. Tue 8/28, Shirley King Band. Wed 8/29, Michael Coleman. Thu 8/30, Lurrie Bell & the New Generation. Fri 8/31, Jimmy Burns. 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 8/24, John Primer. Sat 8/25, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wed 8/29, Mem Shannon. Thu 8/30, pro jam hosted by Eddie Taylor Jr. Fri 8/31 and Sat 9/1, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. 773-342-0452.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/24, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sat 8/25, Jostelyn Weed. Fri 8/31, Vanessa Davis & the Mojo Kings. Sat 9/1, Phil Guy. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 8/24, Rockin' Johnny Band. Sat 8/25, Scotty & the Bad Boys. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Fri 8/31, Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars. 773-772-6656.

VILLAGE CAFE 2132 W. Roscoe: Music at 7 PM. Sat 8/25, Cyrus Hayes. Sat 9/1, Rockin' Johnny. 773-404-4555.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Fri 8/24, Howard & the White Boys, King Corey. 630-264-2739.

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

jazz

concerts

BERNARD ALCORN Free in-store performance. Fri 8/31, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

RALPH ALESSI & MODULAR THEATRE Free concert. Fri 8/31, noon, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL See page 63.

JACK DE JOHNETTE & GIOVANNI HIDALGO Fri 8/31, 7 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

SAMUEL DEL REAL ENSEMBLE Wed 8/29, 6 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

DETOUR Thu 8/30, 5-10 PM, Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-939-2438.

DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND, REBIRTH BRASS BAND Sun 9/2, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

ENGLEWOOD COMMUNITY JAZZ FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

JERRY JOHNSON Free concert. Sun 8/26, 5 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 252.

PETER LERNER TRIO Free concert. Tue 8/28, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JASON MORAN Free concert. Thu 8/30, 4:30 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MOTHRA Free concert. Fri 8/31, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 252.

ANDY NARELL & SANDIP BURMAN See Critic's Choice. Wed 8/29, 7 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100. Thu 8/30, 12:30 PM (free in-store performance), Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

BILL PORTER ORCHESTRA Free concert. Thu 8/30, 6 PM, Trebes Park, 2250 N. Clifton. 312-742-7769.

KEVIN PURCELL & THE NIGHTBURNERS, SABERTOOTH QUARTET, KEN SAYDAK QUARTET, BOBBY LEWIS QUINTET perform at Eclectic Picnic XIII. Sun 8/26, 1 PM, courtyard, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

RIPPINGTONS Fri 8/24, 7:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

ROOTED: ORIGINS OF NOW See Post No Bills. Tatsu Aoki, composer, performed by Aoki, Mwata Bowden, Ameen Muhammad, Hide Yoshihashi, Hiroshi Eguchi, Taku Akiyama, Toru Hironaka, Jason Matsumoto, Ryan Toguri, Mia Park, Jonathan Chen & Yoko Noge. Free admission. Sun 8/26, 3 PM, Ping Tom Memorial Park, 300 W. 19th. 312-427-1676.

UPTOWN RHYTHM CLUB Fri 8/31, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

UPTOWN RHYTHM EXPRESS Swing dance concert. Fri 8/24, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

MARSHALL VENTE QUARTET, ELDEE YOUNG TRIO, RICH CORPOLONGO, TONI MOORE & OTHERS aboard the Windy, departing Sat 9/1, 11 PM, from Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-5472.

PAUL WERTICO, HAMID DRAKE, ED HARRISON, ALEJO POVEDA & MIKE BURRITT Sat 9/1, 7 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

BARRY WINOGRAD & THE ALTERNATIVES BIG BAND Free concert at Chicago Summerdance. Fri 8/31, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 8/24, noon, Kim Cusack, Ric Bendel, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 8/25, 6 PM, Rich Pardo with Joe Iaco & Danny Martin; 9:30 PM, Eddie Johnson Quartet (see Critic's Choice). Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charles Braugham. Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Wallace Burton Group; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wed 8/29, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet with Henry Johnson; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thursdays, noon, Rich Pardo with Joe Iaco & Danny Martin; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 8/31, noon, Franz Jackson, Peter Roothan, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. 312-642-6805.

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 8/24 and Sat 8/25, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Sun 8/26 through Thu 8/30, Danny Lerman. Fri 8/31 through Sun 9/2, 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 AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 8/29, Andy Meacham Trio. 630-406-0008.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sat 8/25, 11 AM, Eric Lugosch. Sat 9/1, 11 AM, Hunter Adams. 312-226-6666.

BROWN ROOM 7150 S. Exchange: Cafe with live jazz; no cover. Sat 9/1, 2-4 PM, Room Service Jazz Ensemble with Mike Donaby, Thadeus Gaines, Robert Wilkens & Marcus Burks. 773-731-9801.

CAFE BOLERO 2252 N. Western: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, singers' jam session with Marvinetta & Company. 773-227-9000.

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 10 PM; no cover. Thu 8/30, Barclay Three. Fri 8/31, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. 773-384-2547.

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant. Fridays, 5:30-9 PM, Libby York. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou

DiGangi Swing Band. Sundays, 5

PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9

PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braughn & John Stille.

847-647-8282.

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.

CLUB ALPHONSE 1351 S. Michigan: Wed 8/29, 6 PM, Buddy Sanford. 312-697-0975.

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, 8 PM, East Winds. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. Wed 8/29, Ray Silkman. 312-341-9787.

CYRANO'S BISTRO 546 N. Wells: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Bobbi Jordan Trio. 312-467-0546.

DOVER STRAITS 890 E. Rte. 45, Mundelein: Restaurant. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba (no cover). 847-949-1550.

EDGEWATER BEACH CAFE 5545 N. Sheridan: Sundays, noon-2 PM, pianist Chris White. 773-275-4141.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Wed 8/29, Eric Roth & Phil Mosberg. 773-276-3600.

ENTRE NOUS Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Restaurant with music at 6:30 PM; no cover. Fri 8/24 and Sat 8/25, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-565-7997.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Fri 8/24, Gessner/Baglione Duo. Sat 8/25, Marcus Jefferson Trio. Thu 8/30, Scott Stevenson Duo. Fri 8/31, Airborne. Sat 9/1, Ron Smith Trio. 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Sat 9/1, 7:30 PM, Mike Spicuzza Trio. 630-435-5288.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Sat 8/25, 8 PM, Equinox 5. 630-922-9821.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 8/26, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band with Brienn Perry. Thu 8/30, 8:30 PM, David Polk Project, Big Roy. Sun 9/2, 6 PM, John Burnett Swing Orchestra. 708-788-2118.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Fridays, 9 PM, and Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Quiet Storm with Ishma Durah & Nate Griffin. 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.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Rhythm Rockets. 630-416-4898.

FUTURE WORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli with music at 8 PM. Sat 8/25, Damian Espinosa. 773-256-1570.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Wed 8/29, Bongohead Jazz. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 8/25, Andy Meacham Trio with Layni Katz. 773-262-5767.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 8/26, 2 PM, tribute to Jim Beebe (retirement party and benefit). 708-755-8312, 708-425-4596, or 219-923-6755.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 8/24, Fareed Haque Quintet. Sat 8/25, Detour. Sun 8/26, 8 PM, Richie Pardo Quartet (no cover). Mon 8/27, 8 PM, Chicago Catz (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thu 8/30, 9 PM, Dee Alexander Quartet. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 8/24, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, B-3 Bombers with Clyde Stubblefield; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 8/25, 8 PM, B-3 Bombers with Clyde Stubblefield; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 8/26, 11 PM, Hinda Hoffman Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Four Charms. Wed 8/29, 6 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet, David Young's New Republic. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 8/31, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 9/1, 8 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 9/2, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Organ Quartet. 773-878-5552.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Wed 8/29, 6 PM, Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls, Reginald Robinson. Sat 9/1 and Sun 9/2, 10 PM, Chicago Jazz Festival after-fest sessions with Dewey Redman Quartet, Reggie Nicholson Brass Concept. 312-362-9707.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 8/26, Nate Walcott's Heart Break Ensemble. 773-935-2118.

JAMADA 241 Lake, Bloomingdale: Restaurant with music at 7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Thursdays. Fri 8/24 and Sat 8/25, Sandie Gilson. Thu 8/30, Airborne. Fri 8/31, Chris Neal. 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 8/24 through Sun 8/26, Kenny Burrell Quartet. Tue 8/28 through Sun 9/2, Chicago Jazz Festival after-fest sessions with the Willie Pickens Trio with Benny Golson, Curtis Fuller, Von Freeman, Teddy Edwards & others. 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. 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.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Layni Katz & Andy Meacham. 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.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Thursdays, 10 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell. 312-649-5874.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Sundays, 5:30 PM, Scott Holman. 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: Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM, and Mondays, 5 PM, Scott Holman. 847-952-8755.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sun 8/26, 8 PM, Bobby Broom Trio, Zach Brock Quintet. 773-404-9494.

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, Illinois Center, 200 N. Columbus: Sat 8/25, 9 PM, Bill Dickens, Roz Ellington. Fri 8/31, 4:30 PM, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-565-6665.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Wed 8/29, 7 PM, Tod Hogarth 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.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Thu 8/30, 2110 Trio, Todd Margasak Group. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sundays, 8 PM, the Ken & Jim Show (8/26 with Ken Nordine, Chris Nordine & Paul Wertico). 847-869-0450.

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

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 9/1, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 773-252-1155.

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

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 8/24 and Sat 8/25, Redd Holt Quartet. Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Dave Hiltebrand Trio. Thursdays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Fri 8/31 and Sat 9/1, Gephart/Long Quartet. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Rankinfyle. Sundays, 5:30 PM, Kara Kesselring. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Sami Scot. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Buddy Fambro Duo. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen & Judy Roberts. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, John Wright Duo. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Mondays, 9:30 PM, Cory Radford/Jon Lundbom Quartet. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 8/24, Long Count Quartet. Sat 8/25, Eldee Young/Marshall Vente Quartet. Sundays, Urban Twist. Mon 8/27, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wed 8/29, Ron Perillo Trio, Mike Allemana Trio. Thu 8/30, Los Hombres Perdidos. Fri 8/31, Joan Hickey Quartet. Sat 9/1, Joel Brandon Quartet. Sun 9/2, Russell Rowe Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 8/24, Rankinfyle. Sat 8/25, Franz Jackson Quartet. Tue 8/28, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Fri 8/31, Lesley Byers & the Jazz Cats. Sat 9/1, Ron Surace Trio. 847-266-1313.

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

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Fri 8/31, 9 PM, Jazz Solution with Tunia. 773-276-9730.

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

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 Quartet performs music of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin (no cover). 773-871-0990.

TIAWANNAS MEXICAN CANTINA 2115 W. Galena, Aurora: Sat 8/25, 6:30 PM, guitarist Zvonimir Tot. 630-264-0634.

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

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

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Sat 8/25, 8 PM, Joshua Kobak, Matt Caplan; 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. 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 8/24 and Sat 8/25, Ernest Dawkins Trio. Sundays, 6:30 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Orion Collective. Thu 8/30, David Boykin's Expanse. Fri 8/31, Nicole Mitchell & Black Earth Ensemble. Sat 9/1, Chicago Jazz Festival after-fest sessions. 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 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 8/24, Francine Griffin & Jodie Christian. Fri 8/31, Joanna Ashley & Steve Million. 773-404-4555.

VIVA JAVA 1147 W. Granville: Sundays, 4 PM, Ikkyu. 773-274-8040.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Thursdays, Paul Wertico Trio. 773-929-1300.

international

concerts

AZUKAR Thu 8/30, 5-10 PM, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-322-0329.

ENSEMBLE M'CHAIYA Free Sephardic music concert. Fri 8/24, 3 PM, Terminal 5, O'Hare International Airport. 847-864-1022.

FUERZA Y ALMA Free concert at Chicago Summerdance. Fri 8/24, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

GHANIAN PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE, CONCORDE Ghana/Ireland Festival concert; free admission. Sun 8/26, 2 PM, fourth-floor galleries, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

GHANNATA INTERNATIONALE WITH JOE DE ACHISO Ghana/Ireland Festival concert; free admission. Sat 8/25, 9 PM, fourth-floor Galleries, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ZEN GRODECKI Free concert. Tue 8/28, 7 PM, Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside. 312-742-7511.

HELLENIC 5 Free concert. Thu 8/30, 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.

NUEVA CHARANGA Free concert at Chicago Summerdance. Sat 8/25, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

VIVA! CHICAGO LATIN MUSIC FESTIVAL See page 69.

international

clubs

BLACK FOREST 8840 Waukegan, Morton Grove: Saturdays, 6 PM, cimbalom player Alex Udvary. 847-965-3113.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: 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.

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

CIRCUIT 3641 N. Halsted: Wed 8/29, 10:30 PM, DJs Lulu & Luis; 11 PM, Carpacho y Super Combo. 773-325-2233.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tue 8/28, 9 PM, Eliezer y Su Combo. 773-395-0066.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 8/24, 9 PM, Orquesta Latira. Tue 8/28, 8 PM, Los Soberanos. Thu 8/30, 8 PM, Gabino Palomares, Mitote. Fri 8/31, Baaba Mal. 312-362-9707.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 8/24, Lalo Rodriguez, Cano Estremera. Fri 8/31, salsa dance competition. 312-266-2400.

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

MI FAMILIA 1931 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs spin salsa, merengue, and rock en espanol. 773-297-3178.

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, 9:30 PM, DJ El Papichulo spins salsa & Latin grooves. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Sun 9/2, 8 PM-4 AM, "Brazil Fest" with Chicago Samba, Luciano Antonio, Sergio Peres Band, International Capoeira Angola Foundation, Paulinho Garcia & Jazz Mineiro, Danielle Antonio, Caledonian Pipes & Drums. 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

TERRY TSEUN-LING CHANG piano, in a free recital. Mon 8/27, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 708-442-9453 or 312-744-6630.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson, conductor, with soprano Elizabeth Norman in a free concert (Prokofiev, Bizet, Elgar, Gershwin, and others). Fri 8/24, 7:30 PM, Wing Park, 1000 Wing, Elgin. 847-931-5613.

DEMITRIUS S. FULLER, KAREN ROETHLISBERGER, JENNIFER JORDAN, MARJORIE LANDGRAVE, BRIAN COLE, AND NANCY CAHALL clarinet, piano, flute, oboe, bassoon, and horn, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert. Free admission. Wed 8/29, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430 or 312-744-6630.

L'OPERA PICCOLA Richard Boldrey conducts Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor. Fri 8/24 and Sat 8/25, 7:30 PM, and Sun 8/26, 3 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-560-1072.

RAVINIA FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park: Fri 8/24, 8 PM, Andrew Litton conducts Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd. Sun 8/26, 7 PM, Erich Kunzel, conductor, with the Canadian Brass. Sun 9/2, 7 PM, Marvin Hamlisch, conductor, with baritone Jubilant Sykes (Copland, Rodgers, and others). 847-266-5100.

CAROLYN WEHNER piano, in a free concert. Wed 8/29, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

fairs & festivals

AFRICAN FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS Washington Park, 55th and Cottage Grove: Fri 8/31, 2 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement; 3:30 PM, Ismael Isaac; 5 PM, Reginald T. McCants; 6:30 PM, Baaba Maal; 8:30 PM, War. Sat 9/1, noon, Fertile Ground; 1:15 PM, Amel Larrieux; 4:30 PM, Ntozake Shange with Hamiet Bluiett, D.D. Jackson & Kahil El'Zabar; 6:15 PM, Freddie Jackson; 8:15 PM, International Garifuna Band. Sun 9/2, 1 PM, Rebirth Brass Band; 4 PM, Badenya Les Freres Coulibaly; 5:30 PM, Angela Bofill; 7:15 PM, Eddie Palmieri; 9 PM, Top Vice. 312-955-2787.

BUCKTOWN ARTS FESTIVAL Senior Citizens Memorial Park, Lyndale and Oakley: Sat 8/25, 12:30 PM, James Kay Experience; 1:45 PM, Wabash Jug Band; 3 PM, Meet the Head; 4:15 PM, Big Breakfast; 5:30 PM, Havana. Sun 8/26, 1 PM, Gina; 4 PM, Fallen Angels; 5:30 PM, Lou Rider Band. Festival also features theater, poetry readings, children's entertainment, and art exhibits. 312-409-8305.

CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL See page 63.

CS ROCKFEST USA 2001 Polish National Alliance Youth Camp, 10717 River Rd., Yorkville: Sat 8/25, 1:15 PM, Made in Heaven; 2:30 PM, Franta Nedved & Druhe Podani; 4:30 PM, Buty; 7:30 PM, Elan. Sun 8/26, 11:45 AM, Ravenhouse; 1 PM, Peter Nagy & Indigo; 2:45 PM, Arakain; 5:15 PM, Kabat. See Post No Bills. 805-509-3033.

ENGLEWOOD COMMUNITY JAZZ FESTIVAL Racine between 64th and Marquette: Sat 8/25, 2-6 PM, Ernest Dawkins & the Live the Spirit Englewood Jazz Band with Roscoe Mitchell, Von Freeman, George Freeman & Maggie Brown. See Post No Bills. 773-651-7563.

GOOSE ISLAND FEST Clybourn and Sheffield: Fri 8/24, 5 PM, Brain Rakes; 6:30 PM, Iffy; 8 PM, Bob Mould. Sat 8/25, 2 PM, Barry Winograd Trio; 3 PM, Brian Anderson; 4 PM, Signalman; 5:15 PM, Baldwin Brothers; 6:30 PM, Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire; 8 PM, Vertical Horizon. Sun 8/26, 1:30 PM, Butterfly Child; 3 PM, Sleeping at Last; 4:30 PM, Radiators; 6:30 PM, Graham Parker; 8 PM, Sonia Dada. 773-348-6784.

KANE COUNTY FAMILY RIBFEST on the grounds of Kane County Events Center, 34W002 Cherry, Geneva: Fri 8/24, 7:15 PM, Off Broadway; 9:15 PM, Foghat. Sat 8/25, 2 PM, American English; 3 PM, Coyotees; 3:45 PM, Temptations; 5:15 PM, Coyotees; 6 PM, Doobie Brothers, Old Town School of Folk Music Family Sing-along; 8 PM, Infinity. Sun 8/26, 2 PM, Bopology; 4 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music Family Sing-along; 5 PM, Deja Vu; 7:30 PM, John Waite. 630-208-9567.

THE LAST FLING presents music on two stages in Naperville. Fri 8/31, Main Stage, west of Eagle and Aurora: 6 PM, Harmony Riley; 8 PM, Cheap Trick. Entertainment Stage, Jackson and Main: 6 PM, Torben Floor; 8 PM, the Business. Sat 9/1, Main Stage: 4 PM, Bumpus; 6 PM, Mighty Blue Kings; 8 PM, Left Over Salmon. Entertainment Stage: 2 PM, Java; 4 PM, Insomnia; 6 PM, Voices; 8 PM, Red Wanting Blue. Sun 9/2, Main Stage: 4 PM, Bottle of Justus; 6 PM, Marty Lloyd Band; 8 PM, BoDeans. Entertainment Stage: 2 PM, Hoss; 4 PM, Chicago Express; 6 PM, Johnny Socko; 8 PM, Duke Tumatoe & the Power Trio. 630-961-4143.

PEARLFEST 2001 Little Black Pearl Workshop, 4200 S. Drexel: Sun 9/2, 1:45 PM, N'Divine Order; 3 PM, Bobby Jones & the Nashville Super Choir; 5:15 PM, Chris Green & New Perspective; 6:15 PM, Crosswind. 773-285-1211.

SPIRIT OF SOUTH SHORE CELEBRATION features live music on three stages. Sun 8/26, Rosenblum Park, 7547 S. Euclid: 4 PM, Faith Tabernacle Choir; 5 PM, Nate the Great, Rahema Ministries. Black United Fund of Illinois Plaza, 1809 E. 71st: noon, Corky McClerkin; 1 PM, Maggie Brown & Legacy; 2 PM, Terry Ray Project; 3 PM, Fernando Jones & My Band; 4 PM, Crosswind; 5 PM, Sue Conway. South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore: noon, Bernard Alcorn; 7:40 PM, Billy Branch & Sons of Blues. 773-324-0494.

SUNDOG SUMMER SHAKEDOWN Hoppe Homestead Farm Campground, 33701 Hill Valley Rd., East Troy, Wisconsin: Fri 8/31, 1:30 PM, Blackhands; 3:30 PM, Groovulous Glove; 5:30 PM, Amazing Headgear; 7:30 PM, Sweet Potato Project; 9:30 PM, Vince Welnick with Southbound. Sat 9/1, 9:30 AM, Dave Band; 11:30 AM, Speargrass; 1:30 PM, Danger Project; 3:30 PM, 1K Vertical Ft.; 5:30 PM, Deja VooDoo; 7:30 PM, Boney Fingers; 9:30 PM, Vince Welnick with Mississippi Cactus. Sun 9/2, 9:30 AM, Evidence; 11:30 AM, Terrapin Flyer; 1:30 PM, Onomatopoeia; 3:30 PM, King Freud; 5:30 PM, Flibbertijibbet; 8 PM, Vince Welnick with Professor Louie & the Crowmatix. 630-219-2350.

TASTE OF AUSTIN Columbus Park, 5701 W. Jackson: Fri 8/24, 6 PM, Patrick; 6:20 PM, Tashay; 6:40 PM, open mike; 7:30 PM, Trizonna; 8 PM, L Montell; 8:30 PM, Obie; 9 PM, Mecca Soul. Sat 8/25, 3 PM, Dee Dee; 3:30 PM, Enemyz of the State; 4 PM, Wiz; 4:35 PM, Icky Da Nasty; 5 PM, Preacha; 5:30 PM, Dark Hourz; 6 PM, DruMMajorzz; 6:30 PM, Kenwood; 7 PM, K-Smoove, Outside, Mercenaries, Saw, Jah-Rista, Cap 1, Triple Darkness, Crucial Conflict & the Buck Wild Family, Twista & the Legit Ballin Family. Sun 8/26, 2 PM, "old school entertainment"; 4 PM, Neil Rose Band. 773-378-9544 or 773-378-8760.

A TASTE OF GREECE 2001 Halsted between Van Buren and Adams: Sat 8/25 and Sun 8/26, 5:30-10 PM, Terran's Greek Band, Hellas 2000. 847-509-8050.

TASTE OF POLONIA Milwaukee and Lawrence: Sat 9/1, noon, Slebodni w U.S.A.; 12:30 PM, Take Five; 3:30 PM, Freeze Dried; 4 PM, Dixie Kings; 6 PM, Eddie Blazonczyk & the Versatones. Sun 9/2, noon, Stas Golonka; 4 PM, Wanderband, Ron Smolen Big Band; 7:30 PM, Bandoleros, Grzegorz Grden. 773-777-8898.

VIVA! CHICAGO LATIN MUSIC FESTIVAL See page 69.

miscellaneous

DAHUI RHYTHM REVOLUTION Thu 8/30, 7 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

EXPLOSION LATINA Children's concert of Puerto Rican music. Sun 8/26, 2 PM, Chicago Children's Museum, Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand. 312-527-1000.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 8/26, 7 PM, "Uptown Poetry Slam" with Professor John & His Smokin' Band. 773-878-5552.

GRUPO YUBA Children's concert of Puerto Rican music. Thu 8/30, 6:30 PM, Chicago Children's Museum, Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand. 312-527-1000.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Fri 8/31, 9 PM, Bhava (Japanese Butoh dance performance). 773-728-5010.

RAVINIA FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park: Fri 8/24, 8 PM, Andrew Litton conducts Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd. Sun 8/26, 7 PM, Erich Kunzel conducts a concert featuring the Canadian Brass. Sun 9/2, 7 PM, Marvin Hamlisch conducts a program of American songs featuring baritone Jubilant Sykes. 847-266-5100.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Mon 8/27, Chicago Jazz Festival preview concert. Tue 8/28, Adam Wyle. Wed 8/29, African Festival of the Arts preview concert. Thu 8/30, Taiko Drums. Fri 8/31, Jackson State University Marching Band. 312-346-3278.

CAROLYN WEHNER Free piano concert. Wed 8/29, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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