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concerts

AMERICAN ENGLISH Beatles tribute band. Sat 1/19, 7:30 PM, Elburn Countryside Center for the Performing Arts, 525 N. Main, Elburn. 630-365-3260.

FLOCK OF THE TAINTED CHICKEN 2001 with Brad Norman, Rocky Galati, Sybil Dorito, Genral Patton & His Privates, Joanna Clinton, Alison Kenady, Nancy Connelly, Greg Steele, Mark Buerschaper, Turkies Dunn, Jack Crowfoot, Chicago Typewriter, Better Boyfriends, Es-Mas, Scrotum Pole, Heidi Howe & Jason Braun; no cover. Sun 1/13, 2 PM, Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln. 312-409-6435.

FOUR FRESHMEN Sat 1/19, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

RON HAWKING performs "His Way," a tribute to Frank Sinatra. Sun 1/20, 3 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

CLAUDIA HOMMEL & CHUCK KNOPP Free admission. Sun 1/13, 2 PM, Des Plaines Public Library, 841 Graceland, Des Plaines. 847-827-5551.

KELLY KESSLER & THE WICHITA SHUT-INS WITH LAWRENCE PETERS Free concert. Fri 1/11, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LOWEN & NAVARRO Sat 1/19, 7:30 PM, Saint Patrick Performing Arts Center, 5900 W. Belmont. 773-282-8844 or 312-559-1212.

LUDACRIS Sun 1/20, 7:30 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

PATCHOULI Free in-store performance. Fri 1/11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

PENNYWISE, BOY SETS FIRE, DEVIATES All-ages show. Sat 1/19, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

WILLY PORTER, ALICE PEACOCK Fri 1/11, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JAY WARREN plays organ to accompany a program of silent films about race, including R.W. Phillips's Spying the Spy, Ebony Film Corporation's Two Knights of Vaudeville, and G.W. Bitzer's A Natural Born Gambler. Sun 1/13, 7 PM, Max Palevsky Cinema, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th. 773-702-8359 or 773-702-7999.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Fri 1/11, Beatnik Turtle, Dorian Taj, Thin Man. Sat 1/12, Cedarcase, Tristen, Churn, Hip Fetish. Thu 1/17, Big Breakfast, Outlaw Family Band, Grandpa's .38, Shanti Groove. Fri 1/18, Jay Bennett & Edward Burch, Detholz, Daybirds. Sat 1/19, Heartsfield, Juleps, Billhouse, Orphans. 773-478-4408.

BALLY MUCK 1930 Grand, Waukegan: Thursdays, 8 PM, acoustic singer/songwriter showcase and open stage with Eric Mickler, Chris Sipos, and Johnny Rocker. 847-244-5636.

BAR 3 2138 N. Halsted: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Nicholas Barron/Sticky Lupree. 773-348-3665.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: No cover; music at 10 PM. Sundays, DJs Stranjah & Marcus B. spin reggae. Mondays, open mike. Tuesdays, DJs spin rock, rockabilly & punk. Wednesdays, DJ Machete & the Faded One, hip-hop open mike. Thursdays, DJs Ivan, Tim Burnz & Fuego tha Burnah. 773-395-3002.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 1/11, 10:30 PM, Butterfly Child, Starch Martins, Ruby Vileos. Sat 1/12, Porch Ghouls (see Spot Check), Cripplers, Black Beauties. Sun 1/13, Channel J. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 1/15, Chuck's Electric, Moon Men. Wed 1/16, Moist Guitars, Dime. Thu 1/17, Phenoms, 1000 Rubs, Blo-pop. Fri 1/18, Gayle Ritt, Mathie, Jennifer Peterson, Tristen. Sat 1/19, New Duncan Imperials, Zipper. 773-281-4444.

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sat 1/12, 10 PM, Brandon Faris & Nick Alvarez. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Matt Weber. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 1/11, 1000 Vertical Feet, New Math. Sundays, 9:30 PM, "Grateful Dead jam night" with Terrapin Flyer. Fri 1/18, Smokestack. Sat 1/19, Old #8. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 1/11, Entrinzic. Sat 1/12, Penny Dreadful. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 1/18, Autumn War, Undertoad. Sat 1/19, Rur (%#&@*^!). 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, acoustic jam with Arthur Lee. 773-528-0888.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/11, Downtime. Fri 1/18, the Blast. 847-541-2500.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken-word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). Sun 1/13, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir. Sun 1/20, Amber Fairbanks, Andreas Kapsalis, Kotaro Seki, Jamie Gallagher & Mateo Fabro. 773-348-8536.

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

CAFE MOZART 600 Davis, Evanston: Sat 1/12, 8 PM, Erick Rudiak. 847-492-8056.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/11, Brother Lowdown, Wingnuts. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 1/11, David Lightbourne's Stop & Listen Boys (see Spot Check), Clodhoppers. Sat 1/12, All Hat No Cattle. Wed 1/16, Susanna & the Hollywoods. Sun 1/20, Bosco & Jorge. 773-384-2547.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Wed 1/16, 9 PM, Rick "Elvis" Saucedo. 847-647-8282.

CHICAGO SPORTS BAR & GRILL 227 W. Jackson: Fridays, 7 PM, Michael Charles (no cover). Thursdays, 6 PM, open mike hosted by Michael Charles. 312-427-2856.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and rock music nightly at 10 PM; no cover. Thu 1/17, DJs Ben & Aret spin soul, freakbeat & 60s groove. 773-489-0379.

COCOABEAN EXPRESSIONS 7007 N. Glenwood: Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, open mike for music and poetry. 773-274-6057.

COFFEE & TEA EXCHANGE 1100 W. Thorndale: Thursdays, 8 PM, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (1/17 with Yvonne Doll, Elon Cameron). 773-907-3500.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/11, Domestic Problems. Sat 1/12, Mr. Blotto. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, Acoustolingus. Fri 1/18, Drawing a Blank. Sat 1/19, Pat McCurdy. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 1/11, 10 PM, Schaffer Street, Roscoe Plush. Sat 1/12, Bliss 66, Julius Bragg. Wednesdays, 10 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 1/18, 10 PM, Rubber, Snowshoe Crabs, Furry Kerry. Sat 1/19, Bruce Willis & the Accelerators with Ivan Neville. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Sat 1/12, 10:30 PM, Mike & Joe. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Retro Russ spins music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 1/18, 10:30 PM, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Sat 1/19, 10:30 PM, Snowshoe Crabs. 847-541-4700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Piano Bar and in the Cabaret Room. In the Cabaret Room: Fridays, 8 PM, Greta Clark; 10:30 PM, "Grapefruit Moon: The Music of Tom Waits" with David Balsie, Matt Davis & Patty Morabito. Sat 1/12, 8 PM, McKinley Carter; 10:30 PM, Brian Lane Green. Sundays, 7 PM, Elizabeth Doyle. Mon 1/14, 8 PM, Jen Dainton. Thursdays, 8 PM, Dina Joy Byrd. Sat 1/19, 8 PM, Felicia Fields; 10:30 PM, Brian Lane Green. In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 8 PM, George Howe & Daryl Nitz. Saturdays, 8 PM, and Thursdays, 9 PM, Andrew Blenderman. Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays, 9 PM, George Howe. 773-278-1830.

DEJA VU BAR ROOM 2624 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs spin. Thursdays, 10 PM, Bandoleros. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Fri 1/11, DJ Mike Miller (Elvis tribute). Sun 1/13, DJ Lexi. Mon 1/14, DJ Dave Roberts spins punk rock. Tue 1/15, DJ Alex. Wed 1/16, DJ Megan spins country & western. Thu 1/17, Mourning Glory DJ Tony. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 1/11, 10 PM, Trailer Hitch, Bitchy, Hustler. Sat 1/12, 10 PM, Walking Man, Giant Step, Houston, American Cosmonaut. Wed 1/16, 9 PM, Helen Stellar, Tracer, Lax. Thu 1/17, 9 PM, Sour Deluxe, Bicycle Tricycle, the Girls, Orson's Well. Fri 1/18, 10 PM, Woolworthy, Rearview Mirror, Milkplow. Sat 1/19, 10 PM, Tony Allen & Psycho on da Bus, Anthony Nicholson. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Fri 1/11, Alex & the Allstars. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 1/18, JP & the Cats. Sat 1/19, Agent 86. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays (on two stages), 9 PM Sundays, 9 PM Mondays, and 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 1/11, Dogs Undecided, Dave Tamkin Band. Sat 1/12, Rubber, Blackout. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Thursdays, Joe Bigsley. Fri 1/18, Quantum Leep, Kimi Hayes. Sat 1/19, Garbo Swag, Finneus. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 1/11, Fin, Synge, Shifties. Sat 1/12, Blue New World, Lyla Stone, Blue Marvin. Sundays, Sumo. Tue 1/15, Millimeters Mercury, Sober Dozi. Wed 1/16, Silt, Bartley Fritzsche. Thu 1/17, Swimmer, Matt Ross Renegade Quartet. Fri 1/18, Cycle Something, Release, Mojo Filter. Sat 1/19, Punsapaya, Serilian, Vultures Are Lovebirds. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 1/12, V90. Fri 1/18, Smalls. Sat 1/19, Tommy Joe Band. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/11, 9:30 PM, Bobby Conn (see Critic's Choice), Cheer-Accident, Missing Tooth. Sat 1/12, Shiner, Del Rey, Doosu. Mon 1/14, 9:30 PM, No Doctors, Death Beam, New Faggot Cunts, Wicked Viki (see Critic's Choice), Neon Hunk, Pengo. Thu 1/17, 9:30 PM, Loraxx, No, Towers Open Fire. Fri 1/18, 10 PM, Pedal Steel Transmission, Can-Ky-Ree, Tiny Hairs. Sat 1/19, the Lapse, Need New Body, Defender. 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8 PM. Sat 1/12, Second Hand Poets. Sat 1/19, Guilty. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 1/11, Tom Van Dorn. Fri 1/18, Amy Luetgert. 630-435-5288.

ETHIO CAFE 3462 N. Clark: Fridays, 10 PM, "Hip-hop Cafe" with E3, Diz Crown, Vision & others. Thursdays, 9 PM, "Saba's Speakeasy" music and

poetry open mike and open turntables. 773-929-8300.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly. Sundays, DJs spin goth & industrial. Mondays, DJs spin punk rock. Wednesdays, DJs spin new wave. 773-395-2700.

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 1/11, 6 PM, Division, August Premier, Nakatomi Plaza, Failure Design. Sat 1/12, 5 PM, Rambo, Kung Fu Rick, Sin Orden, Punch in the Face; 10 PM, Herc., Lozenge, Hamicks. Sun 1/13, 7 PM, Crush Kill Destroy, Xthoughtstreamsx, the Storm. Wed 1/16, 7 PM, Milemarker, Taking Pictures, Watchers, La Mantra de Fhiqria. Fri 1/18, 6 PM, Myopia, Lights Over Bridgeport. Sat 1/19, 6 PM, 504 Plan, the Exit, Prosperity Wallet, Spitalfield, Saduhara. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 1/11 and Sat 1/12, 10 PM, C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band (see Spot Check). Tue 1/15, 8:30 PM, open stage hosted by Link Freeman with Hal Hixson. Fri 1/18, 10 PM, Tommy Malone, Devil in a Woodpile. Sat 1/19, 10 PM, Tommy Malone, Can-Ky-Ree. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Mondays, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Kokapelli. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Steve Z. sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. Fri 1/18, 10 PM, Paul Allodi, John Metzger. 773-348-6000.

FRANKIE J'S 4437 N. Broadway: Wednesdays, 7 PM, "Verbatim Verboten" cabaret hosted by Kurt Kolar. 312-409-1887.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Fri 1/11, Riptones. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 1/18, Starch Martins. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 1/11, Umalleniay. Sat 1/12, Drubins, Wanderers, Nonetheless. Mon 1/14, Baked Beans. Wed 1/16, songwriter showcase with Nancy & Garrett. Fri 1/18, Flesh Machine, Genral Patton & His Privates, Broken Finger. Sat 1/19, Trash Brats, Mushuganas. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Saturdays, 10 PM, Jen Porter. Sun 1/13, 9 PM, benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Season of Concern with the National Touring Company of Les Miserables; 11 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 1/14, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Jeremy Rill & Beckie Menzie. Tuesdays, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wednesdays, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Sun 1/20, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 1/11, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Saturdays and Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 10 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 1/13, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, open mike with Dan Stetzel. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Fri 1/18, 7:30 PM, Weird Sisters; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 1/20, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. 773-348-1053.

GIN MILL 2462 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. 773-549-3232.

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Little Roach (no cover). Wed 1/16, 9:30 PM, Gertrude (no cover). Thu 1/17, 9:30 PM, Echosend. 773-871-4210.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. 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 1/11, Waste, Team Rock-it, House Arrest. Sat 1/12, Mystechs, Pop Fiction, Michael Cummins. Thu 1/17, Dishing Stars, Tugboat. Fri 1/18, Cause, Turn. Sat 1/19, Cells, Dorks. 773-472-5139.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Fri 1/11, 9:30 PM, Sweet Jane. Sat 1/12, 9:30 PM, Thunder Road. Fri 1/18, 10 PM, Kato the Houseboy. 312-943-2252.

HARRIGAN'S 2816 N. Halsted: Sat 1/12, 10 PM, Bookstore Cowboys. 773-248-5933.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Sat 1/12, Ember Swift. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 1/11, 9 PM, "A Night of BS: An Evening with Barbra Streisand" tribute concert with John S. Connors, Seamus Harmey, Maureen O'Shea, Thax Douglas, and video screenings (benefit for P.L.A.Y.: Possibilities in Life, Art for Youth). Mondays, 9:30 PM, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch (no cover). Thu 1/17, 9:30 PM, Brokeback, Radian, John Herndon. 773-227-4433.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music after 9 PM. Thu 1/17, Left Undone, Cauze. 773-348-0009.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Sat 1/12, 10 PM, Speargrass, Pimps, Calico Cats. Wed 1/16, 9 PM, Dave & Steve, open mike. Fri 1/18, 10 PM, Underwater People. 773-929-0944.

HOULIHAN'S 56 Oakbrook Shopping Center, Oak Brook: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 1/16 and Thu 1/17, Shawn & Jenell. 630-573-0220.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/11 and Sat 1/12, Teena Marie, DJ Diego. Sun 1/13, Lovage, Dalek, Family Tree. Wed 1/16 and Thu 1/17, 6:45 PM, O.A.R. (see Spot Check), Llama (sold out). Fri 1/18, O.A.R. (see Spot Check), Howie Day (sold out). Sun 1/13, Lovage. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Sun 1/13, Sawa Band. Sun 1/20, Aswah Gregorri. 312-266-2400.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 1/11, Generations, Decades. Sat 1/12, Swinging Lovehammers, Skinny, Pepper's Ghost. Thu 1/17, benefit for Corinne Wood with Underwater People. Fri 1/18, Jaked, Finneus. Sat 1/19, Then Again, Tim Mahoney. 312-337-3486.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/11, 56 Hope Road, Dazy Head Mazy. Sat 1/12, Halfway Jane, Booda Velvets. Wed 1/16, Brett Cain Band. Fri 1/18, Missile, Alva Star. Sat 1/19, Heroes, Life in General, Mike Himebaugh. 773-975-0505.

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.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 1/11, 10 PM, Goldstars, Nectarine Knockout. Sat 1/12, 10 PM, Adam Wile, Gravey. Sun 1/13, 8 PM, Joe Armstrong Band, Al Rose & the Transcendos. Tue 1/15, 8:30 PM, Naked Oil Twister, Almighty Rogers (no cover). Wed 1/16, 9 PM, Naked Soul, Joe Irizary (no cover). Thu 1/17, 9:30 PM, Sonic Voodoo (no cover). Sat 1/19, 10 PM, Disposable Pets, Young Fathers, Eric Howell & the Implants. Sun 1/20, 8:30 PM, the Edge comedy showcase with music by Chubby Nothin' & the Bone. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 1/11, 10 PM, Monkey Paw, the Shame, Glowbugs. Wed 1/16, 8 PM, Motion to Fix; 9 PM, Stone (no cover). Thu 1/17, 9 PM, David Zollo, Crooked County, Shanti Groove. Fri 1/18, 10 PM, Shannon McNally. Sat 1/19, 9:45 PM, J. Davis Trio, Funktelligence, Thrillhouse Collective. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Sat 1/12, Cirrus Falcon. Sat 1/19, Roadhouse Dogs. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/11, Roadhouse Dogs. Sat 1/12, Killer Stevens. Sat 1/19, Downtown Charlie Brown. 630-513-6300.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 1/11, 6:30 PM, Family Tree with Mr. Greenweedz, Iomos Marad, Daily Plannet, Tone B. Nimble, One Man Army, Qwel & Meatyogre, Pacifics, DJ Precyse. Sat 1/12, 6:30 PM, Gravelbone, Leftsetter, Pound of Flesh, Swidden. Sun 1/13, 6:30 PM, Detachment Kit (see Spot Check), Emily Shrine, Viza-Noir, Boylion. Fri 1/18, 6:30 PM, Penny & the Loafers, the Dog & Everything, Starstruck, Knockout. Sat 1/19, 6:30 PM, Life Without, Colonel Stem, Crash Poet, Alone. Sun 1/20, 6:30 PM, Allister, Split-habit, August Premier, Off Balance. 773-549-0203.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Sat 1/19, 10 PM, Amy Kelly Band. 630-446-4001.

MIKE DITKA'S Tremont Hotel, 100 E. Chestnut: Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, John Vincent (tribute to Frank Sinatra). 312-587-8989.

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Fri 1/11, 10 PM, 45s, Paul Allodi (no cover). 847-259-9724.

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

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 1/11, Nelson Strange's Fuselage. Wednesdays, karaoke hosted by Teri Garcia. 773-486-7774.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Fri 1/18, 10 PM, John Fleck & Paul Velat. Sat 1/19, 9:30 PM, 5 by 5 with Grant Strombeck, Eric Leonardson, Greg O'Drobinak, Nick Sondy & Bob Falesch. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 1/11, 10 PM, Jay Bennett & Edward Burch, Moxy Blue. Sat 1/12, 10 PM, Cells, Pistol Whipped, the Shiv, T Bag & Little Ritchie. 847-869-0450.

NORTH BEACH 1001 N. Roselle, Hoffman Estates: Fri 1/11, 9:30 PM, Love in a Box. 847-885-7030.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Fri 1/11, 10 PM, Uniform, Big Hello, National Drag, Release the Kraken. Sat 1/12, 10 PM, Blackmaker, Big Dumb Dick, Gelheads. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Wed 1/16, 8 PM, Urban Funk Ordinance, Dan Darrah Band. Fri 1/18, 10 PM, Million Yen, Light FM, Just Add Water. Sat 1/19, 10 PM, Homunculus, Simpletons, Stylus. 773-489-0011.

OLD TINLEY PUB & EATERY 17020 S. Oak Park, Tinley Park: Sat 1/19, 9:30 PM, Back in Stride. 708-422-8017 or 708-532-4409.

ORBIE'S INTERNATIONAL CAFE 525 Torrence, Calumet City: Fridays, 9 PM, Barbie Doll Patton. 708-891-3900.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 1/12, Clown Boxers. Sun 1/13, 9 PM, Things Outside the Skin, Sealed in Silence. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Wed 1/16, Project Illume. Thu 1/17, Cemor RAM, Children's Hour, Soul Teen Wolf & friends. Fri 1/18, Creepy D. Sat 1/19, Volta Do Mar, American Draft. 773-486-9862.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 1/12, Patty Elvis. Thursdays, Turnstyles. 847-266-1313.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 1/12, Kimi Hayes. 847-622-8888.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/11, Callaghan, Lynyrd's Innards, Nobs. Sat 1/12, Lupine, An Automotive, the Motion, Rules of Attraction. Tue 1/15, Argon Evolution, 4 Chord Max. Wed 1/16, Half Stachon, Rocky Denis, the Effect. Thu 1/17, Farm Team, the Actual. Fri 1/18, Methadones, Mexican Cheerleader, Dead Steel Mill. Sat 1/19, South of No North, Five Dollar Foundation, Girlush Figure. 773-248-3093.

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, 8 PM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McCloury; 11:45 PM, Peter Miletic. Tuesdays, 8 PM, John Zamojcin; 11:45 PM, Phil Baron. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; 11:45 PM, Gary Filip. Thursdays, 8 PM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McCloury; 11:45 PM, Arturo Santana. 312-640-1000.

ROCKHOUSE GRILL 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, open mike. 847-392-6446.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music after 8:30 PM. Fri 1/11, Just Nuttz, Bushoong. Sat 1/12, Black Frost. Mondays, open mike. 312-733-6577.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 1/11, 10:30 PM, Bare Jr., Danny Black's Healthy White Baby. Sat 1/12, 10 PM, Waxwings, Elizabeth Elmore, Denali. Sun 1/13, 8 PM, Bill Passalacqua Family Band, Fred Prellberg. Wed 1/16, 8 PM, Exo, Lunch (see Spot Check). Thu 1/17, 9 PM, Hawk (see Spot Check), Hal Hixson. Fri 1/18, 10:30 PM, Riptones, Honeybees. Sat 1/19, 7:30 PM, Bill Quateman; 10 PM, Tara Jane O'Neil, Sinister Luck Ensemble, Pegasus. Sun 1/20, 8 PM, Cameron McGill, Dick Prall, Chris Gilmartin, Thomas Comerford & Kris Poulin, Jeff Ruffo & Loren Wilson. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 1/12, Smalls. Sat 1/19, V90. 630-372-2900.

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

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music in the upstairs Cabaret Room at 10 PM. Sat 1/12, Dan Darrah Band, Daily Bridge Club. Mondays, open mike with Greg Golden. Tuesdays, "606" hip-hop open mike and DJ-mix competition. 773-278-6600.

TIME OUT 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 1/12, Blizzard of Oz. Sat 1/19, Band Kamp. 630-213-1006.

TINY LOUNGE 1814 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Wed 1/16, Nicholas Barron & Galaxy 5. Sun 1/20, Ruben Waters Loves You. 773-296-9620.

TRACE 3714 N. Clark: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by the Polyrhythmic Arts Collective. 773-477-3400.

T'S 5025 N. Clark: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike with Toy Band. 773-784-6000.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM. Fri 1/11, Jenny McCarthy, Charlie Strater, Andy Levin. Sat 1/12, 6 PM, Bill Passalacqua Family Band; 9 PM, Jennie DeVoe, Andrew Kerr. Sun 1/13, 7 PM, Plain Jane; 8 PM, Ellen Rosner; 9 PM, Ryan Adcock. Mon 1/14, open mike. Wed 1/16, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Linda Smith, Chuck Cheeseman. Thu 1/17, Mark McKay. Fri 1/18, Eddy Burke, Melanie Jane. Sat 1/19, Dan Darrah, Jeff Foucault, Raine. Sun 1/20, 7 PM, Kristin Shout; 8 PM, Kevin Leeds; 9 PM, Gavra Lynn. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/11, open jam/benefit with members of Hundo, Trading Brains, and Cycle Something. Sat 1/12, After Grace, Naughty Candy. Wed 1/16, Domestic Godzilla. Fri 1/18, Leroy Fix. Sat 1/19, Soul Fix, Automatic Shoes, Ness. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Saturdays, 8 PM, Pete Special Duo. Sundays, 8 PM, Daniel Roughan; 10 PM, Heather Horton Band; 1 AM, Pete Special. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Joe Thomas; 10 PM, Joe Thomas Band; 1 AM, Koko Brunson. 312-266-7761.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/11, Desi Brothers. Sat 1/12, Deluxury. Fri 1/18, Mr. Myers. Sat 1/19, Generations. 630-264-2739.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Saturdays, open stage. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/11, 5 PM, Belize Breeze; 9:30 PM, Michael Black, Spiritual, Errol T. Sat 1/12, Stagalag, Rising Lion. Sun 1/13, Gizzae. Tue 1/15, Dub Dis. Wed 1/16, Indika, Ras Kelly, Doggie. Thu 1/17, Dansika. Fri 1/18, Ark Band. Sat 1/19, Zeleke, Rico. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/11, Fareed Haque Group. Sat 1/12, Old #8, Bucky Halker & the Complete Unknowns. Sun 1/13, Pepper's Ghost, Blissfield. Tuesdays, Hello Dave. Wednesdays, Domestic Problems. Thu 1/17, Family Style. Fri 1/18, Frank Catalano Band, Spookie Daly Pride. Sat 1/19, Urban Twang, Nomad Planets. 773-929-1300.

dance

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

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJ Eddie & DJ Breeze spin 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. Thursdays, DJs Laura B & Jen Jameson. 312-266-2114.

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

BAR THIRTEEN 1944 W. Division: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays and 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. 773-394-1313.

BAR 3 2138 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Thursdays, DJs spin acid jazz, funk, Afrobeat, house, two-step, and soul. 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, acid house, and breakbeat. Saturdays, DJ Dion. Sundays, DJs spin funk, punk, shoegazer, and glam. Mondays, DJ Boa spins synthpop, hardwave, and retro music. Tuesdays, DJ Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. Wednesdays, "women's night" with DJ Dion. Thursdays, DJ Michael Serafini spins progressive house. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fri 1/11, DJ Derrick Wize, Steve Melvage. Saturdays, DJ Spin. Sundays, DJ Lil' John, DJ Derrick Wize, DJ Joe Buddha. Tuesdays, DJ Brian Borden. Wednesdays, DJs Brian G. & Frique. Thursdays, Hedonizm DJs spin. 312-243-1699.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Andre Harris spins hip-hop and house. Saturdays, DJ Nique spins house. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty spins hip-hop, R&B, and house. Mondays, DJ Roki spins hip-hop, house, reggae, and trance. Tuesdays, DJs Defcut Don, ST3V3, and Shaka 23 spin techno and house. Wed 1/16, TeeBee, MC Blackeye, Bass by the Pound DJs spin jungle and drum 'n' bass. Thu 1/17, DJs Venue & Tobias spin electro. 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." Mondays, "House of Tut" drag night; DJs spin hip-hop, R&B, and house. Wednesdays, DJs Mustafa Rocks & Jay Too spin hip-hop, disco, soul, and R&B. Thursdays, DJs John Styles & Phat Mike, Donnie Devoe. 312-266-1234.

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

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: DJs spin after 9 PM Fridays, 9:30 PM Saturdays, 6 PM Sundays and Wednesdays, and 10 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays. 312-475-9800.

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: DJs spin after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. 773-477-3661.

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. Saturdays, DJ Hugo, DJ Lulu. Sundays, Paula Sinclare, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies. Mondays, Disco Bingo hosted by Daisy Mae. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, DJ Lulu hosts karaoke. Wednesdays, DJ Lulu, DJ Luis. Thursdays, 11 PM, Miss Ketty & Her Latina Review, DJ El Prieto. 773-325-2233.

CIRCUS 901 W. Weed: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays; members of the World Famous Flying Wallendas perform circus acts on weekends. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs Victor Rocha & Mike Pierce, DJ Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Sundays, DJ Lee spins drum 'n' bass. Tuesdays, Leddie Garcia. 312-266-1200.

CLUB MERCURY 221 W. Van Buren: Restaurant and nightclub; DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM on weekends. Fridays, Neural Intoxications and Soulamytes. Saturdays, Citron. Sundays, DJ Vic Lavender. 312-427-1774.

CLUB 950 2122 W. Lawrence: DJs spin new wave, industrial, and electronica 9:30 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9:30 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Richard. Saturdays, DJ Abe. Wednesdays, DJ Richard. Thursdays, DJ Danny. 773-878-8241.

CLUB NYX 310 S. Halsted: Wednesdays, 10 PM-4 AM, "International Nite" DJs Red Lox, Mar, and Con spin bhangra and music from Europe, South America, South Asia, and the Middle East. Sun 1/20, 10 PM-4 AM, DJs Banti & Assasin spin hip-hop & bhangra. 312-993-0933.

CLUB 720 720 N. Wells: Tuesdays through Fridays, 7 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 8 PM-5 AM, DJs spin Latin & Caribbean, hip-hop, and house. 312-397-0600.

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

THE COPA 1637 N. Clybourn: DJs spin downtempo electronic music Thurdays and 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, John Curley & Chad Sommer, Hiroki & Artek. Saturdays, DJs Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch. 312-413-7000.

DIG 1551 N. Sheffield: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. 312-377-1727.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays on three levels. Fridays, DJs Twilite Tone, Vince Lawrence, Jason Christopher & Wayne Williams. Saturdays, Pharris Thomas, Vince Adams, Mark Fuller, Vaughn Woods, Jay Too, D-Double, Legacy, Steele. Sundays, DJ Word & Mustafa Rocks. Thursdays, Eddie Mills, DJ Sheldon spins hip-hop, R&B, and reggae, DJ Question spins jazz and R&B. 312-751-2900.

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, 7-10 PM, DJs spin Brazilian jazz. 773-235-5700.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Sun 1/13, DJ John Corbett. 773-276-3600.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: DJs spin 7:30 PM-11 PM Fridays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and 9 PM-1 AM Wednesdays. Fridays, DJ Cache 22 spins R&B, hip-hop, soul, and house (no cover). Wednesdays, "Therapy" DJs spin. 312-338-3788.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM nightly, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-266-1944.

EXOTICA 2 Costume ball with DJ Bam Bam, Alex Peace, Mixin' Marc, DJ Caffeine, Billy the Kid, Jes One, Chris Tomasone, DJ Vialgo, DJ Rampage, DJ Vamp & DJ Zero. Sun 1/20, 9 PM-4 AM, Studio 21, 2121 E. New York, Aurora. 630-582-7006.

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

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.

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: DJs spin until 2 AM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, and until 3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Desire (dance performance). Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike. 773-871-4210.

GLOW 1615 N. Clybourn: DJs spin from 10 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Wednesdays, DJs Cedric, Flipside, Wayne Williams & Vince Lawrence. 312-587-8469.

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

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

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Saturdays, 10 PM, DJ Rudy Day. 773-227-4433.

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 house, disco, funk, hip-hop, and techno after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. 773-477-3330.

KATACOMB 1916 N. Lincoln Park West: DJs spin hip-hop, old school funk, trip-hop, and acid jazz from 9 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays and 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, 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. 773-528-3400.

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Fridays, DJs Cache 22, Shon Dervis & Shaky Shawun spin funk, soul, old school, and R&B (no cover). Sundays, "Miles Ahead" with DJ Luke Finn. 773-772-3355.

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

LITHIUM 1124 W. Belmont: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Fridays, 7 PM-3 AM Saturdays, and 8 PM-2 AM Mondays. Fridays, Derrick Wize spins house. Saturdays, DJ Troy spins hip-hop and dance. Mondays, "alt.mondays" with DJ Gene Lopez. Tuesdays, Uncle's Living Room (metal night). Wednesdays, Bartender's Choice. Thursdays, Leddie Garcia, DJ Gene Lopez. 773-477-6513.

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 until 4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). 773-975-9244.

MASHED POTATO CLUB 316 W. Erie: Restaurant with DJs nightly after 5:30 PM. 312-255-8579.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Sundays, 9 PM, DJ Roger Chavez/Suspect 86 spins trance. 630-446-4001.

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 PM-4 AM nightly, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Rob Kokot spins synth pop. Saturdays, DJ $#&@!. Wednesdays, Jeff Moyer spins electronic dance. Thursdays, Dave Roberts spins new wave. 773-528-2622.

NIKEETA'S 633 E. Sibley, Dolton: Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Mike D. spins hip-hop, R&B, reggae, and house. 773-377-5002, ext. 4287.

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, punk, rock, drum 'n' bass, and disco house late Fridays; DJ Form spins hip-hop and drum 'n' bass late Saturdays. Tuesdays, DJ Alo spins hip-hop and soul. Wednesdays, DJ Form. Thursdays, DJ Cirrhosis. 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). Wednesdays, DJ El Papichulo & DJ Lugo Rosado. 312-642-7251 or 312-642-7252.

LE PASSAGE 1 Oak Place: DJs spin 10:30 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10:30 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Mood & Lady D. Saturdays, DJs Mood & Carvajal. Wednesdays, DJ V. Thursdays, DJs Mood & Oscar McMillan. 312-255-0022.

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. Thursdays, Ralphi Rosario. 773-486-2390.

RED DOG 1958 W. North: DJs spin funk, house, and dance music 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Mondays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Jesse de la Pena, Lil' John. Saturdays, DJs Twilite Tone, 33-1/3 & Steve Bravo. Mondays, DJs Mark Grant, Lego, Dave Britton & Psycho Bitch. 773-278-1009.

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Mondays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Tuesdays, DJs Apocalypse & Psycho Bitch spin techno. 312-733-6699.

RHYTHMATIC 6007 W. Grand: Fridays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJs Wreck, Big Boy Garcia, Exta-C & Loki. 773-514-2253.

RIVE GAUCHE 306 N. Halsted: Thu 1/17, 10 PM-4 AM, "Shattered Thursdays" with Tommie Sunshine, Angelist. 312-738-9971.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music after 8:30 PM. Sundays, DJ Khaaliq spins hip-hop, deep house, and R&B. Wednesdays, DJ Papa G spins reggae. 312-733-6577.

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: Fridays, 7-10 PM, DJ INC spins soul, funk, and disco; 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Tone B. Nimble spins hip-hop. Saturdays, 7 PM-7 AM, DJs Justin Long & Sativa spin house. Sundays, 7 PM-midnight, DJs Lee Collins & Sadar spin disco & house; midnight-4 AM, DJs Tone B. Nimble, Norman Rockwell & Shon Dervis spin hip-hop, dancehall, house, and soul. Tuesdays, 7 PM-4 AM, DJs Derrick Carter, Diz & Matty spin house. Wednesdays, 7 PM-4 AM, DJ Hiroki spins house, hip-hop, and progressive. Thursdays, 11:30 PM-4 AM, DJ David Balquiedra spins soulful house. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 1/11, DJ Colette, Rees Urban. Sat 1/12, Justin Long, Shani. Sun 1/13, DJ Peretz, Alex Graham. Mondays, "Abstract Sessions" with DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins goth, ethereal, and electro. Wednesdays, DJ Rekliner & DJ Brendan spin mod, 70s and 80s metal, and New York punk & new wave. Thursdays, DJs Stax, Chris Bacchus, Justin Reed & Striz. Fri 1/18, Jamie Thinnes, Darrell Woodson. Sat 1/19, Miles Maeda & the Traveling Love Show, Janel. 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 (no cover). 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.

SQUAREONE 1561 N. Milwaukee: Fridays, 9 PM, DJ Mellow Man; 10 PM-5 AM, dancehall and hip-hop night hosted by Kwesi. Saturdays, midnight-6 AM, DJs spin house. Sundays, 9 AM-3:30 PM, DJ JC spins soul. Mondays, 8 PM, DJ Papa G spins reggae. Tuesdays, 8 PM, DJ Joseph spins broken beat and nu jazz. 773-227-7111.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: DJs spin nightly in the Lounge. Sundays, DJ J.B. spins reggae, soul, hip-hop, and house. Tuesdays, DJs Artek, Norm, Mary Jane & Verb spin hip-hop. Wednesdays, Electrix DJs spin drum 'n' bass, house, and electronic music. Thursdays, DJ Minnesota Fabric spins rare groove. 773-278-6600.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Karlito. Saturdays, DJ Mass Transit. Sundays, RB & Ronny. Mondays, DJ Dan. Tuesdays, DJ Springa. Wednesdays, DJ Mystr E. Thursdays, Doyonne & Gina Spandex spin goth. 773-227-4906.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJs Goose, Jimmie Page & Jernell Geronimo. 312-491-9729.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Sundays, DJ Mungo spins R&B, funk, and old school. 773-327-2739.

VENUE 738 N. Clark: Mondays, 10 PM, DJ EN Green spins trance and breaks. 312-932-0202.

VOODOO NIGHTCLUB 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin "high energy dance music" after 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays and after 9 PM Saturdays. Tuesdays, DJ Alex Perez, DJ Mercurio. Thursdays, salsa and merengue with DJ El Papichulo & DJ Ric Martinez. 847-969-1602.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Thursdays, DJs Vince Adams & D-Double spin hip-hop, R&B, and reggae. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

BRYAN BOWERS Sat 1/12, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

COOPER, NELSON & EARLY Benefit for Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Sat 1/19, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630.

AILEEN DILLANE & JIM DE WAN Thu 1/17, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8068.

PHIL DUNAVAN Free in-store performance. Fri 1/12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

JULIE FROST Free concert. Fri 1/18, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JOHN GORKA, MICHELLE BLOOM Fri 1/11, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

PRISCILLA HERDMAN, ANNE HILLS, CINDY MANGSEN "Voices of Winter" concert. Sun 1/13, 7 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

STEVE & JENNY MOSS, NATURAL BOB & MICKY HOLDSWORTH, PETER DEMUTH, JEFF & JANIS, JONATHAN DUNMORE, JIM SIMONIS, SUSAN URBAN, ALMOST HOPELESS Sat 1/19, 7:30 PM, Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry. 773-271-7127.

R. CARLOS NAKAI Sat 1/19, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

OSBORNE BROTHERS perform bluegrass. Sat 1/12, 8 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

GARNET ROGERS, HOWELLS Sun 1/20, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Gurnee. 847-949-5355.

LARRY SPARKS & THE LONESOME RAMBLERS, TOMMY BOYD & THE CHICAGO BLUEGRASS BAND Tribute to Hank Williams. Fri 1/18, 8 PM, American Legion Hall, 1030 Central, Evanston. 847-251-0574.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Sundays, Irish jam session. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. Wed 1/16, Daghda. 773-478-4408.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, Cornmeal. 773-384-8600.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 1/12, 8:30 PM, Urban Djin. Sun 1/13, Willy Phillips & the Mad Cowboys. 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.

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM on weekends. Sundays, 4-8 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. 773-473-5263.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Sun 1/20, 9 PM, Whitey O'Day (no cover). 847-358-9150.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/11, Brendan Loughrey. Sat 1/12, David Dunne & Blackwater. Fri 1/18, Salt Hill Mines. Sat 1/19, Dooley Brothers. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Thu 1/17, 9 PM, Naomi Ashley & County Fair. Sat 1/19, 10 PM, Can-Ky-Ree opens for Tommy Malone. 708-788-2118.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. Wed 1/16, songwriter showcase with Nancy & Garrett. 773-489-5471.

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Sundays, 3-6 PM, traditional Irish jam session. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band (no cover). 773-883-0304.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 7:30 PM. Thursdays, 7 PM, spoken-word and music open mike with Soul People. 773-486-4093.

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: Sundays, 9 PM, and Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike. 773-235-9795.

JT COLLINS PUB 3358 N. Paulina: Sun 1/20, 9 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band (no cover). 773-327-7467.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sat 1/12, 10 PM, Gan Bua. 773-404-9494.

MASTHOUSE 528 E. Calhoun, Woodstock: Sat 1/19, 8 PM, Acoustic Prism, Live Bait. 815-338-5164.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/11, Seams O'Kane. Fri 1/18, Anish. 630-941-7100.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 1/11, 8 PM, Terry Farmer, Emily Pitcher, Noah Reid. 773-743-3355.

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sun 1/13, 8 PM, Bill Passalacqua Family Band, Fred Prellberg. Thu 1/17, 9 PM, Hawk (see Spot Check), Hal Hixson. 773-525-2508.

SEANCHAI 2345 W. Belmont: Sundays, 8 PM, Chicago Rovers. 773-549-4444.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Urban Hog Wranglers. 773-772-6656.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 1/11, Curtis & Loretta. Fri 1/18, Robert Jennings. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Sat 1/12, 6 PM, Bill Passalacqua Family Band. 773-929-3680.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

BLUES IN THE NIGHT with Beth Leavell, Alanda Coon, Ashley Dearborn & Megan DeHay. Tue 1/15 and Thu 1/17 through Sat 1/19, 8 PM, Theatre Building, 1225 W. Belmont. 773-327-5252 or 312-902-1500.

THE BUSINESS performs at Chicago WinterDance, with dance lessons by Valerie Love; free admission. Sun 1/20, 2-5 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-742-4007.

DR. JOHN, NATHAN & THE ZYDECO CHA-CHAS, WILD MAGNOLIA, MARDI GRAS INDIANS perform as part of "Creole Zydeco Show Extraordinaire." Fri 1/18, 7:30 PM, Ford Center for the Performing Arts/Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph. 312-977-1700.

T-MODEL FORD Free concerts. Fri 1/18, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700. Sat 1/19, 2 PM, Blues Heaven, 2120 S. Michigan. 312-808-1286. Sun 1/20, 12:30 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

KINGSNAKES Free concert. Fri 1/18, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

TAJ MAHAL, ERIC LUGOSCH See Critic's Choice; sold out. Sat 1/12, 7 and 10 PM, and Sun 1/13, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

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

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

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/11 and Sat 1/12, Eddy Clearwater Band. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 1/15, Lindsey Alexander Blues Band. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays and Fri 1/18 and Sat 1/19, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/11 and Sat 1/12, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 1/15, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Wed 1/16, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band. Fri 1/18 and Sat 1/19, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/11 and Sat 1/12, Jimmy Johnson. Sun 1/13, Jimmy Burns. Mon 1/14, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 1/15, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Wed 1/16, pro jam hosted by Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted. Thu 1/17, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy. Fri 1/18, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Sat 1/19, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Sun 1/20, Vino Louden. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 1/13, noon, Eric Noden. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Sat 1/12, 10 PM, Guy Smiley Blues Exchange. Thursdays, 10:30 PM, Sugar Blue (no cover). 773-384-8600.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/11, 5 PM, Giles Corey (no cover); 9:30 PM, Buddy Guy, Matthew Skoller (sold out). Sat 1/12, 6 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9:30 PM, Buddy Guy, Nellie Travis (sold out). Sun 1/13, Buddy Guy, Joanna Connor. Mon 1/14, jam hosted by the Buzz. Tue 1/15, Ron Prince & Hard Time. Wed 1/16, Matthew Skoller. Thu 1/17, Buddy Guy, T-Model Ford. Fri 1/18, 5 PM, Devil in a Woodpile (no cover); 9:30 PM, Buddy Guy, Nick Moss (sold out). Sat 1/19, 6 PM, Diamon Jim Greene (no cover); 9:30 PM, Buddy Guy, Charlie Love (sold out). Sun 1/20, Buddy Guy, Brother John. 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sat 1/19, Billy Flynn & the Flynntones with Al Harris & Little Arthur Duncan. 773-384-2547.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 1/18, 9 PM, Toni Thomas Rhythm & Blues Review. 847-647-8282.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 1/11 and Sat 1/12, Nora Jean. Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 1/11, Marty Sammon Band. Sat 1/12, Anthony Gomes Band. Fri 1/18, Carl Weathersby. Sat 1/19, Anson Funderburg & the Rockets. 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.

DEEP BLUE Prairie Rock Brewing Company, 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/11 and Sat 1/12, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. Fri 1/18, Brother John. Sat 1/19, Blake 'n' Blue. 847-605-9900.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Sat 1/12, Dave Weld. 815-356-9980.

ELI'S 215 E. Chicago: Thu 1/17, 5 PM, Hal Roach (no cover). 312-642-1393.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/11, Eric McCabe/Brian Lupo Blues Band. 773-775-2848.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike with Liberty Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 1/18, 10 PM, Devil in a Woodpile opens for Tommy Malone. 708-788-2118.

FLAMINGO 6644 S. Cottage Grove: Mondays, 8 PM, Killer Ray Players with Jimmy Pryor, Crumar with Harmonica George. 773-684-6800.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Sat 1/12, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Sat 1/19, Vini & the Demons. 630-416-4898.

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

FULL MOON BAR & GRILL 113 S. Batavia, Batavia: Fri 1/18, 9 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 630-406-9891.

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 1/11, Gloria Shannon Blues Band. 773-262-5767.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 1/11, 9:30 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

GROUCHO'S 8355 S. Pulaski: Sat 1/12, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 773-767-4838.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 1/12, 9:30 PM, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Tue 1/15, 8:30 PM, Joanna Connor & Pistol Pete. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Big Ray (no cover). Sat 1/19, 9:30 PM, Joe Moss Band. 708-484-3610.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 1/19, 8 PM, Lurrie Bell, Chico Banks, Bob Stroger. 773-465-8005.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Sat 1/19, 7 PM, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues, Rockin' Johnny Band with Tail Dragger. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Fri 1/11, Chicago Playboys. Sat 1/12, No Mercy Band. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 1/15, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Wed 1/16, Joanna Connor Band. Thu 1/17, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Fri 1/18, Chicago Red Hots. Sat 1/19, 9 PM, R.L. Burnside, T-Model Ford (on the main stage); 10 PM, Chicago Playboys (on the Back Porch Stage). 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

HUNT CLUB/ALGONQUIN ROADHOUSE 440 W. Algonquin Rd., Algonquin: Fri 1/11, 9:30 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 847-658-1700.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/11, Marshall Titus. Sat 1/12, Truth. Mon 1/14, Pat Doody Group. Tue 1/15, Vino Louden Band. Wed 1/16, Neil Rose with Jimmie Lee Robinson. Thu 1/17, Mighty Joe Young Jr. Fri 1/18 and Sat 1/19, Preston Shannon. 312-266-2400.

JERRY'S NITE LIFE 12303 S. Halsted: Fridays, 9 PM, Super Percy & His Soul Clique Band with Pamela Zachery. 773-821-1427.

JOE'S BACK DOOR LOUNGE 236 N. Mannheim, Bellwood: Sundays, 8:30 PM, Masheen Co. Band. 708-547-1456.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 1/11 and Sat 1/12, Byther Smith, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers with Kid Dynamite. Sundays, Charlie Love & Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, blues jam hosted by Frank Pellegrino Band. Tuesdays, Sam Cockrell & the Groove with Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats, Howard Scott. Thu 1/17, Larry McCray (live radio broadcast). Fri 1/18 and Sat 1/19, Larry McCray. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Sundays, 8 PM, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose Band. 312-566-0555.

LADY BLUE LOUNGE 2953 W. Madison: Sundays, 8 PM, Super Percy & His Soul Clique Band with Pamela Zachery. 773-826-0317.

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.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Thu 1/17, 9 PM, Blue Plate Special. Fri 1/18, 9 PM, Lindsey Alexander. 630-446-4001.

MY FRIEND LOUNGE 10815 S. Michigan: Sundays, 6 PM, Elmore James Jr. & the Broom Dusters. 773-624-6336.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 1/19, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

111 CLUB 111 W. 111th: Sundays, 9 and 11 PM and midnight, Killer Ray, Jimmy Pryor & Crumar with Harmonica George. 773-821-9165.

PALAGGI'S RISTORANTE ITALIANO 10 W. Hubbard: Sat 1/12, 10 PM, Take Note with Antony. 312-527-1010.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Tue 1/15, Dave Specter Band. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 1/11, Ken Saydak Trio. Fri 1/18, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Sat 1/19, Carl Davis Band. 847-266-1313.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Mon 1/14, 9 PM, Vini & the Demons. 773-248-3093.

PUSH RODS 15600 S. Dixie Hwy.: Thursdays, 10 PM, midnight, and 1 AM, Killer Ray Allison, Jimmy Pryor, Crumar, Mr. Shorty Mack. 312-719-3094.

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Sat 1/19, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-467-1600.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 1/11 and Sat 1/12, Eddy Clearwater. Sundays, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue (no cover). Wed 1/16, Little Smokey Smothers. Thu 1/17, Jimmy Burns. Sat 1/19, Eddy Clearwater. 773-645-5200.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music after 8:30 PM. Tuesdays, Nick Peraino & Blue Moon Rising. Thursdays, J.M. & the New Generation. 312-733-6577.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 1/11, Johnny B. Moore. Sat 1/12, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thursdays, pro jam hosted by Eddie Taylor Jr. with Ariyo. Fri 1/18 and Sat 1/19, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. 773-342-0452.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 1/11 and Sat 1/12, Billy Flynn Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band & Blue Monday Partee. Wednesdays, Max MacBach & the Midnite Creepers. Fri 1/18, Eddie Taylor Blues Band with Billy Flynn. Sat 1/19, Easy Baby with the Karl Meier Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

STARBUSTERS 930 Pappas, De Kalb: Sat 1/19, 9 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 815-756-3438.

jazz

concerts

BERNARD ALCORN Free performances. Tue 1/15, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700. Sat 1/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

BERNARD ALCORN Free in-store performance. Fri 1/11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 W. 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

BATAVIA MIDDLE SCHOOL JAZZ BAND Free concert. Fri 1/18, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MARK BETTCHER SEXTET Fri 1/18 and Sat 1/19, 8 PM, SecondSpace

Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

ORBERT DAVIS Tribute to Miles Davis. Sun 1/13, 3 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-432-1515.

KURT ELLING, AHMAD JAMAL Fri 1/11, 8 PM, Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

DAMIAN ESPINOSA TRIO accompanies Oscar Micheaux's film Body and Soul. Sun 1/20, 7 PM, Max Palevsky Cinema, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th. 773-702-8359 or 773-702-7999.

PAULINHO GARCIA & JULIE KOIDIN Free in-store performance. Sat 1/12, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1468.

JEFF LASKY Free in-store performance. Fri 1/18, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 W. 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

YOKO NOGE & JAZZ ME BLUES Free in-store performances. Sat 1/19, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0750. Sun 1/20, 3

PM, Borders Books & Music, 2210 W. 95th. 773-445-5471.

MICHAEL RAYNOR TRIO Free admission. Tue 1/15, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DAVID YOUNG & FRIENDS Free in-store performance. Fri 1/18, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

MICHAEL ZERANG percussion, and puppeteer Blair Thomas, perform 108 Ways to Nirvana: #12, #27, and #36. Fridays, 9 PM, Saturdays, 6 and 9 PM, and Sundays, 3 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-902-1500.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 1/11, noon, Kim Cusak, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Bob Cousins; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 1/12, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. Sundays, 7 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charlie Braugham. Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Wallace Burton Group; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wed 1/16, noon, Steven Hashimoto & Pat Fleming; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson's Organ Express. Thu 1/17, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith/Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 1/18, noon, Franz Jackson, Sonny Turner, Wayne Jones, Tom Hope & Dan Delorenzo; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 1/19, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Catherine Whitney Quartet. 312-642-6805.

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

BACINO'S 2204 N. Lincoln: Mondays, 6-9 PM, Famous Pizza Gig Quartet with John Lewis, Steven Hashimoto, Heath Chappell & others. 773-472-7400.

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 1/11 through Sun 1/13, Carmen Stokes. Mon 1/14 through Sun 1/20, Charlie Johnson. 312-751-2433.

BAR 3 2138 N. Halsted: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Matt Geraghty Project (no cover). 773-348-3665.

BIG JOE'S 1818 W. Foster: No cover. Sundays, 8 PM-midnight, open jam session with Darren Scorza Quartet. 773-784-8755.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 1/16, Scott Lies Trio. 630-406-0008.

BISTRO ULTRA 2239 N. Clybourn: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Denise La Grassa Duo. 773-529-3300.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fri 1/11, 10 PM, Cook County Jazz Commission. 312-226-6666.

SPIRIT CAFE 131 Dundee, Buffalo Grove: Thursdays, 8 PM, Nick Tesker Quartet. 847-465-1526.

BROWN ROOM 7150 S. Exchange: Cafe with live jazz; no cover. Sat 1/19, 2-4 PM, Room Service Jazz Ensemble with Mike Donaby, Thadeus Gaines, Robert Wilkens & Marcus Burks. 773-731-9801.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Thu 1/17, Dick Adams Trio. Fri 1/18, Chris Foreman Trio. 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: Fri 1/11, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. Saturdays, 9 PM, Segue. Sun 1/13, 5 PM, Tom Muellner & Arlene Burdell. Mon 1/14, 8 PM, Bill O'Connell/Bob Centano Big Band. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charles Braugham & Don Stille. Sun 1/20, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. 847-647-8282.

CHEF'S STATION 915 Davis, Evanston: Sundays, 11 AM-2 PM, John Kregor/Alex Bednarke Duo. 847-570-9838.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music at 8 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Les Walton Trio. Thursdays, Scott Stenten Duo. 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.

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. 312-341-9787.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM. Tuesdays, Vandermark 5. Wed 1/16, Yaptette (see Critic's Choice). 773-276-3600.

ENTRE NOUS Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Restaurant with music at 6:30 PM; no cover. Sat 1/19, Elaine Dame Trio. 312-565-7997.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Thu 1/17, Andy Meacham Trio. 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Sat 1/12, Jazz Vertigo. Sat 1/19, Trio Du Jour. 630-435-5288.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 1/13, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. Wed 1/16, 8 PM, Guy Fricano. Sun 1/20, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Big Band. 708-788-2118.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Quiet Storm with Ishma Durah & Nate Griffin. 773-528-4033.

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

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM on weekends, 7:30 PM on weeknights; no cover. Sat 1/12, Alejandro-Chris Neal Quartet. Wednesdays and Fri 1/18, Steve Evans Quartet. Thursdays, Temple Schultz with Vijay Tellis Nayak. Sat 1/19, Andy Meacham Quartet. 773-262-5767.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 1/12, 10 PM, Terisa Griffin. Sun 1/13, 8 PM, Ryan Shultz Quartet (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thu 1/17, 9 PM, Marlene Rosenberg Quartet. Sun 1/20, 8 PM, Steve Evans Quartet (no cover). 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 1/11, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Paul Wertico Trio; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 1/12, 8 PM, Paul Wertico Trio; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 1/13, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisors Group; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mon 1/14, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wed 1/16, 9 PM, Don Bennett Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 1/18, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 1/19, 8 PM, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. 773-878-5552.

HAPPY VILLAGE 1059 N. Wolcott: Mondays, 9 PM, DJs spin swing dance music (preceded by dance lessons at 7 and 8 PM). 773-486-1512.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Sun 1/20, 7 PM, Jazz Unlimited Big Band. 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Thu 1/17, 8 PM, Goran Ivanovic & Fareed Haque. 312-362-9707.

JACK'S 3201 N. Halsted: Sundays, 11:30 AM-2 PM, jazz brunch with John Paris & Anthony Brock. 773-244-9191.

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 1/11 through Sun 1/13, David "Fathead" Newman Quartet. Thu 1/17, 8:30 PM, Rich Corpolongo Quartet, Joanie Pallatto & Marshall Vente, Barry Winograd Quintet. Fri 1/18, 8:30 PM, Tropicale, Neville York, A Cor do Brasil. Sat 1/19, 8:30 PM, Marshall Vente & Project 9, Billy Harper, Redd Holt Unlimited. Sun 1/20, 3 PM, Bob Acri Quartet & friends, Marshall Vente & Project 9, Billy Harper. 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.

KARIZMA 4741 Main, Skokie: Restaurant. Fri 1/18 and Sat 1/19, 8 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba (no cover). 847-674-6163.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 1/11, 9:30 PM, John Goldman/Juli Wood Two Horn Band. Sat 1/12, 9:30 PM, Juli Wood Trio. Wed 1/16, 8 PM, Layni Katz Trio. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach Quartet with Randy Tressler, Matt Ferguson & Nori Tanaka. 773-348-7592.

LA PENA 4212 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant with music at 7 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Valerie Booker & Luciano Antonio perform Latin jazz. 773-736-9498.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Fridays and Thursdays, 9 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell. 312-649-5874.

MADISON AVENUE 34 N. Sheridan, Waukegan: Fri 1/11 and Sat 1/12, 8:30 PM, Doug Blake. 847-662-6090.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Sundays, 5:30 PM, Scott Holman. 312-337-8080.

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: Sundays, 8 PM, Bobby Broom Trio. 773-404-9494.

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Fri 1/11 and Sat 1/12, 9 PM, Nick Colionne. Mon 1/14, 4:30 PM, Elaine Dame Duo. Fri 1/18, 9 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. 312-565-6665.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Fri 1/11 and Sat 1/12, 9 PM, Henry Johnson's Organ Express. Wed 1/16, 7 PM, Orbert Davis Quartet. 630-446-4001.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Nervous Center Improvised Music Festival runs Thu 1/10 through Sun 1/13 (see Post No Bills). Fri 1/11, Jason Ajemian/Matt Bauder/Todd Margasak/Tim Daisy/Jason Adaisewicz/Dan Sylvester, Todd Munnik/Zoe Buck/Jason Adasiewicz/Tim Daisy, Jerry Bryerton. Sat 1/12, Matt Bauder/Jason Ajemian/Dan Sylvester, Andiamo, Jason Roebke. Sun 1/13, Aram Shelton/Matt Lux/Dave Pavkovic, EKG, Josh Abrams. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Wednesdays, 9 PM, the Ken & Jim Show. Fri 1/18, 5:30 PM, New Power Trio. 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 1/12, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 773-252-1155.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 1/11 and Sat 1/12, Don Stiernberg Quartet. Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Frank Catalano Trio. Thursdays, Jeff Parker Trio. Fri 1/18, New Power Trio. Sat 1/19, Jeff Parker 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, Toscanellie "Lady T." Marcelain. 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 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. Sun 1/20, 9 PM, Don Tisch Quartet. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Fri 1/11, 6 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Tito Carillo Quartet. Sat 1/12, 9 PM, Steve Evans Quartet. Sun 1/13, 8:30 PM, Russell Rowe Trio. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wed 1/16, 8:30 PM, Pete Lerner Trio. Thu 1/17, 8:30 PM, Tito Carillo Quartet. Fri 1/18, 6 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Gephart Long Quartet. Sat 1/19, 9 PM, Kelly Brand/Suzanne Palmer Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 1/12, Marshall Vente Trio. Tuesdays, Steve Frisbie/Liam Davis Duo. Wed 1/16, Typhanie Monique Trio. Sat 1/19, Ken Chaney Trio. 847-266-1313.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 1/11, 9 PM, Family Style. 773-743-3355.

RUMORS 4500 N. Lincoln: Saturdays, 10 PM, guitarist Scott Stenten & His Group. 773-271-9944.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Restaurant. Fridays, 7:30 PM, Denise La Grassa Trio. 312-491-1122.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Tue 1/15, 8 PM, Norah Jones. 773-525-2508.

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: Thursdays, 8 PM, Vince Green & 7th Avenue. 312-932-0006.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Taku Akiyama Quintet. 773-772-6656.

SOME LIKE IT BLACK COFFEE CLUB 4500 S. Michigan: Saturdays, 7-9:30 PM, jazz jam session (no cover). 773-377-5004, ext. 2228.

TIAWANNAS MEXICAN CANTINA 2115 W. Galena, Aurora: Sat 1/12, 6:30 PM, Zvonimir Tot & John Bany. 630-264-0634.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Mon 1/14, Jazz Avengers. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays, 8 PM, Kimberly Gordon Duo; 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Saturdays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Lonie Walker; 10 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet; 1 AM, Mark Madsen. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Brian O'Hern; 10:30 PM-4 AM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 1/11, David Boykin Expanse. Sat 1/12, Nicole Mitchell Black Earth Ensemble with Hamid Drake. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Thu 1/17, Kaliq Woods Quartet. Fri 1/18 and Sat 1/19, Vandermark 5. 312-791-9050.

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

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/11, Fareed Haque Group. 773-929-1300.

international

concerts

INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT with steel string guitarist Brian Gore, guitarist Andrew York, Brazilian classical and jazz guitarist Paulo Bellinati, French-Algerian guitarist Pierre Bensusan. Sun 1/20, 7 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

JUTTA & THE HI-DUKES perform klezmer, Greek, Gypsy, Balkan, and Scandinavian music. Sat 1/12, 7 PM, Hemenway United Methodist Church, 933 Chicago, Evanston. 847-864-1022 or 847-864-9980.

international

clubs

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 1/11, 10 PM, Orquesta Latira. Thu 1/17, 8 PM, Goran Ivanovic & Fareed Haque. Fri 1/18, 9 PM, Chicago Samba. 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sundays, noon-2 PM, flamenco guitarist Eugenie Danilov. 773-348-7592.

MAMBO 3336 N. Milwaukee: Fridays, 5 PM-midnight, Blue Son, En Clave Negra. 773-481-2050.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

LA PENA 4212 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant with music at 7 PM. Thursdays, Ecuadoran vocalist Alex Silva. 773-736-9498.

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: Mondays, 7 PM-2 AM, DJ Eddie "Mozkito" Cruz spins salsa (with dance lessons by Manny Lopez). 312-932-0006.

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

classical

MONTY ADAMS flute and piano, in a free concert (Mouquet, Caplet). Fri 1/18, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

LILY AFSHAR guitar. Fri 1/18, 7:30 PM, Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid, Oak Park. 708-383-2612.

ARS ANTIGUA Jerry Fuller conducts a free concert (Handel and others). Sat 1/12, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, Rush and Pearson. 312-415-2391.

MOLLY BARTH flute, in a free solo recital. Sun 1/20, 3 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-3427 or 773-702-8069.

ELENA BASHKIROVA, BLAIR MILTON, NISANNE HOWELL, LAWRENCE NEUMAN, STEPHEN BALDERSTON piano, violins, viola, and cello (Schnittke, Ravel, Schumann). See Critic's Choice. Sun 1/20, 7:30 PM (with preconcert presentation at 6:15 PM), Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ANDREW CARPENTER saxophone, with pianist Yoko Yamada-Selvaggio (Creston, Elgar, Saint-Saens, Kritz, Gershwin, Grainger). Sun 1/20, 2 PM, Downers Grove Public Library, 1015 Curtis, Downers Grove. 630-960-1200.

CHICAGO ENSEMBLE (Brahms, Dahl, Benjamin, Khachaturian). Sun 1/20, 5 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-409-9677.

CHICAGO SINFONIETTA Paul Freeman, conductor, with flutist R. Carlos Nakai and cellist Katinka Kleijn (Rossini, Baker, Demars, Elgar). Sun 1/20, 2:30 PM, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. 312-236-3681.

CHICAGO STRING QUARTET with clarinetist Larry Combs (Beethoven, Gershwin/Colnot, Wolf). Wed 1/16, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 1/11, 1:30 PM, and Sat 1/12, 8 PM, Antonio Pappano, conductor, with soprano Lisa Saffer (Haydn, Primosch, Shostakovich). Thu 1/17 through Sat 1/19, 8 PM, Michael Gielen, conductor, with pianist Elena Bashkirova in an all-Beethoven program; see Critic's Choice. "Pre-concert conversations" take place one hour and 15 minutes before performances. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CHAMBER PLAYERS in a free concert (Mahler, R. Strauss, Franck). Sun 1/13, 3 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4850.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in a public rehearsal. Sat 1/12 and Sat 1/19, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CONCERTANTE DI CHICAGO Hilel Kagan, conductor, with violinist Desiree Ruhstrat (Vivaldi, Piazzolla, Bruzdowicz). Sun 1/13, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-346-9006.

EMILY DAVIS, DAVID FIVECOATE, MARY DREWS, AND BARBARA SHEPHERD flute, saxophone, and pianos, in a free concert (Satie, Dubois, Koechlin, Messiaen, Faure). Fri 1/11, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

EIGHTH BLACKBIRD (Albert, Coleman, Rzewski, and others). Sat 1/19, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-834-8068.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson, conductor, with soprano Michelle Areyzaga (Copland, Gershwin, and others). Fri 1/18 and Sat 1/19, 8 PM, and Sun 1/20, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Theatre, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

EVANSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lynn Schornick, conductor, with guitarist Norman Ruiz (Rodrigo, Turina, Copland, Rossini). Fri 1/18, 8 PM, Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge, Evanston. 847-864-8804.

KIRSTIN FIGARD AND TRACY FIGARD viola and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Brahms, Schubert, Benjamin). Wed 1/16, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor (Shostakovich, Respighi, Mozart). Sat 1/12, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Highway, University Park. 708-481-7774.

PAUL JACOBS "honors the 10th anniversary of Olivier Messiaen's death by performing the composer's complete organ works in a one-day marathon." Fri 1/11, noon-9 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

JULIANI ENSEMBLE in a free concert (R. Strauss, Handel). Mon 1/14, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY Alan Heatherington, conductor, with pianists Stephen and Frieda Manes in a program of French music (Saint-Saens, Poulenc, Debussy, Franck). Fri 1/11, 9:40 and 11 AM ("Young People's Concerts") and 8 PM, and Sat 1/12, 8 PM, Drake Theatre, Barat College, 700 E. Westleigh, Lake Forest. 847-295-2135.

LAKE SHORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Steven Huang, conductor, with violinist Justin Bruns (Lully, Mozart, Sarasate, Harbison, Tchaikovsky, Ravel). Sun 1/20, 3:30 PM, Copernicus Cultural and Civic Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. 630-245-7006.

LINCOLNWOOD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons, conductor, with pianist Inna Faliks in a free concert (Shostakovich, Dvorak, Penderecki). Sun 1/13, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Sat 1/12, 7:30 PM, Wed 1/16, 2 PM, and next Sat 1/19, 7:30 PM, Mark Elder, conductor, with soprano Elizabeth Norberg-Schulz and mezzo-soprano Alice Coote (Humperdinck, Hansel and Gretel). Thu 1/17, 7:30 PM, and Sun 1/20, 2 PM, Bruno Bartoletti, conductor, with soprano Leontina Vaduva and tenor Roberto Aronica (Puccini, La Boheme). 312-332-2244.

THOMAS MURRAY organ (Bach, Mozart, Jongen, Vaughan Williams, Elgar). Sun 1/20, 5 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO READING ORCHESTRA AND STRING ENSEMBLE Rhea Davis and Clark Chafee conduct a free concert. Sun 1/20, 7:30 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

NEW CENTURY YOUNG ARTISTS (Villa-Lobos, Sor, J. Strauss, R. Strauss, Ponchielli, Quistorff, Beethoven, Brahms, Ebert, Gotkovsky, Demersseman). Sat 1/19, 7:30 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-445-8955.

OAK PARK CONCERT CHORALE Paul Lindblad, conductor (Willan, Mendelssohn, Lindblad, Berger, Christiansen, Allen, Burt, Cornelius, and others). Sun 1/20, 4 PM, St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 305 Circle, Forest Park. 708-383-4742.

OPERA THEATRE HIGHLAND PARK in an English-language production of Johann Strauss's Die Fledermaus. Fri 1/18, 8 PM, Sat 1/19, 3 PM, and Sun 1/20, 2 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-831-2938.

URSULA OPPENS AND GERARDO RIBERO piano and violin, with members of the Pacifica Quartet (Beethoven, R. Strauss, Chausson). Fri 1/18, 7:30 PM (with preconcert presentation at 6:15 PM), Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

PACIFICA QUARTET (Mendelssohn, Ligeti, Beethoven). Sun 1/13, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-835-5084.

DAVID PERRY, NUIKO WADDEN, AND LINDA PERRY violin, harp, piano (Lorenz, Mozart, Foss, Grieg). Sun 1/20, 3 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

PRESSENDA CHAMBER PLAYERS (Wolf, Dvorak, Schubert). Sun 1/13, 7 PM, Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in a public rehearsal. Sat 1/12 and Sat 1/19, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ST. ALPHONSUS CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA with Urban Baroque (Bach, Magnificat). Sat 1/12, 7:30 PM, St. Alphonsus Church, 1429 W. Wellington. 773-525-0709.

SALT CREEK SINFONIETTA Dan Pasquale D'Andrea, conductor (Mozart, Marcello, Weber, Maschek, Farrenc). Sun 1/20, 3 PM, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 139 E. First St., Hinsdale. 630-413-2899.

DAVID SCHRADER harpsichord, performs Bach's Goldberg Variations. Sun 1/13, 2:30 PM, Fermilab, Kirk and Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

SKOKIE VALLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Edward Benyas, conductor, with saxophonist Ashu Kejariwal, cellist Ashley Garritson, and pianist Maria Stamas (Dvorak, Ibert, Shostakovich, Saint-Saens, Sibelius). Sun 1/13, 4 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

LORIAN STEIN-SCHWABER AND MATTHEW HAGLE voice and piano, in a free concert (Faure, Debussy, Poulenc). Wed 1/16, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK AND RIVER FOREST Jay Kenneth Friedman, conductor, with contrabassoonist Sue Nigro (Fucik, Rossini/Respighi). Sun 1/20, 3:30 PM (with preconcert talk at 2:45 PM), Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. 708-488-4101.

CHRISTIAN TETZLAFF AND LEIF OVE ANDSNES violin and piano (Beethoven, Schumann, Bartok). Thu 1/17, 8 PM (with preconcert talk at 7 PM), Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

TRIAL BY JURY Wheaton College student production of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta. Wed 1/16, Fri 1/18, and Sat 1/19, 8 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Billy Graham Center, Wheaton College, 500 E. College, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

JOSEPH URBINATO, FREDEREICK L. HEMKE, BARBARA BUTLER, CHARLES GEYER, JAMES SMELSER, GAIL WILLIAMS, JAMES CAMPBELL, CHARLES VERNON, REX MARTIN, BLAIR MILTON, RAMI SOLOMONOW, AND ANDREA SWAN bassoon, saxophone, trumpets, French horns, trombone, bass trombone, tuba, violin, viola, and piano (Austin, Hindemith, Plog, Harbison, Boehme). Sun 1/13, 7:30 PM (with preconcert presentation at 6:15 PM), Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

MARK VALENTI piano, in a free recital. Fri 1/11, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ALMITA VAMOS, ROLAND VAMOS, LAURIEN LAUFMAN, AND EMILIO DEL ROSARIO violin, viola, cello, and piano, in a free concert (Faure). Mon 1/14, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

VERMEER QUARTET with French hornists Dan Gingrich and Alice Render in an all-Beethoven program. Sun 1/20, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture at 1:45 PM), Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-722-5463.

VERMEER QUARTET with violist Rami Solomonow, cellist Christopher Costanza, and pianist Andrea Swan (Beethoven, Bartok, Brahms). Fri 1/11, 7:30 PM, (with preconcert presentation at 6:15 PM), Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

VIENNA WALTZ ENSEMBLE (Haydn, Rossini, J. Strauss, and others). Fri 1/18, 8 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

NUIKO WADDEN, ERIC LAMB, AND WENDY RICHMAN harp, flute, and viola (Debussy, Salzedo, Persichetti). Fri 1/18, 8 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

STEVEN WENTE organ. Sun 1/20, 7 PM, Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

miscellaneous

CAPITOL STEPS Musical troupe of former congressional aides performs political satire. Fri 1/18, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Governors Hwy. and Stuenkel Rd., University Park. 708-235-2222 or 312-902-1500. Sat 1/19, 8 PM, and Sun 1/20, 2 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 1/20, 2 PM, Ralph's World (children's concert). 708-788-2118.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 1/13, 7 PM, "Uptown Poetry Slam" with music by Futz. 773-878-5552.

KIDS FARE: THE STORY OF BABAR Children's concert with musicians from Northwestern University's Winter Chamber Music Series. Sat 1/19, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

TAJ MAHAL Children's concert; see Critic's Choice. Sun 1/13, 4 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

DAVE RUDOLPH Children's concert. Sat 1/12, 1 and 3 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Fri 1/11, Chicago Mission of Performing Arts performs Korean music and dance. Tue 1/15, Thaddeus Gaines Trio. Wed 1/16, Cook County Jazz Commissioners. Thu 1/17, Dorothy Dahlila, Shirley Whitmore. Fri 1/18, Howard University Ooh-la La Dancers. 312-346-3278.

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