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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

ANALOG RADIO Free in-store performance. Mon 4/1, 5 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

ARBOR AVENUE STATION Free in-store performance. Fri 4/5, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 336 S. Rte. 59, Naperville. 630-637-9700.

ARGUMENT Free in-store performance. Thu 4/4, 5 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

BEACH BOYS, STEVE MORRIS Fri 4/5, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS, JOHN EDDIE 18 & over show. Sat 4/6, 8:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

BIG WU, STRANGEFOLK 18 & over show. Fri 3/29, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

BLUE CARTOON Free in-store performance. Sun 4/7, 6 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

GREG BOERNER Free in-store performance. Fri 4/5, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

MICHAEL CARPENTER Free in-store performance. Thu 4/4, 6 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

CHURCHILLS Free in-store performance. Sat 4/6, 7 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

JIM COLE Free in-store performance. Sat 4/6, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

COLONY Free in-store performance. Sat 3/30, 6 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

CRASH INTO JUNE Free in-store performance. Sat 3/30, 5 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

DEL SOULS Free in-store performances. Fri 4/5, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1540 Golf, Schaumburg. 847-330-0031. Sat 4/6, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 3539 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-443-8160.

DYSLEXIUS CALUNDARIUS, SWITCHBLADE WENDY, DEATH MACHINE perform as part of the festival "Deus Ex Machina." Sat 3/30, 7 PM, Peter Jones Gallery, 1806 W. Cuyler. 773-472-6725.

HERB EIMERMAN Free in-store performance. Sat 4/6, 5 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

CYNDI ELLIOTT performs at a CD-release party for Thax Douglas; free admission. Sat 3/30, 7:30 PM, Quimby's Bookstore, 1854 W. North. 773-342-0910.

FIVE YEAR JACKET Fri 4/5, 9 PM, the House, 263 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb. 815-748-2880.

NELLY FURTADO, CITIZEN COPE All-ages show. Thu 4/4, 7:30, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

ALEJANDRA GUZMAN, KABAH, LUIS FONSI, KING CHANGO, ORO SOLIDO, DJS DIABLO & ALEX PEREZ perform at Viva Blast 2002; see Critic's Choice. Sat 3/30, 8 PM, the Odeum, 1033 N. Villa, Villa Park. 312-573-9400 or 312-559-1212.

HASKELS Free in-store performance. Fri 3/29, 5 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

RON HAWKING Tribute to Frank Sinatra. Wed 4/3 and Thu 4/4, 3 PM, Fri 4/5, 8 PM, Sat 4/6, 3 and 8 PM, and Sun 4/7, 3 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

CLIFF HILLIS Free in-store performance. Sat 4/6, 4 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

HIP NOZ Free in-store performance. Sat 4/6, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

JUST ADD WATER Free in-store performance. Sat 3/30, 4 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

JV, RUSSOUL, ANDREUS, RAMELLE, SEVEN & MARQSEVEN perform at the Chicago Talent Network Neo-Soul Showcase. Fri 4/5, 8 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-947-0600.

PAULA KELLEY Free in-store performance. Sun 4/7, 5 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

LIL' ROMEO Sat 4/6, 3 and 7 PM, New Regal Theater, 1665 E. 79th. 773-721-9301 or 312-559-1212.

LOGAN'S LOSS Free concert. Fri 4/5, 8 PM, Frick Center, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3230.

MICHAEL J. MILES ENSEMBLE with Jackie Allen & Glenda Zahra Baker, in a performance of America 1941: Songs, Literature, Politics. Sun 4/7, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MOON BOOT LOVER Free concert. Wed 4/3, 8 PM, Frick Center, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3230.

BOB MOULD, HER SPACE HOLIDAY All-ages shows (4/5 sold out); see Spot Check. Thu 4/4 and Fri 4/5, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

BOB MOULD Free in-store performance; see Spot Check. Fri 4/5, 5 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

NATIONAL DRAG Free in-store performance. Thu 4/4, 7 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

NO DOUBT, THE FAINT Sold out. Sat 4/6, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 773-561-9500 or 312-559-1212.

'NSYNC Thu 4/4 and Fri 4/5, 7:30 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

OH MY GOD Free in-store performance. Sat 3/30, 3 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

PATCHOULI Free in-store performance. Sat 3/30, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

PHAMOUS PHACES Free in-store performance. Mon 4/1, 7 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

PIPER DOWNS Free in-store performances. Fri 3/29, 4 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994. Sat 3/30, 2 PM, Tower Records, 383 Army Trail Rd., Bloomingdale. 630-582-2555.

POP LOLITA Free in-store performance. Mon 4/1, 6 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

PUDDLE OF MUDD, TRUST COMPANY, 30 SECONDS TO MARS Sold out. Sat 3/30, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

BONNIE RAITT Sold out. Thu 4/4, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

ELLEN ROSNER, CHICAGO DRAG KINGS, BETTI BLU & HER FABULOUS DRAG KINGS and others perform as part of Chicago Collegiate Pride Fest 2002. Sat 4/6, 6:30 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-413-9862.

CATHERINE SMITKO BAND Free concert. Fri 3/29, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

STARBALL Free in-store performance. Sun 4/7, 4 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

STRINGWOOD Free in-store performance. Fri 3/29, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

GRANT STROMBECK'S 5X5, DON PENTARO & THE APATHETICS perform as part of the festival "Deus Ex Machina." Fri 3/29, 7 PM, Peter Jones Gallery, 1806 W. Cuyler. 773-472-6725.

TELEPATHIC BUTTERFLIES Free in-store performance. Sun 3/31, 3 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

TESLA Thu 4/4, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

311, HOOBASTANK All-ages show; sold out. Thu 4/4, 7:30 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

CHRIS VON SNEIDERN Free in-store performance. Wed 4/3, 5 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

MARK WATSON BAND Free in-store performance. Sat 4/6, 6 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

ROB ZOMBIE, THE DAMNED, SINISSTAR All-ages show. Fri 4/5, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 3/29, 9 PM, Walkmen, Mazarin, AM/FM, Mezodigm (see Spot Check). Sat 3/30, 7:30 PM, International Pop Overthrow with Pranks, Rockfour, Green, Wes Hollywood Show, Colony, Irresponsibles, Just Add Water, Swizzlesticks. Wed 4/3, 7:30 PM, International Pop Overthrow with Soap Opera, the Tide, Kings, Rialto, John Boswell, Dave Rave, the Argument, Suitcase. Thu 4/4, 9 PM, Three Bad Jacks, Blue Moon Boys, Grandpa's .38. Fri 4/5, 7:30 PM, International Pop Overthrow with Elvis Brothers, Starbelly, Shazam, Terry Anderson, Bobby Sutliff, Cliff Hillis, General Store, Michael Carpenter. Sat 4/6, 1 PM, International Pop Overthrow with Violet Time, Cherry Blossom Clinic, Cells, Capitol Years, Bradburys, Shy Nobleman, Sketch Middle; 10 PM, Clem Snide, Stickman Jones, Kevin So. Sun 4/7, 9 PM, Giant Sand, Sally Timms. 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 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.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington, Barrington: Fridays, 9 PM, DJs spin. Wednesdays, 8 PM, A.C.E. open mike with Paul Allodi. Sat 4/6, 9 PM, Mr. Meyers. 847-381-8585.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 3/29, American Motherload, Pinch, Butterfat Mastermind, Stories for Boys. Sat 3/30, Mashers, Horrors, Last Vegas, Urinal Mints. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 4/2, Sun Head King, Jason Blake Band. Wed 4/3, Terminal Bliss, Leah Galyean Band. Thu 4/4, 7:30 PM, Bad Examples, Big Hello, M.O.T.O., Magnaphonic, Chris Von Sneidern, Love Candy, Graham Elvis, John McMullan. Fri 4/5, Holly Golightly, Greenhornes, Ponys. Sat 4/6, 7:30 PM, International Pop Overthrow with Supermint, Grip Weeds, Supremium, Sparklejets, Andersons, Hutch, the Stand, Barry Holdship Four. Sun 4/7, 7:30 PM, International Pop Overthrow with V90, Parallax Project, Beatifics, Kenny Howes, Einstein's Sister, Nice Guy Eddie, National Drag, Alva Star. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/29, Los Gatos Diablos, Powerknobs, Lone Assassins, Amorey's. Sat 3/30, Johnny Depp, Blue Sixteen, South Bay Bessie. Thu 4/4, Planck Length. Fri 4/5, Kneedrill, Gaskit, Klepto. Sat 4/6, 1000 Rubs, Mud Toys, Method 3. 773-384-0043.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/29, Neill Downe & the Altar Boys. Fri 4/5 and Sat 4/6, Frank D'Rone. 773-435-0130.

BIRD'S NEST 2500 N. Southport: No cover. Fridays, 9 PM, DJ Anacron. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open mike. 773-472-1502.

BLARNEY STONE 15400 S. Cicero, Oak Forest: Sat 4/6, 10 PM, Foam Rubber. 708-535-4800.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fri 3/29, 10 PM, Joe Lanasa Band. Sun 3/31, 9 PM, Devil Lounge. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Fri 4/5, 10 PM, Andersons. Sat 4/6, 10 PM, Church Dog & Tim Nagle. 312-226-6666.

BOOKERS BACKYARD 550 S. McClean, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 4/6, Lisa Tindell & Moonlit Candy. 847-697-7311.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 3/29, Mon 4/1, and Tue 4/2, Global Funk Council. Sat 3/30, Cedarcase. Sundays, 9:30 PM, "Grateful Dead jam night" with Terrapin Flyer. Fri 4/5 and Sat 4/6, Carlos Washington & Giant People. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 3/29, Undertoad. Sat 3/30, Tractor Boy. Wednesdays, open jam session hosted by Brother John. Fri 4/5, Autumn War, Space Potatoes. Sat 4/6, Serilian. 708-387-0050.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Fri 3/29, 7 PM, Jim Henning & James Wayman. Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Fri 4/5, 7 PM, Paul Allodi. Sat 4/6, 7 PM, DJ Paulie A. 847-550-1127.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/29, Abu. Fri 4/5, Evolution. 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 3/31, Amber Fairbanks, Chris MacCarthy. Sun 4/7, Leslie Hunt, Just Jayme, Hiroki Tamai & Joel Meister. 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 3/29, Weeds. Sat 3/30, 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: No cover. Fri 3/29, 10 PM, Phenoms, Mushuganas, Phantom Three. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 3/30, All Hat No Cattle. Wed 4/3, Torturing Elvis. Fri 4/5, Susanna & the Hollywoods. Sun 4/7, Soul Slipper. 773-384-2547.

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

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike for poets and musicians. 773-743-5650.

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

CLUB 950 2122 W. Lawrence: Thu 4/4, 9:30 PM, Black From the Dead, DJ Odd. 773-878-8241.

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

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/29, Thrifty Nickel, Umbrella, Scottish. Sat 3/30, Bucktown Players, Entrinzic, Dirty MF. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 4/5, Maggie Speaks, Barking Mad. Sat 4/6, Milkplow, Drawing a Blank. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 3/29, 10 PM, Knee Deep Shag, Studiotone. Sat 3/30, 10:30 PM, Quantum Leep, Boda Band. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 4/5, 10 PM, Schaffer Street, Dan Darrah Band. Sat 4/6, 10:30 PM, Waste, Genral Patton & His Privates. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 3/29, Underwater People. Sat 3/30, Mike & Joe. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Retro Russ spins music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 4/5, Mr. Blotto. Sat 4/6, Dan Darrah Band, Bryter. 847-541-4700.

CUCINA BELLA 1612 N. Sedgwick: Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Suzanne Petri. 312-274-1119.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Piano Bar and in the Cabaret Room. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 3/29, 8 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell; 10:30 PM, Suzanne Petri (tribute to Marlene Dietrich). Sat 3/30, 8 PM, Ronald Keaton; 10:30 PM, Stephen Rader. Mon 4/1, 8 PM, Pamela Sue Fox (tribute to Cole Porter). Thu 4/4, 8 PM, 3 Girls 3 perform music by Burt Bacharach & Hal David. Fri 4/5, 8 PM, Tracy Adams; 10:30 PM, Kevin So. Sat 4/6, 8 PM, Colleen McHugh. Sun 4/7, 8 PM, David Balsi. In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 8 PM, George Howe & Daryl Nitz. Saturdays, 8 PM, and Thursdays, 9 PM, Andrew Blenderman. Sundays and Mondays, 9 PM, George Howe. 773-278-1830.

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

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 3/31, DJ Mike Miller spins surf music. Mon 4/1, DJ Mark DeRosa spins punk rock. Tue 4/2, DJ Scot spins metal. Wed 4/3, DJs Matt & Lee spin hard country. Thu 4/4, DJs Kris, John & Ben spin mod. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 3/29, 10 PM, Antibalas (see Critic's Choice), Josh Deep. Sat 3/30, 10 PM, Liquid Soul. Sun 3/31, 8 PM, benefit for Zoe Spurgeon with Deals Gone Bad, Muchacha, Hustler, Ruben Waters Loves You, After Grace. Mon 4/1, 9 PM, Panic 12:52, Slantwise, Standing 8. Tue 4/2, 9 PM, Pound of Flesh, Escape From Earth, D'z Nutz. Wed 4/3, 9 PM, X-Seed, 029, Left Setter. Thu 4/4, 9 PM, Gelheads, Synge, Pinch. Fri 4/5, 10 PM, Ocean Blue, Hang Ups, Light FM. Sat 4/6, 10 PM, Pages, Box-o-Car, Wolcott, Lovelies. 773-489-3160.

DRAGONFLY 1206 N. State Parkway: Wednesdays, 10 PM, Bandoleros. 312-204-9991.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Fri 3/29, Bart Alonzo Group. Sat 3/30, Mooch. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 4/5, Underwater People. Sat 4/6, Naughty Boy Jack. 815-356-9980.

DUKE'S ROADHOUSE 6319 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/29, Chaser. Sat 3/30, Toby & the Tremors. Fri 4/5, Acid Overdrive. Sat 4/6, Takabite. 708-788-4065.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays (on two stages), 8 PM Sundays, 9 PM Mondays, and 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 3/29, Sofa King, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. Sat 3/30, Dogs Undecided, Urban Funk Ordinance. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Thu 4/4, Elevation (U2 tribute band). Fri 4/5, Wicked Garden, Drop. Sat 4/6, Catfight. Sun 4/7, Julie Dutchak & Dave Tamkin. 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Music at 9 PM. Sat 3/30, Son of Dad. 773-878-3343.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 3/29, Blue New World, Adam Wyle, Down the Line, Jason Tillery. Sat 3/30, Fly Williams, E-Mics, Moon Men, Dayna Malow. Sundays, Sumo. Mon 4/1, Perfume, Destinations Unknown. Tue 4/2, Meqqa, Courageous Rue, Frantic Appetite. Wed 4/3, Torchlily, Sober Dozi. Thursdays, MVP. Fri 4/5, Orson's Well, Bartley Fritsche, Dexter, Nectar. Sat 4/6, Drunken Monkeys, Number One Son, Voodoo Kings. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/29, Smalls. Sat 3/30, Eric McCabe & the Brian Lupo Band. Fri 4/5, Ripleys. Sat 4/6, Terata. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 3/29, 9 PM, Califone, Knife in the Water (see Spot Check), Miighty Flashlight, Mendoza Line. Sat 3/30, 10 PM, Tiny Hairs (see Spot Check), Ribbon Effect (see Spot Check), Lou Mallozzi & Michael Zerang. Mon 4/1, 9:30 PM, the Mooney Suzuki (see Critic's Choice), Dishes, White Outs. Tue 4/2, 9:30 PM, Mice Parade, Field Grade, Architecture. Thu 4/4, 9 PM, Shannon Wright (see Spot Check), Dressy Bessy, Deathray Davies, Kaito. Fri 4/5, 10 PM, TRS-80, K-Rad, Pal:ndrom. Sat 4/6, 10 PM, Hood, Pulseprogramming, Eternals, DJ Bob, DJ Dyber. Sun 4/7, 10 PM, Kid-606, Gold Chains, Lesser. 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 7:30 PM. Sat 4/6, Second Hand Poets. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 3/29, Tom Van Dorn. Fri 4/5, 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.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 3/29, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 847-593-2200.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: No cover. Fridays, 7 PM, open mike. Sat 3/30, 8 PM, Acoustic Duel. 630-922-9821.

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. Thursdays, 8 PM, dueling pianos. 630-416-3310.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 3/29, 6 PM, Honor System, Grabass Charlestons, Billy Reese Peters, Prosperity Wallet, Channel 43. Sat 3/30, 6 PM, Lawrence Arms, Yellowcard, Starting Line, Colossal; 10 PM, Loraxx, Quatre Tete, Vortis, Snails. Tue 4/2, 6 PM, Bongzilla, Lord Blasphemer, Bloody Tusk, Leval Blessing, Psycho Scapegoat. Wed 4/3, 7 PM, Pink & Brown, Flying Luttenbachers, X27, Service Anxiety, Mega-Mousse. Thu 4/4, 6 PM, Crush Story, Split-Habit, Northstar, Army of Freshmen, Brokedowns. Fri 4/5, 8 PM, Pele, An Automotive, Coptic Light, Kaito. Sat 4/6, 6 PM, River City Rebels, Boris the Sprinkler, Briefs, Manda & the Marbles; 10 PM, Rober-o-Cement, Mark 4, Grand Ulena, Sicbay, Vertonen, Brent Gutzeit. Sun 4/7, 5 PM, Cadaver Inc., Madcap, Dead & Gone, Otophobia, Sbitch, Systemic Infection. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 3/29, 9:30 PM, Stephen Bruton, Juleps. Tue 4/2, 8:30 PM, open stage hosted by Link Freeman with Hal Hixson. Fri 4/5, 9 PM, Reckless Kelly, Mary Cutrufello, Gary Stier. Sat 4/6, 10 PM, Christy McWilson with Dave Alvin, Scott McCaughey, Bobby Lloyd Hicks, Joe Terry & Rico Bell. 708-788-2118.

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

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Sat 4/6, CJ & Company. 847-821-1234.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Sat 3/30, 8:30 PM, Michael Strening Jr. 773-528-4033.

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 3/29, Hello Dave. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 4/5, Friends of Pete. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sat 3/30, Mormon Anti-Matter Choir. Wed 4/3, Pam Staron, Michele Coopersmith. Fri 4/5, Kym. Sat 4/6, Drubins, Wanderers, Nonetheless, Van Palicke, Sometimes Seven. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 3/29, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Jen Porter. Sat 3/30, 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 3/29, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Alex Tims. Sat 3/30, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, Alex Tims. Sun 3/31, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Alex Tims. 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, Alex Tims. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9:30 PM, Alex Tims. 773-348-1053.

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

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: Sundays, 9 PM, Jen Porter. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Little Roach. Wed 4/3, 9:30 PM, Painting Daisies (no cover). 773-871-4210.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 3/29, 9:30 PM, the Business. Sat 3/30, 10 PM, Groovepushers. 773-395-0066.

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 3/29, Beatnik Turtle, Ripley Caine. Sat 3/30, Carbon Four, Cycle Something, Regal Standard. Thu 4/4, Silent Treatment, Second Hand Poets. Fri 4/5, Bob's Yer Uncle, Brother Lowdown. 773-472-5139.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/29, Kimi Hayes Band, Piper Downs. Fri 4/5, Quantum Leep, Chrome. 312-943-2252.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Saturdays and Thursdays. Fridays, 9:30 PM, Apsaras Dreaming. 312-527-5600.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 3/29, Family of Souls. Sat 4/6, Michael Kelsey. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 3/29, 9:30 PM, Lesser Birds of Paradise, Settler, LAX. Sat 3/30, 10 PM, Wet 'n' Wild Dance Team DJ spins. Sun 3/31, 9 PM, Diane Izzo, Eleni Mandell (see Spot Check). Mon 4/1, 10 PM, Edward Burch & Leroy Bach (no cover). Wed 4/3, 10 PM, "Chicago's Finest Hour" with Split-habit, Last Drag, Dante's Voodoo Cabaret, Cased, Dodgeball. Thu 4/4, 9:30 PM, Currituck County, Animal Collective, Grimble Grumble, Perfect Teeth. Fri 4/5, 9:30 PM, benefit for WLUW with Butterfly Child, Settler, Steph Turner. Sat 4/6, 10 PM, Reckless Kelly; 12:30 AM, DJs Mary Nisi & Colleen McHale. Sun 4/7, 8 PM, "Burlesque Tartare" features "performances inspired by traditional and burlesque acts"; 10 PM, Japanize Elephants. 773-227-4433.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music after 9 PM; no cover. Thu 4/4, Jesus & the Devil, Silent Treatment. 773-348-0009.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/30, 56 Hope Road, 100% Spent. Sat 4/6, Blue Marvin Hacks. 773-929-0944.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Reggae, soca, punta, and soul music at 10 PM. Thursdays, open mike with the Shifters. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Wed 4/3, 8 PM, Women Weaving Wisdom Through Verses. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Maya. 773-486-4093.

HOULIHAN'S 56 Oakbrook Shopping Center, Oak Brook: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Thu 4/4, Paul McKinney & Eli Bennett. Fri 4/5, Dave Andersen Band. 630-573-0220.

HOULIHAN'S 125 Old Orchard Arcade, Skokie: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 4/3, Allan Dee. 847-674-5490.

HOULIHAN'S Woodfield Mall, 1901 Golf, Schaumburg: Wed 4/3, 9 PM, Jody Rech. 847-605-0002.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 3/29, 9 PM, Disco Biscuits, Paul Norman, Miss Biobooster. Sat 3/30, 9 PM, Disco Biscuits, Gabriel Palomo, Joseph Finn. Sun 3/31, 9 PM, Maceo Parker, J. Davis Trio. Mon 4/1, 7:30 PM, Chimaira, God Forbid, 36 Crazyfists, Diecast. Tue 4/2, 7:30 PM, Art Alexakis, Jason Narducy. Thu 4/4, 9 PM, Robert Bradley's Backwater Surprise, Bottle of Justus. Fri 4/5, 6:15 PM, Sparta, Thursday. Sat 4/6, 9 PM, Radiators, Seven Day Run. Sun 4/7, 6:30 PM, Reel Big Fish, Red Light Green Light. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar; no cover. Thu 4/4, 7:30 PM, DJ Chris King spins at a fashion show. 312-245-0333.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Sat 3/30, Fat Time. Sun 3/31, Aswah Greggori, Terisa Griffin, Feloney Davis, Redd, Kalaj, LaTocha Scott. Mondays, open mike. Tue 4/2, Voodoo Jones. Thu 4/4, Neo Soul. Sat 4/6, Andrea, Detour. 312-266-2400.

JD MUGGS 437 S. Addison Rd., Addison: Mondays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. 630-833-2570.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 3/29, Domestic Problems, Miles of Empty. Sat 3/30, Common Ground. Thursdays, Durty Lounge Lizards. Sat 4/6, Hairbanger's Ball. 312-337-3486.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Nicholas Barron. 773-477-3330.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/29, Heroes, Dazy Head Mazy. Sat 3/30, Underwater People, Matthew Moon Band. Thu 4/4, Argument. Fri 4/5, Supermint, Fin, the Tide. Sat 4/6, Then Again, Javier Mendoza Band. 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.

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

LONG ROOM 1612 W. Irving Park: Sundays, 10:30 PM, Nicholas Barron Galaxy 5. 773-665-4500.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 3/29, 10 PM, Marizen, Temple of Low Men. Sat 3/30, 10 PM, Milk Plow, Nectarine Knockout, V90. Tue 4/2, 8 PM, Autumn War, Convulsions (no cover). Thu 4/4, 9 PM, Jeff Freling, Sonic Voodoo (no cover). Fri 4/5, 10 PM, Primo, Bob Rising & the Suck City News Flash, Multivitamins. Sun 4/7, 10 PM, Heavy Mental (no cover). 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 3/29, 10 PM, Brother Brother, Ray's Music Exchange. Sat 3/30, 10 PM, Paul Kelly. Tue 4/2, 9 PM, Echosend, Karma, Paraplegic MC, Sol Azul. Wed 4/3, 9 PM, Kimo Williams & Kimotion with Vinnie Colaiuta. Thu 4/4, 9:30 PM, "Big C Jamboree" with Penthouse Playboys (no cover). Fri 4/5, 10 PM, Tony Levin Band. Sat 4/6, 8 PM, benefit for Crossroads Fund and Nuclear Energy Information Service with Tallulah, Jeff Tweedy, M. Fix, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/29, Cirrus Falcon. Sat 3/30, Roadhouse Dogs. Sat 4/6, Smalls. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/5, Luv. Sat 4/6, Tumbleweeds. 630-513-6300.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 3/29, 9 PM, Soul Asylum, Dovetail Joint, Pinch. Sat 3/30, 7 PM, Eels (see Spot Check). Sun 3/31, 6:30 PM, Primer 55, Step Kings, Switched, Buzzhorn. Tue 4/2, 6:30 PM, Andrew W.K., Lost Prophets, Apex Theory. Thu 4/4, 9 PM, Crash Poet, Colonel Stem, Elvi, Liftpoint. Fri 4/5, 9 PM, Tanya Donelly. Sat 4/6, 6:30 PM, Showoff, Eyeliners, Allister, Reunion Show; 11:30 PM, Bumpus, Urban Funk Ordinance. Sun 4/7, 6:30 PM, Forty Piece Choir, Sainte Chappelle, Absinthe Blind. 773-549-0203.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Thu 4/4, 9 PM, Old #8. Sat 4/6, 9 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.

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 3/29, My Cuntree, Analog Radio. Wednesdays, karaoke hosted by Teri Garcia. 773-486-7774.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 3/29, 5:30 PM, Steve & Liam (no cover); 10 PM, Katie Todd, Antje, Al Rose. Sat 3/30, 8 and 11 PM, music from Jesus Christ Superstar with Eddie Carlson, Amy Warren, Liam Davis, Steve Frisbie, Chris Cubberly, Sean Krill, Liz Conant, Jackson Wilson, Zack Cantor & others. Mon 4/1, 7:30 PM, International Pop Overthrow with Phamous Phaces, Wonderdrug, Snaggs, Relient K, Elms, Pages, Piper Downs, Pillbugs. Wed 4/3, 9 PM, Settler, Shy Nobleman. Fri 4/5, 10 PM, B-3 Bombers with Clyde Stubblefield, Buddha's Belly. Sat 4/6, 9 PM, Mabel Mabel, Claire Massey, Deb Montgomery. Sun 4/7, 8 PM, Andrew Calhoun. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 8 PM, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free. Sat 4/6, 8 PM, Kelan Phil Cohran. 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Fri 3/29, 10 PM, the Lust, NIL8, Milkplow. Sat 3/30, 10 PM, Fat Time, Gild. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Wed 4/3, 9 PM, Sidewalk Skolaz, Farm Crew, Garden Foundation, Third Islanders. Fri 4/5, 10 PM, Dorks, Faux Jean, Decals, Kickouts. Sat 4/6, 10 PM, Anne Harris, Ruben Waters Loves You, Melissa Rose Ziemer. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 4/5, 10 PM, Crash. 708-756-0600.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, Johnny Rome (no cover). 630-782-9091.

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

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln, De Kalb: Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Dave Tamkin & Jones Davis. 815-758-2715.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Wed 4/3, Adam. Thu 4/4, Phistine Verona, Eric Kmiec Quartet. Fri 4/5, Surf Zombies, Rotgut. 773-486-9862.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Thu 4/4, the Nod. 847-266-1313.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 4/6, Steve Roth, Nikki Alvarez. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 3/29, Matthew McBride. Sat 3/30, Jimmy Mac. Fri 4/5, Devlin & Dietel. Sat 4/6, Paul McKinney. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Sat 3/30, Holy Ghosts, Sweet JAP, Kill-a-Watts, All Night. Sun 3/31, Viza-Noir, Sicbay, Vaz. Mon 4/1, Static Films, Bergen Even, Cheree Jetton, Death Experts. Tue 4/2, Ruck La Rou, Tubuku, Much the Same, Josh Rock. Wed 4/3, Japanize Elephants, Monkeyboy. Thu 4/4, Lovelife, Turn Pale, Crimson Sweet. Sat 4/6, Like Young, Braves, Written in the Sand, S.T. Monroe. Sun 4/7, 10 PM, Flatus. 773-248-3093.

PUFFER'S 3356 S. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/30, Groovatron. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Steve V. 773-927-6073.

Q NIGHTLIFE 858 W. Ontario: Sundays, 7 PM, Soul Sanctuary, open mike, DJ Mike Flow (no cover). 312-409-7772.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 3/30, Broken Finger, Son of John Doe. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry La Croix. Wed 4/3, Rollerdome, Unibrow. 773-342-4738.

RACHEL'S CAFE & BOOKS 734 E. Schaumburg, Schaumburg: Coffeehouse plays music by Morrissey and the Smiths from 8:30 AM-5:30 PM. 847-310-9678.

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 3/29, 7:30 PM, International Pop Overthrow with Kevin Tihista's Red Terror, Doleful Lions, Brian Leach, Neilson Hubbard, Signalmen, Adam Schmitt. Sat 3/30, noon, International Pop Overthrow with Yuma House, Haskels, It's My Party, Starch Martins, Pipitone, Garden of Dreams, Kat Parsons, Rumors, Static Radio; 8:30 and 10:30 PM, Dolly Varden (see Spot Check), Waterloo. Sun 3/31, 7:30 PM, International Pop Overthrow with Telepathic Butterflies, Outrageous Cherry, Lackloves, Jigsaw Seen, Pop Lolita, Crash Into June, Goldstars, Abbeys. Tue 4/2, 7 PM, International Pop Overthrow with Millions, Ed James, Jeremy, Kevin Junior, Phil Angotti & the Idea, Ringles, Billy King, Glowfriends, Tom Hepburn. Wed 4/3, 9 PM, Frisbie, M's. Thu 4/4, 9 PM, Josh Rouse, Cash Brothers. Fri 4/5, 10:30 PM, Christy McWilson with Dave Alvin, Scott McCaughey, Bobby Lloyd Hicks, Joe Terry & Rico Bell. Sat 4/6, 10 PM, Mason Jennings, Cameron McGill. Sun 4/7, noon, International Pop Overthrow with Sneeze, Eric Howell & the Implants, Moviestar, Wendy Lp, Rich Cox Band, Family Jules, Herb Eimerman, Julian Leal; 8 PM, Mason Jennings, Steph Turner Overdrive, DJ Evil Vince. 773-525-2508.

SEAN KALEY'S 10900 Rte. 83, Lemont: Sat 4/6, 10 PM, Sponge, V90. 630-257-6383.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/30, Liquid Courage. Fri 4/5, Only Sons. Sat 4/6, Stevie Starlite. 630-372-2900.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Fri 3/29 and Sat 3/30, 10 PM, Jazzkammer (see Critic's Choice), TV Pow. 773-227-3617 or 312-666-0795.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/5, Stevie Starlite. 847-991-2150.

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

STREGA NONA 3747 N. Southport: Italian restaurant. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, Bob Burger-Zellinger (Frank Sinatra tribute), DJ Tito Renghini spins R&B. 773-244-0990.

T. PATRICK MURPHY'S 9953 Southwest Hwy., Oak Lawn: Music at 10 PM. Sat 4/6, Velocity. 630-495-1171.

TIME OUT WEST 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 4/6, Yabba Griffiths & Traxx. 630-213-1006.

TINY LOUNGE 1814 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, Nicholas Barron. 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 Tuesdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays and Mondays. Fri 3/29, Ellis, Raine. Sat 3/30, Fallen Angels, Hobo Junction. Sun 3/31, Josh Eden, Laura Boton, Julie Frost. Mondays, open mike hosted by Acousticman & Larry Silverman. Tue 4/2, Katie Todd. Wednesdays, C.H.A.T. music showcase. Thu 4/4, Settler, Stickman Jones. Fri 4/5, benefit for the Chicago Abused Women's Coalition with Antje, Ripley Caine, Summer Chance, Anne Harris, Aerin Tedesco, and Katie Todd. Sat 4/6, 6 PM, Danny Flannigan, Green Choby, Kennedys. Sun 4/7, Nicolette Manglos, Nomad Planets, Jen Porter. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/29, Zero to Nine, Superbig, Omegamen. Sat 3/30, Stylus, Bryter, Daily Bridge Club. Tuesdays, DJ Swayed spins glam. Wednesdays, rock 'n' roll karaoke. Fri 4/5, Hushdrops, Ness, Joypoppers, Sono. Sat 4/6, Hundo. 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.

VAUGHAN'S PUB 2917 N. Sheffield: No cover. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam with Anto & Tony C. 773-281-8188.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/29, Crash. 630-264-2739.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 3/29, Karmageddon. Saturdays, open stage. Fri 4/5, Jimbo Delta. 312-943-7815.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/30, Yabba Griffiths & Traxx. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/29, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Sat 3/30, Gizzae, Michael Black, Spiritual, Tony Big Red, Errol T. Sun 3/31, John Osborn, Junior Demus, Major Mackrel. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wed 4/3, DJ Field Marshal. Thu 4/4, Capoera. Fri 4/5, Baaro. Sat 4/6, Shado, New Flavor. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 8 PM on weeknights. Fri 3/29, Off Broadway, Helen's Promise. Sat 3/30, Urban Twang, Hillbillys From Space, John Brown & Sons of the Soil. Sun 3/31, 12:30 PM, International Pop Overthrow with Maggies, Van Go, Subversives, Heathrow, Oohs, Drysdales, Stickman, Analog Radio; 5:30 PM, Piper Downs. Mon 4/1, 7 PM, Ralph Covert. Wednesdays, Heartsfield. Thu 4/4, Saps. Fri 4/5, 1000 Vertical Feet, Groovatron, Lotus. Sat 4/6, 8 and 11 PM, Webb Wilder, Urban Twang. 773-929-1300.

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

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

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

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. Sundays, DJs Shon Dervis & A+ spin downtempo house, Latin, and rare groove. Thursdays, DJ Hello Kitty. 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 and Sundays through Tuesdays, 11 PM-5 AM Saturdays, and 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Greg Haus spins trance, acid house, and breakbeat. Saturdays, DJs Christopher Robin & John Jackson. Sundays, DJ Chester spins pop and alternative. Mondays, DJs spin synthpop, hardwave, and retro music. Tuesdays, DJ Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. Wednesdays, DJ Larissa. Thursdays, DJ Michael Serafini spins progressive house. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fri 3/29, DJ Rhythm, Steve Melvage. Saturdays, Steve Melvage. Sundays, DJ Lil' John, DJ Derrick Wize. Mondays, DJs Brian G. & BJAK. 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, DJ Andre Harris. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty spins hip-hop, R&B, and house. Wed 4/3, Danny the Wildchild, Bass by the Pound DJs spin jungle and drum 'n' bass. Thursdays, Synesthesia with live electro, techno, and IDM. 773-235-9100.

BIOLOGY BAR 1516 N. Fremont: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 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, DJ Pharris. Sat 4/6, DJ Chris Gin. 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. Fri 3/29, 8 PM, DJs spin hip-hop, house, and soul (benefit for Avon Three-Day Walkathon). 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 Tuesdays, 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, Danny the Wildchild, Evol & Lauren Flax spin drum 'n' bass. 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. Sat 3/30, DJ Abe. Wednesdays, Sacrilege with DJ Toast. Thu 4/4, Black From the Dead, DJ Odd. 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. 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 Thursdays 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. Fri 3/29, DJs John Curley, Walsh & Sommer, Mark Centennial & Antonio. 312-413-7000.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 4/1, 10 PM, "Play" with DJ Tom W. Foolery. 773-489-6457.

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 nightly, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays on three levels. Fridays, DJs Jay Funk, Env, Maurice Halsted, Miracle, Stix & Predator. Saturdays, DJ Legacy, DJ Twilite Tone, Mike Love & DJ Steele. Sundays, DJs Word & Mustafa Rocks spin hip-hop. Thursdays, DJ Sheldon spins hip-hop, R&B, and reggae, DJ Question spins jazz and R&B. 312-751-2900.

DRAGONFLY 1206 N. State Parkway: DJs spin after 10 PM Fridays through Sundays. Sundays, DJ Chris Gin (Sun 3/31 with Psycho Bitch). Wed 4/3, DJ Shaka 23, Splinter. 312-204-9991.

D'VINE 1950 W. North: Restaurant and wine bar. Fridays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Red Lox spins Middle Eastern dance music. 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: Sun 3/31, 9 PM, "Big Up!" DJs spin with Fila Brazillia, Damon Locks & Jacob Ross. 773-276-3600.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: DJs spin 7-11 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. Thursdays, DJ Cache 22 & DJ Real 1. 312-338-3788.

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

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

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. Mondays, DJs Dion & Jisz spin rock and soul. 773-252-4090.

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: DJs spin until 2 AM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, and until 3 AM Saturdays. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Little Roach. 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 Combs, Flipside & Vince Lawrence spin house and hip-hop. 312-587-8469.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Thursdays, 10 PM, Glenn Underground, Mr. A.L.I. 773-395-0066.

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

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Fridays, 9:30 PM, DJs spin electronic music. 773-271-4711.

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: DJs spin nightly until 2 AM. 773-394-2066.

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.

JOHN BARLEYCORN 3524 N. Clark: DJs spin after 10 PM upstairs. Fridays, DJ Frique & AM/PM. Saturdays, DJ Ben. Thursdays, DJ Flipside & Louie Louie. 773-549-6000.

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, DJ Madrid spins bebop, hip-hop, Brasilia, broken beat, and dub. 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 Gene Lopez spins hip-hop and house. Tuesdays, Uncle's Living Room (metal night). Wednesdays, DJ Johnny. 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, 10 PM, 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.

MINX 111 W. Hubbard: Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs Jesse de la Pena & A+ spin house, soul, Latin, and hip-hop. 312-928-2000.

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.

MYSTIQUE 157 W. Ontario: DJs spin after 10 PM. Saturdays, DJs World & Flipside. Sundays, DJs John Styles & Cache 22. Wednesdays, DJs Pharris, Mike Love & Phantom. 312-642-2582.

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 $#&@! spins industrial. 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. Fri 4/5, 9 PM, DJs Mixin' Marc, Erik K. & Fuel. 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, 2 AM, DJ Alo spins hip-hop and soul. Wednesdays, midnight, DJ Form. 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 Johnny Rumba spin salsa dura and tropical beats. 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. Fri 3/29, DJs Mood & Lady D. Sat 3/30, Hedkandi DJs Mark Doyle & Mike Van Loon spin. Wednesdays, DJ V. Thursdays, DJs Mood & Oscar McMillan. Fri 4/5, 10 PM, DJ Robbie D. 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. Fri 3/29, DJs Gene Hunt & David Duriez. Saturdays, DJs Twilite Tone, 33-1/3 & Steve Bravo. Mondays, DJs Mark Grant, Lego & Dave Britton. 773-278-1009.

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Sundays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 3/29, DJs Diz, Jesse de la Pena, Damien Johnson, Julius the Mad Thinker & Cedric spin house, R&B, hip-hop, reggae & dancehall. Sat 3/30, Christopher Lawrence, Chris Walsh & Chad Sommer, Hiroki & Mark Centennial. Sundays, Anthony Jones & Anthony Williams. Tuesdays, DJs Apocalypse & Psycho Bitch spin techno. Wed 4/3, Barry Weaver, DJs Johnny Chaos & Agent 47. Fri 4/5, Roy Davis Jr., DJs Diz, Jesse de la Pena, Damien Johnson, Julius the Mad Thinker & Cedric. 312-733-6699.

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

SAYAT NOVA 157 E. Ohio: Sat 3/30, 10:30 PM-4 AM, DJ Burak spins Arab & Spanish dance music with percussionist Takla. 773-381-7171.

SEANCHAI 2345 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM. Mondays, DJs Paul Norman, Mista Mashup & Liquid G-zus. 773-549-4444.

SINIBAR 1540 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM. Fridays, Tone B. Nimble & Mark Fullaflava spin rare groove, DJ JR spins hip-hop. Saturdays, Tone B. Nimble spins hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Mark Fullaflava spins breakbeat, disco, hip-hop, jazz, and soul. Mondays, DJs Felix & Julius the Mad Thinker spin house. Tuesdays, DJ Eddie "Moskito" Cruz spins salsa, boogaloo, merengue & samba. Wednesdays, DJs spin hip-hop. Thursdays, DJ BJAK spins electro, house, disco, R&B, and hip-hop. 773-278-7797.

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 Sadar, Lee Collins, Rusoul & Richie Rich spin disco, house, underground, funk, and soul; midnight-4 AM, DJs Tone B. Nimble, Norman Rockwell & Shon Dervis spin hip-hop, dancehall, house, and soul. Wednesdays, 7 PM-4 AM, DJ Hiroki spins house, hip-hop, and progressive. Thursdays, 11:30 PM-4 AM, DJs David Balquiedra, Steve Cadiz & Inbum spin house. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 3/29, Julius the Mad Thinker, Darrell Woodson. Sat 3/30, Dave Brock, Chris Gin. Mondays, 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. Fri 4/5, Andy Caldwell, Darrell Woodson. Sat 4/6, Justin Long, Alana. 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 PM-4 AM. Fridays, DJ Earl Pleasure spins trance and house. Saturdays, DJ Andrew Vonn spins hip-hop & house. Sundays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Tuesdays, DJ Andrew Vonn spins metal. Wednesdays, DJs spin hip-hop, trance, house, and progressive. Thursdays, DJs Andre Harris & Martin "Boogieman" Luna spin house. 312-587-8779.

SQUAREONE 1561 N. Milwaukee: Fridays, 9 PM-midnight, DJ Mellow Man spins house. Saturdays, 8 PM, Groove Distribution DJs spin broken beats and nu jazz; midnight-4 AM, guest DJs spin. Sundays, 9 AM-3:30 PM, DJ Stallion Love spins soul. Mondays, 10 PM-1 AM, DJ Papa G spins reggae and dub. Tuesdays, 8 PM, DJ Jesse de la Pena. Thursdays, 8-11 PM, DJ Felix spins house. 773-227-7111.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: DJs spin nightly in the Lounge after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Verb spins funk. Saturdays, DJ True spins funk. Sundays, DJ J.B. spins reggae, soul, hip-hop, and house. Mondays, open mike with Greg Golden. Tuesdays, DJs Artek, Norm, Mary Jane & Verb spin hip-hop. Wednesdays, Indigenous DJs spin electronica. Thursdays, DJ Minnesota Fabric spins rare groove. 773-278-6600.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Karlito. Saturdays, Refried Beats with the Mass Transit DJ Crew (no cover). Sundays, Form & DJ 8. Mondays, DJ Dan. Tuesdays, DJ Tom spins rock. Thursdays, DJs RB & Ronnie. 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.

VENUE 738 N. Clark: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Mark Fullaflava spins soul and hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ J. Honey spins soul and hip-hop. Mondays, DJ EN Green spins trance and breaks. 312-932-0202.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-266-2114.

VOODOO NIGHTCLUB 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin "high energy dance music" after 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays and after 9 PM Saturdays. Tuesdays, 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. Sundays, DJ Jesse de la Pena, DJ Uncle Milty. Fri 3/29, 11 PM, Miss Kittin & the Hacker, David Carretta, Ellen Allien (see Critic's Choice). 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

MIKE AGRANOFF, CHRIS McNAMARA Benefit for Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Sat 4/6, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-627-0171 or 630-964-4871.

FOREST VIEW EXPRESS Free in-store performance. Fri 4/5, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

HALF DAY BLUEGRASS BAND Free in-store performance. Fri 3/29, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999.

JULIAN KYTASTY bandura player. Thu 4/4, 7:30 PM, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago. 773-227-5522.

MIDWAY RAMBLERS CAJUN BAND Fri 4/5, 8 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 630-833-3515.

KAT PARSONS Free in-store performance. Sun 3/31, 5 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

DAVE ROHBOCK Free in-store performance. Sat 4/6, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 161 Weber, Bolingbrook. 630-771-9560.

MICHAEL SMITH, ERIC LUGOSCH Sat 4/6, 8 PM, Ridge Academy, 2501 W. 103rd. 773-779-7059.

KEN WALDMAN Sat 4/6, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

folk & country

clubs

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sat 3/30, 10 PM, Lone Star State. Sun 4/7, 7 PM, Hillbilly Roundup with Kent Rose & the Haunted Hearts. 312-226-6666.

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 3/30, 8:30 PM, Urban Djin. Sat 4/6, 8:30 PM, Urban Djin; 10 PM, Clodhoppers, Ellie Mays. 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 3/29, 9:30 PM, Gerard Haughey. Sat 3/30, 10 PM, Allan Dee. Sun 3/31, 4-7 PM, Celtic supper with dancing to the music of John Dillon.

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM on weekends. Fri 3/29, David Dunne & Blackwater. Sat 3/30, Gan Bua. Sundays, 4-8 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. 773-473-5263.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 4/5, Burren Ceili Band. Sat 4/6, Switchback. 773-282-7035.

FITZERS PUB Fitzpatrick Chicago Hotel, 166 E. Superior: Sundays, 4 PM, Anish. Thursdays, 6 PM, Morgan. 312-787-6000.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Thu 4/4, 8:30 PM, Tish Hinojosa. Sat 4/6, 7 PM, Ellis Paul. 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar. Fri 4/5, 8 PM, Cornmeal, Tacit Hands. 847-821-1234.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 4/6, Cooper, Nelson & Early. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. 773-489-5471.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Sat 3/30, 10 PM, Lush Budgett. 773-465-8005.

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Fri 3/29 and Tue 4/2, 9:30 PM, Gareth Woods. Sat 3/30, 10 PM, DJ Marcus. Sundays, 3-6 PM, traditional Irish jam session; 8 PM, Gareth Woods. Wed 4/3, 9 PM, T.J. Dennis. 773-883-0304.

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

IRISH EYES 2519 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 8 PM, Irish and American traditional, folk, and country open stage hosted by Eamonn Knuff (sign-up at 7 PM; no cover). 773-348-9548.

IRISH OAK PUB 3511 N. Clark: Sat 4/6, 9:30 PM, Baal Tinne. 773-935-6669.

JINX 1928 W. Division: Sundays, 8 PM, John Hasbrouck. 773-645-3667.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Sat 3/30, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 4/1, 9 PM, Gan Bua (no cover). 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/5, Salthill Mines. 630-941-7100.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sat 3/30, 8 PM, John Hasbrouck, Joel Paterson. 773-743-3355.

PEGGY KINNANE'S 8 N. Vail, Arlington Heights: Irish pub and restaurant with popular and traditional music at 9:15 PM on Fridays and Saturdays. Sundays, 1-4 PM, traditional Irish session (no cover). 847-577-7733.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Thu 4/4, Sag Valley Boys. 773-342-4738.

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Thu 4/4, 9 PM, Josh Rouse, Cash Brothers. Fri 4/5, 7:30 PM, Richard Buckner, Che Arthur. Sat 4/6, 7 PM, Don Conoscenti, Graves. 773-525-2508.

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

SHANNON'S LANDING 192nd & Burnham, Lansing: Fri 3/29, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 708-895-6919.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 3/29, Women of the Heartland. 630-969-9720.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

CHICAGO BLUE ANGELS Free in-store performance. Sat 3/30, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1468.

GOSPEL OPEN MIKE hosted by Dr. Groove. Sat 3/30 and Sat 4/6, 3 PM, Room at the Cross Church, 1432 W. 87th. 773-881-8883.

B.B. KING, BOBBY "BLUE" BLAND, KOKO TAYLOR & HER BLUES MACHINE Fri 3/29 and Sat 3/30, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

CLAYTON MILLER BLUES BAND Free concert. Thu 4/4, 9:30 PM, Student Union Commons, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5291.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY GOSPEL CHOIR under the direction of Rollo Dilworth. Sat 4/6, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-4890.

FRANK RAVEN BAND Free in-store performance. Fri 3/29, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1540 Golf, Schaumburg. 847-330-0031.

WOOD & WIRES Free in-store performance. Fri 4/5, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1660 Randall, Geneva. 630-262-8747.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 3/29, 9 PM, Dave Specter Quartet. 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. Tue 4/2, Willie Kent & the Gents. 773-734-0491.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/29 and Sat 3/30, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Mon 4/1, Grana Louise Band. Tue 4/2, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang with Zora Young. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays and Fri 4/5 and Sat 4/6, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/29 and Sat 3/30, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 4/2, John Primer Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Nellie Travis. Fri 4/5 and Sat 4/6, 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 9:30 PM. Fri 3/29, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Sat 3/30, Howard Scott & the World Band with Little Johnny Johnson. Sun 3/31, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Mon 4/1, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 4/2, Chico Banks. Wed 4/3, pro jam hosted by Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted. Thu 4/4, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Fri 4/5 and Sat 4/6, Dion Payton & the 43rd Street Blues Band. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Thursdays, 9 PM, Ruby Harris. Sun 4/7, noon, Eric Noden. 312-226-6666.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/29, 5:30 PM, Joe Moss; 9:30 PM, Guitar Shorty, Roger Hurricane Wilson. Sat 3/30, 6:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 10 PM, Otis Rush, Chicago Blues Angels. Mon 4/1, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 4/2, Percy Strothers. Wed 4/3, Dave Specter. Thu 4/4, Otis Taylor (see Critic's Choice). Fri 4/5, 5 PM, Nick Moss; 9:30 PM, Anson Funderburgh & Sam Myers, Mojo & the Boogie Man. Sat

4/6, 6 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 10 PM, Smokin' Joe Kubeck, Toronzo & Cannonball Express. Sun 4/7, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. 312-427-0333.

BUZZ BENKOWSKI'S CORNER BAR Rte. 83 and Lake, Grayslake: Mondays, 7:30 PM, open jam hosted by King Robinson & the Housewreckers. 847-223-8958.

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

CARTON'S LOUNGE 21 E. Chestnut: Fridays, midnight, Bobby Holiday. 312-664-5512.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 3/29 and Sat 3/30, JoJo Murray & the Top Flight Blues Band. 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 3/29, Big Al & the Heavyweights. Sat 3/30, Eddie C. Campbell. Fri 4/5, Howard & the White Boys. Sat 4/6, Holmes Brothers. 630-513-0074.

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 3/29 and Sat 3/30, Biff & the Waybacks. Fri 4/5, Jimmy Burns Band. Sat 4/6, Dave Specter Trio. 847-605-9900.

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

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 3/30, 10 PM, Holmes Brothers. 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 3/30, Ronnie Baker Brooks. Sat 4/6, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. 630-416-4898.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Tuesdays, open jam with Fish & the Bluefins. 773-489-5471.

GUESS WHO'S WATER HOLE 3800 W. Ohio: Fridays, 10 PM, Johnny B. Moore. 773-638-1240.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 3/30, 9:30 PM, Steepwater Band. Tue 4/2, 8:30 PM, Biscuit & the Mix (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Joe Moss (no cover). Sat 4/6, 9:30 PM, Jimmy Burns Band. 708-484-3610.

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

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Fri 3/29, Pete Special. Sat 3/30, Chicago Playboys. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 4/2, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Wed 4/3, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/29, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. 312-266-2400.

J.D. BATTS 12237 Western, Blue Island: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/30, "Chicago All-Star Blues Revue" with Judy Noa, Johnny Cosgrove, R.P. Michaels, Patrick Doody, Peaches Staten, Joe Jammer, Nathalie Drasse, Tony "Cash" Caccitolo, Tony Ferraro, Mike Gibb, Jimmy Kenny, Bill McFarland & the Chicago Horns, Hank Ford, and Kenny Anderson. 708-389-7810.

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: Music at 8:30 PM. Sundays, Masheen Co. Band. 708-547-1456.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 4/6, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 630-752-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 3/29 and Sat 3/30, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. 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 4/4, Percy Strother (live radio broadcast). Fri 4/5 and Sat 4/6, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. 773-477-4646.

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.

LUCIA'S 504 Dixie Hwy., Chicago Heights: Saturdays, 9 PM, Crumar & friends with Mac "Jay" Jordan. 708-756-2327.

MAXWELL STREET UPTOWN POLISH SAUSAGE RESTAURANT 4429 N. Broadway: Saturdays, noon-3 PM, Frank Scott Jr. & friends. 773-989-4569.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Music at 9 PM. Sat 3/30, Penthouse Playboys. Fri 4/5, 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 3/30, Dave Specter. 773-252-1155.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sat 3/30, 8 PM, John Hasbrouck, Joel Paterson. 773-743-3355.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 3/30, Vini & the Demons. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Tue 4/2, 8:30 PM, Yoko Noge Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 3/29, Matthew Skoller Quartet. Sat 3/30, Mansfield Blues Band. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 3/29, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. Sat 3/30, J.B. Ritchie. Wed 4/3, Rockin' Johnny. Fri 4/5, Savoy Brown. Sat 4/6, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. 815-477-0340.

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

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 3/29 and Sat 3/30, Jimmy Burns. Sundays, noon, gospel brunch; 10 PM, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue (no cover). Thu 4/4, Lil' Ed's Basement Blues. Fri 4/5 and Sat 4/6, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 773-645-5200.

RINGSIDE 1122 W. Devon, Elk Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 4/6, Howard & the White Boys. 847-895-9444.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM on Saturdays. Fri 3/29 and Sat 3/30, Jody Williams. Tuesdays and Fri 4/5 and Sat 4/6, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thursdays, pro jam hosted by Eddie Taylor Jr. with Ariyo. 773-342-0452.

7TH HEAVEN CAFE 4904 W. Oakton, Skokie: Sat 4/6, 8 PM, Neil Rose Band. 847-329-0478.

7313 CLUB 7313 S. Halsted: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, Killer Ray & the WJ Band. Saturdays, Fred Johnson & the Checkmates with Pee Wee Madison. 773-723-0592.

THE SHACK 20886 W. Park, Mundelein: Fri 3/29, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 847-566-7000.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Sat 4/6, Studebaker John & the Hawks. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 3/29, Eddie Taylor Jr. Band. Sat 3/30, Scotty & the Bad Boys. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Fri 4/5, Felix & the Cats with Elmo Bliss. Sat 4/6, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

jazz

concerts

JANICE BORLA, ART DAVIS, MARK COLBY, JOHN McLEAN, FRANK CARUSO, DAVE MARR & JACK MOUSE Fri 4/5, 8 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-7469.

TODD BOYCE Free in-store performance. Fri 3/29, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

CALTERA SCHOOL OF JAZZ Free in-store performance. Sun 4/7, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

CLAUDIA QUINTET See Critic's Choice; free admission. Wed 4/3, 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

KURT ELLING Free concert and discussion. Wed 4/3, 12:15 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4850.

EQUINOX 5 Free in-store performance. Fri 4/5, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

JOHNNY FRIGO QUARTET Sun 4/7, 6 PM, Bethany Lutheran Church, 235 Lundy Lane, Leland. 815-495-4431.

MARNIE GLASER QUARTET with Dennis Luxion, Nick Tountas, and Rusty Jones performs jazz vespers. Sun 4/7, 7:30 PM, Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 8450 Shermer, Niles. 847-965-8210.

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA with Larry O'Brien and Kevin Sheehan. Fri 4/5, 2 and 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300 or 312-902-1500.

STEVEN HASHIMOTO QUARTET Free concert. Mon 4/1, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MICHAEL KOCOUR & JOEL SPENCER Tribute to Thelonious Monk. Thu 4/4, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441.

PETER LERNER TRIO Free in-store performance. Fri 3/29, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

MICHAEL J. MILES ENSEMBLE with Jackie Allen & Glenda Zahra Baker, in a performance of America 1941: Songs, Literature, Politics. Sun 4/7, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MOONLIGHTERS Big-band dance concert. Wed 4/3, 7:30 PM, Courtyard Banquets, Rte. 59 and Rte. 56, Warrenville. 630-717-1711.

NEW TRIER HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ GROUP Free concert. Thu 4/4, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBO, JOHN ROOTHAAN TRIO Thu 4/4, 7:30 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

JOANIE PALLATTO & SPARROW with John E. Magnan & Alejo Poveda. Fri 4/5, 7 PM, Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 W. Adams. 312-466-9473.

MICHAEL ROSS TRIO Free concert. Wed 4/3, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SUENOS Free concert. Tue 4/2, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SY BOUNDS JAZZ CAFE Free in-store performance. Mon 4/1, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

ZVONIMIR TOT & NICK TOUNTAS Free concert. Mon 4/1, 8 PM, recital hall, School of Music, Northern Illinois University, 425 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb. 815-753-1551.

DAVID YOUNG & FRIENDS Fri 3/29 and Sat 3/30, 9:30 PM, Elastic Revolution Productions, 3030 W. Cortland. 773-862-3616.

jazz

clubs

AMBASSADOR 7050 W. Belmont: Restaurant and bar. Thursdays, 8 PM, Steve Zuterek with Ron Brown, Paul Bata, and Deborah Kelly. 773-286-9337.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 3/29, noon, Franz Jackson, Tom Hope, Sonny Turner, Wayne Jones & Dan Delorenzo; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 3/30, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Alejo Poveda Sextet. 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 4/3, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thu 4/4, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith/Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 4/5, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Wayne Jones & Doug Hayes; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 4/6, noon, Bloom School of Jazz; 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Everett Green Quintet. 312-642-6805.

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

BACINO'S 15256 S. La Grange, Orland Park: Fridays, 8 PM, Ray Bailey Trio. 708-403-1919.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/29 and Sat 3/30, Detour. Sun 3/31, Christopher's Project. Mon 4/1, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Tue 4/2 through Thu 4/4, Detour. Fri 4/5 and Sat 4/6, Nick Colionne. 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 4/3, Ron Smith Duo. 630-406-0008.

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

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/29, Bradley Williams & His 21st Century Review (preceded by dance lessons at 7:30 PM). 773-384-8600.

BROWN ROOM 7150 S. Exchange: Cafe with live jazz; no cover. Sat 3/30, 2-4 PM, Room Service Jazz Ensemble with Mike Donaby, Thaddeus Gaines, Robert Wilkens & Marcus Burks. 773-731-9801.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 3/29, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Thu 4/4, Barclay 3. 773-384-2547.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Sat 3/30, 9 PM, double bassist Jason Roebke with dancer Ayako Kato in a program called "Art Union Humanscape." 773-463-0158.

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant. Fridays, 6-9 PM, Libby York. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 3/29, 9 PM, Bob Centano & Spider Saloff. Sat 3/30, 9 PM, Segue. Sun 3/31, 2 PM, Judy Roberts. 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. 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: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Toscanellie "Lady T." Marcelain (no cover). 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: Sat 3/30, 10 PM, Tiny Hairs (see Spot Check), Ribbon Effect (see Spot Check), Lou Mallozzi & Michael Zerang. Wed 4/3, 9:30 PM, Maestros (see Critic's Choice). 773-276-3600.

ENTRE NOUS Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Restaurant with music at 6:30 PM; no cover. Fri 3/29, Elaine Dame. 312-565-7997.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Thu 4/4, WesBound Trane. 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 7:30 PM. Sat 3/30, Trio du Jour. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Sat 3/30, Ron Smith & the Lamplighters. Sat 4/6, Trio du Jour. 630-435-5288.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 4/6, Equinox 5. 630-922-9821.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Wed 4/3, 8 PM, Brienn Perry Orchestra. Sun 4/7, 6 PM, Chicago Jazz Orchestra. 708-788-2118.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Fridays, 9:30 PM, Quiet Storm with Ishma Durah & Nate Griffin. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Left Bank Playboys. 773-528-4033.

FOUNDRY Music Tuesdays through Saturdays upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar, 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: No cover. Thu 4/4, 7:30 PM, Mark Colby Duo. Fri 4/5, 8:30 PM, Mark O'Connor Trio. Sat 4/6, 8:30 PM, Barry Winograd Trio. 630-978-2088.

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

FUTUREWORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli with music at 8 PM. Sat 3/30, Edwin Daugherty & Rod Gipson. 773-256-1570.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 4/1, Ron Cooper. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM on Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Fri 3/29, Upbeat Trio with Chris Siebold. Sat 3/30, Steve Evans Quartet. 773-262-5767.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tue 4/2, 9 PM, Conjunto. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 3/29, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 3/30, 8 PM, Terry Callier & Beyond; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 3/31, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Terry Callier & Beyond. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 4/5,

5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Willie Pickens Quintet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 4/6, 8 PM, Willie Pickens Quintet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 4/7, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisers Group. 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.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 3/29, 9 PM, 8 Bold Souls, Reginald Robinson. Sat 3/30, 9 PM, Chicago Quintet with Roscoe Mitchell, Fred Anderson, Harrison Bankhead, Ari Brown & Vincent Davis. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM. Thursdays, open mike with Soul People. 773-486-4093.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 3/31, Triage. Sun 4/7, Dave McDonnell & Dylan Ryan, Aram Shelton & Jonathan Crawford. 773-935-2118.

JACARANDA 3608 W. 26th: Fri 3/29, 10 PM, James Sanders & Conjunto. 773-521-0095.

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

JAMADA 241 Lake, Bloomingdale: Thursdays, 7 PM, Airborne (no cover). 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 3/29 through Sun 3/31, Charles McPherson Quartet. Mon 4/1, 8 PM, William Russo & the Chicago Jazz Ensemble. Tue 4/2 through Sun 4/7, Ira Sullivan Quartet (see Critic's Choice). 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology. Sundays, Sonny Turner Quintet. Mondays, Kelly Brand. Tuesdays, Ken Chaney. 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: Sundays, noon, Tim Green Trio. Mondays, 8:30 PM, George Fludas, Dennis Carroll, Dan Trudell & Scott Burns. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Wed 4/3, 8 PM, Bobby Broom & Matt Pinizotto. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach Quartet. Fri 4/5, 9:30 PM, Taku Akiyama Quartet. 773-348-7592.

LEOPARD LOUNGE 1645 W. Cortland: Tue 4/2, 10 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-862-7877.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Wed 4/3, 9 PM, Matt Ross & the Renegades, Mark Maxwell. 773-871-3757.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Sundays, 5:30 PM, Scott Holman (no cover). 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM, and Mondays, 5 PM, Scott Holman (no cover). 847-952-8755.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 8:30 PM, Bobby Broom Trio. 773-404-9494.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Fri 3/29, 9 PM, Jeff Marx Trio. Wed 4/3, 7 PM, Airborne. 630-446-4001.

MR. B'S Ramada Inn, 300 Frontage, Burr Ridge. Sundays, 5-8 PM, Leon Keyes Jr. & Phriends. 630-325-2900.

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 4/6, Barclay 3. 773-252-1155.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Sketches in Blue (no cover). 630-782-9091.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 3/29 and Sat 3/30, Jesper Thilo Quintet. Mon 4/1, Michelle Thomas Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Thursdays, Jeff Parker Trio. Fri 4/5 and Sat 4/6, Guaranteed Swahili. 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: Music at 9:30 PM. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. 773-486-9862.

PLAVA LAGUNA 2610 W. Peterson: Music after 8 PM. Sundays, Emilie Conway Trio. 773-465-1483.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Fri 3/29, 6 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Tito Carillo Quartet. Sat 3/30, 9 PM, Corky McClerkin Quartet. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wed 4/3, 8:30 PM, Peter Lerner Trio. Thu 4/4, 8:30 PM, Los Hombres Perdidos. Fri 4/5, 6 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Brienn Perry Quartet. Sat 4/6, 9 PM, Gephart Long Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sun 3/31, 8 PM, "Singer Spotlight" with Gerald McClendon, Dina Joy Byrd, Eugenia Elliott, and Tamara Anderson. Tue 4/2, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Wed 4/3, Keith Scott Trio. Fri 4/5, Frank Portolese Trio. Sat 4/6, Edwin Daugherty Quartet, Carl Davis Band. 847-266-1313.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 3/29, Equinox 5. Sundays, open jam hosted by Jeremy Callner Trio. Tue 4/2, Todd Boyce Quartet. Fri 4/5, Q-Blue. 773-342-4738.

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

7TH HEAVEN CAFE 4904 W. Oakton, Skokie: Fridays, 9 PM, Justin Kramer Trio. Sat 3/30, 8 PM, Rubato Jazz Ensemble. 847-329-0478.

SHEBEAN KING BOHEMIAN CAFE 6501 S. Saint Lawrence: Fri 3/29, 8 PM, Ancestral Resurrection Ensemble. 312-263-1649.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Fri 3/29 and Sat 3/30, 10 PM, Jazzkammer (see Critic's Choice), TV Pow. 773-227-3617 or 312-666-0795.

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

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Tuesdays, 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). Wednesdays, 8 PM, open mike with the Ancestral Resurrection Ensemble (call 312-263-1649 for more information). 773-377-5004, ext. 2228.

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

STEVIE B'S 1401 N. Ashland: Fridays, 7 PM, Take Two. Saturdays, 7 PM, reggae/jazz saxophonist Byrd. Sundays, 6 PM, double guitarist Scott Stenten. 773-486-7427.

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Thu 4/4, 9 PM, Brian Dibblee's Design Flaw, Keefe Jackson's Project Project. 773-862-3616.

TRATTORIA LUIGI'S 154 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Fridays, 9 PM, Frank Lamphere Trio (no cover). 847-991-7006.

TRE'S 1528 E. 63rd: Restaurant. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM and midnight, Oscar Brown Jr. & Maggie Brown. 773-794-4408.

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 3/29 and Sat 3/30, Thurman Barker Quartet. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Thu 4/4, Denise La Grassa Trio. Fri 4/5, Leslie Byers & the Jazz Cats. Sat 4/6, Rez Abbasi/Christian Howe Quartet. 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.

VILLA KULA 4518 N. Lincoln: Tearoom and cafe features jazz pianists. Fridays, 6:30 PM, Eric Lugosch. 773-728-3114.

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

international

concerts

CHEVERE WITH HOWARD LEVY, BOOMSHAKA perform with a robot designed by Dan Kluk of the Laboratory for Intelligent Mechanical Systems at Northwestern University's annual Rite of Spring concert. Sat 4/6, 8 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

CUBANISMO, CASOLANDO All-ages show. Wed 4/3, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

ELIEZER & EL COMBO DE LAS ESTRELLAS performs as part of the museum's "First Fridays" reception. Fri 4/5, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

IRENE FARRERA & VENEZUELA VIVA ENSEMBLE Wed 4/3, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

ALEJANDRA GUZMAN, KABAH, LUIS FONSI, KING CHANGO, ORO SOLIDO, DJS DIABLO & ALEX PEREZ perform at Viva Blast 2002; see Critic's Choice. Sat 3/30, 8 PM, Odeum, 1033 N. Villa, Villa Park. 312-573-9400 or 312-559-1212.

JULIAN KYTASTY bandura player. Thu 4/4, 7:30 PM, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago. 773-227-5522.

PANCHO SANCHEZ Fri 4/5, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

international

clubs

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 4/5, 10 PM, Ydnac. 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 4/6, 9:30 PM, Angel Melendez y Su Orquesta Arallue, Carpacho y Su Super Combo, DJ El Papichulo (preceded by Latin dance lessons at 9 PM). 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Wed 4/3, 9 PM, Pancho Sanchez, Cabaret Diosa. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 4/6, 9:30 PM, Rembetika with Andreas Georgas, Niko Panomitros, Andreas Kalamoundas & Niko Lambrinites. 773-348-7592.

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Sun 3/31, 7 PM, accordionist Robert Cruz-Orofino performs French musette music. 773-489-9554.

LUNA MEXICANA 3565 W. Fullerton: Thursdays, 8 PM, Latin jazz and salsa with Yorumba (no cover). 773-252-1639.

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. Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM, Tribus Futuras performs Andean music; 10:30 PM, open mike. 773-545-7022.

PLAVA LAGUNA 2610 W. Peterson: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Bosnian folk music. 773-465-1483.

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.

classical

ACCESSIBLE CONTEMPORARY MUSIC in a free program (Boustead, Assad, Velat, Torruella, Kang, Berger, Vohs, Takagi, Hamilton). Sat 4/6, 8 PM, Curtiss Hall, Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan. 773-528-0233.

JAMES BAUR guitar, performs early Spanish music at a reception preceding a 6 PM lecture by Fred Donner on medieval Spain. Wed 4/3, 5:30 PM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. 312-255-3510.

SEAN BENNETT piano (Bizet, Chopin, D. Scarlatti, Mendelssohn, Liszt, Gluck, and others). Sat 3/30, 7 PM, the Beautiful Sound piano showroom, County Line Square, 120 Burr Ridge Pkwy., Burr Ridge. 630-325-9999.

BART BERMAN performs piano music of Schubert in a free recital. Thu 4/4, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1050 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

BOWEN PARK OPERA COMPANY performs Gian Carlo Menotti's The Old Maid and the Thief and The Telephone. Fri 4/5 and Sat 4/6, 8 PM, and Sun 4/7, 3 PM, Jack Benny Center for the Arts, 39 Jack Benny Dr., Waukegan. 847-360-4740.

CHAMPAGNE PLAYERS (Dohnanyi and others). Sun 3/31, 2:30 PM, Fermilab, Kirk and Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS in a free concert (Ewazen, Grondahl, Martin). Mon 4/1, 7:30 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094, 312-744-6630, or 312-346-3278.

CHICAGO COLLEGE OF PERFORMING ARTS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Squires conducts a free concert (Mozart, Brahms, Britten). Thu 4/4, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-2239.

CHICAGO ENSEMBLE (Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky). Sun 4/7, 3 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 312-409-9677.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY CHAMBER PLAYERS (Heiden, Thomas, Mozart). Sun 4/7, 2 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 3/29, 1:30 PM, Sat 3/30, 8 PM, and Tue 4/2, 7:30 PM, William Eddins, conductor, with cellist Lynn Harrell (Rossini, Lutoslawski, Rimsky-Korsakov). See Critic's Choice. Thu 4/4 through Sat 4/6, 8 PM, Zubin Mehta, conductor, with violinist Nikolaj Znaider (Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Beethoven). "Pre-concert conversations" take place one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with guitarist Brian Torosian in a free concert (Rossini, Rodrigo, Schumann). Sun 4/7, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 847-604-6776, 312-341-1521, or 312-346-3278.

CUBE (O'Leary, Maresca, Kruisbink, Campodonico, Boulez, Maderna, De Marez Oyens, Skalkottos, Heller, Gerhard). Fri 4/5, 7:30 PM, Sherwood Conservatory of Music, 1312 S. Michigan. 312-554-1133.

EAST MEETS WEST MUSIC ARTS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Fengshi Yang conducts a program of "Chinese and modern music for traditional and western instruments." Sun 4/7, 3:30 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-357-6714.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson, conductor, with soprano Ollie Watts Davis (Mozart, R. Strauss, Mussorgsky/Ravel). Fri 4/5, 8:30 PM, Sat 4/6, 8 PM, and Sun 4/7, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Theatre, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

EMERSON STRING QUARTET, KALICHSTEIN-LAREDO-ROBINSON TRIO Sat 4/6, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

FINE ARTS QUARTET (Haydn, Elgar, Mendelssohn). Sat 4/6, 7:30 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-445-8955.

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF EVANSTON CHANCEL CHOIR with others in a religious service (Handel, Dirksen). Sun 3/31, 10 AM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 847-864-8332.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MORNING CHOIR in a Good Friday religious service (Poulenc, Lotti, Monteverdi, Victoria, and others). Fri 3/29, 7:30 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH RECITALS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 4/5, 12:10 PM, cellist Jennifer Fay Miyahira and pianist Fumiko Tokunaga Jensen (Bach, Haydn, Dvorak, Paganini, Massenet). 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

FULCRUM POINT with soprano Tony Arnold and narrator Studs Terkel in a program of new music (Schoenfeld, Sellars, Weill, and others). Sat 4/6, 7:30 PM, School of the Art Institute, 280 S. Columbus. 773-722-5463.

LORI ANN FULLER soprano, with pianist Kit Bridges in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Schumann, Debussy, Weill). Wed 4/3, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

FAREED HAQUE AND BRIAN TOROSIAN guitars (Corelli and others). Wed 4/3, 7:30 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-5909.

HARPER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Frank Winkler, conductor, with cellist Anthony Porter and guitarist Steven Suvada (Glazunov, Giuliani, Schubert). Sat 4/6, 7:30 PM, Building J Theatre, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

HOLLAND-AMERICA MUSIC SOCIETY COMPETITION Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston: Sat 4/6, 3 PM, viola finals; 8 PM, cello finals. Sun 4/7, 3 PM, winners concert. 847-467-4000.

MARIA VITTORIA JEDLOWSKI guitar, in a free concert (Campodonico, Maresca, Peyrot, Linnemann, Kruisbrink, Obrovska, Misurell-Mitchell, Westerberg, Ginther). Sun 4/7, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

NEWBERRY CONSORT features soprano Ellen Hargis in "The Courtesan's Voice in the Time of Machiavelli" (Verdelot and others). Fri 4/5, 8 PM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. 312-255-3700.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY GUITAR ENSEMBLE (Bach, Weber, Brouwer, and others). Mon 4/1, 7:30 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-5909.

NORTHSHORE CONCERT BAND Mallory Thompson, conductor, with soprano Greta Pope and l'Harmonie de la Croix Valmer (Fontana, Lopez, Husa, and others). Sun 4/7, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-965-6544.

NORTHWEST CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA STRING QUARTET in a free concert. Sun 4/7, 3 PM, north campus, Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett. 773-481-8143.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY OPERA WORKSHOP (Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro). Sat 4/6, 7:30 PM, and Sun 4/7, 3 PM, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

JEFFREY SIEGEL piano, in a lecture-concert (Bartok, Prokofiev, Barber, Bernstein). Fri 4/5, 7:30 PM (with preconcert lecture at 2 PM), Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

BRIAN TOROSIAN, JANE KENAS-HELLER, IRWIN HELLER, AND STEVE ZIVIN guitar, voice, clarinet, and piano (Paganini, Rodrigo, Bach, Britten, and others). Tue 4/2, 1:40 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-5909.

WILLIAM WARFIELD baritone, with pianist Jeffrey Panko (Gershwin, Copland, Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Kern). Fri 4/5, 7:30 PM, Glenview United Methodist Church, 727 Harlem, Glenview. 847-475-4819.

RICHARD WEBSTER organ. Sun 4/7, 5 PM, Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston. 847-475-3630, ext. 49.

fairs & festivals

OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC ALL-NIGHT PARTY features continuous music in various rooms from Sat 3/30, 6 PM, to Sun 3/31, 6 AM, at Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln: 6 PM, "Leadbelly singalong" with Mark Dvorak & friends, Midway Ramblers Cajun Band, Tania Fel; 6:45 PM, Greg Cahill & friends; 7 PM, Wilson Avenue; 7:05 PM, "Rat Pack singalong" with Jonathan Gross; 8:10 PM, Jackie Allen; 9:30 PM, Robbie Fulks, Aerin Tedesco, Antje, Upsy Daisy, Ben Porter, Graves, Covered in Honey & others; 9:50 PM, Musical Theater Ensemble; 10 PM, Ted Parrish & Lenny Marsh; 12:15 AM, B.L.T.; 1 AM, Will Sims & Chris Winters; 1:45 AM, E.E.; 2:45 AM, Karma Sutra; 3:45 AM, Lush Budgett with Susana Pineda. Program also includes workshops and open jams. 773-728-6000.

miscellaneous

ALLEGHANY HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR Free concert. Fri 4/5, 1 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

LAURIE BERKNER Children's concert. Sun 4/7, noon, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

BIG SMITH performs percussion as part of Chicago Collegiate Pride Fest 2002. Sat 4/6, 4:30 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-413-9862.

WILLIE L. CARTER, KENNETH P. CARTER & COSMO Free children's concert. Sat 4/6, 2 PM, Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S. Halsted. 312-747-6915.

CHEVERE WITH HOWARD LEVY, BOOMSHAKA perform with a robot designed by Dan Kluk of the Laboratory for Intelligent Mechanical Systems at Northwestern University's annual Rite of Spring concert. Sat 4/6, 8 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

CHICAGO FIL-AM CHOIR Sun 3/31, 10 AM, Lakeview Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2318 W. Roscoe. 773-742-8871.

EDISON MIDDLE SCHOOL CONCERT & JAZZ BANDS Free concert. Fri 4/5, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 3/31, 7 PM, "Uptown Poetry Slam" with Sterling Plumpp & Pete Crawford. 773-878-5552.

ELLA JENKINS Free children's concert. Sat 3/30, 10 AM, Third Unitarian Church, 301 N. Mayfield. 773-626-9385.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Tuesdays, 8 PM, music and spoken word with the Men's Art Forum. 773-348-7592.

KENWOOD ACADEMY CONCERT CHOIR Sun 4/7, 3:45 PM, Lilydale First Baptist Church, 649 W. 113th. 773-928-0507.

RAMSEY HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT BAND in a free concert. Fri 3/29, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SWANTON HIGH SCHOOL BAND Free concert. Thu 4/4, 1 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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