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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

ANITA BAKER Fri 12/27 and Sat 12/28, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

IRENE BEDARD & DENI Tue 12/31, 9 PM, American Indian Center, 1630 W. Wilson. 773-275-5871.

BoDEANS, VIOLENT FEMMES, NICHOLAS TREMULIS ORCHESTRA Tue 12/31, 8 PM, Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-836-4299 or 312-559-1212.

TRENT CARLINI Elvis tribute. Sat 1/4, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

CATFIGHT, DJ JERNELL GERONIMO, DJ ARTY, BAM BAM BUDDHA Tue 12/31, 9 PM-2 AM, Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton. 312-226-2088.

RALPH COVERT & FRIENDS Free admission. Fri 1/3, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CREED Sun 12/29, 7:15 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

DARK STAR ORCHESTRA 18 & over. Sun 12/29, 8:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

DJ TOBIAS spins as part of the MCA's "First Fridays" reception. Fri 1/3, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

ELVIS BIRTHDAY TRIBTE with Shawn Klush, Justin Shandor, Rivington Station, Ryan Pelton, DJ Fontana. Sat 1/4, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

HELLO DAVE Tue 12/31, 8 PM, Simpson Theatre, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-665-7600 or 312-559-1212.

FRANCE JEAN-BAPTISTE Free concert. Fri 12/27, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SANDY LUCAS & LENNY MARSH Free holiday concert celebrates Kwanza. Fri 12/27, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MR. BLOTTO, SOMETHING FOR JOEY, SEVEN DAY RUN Tue 12/31, 8 PM-3 AM, Rainbo Roller Rink, 4836 N. Clark. 312-644-6446.

MOE. Sold out. Mon 12/30, 8:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

MOE., BIG WU 18 & over. Tue 12/31, 8 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 773-561-9500 or 312-559-1212.

MUSIC FROM THE BASEMENT Free in-store performances. Fri 12/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111. Fri 1/3, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800. Sat 1/4, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

MUSIC WITH MEANING 3 with Addie, Greg Smith, Billy, Brandon Weatherbee, Fetor, Anthony Rayson, Brent, Dave; free admission. Fri 12/27, 8 PM, Quimby's Bookstore, 1854 W. North. 773-342-0910.

PATRICIA MUSKER performs "Roxy Bellows & Friends." Fri 12/27 and Sat 12/28, 9 PM, Noble Fool Theater, 16 W. Randolph. 312-726-1156.

NELLY & THE ST. LUNATICS, B2K, MUSIQ, LL COOL J, SYLEENA JOHNSON, IMX, TEE-JAY 3 See Critic's Choice. Sun 12/29, 6 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

PERFUME, LOGIC OF ELLIOT, HALOS FOR MARTYRS, TRE LOGIC & OTHERS Tue 12/31, 6 PM-6 AM, Transmission Gallery, 840 W. Washington. 312-563-0900.

RHYTHM CITY perform at the "New Year's Eve Party of the Year." Tue 12/31, 8 PM-2 AM, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 S. King Dr. 312-528-4137.

SMITHEREENS, MISSING PERSONS, ENUFF Z'NUFF with DJ Eric Ross & DJ Slow Ride. Tue 12/31, 8 PM-2 AM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-644-6446.

STARSTRUCK, ADD, FETOR, SPITALFIELD, VANILLA VILLAGE VILLAINS, SPLIT-HABIT, REZEEW, FALLOUT BOY, EPSIN, KICKBALL, STANCE, HAMMERHEAD SHARKS, SWITCHBLADE ROMANCE, 5 DAYS LATE Sat 12/28, 2:30 PM, Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake, Oak Park. 708-848-5860.

UMPHREY'S McGEE Mon 12/30, 6:30 PM (all-ages) and Tue 12/31, 8:30 PM (18 & over), the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

WESLEY WALKER Fri 12/27 and Sat 12/28, 10:30 PM, Trap Door Theatre, 1655 W. Cortland. 773-384-0494.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 12/27, 9 PM, Mr. Blotto. Sat 12/28, 10 PM, Freakwater, Dolly Varden, Zincs. Tue 12/31, 10 PM, Bottle Rockets, Robbie Fulks, Devil in a Woodpile. Fri 1/3, 10 PM, Turnerjoy, Morris Minors, Finneus. Sat 1/4, 10 PM, Riptones, Bottletones, Gin Palace Jesters, Slick 57. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJs spin until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Breeze. Saturdays, DJ Double J. Tue 12/31 and Thursdays, DJ Rhythm. 312-337-4349.

ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: DJs spin until 1 AM Tuesdays through Thursdays and Saturdays, until 2 AM Fridays. Fridays, DJs Lou Dogg, Mike G. & Pat B. Saturdays and Tue 12/31, DJ Pat B. Thursdays, DJ Marty B. 815-356-6000.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Music at 5:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Speed, DJ Smurf, DJ M-Pulse. Saturdays and Tue 12/31, DJ M-Pulse. Tuesdays, DJ Rockstar. Thursdays, DJ Mike Z. 847-397-3100.

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

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9 PM. In the Music Room: Fri 12/27, Yabba Griffiths & Traxx. Sat 12/28, Heartsfield. Fri 1/3, Aswah Greggori & the Enforcers. Sat 1/4, Jon Moony & friends. In the Piano Bar: Fri 12/27 and Sat 12/28, Alan Gresik. 847-381-8585.

THE BASSMENT 6057 N. California: Sundays, 4-7 PM, open mike for turntables, spoken word, and poetry. 773-764-2277.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 12/27, Andre Williams & the Sadies (see Spot Check), Hot Machines, Tears. Sat 12/28, Peel, Beatnik Turtle, Chinchilla Fury. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 12/31, Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire, Kevin O'Donnell's Quality Six, Pedal Steel Transmission. Thu 1/2, Voodoo Pilot, Extra Credit Assignment, Bizarro. Fri 1/3, Dry County, Woodrows, Alan Trammell Band. Sat 1/4, Big Buildings, Treason Brothers, Arbo, Dials. Sun 1/5, Empyrean, Celestial Static. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 12/27, First Name Basis, Pam Staron. Sat 12/28, Dan Dominiak, Kelly Kruse, Dana Okon, Bill Anderson. Mondays, 8 PM-2 AM, DJs Sadar & Richie Rich spin disco, rare grooves, and underground. Thu 1/2, Buzzfuzzter, Red Wigglers, Iconoclast. Fri 1/3, Free Raine, Simple Frustration. Sat 1/4, Michael Moushon. 773-384-0043.

BINNY'S BEVERAGE DEPOT 3000 N. Clark: Saturdays, 1-5 PM, and Wednesdays, 3-7 PM, pianist Jeff Manuel. 773-935-9400.

BLACK BEETLE 2532 W. Chicago: Saturdays, 10 PM-3 AM, DJ Pickle & Company. Wednesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, the Captain spins rock. 773-384-0701.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 12/27, 6 PM, Moda (all-ages); 10 PM, Beer Nuts, Peelers. Sat 12/28, 5 PM, Audible Campaign, Knifey Spooney, Musket Arm (all-ages); 9 PM, Box-o-Car, Cells, Light FM, Lovelies (18 & over). Tue 12/31, Underwater People, Rockaway Cobra. Fri 1/3, Kameron Fry, Infrasonics, Extra Credit Assignment. Sat 1/4, A.D.D., Swidden, Project 44 (18 & over). 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 12/27, Brothers & Sisters. Sat 12/28, Cedarcase, Stickfight, Rockin' Billy. Sundays, Terrapin Flyer. Tue 12/31, 1000 Vertical Ft. Wednesdays, Cornmeal. Fri 1/3, Harmony Riley. Sat 1/4, Freespace. 773-384-8600.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music after 7 PM. Fri 12/27, Chris Michaels Band. Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike. Fri 1/3, 7 PM, Greg Greer. 847-550-1127.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: DJs spin after 8 PM. Tue 12/31, DJ Sux. Wednesdays, DJ Pat B. Thursdays, DJs Pat B., Mike G. & Rockstar. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 12/28, JT & the Clouds. Tue 12/31, 9:30 PM, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes (food donation requested). Fri 1/3, Torturing Elvis. Sat 1/4, Susanna & the Hollywoods. 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: Tue 12/31, 8 PM, "The Edge" comedy, variety, and music showcase with Chubby Nothin' & the Bone (all-ages). 773-743-5650.

CLEARWATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Music at 9 PM. Thu 1/2, Gypsi Fari. 847-836-8820.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and rock music 8 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Sundays, DJ Carrie Monster. Tue 12/31, DJs Chuck & Lauree. Wed 1/1, DJs Norah & Jay. 773-489-0379.

COCOABEAN EXPRESSIONS 7007 N. Glenwood: Saturdays, 9 PM, One Voice open mike for music, comedy, spoken word, and poetry. 773-274-6057.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Sundays and Wednesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJ Shockwave spins reggae. 312-341-9787.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 12/27, Celestial Static, Smuggling Molasses, Shampoobah. Sat 12/28, Joe Jacob, Joe Griffin. Tue 12/31, Hat Guys. Wednesdays, open mike. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays and Tue 12/31, DJ Scotty Mix. Sat 12/28, JP & the Cats. Sat 1/4, the Mix, DJ Lou Dogg. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 12/27, 9:30 PM, Domestic Problems, Karma Tease. Sat 12/28, 10 PM, Maggie Speaks, Free Winona, Dry County. Sun 12/29, 7 and 10 PM, Ronnie Laws & the Laws Family. Tue 12/31, 10 PM, Lovehammers, Strain Busy Sky. Thu 1/2, 25-50, New Mutants. Fri 1/3, Malpractice, My Left Arm, Yes Men. Sat 1/4, Joe Bigsley, Roscoe Plush, Bryter, Resolve, Matt Hoffer. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 12/27, Maggie Speaks. Sat 12/28, Hello Dave, Ingram Hill. Tue 12/31, Mike & Joe. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 1/3, Jostelen Weed. Sat 1/4, Michael McDermott, Strain Busy Sky. 847-541-4700.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 12/30, 10 PM-4 AM, Brian L. (no cover). 773-489-6457.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Cabaret Room and the Piano Bar. In the Cabaret Room: Sat 12/28, 8 PM, Aaron Short. Tue 12/31, 6, 8, and 10:30 PM, Hollis Resnik. Sun 1/5, 7 PM, Kate Loitz. In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 5 PM, Gwen Pippen; 7:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann. Saturdays, 5 PM, Gwen Pippen; 8 PM, Daryl Nitz & George Howe. Sundays, 8 PM, and Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 PM, George Howe. Thursdays, 9 PM, Andrew Blendermann. 773-278-1830.

DEJA VU 2624 N. Lincoln: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, DJs Ed Vantage & Johnny Price. Tue 12/31 and Wednesdays, DJ Ed Vantage. Thursdays, 10 PM, Bandoleros, DJ Ed Vantage. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 12/29, DJs Mike & Cory spin music by Alex Chilton. Mon 12/30, DJ Chris S. spins punk. Tue 12/31, 8 PM-2 AM, Horizontal Action spin punk and rock. Wed 1/1, DJs Matt & Lee spin country & western. Thu 1/2, DJs John & Ben spin mod. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 12/27, 8 PM, Thunderwing, Escape From Earth, Drive, Last Vegas, F.O.S., Withdrawal, Leroy Fix, Dante's Voodoo Cabaret, Cyclones, Roman Meal (benefit for Gary Kessler). Sat 12/28, 10 PM, Old #8, Siderunners. Tue 12/31, 10 PM, Liquid Soul. Thu 1/2, 9 PM, Lifeblood, Flathead Fillups, Spindle, Pinch. Fri 1/3, 9 PM, Lucius Warbaby, VD6, Yer Mother's Lovers, Homage Sun, Logic of Elliot. Sat 1/4, 10 PM, Unsane, Nerves, Keelhaul. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 12/27, Catfight. Sat 12/28, Voices. Tue 12/31, Modern Day Romeo, Nobody. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 1/3, X-Side. Sat 1/4, Spiraldig. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays (on two stages), 8:30 PM Sundays, 9 PM Mondays, and 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 12/27, Quantum Leep, Mixed Emotions, Paul Allodi. Sat 12/28, Rubber. Mondays, A.C.E. open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tue 12/31, Local H. Thu 1/2, Catfight. Fri 1/3, King Solomon's Grave, Dave Tamkin & the PPC, Paul Allodi. Sat 1/4, Pat McCurdy. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/27, Anyway, Down the Line, Easy Tiger, Gayle Ritt. Sat 12/28, Pat DiNizio, Jason Tillery, Dylan Nelson. Sundays, Sumo. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 12/27, 10 PM, Frogs, New Constitution, the Countdown (see Spot Check). Sat 12/28, 10 PM, Waxwings, the Go, Magnus. Sun 12/29, 9:30 PM, Starlister, Like Young, Comsomol Diaries; 10 PM, "Big Up" with Josh Abrams, Jacob Ross, Fred Wells (upstairs). Mon 12/30, 9 PM, Atomly, Emotional Joystick, Floid Matrix, 800 Million. Tue 12/31, 9 PM, !!!, Out Hud (see Critic's Choice), Handclap, Cheeseburger. Thu 1/2, 10 PM, Makers, Stag Party. Fri 1/3, 10 PM, Mid-States, La Makita Soma, High Strung. Sat 1/4, 10 PM, Combo #3. Sun 1/5, 9:30 PM, Single Unit. 773-276-3600.

ETHIO CAFE 3462 N. Clark: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Nguzo & the Groovement. Thursdays, 9 PM, Saba's Speakeasy: music and poetry open mike and open turntables. 773-929-8300.

ETHIOPIAN DIAMOND 6120 N. Broadway: Fridays, 7 PM, Kelan Phil Cohran. 773-338-6100.

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM; DJ Daddy Lester spins Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays. Fri 12/27, Dub Dis. Sat 12/28, Rasta Kelly. Sundays, Indika. Tue 12/31, Bunny Jackson, Marvelous, Danny Silk, Carl Brown, Devon Brown, Indika. Wed 1/1, Devon Brown. Thu 1/2, RSB. 773-348-3998.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly. Sundays, DJs spin metal and industrial. Mondays, DJs spin punk rock. 773-395-2700.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: DJs spin after 8 PM. Saturdays, Thursdays, and Tue 12/31, DJ Ryan Hagen. Wednesdays, DJ Richie Rich. 847-587-9677.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM Thursdays, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 12/27, JP & the Cats. Sat 12/28, Kato & the Houseboys. Tue 12/31, X-Side, DJs Zauz & Lime. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. Thu 1/2, Mike Kinney. Sat 1/4, Chaser. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, open jam with Hambone. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fridays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Tim Trojanowski. 630-922-9821.

FEATURES BAR & GRILL 10 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music in Club Mamalu; no cover. Fridays, 9:30 PM, Michael 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 at 7 PM. Fri 12/27, Limpwrist, Punch in the Face, I Attack, Los Jodidos. Sat 12/28, 5 PM, Retro Morning, Backdrop, Why Intercept?; 10 PM, Phenoms, Methadones, the Itch. Sun 12/29, 7 PM, Kill Pill, Tora Tora Torrance, While They Slept, Kid Eternal. Mon 12/30, Morningside Drive, Black Tie Affair, Stance, Espin12. Thu 1/2, Red Hot Valentines, Everybody Uh-Oh, Absinthe Blind, Blackouts. Fri 1/3, Dutchmen, Mexican Cheerleader, Holy Ghosts, Paper Bullets. Sat 1/4, Owen, Lesser Birds of Paradise, Bob Nanna, Geese. Sun 1/5, Lovely Little Girls, Japanese Karaoke Afterlife Experiment, My Name Is Rar-Rar, Trin Tran. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 12/28, 10 PM, Cathy Richardson Band. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Saturdays, 11 PM, DJs spin. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Steve Z sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. 773-348-6000.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 12/27, the Flat. Sat 12/28, Bamboo Grove, Seven Day Run. Tue 12/31, Crazy Diamond (Pink Floyd tribute). 847-821-1234.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 8 PM, Jack Crofoot. 773-528-4033.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Zion & Brian Paul spin (upstairs). Sat 12/28, Biff & the Waybacks. 630-963-2739.

4-PLAY 3517 N. Clark: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Mike Ritchie. 773-929-4000.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays through Sundays and Tuesdays, DJ JC. Mondays, DJ Chris B spins punk and alternative. 773-248-3330.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 12/27, Rocky Galati, Genral Patton & His Privates. Sat 12/28, Babykage, Apartment, Sazitre. Mon 12/30, Michael Carlos. Tue 12/31, Genral Patton & His Privates, Rotgut, Astropop. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 12/27, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Saturdays, 10 PM, David Petro & Russ Long. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 12/30, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Jeremy Rill & Beckie Menzie. Tue 12/31 and Wed 1/1, 9 PM, Kathryn Payne. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 12/27, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Beckie Menzie. Sat 12/28, 7:30 PM, Tricia Grennan & George Howe; 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sundays, 6 PM, Honey West & James Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Jennifer Crivellone & Bill Underwood. Mon 12/30, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tue 12/31, 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Wed 1/1, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. 773-348-1053.

GIN MILL 2462 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. 773-549-3232.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 1800 N. Clybourn: Thursdays, 9 PM, local music showcase and open stage (no cover). 312-915-0071.

GRANDPA'S PLACE 1868 Prairie, Glenview: Fridays, 6 PM, Frank Raven & Jim Desmond. 847-724-1390.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Jack Straw. Thursdays, 10 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM. Fri 12/27, Nomad Planets, Urban Twang. Tue 12/31, New Duncan Imperials, Jesters. Thursdays, Can-Ky-Ree. Sat 1/4, David Singer, Andrew Morgan, Katie Todd. 773-472-5139.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, Karlos G., Deejay Cease & Jesse de la Pena spin hip-hop, R&B, soul, reggae, and house. Saturdays, 11 PM-5AM, DJ Swank, Matt Warren. Thursdays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJ Fabian. 312-527-5600.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sun 12/29, 9 PM, Todd Lieberman. Tue 12/31, 9 PM, Aswah Greggori & the Enforcers. Wednesdays, 10 PM, open mike. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 12/27, 10 PM, Junior, Spankenstein, Wehrle. Sat 12/28, 10 PM, Puerto Muerto, Randy Wilson, High Tea, Jon Langford & Sally Timms. Fri 1/3, 10 PM, Ashtray Boy, Card Catalog, CQ. Sat 1/4, 12:30 AM, DJ Woodsy. Sun 1/5, 9 PM, Rotational Solos, Duos, and Trios with Tim Barnes, Chris Corsano & Glenn Kotche. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 12/27, Deals Gone Bad, Kungfuzi. Sat 12/28, Remedy, Shooting Blanks. Fri 1/3, Hoochie Suit, Stellas. Sat 1/4, Segway, Blind Rhino, Chris Long. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 12/29, 9 PM, "Better Days" with Donnie (see Critic's Choice), Twilite Tone. Mon 12/30, 8 PM, Soul Cypher Sessions hosted by B. Cole, Phat Mike & Triple Black. Fri 1/3, Surrealist Soul Party hosted by Griffin Rodriguez with Orso, Royce, Roctopus, Blackbirds, Michael Columbia & others. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Thursdays, spoken word and music open mike with Soul People. 773-486-4093.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/27 and Sat 12/28, Rusted Root (sold out). Sun 12/29, 6:30 PM, American Head Charge, Crash Poet, Drop (all-ages). Tue 12/31, Goo Goo Dolls, Alice Peacock, Luce (sold out). Fri 1/3, Bottle of Justus, Why Store (18 & over). Sat 1/4, Gregg Allman & friends, Strangefolk. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Tue 12/31, 9:30 PM, Pharcyde, J. Davis Trio. 312-923-2000.

HOWL AT THE MOON 26 W. Hubbard: Dueling baby-grand piano players lead a sing-along at 5:45 PM Fridays, 6:45 PM Saturdays, and 7:45 PM Sundays through Thursdays (Tue 12/31 at 6 PM). 312-863-7427.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Tue 12/31, 9 PM, Lakeside, Carl Weathersby, Julian's Ride. 312-266-2400.

JAVA OASIS 2240 S. Michigan: Tuesdays, 7 PM, People's Vocal Reactionary Liberation Movement hosted by Danny Devine & discopoet Khari B. 312-328-1216.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 12/27 and Sat 12/28, Mike & Joe, Tuck Pence (Sat 12/28 with Wayne Healy Band). Tue 12/31, 9 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. Thu 1/2, No Lessons. Fri 1/3, Deuces Wild. 312-337-3486.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-477-3330.

KNOCKOUTS 325 N. Jefferson: Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Kelly Williams. 312-648-0100.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Rhythm. Sundays, Thursdays, and Tue 12/31, DJ Johnny Price. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Janelle's Three, DJ Johnny Price. 312-337-2583.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Sundays, Machine Gun Etiquette DJs spin old school punk and glam. Mondays, Mike O'Connell. Tue 12/31, DJ Polish Sausage. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-384-1040.

LION HEAD PUB & THE APARTMENT 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin upstairs 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays; no cover. Fridays and Thursdays, DJ Mach 1. Tue 12/31, DJ Mach 1, DJ EKG. Saturdays, DJ Structure. 773-348-5100.

LITHIUM 1124 W. Belmont: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs spin Top 40 and soul. Wednesdays, DJs spin hip-hop. Thursdays, DJs spin jazz. 773-477-6513.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 12/27, 10 PM, Redneck Exorcist, P-Lander Z, Jabs. Sat 12/28, 8 PM, Fallen Angels, Wingnuts, Courtesy Fade, Steepwater Band (benefit for the Fairygodmother Foundation). Tue 12/31, 10 PM, Stripped for Parts. Thu 1/2, 9 PM, Sonic Voodoo, Molasses. Fri 1/3, 10 PM, American Dream, TV Savage, Urinal Mints, Tension Wire. Sat 1/4, 10 PM, Barajas, Ghettobillies. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 12/27, 9:30 PM, Changes, Smushies, RANA, Brian Lovely (see Spot Check). Tue 12/31, 9 PM, Funkadesi. Thu 1/2, 9:30 PM, Big C Jamboree (no cover). Fri 1/3, 10 PM, Tributasaurus (Traffic tribute). Sat 1/4, 9:30 PM, On a Sun, Ruben Waters Loves You, Alphabet. 773-404-9494.

MELANGE BLUE 2809 Butterfield, Oak Brook: Restaurant and tapas bar; no cover. Fridays, 4:30 PM-1 AM, DJs spin. Saturdays, 5:30 PM, Steve Blair & the Melange Blue Band; 8:30 PM-2 AM, DJs spin. 630-571-3600.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 12/27, 6:30 PM, Lucky Boys Confusion (see Spot Check), Knockout, Amazing Transparent Man, Drawing a Blank (sold out). Sat 12/28, 6:30 PM, Lucky Boys Confusion (see Spot Check), 15 Minutes Late, Fertility, 504 Plan (sold out). Sun 12/29, 6:30 PM, Macabre (see Spot Check), Fleshgrind, Psycho Scapegoat, Contraption 7 (all-ages). Tue 12/31, 9 PM, Flaming Lips, Wheat (sold out). Thu 1/2, 6:30 PM, the Dog & Everything, Swizzle Tree, Split Habit, Pomeroy (all-ages). Fri 1/3, 7 PM, J-Live, El Da Sensei, Djinji Brown, Diverse, Dug Infinite & Bamski, DJs Kico & Tone B. Nimble (all-ages). Sat 1/4, 5:30 PM, Mustard Plug, Deals Gone Bad, Dan Potthast, First Grade Crush, Corey Dixon & the Zvooks, Fallout, DJ Chuck Wren (all-ages). Sun 1/5, 6:30 PM, Garden of Dreams, Whimsical, Jupiter Blue, Neptune Crush (all-ages). 773-549-0203.

MICKEY FINN'S 412 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Music at 10 PM. Fri 12/27, Pat McDonald. 847-362-6688.

MIKE DITKA'S Tremont Hotel, 100 E. Chestnut: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 PM, and Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, John Vincent (tribute to Frank Sinatra). 312-587-8989.

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

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE & SPORTS BAR 6727 N. Olmsted: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Marty B. Tue 12/31, DJ Zanman. 773-631-1223.

MOXIE'S 3517 N. Clark: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Love in a Box (no cover). 773-935-6694.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 12/27, 9 PM, DJ Blair Mitch & friends. Sat 12/28, 8:30 PM, Steve Carver & friends. Sun 12/29, 7:30 PM, Los Osos Scandalosos, Lucky Ned Peppers (all-ages). Tue 12/31, 9 PM, Nevin's Live All-Star House Band plays music from 1982, with Eddie Carlson, Jason Batchko, Abraham Levitan, Marshall Dawson, Adam Conway, Laura Caragher, John Kamys, Dan Polonsky & Birdie Lawson (no cover). Fri 1/3, 8:30 PM, Anne Harris, Todd Lieberman. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 12/27, 9 PM, Molly & Keturah. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 8 PM, Grinder gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (1/2 with Katherine Zwick, Christopher Becerra). 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Fri 12/27, Black Elephant, Poetree Chicago, DJ Shon Dervis. Sat 12/28, Meqqa, RANA, Omegamen. Sun 12/29, Leddie Garcia, DJ Madrid, Billy Dickens, DJ Form. Tue 12/31, 9 PM, Homunculus, Wolcott, Mr. Rudy Day. Fri 1/3, Shon Dervis, Jesse de la Pena, Spheres of Influence. Sat 1/4, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 12/27, 9:30 PM, Biofeedback, No Love Lost, Born Against Time, Gideon's Pawn. Sat 12/28, 5 PM, Homage Sun, Add, Infrared, Scumgrief (all-ages); 9:30 PM, Wicked Garden, WHT, Stone Jones. Sun 12/29, 5 PM, Second Seed, Khaos Theory, Blown, X Aisle, Less Than Majority (all-ages). Tue 12/31, 9:30 PM, No One. Fri 1/3, 5 PM, Aenima (Tool tribute). Sat 1/4, 5 PM, Pelao, Knotdown, Simple Frustration, the Stash (all-ages); 9:30 PM, Thanatopsis, Officer 27, Twelve AX2, Regal Standard. Sun 1/5, 5 PM, Fallout Boy, Fent 21, 7th Grade Underdog, Epsin Twelve, Felonstar (all-ages). 708-756-0600.

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

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln, De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Sat 12/28, More Fucked (no cover). Tue 12/31, True Family Unit with DJs Turbotic, William Lee & Bryan Balli. 815-758-2715.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 12/27, Sonnets, Junkie Princess, Crook Shank. Sat 12/28, Crackpot, Brian Steele, Paul Camp, Brendan Stephens. Sun 12/29, Bushoong. Tue 12/31, Hello Operator, Bear Claw, Generator 9, Visce Deatha. Thu 1/2, John France. Fri 1/3, Ofays. Sat 1/4, Black Velvet Band. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 12/27, Troy. Sat 12/28, Knife of Simpson. Sundays, El Salvador Dalai Llamas. Tue 12/31, the Bomb, Methadone. 773-252-7767.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/27, All Golden, Sono. Sat 12/28, American Draft, Decibators, Dakota/Dakota. Sun 12/29, 8 PM, Hello Operator, Emily Shrine. Tue 12/31, Hudson Falcons, Callaghan, Smear Campaign, Lacquer. Thu 1/2, Rules of Attraction. Fri 1/3, Leroy Fix, Bible of the Devil, Superchrist, Devil to Pay. Sat 1/4, M's, Better Boyfriends, Latest. Sun 1/5, 8 PM, Knuckleduster, Racecar Melody, Form of Rocket, Roy G. Biv. 773-248-3093.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. 773-276-9730.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Tue 12/31, Outlaw Family Band, Farmageddon. Wednesdays, pro jam hosted by Pat Hall. Thursdays, open mike. Sat 1/4, Back Porch Barbecue Ramblers. 773-274-3239.

REDHEAD PIANO BAR 16 W. Ontario: Fridays, 8 PM, Gene Garcia; 11:45 PM, David Crawford. Saturdays, 8 PM, Dave Johnson; midnight, John Zamojcin. Sundays, 8:30 PM-2:30 AM, John Zamojcin. Mondays, 8 PM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McClowry; 11:45 PM, Peter Miletic/Kenny Phelps. Tuesdays, 8 PM, John Zamojcin; 11:45 PM, Phil Baron. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; 11:45 PM, Gary Filip. Thursdays, 8 PM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McClowry; 11:45 PM, Arturo Santana. 312-640-1000.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Fridays, 10 PM, and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 PM, drum circle. Fri 12/27, midnight, Jim Donovan & friends. Sat 12/28, noon, rhythm & drumming workshop hosted by Jim Donovan; 10 PM, Sabu. Tue 12/31, 8:30 PM-2 AM, Rhythm Riot. 312-492-6100.

ROCK HOUSE CAFE 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/27, A Day Without, Fuse, Don't Forget the Nuggets. Sat 12/28, Grindbox, Dropmouth, Lifter, Sick Cell. 847-670-8888.

SCHILLER BOWL 9500 W. Irving Park, Schiller Park: Tue 12/31, 7 PM-midnight, Mythic Figs, Pot Luck. 847-678-3572.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 12/27 and Sat 12/28, 7:30 PM, Michael McDermott; 10 PM, Waco Brothers (see Critic's Choice), Rex Hobart & the Misery Boys. Sun 12/29, 6 PM, Ari Hest, Ingram Hill (all-ages); 9:30 PM, Wheat, Gaberdine. Mon 12/30, 9 PM, Drive-By Truckers (see Spot Check), Will & Scott, DJ Lawrence Peters. Tue 12/31, 10 PM, Drive-By Truckers (see Spot Check), Will & Scott, Jay Bennett. Fri 1/3, 10 PM, Vulgar Boatmen, Cooksie. Sat 1/4, 7 PM, Rockwell Church, Kaytee Bodle; 10 PM, the Reputation, Wanamaker, Paperbacks. Sun 1/5, 6 PM, Like Young, Zetamale, Troubled Hubble (all-ages). 773-525-2508.

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

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Sundays, DJs Shaun & Le Deuce. Mondays, Matt Fields. Tuesdays, Mike Kandel. Wednesdays, J. Cantrell. 773-252-9700.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: In the upstairs Cabaret Room: Tue 12/31, 9 PM, Abstract Giants, Tabakin, DJ Trew. Sat 1/4, 10 PM, Chicago Project CD-release party with Thawfor, Earatik Statik, Lord 360, Lost One, Puertochinko, Verbal Kent & Rusty Chainz, the Opus, DJs Striz & Spontaneous. In the lounge: Fridays and Saturdays, DJs spin Motown, funk, rare groove, hip-hop, and disco. Mondays, 8 PM, acoustic open mike hosted by Ciso Lobo. Tuesdays, 11 PM, DJs Artek, Verb, Norman Rockwell, Mary Jane & D-Double spin at the 606 hip-hop open mike. Wednesdays, DJs David Chavez & Cazwell James spin Latin jazz and house. Thursdays, 10 PM, Bad News Jones. 773-278-6600.

SUPERBOWL 1370 W. North, Melrose Park: Sat 12/28, 7 PM, Amazing Interceptors, PGS, Books on Tape, Summer's End (benefit for Chicago Children's Advocacy Center). 708-583-3110.

TINY LOUNGE 1814 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Thursdays, Nicholas Barron & Galaxy 5. 773-296-9620.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays and Mondays. Fri 12/27, Mike & Amy Finders, Dark Green Bottles. Sat 12/28, Eleni Moraites, Joe Goodkin. Sun 12/29, Eric Lee Saitz, Julie Frost, Michael Strening Jr. Mondays, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Thu 1/2, Rose Fries, Philip DeStefano. Fri 1/3, John Hasbrouck, Donna Frost. Sat 1/4, Dave Sills, Ben Frey, Paris Delane. Sun 1/5, Dana Lynn & John Sabal, Ivari, Psylus (Jeff Buckley tribute). 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Sundays, DJs spin funk, R&B, and soul. Mondays, DJ Vibe Instigatah. Tue 12/31, Rock 'n' Roll Karaoke with live band. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Sundays, 10 PM, Heather Horton Band. Mondays, 2 AM, Steve Kouba. Thursdays, 8 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.

WEBSTER WINE BAR 1480 W. Webster: No cover. Mondays, 10 PM, Sticky Lupree. 773-868-0608.

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

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 12/27, RSB, Baaro. Sat 12/28, Outlaws, Dub Dis. Mondays, Blue Groove Lounge with Juice & Dirty. Tue 12/31, Flex Crew, Dub Dis. Wednesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Cojo B spins dancehall. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 12/27, Hello Dave, Ingram Hill. Sat 12/28, Sharks, Downcast. Tue 12/31, Starcandy. Thu 1/2, Ted Wulfers & Beggar's Bridge. Fri 1/3, Sound Mob, the Stash, Skinvent. Sat 1/4, Walking Man, Blue Nova, Cheats Armada, Pap Scan. Sun 1/5, 7:30 PM, Gary Stier Band. 773-929-1300.

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ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: DJs spin music for dancing after 10 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays and Mondays. Fridays, DJ Dujuan. Tue 12/31, DJ Mike Rytie. 773-227-6859.

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

BAR THIRTEEN 1944 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-3 AM Saturdays, and 8 PM-2 AM Sundays. Fridays, DJ Mig. Saturdays, DJ Dave Britton. Sundays, DJs Shon Dervis & A+ spin downtempo house, Latin, and rare groove. Wednesdays, DJ Red Lox. Thursdays, DJ Hello Kitty. 773-394-1313.

BAR 3 2138 N. Halsted: DJs spin acid jazz, funk, Afrobeat, house, two-step, and soul 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. Wednesdays, 7 PM, poetry open mike with music by Bemaji. 773-348-3665.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Greg Haus spins trance, progressive, hard house, and breakbeat. Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, DJs Christopher Robin, John Jackson & Greg Haus spin trans-Euro groove. Mondays, 10 PM, DJ Boa spins synthpop, hardwave, and retro. Tuesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJ Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. Wednesdays, 10 PM, DJ Larissa, DJ Ruslan. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, Steve Melvage. Saturdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, DJ Spin. Mondays, DJs Brian G. & BJAK. Tuesdays, DJ Mel Hammond spins house. 312-243-1699.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Sundays (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Sat 12/28, DJ Lego. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty spins house, hip-hop, and R&B. Tue 12/31, DJ Hi Roki. Wednesdays, Hard Candy with DJ Chris Gin. Thursdays, Synesthesia with live electro, techno, and IDM and DJs Tobias & Chris May. 773-235-9100.

BIOLOGY BAR 1516 N. Fremont: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, Sundays, and Mondays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Twilite Tone, Mike Love, DJ Word. 312-266-1234.

BLONDE 820 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Mario. 312-226-4500.

BT, FERRY CORSTEN, GREEN VELVET, DAN EFEX, JOHNNY CHAOS, MIXIN' MARC, DJ BAM BAM, DJ CAFFEINE, DJ JOJO, ERIK K, DJ INPHINITY, PHANTA C, MAZI, NICK NICE, HIPOLITO SANCHEZ 18 & over. Tue 12/31, 8 PM-3 AM, Odeum Expo Center, 1033 N. Villa, Villa Park. 630-941-9292 or 312-559-1212.

BUNGALOW LOUNGEBAR 1622 W. Belmont: DJs spin downtempo, trip-hop, acid jazz & more. Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, Architektur. Saturdays, 10 PM-3 AM, Andre Shakom. 773-244-0400.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: DJs spin until 4 AM Sundays through Thursdays, until 5 AM Saturdays. 312-475-9800.

CACTUS CLUB 1112 N. State: Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, and Saturdays, 9 PM-3 AM, DJ Kidd. 312-642-5999.

CAFE LURA 3184 N. Milwaukee: Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs MF, Regge, Lamebrane & Radiata spin drum & bass. 773-736-3033.

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Eddie spins hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ Freddie O spins hip-hop and house until 3 AM. Sundays, DJs Eddie & Freddie O. Thursdays, DJ Izzi (no cover). 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, 7 PM, Latin T-Dance hosted by Veronica Zaid, DJs Kid Romeo, Alex Perez & El Prieto. Mondays, Disco Bingo hosted by Bianca Bleu. Tuesdays, 10 PM, karaoke with VJ Kevy B. Wednesdays, DJ Jungle Jorge spins salsa and Latin house. Thursdays, 11 PM, Miss Ketty & Her Latina Review, DJ El Prieto. 773-325-2233.

CIRCUS 901 W. Weed: DJs spin 6 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Fridays, 6 PM-3 AM Saturdays; members of the World Famous Flying Wallendas perform circus acts on weekends. 312-266-1200.

CLUB MERCURY 221 W. Van Buren: Restaurant and nightclub; DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM on Fridays and Saturdays. Saturdays, DJs spin hip-hop and R&B. 312-427-1774.

CLUB 720 720 N. Wells: DJs spin Latin & Caribbean, hip-hop, and house 9 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-397-0600.

CLYBAR 2417 N. Clybourn: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sundays, Family Chicago DJs spin house. Thursdays, DJs spin soul and funk. 773-388-1877.

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

COPA 1637 N. Clybourn: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Tim Bogosian spins hip-hop and house. Saturdays, guest DJs spin until 3 AM. Thursdays, Ken Sumka spins rock, pop, and alternative. 312-642-3449.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 12/31, DJ Joe Gauthreaux, Circuit Mom. 312-337-5001.

DANTE'S 1200 W. Hubbard: DJs spin after 10:30 PM; no cover. Saturdays, DJ Sean Madness. Thursdays, DJ Bobby Too Fresh. 312-243-9350.

DIG 1551 N. Sheffield: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Fridays and Saturdays. 312-377-1727.

DJ BANTI, TS SOUNDZ, SUNNY SINGH DJ GROOVE, DJ SANDMAN, DJ RUSH, DJ SOBASH Tue 12/31, 9 PM-3 AM, Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe. 312-559-1212.

DJs RON TRENT & ANTHONY NICHOLSON Tue 12/31, 6 PM, Resource, third floor, 1561 N. Milwaukee. 773-278-7130.

DJs TERI BRISTOL, PSYCHO BITCH, JOHN CURLEY, MARTIN "BOOGIEMAN" LUNA, MARK CENTENNIAL, SHAKA 23 Tue 12/31, 9 PM-3 AM, Marriott Hotel, 540 N. Michigan. 773-832-4611 or 312-836-0100.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin on three levels 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Thursdays, DJs Paul Blair & Greg Norwood. 312-751-2900.

DRAGONFLY 1206 N. State: DJs spin after 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays. Sundays, DJ Chris Gin. Wednesdays, DJ Splinter. 312-204-9991.

D'VINE 1950 W. North: Restaurant and wine bar. Tue 12/31, 10:30 PM, Malik Shabazz spins hip-hop and house. 773-235-5700.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: DJs spin after 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays. 312-338-3788.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Mondays through Fridays and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays in the Cabaret Room and Club X. Sundays, Spankie. Mondays, Pat Mann. Tue 12/31, Slim, Katfish & Pat Mann. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Slim, Katfish, Zanman, Pat Mann & Spankie. 312-266-1944.

GAMEKEEPERS 345 W. Armitage: Music after 10 PM. Thursdays, DJ Slowe spins 80s synth wave, alternative, gothic, and industrial dance. 773-549-0400.

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM Mondays through Fridays, 7 PM-3 AM Saturdays, and 8 PM-2 AM Sundays. 773-252-4090.

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fridays and Saturdays, midnight-4 AM, B Side DJs spin rare groove, jazz, mambo, Cuban, funk & soul (no cover). 773-395-0066.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM. Fri 12/27, DJ Todd Richman. 312-245-0333.

ICE BAR 738 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly. Wednesdays, DJs Johnny Chaos, Agent 47 & Marcel. 312-440-8841.

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: Music from 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Evan Coleman. Sundays, Magellan's Sphere. Tuesdays, DJ Brock spins 80s electronica & Britpop. Thursdays, DJs spin jazz. 773-394-2066.

JEFFERY PUB 7041 S. Jeffery: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Leonard "Remix" Rroy, Sean Smith, DJ V-Rod, Leonard Part Sixx. 773-363-8555.

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 Ben. Saturdays, DJs Frique & AM/PM. Thursdays, DJs 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. Fridays, DJ Izzi. Saturdays, Croatian Sensations. Thursdays, DJ Prado. 773-477-3330.

KATACOMB 1909 N. Lincoln: DJs spin hip-hop, funk, soul, and R&B 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs Brent, Jig & Ryan. Tue 12/31, DJ Emo, Electro Boss, Ryan Scott. Wednesdays, DJ Ffar spins house. 773-230-3333.

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 nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Moa Anbessa Sound System with General Jah Son, Marcus Iya & Rankin' Stranjah. Saturdays, DJs Brian G., Brenda D. & Nick Santillan spin house. Mondays, DJ Greg Shirilla. Tuesdays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae. Wednesdays, DJ Hook Dick spins rock. Thursdays, DJs Shon Dervis & Precyse spin hip-hop. 773-772-3355.

LEADWAY 5233 N. Damen: No cover. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, DJs Rotten Milk & Bosco spin electronic, experimental, and IDM. 773-728-2663.

MANHATTAN'S 415 S. Dearborn: Bar & lounge. Fridays, 9 PM, and Saturdays, 9:30 PM, DJ Teflan and DJ Low Key spin hip-hop and house. 312-957-0460.

MANHOLE 3458 N. Halsted: DJs spin until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). 773-975-9244.

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

MINX 111 W. Hubbard: Wednesdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs Bear Who? & Majid. 312-828-9000.

MORETTI'S 1645 W. Jackson: Tue 12/31, 8 PM, DJs Billy the Kid, Tony 2 Much, Bliss, Stixx, Hitman. 312-850-0208.

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 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Rob Kokot spins synthpop and electro industrial. Saturdays, DJ $#&@! spins industrial. Wednesdays, Jeff Moyer spins electronic dance. Thursdays, Dave Roberts spins new wave. 773-528-2622.

THE NEW SOUND 7407 W. Madison, Forest Park: Saturdays, 10:30 PM-3 AM, DeeJay Intel One spins hip-hop, downtempo, and drum 'n' bass (no cover). 708-771-3060.

NINE 440 W. Randolph: DJs spin nightly in the Ghost Bar until 2 AM. 312-575-9900.

NOCTURNAL 1111 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJs DVS & Billy the Kid spin Euro, progressive, house, and trance. 312-491-1931.

THE ORIGINAL MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: DJ Joe spins pop, hip-hop, and house 8 PM-4 AM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 8 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 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. 312-255-0022.

THE (PROP) HOUSE 1675 N. Elston: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays, 11 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop and reggae. Saturdays, DJs Mike Dunn, Tony T., Phantom, Sam Silk & others spin deep house. Sundays, DJ Mike Love. 773-486-2390.

RED DOG 1958 W. North: DJs spin funk, house, and dance music 10 PM-4 AM Fridays, Mondays, and Wednesdays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 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 and Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-733-6699.

REUNION 811 W. Lake: Resident DJ Matt Warren and guests spin after 8 PM; no cover before 9 PM. 312-491-9600.

SAUCE 1750 N. Clark: Restaurant. Thursdays, 10 PM, DJ Abell spins house (no cover). 312-932-1750.

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, DJs Tone B. Nimble & Mark Fullaflava spin rare groove, DJ JR spins hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ Tone B. Nimble spins hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Mark Fullaflava spins breakbeat, disco, hip-hop, jazz & soul. Mondays, DJs Felix & 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.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 12/27, Johnny Fiasco, Nick Nice. Sat 12/28, Miles Maeda, Hrme. Sundays, DJs Erin & Abbie. Mondays, iPod open DJ night (no cover). Tue 12/31, 9 PM, Justin Long, Josh Werner, Brad Owen, Brett Haynes. Fri 1/3, Dayhota, Sombionix & Lindsay. Sat 1/4, Justin Long, Mike Pugh. 773-549-4140.

SOUND-BAR 226 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-787-4480.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Timmy Loop & VJ Terp (no cover). Saturdays, DJ Jungle Jorge & VJ Nickole. Sundays, VJ Steven Farias. Mondays, VJ Tyrone (no cover). Tue 12/31, DJ Peter Mavrik, VJ Terp. 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 Tuesdays through Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Jason Davis & Tempo spin house and hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ Andrew Vonn spins house and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Tuesdays, DJ Andrew Vonn spins metal. Thursdays, DJs Andre Harris & Martin "Boogieman" Luna spin house. 312-587-8779.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Fridays, DJ Michael Lacey spins deep house. 773-252-9700.

SWANK 710 N. Wells: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM Mondays through Fridays, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays; no cover. Fridays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna & Andre Harris. Saturdays, Johnny Chaos. Mondays, DJ Slowe spins 80s synth wave, alternative, gothic & industrial dance. Wednesdays, Johnny Chaos. Thursdays, Uncle Milty. 312-274-9500.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Karlito. Saturdays, Refried Beats with Mass Transit, Spinello, and J-Biz. Wednesdays, DJ Mass Transit spins soul & hip-hop. Thursdays, DJ Dan. 773-227-4906.

TRACE 3714 N. Clark: Wednesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Real One, Jackin' Jamie & Skor spin house, disco & and breaks (no cover). 773-477-3400.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs spin salsa and merengue. Saturdays, DJs Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Jernell Geronimo & Uncle Milty. Tue 12/31, DJs Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Goose, Chris Tomasone, Flipside & Jay Funk. 312-491-9729.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJs Mike Z, Mach 1 & Ryan Hagen. Mondays, DJs Structure & Theory. Tue 12/31, DJs Double J, Laura B., Mendi, Solange & Rich. Sat 1/4, D:Fuse, Kazell, Angelist, DJ Laura B., Tony 2 Much. 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. Tue 12/31, DJ Paul Curtis. 847-969-1602.

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Structure & Theory. Saturdays, DJs Mike Z & Mach 1 spin progressive house, trance, hip-hop & R&B. Tue 12/31, DJs Structure, Mike Z. & E-Roc. Thursdays, DJs spin house, techno & electro. 312-440-3223.

XIPPO 3759 N. Damen: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ French Toast. 773-529-9135.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 12/27, Pete Moss & James Curd. Sat 12/28, Scott Henry, Sandra Collins, Mark Grant, Andre Harris, School & Sheffield. Tue 12/31, Gene Farris, B&R Project, Sativa, Justin Long, Tobias, PNS. 312-787-0400.

ZERO GRAVITY 22 W. 613 75th, Naperville: DJs spin 8 PM-4 AM Fridays and Saturdays. 630-985-1111.

folk & country

concerts

DONNYBROOK Free concert. Sat 1/4, 4 PM, Millennium Park, 55 N. Michigan. 312-742-7529.

MIDWAY RAMBLERS CAJUN BAND Fri 1/3, 8 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 630-833-3515.

LEE MURDOCK, ED TRICKETT Annual "Hometown" concert. Sat 1/4, 7:30 PM, Kaneville Community Center, Main at Harter, Kaneville. 630-557-2742.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Music at 8 PM. Sundays, Irish session. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, open stage. 773-478-4408.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Mon 12/30, 8 PM, Whistle Pig Bluegrass & Beyond, Half Day Bluegrass Band. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Country dance lessons and DJs at 7:30 PM. Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays, DJ Sux. Sundays, Big John. Mondays, DJ Pat B. 630-830-7200.

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 12/27, 9:30 PM, Dal Riada. Sat 12/28, 10 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 708-687-9323.

CELTIC CROSSINGS 751 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Sundays, 6 PM, Irish session. 312-337-1005.

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

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Tue 12/31, 4 PM, Chicago Rovers, Whitey O'Day. 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Thursdays, 9 PM, traditional Irish session (no cover). 773-878-3343.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fridays, 5:30 PM, Hoyle Brothers. 773-276-3600.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 12/27, Paddy Go Easy. Sat 12/28, Velvet Green. Tue 12/31, 7 PM, Dal Riada. 773-282-7035.

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

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

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

HEALY'S WESTSIDE 7217 W. Madison, Forest Park: Sat 12/28, 9:30 PM, Dooleys. 708-366-4277.

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Sundays, 3-6 PM, traditional Irish session. 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, Irish and American traditional, folk, and country open stage hosted by Eamonn Knuff (sign-up at 9 PM; no cover). 773-348-9548.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Kelly Griner. 630-325-3732.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Wed 1/1, 9 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band (no cover). 847-869-0450.

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: Sat 12/28, 9 PM, Sag Valley Boys. 773-276-9730.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Michelle Perry & the Cold Cold Hearts. 773-274-3239.

SEANCHAI 2345 W. Belmont: Sundays, 10 PM, Chicago Rovers. 773-549-4444.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 12/27, Pete Norman. Fri 1/3, Diane Ippel. 630-969-9720.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

AFC PRAISE ENSEMBLE Free concert. Sun 1/5, 2 PM, Millennium Park, 55 N. Michigan. 312-742-7529.

COMMUNITY RENEWAL CHORUS, ALL GOD'S CHILDREN 33rd annual holiday concert; free admission. Sun 1/5, 3 PM, First United Church of Oak Park, 848 Lake, Oak Park. 312-427-4830.

RHYTHM ROCKETS All-ages. Fri 1/3, 9 PM (with swing dance lessons at 8 PM), Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

AJ'S HORSE AROUND LOUNGE 114 W. Washington, Round Lake Park: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Housewreckin' Blues Jam with Mike Landers, King Robinson, Bruce Williams, Jeff Blum & Marty Willis. 847-546-3314.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 12/27 and Tue 12/31, 9 PM, Ken Saydak Blues Show. 312-642-6805.

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

AVENUE ALE HOUSE 825 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park: Sat 1/4, 10 PM, Twisted Jazz. 708-848-2801.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/27 and Sat 12/28, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Grana Louise. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 12/31 and Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 1/3 and Sat 1/4, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/27 and Sat 12/28, Johnny B. Moore Band. Sundays, Thursdays, Fri 1/3, and Sat 1/4, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 12/31, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/27, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sat 12/28, Joanna Connor. Sun 12/29, Nellie Travis & the Men in Black. Mon 12/30, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 12/31, Jimmy Johnson. Wed 1/1, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted. Thu 1/2, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. Fri 1/3, Carlos Johnson. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 1/5, noon, Eric Noden. 312-226-6666.

BOSSMAN BLUES CENTER 3500 W. Lake: Fridays, 9 PM, Blues Crew with Al Harris. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Chi West Band. Sundays, 7 PM, Chainsaw Dupont. Tuesdays, 8 PM, blues jam with Blues Crew. Wednesdays, 8 PM, West Side Wes. Thursdays, 8 PM, Chi West Band. 847-724-7171.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 12/27, 5:30 PM, Nick Moss; 9:30 PM, Phil Guy, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sat 12/28, 6 PM, Jon McDonald; 9:30 PM, Charlie Love, Toronzo & the Cannonball Express. Sun 12/29, Vino Louden. Mon 12/30, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 12/31, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Thu 1/2, Big Jack Johnson. Fri 1/3 through Sun 1/5, Buddy Guy (Fri 1/3 and Sat 1/4 sold out). 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 12/27, Tom Holland & the Shuffle Kings. 773-384-2547.

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. Sundays and Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHICO MORAN'S 35260 Wilson, Ingleside: Mondays, 7:30 PM, open jam hosted by Bruce Williams with Bobby Wolf, Sonny Sloan & Jeff Blum. 847-587-8081.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 12/27, Howard & the White Boys. Sat 12/28, Lonnie Brooks. Tue 12/31, Ronnie Baker Brooks. Fri 1/3, Jimmy Thackery. 630-513-0074.

CLUB ALPHONSE 1351 S. Michigan: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Killer Ray & Crumar. 312-697-0975.

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

CRAB STREET SALOON 1061 W. Madison: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, open mike with Over Easy. 312-433-0013.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Live bands play after 9:30 PM on Fridays and 10 PM on Saturdays. Fri 12/27, Liberty Blues Band. Sat 12/28, Sugar Line Blues Band. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open jam with Liberty Blues Band. Thursdays, 9 PM, open jam with Madman Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

FATMAN INN 36309 N. Highway 41, Gurnee: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 PM, Barrelhouse Chuck. 847-244-8300.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 12/27, 10 PM, Lonnie Brooks Band with Ronnie Baker Brooks. Tue 12/31, 10 PM, Marcia Ball Band. 708-788-2118.

FLAMINGO 6644 S. Cottage Grove: Mondays, 8 PM, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Killer Ray & Crumar. 773-684-6800.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Fri 12/27, 10 PM, Back in Stride. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Sat 12/28, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Fri 1/3, G.B. Leighton. 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Thursdays, 10 PM, Dave Tamkin (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.

GIOVANNI'S PIZZERIA & SPORTS BAR 1131 Sibley, Dolton: Sundays, 8 PM, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Killer Ray & Crumar. 708-841-5000.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: No cover. Tuesdays, 9 PM, blues jam with the Matthew Skoller Band. 773-549-9624.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 12/27, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Sat 12/28, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, the Business. 773-395-0066.

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

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 12/28, 9:30 PM, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted. Thu 1/2, 8:30 PM, open jam hosted by Joe Moss (no cover). Sat 1/4, 9:30 PM, Pat Smillie Band. 708-484-3610.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tuesdays, 10 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 12/31, 9 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7 PM). 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Mondays, Joanna Connor. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM. Sat 12/28, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-245-0333.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Tue 12/31, 9 PM, Lakeside, Carl Weathersby, Julian's Ride. 312-266-2400.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 12/27 and Sat 12/28, Chris Beard. Mondays, Lurrie Bell, Marty Sammon Band. Tue 12/31, Big Bill Morganfield, Larry McCray. Wednesdays, Jimmy Burns Band, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats. Fri 1/3 and Sat 1/4, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. 773-477-4646.

LADY BLUE 2953 W. Madison: Fridays, 9 PM, Saturdays, 10 PM, and 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, Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and after 10 PM Saturdays; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. Sundays, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy Band. Mondays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Wednesdays, Trimble Quartet. Thursdays, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. 773-493-3477.

LEO'S DEN COCKTAIL LOUNGE 1200 E. 71st: Tuesdays, 9 PM, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy Band. 773-667-3130.

MARY'S 501 W. 55th: Sundays, 6 PM-midnight, D.R. Express Band with Danny Reed. 773-846-7374.

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

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Sat 12/28, 9:30 PM, Rockin' Johnny Band. Fri 1/3, 9 PM, Noonday Darkness. Sat 1/4, 9:30 PM, Blue Plate Special. 630-446-4001.

MY PLACE 5652 Dixie Hwy., Markham: Mondays, 9:30 PM, D.R. Express Band with Danny Reed. 708-225-0178.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 12/27, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Thursdays, Steve Ditzell. Mon 12/30, Blue Rubies. Tue 12/31, Mississippi Heat. Fri 1/3 and Sat 1/4, Ken Saydak Trio. 847-266-1313.

PUSH RODS 15652 S. Dixie Hwy., Harvey: Thursdays, 10 PM, midnight, and 2 AM, Bob Jamerson & Killer Ray. 708-225-0178.

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 12/27, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Fri 1/3 and Sat 1/4, Geneva Red & the Roadsters. 312-467-1600.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays, 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 12/27, Chicago Blue Angels. Sat 12/28, Vini & the Demons (tribute to Freddie King). Sundays, 10 PM, jam with Sammy Fender. Tue 12/31, Eddy Clearwater. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 12/27, Lurrie Bell. Sat 12/28, Kinsey Report. Tue 12/31, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Thu 1/2, Eddie Taylor Jr., Ariyo. Fri 1/3, Vini & the Demons, Eddie Taylor Jr. Sat 1/4, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Easy Babe, Little Arthur. 773-342-0452.

7313 CLUB 7313 S. Halsted: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, Howard Scott & the World Band. Saturdays, Fred Johnson & the Checkmates with Pee Wee Madison. Thursdays, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Crumar. 773-723-0592.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7 PM. Tue 12/31, Fabulous Fish Heads. Thu 1/2, Rockin' Johnny. 312-527-2722.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 1900 E. Higgins, Schaumburg: Music in the Red Shell Lounge at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 12/27, Pete Special. Tue 12/31, Rockin' Johnny. Fri 1/3, Eddie Shaw. 847-517-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/27, Joanna Connor. Sat 12/28, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Fri 1/3, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sat 1/4, Vance Kelly. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sat 12/28, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 773-772-6656.

WIDOW McCLEARY'S 400 E. Margaret, Thornton: Sundays, 5 PM, jam session hosted by Little Johnny. 708-877-7011.

jazz

concerts

DOUG BLAKE TRIO Free in-store performance. Fri 12/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999.

DAVID BOYKIN EXPANSE Free concert. Sat 12/28, 4 PM, Millennium Park, 55 N. Michigan. 312-742-7529.

CALTERA SCHOOL OF JAZZ Free in-store performance. Sun 1/5, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA Tue 12/31, 10 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

TEDDY LEE ORCHESTRA Ballroom dance concert. Tue 12/31, 8 PM, Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquet Center, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

JUDY ROBERTS Free concert. Fri 12/27, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

ANDY TECSON JAZZ ENSEMBLE performs jazz carols to celebrate the end of the Christmas season. Sun 1/5, 7 PM, Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Luke, 1500 W. Belmont. 773-472-3383.

jazz

clubs

ALLGAUER'S Hilton Northbrook, 2855 Milwaukee, Northbrook: Tue 12/31, 9 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. 847-480-7500.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 12/27, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Wayne Jones & Rob Amster; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9 PM, Denise Thimes Jazz & Blues Show. Sat 12/28, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Franz Jackson Quintet. Sundays, 7 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charlie Braugham. 312-642-6805.

ARMY & LOU'S 423 E. 75th: Restaurant. Fridays, 7-10 PM, keyboardist and vocalist Fred Barr & guitarist Toby Wallace. 773-483-3100.

AVENUE ALE HOUSE 825 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park: Sat 1/4, 10 PM, Twisted Jazz. 708-848-2801.

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 12/27 and Sat 12/28, Nick Colionne. Sun 12/29 and Mon 12/30, Carmen Stokes. Tue 12/31, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Thu 1/2 through Sun 1/5, Bobby Lewis. 312-751-2433.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Upstairs in the show lounge at 9:30 PM: Fri 12/27, Johnny Frigo. Sat 12/28, Bob Perna's Little Big Band. Tue 12/31, 7 PM, Audrey Morris & Buddy Charles, Frank D'Rone Trio. In the cocktail lounge: Fridays, 6:30 PM, and Tuesdays, 7 PM, Audrey Morris. Saturdays, 7 PM, and Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Buddy Charles. Mondays, 9 PM, Bob Solone. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Beckie Menzie. 773-435-0130.

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

BRISKU'S BISTRO 4100 N. Kedzie: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Yves Francois E.S. Orchestre Rocamambu. 773-279-9141.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken-word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). Sun 12/29, Elisa Urtiaga/Suzannah Sosman/Andre Nickow/Dave Johnson/Dylan McKenzie/Ben Haley Quintet. 773-348-8536.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Sat 12/28, 9 PM, Segue Dance Band. Sun 12/29, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tue 12/31, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show, Jerry Owings Duo. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham & Don Stille. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Fri 1/3, 10 PM, Ken Shiokawa Trio. 773-489-4757.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Thursdays, 9 PM, Ted Sirota. 773-743-5650.

CHEF'S STATION 915 Davis, Evanston: Sundays, 11:30 AM-2 PM, Ari Seder/Adam Kraus Duo. 847-570-9838.

CHICAGO FIREHOUSE 1401 S. Michigan: Restaurant. Thursdays through Saturdays, 7 PM, Judy Roberts. 312-786-1401.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the lounge at 8:30 PM. Thursdays and Fridays, Scott Stenten Duo. Saturdays, Dave Simone Trio. 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.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Sun 12/29, 7 and 10 PM, Ronnie Laws & the Laws Family. 773-327-1662.

CY'S CRAB HOUSE 3819 N. Ashland: Fridays, 8 PM, Minor Third Quartet. 773-883-8900.

CYRANO'S BISTRO 546 N. Wells: Music at 8:30 PM. Fridays, Bobbi Jordan Trio. 312-467-0546.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Sundays, 3-6 PM, Hot Club of Edgewater Djam. 773-878-3343.

FIREPLACE INN 1448 N. Wells: Thursdays, 7 PM, J.J. & the Jazz Masters (no cover). 312-664-5264.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 12/29, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band with Kelly Cronin. 708-788-2118.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Yolanda Farina Jazz Ensemble. 773-528-4033.

FOUNDRY 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: Music at Tuesdays through Saturdays upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar; no cover. Fri 12/27, 8:30 PM, Bob Baglione Trio. Thu 1/2, 7:30 PM, John Mose Trio. 630-978-2088.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM on Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Fri 12/27, Juli Wood/John Goldman 2-Horn Band. Sat 12/28, Jazz Solution with Tunia. Tue 12/31, 10 PM, Birdwatch. 773-262-5767.

GIBSON'S 5464 River Rd., Rosemont: Mondays, 5-8 PM, pianist Scott Holman (no cover). 847-928-9900.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sun 12/29, 8 PM, Juli Wood Quartet (no cover). Tue 12/31, 10 PM, Rodney Brown Band. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 12/27, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph (no cover); 9 PM, Battle of the Saxes with Von Freeman & Ed Petersen; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 12/28, 8 PM, Battle of the Saxes with Von Freeman & Ed Petersen; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet (no cover). Sun 12/29, 7 PM, Uptown Poetry Slam with Cin Salach, Ellen Rosner; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Organ Quartet. Mondays, 9 PM, Terry Callier & Beyond. Tue 12/31, 8 PM, Barry Winograd's Alternative 7 with Edward Petersen & Jackie Allen. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 1/3, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph (no cover); 9 PM, John Moulder Quartet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 1/4, 8 PM, Johnny Frigo; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet (no cover). 773-878-5552.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Sun 1/5, 9 PM, Rotational Solos, Duos, and Trios with Tim Barnes, Chris Corsano & Glenn Kotche. 773-227-4433.

HOTEL INTER-CONTINENTAL 505 N. Michigan: Music in the Salon. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 7 PM, Erin McDougald Ensemble. 312-944-4100.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 12/31, 9 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7 PM). 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Mondays, 7-9 PM, jam session hosted by David Boykin with Mike Reed & Karl E. H. Seigfried. 773-486-4093.

HOUSTON'S 616 N. Rush: Restaurant. Fridays, 5:30-9:30 PM, Jo Ann Daugherty Trio. 312-649-1121.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9 PM. Sun 12/29, Small Things. Sun 1/5, Tim Daisy. 773-935-2118.

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

JACKSON HARBOR GRILL 6401 S. Lake Shore Dr.: Fridays, 7 and 9 PM, and Sundays, 4 PM, Maggie Brown. 773-794-4408.

JAMADA 241 Lake, Bloomingdale: Thursdays, 7 PM, Airborne (no cover). 630-893-0300.

JAZZ SHOWCASE 59 W. Grand: Fri 12/27 and Sat 12/28, 9 and 11 PM, Sun 12/29, 4, 8, and 10 PM, Mon 12/30, 8 and 10 PM, and Tue 12/31, 9 and 11 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express with Von Freeman. Thu 1/2, 8 and 10 PM, Fri 1/3 and Sat 1/4, 9 and 11 PM, and Sun 1/5, 4, 8, and 10 PM, Barry Harris Trio. 312-670-2473.

JERICHO COFFEE 2343 E. 71st: Music after 7 PM. Fridays and Sundays, noon, jazz jam session hosted by John Armstrong features musicians from the AFGA Salon Musicians Collective. 773-684-8665.

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 Trio. 312-595-5299.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: Mondays, 10 PM, Long Count Quartet. 773-477-3330.

KARIZMA 4741 Main, Skokie: Restaurant. Fridays, 6:30 PM, Kelly Sill & John Moulder. 847-674-6163.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 12/27, 8 PM, pianist Michael Shimkus; 9:30 PM, Hinda Hoffman Quartet. Sat 12/28, 9:30 PM, Juli Wood. Sundays, 1 PM, Tim Green/Tim McNamara Trio. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Dennis Carroll, George Fludas, Scott Burns & Jodie Christian/Dan Trudell. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach, Randy Tressler, Matt Ferguson & Mike Raynor. 773-348-7592.

LEADWAY 5233 N. Damen: Fridays, 10 PM, Brian Citro Quartet & Poetique. 773-728-2663.

LEO'S DEN COCKTAIL LOUNGE 1200 E. 71st: Sundays, 6-9 PM, jam session with Crosswind (no cover). 773-667-3130.

LEXI'S 1330 W. Madison: Music at 7:30 PM. Fridays, Cecile Savage. Saturdays, Ken Shiokawa Duo. Thursdays, Ken Shiokawa. 312-829-4600.

LUCIANO'S ON RUSH 871 N. Rush: Restaurant and piano bar with music nightly at 7 PM. Sundays and Mondays, Lynette Stawling. Tuesdays, Sami Scott. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Lenny Perrata Trio. 312-266-1414.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Pianists/vocalists perform after 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 5 PM Sundays; no cover. Sundays, Scott Holman. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 777 Butterfield, Lombard: Pianists/vocalists perform after 5 PM Fridays through Sundays, 6 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Tue 12/31, DJ Orazkos. 630-573-1010.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Pianists/vocalists perform after 5 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6 PM Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. Thursdays, Scott Holman. 847-952-8755.

MELANGE BLUE 2809 Butterfield, Oak Brook: Restaurant and tapas bar. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Raul Timbal y Su Mambo Jazz Band. 630-571-3600.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Fri 12/27, 9 PM, Andy Meacham Trio. 630-446-4001.

MR. B'S Ramada Inn, 300 Frontage, Burr Ridge. Fridays, 8 PM, jazz performance workshop (no cover). 630-325-2900.

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sundays, 4 PM, Unusual Pairings hosted by William Perry (Sun 12/29, William Perry's Explosion Ensemble). 773-743-3355.

NOLA'S 32ND WARD SEAFOOD HOUSE 1856 W. North: Thursdays, 8 PM, Carl Leukaufe Trio. 773-395-4300.

NORTH PARK TAP 313 W. North: No cover. Thursdays, 9 PM, Steelin' Jazz. 312-943-5228.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. Mondays and Tuesdays, 7 PM, Marc Pompe Trio. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Sketches in Blue. 630-782-9091.

PALAGGI'S RISTORANTE ITALIANO 10 W. Hubbard: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays, Nan Mason. Wednesdays, open mike. 312-527-1010.

PALM COURT Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Chad Willetts Trio with Deane Myers & Keith Brady. 312-787-2200.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 12/27 and Sat 12/28, Ernest Dawkins Quartet. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tue 12/31, 6:30 PM, Typhanie Monique Trio; 9 PM, Alphonso Ponticelli Quartet. Wed 1/1, Ron Perrillo Trio. Thursdays, Alphonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Fri 1/3 and Sat 1/4, Deep Blue. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Sundays, 6:30 PM, Kara Kesselring. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Sami Scot. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Marshall Vente Trio. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen & Judy Roberts. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, John Wright Duo. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Wednesdays, 10 PM, Treehouse Project Quintet. 773-252-7767.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 8:30 PM, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 12/27, 6 PM, Esteban Sehinkman; 9 PM, Dave Flippo, Gephart Long Quartet. Sat 12/28, Savoir Faire. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tue 12/31, 6:30 PM, Alison Ruble Trio; 9:30 PM, Steve Evans Quintet. Thu 1/2, Dan Cray Trio. Fri 1/3, 6 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Alison Ruble Quartet. Sat 1/4, 9 PM, Jordan Baskin/Taku Akiyama Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Mon 12/30, Edwin Daugherty Quartet. Tue 12/31, Judy Roberts Quartet. Sat 1/4, Sam Bar-Sheshet Trio. 847-266-1313.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 12/27, Jazz Solution with Tunia. Sundays, open jam with the Jeremy Callner Trio. 773-276-9730.

RED FROG PUB & GRILL 5353 W. Irving Park: Mondays, 9 PM, John Paris Trio (no cover). 773-545-3761.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Restaurant. Fridays, 8 PM, Mood Swing Quartet with Bob Thornton (no cover). 312-491-1122.

SHALLOTS 2324 N. Clark: Tue 12/31, 7 PM, Doug Blake. 773-755-5205.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7 PM. Sun 12/29, BMR4. 312-527-2722.

SIGNATURE LOUNGE AT THE 96TH John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Sun 12/29, 8 PM, Bradley Williams & Gingi Lahera. 312-787-9596.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Taku Akiyama Quartet. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Juli Wood/John Goldman 2-Horn Band. 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.

SOPRANOS 2901 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 8 PM, Saturdays, 9 PM, and Thursdays, 7 PM, Kuzzins (no cover). 773-871-0990.

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

THE STUDIO 8717 Lincoln, Morton Grove: Fridays, 8 PM, Gina Gibson Trio. 847-965-1962.

THYME 464 N. Halsted: Restaurant and bar. Tuesdays, 6-9 PM, David Rothstein 6-Piece Orchestra. Wednesdays, 6-9 PM, David Rothstein Trio. 312-226-4300.

TROPICAL DEN 7209 S. Exchange: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by George Freeman. 773-978-2341.

T'S 5025 N. Clark: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Joanna Ashley. 773-784-6000.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Sundays, 10 PM, Heather Horton Band. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Lonie Walker; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet; 2 AM, Vince Willis. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Brian O'Hern; 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. 312-266-7761.

VALLEY LODGE 906 Diamond Lake, Mundelein: Fridays, 8 PM, Scott Holman (no cover). 847-281-8800.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 12/27, David Boykin Expanse. Sat 12/28, Fred Anderson with Jeff Parker, Darius Savage & Hamid Drake. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Thu 1/2, Ernest Dawkins Ensemble. Fri 1/3, Damien Espinosa Trio. Sat 1/4, Nicole Mitchell Black Earth Ensemble. 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.

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

international

concerts

CUERDAS CLASSICAS STRING ENSEMBLE & LIRA SINGERS in a joint concert of Polish and Mexican carols & hymns. Sat 1/4, 7 PM, St. Mary of the Woods Church, 7033 N. Moselle. Sun 1/5, 3 PM, St. Bede the Venerable Church, 8200 S. Kostner. 773-539-4900.

LAS GUITARRAS DE ESPANA in a free concert. Sun 12/29, 2 PM, Millennium Park, 55 N. Michigan. 312-742-7529.

LIRA SINGERS, CUERDAS CLASICAS, IMANI YA WATUME in a free concert. Sat 12/28, 11 AM, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-922-9410.

international

clubs

ACCENT CAFE 700 River, Mount Prospect: Sundays, 7 PM, DJ Johnny Rumba spins salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia, and Latin pop (with Latin dance lessons at 9 PM). 847-298-2233.

BOUZOUKI LOUNGE 310 S. Halsted: Thursdays through Sundays, 11 PM-4 AM, Greek musicians and singers perform with a belly dancer. 312-707-8600.

CAFE USA 3801 Mannheim, Schiller Park: Tuesdays, 10 PM, DJ Johnny Rumba spins salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia, and Latin pop with Latin dance lessons by Amir. 847-233-0011.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: In Club X: Thursdays, 9 PM-4 AM, DJ Juan Carlos spins salsa & merengue as part of "Tropical Thursdays" hosted by Orlaida Colon, with live bands and dance lessons by Milly. 312-266-1944.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Fri 12/27, Banda Rika. 630-416-4898.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 12/27, 9 PM, customer appreciation party with Sir Shina Owolabi & the African Morning Stars Band (no cover). Sat 12/28, 10 PM, Los Hombres Perdidos, Las Guitarras de Espana. Sat 1/4, 9:30 PM, Angel Melendez & Arallue, DJ El Papichulo (with Latin dance lessons at 9 PM by Lisa La Boriqua). 312-362-9707.

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: Sundays, 9 PM, Magellan's Sphere. 773-394-2066.

LUNA MEXICANA 3565 W. Fullerton: Fridays, 9 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. Saturdays, 10 PM, Orquesta Sabor. 773-481-2050.

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

THE ORIGINAL MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM-4 AM, DJs Johnny Rumba & El Papichulo spin salsa dura and tropical beats with Latin dance lessons by Lisa la Boriqua at 9:30 PM. 312-427-2572.

LA PENA 4212 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Thursdays through Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Tribus Futuras performs Andean music. 773-545-7022.

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

REVOLUCION CAFE 1134 W. 18th: No cover. Thursdays, 7 PM, La Nueva Trova with Ramon Badillo. 312-421-8164.

VOODOO 601 Mall, Schaumburg: Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, DJs El Guapo & Mercurio with Latin dance lessons by Lisa la Boriqua. 847-969-1602.

ZHIVAGO 9925 Gross Point, Skokie: Fridays, 10 PM, DJ El Papichulo spins salsa and Caribbean music with Latin dance lessons by Jerome. 847-982-1400.

classical

CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION CHOIR Thomas Wikman, conductor. Sun 12/29, 2 PM, Holy Family Church, 1080 W. Roosevelt. 312-492-8442.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson, conductor, with hornist Eric Ruske (Wagner, Bach/Ruske, Bach/Webern, Mozart, R. Strauss). Fri 1/3, 8:30 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7:45 PM), Sat 1/4, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7:15 PM), and Sun 1/5, 3:30 PM (with preconcert lecture at 2:45 PM), 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000 or 847-888-0404.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 12/27, 12:10 PM, "Christmas carol sing-along." Fri 1/3, 12:10 PM, soprano Dara Hobbs with pianist Jeffrey Panko (Handel, Chausson, R. Strauss, Caldwell). 312-787-4570.

KEITH HOOPER, CARL SCHMIDT, AND DAVID WHITEHOUSE oboe, trumpet, and organ (Bach, Vivaldi, Galuppi, Boellmann). Sun 12/29, noon, Holy Family Church, 1080 W. Roosevelt. 312-492-8442.

CORNELIUS JOHNSON AND KIMBERLY E. JONES tenor and soprano, in a free concert of spirituals and opera excerpts (Bernstein, Gershwin, Lehar, Verdi, and others). Mon 12/30, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

LIGHT OPERA WORKS Peter Lipari conducts Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance. Fri 12/27, 8 PM, Sat 12/28, 2 and 8 PM, Sun 12/29 and Mon 12/30, 2 PM, and Tue 12/31, 8 PM, Cahn Auditorium, Northwestern University, 600 Emerson, Evanston. 847-869-6300.

VALERIE SMITH flute, in a free concert. Mon 12/30, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

STRAUSS SYMPHONY OF AMERICA IN CHICAGO Klaus Arp, conductor, with soprano Katarzyna Dondalska and tenor Thomas Sigwald (J. Strauss, Lehar, and others). See Critic's Choice. Sun 12/29, 2:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 888-294-3550 or 312-294-3000.

fairs & festivals

FIRST NIGHT EVANSTON features music performances on various indoor stages in downtown Evanston. Tue 12/31, First Congregational Church, 1445 Hinman: 7 PM, Robert Wooten Singers; 8:30 PM, Special Consensus, Sag Valley Boys; 10 PM, Maiko Japanese drummers. Mather Gardens, 1615 Hinman: 6 PM, Genesis Opera Company; 8:30 PM, Tom & Lisa; 10 PM, Michael J. Miles Quartet. First Bank and Trust of Evanston, 820 Church: 8:30 PM, West End Jazz Band. Lake Street Church, 607 Lake: 9 PM, Big Guitars from Memphis. Evanston Bible Fellowship, 1702 Sherman: 9 PM, Video Stars. First United Methodist Church, 1630 Hinman: 7 PM, Weavermania; 8 PM, Kwame & Wan Afrika; 10 PM, Gloria Thompson Rodgers. Rotary Building Cafe, 1560 Sherman: 10 PM, Electric Chittlin' Stew. Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington: 9:30 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong. North Shore Hotel, 1611 Chicago: 7:30 PM, 7Deez; 10:30 PM, Bob Perna Dance Band. Omni Orrington Hotel, 1710 Orrington: 8 PM, Las Guitarras de Espana; 10 PM, David Young Quartet. Evanston Woman's Club, 1702 Chicago: 9:30 PM, Jose Valdes & the Mambo All-Stars. First Presbyterian Church, 1427 Chicago: 7 PM, Revels; 8 PM, Gephart-Long Quartet; 10 PM, Maxwell Street Klezmer Band. Other attractions at this event include theater, dance performances, storytellers, comedy groups & children's activities. 847-289-4248.

miscellaneous

CHUCK CHEESMAN Children's concert and sing-along; donation of a toy requested. Mon 12/30, 10:30 AM, JCYS George W. Lutz Family Center, 800 Clavey, Highland Park. 847-433-6001.

COMMUNITY RENEWAL CHORUS, ALL GOD'S CHILDREN 33rd annual holiday concert; free admission. Sun 1/5, 3 PM, First United Church of Oak Park, 848 Lake, Oak Park. 312-427-4830.

LIRA SINGERS, CUERDAS CLASICAS, IMANI YA WATUME in a free concert. Sat 12/28, 11 AM, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-922-9410.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Mon 12/30, Lorraine Gray School of Dance. 312-346-3278.

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