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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

AND YOU DON'T STOP Free Street's hip-hop show featuring Brave Monk, Franco de Leon, Robert Karimi, Idris Goodwin, Mateo Zapata, and others. Fri 4/25, 7 PM, Ferguson Theater, Columbia College, 600 S. Michigan. 773-772-7248. Sat 4/26, 7 PM, Free Street, Pulaski Park Studio, third floor, 1419 W. Blackhawk. 773-772-7248.

BAD RELIGION, CASUALTIES, GAZA STRIPPERS All-ages. Sat 4/26, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

DADA, CAVIAR, SONO 18 & over. Fri 4/18, 8:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

DISCO BISCUITS, BROTHERS PAST 18 & over. Fri 4/18, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

RYAN FLAGSTAD Fri 4/18, 9 PM (benefit for Pediatric AIDS Chicago and P.L.A.Y.), Goodbar, 2512 N. Halsted. 773-296-9700.

BETH GILLIS Free in-store performance. Fri 4/25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

GROOVE ARMADA, WEEKEND PLAYERS See Critic's Choice; 18 & over. Sat 4/19, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

RICHIE HAVENS, KAREN SAVOCA Fri 4/25, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JOEL JANIS Free in-store performance. Fri 4/18, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

R. KELLY Fri 4/25, 8 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

KICKING OUT PRISCILLA Free concert. Fri 4/25, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

KINSEY SICKS See Critic's Choice. Fri 4/18, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

AVRIL LAVIGNE, SIMPLE PLAN, GOB Sold out. Sat 4/19, 7:30 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5740 or 312-559-1212.

LUCKY BOYS CONFUSION, THE DOG & EVERYTHING, GRASSHOPPER TAKEOVER, ONE LIFE All-ages. Sun 4/20, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

MADAME CHAO, IRENE MOON, 10 BRAIN, INSECT DELI Fri 4/18, 10 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-7332.

PHYLLIS MARCONI Free in-store performance. Fri 4/25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

MATTER Free in-store performance. Fri 4/25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA Sun 4/27, 3 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222.

MINISTRY, LOLLIPOP LUST KILL, MOTOGRATER All-ages. Tue 4/22, 6 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

PALAXY TRACKS Free in-store performance. Fri 4/25, 6 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

PENNIES FROM HEAVEN Benefit for Victory Gardens education director Sylvia Carter with Robert Alpaugh, Matt Conlon, John Steven Crowley, Cheri Coons, Felicia Fields, Norrisa Pearson, Rob Schroeder, Jack Tippett, Allen Turner, and Laura Wurz under the direction of Jack Short. Mon 4/21, 7 PM, Victory Gardens Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln. 773-871-3000.

RICKY PEREZ with pianist Martez L. Rucker. Wed 4/23, 7:30 PM, Theatre Building, 1225 W. Belmont. 773-327-5252.

RED VINEGAR, SHEEPDOG SOCIETY Sun 4/27, Berry Memorial United Methodist Church, 4754 N. Leavitt. 773-275-9735.

DAVE SHWATAL Free in-store performance. Fri 4/25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

JOHN SINCLAIR Free discussion and CD signing. Sat 4/19, 4 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

JASON SOLIDAY, JUSTIN C. ROUNDS, TERMINAL 4 Sun 4/20, 8 PM, Deadtech, 3321 W. Fullerton. 773-395-2844.

RACHEL SPELLER with poet Susan Sandoval. Fri 4/25, 8 PM, Last Kiss Cafe & Art Gallery, 6326 N. Clark. 773-381-5480.

STRING CHEESE INCIDENT Fri 4/25, 7 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5740 or 312-559-1212.

BEN TAYLOR BAND Free in-store performance. Fri 4/25, 12:30 PM, Barnes & Noble, 55 Old Orchard, Skokie. 847-676-3047.

THIS IS THIS Free in-store performance. Sat 4/26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

TORTURING ELVIS, DEUCE AMBIENCE, RHYTHM ROCKETS, SAM BURCKHARDT COMBO, DJ BIG TYME RILEY WIMES Sat 4/26, 8:30 PM, Willowbrook Ballroom, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

UMPHREY'S MCGEE 18 & over. Sun 4/20, 8:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

BRIAN VANDER ARK, MICHAEL MCDERMOTT, EMM GRYNER Fri 4/18, 8 PM, Clearwater Theater, 96 W. Main, West Dundee. 847-836-8820.

JONATHAN WEBER pianist, in a tribute to Henry Mancini; free admission. Fri 4/18, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

DAR WILLIAMS, BEN TAYLOR BAND All-ages. Fri 4/25, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

ZRAZY Sat 4/26, 7:30 PM, Mountain Moving Coffeehouse, Summerdale Community Church/Good Shepherd Parish M.C.C., 1700 W. Farragut. 312-409-0276.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 4/18, 6 PM, Mono, Volta Do Mar (18 & over); 10:30 PM, Sadies, Jon Langford & the Sadies. Sat 4/19, Deathray Davies, Riptones, Josh Seib & Satellite 66. Tue 4/22, 7:30 PM, Wes Hollywood Show, Adventures of Jet, Tom Daily, Mike Felumlee, Blue Shade Witness, LAX, Craig Marshall perform as part of International Pop Overthrow. Wed 4/23, 9 PM, Postal Service (see Critic's Choice), Cex (18 & over). Thu 4/24, 9 PM, Lydia Lunch & the Anubian Lights, Nels Cline, Rope, Grazyna Auguscik. Fri 4/25, 10 PM, Capitol Years, Witnesses, Izzys, Decibators. Sat 4/26, 1 PM, Wiplot, National Anthem, Trouble Dolls, Crash Into June, It's My Party!, Wendy Ip, Van Go, Adam McIntyre perform as part of International Pop Overthrow; 7 PM, Shazam, Shoes, Magnaphonic, Terry Anderson & the Olympic Ass-Kickin' Team, King Radio, Chris von Sneidern, Joe Giddings, Blakes, Doug Bobenhouse perform as part of International Pop Overthrow. Sun 4/27, 9 PM, Jason Lowenstein, +/-, Atombombpocketknife, Peelers (18 & over). 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJs spin until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, Ed Vantage. Thursdays, DJ Rhythm, DJ Danny Boy. 312-337-4349.

ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: DJs spin until 1 AM Tuesdays through Thursdays, until 2 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Fridays, Lou Dogg, Mike G., Pat B. Saturdays, Pat B. Tue 4/22, Pat B. 815-356-6000.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Music at 5:30 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Ryan Hagen (with DJ 2 Much Funk Saturdays in the Loft). Thursdays, DJ Mike Z. 847-397-3100.

ARBOR VITAE JAVA & JUICE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 4/18, David Wilner. Sat 4/19, Brian Starr. Fri 4/25, Greg Steele. Sat 4/26, Kristin Cotts. 630-778-9090.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Sat 4/19, Heartsfield. Fri 4/25, Mr. Myers. Sat 4/26, Family of Souls, Strangers in Dreams. 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 4/18, Alan Trammell Band, Entrinzic, HeadQuarters. Sat 4/19, Lucius Warbaby, Jesus & the Devil, Barajas, Dead Electric. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 4/22, Sara Hollister, Gwen Grier, Mari Calip. Wed 4/23, Zapruder Point, Not the Joneses, Grasshopper Takeover. Thu 4/24, Tom Slater Band, Ginn Rail, Big Bang Music Theory. Fri 4/25, Mr. Airplane Man, Audreys, the Girls, Miss Alex White. Sat 4/26, Bad Wizard, Last Vegas, Drag Strip Syndicate, Steepwater Band. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Wed 4/23, 9 PM, Krembone, Tina M. Howell, DJ T-Bag. 773-384-0043.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Performers nightly in the first-floor dining room: Fri 4/18, 7:30 PM, Daryl & George's Dinner Show. Saturdays, 7 PM, Buddy Charles. Mondays, 8 PM, Bob Solone. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Ester Hana. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Buddy Charles. Thu 4/24, Anthony Rago & Joe Vito. Fri 4/25, 7 PM, Joel Barry. 773-435-0130.

BINNY'S BEVERAGE DEPOT 3000 N. Clark: Saturdays, 1-5 PM, and Fridays, 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.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 4/27, noon, Chris Walz. 312-226-6666.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 4/18, 6 PM, Blank Theory, Crash Poet, Liftpoint, Calico System (all-ages); 10:30 PM, Webb Brothers, Turner Joy, Sin Ropas. Sat 4/19, 6 PM, Waste, Bystander, Sleeps, Walking Man; 9 PM, Ivorywire, Plura, Ten Minute Vision (18 & over). Sun 4/20, Stage Fright: God vs. Satan. Wed 4/23, 9 PM, Winnie, Lucida, Snak Lab All-Stars. Thu 4/24, 9 PM, Monster Trux, Rosedales, Elvi, Animus. Fri 4/25, 10 PM, Psychedelic Breakfast, Westfall, the Niche. Sat 4/26, 6 PM, Jinxpack, Bound to Change, Best Days Behind; 10 PM, Pistol Whipped, Monostar, Unique Chique. 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/18, Ulu, Swivel Hips Smith. Sat 4/19, Free Space, Del Mar. Sundays, Terrapin Flyer. Wednesdays, Cornmeal. Fri 4/25 and Sat 4/26, Fareed Haque Group. 773-384-8600.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 W. Main, Lake Zurich: Fri 4/18, 7 PM, Gypsy. Sundays, 3 PM, open mike. Fri 4/25, 7 PM, Matt Wolf. 847-550-1127.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Sun 4/20, Kenosis, Audiobon. Sundays, 9 PM, music and spoken word performances (followed by an open mike). Sun 4/27, Larry O. Dean, Second Hand Poets, Amy Van Dyne. 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Fri 4/18, 8:30 PM, Jim O'Connell & Friends. Sat 4/19, 8:30 PM, Tumbleweed. Tue 4/22, 8 PM, Bruce Holmes. Fri 4/25, Big Sweaty Men. Sat 4/26, 8:30 PM, Spare Change. Sun 4/27, 7 PM, open jam with Alton J & Spur of the Moment. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: DJs spin after 8 PM. Wednesdays, Pat B. Thursdays, Mpulse, Mike G. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 4/18, Susie Gomez & the Hollywoods. Sat 4/19, Hushpuppies. Fri 4/25, Torturing Elvis. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/18, 9 PM, Bible of the Devil, Wanamaker, Spins, Son of John Doe. Sat 4/19, Herc., Casa de Fantasm, Suburban Blood Drive, Harold Washing Machine. Fri 4/25, Quiet Kid, Boxcar Satan, Bachmans, Loraxx. 312-922-6392.

CARY'S LOUNGE 2251 W. Devon: No cover. Mondays, 9:30 PM, acoustic open mike. 773-743-5737.

CHAMPS ROCK ROOM 5728 W. 87th, Burbank: Thu 4/24, Powerknobs. 708-499-4140.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Fri 4/25, 7 PM, Miles Tilmann & Mark Denardo, Tamarin, Law-Rah Collective, M50, Cliff Swank. 773-743-5650.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 Wyse, Schaumburg: Fri 4/18, 10 PM, Voices. 847-524-9910.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Sat 4/19, 7:30 PM, Kinsey Sicks (see Critic's Choice). 773-871-7610.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and rock music 8 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Chuck & Lauree. Sundays, Dave Awl spins rock and new wave. Mondays, Stacy & Sigh spin punk & glam. Tuesdays, Sandie, Daisun & Vee spin pop & rock. Wednesdays, DJ Jay spins punk, garage, and local rock. Fourth Thursday of every month, DJ Misa, DJ Roadhouse. 773-489-0379.

COCOABEAN EXPRESSIONS 7007 N. Glenwood: Saturdays, 9 PM, One Voice open mike for music, comedy, spoken word, and poetry. Sat 4/19, midnight, Venus Envy. 773-274-6057.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Sun 4/27, 7 PM, Pugslee Atomz, Black Reign, Infinito, Stephstaa, Ryan Officer. 312-341-9787.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/18, Pat McCurdy. Sat 4/19, Brian Vander Ark. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 4/25, Al Weber, Wendy Ip, Trouble Dolls. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Scotty Mix. Saturdays, Lou Dogg. Sat 4/26, R-Gang. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 4/18, Urban Funk Ordinance, Buddha's Belly. Sat 4/19, Dan Darrah, Air This Side of Caution, Bryter, 56 Hope Road. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thu 4/24, Mikey Dread. Fri 4/25, Underwater People with Barely Standing. Sat 4/26, Rubber, Pimps. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 4/18, Mike & Joe. Sat 4/19, American English (Beatles tribute). Wed 4/23, Fabulous Janes. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Sat 4/26, Maggie Speaks. 847-541-4700.

CUCINA PARADISO 814 North, Oak Park: Thursdays, 7 PM, Pamela Sue Fox. 708-848-3434.

DANTE'S 1200 W. Hubbard: DJs spin after 10:30 PM; no cover. Thu 4/24, Cricket Rumor Mill, TRS-80, Enamor (benefit for Hubbard Street Mural Project). 312-243-9350.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Cabaret Room and the Piano Bar. In the Cabaret Room: Fridays, 8 PM, Joan Curto. Fri 4/18, 10:30 PM, Grapefruit Moon (Tom Waits tribute). Sat 4/19, 8 PM, Sara Davis & Justin Hayford. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Lucia Spina. Thu 4/24, 8 PM, Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael. Fri 4/25, 10:30 PM, Naked (Leonard Cohen tribute). Sat 4/26, 8 PM, Sara Davis & Justin Hayford. Sun 4/27, 6 PM, Jeanne Scherkenbach. 773-278-1830.

DEJA VU 2624 N. Lincoln: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Breeze, Johnny Price. Tuesdays, Johnny Price spins breakbeat. Wednesdays, Ed Vantage. Thursdays, 10 PM, Bandoleros, Ed Vantage. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 4/20, Manhandlers DJ set. Mon 4/21, Tim & Dan Fink. Tue 4/22, Joe Camarillo. Wed 4/23, Len & Chrissie Dickinson. Thu 4/24, Chuck Wren. 773-472-2771.

THE DISTRICT 858 W. Lake: Music at 8 PM; DJs spin after midnight. Sat 4/19, Mr. A.L.I., Ron Carroll, Kenny Bobien, Stephanie Cooke, Dawn Tallman, Darryl D'Bonneau, Su Su Bobien, Glenn Thornton. Sun 4/20, 9 PM, Peven Everett. Sundays, 10 PM-2 AM, Water with Kennedy Octane and others spinning Afrobeat, Brazilian bossa, global house, and downtempo. Sat 4/26, Mr. A.L.I., Dajae, Carla Prather, Vic Lavender. 312-421-1759.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 4/18, 10 PM, Mofro, New Soul Theory. Sat 4/19, 10 PM, Houston, Great Fire of 1666, Haymarket Riot, Mount St. Helens. Mon 4/21, 9 PM, Maserati, Absinthe Blind, La Makita Soma. Tue 4/22, 9 PM, Buried at Sea, Rwake, Buzzsawyer, Leroy Fix. Wed 4/23, 9 PM, Mic One, Poetic Intelligence, Prime, DJ Risky Bizness. Thu 4/24, 9 PM, Tracer, Life at Sea, L'Spaerow, Volante. Fri 4/25, 10 PM, Lovehammers, Simmering, Blackmaker. Sat 4/26, 10 PM, Lovehammers, Flathead Fillups, Pinch, Gelheads. Sun 4/27, 9 PM, Bozo Porno Circus, Fashion Bomb. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/18, Colour. Sat 4/19, Aunt Janet. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 4/25, Ozone. Sat 4/26, Michael Heaton Band. 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 4/18, Mr. Blotto. Sat 4/19, Michael Heaton Band, Mooch, Paul Wenzel. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Wednesdays, Evidence (no cover). Thursdays, Catfight. Fri 4/25, Phix (Phish tribute), Julie Dutchak & Plan B. Sat 4/26, Tempest. Sun 4/27, Gina Gonzalez. 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 4/19, Ben Schmidt. 773-878-3343.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays, 9 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 4/18, Left Setter, Gaskit, Mercy. Sat 4/19, Pet Lover, Rockaway Cobra, Callisto, Serilian. Sundays, Sumo. Mon 4/21, Reforma. Tue 4/22, Broken Release, Altair Four, Twelve Ax. Wed 4/23, Terminal Bliss, Grigori 3. Thu 4/24, Blown, Flossmor, Nth Degree, Janus, DJ Fascist. Fri 4/25, June's Arrival, Disposable Pets, Thing 3. Sat 4/26, Motiv, Pocket. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/18, Eric McCabe & Brian Lupo. Sat 4/19, Dinner With Strangers. Fri 4/25, Ripleys. Sat 4/26, Crossroads. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 4/18, 10 PM, Longwave (see Spot Check), Office, Stag Party. Sat 4/19, 10 PM, Denali, Slumber Party, the Race, the Close. Sun 4/20, 9:30 PM, Scott Morgan's Powertrane, Decibators, Sixty-Eights. Mon 4/21, 9:30 PM, Smith-n-Hack, Dabrye, Soundhack, Errorsmith, Marko Katic. Wed 4/23, 9:30 PM, Howe Gelb, Lying in States, Blackbirds. Fri 4/25, 5:30 PM, Hoyle Brothers. Sun 4/27, 9:30 PM, Legowelt, Orgue Electronique, Bangkok Impact, DJ TLR. 773-276-3600.

ETHIO CAFE 3462 N. Clark: 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. Fri 4/18, Rasta Kelly. Sat 4/19, Flex Crew. Sun 4/20 and Thu 4/24, Indika. Mondays, Daddy Lester. Wed 4/23, Rasta Kelly. Fri 4/25, Dub Dis. 773-348-3998.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly. Fridays and Saturdays, Joe Garza, DJ Pascal, Jeff Moyer. Sundays, DJs spin metal and industrial. Mondays, DJs spin punk rock. 773-395-2700.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Thu 4/24, 8 PM, Joey Edwin. Fri 4/25, 10 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute). 312-836-0066.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: DJs spin after 8 PM. Fridays, DJ 2 Much Funk. Saturdays, DJ Lime. 847-587-9677.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM Thursdays, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Zuaz, Only Sons. Sat 4/19, Kato & the Houseboys. Thu 4/24, Aunt Janet. Fri 4/25, Dzyre. Sat 4/26, X-Side. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Tuesdays, open mike with Nicky's Band. Fri 4/25, Assailants. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fridays, 7-11 PM, open mike hosted by Tim Tea. Sat 4/19, 9 PM, Stir Crazy, Stomp Aberdeen. 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. Fri 4/18, 6 PM, Rise Against (see Spot Check), None More Black, Spitalfield, Layman's Terms; 10 PM, MC Paul Barman, Cougars. Sat 4/19, 5 PM, Rise Against (see Spot Check), None More Black, Black Cross, Sweet Cobra; 9 PM, Drag the River, Deminer, Redline, Vena Cava. Sun 4/20, 7 PM, Denali, Chin Up Chin Up. Wed 4/23, 6 PM, Evaluation, Niagara Fell, Frank Jordan; 10 PM, Mindflayer (see Critic's Choice), Nautical Almanac, Life Rocks!. Thu 4/24, 6 PM, Hopesfall, Beautiful Mistake, Everytime I Die, Brazil; 10 PM, Odd Jobs, Contriband, Outerlimitz, PACIFICS. Fri 4/25, 6 PM, Elliott, Matthew, Lewis & Clarke; 10 PM, Phantom Three, Dr. Killbot, Vacation Bible School. Sat 4/26, 4 PM, Dead to Fall, Shattered Realm, Undying, Remembering Never, King of Clubz; 9 PM, Phenoms, Hentchmen, Mashers, Velcro Lewis & His 100 Proof Band. Sun 4/27, 5 PM, Southside Orphans, Last Annual, Rotten Fruits, PK Dores, First Class. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 4/18, 10 PM, Jimmy & Ray Show. Thu 4/24, 9 PM, Nine Miles. Sat 4/26, 10 PM, NRBQ, Riptones. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Fridays, 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 4/18, Dan Darrah, Stolie. Sat 4/19, Bamboo Grove. Fri 4/25, 56 Hope Road, Jocelyn Baker. Sat 4/26, Delafields. 847-821-1234.

FOUR FARTHINGS TAVERN & GRILL 2060 N. Cleveland: Saturdays, 9 PM, Chico. 773-935-2060.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 4/18, 9 PM, Hello Dave. Fri 4/25, 9:30 PM, dueling pianos. 630-416-4898.

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

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fri 4/18, Afrika Bambaataa. 312-666-1695.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 4/18, Secretariat, Genral Patton & His Privates, Deal With It. Sat 4/19, Astropop, Sonnets. Thursdays, open mike with Sara Sara. Fri 4/25, Vapor Eyes. Sat 4/26, Baby Kage, Donnyboy the Rocker. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 4/18, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 4/19, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 4/20, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Kathryn Payne. Mon 4/21, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Terry Higgins. Tue 4/22, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter hosts a jam session; 9:30 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts an open mike. Wed 4/23, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Thu 4/24, 7:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Fri 4/25, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Cissy Conner & Lex McCauley. Sat 4/26, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 10 PM, Cissy Conner & Lex McCauley. Sun 4/27, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Kathryn Payne. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays and Mondays through Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne. Fri 4/18, 9 PM, Sat 4/19, 10 PM, Tue 4/22 through Fri 4/25, 9 PM, and Sat 4/26, 10 PM, Sammy Goldstein. Mon 4/21, 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. 312-836-0933.

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

GIO'S SPORTS BAR 4857 N. Damen: Fri 4/25, 9 PM, open mike (no cover). 773-334-0345.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Thursdays, 9 PM, local music showcase and open stage (no cover). 773-549-9624.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Jack Straw. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/18, Melochrome, Nad Navillus, Kaspar Hauser, Ilya. Sat 4/19, Western Grand, Big Buildings, New Hi Lo. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Ike Reilly. Thu 4/24, 7:30 PM, New Duncan Imperials, 9-Fifty, Epicycle, Annie Quick, Detholz, Riots, Lovelies, Sister Someone perform as part of International Pop Overthrow. Fri 4/25, Harmony Riley, Nope. Sat 4/26, Edward Burch, Stephen Dawson & Diane Christiansen, Riviera, Angie Mead (benefit for Pediatric AIDS Chicago and P.L.A.Y.). 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Wed 4/23, Kristin Shout performs at U-Lock Rock with John Greenfield. 773-384-9546.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 4/19, 9 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement (benefit for Nuclear Energy Information Service). Sun 4/20, 8 PM, John Sinclair, Glowb. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fridays, 5:30 PM, Pete Krebs & the Who Now. Fri 4/18, 10 PM, Plastic Crimewave, Civilized Age, Rabbit Rabbit. Sat 4/19, 10 PM, A Month of Somedays, Malachi Constant, Jai Alai; 12:30 AM, DJ Lucifer Sam. Wed 4/23, 9:30 PM, Archaeology, Twat Vibe, Drop Science. Thu 4/24, 9:30 PM, Nad Navillus, Picastro, Aardvark. Fri 4/25, 10 PM, Dianogah, Pinebender, Pedal Steel Transmission (benefit for Pediatric AIDS Chicago and P.L.A.Y.). Sat 4/26, 9:30 PM, We Ragazzi, Mercury Program, Strick City. Sun 4/27, 8 PM, Burlesque Tartare with Dante's Voodoo Cabaret. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 4/18, Bob Zagotta, Spunji, Hat Guys. Sat 4/19, Katie Todd Band, Lori Wyatt, Jimmy Kingsway Band. Wednesdays, open mike (no cover). Fri 4/25, Running Still, Joe Batters. Sat 4/26, Carly Lapetina Band, Smythe, Friend of Pete. 773-929-0944.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Thu 4/24, 7:30 PM, Ripley Caine, Joy Eden Harrison, Katie Todd (benefit for WLUW). 773-486-1099.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 4/18, 9 PM, Soulive, Maktub (18 & over). Sat 4/19, 9 PM, Pat Green, Lost Trailers (18 & over). Sun 4/20, 6:15 PM, Slightly Stoopid, Pepper, Usual Suspects, Anthony & the Banned Band (all-ages). Wed 4/23, 9 PM, Rusted Root. Fri 4/25, 3 PM, Halford, Testament, Immortal, Primal Fear, Amon Amarth, Carnal Force, Painmuseum & others. Sat 4/26, 9 PM, Richard Thompson, Lynn Miles. Sun 4/27, 9 PM, Tom Cochrane & Red Rider. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fridays, 4:30 PM, the Zone. Wed 4/23 and Thu 4/24, 4:30 PM, E-Mics. 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 Sundays through Thursdays. Sundays, 8 PM, "You Sing It Sundays" live karaoke hosted by Bill Larkin. 312-863-7427.

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: Music from 9 AM-2 PM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Evan Coleman spins funk, house, and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Joan of Arc, DJ Detroit Girl. Wednesdays, DJ Papa G. Thursdays, DJ Axis spins hip-hop, rock, and new wave. 773-394-2066.

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

JERICHO COFFEE 2343 E. 71st: Wednesdays, 7 PM, neo-soul and poetry open mike hosted by Kwana Knight. 773-684-8665.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 4/18, Crash (Dave Matthews tribute), Boda. Sat 4/19, Mike & Joe. Fri 4/25, Lounge Puppets, Triangle Green. Sat 4/26, 8 PM, Weed Street Band, Bam Bam Buddha, Jephree & Bush Doktor, Eljaye, Hum-V perform at the Music in America Festival with DJ Soundz, Opie Kuttingham, DJ Structure, DJ Dianna, DJ Stixx, Alan "Baddmixx" Boyd, DJ Dino, D-Jam, DJ Anthony Frantantion, DJ Tempest, and DJ Wonderdog; 11 PM, Rob Base. 312-337-3486.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Tue 4/22, 9 PM, Matt Pinizzotto Band. 773-348-7592.

LEADWAY 5233 N. Damen: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-728-2663.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Rhythm. Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Johnny Price. 312-337-2583.

LETIZIA'S NATURAL BAKERY 2144 W. Division: Wednesdays, 8 PM, open mike. 773-342-1011.

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, Mike Hodgkiss. Wed 4/23, Dave Roberts. 773-665-1110.

LINCOLN RESTAURANT 4008 N. Lincoln: Fri 4/18, Drury Brothers, Douglas Grew, Chris O'Connor. Fridays, 9 PM, Lincoln Lodge variety showcase. Fri 4/25, Bric-a-Brac. 773-248-1820.

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. Saturdays, DJ Structure. Wednesdays, DJ Victor R., DJ Stixx. 773-348-5100.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 4/18, Holy Ghosts, Erupters, Jabs, Logic of Elliot. Sat 4/19, People Will Blink, Foibles. Sundays, 9:30 PM, Pete Special, Brother Brother. Tue 4/22, Mike Ferro's Town Sound, Antje. Wed 4/23, Bloodbath. Thu 4/24, Artificial West, Hedonists Maybe. Fri 4/25, Bomb, Returnables, Messengers. Sat 4/26, Vertical Method, Sober Dozi, Talman Project. 773-871-3757.

MADISON AVENUE 34 N. Sheridan, Waukegan: Thursdays, 8 PM, acoustic singer/songwriter showcase and open stage with Eric Mickler, Chris Sipos & Johnny Rocker. 847-662-6090.

MANHATTAN'S 415 S. Dearborn: Bar & lounge; no cover. Fridays and Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Teflan, DJ Erica. Wed 4/23, 7:30 PM, Gareth. 312-957-0460.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 4/18, 10 PM, Vic Chesnutt, M. Ward. Sat 4/19, 10 PM, Dan Bern & the IJBC, Andy Stochansky. Wed 4/23, 8 PM, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 4/24, 8 PM, Stereo Fuse, Vonray, Pay the Girl. Fri 4/25, 10 PM, Strain Busy Sky, Nitrous Foxide, Tristen. Sat 4/26, 10 PM, Phix (Phish tribute), Pudder Project. 773-404-9494.

MCNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Sat 4/26, 9:30 PM, Margarita Island (Jimmy Buffet tribute; no cover). 630-941-7100.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 4/18, 7 PM, Fischerspooner (see Critic's Choice), Tommie Sunshine (sold out). Sat 4/19, 5:30 PM, MU330, First Grade Crush, Skapone, Rudie, Stamp'd, Donkey Punch, DJ Chuck Wren (all-ages); 11 PM, LTJ Bukem, Makoto, MC Conrad, 1000 Vertical Ft. (18 & over). Sun 4/20, 6 PM, Pigface (see Spot Check), My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, Zeromancer, Bile, Tub Ring (all-ages). Thu 4/24, 7 PM, . . . And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead (see Spot Check), America Is Waiting, Murder by Death (all-ages). Fri 4/25, 6:30 PM, Stripping the Pistol, Escape From Earth, Inept (all-ages). Sat 4/26, 6:45 PM, Subhumans UK, Tossers, Enemies (all-ages). Sun 4/27, 7 PM, PXL, Swizzle Tree, Full Range, Amici (all-ages). 773-549-0203.

MICKEY FINN'S 412 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/18 and Sat 4/19, Mission Creep. 847-362-6688.

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

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

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Sat 4/19, 10 PM, Jimmy Cole Trio. Sun 4/20, 9 PM, open mike. 708-366-8073.

MORETTI'S ITALIAN RISTORANTE 1645 W. Jackson: Thu 4/24, Frank & Dave. 312-427-2572.

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

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

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays. Sat 4/19, Group du Jour. 847-259-9724.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 4/18, Rachael & 39, Bound to Change, Best Days Behind. Sun 4/20, Martyr Fascist Party. Tue 4/22, Pony Dance Party. Thu 4/24, Speed of Light, Innerthrone, Allied Signal. 773-486-7774.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 4/18, 9 PM, Caroliner, Wolf Eyes, No Doctors, My Name Is Rar-Rar. Sat 4/19, 9 PM, Floorbirds, Andrew Morgan, Vatican Unit. Mon 4/21, 7:30 PM, Vague, Turnstyles, Olde Style, Me Decade, Paper Airplane Pilots, Hop on Pop, Analog Radio, Pop is Art perform as part of International Pop Overthrow. Fri 4/25, 9 PM, Anne Harris; 11 PM, Down the Line. Sat 4/26, 8:30 PM, Hot Club of Cowtown. Sun 4/27, 7 PM, Vex, Iconoclast (all-ages). 847-869-0450.

NEW DATING GAME 8924 S. Stony Island: Wednesdays, 10 PM, DJs spin neo-soul, deep house, and old school at an open mike for poetry and spoken word. 773-374-8883.

NITE CAP 5007 W. Irving Park: Sat 4/19, 10 PM, Angry Chair (Alice in Chains tribute), Sum Hate, Synix. Wed 4/23, 9 PM, Dedbird, Skitzafit. Sat 4/26, 10 PM, Emetic, Spent, Inspiteofyou, Chapter Seven. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 4/18, 7 PM, J.T. Newman, Scott Free, Rose Tulley & others perform at a benefit for Dyke Mic. Thursdays, 8 PM, Grinder gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (4/24 with Morris Stegosaurus & Damien Fosse). 773-743-3355.

NO FRICTION 2502 N. California: Fri 4/25, 7 PM, open mike. 773-235-2757.

NORTH BEACH 1551 N. Sheffield: Fri 4/25, 8 PM, Dub Dis, DJ Cojo B (at the "Dare to Dream" Caribbean party). 312-266-7842.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Fri 4/18, Ruben Waters Loves You, Chris Long, Gold Coast Refuse. Sat 4/19, Conscious Pool, Jason Blake, Irradio. Sun 4/20, Brothers Past, Future Rock, Binary Star, the Niche. Mon 4/21, Universal Chaos, Bamski. Tuesdays, 11 PM, DJ Alo, DJ I-Ron, DJ Fuego, Larry Millah. Wed 4/23, Rocky Denis, Myllhouse, Long Distance Runner. Fri 4/25, Dutchmen, Cheerleader, Hustler, Saltwater Vampires. Sat 4/26, Logic of Elliot, Sullen, Spunji, Rockit Girl. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 4/18, 6 PM, Celestial Static, Detour, America's #1 Sweetheart, Wonderlust, Stickman, Slick, Maddface. Sat 4/19, 5 PM, Coma, Leyden Moon, Portrait, Simple Frustration, Swellbox, Broken Language, One-Trick Arsenal, IV; 9 PM, Social Burn. Fri 4/25, 6 PM, Buddha's Belly, Gold So Red, Urban Funk Ordinance, Fixate, Pave the Sun, Euforium, Undermine. Sat 4/26, 5 PM, Autumn War, Lyz, Twenty Spot, Braincage, Low Chain, Index Case, Mental Image, Cradle. Sun 4/27, 5 PM, Aedes, Seedlock, Bloodloss, Lucid Echo, Numb. 708-756-0600.

OCEAN'S 11 RESTAURANT & NIGHTCLUB 18 W. 333 Roosevelt, Lombard: Music in the Rat Pack Lounge at 9 PM. Saturdays, Dan Haley performs the music of Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Dean Martin, Tom Jones, and others. Wednesdays and Thursdays, DJs spin. 630-629-2940.

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

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/18, Buzzards. Sat 4/19, L&J, Bill Bungeroth & Armistice. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Fri 4/25, Genral Patton & His Privates. Sat 4/26, Sonnets. Sun 4/27, Michael Colombia. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fri 4/18 and Fri 4/25, live karaoke. Sat 4/19, Paper Bullets, Alphabet. Sat 4/26, Cameron McGill & the Go to Sleep Sweeties. 773-252-7767.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 4/18, Rhythm City. Sat 4/19 and Sun 4/20, Moods. Fri 4/25, Libido Funk Circus. 815-477-0340.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 4/19, Desi Brothers. Sat 4/26, Gypsy. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/18, Night Riders. Sat 4/19, Tony & Carol. Thu 4/24, Arthur Lee. Fri 4/25, Fabulous Frankl & Dave. Sat 4/26, Dinner With Strangers. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Fri 4/18, 9 PM, Waxon 7, Arrivals, Les Baton Rouge (see Spot Check), Dutchmen. Sat 4/19, 8 PM, Conquerors, Stingray Green, Civilized Age, Paula Kelly. Sun 4/20, 8 PM, Carpet, Peppermints. Mon 4/21, 9 PM, Karaoke Dreams hosted by Rory Lake (no cover). Tue 4/22, 7 PM, Matt Russell & Vytis Nivinskas perform in the front room; no cover. Wed 4/23, 8 PM, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-Ins with Lawrence Peters. Thu 4/24, 8 PM, Few & Far Between, Riddle of Steel, RM101, North by Northwest. Fri 4/25, 9 PM, Lozenge, Service Anxiety, Voltage. Sat 4/26, 9 PM, Mid-States, Elvin. Sun 4/27, 8 PM, the Fit. 773-248-3093.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 4/18, Havana. Sat 4/19, Chuck Cox & the Johnson Principle. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. Tue 4/22, Taku Akiyama Quintet. Wed 4/23, Dead Electric, Spins. Sat 4/26, Stories for Boys. 773-276-9730.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Sun 4/20, 8 PM, Midnight Smack. Wednesdays, 9 PM, pro jam hosted by Pat Hall. Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike. 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. 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.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays, 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover Wednesdays and Thursdays. Thu 4/24, Ultramaxx. 773-645-5200.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Wednesdays, 9 PM, and Fridays, 10 PM, drum circle. Sat 4/19, 10 PM, Family of Souls. Tue 4/22, open floor "Tap Jam." Thursdays, Leddie Garcia, Taylor, Rick Garcia; 10 PM, Battire. 312-492-6100.

ROCK-A-TIKI 1942 W. Division: Wednesdays, 10 PM, Elvisland with Mark Hussman. 773-384-8454.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 4/18, 7 PM, Martin Zellar, Chris Gilmartin; 10:30 PM, Fruit Bats (see Post No Bills), Knife in the Water. Sat 4/19, 7 PM, Kevin So, Jenny Choi (18 & over); 10:30 PM, Daniel Johnston, Catfish Haven. Sun 4/20, 1 PM, Family Jules, Paula Kelley, Crayons, Trolley, Garden of Dreams, John Whidlin, Heathrow, Captain Genius, Pamela Richardson perform as part of International Pop Overthrow. Mon 4/21, 9 PM, Pete Krebs & the Who Now, Robbie Fulks, Gerald Dowd. Tue 4/22, 7 PM, Dub Narcotic Sound System (see Spot Check), French Toast, Fort Rile Dog (all-ages). Wed 4/23, 7 PM, Eastmountainsouth, Cantina; 9:30 PM, Butchies (see Spot Check), Kimya Dawson (18 & over). Thu 4/24, 9 PM, Brian & Mark, Chris Mills. Fri 4/25, 8 PM, Menthol, the People, Dolly Varden, Neilson Hubbard, Beatifics, Jonathan Scott perform as part of International Pop Overthrow. Sat 4/26, 7 PM, Asylum Street Spankers; 10 PM, Topaz, Diplomats of Solid Sound. Sun 4/27, 8 PM, Mike Doughty, Dan Wilson. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 4/19, Jostelen Weed. Sat 4/26, Insomnia. 630-372-2900.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Sun 4/27, Dan Darrah. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/18, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. Fri 4/25, Agent 86. 847-991-2150.

SMALL BAR 2956 N. Albany: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 4/19, Q Blue. Sat 4/26, Smokin' Trio. 773-509-9888.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sundays, Torturing Elvis. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Jerry Barry & Jim Desmond. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: No cover. Thu 4/24, Frank & Dave. 312-441-9334.

SPOKEN WORD CAFE 4655 S. King Dr.: Saturdays, 8 PM, House of Twang. 773-805-9036.

STANLEY'S 1970 N. Lincoln: Music after 8 PM. Sundays, live karaoke. 773-642-0007.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Downstairs in the lounge: Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Trew spins Motown, funk, rare groove, hip-hop, and disco. Sun 4/20, Moa Anbessa Sound System. Mondays, 8 PM, acoustic open mike hosted by Ciso Lobo. Tuesdays, 11 PM, DJ Artek, DJ Verb, Norman Rockwell, Rexford, Undecided, DJ D Double spin at the 606 hip-hop open mike. Wednesdays, Shack o' Love (deep house). Thursdays, 9 PM, spoken word hosted by Jordan Taggart, showcase with live bands. 773-278-6600.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room: Fri 4/18, 7:30 PM, Ted Ansani Project, Billionaire Boys Club, Goldstars, Conquerors, Stingray Green, Supermint, Orange Park, Kim Fox, Jeff Lescher perform as part of International Pop Overthrow. Sat 4/19, 1 PM, National Drag, Agynst, Suggestions, Einstein's Sister, Subversives, Humbugs, Pipitone, Shifties perform as part of International Pop Overthrow; 8 PM, Piper Downs, Cells, Box-o-Car, Outrageous Orange, Steve & Liam, Drakes, Second Saturday, Sparklejets UK perform as part of International Pop Overthrow. Sun 4/20, Trouble With Sweeney, LAX, Jeff Hanson. Wed 4/23, 7:30 PM, Medics, Tallulah, Stall, Mark Watson Band, Kevin Lee, Melon Galia, Will Kimbrough, Kelly's Heels perform as part of International Pop Overthrow. Thu 4/24, Silos, Gary Stier & the Sleepless Knights, Pieces. Fri 4/25, 9 PM, Matt Pond PA, Bitter Bitter Weeks. Sat 4/26, 9 PM, Opus, Darkstarz, Nacrobats, Organic Mind Unit, Weird Science, Candiamore, DJ Knowone. Sun 4/27, June Panic, Clyde Federal. 773-278-6600.

TIME OUT WEST 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 4/19, Fairlanes. 630-213-1006.

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

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 4/18, 7 PM, John Kimler, Gavra Lynn, Dalziel, Clare Burson. Sat 4/19, 6 PM, Melissa Adams, Steve Brooks, Debe Welch. Sun 4/20, 7 PM, Dee Adams, Aerin Tedesco & Andrea Bunch. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Wed 4/23, 8 PM, Cameron McGill & Carey Ott. Thu 4/24, 9 PM, Dearga, Martine Locke, Beth Amsel & Brian Webb. Fri 4/25, 8 PM, Ellen Rosner, Jen Cass Barnes, Dave Sills, Greg Wood & Jupiter Sunrise. Sat 4/26, 6 PM, Dave Boutette, Tim Monger, Pete Krebs, Speechwriters LLC. Sun 4/27, 7 PM, Hal Hixson, Julie Frost, Eric Nassau. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Sundays, open turntables. Wednesdays, live karaoke. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Sundays, 10 PM, Heather Horton Band; 1 AM, Steve Kouba. Mondays, 8 PM, Miga. Mon 4/21, 10 PM, Pete Special Band. Mondays, 2 AM, Mark Madsen. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Heather Horton Band; 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. 312-266-7761.

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Fri 4/18, Angel City Outlaws, Free Raine, Quick Change, Psycho Ex-Lover, Inner Chains, Shred, Klepto. Fri 4/25, Daniel Roughan & the B-Sides. 773-871-7799.

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. Fri 4/18, P-3. Sat 4/19, Still Standing. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/18, Dub Dis. Sat 4/19, Tony Brown & the Landing Crew, Baaro. Sundays, Gizzae. Mon 4/21, Bon & Nip, DJ AM/PM. Tuesdays, Dub Dis (no cover). Wednesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Cojo B spins dancehall. Thu 4/24, Morgan Heritage Family. Fri 4/25, Gizzae. Sat 4/26, Aswah Greggori, Zeleke. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music after 10 PM. Fri 4/18, Abstract Giants, Jeep, Blue Lit Souls. Sat 4/19, 8 PM, Old No. 8, Eric Noden & Rick "Cookin'" Sherry (benefit for Children's Memorial Cancer Research and Locks of Love). Sun 4/20, 1 PM, Old No. 8, Outlaw Family Band (benefit for Children's Memorial Cancer Research and Locks of Love); 7:30 PM, Sour Deluxe, Missile, Boyce's Road, Gidgets Ga Ga, Snaggs, Pink Slip, Chris Gilmartin perform as part of International Pop Overthrow. Mondays, 11 PM, live karaoke. Tue 4/22, Quiver Lip, Lucky Stiffs. Wednesdays, Forty Piece Choir. Thu 4/24, Matt Neverusky, Meshes, Angola, Apartment. Fri 4/25, Off Broadway, Phil Angotti & the Idea. Sat 4/26, Homunculus, Filament Circus Sound. Sun 4/27, 1 PM, Roscoe Project, Starclock, Darby Jones, Bradburys, Diginova, Yellow Second, Homunculus, Annette Summersett perform as part of International Pop Overthrow; 7:30 PM, Undercurrents, Swizzlesticks, Leisure McCorkle, Eugene Edwards Band, Ruth Buzzy, Tearaways, Mike Shupp, Radio Hour perform as part of International Pop Overthrow. 773-929-1300.

Dance

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

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

BACCHUS 2242 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 7 PM-2 AM, DJ Slowe spins 80s, alternative, synthwave, gothic, and industrial dance. 773-477-5238.

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, Dave Britton. Sundays, Shon Dervis, DJ 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, Greg Haus spins trance, progressive, hard house, and breakbeat. Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, Christopher Robin, John Jackson spin trans-Euro groove. Mondays, 10 PM, DJ Boa spins synthpop, hardwave, and retro. Tuesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, 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 nightly until 4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ PCS, Jevon Jackson. Saturdays, Mel Hammond, Martin "Boogieman" Luna spin house, R&B, & hip-hop. Sundays, DJ PCS. Mondays, DJ BJAK, John Simmons (4/7 with Jevon Jackson). Tuesdays, DJ Silver. Wednesdays, Risky Bizness, DJ Heather spin new wave and pop. Thursdays, DJ FLX, Chris Million. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Mondays, 8 PM-2 AM, DJ Sadar, DJ Richie Rich spin disco, rare groove, and underground. 773-384-0043.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Sundays (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays, DJ D Double, DJ Artek spin reggae, hip-hop, and soul. Sat 4/19, Roy Davis Jr., Doc Link. Sundays, DJ Jason spins punk, garage, and indie rock. Tuesdays, DJ Sinjin & guests spin techno. Wed 4/23, Red One. Thu 4/24, Hisham Sawazi, John Evolution, Chris Gin. Sat 4/26, DJ Lego. 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.

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 Fridays, until 5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Vince Abrams spins hip-hop, old school house & reggae. Saturdays, Uncle Joe spins high energy house & hip-hop. Mondays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Victor R., DJ Finesse, DJ Danny Boy. Wednesdays, DJs spin salsa. Thursdays, DJ Smurf spins hip-hop. 312-475-9800.

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

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

CANS BAR & CANTEEN 1640 N. Damen: Fridays, Mike Kandle. Thursdays, Tommy Wang. 773-227-2277.

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, DJ Eddie, DJ 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: Saturdays, 6 PM-3 AM, and Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 6 PM-2 AM, DJs spin; 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: Saturdays, 9 PM-5 AM, and Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 9 PM-4 AM, DJs spin Latin & Caribbean, hip-hop, and house. 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, Daniel Tsunami, DJeremy. Tuesdays, Michael Serafini. Thursdays, Timmy Loop. 773-477-1420.

COOBAH 3423 N. Southport: Sundays, Jesse de la Pena spins Brazilian lounge, jungle, drum 'n' bass, bossa nova & Afro-beat. 773-528-2220.

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

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 4/21, Fiorina, DJ Krank, DJ Ray_Rod. 773-489-6457.

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.

DEJA VU 2624 N. Lincoln: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Saturdays, DJ Mike D, Johnny Price. 773-871-0205.

DIG 1551 N. Sheffield: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJs spin top 40. 312-377-1727.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin on three levels 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Thursdays, 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. 312-787-7600.

D'VINE 1950 W. North: Fridays, 11 PM, Ron Troupe & Shaun T. spin house. Saturdays, 6 PM, Malik Shabazz & Beto Roxx spin hip-hop, house, and R&B. 773-235-5700.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sundays, 10 PM, Big Up! with Josh Abrams, Jacob Ross & Fred Wells (upstairs). 773-276-3600.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, DJs spin after 7 PM. 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. Fridays, Saturdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Slim, Katfish, Zanman, Pat Mann & Spankie. Sundays, DJ Theory. Mondays, Pat Mann. Tuesdays, DJ Mach 1. 312-266-1944.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Frique. Saturdays, Lil' Mikey, 33-1/3, Full Moon Percussion Ensemble. Sundays, Danny the Wild Child, DJ Frique, Phantom 45, DJ Hiroki. Mondays, DJ Hiroki, DJ Anacron (Mental Graffiti spoken-word open mike 7:30-10 PM). Tuesdays, Vince Adams, Pharris Thomas, Phat Mike, John Styles. Wednesdays, Lil' Mikey. Thursdays, DJ Hide, Vince Adams, Dirty MF. 312-666-1695.

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

GRAMERCY 2438 N. Lincoln: Thursdays, 9 PM, Paul Blair spins music of the 70s and 80s, George Bates & Mike Hahn spin deep house. 773-477-8880.

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). Thursdays, 10 PM, Mr. A.L.I., Vic Lavender and others. 773-395-0066.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: Fridays, 9 PM-4 AM, Jesse de la Pena, Karlos G. spin hip-hop, R&B, soul, reggae, and house. Saturdays, 11 PM-5 AM, DJ Swank, Matt Warren. Thursdays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJ Fabian. 312-527-5600.

HIDDEN LOUNGE 651 W. Washington: DJs spin until 2 AM Sundays through Tuesdays, until 4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, and until 5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Saturdays, and Wednesdays, DJ Freckles spins hip-hop and house. 312-627-0409.

HOGS & HONEYS 1555 N. Sheffield: Saturdays, 9 PM-3 AM, and Fridays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs spin. 312-377-1733.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 4/25, 11 PM, Timo Maas, John Curley, Justin Long (18 & over). 312-923-2000.

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

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: Music from 9 AM-2 PM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Saturdays, Andrew YKK spins R&B, soul, disco, and funk. 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 spin high-energy dance music of the 70s and 80s after 8 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Spillz. Tuesdays through Thursdays, Carmine Collaro. 312-664-1001.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Tue 4/22, DJ Finesse, Deep House Soldiers. 312-337-3486.

JOHN BARLEYCORN 3524 N. Clark: DJs spin after 10 PM upstairs. Fridays, DJ Ben. Saturdays, DJ Frique, DJ AM/PM. 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. 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, DJ Brent, DJ Jig, DJ Ryan. Wednesdays, DJ Ffar spins house. 312-337-4040.

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, Brian G., Brenda D., Nick Santillan spin house. Mondays, Greg Shirilla. Tuesdays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae. Wednesdays, DJ Hook Dick spins rock. Thursdays, Shon Dervis, DJ Precyse spin hip-hop. 773-772-3355.

MANHOLE 3458 N. Halsted: Fridays through Thursdays, DJs spin until 4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). 773-975-9244.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Thursdays, 9 PM, DJs spin downtempo & trip-hop. 630-446-4001.

MINX 111 W. Hubbard: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Wednesdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Bear Who?, DJ Majid. 312-828-9000.

MORETTI'S ITALIAN RISTORANTE 1645 W. Jackson: Saturdays, Club Babalou DJs spin. 312-427-2572.

MYSTIQUE 157 W. Ontario: DJs spin after 10 PM. Saturdays, DJ World, DJ Flipside. Sundays, John Styles, DJ Cache 22. Wednesdays, DJ Pharris, Mike Love, DJ 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 & bass (no cover). 708-771-3060.

NINE 440 W. Randolph: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly in the Ghost Bar (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Todd. Saturdays, DJ Sheldon. 312-575-9900.

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

LE PASSAGE 1 Oak Place: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Jernell Geronimo (DJ Matt Wells spins in the Yow Bar). Saturdays, Nandi Maxx spins progressive and hip-hop (DJ Solange spins in the Yow Bar). Wednesdays, Nandi Maxx, Martin "Boogieman" Luna spin hip-hop and house. 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, Mike Dunn, DJ Phantom, Tony T., Sam Silk & others spin deep house. Sundays, 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. Fridays, (F)unktion DJs spin. Saturdays, Twilite Tone, DJ 33-1/3, Steve Bravo. Mondays, Mark Grant, DJ Lego, Dave Britton. 773-278-1009.

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, and Fridays, Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJs spin. 312-733-6699.

REUNION 811 W. Lake: Fridays, DJs spin Spanish rock. Saturdays, DJs spin hip-hop. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7 PM-2 AM, DJs spin salsa and merengue. 312-491-9600.

RIVE GAUCHE 306 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Chris Tomasone, DJ Danny Boy. Saturdays, DJ Danny Boy. Thursdays, Erik K, Prince Masih, DJ Wizz Kid, DJ Danny Boy, DJ Logic. 312-738-9971.

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

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, Mark Fullaflava spins breakbeat, disco, hip-hop, jazz & soul. Mondays, DJ Felix, the Mad Thinker spin house. Tuesdays, 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 and Wednesdays, Tone B. Nimble. Saturdays, DJs spin house. Sundays, Lee Collin, Sadar. Mondays, Eddie "Moskito" Cruz, DJ Coco. Tuesdays, Andre Harris. Thursdays, Chris Quinn, Bear Who?. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 4/18, Marques Wyatt, Dayhota. Sat 4/19, Jonene, Justin Long, Mike Pugh. Sundays, DJ Erin, DJ Abbie. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins ethereal, goth, and electro. Fourth Wednesday of every month, Mike Cook spins rap, rockabilly, 80s metal, and classic rock. Thu 4/24, Brad Owen, Cesar Ramirez, Hrme. Fri 4/25, the Three Chairs with Moodyman, Theo Parrish, and Rick Wilhite, Marcellus Pittman. Sat 4/26, Miles Maeda, Marc Buxton. 773-549-4140.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: Sun 4/20, Ursula 1000. Sun 4/27, Nicola Conte. 312-226-7600.

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

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Timmy Loop & VJ Terp. Saturdays, DJ Jungle Jorge & VJ Nickole. Sundays, VJ Steven Farias. Mondays, VJ Tyrone (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Tech-Nick (no cover). Wednesdays, Freddie Bain & VJ Tyrone. 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, Jason Davis, DJ Tempo spin house and hip-hop. Saturdays, Andrew Vonn spins house and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Tuesdays, Andrew Vonn spins metal. 312-587-8779.

STAR BAR 2150 Ogden, Aurora: DJs spin after 8 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Pat Clark, Kenny Jammin' Jason, Billy the Kid, Tony 2 Much, Erik K, Blitz. Thursdays, Retroactive. 630-236-0900.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: Nightly, DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). 773-252-9700.

SUPERLOUNGE 209 W. Lake: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays) Fridays, DJ Matty, Chris Quinn. Saturdays, Harry the Blade, DJ Tobias. Wednesdays, Justin Reed, DJ Solace spin Brazilian and Latin house. Thursdays, Shaka 23. Last Friday of every month, Bear Who?, DJ Lego, Julio Bishop. 312-223-9232.

SWANK 710 N. Wells: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM Mondays through Fridays, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays; no cover. Fridays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Saturdays, DJ Vic, DJ Isaac. Tuesdays, DJ Danny Boy. Wednesdays, Psycho Bitch, Nick Cam Cam, DJ Taso, DJ Danny Boy. 312-274-9500.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Scratch-n-Sniff spins retro rock and old school hip-hop. Saturdays, Refried Beats DJs spin hip-hop and dance music. Sundays, DJ Superstatus spins dub, scratch, funk, and hip-hop. Tuesdays, DJ Rudy, DJ Tankboy spin alternative rock, punk, and new wave. Wednesdays, DJ Mass Transit spins soul, R&B, funk, and hip-hop. Thursdays, DJ Motorcycle Dan spins rock. 773-227-4906.

TONIC ROOM 2447 N. Halsted: Music and DJs 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Mass Transit spins soul, old school, and hip-hop. Saturdays, Greg Dalphone spins funk and hip-hop. Sundays, hip-hop open mike with live band, hosted by Tabakin & Saayid. Mondays, open mike. 773-248-8400.

TRACE 3714 N. Clark: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Sundays, Doug Brandt spins house. Wednesdays, DJ Real One & Jackin' Jamie 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, Alberto "Escandalo" Gomez, Marco Hernandez, Carlos Rodriguez spin salsa and merengue. Saturdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Chris Tomasone, DJ Goose, Flipside, Jayfunk. Thu 4/24, Darren Emerson, John Curley, DJ Danny Boy, Flipside. 312-491-9729.

U!N! CLUB 3548 N. Des Plaines River Rd., Franklin Park: DJs and live music after 9 PM; no cover. Fridays, Jimmie Page. Saturdays, DJ Markski, DJ Schim. Tuesdays, Rick Hype. Wednesdays, Pat Clark, DJ Schim. Thursdays, DJ Alexo, DJ Big Time, DJ Stoy Boy. 847-233-9091.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Mike Z, DJ Spin. Fri 4/18, 10 PM, Teri Bristol, Psycho Bitch, Uncle Milty, Chris Tomasone, DJ Speed, DJ Danny Boy, DJ Flipside, Mixin' Marc, Paul Blair, Billy the Kid, Alex Peace, Mike Z, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Joe Buddha. Sat 4/19, Max Graham, Nigel Richards, Kyle Szmurlo. Mondays, DJ Theory. Fri 4/25, W.I.T., Larry Tee, Ryan Bedlam, Pier Novokov spin electroclash. Sat 4/26, Tyrant, Lee Burridge, Craig Richards. 312-266-2114.

VOODOO 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin "high energy dance music" after 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays and after 9 PM Saturdays. Saturdays, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, Double Impact, Paul Curtis. Tuesdays, Rick Martinez, Alex Perez spin Latin rock, pop, and alternative. Thursdays, DJs spin salsa. 847-969-1602.

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Danny Boy, DJ Theory. Saturdays, DJ Danny Boy, DJ Mach 1, Peter Haze spin progressive house, trance, hip-hop & R&B. 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. Sat 4/19, Laurent Garnier. Fri 4/25, Roy Davis Jr. 312-787-0400.

ZERO GRAVITY 22 W. 613 75th, Naperville: DJs spin 8 PM-4 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Fridays, Billy the Kid. Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM-4 AM, Jonny Quest, Triple X, Brett Lee, DJ Double J spin Euro and progressive. Saturdays, DJ Markski, DJ Caffeine. 630-985-1111.

Folk & Country

Concerts

JENNIFER ARMSTRONG Sat 4/26, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

AKIRE BUBAR, KEN BURNSTEIN Sat 4/19, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630.

COVENTRY JONES Free concert. Fri 4/18, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

KAT EGGLESTON performs at a wine tasting hosted by Viva le Vine. Fri 4/25, 7:30 PM, Byron Colby Barn, 1561 Jones Point Rd., Grayslake. 847-247-0004.

MERLE HAGGARD Sat 4/26, 8 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

PATT & POSSUM perform at a barn dance with caller Bill Sudkamp. Sat 4/26, 8 PM, Esperanza School, 520 N. Marshfield. 773-777-7822.

TOM PAXTON Fri 4/25, 8 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 11th. 773-779-7059 or 773-445-3838.

GARNET ROGERS, TRACY GRAMMER, STEPHEN FEARING Fri 4/18, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

STEVE ROSEN performs at a barn dance with caller Jo Mortland. Mon 4/21, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 773-777-7822 or 847-329-9173.

BARBARA SILVERMAN TRIO Sat 4/19, 8 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-338-5164.

STEPHIE & THE BOYZ Sun 4/20, 2 PM, perform at a barn dance with caller Dot Kent, Warrenville Community Building, 3 S 240 Warren, Warrenville. 630-897-3655.

SUSAN WERNER & LUCY KAPLANSKY Sun 4/27, 4 and 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

Folk & Country

Clubs

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Mon 4/21, 8 PM, Whistle Pig Bluegrass & Beyond. 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, Big John, DJ Sux. 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 4/18, 9:30 PM, Joe McShane. Sat 4/19, 10 PM, Brendan Loughrey & Blue Stack. Sun 4/20, 4-10 PM, Gerard Haughey performs at a Celtic supper and dance. Fri 4/25, 9:30 PM, Clan na Gael. Sat 4/26, 10 PM, Another Pint. Sun 4/27, 4-7 PM, John Dillon performs at a Celtic supper and dance. 708-687-9323.

CELTIC CROSSINGS 751 N. Clark: 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: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays (on two stages), 8:30 PM Sundays, 9 PM Mondays, and 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Sun 4/20, Whitey O'Day. 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Tuesdays, Chico. 773-878-3343.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Sat 4/19, 10 PM, Anish. Sat 4/26, 10 PM, Salthill Mines. 312-836-0066.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Sat 4/19, Barry Fagan Band. Fri 4/25, Dalriada. Sat 4/26, Velvet Green. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tue 4/22, 8:30 PM, Tom Russell, Andrew Hardin. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W. 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 4/19, Edgewater Rounders. Sat 4/26, Andrew Calhoun. 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.

GREENLEAF GRILL 301 Greenleaf, Park City: Music at 7 PM. Sun 4/20, Akire Bubar, Kate Moretti. Fourth Sunday of every month, song circle. 847-662-6500.

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

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

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Mon 4/21, 9:30 PM, Cantina. 773-227-4433.

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

IRISH EYES 2519 N. Lincoln: Sundays, open stage for Irish and American traditional, folk, and country hosted by Eamonn Knuff (sign-up at 9 PM; no cover). 773-348-9548.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/18, Chicago Rovers. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Kelly Griner. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 4/21, 8 PM, Gan Bua (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Thu 4/24, 8 PM, Irish session. 708-366-8073.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sat 4/19, 9 PM, Minna Bromberg with Samaiya Ewing & others (benefit concert). 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.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Michelle Perry & the Cold Cold Hearts. Sat 4/26, 9 PM, Back Porch Barbecue Ramblers. 773-274-3239.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sun 4/27, 3:30 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong, Al Day. 773-525-2508.

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

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 4/18, Greg Klyma. Fri 4/25, Terry Vittone & Rob Anderlik. Sat 4/26, 8 PM, Old Time Dance Party with caller Marianne Mohrhusen. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Thu 4/24, 9 PM, Dearga. 773-929-3680.

WRIGLEYVILLE NORTH 3900 N. Sheridan: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Long Haul Road Show. 773-929-9543.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

GOSPELFEST features Lewis University student performers. Free admission. Sat 4/26, 5 PM, Sancta Alberta Chapel, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5291.

HOWLIN' AT THE MOON Jackie Taylor & Jimmy Tillman's "bluesical" about Howlin' Wolf, with Rick Stone, Dwight Neal, Qween Roy, and Desla Epison. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, and Sundays, 3 PM, Black Ensemble Theater, 4520 N. Beacon. 773-769-4451 or 312-902-1500.

B.B. KING, BObBY BLUE BLAND, GERALD ALSTON & BLUE LOVETT Fri 4/18 and Sat 4/19, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

VOICES OF THE WORLD Free gospel concert. Fri 4/25, 7 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-6010.

WHEATON COLLEGE GOSPEL CHOIR Fri 4/25, 7:30 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

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. Fridays, 9 PM, Katherine Davis. 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.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/18, Barrelhouse Chuck. 847-381-8585.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/18 and Sat 4/19, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 4/22, John Primer Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 4/25 and Sat 4/26, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/18 and Sat 4/19, John Primer Band with Patricia Scott. Sun 4/20, Thu 4/24, and Sun 4/27, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 4/22, Charlie Love Band with Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 4/25 and Sat 4/26, Charlie Love Band with Patricia Scott. 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 4/18, Joanna Connor. Sat 4/19, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Sun 4/20, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Mon 4/21, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 4/22, Vino Louden. Wed 4/23, Pistol Pete. Thu 4/24, Biscuit & the Mix. Fri 4/25 and Sat 4/26, Nellie Travis & Her Men in Black. 773-528-1012.

BOB & LOIS'S PLACE 745 E. 75th: Sundays, 9 PM, D.R. Express Band with Danny Reed. 773-488-1355.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 4/20, noon, Eric Noden. 312-226-6666.

BOSSMAN BLUES CENTER 3500 W. Lake: Fridays, 9 PM, Al Harris & the Blues Crew. Sat 4/19, 10 PM, and Sun 4/20, 7 PM, Lee Morris (see Critic's Choice). Tuesdays, 7 PM, jam session hosted by the Blues Crew. Wednesdays, 7 PM, West Side Blues Revue. Thursdays, 7 PM, Thunderfoot & the Blues Kickers. 773-722-8744.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant; music at 9:30 PM; early acoustic shows Fridays and Saturdays (no cover). Fri 4/18, 5:30 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 9 PM, Otis Rush, Toronzo & the Cannonball Express. Sat 4/19, 6 PM, John Primer; 9:30 PM, Jody Williams, Studebaker John. Mon 4/21, Jimmy Burns hosts the jam. Tue 4/22, Sharon Lewis. Wed 4/23, Linsey Alexander. Thu 4/24, Percy Strother. Fri 4/25, 5:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9 PM, Kinsey Report, Willie Kent & the Gents. Sat 4/26, 6 PM, Diamond Jim Greene; 9:30 PM, Lonnie Brooks, Carl Weathersby. Sun 4/27, Phil Guy. 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 4/26, Lurrie Bell. 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.

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 4/18, Sean Costello. Sat 4/19, Coco Montoya. Fri 4/25, Jody Williams. Sat 4/26, Ana Popovic. 630-513-0074.

CLARK'S LOUNGE 3245 N. Sheridan, Waukegan: Sundays, 9:30 PM, AC blues jam. 847-662-3020.

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.

CURLY'S 499 Pennsylvania, Glen Ellyn: Sat 4/19, 9:30 PM, J.B. Ritchie Power Blues Band. Fri 4/25, 8 PM, Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning (no cover). 630-790-4878.

CUZINS PUB & EATERY 17704 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park: Sat 4/26, 10 PM, Back in Stride. 708-633-1144.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 4/18 and Sat 4/26, Madman Blues Band. Wednesdays, open jam with Midnight Renegades. Thursdays, open jam with Madman Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Sat 4/26, 8 PM, Conner Scanlon, Charlie Noel. 630-922-9821.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 4/19, 10 PM, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials, Brian Lupo Band. Wed 4/23, 9 PM, Tyrin Benoit & the Shuckers. Fri 4/25, 10 PM, Otis Clay. 708-788-2118.

FLAMINGO 6644 S. Cottage Grove: Mondays, 8 PM, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Killer Ray & Crumar. 773-684-0600.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Thursdays. Sat 4/19, 10 PM, Back in Stride. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Sat 4/19, 9 PM, Lonnie Brooks. Sat 4/26, 9 PM, E.C. Scott. 630-416-4898.

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 1131 E. Sibley, Dolton: Saturdays, 2 and 6 PM, Loretta Lee & Marilyn B. 708-388-6991.

GRAPE STREET & VINE 226 E. Ontario: Sundays, 8 PM, Phil Baron & Ruby Harris. 312-642-7440.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 4/19, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

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

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 4/19, 9:30 PM, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. Tue 4/22, 8:30 PM, Mike Wheeler & Carlos Showers (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam hosted by Toronzo. Sat 4/26, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor. 708-484-3610.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 4/18, 9 PM, John Sinclair. 773-465-8005.

HEAVEN ON SEVEN 3478 N. Clark: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fridays, Ken Saydak. Saturdays, Professor John. 773-477-7818.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-227-4433.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sundays, 9:30 AM and noon, gospel brunch features local choirs. Tue 4/22, 9 PM, Keb' Mo', Larry Johnson (18 & over). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 4/18 and Sat 4/19, 10 PM, No Mercy Band. Sun 4/20, 9:30 PM, Blue Mirror Blues Band. Mon 4/21, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor. Tue 4/22, 9:30 PM, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Wed 4/23, 9:30 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Thu 4/24, 9:30 PM, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Fri 4/25, 10 PM, Roy Hytower. Sun 4/27, 9:30 PM, Rockin' Johnny. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 4/19, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Sat 4/26, Vini & the Demons. 312-245-0333.

JERICHO COFFEE 2343 E. 71st: Sundays, 8 AM-noon, gospel brunch and open mike. 773-684-8665.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Jr. plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 4/18, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang, Kid Dynamite & Linsey Alexander. Sat 4/19, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang, Kid Dynamite with Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Sundays, Charlie Love, Linsey Alexander. Mondays, Lurrie Bell, Marty Sammon Band. Tuesdays, Chris James & Blue Four, Slam Allen. Wednesdays, Jimmy Burns Band, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats. Thu 4/24, Mississippi Heat, Charlie Love Band (live radio broadcast). Fri 4/25 and Sat 4/26, Big James & the Chicago Playboys, Kid Dynamite & Linsey Alexander. 773-477-4646.

LADY BLUE 2953 W. Madison: Saturdays, 10 PM, Sundays, 8 PM, and Fridays, 9 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.

MARTY'S BAR & GRILL 19931 S. Wolf, Mokena: Fri 4/25, 9 PM, Back in Stride. 708-478-0771.

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 4/19, 9:30 PM, Steepwater Band. Fri 4/25, 9 PM, Dain Brammage. Sat 4/26, 9:30 PM, Amy Kelly & the Underbelly. 630-446-4001.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sat 4/19, Bombay Alley. 773-486-7774.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 4/19, Rhythm City. Sat 4/26, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

NOLA'S 32ND WARD SEAFOOD HOUSE 1856 W. North: Thursdays, 8 PM, Professor John & His Band (no cover). 773-395-4300.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 4/19, Chris Winters Trio. Wed 4/23, Wailin' Walter Duo. Thu 4/24, Mars Blues Band. Fri 4/25 and Sat 4/26, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. 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. Wed 4/23, Joanna Connor. Sat 4/26, Mississippi Heat. 815-477-0340.

REDFISH 400 N. State: Music in the Voodoo Lounge. Fri 4/25 and Sat 4/26, 9:30 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-467-1600.

REDHEAD PIANO BAR 16 W. Ontario: Tuesdays, 11:30 PM, Phil Baron & Ruby Harris. 312-640-1000.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays, 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 4/18, Chicago Blues Angels. Sat 4/19, Vance Kelly. Sundays, jam with Sammy Fender. Fri 4/25, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Sat 4/26, A.C. Reed. Sun 4/27, Vini & the Demons host the open jam. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 4/18 and Sat 4/19, Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne (see Critic's Choice) with Wil Crosby. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wed 4/23, Lurrie Bell. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr., Ariyo. Fri 4/25, Lurrie Bell. Sat 4/26, Honeyboy Edwards. 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. 773-723-0592.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Sun 4/20, John Kattke. Tue 4/22, Tommy McCracken. Thu 4/24, Grana Louise. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Sat 4/19, Pistol Pete. Sat 4/26, Bumblebee Bob. 847-991-2150.

TOMMY'S PLACE 12237 Western, Blue Island: Music at 10 PM. Sat 4/19, Chicago All-Star Blues Revue with Judy Noa, Jimmy Kenny, Steve Ditzell, Marty Binder, Joe Jammer, Patrick Doody, John Falstrom, Johnny Cosgrove, Tony Caccitolo, Tony Ferraro, Steve Arvey, Peaches Staten, and the Chicago Horns. Tuesdays, 9 PM, jam hosted by Biscuit & the Mix. 708-389-7810.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Saturdays, 8 PM, Pete Special Band. Thursdays, 8 PM, Joe Thomas & Elliott Taggart. 312-266-7761.

VERSIE'S LOUNGE 4310 S. Prairie: Sundays, 9 PM, Elmore James Jr. & the Broom Dusters. 773-723-3694.

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

Jazz

Concerts

GRAZYNA AUGUSCIK, JAREK BESTER with a preconcert performance by the Polish Highlanders. Sat 4/26, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

OSCAR BROWN JR. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Episcopal Church of St. Paul and the Redeemer, 4945 S. Dorchester. 773-221-6566.

CADRE Fri 4/18, 7 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179.

JONATHAN CHEN with Lucy Davis, Steve Hess, Toru Hironaka, Joe Mills, and Ed Reardon; no cover. Wed 4/23, 8 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-7332.

JACQUES COOK Free in-store performance. Fri 4/18, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

ELAINE DAME Free concert. Fri 4/25, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY JAZZ FACULTY with Tim Coffman, Tom Matta, Larry Novak, and Patti Horne; free concert. Mon 4/21, 8 PM, DePaul University Recital Hall, 804 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

KEEFE JACKSON, JERRY BRYERTON, DAVE REMPIS Free concert. Tue 4/22, 7:30 PM, Myopic Books, 1468 N. Milwaukee. 773-862-4882.

MIKE KNAUF QUARTET performs at the Chef's Showcase Jazz Brunch and benefit for the Woodstock Mozart Festival. Sun 4/27, 11 AM-2 PM, McHenry County College, Lucas & Rte. 14, Crystal Lake. 847-497-3269.

MEDESKI MARTIN & WOOD Fri 4/18, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MORTON COLLEGE COMMUNITY CHORUS Sun 4/27, 3 PM, Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 3801 S. Central, Cicero. 708-656-8000, ext. 231.

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY JAZZ BAND Fri 4/25, 7:30 PM, Philip Lynch Theatre, Oremus Fine Arts Center, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5500.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE with saxophonist Bill Overton performs at a Jazz Invitational featuring local high school jazz bands. Thu 4/24, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

EVAN PARKER & JOE MCPHEE Free concert. Sat 4/26, 2 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

KEVIN RUSH Free in-store performance. Fri 4/18, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

SAVOIR FAIRE Tue 4/22, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

WHEATON COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE Tue 4/22, 8 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Wheaton College, 500 College, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

Jazz

Clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 4/18, noon, Kim Cusack. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturdays, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio. Sat 4/19, 9:30 PM, Johnny Farin. Sundays, 8 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charlie Braugham. Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Wallace Burton Group; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wed 4/23 and Thu 4/24, noon, Bernard Alcorn. Wednesdays, 5 PM, John Brumbach; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thursdays, 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. Fri 4/25, noon, Franz Jackson Quartet. Sat 4/26, 9:30 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. 312-642-6805.

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

ARMY & LOU'S 422 E. 75th: Restaurant. Fridays, 7-10 PM, keyboardist and vocalist Fred Barr & guitarist Toby Wallace. 773-483-3100.

BABALUCI 2152 N. Damen: Restaurant with live jazz upstairs on weekends at 8 PM. Fridays, Denise La Grassa Trio. 773-486-5300.

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 4/18 and Sat 4/19, Detour. Sun 4/20 through Sat 4/26, Bobby Lewis. Sun 4/27, Natalie Yokley. 312-751-2433.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Music upstairs in the show lounge at 9:30 PM: Sat 4/19, 9:30 PM, Bob Perna & Persistence with Josie Falbo. Fri 4/25, Tricia Grennan. 773-435-0130.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 4/23, Airborne. 630-406-0008.

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

CAFE DOLCE 749 N. Clark: Sundays, 6 and 10 PM, Daily Bridge Club performs at a poetry and jazz jam session. 312-397-0446.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/18, Jorrit Dijkstra with Kent Kessler, Jeb Bishop, and Jim Baker (see Critic's Choice). Sat 4/19, Williwaw. Fri 4/25, Michael Zerang. Sat 4/26, Tatsu Aoki with Ed Wilkerson Jr. & Michael Zerang. 773-463-0158.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 4/18, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. Sat 4/19, 9 PM, Jimmy Niteclub. Sun 4/20, 4 PM, and Sun 4/27, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham & Don Stille. Fri 4/25, 9 PM, Ronnie Ross. Sat 4/26, 9 PM, Two of Us. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Sat 4/19, 10 PM, Maralyn Gaza Trio. 773-489-4757.

CHEF'S STATION 915 Davis, Evanston: Thursdays, 7 PM, Ari Seder/Adam Kraus Duo. 847-570-9838.

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

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the lounge at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 4/18, Organisms. Sat 4/19 and Fri 4/25, Bob Davis. Thu 4/24, Dave Simone. 847-969-9900.

CIAO BELLA RESTAURANTE 538 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Toscanellie "Lady T" Marcelain (no cover). 630-469-1080.

COQ D'OR Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Piano bar and restaurant with music at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays, Saturdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Craig Lanigon & Arlene Bardelle. Sundays and Mondays, Tom Muellner. Tuesdays, Tom Muellner & Arlene Bardelle. 312-787-2200, ext. 26.

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.

DUNLAP'S 6513 W. 123rd, Palos Heights: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Manfree & Vibrations. 708-388-5335.

D'VINE 1950 W. North: Fridays, 8 PM, the Truth. 773-235-5700.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays, 9 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Sat 4/26, 7 PM, Manring/McGill/Stevens. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 4/22, 9:30 PM, Vandermark 5. Thu 4/24, 10 PM, Daniele D'Agaro, Phil Wachsmann & Martin Blumen. Fri 4/25, 10 PM, Alexander von Schlippenback, Paul Lytton with Joe McPhee & Ken Vandermark. Sat 4/26, 10 PM, Evan Parker Trio, Barry Guy & Paul Lytton, Daniele D'Agaro Quartet, Nicole Mitchell Black Earth Ensemble. 773-276-3600.

FAMILY DEN 8940 S. Stony Island: Sundays, 6-10 PM, jam session with Crosswind (no cover). 773-734-8545.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 4/27, 6 PM, Brienn Perry Orchestra. 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 upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Thu 4/24, Ken Saydak Duo. 630-978-2088.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Rhythm Rockets (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7:30 PM). 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 4/21, Brian O'Hern & the Model Citizens Big Band. Wed 4/23, Jazz Avengers. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Fri 4/18, Taku Akiyama Quartet. Sat 4/19, Andy Meacham Quartet with Layni Katz. Wed 4/23, Juli Wood/John Goldman 2-Horn Band. Thu 4/24, Juli Wood Duo. Fri 4/25, Petropoulos Organ Quartet. Sat 4/26, Kristi Merideth Quartet. 773-262-5767.

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

GOURMAND 728 S. Dearborn: No cover. Fridays, 8:30 PM, Nick Alvarez Quartet. Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Matt Santos. Thursdays, 8 PM, open mike. 312-427-2610.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 4/18, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Lake Effect. Tue 4/22, 6 PM, Martin Bany Trio. Wed 4/23, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Thu 4/24, 8 PM, Bobbi Jordan Quartet. Fri 4/25, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Agave. Sat 4/26, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, the Business. 773-395-0066.

GREEN DOOR TAVERN 678 N. Orleans: Thursdays, 9 PM, Jimijon Jazz Experience. 312-664-5496.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fridays, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph. Fri 4/18, 8 PM, and Sat 4/19, 9 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble. Fridays, 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Saturdays, midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 4/20, 7 PM, Uptown Poetry Slam with music by Futz; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 4/25, 9 PM, and Sat 4/26, 8 PM, Jim Trompeter Quintet with Tim Hagens & Rick Margitza. Sun 4/27, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon (tribute to Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald). 773-878-5552.

HIDDEN LOUNGE 651 W. Washington: DJs spin until 2 AM Sundays through Tuesdays, until 4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, and until 5 AM Saturdays. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Savoir Faire. 312-627-0409.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 4/18 and Sat 4/19, 9 PM, David Murray & the Gwo-Ka Masters (see Critic's Choice). Sat 4/19, midnight, Nicole Mitchell Black Earth Ensemble. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (18 & over). Fri 4/25, 9 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan, Kevin O'Donnell & le Qualite Cinq with Kelly Hogan, Les Yeux Noirs. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Mondays, 7-9 PM, jam session hosted by David Boykin, Karl E.H. Seigfried, and Mike Reed. 773-486-1099.

HOUSTON'S 616 N. Rush: Restaurant with music after 5:30 PM. Fridays, JoAnn Daugherty Trio. Saturdays, Tom Muellner, Dave Marr & Tim Davis. Mondays and Tuesdays, Bob Dogan, Joe Adamic & Paul Martin. 312-649-1121.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM. Mondays, Detour & Divas. 312-266-2400.

JACARANDA 3608 W. 26th: Fri 4/18, 9 PM, Suenos. 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 E. 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 4/18 and Sat 4/19, 9 and 11 PM, and Sun 4/20, 4 and 8 PM, Toshiko Akiyoshi Orchestra with Lew Tabackin. Tue 4/22 through Sun 4/27, Ira Sullivan Quartet (4/25 with Faculty Jazz Ensemble of Michigan State University). 312-670-2473.

JERICHO COFFEE 2343 E. 71st: Sundays, 7 PM, jazz jam session hosted by John Armstrong. 773-684-8665.

JIMMY'S PLACE 13822 S. Indiana, Riverdale: Sundays, 6-10 PM, Senabella & Jazz Deluxe. 708-849-1990.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 5 PM. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology. Sundays, Sonny Turner Quintet. Mondays, Kelly Brand. Tuesdays, Ken Chaney. Wednesdays, Ken Saydak Trio. Thursdays, Tim Tobias. 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 4/18, 10 PM, Ron Cooper Combo with Karl Leukauffe. Sat 4/19, 10 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. Mon 4/21, 6 PM, Kimberly Gordon & Chris Foreman. Mondays, 9:30 PM, Dennis Carroll, George Fludas, Scott Burns & Jodie Christian/Dan Trudell. Tue 4/22, 6 PM, Zach Brock & Tom Wright with Ryan Cohan, Mike Arnopol, and Tom Hipskind. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach, Randy Tressler, Clark Sommers & Mike Schlick with Selina Baker. Fri 4/25, 10 PM, Hinda Hoffman Quartet. 773-348-7592.

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

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

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Tue 4/22, A View From the Side with Eric Koppa, Thaddus Franklin, Sean Parsons, Matt Ulery, and John Smillie. 773-525-2422.

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

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. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Revolutionary Swing Orchestra. 630-571-3600.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Wed 4/23, 7 PM, John Mose Trio. 630-446-4001.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Wed 4/23, 8 PM, Larry Bennett. 708-366-8073.

MONTAGE 3124 S. Rte. 59, Naperville: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Doug Rosenberg Trio. 630-904-7401.

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

MULLIGAN'S CAFE 7644 N. Sheridan: Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Neshama (sit-ins welcome). 773-743-7855.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sun 4/27, noon, Northwestern University Jazz Quintet, Northwestern University Jazz Combos. 847-869-0450.

96TH FLOOR LOUNGE 96th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 7 PM. Sun 4/20, Bradley Williams & Gingi Lahera. Mondays, Bill Peterson & Brian Sandstrom. Tue 4/22, Frank Portolese. Wed 4/23, Tim Green. Thu 4/24, Kelly Brand. Sun 4/27, Chris Barnhardt, Neil Alger Duo. 312-787-9596.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sun 4/27, 4 PM, East West Band with William Perry, Greg Ward, Tatsu Aoki & Nori Tanaka. 773-743-3355.

NO FRICTION 2502 N. California: Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Savoir Faire. 773-235-2757.

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: 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.

PENINSULA HOTEL 108 E. Superior: Music at 8:30 PM in the Lobby Lounge. Fridays and Saturdays, Stephanie Browning with Eric Remschneider, Mike Jeffers, and Chris White. 312-337-2888.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 4/18 and Sat 4/19, Darkroom Chemicals. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wed 4/23, Bobby Broom Trio. Thu 4/24, Petropoulos Organ Trio. Fri 4/25 and Sat 4/26, Typhanie Monique Quartet. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Sundays, 6:30 PM, Kara Kesselring. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Sami Scott. 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: Music at 9:30 PM. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Mondays, Dragons 1976. 773-252-7767.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 8:30 PM weeknights, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 4/18, 6 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Bradley Young Quartet. Sat 4/19, Roderick Harper Quartet. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, Typhanie Monique & Dale Prasco (no cover). Tuesdays, Alison Ruble Quartet. Wednesdays, Steve Evans Quartet. Thursdays, Dan Cray Trio. Fri 4/25, 6 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Dee Alexander Quartet. Sat 4/26, BMR4. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 4/18, Yoko Noge Trio. Sat 4/19, Steven Hashimoto Trio. Tue 4/22, Mark

Madsen. Sat 4/26, Dave Gordon Trio. 847-266-1313.

PREGO 2901 N. Ashland: Sundays and Tuesdays, 6 PM, Valerie Booker performs Latin jazz. 773-472-9190.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM. Sundays, open jam with the Jeremy Callner Trio. 773-276-9730.

RAW BAR 3720 N. Clark: Sat 4/19, 8 PM, Jack Crofoot. 773-348-7291.

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

RED PEPPER LOUNGE 428 E. 87th: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Snatch, Inc. 773-873-5700.

REVOLUCION CAFE 1134 W. 18th: No cover. Sundays, 5 PM, Tommy Bradford Band. 312-421-8164.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Restaurant; no cover. Sat 4/26, 7 PM, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-491-1122.

SHEBEEN KING 6501 S. Saint Lawrence: Fridays, 8 PM, Ancestral Resurrection Ensemble perform at an open mike for poets and musicians. 312-263-1649.

SIGNATURE ROOM 95th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 6:30 PM. Fri 4/18 and Sat 4/19, Bill Peterson Duo with Rich Fudoli. Sun 4/20, 11 AM, Bill Peterson Trio, Bradley Williams Trio. Fri 4/25, Bill Peterson & Brian Sandstrom. Sat 4/26, Bill Peterson & Dan Delorenzo. Sun 4/27, 11 AM, Bill Peterson. 312-787-9596.

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Sun 4/20, 9 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-878-0894.

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

STETSON'S CHOP HOUSE & BAR Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker: Saturdays, 7 PM, and Fridays and Mondays through Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Marshall Nelson. Saturdays, 8 PM, and Fridays and Mondays through Thursdays, 7 PM, Marshall Nelson Duo. 312-565-1234, ext. 4490.

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.

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/18, 9 PM, EKG (see Critic's Choice), Fred Lonberg-Holm (see Critic's Choice). 773-862-3616.

THYME 464 N. Halsted: Restaurant and bar. Tuesdays, 6-9 PM, David Rothstein Six-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, 8 PM, Lisa McLowry Band. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Lonie Walker; 10:30 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet; 1:30 AM, Vince Willis. Thursdays, 1 AM, Koko Brunson. 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. Sat 4/19, Nicole Mitchell Black Earth Ensemble. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Greg Ward & friends. Thu 4/24, Audible Dialect. Fri 4/25, Ed Wilkerson/Nicole Mitchell Quartet. Sat 4/26, William Perry Explosion Ensemble with Fred Anderson, Greg Ward, Billy Brimfield, Vincent Davis, and Karl E.H. Seigfried. 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.

WILLOW ON WAGNER 1519 Wagner, Glenview: Fri 4/18, 8 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. 847-724-5100.

International

Concerts

ASHA BHOSLE & ADNAN SAMI "Kabhi to Nazar Milao" concert with Sudesh Bhosle & dancers. Fri 4/18, 9 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

CHICAGO ZITHER CLUB, AUSTRIAN MIXED CHORUS Sun 4/27, 3 PM, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 205 N. Prospect, Park Ridge. 847-534-3680 or 773-631-8274.

LAURA CROTTE Sat 4/19, 8 PM, Last Kiss Cafe & Art Gallery, 6326 N. Clark. 773-381-5480.

GORAN IVANOVIC & FAREED HAQUE Sat 4/26, 7:30 PM, Performing Arts Center, Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

LINGUA MUSICA Sun 4/27, 3 PM, Third Unitarian Church, 301 N. Mayfield. 773-626-9385.

MARIMBA OXIB K'AJAU performs at a book presentation for The Maya of Morganton: Work and Community in the Nuevo New South with Leon Fink; free admission. Sat 4/19, noon, Unite, 333 S. Ashland. 312-996-2445 or 773-220-8646.

SUDHA RAGHUNATHAN Carnatic vocal concert with R.K. Shriramkumar (violin), Neyveli Skanda Subramaniam (mridangam), and R. Raman (morsing). Fri 4/18, 7:30 PM, Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago, 10915 Lemont Rd., Lemont. 708-798-2025 or 630-416-9699.

SONES DE MEXICO with the Mexican Folkloric Dance Company. Sat 4/19, 7 PM, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 W. 19th. 312-738-1503.

International

Clubs

ACCENT CAFE 700 N. River, Mount Prospect: Sundays, 7 PM, 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: Fridays through Sundays and Thursdays, 11 PM-4 AM, Greek musicians, singers, and belly dancers perform. 312-707-8600.

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

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. Thursdays, Juan Carlos spins salsa and merengue. 312-266-1944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 4/20, 9 PM, Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited (18 & over). Sat 4/26, 7 PM, Carpacho y Su Super Combo (benefit for Jane Addams Northside Family Literacy Program; call 312-906-8600, ext. 165 for more information). Sun 4/27, 7 PM, Feria of Seville!, Azucena Vega (18 & over). 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Carlos Ortega Trio. 773-348-7592.

LUNA MEXICANA 3565 W. Fullerton: Fridays, 9 PM, Yorumba performs Latin jazz and salsa (no cover). 773-252-1639.

MAMBO 3336 N. Milwaukee: Fridays, 5 PM-midnight, En Clave Negra. Saturdays, 10 PM, Orquesta Sabor. 773-481-2050.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Thursdays, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

THE ORIGINAL MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM-4 AM, Johnny Rumba, DJ El Papichulo spin salsa dura and tropical beats (with Latin dance lessons by Lisa la Boriqua at 9:30 PM). 312-642-7251.

LA PENA 4212 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 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, 7:30 PM, Luis Badillo, Edgar Solorzano no cover. 312-421-8164.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Sat 4/26, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 312-492-6100.

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

AMERICAN CHAMBER TRIO in a free recital (Schumann, Ravel, Ryden). Thu 4/24, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

ETERI ANDJAPARIDZE, LINDA HIRT, GEORGE TENEGAL, ALEXANDER DJODJEVIC, AND DIMITRY RACHMANOV in a free program of American piano music (Copland, Gershwin, Gottschalk, Griffes, Ives, MacDowell, Muczynski, and others). Wed 4/23, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

ARS VIVA STRING QUARTET performs Haydn's Seven Last Words of Christ. Fri 4/18, noon, St. Mary of Perpetual Help Church, 1039 W. 32nd St. 773-927-6646.

ASBURY BRASS QUARTET (Handel, Bach, Shostakovich, Vaughan Williams, Jevtic, Debussy, Ravel, Bernstein, Gershwin, and others). Sat 4/26, 7:30 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-445-8955.

BELLA VOCE Anne Heider conducts Guillaume Du Fay's Missa Ave Regina coelorum. Fri 4/25, 8 PM, St. Joseph Church, 1747 Lake, Wilmette. 312-461-0723. Sat 4/26, 7:30 PM, St. Procopius Abbey, 5601 College Road, Lisle. 312-461-0723. Sun 4/27, 7:30 PM, St. Clement's Church, 642 W. Deming. 312-461-0723.

YEFIM BRONFMAN piano (Beethoven, Salonen, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev). Sun 4/20, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CANTUS male vocal ensemble (Orban, Hindemith, Thompson, Rautavaara, Dawson, Nysted, Tormis, and others). Tue 4/22, 7:30 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS with the Chicago Theatre Company (Stravinsky, Hindemith, Mozart). Sun 4/27, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO COLLEGE OF PERFORMING ARTS NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE (Leone, Eicker, Mitrovic, Winges, Rogers). Mon 4/21, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-4337.

MEMBERS OF CHICAGO OPERA THEATER YOUNG ARTISTS PROGRAM in a free recital. Mon 4/21, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Thu 4/24 through Sat 4/26, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with pianist Maurizio Pollini (Beethoven, Bruckner). See Critic's Choice. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Duain Wolfe conducts music of Aaron Copland in a children's concert. Sat 4/26, 11 AM and 12:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Joseph Glymph conducts a joint concert (Humperdinck, Kodaly, Britten, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky). Free admission. Sun 4/27, 3 PM, Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-341-1521.

CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER PLAYERS in a new-music progam (Tuur, Harvey, Primosch, Seeger). Sun 4/27, 5 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

CUBE (Schoenberg, Berg, Webern). Fri 4/25, 7:30 PM, Sherwood Conservatory of Music, 1312 S. Michigan. 312-827-3518.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY VOCAL STUDENTS in free concert of American composers (Floyd, Moore, Bernstein, Copland, Glass, Ives, Barber, and others). Sat 4/26, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE Donald DeRoche conducts a program of American music (Copland, Bernstein, Westerberg). Free admission. Fri 4/25, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

GEORGE FLYNN AND ETERI ANDJAPARIDZE in a free lecture-concert of American piano music. Thu 4/24, 5 PM, Recital Hall, DePaul University, 804 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 4/25, 12:10 PM, guitarist Laura Knight and flutist Stephanie Pedretti. 312-787-4570.

FULCRUM POINT (Weill, Krasa, Hartmann, Gruber, Zorn). Sun 4/27, 3 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 773-722-5463.

STEFAN HERSH, JULIE DE ROCHE, FRED SELVAGGIO, STEPHEN BALDERSTON, ETERI ANDJAPARIDZE, MARY STOLPER, ALEX KLEIN, AND RICHARD YOUNG violin, bass clarinet, percussion, cello, piano, flute, oboe, and viola, in a free program of American composers (Bolcom, Beaser, Ives, Liebermann, Daugherty). Tue 4/22, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with violinist Hal Grossman and flutists Cynthia Fudala and Beth Bryngelson (Prokofiev, Bach, Dvorak). Sat 4/26, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222 or 708-481-7774.

JULIUS MEINL CAFE 3601 N. Southport: Sat 4/19, 8 PM, members of the Oistrach Ensemble. 773-868-1856.

JOHN KRAMER piano, in a free concert (Bach, Brahms, Liszt, Boulanger, Kramer). Wed 4/23, 8 PM, Curtiss Hall, Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan. 312-328-9452.

LEWIS UNIVERSITY CHOIR Lawrence Sisk conducts a free concert. Tue 4/22, 7:30 PM, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5291.

JENNY LIN piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Scriabin, Schwendinger, Chopin). Wed 4/23, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

CHRISTOPHER LORIMER tenor, in a free recital of American music (Barber, Griffes, Lorimer, Thomas). Sun 4/27, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY GUITAR ENSEMBLE in a free concert (Bach, Falla, Mozart, Schumann, Pick, and others). Wed 4/23, 7 PM, Galvin Hall, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-508-8327.

GONZALO MOLANO, ALEJANDRO TAYLOR, AND GORAN IVANOVIC guitars (Bach, Brouwer, Ponce, Albeniz). Sun 4/20, 4 PM, Impact Art Studio and Gallery, 5239 N. Damen. 773-275-2777.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE Nicholas Kraemer, conductor (Purcell, Handel). Fri 4/18, 7:30 PM, First United Methodist Church, 1630 Hinman, Evanston. Sat 4/19, 7:30 PM, Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 W. Adams. Mon 4/21, 8 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 W. Division, River Forest. 312-551-1414.

NILES CONCERT CHOIR Timothy Woods, conductor, with the Niles Chamber Strings (Mozart, Rutter, Lloyd Webber). Sun 4/27, 4 PM, Mary Seat of Wisdom Church, 920 Granville, Park Ridge. 847-965-3155.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY CHOIR, WOMEN'S CHORUS, CHAMBER SINGERS, AND OTHERS Fri 4/25, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5750 or 773-244-5567.

NORTHSHORE CONCERT BAND Lawrence Stoffel conducts a family concert (Sousa, Ticheli, Turina, Whitacre). Sun 4/27, 3 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 312-804-8263.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE Mallory Thompson, conductor (Dukas, Sweelinck, Mertl, Surinach). Fri 4/25, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

OPERA THEATRE HIGHLAND PARK Francesco Miloto conducts Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro. Sat 4/19, 8 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-831-2938.

PACIFICA QUARTET with pianist Ursula Oppens (Hemphill, Ligeti, Mendelssohn). Fri 4/18, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

ITZHAK PERLMAN violin. Thu 4/24, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Center, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666.

PILGRIM CHAMBER PLAYERS perform music of Donald Draganski and others in a free concert. Sun 4/27, 2 PM, Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. 773-442-4978.

QUINTET ATTACCA Sun 4/27, 4 PM, private residence, call for location. 773-442-4978.

GERARDO RIBEIRO AND YUAN-QING YU violins, with pianist Tatyana Stepanova (Moszkowski, Prokofiev, Wieniawski, Leclair, Spohr, Bartok). Fri 4/25, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

SAINT LUKE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AND BACH CHOIR Mark Bangert, conductor (Bach, Keiser). Fri 4/18, 8 PM, Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Luke, 1500 W. Belmont. 773-472-3383.

SAMUEL AND ELEANOR THAVIU STRING SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION features Northwestern University music students; free admission. Mon 4/21, 7 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

SERAPHIN QUARTET (Mozart, Beethoven, Faure). Sun 4/27, 7 PM, Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

SOPHIE SHAO AND BENJAMIN HOCHMAN cello and piano. Fri 4/25, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

SLIP KNOT Workshop production of T.J. Anderson's new opera. Sat 4/26, 7:30 PM, Levere Chapel, Northwestern University, 1856 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

SOUTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA David L. Crane conducts music of Richard Rodgers. Sat 4/26, 8 PM, Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College, Palos Heights. 708-802-0686.

VERMEER QUARTET with pianist Ueli Wiget in an all-Beethoven program. Sun 4/20, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-722-5463.

WAUKEGAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND FESTIVAL CHORUS Stephen Blackwelder, conductor (Mozart, Paganini). Sun 4/27, 4 PM, Waukegan High School, 2325 Brookside, Waukegan. 847-360-4740.

THOMAS WEISFLOG organ, with narrator Kenneth Norcott (Dupre, Le chemin de la croix). Fri 4/18, 7 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-2100.

WHEATON COLLEGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Delta David Gier, conductor. Sat 4/26, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

GAIL WILLIAMS horn, with pianist Mary Ann Covert (Beethoven, Czerny, Gliere, Prokofiev). Tue 4/22, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

Miscellaneous

CHICAGO GAY MEN'S CHORUS performs selections from its spring revue "Just a Little Song and Dance." Sun 4/27, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JELLYEYE DRUM THEATRE Sat 4/26, 8 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

KIDS FARE Children's concert and discussion entitled "Powerful Pipes: Music for Organ, Brass, and Voice." Sat 4/26, 10:30 AM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

LEWIS UNIVERSITY STUDENT RECITAL Free concert. Wed 4/23, 3 PM, Ives Recital Hall, Oremus Fine Arts Center, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5291.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noon-time programs. Mon 4/21, Armenian sacred choral music. Tue 4/22, Francis Parker School Jazz Ensemble. Wed 4/23, Allegro Performing String Ensemble. Thu 4/24, International Academy Concert Band & Choir. Fri 4/25, Conneaut Lake High School Junior and Senior Marching Band. 312-346-3278.

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