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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

ALL THAT SEXY, JAZZY CABARET Tribute to John Kander & Fred Ebb with Editha Rosario, Ed Kross, John Mohrlein, Dawan Bach, Andrew Micheli, Suzanne Petri, Bob Breuler, Brian Russell. Mon 7/28, 8 PM, American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron. 773-929-1031.

ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND, KARL DENSON Tue 7/29 and Wed 7/30, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

KARL ANTHONY Fri 8/1, 7 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

CHRISTOPHER BELL & vocalists perform music of Irving Berlin and Jerome Kern in a free concert. Thu 7/31, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

FRANZ BENTELER'S ROYAL STRINGS ORCHESTRA performs at Chicago SummerDance, preceded by dance lessons with Kris & Ela Kasperowicz at 4 PM. Sun 7/27, 5 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

TERENCE BLANCHARD SEXTET, MAVIS STAPLES, GERALD LEVERT, BILAL perform "The Movie Music of Spike Lee and Terence Blanchard." Sat 7/26, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

BLT, OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC SOUL ENSEMBLE Free concert. Tue 7/29, 6:30 PM, Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside. 312-742-7511.

THE BUSINESS performs at Chicago SummerDance, preceded by dance lessons with Dawud Shareef & Lura Satterfield at 6 PM. Fri 8/1, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

MARIAH CAREY Tue 7/29, 7:30 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

KELAN PHIL COHRAN & THE HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE WITH AQUIlLA SADALlA, DJ SUPREME COURT, DJ SHEER MAGIC See Post No Bills. Tue 7/29, 9 PM, Sonotheque, 1444 W. Chicago. 312-226-7600.

DAN DARRAH Free concert. Fri 8/1, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

STEVE DAWSON & DIANE CHRISTIANSEN, STEVE & LIAM Sat 8/2, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

THE DEAD WITH BOB DYLAN, MOE, ROBERT HUNTER Sat 8/2, 3 PM, Route 66 Raceway, 3200 S. Chicago, Joliet. 815-722-5500 or 312-559-1212.

LARRY O. DEAN & THE ME DECADE, BESTCELLAR, HALFWAY NORTH, DEREK PHILIPS & JOSH BOISVERT, HOP ON POP, INSIGHT, NEW MISTAKES, PAPER AIRPLANE PILOTS Benefit for Spade Kitty Records. Sat 7/26, 4 PM, Church of the Epiphany, 201 S. Ashland. 312-243-4242.

8-TRACK: THE SOUNDS OF THE 70s Musical revue under the direction of Rick Seeber. Fridays, 7:30 PM, Saturdays, 6 PM, Sundays, 3 PM, and Wednesdays, 8 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

EXPLICIT LYRICS under the direction of Daryl Nitz & Matt Davis, with Gail Becker, Claire Bigley, Jared Leal, Gillian Kelly, Kristofer Simmons. Fridays, 10 PM, Bailiwick Repertory, 1229 W. Belmont. 773-883-1090.

DAVE GAHAN, KENNA All-ages. Fri 8/1, 8 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

DAVE GREEN Free concert. Fri 7/25, 11:30 AM, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

HYPNOTIC brass ENSEMBLE Free in-store performance. See Post No Bills. Fri 7/25, 6:30 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

INCITE, GRADIENT COMMUNICATION, AXIOMATIC INTEGRATION Wed 7/30, 8 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-7332.

LEDISI Fri 8/1, 7:30 and 10:15 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-947-0600.

LIL' KIM, DA BRAT See Critic's Choice. Sat 7/26, 4 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 & Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

LOS LOBOS, MAKTUB, UNDERWATER PEOPLE Fri 7/25, 6 PM, Lincoln Park Zoo, 2200 N. Cannon. 312-742-2283.

METALLICA, LIMP BIZKIT, LINKIN PARK, MUDVAYNE, DEFTONES Sat 7/26, 3 PM, Hawthorne Race Course, 3301 S. Laramie, Cicero. 708-780-3700 or 312-559-1212.

MISTY MARTINEZ, BLACK COITUS FAMILY, POD BLOTZ, WINTER CAROUSEL Thu 7/31, 8 PM, Deadtech, 3321 W. Fullerton. 773-395-2844.

MOODS Fri 8/1, 6 PM, Millennium Plaza, Galena & Stolp, Aurora. 630-844-4396.

BOB MUSIAL Fri 7/25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

MUSIC FROM THE BASEMENT Fri 7/25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

ME'SHELL NDEGEOCELLO Fri 7/25, 7:30 and 10:15 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-947-0600.

NELLY, DAVID BANNER, CALVIN RICHARDSON Sun 8/3, 7:30 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

O'JAYS, FOUR TOPS, TEMPTATIONS, WHISPERS Fri 7/25, 7:30 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

OK GO, MENTHOL, COUGARS All-ages. Sat 7/26, 7:30 PM, Clearwater Theater, 96 W. Main, West Dundee. 773-276-3600.

OPETH, PORCUPINE TREE See Spot Check; all-ages. Fri 7/25, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

OZZY OSBOURNE, KORN, MARILYN MANSON, DISTURBED, CHEVELLE perform at Ozzfest; on the second stage: Cradle of Filth, Voivod, Endo, Hotwire, Shadow's Fall, Grade 8, Twisted Method, Nothingface, Unloco, Killswitch Engage, Depswa, Motograter, Sworn Enemy. Sat 8/2, 9 AM, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Highway D & Highway 120, East Troy, Wisconsin. 262-642-4400 or 312-559-1212.

OUTHUD Free in-store performance. Sat 7/26, 4 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

KALYAN PATHAK & JAZZMATA Free concert. Sun 8/3, 2 PM, Chicago Women's Park and Gardens, 1827 S. Indiana. 312-742-1079.

ROXY MUSIC Thu 7/31, 7:30 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 & Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

SECOND HAND POETS Fri 7/25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

VONDA SHEPARD Fri 7/25, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

SLIGHTLY OFF, SYNAPSE BOUND BOOK Sun 7/27, 6 PM, Peter Jones Gallery, 1806 W. Cuyler. 773-472-9723.

SOMBIONX & LINDSAY, JASON BLAKE BAND, VENUE, DJ MARGARET NOBLE, JOHN CARMICHAEL, MICHAEL PATRICK perform as part of the Undershorts Film Festival. Sat 7/26, 7 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

SPITALFIELD, PHOENIX RISING, TEN TIMES A DAY, ACADEMY Fri 7/25, 6 PM, Knights of Columbus, 15 N. Hickory, Arlington Heights. 847-255-4483.

TAKE FIVE Free concert. Fri 8/1, 6:30 PM, Jefferson Park, 4822 N. Long. 312-742-7609.

TANGIERS Free in-store performance. Thu 7/31, 3 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

311, G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE, SOMETHING CORPORATE Sat 8/2, 6:30 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5740 or 312-559-1212.

TWANG BANG Fri 7/25, 9 PM, Happy Village, 1050 N. Wolcott. 773-486-1512.

215 WEST Thu 7/31, noon, Millennium Plaza, Galena & Stolp, Aurora. 630-844-4396.

TYDE Free in-store performance. Fri 8/1, 6 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

UMPHREY'S MCGEE 18 & over. Sat 7/26, 11 PM, aboard Spirit of Chicago, departing from Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. www.umphreys.com.

UMPHREY'S MCGEE All-ages. Sun 7/27, 6 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

VOODOO PILOT Free in-store performance. Sat 7/26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

WEISS BROTHERS perform at Chicago SummerDance, preceded by dance lessons with Susan Cole at 4 PM. Sun 8/3, 5 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC Sat 7/26, 7 and 10 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 7/25, 10 PM, Garaj Mahal, New Deal, Addison Groove Project. Sat 7/26, 10 PM, Garaj Mahal, Chicago Afrobeat Project. Wed 7/30, 9 PM, Bright Eyes, Adam Green, Tilly & the Wall (18 & over). Thu 7/31, 8 PM, Disciples of the Seventh Samurai, Robbie Fulks, Dollar Store, Jane Baxter Miller, Frisbie, Nora O'Connor, Danny Black, Puerto Muerto (benefit for Alejandro Escovedo). Fri 8/1, 10 PM, Walter Williams Band, John Collier Band. Sat 8/2, 9 PM, New Amsterdams, Matt Pond PA, Rocky Votolato (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. 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, Mike G., Pat B. Saturdays and Tuesdays, Pat B. Thursdays, DJ Laura B. spins salsa, cha-cha, cumbia, bachata, and rock. 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). Sun 7/27, noon, Deja Vu (benefit for Woodfield Area Children's Organization). Thursdays, DJ Spin. 847-397-3100.

ARMAND'S PIZZERIA 105 W. 1st, Elmhurst: Sat 7/26, 9 PM, Twisted Jazz. 630-782-5800.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/25, Rebecca F. & Alexander Sands. Sat 7/26, Stories for Boys. Fri 8/1, Gravetones, Plan 9 From Outer Space. Sat 8/2, Lone Assassins. 773-395-3002.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 7/25, Dan Kahn Band. Sat 7/26, Dave Andersen & the I-Lites. Wed 7/30, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Scottish McMillan. Thu 7/31, Dan Kahn Band. First Friday of every month, Rhythm Rockets. 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 7/25, Bob's Yer Uncle, Sam Dole, Tommy Rocks, Keith Betti. Sat 7/26, Eli Emily, Delafields, Bishop Allen, Tasty Wanton. Sun 7/27, Egan's Rats, Carpet, Hospital. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 7/29, Ari Ben Moses Band, DJ Morry Barak. Wed 7/30, Hawk, Kickouts, Ankles. Thu 7/31, Lindsie Reitz Band, 2TonLevy, Tony Calderisi, Frank Bango. Fri 8/1, Millions, Goldstars, Van Go, Cycle Something. Sat 8/2, First Name Basis, Three Minute Mile, Starbelly. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/25, Fuzzy Substrate, Johnny Rev, Rocky Denis. Sundays, Stardust (David Bowie tribute) hosts an open jam. Wed 7/30, Ratbag Hero, Cancer Merchants, Donnyboy the Rocker, Ziggy 2000. 773-278-5785.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Performers nightly in the first-floor dining room: Tue 7/29, 7 PM, Audrey Morris. Thu 7/31, 8 PM, Marna. 773-435-0130.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Sundays (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Sun 7/27, 9 PM, Itel, DJ Minimart, DJ Boywonder, DJ Pickup, DJ Dougg Pound spin at the "Pleasure Play" party and benefit for the video Dominatrix Waitrix. Sun 8/3, Sly Caps. 773-235-9100.

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: Sat 7/26, 10 PM-3 AM, DJ Schmatic. Sat 8/2, 10 PM-3 AM, Analog Addicts. 773-384-0701.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Sun 7/27, 6 PM, Noise Ratchet, Death on Wednesday, Working Title (all-ages); 9 PM, Teen Idols, Mexican Cheerleader. Tue 7/29, 8 PM, Bled, Half Stachon, Saosin, Blame Twilight (18 & over). Wed 7/30, 8 PM, Webb Brothers, Quadrophonica, Sono (all-ages). Thu 7/31, 9 PM, Blackbox, Welcome to Ashley, Ten Minute Vision. Fri 8/1, 6 PM, Burnt by the Sun, HeWhoCorrupts, Martyr A.D., American Heritage, Sweet Cobra (all-ages). Sat 8/2, 5 PM, Dillinger 4, the Explosion, Paint It Black, Faux (all-ages); 10 PM, Baldwin Brothers, J. Davis Trio (18 & over). Sun 8/3, 8 PM, Nomy Lamm, Formidable Hoes, Rigor Mortis. 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Terrapin Flyer. Wednesdays, Cornmeal. Fri 8/1, Pelvic All-Stars, Flim Flam. Sat 8/2, the Effect, Cyrcle. 773-384-8600.

BRIAN'S CHARHOUSE 27 W 371 North, West Chicago: Sat 7/26, 8:30 PM, Rabble Rousers. 630-876-2000.

BRISKU'S BISTRO 4100 N. Kedzie: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 8/2, Vasoline (Stone Temple Pilots tribute). 773-279-9141.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 W. Main, Lake Zurich: Sundays, 3 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. 847-550-1127.

BUCKTOWN PUB 1658 W. Cortland: Music at 9:30 PM. Sundays, open mike. Mondays, DJ Sandy spins local rock and punk (local bands may bring CDs). Wednesdays, Jimmy the Finger spins. 773-394-9898.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Sundays, 9 PM, music and spoken-word performances (followed by an open mike). 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 PM Thursday through Saturday, 7 PM Sunday. Fri 7/25, Big Sweaty Men. Sat 7/26, Emotional Shock. Tue 7/29, Over the Top. Sat 8/2, Jim O'Connell & friends. 847-256-8870.

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

CAFE MESTIZO 2123 S. Ashland: Fri 7/25, 8:30 PM, Kandado. 312-942-0095.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 7/26, JT & the Clouds. 773-384-2547.

CAROL'S PUB 4659 N. Clark: Country music at 9 PM. Sun 7/27, 7:30 PM, Diamondback (benefit for Porchlight Theatre includes 2-step dance lessons with Patrick Stamer; call 773-325-9884 for more information). 773-334-2402.

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

CHELA JOE'S CAFE 1733 S. Halsted: Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Moira Cue & friends (no cover). 312-850-9360.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 Wise, Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Fri 7/25, Hooked on Sonics, Druthers. Sat 7/26, Insomnia, Something Strange. 847-524-9910.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 7/25, Mark Selby. 630-513-0074.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fourth Friday of every month, Chicago Kings. 773-325-2233.

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 and glam. Tuesdays, Sandie, Daisun & Vee spin pop and rock. Wednesdays, DJ Jay spins punk, garage, and local rock. 773-489-0379.

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

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Scotty Mix. 847-952-8555.

CRUSH 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Izzi spins hip-hop and house. Thursdays, Hack 'n' Wheeze. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Thu 7/31, 9:30 PM, Revolution. Sat 8/2, 10 PM, Sanchez, Tinga Stewart, Urgon, Chronic Band. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 7/25, Seventh Heaven. Sat 7/26, X-Side. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). 847-541-4700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: In the Piano Bar: Saturdays, 10 PM, Daryl Nitz & George Howe. Sundays, 6:30 PM, and Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, George Howe. In the Cabaret: Fri 7/25, 8 PM, Charlene Brooks; 10:30 PM, Lisa Lauren. Sat 7/26, 8 PM, Michael Whelan with the Bradley Williams Trio; 10:30 PM, Boofont Sisters. Sun 7/27, 7 PM, Tony Andriacchi. Wed 7/30, 8 PM, Trista Smith & Jason Grimm. Thu 7/31, 8 PM, Elizabeth Doyle. Fri 8/1, 8 PM, Sharon Carlson; 10:30 PM, Peter Saltzman. Sat 8/2, 8 PM, Michael Whelan with the Bradley Williams Trio; 10:30 PM, Boofont Sisters. Sun 8/3, 7 PM, Pamela Sue Fox; 10:30 PM, Suzanne Petri with pianist Alan Bukowiecki. 773-278-1830.

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

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 7/27, Scott Cizek. Mon 7/28, DJ John spins punk. Tue 7/29, Pony DJs. Wed 7/30, Jon Langford spins country & western. Thu 7/31, Chuck Wren spins ska. 773-472-2771.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: Fri 8/1, 4 PM, Tom Carey Band performs at the annual "Buffet Bash" (no cover). 312-836-7870.

DIZZY'S BAR 401 S. Rte. 83, Grayslake: Music starts at 8 PM. Tuesdays, Chris Sipos hosts an open mike. 847-223-7788.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 7/25, 9 PM, Disonic, Gaskit, Janus, Lucky Stiffs. Sat 7/26, 9 PM, Seven Day Run, Scottish McMillan, Bamboo Grove. Sun 7/27, 9 PM, Hanzel Und Gretyl, Voodou, Fashion Bomb, Project 44. Tue 7/29, 9 PM, Old No. 8, Saps, Dodge City Getouts. Wed 7/30, 9 PM, Mooney Suzuki, the Go, Phenoms. Thu 7/31, 9 PM, Light FM, Woolworthy, Cells, Dig for Fire, DJ Tankboy. Fri 8/1, 10 PM, Year of the Rabbit, Cardia, Assembly. Sat 8/2, 10 PM, Mistreaters, DTs, Midnight Evils, Diplomats of Solid Sound, DJ Billiams. 773-489-3160.

DOWN FROM THE TRACKS 50 E. Jefferson, Joliet: Fri 7/25, 8:30 PM, Relics. Sat 8/2, 8:30 PM, Wombats. 815-724-1190.

DUFFY'S 420 W. Diversey: Sat 8/2, 9 PM, Voices. 773-549-9090.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 7/25, Insomnia. Sat 7/26, Pirates Over 40. Mondays, 9 PM, Dave Simons. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 8/1, Sofa King. Sat 8/2, Rubber. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays and Mondays. Fri 7/25, Quantum Leap. Sat 7/26, Underwater People, Tom Chase Band. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Wednesdays, Catfight. Thursdays, Men Without Pants. Fri 8/1, Gearhead, Boda. Sat 8/2, Crash (Dave Matthews tribute), Jonathan Moss. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays, 9 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 7/25, Sunhead King, Over Easy, Silver Atlas, Deconstructing Jim. Sat 7/26, June's Arrival, Fly Williams, Callisto. Sundays, Sumo. Mon 7/28, Miles of Empty. Tue 7/29, Buy Bullets, Outlet. Wed 7/30, Pleasing Betty, Fin. Thu 7/31, Free Wheels, Jake Dilley Band, Surly. Fri 8/1, Matt Russell, Marizen, Vodka Moxie. Sat 8/2, Gidgets Ga Ga, El Guapo, Blue Nova, Easy Tiger, Al Weber. 773-549-5549.

ELGIN TURNERS CLUB 112 Villa, Elgin: Sat 7/26, 7 PM, Catfish Haven, Los Chonies, Brokedowns, Tall Dark Stranger (all-ages). 847-697-4431.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 7/25, 9:30 PM, OK Go, Bang! Bang!, Trouble With Sweeney. Sat 7/26, 10 PM, Outhud, Beans, Need New Body. Sun 7/27, 9:30 PM, Pink Bloque Rock Lotto. Mon 7/28, 10 PM, Sylvain Chaveau & Steven Hess, L'A (no cover). Tue 7/29, 9:30 PM, the Hiss (see Spot Check), Barbeau, No Hay Banda. Thu 7/31, 9:30 PM, Broken Social Scene (see Spot Check), Chin Up Chin Up, Tangiers. Fri 8/1, 10 PM, We Ragazzi, Minus the Bear, Like Young. Sat 8/2, 10 PM, Him, Party of One, Manishevitz. Sun 8/3, 9 PM, Animal Collective with Avey Tare & Panda Bear, Ogurusu Norihide, J+J+J. 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: Sat 8/2, 10:30 PM, DJ Slacky J spins at a tribute to Fela. 773-338-6100.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays, and 7 PM-4 AM Sundays through Thursdays in the Cabaret Room and Club X. Thursdays, 11:30 PM, Bandoleros. Fri 8/1, 7 PM, Ronnie Vega. 312-266-1944.

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Fri 7/25, Fri 8/1, and Sun 8/3, Dub Dis. Sat 7/26, Soul Fyah. Sun 7/27, Thu 7/31, and Sat 8/2, Indika. Mondays, DJs spin. Wed 7/30, Rasta Kelly. 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. Wednesdays, DJ Alex, DJ Danny. 773-395-2700.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Music at 10 PM. Fri 7/25 and Fri 8/1, DJ Marcus. 312-836-0066.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: DJs spin after 8 PM. Saturdays, DJ Lime. Wednesdays, DJ Richie Rich. Thursdays, DJ Patrick B & MC Rozco. 847-587-9677.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM Thursdays, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays; DJ Zuaz spins until 2 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 7/25, Catfight. Sat 7/26, Rumor Has It. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. Thursdays, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 8/1, Anxiety Society. Sat 8/2, Kato the Houseboy. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 7/25, Tommy Gun. Sat 7/26, Day Tripper. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fridays, 7-11 PM, open mike hosted by Tim Tea. 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. Sundays, 9 PM, live karaoke. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, dueling pianos. 630-416-3310.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 7/25, 7 PM, the Locust, (see Spot Check), Chinese Stars, Rah Bras, Neon Hunk, Toys That Kill. Sat 7/26, 8 PM, Viza-Noir, Party of Helicopters, Sick Lipstick (see Spot Check), An Albatross (see Spot Check). Sun 7/27, 6 PM, Leftover Crack, Today Is the Day, Benumb (see Spot Check), Dysrhythmia, the End. Tue 7/29, 6 PM, Heroes, Scissors, Dear Diary I Seem to Be Dead, Gathered Here; 10 PM, Bible of the Devil, Dutchmen, Lead Veins. Wed 7/30, 8 PM, Velcro Lewis & His 100 Proof Band, Wingnuts, Leon Chance & the Longshots, Load Levellers. Thu 7/31, 6 PM, Army of Ponch, House on Fire; 10 PM, Scarub with DJ Rila, Crown City Rockers. Fri 8/1, 6 PM, Gadjits, Paris TX, Spindle; 10 PM, Grand Ulena, Voltage, Murder in the Red Barn. Sat 8/2, 8 PM, Minus the Bear, Since by Man, This Day Forward. Sun 8/3, 8 PM, Baseball Furies, Marked Men, Peelander-Z. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 7/25, 10 PM, Ronnie Baker Brooks. Sat 7/26, 10 PM, Rico. Wed 7/30, 9 PM, Zen Feat, Dynamic Vibrations. Thu 7/31, 8 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong, Clumsy Lovers. Fri 8/1, 8 PM, Waco Brothers with Sally Timms & Paul Burch, Nicholas Tremulis, Kelly Hogan, Mr. Rudy Day, Deanna Varagona, Stolie, Scott & Lee, Devil in a Woodpile (benefit for Alejandro Escovedo). 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Fridays, 11 PM, DJs spin in the loft. 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 7/25, Bamboo Grove. Sat 7/26, Dry County. Fri 8/1, Jack Straw. Sat 8/2, Roscoe Plush, Dave Tamkin. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Tuesdays, 9 PM, live karaoke (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, DJs spin salsa. Fri 8/1, 9:30 PM, Stone Samadhi, Chris Long. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 7/25, Genral Patton & His Privates. Sat 7/26, Chocolate Covered Karma, Sunspots. Thursdays, open mike with Sara Sara. Fri 8/1, Pepper hosts a showcase. Sat 8/2, DJs spin. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 7/25, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 7/26, 7:30 PM, Carla Gordon & Jim Cebastien; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 7/27, 6 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Russ Long. Mon 7/28, 7:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & Russ Long. Tue 7/29, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts an open mike. Wed 7/30, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Thu 7/31, 7:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 7/25, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne. Fri 7/25 and Sat 7/26, 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Sun 7/27, 9 PM, Beckie Menzie hosts an open mike. Mon 7/28, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Tue 7/29, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Desiree Irwin. Wed 7/30, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Denise Tomasello & Russ Long. Thu 7/31, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Paul Marinaro & Russ Long. 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: Every other Friday, 9 PM, open mike (no cover). 773-334-0345.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Thursdays, 9 PM, local music showcase and open stage (no cover). Sat 8/2, 10:30 PM, Twisted Jazz. 773-549-9624.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 7/26, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, the Business. 773-395-0066.

GREEN DOOR TAVERN 678 N. Orleans: Fridays, 6 PM, Gareth Wood. 312-664-5496.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Jack Straw. Thursdays, 9 PM, Speargrass with Bobby Georges. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM. Fri 7/25, Dead Electric, Paperbacks, Super 8 Cum Shot. Sat 7/26, Stardust (David Bowie tribute). Sundays, Sample Ed1t with Madame Chan (no cover). Thu 7/31, 9 PM, Mary Lou Lord (see Spot Check). Fri 8/1, Kid Dakota, Heavenly States, Colin Michael Gagon. Sat 8/2, Prodigals, T. Duggins Band. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: No cover. Fridays, 10 PM, DJs spin garage, funk, and R&B. Wed 7/30, Ludenscheid performs at U-Lock Rock with John Greenfield. 773-384-9546.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 7/26, 9 PM, Family of Souls. 773-465-8005.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music at 10 PM. Fri 7/25, Underwater People, Dayna Lane. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Dayna Lane. 773-348-0009.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 7/25, 6 PM, live karaoke hosted by the Hootenanners. Sat 7/26, 10 PM, DJ Tainted Love. Sun 7/27, 9 PM, Can-Ky-Ree, Djin Teeth. Mon 7/28, 9:30 PM, Dorian Taj. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Entrance. Wed 7/30, 10 PM, DJ Sabiroh. Thu 7/31, 9 PM, Cantina. Fri 8/1, 6 PM, live karaoke with the Hootenanners. 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 7/29, 9 PM, Beat Bank hosts the "Phat Tuesdayz" hip-hop showcase with Brother El. Wed 7/30, 8 PM, Douglas Grew hosts the Backyard Variety Show. Fri 8/1, 9 PM, Chicago Afro Beat Project. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 7/25, 7:15 PM, GBH, Circle Jerks, Bronx, Missing 23rd. Sat 7/26, 9 PM, Capleton (see Critic's Choice), Cocoa Tea (18 & over). Sun 7/27, 9 PM, Gang Starr, Dan the Automator (18 & over). Mon 7/28, 6 PM, Adema, Powerman 5000, Spineshank, Fingertight (all-ages). Tue 7/29, 6:30 PM, Static X, Lo Pro (all-ages). Thu 7/31, 9 PM, B-52's, National Trust (sold out). Fri 8/1 and Sat 8/2, 9 PM, Super Diamond (Neil Diamond tribute), Dudley Manlove Quartet (18 & over). Sun 8/3, 7:30 PM, Grandaddy, Earlimart, Patrick Park (all-ages). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fridays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 4:30 PM, Hashbrowns. 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 8 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Sundays, 8 PM, "You-Sing-It Sundays" live karaoke hosted by Bill Larkin. 312-863-7427.

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

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

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant. Fri 7/25, 9 PM, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, John Eddie. Sat 7/26, 10 PM, 17th Floor, Damn Dirty Apes. Fri 8/1, 10 PM, Commitments, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. Sat 8/2, 10 PM, Mike & Joe. 312-337-3486.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, live karaoke. 630-325-3732.

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Mondays, Greg Shirilla. 773-772-3355.

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 and Thursdays, Johnny Price. Wednesdays, Janelle's Three, 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. Tuesdays, Annie Bangs, Chris Shaughnessy, DJ Scott Lucas. Thursdays, DJ Rick Ness. 773-665-1110.

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

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. First Saturday of every month, Riviera. 773-525-2422.

LINCOLN RESTAURANT 4008 N. Lincoln: Fridays, 9 PM, Lincoln Lodge variety showcase. 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. Fridays and Thursdays, DJ Mach 1. Saturdays, DJ Structure. Wednesdays, DJ Victor R., DJ Stixx spin hip-hop and house. 773-348-5100.

LODGE AT 4 LAKES 5750 Lakeside, Lisle: Sat 7/26, 9 PM, Covergurl. 630-724-0450.

LOLA'S 1005 N. Western: Tue 7/29, 9 PM, Bobby Conn, DJ Jim Magas, DJ Jerimiad. 773-862-7208.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 7/25, 10 PM, Bomb, Crusters, Unique Chique, Son of John Doe. Sat 7/26, 10 PM, Smittyvision, Halfway Jane. Sun 7/27, 8 PM, Captain Blood Orchestra. Tue 7/29, 8 PM, Wendy Morgan hosts the "Local Vocal Brew." Wed 7/30, 9 PM, Maccende. Thu 7/31, 9 PM, Swaylo, Groovie-1, Motep. 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 and lounge; no cover. Fridays and Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Teflan, DJ Erica. 312-957-0460.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 7/25, Tributosaurus. Sat 7/26, 10 PM, Family Style, Free Space. Wed 7/30, 8:30 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 7/31, 9 PM, Cased, Clatter, Names. Fri 8/1, 9 PM, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, Wookie Luv. Sat 8/2, 10 PM, Abstract Giants, Trelogic, NIYM. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 7/25, 6:30 PM, Lovehammers, Stripping the Pistol, Left Setter, Mighty Fine Machine (all-ages). Sat 7/26, 6:30 PM, August Premier, Hidden in Plain View, Punchline, Locale AM (all-ages). Sun 7/27, 6:30 PM, Gypsy Fly, Rockit Girl, Clearly & the Mainstream, Celestial Static (all-ages). Mon 7/28, 8 PM, Cypress Hill (sold out). Tue 7/29, 9 PM, Gustavo Cerati (see Critic's Choice), Ely Guerra (benefit for WRTE; 18 & over). Thu 7/31, 6:30 PM, Swidden, Liftpoint, Reforma, A.D.D. (all-ages). Fri 8/1, 9 PM, and Sat 8/2, 7 PM, Supergrass, Paloalto, Matthew (8/1 18 & over; 8/2 all-ages). Sun 8/3, 6:30 PM, Acumen Nation, Starstruck, Arbo, PXL, Triptuch, University (all-ages). 773-549-0203.

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 with Donny Greco. 312-226-5989.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Sundays, 8 PM, open mike. Mondays, 8 PM, DJs spin. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Larry B. 708-366-8073.

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.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 7/25, Yellow House, Sons, Montgomery Green. Sat 7/26, Mindpiece, Gazelles, Busy Kids. Wed 7/30, Bury the Needle, Twat Vibe. Thu 7/31, Dance Party. 773-486-7774.

MYRON & PHIL 3900 W. Devon, Lincolnwood: Restaurant. Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 7 PM, pianist Johnny Burnett. 847-677-6663.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Fri 7/25 and Sat 7/26, 11 AM, Breakin' Strings. Fri 7/25, 3:30 PM, Vanessa Davis Band. Sat 7/26, 3:30 PM, Ladder 2600; 8 PM, Mack Pherson & the Struts. Sun 7/27, 5:30 PM, Gertrude. Mon 7/28, 12:30 PM, Heartsfield Acoustic Duo. Thu 7/31, 3:30 PM, Stephanie Rogers; 8 PM, Chaser. Fri 8/1, 3:30 PM, Rico. Sat 8/2, 11 AM, Kickin' Out Priscilla; 3:30 PM, Deja Vu; 8 PM, Libido Funk Circus. Sun 8/3, 11 AM, Nicholas Barron & Hyperactive; 3:30 PM, Together; 8 PM, Montgomery Street Band. 312-595-7437.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 7/25, 9 PM, Turnstyles, Big Sky String Band, Digable Cat. Sun 7/27, 7 PM, Lucky Ned Peppers, Goiter, Signal 6 (all-ages). Tuesdays, 8 PM, DJs spin soul and hip-hop. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Thu 7/31, 10 PM, Illanotix, Lee Chestafeel, Longshot, Chester Copperpot. Fri 8/1, 10 PM, Larkin Brothers. 847-869-0450.

NEW DATING GAME 8924 S. Stony Island: Mondays and 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: Tuesdays, 9 PM, DJ Skor, DJ Real One spin hip-hop. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thu 7/31, 8 PM, Your Hero performs with Corey Black at "Homolatte: Queer Words & Music," hosted by Scott Free. 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Fri 7/25, Flywheel, American Motherload, Head On. Sat 7/26, Starcandy, Smokin' With Superman, Growing Nation, Tina Howell Band. Sun 7/27, Oscar's Downfall. Mon 7/28, Serengetti. Tuesdays, 11 PM, DJ Alo, DJ I-Ron, DJ Fuego, Larry Millah. Wed 7/30, Trauma Concept, Ion Vein, Eighty Sick. Thu 7/31, Gil Mantera's Party Dream, Tummler. Fri 8/1, All the Pretty Horses, Apox Theatre, Danger Boy & the Road Vultures, Razor Baby, All Systems Halt. Sat 8/2, Bluestone, Sciflyer, Leo. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 7/25, 6 PM, Gone 2 Far, Nancy School, Fifty Caliber, Bullets (all-ages); 9:30 PM, Founder, Thanatopsis, Khaos Theory, Diamond Dog. Sat 7/26, 6 PM, No Fate, Cacti (all-ages); 10 PM, Joe Blazer (in the beer garden). Sun 7/27, 6 PM, Dope, Dog Fashion Disco, Shiver, Rebels Without Applause (all-ages). Tue 7/29, 6:30 PM, Chimaira, Motograter (all-ages). 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, and Dean Martin. Wednesdays and Thursdays, DJs spin. 630-629-2940.

115 BOURBON ST. 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Sat 7/26, 10 PM, Voices. 708-388-8881.

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

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 7/25, Bad Forum, Gouda. Sat 7/26, Creepy D. Sun 7/27, 7 PM, Craig Moorefield; 10 PM, Mee Fees, Grinners. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. Wed 7/30, Vini & the Demons. Thu 7/31, Black Muff, Sound Mob. Fri 8/1, Drip, the Motion. Sat 8/2, Red Wigglers. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, live karaoke. Sat 7/26, 11 PM, America's #1 Sweetheart. Wed 7/30, Post Haste, Cory Hance (no cover). Thu 7/31, 9 PM, Jocelyn Baker, Scott Conine. Sat 8/2, 11 PM, Paper Bullets. 773-252-7767.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Thu 7/31, Turnstyles. 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 7/30, John Devlin & Mary Dietel. 815-477-0340.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 8 PM. Fri 7/25, Back Porch Barbecue Ramblers, Winnie, Buzz Specters. Sat 7/26, Grand Marais, Names, Swimmer Missing, Wurst. Mon 7/28, 41 Rivers, Chris Fuller, Casey Meehan & the Late Night Radio, Treatment. 773-248-3093.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. 773-276-9730.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Sat 7/26, 9 PM, Double Barrel Darrel. Wednesdays, 9 PM, pro jam hosted by Pat Hall. Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-274-3239.

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

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays, 9:30 PM Thursdays; no cover Thursdays. Thu 7/31, Raw Dawg. 773-645-5200.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Wednesdays, 9 PM, and Fridays, 10 PM, drum circle. Every other Tuesday, 9 PM, Stickfight drum-solo contest. Thursdays, 10 PM, Leddie Garcia, Taylor, Rick Garcia. 312-492-6100.

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

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/25, Night Riders, Selective Recall, Antix. Sat 7/26, Z Sharp, Storm. Fri 8/1, Blizzard of Oz (Ozzy Osbourne tribute), Alice Cooper Tribute. Sat 8/2, Blu Magoo, Liquid. 630-543-3101.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 7/25, 9:30 PM, Lucksmiths, Pas/Cal, New Constitution, Sprites. Sat 7/26, 10 PM, Soviet, the Race, Mahjongg, Disc Jockey CB. Sun 7/27, 9 PM, Mer, Ordinary Peoples (all-ages). Mon 7/28, 9 PM, Read Letter, Lesser Birds of Paradise, Joy. Tue 7/29, 9 PM, Swords Project (see Spot Check), Lying in States, Architecture. Wed 7/30, 8 PM, Judith Owen. Thu 7/31, 9 PM, East Mountain South, Chris Gilmartin. Fri 8/1, 7:30 PM, Local H, Washington Social Club perform outside as part of the Summer on Southport Festival; Hot Machines, the Tyde, Broken Social Scene (see Spot Check) play in the club (18 & over). Sat 8/2, 4:30 PM, Walkmen, Electric Six, M's, Drapes perform outside as part of the Summer on Southport Festival; 90 Day Men, Boas, Watchers play in the club (18 & over). Sun 8/3, 3:30 PM, Clem Snide, Bobby Bare Jr., Catfish Haven, Pages, Aberdeen City perform outside as part of the Summer on Southport Festival (18 & over). 773-525-2508.

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: Music at 3:30 PM; no cover. Thu 7/31, Neil Rose Band. 312-441-9334.

SPOKEN WORD CAFE 4655 S. King Dr.: Saturdays, 8 PM, House of Twang. Sundays, 8 PM, Equilibrium poetry open mike features a jazz band and DJs. 773-373-2233.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Downstairs in the lounge: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM, DJ Trew spins Motown, funk, rare groove, hip-hop, and disco. 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, 10 PM, Shack o' Love (deep house). Thursdays, 9 PM, spoken word showcase hosted by Jordan Taggart with live bands. 773-278-6600.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room after 10 PM: Fri 7/25, Synge, Yesmen, 53 Minutes. Sat 7/26, Front of Truck, Thee Shams, Transition, Etiquette. Sundays, 9 PM, live karaoke. Tue 7/29, Gilla Team. Wed 7/30, Central Falls, Canasta. Thu 7/31, Denison Witmer, Jeff Hanson. Fri 8/1, Nyco, Beatnik Turtle, John Mathie & Meggan Wright. Sat 8/2, Bumpus, P-1. 773-278-6600.

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/1, 8 PM, Borderbend with Phoenix Worm, Synapse Bound Book, poet Michael Watson, Eric Glick Rieman. 773-862-3616.

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

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Thu 7/31, 7 PM, open mike for high school and college students (no cover). 630-969-9720.

UFFA 1008 W. Armitage: Fridays, 9 PM, DJ Jason. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-665-4410.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 7/25, 8 PM, Chuck Cheeseman, Ann McWilliams. Sat 7/26, 6 PM, Twang Bang, Laura Freeman, Akire Bubar, Aerin Tedesco. Sun 7/27, 7 PM, BanjerDan, Julie Frost, Rose Fries. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Thu 7/31, 8 PM, Zebulun. Fri 8/1, 8 PM, Carmin Turco, Naomi Ashley, Tim Harrison. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 7/25, Dirty Love, Great Crusades. Sat 7/26, DeMilos, Irradio. Sun 7/27, Urn, Nimbus, Grigori 3. Mon 7/28, Mojica, Good Goddamns. Thursdays, DJ Chops. 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, 1 AM, Mark Madsen. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Heather Horton Band; 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. 312-266-7761.

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

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 7/25, Libido Funk Circus. Sat 7/26, Fabulous Janes, Risk! Sun 7/27, Seven Nations. Fri 8/1, Underwater People, Hacks. Sat 8/2, X-Side, Brother Willis. Sun 8/3, Dirty Dan Buck & the Boyzz, F.O.G. 630-264-2739.

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 7/25, Centerdrive. Fri 8/1, Nurv. 312-943-7815.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/1, Josh Holmes. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 7/25, Indika. Sat 7/26, Michael Black, Zeleke. Sundays, Gizzae. Mon 7/28, Elevation. Tuesdays, Dub Dis (no cover). Wednesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Cojo B spins dancehall. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/25, PH Balance, Shamier, Urbanized Music. Sat 7/26, Bizarro, Somewhere In Between, Artificial West. Sundays, 8:30 PM, T.S. Henry Webb. Mondays, 11 PM, live karaoke. Tuesdays, Mr. Blotto. Wed 7/30, 8 PM, John Thomas Griffith, Pat MacDonald. Thu 7/31, Hack 'n' Wheeze. Fri 8/1, Bump, Family Groove Company. Sat 8/2, Bon Mots, Bitch Be Cool. 773-929-1300.

Dance

LADY D, ADONIS CHILDS, BILLY O, PAUL ANTHONY & ACID MAN, TURBOTIC 18 & over. Tue 7/29, 9 PM, Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie. 773-509-5019.

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: DJs spin music 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, synth wave, goth, and industrial dance. 773-477-5238.

BADA BING 1840 W. North: Fridays, 10 PM-2 AM, John Simmons & friends spin urban disco (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Slowe spins 80s synth wave, goth, and industrial dance (no cover). 773-395-1000.

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, James Lauer, Bickabus. 773-394-1313.

BAR 3 2138 N. Halsted: DJs spin acid jazz, funk, Afrobeat, house, 2-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. Sundays, 10 PM, DJ Chester. Mondays, 10 PM, DJ Boa spins synth pop, hardwave, and retro. Tuesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. Wednesdays, 10 PM, DJ Larissa, DJ Ruslan. Thursdays, 10 PM, Heather Doble. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ PCS, DJ 33-1/3. Saturdays, DJ Vic the Wolf, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Sundays, DJ PCS. Mondays, DJ BJAK, John Simmons. Tuesdays, Risky Bizness, DJ Heather spin new wave and pop. Wednesdays, DJ Andrew. Thursdays, DJ FLX, Chris Million. 312-243-1699.

BEVI AMO'S 1558 W. Taylor: Restaurant; no cover. Mondays, 9 PM, Greg Norwood spins deep house. 312-371-1239.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Sundays (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fri 7/25, Heather Doble, Cedric (no cover). Tuesdays, DJ Sinjin, Nate Ballard & guests spin techno (no cover), Matt Nee, Frankie Vega. Wed 7/30, Hive, Ry-N, Lamebrane. Thu 7/31, Antonio Lauria, Chris Gin. 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, DJ 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.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fridays, 9 PM, DJs spin industrial, electro, synth pop, and noise on the second floor. Sat 7/26, 8 PM, DJ ESP/Woody McBride, Phantom 45, Jimmie Page, Diva D (18 & over). 773-975-0505.

BUNGALOW LOUNGEBAR 1622 W. Belmont: DJs spin downtempo, trip-hop, and acid jazz after 10 PM. Fridays, Gregory Dalphond. Saturdays, Andre Shakom. Thursdays, Andre Shakom with rotating guest DJs Mr. Cody Bear, Form, 8, KScape. 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, and reggae. Saturdays, Uncle Joe spins house and 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: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM. Thursdays, DJ MF, Regge, Lamebrane, Radiata spin drum 'n' bass. 773-736-3033.

CAFE MESTIZO 2123 S. Ashland: Fri 8/1, 7:30 PM, Phil Medina spins house and jazz. 312-942-0095.

CANS BAR & CANTEEN 1640 N. Damen: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Mike Kandle. Sundays, Ryan Flagstaff. 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 with 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. Sat 8/2, 9 PM, RDB, Bally Jagpal & B21, Mitch, Indy Sagu. 312-266-1200.

CLOUT LOUNGE 1248 W. George: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Saturdays. Fri 7/25, DJ Lovebone, DJ Lotta, Chris Gin. 773-296-1478.

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, 9 PM, Jesse de la Peña spins Brazilian lounge, jungle, drum 'n' bass, bossa nova, and Afrobeat (no cover). Tuesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, John Simmons spins house, downtempo, and soul (no cover). 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.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Saturdays, Dan Morrell, DJ Speed. 847-952-8555.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 7/28, 10 PM, Adam Johnson, 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.

DARKROOM 2210 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM; no cover. Fridays, Michael Lacey spins downtempo, dub, jazz & ethnic. 773-276-1411.

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

THE DISTRICT 858 W. Lake: Music at 10 PM. Sundays, Water with Kennedy Octane & others spinning Afrobeat, Brazilian bossa, global house, and downtempo. 312-421-1759.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin on three levels 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, I-Candy Productions (no cover before 11 PM). Thursdays, Paul Blair, Greg Norwood. 312-751-2900.

DRAGONFLY 1206 N. State: DJs spin after 10 PM. Sundays, DJ Stixx, Maddhouse, Raul Vergil, Mark Matraz, Mr. Wonderful, Bobby Martinez, Ricky Bradshaw, DJ Noble (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM-4 AM, DJ Spin Doctor, DJ Kwik, DJ Cisco spin salsa, merengue, mambo, reggae, and bachata (no cover). 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.

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 Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays, and 7 PM-4 AM Sundays through Thursdays in the Cabaret Room and Club X. Fridays, Saturdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Slim, Katfish, Zanman, Pat Mann, Spankie. Sundays, DJ Theory. Mondays and Tuesdays, Pat Mann. 312-266-1944.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Frique, Dirty MF. Saturdays, Lil' Mikey, DJ 33-1/3, Full Moon Percussion Ensemble. Sundays, Danny the Wildchild, DJ Frique, Phantom 45, DJ Hiroki. Mondays, DJ Hiroki, DJ Anacron (preceded by the Mental Graffiti spoken-word open mike at 7:30 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; no cover. 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. 773-477-8880.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: Fridays, 9 PM-4 AM, Lawrence Vince & guest DJs 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. 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 7/25, 11:45 PM, Seb Fontaine (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); patio open all season. Fridays, Evan Coleman spins funk, house, and hip-hop. Saturdays, Andrew YKK spins R&B, soul, disco, and funk. Sundays, DJ Joan of Arc, DJ Detroit Girl. Wednesdays, DJ Papa G spins, with fortune tellers. Thursdays, Todd Victory, DJ Tobias, DJ Madrid. 773-394-2066.

JEFFERY PUB 7041 S. Jeffery: Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 10 PM, DJ Quentin. 773-363-8555.

JILLY'S RETRO CLUB 1009 N. Rush: DJs spin 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. Sundays, 8 PM, Hot Boyz Tone & Shag host Sassy Sundays with Lady Red, Nina Shantell, Donnie Devo, DJ R Dubb, Pharris Thomas. Thursdays, 7 PM, DJ Mike O (no cover). 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. Thursdays, Jesse de la Peña. 312-337-4040.

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, General Jah Son. Sat 7/26, Caural, DJ Striz spins hip-hop, trip-hop, and house (no cover). Sundays, Derrick Wize. Tuesdays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae. Wednesdays, Flirt with Margaret Noble, Rebecca, Janel Roland, Code Blue, Michelle Musial, Brenda D, Shaka 23, Kali. Thursdays, Shon Dervis, DJ Precyse spin hip-hop. 773-772-3355.

LLOYD'S CHICAGO 200 W. Madison: Restaurant. Fridays, 8 PM, Maurice Culpepper, Vince Adams spin old school, R&B, hip-hop, and house. 773-866-8022.

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

MARY Y SOL 816 W. Randolph: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Leddie Garcia, DJ Rick Garcia. 312-563-1763.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Sat 8/2, 11 PM, Dieselboy, AK 1200, Dara, MC J Messinian, Ry-N, Glyde, Opus (18 & over). 773-549-0203.

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

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

MORETTI'S ITALIAN RISTORANTE 1645 W. Jackson: Music after 9 PM. Saturdays, Club Babalou DJs spin salsa. 312-427-2572.

MY BAR 3555 N. Ashland: Saturdays, 10 PM-3 AM, DJ Architektur spins downbeat, trip-hop, nu jazz, and dub. 773-296-1770.

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 synth pop and electro-industrial. Saturdays, DJ $#&@! spins industrial. Wednesdays, Jeff Moyer spins electronic dance. Thursdays, Dave Roberts spins new wave. 773-528-2622.

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

NINE 440 W. Randolph: DJs spin 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.

ORLY'S 1660 E. 55th: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Fridays, DJ Stoney, DJ Corleone spin hip-hop, deep house, and reggae (no cover). Saturdays, DJ Stoney. Mondays, Leonard Part Sixx, Jam Master J spin deep house, disco, soul, and R&B. 773-638-2469.

LE PASSAGE 1 Oak Pl.: 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, Martin "Boogieman" Luna spins hip-hop and house. 312-255-0022.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 7/27, 3-7 PM, De Mi spins electro, Gold "D" spins rare grooves and funk, Michelle Musial spins UK garage and 2-step, Rick Star spins techno. 773-486-9862.

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, DJ 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.

REJS Lake Michigan cruise with Andre Solaris & other DJs. Sat 7/26, 12:30-4 AM, departs from IBM Building, 330 N. Wabash. 847-670-3300.

REUNION 811 W. Lake: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM. Fridays, DJs spin Spanish rock. Saturdays, DJs spin hip-hop. Thursdays, 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.

THE ROYAL 2401 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Fri 8/1, 9 PM-2 AM, Venue, Julian Karn, Nick Foxx, Tobias, Trancid, Johnny Love, Livewire. 773-276-3232.

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

SAYAT NOVA 157 E. Ohio: Restaurant. Last Saturday of every month, 10 PM, DJ Burak spins Mediterranean, Arabic, Latin, Euro, and Persian dance music. 773-381-7171.

SEANCHAI 2345 W. Belmont: Saturdays, 10 PM, Ciro, Frankie J, Stunna, Moodswing, Seanie Mack spin drum 'n' bass & more (no cover). 773-549-4444.

SINIBAR 1540 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM. Fridays, Tone B. Nimble, Mark Fullaflava spin rare groove, DJ JR spins hip-hop. Saturdays, Tone B. Nimble spins hip-hop. Sundays, Mark Fullaflava spins breakbeat, disco, hip-hop, jazz, and soul. Mondays, DJ Felix, the Mad Thinker spin house. Tuesdays, Eddie "Moskito" Cruz spins salsa, boogaloo, merengue, and 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: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Wednesdays, Tone B. Nimble. Fridays, 5:30-10 PM, Usuall Suspectz. Saturdays, DJs spin house. Sundays, Lee Collin, Sadar, Russoul. Mondays, Eddie "Moskito" Cruz, DJ Coco. Tuesdays, Andre Harris. Last Wednesday of every month, Peven Everett. Thursdays, Chris Quinn. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 7/25, Johnny Fiasco, J-Dub. Sat 7/26, Miles Maeda, E-Tones. Sundays, DJ Erin & the Kraut. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins goth and electro. Thu 7/31, Panoptica, International Playboy Zen. Fri 8/1, Colette, James Curd. Sat 8/2, Dayhota, Chad Mindrive, Luis Baro. 773-549-4140.

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, DJ Goose, Ronnie G., DJ Abyss. Saturdays, Andrew Vonn spins house and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Tuesdays, Andrew Vonn spins metal. Thursdays, Andre Harris. 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.

STEVIE B'S 1401 N. Ashland: Fridays, 9 PM, Torin Edmunds spins house and disco. Saturdays, 9 PM, Chris Underwood spins hip-hop, neo-soul, and salsa. 773-486-7427.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays, Michael Lacey & others spin deep house. 773-252-9700.

SUPERLOUNGE 209 W. Lake: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Last Friday of every month, Bear Who?, DJ Lego, Julio Bishop, DJ Matty, Chris Quinn. Saturdays, Harry the Blade, DJ Tobias. Wednesdays, Justin Reed, DJ Solace spin Brazilian and Latin house. Thursdays, Shaka 23. 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, Nikki Cam Cam, DJ Taso, DJ Danny Boy. Thursdays, DJ Lego (no cover). 312-274-9500.

LA TABERNA 3358 N. Ashland: Music starts at 10 PM. Fridays, Omar spins house and hip-hop. Saturdays, Frank Q spins jazzy house. Wednesdays, Ralph Daniels spins progressive, tribal house, and trance. Thursdays, DJ John spins house. 773-248-5475.

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 with DJs Mass Transit, Spinello, J-Biz spinning old-school hip-hop; freestyle open mike hosted by Saayid. Sundays, DJ Superstatus spins dub, scratch, funk, and hip-hop. Tuesdays, DJ Rudy, DJ Tankboy spin alternative rock, punk, and new wave. Wednesdays, Analog Addicts. 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, DJ Emo spins funk and hip-hop. Sundays, Tabakin & Saayid host the "Tabakspin" open mike. 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. 312-491-9729.

TRIPLE D'S 1902 W. Irving Park: Music after 9 PM. Fri 7/25, J+J+J, Far Rad, Mike Broers, Subliminal Propaganda Institute. 773-871-6239.

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 Fridays and Mondays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. DJ Theory spins Fridays in the Dome; DJ Spin spins Saturdays in the Dome. Fri 7/25, Misty Martinez, Pier Novikov, Mara Marrs. Sat 7/26, Uberzone, Billy Nasty, Kyle Szmurlo. Sat 8/2, FC Kahuna, Bryan Zentz, Sombionix. 312-266-2114.

VOODOO 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin 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.

VOYEUR 151 1/2 W. Ohio: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 7/25, Boolu Master, Donnie Devoe. 312-832-1717.

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Dan Morrell, DJ Speed, Laura B. Saturdays, DJ Danny Boy, DJ Mach 1, Peter Haze spin progressive house, trance, hip-hop, and R&B. Thursdays, DJ Solange, DJ Finesse. 312-337-8080.

XIPPO 3759 N. Damen: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, Chris Walsh, Jeremy Coutre spin house. Wednesdays, DJ Vego, DJ Reggie spin progressive, house, and trance. Thursdays, Jeremy Coutre spins deep house. 773-529-9135.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Sativa, Frank Solano, Chris Santiago, Brett Johnson, Lawnchair Generals. Saturdays, Andre Harris, PNS. Fri 8/1, Tim Deluxe, Derrick Carter. 312-787-0400.

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

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Concerts

GOLDEN HORSE RANCH SQUARE DANCE BAND performs at Chicago SummerDance, preceded by dance lessons with Annie Coleman at 6 PM. Sat 8/2, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

TOM HENRY Sat 7/26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

TOBY KEITH, BLAKE SHELTON Sat 8/2, 7:30 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 & Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

PETER, PAUL & MARY Wed 7/30, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

SONG CIRCLE Free in-store performance. Saturdays, 9 AM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

STRONG VOICES Sun 7/27, 7 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4604 N. Manor. 312-742-7572.

WHEELER'S DEALERS perform string-band music for square and contra dancing. Mon 7/28, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 847-329-9173.

AARON WILLIAMS Sat 7/26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

Folk & Country

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sundays, 8 PM, Irish session. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. Sun 8/3, 8 PM, Chicago Broken Pledge Ceili Band. 773-478-4408.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Ruby Harris, Wavey Dave & others host a bluegrass jam. 773-384-8600.

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.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 7/25, Lonestar State. 773-384-2547.

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

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.

CLAUS'S 2159 W. Addison: Wed 7/30, 8:30 PM, Billy J. Ivers & Lonesome City Bluegrass Band. 773-472-6160.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Music at 8 PM. Tuesdays, Chico. 773-878-3343.

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

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Music at 10 PM. Sat 7/26, Anish. Sat 8/2, Switchback. 312-836-0066.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Sat 7/26, James Lee Stanley. Sat 8/2, Annie Gallup. 219-464-4700.

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. 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.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, Irish session. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 7/28, 9 PM, Jim DeWan (no cover). 773-404-9494.

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

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Wed 7/30, 9 PM, Larry O. Dean & the Me Decade, Robb Angus, Jeanne Arrigo, Micki Croisant perform at "Folk You!" 847-869-0450.

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

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sat 7/26, 7 PM, Steve Forbert. 773-525-2508.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 7/25, Akire Bubar. Fri 8/1, Matt McGaughey with Michael Crane & Tony Gilbert-Davis. Sat 8/2, 2 PM, song circle. 630-969-9720.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

CHICAGO BLUES MUSEUM ALL STARS Fri 8/1, 5:30 PM, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

LEFTY COLLINS & THE NO MERCY BAND Sun 7/27, 3:30 PM, Navy Pier Blues Stage, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437.

KATHERINE DAVIS & ERWIN HELFER Mon 7/28, noon, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

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

PIANO C. RED & THE FLAT FOOT BOOGIE BLUES BAND Sundays, 8 AM-3 PM, New Maxwell Street Market, 1600 S. Canal. 312-437-0808.

RHYTHM ROCKETS Free concert. Thu 7/31, 7:30 PM, James Park, Dodge & Mulford, Evanston. 847-328-4650.

CORKY SIEGEL Fri 7/25, 7 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

DAWN O'KEEFE WILLIAMS Free concert. Tue 7/29, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

zora young & hott Fri 7/25, 5:30 PM, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

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.

AL'S 404 LOUNGE 404 W. 79th: Sundays, 8 PM, Elmore James Jr. & the Broom Dusters. 773-846-5467.

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.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/25 and Sat 7/26, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 7/29, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Fri 8/1, and Sat 8/2, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/25 and Sat 7/26, Charlie Love Band with Nellie Travis. Sundays and Thursdays, Shirley Johnson Band. Tue 7/29, Charlie Love Band with Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 8/1 and Sat 8/2, Grana Louise Band. 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 7/25 and Sat 7/26, Jimmy Johnson. Sun 7/27, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Mon 7/28, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 7/29, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted, Linsey Alexander. Thu 7/31, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Fri 8/1, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. 773-528-1012.

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

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant; music at 9:30 PM; early acoustic shows Fridays and Saturdays (no cover). Fri 7/25, 5:30 PM, Jake La Botz (no cover); 9 PM, Joe Louis Walker & the Bosstalkers, Michael Coleman. Sat 7/26, 9:30 PM, Guitar Shorty, Willie Kent & the Gents. Sun 7/27, Willie Kent & the Gents. Mon 7/28, Jimmy Johnson hosts the jam. Tue 7/29, Rick Holstrom. Wed 7/30, James Mathus Knockdown Society. Thu 7/31, Phil Guy. Fri 8/1, 5:30 PM, Chris Walz; 9 PM, Little Charlie & the Nightcats, Lurrie Bell. Sat 8/2, 5:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Kinsey Report, Steepwater Band. Sun 8/3, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. 312-427-0333.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Sat 7/26, Ronnie Baker Brooks. 630-513-0074.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: Sat 8/2, 8 PM, Brother John. 312-836-7870.

DOWN FROM THE TRACKS 50 E. Jefferson, Joliet: Fri 8/1, 8:30 PM, James Tilghman. 815-724-1190.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Tuesdays, open mike with $3 Blues Band. Wednesdays, open jam with Midnight Renegades. Thursdays, open jam with Madman Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

FLAMINGO 6644 S. Cottage Grove: Mondays, 9 PM, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Crumar. 773-684-0600.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Sat 7/26, 9 PM, A.C. Reed. 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.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Music at 8:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 PM Saturdays. Sat 7/26, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Tue 7/29, Joanna Connor & Pistol Pete (no cover). Thursdays, open jam hosted by Joe Moss (no cover). Sat 8/2, Brian Lupo Band. 708-484-3610.

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 featuring local choirs. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 7/25, 10 PM, and Sat 7/26, 9:30 PM, Chicago Red Hots. Sundays, 9:30 PM, Matthew Skoller Band hosts the Sunday Night Spotlight blues-singer competition. Mon 7/28, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor. Tue 7/29, 9:30 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Thu 7/31, 9:30 PM, Joe Moss Band. 312-923-2000.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 8/1, 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer. 773-348-7592.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 7/25 and Sat 7/26, W.C. Clark. Sundays, Charlie Love, Linsey Alexander. Mondays, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers, Sammy Fender. Tuesdays, Dion Payton, Howard Scott & the World Band. Wednesdays, Jimmy Burns Band, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats. Thu 7/31, R&B Kings. Fri 8/1 and Sat 8/2, Sandra Hall. 773-477-4646.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 S. South Chicago: Music after 9:30 PM Fridays and Sundays through Tuesdays and Thursdays, after 9 PM Wednesdays, and after 10 PM Saturdays; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. Sundays and Mondays, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy Band. Tuesdays, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Crumar. Thursdays, Shorty Mack. 773-493-3477.

MARY'S 501 W. 55th: Sundays, 6 PM-midnight, Pete's All-Stars. 773-846-7374.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Sat 7/26, 10 PM, Dain Brammage. 630-446-4001.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Fri 7/25, 8 PM, the Business. Fri 8/1, 8 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 312-595-7437.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sat 8/2, 10 PM, Professor John & His Band. 847-869-0450.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 7/26, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

PENELOPE 230 S. Ashland: Fri 7/25, 8:30 PM, Pat Smillie Band. 312-243-3600.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Sat 7/26, Blue Rubies. Wed 7/30, Matthew Skoller Duo. Sat 8/2, 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. Fri 7/25, Lisa G. & Montage. Sat 7/26, Phil Baron & the Tremblors. Fri 8/1, Savoy Brown with Kim Simmonds. Sat 8/2, Konstant Groove. 815-477-0340.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays, 9:30 PM Thursdays; no cover Thursdays. Fri 7/25, Willie Kent & the Gents. Sat 7/26, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Sun 7/27, Vini & the Demons host the jam. Fri 8/1, Steve Arvey. Sat 8/2, A.C. Reed. Sun 8/3, Sammy Fender hosts the jam. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 7/25 and Sat 7/26, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Tuesdays, Fri 8/1, and Sat 8/2, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr., Ariyo, Larry Taylor. 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 7/27, Clayton Miller Band. Tue 7/29, Greg Rockingham. Thu 7/31, Rockin' Johnny. Sun 8/3, 7 PM, Brother John. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/25, Joanna Connor. Sat 7/26, Bumblebee Bob. Fri 8/1, R&B Kings. Sat 8/2, Phil Guy. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sat 7/26, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 773-772-6656.

TOMMY'S PLACE 12237 Western, Blue Island: Tuesdays, 9 PM, jam hosted by Biscuit & the Mix. 708-389-7810.

VAUGHAN'S PLACE 6633 S. Ashland: Wednesdays, 9 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-434-1662.

WALLACE'S CATFISH CORNER 2800 W. Madison: Fridays and Saturdays, 5-9 PM, Cyrus Hayes with Lady Lee & others. 773-638-3474.

WIDOW MCLEARY'S 400 E. Margaret, Thornton: Sundays, 4-8 PM, jam session hosted by Little Johnny. 708-877-7011.

Jazz

Concerts

TERENCE BLANCHARD SEXTET, GERALD LEVERT, BILAL, MAVIS STAPLES perform "The Movie Music of Spike Lee and Terence Blanchard." Sat 7/26, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

BOPOLOGY Free concert. Tue 7/29, 6:30 PM, Legion Park, between Peterson & Foster at the Chicago River. 312-742-7516.

FRANK CATALANO TRIO WITH VON FREEMAN Tue 7/29, 5:30 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

JIM CLARK'S JAZZ PEOPLE perform at the arts event "Bats & Chimney Swifts" (preceded by a reception at 5 PM with photography by Joe Kayne). Sat 7/26, 7 PM, Ryerson Woods, Riverwoods Rd. between Half Day Rd. (Rte. 22) & Deerfield Rd., Deerfield. 847-968-3321.

KELAN PHIL COHRAN & THE HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE WITH AQUIlLA SADALlA, DJ SUPREME COURT, DJ SHEER MAGIC See Post No Bills. Tue 7/29, 9 PM, Sonotheque, 1444 W. Chicago. 312-226-7600.

DETOUR Thu 7/31, 5-10 PM, Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-939-2438.

BURGESS GARDNER ORCHESTRA performs at Chicago SummerDance, preceded by dance lessons with Margot McGraw Toppen & Riley Wimes Jr. at 6 PM. Sat 7/26, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

GUITARS & SAXES Fri 7/25, 6:30 and 9:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

TED HOGARTH Fri 7/25, 6:30 PM, Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina. 312-742-7603.

KING FLEMING Free concert. Fri 8/1, 11:30 AM, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

FRANK LAMPHERE QUARTET Sat 8/2, 7 PM, Melrose Park Street Fest, 1919 Division, Melrose Park. 708-681-9192.

BILL MACKAY, GREG WARD, TODD HILL Free performance. Mon 7/28, 7:30 PM, Myopic Books, 1564 N. Milwaukee. 773-862-4882.

MICHAEL MANSON Thu 7/31, 6:30 PM, Uihlein Plaza, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-280-9550.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE JAZZ COMBOS Free concert. Thu 7/31, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

OPEN JAM hosted by Ernest Dawkins & Steve Berry with percussionist Isaiah Spencer, pianist Justin Dillard (no cover). Sundays, 3-7 PM, AACM Nu Beginnings, 7051 S. Crandon. 773-752-2212.

OUTCAST JAZZ BAND Sat 8/2, 8:30 PM, Willowbrook Ballroom, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

ALFONSO PONTICELLI & SWING GITAN Free concert. Tue 7/29, 7:30 PM, Dawes Park, Sheridan & Church, Evanston. 847-328-4650.

RAGTIME RAMBLERS Sun 7/27, 2 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

JUDY ROBERTS WITH JACKIE ALLEN & DEE ALEXANDER Free concert. Fri 7/25, 7 PM, Columbus Park Refectory, 571 W. Jackson. 312-427-1676.

DEANNA VARAGONA Free in-store performance. Sat 7/26, 3 PM, Laurie's Planet of Sound, 4639 N. Lincoln. 773-271-3569.

LIBBY YORK, STEVE MILLION, JIM COX Fri 7/25, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

Jazz

Clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturdays, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio. 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 and Wednesdays, noon, Martez Rucker. Tuesdays, 5 PM, Wallace Burton Group; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesdays, 5 PM, John Brumbach Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thursdays, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. 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, Rudy Jackson & Toby Wallace. 773-483-3100.

AVENUE ALE HOUSE 825 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park: Thu 7/31, 8 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 708-848-2801.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 7/25 through Mon 7/28, Bobby Lewis. Tue 7/29 through Sat 8/2, Jasper Stone. Sun 8/3, Detour. 312-751-2433.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/1, Rhythm Rockets. 847-381-8585.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Music upstairs in the show lounge: Sat 8/2, 9:30 PM, Frank D'Rone. 773-435-0130.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 7/30, WesBound Trane. 630-406-0008.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Fri 7/25, Frank Catalano, Paul Wertico. 773-384-8600.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 PM Thursday through Saturday, 7 PM Sunday. Fri 8/1, Barry Winograd Trio. Sun 8/3, Al Keeler. 847-256-8870.

CAFE CAPPUCCINO 5 N 105 S. Rte. 53, Itasca: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Toscanellie "Lady T" Marcelain & friends. 630-285-1020.

CAFE SHINO 211 E. Ontario: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, Mondays, and Wednesdays, Chieko Kurauchi. Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, Vickie Tsunozai. 312-266-2280.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/25, Fractured Flag, Richard Nickel Transaction Ensemble. Sat 7/26, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Kent Kessler, Michael Zerang. 773-463-0158.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Thursdays, 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham, Don Stille. 847-647-8282.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the lounge at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 7/25 and Sat 7/26, Ed Coward Trio. Thu 7/31, Bob Davis Trio. 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, Joe Iaco & Rachel Pardo. 312-467-0546.

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Wed 7/30, 9:30 PM, Thread Quintet. 773-276-3600.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music starts at 7 PM; no cover. Fri 7/25, Jazz Vertigo. Sat 7/26, WesBound Trane. 630-377-9222.

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

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 7/27, 6 PM, Rob Parton's Jazz Tech Big Band. Sat 8/2, 8:30 PM, Randy Sabien & Brian Torff (tribute to Stephane Grappelli; in the side bar). 708-788-2118.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Barrett & Esenberg Group. Sundays through Wednesdays, 6 PM, Bob Henderson. Thursdays, 6 PM, Mark Barrett. 773-528-4033.

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 7/28, Richard Nickel Transaction Ensemble. Wed 7/30, Square Root of 5 Quartet. 773-489-5471.

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

GOURMAND 728 S. Dearborn: No cover. Fridays, 8:30 PM, What's Going On. 312-427-2610.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 7/25, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Leroy Jones Quintet. Sun 7/27, 8 PM, Tom Muellner Quartet (no cover). Tue 7/29, 6 PM, Dennis Anderson Quartet. Tuesdays, 10 PM, DJs spin mambo and salsa. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thu 7/31, 8 PM, Ryan Shultz Quartet (no cover). Sat 8/2, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Detour. Sun 8/3, 8 PM, Libby York Quartet. 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 7/25, 9 PM, Four Charms. Fridays, 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 7/26, 8 PM, Deep Blue (see Critic's Choice). Saturdays, midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 7/27, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisers Group. Sundays, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mon 7/28, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue (see Critic's Choice). Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 8/1, 9 PM, and Sat 8/2, 8 PM, Vandermark 5. 773-878-5552.

HOTEL INTERCONTINENTAL 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: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (18 & over). 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Mondays, 7-9 PM, jam session hosted by Nicole Mitchell, Karl E.H. Seigfried, 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.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Sun 7/27, Ken Vandermark's Sound in Action Trio. Sun 8/3, Nick Broste & Frank Rosaly, End of Last Year Quartet. 773-935-2118.

JACARANDA 3608 W. 26th: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 7/25, Conjunto. 773-521-0095.

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

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 7/25 through Sun 7/27, Roy Haynes Quartet. Tue 7/29 through Sun 8/3, Buddy DeFranco Quartet (see Critic's Choice). 312-670-2473.

JC'S PUB & RISTORANTE 13101 Cicero, Midlothian: Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Manfree & Vibrations. 708-388-7755.

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.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 6 PM, Kimberly Gordon & Chris Foreman (no cover); 7 PM, Linda Tate & Bradley Williams. Fri 7/25, 9:30 PM, Yaron & Jakub. Sat 7/26, 9:30 PM, Bradley Williams & Gingi Lahera. Sundays, 1 PM, Tim Green/Tim McNamara Trio; 7 PM, Spider Saloff & the Uptown String Trio. Mondays, 9:30 PM, Dennis Carroll, George Fludas, Scott Burns, Jodie Christian/Dan Trudell. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Brian O'Hern hosts "Chanteuse," showcase for vocalists (no cover). Thursdays, 9:30 PM, John Brumbach Quartet (no cover). Fri 8/1, 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer. Sat 8/2, 9:30 PM, Skinny Williams with Erwin Helfer. 773-348-7592.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 S. South Chicago: Music after 9:30 PM Fridays and Sundays through Tuesdays and Thursdays, after 9 PM Wednesdays, and after 10 PM Saturdays; no cover. Wednesdays, Ron Salter & the Most Wanted Jazz Quartet host an open mike. 773-493-3477.

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

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. Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, Scott Earl 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: Fri 7/25, 10 PM, Three Blind Mice. Wed 7/30, 7 PM, Airborne. 630-446-4001.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Jazz Jam Adventure. 708-366-8073.

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

MOOD CAFE 446 E. 43rd: Saturdays, 9 PM, and Sundays, 6 PM, Trace Ellington. 773-624-8002.

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

NO FRICTION 2502 N. California: Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Astral-Terra Trapeze Unit. 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.

O'BRIEN'S 1528 N. Wells: Fri 7/25, 7 PM, Linda Tate Trio. Thursdays, 7 PM, Rob Zettl Trio. 312-787-9400.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. Mondays, 7 PM, Marc Pompe Trio. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Peter Oprisko Duo. 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 in the Lobby Lounge. Saturdays, 8:30 PM, and Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Eric Remschneider Trio with Stephanie Browning. 312-337-2888.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 7/25 and Sat 7/26, Marc Pompe Quartet. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wednesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Birdwatch. 847-328-0399.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Music at 7:30 PM Monday and Tuesday, 8 PM Wednesday through Saturday; no cover. Tuesdays, Judy Roberts. Wednesdays, Devil in a Woodpile. Thursdays, King Fleming Trio. 847-243-3700.

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. Sun 8/3, Don Tisch Quartet. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 8:30 PM weeknights, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo (no cover). 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Fri 7/25, Rankinfyle. Sat 7/26, Ken Chaney Experience. Tue 7/29, Mark Madsen. 847-266-1313.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM. Sundays, open jam with the Jeremy Callner Trio. Wed 7/30, Douce Ambience. 773-276-9730.

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

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Sat 8/2, 10 PM, Kafele, DJ Fathom. 312-492-6100.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Sat 7/26, Elaine Dame Duo. Thursdays, JT & the Clouds. 312-491-1122.

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

SMALL BAR 2956 N. Albany: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 7/26, Q Blue with Owen Yen (no cover). 773-509-9888.

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

SPEAKEASY SUPPER CLUB 1401 W. Devon: Sun 8/3, 7 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. 773-338-0600.

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.

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Music at 9:30 PM. Thu 7/31, Matt Schneider Trio, Aram Shelton Quartet. 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.

UFFA 1008 W. Armitage: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Jeff Morrison & friends (no cover). 773-665-4410.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Tue 7/29, 8 PM, Jason Seed Quartet. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays, 8 PM, Lisa McLowry Band. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Lonie Walker; 10:30 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet with Lorna Boston; 1:30 AM, Vince Willis. Thursdays, 1:30 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

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

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 7/25, Lance Bryant Quartet. Sat 7/26, 10 PM, Ernest Dawkins, Ari Brown, Kirk Brown, Harrison Bankhead, Isaiah Spencer (tribute to John Coltrane). Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett, percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Greg Ward & friends. Thu 7/31, Ernest Dawkins New Horizons Ensemble. 312-791-9050.

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

VINCITORI 14 N. Cass, Westmont: Fri 7/25, 7 PM, Eldee Young/Marshall Vente Trio with Rita Duarte. 630-663-9467.

XIPPO 3759 N. Damen: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Sundays and Tuesdays, 9 PM, Arlo Stanfield Sextet. 773-529-9135.

International

Concerts

KINAN ABOU-AFACH Free concert. Sun 7/27, 2 PM, Chicago Women's Park and Gardens, 1827 S. Indiana. 312-742-1079.

AFRICARIBE Sat 7/26, 7 PM, Roberto Clemente Community Academy Auditorium, 1147 N. Western. 312-666-3430.

CARPACHO Y SU SUPER COMBO perform at Chicago SummerDance, preceded by dance lessons with Manny Lopez-Marquez at 6 PM. Fri 7/25, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

EL AMAN Fri 7/25, 8 PM, N-Bahri Rhythms, 4726 N. Lincoln. 773-728-7484.

FACING EAST Fri 8/1, 8 PM, Adidam Midwest, 3301 W. Fullerton. 773-661-0127.

JOAO GILBERTO See Critic's Choice. Tue 7/29, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

NELSON GILL & THE CARIBBEAN RHYTHM BAND Thu 7/31, 6:30 PM, Merryman Park, 3736 N. Marshfield. 312-742-7826.

NELSON GILL & THE CARIBBEAN RHYTHM BAND Free concert. Fri 8/1, 1:30 PM, Gladstone Park, 5421 N. Menard. 312-742-7853.

GRUPO OKOKAN performs at Chicago SummerDance, preceded by dance lessons with Angel Guerrero & Bridgit Thomas at 6 PM. Thu 7/31, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

ANDREAS KAPSALIS TRIO Free flamenco concert. Fri 7/25, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ORQUESTA RUMBA Thu 7/31, 5-10 PM, Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-922-0516.

SONES DE MEXICO Free concert. Sat 7/26, 7 PM, Avondale Park, 3516 W. School. 312-742-7581.

ZADE Wed 7/30, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

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.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fri 7/25, 6 PM, Francis Magalona & Ely Buendia (all-ages). 773-975-0505.

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 MESTIZO 2123 S. Ashland: Sat 7/26, 9 PM, Harare-Chicago Initiative. 312-942-0095.

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.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 8/1, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Hector Silviera. 773-395-0066.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 7/25, 9 PM, Tamburitza Rroma, Gypsy Fire & Soul. Sat 7/26, 10 PM, Victor & Connie Parra's Mambo Express. Sun 7/27, 8 PM, Lunares. Sat 8/2, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Sun 8/3, 8 PM, Sidestepper. 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.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sun 7/27, 8:30 PM, Las Guitarras de España, Shona Musicians From Zimbabwe. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Tue 7/29, 9 PM, Gustavo Cerati (see Critic's Choice), Ely Guerra (benefit for WRTE; 18 & over). 773-549-0203.

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 PE--A 4212 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Tribus Futuras performs Andean music. 773-545-7022.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Sat 7/26, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 312-492-6100.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Thu 7/31, 10 PM, Grupo Okokan. 773-327-4273.

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

MARIE ALATALO piano (Haydn, Schumann, Grainger, Chopin). Sun 8/3, 7 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

TZIMON BARTO, JULIA FISCHER & CLAUDIO BOHORQUEZ piano, violin & cello (Ravel, Tchaikovsky). Mon 7/28, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

JAMES BAUR guitar (Milhaud, Barrios, Ponce, Berkeley, Surinach). Sun 7/27, 3 PM, The Musical Offering, 743 Custer, Evanston. 847-866-6260.

MICHAEL BECKER & MARK FRY tenor trombone & bass trombone, with pianist Penelope Campbell (Brahms, Sulek, Bach, Jobim, Albrechtsberger). Tue 7/29, 8 PM, First Presbyterian Church of Evanston, 1427 Chicago, Evanston. 773-710-2282.

BORODIN QUARTET with pianist Christoph Eschenbach (Borodin, Stravinsky, Shostakovich). Thu 7/31, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

CANDIDE Francesco Milioto conducts a Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs production of Leonard Bernstein's opera. Free admission; advance tickets required. Fri 7/25, Sun 7/27, and Tue 7/29, 8 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 877-244-2246.

CHICAGO SINFONIETTA performs music from Eubie Blake's Tan Manhattan in a free concert. Fri 7/25, 3:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-661-1028.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park: Fri 7/25, 8 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Susan Graham in an all-Berlioz program. Sat 7/26, 8 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with pianist Peter Serkin (Stravinsky, Mozart, Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel). Sun 7/27, 7 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Rinat Shaham, pianist Christopher Tainton & cellist Dimitri Maslennikov (Shostakovich, Bernstein, Beethoven); followed by "postlude concert" featuring Eschenbach, Tainton & Maslennikov. Fri 8/1, 8 PM, John Axelrod, conductor, with pianist Leon Fleisher, soprano Kelley Nassief, the Chicago Symphony Chorus & boys of the Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus (Bernstein, Beethoven). Sat 8/2, 8 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with pianist Tzimon Barto (Glinka, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff). Sun 8/3, 7 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with violinist Midori (Barber, Dvorak, Shostakovich); followed by Martin Theatre "postlude concert" featuring Eschenbach & Midori. 847-266-5100.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in public rehearsal. Free admission. Sat 7/26 and Sat 8/2, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO & PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Joseph Glymph conducts a joint concert (Beethoven, Bizet, Chabrier, Nicolai, Tchaikovsky, Rossini). Free admission. Sun 7/27, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DA CORNETO OPERA Robert Ashens conducts Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia. Sun 7/27, 4 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-662-2694.

EVANSTON CHILDREN'S CHORUS Kathleen Ulett conducts a free concert. Thu 7/31, 6 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

GRANT PARK ORCHESTRA Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Columbus & Jackson: Fri 7/25 and Sat 7/26, 7:30 PM, Hugh Wolff, conductor, with soprano Jonita Lattimore, mezzo-soprano Patricia Risley, tenor Lawrence Brownlee, bass Douglas Anderson & the Grant Park Chorus in an all-Mozart program. Wed 7/30, 6:30 PM, and Fri 8/1, 7:30 PM, Christopher Bell, conductor, with vocalists Rebecca Luker, Debbie Gravitte & Doug LaBrecque in a program featuring music of Irving Berlin & Jerome Kern. Sat 8/2, 6:30 PM, Christopher Bell conducts the annual Venetian Night concert (Copland, Wagner, Sibelius, Grofe, Ravel, Mussorgsky, Arnold, J. Strauss). 312-742-4763.

SHIRLEY GRUDZIEN harp, with organist William Berg (Lucchinetti, Bach, Handel, Balbastre & others). Sun 7/27, 3:30 PM, Marmion Abbey, 1000 Butterfield, Aurora. 630-961-5473.

HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL ORGAN RECITALS Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State: Sun 7/27, 4 PM, H. Ricardo Ramirez & others. Sun 8/3, 4 PM, Larry J. Long. 312-664-6963.

JULIUS MEINL COFFEEHOUSE 3601 N. Southport: Saturdays, 8 PM, and Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Oistrach Ensemble. 773-868-1856.

RACHEL KUDO & TRACY FIGARD piano & violin, in a free concert. Mon 7/28, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO ORCHESTRA Frank Winkler conducts a free concert (Brahms, Granados, Tchaikovsky, Smetana & others). Sat 8/2, 7:30 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO READING ORCHESTRA & STRING ENSEMBLE Rhea Davis conducts a free concert (Kreichbaum, Rosenhaus, Schaffer, Stephan). Sun 8/3, 2 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE COMPOSITION RECITAL Free admission. Fri 8/1, 1 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE EVENING OF STRINGS Free admission. Tue 7/29, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE GALA FINALE Don Owens, Phil Peters & Mary Alice Stollak conduct a free program (Brahms, Rimsky-Korsakov, Owens, Pfautsch, Brunner & others). Fri 8/1, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE HONORS & SOLO RECITAL Free admission. Mon 7/28, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE ORCHESTRA & HONORS CHAMBER ENSEMBLES Phil Peters conducts a free concert (Mozart, Tchaikovsky). Sat 7/26, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE PIANO RECITAL Free admission. Wed 7/30, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE SOLO & CHAMBER RECITAL Free admission. Sun 7/27, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE VOICE RECITAL Free admission. Thu 7/31, 1:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SUMMER BAND Mallory Thompson, conductor, with tubaist Michael Hogg (Pastore, Arban & others). Wed 7/30, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SUMMER ORCHESTRA Robert G. Hasty, conductor, with double bassist Phillip Serna (Schubert, Schumann, Tubin). Tue 7/29, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

ANTHONY & JOSEPH PARATORE pianos (Schubert, Brubeck, Gershwin). See Critic's Choice. Mon 7/28, 7:30 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

ANGELA PRESUTTI & RON KORBITZ soprano & guitar, in a free Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Giuliani, Sor, Villa-Lobos). Wed 7/30, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal. Free admission. Sat 7/26 and Sat 8/2, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

GERARDO RIBEIRO violin, with pianist Tatyana Stepanova in a free concert (Mozart, Faure, Grieg). Fri 7/25, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

SEBASTIAN QUARTET performs music of Dvorak in a free concert. Tue 7/29, 5:45 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-787-7360.

SHALOM RUSSIAN CHOIR & CHILDREN'S CHOIR in a free concert. Fri 8/1, 7:30 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

WAUKEGAN MUNICIPAL BAND in a free outdoor concert. Tue 7/29, 7:30 PM, Stiner Memorial Pavilion, 201 Sea Horse Dr., Waukegan. 847-599-2525.

WHEATON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Peter Lipari, conductor, with soprano Ann McMann, mezzo-soprano Johanna Drew, tenor Warren Moulton, baritone Bruce Cain & chorus (Kern, Lloyd Webber). Fri 8/1 and Sat 8/2, 8 PM, Wheaton-Warrenville South High School, 1920 S. Weisbrook, Wheaton. 630-790-1430.

WOODSTOCK MOZART FESTIVAL Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock: Fri 8/1 and Sat 8/2, 8 PM, Toby Hoffman, conductor, with harpist Sarah Bullen & orchestra (Mozart, Handel, Mendelssohn). 815-338-5300.

Fairs & Festivals

BUFFALO GROVE INVITATIONAL FINE ART FESTIVAL Rte. 83 & Lake Cook Rd., Buffalo Grove: Sat 7/26 and Sun 7/27, 10 AM-5 PM, Cirrus Falcon. 847-864-7400.

CANADIAN MUSIC AT TALL SHIPS CHICAGO 2003 Yellow Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Sat 8/2 and Sun 8/3, 11 AM, Al Simmons; 12:30 PM, Calgary Fiddlers; 1:45 PM, Taima Project; 3 PM, Rainbow Creek Dancers; 4:30 PM, Tim Harrison; 6 PM, Beolach. 312-327-3617.

THE CHILL ON KINGSBURY STREET Kingsbury between Wisconsin & Willow: Fri 8/1, 8 PM, Pat McGee Band. Sat 8/2, 8 PM, Poi Dog Pondering. Sun 8/3, 6:30 PM, Frank Perez & the Highway Saints; 8 PM, Ziggy Marley. 312-458-9401.

FIESTA DEL SOL Cermak between Throop & Morgan: Fri 7/25, 5:45 PM, Sueno Real; 6:30 PM, Rivelez del Norte; 7:15 PM, Revelacion 98; 8 PM, Aladdin, La Ley del Norte; 8:45 PM, Banda Azteka. Sat 7/26, 1 PM, Ilucion Latina; 2 PM, Ansiedad, Tremendo; 3 PM, Extasis, Castellano; 4 PM, Trinity, Los Olympicos Yumas; 5 PM, Bakara, Esmeralda y Sus Diamantes; 6 PM, Onix, Bakara; 7 PM, Corazon Norteño; 8 PM, Karyzje, Principe; 9 PM, Fieles del Amor; 10 PM, Millie Cortejer. Sun 7/27, noon, Ansiedad, Los Heroes del Norte; 1 PM, Sol Negro, Billante Musical; 2 PM, La Zafra, Principe; 3 PM, Bakara; 4 PM, La Ley del Norte; 4:45 PM, Los Primos; 5 PM, Los Horoscopos; 5:30 PM, Carlos Alberto; 6:15 PM, Los Horoscopos; 7 PM, Trinity; 7:45 PM, Graciela Beltran; 8:45 PM, Los Palominos. 312-666-2663.

LAKESHORE ARTS FESTIVAL Dawes Park, Sheridan & Church, Evanston: Sat 8/2, 11:45 AM, Katherine Hughes Trio; 2:30 PM, Joel Frankel; 3:30 PM, Tim Green Trio. Sun 8/3, 11:45 AM, Katherine Hughes Trio; 2:30 PM, Fox & Branch; 3:30 PM, John Goldman & Juli Wood. Festival also features storytellers, dance performances & comedy. 847-448-8260.

RETRO ON ROSCOE Roscoe & Damen: Sat 8/2, 12:30 PM, Julie Dutchak & Plan B, Urban Funk Ordinance; 2 PM, 1000 Vertical Ft., Juleps; 2:30 PM, Chocolate Covered Karma; 4 PM, Reckoning (R.E.M. tribute), Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Love on the Rocks (Neil Diamond tribute); 6 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute), Chuck Prophet, Generations; 6:30 PM, Generations; 8 PM, Mr. Blotto; 8:30 PM, Waco Brothers, Catfight. Sun 8/3, noon, Ernie Hendrickson Band; 12:30 PM, Barron James Band; 2 PM, Dave Tamkin & the PPC, Punsapaya, Brian O'Hern & the Model Citizens Big Band; 2:30 PM, Crash (Dave Matthews tribute); 3:30 PM, Quadrophonica; 4 PM, Crash (Dave Matthews tribute), Hit Parade Power Band; 5:30 PM, Nadas; 6 PM, Bumpus, Trippin' Billies (Dave Matthews tribute); 8 PM, Mr. Blotto, Mike & Joe, Underwater People. 773-665-4682.

STS. PETER & PAUL GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH GREEK FESTIVAL Lake & Wagner, Glenview: Fri 7/25, 6-11 PM, Sat 7/26, 5-11 PM, and Sun 7/27, 3-11 PM, Hellenic Five. 847-729-2235.

TASTE OF LINCOLN AVENUE Lincoln between Fullerton & Wrightwood: Sat 7/26, 12:30 PM, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted; 1 PM, Paramours; 2 PM, Maggie Speaks; 2:15 PM, Quintus McCormick; 3:30 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute); 4 PM, Mike Wheeler; 5 PM, Too White Crew; 5:45 PM, Nellie Travis & Her Men in Black; 6:30 PM, Underwater People; 7:30 PM, Kinsey Report; 8:30 PM, 10,000 Maniacs, Hello Dave. Sun 7/27, 12:30 PM, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers; 1 PM, Gayle Ritt; 2:15 PM, Lurrie Bell; 2:30 PM, Afrodisiacs; 4 PM, 13 Flowers, Pistol Pete; 5:30 PM, Hairbanger's Ball; 5:45 PM, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee; 7 PM, Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra; 7:30 PM, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band; 8 PM, Mike & Joe; 8:30 PM, the Verve Pipe. 312-458-9401.

WICKER PARK/BUCKTOWN COMMUNITY FESTIVAL Divison & Paulina: Sat 8/2, noon, Carbonfour; 1:30 PM, Kristin Shout; 3 PM, Tossers; 4:30 PM, Fallout Boy; 6 PM, Lovehammers; 7:45 PM, Blank Theory; 9:15 PM, Spin Doctors. Sun 8/3, noon, Silver Atlas; 1:30 PM, Cecilia; 3 PM, Allister; 4:30 PM, Nash Kato; 8:30 PM, Soul Asylum. 773-868-3010.

WLUW RECORD FAIR & OTHER DELIGHTS Fulton Mat Factory warehouse space, 2156 W. Fulton: Sat 8/2, 10 AM-10 PM, Plastic Crimewave, Twang Bang, Danny Black, M.O.T.O., Tijuana Hercules, Artist Formerly Known as Vince, Quasar Wut Wut, Can-Ky-Ree. 773-508-8080.

Miscellaneous

TOM CHAPIN in a children's concert. Sat 8/2, 11 AM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

JOEL FRANKEL Free children's concert. Wed 7/30, 6:30 PM, Indian Boundary Park, 2500 W. Lunt. 312-742-7887.

JIM GILL BAND Free children's concert. Tue 7/29, 6:30 PM, South Lakeview Park, 1300 W. Wolfram. 312-742-7785.

GRANT PARK DRUM CIRCLE Free admission. Sun 7/27, 2-5 PM, Grant Park, Columbus & Congress. 877-244-2246.

ELLA JENKINS Children's concert. Sat 7/26, 11 AM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

PAUL'S BACKYARD Free children's concert. Sun 7/27, 4 PM, Wrightwood Park, 2534 N. Greenview. 312-742-7816.

PEOPLE'S MUSIC SCHOOL Free concert. Sat 7/26, 11 AM, Museum Campus, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-409-9696.

JUSTIN ROBERTS Free children's concert. Sun 7/27, 10 AM, Indian Road Park, 6010 W. Matson. 312-742-7850.

WOMEN OF SONG Free concert. Fri 8/1, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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