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Concerts

ALEBRIJE, ZAMANDOQUE TARAHUM, MISERIA URBANA, SFUMATO, MONOSPIT, NANUCO, PSYCHOWARD, QUITTERS, DESOLATE SKY & others; 18 & over. Sat 8/9, 1 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

TORI AMOS, BEN FOLDS Sold out. Sun 8/10, 7 PM, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. 312-922-2110 or 312-559-1212.

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

RICARDO ARJONA Sat 8/9, 8 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5740 or 312-559-1212.

FRANCE JEAN BAPTISTE Sun 8/3, 2 PM, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

NICHOLAS BARRON performs for First Fridays. Fri 8/1, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

BITCH & ANIMAL, EMBER SWIFT, GIRLUSH FIGURE, PANDA PANDA, NOMY LAMM, DJ MOTHER HUBBARD perform at Estrojam (see Fairs & Festivals for complete schedule); all-ages. Thu 8/7, 5 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 800-594-8499.

DAN BOADI & GHANATTA INTERNATIONALE Fri 8/8, 7 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

BOATBUILDERS, CARIBBEAN CASTAWAYS perform at a dance commemorating the 100th anniversary of powered flight. Fri 8/8, 7 PM, Waukegan Regional Airport, 3580 N. McAree, Waukegan. 847-249-3800 or 847-244-0055.

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.

CAFE TACUBA, EL GRAN SILENCIO See Critic's Choice for Cafe Tacuba; see Spot Check for El Gran Silencio. Sat 8/2, 8 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

CAT POWER, EDITH FROST, VIA TANIA, ANALOG TARA perform at Estrojam (see Fairs & Festivals for complete schedule). Fri 8/8, 10 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 800-594-8499.

CHICAGO, MISTAKEN IDENTITY Sun 8/10, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

CHICAGO RAT PACK Fri 8/8, 6 PM, Millennium Plaza, Galena & Stolp, Aurora. 630-844-4396.

CROSBY, STILLS & NASH Wed 8/6, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

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.

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

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.

EVEN IN BLACKOUTS performs at "The Lucky Yates Show." Sat 8/9, 8 PM, Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland. 773-275-5255.

BELA FLECK & THE FLECKTONES Thu 8/7, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

PETER FRAMPTON, ELMS Tue 8/5, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

REBECCA FRANCESCATTI Free concert. Tue 8/5, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

FREEWORLD Sun 8/10, 5 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4604 N. Manor. 312-742-7572.

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

GOOD INTENTIONS, OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC'S INDIGO GIRLS ENSEMBLE Free concert. Tue 8/5, 6:30 PM, Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside. 312-742-7511.

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

TOM HENRY Sat 8/2, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

BEN HOLLIS Free in-store performances. Fri 8/1, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111. Fri 8/8, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

IRON MAIDEN, DIO, MOTORHEAD Sun 8/10, 6:30 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 & Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

JOEL JANIS Free in-store performance. Fri 8/8, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

KARMA SUTRA, TECHNOTRANCE BELLYDANCE Sat 8/9, 8 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. 773-445-3838.

SUMMER KWAI DUO Thu 8/7, 6 PM, Thursday Night Out, Lake & Harlem, Oak Park. 708-383-4145.

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

LIVING EXAMPLE Free concert. Wed 8/6, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

AIMEE MANN, JULIAN CORYELL Fri 8/8, 8:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

JOHN MAYER, COUNTING CROWS Sat 8/9, 7 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 & Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

MICHAEL MCDERMOTT Free concert. Sun 8/10, 7 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4604 N. Manor. 312-742-7572.

PAULA MENGARELLI Free concert. Thu 8/7, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MISFITS, THE DAMNED, DICKIES, AGNOSTIC FRONT, BALZAC, D.I. with Markie Ramone & Dez; all-ages. Sat 8/9, 5 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

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

KATIA MORAES, SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS, ANNE HARRIS, LEXIE BLOOR perform at Estrojam (see Fairs & Festivals for complete schedule). Fri 8/8, 6 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 800-594-8499.

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

MUSIC FROM THE BASEMENT Free in-store performance. Fri 8/8, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

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.

NOISE CONSPIRACY performs at "The Lucky Yates Show." Fri 8/8, 8 PM, Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland. 773-275-5255.

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.

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

JIM PRATHER Free in-store performance. Sat 8/2, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

PRINCESS SUPERSTAR, BAHAMADIA, LYRISIS, DYAMOND HAVANA, PMS, AMINA perform at Estrojam (see Fairs & Festivals for complete schedule); 18 & over. Thu 8/7, 10 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 800-594-8499.

ABE QUIGLEY Free concert. Mon 8/4, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

RAY SASSETTI ORCHESTRA performs at Chicago SummerDance, preceded by dance lessons with Fran & Norm Viray at 4 PM. Sun 8/10, 5 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

SAW DOCTORS Sat 8/9, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

JESSE SCINTO Free concert. Sun 8/10, 4 PM, Nichols Park, 53rd between Kenwood & Kimbark. 773-955-3622.

SKELETONS, ZELJKO MCMULLEN, $87,000/GAL, ROTTEN MILK Tue 8/5, 9:30 PM, Bruner & Bay, 726 W. 18th St., 1F. 312-733-0634.

SMOG, AZITA Sat 8/9, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

STEELY DAN Fri 8/8, 8 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

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

3 DOORS DOWN, OUR LADY PEACE, SEETHER, SHINE DOWN All-ages. Fri 8/8, 6:30 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

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.

TINDERSTICKS, MAGNOLIA ELECTRIC CO. See Critic's Choice; 18 & over. Tue 8/5, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

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

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.

WHITESNAKE WITH DAVID COVERDALE, KIP WINGER, WARRANT, SLAUGHTER, HIGHWAY Fri 8/8, 7 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 & Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

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

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 8/1, 10 PM, Walter Williams Band, John Collier Band. Sat 8/2, 10 PM, New Amsterdams, Rocky Votolato, Matt Pond PA (18 & over). Wednesdays, 8 PM, Michelle Durcan performs in the pub; no cover. Thu 8/7, 9 PM, and Fri 8/8, 10 PM, Rod Argent & Colin Blunstone (8/7 with Sainte Chapelle; 8/8 with Swamp Sugar). Sat 8/9, 10 PM, Throwing Muses, Waxwings, Lab Partners. Sun 8/10, 9 PM, Sage Francis, Brother Ali, Los Nativos (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). Thursdays, DJ Spin. 847-397-3100.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. 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. First Friday of every month, Rhythm Rockets. Wed 8/6, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. 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 8/1, Millions, Goldstars, Van Go, Cycle Something. Sat 8/2, First Name Basis, Three Minute Mile, Starbelly, Second Hand Poets. Sun 8/3, Cobs, Audiobon, Dirtbikes. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 8/5, 8 PM, "Chick Singer Night." Wed 8/6, For All I Care, Vamplifier, S-Control. Thu 8/7, Glass Piece, Band Called Pharisee, Mercury Daylong Cruise. Fri 8/8, Filament, Ruth Buzzy, M.O.T.O., Read Letter. Sat 8/9, Penthouse Sweets, Wurlygig, Sleepers, Segway. Sun 8/10, Chalet Chalet, Forms, Somewhere in the Grey. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music at 9 PM. Sundays, Stardust (David Bowie tribute) hosts an open jam. 773-278-5785.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Sundays (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Sun 8/3, Sly Caps. Sun 8/10, Uphill Ski Team, 500 Hats. 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 8/2, 10 PM-3 AM, Analog Addicts. Sat 8/9, 10 PM-3 AM, DJ Schmatic. 773-384-0701.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fri 8/1, 6 PM, Burnt by the Sun, Martyr A.D., HeWhoCorrupts, 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 H.O.E.S., Rigor Mortis, Chicago Kings. Mon 8/4, 8 PM, Bosco & Jorge, S.T. Monroe, Landing, Jeffrey Simmons & the Symptoms (18 & over). Tue 8/5, 9 PM, Big Breakfast, Sa Ermott, Remember the Tiger Tails, Lewis & Clarke. Thu 8/7, 9 PM, Waxon 7, Rosedales, Satan's Teardrops, Powerknobs. Fri 8/8, 9 PM, Geese, A-Set, the Love of Everything, Kaspar Hauser. Sat 8/9, 3 PM, Screem Team with Cindy Wonderful, Dials, Jenny Choi, Bleeding Hickeys, Hedonists Maybe, 50 Ft. Queenie (PJ Harvey tribute), DJ Tainted Love perform at Estrojam (see Fairs & Festivals for complete schedule; call 800-594-8499 for tickets); 8 PM, Herc., Long Live Death, Service Anxiety, Fucking Werewolves (18 & over), DJ Booth spins Chicago punk rock in the upstairs bar (no cover). Sun 8/10, 6 PM, Madball, Deathreat, Killer (all-ages). 773-975-0505.

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

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. Sat 8/2, Jim O'Connell & friends. Fri 8/8, open mike hosted by Jim Dukelow. 847-256-8870.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 8/1, Lush Budgett. Sat 8/2, Tom Holland & the Shuffle Kings. Fri 8/8, Susie Gomez & the Hollywoods. Sat 8/9, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/1, Phono Captors, Big Buildings, Zimmerman Twins, Returnables. Sat 8/2, WW4, Glorie5, Autumn's Remorse, Jerk Wad. 312-922-6392.

CARY'S LOUNGE 2251 W. Devon: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Mondays, acoustic open mike. Wed 8/6, Mad Hornet After Hour. 773-743-5737.

CHANTERELLES 11 Bartlett Ave., Bartlett: Fri 8/8, 10 PM, Rabble Rousers. 630-830-1700.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 Wise, Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/1, Fabulous Janes, Shadowbox. Sat 8/2, Elevation (U2 tribute), Reckoning (R.E.M. tribute). Fri 8/8, Catfight. Sat 8/9, Bonesugar. 847-524-9910.

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. First Thursday of every month, Monika & Patty spin punk, pop, and emo. 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: Sat 8/2, 10 PM, Sanchez, Tinga Stewart, Urgon, Chronic Band. Thu 8/7, 9 PM, GZA, Inspectah Deck. Fri 8/8, 9:30 PM, Chris Shaffer, Dan Darrah. Sat 8/9, 9 PM, Shift by 3, Malpractice Ltd., Julian's Ride. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 8/1, 10:30 PM, Mike & Joe. Sat 8/2, 10 PM, Fabulous Janes. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Sat 8/9, 10:30 PM, Underwater People. 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 8/1 and Fri 8/8, 8 PM, Sharon Carlson; 10:30 PM, Peter Saltzman. Sat 8/2 and Sat 8/9, 8 PM, Michael Whelan with the Bradley Williams Trio; 10:30 PM, Boofont Sisters. Sun 8/3 and Sun 8/10, 7 PM, Pamela Sue Fox. Sun 8/3 and Mon 8/4, 10:30 PM, Suzanne Petri with pianist Alan Bukowiecki. Tue 8/5, 8 PM, Trista Smith & Jason Grimm. Thu 8/7, 8 PM, Jordan Simonson. Sun 8/10, 7 PM, Pamela Sue Fox (tribute to Noel Coward and Cole Porter). 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.

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.

DIONISES 510 N. Western: Mon 8/4, 8 PM, Vrrssnn, Landing, Wind-Up Bird (18 & over). 312-243-7330.

THE DISTRICT 858 W. Lake: Music after 7 PM. Fri 8/8, 9 PM, Vinx & His All-Drum Band with Munyungo Jackson, Jason Hann, Andrew "the Boy" Daniels. 312-421-1759.

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 8/1, 10 PM, Year of the Rabbit, Cardia (see Spot Check), Assembly. Sat 8/2, 10 PM, Mistreaters (see Spot Check), DT's, Midnight Evils, Diplomats of Solid Sound, DJ Billiams. Tue 8/5, 9 PM, Cordy, Downtown Tripper Mind, Chopper 5. Wed 8/6, 9 PM, All Systems Halt, Boohoo Dynamite, Murmur, Welcome to Ashley. Thu 8/7, 9 PM, Snowglobe, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, Sea Ray, Andrew Morgan. Fri 8/8, 10 PM, Brother Lowdown, John Condron & the Benefits, Burn Rome Burn. Sat 8/9, 10 PM, Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise, Pseudopod, 56 Hope Road. 773-489-3160.

DOWN FROM THE TRACKS 50 E. Jefferson, Joliet: 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 8/1, Sofa King. Sat 8/2, Rubber. Mondays, 9 PM, Dave Simons. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 8/8, Twenty. Sat 8/9, Dry County. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays and Mondays. Fri 8/1, Gearhead, Boda. Sat 8/2, Crash (Dave Matthews tribute), Jonathan Moss. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 20 Over (no cover). Wednesdays, Catfight. Thu 8/7, Product. Fri 8/8, Bottle of Justus, Air This Side of Caution. Sat 8/9, Dogs Undecided, Punsapaya, Everyman. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays, 9 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 8/1, Matt Russell, Marizen, Vodka Moxie. Sat 8/2, Gidgets Ga Ga, Pudder Project, Blue Nova, Easy Tiger, Al Weber. Sun 8/3, Freaky Deaky, Sumo. Mon 8/4, Plura, Regal Standard. Tue 8/5, Exit 68, Fourth Phase, Tracking the Sasquatch. Wed 8/6, Dive, Run Logan. Thu 8/7, the Niche, Fez, Ben Lehl Band. Fri 8/8, Shores, Superbig, Not the Only One. Sat 8/9, Ordinary Way, Del Mar. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 8/1, 10 PM, We Ragazzi, Minus the Bear, Like Young. Sat 8/2, 10 PM, Him, Party of One (see Spot Check), Manishevitz. Sun 8/3, 9 PM, Animal Collective (see Critic's Choice), Ogurusu Norihide, J+J+J, DJ Coco Le Roc. Mon 8/4, 9 PM, Dillinger 4, the Strike, Tyrades, Deminer. Tue 8/5, 9:30 PM, Album Leaf, Vandermark 5. Wed 8/6, 9:30 PM, Roosevelt Franklin with Mr. Len & Kimani Rogers, Prime, DJ Blank Panther. Thu 8/7, 9:30 PM, Power-Ups (see Spot Check), Stories for Boys, the Industry. Fri 8/8, 9:30 PM, Rye Coalition, Dead Meadow, Rollo Tomasi. Sat 8/9, 9:30 PM, Del Rey, Volante, Mobius Band. Sun 8/10, 9:30 PM, Libertines, Living Things. 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. Fri 8/1, 7 PM, Ronnie Vega. Thursdays, 11:30 PM, Bandoleros. Fri 8/8, 7 PM, Dave Carlson (Elvis tribute). 312-266-1944.

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Fri 8/1 and Sun 8/3, Dub Dis. Sat 8/2, Indika. Mondays, DJs spin. Wed 8/6, Devon Brown. Thu 8/7, Hydro. Fri 8/8, Soul Fyah. 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 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 8/1, Anxiety Society. Sat 8/2, Kato the Houseboy. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. Thursdays, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 8/8, 7Deez. Sat 8/9, 4-Cast. 847-593-2200.

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 8/1, 6 PM, Gadjits, Paris TX, Spindle; 10 PM, Grand Ulena (see Spot Check), Voltage. Sat 8/2, 8 PM, Minus the Bear, Since by Man, This Day Forward, Chalet Chalet. Sun 8/3, 8 PM, Baseball Furies, Marked Men, Peelander-Z. Tue 8/5, 7 PM, the Ghost, Reputation, Del Cielo, Decatur. Wed 8/6, 8 PM, Just a Fire, New Black, Sun Tan, Racetrack. Thu 8/7, 7 PM, J Church, Storm the Tower, DFI, Calvary. Fri 8/8, 6 PM, Planes Mistaken for Stars, From Monument to Masses, Bullet Train to Vegas, End Game. Sat 8/9, 6 PM, Written in the Sand, Neva Dinova, Braves, Narrator. Sun 8/10, 7 PM, Tora Tora Torrance, Seyarse, Mascots, Thunderbirds Are Now. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: 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). Fri 8/8, 10 PM, Paladins, Miss Mary Ann with the Ragtime Wranglers. Sat 8/9, 10 PM, Brave Combo. 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 8/1, Jack Straw. Sat 8/2, Roscoe Plush, Dave Tamkin. 847-821-1234.

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

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Fri 8/8, songwriter showcase with Michael Lenzi, Jon Demoulpied, Phil Angotti, Brian Cilberto, George Drag, Brett Callaway, Derek See, Drake Blinco, Jon Blinco, Chad Clifford, and Lou Samaniego. 219-464-4700.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 8/1, Pepper hosts a showcase. Sat 8/2, DJs spin. Wed 8/6, songwriter showcase. Thursdays, open mike with Sara Sara. Fri 8/8, Shelley Miller, Amy Stiernberg, Don Gibson. Sat 8/9, Reactavox, Big Bubble Space Helmet. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 8/1, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 8/2, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 8/3, 6 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Russ Long. Mon 8/4, 7:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & Russ Long. Tue 8/5, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts an open mike. Wed 8/6, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Thu 8/7, 7:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Fri 8/8, 7 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 8/9, noon, Boofont Sisters; 3 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, TJ Graves; 10 PM, Jen Porter. Sun 8/10, noon, Kathryn Payne; 3 PM, Nan Mason & Russ Long; 6 PM, Paul Marinaro & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Desiree Irwin. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 5:30 PM, and Mondays, 9 PM, Kathryn Payne. Fri 8/1, Thu 8/7, and Fri 8/8, 9 PM, Paul Marinaro & Russ Long. Sat 8/2 and Sat 8/9, 10 PM, Paul Marinaro & John Paluch. Sun 8/3 and Sun 8/10, 9 PM, Mark Burnell hosts an open mic. Tue 8/5, 9 PM, Desiree Irwin. Wed 8/6, 9 PM, Denise Tomasello & 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: Sat 8/2, 10:30 PM, Twisted Jazz. Thursdays, 9 PM, local music showcase and open stage (no cover). 773-549-9624.

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 8/1, Combo #3, Kid Dakota, Heavenly States, Colin Michael Gagon. Sat 8/2, Prodigals, T. Duggins Band. Sun 8/3, 9 PM, Brother. Thu 8/7, 9 PM, Bone Pony, Daniel Roughan & the B-Sides. Fri 8/8, Tractor Kings, Angie Heaton. Sat 8/9, Mr. Rudy Day, New Constitution, David Singer & the Sweet Science. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: No cover. Fridays, 10 PM, DJs spin garage, funk, and R&B. Wed 8/6, 9 PM, Rob Cruz performs at U-Lock Rock with John Greenfield. 773-384-9546.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Dayna Lane. 773-348-0009.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 8/1, 6 PM, live karaoke with the Hootenanners. Mon 8/4, 9:30 PM, Dorian Taj. Wed 8/6, 10 PM, DJ Apple Pants. Fri 8/8, 6 PM, live karaoke with the Karaoke Dokies; 10 PM, Megan Reilly (see Spot Check; no cover). Sat 8/9, 10 PM, DJ Supreme Court. 773-227-4433.

HOLIDAY CLUB 1470 N. Milwaukee: Sun 8/3, 10 PM, Castration DJ, Rotten Milk. 773-486-0686.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 8/1, 9 PM, Chicago Afro Beat Project. Tue 8/5, 9 PM, Last Emperor, Family Tree, Akbar, Lyric District. Wed 8/6, 9 PM, Nguzo & the Groovement. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: 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 (see Critic's Choice), Earlimart, Patrick Park (all-ages). Tue 8/5, 7 PM, Aaron Carter, Jump 5, Chris Trousdale (all-ages). Thu 8/7, 9 PM, Luciano, Mikey General, Dean Frasier, Carl Brown & the Solid Gold International Band (18 & over). Fri 8/8, 9 PM, Chris Isaak, Lisa Marie Presley (sold out). Sun 8/10, 9 PM, Les Nubians, Zap Mama, Schoolz of Thought (18 & over). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fridays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 4:30 PM, E-Mics. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 8/2, DJ Fabian. Thu 8/7, Trippin' Billies (Dave Matthews tribute). Fri 8/8, Pearl Street Band. 312-245-0333.

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 8/1, 10 PM, Commitments, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. Sat 8/2, 10 PM, Mike & Joe, High in the Lower 80s. Fri 8/8, 8 PM, Jonasay, Never the Hero, Makeshift, Ryan Pullano, DJ Dirty Dave. Sat 8/9, 10 PM, Hairbanger's Ball, Cover Girls. 312-337-3486.

KALEIDOSCOPE 800 W. Superior: Fri 8/1, 6 PM, Detour performs at "First Fridays" with DJ Squeeze, DJ Freckles, DJ Maurice "Ice" Culpepper. 773-866-8022.

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.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 8/1, 10 PM, Bleed, Johnny Rev, Shooting Blanks, Krunchies. Sat 8/2, 9 PM, Leave, Inchworm, Deer. Sun 8/3, 9 PM, Coretechs Three, Logic of Elliot, Big Bang Music Theory. Tue 8/5, 10 PM, Bag of Barbies. Wed 8/6, 9 PM, 9-Fifty, Fuzzy Substrate. Thu 8/7, 9 PM, Truth About, Wake of Aces, Lacona. Fri 8/8, 10 PM, Residuals, Death in Graceland, Roustabouts, Stagger. Sat 8/9, 10 PM, Sensei, Sara Hollister Band, Luster. Sun 8/10, 9 PM, Pocket (no cover). 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 8/1, 9 PM, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, Wookie Luv. Sat 8/2, 10 PM, Abstract Giants, Trelogic, NIYM. Tue 8/5, 8 PM, Numbers. Wed 8/6, 8:30 PM, Tributosaurus: Led Zeppelin, Motion to Fix. Thu 8/7, 9:30 PM, Big C Jamboree with Vibrochamps (no cover). Fri 8/8, 7 PM, CAB with Virgil Donati, Tony MacAlpine, Bunny Brunel, Steve Weingardt; 10 PM, Andrew Bird, Ancient Greeks, Autumn Defense. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: 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, Triptych, University (all-ages). Tue 8/5, 7 PM, Sense Field (see Spot Check), Hey Mercedes, Soundtrak (see Spot Check), Damone (all-ages). Wed 8/6, 7 PM, Type O Negative, Lacuna Coil (all-ages). Thu 8/7, 9 PM, Roscoe Plush, Air This Side of Caution, Absinthe Blind, Pitch (18 & over). Fri 8/8, 5 PM, Plain White T's, Mae, Armor for Sleep, Matches, One Life (all-ages). Sat 8/9, 6:30 PM, Strung Out, Eighteen Visions, A Static Lullaby, Form of Rocket (all-ages); 11 PM, Concrete Blonde, Theo, Lydia Lunch, Cynthia Plaster Caster, Lori Barbero, Flutter, Lickity Split perform at Estrojam (see Fairs & Festivals for complete schedule; call 800-594-8499 for tickets). Sun 8/10, 7 PM, A Perfect Circle, Pygmy Love Circus (sold out). 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 8/1, Dirty Racers, Forgotten Four, Taye Kay. Sat 8/2, Centerdrive. Sun 8/3, open jam hosted by On Da Groove. Tue 8/5, Baron Zemo. Wed 8/6, live karaoke hosted by Dr. Disco. Thu 8/7, Half Mad Poet, Throbbing Sex, Vulva. 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 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. Mon 8/4, 11 AM, Tue 8/5, 12:30 PM, and Wed 8/6 and Thu 8/7, 11 AM, Heartsfield Acoustic Duo. Tue 8/5, 5:30 PM, Trippin' Billies (Dave Matthews tribute). Wed 8/6, 8 PM, Heartsfield. Thu 8/7, 3:30 PM, Voodoo Jones; 8 PM, Catfight. Fri 8/8 and Sat 8/9, 11 AM, Ken Saydak Trio. Fri 8/8, 3:30 PM, Pete Special Band; 8 PM, Streetlife. Sat 8/9, 3:30 PM, Subversives; 8 PM, Chaser. Sun 8/10, 12:30 PM, Hillbillies From Space. 312-595-7437.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 8/1, 10 PM, Larkin Brothers. Sun 8/3, 7:30 PM, Marty McFly, Entropy (all-ages). Tuesdays, 8 PM, DJs spin soul and hip-hop. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Thu 8/7, 9 PM, I.L., Foul Pack of Ritz. Fri 8/8, 10 PM, Quiet Kid, Changes, Cooksie. Sat 8/9, 10 PM, Great Plains Gypsies, Best Days Behind, Woodrows. Sun 8/10, 7:30 PM, Electric, Gold So Red, Kalihari (all-ages). 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: Sat 8/2, 10 PM, Doors of Perception (Doors tribute), Myths of Truth. Tuesdays, 9 PM, DJ Skor, DJ Real One spin hip-hop. Wed 8/6, 9 PM, Dave Brockie Experience, Urinal Mints, Khaos Theory, Headlok. Sat 8/9, 10 PM, Authority Zero, Broken Finger, Elixxxer. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thu 8/7, 8 PM, Minna Bromberg performs with Yvonne Zipter at "Homolatte: Queer Words & Music," hosted by Scott Free. 773-743-3355.

NORTH PARK TAP 313 W. North: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Ripley Caine hosts a songwriter slam. 312-943-5228.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Fri 8/1, 9 PM, All the Pretty Horses, Apocalypse Theatre, Danger Boy & the Road Vultures, Razor Baby, All Systems Halt. Sat 8/2, 10 PM, Bluestone, Sciflyer, Leo, Nightmare Scenario, I Dreamed of Pompeii. Mon 8/4, 10 PM, One Man Army, MC Hush perform at "Hip-Hop Has a Home" hosted by Phunk & Nevs-One, with DJs John Swift & Clash Titan. Wed 8/6, 7:30 PM, Respect the Microphone with Organic Mind Unit featuring Babble, Garden Music, Knomadz, Sidewalk Skolaz. Fri 8/8, 11 PM, Ghettobillies, Milkplow, Temple of Low Men. Sat 8/9, 10 PM, Nuisance, Smoke, Driven, Boogata Fix. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Sat 8/2, 5 PM, Duct Tape Mustache, Saltwater Vampires, Dissonant, Eighty-94 (all-ages); 9:30 PM, Cyde, Pimps, Detour, Straight Jack. Sun 8/3, 7 PM, Bullet Called Life, Cecilia (all-ages). Wed 8/6, 9:30 PM, Joe Blazer (in the beer garden). Fri 8/8, 7 PM, Pillar, Green Lizard, Blackout, Madcap Theater (all-ages). Sat 8/9, 5 PM, Cry for Dawn, Awake at Last, 13 Days, Unstable (all-ages); 9:30 PM, Chris Michaels, Gone 2 Paradise, Time Bomb Taxi. Sun 8/10, 6 PM, Zug Izland, Society 1, Lifter, Face of Fury (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: Tue 8/5, 7 PM, Means to an End, Knockout, Sad Hannah. Thu 8/7, Mike & Joe. Fri 8/8, Remedy, X-Krush. Sat 8/9, Elevation (U2 tribute). Sun 8/10, 3 PM, RNV; 7 PM, Great White, Hairbanger's Ball, Maggie Speaks, Brothers in Arms. 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 8/1, Drip, the Motion. Sat 8/2, Red Wigglers, Rotgut, Sun Spot. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. Fri 8/8, Hello Operator. Sat 8/9, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. Sun 8/10, 10 PM, Francois Dillinger. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, live karaoke. Sat 8/2, 11 PM, Paper Bullets. Wed 8/6, 10 PM, Post Haste. Sat 8/9, 11 PM, Stories for Boys, I Need Sleep. 773-252-7767.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Wed 8/6, Dave Andersen & Henry Heine. Fri 8/8, Libido Funk Circus. 815-477-0340.

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: 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 8/7, Gypsi Fari. 773-645-5200.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Wednesdays, 9 PM, and Fridays, 10 PM, drum circle. 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 8/1, Blizzard of Oz (Ozzy Osbourne tribute), Alice Cooper Tribute. Sat 8/2, Blu Magoo, Liquid. 630-543-3101.

SAM MCGUIRE'S TRADITIONAL IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT 39 Orland Square, Orland Park: Thu 8/7, 9 PM, Band on the Run. 708-460-1771.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: 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 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 (see Critic's Choice), Bobby Bare Jr., Catfish Haven, Pages, Aberdeen City perform outside as part of the Summer on Southport Festival (18 & over). Mon 8/4, 9 PM, Jet, Joe Firstman (18 & over). Tue 8/5, 8 PM, Wolf Colonel, Fort Rile Dog, 8-Bit Revival (18 & over). Wed 8/6, 9 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Lush Budgett. Thu 8/7, 9 PM, Nicolai Dunger, Megan Reilly (see Spot Check), Thin Man. Fri 8/8, 7:30 PM, Martin Zellar; 10 PM, Richard Buckner, Nora O'Connor. Sat 8/9, 10 PM, Katie Todd Band, Down the Line. Sun 8/10, 3 PM, Al Day, Buddy Mondlock; 8 PM, Stuart Davis, Kaytee Bodle. 773-525-2508.

SIDETRACK 3349 N. Halsted: Sun 8/3, noon-3 PM, Flesh Hungry Dog (benefit for Hell in a Handbag Productions). 773-477-9189.

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. Sat 8/9, Jesse Scinto. 773-772-6656.

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 8/1, Nyco, Beatnik Turtle, John Mathie & Megan Wright. Sat 8/2, Bumpus, P-1, DJ Cappo. Sundays, 9 PM, live karaoke. Tue 8/5, Unwed Sailor, Early Day Miners, Naysayer. Sat 8/9, 3 PM, Margaret Dollrod, Dials, Jenny Choi, DJ Tainted Love perform at Estrojam (see Fairs & Festivals for complete schedule; call 800-594-8499 for tickets); 10 PM, Lost Sounds, Ponys, Oscars. Sun 8/10, 6 PM, Laura Love, Doria Roberts, Stacyann Chin, CC Carter, Big Smith, Andrea Bunch & Aerin Tedesco, Stephanie Dosen perform at Estrojam (see Fairs & Festivals for complete schedule; call 800-594-8499 for tickets). 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. Sat 8/2, Ashtray Boy. 773-862-3616.

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

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

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 8/1, 8 PM, Carmin Turco, Naomi Ashley, Tim Harrison. Sat 8/2, 6 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Ellen Rosner & more perform as part of a Recorded Art Words event. Sun 8/3, 7 PM, Matt Thompson, Hal Hixson, Jade & Buddy. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Wed 8/6, 8 PM, Brad Peterson. Thu 8/7, 7 PM, Phyllis Marconi hosts "Singer Spotlight Unplugged" with MariAnne Jayme, Sally Schleker, Lori Wyatt, James F. Curley. Fri 8/8, 8 PM, Motorside, Matt Russell, Tim Monger, Paul Sprawl. Sat 8/9, 8 PM, Mer, Dave Tamkin, Nate Holly. Sun 8/10, 7 PM, Sean Wiggins, Kristin Shout, Curtis Eller. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. 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 8/1, Underwater People, Hacks. Sat 8/2, X-Side, Brother Willis. Sun 8/3, Dirty Dan Buck & the Boyzz, F.O.G. Thu 8/7, Three Bean Salad hosts an open jam. Fri 8/8, Mike & Joe. Sat 8/9, Generations. 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 8/1, Nurv. Fri 8/8, Other World. 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 8/1, Flex Crew. Sat 8/2, Carl Brown, Hydro. Sun 8/3, Monique Seka, Gizzae. Mon 8/4, Indisguise. Tuesdays, Dub Dis (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Cojo B spins dancehall. Thu 8/7, Aswah Greggori. Fri 8/8, Ark Band. Sat 8/9, Rico, Soulfyah. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/1, Bump, Family Groove Company. Sat 8/2, Mojica, Jackie Bangs, Bitch Be Cool, Murmur. Sun 8/3, T.S. Henry Webb. Tuesdays, Mr. Blotto. Wed 8/6, 8 PM, Lomax, Hero Pattern, Tangerine, Memories. Thursdays, Hack 'n' Wheeze. Fri 8/8, Cecilia, Alora. Sat 8/9, Stone Puppet, Cellar. Sun 8/10, Squint, Fighting Iris. 773-929-1300.

Dance

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: DJs spin music after 9:30 PM Wednesdays through 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: DJs spin Thursdays through Sundays. Sundays, 7 PM-2 AM, DJ Slowe spins 80s, alternative, synth wave, goth, and industrial. 773-477-5238.

BAR THIRTEEN 1944 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Mondays through Fridays, 10 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Mig. Saturdays, Dave Britton. 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. Tuesdays, Jeremy James & guests spin techno (no cover), DJ Ares. Wed 8/6, Snuggles, Slak, Casper, Kid Entropy, Phil Free Art, Chris Gin. Thu 8/7, Pulz-8. 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. 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.

BUTTERFIELD 8 713 N. Wells: First Thursday of every month, 7 PM, DJ Groove, Sunny Singh. 312-327-0940.

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. Sat 8/9, 8 PM, Andre Solaris, Just Joey, Mili Sefic, Nosmo, Rikler. 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. Fri 8/1, 9 PM, RDB, Bally Jagpal & B21, Mitch, Indy Sagu, DJ Sunny. 312-266-1200.

CLOUT LOUNGE 1248 W. George: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Saturdays. Fri 8/1, DJ Fritz, Pulz-8. Fri 8/8, DJ Devo, Angelist, Roman Salazar. 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 Pena 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.

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, and 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 after 7 PM. Fri 8/1, DJ Twilite Tone with percussionist Louie Louie. Saturdays, Mr. A.L.I. Sundays, Water with Kennedy Octane & others spinning Afrobeat, Brazilian bossa, global house, and downtempo. Wed 8/6, DJs spin hip-hop and house at a 10th-anniversary party for Gen Art. 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. Second Friday of every month, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, Mixin' Marc, DJ Speed, Josh Da Funky 1, Double Impact, Flipside, Billy the Kid, DJ Nonstop, Boogie Boy. 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.

GUESSBAR 209 N. Green: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, B96 DJs spin hip-hop and house. Sat 8/2, 8 PM, Paul Blair, Mike Hahn, Michelle Musial, Greg Bauer spin hip-hop and progressive on two floors at the Soak magazine launch party. Tuesdays, Pharris Thomas, Vince Adams, Phat Mike, Mustaf Rox. Wednesdays, Chris Walsh & others. Saturdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna & others. 312-226-4500.

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.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 8/3, 8 PM, Sidestepper (see Critic's Choice). 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sat 8/9, 10 PM, Universal Vibe DJs (18 & over). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 8/1, Jordan Cain spins house. 312-245-0333.

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. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Chicago DJ Explosion (no cover). 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 Pena. 312-337-4040.

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fri 8/1, Brazil, General Jah Son. Saturdays, 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.

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 NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Fridays, 11 PM, Shon Dervis spins hip-hop. Saturdays, 11 PM, Adrienne Sanchez spins house with percussionist Leddie Garcia. Sun 8/3, 11 PM, Papa G spins reggae. Wed 8/6 and Thu 8/7, 11 PM, DJ Form spins hip-hop. 773-489-0011.

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.

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.

QUINN II 2701 S. Archer: Fridays, 7 PM-4 AM, Saturdays, 8 PM-5 AM, and Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJs spin. 312-326-9143.

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.

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.

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. Thursdays, Chris Quinn. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 8/1, Colette, James Curd. Sat 8/2, Dayhota, Chad Mindrive, Luis Baro. Sundays, DJ Erin & the Kraut. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins goth and electro. First Wednesday of every month, DJ John, DJ Booker spin punk, metal, and rock. Thu 8/7, Todd Sines, Archetype, DJ Traxx, Josh Werner, Marko Katic. Fri 8/8, Larry Heard, Bernard Badie, Mystic Bill. Sat 8/9, DJ Heather, Luke McKeehan. 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, Justin G. 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. Second Saturday of every month, DJ Eric H., DJ Joseph spin 2-step garage, brokenbeat, dancehall, and dub. 773-252-9700.

SUPERLOUNGE 209 W. Lake: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Matty, Chris Quinn. Saturdays, Harry the Blade, DJ Tobias. Wednesdays, Justin Reed, DJ Solace spin Brazilian and Latin house. Thursdays, Shaka 23. 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. Second Saturday of every month, DJ Masta. 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.

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. Sat 8/2, FC Kahuna, Bryan Zentz, Sombionix. Fri 8/8, Andre Solaris, David Josephs, Jay Prasad, DJ Spin, Jimmie Page, Ron Carroll, Josh Werner, Mike Steele, Inbaum Cho. Sat 8/9, Max Graham, Micro, Brian Boncher. 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. Fridays, Donnie Devoe, Boolu Master. 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, Tim Deluxe, Derrick Carter. Saturdays, Andre Harris, PNS. 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.

Folk & Country

Concerts

CHICAGO BLUEGRASS BAND Free concert. Sun 8/10, 1 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4604 N. Manor. 312-742-7572.

BELA FLECK & THE FLECKTONES Thu 8/7, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

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.

JENNIFER & FRIENDS perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Bill Sudkamp. Mon 8/4, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 773-777-7822.

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

KRAIG KENNING Thu 8/7, noon, Millennium Plaza, Galena & Stolp, Aurora. 630-844-4396.

JEFF KUST Free in-store performance. Fri 8/1, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

LANIALOHA & KUPONO Free concert. Sun 8/10, 2 PM, Chicago Women's Park and Gardens, 1827 S. Indiana. 312-742-1079.

STEVE SIMMS & JOHN NOVAK Sun 8/10, noon, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4604 N. Manor. 312-742-7572.

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

Clubs

Folk & Country

Clubs

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

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 8:30 PM Mondays through Fridays, 7 PM Sundays. Sun 8/10, Tricia Alexander, Dev Singh. 773-478-8778.

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.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 PM Thursday through Saturday, 7 PM Sunday. Mon 8/4, Whistle Pig Bluegrass & Beyond. 847-256-8870.

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

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

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.

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 8/2, Switchback. 312-836-0066.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Sat 8/9, Hillbilly Winos. 847-821-1234.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Sat 8/2, Annie Gallup. Sat 8/9, Paging Raymond. 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.

GRAFTON 4530 N. Lincoln: Wed 8/6, 8 PM, John Williams & Jim DeWan host an Irish session. 773-271-9000.

GREENLEAF GRILL 301 Greenleaf, Park City: Music at 7 PM. Second Sunday of every month, open stage. 847-949-5355.

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

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

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Thu 8/7, 9:30 PM, the Dick Smiths. 773-227-4433.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 8/4, 9 PM, Aidan O'Toole & John Daly (no cover). 773-404-9494.

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

MONTROSE SALOON 2933 W. Montrose: Sat 8/2, 2-8 PM, Back Porch Ramblers, Whistle Pig Bluegrass & Beyond, Bucky Halker, Deep Chicago Rhythm Owls, Paul K., Delafields, Chicago Bluegrass Band, Mark Sheehy, Half Day Bluegrass Band, David & Marian, John & Ellen Wright, Billygoat Boys, Just Another Band, Third Sunday String Band, Rita Ruby & Jim Green, Switchback perform outside at an all-ages benefit for WLUW (88.7 FM). 773-895-5433.

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.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Thu 8/7, Hillbilly Winos. 312-491-1122.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 8/1, Matt McGaughey with Michael Crane & Tony Gilbert-Davis. Sat 8/2, 2 PM, song circle. Fri 8/8, David Williams with Mike O'Connell. 630-969-9720.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Mon 8/4, 7 PM, Ralph Covert hosts the Old Town School of Folk Music's Alumni Show. 773-929-1300.

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.

DIAMOND JIM GREENE Free concert. Sun 8/10, 3 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4604 N. Manor. 312-742-7572.

HARMONICA HINDS Free concert. Wed 8/6, 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.

INSPIRATIONAL VOICES OF VICTORY Free concert. Fri 8/8, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

FRUTELAND JACKSON Mon 8/4, noon, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

KRAIG KENNING Free concert. Tue 8/5, 7:30 PM, Dawes Park, Sheridan & Church, Evanston. 847-328-4650.

ERIC NODEN TRIO Fri 8/8, 5:30 PM, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

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

Clubs

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.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 8/1 and Fri 8/8, 9 PM, Sam Burckhardt Band. 312-642-6805.

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

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/8, the Buzz. Sat 8/9, Joe Moss Band. 847-381-8585.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 8:30 PM Mondays through Fridays, 7 PM Sundays. Thu 8/7, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Fri 8/8, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Sat 8/9, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. 847-424-9800.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, Fri 8/1, and Sat 8/2, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 8/5, Andre Taylor Blues Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Fri 8/8 and Sat 8/9, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/1 and Sat 8/2, Grana Louise Band. Sundays and Thursdays, Shirley Johnson Band. Tue 8/5, Vino Louden Band with Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 8/8 and Sat 8/9, Linsey Alexander Band with Nellie Travis. 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 8/1, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Sat 8/2, Vance Kelly. Sun 8/3, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Mon 8/4, Charlie Love. Tue 8/5, John Primer. Wed 8/6, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Thu 8/7, J.W. Williams. Fri 8/8, Joanna Connor. Sat 8/9, Kinsey Report. Sun 8/10, Gloria Thompson Rogers. 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 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. Mon 8/4, Brother John hosts the jam. Tue 8/5, 7:30 PM, Quintus McCormick. Wed 8/6, Junior Watson. Thu 8/7, Larry Garner. Fri 8/8, 5:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9 PM, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings, Cash McCall. Sat 8/9, 6 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 9:30 PM, Wayne Baker Brooks, Stan Skibby & the Love Shoulders. Sun 8/10, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. 312-427-0333.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 8/1, Rick Holmstrom. Sat 8/2, L'il Smokey Smothers. Fri 8/8, Anthony Gomes. Sat 8/9, Buckwheat Zydeco. Sun 8/10, 8 PM, Elvin Bishop. 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. Fri 8/8, 8:30 PM, Chicago Blues Angels. Sat 8/9, 8:30 PM, William Purvis & the Seventh Sons. 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.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 8/8, Wayne Baker Brooks. 847-821-1234.

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 8/2, Brian Lupo Band. Tue 8/5, Chicago Flyers. Thursdays, open jam hosted by Joe Moss (no cover). Sat 8/9, Steepwater 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 8/1, 10 PM, Walter Trout. Sat 8/2, 9:30 PM, Maurice John Vaughn. Sundays, 9:30 PM, Matthew Skoller Band hosts the "Sunday Night Spotlight" blues-singer competition. Tue 8/5, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Wed 8/6, 9:30 PM, Pete Special. Thu 8/7, 9:30 PM, and Fri 8/8, 10 PM, No Mercy Band. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 8/9, Toronzo Cannon. 312-245-0333.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 8/1, 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer (see Critic's Choice). Sat 8/2, 9:30 PM, Skinny Williams & Erwin Helfer (see Critic's Choice). 773-348-7592.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 8/1 and Sat 8/2, Sandra Hall. 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. Fri 8/8 and Sat 8/9, A.C. Reed. 773-477-4646.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 S. South Chicago: Music after 9:30 PM Fridays, 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.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Fri 8/1, 8 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Sun 8/10, 5:30 PM, Joan Baby. 312-595-7437.

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

ORAZIO 333 N. Center, Naperville: Sat 8/9, 9 PM, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. 630-357-4350.

PALAGGI'S RISTORANTE ITALIANO 10 W. Hubbard: Sat 8/2, 9 PM, Bobby "Slim" James. 312-527-1010.

PENELOPE 230 S. Ashland: Fri 8/1, 8:30 PM, Pat Smillie Band. 312-243-3600.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Music at 7:30 PM Monday and Tuesday, 8 PM Wednesday through Saturday; no cover. Mon 8/4, Jesse Scinto & Susie Gomez. Thursdays, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. 847-243-3700.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 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 8/1, Savoy Brown with Kim Simmonds. Sat 8/2, Konstant Groove. Sat 8/9, Percy Strother. 815-477-0340.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays, 9:30 PM Thursdays; no cover Thursdays. Fri 8/1, Steve Arvey. Sat 8/2, A.C. Reed. Sun 8/3, Sammy Fender hosts the jam. Fri 8/8, Pistol Pete. Sun 8/10, Toronzo & the Cannonball Express host the jam. 773-645-5200.

LOS ROSALES 2032 N. Damen: Fri 8/8, 9:30 PM, Pete Special. 773-489-6321.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. 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. Fri 8/8, Rob Stone, Aaron Moore, Willie Hayes. Sat 8/9, Nora Jean. 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 8/3, 7 PM, Brother John. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/1, R&B Kings. Sat 8/2, Phil Guy. Fri 8/8, Sharon Lewis; 10:30 PM, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Sat 8/9, Cadillac Dave. 847-991-2150.

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: Thursdays, 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

ROY AYERS, DIANNE REEVES Wed 8/6, 7 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

TITO CARRILLO TRIO Free concert. Tue 8/5, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

KAHIL EL'ZABAR TRIO Tue 8/5, 5:30 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

HORNER PARK JAZZ BAND Free concert. Thu 8/7, 7:30 PM, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long. 312-742-7634. Fri 8/8, 6:30 PM, Horner Park, 2741 W. Montrose. 312-742-7572.

HENRY JOHNSON ORGAN EXPRESS Thu 8/7, 5-10 PM, Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-939-2438.

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.

M50, J. COOKSON, CHRIS SORG, PHILIP VON ZWECK Wed 8/6, 8 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-7332.

MOTHRA QUARTET Fri 8/8, noon, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

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.

DUKE PAYNE & KEN CHANEY with Frank Russell & Charles Heath; benefit concert. Second Sunday of every month, 4 PM, Love Foundation, 553 E. 75th. 773-846-2566.

BRIENN PERRY ENSEMBLE performs at Chicago SummerDance, preceded by dance lessons with Big City Swing at 6 PM. Sat 8/9, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

MARC SMITH ENSEMBLE Free concert. Wed 8/6, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ROXANNE STEVENSON Thu 8/7, 6:30 PM, Uihlein Plaza, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-280-9550.

BARRY WINOGRAD & THE BIG BAND SURVIVORS Fri 8/8, 6:30 PM, Trebes Park, 2250 N. Clifton. 312-742-7769.

LIBBY YORK, NEIL ALGER, KELLY SILL Sun 8/10, 5 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

Jazz

Clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 8/1, noon, Kim Cusak & Bob Neighbor. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturdays, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio. Sat 8/2, 9:30 PM, Yoko Noge Sextet. 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. Fri 8/8, noon, Franz Jackson Quartet. Sat 8/9, 9:30 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. 312-642-6805.

ANTHONY'S RESTAURANT AND JAZZ CLUB 231 Douglas, Elgin: Fri 8/1, 9 PM, Toscanellie "Lady T" Marcelain hosts a jam session with Lara Jenkins, Michael Milo, Sue Pasquale. Sat 8/9, 8:30 PM, Nick Colionne. 847-717-6759.

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: First Thursday of every month, 8 PM, Kristi Merideth. 708-848-2801.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/1 and Sat 8/2, Jasper Stone. Sun 8/3 through Sat 8/9, Detour. Sun 8/10, Bobby Lewis. 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.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Sat 8/9, Melvin Sparks Band. 773-384-8600.

BRAXTON'S SEAFOOD GRILL Oakbrook Mall, 3 Oakbrook Ctr., Oakbrook: Sun 8/3, 8 PM, John Bany Trio with vocalist Claudia Stefanski. 630-574-2155.

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 and Tue 8/5, 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.

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. Fridays, Dave Simone. Saturdays, Ed Coward. Thursdays, Bob Davis. 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.

THE DISTRICT 858 W. Lake: Music after 7 PM. Sun 8/3, 7 PM, Marqseven. 312-421-1759.

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 8/5, 9:30 PM, Album Leaf, Vandermark 5. 773-276-3600.

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: 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 8/4, Ron Cooper. 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: Sat 8/2, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Detour. Sun 8/3, 8 PM, Libby York Quartet (no cover). Tue 8/5, 6 PM, Johnie Faren Trio. Tuesdays, 10 PM, DJs spin mambo and salsa. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thu 8/7, 8 PM, Andrew Distel Quartet (no cover). Fri 8/8 and Sat 8/9, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Tony Monaco Trio. 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 8/1, 9 PM, and Sat 8/2, 8 PM, Vandermark 5. Fridays, 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Saturdays, midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sundays, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue. Wed 8/6, 8 and 10 PM, Harry Connick Jr. Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 8/8, 9 PM, Jeff Newell New-Trad Octet. Sat 8/9, 8 PM, Grazyna Auguscik Quintet. 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). Sat 8/9, 6:30 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues & others (benefit for the Chicago Asian-American Jazz Festival). 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Wed 8/6, 7 PM, Bemaji & the House of Twang, SB, Motep, Khari Lemuel, QOL. 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. Wednesdays and Thursdays, David Williams. 312-649-1121.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Sun 8/3, Nick Broste & Frank Rosaly, End of Last Year Quartet. Sun 8/10, Treehouse Project, Subliminal 3. 773-935-2118.

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 8/1 through Sun 8/3, Buddy DeFranco Quartet. Mon 8/4, 8 and 10 PM, Bobby Lewis Sextet. Tue 8/5 through Sun 8/10, Charles MacPherson Quartet. 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 6 PM. Fridays, Skinny Williams (see Critic's Choice). 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 with Bradley Williams & His Original 21st Century Review. Fri 8/1, 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer (see Critic's Choice). Sat 8/2, 9:30 PM, Skinny Williams & Erwin Helfer (see Critic's Choice). 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 8/8, 9:30 PM, Layni Katz Trio. Sat 8/9, 9:30 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. 773-348-7592.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 S. South Chicago: Music after 9:30 PM Fridays, 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 and Saturdays, Cecile Savage. 312-829-4600.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Tue 8/5, Horn House with Ryan Bennett, Thaddus Franklin, Eric Koppa, John Zelisko, Brett Benteler. 773-525-2422.

LUCIANO'S ON RUSH 871 N. Rush: Restaurant and piano bar with music nightly at 7 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Lenny Perrata Trio. 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. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 PM, Bill & Sue Pasquale Trio. 630-571-3600.

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

MONTAGE 3124 S. Rte. 59, Naperville: 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 EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Wednesdays, 8 PM, William Perry & Company with Derrick Polk, Avreeayl Ra, Khari B. & others. 773-743-3355.

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

O'BRIEN'S 1528 N. Wells: Thursdays, 7 PM, Rob Zettl Trio. 312-787-3142.

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.

PALM COURT Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 PM, and Fridays through Sundays, 8:30 PM, Chad Willetts Trio. 312-787-2200.

PENINSULA HOTEL 108 E. Superior: Music in the Lobby Lounge. Fridays, 8:30 PM, Eric Remschneider Trio with Alison Ruble. Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Eric Remschneider Trio with Stephanie Browning. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Greta Pope. 312-337-2888.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 8/1, John Moulder Quartet. Sat 8/2, BMR4. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wednesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Juli Wood Quartet. Fri 8/8 and Sat 8/9, Redd Holt Quartet. 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. Fri 8/1, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Sat 8/2, Bobby Broom Trio. Tuesdays, Judy Roberts. Wednesdays, Ken Chaney Trio. Fri 8/8 and Sat 8/9, William Cochran Quartet. 847-243-3700.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 8 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9 PM, Rankinfyle. Sundays, 7 PM, Karl Johnson. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Holly McGuire. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Nadine Baxter. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen & Judy Roberts. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, John Wright Trio. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 8/3, Don Tisch Quartet. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. Sun 8/10, 7 PM, Square Root of 5 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. Wed 8/6, 2 PM, Mary Anne Riehl Trio. 847-266-1313.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM. Sundays, open jam with the Jeremy Callner Trio. 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. Fri 8/1, Denise LaGrassa. Sat 8/2, Q Blue. 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.

SOPRANOS 2901 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant. Saturdays, 9 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.

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.

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

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.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 8/1, Ed Brezeale Quartet with Andrew Neff, Alex Smith, Scott Ritchie. Sat 8/2, Jeff Marx Trio with Harrison Bankhead. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett, percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Greg Ward & friends. Thu 8/7, Ernest Dawkins New Horizons Ensemble. Fri 8/8, Hanah Jon Taylor Trio with Vincent Davis. Sat 8/9, Kaliq Woods Quartet. 312-791-9050.

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

WILLOW ON WAGNER 1519 Wagner, Glenview: Sun 8/3, 8 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba (no cover). 847-724-5100.

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

RICARDO ARJONA Sat 8/9, 8 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5740 or 312-559-1212.

CAFE TACUBA, EL GRAN SILENCIO See Critic's Choice for Cafe Tacuba; see Spot Check for El Gran Silencio. Sat 8/2, 8 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

DOCE APOSTOLES perform at Chicago SummerDance, preceded by dance lessons with Renee Cardoza at 6 PM. Thu 8/7, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

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

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

ORQUESTA LATIRA performs at Chicago SummerDance, preceded by dance lessons with Miguel Mendez at 6 PM. Fri 8/8, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

ORQUESTA SABOR Free concert. Thu 8/7, 7 PM, Bank One Plaza, Davis & Orrington, Evanston. 847-328-5864.

TITO PUENTE TRIBUTE BAND Thu 8/7, 5-10 PM, Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-922-0516.

International

Clubs

BABALU 1645 W. Jackson: Sat 8/2, 9 PM, Orquesta Sabor. 312-733-3512.

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

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 8/2, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Sun 8/3, 8 PM, Sidestepper (see Critic's Choice). Fri 8/8, 9 PM, Pape & Cheikh. 312-362-9707.

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Thu 8/7, 11 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Sat 8/9, Matt Faunce performs classical and flamenco guitar. 312-491-1122.

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.

SOPHIA ANASTASIOU & PAUL HAMILTON flute & piano, in a free concert (Gluck, Paganini, Faure, Romig, Schocker, McLean, Biehm, Takemitsu). Sat 8/9, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-782-3532.

JAMES BAUR guitar (Sor, D. Scarlatti, Ponce, Berkeley). Sun 8/3, 3 PM, Sherwood Conservatory of Music, 1312 S. Michigan. 312-427-6267.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS in a free concert (Harbison, Schubert). Mon 8/4, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park: 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. Fri 8/8, 8 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with cellist Claudio Bohorquez (Falla, Lalo, Brahms). Sat 8/9, 8 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with violist Kim Kashkashian (Prokofiev, Berlioz). Sun 8/10, 7 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with pianists Lang Lang & Christopher Taylor (Mozart, Beethoven, Bernstein). 847-266-5100.

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

MATHIEU DUFOUR, EMILY LODINE, BRANT TAYLOR & DEBORAH SOBOL flute, mezzo-soprano, cello & piano, in a free concert (Schubert, Harbison). Tue 8/5, 5:45 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-787-7360.

G-STRINGS with pianist Christoph Eschenbach in a program of tangos & Latin American songs. Wed 8/6, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

GRANT PARK ORCHESTRA Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Columbus & Jackson: 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). Wed 8/6, 6:30 PM, Carlos Kalmar, conductor, with the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists (Mozart, Bernstein & others). Fri 8/8 and Sat 8/9, 7:30 PM, Carlos Kalmar conducts Mahler's Symphony no. 7. 312-742-4763.

MATTHEW HAGLE piano (Beethoven, Schumann). Sun 8/10, 7 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL ORGAN RECITALS Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State: 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.

KRONOS QUARTET (Golijov, Reich, Vasks). Mon 8/4, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

YO-YO MA, SERGIO & ODAIR ASSAD, PAQUITO D'RIVERA, KATHRYN STOTT & CYRO BAPTISTA cello, guitars, woodwinds, piano & percussion (Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla, D'Rivera, Assad). See Critic's Choice. Thu 8/7, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

GONZALO ANDRES MOLANO guitar, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Bach, Ginastera). Free admission. Wed 8/6, 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 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.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal. Free admission. Sat 8/2 and Sat 8/9, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

RAVINIA FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park: Sat 8/9, 11 AM, John Axelrod, conductor, with pianist Lang Lang in a children's concert. 847-266-5100.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Fri 8/8, Guitar Duo Eclectico. 312-491-1122.

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.

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). Fri 8/8 and Sat 8/9, 8 PM, Robert Bernhardt, conductor, with pianist Steven Beck & orchestra (Mozart, Tchaikovsky). 815-338-5300.

Fairs & Festivals

BUSKERFEST features live music performances at various outdoor locations. Fri 8/1, Blue Cross/Blue Shield Building, Columbus & Randolph: 11:30 AM, New York Street Boys; noon, Twang Bang. Aon Center Fountain, Stetson & Randolph: noon, Gypsy Guerrilla Band. Illinois Center Plaza, Stetson & Wacker: noon, Hip Hop University; 2 PM, Plunging Necklines; 2:30 PM, Gypsy Guerrilla Band; 3:30 PM, New York Street Boys; 5 PM, Plunging Necklines; 6 PM, New York Street Boys. 205 N. Michigan: 6:30 PM, Plunging Necklines. Sat 8/2, Illinois Center Plaza, Stetson & Wacker: noon, Hip Hop University; 1 and 2 PM, New York Street Boys; 4 PM, Plunging Necklines; 4:30 and 6 PM, Hip Hop University. 205 N. Michigan: 4 and 6 PM, New York Street Boys. 847-291-0116, 773-935-3518, or 773-583-4485.

CANADIAN MUSIC AT TALL SHIPS CHICAGO 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. 312-327-3614.

CHICAGO TIBETFEST Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome: Sat 8/2, 11:15 AM, sacred chants by Tibetan monks; 1 and 4 PM, Kailash Tibetan Cultural Troupe; 6:30 PM, Chicago Didjeridu Chorus. 847-492-0809 or 773-743-7772.

CHILL ON KINGSBURY Kingsbury between Wisconsin & Willow: Fri 8/1, 5 PM, Air This Side of Caution; 6:30 PM, Harmony Riley; 8 PM, Pat McGee Band. Sat 8/2, 2 PM, Pages; 3:30 PM, Apsaras Dreaming; 5 PM, Autumn Defense; 6:30 PM, J. Davis Trio; 8 PM, Poi Dog Pondering. Sun 8/3, 2 PM, Javier Mendoza; 3:30 PM, Casolando; 5 PM, Baaro; 6:30 PM, Frank Perez & the Highway Saints; 8 PM, Ziggy Marley. 312-458-9401.

ESTROJAM festival at various venues. Thu 8/7, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield: 5 PM, DJ Mother Hubbard, Girlush Figure, Nomy Lamm, Panda Panda, Ember Swift, Bitch & Animal; 10 PM, PMS, Dyamond Havana, Amina, Lyrisis, Bahamadia, Princess Superstar. Fri 8/8, Park West, 322 W. Armitage: 6 PM, Lexie Bloor, Anne Harris, Katia Moraes, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings; 10 PM, Analog Tara; 10:30 PM, Coup D'Etat; 11:15 PM, Via Tania; midnight, Cat Power. Sat 8/9, Bottom Lounge, 3206 N. Wilton: 3 PM, DJ Tainted Love, 50 Ft. Queenie (PJ Harvey tribute), Hedonists Maybe, Ear Candy, Bleeding Hickeys, Screem Team with Cindy Wonderful, Jenny Choi, Dials, Tribe 8. Metro, 3730 N. Clark: 11 PM, Cynthia Plaster Caster, Lydia Lunch, Theo, Concrete Blonde, Flutter, Lori Barbero, Lickity Split. Sun 8/10, Subterranean Cafe & Cabaret, 2011 W. North: 7 PM, Stephanie Dosen, Andrea Bunch & Aerin Tedesco, Big Smith, Stacyann Chin, Doria Roberts, Laura Love. 773-489-6534.

FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS 2003 David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Sat 8/2, 11 AM, Ragtime Ramblers; 2 PM, Dayna Malow. Sun 8/3, 2 PM, Eric Noden & Barrelhouse Chuck. 847-367-0707.

GOLD COAST ART FAIR State & Wells between Erie & Superior: Fri 8/8, 10 AM-6 PM, Cirrus Falcon, Clifton DeMarks Showtyme Jazz Duo. 847-444-9600.

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.

NORTHALSTED MARKET DAYS Halsted between Belmont & Addison: Sat 8/9, noon, Doug Hoekstra, Duenow; 1:30 PM, Skott Freedman, Cecilia, Apartment; 3 PM, Spyro Gyra, Goran & the Gufs, Iridium; 4:30 PM, Antje; 5 PM, Justuz Boys, Anne Harris; 6 PM, Rollo Tomasi; 7 PM, Lovelies; 7:30 PM, Mark Weigle; 8:30 PM, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy; 9 PM, Super 8 Cum Shot, Oh My God. Sun 8/10, noon, Lori Wyatt, Urban Twang; 1:30 PM, Mad Lab, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir; 3 PM, Affie Adel, Elevation, Juleps; 4:30 PM, Will Hoge, Strain Busy Sky; 6 PM, Echo, Dremana; 6:30 PM, CeCe Peniston, Paris Delane & Hyper Harp; 7 PM, Hawksley Workman; 8 PM, Human League; 8:30 PM, Pointy Teeth, Karma Sutra; 9 PM, LP. 773-868-3010.

PARTY IN THE PARK Memorial Park, La Grange Rd. & Woodlawn, La Grange: Fri 8/1, 5 PM, Mama Green, Squared Off; 6:30 PM, Triptii; 7 PM, Strutter (Kiss Tribute); 8 PM, Sly Caps; 9 PM, Arra; 9:30 PM, the Dog & Everything. Sat 8/2, 1 PM, Moon River; 2:30 PM, C.O. Jones Band; 4:30 PM, Crash (Dave Matthews tribute); 5 PM, Acoustic Alternatives; 6:30 PM, Fabulous Janes; 7 PM, Ted Aliotta & the Groove Machine; 9 PM, Lounge Puppets, Fresh. Sun 8/3, 1:30 PM, Mumbo Jumbo; 3 PM, Weed (Eagles tribute); 5 PM, Band on the Run; 5:30 PM, Love on the Rocks (Neil Diamond tribute); 7 PM, Bad Examples, Too White Crew. 773-665-4682.

POLISH FESTIVAL DAYS Chicago Children's Museum, Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand: Sat 8/9, 12:30-2:30 PM, Polnez. 312-527-1000.

RETRO ON ROSCOE Roscoe & Damen: Sat 8/2, 12:30 PM, Julie Dutchak & Plan B, Urban Funk Ordinance; 1:30 PM, Juleps; 2:15 PM, 1000 Vertical Ft.; 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), Generations; 6:15 PM, Chuck Prophet; 8 PM, Mr. Blotto; 8:30 PM, Waco Brothers, Catfight. Sun 8/3, 12:30 PM, Barron James Band, Ernie Hendrickson Band; 1 PM, Wiggleworms; 2 PM, Buchanan, Brian O'Hern & the Model Citizens Big Band; 2:30 PM, Punsapaya; 3:30 PM, Quadrophonica; 4 PM, Crash (Dave Matthews tribute), Hit Parade Power Band, Ralph's World; 5:30 PM, Nadas; 6 PM, Bumpus, Trippin' Billies (Dave Matthews tribute); 8 PM, Mr. Blotto, Mike & Joe, Underwater People. 773-665-4682.

ROGERS PARK JAZZ SERIES outside Ennui Cafe, 6981 N. Sheridan: Sat 8/2, 2 PM, BS Brass Band; 3 PM, Andreas Kapsalis; 4 PM, Diane Delin; 6 PM, Steve Million with Mark O'Connor; 8 PM, Paulinho Garcia. Sun 8/3, 2 PM, Zach Brock; 3 PM, Chris Clemente & the Funkimofoz; 4 PM, Dave Gordon; 6 PM, Kirsten Gustafson; 8 PM, Orbert Davis. 773-973-2233.

SOUTH SHORE JAZZ FESTIVAL 7059 S. South Shore: Sat 8/2, noon-9 PM, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Famoudou Don Moye Sun Percussion Summit, Rene Marie, Orquesta Rumba, Nick Colionne, Abenna, South Shore Cultural Center Youth Jazz Ensemble. Sun 8/3, noon-9 PM, Ramsey Lewis, Dee Alexander, Ernest Dawkins, Bob Guthrie, the Business, Allen Twins. 312-747-2536.

SPIRIT OF MUSIC CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL Spirit of Music Garden, 601 S. Michigan: Sat 8/9, 11 AM, Taste of Carifete; noon, Soul Children of Chicago; 1 PM, Jamiah Rogers Band; 2 PM, Gallery 37 Jazz Band; 3 PM, drum circle. Sun 8/10, 11 AM, students of the Chicago Consortium of Community Music Schools; noon, Yes Drums; 1 PM, Happiness Club; 2 PM, Tsukasa Taiko; 3 PM, drum circle. 877-244-2246.

TASTE OF SOUTH LOOP 19th & Michigan: Sat 8/2, noon-4 PM, Chicago Street All-Stars. 312-225-4951.

WICKER PARK/BUCKTOWN COMMUNITY FESTIVAL Division & Paulina: 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; 6:30 PM, Nash Kato; 8:30 PM, Soul Asylum. 773-868-3010.

WLUW RECORD FAIR Fulton Mat Factory warehouse space, 2156 W. Fulton: Sat 8/2, 11:30 AM, Twang Bang; 12:45 PM, Artist Formerly Known as Vince; 2 PM, Danny Black; 3:15 PM, Karaoke Dokies; 4:15 PM, William Richards; 5:30 PM, Tijuana Hercules; 6:45 PM, M.O.T.O.; 8 PM, Quasar Wut Wut; 8:30 PM, Plastic Crimewave. 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. Fri 8/8, 6:30 PM, Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale. 312-742-7843.

JIM GILL BAND Free children's concert. Thu 8/7, 6:30 PM, Kolmar Park, 4143 N. Kolmar. 312-742-7610.

NELSON GILL & THE CARIBBEAN RHYTHM BAND Free children's concert. Sun 8/10, 2 PM, Gill Park, 825 W. Sheridan. 312-742-7802.

KFAR SABA REPRESENTATIVE YOUTH BAND Mon 8/4, 7:30 PM, Ezra Habonim Congregation, 4500 W. Dempster, Skokie. 847-675-4141.

TEDDI & FRED KOCH WITH THE LIL' COW BAND Free children's concert. Sun 8/10, 2 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4604 N. Manor. 312-742-7572.

STUDENTS OF THE MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO in a program of musical-theater songs. Thu 8/7, 7:30 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

STUDENTS OF THE MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO SUMMER CAMP Fri 8/8, 7 PM, and Sat 8/9, 2 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

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

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