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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

AEROSMITH, KISS, SALIVA Sat 9/6, 7 PM, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Highway D & Highway 120, East Troy, Wisconsin. 262-642-4400 or 312-559-1212.

JON B. Fri 9/5, 7:30 and 10:15 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-947-0600.

TONY BENNETT Sat 8/30 and Sun 8/31, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

STEFAN BENTELER, TOBY SUMMERFIELD, DONNY MAHLMEISTER, RYAN JAMES Wed 9/3, 8 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-7332.

ALEXANDRA BILLINGS Fri 8/29, 8 PM, Theatre Building Chicago, 1225 W. Belmont. 773-327-5252.

BOW WOW Sat 9/6, 3:30 and 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

BARBARA COOK Sun 9/7, 4:30 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

STEVE COOPER ORCHESTRA performs at Chicago SummerDance, preceded by dance lessons with Louie Stallone at 4 PM. Sun 8/31, 5 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

ROBERT CRAY, JOHN HIATT & THE GONERS Fri 9/5, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

ESTER HANA Free concert. Fri 8/29, 11:30 AM, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

HIGH STRUNG Free in-store performance. Wed 9/3, 5:30 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

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

KING FLEMING Free piano concert. Fri 9/5, 11:30 AM, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

DAVID LANZ Free concert. Thu 9/4, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700. Free concert and autograph signing (registration required). Thu 9/4, 7:30 PM, Karnes Music, 700 N. Milwaukee, Vernon Hills. 847-367-1681.Fri 9/5, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000. Fri 9/5, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

LITTLE RICHARD, VILLAGE PEOPLE Sat 9/6, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

LOS SHUT UP Fri 8/29, 10:30 PM, Frankie J's MethaDome Theater, 4437 N. Broadway. 773-865-7731.

CHRIS MILLS & THE CITY THAT WORKS, KELLY HOGAN Sun 9/7, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

NAD NAVILLUS Free concert. Fri 9/5, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

VINCE NEIL Fri 9/5, 8 PM, 115 Bourbon Street, 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park. 708-388-8881.

ALICE PEACOCK, ARI HEST All-ages. Thu 9/4, 7 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

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

ROCK STAR BALL 2003 with Johnny Vicious, Teri Bristol, DJ Speed, Flipside, Dan Morrell, Caffeine, Dino G, Victor R. Sat 8/30, 9 PM-5 AM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

THE ROOTS, O.A.R., N.E.R.D., TALIB KWELI, ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND, SKILLZ, SLIGHTLY STOOPID, RED WANTING BLUE, KELIS, HIGH SPEED SCENE, SPYMOB, BORIALIS, WYLDE BUNCH Sat 9/6, 4 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 & Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY Tribute to Doris Day with Nan Mason, Tom Michael, Patty Morabito, Audrey Morris, Allen Nichols, Daryl Nitz, Mary Monica Thomas; free admission. Sat 9/6, 3 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

SEX PISTOLS, REVEREND HORTON HEAT, DROPKICK MURPHYS All-ages. Fri 8/29, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

THIS IS THIS Free in-store performance. Sat 8/30, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

VESICA PISCES Free in-store performance. Fri 8/29, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

WNEP THEATER BENEFIT CABARET features Jeffrey L. Shivar and members of WNEP Theater, with hosts Patrick Brennan & Clay Sander. Sat 8/30, 8 PM, WNEP Theater, 3209 N. Halsted. 773-755-1693.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 8/29, 10 PM, Mountain with Leslie West & Corky Laing, Velcro Lewis & the 100 Proof Band, Chopper 5. Sat 8/30, 10 PM, Treehouse Collective with Hugo Moya, Gabriel Palomo, Staxx, Liquid Gzus & Fascist Dan, Live Wire (18 & over). Sun 8/31, 9 PM, Methadones (see Spot Check), the Bomb, Decibators, Mojica. Thu 9/4, 9 PM, Shipping News, Three Second Kiss, the Race (18 & over). Fri 9/5, 9 PM, the Ex (see Critic's Choice), Erase Errata, Numbers, Zu (18 & over). Sat 9/6, 10 PM, Magnus, Barbeau, Sicbay, Changes. Sun 9/7, 9 PM, Mermen, Vortis. 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). 847-397-3100.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 8/30, Pat McCurdy. Wed 9/3, Paul Allodi hosts an open mike. First Friday of every month, Rhythm Rockets. 847-381-8585.

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

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music at 9 PM. Fri 8/29, Palaxy Tracks, Satellite 66, Bound Stems. Sat 8/30, Siderunners, Immigrant Suns (see Critic's Choice), Saps, Black Velvet Band. Sun 8/31, Stamen Convention, Saddle Champ, P-103 (no cover). Tue 9/2, 8 PM, "Chick Singer Night." Wed 9/3, One Below Nothing, Linus, +Safe. Thu 9/4, Loomis, Audiobon, Long Distance Runner. Fri 9/5, E*I*E*I*O, Snaggs, Lackloves. Sat 9/6, Butterfat Mastermind, Simmering. Sun 9/7, Shamier, Former Teenage Idols. 773-281-4444.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Music upstairs in the show lounge: Thu 9/4, 9:30 PM, Gina Gibson Trio. 773-435-0130.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Sundays (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Sun 8/31, Ratbag Hero, Drawing a Blank, Solo Mono, Rocky Denis, Low Profile, Bluebottle. 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 8/30, 10 PM-3 AM, Analog Addicts. Sat 9/6, 10 PM-3 AM, DJ Schmatic. 773-384-0701.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fri 8/29, 8 PM, Chalet Chalet, Mount St. Helens, Heroes, All City Affairs. Sat 8/30, 10 PM, Grant Hart, Big Buildings (see Spot Check), the Reputation, Everybody Uh-Oh. Sun 8/31, 5 PM, Virus, Blind Society, Repos (all-ages); 9 PM, Last Year's Man, Treatment, Three Dollar Bill, My Left Arm. Wed 9/3, 6 PM, Arch Enemy, Hate Eternal, Evergrey, Black Dahlia Murder (see Critic's Choice; all-ages); 10 PM, DJ John Benetti, the Mayor (no cover). Thu 9/4, 8 PM, Fuzzy Substrate, Exit 68, Fire for Effect. Fri 9/5, 8 PM, Bitch Be Cool, Deminer, Textbook. Sat 9/6, 5 PM, Typical Cats, Vakill, Offwhyte with Dr. Jones, Mestizo with Robust & Napalm Rift, Royce (all-ages); 10 PM, Two Cow Garage. Sun 9/7, 8 PM, Lynyrd's Innards, Libido Grande. 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Fri 8/29, 10 PM, Ten Mile Ride. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Terrapin Flyer. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Cornmeal. 773-384-8600.

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: Music and spoken-word performances Sundays at 9 PM (followed by an open mike). Sun 8/31, Andreas Kapsalis, BobKid, Malleable Tet. 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 8/30, Tumbleweed. Sun 8/31 and Sun 9/7, open jam session hosted by Alton J. Sat 9/6, Cavern Beat (Beatles tribute). 847-256-8870.

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

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/29, Delafields. 312-922-6392.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 8/29, 9 PM, Sam Magdal. Wed 9/3, 9:30 PM, Rick "Elvis" Saucedo. Fri 9/5, 9 PM, the Tony Smith Show. 847-647-8282.

CHANGES 260 Cunningham, Park Forest: Sun 8/31, noon, Natural Bob & Micky Holdsworth, Mike Lenich. 708-747-9190.

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: DJs spin after 10 PM. Wednesdays, DJ Ecliptic. 773-477-3661.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 Wise, Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/29, Melody Mallin Band. Sat 8/30, Kashmir (Led Zeppelin tribute). Fri 9/5, Jostelen Weed. Sat 9/6, Rubber. 847-524-9910.

CLEARWATER THEATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Fri 8/29, 8 PM, Harmony Riley, Dream Police, DMV. Sat 8/30, 8 PM, Zea Mays, Seeking Syd (Pink Floyd tribute), Doors of Perception (Doors tribute). Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike (no cover). 847-836-8820.

CLEO'S 1935 W. Chicago: Fridays, 9 PM, DJ Chapman. Saturdays, 9 PM, DJ Wes Hollywood. 312-243-5600.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and rock 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.

CONGRESS THEATER 2135 N. Milwaukee: All-ages. Sun 9/7, 6:15 PM, Twiztid, Anybody Killa, Society 1. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

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. Thursdays, Lightning & Thunder. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 9/5, 10 PM, George Clinton & the P-Funk All-Stars. Sat 9/6, 10 PM, Vince Neil. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 8/29, 10 PM, Kammi's NRG. Wed 9/3, 8 PM, George Clinton & the P-Funk All-Stars. Thursdays, 10 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 9/5, 10 PM, Mike & Joe. Sat 9/6, 10 PM, Modern Day Romeo. 847-541-4700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Gwen Pippen; 9:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann. Saturdays, 8 PM, Gwen Pippen; 10 PM, Daryl Nitz & George Howe. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, George Howe. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann. In the Cabaret: Fri 8/29, 8 PM, Sharon Carlson; 10:30 PM, Peter Saltzman. Sat 8/30, 8 PM, Michael Whelan with the Bradley Williams Trio; 10:30 PM, Boofont Sisters. Sun 8/31, 7 PM, Pamela Sue Fox. Wed 9/3, 1:30 PM, Across a Crowded Room (Joan Curto, Tom Michael, Cory Jamison, and Dan Stetzel perform music by Richard Rodgers); 8 PM, Ty Perry performs "The Kid Inside 2." Fri 9/5, 8 PM, Scott Montgomery, Dan Stetzel, Velvet Voices perform "Sleep Deprived"; 10:30 PM, Allison Bazarko, Jennifer Chada, Jeanne Croft, Keely Nicole perform "Stone Soul Picnic: The Music of Laura Nyro." Sat 9/6, 8 PM, Paul Mullen & Amy Arbanzi; 10:30 PM, Sharon Carlson. Sun 9/7, 7 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell; 9 PM, Old Town Cool with Heidi Letzmann, Liz Beckman, Joe Wright, and Chris Granner perform "Saturday Morning." 773-278-1830.

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

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 8/31, the Captain spins. Mon 9/1, DJ Darius spins punk. Tue 9/2, DJ Scot spins metal. Wed 9/3, DJ Mattlock spins country & western. Thu 9/4, DJ John, DJ Ben spin mod. 773-472-2771.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: Music after 7 PM. Sat 8/30, 24 Elsinor. Sun 8/31, Cora Baldwin, Four Man Band. 312-836-7870.

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

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 8/29, 9 PM, Unknown Hinson, Steepwater Band, Outlaw Family Band, Wingnuts. Sat 8/30, 10 PM, the Lust, Premium, Bad Wizard, F.O.S. Sun 8/31, 9 PM, Michael McDermott, Redwalls, Running Still. Tue 9/2, 9 PM, Tommy Stinson with the Figgs (see Spot Check), Jacob Brennan. Wed 9/3, 9 PM, Nebula, Bellrays, Flash Express (see Spot Check). Thu 9/4, 9 PM, Ekoostik Hookah, Groovatron. Fri 9/5, 10 PM, Fareed Haque, Abstract Giants. Sat 9/6, 10 PM, Lucky Boys Confusion, Drawing a Blank, Saraphine. 773-489-3160.

DUFFY'S 420 W. Diversey: Thu 9/4, 9 PM, Voices. 773-549-9090.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/29, Jam Buoy. Sat 8/30, Colour. Mondays, 9 PM, Dave Simons (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 9/5, Wojdyla. Sat 9/6, Libido Funk Circus. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays and Mondays. Fri 8/29, Pat McCurdy. Sat 8/30, Seventh Heaven, Smak. Sun 8/31, 8 PM, Dave Uhrich, No Love Lost, Diamond Rexx, Lyden Moon, Twisting Roses perform as part of FTF Fest IV, with Pete Berwick, Uncle Kurt & friends, Paul Allodi in the small room. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 20 Over (no cover). Wednesdays, Catfight. Thursdays, Love on the Rocks (Neil Diamond tribute). Fri 9/5, Voices. 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Sat 8/30, 9 PM, Roho. Sat 9/6, 9 PM, 9 Mile. 773-878-3343.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays, 9 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 8/29, Segway, Lindsie Reitz Band, Marigold Engine. Sat 8/30, Bumpus, Buddha's Belly. Sundays, Sumo, Astra Kelly, Zox. Tue 9/2, Diezel, Souls for Rent, Fit Centurion. Wed 9/3, Black Box, 8 Per Second, Cripple Town. Thu 9/4, Shed Theory, Your Little Ponies. Fri 9/5, Gelheads, Regels, Roscoe Plush. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 8/29, 10 PM, Mr. Len, Diverse. Sat 8/30, 10 PM, Atombombpocketknife, Just a Fire, Tight Phantomz, Monarques. Sun 8/31, 9:30 PM, DJ Unknown, Flaming Fire (see Spot Check), Misty Martinez. Thu 9/4, 9:30 PM, the Ex (improvisational concert with Zu, Hamid Drake, Ken Vandermark; see Critic's Choice). Sat 9/6, 10 PM, Magas, Luke Eargoggle, DJ Enden. Sun 9/7, 9:30 PM, Palaxy Tracks, Analog Radio. 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.

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

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Fri 8/29, Indika. Sat 8/30 and Thu 9/4, Hydro. Sun 8/31 and Wed 9/3, Dub Dis. Mondays, DJs spin. Fri 9/5, Soul Fyah. 773-348-3998.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly. Mondays, DJs spin punk rock. Tuesdays, DJs spin music from the Fat Wreck and Epitaph labels. Wednesdays, DJ Karyn spins indie rock. 773-395-2700.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/29, Elevation (U2 tribute) (no cover). Sat 8/30, Michael Heaton Band. 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 8/29, Deire. Sat 8/30, X-Side. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. Thursdays, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Sat 9/6, Matthew McBride Band. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 8/30, Day Tripper. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fridays, 7-11 PM, open mike hosted by Tim Tea. 630-922-9821.

FEATURES BAR & GRILL 10 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music in Club Mamalu; no cover. Fridays, 9:30 PM, Michael Heaton Band. Saturdays, 9 PM, DJs spin hits from the 70s and 80s. Sundays, 9 PM, live karaoke. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, dueling pianos. 630-416-3310.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 8/29, 6 PM, Starstruck, Jinxpack, Split Habit, Last Annual; 10 PM, Service Anxiety, Coughs (see Critic's Choice), Occasional Detroit. Sat 8/30, 6 PM, Pansy Division (see Critic's Choice), Troubled Hubble, Detholz, Scissors; 10 PM, Dalek, Destructo Swarmbotz. Sun 8/31, 7 PM, New Constitution, Health & Beauty, Buzz Specters, Love Kill. Wed 9/3, 9 PM, 2 Mex & Xololanxinxo, Busdriver, Shapeshifters. Fri 9/5, 6 PM, This Is Me Smiling, Story of the Year, Saosin, Static Age, Stutterfly. Sat 9/6, 8 PM, Pelican, American Heritage, Floor, Ganon. Sun 9/7, 7 PM, Kind of Like Spitting, S.T. Monroe. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 8/29, 10 PM, Iguanas. Sat 8/30, 10 PM, Cathy Richardson Band. 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 10 PM. Fri 8/29, Dinner With Strangers. Sat 8/30, Lix, Pheremone, Fixate. Sat 9/6, Tumbleweed. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Sun 8/31, 9 PM, David Garza. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, DJs spin salsa. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 8/29, Douglas Factor. Sat 8/30, Green Gnome Project. Wed 9/3, Nancy Connelly & Garret Lane host a songwriter showcase. Thursdays, open mike with Sara Sara. Fri 9/5, BK Read, Highball perform at an art opening with poet JJ Tindall. Sat 9/6, Barajas, Audiotank. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 8/29, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 8/30, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 8/31, 6 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9:30 PM, Boofont Sisters. 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 8/29, 9 PM, and Sat 8/30, 10 PM, Paul Marinaro & John Paluch. 312-836-0933.

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

GIO'S SPORTS BAR 4857 N. Damen: Fri 9/5, 9 PM, open mike (no cover). 773-334-0345.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Fri 8/29, 10 PM, Groovepushers, Hot Oil Treatment. Sat 8/30, 10 PM, Nitrous Foxide. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 9 PM, Michael J's Karaoke Cult. Fri 9/5, 10 PM, Locals, Maggie Walters. Sat 9/6, 10 PM, Phase II. 773-549-9624.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 8/30, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Family Style. 773-395-0066.

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

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

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/29, Earatik Statik, Small Change, Endangered Species. Sat 8/30, Riviera, Matt Russell, Atomic Crash. Thu 9/4, 9 PM, Katie Todd Band, RD Roth & the Issues. Fri 9/5, Ode, Winnie. Sat 9/6, JT & the Clouds, Slingerland Ride. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: No cover. Fridays, 10 PM, DJs spin garage, funk, and R&B. Wed 9/3, 9 PM, Angela M. performs at "U-Lock Rock" with John Greenfield. 773-384-9546.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Sat 8/30, 10 PM, Mega Ultra Clash (Clash tribute) performs at the 2003 Chicago Scooter Rally. Wed 9/3, 10 PM, DJ Apple Pants. Fri 9/5, 5 PM, Hideout Block Party (see Fairs & Festivals for complete schedule). Sat 9/6, 12:15 PM, Hideout Block Party; 10:30 PM, Dishes, Drapes (in the club). 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays. Fri 8/29, Love on the Rocks (Neil Diamond tribute), Running Still, Jimmy Atto. Sat 8/30, Basement What, Twisted Jazz. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 9/2, 9 PM, Iomos Marad, Diverse, Jesse de la Pena. Thu 9/4, 9 PM, Nguzo & the Groovement. Fri 9/5, 9 PM, Khari B., We Hit It, Yaw. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 8/29, 9 PM, David Lee Roth, American Minor. Sat 8/30, 6:30 PM, Reggie & the Full Effect, Midtown, My Chemical Romance, Moneen (all-ages). Mon 9/1, 6:30 PM, Trapt, Smile Empty Soul, Three Days Grace, Mindshift (sold out). Wed 9/3, 8:45 PM, Sevendust (all-ages). Thu 9/4, 9 PM, Brian McKnight, Rhian Benson. Fri 9/5, 9 PM, Neville Brothers, Reggie Hamm (18 & over). Sat 9/6, 9 PM, Pat Green, Blue Dogs (18 & over). 312-923-2000.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 8/29, Turnstyles. Sat 8/30, Family of Souls. Thu 9/4, Trippin' Billies (Dave Matthews tribute). Fri 9/5, Mahp, Reason for Leaving. 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: Sun 8/31, 9:30 PM, Mike Stack. Sundays and Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike for singer-songwriters hosted by Jeremy Raskin; performers receive a free drink. Sun 9/7, 9:30 PM, Guy Grace. 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.

JINX 1928 W. Division: Fri 8/29, 9 PM, Intelligent Dennis (all-ages; no cover). 773-645-3667.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant. Fri 8/29, 10 PM, Mike & Joe, Insomnia. Sat 8/30, 10 PM, Lovehammers, Trash 80s. 312-337-3486.

JOY-BLUE 1401 W. Irving Park: Music after 10 PM. Wednesdays, Ron Thurman, Tony Garcia spin hip-hop and house (no cover). 773-477-3330.

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, DJ Scott Lucas. Wednesdays, Herb & Mike. 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. Fri 8/29, Exaggeration, Blue Shield. Sat 8/30, Black Velvet Band. Mondays, Playback. Thursdays, Musical Outfits. Sat 9/6, Saps. 773-525-2422.

LINCOLN RESTAURANT 4008 N. Lincoln: Fridays, 9 PM, "Lincoln Lodge" variety showcase. 773-248-1820.

LINCOLN SQUARE LANES 4874 N. Lincoln: Sat 9/6, 10 PM, Polkaholics. 773-561-8191.

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's Hyperactive. 773-665-4500.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 8/29, 10 PM, Worst, Manhandlers, Leghounds, Crusterz. Sat 8/30, 10 PM, Pudder Project, Sober Dozi, Mer. Sun 8/31, 9 PM, Pocket (no cover). Tue 9/2, 9:30 PM, Bag of Barbies. Wed 9/3, 9 PM, Pave the Sun, Script, Madison Greene. Thu 9/4, 9 PM, Fear & Trembling, Three on a Tree. Fri 9/5, 10 PM, Paper Bullets, Clorox Girls, Paperbacks, Forgotten Four. Sat 9/6, 10 PM, Lacona, Primo. Sun 9/7, 9 PM, Pepper Boy. 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 8/29, 10 PM, Major's Junction, Goods. Sat 8/30, 10 PM, Jimmy Deluxe, Cordy, Dick Prall. Wed 9/3, 8:30 PM, "Tributosaurus: Elton John," Motion to Fix. Thu 9/4, 9:30 PM, Big C Jamboree with Craig Maki & the Sundodgers (no cover). Fri 9/5, 10 PM, Hoyle Brothers, Delafields. Sat 9/6, 8 PM, Auktyon. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 8/29, 6:30 PM, Evil Beaver (see Spot Check), Monkey Paw, Elvi, Ratbag Hero (all-ages). Sat 8/30, 6:30 PM, Nuisance, Brain Chiggers, Dysception, Disonic (all-ages). Sun 8/31, 9 PM, Dan Darrah, Seven Day Run, Javier Mendoza, Dave Tamkin & the PPC (18 & over). Wed 9/3, 7 PM, Andrew W.K. (see Spot Check), High on Fire, Vaux (all-ages). Thu 9/4, 6:30 PM, Red Hot Valentines, University, Midwest Blue, Junior Varsity (all-ages). Fri 9/5, 6:30 PM, Rise Against, Haymarket Riot, Much the Same, Break the Silence (all-ages). Sat 9/6, 9 PM, Dandy Warhols (18 & over). Sun 9/7, 6:30 PM, Samael, Strapping Young Lad, Cathedral (all-ages). 773-549-0203.

MICKEY FINN'S 412 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Music at 10 PM. Sat 9/6, Boatbuilders. 847-362-6688.

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

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

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 8/29, 9 PM, Phil Calkins. Sundays, 10 PM, open mike. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Larry B. hosts "Molly's Piano Cabaret." Sat 9/6, 10 PM, Ben Schmidt. 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 8/29, Tusk, Dakota/Dakota, Stillwell, HeWhoCorrupts. Sat 8/30, Treatment, Black Giraffe. Wed 9/3, live karaoke hosted by Dr. Disco. 773-486-7774.

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

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 8/29, 10 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Urban Twang, Thomas Pace. Sat 8/30, 10 PM, Kevin O'Donnell & the National Quartet, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Tuesdays, 8 PM, DJs spin soul and hip-hop. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Thu 9/4, 9 PM, Milkbaby, Apartment, Coma Savants, Darren Sheppard. Fri 9/5, 10 PM, Baby Teeth, National, Like Young, Baby Dayliner. Sat 9/6, 9 PM, Family Tree, Freebasic, Longshot, Lee Chestafeel, DJ Copperpot, Tee Bot. Sun 9/7, 8 PM, Rebel Angels, Moron Parade, Hookers in Orbit (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 8/30, 10 PM, Blizzard of Oz (Ozzy Osbourne tribute). Tuesdays, 9 PM, DJ Skor, DJ Real One spin hip-hop. Sat 9/6, 10 PM, Seeking Syd (Pink Floyd tribute), Zea Mays. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thu 9/4, 8 PM, Christopher Becerra, Bev Spangler perform 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 8/29, 9 PM, Chris Shaffer Band, Willamena, Blue Shade Witness. Sat 8/30, 10 PM, James Barron Band with Phil Circle, Narciso Lobo, Whiskey Bob Taylor, Jack Salamander, Guilty, Moonshine Sway. Sundays, 11 PM, Papa G spins reggae, 1000 Vertical Ft., Future Rock, Dirty MF, DJ Cappo. Mondays, 10 PM, Phunk, Nevs-One, John Swift, Clash Titan. Tuesdays, 11 PM, Alo, Fuego, I-Ron, Larry Millah. Wed 9/3, 10 PM, Humboldt Lagoon, Knomadz, Sidewalk Skolaz, Garden Music. Fri 9/5, 10 PM, Sunhead King, Downtown Tripper Mind, Jelly Bann'd. Sat 9/6, 10 PM, Dirty Love, Dorian Taj, Chocolate Covered Karma. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 8/29, 9:30 PM, Spindle, Vertical Method, Scar, Agent Zero (all-ages). Sat 8/30, 5 PM, 3/4 Sex Bolt, Tenshun, Fallen Autumn (all-ages); 9:30 PM, Aenima (Tool tribute), Who Did Bender, Somewhere in Between (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 STREET 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/29, 24 Elsinor. Sat 8/30, 4-Cast, Covergurl. Sun 8/31, 3 PM, Sweet Janes. Thu 9/4, Only Sons. Fri 9/5, Off the Hook, Wombats. Sat 9/6, Crash (Dave Matthews tribute). 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.

PENNY ROAD PUB Penny & Old Sutton, Barrington Hills: Sat 9/6, midnight, Crimson Tyde. 847-428-0562.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Fri 8/29, 9 PM, Gold "D," De Mi, Sadie Woods, Madrid, Sekuru, Rashid Hadee. Sat 8/30, 9:30 PM, Son of Dad, A Thousand Voices. Sun 8/31, 7 PM, Dolly Varden; 10 PM, Sling Blade, Mad Hornet After Hour. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. Wed 9/3, 9:30 PM, Trigger. Thu 9/4, 9:30 PM, Artificial West. Fri 9/5, 9:30 PM, Bad Forum. Sat 9/6, 7 PM, Craig Moorefield; 9:30 PM, Rotgut. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, live karaoke. 773-252-7767.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Tue 9/2, Matt Wolf. Wed 9/3, Matthew Skoller. Thu 9/4, Turnstyles. Fri 9/5, Chris Winters. 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 8/29, Rhythm City. Sat 8/30, Joe Moss Band. Fri 9/5, 7 Deez. Sat 9/6, RT. 66. 815-477-0340.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 8 PM. Fri 8/29, Hanalei, Black Print, Life at Sea. Sat 8/30, Callaghan, the Industry. 773-248-3093.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 8/29, Polkaholics. Sat 8/30, Kongfuzi, Frank Catalano Band. Sun 8/31 and Sat 9/6, and Sun 9/7, 11 PM, live karaoke. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. Thu 9/4, Winjoe Cabaret. 773-276-9730.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Sat 8/30, 10 PM, Farmageddon. 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.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Wednesdays, 9 PM, and Fridays, 10 PM, drum circle (preceded by a beginning drum lesson an hour prior to start time). Sundays, 9 PM, DJs spin Afrobeat, Latin, hip-hop, and reggae. Tue 9/2, 10 PM, Indika. Thursdays, 10 PM, Leddie Garcia, Taylor, Rick Garcia. Sat 9/6, 10 PM, Jellyeye, Shu Shubat. 312-492-6100.

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

ROCK MY ASS 9651 Gross Point, Skokie: Sun 9/7, noon, Mind Bomb, Blown, Harmony Riley. 847-674-5422.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/29, Crazy Diamond (Pink Floyd tribute). Sat 8/30, Ruff House, Khaos Theory. 630-543-3101.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 8/29, 10 PM, David Garza, Clearly & the Mainstream. Sat 8/30, 10 PM, Silos, Nadine, Fetch. Sun 8/31, 7 PM, Georgia Avenue & Mike Errico, PJ Loughran (all-ages). Mon 9/1, 9 PM, Deathray Davies (see Spot Check), Paper Airplane Pilots (see Spot Check), Josh Sieb & Satellite 66. Tue 9/2, 9 PM, Chris Brokaw, Noel Kupersmith, Elkland (18 & over). Wed 9/3, 9 PM, Ofays UK, High Strung, Baby Dayliner. Thu 9/4, 9 PM, Porch Ghouls, Night Callers, Nerves. Fri 9/5, 9 PM, Ted Wulfers & Beggar's Bridge, Karma Tease, Scott Conine; midnight, live karaoke with the Karaoke Dokies. Sat 9/6, 7 PM, Anne Heaton & Frank Mirotta, Dick Prall & Alison Chesley; 10 PM, Standard, National. Sun 9/7, 8 PM, Four Men From Now with Adam Carroll, Beaver Nelson, Jud Newcomb & Michael Fracasso. 773-525-2508.

SEAN KALEY'S 10900 Rte. 83, Lemont: Sun 8/31, 9 PM, Evenskies. 630-257-6383.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Tue 9/2, Fabulous Fish Heads. 312-527-2722.

602 NORTH 602 North, Glendale Heights: Sat 8/30, 11 PM, Evenskies, Tongue 'n' Groove. 630-790-6100.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/29, Steve Starlight. Fri 9/5, Agent 86. 847-991-2150.

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. Fri 9/5, 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.

STEVIE B'S 1401 N. Ashland: Wednesdays, midnight, DJ Jersey. 773-486-7427.

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. 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 8/29, MEA, Cooler Kids, DJ Greg Haus. Sat 8/30, 10:30 PM, Baseball Furies, CPC Gangbang, Functional Blackouts, Holy Ghosts. Sun 8/31, Robber's Daughter, Second Sound. Tuesdays, 11 PM, DJ Artek, DJ Verb, Norman Rockwell, Rexford, Undecided, DJ D Double spin at the 606 hip-hop open mike. Thu 9/4, Saturday Nights, Dig for Fire. Fri 9/5, Oh My God, Combo #3, Changes. Sat 9/6, Midstates, Canasta, Nad Navillus, Poison Arrows & others perform as part of the AV XPLO Art & Music Festival. Sun 9/7, Sailors, Tears, Mystery Girls. 773-278-6600.

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 8/29, 8 PM, Larry O. Dean, Howie Kantoff, Jennifer Boeder. Sat 8/30, 9 PM, Epicycle, Starina. Sun 8/31, 7 PM, Chrys Mitchell, Julie Frost, Dan Israel. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy, Greg Sorrell, Tim Ilg. Tue 9/2, 8 PM, Easy Tiger. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Katie Todd. Thu 9/4, 7:30 PM, Jim Loftus, Jennifer Anglin, Michelle Hallman, Ben Hollis perform at "Singer Spotlight Unplugged," hosted by Phylis Renee Marconi. Fri 9/5, 8 PM, Girlyman, Christy Snow, Lis Harvey. Sat 9/6, 8 PM, Chris Gilmartin, Joel Ackerson, Doc's Kids. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Sundays, open turntables. 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 8/29, Seventh Heaven, Julie Sparks Band. Sat 8/30, Horizontal Motion, Raw Materials. Thu 9/4, Three Bean Salad hosts an open jam. Fri 9/5, Rico. 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 8/29, Bed Bugs. 312-943-7815.

WHEATON GRAND THEATER 123 Hale, Wheaton: Fri 8/29, 9 PM, Dress Rehearsal, Faking Interest, Braves. Sat 8/30, 9 PM, We Are the Avenue, Befove, Remember the Tiger Tales, a Cliche. 630-221-0667.

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Tuesdays, 10 PM, Bandoleros. 312-337-8080.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/29, Shamier. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Sundays, and Fri 8/29, Gizzae. Sat 8/30, New Flavor, Dub Dis. Mon 9/1, DJ Cojo B, D-Mose. Tuesdays, Dub Dis, DJ Journey (no cover). Wed 9/3, Dub Dis, DJ Cojo B spins dancehall. Thursdays, Aswah Greggori. Fri 9/5, Indika, Twilite. Sat 9/6, Michael Black, Soulfyah. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/29, Blue Lit Souls, Smokestack, Huxter. Sat 8/30, 56 Hope Road, Citivas. Sun 8/31, 9 PM, Vesica Pisces, Suckerpush, Gary Stier & the Sleepless Knights. Tue 9/2, Wonderful Smith, Dark Green Bottles. Wed 9/3, Violet Burning, Blue Shade Witness, Yoko Noge with John & Jimmy. Thursdays, Hack 'n' Wheeze. Fri 9/5, Cicilia, Boda, 9-Fifty. Sat 9/6, Fareed Haque Group, Bump, One-Eyed Show. Sun 9/7, Back Porch Ramblers. 773-929-1300.

Dance

CZR, THOMAS OAKS, JAY RYSK, SOUL DUB 18 & over. Tue 9/2, 9 PM, Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie. 773-509-5019.

DJ SKOR, DJ REAL ONE, SHABAZZ spin hip-hop at "The Return of the Funky Fly Jam," which also features an open mike. Fri 8/29, 9 PM, Royal Banquet Hall, 2401 N. Milwaukee. 773-764-2277.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Music at 5:30 PM. Thursdays, DJ Spin, DJ Rhythm, MC Slim. 847-397-3100.

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: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, and Sat 8/30, Greg Haus spins electro, progressive, hard house, and breakbeat. Last Sunday of every month, DJ Samnation, DJ Chad spin music by Prince & others. Mondays, DJ Boa spins synth pop, hardwave, and retro. Tuesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. First Wednesday of every month, DJ Larissa, DJ Ruslan. Thursdays, Heather Doble. Sat 9/6, DJ Larissa. Sundays, DJ Chester (no cover). 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 spin house, R&B, and hip-hop. Sun 8/31, Jesse de la Pena. Mondays, DJ BJAK, John Simmons. Tuesdays, Risky Bizness, DJ Heather spin new wave and pop. Thu 9/4, Dirty MF. 312-243-1699.

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

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Sundays (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays, DJ Cedric with guest DJs. Sat 8/30, DJ Lego. Tue 9/2, DJ Rebecca, Jeremy James with "live painting" by Dr. Pants Laroo. Wednesdays, Chris Gin. Thu 9/4, Chris Gin, Remedy, Wale Taiwo, Abe Kreml. 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. 773-736-3033.

CANS BAR & CANTEEN 1640 N. Damen: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, Mike Kandle. Saturdays, Chris Gin. Sundays, Ryan Flagstaff. Thursdays, Tommy Wang. 773-227-2277.

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Agent X spins hip-hop and dance. Saturdays, DJ Freddie O, DJ Izzi spin hip-hop and house until 3 AM. Thursdays, DJ Izzi spins hip-hop and house. 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. Sun 8/31, 10 PM-3 AM, DJ Nonstop, DJ Stixx, Tim Buck 2, D Double, DJ Pierre. 312-266-1200.

CLOUT LOUNGE 1248 W. George: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Saturdays. Fri 8/29, Chris Gin, Andre Solaris, DJ Gelly. Fri 9/5, Gelly, Donnie Stash. 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: Sun 8/31, Jesse de la Pena, Uncle Milty, Madrid. 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). Thursdays, 10 PM, Blackout DJs spin with a percussionist. 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.

CRUSH 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Adibwoy spins hip-hop, old school, and house. Saturdays, DJ Joey spins dance, hip-hop, and pop. 773-528-7569.

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 (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Tuesdays, Michael Lacey spins downtempo, dub, jazz, ska, and ethnic. Sat 9/6, Karl Almaria, Marshall, Michael Lacey, Mike Rosey, Tripple J spin underground house. 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: Fridays, 10 PM, DJ Twilite Tone with percussionist Louie Louie. Saturdays, 10 PM, Mr. A.L.I. Sundays, 8 PM, Water with Kennedy Octane & others spinning Afrobeat, Brazilian bossa, global house, and downtempo. 312-421-1759.

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

DRAGONFLY 1206 N. State: DJs spin after 10 PM. Sundays, DJ Stixx, Maddhouse, Raul Vergil, Mark Matraz, Mr. Wonderful, Bobby Martinez, Ricky Bradshaw, DJ Noble (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM-4 AM, DJ Spin Doctor, DJ Kwik, DJ Cisco spin salsa, merengue, mambo, reggae, and bachata (no cover). 312-787-7600.

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

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

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays, and 7 PM-4 AM Sundays through Thursdays in the Cabaret Room and Club X. Fridays, Saturdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Slim, Katfish, Zanman, Pat Mann, Spankie. Sundays, DJ Theory. Mondays and Tuesdays, Pat Mann. 312-266-1944.

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

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

GLOW 1615 N. Clybourn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays; no cover. Wednesdays, Can-Can DJs Flipside, Wayne Williams, Vince Lawrence, Cedric. 312-587-8469.

GRAMERCY 2438 N. Lincoln: Saturdays and Wednesdays, George Bates, DJ Savoir Faire. 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. Saturdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna & others. Tuesdays, Pharris Thomas, Vince Adams, Phat Mike, Mustaf Rox. Wednesdays, Chris Walsh & 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 Judon & the Femme Fatale, DJ AM/PM. 312-527-5600.

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

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

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sat 8/30, 11:30 PM, DJs spin at "Pleasures 4" (18 & over), Alex Peace, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez (18 & over). Sun 8/31, 10 PM, Ultimate DJ Battle (18 & over). 312-923-2000.

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

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: Music from 9 AM-2 PM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); patio open all season. Fridays, Evan Coleman spins funk, house, and hip-hop. Saturdays, Andrew YKK spins R&B, soul, disco, and funk. Sundays, DJ Joan of Arc, DJ Detroit Girl. Wednesdays, DJ Papa G spins, with fortune tellers. Thursdays, Todd Victory, DJ Tobias, DJ Madrid. 773-394-2066.

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

JILLY'S RETRO CLUB 1009 N. Rush: DJs spin dance music of the 70s and 80s after 8 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Spillz. Tuesdays through Thursdays, Carmine Collaro. 312-664-1001.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant. Sundays, 8 PM, Hot Boyz Tone & Shag host "Sassy Sundays" with Lady Red, Nina Shantell, Donnie Devo, DJ R Dubb, Pharris Thomas. 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 1401 W. Irving Park: hip-hop, retro, R&B, house, and funk. Fridays, DJs spin. Saturdays, Derrick Wize. Sundays, DJs spin industrial and electronica. Tuesdays, DJ Basic spins drum 'n' bass. Thursdays, DJs spin. 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). Fridays, General Jah Son. Sat 8/30, Ray_Rod, DJ Striz spin hip-hop, trip-hop, and house (no cover). Sundays, DJs spin underground house. 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: Fri 8/29, 11 PM, DJ HYPE, Andy C, MC GQ, Opus, Poolside (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. Mondays, DJ Alex spins punk. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Dave Roberts. Wednesdays, Jeff Moyer spins electronic dance. 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, Chin Chin. Sat 8/30, 11 PM, DJ AM/PM. Wednesdays, 10:30 PM, DJ Abe spins glam, garage, and punk. Thursdays, 10:30 PM, DJ Form. 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 8 PM-4 AM Wednesdays and 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, Jernell Geronimo, Eddie Mills. Saturdays, Nandi Maxx spins progressive and hip-hop (DJ Mike Pierce spins in the Yow Bar). Wednesdays, Ryan Norsworthy, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Thursdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Mixmaster DJs. 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.

RANCHO LUNA 2554 W. Diversey: Mondays, 6 PM-2 AM, DJ Caliente, Luis Rivera spin salsa, bachata, and merengue. Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Elite, DJ Rico, Crazy Cut Carlos, DJ Eclipse. 773-772-9333.

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 9/5, 9 PM-2 AM, John Selway, Ulysses, Tobias, Trancid, Johnny Love, Livewire. 773-276-3232.

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

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

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

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

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Wednesdays, Tone B. Nimble. Fridays, 5:30-10 PM, Usuall Suspectz. Saturdays, DJs spin house. Sundays, Lee Collin, Sadar, Russoul. Mondays, Eddie "Moskito" Cruz, DJ Coco. Tuesdays, Andre Harris. Thursdays, Chris Quinn. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 8/29, H Foundation, Brad Owen. Sat 8/30, Ralph Lawson, Mazi. Sun 8/31, John Acquaviva. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins goth and electro. Wednesdays, Laura Shawcago spins punk, rock, and glam metal. Thu 9/4, Common Factor, Justin Long, Josh Werner, Brad Owen, DJ Misa. Fri 9/5, Ron Trent, Larry Heard. Sat 9/6, Dayhota, Tobias. Sundays, DJ Pogo spins indie, Britpop, and new wave. 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., David Fenmore. Saturdays, Andrew Vonn spins house and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Tuesdays, Andrew Vonn spins metal. Thursdays, Andre Harris. 312-587-8779.

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

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

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

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

LA TABERNA 3358 N. Ashland: Music at 10 PM. Fridays, Omar spins house and hip-hop. Saturdays, Frank Q spins jazzy house. Sundays, Mad Music Lab DJs spin house. Wednesdays, Ralph Daniels spins progressive, tribal house, and trance. First Thursday of every month, Analog Addicts spin hip-hop. 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. 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. Fri 8/29, Pier Novikov, DJ Tobias. Sat 8/30, Armin Van Burren, Seneca. Sun 8/31, Lee Burridge, Mazi, Psycho Bitch, Teri Bristol, Ryan Bedlam spins at "Hard Labor" with Bozo Porno Circus, Narcisse Designs & others. Sat 9/6, Christian Smith, John Patterson. 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, Boolu Master spins hip-hop, salsa, and reggae. Saturdays, DJ Omega, Crazy Cut Carlos. 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. 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, Tony 2 Much, DJ Markski, Triple X, Brett Lee, DJ Night. 630-985-1111.

Folk & Country

Concerts

NAOMI ASHLEY & COUNTY FAIR Free concert. Fri 8/29, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT & ROY BOOK BINDER Sat 9/6, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JEFF KUST Free in-store performance. Fri 8/29, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

Special Consensus Fri 9/5, 8 PM, Byron Colby Barn, 1561 Jones Point Rd., Grayslake. 847-542-1202.

Folk & Country

Clubs

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

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 8:30 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Sun 8/31, Phil Cooper & Margaret Nelson. 847-424-9800.

BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC 1144 Lake, Oak Park: Saturdays, 9 AM, song circle. 708-386-6927.

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

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

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. Sundays, 4-8 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. 773-473-5263.

COQ D'OR Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Piano bar and restaurant; no cover. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Murphy-Roche Irish Music Club. 312-787-2200, ext. 26.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Gwen Pippen; 9:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann. Saturdays, 8 PM, Gwen Pippen; 10 PM, Daryl Nitz & George Howe. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, George Howe. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann. In the Cabaret: Thu 9/4, 8 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong. 773-278-1830.

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

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

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 9/6, Rick Pickren. 630-393-1247.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Sat 8/30, Tom Dundee. 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.

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: Fri 8/29, 10 PM, Wood Box Gang. Wed 9/3, 8 PM, Scott Adamson & Jim Becker. 773-227-4433.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/29, Donnybrook. Sat 8/30, Fairplay. Wednesdays, Irish session hosted by Murphy Roche. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 9/1, 9:30 PM, Aidan O'Toole (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Sat 8/30, 10 PM, Switchback. Thursdays, 8 PM, Irish session hosted by Theresa & John Shine and Erin Lowery. 708-366-8073.

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.

SUNDANCE SALOON 2061 W. Maple, Mundelein: Music after 8 PM. Sat 8/30, Jeff Bates. 847-949-0858.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 8/29, 8 PM, open mike. Fri 9/5, Ken Burnstein. Sat 9/6, 2 PM, song circle. 630-969-9720.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

CHICAGO BLUES MUSEUM ALL STARS Fri 8/29, 5:30 PM, 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.

RAY L'ESSON MIXED BAG Free concert. Tue 9/2, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Clubs

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

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

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 8/29, 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 8/29, Rockin' Johnny. 847-381-8585.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 8:30 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 8/29, Bill Perry. Sat 8/30, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings with Gene Barge. Mon 9/1, Willie Buck. Tue 9/2, Katherine Davis hosts the jam. Wed 9/3, Eddie Taylor Jr. Thu 9/4, Grana Louise Band. Fri 9/5, Otis Clay Review. Sat 9/6, 3 PM, Pistol Pete; 8:30 PM, Big Time Sarah. 847-424-9800.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/29 and Sat 8/30, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 9/2, Linsey Alexander Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 9/5 and Sat 9/6, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/29 and Sat 8/30, Charlie Love Band with Nellie Travis. Sundays and Thursdays, Shirley Johnson Band. Tue 9/2, John Primer & the Real Deal Band with Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 9/5 and Sat 9/6, Grana Louise Band. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/29, Chicago's Most Wanted with Carl Weathersby. Sat 8/30, Michael Coleman. Sun 8/31, Nellie Travis. Mon 9/1, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 9/2, Ron Prince & Hard Time. Wed 9/3, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted. Thu 9/4, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. 773-528-1012.

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

BOULEVARD BLUES CLUB 3733 Grand Boulevard, Brookfield: Fri 8/29, 9:30 PM, Easy Baby. 708-485-9900.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant; music at 9:30 PM; early acoustic shows Fridays and Saturdays (no cover). Fri 8/29, 5:30 PM, Diamond Jim Greene; 9 PM, Popa Chubby, Michael Coleman. Sat 8/30, 6 PM, Joel Paterson; 9:30 PM, Lonnie Brooks, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Sun 8/31, Carlos Johnson. Tue 9/2, Nick Moss. Wed 9/3, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Thu 9/4, Carl Weathersby. Fri 9/5, 5:30 PM, Christopher Walz (no cover); 9 PM,

Ron Prince & Hard Time, Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets with Sam Myers. Sat 9/6, 6 PM, Matthew Skoller (no cover); 9:30 PM, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues, Byther Smith. Sun 9/7, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. 312-427-0333.

CHICAGO BLUES EXCHANGE Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph: Wed 9/3, noon, Fruteland Jackson. Fri 9/5, 5:30 PM, Diamond Jim Greene. 312-744-6630.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 8/29, Marty Sammon Band. Sat 8/30, Popa Chubby. 630-513-0074.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: Music after 7 PM. Fri 8/29, 8 PM, Brother John. 312-836-7870.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays and Mondays. Sat 9/6, Kevin Purcell & the Night Burners. 847-358-9150.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 8/29, Ed Durlin. Tuesdays, open mike with $3 Blues Band. Wednesdays, open jam with Midnight Renegades. Thursdays, open jam with Madman Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

FIRKIN 515 Milwaukee, Libertyville: Thursdays, 9 PM, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 847-367-6168.

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 10 PM. Fri 9/5, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. 847-821-1234.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Thursdays. Fri 9/5, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Sat 9/6, 9 PM, Charlie Brown Band. 630-416-4898.

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 8/29, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Music at 8:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 PM Saturdays. Sat 8/30, Pistol Pete. 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: Sundays, 9:30 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Fri 9/5, 10 PM, Eric Sardinas. 312-923-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 8/29 and Sat 8/30, Chris Beard. 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 9/5 and Sat 9/6, Nellie Travis. 773-477-4646.

LEE'S ET LOUNGE 7247 S. Racine: Thursdays, 8 PM, Chainsaw Dupont. 773-865-5583.

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.

LINDA'S LOUNGE 1044 W. 51st: Mondays, 9:30 PM, L-Roy & the Bulletproof Band (see Critic's Choice). 708-335-1271.

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

MR. G'S SUPPER CLUB 1547 W. 87th: Sat 8/30, 8 PM, "Old Time Reunion" with Artie "Blues Boy" White, Ruby Andrews, Jo Jo Murray (see Critic's Choice), Howard Scott, Miss Jessie, Nellie Travis, Sidney Joe Qualls & others. 773-445-2020.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 9/5, 10 PM, Jimmy Cole & Andon Davis. 708-366-8073.

NEW MAXWELL STREET MARKET 1600 S. Canal: Sundays, 8 AM-3 PM, Piano C. Red & the Flat Foot Boogie Blues Band. 312-437-0808.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 8/30, Big Sweaty Men. Sat 9/6, Michael Coleman. 773-252-1155.

ORAZIO 333 N. Center, Naperville: Sat 8/30, 9:30 PM, Billy Flynn Band. 630-357-4350.

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

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 9/5 and Sat 9/6, Dave Specter Organ Trio. 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. 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 8/30, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Sat 9/6, Mars Blues Band. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Wed 9/3, Nick Moss. 815-477-0340.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Wed 9/3, Harmonica Khan. 773-276-9730.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays, 9:30 PM Thursdays; no cover Thursdays. Fri 8/29, Chicago Blues Angels. Sat 8/30, Vini & the Demons. Sun 8/31, Toronzo Cannon & the Cannonball Express. Wednesdays, Eddy & Jimmy. Thu 9/4, Gypsi Fari. Fri 9/5, Chico Banks & Candy Licken Band. Sat 9/6, Jimmy Burns. Sun 9/7, Sammy Fender. 773-645-5200.

LOS ROSALES 2032 N. Damen: Fri 9/5, 9:30 PM, Brother Boo. 773-489-6321.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/29, Steve Guyger, Piano Willie, Sam Lay, Billy Flynn, Ted Harvey (tribute to Jimmy Rogers). Sat 8/30, Madison Slim, Piano Willie, Sam Lay, Billy Flynn, Ted Harvey, Bob Stroger (tribute to Jimmy Rogers). Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Fri 9/5, and Sat 9/6, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr., Ariyo, Larry Taylor. 773-342-0452.

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

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Sun 8/31, Don Oxford. Thu 9/4, Rockin' Johnny. Sun 9/7, Brother John Duo. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Sat 8/30, Bumblebee Bob. Sat 9/6, Pat Smillie Band. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 8/29, John Brumbach & Dave Specter. Sat 8/30, Scotty & the Bad Boys (tribute to Sam Phillips). Mondays, John Brumbach & Dave Specter. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: Music at 3:30 PM; no cover. Thu 9/4, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-441-9334.

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.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 9/6, Eddie Butts Band. 630-264-2739.

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

Jazz

Concerts

FRED ANDERSON TRIO Tue 9/2, 5:30 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

PAUL BASA & BASANOVA Free concert. Fri 8/29, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

TERENCE BLANCHARD Free in-store performance. Sat 9/6, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

BRIAN CULBERTSON, NORMAN BROWN, CHRIS BOTTI Fri 8/29, 5 and 9 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

DELMARK RECORDS JAZZ BRUNCH with Jodie Christian, Frank Chase, Larry Gray, Robert Shy, Fred Anderson, Tatsu Aoki, Kalaparush Maurice McIntyre, Jeff Parker, Isaiah Spencer, Malachi Thompson. Sun 8/31, 10 AM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

RAY L'ESSON MIXED BAG Free concert. Tue 9/2, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BOBBY LEWIS QUINTET Fri 8/29, 7 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

MOONLIGHTERS Wed 9/3, 9 PM, Courtyard Banquets, Rtes. 48 & 56, Warrenville. 630-717-1711.

JOHN NIEMAC ALL-STARS Free concert. Fri 8/29, 6:30 PM, Gompers Park, 4222 W. Foster. 312-742-7628.

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.

MARSHALL VENTE & TROPICALE with Rita Duarte, Two for Brazil, and Howard Levy perform on a cruise ship. Sun 8/31, 10:30 PM, aboard the Windy, departing from Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-5472.

BARRY WINOGRAD & THE ALTERNATIVES BIG BAND WITH JACKIE ALLEN perform at Chicago SummerDance, preceded by dance lessons with Mike & Stephanie Kusibab at 6 PM. Fri 8/29, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

Jazz

Clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 8/29, noon, Kim Cusack & Bob Neighbor. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturdays, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio. Sat 8/30, 9:30 PM, Juli Wood/John Goldman 2-Horn Band. Sundays, 8 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, "No Am/Pro Jam" with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany, Charlie Braugham. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, noon, Martez Rucker. Tuesdays, 5 PM, Wallace Burton Group; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesdays, 5 PM, John Brumbach Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thursdays, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. 312-642-6805.

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

ARMY & LOU'S 422 E. 75th: Restaurant. Fridays, 7-10 PM, Rudy Jackson & Toby Wallace. 773-483-3100.

ART OF SPORTS 2444 W. Diversey: Sun 8/31, 7 PM, Joe Rendon. 773-276-7298.

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 8/29 and Sun 8/31, Bobby Lewis. Mon 9/1 through Sat 9/6, DeTour. Sun 9/7, Bobby Lewis. 312-751-2433.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 9/3, Matt Erion Trio. 630-406-0008.

BRAXTON'S SEAFOOD GRILL Oakbrook Mall, 3 Oakbrook Ctr., Oak Brook: Sat 8/30, 8 PM, John Bany Trio with 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 8/29, Two-Horn Band. Tue 9/2, Al Keeler. Fri 9/5, Barry Winograd Trio. 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 LAGUARDIA 2111 W. Armitage: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Andres Castillo & Son Trinidad. 773-862-5996.

CAFE MESTIZO 2123 S. Ashland: Sundays, 6 PM, David Boykin, Karl Seigfried, Mike Reed host an open jam session. 312-942-0095.

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

CAFFE BACI 225 W. Wacker: Wednesdays, 5:30 PM, Mood Swing Music. 312-251-0135.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 8/29 and Sat 8/30, Kimberly Gordon Quartet. 773-384-2547.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Sat 8/30, 9 PM, Sonny G Quartet. Sun 8/31, 5 PM, Jerry Owings. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Thursdays, 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham, Don Stille. Sat 9/6, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Sun 9/7, 5 PM, Jerry Owings. 847-647-8282.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the lounge at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 8/29, Bob Davis. Saturdays, Ed Coward. Wed 9/3, Dave Gordon. Thu 9/4, Bob Davis Trio. Fri 9/5, Dave Simone Trio. Sat 9/6, Ed Coward Trio. 847-969-9900.

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

CLUB ALPHONSE 1351 S. Michigan: Fridays and Saturdays, 3 PM-2 AM, Andre Scorpoi hosts an after-work set. First Wednesday of every month, 8 PM, Zsa Zsa performs with a live jazz band. First Thursday of every month, 8 PM, Herbie Baby & the Bronzeville Network. 312-697-0975.

COQ D'OR Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Piano bar and restaurant; no cover. Fridays, Saturdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Craig Lannigan & Arlene Bardelle. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Tom Muellner. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Tom Muellner & Arlene Bardelle. 312-787-2200, ext. 26.

CRUSH 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. 773-528-7569.

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

CYRANO'S BISTRO 546 N. Wells: Music at 8:30 PM. Fridays, Joe Iaco & Rachel Pardo. 312-467-0546.

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 9/2, 9:30 PM, Dave Rempis Quartet. Wed 9/3, 9:30 PM, Design Flaw. Thu 9/4, 9:30 PM, the Ex (improvisational concert with Zu, Hamid Drake, Ken Vandermark; see Critic's Choice). 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.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Barrett & Erenberg 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 9/1, Ron Cooper. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Saturdays, midnight, Mike Finnerty & the Heat Merchants. 773-262-5767.

GIBSON'S 5464 River, Rosemont: Sat 8/30 and Sat 9/6, 5 PM, Dave Flippo. 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: Tuesdays, 10 PM, DJs spin mambo and salsa. Thursdays, 8 PM, jam session (no cover). Fri 9/5, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Lake Effect. 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 8/29, 9 PM, and Sat 8/30, 8 PM, Brad Goode Quintet with Curtis Fuller. Fridays, 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Saturdays, midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 8/31, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisers Group with Keefe Jackson, Dave Rempis, Jim Baker, Josh Berman, Jason Roebke, Tim Daisy; 7 PM, Blair Blair performs at the Uptown Poetry Slam; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Wed 9/3, 9 PM, Ron Perrillo Quartet with Jeff Parker. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 9/5, 9 PM, and Sat 9/6, 8 PM, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers. Sundays, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. 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: Fri 8/29, 9:30 PM, Bembeya Jazz (see Critic's Choice), 8 Bold Souls. Sat 8/30, 9:30 PM, Jane Bunnett & the Spirits of Havana. Sun 8/31, 9:30 PM, Malachi Thompson's Freebop Band with Billy Harper, Kirk Brown Trio. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (18 & over). 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 9:30 PM; no cover. Sat 9/6, Made Up. 312-245-0333.

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. Sat 8/30, Frank Rosaly, Aton Hatwich host an Afterfest jam session. Sun 8/31, Kalaparush Maurice McIntyre & the Light perform at an Afterfest jam session hosted by Greg Ward, Karl Seigfried, Mike Reed. Sun 9/7, Triage. 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 8/29 through Sun 8/31, Ira Sullivan & Bunky Green host the "Afterfest Sessions" with Stu Katz, Larry Gray, Robert Shy, Bobby Watson, Cedar Walton, Curtis Fuller, Steve Nelson, Chris Potter, Winard Harper, Antonio Hart & others (no 4 PM show on Sun 8/31). Tue 9/2 through Sun 9/7, Terence Blanchard Sextet. 312-670-2473.

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

JERRY'S 4838 W. 183rd, Country Club Hills: Tuesdays, 7 PM, Bob Guthrie Quartet, Tammie McCann. 708-647-6519.

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. Saturdays, Bopology. Sundays, Sonny Turner Quintet. Mondays, Kelly Brand. Tuesdays, Ken Chaney. Wednesdays, Ken Saydak Trio. Thursdays, Tim Tobias. 312-595-5299.

JOY-BLUE 1401 W. Irving Park: Music after 10 PM. Mondays, Long Count Quartet (no cover). 773-477-3330.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 6 PM, Kimberly Gordon & Chris Foreman (no cover). Sat 8/30, 9:30 PM, Carol Kagy Quartet with Brian O'Hern. 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," a showcase for vocalists (no cover). Thursdays, 9:30 PM, John Brumbach Quartet (no cover). 773-348-7592.

LANGE'S LOUNGE 3500 N. Southport: Sat 8/30, 8:30 PM, Sparrow & Joanie Pallatto with the Machine Band (no cover). 773-281-8510.

LEADWAY 5233 N. Damen: Fri 8/29, 9 PM, Douce Ambiance. 773-728-2663.

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.

LEOPARD LOUNGE 1645 W. Cortland: Tue 9/2, 9 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-862-7877.

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. Saturdays, 8 PM, Revolutionary Swing Orchestra. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 PM, Bill & Sue Pasquale Trio. 630-571-3600.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Wed 9/3, 7 PM, John Mose Trio. 630-446-4001.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Tuesdays, 9 PM, "Jazz Jam Adventure" with Paul Kogut, Joe Policatro, Tim Davis. 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 FRICTION 2502 N. California: Tue 9/2, 6:30 PM, Steve Schmitt Trio. 773-235-2757.

O'BRIEN'S 1528 N. Wells: Thursdays, 7 PM, Rob Zettl Trio. Fri 9/5, 7 PM, Linda Tate Trio. 312-787-3142.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Peter Oprisko Duo. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Sketches in Blue. 630-782-9091.

PALM COURT Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Fridays through Sundays, 8:30 PM, and Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 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 8/29, Ari Brown Quartet. Sat 8/30, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wednesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Birdwatch. 847-328-0399.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Music at 7:30 PM Monday and Tuesday, 8 PM Wednesday through Saturday; no cover. Fri 8/29, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. Sat 8/30, Ernest Dawkins Quartet. Tuesdays, Judy Roberts. Wednesdays, Ken Chaney Trio. 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: Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. Sun 9/7, 10 PM, Don Tisch Quartet. 773-486-9862.

PIECE 1927 W. North: Restaurant with live music. Sundays, 6:30 PM, and Wednesdays, 8 PM, Taku Akiyama, Matthew Ulery, Frank Rosaly, Andrew Lautenbach. 773-772-4422.

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.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Tue 9/2, Robin Dean Quartet. 773-276-9730.

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

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Fri 8/29, Elaine Dame Trio. 312-527-2722.

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.

SPAZIO'S 483 Lake Cook Rd., Deerfield: Sat 9/6, 8 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba (no cover). 847-272-9922.

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 8/29, Reggie Nicholson, Orbert Davis, Steve Berry, Tracy Kirk, Aaron Dodd. Sat 8/30 and Sun 8/31, Kidd Jordan, Fred Anderson, Jeff Parker, Hamid Drake. Sundays, 6:30 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett, percussionist Kobie Watkins. Thu 9/4, Astral-Terra Trapeze Unit. 312-791-9050.

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

VINCITORI 14 N. Cass, Westmont: Fri 8/29, 7 PM, Eldee Young/Marshall Vente Trio with Rita Duarte. 630-663-9467.

XIPPO 3759 N. Damen: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, 8 PM, Denise LaGrassa. Sundays and Tuesdays, 9 PM, Arlo Stanfield Sextet. 773-529-9135.

International

Concerts

CONJUNTO PRIMAVERA, LOS RIELEROS DEL NORTE Sun 8/31, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

EL AMAL performs North African music; a Middle Eastern music ensemble also performs. Sat 8/30, 8:30 PM, NBahri Rhythms, 4726 N. Lincoln. 773-878-2575.

ORLANDO VALLE Y OTRA VISION perform at Chicago SummerDance, preceded by dance lessons with Lisa la Boriqua at 6 PM. Sat 8/30, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

International

Clubs

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

CAFE LAGUARDIA 2111 W. Armitage: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Andres Castillo & Son Trinidad. 773-862-5996.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Sat 8/30, 9 PM, Banda Rika. 630-416-4898.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 8/29, 9:30 PM, Bembeya Jazz (see Critic's Choice), 8 Bold Souls. Sat 9/6 and Sun 9/7, 9 PM, Chicago Samba. 312-362-9707.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant. Sun 8/31, 10 PM, Chicago Salsa All-Stars. 312-337-3486.

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. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 9/5, Havana. 773-276-9730.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Sat 8/30, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 312-492-6100.

Classical

CAFFE DE LUCA 1721 N. Damen: Wed 9/3, 7-10 PM, guitarist Matt Faunce. 773-342-6000.

SAORI CHIBA piano, in a free solo recital (Barber, Chopin, Debussy & others). Sun 8/31, 7 PM, the Georgian, 422 Davis, Evanston. 847-491-9155.

DUPAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor (Berlioz, Prokofiev, Elgar, Grieg, Borodin, Mendelssohn, Meyerbeer, Vaughan Williams, Tchaikovsky). Sat 9/6, 7 PM, Cantigny, 1 S 151 Winfield, Wheaton. 630-668-5161.

INNA FALIKS piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Ravel, Chopin, Schedrin). Free admission. Wed 9/3, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 9/5, 12:10 PM, A.J. Wester & Valerie Maze, mezzo-soprano & piano (Purcell, Donizetti, Bellini, R. Strauss, Rodgers, Gershwin). 312-787-4570.

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

PATRICE MICHAELS with pianist Ana Cervantes in a free concert (Ravel, Larsen, Heras, Barber, Bowker, Falla, McNeff, Duarte, Carl, Vasquez, Piazzolla, Lopez-Gavilan, Groth, Hoiby). Sun 9/7, 3 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DONNA MILANOVICH & STEPHEN HARTMAN flute & harp, in a free concert. Sun 9/7, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

RAVINIA FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park: Mon 9/1, 7 PM, Erich Kunzel, conductor, with tenor Daniel Rodriguez (Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Copland, Gould, Rodgers, Bernstein & others). 847-266-5100.

ANATOLIY TORCHINSKIY piano (Debussy, Mozart, Scriabin, Schumann, Beethoven). Sun 9/7, 4 PM, Church of St. Hilary, 5600 N. Fairfield. 773-561-3474.

YUAN-QING YU & DEBORAH SOBOL violin & piano, perform music of Mozart in a free concert (see Critic's Choice). Tue 9/2, 5:45 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-787-7360.

Fairs & Festivals

AFRICAN FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS Washington Park, 51st & Cottage Grove: Fri 8/29, noon, Spirits; 3:30 PM, Bobi Cespedes; 3:45 PM, Lizz Wright; 4:45 PM, Donnie; 6:15 PM, Roy Hargrove's RH Factor; 6:45 PM, Sun Percussions; 8:15 PM, Kindred. Sat 8/30, 2 PM, DeTour; 3:30 PM, Pharoah Sanders & Foday Musa Suso; 4:15 PM, Andreas; 5:30 PM, Khalidah's North African Experience, Bembeya Jazz (see Critic's Choice); 6:30 PM, Dazz Band, Bar-Kays, Con Funk Shun, Lenny Williams, Club Nouveau; 7 PM, International Garifuna Band. Sun 8/31, 4:30 PM, Vinx with Les Nubians; 5 PM, Nate; 6:15 PM, Kelan Phil Cohran & the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble; 6:30 PM, Somi; 8 PM, Chaka Khan; midnight, Spirits. Mon 9/1, 12:30 PM, Trinity United Church of Christ Women's Chorus; 2 PM, Africa Brass; 3:10 PM, Patrulha do Samba; 3:45 PM, Ntozake; 4:40 PM, Samba 1; 5 PM, Judy Mowatt; 5:30 PM, Daniella Mercury; 6:30 PM, Soukous Stars; 7:30 PM, Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago; 8:30 PM, Gap Band. 773-955-2787.

AROUND THE COYOTE FALL ARTS FESTIVAL features live music at Club Lucky, 1824 W. Wabansia: Fri 9/5, 5 PM, Hercolaneum; 6 PM, Wendy DeBias; 7 PM, Paulina Project; 8 PM, Cameron McGill; 9 PM, Epicycle. Sat 9/6, 5 PM, David Azizi; 6 PM, Urban Djin; 7 PM, Antje; 8 PM, Val Levanthal; 9 PM, Cat Band. Sun 9/7, 5 PM, Val Levanthal; 7 PM, Ross Diamond; 8 PM, John Kimler; 9 PM, Eric Remschneider. 773-342-6777.

ASSUMPTION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH LABOR DAY FEST Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 601 S. Central: Mon 9/1, 7 PM, Hellenic Five. 773-626-3114.

BERGHOFF OKTOBERFEST Adams & Dearborn: Wed 9/3, 11:45 AM, Johnny Wagner; 5-9 PM, Underwater People. Thu 9/4, 11:45 AM, Johnny Wagner; 5-9 PM, Hello Dave. Fri 9/5, 11:45 AM, Johnny Wagner; 5-9 PM, R-Gang. Sat 9/6, 11:45 AM, Austrian Express; 3:15 PM, Johnny Wagner; 6-9 PM, Mr. Blotto. 312-427-3170.

EVENING ON ASTOR Astor between Banks & Goethe: Wed 9/3, 5:30-9 PM, Michael Lerich Orchestra. 312-587-0842.

FIESTA BORICUA Division between Western & California: Sun 8/31, 11 AM-7 PM, Adalberto Santiago, Michael Stuar, Lalo Rodriguez, Fiel de la Vega, Andres Jimenez, Ismael Miranda, Tego Calderon & others. 773-342-8023.

FOX VALLEY FOLK MUSIC & STORYTELLING FESTIVAL Island Park, Rte. 38 at the Fox River, Geneva: Sun 8/31, 11:30 AM, Beth Horner; noon, Dan Keding; 12:30 PM, Don Weeda & Warren Kubitscek; 1 PM, Larry Penn; 1:30 PM, Lou & Peter Berryman; 2:30 PM, Bryan Bowers; 3 PM, Sones de Mexico; 3:30 PM, John Roberts; 4 PM, Bob Bovee & Gail Heil; 4:30 PM, Annie Gallup; 5 PM, Bill & Libby Hicks; 5:30 PM, Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen. Mon 9/1, 11:30 AM, Mitch Capel, Marilyn Kinsella; noon, Bill Robinson & Friends; 12:30 PM, Small Potatoes; 1 PM, Duo Controverso; 1:30 PM, Navan; 2 PM, Anne Hills; 2:30 PM, Cooper, Nelson, Early & Holdsworth; 3 PM, Roy Bookbinder; 3:30 PM, Sparky & Rhonda Rucker; 4 PM, Fourtold; 4:30 PM, Michael Smith; 5 PM, Ed Trickett; 5:30 PM, Paul & Win Grace. Festival also features music workshops & children's entertainment. 630-844-3655 or 630-897-3655.

GERMAN-AMERICAN FESTIVAL Lincoln & Western: Fri 9/5, 6:30-11 PM, Paloma, Phenix. Sat 9/6, 4 PM, Phenix; 5 PM, Paloma; 8 PM, Johnny Wagner. Sun 9/7, 5-10 PM, Phenix, Johnny Wagner. 630-653-3018.

GUINNESS OYSTER FESTIVAL North & Clybourn: Sat 9/6, 1:45 PM, Cecilia; 3 PM, Umphrey's McGee; 4 PM, Elevation; 5 PM, Kill Hannah; 6 PM, Luther Wright & the Wrongs; 7 PM, Ben Folds; 8:15 PM, Hello Dave. 773-868-3010.

HIDEOUT BLOCK PARTY in front of the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 9/5, 5 PM, Dorian Taj; 6 PM, Th' Legendary Shack Shakers; 7 PM, Handsome Family; 8 PM, Waco Brothers; 9 PM, Disciples of the Seventh Samurai featuring Susan Voelz & Frank Orrall. Sat 9/6, 12:15 PM, Contractors; 1 PM, Pages; 1:45 PM, Frisbie; 2:30 PM, Struts featuring Kelly Hogan, Andy Hopkins & Nora O'Connor; 3 PM, Twang Bang; 3:15 PM, Andrew Bird; 4 PM, Pernice Brothers; 4:40 PM, Swing Sets; 5 PM, Tortoise; 6 PM, Dirtbombs; 6:50 PM, Demolition Doll Rods; 7:45 PM, Numbers; 8:30 PM, Erase Errata; 9:15 PM, Bobby Conn & the Glass Gypsies; 10:30 PM, Dishes; 11:30 PM, Drapes. 773-227-4433.

IRISH DAYS Fountain Square, Robert Parker Coffin & Old McHenry Rds., Long Grove: Sat 8/30, 10:15 AM, Aislinn & Meaghan Gagliardi; 11:30 AM, Academy of Irish Music; 2 PM, Larkin Brothers; 4 PM, Baal Tinne with Noel Rice; 5:30 PM, Jeff Ward & Band. Sun 8/31, 2 PM, Jeff Ward & Band; 2:30 PM, Liz Kearney Arwine & Juliette Edwards; 4 PM, Donnybrook. 847-634-0339.

NATIVE SOUNDS BY THE LAKE Monroe & Michigan: Sun 9/7, 11 AM-7 PM, Irene Bedard, Midnight Renegades, Shki Bmaadzi, Crickethill & others. 877-244-2246.

TASTE OF POLONIA Copernicus Foundation, 5216 W. Lawrence: Sat 8/30, noon, White & Red Band; 2:30 PM, Veselovsky, Pawlikowski & Gorale; 3 PM, Ampol Aires; 5 PM, Rick Saucedo, Mariola Napieralska; 5:15 PM, Wanderband; 5:30 PM, Take Five; 7:30 PM, Waldemar Kocon, DJ Seba, Lech Stawski; 8 PM, Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones. Sun 8/31, noon, Stas Golonka & the Chicago Masters, Dozynki; 12:15 PM, Loco Amor; 2:15 PM, Chor Fryderyka Chopina; 2:30 PM, Dixie Kings; 2:45 PM, Swing Billy; 3 PM, Weselisko; 5 PM, Ron Smolen Orchestra; 5:30 PM, Zatolka & Gorale; 7:30 PM, Lech Stawski, Freeze Dried. Mon 9/1, noon, Daddy-O's, Casey Homel & the World's Honkiest Polka Band; 2:30 PM, World Class Noise, Downtown Sound, Bat; 5 PM, Waldemar Kocon, Joe Walega's Happy Hearts, Klex; 7 PM, Eliminator (ZZ Top tribute), Marszalek Band, Tomasz. 773-777-8898.

UNITY FEST & PICNIC Marquette Park, 6700 S. Saint Louis: Sat 9/6, 10 AM, New Joy Divine Full Gospel Baptist Church Choir; 10:30 AM, Lydia Muhammed; noon, Isaac Mendoza; 2:30 PM, Voices of Praise; 3 PM, Pleasant Gift Church Choir; 3:30 PM, 411 Gospel Rappers. Festival also features dance performances & poetry readings. 773-436-7989, 773-925-0397, or 773-434-5127.

Miscellaneous

SALADEEN ALAMIN gives mambo dance lessons at Chicago SummerDance for Kids; free admission. Sat 8/30, 4 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

NATIVE SOUNDS BY THE LAKE features Native American drummers, singers, and dancers; free admission. Sun 9/7, 11 AM-7 PM, Millennium Park, Monroe & Michigan. 877-244-2246.

SWING SETS, MARK GREENBERG & JOHN UPCHURCH, TWANG BANG Sat 9/6, 3 PM, perform at the 7th annual Hideout Block Party (see Fairs & Festivals for complete schedule), Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia. 773-227-4433.

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