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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.

NICK ALVAREZ, DAVE DOBIE, MARK DENARDO, STOP THE VIKING, MIKE JONES Wed 9/10, 8 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-7332.

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

BBI Free concert. Tue 9/9, 10:30 AM, State & Madison (northwest corner). 312-782-9160.

ALEXANDRA BILLINGS Free concert. Tue 9/9, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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

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

CAKE, CHEAP TRICK, DETROIT COBRAS, HACKENSAW BOYS, CHARLIE LOUVIN See Spot Check on Cheap Trick; all-ages. Wed 9/10, 6 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

BRADLEY COLE Cole also makes a guest appearance in the musical Pop Psychology immediately following his performance. Sat 9/13, 7 PM, Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport. 773-325-1700.

BRADLEY COLE Free in-store performance. Sat 9/13, 1 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

BARBARA COOK Sun 9/7, 4:30 PM, and Mon 9/8, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

JEANNE COTTER Fri 9/12, 7:30 PM, Sisters of St. Joseph Chapel, 1515 W. Ogden, LaGrange Park. 708-352-4362.

EDGAR CRUZ Free concert. Wed 9/10, noon, quad, Harper College, Roselle & Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6242.

FLEETWOOD MAC Sat 9/13, 8 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

MICHAEL GLABICKI, FLAPJACKS, DOWN THE LINE Wed 9/10, 7:30 PM, 115 Bourbon Street, 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park. 708-388-8881.

GRAM PARSONS TRIBUTE with Stephen Dawson, Diane Christiansen, Anna Fermin, Barbara Barrow, Michael Smith, Rita Ruby, Outlaw Family Band & others. Sat 9/13, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

DAVE GREEN Free piano concert. Fri 9/12, 11:30 AM, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

ESTER HANA Sat 9/13, 7:30 PM, Congregation Shaare Tikvah B'nai Zion, 5800 N. Kimball. 773-539-2202.

RON HAWKING performs "His Way: A Tribute to the Man and His Music" (Frank Sinatra tribute). Fridays, 8 PM, Saturdays, 6 and 9 PM, and Sundays, 3 PM, NBC Tower, 455 Cityfront Plaza. 312-222-1188.

IN POTENTIA, KOUTARO FUKUI, JOHN KANNENBERG, BILL MACKAY, KURT ISELT/JASON AJEMIAN/CHARLES RUMBACK Sat 9/6, 7:30 PM, Myopic Books, 1564 N. Milwaukee. 773-862-4882.

INTERDIMENSIONAL TRANSMISSIONS, BMG, IAN CLARK Free in-store performance. Fri 9/12, 6 PM, Weekend Records & Soap, 1919 W. Division. 773-342-5761.

KRAIG KENNING, JERRY TINTERA Sat 9/13, 7:30 PM, Village Square, 37 S. Main, Sandwich. 815-878-2693.

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

DAVID LANZ 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 9/12, 10:30 PM, Frankie J's MethaDome Theater, 4437 N. Broadway. 773-865-7731.

BECKIE MENZIE & TOM MICHAEL perform "Hey Look Me Over: The Music of Cy Coleman." Wed 9/10, 7:30 PM, Maxim's, 24 E. Goethe. 312-744-1375.

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

PETER MULVEY, FRUIT Sun 9/14, 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.

NATIVE SOUNDS BY THE LAKE with Diane Dame, Irene Bedard, Kevin Locke, Crickethill, Shki Bmaadzi, Mind Da Jay Da, Mark Cleveland Band, Midnight Renegades, and Native American drummers, singers, and dancers; free admission. Sun 9/7, 11 AM-7 PM, Millennium Park, Monroe & Michigan. 773-275-5871 or 877-244-2246.

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

OH WOZA MIA! WITH AMY ARMSTRONG and cast members from Mamma Mia! and The Lion King; benefit for Shriners Hospital for Children. Mon 9/8, 7 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 630-705-9901.

PRESTON KLIK RITUAL Fri 9/5, 8:18 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

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.

SPIDER SALOFF WITH BILL SHELDON & JEREMY KAHN perform "Over the Rainbow," a tribute to E.Y. "Yip" Harburg. Mon 9/8, 7 PM, Storefront Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 66 E. Randolph. 312-742-8497. Thu 9/11, 7 PM, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, 618 S. Michigan. 312-322-1769.

JESSE SCINTO performs at an opening reception for the exhibit "Kwang Young Chun: Aggregations." Fri 9/5, 5 PM, Gwenda Jay/Addington Gallery, 704 N. Wells. 312-664-3406.

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.

DAVID THEILE, MIA KIM, MARIANNE KESLER Free in-store performance. Fri 9/12, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

TWIZTID, ANYBODY KILLA, SOCIETY 1 All-ages. Sun 9/7, 6:15 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

WAYNE WONDER Sat 9/13, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 9/5, 9 PM, the Ex, Erase Errata (see Critic's Choice), Numbers, Zu (18 & over). Sat 9/6, 10 PM, Magnus, Barbeau, Sicbay, Changes, Audreys. Sun 9/7, 9 PM, Mermen, Vortis. Mon 9/8, 7 PM, Andrea Bunch & Lee Gutowski (in the pub); 8 PM, Loraxx, Silkworm, Dead Electric, .22. Tue 9/9, 9 PM, Tom Tom Club (see Spot Check), Spookie Daly Club. Thu 9/11, 9 PM, Bad Plus, Helen Money. Fri 9/12, 10 PM, Drive-By Truckers, Deke Dickerson & the Ecco-Fonics. Sat 9/13, 10 PM, Drive-By Truckers, Gaza Strippers. 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.

ANTHONY'S RESTAURANT AND JAZZ CLUB 231 Douglas, Elgin: Music at 8:30 PM. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, DJ Rodney B. 847-717-6759.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9:30 PM. First Friday of every month, Rhythm Rockets. Sat 9/6, Maggie Lee Walters. Wed 9/10, Don Maloney hosts an open mike. Sat 9/13, Johnny Star & the Meteors. 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 9/5, E*I*E*I*O, Safes, Snaggs, Lackloves. Sat 9/6, Butterfat Mastermind, Simmering. Sun 9/7, Shamier, Somewhere in the Grey, Pleyel. Mondays, 10 PM, Pat McCurdy. Tue 9/9, Leaker, 1908. Wed 9/10, Death of a Salesman, 1-9D, Envoys. Thu 9/11, Shot Baker, Cancer Merchants, JFK, Krunchies. Fri 9/12, Lindsie Reitz, Breech, Sam Dole. Sat 9/13, Rolls, Joseph Messing, Barron James Band, 9-Fifty. Sun 9/14, GUI. 773-281-4444.

BELLA SERA O'Hare Airport, 3801 N. Mannheim, Schiller Park: Restaurant. Music starts at 9 PM. Fri 9/5, Neil Diamond Tribute. Sat 9/6, Timmy D. Fri 9/12, Big Easy Show. Sat 9/13, Chris Colletti. 847-458-5551.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Thu 9/11, Dirty MF. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/5, Rockater, Halfway House, Dynamos, Run Logan. Sat 9/6, Soul in the Hole. 773-770-2039.

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 9/6, 10 PM-3 AM, DJ Schmatic. 773-384-0701.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fri 9/5, 8 PM, Arrivals, 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 (see Spot Check), Cooksie. Sun 9/7, 8 PM, Lynyrd's Innards, Libido Grande, Racecar Melody. Tue 9/9, 8 PM, Names, Thing 3, Negligents. Wed 9/10, 10 PM, DJ Tainted Love, DJ Norah Sandwich (no cover). Thu 9/11, 8 PM, Last Caress (Misfits tribute), Sonnets, Superchrist, Enargo. Fri 9/12, 8 PM, Acumen Nation, Celldweller, Claypeople (18 & over). Sat 9/13, 8 PM, Hella, Lozenge, Pines (18 & over). Sun 9/14, 6 PM, Swingin' Utters, Youth Brigade, Methadones (all-ages). 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/5, Monorail. Sat 9/6, Family Groove Company. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Terrapin Flyer. Mondays, Terry Fogell spins on karaoke night. Wednesdays, 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.

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 9/6, Cavern Beat (Beatles tribute). Sun 9/7, open jam session hosted by Alton J. 847-256-8870.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 9/6, Hushpuppies. Fri 9/12, Lubriphonic. Sat 9/13, Gin Palace Jesters. 773-384-2547.

CANS BAR & CANTEEN 1640 N. Damen: Music after 9 PM. Fri 9/5, 5 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute), Fishlipstick, John Kimler. Sat 9/6, 1 PM, Lovehammers, Underwater People, Ryan Flagstad, Paramours. 773-227-2277.

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 9/5, 9 PM, the Tony Smith Show. 847-647-8282.

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 9/5, Jostelen Weed. Sat 9/6, Rubber. Fri 9/12, Remedy, Tempered Faith. Sat 9/13, Dirty Deeds (AC/DC tribute), C-Factor. 847-524-9910.

CLEARWATER THEATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: 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.

CLOUT LOUNGE 1248 W. George: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM. Thu 9/11, 9:30 PM, Maggie Lee Walters. 773-296-1478.

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. Second Thursday of every month, DJ Misa, DJ Roadhouse. 773-489-0379.

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

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

CRUSH 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. 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. Thu 9/11, 9:30 PM, the Revolution (Prince tribute). Fri 9/12 and Sat 9/13, 8 PM, DJ Teddy, DJ TC (no cover). 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 9/5, 10 PM, Mike & Joe. Sat 9/6, 10 PM, Modern Day Romeo. Thursdays, 10 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 9/12, 10 PM, Catfight. Sat 9/13, 10:30 PM, Maggie Speaks. 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 9/5 and Fri 9/12, 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 and Sat 9/13, 8 PM, Paul Mullen & Amy Arbanzi; 10:30 PM, Sharon Carlson. Sun 9/7 and Sun 9/14, 7 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell; 9 PM, Old Town Cool with Heidi Letzmann, Liz Beckman, Joe Wright, Chris Granner perform "Saturday Morning." Mon 9/8, 8 PM, Kat Taylor performs "Chocolate and Sex." Wed 9/10, 1:30 PM, Across a Crowded Room (Joan Curto, Tom Michael, Cory Jamison, Dan Stetzel perform music by Richard Rodgers); 8 PM, Ty Perry performs "The Kid Inside 2." Thu 9/11, 8 PM, Table for 5 performs "A La Carte." 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 9/7, DJs Mark & Pete. Mon 9/8, DJs Ferris & Joe spin punk. Tue 9/9, Mike Cook. Wed 9/10, Nan Warshaw spins country & western. Thu 9/11, John Almonte. 773-472-2771.

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

DONNELLI'S 515 Rockland, Lake Bluff: Fri 9/5, 9 PM, CGR (no cover). 847-234-0225.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 9/5, 10 PM, Fareed Haque, Abstract Giants. Sat 9/6, 10 PM, Lucky Boys Confusion, Drawing a Blank, Saraphine. Tue 9/9, 9 PM, Manhandlers, Resinators, Krunchies. Wed 9/10, 9 PM, Freak Magnet, Homage Sun, Flood Ritual. Thu 9/11, 9 PM, Good Goddamns, Leadfoot, Knife of Simpson, On Fire. Fri 9/12, 9 PM, American Motherload, Head On, Wicked Relish, Aberrant. Sat 9/13, 8 PM, Lovehammers, Blackmaker, El Guapo. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/5, Wojdyla. Sat 9/6, Libido Funk Circus. Mondays, 9 PM, Dave Simons (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 9/12, Covergurl. Sat 9/13, Trilogy. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays and Mondays. Fri 9/5, Voices, Antje. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 20 Over (no cover). Wednesdays, Catfight. Thursdays, Love on the Rocks (Neil Diamond tribute). Fri 9/12, Underwater People. Sat 9/13, Small Town (John Mellencamp tribute), Thunder Road (Bruce Springsteen tribute). 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: 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 9/5, Gelheads, Regels, Roscoe Plush. Sat 9/6, Waste, Indignant, Dyrtybyrd, Andy Shaw. Sun 9/7, Sancocho, Sumo. Mondays, Chicago Rock Club. Tue 9/9, Cockfight, Patina, For All I Care. Wed 9/10, Mercury Daylong Cruise, Herbert Wiser Band. Thu 9/11, Driveway Ninjas, Void Where Prohibited, Rocky Denis. Fri 9/12, 7 PM, Michael Manring, Greg Howard; 10 PM, Drunken Monkeys, Nick Peraino & Blue Moon Rising, Dive. Sat 9/13, Loaded, Mind Bomb, Pleasing Betty, Flossmoor. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 9/5, 10 PM, Bang! Bang!, Dials, Vicki. Sat 9/6, 10 PM, Magas, Luke Eargoggle (see Critic's Choice), DJ Enden. Sun 9/7, 9:30 PM, Palaxy Tracks, Analog Radio, Low Flying Owls. Mon 9/8, 9:30 PM, Audio 8 Sound System, Triple Process, Clip (no cover). Wed 9/10, 9:30 PM, Why?, Dosh, Eternals, Mark Denardo. Thu 9/11, 10 PM, Ectomorph, Perspects, DJ Jordan Zawideh. Fri 9/12, 10 PM, Tallulah, Aluminum Group, Satellite 66. Sat 9/13, 9:30 PM, Mark Gardener with Goldrush, Tenki, Charlene. Sun 9/14, 9:30 PM, Zeljko McMullen, Skeletons, Peter B., Severiano Martinez, Stexx. 773-276-3600.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9 PM. Sat 9/13, Cavern Beat (Beatles tribute). 847-516-0300.

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 9/5, Soul Fyah. Sat 9/6, Dub Dis. Sun 9/7, Devon Brown. Mondays, DJs spin, Nick & the Noise. Wed 9/10 and Fri 9/12, Indika. Thu 9/11 and Sat 9/13, Hydro. Sun 9/14, Dub Dis. 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 9/5, Knightriders. 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 Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays; DJ Zuaz spins until 2 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Sat 9/6, Matthew McBride Band. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. Thursdays, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 9/12, Take Two. Sat 9/13, Revo. 847-593-2200.

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

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

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 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, Ris, Divide by Zero. Tue 9/9, 6 PM, Bluebottle, Man-Alive. Wed 9/10, 7 PM, Riddle of Steel, Horse the Band. Thu 9/11, 7 PM, Light FM, Atari Star, Far Rad. Fri 9/12, 7 PM, Bongzilla, Spunks, Buried at Sea, Behold! the Living Corpse, Lair of the Minotaur. Sat 9/13, 5 PM, Dead to Fall, Above This Fire, Coma Eternal; 9 PM, Easy Action, Sweet Heat, 25 Suaves, Decibators. Sun 9/14, 6 PM, Tomsawyer, Shot Baker, Brokedowns, Bar the Door. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 9/5, 10 PM, NRBQ, Last Train Home. Tue 9/9, 8 PM, Steve Young performs in the side bar, followed by a screening of the DVD version of James Szapski's documentary Heartworn Highways. Wed 9/10, 8 PM, Chicago Singer Spotlight with Stacey Coleman, Barbara Lauderdale, Julie Aymes, Therese Hegler. Fri 9/12, 9:30 PM, Charlie Robison, Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash. 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. Sat 9/6, Tumbleweed. Fri 9/12, Sharks. Sat 9/13, Smokin' Gunz. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 9/5, 9:30 PM, Karaoke You (no cover). 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 9/5, BK Read, Highball perform at an art opening with poet JJ Tindall. Sat 9/6, Barajas, Audiotank. Thursdays, open mike with Sara Sara. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 9/5, Sat 9/6, and Sat 9/13, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman. Fri 9/5, 9:30 PM, and Sat 9/6 and Sat 9/13, 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 9/7 and Sun 9/14, 6 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Russ Long. Mon 9/8, 7:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & Russ Long. Tue 9/9, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman; 9:30 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts an open mike. Wed 9/10, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Thu 9/11, 7:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Fri 9/12, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne. Fri 9/5, 9 PM, Sat 9/6, 10 PM, Tue 9/9 through Fri 9/12, 9 PM, and Sat 9/13, 10 PM, Sammy Goldstein. Sun 9/7 and Sun 9/14, 9 PM, Beckie Menzie hosts an open mike. Mon 9/8, 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. 312-836-0933.

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

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

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Fri 9/5, 10 PM, Locals, Maggie Walters. Sat 9/6, 10 PM, Phase II. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 9 PM, Michael J's Karaoke Cult. Fri 9/12, 10 PM, 3 Too Far, Beatnik Turtle. 773-549-9624.

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

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

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/5, Ode, Winnie. Sat 9/6, JT & the Clouds, Slingerland Ride. Wed 9/10, 9 PM, Mia Doi Todd, Black Bear Combo. Fri 9/12, 9 PM, Drains to Sound, Malarkies, Zero Time Embryo. Sat 9/13, 10 PM, Epicycle, Twice Pipes, the Few. Sun 9/14, 9 PM, Tim Easton, Dodge City Getouts. 773-472-5139.

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

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/5, Underwater People. 773-348-0009.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 9/5, 5 PM, Hideout Block Party (see Spot Check; see Fairs & Festivals for complete schedule). Sat 9/6, 12:15 PM, Hideout Block Party; 10:30 PM, Dishes, Drapes (in the club). Mon 9/8, 9:30 PM, Can-Ky-Ree. Wed 9/10, 10 PM, DJ Andrea, DJ Ilene Cotton. Thu 9/11, 9 PM, Barn Burning, Lindsey Graham. Fri 9/12, 6 PM, live karaoke with the Hootenanners. Sat 9/13, 10 PM, DJ Endless Mike. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays; no cover. Fri 9/5, Classic Brown, Julie Dutchak & Plan B. Wed 9/10, Sam Gjokaj hosts an open mike. Fri 9/12, Milkplow, Cosmic Haze. Sat 9/13, Lightning & Thunder. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 9/5, 9 PM, Khari B., Mwata Bowden & Souond Spectrum. Tue 9/9, 9 PM, Organic Mind Unit. Thu 9/11, 8 PM, Khari B., Malik Yusef perform at "Soul Poetry Cafe." 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 9/5, 9 PM, Neville Brothers, Reggie Hamm (18 & over). Sat 9/6, 9 PM, Pat Green, Blue Dogs (18 & over). Tue 9/9, 6 PM, Lucky Boys Confusion, Swizzle Tree, Saving Face, Split Habit (all-ages). Wed 9/10, 9 PM, Dave Matthews Cover Band, Janah (18 & over). Fri 9/12, 5:30 PM, Poison the Well, Dillinger Escape Plan, Further Seems Forever, Eighteen Visions, Shai Hulud, Since by Man (all-ages). Sat 9/13 and Sun 9/14, 9 PM, Edwin McCain, Will Hoge (9/13 sold out; 9/14 18 & over). 312-923-2000.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 9/5, Mahp, Reason for Leaving. Thu 9/11, Makkafroi. Fri 9/12, Ben Arnold. Sat 9/13, Sprague Brothers. 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 9/7, 9:30 PM, Guy Grace. Sundays and Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike for singer-songwriters hosted by Jeremy Raskin; performers receive a free drink. Sun 9/14, 9:30 PM, Rob Prevendar, Just Kevin. 773-235-9795.

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

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant. Fri 9/5 and Sat 9/6, 10 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. Fri 9/12, 8 PM, Simmering (benefit for Animal House Shelter); 10 PM, Urban Funk Ordinance, Lloyd Dobbler Effect. Sat 9/13, 10 PM, Jerkys. 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. Sat 9/6, Saps. Mondays, Playback. Thursdays, Musical Outfits. 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.

LOLA'S 1005 N. Western: Thu 9/11, 10:30 PM, DJ Slight Weight DeWayne spins at the HOMOlympics (with competitions in wrestling, donut eating, and other categories). 312-498-6115.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 9/5, 10 PM, Forgotten Four, Paperbacks, Clorox Girls, Paper Bullets. Sat 9/6, 10 PM, Primo, Lacona. Sun 9/7, 9 PM, Pepper Boy. Tue 9/9, 9 PM, Stups. Wed 9/10, 9 PM, Moonshine Sway. Thu 9/11, 9 PM, Nice Device, Dead Electric. Fri 9/12, 10 PM, Sons of John Doe, Reagan National Crash Diet, Seedy Sea Controversy. Sat 9/13, 10 PM, Last Vegas, Wingnuts with Iggy Yoakam. Sun 9/14, 6:30 PM, Edge Runner, Van Allen Belt (no cover). 773-871-3757.

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

MANHATTAN'S 415 S. Dearborn: Bar and lounge; no cover. Fridays and Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Teflan, DJ Erica. 312-957-0460.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 9/5, 10 PM, Hoyle Brothers, Delafields. Sat 9/6, 8 PM, Auktyon. Tue 9/9, 8 PM, Monte Montgomery, Motion to Fix. Wed 9/10, 8 PM, Sandip Burman & friends. Thu 9/11, 9 PM, Thomas Pace, Dylan Rice, KB. Fri 9/12, 10 PM, Knee Deep Shag, Wombats. Sat 9/13, 10 PM, Tim Reynolds, Kaki King. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: 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 (see Critic's Choice; sold out). Sun 9/7, 6:30 PM, Samael, Strapping Young Lad, Cathedral (see Spot Check; all-ages). Wed 9/10, 8 PM, Evan Dando (see Spot Check), Rhett Miller (sold out). Thu 9/11, 9 PM, Rainer Maria, Denali (see Spot Check), M's, Lying in States (18 & over). Fri 9/12, 6:30 PM, Cursive, Blood Brothers, Eastern Youth, Murder by Death (all-ages). Sat 9/13, 7 PM, Rooney, Sounds, Paloalto (all-ages). Sun 9/14, 6:30 PM, PGS, Last Addition, 7th Grade Underdog (all-ages). 773-549-0203.

MICKEY FINN'S 412 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Music at 10 PM. Sat 9/6, Boatbuilders. Sat 9/13, Contractions. 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: Sat 9/6, 10 PM, Ben Schmidt. Sundays, 10 PM, open mike. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Larry B. hosts "Molly's Piano Cabaret." Fri 9/12, 10 PM, Hip Fetish. Sun 9/14, 6 PM, Stuck in the Fifties (benefit for P.A.D.S.). 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.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 9/5, Kick Back City. Thursdays, Mike Brumfield. Fri 9/12, Howard & the White Boys. Sat 9/13, Over Easy. 630-688-8866.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sun 9/7, open jam hosted by On Da Groove. Wed 9/10, Love Dictators, Vamplifier, Made to Be Broken. Thu 9/11, It's a Wise Child, Meat Stack. 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: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/5, 10 PM, Baby Teeth, the National (see

Spot Check), Like Young, Baby Dayliner. Sat 9/6, Family Tree, Freebasic, Longshot, Lee Chestafeel, DJ Copperpot, Tee Bot. Sun 9/7, 8 PM, Rebel Angels, Moron Parade, Hookers in Orbit (all-ages). Tuesdays, 8 PM, DJs spin soul and hip-hop. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Thu 9/11, Kevin So, Maggie Croisant, Don Conoscenti, Navid Rashid perform at Singer/Songwriter Night hosted by Mark Sheehy. Fri 9/12, Cells, Food for Witches, American Princes. Sat 9/13, Mad Lab, Racermason. Sun 9/14, Midway Story, Marty McFly, Midwest Blue. 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 9/6, 10 PM, Seeking Syd (Pink Floyd tribute), Zea Mays. Tuesdays, 9 PM, DJ Skor, DJ Real One spin hip-hop. Wed 9/10, 9 PM, I.R.E., Kretlache. Sat 9/13, 10 PM, Lyden Moon, T.D. Clark. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Wed 9/10, 8 PM, the Partly Dave Show. Thu 9/11, 8 PM, Liberte Unlocked, Jennie Mutation, Selly Thiam, That Ducky Boy, Alan Conkle's Love Pollution (benefit for Unbound Books). 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 9/5, 10 PM, Sunhead King, Downtown Tripper Mind, Jelly Bann'd. Sat 9/6, 10 PM, Dirty Love, Dorian Taj, Chameleon. Sundays, 11 PM, Papa G spins reggae. Mondays, 10 PM, Phunk, Nevs-One, John Swift, Clash Titan. Tue 9/9, 10 PM, Core Project. Tuesdays, 11 PM, Alo, Fuego, I-Ron, Larry Millah. Fri 9/12, 10 PM, Smoke With the Giraffes, Lofreq, Gravitron. Sat 9/13, 10 PM, Superbig, Mighty Fine Machine, Who Did Bender, Egostatic. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Wed 9/10, 9:30 PM, Umphrey's McGee. 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 9/5, Off the Hook, Wombats. Sat 9/6, Crash (Dave Matthews tribute). Thu 9/11, Mike & Joe. Fri 9/12, Fabulous Janes. Sat 9/13, Skunk City. 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: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/5, Bad Forum, Lynn Thompson. Sat 9/6, Rotgut. Sun 9/7, 7 PM, Craig Moorefield. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. Wed 9/10, Ton, Rhineland Bastards. Thu 9/11, Los Gatos Diablos. Fri 9/12, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. Sat 9/13, Dead Steel Mill. 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. Fri 9/5, Chris Winters. Tue 9/9, Mark Madsen. Wed 9/10, Keith Scott. Thu 9/11, Turnstyles. Sat 9/13, Matthew Skoller. 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 9/5, 7 Deez. Sat 9/6, Rte. 66. Wed 9/10, Jim Anderson. 815-477-0340.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 9/6, 10 PM, and Sun 9/7, 11 PM, live karaoke. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. Tue 9/9, Grant Strombeck, Carl Leukaufe. 773-276-9730.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Wednesdays, 9 PM, pro jam hosted by Pat Hall. Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-274-3239.

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

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). Sat 9/6, 10 PM, Jellyeye Drum Theatre, Shu Shubat. Sundays, 9 PM, DJs spin Afrobeat, Latin, hip-hop, and reggae. Tue 9/9, 9 PM, Indika, Rasta Kelly, Andrea. Sat 9/13, 10 PM, Nine Miles, Anne Harris. 312-492-6100.

RIVERS RESTAURANT 30 S. Wacker: Fri 9/12, 4:45 PM, Brother John. 312-559-1515.

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.

RUMBA 351 W. Hubbard: Wednesdays, 10:30 PM, Parados. 312-222-1226.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: 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, the National (see Spot Check). Sun 9/7, 8 PM, Four Men From Now with Adam Carroll, Beaver Nelson, Jud Newcomb & Michael Fracasso. Mon 9/8, 9 PM, Carlsonics, Drip, the Motion. Tue 9/9, 8 PM, Gayle Ritt, Matt Hoffer. Wed 9/10, 9 PM, Winter Blanket, Rabbit Rabbit, Norfolk & Western. Thu 9/11, 9 PM, French Kicks, Cisco Pike, Apollo Sunshine. Fri 9/12, 7 PM, Steve Poltz, Ellen Rosner; 10 PM, Sleeping at Last, Hurricane Lamps, Emily Shrine (18 & over). Sat 9/13, 7 PM, California Guitar Trio; 10 PM, Kevin So, Joe Reilly. Sun 9/14, 4 PM, John Storms-Rohm (all-ages); 9 PM, Stars, Essex Green, Forty Piece Choir. 773-525-2508.

SEAN KALEY'S 10900 Rte. 83, Lemont: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/12, Dizzy Stick. 630-257-6383.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. 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. Fri 9/5, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. Sundays, Torturing Elvis. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Jerry Barry & Jim Desmond. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: Music at 3:30 PM; no cover. Thu 9/11, Fabulous Frank & Dave. 312-441-9334.

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

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 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, Sores, Mystery Girls, Reacharounds. Tue 9/9, Rexford, Undecided, DJ Artek, Norman Rockwell, DJ Verb, DJ D Double. Tuesdays, 11 PM, DJ Artek, DJ Verb, Norman Rockwell, Rexford, Undecided, DJ D Double spin at the 606 hip-hop open mike. Wed 9/10, Sybris, Heathrow, Lavellas. Thu 9/11, Box-o-Car, Phenoms, Pedestrians, Audreys. Fri 9/12, Waxwings, Quasar Wut Wut, Lucida. Sat 9/13, Reigning Sound, Thee Shams, Hot Machines. Sun 9/14, Not the Only One, It's a Wise Child, Ligaments of Cooper. 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 9/5, 8 PM, Girlyman, Christy Snow, Lis Harvey. Sat 9/6, 8 PM, Chris Gilmartin, Joel Ackerson, Doc's Kids. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy, Greg Sorrell, Tim Ilg. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Katie Todd. Thu 9/11, 8 PM, Ellen Rosner, Sandy Andina, Sirens Wild Ride. Fri 9/12, 8 PM, Teddy Goldstein, Andrew Kerr, Eric Nassau. Sat 9/13, 7 PM, Al Rose, A Is Jump, Dick Prall, Sahra Featherstone. Sun 9/14, 7 PM, Kristin Shout, Arthur Godfrey. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 9/5, Interociter, Sequoia. Sat 9/6, Surly. Sundays, open turntables. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Kathy Star. 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 9/5, Rico. Sat 9/13, Lake Effect, Lazy Maybes. 630-264-2739.

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

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 HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/5, Indika, Twilite. Sat 9/6, Michael Black, Soulfyah. Sundays, Gizzae. Mon 9/8, Incredible Cold. Tuesdays, Dub Dis, DJ Journey (no cover). Wed 9/10, Star Temple, DJ Cojo B spins dancehall. Thursdays, Aswah Greggori. Fri 9/12, Flex Crew. Sat 9/13, Carl Brown, Dansika. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/5, Cicilia, Boda, 9-Fifty. Sat 9/6, 8 PM, Fareed Haque Group, Bump, One-Eyed Show. Sun 9/7, 8:30 PM, Gary Stier & the Sleepless Knights, Back Porch Ramblers. Tue 9/9, Quinn's Uncles, Exaggeration. Wed 9/10, M.K. Gallina, Jen Dainton, Desiree Irwin. Thursdays, Hack 'n' Wheeze. Fri 9/12, Gary Stier & the Sleepless Knights. Sat 9/13, Polkaholics, Johnny Rocker & the Highrollers, Mr. Rudy Day. 773-929-1300.

Dance

ANGEL ALANIS, BILLY O CHICAGO, AUTO AXON 18 & over. Tue 9/9, 9 PM, Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie. 773-509-5019.

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, Greg Haus spins electro, progressive, hard house, and breakbeat. Sat 9/6, DJ Larissa. Sundays, DJ Chester (no cover). Mondays, DJ Boa spins synth pop, hardwave, and retro. Tuesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. Second Wednesday of every month, DJ Larissa, DJ Ruslan. Thursdays, Heather Doble. Sat 9/13, DJ Chester. 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. Mondays, DJ BJAK, John Simmons. Tuesdays, Risky Bizness, DJ Heather spin new wave and pop. 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. Tue 9/9, Adam Jay, DJ Sinjin. Wednesdays, Chris Gin. Thu 9/11, Chris Gin, Alex Peace, Pleasure Box. 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.

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. 312-266-1200.

CLOUT LOUNGE 1248 W. George: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM. Fri 9/5, Gelly, Donnie Stash. Fri 9/12, Roman Salazar, Daniel Mnookin. 773-296-1478.

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

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

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

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

COOBAH 3423 N. Southport: Sundays, 9 PM, Jesse de la Pena spins Brazilian lounge, jungle, drum 'n' bass, bossa nova, and Afrobeat (no cover). Tuesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, John Simmons spins house, downtempo, and soul (no cover). 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. Sat 9/6, Karl Almaria, Marshall, Michael Lacey, Mike Rosey, Tripple J spin underground house. Tuesdays, Michael Lacey spins downtempo, dub, jazz, ska, and ethnic. 773-276-1411.

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

THE DISTRICT 858 W. Lake: Fridays, 10 PM, DJ Twilite Tone with percussionist Louie Louie. Saturdays, 10 PM, Mr. A.L.I., Dajae, Carla Prather, DJ Inc., Glenn Underground. 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. Second Friday of every month, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, Mixin' Marc, DJ Speed, Josh Da Funky 1, Double Impact, Flipside, Billy the Kid, DJ Nonstop, Boogie Boy. 312-266-1944.

EZULI 1415 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Tue 9/9, 8 PM, Scarface. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, DJ Cisco spins dancehall and Latin beats. 773-227-8200.

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: Fri 9/12, 11:30 PM, Green Velvet (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. Saturdays, 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.

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

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. Saturdays, 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, Jernell Geronimo. 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: Saturdays, 8 PM-5 AM, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 PM-4 AM, and Fridays, 7 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.

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 9/5, Ron Trent, Larry Heard, Frique. Sat 9/6, Dayhota, Tobias. Sundays, DJ Pogo spins indie rock, Britpop, and new wave. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins goth and electro. Wednesdays, Laura Shawcago spins punk, rock, and glam metal. Thu 9/11, Disc Jockey CB, DJ Mother Hubbard. Fri 9/12, DJ Heather, DJ S. Sat 9/13, Colette, Lady D. 773-549-4140.

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

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Timmy Loop & VJ Terp. Saturdays, DJ Jungle Jorge & VJ Nickole. Sundays, VJ Steven Farias. Mondays, VJ Tyrone (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Tech-Nick (no cover). Wednesdays, Freddie Bain & VJ Tyrone. Thursdays, "Best of the 80s" with DJ Julian & VJ Steven Farias (no cover). 773-327-7711.

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Goose, Justin G. Saturdays, Andrew Vonn spins house and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Tuesdays, Andrew Vonn spins metal. Thursdays, Andre Harris. 312-587-8779.

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

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

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays, Michael Lacey & others spin deep house. Second Saturday of every month, DJ Eric H., DJ Joseph spin 2-step garage, brokenbeat, dancehall, and dub. 773-252-9700.

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

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. Second Thursday of every month, Analog Addicts spin hip-hop. Second Saturday of every month, DJ Masta. 773-248-5475.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Scratch-n-Sniff spins retro rock and old-school hip-hop. Saturdays, Refried Beats with DJs Mass Transit, Spinello, J-Biz spinning old-school hip-hop; freestyle open mike hosted by Saayid. Sundays, DJ Superstatus spins dub, scratch, funk, and hip-hop. Tuesdays, DJ Rudy, DJ Tankboy spin alternative rock, punk, and new wave. Wednesdays, Analog Addicts. Thursdays, DJ Motorcycle Dan spins rock. 773-227-4906.

TONIC ROOM 2447 N. Halsted: Music and DJs 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Mass Transit spins soul, old school, and hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ Emo spins funk and hip-hop. Sundays, Tabakin & Saayid host the "Tabakspin" open mike. Mondays, open mike. 773-248-8400.

TRACE 3714 N. Clark: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Sundays, Doug Brandt spins house. Wednesdays, DJ Real One & Jackin' Jamie spin house, disco, and breaks. 773-477-3400.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Alberto "Escandalo" Gomez, Marco Hernandez, Carlos Rodriguez spin salsa and merengue. Saturdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Chris Tomasone, DJ Goose, Flipside, Jayfunk. 312-491-9729.

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

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Mondays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. DJ Theory spins Fridays in the Dome; DJ Spin spins Saturdays in the Dome. Sat 9/6, Christian Smith, John Patterson. Sat 9/13, Ken Ishi, Dave Ralph, Szmurlo & Sanchez. 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

JENNIFER ARMSTRONG performs (the singer hosts a workshop entitled "Waging Peace: In Our Hearts and Our World" on Saturday, September 13, at 9:30 AM). Fri 9/12, 8 PM, Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston. 847-869-9447.

TODD DENMAN & ANIAR, ALASDAIR FRASER WITH NATALIE HAAS Free concert. Fri 9/12, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, 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.

FUREYS with Davey Arthur. Sat 9/13, 9 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

HALF DAY BLUEGRASS BAND Free concert. Sat 9/13, 6 PM, Winnetka Covenant Church, 1200 Hibbard, Wilmette. 847-446-4300.

LAKETOWN BUSKERS Free concert. Tue 9/9, 6:30 PM, Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside. 312-742-7511.

LAKETOWN BUSKERS perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Paul Collins. Mon 9/8, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 773-777-7822.

PATT & POSSUM perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Bill Sudkamp. Sat 9/13, 8 PM, Esperanza School, 520 N. Marshfield. 773-777-7822.

SPECIAL CONSENSUS Fri 9/5, 8 PM, Byron Colby Barn, 1561 Jones Point Rd., Grayslake. 847-543-1202.

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 9/7, Matt Watroba. 847-424-9800.

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

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

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 9/5, Urban Djin, Red Dust. 773-384-2547.

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

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

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant. 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.

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fridays, 5:30 PM, Hoyle Brothers. Fri 9/12, 5:30 PM, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-Ins with Lawrence Peters. 773-276-3600.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Music at 10 PM. Sat 9/6, Switchback. 312-836-0066.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tue 9/9, 8:30 PM, Danu. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 9/6, Rick Pickren. Sat 9/13, Lil' Rev. 630-393-1247.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Sat 9/13, Cindy Mangsen & Steve Gillette, Hillbilly Winos. 219-464-4700.

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

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

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

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

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Wed 9/10, 8 PM, Scott Adamson & Jim Becker. 773-227-4433.

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

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: 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.

SPEAKEASY SUPPER CLUB 1401 W. Devon: Thu 9/11, 8:30 PM, Sweet Accord. 773-338-0600.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 9/5, Ken Burnstein. Sat 9/6, 2 PM, song circle. Fri 9/12, Debra Cowan. 630-969-9720.

WOODSTOCK OPERA HOUSE 121 Van Buren, Woodstock: Fri 9/12, 8 PM, and Sat 9/13, 4 and 8 PM, Riders in the Sky. 815-338-5300.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

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

DIAMOND JIM GREENE Fri 9/5, 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.

FERNANDO JONES Wed 9/10, noon, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

ERIC NODEN DUO Mon 9/8, noon, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

KOKO TAYLOR Sat 9/13, 8 PM, James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2581.

DAVE WELD Fri 9/12, 5:30 PM, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Clubs

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

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

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 9 PM, Ken Saydak. 312-642-6805.

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

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 8:30 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 9/5, Otis Clay Review. Sat 9/6, 3 PM, Pistol Pete; 8:30 PM, Big Time Sarah. Mon 9/8, Jimmy Burns Band. Tue 9/9, Katherine Davis hosts a blues jam. Wed 9/10, Gloria Rogers. Thu 9/11, Pistol Pete & the Professionals. Fri 9/12, Kinsey Report. 847-424-9800.

BLUE BAYOU 3734 N. Southport: Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Brother John. 773-871-3300.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/5 and Sat 9/6, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 9/9, Vino Louden Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 9/12 and Sat 9/13, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/5 and Sat 9/6, Grana Louise Band. Sundays and Thursdays, Shirley Johnson Band. Tue 9/9, Charlie Love Band with Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 9/12 and Sat 9/13, Linsey Alexander Band with Nellie Travis. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/5, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Sat 9/6, Joanna Connor. Sun 9/7, Mike Wheeler. Mon 9/8, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 9/9, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Wed 9/10, Pistol Pete. Thu 9/11, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Fri 9/12 and Sat 9/13, Jimmy Johnson. 773-528-1012.

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

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant; music at 9:30 PM; early acoustic shows Fridays and Saturdays (no cover). Fri 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. Mon 9/8, Brother John hosts the jam. Tue 9/9, Doug McDonald. Wed 9/10, Michael Coleman. Thu 9/11, Frankie Lee. Fri 9/12, 5:30 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 9:30 PM, Willie Kent & the Gents, Jimmy Burns. Sat 9/13, 6 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9:30 PM, Dave Hole, Tommy McCracken. Sun 9/14, Carlos Johnson. 312-427-0333.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 9/5, Jeff Pitchell. Sat 9/6, Howard & the White Boys. Fri 9/12, Eric Sardinas. Sat 9/13, Bernard Allison. 630-513-0074.

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. 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.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 9/6, 10 PM, Professor John & His Band. Thu 9/11, 9 PM, Da Blues Guys. Sat 9/13, 10 PM, Ronnie Baker Brooks. 708-788-2118.

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. Fri 9/12, 9:30 PM, Dan Darrah, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. Sat 9/13, 9:30 PM, Mississippi Heat. 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.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sundays, 9:30 AM and noon, gospel brunch featuring local choirs. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 9/5, 10 PM, Eric Sardinas. Sat 9/6, 9:30 PM, Big G & the Real Deal. Sundays, 9:30 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mon 9/8, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor. Tue 9/9, 9:30 PM, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. 312-923-2000.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/5, Erwin Helfer. 773-348-7592.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 9/5 and Sat 9/6, Nellie Travis. Sundays, Charlie Love, Linsey Alexander. Mondays, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers, Sammy Fender. Tuesdays, Dion Payton, Howard Scott & the World Band. Wednesdays, Jimmy Burns Band, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats. Thu 9/11, Billy Branch. Fri 9/12 and Sat 9/13, A.C. Reed & the Sparkplugs. 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. 708-335-1271.

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

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

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 9/6, Neil Rose Band. 630-688-8866.

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 9/6, Michael Coleman. 773-252-1155.

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.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Sat 9/6, Mars Blues Band. Fri 9/12, Mississippi Heat. 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 9/12, R-Gang. Sat 9/13, Howard Scott & the World Band. 815-477-0340.

REDFISH 400 N. State: Music in the Voodoo Lounge. Fri 9/12 and Sat 9/13, 9:30 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-467-1600.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays, 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover Thursdays. Fri 9/5, Chico Banks & the Candy Licken Band. Sat 9/6, Jimmy Burns. Sun 9/7, Sammy Fender. Wednesdays, Eddy & Jimmy. Thu 9/11, Yabba Griffith & Traxx. Fri 9/12, Mike Dangerous Band. Sat 9/13, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sun 9/14, Toronzo Cannon & the Cannonball Express. 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. Wednesdays, Fri 9/5, and Sat 9/6, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr., Ariyo, Larry Taylor. Fri 9/12, Barrelhouse Chuck, Sam Burckhardt, James Wheeler, Bob Stroger (tribute to Sunnyland Slim). Sat 9/13, Big DooWopper, Eddie Taylor Jr. 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 9/7, Brother John Duo. Tue 9/9, Dave Specter. Thu 9/11, Marty Sammon. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Sat 9/6, Pat Smillie Band. Fri 9/12, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sat 9/13, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sat 9/6, Billy Flynn Band. Mondays, John Brumbach & Dave Specter. Fri 9/12, Outta the Blue. 773-772-6656.

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

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

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

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.

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

JUDY ROBERTS & GREG FISHMAN Benefit for Mostly Music at NEIU's chamber music series, educational programs, and outreach activities. Fri 9/12, 8 PM, University Club of Chicago, 76 E. Monroe. 773-442-4978.

MATT SAVAGE TRIO Benefit for Opportunity, Inc. and the Northern Suburban Special Education District Foundation. Sun 9/14, 3 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-831-9400, ext. 16.

KENNY SODERBLOM Free concert. Mon 9/8, 7 PM, Eclecticity, 3162 N. Clark. 773-929-3080.

SUENOS Sun 9/14, 1:30 PM, Roselle Public Library, 40 S. Park, Roselle. 630-529-1641.

COREY WILKES QUARTET Fri 9/5, 6 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

Jazz

Clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 9/5, noon, Kim Cusack & Franz Jackson. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturdays, 6 PM, Martin Bany River North Quartet. Sat 9/6, 9:30 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Sundays, 7 PM, Alejo Poveda. Mondays and Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope. Mondays, 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, "No Am/Pro Jam" with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany, Charlie Braugham. Tue 9/9, 5 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesdays, noon, Dan Saura & Aaron Krueger; 5 PM, John Brumbach Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thursdays, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. Fri 9/12, noon, Franz Jackson Quartet. Sat 9/13, 9:30 PM, Von Freeman 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 9/14, 7 PM, Joe Rendon. 773-276-7298.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 9/5 and Sat 9/6, DeTour. Sun 9/7 through Sun 9/14, Bobby Lewis. 312-751-2433.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/12, Petropoulos Organ Trio. 847-381-8585.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Music upstairs in the show lounge: Fri 9/5, 9:30 PM, Skip Griparis Well-Swung Trio. 773-435-0130.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 9/10, Airborne. 630-406-0008.

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 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.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Sat 9/6, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Sun 9/7, 5 PM, Jerry Owings. Mon 9/8, 8 PM, Jack Foy Orchestra. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Thursdays, 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham, Don Stille. Fri 9/12, 9 PM, Sam Magdal. Sat 9/13, 9 PM, and Sun 9/14, 8 PM, Danny Long. 847-647-8282.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the lounge at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 9/5, Dave Simone Trio. Sat 9/6, Ed Coward Trio. Wed 9/10, Dave Gordon. Thu 9/11 through Sat 9/13, Bob Davis Trio. 847-969-9900.

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

CLUB ALPHONSE 1351 S. Michigan: Fridays and Saturdays, 3 PM-2 AM, Andre Scorpoi hosts an after-work set. 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 & Richie Pardo. 312-467-0546.

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 9/9, 9:30 PM, Alcatraz. 773-276-3600.

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

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

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 9/7, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. Sun 9/14, 6 PM, Chicago Jazz Orchestra. 708-788-2118.

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.

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 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: Fri 9/5, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Lake Effect. Sun 9/7, 8 PM, Marc Pompe Trio (no cover). Tue 9/9, 6:30 PM, Jose Valdes Trio (no cover). Tuesdays, 10 PM, DJs spin mambo and salsa. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thursdays, 8 PM, jam session hosted by Ari Brown Trio (no cover). Fri 9/12 and Sat 9/13, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, David Basse & City Light with Bill Goodwin. 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 9/5, 9 PM, and Sat 9/6, 8 PM, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers. Fridays, 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Saturdays, midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 9/7, 7 PM, Pong Unit One performs at the Uptown Poetry Slam. Sundays, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mon 9/8, 9 PM, Grazyna Auguscik Quintet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Wed 9/10, 9 PM, Don Stiernberg Quintet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 9/12, 9 PM, Tom Garling Sextet. Sat 9/13, 8 PM, Curtis Stigers Quartet. 773-878-5552.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Wed 9/10, 9 PM, Ted Sirota/Geof Bradfield Trio with Clark Sommers. Fri 9/12, 6 PM, Yves Francois et Rocambu Jazz perform at an opening reception for the art exhibition New Beginnings/False Starts. 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 10 PM; no cover. 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 9/5 through Sun 9/7, Terence Blanchard Sextet. Tue 9/9 through Sun 9/14, Bill Charlapp Trio. 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: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/5, Erwin Helfer. Fridays, 6 PM, Kimberly Gordon & Chris Foreman (no cover). Sat 9/6, Layni Katz Trio. Sundays, 1 PM, Tim Green/Tim McNamara Trio (no cover); 7 PM, Spider Saloff & the Uptown String Trio. Mondays, Dennis Carroll, George Fludas, Scott Burns, Jodie Christian. Tuesdays, Brian O'Hern hosts "Chanteuse," a showcase for vocalists (no cover). Thursdays, John Brumbach Quartet (no cover). Fri 9/12, Elaine Dame Trio. Sat 9/13, Bradley Williams with Gingi Lahera. 773-348-7592.

KOPI CAFE 5317 N. Clark: Second Monday of every month, 8 PM, Steven Hashimoto Duo. 773-989-5674.

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.

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 9/10, 7 PM, Three Blind Mice. 630-446-4001.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Tuesdays, 9 PM, "Jazz Jam Adventure" with Paul Kogut, Joe Policatro, Tim Davis. Sat 9/13, 10 PM, 5 Aftr 5. 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.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Tue 9/9, Nuwki Nu. Wed 9/10, Rendon & Lewis. 630-688-8866.

NO FRICTION 2502 N. California: Tue 9/9, 6:30 PM, Paul Hartsaw, Jim Baker, Keefe Jackson, Tim Daisy. 773-235-2757.

O'BRIEN'S 1528 N. Wells: Fri 9/5, 7 PM, Linda Tate Trio. Thursdays, 7 PM, Rob Zettl 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. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wednesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Birdwatch. Fri 9/12 and Sat 9/13, Ernest Dawkins Quartet. 847-328-0399.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Music at 7:30 PM Monday and Tuesday, 8 PM Wednesday through Saturday; no cover. Fri 9/5 and Sat 9/6, Curtis Robinson Trio. Mondays, Bobby Broom Trio. Tuesdays, Judy Roberts. Wednesdays, Ken Chaney Trio. Thu 9/11, King Fleming Trio. Fri 9/12 and Sat 9/13, BMR4. 847-243-3700.

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

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 9/7, 10 PM, Don Tisch Quartet. Mondays, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. Sun 9/14, Square Root of 5 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 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 9/5 and Sat 9/6, Gephart Long Quartet. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio (no cover). Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo (no cover). Tuesdays, Alison Ruble Quartet. Wednesdays, Erin McDougald Quartet. Thursdays, Dan Cray Trio. Fri 9/12 and Sat 9/13, Rudy Linka/Miles Evans Quartet. 773-472-1000.

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

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Thu 9/11, 9 PM, Daily Bridge Club. 312-492-6100.

RUMBA 351 W. Hubbard: Wed 9/10, 7 and 10:30 PM, Bradley Williams Quartet. 312-222-1226.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Sun 9/14, Alison Ruble. 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.

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 9/6, Dave Stone & Max Eisenberg, Blueberry McGregor & Chris Smentkowski. Thu 9/11, Numinous Opossum, Nick Broste Group. 773-862-3616.

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

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

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 9/5 and Fri 9/12, David Boykin Expanse. Sat 9/6, Nicole Mitchell Black Earth Ensemble. Sundays, 6:30 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett, percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Greg Ward & friends. Thu 9/11, Ernest Dawkins New Horizons Ensemble. Sat 9/13, Nicole Mitchell String Ensemble. 312-791-9050.

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

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

EL AMAL Sat 9/13, 8:30 PM, NBahri Rhythms, 4726 N. Lincoln. 773-728-7484.

International

Clubs

ANTHONY'S RESTAURANT AND JAZZ CLUB 231 Douglas, Elgin: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 9/6, Tropical Experience. 847-717-6759.

BARBA YIANNI GRECIAN TAVERNA 4761 N. Lincoln: Restaurant. Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 PM, Mosaic. 773-878-6400.

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.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 9/6 and Sun 9/7, 9 PM, Chicago Samba. Fri 9/12, 10 PM, Victor & Connie Parra's Mambo Express (preceded by mambo lessons with Tina Mangos at 9 PM). 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, 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 9/6, 10 PM, Jellyeye Drum Theatre, Shu Shubat. 312-492-6100.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/12, Mr. Myers. 630-264-2739.

Classical

ROGER BINGAMAN & VALERIE MAZE piano, with vocalists Rebecca Davis, Sara Stern, John Perdny & Christopher Richard (Schubert, Brahms). Sun 9/14, 2 PM, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding. 773-267-1666.

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

SAORI CHIBA piano, in a free solo recital (Barber, Chopin, Debussy & others). Tue 9/9, 7 PM, Mather Gardens, 1615 Hinman, Evanston. 847-491-9155.

CHICAGO A CAPPELLA (Chen, Lauridsen, Troxell, Orban, Olson, Eriksson, Mantyjarvi, Jennings, Forestier, Miller). Tue 9/9, 7:30 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 773-755-1628. Sat 9/13, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 773-755-1628. Sun 9/14, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 773-755-1628.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Dieter Kober conducts Handel's Water Music in a free concert. Sun 9/14, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

KATHRYN DOREN, JULIA BENTLEY, BRENT BILLOCK & WARREN KAPLAN soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor & bass-baritone, with pianist Timothy Shaindlin (Verdi, Bizet, Bernstein, Rodgers, Sondheim & others). Tue 9/9, 7:30 PM, Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation, 7117 N. Crawford, Lincolnwood. 847-676-0491.

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.

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). Fri 9/12, 12:10 PM, Steve Haase & John Goodwin, trumpet & piano, in a free concert (Tartini, Francaix, Berio, Hummel). 312-787-4570.

CAROLYN HART & DENISE GAMEZ soprano & mezzo-soprano, with pianist Daniel Paul Horn in a free concert (Delibes, Offenbach, Humperdinck, Purcell, Brahms, Mayerl). Sat 9/13, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 773-338-0346.

DAVID JALBERT piano, in a free Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Bach, Chopin). Wed 9/10, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

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

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY Alan Heatherington, conductor, with pianist Anton Kuerti (Schumann, Brahms). Fri 9/12 and Sat 9/13, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7:15 PM), Drake Theatre, Barat Campus, DePaul University, 700 E. Westleigh, Lake Forest. 874-295-2125.

MAGICAL STRINGS OF YOUTH Betty Haag, conductor. Sun 9/14, 4 PM, Edison Park Lutheran Church, 6626 N. Oliphant. 773-631-9131.

MAVERICK ENSEMBLE performs music of contemporary Ukrainian composers (Baley, Pilyutikov, Schaeffer, Shchetynsky, Yakub). Sun 9/14, 2 PM, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago. 773-227-5522.

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.

JAMIE SCHAAK piano, in a free concert (Beethoven, Schumann/Liszt, Albeniz, Borchevitz, Prokofiev). Mon 9/8, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

STARS OF LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO features tenor Ben Heppner, sopranos Ruth Ann Swenson & Isabel Bayrakdarian, bass-baritone Ildebrando D'Arcangelo & others with conductor Sir Andrew Davis in a free concert (Berlioz, Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini, Halevy & others). See Critic's Choice. Sat 9/6, 7:30 PM, Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Columbus & Jackson. 312-742-4763.

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

GAIL WILLIAMS & DEBORAH SOBOL horn & piano, in a free concert (Beethoven). Tue 9/9, 5:45 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-787-7360.

ROBERT E. WOODWORTH JR. & STEPHEN SCHNURR organ & piano (Mendelssohn, Franck). Sun 9/14, 5 PM, Cornelia Avenue Baptist Church, Cornelia & Paulina. 847-251-6120, ext. 17.

Fairs & Festivals

AROUND THE COYOTE FALL ARTS FESTIVAL features live music on two outdoor stages: Fri 9/5, Cans Bar & Canteen, 1640 N. Damen: 5 PM, John Kimler; 7 PM, Fishlipstick; 9 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute). Club Lucky, 1824 W. Wabansia: 5 PM, Hercolaneum; 6 PM, Wendy DeBias; 7 PM, Paulina Project; 8 PM, Cameron McGill; 9 PM, Epicycle. Sat 9/6, Cans Bar & Canteen, 1640 N. Damen: 1 PM, Paramours; 2:30 PM, Ryan Flagstad; 5 PM, Underwater People; 8 PM, Lovehammers. Club Lucky, 1824 W. Wabansia: 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.

BERGHOFF OKTOBERFEST Adams & Dearborn: 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.

CELTIC FEST CHICAGO features live music on several Grant Park stages. Sat 9/13, Next Generation Stage: 11:30 AM, musicians from the Academy of Irish Singers, Kelly Roche School & others; 6:15 PM, Baal Tinne; 7:15 PM, Isla; 8:15 PM, Richard Wood. Harp Tent: 11:30 AM, Grace & Lily Henley; 12:30 PM, Carl Johnson & Jim Conway; 1:30 PM, Anne & Charlie Heymann; 2:45 PM, Meghan & Aislynn Gagliardi; 3:45 PM, Irish Music Harp Ensemble; 4:30 PM, Blackspire. Celtic Crossroads Stage: noon, Dooleys; 1 PM, Todd Denman & Aniar; 2 PM, Richard Wood; 3 PM, Elders; 4 PM, Le Vent du Nord; 5 PM, Frankie Gavin & Rick Epping. Uilleann Pipe Tionol Tent: noon, Bob Kellam; 12:30 PM, Jeff Lindblade; 1:30 PM, Pat Cannady; 2:30 PM, Todd Denman; 3:30 PM, Tyler Duncan; 5 PM, Shepard's Folly; 6 PM, Scantily Plaid; 7 PM, Elders. Celtic Voice Tent: noon, Voices of the Celt; 1 PM, Kathy Cowan; 2 PM, Ffynnon. Petrillo Music Shell, Columbus & Jackson: 4 PM, Leahy, Alasdair Fraser with Natalie Haas, Natalie MacMaster. The Gathering: 6 PM, Le Vent du Nord; 7:45 PM, Scantily Plaid. Sun 9/14, Next Generation Stage: 11:30 AM, musicians from the Academy of Irish Singers, Kelly Roche School & others; 6:15 PM, Threadneedle Street; 7:15 PM, Gan Bua; 8:15 PM, Chief O'Neill's House Band. Harp Tent: 11:30 AM, Glissando; 12:30 PM, Chelsea Sky Link; 1:15 PM, Marta Cook; 2:10 PM, Anne & Charlie Heymann; 3:30 PM, the Snug; 4:30 PM, Cynthia Shelhart. Celtic Crossroads Stage: noon, Catherine O'Connell; 1 PM, Dyed in the Wool; 2 PM, Jiggernaut; 3 PM, Enter the Haggis; 4 PM, Errigal; 5 PM, Slainte Mhath. Uilleann Pipe Tionol Tent: noon, Chicago Irish Piper's Club; 1 PM, Kieran O'Hare; 1:45 PM, Sean Ryan; 2:30 PM, Brendan McKinney; 2:45 PM, Kevin Henry; 3:30 PM, Chicago Tionol Pipers; 5 PM, Millish; 6 PM, Celtic Sounds; 7 PM, Jiggernaut. Celtic Voice Tent: noon, Bodhran Brothers; 1 PM, Jennifer Armstrong; 2 PM, Charlie Madigan; 3 PM, Two Not So Sopranos; 4 PM, Timothy O'Sullivan; 5 PM, Ffynnon; 6 PM, Irish Heritage Singers. Petrillo Music Shell, Columbus & Jackson: 4 PM, Navan, McCabes, Cherish the Ladies. The Gathering: 6:45 PM, Dyed in the Wool; 7:45 PM, Millish. 312-744-3315.

CHICAGO WEST AFRICAN/CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL OF LIFE Homan Square Park, 900 S. Homan: Sat 9/13, 11 AM-10 PM, Shinehead, Frankie Paul, Dub Dis, Devon Brown, Nat Awuni, Helena Esi Rhabble, Carl Brown, Soldierz at War, Voices of Friendship, Roots Rock Society, Kwame & Wan Afrika, GFK, Ladi Lyke, Nelson Gill & the Caribbean Rhythm Band, Michael Chandler, Stanley Tatliff & the Voices of Lawndale, Testa, Homan Square YMCA Children's Choir & others. Sun 9/14, 11 AM-10 PM, Calypso Rose, Belizean Vibes, Indika, Gizzae, Aswah Greggori & the Enforcers, Jorge from Yard, Michael Black, Chicago State University Choir, Casper, Keziah Narah, Miranda Johnson, True Enuff, Zulu Nation, Hope House Male Choir, Loop Lab School Children's Gospel Group. 312-427-0267 or 773-762-5960.

THE CRUSH IN OLD TOWN Wells between North & Schiller: Sat 9/13, 4:30 PM, Anne Harris; 6:30 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel. Festival also features wine tastings & demonstrations. 773-868-3010.

FOX VALLEY OKTOBERFEST Randall & College Green, Elgin: Fri 9/12, 6 PM-midnight, Johnny Wagner Band. Sat 9/13, noon-midnight, Perlen, Phenix. Sun 9/14, noon-8 PM, Hirsch Band. 630-830-9120.

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 See Spot Check. 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 (see Critic's Choice); 9:15 PM, Bobby Conn & the Glass Gypsies; 10:30 PM, Dishes; 11:30 PM, Drapes. 773-227-4433.

NATIVE SOUNDS BY THE LAKE Monroe & Michigan: Sun 9/7, 11 AM-7 PM, Irene Bedard, Midnight Renegades, Shki Bmaadzi, Kevin Locke, Diane Dame, Mind Da Jay Da, Mark Cleveland, Crickethill & others. 877-244-2246.

PASSPORT BACKSTAGE Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg: Sat 9/6, 7 PM, Seventh Heaven; 8 PM, Schaumburg Youth Symphony Orchestra, An Octave Above, KMC Ensemble; 9 PM, AC Rock. 847-923-3608.

RIVER NORTH BASH Erie & Sedgwick: Sat 9/13, noon-11 PM, Rhumbuzz, A Band Called Pharisee & others. Sun 9/14, noon-7 PM, Agave & others. 773-868-3010.

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.

VIVA BRASIL! International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th: Sun 9/7, 2:15 PM, Scott Anderson with Lourdinha & Heitor Garcia & others; 4:15 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-465-3717.

Miscellaneous

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

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noon-time programs. Fri 9/5, Central American performing-arts program. Mon 9/8, Mexican performing-arts program. Fri 9/12, Ethiopian music, arts & crafts. 312-346-3278.

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