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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

AVENTURA, TEGO CALDERONA Sat 9/20, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

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

CARLA BOZULICH'S RED HEADED STRANGER Free in-store performance. Thu 9/18, 6:30 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

JENNY CHOI Free concert. Fri 9/19, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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

BRADLEY COLE performs and then makes a guest appearance in the musical Pop Psychology. Sat 9/13, 7 PM, Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport. 773-325-1700.

TRIBUTE TO CY COLEMAN with Lillias White & Julie Wilson. Michael Phillips interviews Coleman as part of the performance. Thu 9/18, 7 PM, Merle Reskin Theatre, DePaul University, 60 E. Balbo. 312-922-1999.

JESSE COOK Free in-store performance. Mon 9/15, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

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

DESSERT WITH THE DIVAS Opera and musical-theater singers from the Chicago Studio of Professional Singing perform at a benefit for the Chicago Park District's Berger Mansion Children's Playground Fund. Fri 9/19, 7 PM, Berger Park Mansion, 6205 N. Sheridan. 312-742-7871.

ENVIRONMENTAL ENCROACHMENT performs throughout the building; free admission. Thu 9/18, 6 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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

ROBBEN FORD Sat 9/20, 8 PM, Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-895-3600.

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.

JOAN HAMMEL Sun 9/21, 4 PM, James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2581.

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

ESTER HANA Free piano concert. Fri 9/19, 11:30 AM, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

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.

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

INTERPOL, STILLS, BROKE REVUE All-ages. Fri 9/19, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

IRON SHEIK, DJ MERCHANT & poet Gihad Ali perform as part of "Cafe Intifada." Fri 9/19, 8 PM, Southwest Youth Collaborative, 6400 S. Kedzie. 773-476-3534, ext. 63.

FRANCE JEAN-BAPTISTE Free concert. Fri 9/19, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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

DAN LAYNE, MALIAN LAHEY, STEVE SHMITT Wed 9/17, 8 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-7332.

LOS SHUT UP Fri 9/12, 10:30 PM, Frankie J's MethaDome Theater, 4437 N. Broadway. 773-865-7731.

MARILYN MCCOO, BILLY DAVIS JR. perform at the 77th annual Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Fashion Show, hosted by Mary Ann Childers & Jay Levine. Thu 9/18, 6:30 PM, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-942-6513.

MIDNIGHT CIRCUS performs The Flower Thieves. Fri 9/19, 6:30 PM, Sat 9/20, 8 PM, and Sun 9/21, 2 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. 773-445-3838.

PETER MULVEY, FRUIT Sun 9/14, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

NEWSBOYS, PLUS ONES, KUTLESS, THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH, SANCTUS REAL, KJ-52, SKY HARBOR, STEREO MOTION, SEVEN PLACES, FM STATIC, MATTHEW WEST, RYAN DOBSON Sat 9/20, 4 PM, Skydive Chicago, 3215 E. 1969th, Ottawa. 312-559-1212 or 800-965-9324.

RADIATORS, ANNE HARRIS Thu 9/18, 6 PM, Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-665-7600 or 312-559-1212.

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Fri 9/19, 7 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 & Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

STEREOPHONICS Fri 9/12, 6:30 PM (free in-store performance), Virgin Megastore, 540 N. Michigan. 312-645-9300. Thu 9/18, 7:30 PM (with Leaves; all-ages), Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

TALLULAH Free in-store performance. Tue 9/16, 7 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

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.

GILLIAN WELCH See Critic's Choice. Tue 9/16, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

WILCO 9/19 with Carla Bozulich's Red-Headed Stranger; 9/20 with Smog; both shows sold out. Fri 9/19 and Sat 9/20, 8 PM, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. 312-922-2110 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 9/12, 10 PM, Drive-By Truckers, Deke Dickerson & the Ecco-Fonics. Sat 9/13, 10 PM, Drive-By Truckers, Gaza Strippers. Thu 9/18, 9 PM, Second Hand Poets, Brother Lowdown, Saps. Fri 9/19, 10 PM, Fenians. Sat 9/20, 10 PM, Cheer-Accident, Bobby Conn & the Glass Gypsies (18 & over). 773-478-4408.

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

ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: DJs spin until 1 AM Tuesdays through Thursdays, until 2 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Fridays, Mike G., Pat B. Saturdays and Tuesdays, Pat B. Thursdays, DJ Laura B. spins salsa, cha-cha, cumbia, bachata, and rock. 815-356-6000.

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

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/12, Van Allen Belt, Raised on Zenith, Artless. Sat 9/13, Exploding Ticket, Domestic Godzilla, Lights Over Bridgeport. Fri 9/19, the Niche, Ryan Shannon Band. Sat 9/20, Negligents, the Lust. 773-395-3002.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 9/13, Johnny Star & the Meteors. Wed 9/17, Paul Allodi hosts an open mike. Fri 9/19, Funk Dejour. Sat 9/20, Weed Street Band, Evidence. 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 9/12, Lindsie Reitz, Breech, Sam Dole, Bleeding Charity. Sat 9/13, Rolls, Joseph Messing, Barron James Band, 9-Fifty. Sun 9/14, Kentucky Jelly, Conscious Pool, GUI, Former Teenage Idols. Mondays, 10 PM, Pat McCurdy. Tue 9/16, Diesel, Cupertino Solid, Interociter. Wed 9/17, Tracking the Sasquatch, Big Big Shoulders, Wonderloaf. Thu 9/18, Brendan Newsome, Native to Nowhere, Jackson Daly, Primal Seed. Fri 9/19, Band Called Pharisee, Larry O. Dean & the Babe Magnets, KB, Alex Maier. Sat 9/20, New Duncan Imperials, Rolling Clones (Rolling Stones tribute). Sun 9/21, Cory Hance, Dick Prall, Eli Emily. 773-281-4444.

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

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/12, Dirty Things, Sexo Mejor. Sat 9/13, Julian's Ride, Ill Noise. Thu 9/18, Bushoong. Fri 9/19, Robert Real, Bushoong, Confacron, Sobre Docrs. Sat 9/20, Sleepaway Camp, Driftless, Pony Club, May or Not. 773-770-2039.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Performers nightly in the first-floor dining room: Fri 9/12, 8 PM, Tricia Grennan. Sat 9/13, 7 PM, Wed 9/17, 7:30 PM, and Sat 9/20, 7 PM, Buddy Charles. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Bob Solone hosts an open mike. Tue 9/16, 7 PM, Audrey Morris. Fri 9/19, 7:30 PM, Daryl Nitz & George Howe with Elaine Dame. 773-435-0130.

BINNY'S BEVERAGE DEPOT 3000 N. Clark: Saturdays, 1-5 PM, and Fridays, 3-7 PM, pianist Jeff Manuel. 773-935-9400.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fri 9/12, 8 PM, Acumen Nation, Celldweller (see Spot Check), Claypeople (18 & over). Sat 9/13, 8 PM, Hella (see Critic's Choice), Lozenge, Pines, Los Fancy Free (18 & over). Sun 9/14, 6 PM, Swingin' Utters, Youth Brigade, Methadones (all-ages); 10 PM, DJ Paddy Costello, DJ Dan Vapid spin upstairs after the show (no cover). Wed 9/17, 8 PM, Vibrators, New Black, Holy Ghosts; 10 PM, DJ Sandie (no cover). Thu 9/18, 8 PM, Taking Pictures, Oranges Band, Party of Helicopters, the Love of Everything. Fri 9/19, 8 PM, Om Trio, Free Space. Sat 9/20, 8 PM, Salvo Beta, Defender, Zelienople, Mark Denardo, DJ Dumb American. Sun 9/21, 4 PM, Exhumed, Kataklysm, Malignancy, Diabolic; 9 PM, Deals Gone Bad, Skapone, West Bound Train, Chuck Wren (18 & over). 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Terrapin Flyer. Mondays, Terry Fogell spins on karaoke night. Wednesdays, Cornmeal. 773-384-8600.

BRISKU'S BISTRO 4100 N. Kedzie: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 9/13, 10 PM, Bite the Hand, Fractured. Sat 9/20, 9 PM, Emetic, Smoke, Organic, Tension Level Five, NDX. 773-279-9141.

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.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 9/12, Lubriphonic. Sat 9/13, Gin Palace Jesters. Fri 9/19, Torturing Elvis. Sat 9/20, Wild Ones. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Fri 9/12, 9 PM, Pop 1280, Manaconda, Forgotten Four, Wurst. Fri 9/19, 9 PM, CD Truth, Galactic Inmate, Ladykillers, Drapes. Sat 9/20, 10 PM, Bleary, Down Castor. 312-922-6392.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 9/19, 9 PM, Twist & Shout (Beatles tribute). Sat 9/20, 9 PM, Gina Gibson Quintet. 847-647-8282.

CHANDLER'S 401 N. Roselle, Schaumburg: Restaurant. Fri 9/12, 7:30 PM, Jack D'Amico, Lonnie Parlor, Tony Ocean perform as the Chicago Rat Pack (dinner show). 847-885-9009.

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 9/12, Remedy, Tempered Faith. Sat 9/13, Dirty Deeds (AC/DC tribute), C-Factor. Fri 9/19, Battery (Metallica tribute), Broken Vegas. Sat 9/20, Flyte. 847-524-9910.

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 9/12, Stank. Fri 9/19, Usual Suspects. Sat 9/20, Tumbleweed. 847-256-8870.

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 9/18, 9:30 PM, Voices, Gnome Attic. 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. Third Thursday of every month, DJ Sarah spins indie and classic rock. 773-489-0379.

CLUB OASIS Second floor of Sportsman's Inn, 4501 S. Cicero: Sun 9/14 and Sun 9/21, 3-8 PM, Nate Griffin. 773-582-4184.

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

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Mondays, 10 PM, Big Sug hosts an open mike. 312-341-9787.

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. Fri 9/12, Pat McCurdy. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 9/12 and Sat 9/13, 8 PM, DJ Teddy, DJ TC (no cover). Fri 9/19, 9:30 PM, KRS-One. Sat 9/20, 10 PM, Simmering. Sun 9/21, 9:30 PM, JGB Band with Melvin Seals & members of Dark Star Orchestra. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 9/12, 10 PM, Catfight. Sat 9/13, 10:30 PM, Maggie Speaks. Thursdays, 10 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 9/19, 10 PM, Hi-Infidelity (REO Speedwagon tribute). Sat 9/20, 10 PM, Mr. Blotto. 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 9/12 and Fri 9/19, 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 9/13 and Sat 9/20, 8 PM, Paul Mullen & Amy Arbanzi; 10:30 PM, Sharon Carlson. Sun 9/14 and Sun 9/21, 7 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell; 9 PM, Old Town Cool with Heidi Letzmann, Liz Beckman, Joe Wright, Chris Granner perform "Saturday Morning." Mon 9/15, 8 PM, Kat Taylor performs "Chocolate and Sex." Wed 9/17, 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 9/18, 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 9/14, DJ Lexi. Tue 9/16, DJ Alex. Wed 9/17, Siderunners, DJ Sappy. Thu 9/18, DJ Jen B. 773-472-2771.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: Sat 9/20, 1 PM, Kurth & Taylor (benefit for Pediatric AIDS Chicago). 312-836-7870.

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

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 9/12, 9 PM, American Motherload, Head On, Wicked Relish, Aberrant. Sat 9/13, 8 PM, Lovehammers, Blackmaker, El Guapo. Tue 9/16, 9 PM, Digable Cat (see Spot Check), Time Bomb Taxi, Odd Trio. Wed 9/17, 9 PM, Paper Moon, Architecture, A Northern Chorus, Branches. Thu 9/18, 9 PM, OK Go. Fri 9/19, 9 PM, Lucius Warbaby, Druthers. Sat 9/20, 9 PM, Robbie Fulks, Greg Trooper. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/12, Covergurl. Sat 9/13, Trilogy. Mondays, 9 PM, Dave Simons (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 9/19, Flapjacks. Sat 9/20, 6 PM, Chicago Rovers, Whiskey Brothers perform with the McNulty Irish Dancers at the Halfway to St. Patrick's Day Festival. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays and Mondays. Fri 9/12, Underwater People. Sat 9/13, Small Town (John Mellencamp tribute), Thunder Road (Bruce Springsteen tribute). Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 20 Over (no cover). Wednesdays, Catfight. Thursdays, Love on the Rocks (Neil Diamond tribute). Fri 9/19, Insomnia, Julie Dutchak & Plan B. Sat 9/20, Rubber, Ten With Strangers. 847-358-9150.

ECLECTICITY 3162 N. Clark: Mon 9/15, 7 PM, Kenny Soderblom. 773-929-3080.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 9/12, 7 PM, Michael Manring, Greg Howard; 10 PM, Drunken Monkeys, Nick Peraino & Blue Moon Rising, Dive. Sat 9/13, 9:45 PM, Loaded, Mind Bomb, Pleasing Betty, Flossmoor. Sundays, 9 PM, Sumo. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Rock Club. Tue 9/16, 9 PM, Three Words to Live By, Sequoia. Wed 9/17, 9 PM, Radial Bloom, Ludo. Thu 9/18, 9 PM, Empyrean, Wreckage of the Modern City, Honey Tongue. Fri 9/19, 10 PM, Blackmaker, Ivory Wire, Supermint, Regal Standard. Sat 9/20, 9:45 PM, Pet Lover, Pinch, Callisto, Nyco. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy. in Chicago: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 9/13, Liz Berg Band. Fri 9/19, Hacks. Sat 9/20, Batteries Not Included. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 9/12, 10 PM, Tallulah, Aluminum Group, Satellite 66. Sat 9/13, 9:30 PM, Goldrush (see Spot Check) & Mark Gardener (solo), Tenki, Charlene. Sun 9/14, 9:30 PM, Zeljko McMullen, Skeletons, Peter B., Severiano Martinez, Stexx. Mon 9/15, 9 PM, the Love of Everything, Two Dollar Guitar, Pothole Skinny, Christian Brandt (no cover). Tue 9/16, 9:30 PM, Bible of the Devil, Filthy Jim, Velcro Lewis & His 100 Proof Band, Dutchmen. Thu 9/18, 9 PM, DJ Johnny Love, La Makita Soma, Mystechs, J+J+J, Monster-0. Sun 9/21, 9:30 PM, Grand Buffet, Gil Mantera's Party Dream, Le Beast. 773-276-3600.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9 PM. Sat 9/13, Cavern Beat (Beatles tribute). Fri 9/19, Gearhead. 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 9/12 and Thu 9/18, Indika. Sat 9/13, Hydro. Sun 9/14, Wed 9/17, and Fri 9/19, Dub Dis. Mondays, DJs spin. Sat 9/20, Flex Crew. 773-348-3998.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly. Sun 9/14, DJ Mal spins rock, punk, metal, and garage. 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.

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. Fri 9/12, Take Two. Sat 9/13, Revo. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. Thursdays, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 9/19, Sadies Cage. Sat 9/20, Aunt Janet. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 9/12, Chesta Fried. Sat 9/13, Zou'n Groove. Fri 9/19, Linch Envious. Sat 9/20, Bat Lenka. 773-685-8083.

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

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

50 NORTH 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 9/13, Steve Starlight. Sat 9/20, Antix. 630-372-2900.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 9/12, 7 PM, Bongzilla (see Spot Check), Buried at Sea, Behold the Living Corpse, Spunks, 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. Tue 9/16, 7 PM, Autumn Waking. Wed 9/17, 7 PM, Rollo Tomasi, Call Me Lightning, Breather Resist. Thu 9/18, 8 PM, Young Heart Attack (see Spot Check), Speed of Light. Fri 9/19, 6 PM, Kill Your Idols, Modern Life Is War, In Control, the Control; 10 PM, Tyrades, Dirty Sweets. Sat 9/20, 6 PM, Halfacre Gunroom, Intelligent Dennis; 9 PM, the Vanishing. Sun 9/21, 7 PM, Grinner, Midwest Blue, We Invented Tornadoes, Hospital. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 9/12, 9:30 PM, Charlie Robison, Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash. Tue 9/16, 9 PM, Mean Flower. Thu 9/18, 10 PM, Blasters, Gary Stier. Fri 9/19, 6:30 PM, Connie Kalder & Garnet Rogers. Fri 9/19 and Sat 9/20, 10 PM, Joe Ely & Joel Guzman, Troy Campbell. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Fridays, 11 PM, DJs spin in the loft. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Steve Z sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. 773-348-6000.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 10 PM. Fri 9/12, Sharks. Sat 9/13, Smokin' Gunz. Wed 9/17, Kenny Ray Horton. Fri 9/19, Vona. Sat 9/20, Flapjacks. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: 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 9/12, Mike Plishka & others. Sat 9/13, Chris McCarthy. Wed 9/17, Nancy Connelly & Garret Lane host a songwriter showcase. Thursdays, open mike with Sara Sara. Fri 9/19, My Delusion. Sat 9/20, Charlie Smith Band, Fissure. 773-489-5471.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL NORTH 1719 N. Rand, Palatine: Third Thursday of every month, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. 847-705-0555.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 9/12, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 9/13, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 9/14, 6 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Russ Long. Mon 9/15, 7:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & Russ Long. Tue 9/16, 7:30 PM, Heather Horton; 9:30 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts an open mike. Wed 9/17, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Thu 9/18, 7:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Fri 9/19, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 9/20, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman; 10 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Sun 9/21, 6 PM, Honey West; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne. Fri 9/12, 9 PM, Sat 9/13, 10 PM, Tue 9/16 through Fri 9/19, 9 PM, and Sat 9/20, 10 PM, Sammy Goldstein. Sun 9/14 and Sun 9/21, 9 PM, Beckie Menzie hosts an open mike. Mon 9/15, 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 9/19, 9 PM, open mike (no cover). 773-334-0345.

GLORY DAYS SPORTS BAR 2755 Black Rd., Joliet: Music starts at 9:30 PM. Thu 9/18, Nick Moss. Sat 9/20, Yabba Griffith & Traxx. 815-744-9887.

GOOD TIMES PUB 675 W. North, Elmhurst: Fri 9/19, 10 PM, Vasoline (Stone Temple Pilots tribute), Weathered (Creed tribute). 630-833-3534.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Fri 9/12, 10 PM, 3 Too Far, Beatnik Turtle. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 9 PM, Michael J's Karaoke Cult. Fri 9/19, 10 PM, Ferdina Fox. Sat 9/20, 10 PM, Milkplow. 773-549-9624.

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

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 9/14, 7 PM, Prince Myshkins perform at the Uptown Poetry Slam. 773-878-5552.

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 9/12, 9 PM, Drains to Sound, Malarkies, Zero Time Embryo. Sat 9/13, Epicycle, Twice Pipes, the Few. Sun 9/14, 9 PM, Tim Easton, Dodge City Getouts. Mon 9/15, 9 PM, Michelle Malone & the Low-Down Georgia Revue (see Spot Check), David Zollo. Tue 9/16, 9 PM, Neil Cleary, Amy Allison (see Critic's Choice). Wed 9/17, 9 PM, Paper Moon. Thu 9/18, 9 PM, Electric, Another Nite. Fri 9/19 and Sat 9/20, Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3, Court & Spark. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: No cover. Fridays, 10 PM, DJs spin garage, funk, and R&B. 773-384-9546.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 9/12, 9 and 11 PM, Jefferson Starship (acoustic performance with Paul Kantner & Marty Balin). Sat 9/13, 10 PM, Voodoo Pilot. Fri 9/19, 9 PM, Charlie King & Karen Brandow, Prince Myshkins. Sat 9/20, 9 PM, Voices (benefit for School of the Americas Watch). 773-465-8005.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/19, Evenflow (Pearl Jam tribute). 773-348-0009.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 9/12 and Fri 9/19, 6 PM, live karaoke with the Hootenanners. Sat 9/13, 9 PM, Scout Niblett (see Critic's Choice), Danny Black; 11 PM, DJ Endless Mike. Wed 9/17, 10 PM, DJ Magic Donut. Thu 9/18, 7:30 PM, Aerin Tedesco, Ripley Caine; 10:30 PM, Kelly Hogan & Scott Ligon. Sat 9/20, 10 PM, Dis Jockey Chris Jern. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays; no cover. Fri 9/12, Milkplow, Cosmic Haze. Sat 9/13, Lightning & Thunder. Wed 9/17, open mike hosted by Martin Gollogly. Fri 9/19, Nadafinger, Dark Green Bottles, Quinn's Uncles. Sat 9/20, Mike Pryzgoda, Andy Shaw, Sound Frame. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 9/16, 9 PM, Tambayan. Fri 9/19, 9 PM, Thin Man & others perform at DeCorps Costume Collective's show "Burlesque Tartare: A Second Serving." Sun 9/21, 3 PM, Lucy Smith hosts "Sunday Songs" (all-ages). 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 9/12, 5 PM, Poison the Well, Dillinger Escape Plan, Further Seems Forever, Eighteen Visions, Shai Hulud, Since by Man (benefit for the National Hopeline Network; all-ages). Sat 9/13 and Sun 9/14, 9 PM, Edwin McCain, Will Hoge (9/13 sold out; 9/14 18 & over). Wed 9/17, 6:15 PM, From Autumn to Ashes, Cave In (see Critic's Choice), Everytime I Die, Funeral for a Friend (all-ages). Thu 9/18, 9 PM, Maldita Vecindad. Sat 9/20, 7 PM, Thursday, Death by Stereo, Year of the Rabbit (sold out). 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 9/12, Ben Arnold. Sat 9/13, Sprague Brothers. Fri 9/19, Pearl Street Band. Sat 9/20, Family of Souls. 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.

IDOLS SPORTZCLUB 1601 N. Rand, Palatine: Music starts at 10 PM. Sat 9/13, Kato the Houseboy. Sat 9/20, Sofa Kings. 847-934-3474.

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: Sun 9/14, 9:30 PM, Just Kevin, Rob Prevendar. Sundays and Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike for singer-songwriters hosted by Jeremy Raskin; performers receive a free drink. 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 9/12, 8 PM, Simmering (benefit for Animal House Shelter); 10 PM, Urban Funk Ordinance, Lloyd Dobler Effect. Sat 9/13, 10 PM, Jerkys. Tue 9/16, 7 PM, "School of Rock": Rock the House Competition. Fri 9/19, 9 PM, Catfight, Too White Crew. Sat 9/20, 10 PM, Arra, Members Only. 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. Mondays, Playback. Thursdays, Musical Outfits. Sat 9/20, Starrunner. 773-525-2422.

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

LION HEAD PUB & THE APARTMENT 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin upstairs 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Thursdays, DJ Mach 1. Saturdays, DJ Structure. Wednesdays, DJ Victor R., DJ Stixx spin hip-hop and house. 773-348-5100.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: 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). Fri 9/19, 10 PM, Tijuana Hercules, Audreys, Love Dictators. Sun 9/21, 9 PM, Minor Deity (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 9/12, 10 PM, Knee Deep Shag, Neverly Brothers. Sat 9/13, 10 PM, Tim Reynolds, Kaki King. Wed 9/17, 8:30 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 9/18, 9 PM, Urban Twang, Smokestack, Tiffany Hull. Sun 9/21, 9 PM, Twinemen, Lizzie West. 773-404-9494.

MCNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 York, Elmhurst: Sat 9/20, 10 PM, British Export. 630-941-7100.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 9/12, 6:30 PM, Cursive (see Critic's Choice), Blood Brothers, Eastern Youth, Murder by Death (sold out). Sat 9/13, 6:30 PM, Rooney, Sounds, Paloalto (all-ages). Sun 9/14, 6:30 PM, PGS, Last Addition, 7th Grade Underdog, One Man Crowd (all-ages). Mon 9/15, 7 PM, Delerium, Conjure One, DJ Sidestepper (all-ages). Tue 9/16, 7 PM, Umphrey's McGee, Pat DiNizio, Alice Peacock, Enuff Z'nuff (benefit for the Katie McCloskey Memorial Scholarship Fund; all-ages). Wed 9/17 and Thu 9/18, 8 PM, Built to Spill, Delusions, Solace Brothers (18 & over). Fri 9/19, 9 PM, Psychodrama (18 & over). Sat 9/20, 9 PM, Raveonettes, Stellastarr, Kittens for Christian (18 & over). Sun 9/21, 6:30 PM, Quiver Lip, Dremana, Bizarro, Lucky Stiffs (all-ages). 773-549-0203.

MICKEY FINN'S 412 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Music at 10 PM. 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: Fri 9/12, 10 PM, Hip Fetish. Sun 9/14, 6 PM, Stuck in the Fifties (benefit for P.A.D.S.). Sundays, 10 PM, open mike. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Larry B. hosts "Molly's Piano Cabaret." Sat 9/20, 10 PM, Jackson Rohm. 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 9/12, Howard & the White Boys. Sat 9/13, Over Easy. Tue 9/16, Tony Alvarez. Thursdays, Mike Brumfield. Fri 9/19, Rico. Sat 9/20, Ken Burnstein. 630-688-8866.

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 9/12, Cells, Food for Witches, American Princes. Sat 9/13, Mad Lab, Changes, Racermason. Sun 9/14, Midway Story, Marty McFly, Midwest Blue (all-ages). Tuesdays, 8 PM, DJs spin soul and hip-hop. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Thu 9/18, Family Style, 56 Hope Road, Super D. Fri 9/19, Bluelit Souls, RD Roth & the Issues, Kristin Shout. Sun 9/21, Fooling April (all-ages). 847-869-0450.

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

NITE CAP 5007 W. Irving Park: Sat 9/13, 10 PM, Lyden Moon, T.D. Clark. Tuesdays, 9 PM, DJ Skor, DJ Real One spin hip-hop. Wed 9/17, 9 PM, Wake of Aces. Sat 9/20, 10 PM, Aenima (Tool tribute), Darker. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thu 9/18, 8 PM, Edward Thomas-Herrera, Prince Myshkins perform at "Homolatte: Queer Words & Music," hosted by Scott Free. 773-743-3355.

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Fri 9/12, 10 PM, Smoke With the Giraffes, Lofreq, Gravitron. Sat 9/13, 10 PM, Superbig, Mighty Fine Machine, Who Did Bender, Egostatic. Sun 9/14, 10 PM, Dirty Power. Sundays, 11 PM, Papa G spins reggae. Mondays, 10 PM, Phunk, Nevs-One, Verbal, Wiz. Tuesdays, 11 PM, Alo, Fuego, I-Ron, Larry Millah. Wed 9/17, 10 PM, Flood. Fri 9/19, 10 PM, Yo Flaco, Ugochi, Sidewalk Skolaz. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Sat 9/13, 5 PM, Coretechs Three, Paincore, Gorgasm (all-ages); 8 PM, Fifty Caliber, Wildside. Sun 9/14, 5 PM, Spineshank, Ill Nino, 40 Below Summer, Skrape (all-ages). Fri 9/19, 8 PM, Local H, Lovehammers, Sullen (18 & over). Sat 9/20, 5 PM, Mudvayne, Powerman 5000, Shine Down, V Shape Mind. 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 9/12, Fabulous Janes. Sat 9/13, Skunk City. Thu 9/18, Kimi Hayes Band. Fri 9/19, Arra. Sat 9/20, Brothers in Arms. 708-388-8881.

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

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/12, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. Sat 9/13, Dead Steel Mill, Smear Campaign, Hotlips Messiah. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. Wed 9/17, Coretechs Three. Thu 9/18, Shaved Pork. Fri 9/19, DJs Stef & Lou. Sat 9/20, Wellstones. Sun 9/21, Van Allen Belt. 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. Sat 9/13 and Wed 9/17, Matthew Skoller. Tue 9/16, Mark Madsen. Thu 9/18, Turnstyles. Fri 9/19, J.B. Ritchie. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Wed 9/17, the Chris, Dave & Mack Show. Fri 9/19, Denny Diamond & the Longfellows. Sat 9/20, Woody Johnson Band. 815-477-0340.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Thu 9/18, Just Livin'. Sat 9/20, Desi Brothers. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/12 and Sat 9/20, Blenders. Sat 9/13, Dreaming Tree. Thu 9/18, Gypsy. Fri 9/19, Groove Machine Trio. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 8 PM. Fri 9/12, Hedonists Maybe, Autumn's Remorse, Exit 68, Cased. Sat 9/13, Three Dollar Bill, Dials, Blah Blada, Devoted Lotuses. Fri 9/19, Anne Harris, Ripley Caine, Ruben Waters Loves You. Sat 9/20, My Left Arm, Long Distance Runner, Stall. 773-248-3093.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 9/12, Grant Strombeck, Carl Leukaufe. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. 773-276-9730.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: 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 9/13, 10 PM, Nine Miles, Anne Harris. Sundays, 9 PM, DJs spin Afrobeat, Latin, hip-hop, and reggae. Fri 9/19, 8 PM, Drum Drum; 11 PM, Jim Donovan (preceded by a drum circle led by Donovan at 9 PM). 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.

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

SAM MCGUIRE'S TRADITIONAL IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT 39 Orland Square, Orland Park: Music at 10 PM. Thu 9/18, Fresh. Sat 9/20, Takabite. 708-460-1771.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 9/12, 7 PM, Steve Poltz, Ellen Rosner; 10 PM, Sleeping at Last, Hurricane Lamps (see Spot Check), Emily Shrine (18 & over). Sat 9/13, 7 PM, California Guitar Trio, Tom Griesgraber; 10 PM, Kevin So, Joe Reilly. Sun 9/14, 9 PM, Stars, Essex Green, Forty Piece Choir. Mon 9/15, 8 PM, Jesse Cook, Sarah Lentz (18 & over). Wed 9/17, 7 and 10 PM, Ted Leo (early all-ages show with Owen; late 21 & over show with Rebecca Gates, Joe Cannon). Thu 9/18, 9 PM, Addison Groove Project (18 & over). Fri 9/19, 7 PM, Freedy Johnston, Dan Darrah; 10 PM, Black Eyed Snakes with Alan Sparhawk, Kid Dakota, Sin Ropas. Sat 9/20, 1 PM, Devil in a Woodpile, Leon Chance & the Longshots (benefit for Arts of Life). 773-525-2508.

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

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Tue 9/16, Jack Straw. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/19, Steepwater Band. 847-991-2150.

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

SPEAKEASY SUPPER CLUB 1401 W. Devon: Fri 9/19, 10:30 PM, Stephen Rader (tribute to Dolly Parton). 773-338-0600.

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.

ST. CHARLIES PUB 312 W. Main, Saint Charles: Music starts at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/12, Jostelen Weed. Sat 9/13, Dinner With Strangers. Sat 9/20, Exit 509. 630-587-4251.

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 9/12, Waxwings, Quasar Wut Wut, Lucida. Sat 9/13, Reigning Sound (see Spot Check), Thee Shams, Hot Machines. Sun 9/14, Not the Only One, It's a Wise Child, Ligaments of Cooper. Tuesdays, 11 PM, DJ Artek, DJ Verb, Norman Rockwell, Rexford, Undecided, DJ D Double spin at the 606 hip-hop open mike. Wed 9/17, Embrooks, Civilized Age, Crookshanks. Fri 9/19, Pages. Sat 9/20, Holly Golightly, KO & the Knockouts, New Constitution. 773-278-6600.

TIME OUT WEST 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 9/13, Bad Monkey. Sat 9/20, Matthew McBride Band. 630-213-1006.

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 9/12, 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. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy, Greg Sorrell, Tim Ilg. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Katie Todd. Fri 9/19, 9 PM, Martha's Trouble. Sat 9/20, 8 PM, Beth Amsel, L&J. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 9/12, DJ Guess Who? Sat 9/13, Souls for Rent. Sundays, open turntables. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Cathy 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. Sat 9/13, Lake Effect, Lazy Maybes. Thu 9/18, Three Bean Salad hosts an open jam. Fri 9/19, JP & the Cats. Sat 9/20, Red Woody. 630-264-2739.

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

WHEATON GRAND THEATER 123 Hale, Wheaton: Fri 9/12, 9 PM, Jettlag, Douglass Kings, Red Jacket, There & Back Again. Sat 9/13, 9 PM, Barbara Sorensen, Xeno's Paradox, Dave Miller Group. Sun 9/14, 6 PM, Triggered Resistance, Until I Bleed Dry, Chunsa, Everlasting Impression, Tremulus. 630-221-0667.

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

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/12, Flex Crew. Sat 9/13, Dansika. Sundays, Gizzae. Mon 9/15, One Shadow. Tuesdays, Dub Dis, DJ Journey (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Cojo B spins dancehall. Thursdays, Aswah Greggori. Fri 9/19, Ark Band. Sat 9/20, Dub Dis, Gizzae. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/12, Black Velvet Band, Gary Stier & the Sleepless Knights, Hillbillies From Space. Sat 9/13, Polkaholics, Johnny Rocker & the Highrollers, Mr. Rudy Day. Sun 9/14, 8:30 PM, Gary Stier & the Sleepless Knights. Mon 9/15, Pete Schmidt, Mike Ingram. Tue 9/16, Acousticboy, Ted Wulfers. Thursdays, Hack 'n' Wheeze. Fri 9/19, Leisure McCorkle & the Empire of Sound, Leisure McCorkle & the Empire of Sound, Maryz Eyez, Drawing a Blank, Shooting Blanks. Sat 9/20, Fly Williams. Sun 9/21, Olospo. 773-929-1300.

Dance

GENE FARRIS, BRYAN BALLI, DJ ELI 18 & over. Tue 9/16, 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 9/13, DJ Chester. Sundays, DJ Chester (no cover). Mondays, DJ Boa spins synth pop, hardwave, and retro. Tuesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. Third Wednesday of every month, DJ Larissa, DJ Ruslan. Thursdays, Heather Doble. Every other Saturday, DJ Larissa. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ 33-1/3. Saturdays, DJ Stixx & friends spin house, R&B, and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ PCS spins house, R&B, and hip-hop. Mondays, DJ BJAK, John Simmons. Tuesdays, DJ Laura 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. 312-371-1239.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Sundays (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays, DJ Cedric with guest DJs. Sat 9/13, Terry Hunter. Tue 9/16, Mike Dearborn, Nathan Ballard. Wednesdays, Chris Gin. Sat 9/20, Gene Farris. 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 Verge 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 9/12, Roman Salazar, Daniel Mnookin. Fri 9/19, Gelly, Jay Prasad, Naveen G. 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 Izzi spins hip-hop, old school, and house. Saturdays, DJ Joey spins dance, hip-hop, and pop. 773-528-7569.

DANTE'S 1200 W. Hubbard: DJs spin after 10:30 PM; no cover. Saturdays, DJ Sean Madness. Thursdays, DJ Bobby Too Fresh. 312-243-9350.

DARKROOM 2210 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Tuesdays, Michael Lacey spins downtempo, dub, jazz, ska, and ethnic. 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. 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, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, Mixin' Marc, DJ Speed, Josh Da Funky 1, Double Impact, Flipside, Billy the Kid, DJ Nonstop, Boogie Boy. Sundays, DJ Theory. Mondays and Tuesdays, Pat Mann. 312-266-1944.

EZULI 1415 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. 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, Gaetano Parisio (18 & over). Fri 9/19, 9 PM, DJ Skribble (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, DJ Detroit 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.

JEDYNKA 5610 W. Diversey: Fri 9/12, 9 PM, Lezbend. 773-889-7171.

JEFFERSON CLUB 325 N. Jefferson: Sat 9/13, 10 PM, Keith Lotta, Dmitry Lovebone, Andre Solaris, Daniel Mnookin, Chris Gin, Kalifornia, Boris the Blade, Gary Lacosta. 312-648-0100.

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), Chris Widman. 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.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Tony 2 Much, Billy the Kid. 708-756-0600.

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, 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, Jernell Geronimo, Eddie Mills. Saturdays, Nandi Maxx spins progressive and hip-hop (DJ Mike Pierce spins in the Yow Bar). Wednesdays, Ryan Norsworthy, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Thursdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Mixmaster DJs. 312-255-0022.

THE (PROP) HOUSE 1675 N. Elston: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays, 11 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop and reggae. Saturdays, Mike Dunn, DJ Phantom, Tony T., Sam Silk & others spin deep house. Sundays, Mike Love. 773-486-2390.

QUINN II 2701 S. Archer: 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.

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 9/12, DJ Heather, DJ S. Sat 9/13, Colette, Lady D. 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 9/18, Billy Dalessandro, Frankie Vega, Phantom 45, Matt Nee, Soultek. Fri 9/19, Garth, Jeno, Brad Owen. Sat 9/20, East Coast Boogiemen, Lawnchair Generals, Mike Pugh. 773-549-4140.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: Thu 9/18, 8 PM, DJ Anthony Nicholson, Karl Injex, David Boykin Expanse. 312-226-7600.

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

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Timmy Loop & VJ Terp. Saturdays, DJ Jungle Jorge & VJ Nikole. 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 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. Second Saturday of every month, DJ Masta, Frank Q spins jazzy house. Sundays, Mad Music Lab DJs spin house. Wednesdays, Ralph Daniels spins progressive, tribal house, and trance. Third Thursday of every month, DJ FLX. 773-248-5475.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Detroit. 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. Thu 9/18, Derrick Carter, Diz. 312-491-9729.

TRIPLE D 1902 W. Irving Park: Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs spin downtempo, electro breaks, and dub (no cover). Third Saturday of every month, 10 PM-3 AM, Mixology Science DJs spin underground, live PA (no cover). 773-857-5212.

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

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Mondays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. DJ Theory spins Fridays in the Dome; DJ Spin spins Saturdays in the Dome. Fri 9/12, Chris Tomasone, Frankie Vega, DJ Structure, DJ Stixx, Binetti, Bear Who?, Common Factor, Tobias, Mark One Torres. Sat 9/13, Ken Ishi, Dave Ralph, Szmurlo & Sanchez. Fri 9/19, Lezbend. Sat 9/20, Bad Boy Bill, Rick Garcia, Steve Smooth. 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. Fri 9/12, Gene Farris, Miss Honey Dijon, James Curd. Saturdays, Psycho Bitch. Fri 9/19, Paul Johnson, Johnny Fiasco. 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. Sat 9/20, DJ Sammy (live performance). 630-985-1111.

Folk & Country

Concerts

MURIEL ANDERSON Benefit for the American Friends Service Committee's Palestinian Medical Relief Project. Sun 9/14, 7 PM, Grace Place, 637 S. Dearborn. 312-427-2533, ext. 18.

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.

Celtic Fest Chicago See page 76.

CHERRYHOLMES FAMILY BLUEGRASS BAND with Eric Lugosch. Sun 9/21, 2:30 PM, American Legion Hall, 1030 Central, Evanston. 847-251-0574.

TODD DENMAN & ANIAR, ALASDAIR FRASER WITH NATALIE HAAS Free concert kicks off Celtic Fest Chicago (see sidebar). Fri 9/12, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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.

HOYLE BROTHERS Free concert. Tue 9/16, 6:30 PM, Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside. 312-742-7511.

CHRISTINE IBACH Sun 9/21, 1 PM, Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, Kendall College, 2600 Central Park, Evanston. 847-328-4292.

KILLER SHREWS perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with Bill Sudkamp. Mon 9/15, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 773-777-7822.

LIL' REV, LARRY PENN Sat 9/20, 8 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-338-0731.

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.

LEANN RIMES Fri 9/19, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

SAG VALLEY BOYS Sat 9/13, 2 PM, Lisle Station Park, 921 School, Lisle. 630-968-0499.

Folk & Country

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sundays, 7:30 PM, Irish session (no cover). 773-478-4408.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 8:30 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Sun 9/14, Mark Dvorak. 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.

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.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 PM Thursday through Saturday, 7 PM Sunday. Sundays, Alton J. hosts an open jam. Mon 9/15, Half Day Bluegrass Band. 847-256-8870.

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.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays and Mondays. Sun 9/21, Whitey O'Day. 847-358-9150.

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

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 9/20, 7:30 PM, Susan Werner. 708-788-2118.

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

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Fri 9/12, Kevin So. Sat 9/13, 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.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sun 9/14, 8 PM, Ted Quinn. 773-465-8005.

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

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Mon 9/15, 9:30 PM, Castle Oldchair. 773-227-4433.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Wed 9/17, 9 PM, Famous Brothers. Thu 9/18, 9 PM, Siderunners, Hillbilly Winos, Big Sky String Band. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 9/15, 9 PM, Kieran O'Hare (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Thursdays, 8 PM, Irish session hosted by Theresa & John Shine and Erin Lowery. Fri 9/19, 10 PM, Mick Flanagan & John Shine. 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.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Tue 9/16, 6 PM, Ruby Harris, Al Day, Lonesome Halos, Nite Watch, John Abbey, Leslie Walle Santos, Tim Beattie & others perform at the 2nd annual Hank Fest (Hank Williams tribute and benefit for Inspiration Cafe). Sat 9/20, 10 PM, and Sun 9/21, 8 PM, Over the Rhine, Steven Delopoulos & Susan Enan (9/21 18 & over). 773-525-2508.

SPEAKEASY SUPPER CLUB 1401 W. Devon: Wed 9/17, 8 PM, Dylan Rice. 773-338-0600.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 9/12, Debra Cowan. Fri 9/19, Jim Gary. Sat 9/20, 2 PM, song circle. 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

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

PIANO C. RED Wed 9/17, noon, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

GLORIA THOMPSON ROGERS Mon 9/15, noon, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

ROB STONE & THE C-NOTES Fri 9/19, 5:30 PM, 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 9/12, Kinsey Report. Sat 9/13, 3 PM, Pistol Pete & the Professionals; 8:30 PM, Willie Kent & the Gents, Bonnie Lee. Mon 9/15, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. Tue 9/16, Katherine Davis hosts a jam with Sammy Fender. Wed 9/17, Dave Specter. Thu 9/18, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Fri 9/19, James Cotton. Sat 9/20, Lonnie Brooks. 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 9/12, Sat 9/13, Fri 9/19, and Sat 9/20, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 9/16, Linsey Alexander Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/12 and Sat 9/13, Linsey Alexander Band with Nellie Travis. Sundays and Thursdays, Shirley Johnson Band. Tue 9/16, Vino Louden Band with Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 9/19 and Sat 9/20, John Primer & the Real Deal Band with Grana Louise. 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 9/12 and Sat 9/13, Jimmy Johnson. Sun 9/14, Slam Allen. Mon 9/15, Willie Kent & the Gents. Tue 9/16, Joe Barr. Wed 9/17, Big Ray, Chicago's Most Wanted. Thu 9/18, Rob Stone & the C-Notes. Fri 9/19 and Sat 9/20, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sun 9/21, Chico Banks. 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 9/12, 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. Mon 9/15, Jimmy Burns hosts the jam. Tue 9/16, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Wed 9/17, Charlie Love. Thu 9/18, Magic Slim & the Teardrops. Fri 9/19, 5:30 PM, John Primer (no cover); 9 PM, Carey Bell, Carl Weathersby. Sat 9/20, 6 PM, Devil in a Woodpile (no cover); 9:30 PM, Dion Payton, Matthew Skoller. Sun 9/21, Studebaker John & the Hawks. 312-427-0333.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 9/12, Eric Sardinas. Sat 9/13, Bernard Allison. Fri 9/19, Groove Hogs. Sat 9/20, Paul Reddick & the Sidemen. 630-513-0074.

CLEARWATER THEATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Sat 9/20, 8 PM, Ronnie Baker Brooks. 847-836-8820.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: Fri 9/19, 8 PM, Brother John. 312-836-7870.

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 9/13, 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.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 9/12, 9:30 PM, Dan Darrah, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. Sat 9/13, 9:30 PM, Mississippi Heat. Sat 9/20, 9 PM, Dona Oxford. 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 9/12, 9:30 PM, Bernard Allison. Sat 9/13, 9:30 PM, No Mercy Band. Sundays, 9:30 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mon 9/15, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor. Wed 9/17 and Thu 9/18, 9:30 PM, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Fri 9/19 and Sat 9/20, 9:30 PM, Chicago Red Hots. 312-923-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 9/12 and Sat 9/13, A.C. Reed & the Sparkplugs. 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 9/18, Doug MacDonald. Fri 9/19 and Sat 9/20, Eddy Clearwater. 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.

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

ORAZIO 333 N. Center, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 9/20, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. 630-357-4350.

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

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Fri 9/12, Mississippi Heat. Sat 9/20, Carl Davis Band. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 9/12, R-Gang. Sat 9/13, Howard Scott & the World Band. 815-477-0340.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Sat 9/13, 9 PM, Rosetta West. 773-274-3239.

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 9/12, Mike Dangerfield Band. Sat 9/13, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sun 9/14, Toronzo Cannon & the Cannonball Express. Wednesdays, Eddy Clearwater & Jimmy Johnson host the jam. Thu 9/18, Gypsi Fari. Fri 9/19, Big Ray, Chicago's Most Wanted. Sat 9/20, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Sun 9/21, Vini & the Demons. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/12, Barrelhouse Chuck, Sam Burckhardt, James Wheeler, Bob Stroger (tribute to Sunnyland Slim). Sat 9/13, Big DooWopper, Eddie Taylor Jr. Tuesdays, Fri 9/19, and Sat 9/20, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr., Ariyo, Larry Taylor. 773-342-0452.

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

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Thu 9/18, Wailin' Walter. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/12, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sat 9/13, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Sat 9/20, Liz Mandville Greeson. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 9/12, Outta the Blue. Mondays, John Brumbach & Dave Specter. 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.

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

Jazz

Concerts

KEN ARLEN QUINTET Free concert. Tue 9/16, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DEE ALEXANDER, DETOUR Mon 9/15, 7 PM, ETA Square, 7558 S. South Chicago. 773-752-3955.

DIANE DELIN Sat 9/20, 8 PM, Footlik Theater, Oakton Community College, 1600 Golf, Des Plaines. 847-635-1900.

GREEN MILL QUARTET Free performance. Thu 9/18, 7 PM, Northbrook Court Shopping Center, 2171 Northbrook Ct., Northbrook. 847-498-8161.

JEAN KITTRELL & THE ST. LOUIS RIVERMEN Sun 9/21, 2 PM, Glendora House, 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge. 708-755-8312 or 708-425-4596.

KWAME, CHAVANDUKA, 8 BOLD SOULS, LIVE THE SPIRIT BAND perform as part of the 4th annual Englewood Jazz Festival. Sat 9/13, 1-6 PM, Hamilton Park Cultural Center, 513 W. 72nd. 312-747-6174.

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.

SPIDER SALOFF Sun 9/21, 3 PM, Skokie Public Library, 5215 W. Oakton, Skokie. 847-324-3126.

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.

ARAM SHELTON/WOODY SULLENDER/JASON AJEMIAN/FRANK ROSALY Free concert. Mon 9/15, 7:30 PM, Myopic Books, 1564 N. Milwaukee. 773-862-4882.

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

PAUL WERTICO TRIO, JOHN MOULDER QUARTET, DEE ALEXANDER Sat 9/20, 8 PM, St. Gregory the Great Church, 5505 N. Paulina. 773-561-3546.

Jazz

Clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 9/12, noon, Franz Jackson Quartet. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturdays, 6 PM, Martin Bany River North Quartet. Sat 9/13, 9:30 PM, Von Freeman Quintet. 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 9/16, 5 PM, Art Hoyle 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 9/19, noon, Kim Cusack & Franz Jackson. Sat 9/20, 9:30 PM, Ty "Snatch" Hansen. 312-642-6805.

ANTHONY'S RESTAURANT AND JAZZ CLUB 231 Douglas, Elgin: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 9/20, Mixed Company. 847-717-6759.

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

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

ART OF SPORTS 2444 W. Diversey: Sun 9/14, 7 PM, Joe Rendon. 773-276-7298.

AVENUE ALE HOUSE 825 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park: Thu 9/18, 8 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 708-848-2801.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 9/12 through Sat 9/20, Bobby Lewis. Sun 9/21, Melody. 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: Performers nightly in the first-floor dining room: Thu 9/18, 7:30 PM, Gina Gibson. 773-435-0130.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Music upstairs in the show lounge: Fri 9/12, 8 PM, "Vamp" Belinda Belik. Sat 9/13, 9:30 PM, Joe Vito & friends. Fri 9/19, 9:30 PM, Frank D'Rone. Sat 9/20, 8 PM, Jazz a Trois. 773-435-0130.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 9/17, Jazz Vertigo. 630-406-0008.

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.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/12, Synapse Bound Book. Sat 9/13, Julien Ottavi, Dion Workman. Fri 9/19, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Kent Kessler, Michael Zerang. Sat 9/20, Taiko Drums with Tatsu Aoki, Hide Yoshihashi, Amy Homma. 773-463-0158.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 9/12, 9 PM, Sam Magdal. Sat 9/13, 9 PM, and Sun 9/14, 8 PM, Danny Long. Mon 9/15, 8 PM, Jerry Coleman's Nine Burner. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Thursdays, 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham, Don Stille. Sun 9/21, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. 847-647-8282.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the lounge at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 9/12, Sat 9/13, Wed 9/17, Thu 9/18, and Sat 9/20, Bob Davis Trio. Fri 9/19, Dave Simone 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.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 PM Thursday through Saturday, 7 PM Sunday. Tue 9/16, Al Keeler. 847-256-8870.

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

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

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: Wed 9/17, 9:30 PM, Allos IV with James Falzone, Josh Berman, Brian Dibblee, Frank Rosaly. 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 9/14, 6 PM, Chicago Jazz Orchestra. Wed 9/17, 7:30 PM, Rob Parton's Jazz Tech Big Band. Sun 9/21, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. 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.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 9/15, Brian O'Hern & the Model Citizens Big Band. 773-489-5471.

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

GIBSON'S 5464 River, Rosemont: 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 9/12 and Sat 9/13, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, David Basse & City Light with Bill Goodwin. 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). 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 (no cover). Fri 9/12, 9 PM, Tom Garling Sextet. Fridays, 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 9/13, 12:30 PM, Bloom School of Jazz; 8 PM, Curtis Stigers Quartet. Saturdays, midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sundays, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Wed 9/17, 9 PM, Laurence Hobgood Quartet with Jim Gailloreto. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 9/19, 9 PM, and Sat 9/20, 8 PM, John McLean Septet. Sun 9/21, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective. 773-878-5552.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 9/12, 6 PM, Yves Francois et Rocambu Jazz perform at an opening reception for the art exhibition New Beginnings/False Starts. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Wed 9/17, 8 PM, New Power Trio, Samba Nova. 312-362-9707.

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 9/14, Damon Short Quintet. Sun 9/21, 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 9/12 through Sun 9/14, Bill Charlapp Trio. Tue 9/16 through Sun 9/21, Monty Alexander Quartet. 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 9/12, Elaine Dame Trio. Fridays, 6 PM, Kimberly Gordon & Chris Foreman (no cover). Sat 9/13, Bradley Williams with Gingi Lahera. 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 9/19, Earma Thompson/Juli Wood Quartet. 773-348-7592.

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

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.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Tue 9/16, 9 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan, Robin Nolan Trio. 773-404-9494.

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 9/17, 7 PM, Mike Louie Trio. 630-446-4001.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Sat 9/13, 10 PM, 5 Aftr 5. Tuesdays, 9 PM, "Jazz Jam Adventure" with Paul Kogut, Joe Policatro, Tim Davis. 708-366-8073.

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

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

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

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Wed 9/17, Dave Miller Group. 630-688-8866.

NO FRICTION 2502 N. California: Tue 9/16, 6:30 PM, Jim Baker, Paul Hartsaw, Keefe Jackson, Mike Reed. 773-235-2757.

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

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

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

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

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 9/12 and Sat 9/13, Ernest Dawkins Quartet. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tue 9/16, New Power Trio. Wednesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Birdwatch. Fri 9/19 and Sat 9/20, John Goldman 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 9/12 and Sat 9/13, BMR4. Mondays, Bobby Broom Trio. Tuesdays, Judy Roberts. Wednesdays, Ken Chaney Trio. Thu 9/18, New Power Trio. Fri 9/19 and Sat 9/20, WYD Funky Trio. 847-243-3700.

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

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 9/14, Square Root of 5 Quartet. Mondays, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson 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 9/12 and Sat 9/13, Rudy Linka/Miles Evans 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 9/19, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Sat 9/20, Steve Million Quartet. 773-472-1000.

RAW BAR 3720 N. Clark: Fri 9/19, 8 PM, Jack Crofoot. 773-348-7291.

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

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Thu 9/18, 9 PM, Crosswind. 312-492-6100.

RUMBA 351 W. Hubbard: Wed 9/17, 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. Sun 9/21, Elaine Dame Trio. 312-527-2722.

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

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Third Sunday of every month, 9 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-878-0894.

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 9/20, 8 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba (no cover). 847-272-9922.

SPEAKEASY SUPPER CLUB 1401 W. Devon: Sun 9/14 and Sun 9/21, 7 PM, Erin McDougald. 773-338-0600.

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

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

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

TULLER'S CHOPHOUSE 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights: Restaurant. Sat 9/20, 6:30 PM, Elaine Dame Duo (no cover). 847-577-5151.

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 9/12, David Boykin Expanse. Sat 9/13, Nicole Mitchell String Ensemble. Sundays, 6:30 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett, percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Greg Ward & friends. Thu 9/18, Dave Rempis, Jim Baker, Jason Roebke, Tim Daisy. 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

Many of the performances in this section are part of the World Music Festival (see sidebar on page 80).

ALPINERS, EPICS Sat 9/20, 6 PM, Millennium Plaza, Galena & Stolp, Aurora. 630-844-4396.

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

PERLA BATALLA, MARIA DEL MAR BONET Fri 9/19, 7 PM, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 W. 19th. 312-738-1503.

PERLA BATALLA Free in-store performance. Fri 9/19, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

BEAT THE DONKEY, SERGIO PIRES QUINTET Fri 9/19, 7:30 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

DAN BOADI, JIM STOYNOFF Live radio broadcast with interviews and performances; free admission. Wed 9/17, 12:30 PM, Museum of Broadcast Communications, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-629-6000.

DAN BOADI & GHANATTA INTERNATIONALE, DJ RIKSHAW Sun 9/21, 11 PM, Sonotheque, 1444 W. Chicago. 312-226-7600.

MARIA DEL MAR BONET Free in-store performance. Sat 9/20, 1 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

CHICAGO DIDJERIDU CHORUS Sat 9/13, 7 PM, Fourth World Artisans, 3440 N. Southport. 773-404-5200.

COOL CROONERS OF BULAWAYO Fri 9/19, 12:30 PM (free in-store performance), Borders Books & Music, 1539 E. 53rd. 773-752-8663. Fri 9/19, 7:30 PM (with opening act Ellika & Solo), Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000. Sat 9/20, 1 PM (free concert), Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park. 312-746-5100.

KUSHAL DAS & SAMAR SAHA sitar & tabla; free concert. Sun 9/21, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DRUM DRUM performs at the Kids and Kites Festival; free admission. Sat 9/20, noon, Museum of Science & Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

DUVO, SIUMNI Sat 9/20, 8:30 PM, Polish Highlander Hall, 4808 S. Archer. 773-523-7632. Sun 9/21, 5 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

ELLIKA & SOLO Free in-store performance. Thu 9/18, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

ELLIKA & SOLO Live radio broadcast with interview and performance; free admission. Fri 9/19, 11 AM, Museum of Broadcast Communications, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-629-6000.

FESTIVAL MARIACHI VARGAS & MARCO ANTONIO MUNIZ Sun 9/14, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

FIAMMA FUMANA Free in-store performance. Sun 9/21, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

FRIENDS OF THE GAMELAN Free performance. Thu 9/18, 6:30 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

GRUPO OKOKAN, DJ HIDE Fri 9/19, 11 PM, Sonotheque, 1444 W. Chicago. 312-226-7600.

GUERRA FREITAS, HABIBULLAH WARDAK & PURANLAL VYAS Live radio broadcast with interviews and performances; free admission. Thu 9/18, 12:30 PM, Museum of Broadcast Communications, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-629-6000.

LAS GUITARRAS DE ESPANA Free concert. Tue 9/16, noon, quad, Harper College, Roselle & Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6242.

LUIS JAHN, ISSA BOULOS Live radio broadcast with interviews and performances; free admission. Wed 9/17, 11 AM, Museum of Broadcast Communications, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-629-6000.

JAN YRGAGY Thu 9/18, 8 PM (free performance), GAR Rotunda, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JAN YRGAGY, LIAM TEAGUE & ROBERT CHAPPELL Live radio broadcast with interview and performance; free admission. Thu 9/18, 11 AM, Museum of Broadcast Communications, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-629-6000.

MORIKEBA KOUYATE & THE JALIYA ENSEMBLE Free performance. Thu 9/18, 8:45 PM, GAR Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MAIKO JAPANESE TAIKO DRUMMERS perform at a one-year anniversary celebration for the Beverly Arts Center. Sat 9/20, noon, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. 773-445-3838.

YOUSSOU N'DOUR, NOTHEMBI, DJELIMADY TOUNKARA Sun 9/21, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

NO EM PINGO D'AGUA Sun 9/21, noon, River East Art Center/Ogden Slip, 455 E. Illinois. 312-755-2737.

NOTHEMBI Free in-store performance. Sun 9/21, 1 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1539 E. 53rd. 773-752-8663.

OBRA NEGRA, RAICES DEL ANDE, ALEJANDRO ALVAREZ, ARMANDO ALVAREZ perform as part of the conference "Chile: Allende 30 Years Later." Sat 9/20, 4 PM, Latino Cultural Center, Circle Campus, University of Illinois at Chicago, 750 S. Halsted. 312-996-3095.

RADIO MAQAM Free performance. Thu 9/18, 9:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

RAZBAR ENSEMBLE, JAN YRGAGY Sat 9/20, 7:30 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

RAZBAR ENSEMBLE Free performance. Fri 9/19, noon, Daley Civic Center, 50 W. Washington. 312-346-3278.

SI*SE Sat 9/20, 3 PM (free in-store performance), Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909. Sat 9/20, 11 PM (with DJ Anthony Nicholson), Sonotheque, 1444 W. Chicago. 312-226-7600.

SPANISH HARLEM ORCHESTRA, ISSAC DELGADO Y SU ORQUESTA Sat 9/20, 10 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

SUPER UBA Fri 9/19, 7 PM, Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1400 N. Sacramento. 312-742-7549. Sat 9/20, 3 PM (free concert), Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park. 312-746-5100. Sat 9/20, 7:30 PM (with opening act El Bachatin), Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

TALLER DE COMPAS Wed 9/17, 12:30 PM (free in-store performance), Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564. Wed 9/17, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000. Thu 9/18, 9:45 PM (free performance), Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630. Fri 9/19, 12:30 PM, with Super Uba (live radio broadcast with interview and performance; free admission), Museum of Broadcast Communications, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-629-6000.

TALLER DE COMPAS, PHIL KELAN COHRAN, JAZZMATA, MARIACHI TEQUILA, HOUSE OF DANIEL CHOIR, KHMER CAMBODIAN DANCE TROUPE Free concert. Sat 9/20, 10 AM-3 PM, Rogers Park, Howard & Ashland. 773-508-5885.

LIAM TEAGUE & PANORAMIC Free performance. Thu 9/18, 6:45 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

HABIBULLAH WARDAK & PURANLAL VYAS Free performance. Thu 9/18, 7:45 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

WHIRLING DERVISHES OF RUMI Mon 9/15, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

International

Clubs

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.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 9/19, 10 PM, Si*Se, Youngblood Brass Band. Sat 9/20, 10 PM, Fiamma Fumana, Zemog. 773-276-3600.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 9/12, 10 PM, Victor & Connie Parra's Mambo Express (preceded by mambo lessons with Tina Mangos at 9 PM). Thu 9/18, 8 PM, Laura Fuentes y Calicanto, Fareed Haque, Nelson Sosa. Sat 9/20, 9 PM, No em Pingo d'Agua, Maria del Mar Bonet. Sun 9/21, 7:30 PM, Azucena Vega's Sol y Duende. 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, Carlos Ortega Trio. 773-348-7592.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 9/19, 9 PM, Zemog, Los Hombres Perdidos. Sat 9/20, 10 PM, Beat the Donkey, Chicago Afrobeat Project. 773-404-9494.

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

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Sat 9/20, 2 PM, Cyro Baptista hosts a workshop; 11 PM, Djelimady Tounkara. 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

ARS VIVA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Alan Heatherington conducts an all-Mozart program. Sun 9/21, 7:30 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

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.

WILLIAM BOLCOM & JOAN MORRIS piano & mezzo-soprano, in a program of American music. Fri 9/19, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

CAFFE DE LUCA 1721 N. Damen: Wed 9/17, 7-10 PM, guitarist Matt Faunce. 773-342-6000.

CHICAGO A CAPPELLA (Chen, Lauridsen, Troxell, Orban, Olson, Eriksson, Mantyjarvi, Jennings, Forestier, Miller). See Critic's Choice. Sat 9/13, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 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.

CHICAGO SINFONIETTA with narrator Cicely Tyson (William, Dvorak, Still, Gould, Chabrier). Sun 9/21, 2:30 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, Lake Forest. 312-236-3681.

CHICAGO STRING QUARTET with guitarist Eliot Fisk (Webern, Puccini, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Boccherini). Sun 9/21, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Sun 9/21, 3 PM, William Eddins, conductor, with tap dancer Savion Glover (Stravinsky, Gould, Falla). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

DUO AHLERT & SCHWAB guitar & mandolin, in a free concert (Rung, Paganini, Gordon, Giuliani). Wed 9/17, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-346-3278 or 312-744-6630.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson, conductor, with soprano Kathleen Battle (Mozart, Rossini, Gershwin). Sat 9/20, 7 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 9/12, 12:10 PM, Steve Haase & John Goodwin, trumpet & piano, in a free concert (Tartini, Francaix, Berio, Hummel). Fri 9/19, 12:10 PM, organist Otto M. KrŠmer in a program of improvisations. 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.

SUSAN HOFFMAN soprano, with pianist Valerie Maze in a free concert (Walker, Rodrigo, Puccini, Bernstein & others). Thu 9/18, 12:15 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 773-667-1364.

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.

PAUL LINDBLAD CHORISTERS Paul Lindblad, conductor (Vivaldi, Lotti, Schutz, Telemann, Byrd, traditional). Sat 9/20, 7:30 PM, Wilmette Lutheran Church, 521 Seventh St., Wilmette. 847-420-9200.

EMILY LODINE & DEBORAH SOBOL mezzo-soprano & piano, perform Hindemith's Das Marienleben in a free concert. Tue 9/16, 5:45 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-787-7360.

LOS ANGELES PIANO QUARTET Sun 9/21, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-835-5084.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Sat 9/20, 6 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with soprano Ruth Ann Swenson, baritone Peter Mattei & bass Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro). 312-332-2244.

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.

MICHELLE MCGOVERN & PHILIP SIMMONS flute & guitar, with cellist Sarah Barton & violist Chris Dozoryst (Faure, Ibert, Telemann, Bach, Schubert). Sun 9/21, 3 PM, Harrison Manor House, 136 Green Bay, Lake Bluff. 847-920-9569.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE Jane Glover conducts Bach's Mass in B Minor. Sun 9/21, 7:30 PM, First United Methodist Church, 1630 Hinman, Evanston. 312-551-1414.

NORTHWEST INDIANA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Kirk Muspratt, conductor, with violinist Michele Lekas (Weber, Sibelius, Albeniz, Ravel). Thu 9/18, 7:30 PM (with preconcert lecture at 6:30 PM), Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 219-836-0525.

PACIFICA QUARTET in an outdoor concert (Haydn, Dvorak, Mendelssohn). Sun 9/14, 3 PM, Ryerson Woods, Riverwoods Rd. between Half Day Rd. (Rte. 22) & Deerfield Rd., Deerfield. 847-968-3321.

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with guitarists Yasuji Ohagi & Souichi Muraji (Rodrigo, Gershwin, Takemitsu, Fujii, Guerra, Assad, Takahashi). Sat 9/13, 8 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. Sun 9/14, 3 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-280-0430.

SALT CREEK SINFONIETTA Dan Pasquale D'Andrea, conductor (Mendelssohn, Rheinberger, Mozart, Kennan, Vivaldi). Sun 9/21, 3 PM, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 139 E. First, Hinsdale. 630-415-2899.

VIOLETA URMANA soprano, with conductor Alvydas Vasaitis & orchestra (Verdi, Giordano, Ponchielli, Dvarionas). Sun 9/21, 3 PM, Morton High School, 2423 S. Austin, Cicero. 630-734-9626 or 708-430-7272.

MARK VALENTI piano, in a free recital (Debussy, Bartok, Beethoven). Tue 9/16, 1:40 PM, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-5931.

CHRISTINA VILLAVERDE soprano, in a free program of Spanish and Latin American composers. Mon 9/15, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

AMANDA WHITE soprano, with pianist Tom Vendafreddo (Donizetti, Rossini, Bellini, Offenbach, Bernstein, Schickele). Mon 9/15, 7 PM, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 353 Main, Glen Ellyn. 630-790-4325.

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

Celtic Fest Chicago See page 76.

CHICAGO WEST AFRICAN/CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL OF LIFE Homan Square Park, 900 S. Homan: Sat 9/13, 11:30 AM, Homan Square YMCA Children's Choir; noon, Testa; 1 PM, GFK; 1:30 PM, Ladi Lyke; 2 PM, Nelson Gill & the Caribbean Rhythm Band; 2:30 PM, Stanley Tatliff & the Voices of Lawndale; 3 PM, Voices of Friendship; 3:30 PM, Kwame & Wan Afrika; 4 PM, Illanotix; 4:30 PM, Carl Brown; 5 PM, Soldierz at War; 5:30 PM, Nat Awuni; 6:15 PM, Roots Rock Society; 7 PM, Dub Dis with Devon Brown; 7:30 PM, Frankie Paul; 8:30 PM, Shinehead. Sun 9/14, 11 AM, Loop Lab School Children's Gospel Group; 11:30 AM, Zulu Nation; noon, Chicago State University Choir; 12:30 PM, Miranda Johnson; 1 PM, Hope House Male Choir; 1:30 PM, Dana Divine's Gospel Slide; 2 PM, Jorge from Yard; 2:30 PM, Michael Black & Spiritual; 3 PM, G-Mar; 3:30 PM, Keziah Naarah; 4 PM, Mr. C with Slide; 4:30 PM, Ace & Felony; 5 PM, True Enuff; 5:30 PM, Gizzae; 6 PM, Aswah Greggori & the Enforcers; 7 PM, Indika with Ras Kelly, Doggie & Andrea; 7:45 PM, Belizean Vibes; 8:30 PM, Calypso Rose. 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; 8:30 PM, Alice Peacock. Festival also features wine tastings & demonstrations. 773-868-3010.

DOWNERS GROVE FINE ARTS FESTIVAL Main between Maple & Burlington, Downers Grove: Sat 9/13 and Sun 9/14, 10 AM-4 PM, Steven Suvada, Dennis Ostrowski, Lawrence Conklin. 630-725-0991.

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.

GREAT FALL FESTIVAL Marion Pedestrian Mall, North & Marion, Oak Park: Fri 9/19, 5:30 PM, Cook County Jazz Commission; 8:30 PM, Bopology. Sat 9/20, noon, Extreme Heat; 2 PM, Kimi Hayes; 4 PM, Big Guitars From Memphis; 7 PM, Elephants; 8:30 PM, Off Broadway. Sun 9/21, noon, BritBeat; 2 PM, Rick Saucedo; 4 PM, Dream Police; 6:30 PM, Blooze Brothers. 708-383-4145.

OSAKA GARDEN FESTIVAL Jackson Park, 58th & Lake Shore Dr.: Sat 9/13, noon, Kokyu Taiko; 1:30 PM, Wabi Blues Project Band; 2:15 PM, Chicago Matsui Daiko. Sun 9/14, 11 AM, Chicago Koto; 2:30 PM, Tsukasa Taiko; 3 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. 877-244-2246.

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.

World Music Festival See page 80.

Miscellaneous

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noon-time programs. Fri 9/12, Ethiopian music, arts & crafts. Mon 9/15 through Wed 9/17, Turkish music, arts & crafts. Thu 9/18, Mexican-American children's performing-arts program.312-346-3278.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sun 9/14, 4 PM, John Storms-Rohm (children's show; all-ages). 773-525-2508.

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