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Concerts

1-2-3-4 performs at the closing reception for "Imaginary Landscapes: Envisioning New Concepts for Sound." Sat 4/17, 6-10 PM, Texas Ballroom, 3012 S. Archer (third floor). 773-677-1353.

AIR, MOSQUITOS See Critic's Choice; all-ages. Tue 4/20, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

AMY ARMSTRONG & FREDDY ALLEN perform and host the "Chicago Collegiate Pride Idol" talent competition as part of the Gay/Lesbian Pride Fest. Sat 4/17, 6:45 PM, Chicago Illini Union, University of Illinois at Chicago, 828 S. Wolcott. 312-413-9862.

ALEXANDRA BILLINGS performs "The Songs That Got Away: The Unknown Judy Garland." Thu 4/22 and Fri 4/23, 8 PM, and Sat 4/24, 2 and 8 PM, Theatre Building Chicago, 1225 W. Belmont. 773-327-5252.

BILLIONS, WATASHI WA, BILL MALLONEE Fri 4/23, 7:30 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington & Franklin, Wheaton. 800-965-9324.

BONNIE "PRINCE" BILLY, JOANNA NEWSOM See Critic's Choice; all-ages. Fri 4/16, 7 and 11 PM, Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

BREAKING LACES Free in-store performance. Sun 4/18, 4 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

EDIE BRICKELL, KYLE RIABKO 18 & over. Tue 4/20, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

OLIVIER BRION Free in-store performance. Sun 4/18, 2 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

JOHN BRODEUR Free in-store performance. Sat 4/24, 2 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

BUTCHERSHOP QUARTET performs preceding screenings at the Video Mundi festival. Tue 4/20, 6 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CANDY SWEAT, VARIABLE WHY Sat 4/17, 10 PM, the House, 263 E. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb. 815-748-2880.

CHICAGO GAY MEN'S CHORUS performs "Low-Hanging Fruit." Fri 4/23, 8 PM, and Sat 4/24, 5 and 8:30 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-296-0541.

SHAWN CHRISTOPHER BAND, KYM FRANKLIN, SWAY CHICAGO Fri 4/16, 8 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. www.congresschicago.com.

SLAID CLEAVES Free in-store performance. Sat 4/24, 1 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

CONTOURS, SKYLINERS, JACK SCOTT, KATHY YOUNG, SPANIELS, EDSELS, REFLECTIONS, MAGNIFICENTS, ELDORADOS, DADDY G. & THE CHURCH STREET FIVE, STORMY WEATHER Sat 4/17, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

ELVIS CRESPO Sat 4/17, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

JULIO CUOMO Free in-store performances. Sat 4/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927. Fri 4/23, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

DAKOTA/DAKOTA, INTHEWAKEOF, FUNERAL ETIQUETTE, MIDGET PARADE, PISS FLAP, HEWHOCORRUPTS Fri 4/16, 7 PM, Command Center, 1357 W. Augusta. 630-222-3630.

DELIRIOUS, DAVID CROWDER BAND Wed 4/21, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 312-559-1212 or 800-965-9324.

MARK DENARDO, JOHN SHEFFIELD, MILES TILMAN, CALLE ROACH & NICK ALVAREZ, DJ TRACY perform as part of the Version>04 festival (see sidebar on page 34); all-ages. Sat 4/24, 9 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-837-0145.

DOLLYROTS, BANG SUGAR BANG Free in-store performance. Mon 4/19, 3 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

FIVE BY DESIGN performs "Club Swing." Sun 4/25, 7 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. & Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222.

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA Benefit dinner and dance for the Association of Professional Orchestra Leaders. Mon 4/19, 8 PM, Porretta's Banquet Facility, 3718 N. Central. 630-968-3339 or 708-442-3168.

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

KELLY HOGAN & SCOTT LIGON, ANNA FERMIN perform as part of "Song-Poem Experience," with a screening of Jamie Meltzer's documentary Off the Charts. Sat 4/17, 7:30 PM, Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State. 312-846-2800.

BUD HUDSON & THE HORNETS REUNION Benefit for Elmhurst Little League Baseball. Sat 4/17, 8 PM, Elmhurst Public House, 683 Saint Charles Rd., Elmhurst. 630-834-8989.

HUMBUGS Free in-store performance. Fri 4/23, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

HUSHDROPS Free in-store performance. Sat 4/24, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

IDENTITY CRISIS, FESTIVAL PLANNING COMMITTEE Fri 4/16, 9 PM, the House, 263 E. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb. 815-748-2880.

INDIGO GIRLS, KELLY HOGAN All-ages. Fri 4/23, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

INDIGO GIRLS, CORDERO Sold out. Sat 4/24, 7:30 PM, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. 312-922-2110 or 312-902-1500.

J3, DARTANJAL, RELIABLE SOUND PRODUCTS, STASISFIELD perform as part of the Version>04 festival (see sidebar on page 34). Sat 4/17, 4 PM, Klein Art Works, 400 N. Morgan. 312-243-0400.

CUI JIAN All-ages. Sat 4/17, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

JOHNNY L. Free in-store performance. Sat 4/24, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

PAULA KELLEY Free in-store performance. Tue 4/20, 6 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

TRISH KEPOROS Free in-store performance. Fri 4/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

KWAME & WAN AFRIKA Free concert as part of the "AfroFolk Live" series (preceded by an acoustic, roots, rock, and reggae workshop at 6 PM). Sat 4/24, 7 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 773-728-6000.

TALIB KWELI, JEAN GRAE, PRIMERIDIAN, RAISLAN & SKIP LAVA Fri 4/23, 8 PM, Harold Washington Cultural Center, 4701 S. King Dr. 773-493-8696.

BEN KWELLER, DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE, PEDRO THE LION Sold out. Fri 4/16, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

LOVETAP, IAN WISNIEWSKI Free in-store performance. Sat 4/17, 4 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

MARIZEN Free in-store performance. Sun 4/25, 4 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

LEISURE MCCORKLE Free in-store performance. Tue 4/20, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

MIGGS Free in-store performance. Sat 4/24, 4 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

MURS, PERCEPTIONISTS, SA SMASH All-ages. Sun 4/25, 7 PM, Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

JOANNA NEWSOM See Critic's Choice; free in-store performance. Sat 4/17, 2 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

NEWTON, TV POW, MAGIC IS KUNTMASTER, ARAM SHELTON, ARCHITEUTHIS WALKS ON LAND, FUKUI-KEYOSUE DUO perform as part of the Version>04 festival (see sidebar on page 34); all-ages. Wed 4/21, 8 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-837-0145.

DANIEL O'DONNELL Sat 4/24, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

A PERFECT CIRCLE, MARS VOLTA Fri 4/16, 8 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5740 or 312-559-1212.

JANA PERI Free in-store performance. Mon 4/19, 4 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

LAWRENCE PETERS & CRAIG PREHN perform at the closing-night party for the Video Mundi festival. Sat 4/24, 11:30 PM, second floor, Heaven Gallery, 1550 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-4597.

PINBACK, ENON, MAKE BELIEVE All-ages. Sat 4/17, 8:30 PM, Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

CATHY RICHARDSON BAND, ANNE HARRIS 18 & over. Fri 4/16, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

PAMELA RICHARDSON Free in-store performance. Mon 4/19, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

RUBBER-O-CEMENT, PANICSVILLE, POD BLOTZ, 10BRAIN, ARB QUARTET perform as part of the Version>04 festival (see sidebar on page 34); all-ages. Fri 4/16, 7 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-837-0145.

JOE SATRIANI Free in-store performance. Tue 4/20, 6:30 PM, Tower Records, 1209 E. Golf, Schaumburg. 847-619-8777.

MICHELLE SHOCKED, ANNE HARRIS & MIKE HIMEBAUGH Thu 4/22, 6-10 PM, Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 866-343-5303.

SILENT LEAGUE Free in-store performance. Sat 4/17, 4 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

SISSEL Sun 4/25, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

SLIPKNOT, FEAR FACTORY, CHIMAIRA, GOD FORBID Sold out. Fri 4/23, 7 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

SNOW PATROL Free in-store performance. Sun 4/25, 2 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

VADIM SPRIKUT, NATHANIEL JAMES Sun 4/18, 8 PM, Deadtech, 3321 W. Fullerton. 773-395-2844.

STREET VAN, ARTHUR YORIA, KEITH CARUANA Free in-store performance. Fri 4/16, 4 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

STROKES, RAVEONETTES Sold out. Fri 4/23, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

WOODY SULLENDER performs preceding screenings at the Video Mundi festival. Thu 4/22, 6 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

SWEET MARY & THE VIBETONES Free concert; tickets required. Sun 4/18, 2 PM, Lincolnwood Public Library, 4000 W. Pratt, Lincolnwood. 847-677-5277.

CRAIG TAUNMANN, ALBERTO MIZRAHI perform at the 3rd annual Arnold H. Kaplan Memorial Concert. Sun 4/25, 3 PM, Anshe Emet Synagogue, 3760 N. Pine Grove. 773-868-5119.

TRACY & THE PLASTICS, QUAILS Sat 4/24, 8 PM, Texas Ballroom, 3012 S. Archer (third floor). 773-677-1353.

VAN KURT, DANIELLE LEMAIRE, XIANGGANG DELIGHT, LUCKY DRAGONS, YACHT perform as part of the Version>04 festival (see sidebar on page 34); all-ages. Tue 4/20, 9 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-837-0145.

EVELYN WESTON performs preceding screenings at the Video Mundi festival. Wed 4/21, 6 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

YACHT, BOBBY BIRDMAN, COIN OPERATED, ROPKA POPKA, FLESH & STUFF Sun 4/18, 9 PM, 7th Street Space, 106 S. 7th, De Kalb. 815-787-3875.

YELLOWCARD, SOMETHING CORPORATE, FORMAT, SLEEPING AT LAST Sold out. Fri 4/23, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

MIRIAM ZIVEN Free concert. Thu 4/22, 6 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6240.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 4/16, 9 PM, Mason Jennings, Jason Collett, Conscious Pool (18 & over). Sat 4/17, 9:30 PM, Plane, Missile, Divebar; 10 PM, Gingersol (in the pub; no cover). Tue 4/20, 9 PM, Sebadoh (see Spot Check), Second Story Man. Fri 4/23, 10 PM, Savath and Savalas, Juana Molina, DJ Nobody (18 & over). Sat 4/24, 9:30 PM, Robert Walter's 20th Congress, Future Rock. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Saturdays, 8 PM, DJ Mike Z., Ryan Hagen. 847-397-3100.

ANN SATHER 929 W. Belmont: Fri 4/16, 8 PM, DJ Atomly spins at a party for Gapers' Block Web magazine, with readings by local "bloggers and zinesters." 773-348-2378.

ANTHONY'S RESTAURANT AND JAZZ CLUB 231 Douglas, Elgin: Music at 8:30 PM. Wednesdays, 9 PM, DJ Snooze spins at the "My Philosophy 101" showcase for hip-hop, neosoul, and poetry, hosted by Jamila. 847-717-6759.

ARBOR VITAE JAVA & JUICE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 4/16, Anna Schlafer. Sat 4/17, Patchouli. 630-778-9090.

BACCHUS NIBBLES 20817 Quentin, Lake Zurich: Fridays, 10 PM, Evan Frazer. 847-438-3212.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thu 4/22, BLT. 773-334-4040.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Sundays, 10 PM-2 AM, and Fri 4/16 and Fri 4/23, 10 PM-2 AM, Analog Addicts spin breaks, funk, soul, and hip-hop. Sat 4/17, Carla Starla, Just Kevin, Walter Meego, RPS. Wednesdays, open turntables. 773-395-3002.

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. Fri 4/16, 7:30 PM, Ted Ansani Project, Bad Examples, Magnaphonic, Tearaways, Miggs, De Novo Dahl, Middle 8, Einstein's Sister perform at International Pop Overthrow (see sidebar for full schedule). Sat 4/17, 1 PM, Spy Radio, Last of the Showmen, Spill, Superbig, Golden Apples, Arthur Yoria, Doug Bobenhouse, Scott Laurent Band perform at International Pop Overthrow (see sidebar for full schedule); 7:30 PM, Ladies and Gentlemen, Cells, Billionaire Boys Club, Readymade Breakup, Copperpot, Feathergun, Hotsocky, Crayons, Van Go perform at International Pop Overthrow (see sidebar for full schedule). Sun 4/18, 8 PM, Yo-Yo Contingency, John Greenfield's Rock Band perform at the Mish Mash variety show, with film screenings and a performance by Team Do!Boo! Mondays, 10 PM, Pat McCurdy. Wed 4/21, 9 PM, Ferdinand Fox, Waitress, Rubies. Thu 4/22, 7:30 PM, Safes, Melismatics, Friends Like These, 9-Fifty, Charms, Blankety Blank, V90, Kiki's House, Mike's Party perform at International Pop Overthrow (see sidebar for full schedule). Fri 4/23, 7:30 PM, M.O.T.O., Piper Downs, Goldstars, Handcuffs, Vestals, Swinger, Webstirs, My Record Player perform at International Pop Overthrow (see sidebar for full schedule). Sat 4/24, 10 PM, Second Sound, Unique Chique, Pomes. Sun 4/25, 8 PM, Q-Blue performs at the Mish Mash variety show, with monologues by Kenneth Yoder, a performance by Park Avenue Produce, and improv by Broken Pilgrims. 773-281-4444.

BIG BAR Hyatt Regency, 151 E. Wacker: Fridays and Saturdays, 5:30 PM, Marshall Nelson plays piano; Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, and Mondays through Thursdays, 7 PM, Lindsay Spruill, Tiffany Baumann. Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM, Tony Ocean. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 PM, Moods. 312-565-1234, ext. 4999.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (8 PM-3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Mondays, 9:30 PM, open mike for hip-hop and freestyle battles hosted by Monsoon, with DJ Journey. 773-235-9100.

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

BLACK BEETLE 2532 W. Chicago: DJs spin until 10 PM-2 AM nightly, until 3 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, Analog Addicts spin hip-hop, funk, soul, reggae, and rock. Tuesdays, DJ F'n Bauer spins local music (bands may bring in CDs). Wednesdays, Smilax & DJ Sleez E spin electro. Thursdays, DJ Megs & Simple Steve spin 80s music. 773-384-0701.

BOHICA BAR & GRILL 5518 S. Archer: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/16, Uraniajam. Sat 4/17, Trainwreck. Wednesdays, DJ Vic. Fri 4/23, Flapjacks. Sat 4/24, Dollhouse. 773-581-0397.

BORDO'S EATERY & SAUCE 2476 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM-midnight, Meg Allison (no cover). 773-529-6900.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fri 4/16, 8 PM, Deal's Gone Bad, Three Blue Teardrops, Suits, Waxon 7 (18 & over). Sat 4/17, 8 PM, Broklyn Beats, Ssion, Far Rad, Small Bathroom Fire, Sharkula (see the Meter) perform as part of the Version>04 festival (see sidebar on page 34); 18 & over. Sun 4/18, 7 PM, California Guitar Trio; 10 PM, Cutthroats 9, Lubricated Goat, Russian. Wed 4/21, 8 PM, Camera, Let Me Introduce You to the End, Citizens Here and Abroad, Conscious Pool. Thu 4/22, 6 PM, Sparta, Brazil (all-ages); 10 PM, Leon Russell, Webb Brothers. Fri 4/23, 6 PM, Against Me, Planes Mistaken for Stars, No Choice, Fuel the Fire (all-ages); 10 PM, Low Flying Owls, Layaways, Aireil. Sat 4/24, 5 PM, A Static Lullaby, Bled, Silverstein, Paris TX (all-ages); 10 PM, New Model Army. Sun 4/25, 6 PM, Project 86, Stripping the Pistol (all-ages). 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 4/16, Motion for Alliance. Sat 4/17, Sun 4/18, and Sun 4/25, Vince Welnick, Terrapin Flyer. Sundays, Terrapin Flyer hosts the Dead jam. Mondays, 10 PM, Charmain & Joey Busch host karaoke. Wednesdays, Speargrass. Fri 4/23, Breakfast. Sat 4/24, Vendooza, Krates. 773-384-8600.

BUCK'S ROCK 'N' ROLL GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music at 7 PM Fridays, 3 PM Sundays; no cover. Fri 4/16, Jim Henning & James Wayman. Sun 4/18 and Sun 4/25, Paul Allodi hosts an open mike. Fri 4/23, Lisa Rainz. 847-550-1127.

BUCKTOWN PUB 1658 W. Cortland: Music at 9 PM. Sundays, open mike. Mondays, DJ Sandy spins local rock and punk (local bands may bring CDs). Tuesdays, DJ Bridget hosts karaoke. 773-394-9898.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: No cover. Fri 4/16, 8:30 PM, L.U.V. Fri 4/23, 8:30 PM, Spare Change. Sat 4/24, 8:30 PM, Casey McDonough. Sun 4/25, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Zack Karr. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Sundays, 11 PM, DJ Lucky. Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJ Rockstar. Thursdays, 8 PM, Mike G., DJ Hurricane, mPulse, Derek V. 630-830-7200.

CAFE LURA 3184 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM. Sat 4/17, 12 Stitches, Netherfabrik, DJ Gill T, Ryan Bedlam perform at the Victito Nocturnis Ball. 773-736-3033.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 4/16, All Hat No Cattle. Sundays, Nightwatch. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Sat 4/17, 10 PM, Safes, Fine Lines, North Country. Sat 4/24, 10 PM, Phil Angotti & the Idea. 312-922-6392.

CARLUCCI'S 1801 Butterfield, Downers Grove: Sat 4/24, 8 PM, Gigolo Johnny. 630-512-0990.

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

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant with music from 6-9 PM. Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, Jim Rollins. Tuesdays, Peter Polzak. Wednesdays, Lonnie Grant. 312-346-3500.

CHAMPS ROCK ROOM 5728 W. 87th, Burbank: Wednesdays, 10 PM, open jam. 708-499-4140.

CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE 2970 Finley, Downers Grove: Fri 4/16, 10 PM, Voices. Sat 4/17, noon, Steve Roth; 10 PM, Crash (Dave Matthews tribute). Sun 4/18, noon, Tim Nolan; 8:30 PM, Eric Ortiz. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thu 4/22, 9 PM, Gypsy. Fri 4/23, 10 PM, Hat Guys. Sat 4/24, noon, Todd Donnelly; 10 PM, Mr. Meyers. Sun 4/25, noon, Matthew McBride; 8:30 PM, Patrick Kelly. 630-953-7095.

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

CLEARWATER THEATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Fri 4/16, 9 PM, Life After Death (Iron Maiden tribute), Four Horsemen (Metallica tribute). Sat 4/17, 8:30 PM, Downpour (AC/DC tribute), John Joseph Band. Thu 4/22, 8:30 PM, Vince Welnick, Terrapin Flyer, Lyric (18 & over). Fri 4/23, 10 PM, Drunken Style. Sun 4/25, 5:30 PM, Battle of the Bands. 847-836-8820.

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

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and rock 8 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Saturdays, Chuck & Lauree. Sundays, Dave Awl spins rock and new wave. Mondays, Stacy & Sigh spin punk and glam. 773-489-0379.

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

COQ D'OR Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Piano bar and restaurant; no cover. Fridays and Thursdays, 7 PM, Robin Lukas; 9:30 PM, Craig Lanigan & Arlene Bardelle. Saturdays, 11:30 AM, Sami Scot; 7 PM, Robin Lukas; 9:30 PM, Craig Lanigan & Arlene Bardelle. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Colleen McNabb & Tom Muellner. Mondays, 7 PM, Dan Myers; 9:30 PM, Sami Scot. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Dan Myers; 9:30 PM, Colleen McNabb, Tom Muellner, and Bill Klewitz. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Dan Myers; 9:30 PM, Craig Lanigan & Arlene Bardelle. 312-932-4623.

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

COYOTE UGLY 316 W. Erie: Sun 4/18, 9 PM, Rob Waller Band. 312-642-2400.

CRAVE BAR & FOOD JOYNT 1204 Rand, Arlington Heights: Thursdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. 847-259-2602.

CRUSH 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, open mike. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/16, Maggie Speaks, Crash (Dave Matthews tribute). Sat 4/17, Lounge Puppets. Thu 4/22, Gnome Attic, Triptych. Fri 4/23, Reckoning (R.E.M. tribute). Sat 4/24, Underwater People. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 4/16, 10:30 PM, X-Side. Sat 4/17, 10:30 PM, 16 Candles. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s. Fri 4/23, 10:30 PM, Fabulous Janes. 847-541-4700.

CURRAGH IRISH PUB 1700 Woodfield, Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/23, Voices Lite. 847-706-1700.

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. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 PM, George Howe. In the Cabaret: Fri 4/16 and Fri 4/23, 8 PM, Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael perform "I Hear Music"; 10:30 PM, "Stoned Soul Picnic: The Music of Laura Nyro" with Allison Bazarko, Nancy Erickson, Jeanne Croft, Keely Nicole. Sat 4/17 and Sat 4/24, 8 PM, Sharon Carlson performs "Keeping Love Alive"; 10:30 PM, Warning: Explicit Lyrics. Mon 4/19, 9 PM, Tregony Shepherd. Thu 4/22, 8 PM, John Vincent Mahady. 773-278-1830.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 4/18, DJ Live Snakes. Mon 4/19, DJ Matt spins punk. Tue 4/20, DJ Alex. Wed 4/21, Scott Cizek spins rockabilly. Thu 4/22, DJ Gina. Sun 4/25, DJ Nate. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 4/16, 9 PM, Tossers, Phenoms, Safes, Heeby Jeebies (benefit for ovarian cancer research). Sat 4/17, 9 PM, Yesmen, Pulse, Burn Rome Burn. Tue 4/20, 9 PM, Chlorine, Pleyel, Anything but Joey, 15 Minutes Late. Wed 4/21, 9 PM, Electric Six, the Hiss, Detholz. Thu 4/22, 8 PM, Torn, Dr. Drizzle, Treologic, Bartley Fritzsche, Darwin, Peel, Stone Puppet, Mourning Star. Fri 4/23, 8 PM, Raised on Zenith, Anatomic, Band Called Pharisee, Seldom, On a Dime, Grigori 3, Lutraphobia, Amined. Sat 4/24, 8 PM, Dedkor, Run Logan, 9mm, Blu Magoo, Over Man, Source of Life, Mellow Minds, Risk of Faith. Sun 4/25, 8 PM, Misunderstood, Wretched, Aberrant, Eighty Sick, Quick Change, Then Nine Six, Hybreed, Faceless. 773-489-3160 or 312-559-1212.

DUFFY'S 420 W. Diversey: Third Sunday of every month, 8:30 PM, Sway. 773-549-9090.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/16, Jane Doe Band. Sat 4/17, Gravity Down. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thu 4/22, Origami Zoo. Fri 4/23, Covergurl. Sat 4/24, Cousin It. 815-356-9980.

DUKE'S ROADHOUSE 6319 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM-3 AM, DJs spin hip-hop, house, and old school (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM-1 AM, DJs spin reggae (no cover). 708-788-4071.

DURTY NELLIE'S 180 N. Smith, Palatine: Fri 4/16, 10 PM, Rubber, Five Nickel High with Dave Uhrich. Sat 4/17, 10 PM, Simmering, Heather Horton. Sun 4/18, 9 PM, Perpetual Groove, 56 Hope Road, Mer. Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Wed 4/21, 9 PM, Catfight. Thu 4/22, 9:30 PM, Pimps, Nuisance. Fri 4/23, 10:30 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. Sat 4/24, 10:30 PM, Swamp Honkys. Sun 4/25, 9 PM, Dance Climax. 847-358-9150.

85 BRINK 85 Brink, Crystal Lake: Sat 4/24, 9:30 PM, Neil Rose Band. 815-788-8585.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 4/16, 9 PM, Free Wheels, Lazarus James, Tom Slater, Jason Eller. Sat 4/17, 9 PM, Deuce, Serilian, M-Lab, Flat. Sun 4/18, 9 PM, Sumo. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Rock Club open mike and band showcase. Tue 4/20, 8:30 PM, 12:71 AM, Pepper Boy. Wed 4/21, 9 PM, James Ulrich, Orange Order, Ella Music Group. Thu 4/22, 9 PM, Lucid, Unemployed, Wreckage of the Modern City. Fri 4/23, 10 PM, Boxkar, Gelheads, Doggybag. Sat 4/24, 9:45 PM, Dropped Once, Nine Spot, Forgotten Four, Twelve Ax. Sun 4/25, 9 PM, Sumo. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 4/16, 10 PM, Fuse, Tijuana Hercules, This Moment in Black History. Sat 4/17, 9 PM, Atombombpocketknife, Silent League, Cougars, Zelienople, Jay Rajeck. Sun 4/18, 9:30 PM, Duvall, Colossal, New High Low (benefit for the Furry Friends Foundation). Mon 4/19, 9:30 PM, Eugene Chadbourne, Goldblood, Mark Shippy (no cover). Fri 4/23, 8 PM, Neil Hamburger (upstairs). Sun 4/25, 7 PM, DJ JR Nelson spins at a spoken-word performance by Mark E. Smith; 10 PM, Snow Patrol, Carina Round. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Too Shy. Sat 4/17, Hawnke Funk. Wednesdays, Tommy Hanus spins. Sat 4/24, Alex & the All-Stars. 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, 7 PM-4 AM Sundays through Thursdays. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Durty Lounge Lizards host live karaoke. Thursdays, 11:30 PM, Bandoleros. 312-266-1944.

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Fri 4/16 and Fri 4/23, Hydro. Sat 4/17, Dub Dis. Sun 4/18 and Sun 4/25, Indika. Wednesdays, Shockwave & Matrix. Thu 4/22, Livingston. Sat 4/24, Flex Crew. 773-348-3998.

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

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, Ryan Hagen. Saturdays and Thursdays, DJ Patrick B. 847-587-9677.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Fri 4/16, 8 PM, Catfight. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 9 PM, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 4/23, 8 PM, Only Sons. Sat 4/24, 9 PM, Shortcuts. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, Somewhere in Between. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fridays, 7-11 PM, open mike hosted by Tim Tea (with featured performers at 9 PM). Sat 4/17, 8 PM, Eric Jackson, Ben Thomas. 630-922-9821.

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

FINN MCCOOL'S IRISH PUB 15 W. Division: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM-4 AM, Ed Vantage. 312-337-4349.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 4/16, 8 PM, TV on the Radio, Apollo Heights, ZZZZ. Sat 4/17, 8 PM, Casual Dots (see Critic's Choice), Volante, Sparring. Sun 4/18, 6 PM, Failed Resistance, Tower of Rome, Dream Is Dead, Catamount, Short Con. Wed 4/21, 7 PM, Yaphet Kotto, Decahedron, Mannequin, Weather. Thu 4/22, 9 PM, Need New Body (see Spot Check), Mahjongg, Pit Er Pat, Michael Columbia perform as part of the Version>04 festival (see sidebar on page 34). Fri 4/23, 6 PM, As I Lay Dying, Everytime I Die, Black Dahlia Murder, Scarlet; 10 PM, Velcro Lewis & His 100 Proof Band. Sat 4/24, 5 PM, Northstar, Moneen, the Fight, Park; 9 PM, Chin Up Chin Up, the Ghost, Hot Machines, Mt. St. Helens, M.O.T.O. (benefit for the Chris Saathoff Foundation). Sun 4/25, 8 PM, Dropsonic, Riddle of Steel, My Hotel Year, Wadsworth. 773-486-2700.

FIRKIN 515 Milwaukee, Libertyville: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Roots Rock Society (no cover). 847-367-6168.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 4/16, 8 PM, Eddie From Ohio, Luther Wright & the Wrongs. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike (in the SideBar). Sat 4/24, 10 PM, Paladins, Torturing Elvis. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Saturdays, 11 PM, DJs spin in the loft. 773-348-6000.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 10 PM. Sat 4/17, Malpractice. Fri 4/23, Underbelly. Sat 4/24, 9 PM, Wastelands, Timmy MC & Trajik with a Widespread Panic tribute and comic Tim Husted. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 4/16, 9:30 PM, Michael Heaton Band (no cover). Sat 4/17, 9 PM, Tribute Band. Fri 4/23, 9:30 PM, Buddy Nuisance (no cover). 630-416-4898.

FULTON LOUNGE 955 W. Fulton Market: Sat 4/24, 7:30 PM, Anny, Jennifer Peterson with Randy Morris perform at "Destiny: An Evening Honoring the Feminine Spirit." 312-942-9500.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 4/16, Michael Plishka hosts the "Songsalive!" showcase, with Stephanie Rogers, Samantha Twigg-Johnson, Jeanne T. Arrigo, and Kristin Cotts. Sat 4/17, Healer, Kentucky Jelly, God Wafer. Thursdays, open mike with Gareth Gareth. Fri 4/23, At First Light, Latest Church Bus, One Mo. 773-489-5471.

GAPEESH 550 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Fri 4/23, 7 PM, Gigolo Johnny. 847-433-5515.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL NORTH 1719 N. Rand, Palatine: Sat 4/17, 9 PM, Marc Allen, John Vinopal (no cover). 847-705-0555.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 4/16, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sat 4/17, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 4/18 and Sun 4/25, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Mon 4/19, 7:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & John Paluch. Tue 4/20, 9 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts an open mike. Wed 4/21 and Thu 4/22, 8 PM, Mark Farris. Fri 4/23, 7:30 PM, Mark Przeradowski; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 4/24, 7:30 PM, Alexandra St. James & Jason Krumwiede; 10 PM, Mark Farris. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 4/16, 5:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sat 4/17 and Sat 4/24, 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sun 4/18 and Sun 4/25, 8 PM, Beckie Menzie hosts an open mike. Mon 4/19, 8 PM, Beckie Menzie. Tue 4/20 through Thu 4/22, 8 PM, Kathryn Payne. Fri 4/23, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Kathryn Payne. 312-836-0933.

GINGER'S ALE HOUSE 3801 N. Ashland: Thu 4/22, 7:45 PM, Lotus with Ty Gram (benefit for New Life Shelter for Women and Children). 773-348-2767.

GRAFTON 4530 N. Lincoln: Mondays, 9:30 PM, open mike. 773-271-9000.

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

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Fri 4/16, 10 PM, Ernie Hendrickson Band. Sat 4/17, 10 PM, Michelle Hallman & Ben Crooch. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Nancy Antevski. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Cornmeal. Thursdays, 10 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze. Fri 4/23, 10 PM, Major's Junction. Sat 4/24, 10 PM, Somewhere in Between, Lady & the Tramp. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Fri 4/16, 10 PM, Overhang, Artless, Maelee Whitman. Sat 4/17, 10 PM, Katie Sullivan Band. Sun 4/18, 1:30 PM, Rock E. Rollins, Chris Gilmartin, Pulltops, Tyler Joseph & Diginova, Lovetap, Mumbles, Street Van perform as part of International Pop Overthrow (see sidebar for full schedule); 7:30 PM, Paper Airplane Pilots, Breaking Laces, Big Buildings, Discover, Hop on Pop, Larry O. Dean, Cost of Recess perform as part of International Pop Overthrow (see sidebar for full schedule). Fri 4/23, 10 PM, Mark Zeus & the Thunderboltz. Sat 4/24, 1:30 PM, Phil Angotti, Maxtone Four, Fuglees, Wonderdrug, Humbugs, Tim Casey & the Martyrs, Shifties perform as part of International Pop Overthrow (see sidebar for full schedule); 7:30 PM, Millions, Second Saturday, Splitsville, Johnny Monaco, Paula Kelley, Kelly's Heels, Popular Genius, Suzy Brack & the New Jack Lords perform as part of International Pop Overthrow (see sidebar for full schedule). 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Wed 4/21, Matt Feasley performs at "U-Lock Rock." Thu 4/22, Duenow. 773-384-9546.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Music at 9 PM. Thu 4/22, Jimmy Kingsway Band, Overtone, Rosedales, Waste. 312-943-2252.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 4/17, 8 PM, Eli Mattson (benefit for Illinois Stewardship Alliance). Wednesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Pete Wolf. Sat 4/24, 9 PM, DJ Masta Ventura. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 4/16, 10 PM, Hushdrops, Clemente. Sat 4/17, 10 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Wooden Leg, Edith Frost, Janet Bean, Jon Langford, Sally Timms, Cynthia Plaster Caster, Edward Burch, Anna Fermin perform as part of "Song-Poem Experience"; midnight, DJ Mr. Rudy Day. Sun 4/18, 8 PM, Robbie Fulks performs as part of "Song-Poem Experience" with a screening of Jamie Meltzer's documentary Off the Charts. Wed 4/21, 9:30 PM, Gypsy Garage Combo. Thu 4/22, 9 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Wooden Leg. Fri 4/23, 6 PM, Danny Black & Sarah Staskauskas; 10 PM, Thin Man, Roommate (benefit for the Video Mundi festival). Sat 4/24, 8 PM, Apparitions, Kite Club; 11 PM, DJ CB, DJ Mother Hubbard. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Fri 4/16, 9:30 PM, Grift, Continuum. Sat 4/17, 9:30 PM, Commodes, Legendary Slacks, Donovan's Mom. Wed 4/21, 9 PM, Martin Gollogly hosts an open mike (no cover). Fri 4/23, 9:30 PM, Pat McCurdy. 773-929-0944.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 4/20, 9:30 PM, Louis Logic & Nova Cane perform at "Mass Appeal," hosted by Sang Y. Wed 4/21, 8:30 PM, Fivestar Boogie presents "The Girlie Show," with dancers and DJs. Thu 4/22, 10 PM, Omar performs at "Better Days." Fri 4/23, 8 PM, Funkadesi, Bucky Halker & the Complete Unknowns, Cool Life perform at the Chicago Labor & Arts Festival. Sat 4/24, 8 PM, Willie King, Zamandoque Tarahum, Amoreys perform at the Chicago Labor & Arts Festival. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Tue 4/20, 9:30 PM, Eric Leonardson & Blake Edwards (no cover). 773-772-9970.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 4/16 and Sat 4/17, 9 PM, Queensryche, Symphony X (4/16 sold out; 18 & over). Sun 4/18, 6:30 PM, Jurassic 5, Scratchtrack (all-ages); 11:15 PM, Rasputina, Murder by Death (18 & over). Tue 4/20, 9 PM, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Bumpus (18 & over). Wed 4/21, 8:30 PM, Joss Stone, Eric Roberson (sold out). Sat 4/24, 9 PM, Pat McGee Band, Dexter Freebish (18 & over). Sun 4/25, 6:30 PM, H.I.M., Kill Hannah, Eighteen Visions (sold out). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 4/16, Josh Holmes Band. Sat 4/17, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute). Fri 4/23, Jen Porter. Sat 4/24, Exit. 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.

J.W. HOLLSTEIN'S SALOON 17358 S. Oak Park, Tinley Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/16, 4 Cast. Sat 4/17, Voices. Thu 4/22, Flapjacks. 708-429-7000.

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: Sat 4/17, 10 PM, Lovehammers. Thu 4/22, 9 PM, Tim Mahoney. Sat 4/24, 10 PM, Then Again. 312-337-3486.

JOY BLUE 1401 W. Irving Park: Music after 10 PM. Wednesdays, open mike. 773-477-3330.

KAFEIN 1621 Chicago, Evanston: Mondays, 8 PM, open mike. 847-491-1621.

KEY WESTER 1975 Glacier Park, Naperville: Fri 4/23, 9 PM, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute). 630-778-8700.

KI'S RESTAURANT 705 North, Glendale Heights: Fri 4/16 and Sat 4/17, 8 PM, Neil Rose Band (no cover). 630-469-4757.

LAMPLIGHTER INN 60 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 4/23, Biff & Sniff. 847-991-2420.

LEADWAY 5233 N. Damen: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-728-2663.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin 7 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Wednesdays, Janelle's Three. 312-337-2583.

LELIA JANE'S 1008 W. Armitage: Vegetarian restaurant. Fri 4/16, 10 PM, Fat Boy Clark. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-665-7885.

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. Thu 4/22, 9 PM, Decibators, Mojica, Rock & Roll Daredevils. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Sundays, 11 AM, Caribbean Castaways perform at a reggae brunch (all-ages). Wednesdays, 8 PM, "Upstarts" new-band showcase. 773-384-1040.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 4/16, 10 PM, Matics, Scissors, Bread & Bottle, Culprits. Sat 4/17, 10 PM, Milkplow. Sun 4/18 and Sun 4/25, 9 PM, Pete Special. Tue 4/20, 9 PM, Medicine Hat, Mark Lonsway. Wed 4/21, 9 PM, Arena Venus, Male Model of the Year. Fri 4/23, 10 PM, Functional Blackouts, Plastic Crimewave, Strange Attractor, Gentleman John Battles. 773-871-3757.

MADISON AVENUE 34 N. Sheridan, Waukegan: Thursdays, 7 PM, acoustic singer-songwriter showcase and open stage with Eric Mickler, Chris Sipos, Johnny Rocker. 847-662-6090.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Tuesdays, 11:30 PM, Bandoleros (no cover). 312-337-8080.

MARTINIS 11 W. Sauk Trail, South Chicago Heights: Sat 4/24, 10 PM, Josh Holmes Band. 708-756-7920.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 4/16, 10 PM, Willy Porter Band, Angie Aparo. Sat 4/17 and Sun 4/18, 10 PM, Rebirth Brass Band (4/17 with Greyhounds). Tue 4/20, 8:30 PM, Fatty Arbuckle's Spectacular Musical Revue with Robbie Fulks, Matt Spiegel, Amy Warren. Wed 4/21, 8 PM, Neil Innes (see Spot Check). Thu 4/22, 9 PM, Stone City Stragglers, Seven Harkey. Fri 4/23, 9 PM, Model Leaf, Corn Fed, Lavellas. Sat 4/24, 6 PM, Story Hill; 10 PM, Bad Plus. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 4/16, 9 PM, Thrills, Ambulance Ltd., Changes (18 & over). Sat 4/17, 5:30 PM, Mustard Plug, Catch-22, Big D & the Kids' Table, Planet Smashers, Vicious de Papa, DJ Chuck Wren (all-ages). Sun 4/18, 6 PM, Saraphine, Spindle, Swizzle Tree, Best Days Behind, Denial (all-ages). Mon 4/19, 8 PM, Billy Corgan (see Spot Check; sold out). Tue 4/20, 6:30 PM, Iced Earth (see Critic's Choice), Children of Bodom (see Critic's Choice), Evergrey (all-ages). Wed 4/21, 6:30 PM, Cursive, Pelican, Denali, Mike Park (all-ages). Thu 4/22, 6:30 PM, Suicide Machines, Against All Authority, the Code (all-ages). Fri 4/23, midnight, Muse, Exit (sold out). Sat 4/24, 5 PM, Bouncing Souls, Avail, Unseen, Let It Burn (all-ages); 11:30 PM, the Fall, Shesus, Ponys (18 & over). Sun 4/25, 6:15 PM, Phoenix Rising, Faultlines, Monday's Hero, Response, Holden's Catch (all-ages). 773-549-0203 or 312-559-1212.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Sat 4/17, 9:30 PM, Seven Day Run. 630-446-4001.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 4/16, 9 PM, Phil Calkins. Sat 4/17, 10 PM, Matt Scharpf & Lou Leone. Sundays, 9:30 PM, open mike. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Larry B. hosts "Molly's Piano Cabaret." Sat 4/24, 10 PM, Azure Bloom. 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.

MORSELAND 1218 W. Morse: Supper club and bar with DJs Tuesdays through Saturdays at 9 PM, jazz on Sundays at 9 PM. Saturdays, DJ V. Tuesdays, DJ Evil Vince. Wednesdays, Brian Borden. 773-764-8900.

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays; no cover. Sat 4/17, Heathens. Tue 4/20, Mad Hornet After Hour. Wed 4/21, Jimmy Mac hosts an open mike. 847-259-9724.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 4/16, British Export. Tuesdays, DJ Ron (with free salsa dance lessons). Wed 4/21, Switchback. Thursdays, Mike Brumfield. Fri 4/23, Loose Screws. 630-688-8866.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 4/16, Chariots. Sat 4/17, Oil, Crusterz. Tue 4/20, Shitty Music for Shitty People. Wed 4/21, Suicide Bombers, For This I Have Fallen. Thu 4/22, Locked Sound, Deconstructing Jim. Fri 4/23, Champion Defender, Volcano. Sat 4/24, Atava, Herbert Wiser Band, Lacquer. 773-486-7774.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 4/16, 9 PM, Saps, University, Tommi Zender & Trinkets of Joy, Mabel, All City Affairs, Androgynous Mustache perform at a tribute to David Bowie (18 & over). Sat 4/17, 9 PM, Dylan Rice & Roho, Kevin Lee, Epicycle, RD Roth & the Issues, Cutters, Phil Angotti & the Idea perform at a tribute to David Bowie (18 & over). Sun 4/18, 7 PM, Get Everett, Nolan, Shagbark (all-ages). Wednesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Thu 4/22, 8 PM, Kevin Leeds, Second Hand Poets, Who's This Mary, Foster Walker Complex (18 & over). Fri 4/23, 9 PM, Howard Fishman Quartet, Down the Line (18 & over). Sat 4/24, 9:30 PM, Manhandlers, Vicki, Sugarwalls perform at Pistil magazine's "All-Bitches Punk Rock Night" (18 & over). Sun 4/25, 7 PM, Dummy, Subincision, Destroy Everything (all-ages). 847-869-0450.

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thu 4/22, 8 PM, Marcus Waller, Darrell David, Aimee Cousino perform at "Homolatte: Queer Words & Music," hosted by Scott Free. 773-743-3355.

NOODLE'S 5956 W. Higgins: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Peter Guerin. 773-775-7525.

NORTH BEACH 1211 Butterfield, Downers Grove: Music and DJs after 9 PM. Saturdays, DJ Radikal. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Rick Hype spins old school. 630-434-1290.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 4/16, 10 PM, RPG, Decibators, Mojica, Big Meat. Sat 4/17, 10 PM, Julian's Ride, Voodoo Organist. Sundays, 11 PM, DJ Papa G spins reggae. Mondays, 10 PM, Danfunk Railroad & Tony Mojica host an open jam with guest DJs (no cover), Von Ehrics. Tuesdays, 10 PM, Alo, Fuego, I-Ron, Larry Millah. Wednesdays, 11 PM, DJ Stooby Helmsdeep hosts a "heavy band" showcase (no cover). 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 4/16, 9 PM, Exodus, Quick Change, Enforsaken, D.O.C. (18 & over). Wed 4/21, 7:30 PM, Dog Fashion Disco, Nothing Left to Decay, Duct Tape Mustache, Domestic Godzilla (all-ages). Fri 4/23, 7:30 PM, Morbid Angel, Suffocation, Satyricon, Premonitions of War (all-ages). Sat 4/24, 6 PM, Somerset (all-ages). Sun 4/25, 7 PM, Six Feet Under, Black Dahlia Murder, Red Chord, Soilent Green, Cattle Decapitation, Heavils, Figure H8 (all-ages). 708-756-0600.

OCEAN'S 11 RESTAURANT & NIGHTCLUB 18 W 333 Roosevelt, Lombard: Music in the Rat Pack Lounge at 9 PM. Saturdays, Dan Haley performs the music of Frank Sinatra, Elvis, and Dean Martin. Wednesdays and Thursdays, DJs spin. 630-629-2940.

115 BOURBON STREET 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 4/16, Five Guys Named Moe. Sat 4/17, Brothers in Arms. Thu 4/22, Hairbanger's Ball. Fri 4/23, Blue Stack. Sat 4/24, Seventh Heaven. 708-388-8881.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Johnny Rome performs a tribute to the Rat Pack. Thursdays, 8 PM, Irene Flores. 630-782-9091.

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/16, Mike & Joe. Sat 4/17, Mr. Blotto. Thursdays, Cast Iron Skillet. Fri 4/23, Kashmir (Led Zeppelin tribute). Sat 4/24, Trippin' Billies (Dave Matthews tribute). 815-758-2715.

OTTO'S UNDERGROUND 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sundays, G Town. Sat 4/24, Best Days Behind, 15 Minutes Late. 815-758-2715.

PASHA 642 N. Clark: Saturdays and Tuesdays, 11 PM, Parados. 312-397-0100.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/16, Dugout. Sat 4/17, Creepy D. Sun 4/18, Sunday Night Trio. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. Wed 4/21, Fire Crotch. Thu 4/22, Francois Dillinger, Atrophy Annie. Fri 4/23, Genral Patton & His Privates. Sat 4/24, Wellstones. Sun 4/25, Fly Man Tell. 773-486-9862.

POLO CAFE AND CATERING 3322 S. Morgan: Music in the Old Eagle Private Room at 8 PM. Wed 4/21, Anne Pringle with Mark Burnell & Buddy Charles. 773-927-7656.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, live karaoke. Sat 4/24, Paper Bullets, Autumn's Remorse. 773-252-7767.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 4/16, Tumbleweed. Sat 4/17, 7 Deez. Wed 4/21, Denny Diamond & Stevie Saphire. Sat 4/24, Libido Funk Circus. 815-477-0340.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/23, Biff & Sniff (no cover). 847-605-9900.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sundays, 10:30 PM, live karaoke. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. 773-276-9730.

QUIGLEY'S 39 Jefferson, Naperville: Fri 4/16, 9 PM, Bottoms Up. Sat 4/17, 9 PM, Rabble Rousers. Thu 4/22, 8 PM, Distance. Fri 4/23 and Sat 4/24, 9 PM, Cirrus Falcon. 630-428-4274.

RAW BAR 3720 N. Clark: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Neverly Brothers. 773-348-7291.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Wednesdays, 10 PM, Pat Hall hosts a pro jam. Thursdays, 10:30 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). Sun 4/18, 7 PM, Runaway Wordsmyths perform poetry. Sun 4/25, 8 PM, open mike for spoken word. 312-492-6100.

ROCK-A-TIKI 1942 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Wednesdays, 10:30 PM, Elvisland with Mark Hussman. 773-384-8454.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/16, Jambuoy, Wrong Boys. Sat 4/17, the Flock. Thu 4/22, Team Rock-It. Sat 4/24, Centerline, Free Beer. 630-543-3101.

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

SALUD TEQUILA LOUNGE 1471 N. Milwaukee: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Leddie & Rick Garcia (no cover). 773-235-5577.

SAM MCGUIRE'S TRADITIONAL IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT 39 Orland Square, Orland Park: Thu 4/22, 9 PM, Voices Lite. 708-460-1771.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 4/16, 10 PM, Elf Power (see Spot Check), Danger Adventure, Zumm Zumm. Sat 4/17, 7 and 10 PM, Asylum Street Spankers (see Spot Check). Sun 4/18, 7 PM, State Radio, Toothpick, Eric Hutchinson (all-ages). Mon 4/19, 8 PM, Static Films, Impossible Shapes, Elephant Micah (18 & over). Tue 4/20, 7 PM, Phantom Planet, Steriogram (all-ages). Wed 4/21, 7:30 PM, Menthol, Badge, Million Yen, Amazing Kappa, Wes Hollywood Show, Missile, Beatifics, Trolley perform as part of International Pop Overthrow (see sidebar for full schedule). Thu 4/22, 7 and 10 PM, Ellis Paul (late show with Justin Roth). Fri 4/23, 7 and 10 PM, Sufjan Stevens, Rosie Thomas, Denison Witmer (early show 18 & over). Sat 4/24, 7 PM, Fruit, Brandon McCulloch; 10 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, James O'Brien & the Church of the Kitchen Sink. Sun 4/25, 1:30 PM, Jeremy Richter, Inevitable Breakups, Cherry Blossom Clinic, John Brodeur, Chris Church, October Crifasi, Frank Tribes perform as part of International Pop Overthrow (see sidebar for full schedule); 7:30 PM, Ruth Buzzy, Corporate Circus, Cyclesomething, Turnstyles, Dag Juhlin, Matt Wolf Band, Allen Keller perform as part of International Pop Overthrow (see sidebar for full schedule). 773-525-2508.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Tue 4/20, Jack Straw. 312-527-2722.

602 NORTH 602 North, Glendale Heights: Fri 4/16, 9 PM, Rob Waller Band. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike (all-ages). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open mike (no cover). 630-790-6100.

SKYLARK 2149 S. Halsted: Sun 4/18, 9 PM, Sol Reys (no cover). 312-948-5275.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sundays, Torturing Elvis. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: Music at 3:30 PM. Thu 4/22, Neil Rose Band. 312-441-9334.

SPAZIO 483 Lake Cook Rd., Deerfield: Sat 4/24, 9 PM, Third Rail Band. 847-272-9922.

SPOKEN WORD CAFE 4655 S. King Dr.: Saturdays, 8 PM, House of Twang. 773-373-2233.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Thu 4/22, 10 PM, Food Chain Experiment with Bort and DC/DC. 773-252-9700.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Downstairs in the lounge after 10 PM: Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Trew. Mondays, open mike hosted by Cisco Lobo. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by 606 Entertainment. Thursdays, Jordan Taggart hosts a poetry and spoken-word open mike. 773-278-6600.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room: Fri 4/16, 9 PM, Ang 13, Scandalous, Catherine Lee, Ms. Honey, Dyamond Havana, Diva G., Amina, DJ AM/PM. Sat 4/17, 9 PM, Midstates, Consafos, Mixel Pixel, Bicycle Tricycle, Jagoff, Seagreen Incorruptible, DJ Alla. Mon 4/19, 9 PM, Defender, Alltruisms, Ill-ustrators, Sensei. Wed 4/21, 9:30 PM, Grupo Fantasma, Vicious de Papa. Thu 4/22, 9:30 PM, Velvetron, Scout Niblett, Lucida, Crap Engine. Fri 4/23, 10 PM, Welcome to Ashley, Matthew, My Secret Service, Lacona. Sat 4/24, 10 PM, Of Montreal, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, the Like Young. 773-278-6600 or 800-594-8499.

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

TOMMY'S PLACE 12237 Western, Blue Island: Thursdays, 9 PM, DJ Val. 708-389-7810.

TRIPLE D 1902 W. Irving Park: Sat 4/17, 10 PM, Gotards, Cobs, Low Profile, Shooting Blanks. 773-857-5212.

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Music after 9 PM. Fri 4/16, Best Kept Secret, Broken Trust, Brother Clyde, Peter Blaste. Sat 4/17, Loknut, Rival, Savitre, Habit of Force, Frayed End, Full of Silence. Fri 4/23, Gotards, Scar, Juzt Nutz. 773-871-7799.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 4/16, 8 PM, Kate Schutt, Big Breakfast, Karl Miles. Sat 4/17, 8 PM, Stickmen, Steven Jackson, Dave Sills. Sun 4/18, 7 PM, Rhythm Futur. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy, Greg Sorrell, Tim Ilg. Tue 4/20, 8 PM, Jill Dawson, Joy Eden Harrison, Phil Dunuvan, Steph Pappas. Wed 4/21, 8 PM, Charming Axe, Stoll Vaughan. Thu 4/22, 7 PM, Sweetish, Laurie McClain, Rachel Ries. Fri 4/23, 8 PM, Urban Twang, Rita Ruby, Michelle Perry. Sat 4/24, 8 PM, Jeremy Richter, Mike Mangione, Cameron Martin Cochran. Sun 4/25, 7 PM, Katie Reider, Dave Potts, David Wilner. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 4/16, Sara Hollister Band, Cased. Sat 4/17, Kiss 'n' Ride. Thursdays, rock 'n' roll karaoke. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fri 4/16, 8 PM, Heather Horton. Fri 4/16 and Fri 4/23, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band with Jen Porter & Lorna Boston. Sat 4/17, 8 PM, Jen Porter. Sat 4/17 and Sat 4/24, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band with Lorna Boston. Sundays, 8 PM, Joe Thomas & Elliot Taggart; 10 PM, Heather Horton Band; 1 AM, Steve Kouba. Mon 4/19, 8 PM, Derek Fawcett. Wednesdays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band with Jordan Taggart. Thursdays, 1:30 AM, Vince Willis. Fri 4/23 and Sat 4/24, 8 PM, Pete Special. 312-266-7761.

WEBSTER WINE BAR 1480 W. Webster: No cover. Mondays, 10:30 PM, Sticky Lupree. 773-868-0608.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 4/16, Layman's Terms. Sat 4/17, Lizard Kings. Fri 4/23, Bed Bugs. Sat 4/24, open stage. 312-943-7815.

WHEATON GRAND THEATER 123 Hale, Wheaton: All-ages shows at 9 PM. Fri 4/16, Rees Urban, Nosmo, Phix, Frank Naples, Urban Kut, DJ Roll (with an open mike and MC tournament). Sat 4/17, Guff, Incite, Drop the One. Sun 4/25, 6 PM, Sound Exile, Greg Boerner, Wandering Endorphin. 630-221-0667.

WHITE STAR LOUNGE Magnum's Steakhouse, 225 W. Ontario: Saturdays, 11:30 PM, Bandoleros. 312-337-8080.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 4/16, Replay. Sat 4/17, Hot Oil Treatment. Fri 4/23, Half & Half. Sat 4/24, Phat Hats. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/16, Majestic World, Innocent. Sat 4/17, Hydro, Dub Dis. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Cojoe B spins dancehall. Thu 4/22, Itals. Fri 4/23, Flex Crew. Sat 4/24, Carl Brown, Gizzae. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/16, Daniel James Band, Knee Deep Shag. Sat 4/17, Starcandy, Pala, 9 Miles Band. Sun 4/18, It's, Envy Corps. Mon 4/19, 8 PM, MariZen, Locals, Bang Sugar Bang, Snaggs, Dollyrots, Jana Peri, Pamela Richardson perform as part of International Pop Overthrow (see sidebar for full schedule). Tue 4/20, 7:30 PM, Stall, Mark Watson Band, Eugene Edwards Band, RedLine, Barry Holdship Four, Kevin Lee, Leisure McCorkle, Rick Royale perform as part of International Pop Overthrow (see sidebar for full schedule). Wed 4/21, 8 PM, Gotards, Dear You, Thrift Store Heroes, Evoka. Thu 4/22, Part Time Heroes, Heff's Way, BS Brass Band. Fri 4/23, Rock Star Club, Mary Prankster, Future Leaders of the World, Tim Casey & the Martyrs. Sat 4/24, Abstract Giants, Ill Reck, Contriband. Sun 4/25, Cactrot, Piper Downs, Collectors. 773-929-1300.

ZITTI'S 2809 Butterfield, Oak Brook: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Neil Rose Band. 630-571-3600.

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ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM-1 AM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fridays, DJ 2 Much Funk. Saturdays, DJ Too Smooth. Tuesdays, DJ Mpulse. 815-356-6000.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Fridays, 5:30 PM, Ryan Hagen, MC Slim; 8 PM, DJ Mike G., DJ Lucky. Tuesdays, 10 PM, DJ Rockstar (no cover). Thursdays, 5:30 PM, DJ Spin, DJ Rhythm, MC Slim (no cover). 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, Frankie J. 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 nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, Mike Zuaz. Tuesdays, DJ Mary Nisi, DJ Kevin McComb, Stu Helm. Wednesdays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae and world music. 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.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Sat 4/17, Carla Starla, Just Kevin, Walter Meego, RPS. 773-395-3002.

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. Every other Saturday, DJ Larissa. Sundays, DJ Chester (no cover). Mondays, DJ Boa spins synth pop, hardwave, and retro. Tuesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. Thursdays, Heather Doble. Every other Saturday, DJ Chester. Last Sunday of every month, 3:01 AM, DJ Samnation & DJ Chad spin music by Prince & others. 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 spins hip-hop and house. Saturdays, DJ Stixx spins hip-hop and house. Sundays, DJ UltraGirl & Miss Sasha spin breaks and techno. Mondays, DJ BJAK, John Simmons. Wednesdays, Joe Black spins rock. Thursdays, Dirty MF & DJ Kenwood spin hip-hop, house, and reggae. 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 nightly (8 PM-3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays and Thursdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Tuesdays, Gene Farris spins house. Wednesdays, L-Tek, Frankie J, Stunna, Brendan Clark spin drum 'n' bass, garage, deep house, downtempo, and breaks. 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.

BLU 2247 N. Lincoln: Thursdays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Speed. 773-549-5884.

BORDERLINE 1958 W. North: Thursdays, midnight, Rick Garcia. 773-278-5138.

BUNGALOW LOUNGEBAR 1622 W. Belmont: DJs spin downtempo, trip-hop, and acid jazz after 10 PM. Fridays, Gregory Dalphond. Saturdays, Andre Shakom. Mondays, 8 PM, Sample Ed1t with Stop., Chip-Chop, and RSB1000 (public may bring in tracks to add to the mix; no cover). 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, Lee Farmer, Cisco, Tik-Tak, Shawn Mack, JC Soto. 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: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays, Chris Gin. Wednesdays, DJs spin "one-hit wonders." Thursdays, DJs spin hip-hop. 773-227-2277.

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, Mike Mroz, DJ Bliss, DJ Abell. Saturdays, DJ Freddie O spins hip-hop and house until 3 AM. Wednesdays, DJs spin at "industry night," hosted by Tommy Z. Thursdays, DJ Izzi spins R&B, hip-hop, and house. 773-477-3661.

CHROMIUM 817 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs spin techno, progressive, house, and techno. Saturdays, Dino Latino & Tim Spinnin Schommer spin house, hip-hop, reggae, and old school in the main room; DJs spin salsa, merengue, house, and hip-hop in the Red Room. 312-666-8106.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: Saturdays, 9 PM, DJ Hugo, DJ Lulu. Sundays, 7 PM, Latin T-Dance hosted by Veronica Zaid with DJs Kid Romeo, Alex Perez, El Prieto. Mondays, 10 PM, Disco Bingo hosted by Paula Sinclaire, with DJ Martin. Tuesdays, 10 PM, karaoke with VJ Kevy B. Wednesdays, 9 PM, 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.

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: Fridays and Tuesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, John Simmons spins downtempo, neo-soul, disco, and deep house (no cover). Sundays, 9 PM, Jesse de la Pena spins Brazilian lounge, jungle, drum 'n' bass, bossa nova, and Afrobeat (no cover). Thursdays, 10 PM, DJ Lugo spins with percussionist Louie Louie. 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.

CROBAR 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays, and 10 PM-4 AM Sundays. Fri 4/16, Felix da Housecat, Frique, Victor R., Wizz Kid. Saturdays, Marc Ryan, Teri Bristol, Nate Scott. Sun 4/18, Ralphi Rosario. Sun 4/25, Teri Bristol. 312-266-1900.

CRUSH 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop, retro, and funk. Saturdays, DJ Izzi spins hip-hop, retro, funk, and house until 3 AM. Thursdays, Dino G & DJ Abell spin hip-hop and house. 773-528-7569.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Mon 4/19, Innerstance Beatbox (live), DJ Intel, DJ Ray_Rod. 773-489-6457.

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

DARKROOM 2210 W. Chicago: No cover. Fri 4/16, 10 PM-2 AM, Zac Jones & Gene Compton spin underground house and nu jazz. Sat 4/17, 10 PM-3 AM, Fathom DJ spins house, funk, and jazz. Sun 4/18, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Ethan. Mon 4/19, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Peach Fuzz & DJ Specialguest spin downtempo and hip-hop. Tuesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, Michael Lacey spins downtempo, dub, jazz, and ethnic. Wed 4/21, 10 PM-2 AM, Doc West, Rude One, Stizo. Thu 4/22, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Brian Jones. Fri 4/23, 10 PM-3 AM, Doc West, Norm Rockwell, Stizo. Sat 4/24, 10 PM-3 AM, Jesse de la Pena & guests spin music from 1982. Sun 4/25, 10 PM-2 AM, Don Smithivus spins "jazztronica" and trip-hop. 773-276-1411.

DEJA VU 2624 N. Lincoln: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Ghost spins hip-hop, R&B, and house upstairs; Mike D spins on the main floor. Saturdays, DJ Ghost spins hip-hop, R&B, and house upstairs; DJ Hurricane spins on the main floor. Wednesdays, DJ Structure. Thursdays, Mike D. 773-871-0205.

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

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, I-Candy Productions (no cover before 11 PM). Sundays, DJ Pharris. Thursdays, Paul Blair. 312-751-2900.

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.

ESTATE 1111 W. Lake: Thursdays, 9 PM-3 AM, DJ Phat Mike spins hip-hop, house, and R&B. 630-479-8264.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays, 7 PM-4 AM Sundays through Thursdays. Fridays, Saturdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Bad Boys of Late Night perform "Comedy You Can Dance To," with Slim, Katfish, Zanman, Spankie, Pat Mann. Sundays, DJ Theory. Mondays, Pat Mann. Tuesdays, DJ Slim Maybe. Thursdays, Ed Vantage spins in Club X; DJs spin salsa and merengue upstairs (with dance lessons at 9:30 PM). 312-266-1944.

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

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Fridays, 9 PM, DJ Rhythm spins downstairs. Saturdays, 9 PM, Scott Coyte spins downstairs. 847-593-2200.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Dirty MF spins hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ 33-1/3, Full Moon Percussion Ensemble. Sundays, DJ SupaMan spins hip-hop, soul, reggae, and house. Wednesdays, Carnaval de Soul with Peven Everett, DJ Hugo H, 816. Thursdays, Vince Adams & Lil' Mikey spin hip-hop and house. 312-666-1695.

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Striz, Justin Reed. Saturdays, DJ Form spins downtempo and hip-hop. Mondays, Mandorock, Larone G., Wonyupkim, Funsho with JJ Jameson & Avery B. Young. Tuesdays, Jalel spins downtempo and deep house. Wednesdays, DJ Form, DJ 8. Thursdays, RB spins B-sides, soul, funk, and hip-hop. 773-252-4090.

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

GOOD TIMES PUB 675 W. North, Elmhurst: DJs spin in Club GT after 9 PM. Fridays and Wednesdays, DJ Funky J & others spin hip-hop, house, and retro. 630-833-3534.

GRAMERCY 2438 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Saturdays and Wednesdays, George Bates, DJ Savoir Faire. Sundays, 7 PM-1 AM, Curt Clay & friends spin house, jazz, funk, and bossa nova (no cover). Thursdays, Paul Blair spins music of the 70s and 80s. 773-477-8880.

GUESSBAR 209 N. Green: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, B96 DJs spin hip-hop and house. Saturdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna & others. Tuesdays, Pharris Thomas, Vince Adams, Phat Mike, Moustafa Rocks. Wednesdays, Chris Walsh & others. 312-226-4500.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Sundays, 8 PM-1 AM, Chip-Chop & RSB1000 spin electronic music at "Sample Ed1t" (tracks may be brought in to add to the mix). 773-472-5139.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: DJs spin until 4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). Wednesdays, Just Joey, Brian Borden. 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.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 4/23, 8 PM and 1 AM, Crystal Method, DJ Hyper (early show all-ages; late show 18 & over). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Thu 4/22, DJ Mig spins house. 312-245-0333.

HYDRATE 3458 N. Halsted: Fridays, 5-10 PM, DJ Steve K. Fri 4/16, 10 PM-4 AM, Billy Carroll. Sat 4/17, 10 PM-5 AM, Chris Eterno. Sun 4/18, 10 PM-4 AM, Frankie Knuckles. Mondays, 8 PM-4 AM, DJ Laura B. (no cover). Tuesdays, 8 PM-4 AM, DJ Jeremy (no cover). Wednesdays, 8 PM-4 AM, Chris Eterno (no cover). Thursdays, 11 PM, Jim Lewis. Fri 4/23, 10 PM-4 AM, Susan Morabito. Sat 4/24, 10 PM-5 AM, Ralphi Rosario. Sun 4/25, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Lego. 773-975-9244.

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 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Evan Coleman spins funk, hip-hop, and R&B. Saturdays, Andrew YKK. Wednesdays, DJ Syzygy spins hip-hop and soul. 773-394-2066.

JEDYNKA 5610 W. Diversey: Saturdays, 8 PM-3 AM, and Fridays, Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 8 PM-2 AM, DJs spin. 773-889-7171.

JEFFERSON TAP 325 N. Jefferson: Sat 4/17, 10 PM-5 AM, Keith Lotta, Dimitri Lovebone, Chris Gin, Mene Gene, Boris the Blade, Gary Lacosta, Daniel Mnookin. 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.

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: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop, retro, R&B, house, and funk. Saturdays, DJs spin. Sundays, DJs spin industrial and electronica. Thursdays, DJ Bacchus spins house (no cover). 773-477-3330.

KATACOMB 1909 N. Lincoln: DJs spin hip-hop, funk, soul, and R&B 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Brent, DJ Jig, DJ Ryan. Wednesdays, DJ Ffar spins house. Thursdays, Jesse de la Pena. 312-337-4040.

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fri 4/16, DJ Seven Disco Pimps, Seth Porges, Johnny Love, DJ Pillow Talk spin at "From Punk to Funk: The Disco Revolution." 773-772-3355.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin 7 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Structure. Saturdays, DJ Rhythm. Sundays and Thursdays, Mach 1. Wednesdays, DJ Lucky. 312-337-2583.

LELIA JANE'S 1008 W. Armitage: Vegetarian restaurant. Sat 4/17, 10 PM-3 AM, Papa G spins reggae and dancehall. Tuesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, PJ Alton, Sean O & friends spin "antique electronic lounge tempo." Thu 4/22, 9 PM-2 AM, Raj Marcus & G. spin reggae, dub, old school, and house. Fri 4/23, 10 PM-2 AM, Sunny D. spins dub, breakbeat, and old school. Sat 4/24, 10 PM-3 AM, Drippin' Wet with Ayrun spin downtempo and deep house. 773-665-7885.

LION HEAD PUB & THE APARTMENT 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin upstairs 10 PM-2 AM Wednesdays, 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Mach 1. Saturdays and Thursdays, DJ Structure. Wednesdays, Mach 1 & DJ Structure spin hip-hop and house (no cover). 773-348-5100.

THE LOFT 15 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, Ed Vantage. Thursdays, DJ Rhythm. 312-337-4349.

MAMBO GRILL 412 N. Clark: Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Wak spins deep house, Motown, disco, and funk. 312-467-9797.

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

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Sat 4/17, 11 PM, LTJ Bukem, MC Conrad, Casper, 1000 Vertical Ft. (18 & over). 773-549-0203 or 312-559-1212.

MOONSHINE 1824 W. Division: Thursdays, 8 PM-2 AM, Nate Manic, Duke Shin. 773-862-8686.

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE 1645 W. Jackson: Saturdays, 9 PM-5 AM, DJ Frankie J. spins hip-hop, merengue, bachata, disco, and pop. 312-427-2572.

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Razer X & Ryan Bedlam spin electroclash and industrial. Saturdays, DJ $#&@! spins industrial. Sundays and Wednesdays, Jeff Moyer spins electronic dance. Mondays, DJ Eleven spins glam, thrash, heavy rock, and metal. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Dave Roberts. 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 nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, 1:30 AM, Shon Dervis. Saturdays, 1:30 AM, DJ Trew, DJ Verb, Panacea. Thursdays, midnight, 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.

ONTOURAGE 157 W. Ontario: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Chris Tomasone & Nandy Maxx spin hip-hop and dance. Saturdays, Jernell Geronimo, Nandy Maxx, Mark Jandes spin hip-hop and house. 312-573-1470.

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 937 N. Rush: DJs spin 8 PM-4 AM Wednesdays, 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, Jernell Geronimo, Eddie Mills. Saturdays, DJ Victor "Wolf" spins progressive and hip-hop (DJ Mike Pierce spins in the Yow Bar). Wednesdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Thu 4/22, DJ Keri performs at "Chick Flick." 312-255-0022.

THE (PROP) HOUSE 1675 N. Elston: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays (until 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. Tuesdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Play, DJ Kwik & others spin hip-hop, R&B, and reggae. Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Elite, DJ Rico, Crazy Cut Carlos, DJ Eclipse. 773-772-9333.

REDLINE 228 W. Chicago: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Stop spins downtempo, electro, and breaks. 312-266-2222.

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. 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 (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Danny Boy. Saturdays, DJ Danny Boy. Thursdays, Erik K, Prince Masih, DJ Wizz Kid, DJ Danny Boy, DJ Logic. 312-738-9971.

ROCK-A-TIKI 1942 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae and world rhythms. Saturdays, DJ Allen. 773-384-8454.

RODAN 1530 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sun 4/18, Jeff Sphire. Mon 4/19, DJs Visudo & Liquid Squeeze spin at "VJDJ," part of the Version>04 festival (see sidebar on page 34). Wed 4/21, Greg Davis. Sat 4/24, DJ Striz, DJ Matt McQueen. Sun 4/25, Myke Adams. 773-276-7036.

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

SEANCHAI 2345 W. Belmont: Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, Angelist, Nick K, Josh Werner, Freq1C spin jungle, techno, and drum 'n' bass (no cover). 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 & DJ Julius 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 4/16, Fred Everything, Luis Baro, DJ S. Sat 4/17, Justin Long, Dan X, Mike Pugh. Third Sunday of every month, DJ Julian spins punk, garage, and mod. Tuesdays, DJ Chilliwinters spins EBM, industrial, noise, and synth pop. Wednesdays, DJ Pogo spins indie, Britpop, and new wave. Thu 4/22, Just Jack (no cover). Fri 4/23, Elliot Eastwick, Brad Owen. Sat 4/24, Miles Maeda, DJ Heather, Brett Haynes. Fourth Sunday of every month, DJ Kevin spins UK punk, early hardcore, and new wave. 773-549-4140.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Joe Bryl. Saturdays and Thursdays, Anthony Nicholson. Sundays, DJ Rikshaw spins reggae, dub, and dancehall. Wednesdays, Joe Bryl, DJ 4BZ, DJ Striz spin nu jazz, brokenbeat, electronica, drum 'n' bass, and fusion. Fri 4/23, Alton Miller. Sun 4/25, Slicker, Prefuse 73, DJ Nobody, Rik Shaw. 312-226-7600.

SOUND-BAR 226 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 4/16, Sander Kleinenberg, Chris Walsh, John Grammatis. Saturdays, John Curley, Chris Tomasone, Jernell Geronimo, Shaka 23. Thu 4/22, Lego, Diz. Fri 4/23, Duane King, John Grammatis. 312-787-4480.

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

SPOT6 3343 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays; no cover. Fridays, Julius Buckland, Trackmaster D, Mixin' Margot, Manchild. Saturdays, Burst, DJ Droopy, Nanotech, Pipeline, MF, Vijay, Disko Kitty. 773-388-0185.

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Mondays through Fridays and Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Goose, Justin G. Saturdays, Andrew Vonn spins house and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Chilliwinters. Mondays, Mike Fritz. 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, neosoul, 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. Saturdays, David Chavez & Caswell James spin Afro-Latin jazz and house. 773-252-9700.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Downstairs in the lounge after 10 PM: Wednesdays, David Chavez, Caswell James, Cordell Johnson spin deep house (no cover). 773-278-6600.

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: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Sundays (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays, Omar spins Latin beats and house. Saturdays, Frank Q spins jazzy house. Sundays, DJ Angel, DJ Garnetta, Rob Merrit. Wednesdays, Ralph Daniels spins progressive, tribal house, and trance. Thursdays, Hector Lopez. 773-248-5475.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Sundays, DJ Rich Rock. Mondays, DJ Dan Ryan. Tuesdays, DJ Rudy & DJ Tankboy spin alternative rock, punk, and new wave. 773-227-4906.

TIZI MELLOUL 531 N. Wells: Tuesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, Disko Kitty. 312-670-4338.

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.

TOTU CAFE 2300 5th Ave., River Grove: DJs spin 9 PM-3 AM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM-2 AM Sundays through Thursdays. Sat 4/17, Andre Solaris. Fridays, DJs spin prog, breaks, house, funk, and dub. Saturdays, DJs spin prog, tribal house, breaks, and techno. 708-583-1003.

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 (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Alberto "Escandalo" Gomez, Marco Hernandez, Carlos Rodriguez spin salsa and merengue. Saturdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Chris Tomasone, John Curley, DJ Goose, Flipside, Jayfunk. Thu 4/22, Monk, Chris Gin. 312-491-9729.

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

UPTOWN LOUNGE 1136 W. Lawrence: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM. Fri 4/16, Joe Glover. Saturdays, Sean Patrick. Fri 4/23, Carl Burke. 773-878-1136.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). DJ Theory spins Fridays in the Dome; DJ Spin spins Saturdays in the Dome. Fri 4/16, Oscar G., Mike Z., DJ Spin, Bam Bam Buddha, Klute, KC, MF & Radiata, Ruckus, Pipeline. Sat 4/17, Paul Van Dyk, Jerry Bonham, Mazi, DJ Spin, Scott Margolies. Mondays, DJ Spin, DJ Theory, DJ Structure, Mach 1. Fri 4/23, Mixin' Marc, Hitman, Khaaliq, DJ Limit, Billy the Kid, Mili Sefic, Jimmie Page, KC J, Mazi, Steve Melvage, Sista Stroke, Miss Michaela, Bam Bam Buddha spin at Ballers Ball 2004. Sat 4/24, Bad Boy Bill, Steve Smooth, Alex Peace, DJ Spin, Scott Margolies. 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.

WHITE STAR LOUNGE Magnum's Steakhouse, 225 W. Ontario: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, Dan Morrell, DJ Speed. Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, DJ Danny Boy with Mike D. & DJ Mach 1 spin progressive house, trance, hip-hop, and R&B. 312-337-8080.

XIPPO 3759 N. Damen: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, 10 PM, DJ Storm. Saturdays, DJ Phatman. Mondays, DNS & Monna spin jazz and house. Wednesdays, DJ Vego & DJ Reggie spin progressive, house, and trance. Thursdays, George Bates & Savoir Faire spin deep house. 773-529-9135.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 4/16, Paul Johnson. Saturdays, Psycho Bitch, Andre Harris, DJ PNS. Mondays, Derrick Carter, Lego, Diz, Hiroki. Fri 4/23, Cece Peniston, Ron Carroll, George Jackson. 312-787-0400.

ZERO GRAVITY 22 W 613 75th, Naperville: DJs spin 8 PM-4 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Saturdays, Billy the Kid, DJ Markski, Shawn Edwards, DJ Night, Brett Lee, Hollywood Bob, Triple X, DJ Angel, DJ Limit. 630-985-1111.

Folk & Country

Concerts

AMAZING GRACE 25-year reunion concert with Bonnie Koloc, Bill Quateman, Redwood Landing, and Megon McDonough. Sat 4/24, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

MAX BROWN & YVONNE, ACIE CARGILL, JOHN & ELLEN WRIGHT Sat 4/24, 7 PM, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad, Sandwich. 815-786-2555.

PAUL BURCH Free concert. Fri 4/23, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CATS ON HOLIDAY perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Paul Ford. Sun 4/18, 2 PM, Warrenville Community Building, 3 S 240 Warren, Warrenville. 630-897-3655.

SLAID CLEAVES Free in-store performance. Sat 4/24, 1 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

JIM CRAIG & FRIENDS with Fred Campeau, Mitch Thomas, and Vivian Craig. Sat 4/24, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

KIM & REGGIE HARRIS Free concert as part of the "AfroFolk Live" series (preceded by a workshop on freedom songs at 6 PM). Sat 4/17, 7 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 773-728-6000.

TIM HARRISON Sat 4/17, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple & Main, Lombard. 630-627-0171. Sun 4/18, 7 PM, American Legion Hall, 111 Main, Round Lake Park. 847-949-5355.

MARTIN HAYES & DENNIS CAHILL Sun 4/18, 4 and 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JANIS IAN Sun 4/25, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JENNIFER & FRIENDS perform string-band music for square and contra dancing. Mon 4/19, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 773-777-7822 or 847-329-9173.

TOM & CHRIS KASTLE Sat 4/24, 8 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-337-0353.

KELLY KESSLER & THE WICHITA SHUT-INS WITH LAWRENCE PETERS Sun 4/18 and Sun 4/25, 1:30 PM, Myopic Books, 1564 N. Milwaukee. 773-862-4882.

JON LANGFORD & THE PINE VALLEY COSMONAUTS Free concert as part of the art exhibit "The Rise and Fall of the National Barn Dance." Mon 4/19, 7:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

OLD BLIND DOGS, JOHN RENBOURN Fri 4/23, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW See Spot Check; free in-store performance. Sun 4/18, 1 PM, Borders Books & Music, 4718 N. Broadway. 773-334-7338.

TONY RICE & THE LONESOME RIVER BAND, KING WILKIE Sat 4/24, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SUSAN SALIDOR with Peter Buttita & Matt Yanny-Tillar. Sat 4/24, 11 AM, Pope John XXIII School, 1120 W. Washington, Evanston. 847-475-5678.

ERNIE THACKER & ROUTE 23, BILLY BRANCH & LURRIE BELL Fri 4/16, 8 PM, American Legion Hall, 1030 Central, Evanston. 847-573-0443.

SUSAN URBAN Free in-store performances. Fri 4/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800. Fri 4/23, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

Folk & Country

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sundays, 8 PM, Irish session with Kieran O'Hare & John Daley (no cover). Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike with Home Cookin' (in the pub). 773-478-4408.

ARBOR VITAE JAVA & JUICE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 4/24, Eric & Beth Carlson. 630-778-9090.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: No cover. Mon 4/19, Lisa Derosia & Lush Budgett. Tue 4/20, Irish session with Cleek, Motti & friends. 773-334-4040.

BALLYDOYLE 5157 Main, Downers Grove: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Vernam Cipher (followed by an open stage). 630-969-0600.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, Dave Schultz & Chuck Pinney host the "Twang Night" showcase. 773-395-3002.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Sun 4/18, None of the Above Folk Cabaret. 847-424-9800.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10:30 PM. Sundays, 8:30 PM, bluegrass jam with Ruby Harris & the Grateful Bluegrass Band. 773-384-8600.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: No cover. Sat 4/17, 8:30 PM, Meredith, Carlton & Kramer. Mon 4/19, 7:30 PM, Whistle Pig Bluegrass & Beyond. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, DJ Chris B spins country (with dance lessons with Julie, Don & Larry on Fridays). Sundays, 6-11 PM, Big John. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Big John & Chris B. spin (with country dance lessons with Sharman). 630-830-7200.

CAFE BOOST 5400 N. Clark: Sun 4/25, 3 PM, John Hasbrouck. 773-907-8674.

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

CARRAIG Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays; no cover. Fri 4/16, Another Pint. Sat 4/17, Bernie Glim & Country Roads. Sun 4/18, 4-9 PM, Gerard Haughey performs at a Celtic supper and dance. Sat 4/24, Bluestack. Sun 4/25, 4-9 PM, Velvet Green performs at a Celtic supper and dance. 708-687-9323.

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

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: No cover. Fri 4/16, 9 PM, Salthill Mines. Sat 4/17, 9 PM, Billy Knox & Brendan Bulger. Sundays, 4-7 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. Fri 4/23, 9 PM, Baal Tinne. Sat 4/24, 9 PM, Another Pint. 773-473-5263.

DURTY NELLIE'S 180 N. Smith, Palatine: Third Sunday of every month, 9 PM, Whitey O'Day (no cover). 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Thursdays, 8 PM, Irish session (no cover). 773-878-3343.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sundays, 3:30 PM, and Fridays, 5:30 PM, Hoyle Brothers. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Thu 4/22, 7:30 PM, Claudia Schmidt, Mark McKay. Sat 4/24, 9:30 PM, Slaid Cleaves (in the SideBar). 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 10 PM. Fri 4/16, Big Sky String Band. 847-821-1234.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 4/24, Cooper, Nelson & Early. 630-393-1247.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Thu 4/22, open mike with Diver's Lullaby. Fri 4/23, Greg Klyma. Sat 4/24, open mike with Mami J. 219-464-4700.

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

GRAFTON 4530 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 5-8 PM, Sean Cleland & Pat Finnegan host an Irish session. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Jim DeWan hosts an Irish session. 773-271-9000.

GREENLEAF GRILL 301 Greenleaf, Park City: Music at 7 PM. Fourth Sunday of every month, song circle. 847-662-6500.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 4/23, 9 PM, Ariane Lydon. 773-465-8005.

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

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 4/16, 6 PM, Lindsey Graham. 773-227-4433.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Thursdays, 6-9 PM, Kentucky Hill Toppers. 773-772-9970.

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: Sundays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Jeremy Raskin; performers receive a free drink. Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Erin Jordan. 773-235-9795.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Fri 4/16, 9 PM, Well Hungarians. Fri 4/23, 9 PM, Country Sky Band. 312-337-3486.

JT COLLINS PUB 3358 N. Paulina: Sun 4/18, 9 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band (no cover). 773-327-7467.

KOPI CAFE 5317 N. Clark: Mon 4/19, 8 PM, John Hasbrouck. 773-989-5674.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 4/19, 9:30 PM, Aidan O'Toole (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Sun 4/18, 4 PM, Clodagh & Sean Ryan lead a children's Irish session. Thursdays, 8 PM, Irish session hosted by Theresa Shine & Erin Lowery. 708-366-8073.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 4/17, Bert Cattoni Band. 630-688-8866.

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

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Sat 4/17, 9 PM, Outlaw Family Band. 773-274-3239.

SANCTUARY CAFE Redeemer Church, 1006 Gillick, Park Ridge: Music at 8 PM. Fri 4/16, John Hasbrouck. Fri 4/23, Dave Potts. 847-823-3634.

SAVE MORE LIQUORS 4060 N. Lincoln: Saturdays, 9 PM, Ray Hillburn & the Georgia Pines. 773-281-1444.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 4/16, 7:30 PM, Peter Mulvey. 773-525-2508.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room: Sun 4/18, 9 PM, Old Crow Medicine Show (see Spot Check), Golden Horse Ranch Square Dance Band. Sun 4/25, 9 PM, Peter Nye & the Chicago Bluegrass Band. 773-278-6600 or 800-594-8499.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 4/16, John Daly, Cleek Schrey, Motti Pikelny & friends. Fri 4/23, Larry Penn, Clay Ryness. Sat 4/24, 8 PM, Old Time Dance Party with music by members of the Plank Road All-Volunteer String Band. 630-969-9720.

WRIGLEYVILLE NORTH 3900 N. Sheridan: Saturdays, 9 PM-3 AM, and Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, Justus. 773-929-9543.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

MIKE GALLAGHER BAND Free in-store performance. Fri 4/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

ERNIE THACKER & ROUTE 23, BILLY BRANCH & LURRIE BELL Fri 4/16, 8 PM, American Legion Hall, 1030 Central, Evanston. 847-573-0443.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 9 PM, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-642-6805.

ARTIS'S 1249 E. 87th: Music after 9 PM. Mondays, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. 773-734-0491.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: No cover. Sat 4/17 and Sat 4/24, noon, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-334-4040.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 4/16, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Sat 4/17, Eddy Clearwater. Sundays, 10 PM, Jerry Barry & friends (no cover). Mondays, Lil' Ed (acoustic show; no cover). Tuesdays, Katherine Davis hosts the jam with Sammy Fender. Wed 4/21, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. Fri 4/23, the Buzz. Sat 4/24, Pistol Pete. 847-424-9800.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/16 and Sat 4/17, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Mondays, Fri 4/23, and Sat 4/24, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 4/20, 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. Sundays, Thursdays, Fri 4/16, and Sat 4/17, Shirley Johnson Band. Tue 4/20, John Primer & the Real Deal Band with Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 4/23 and Sat 4/24, Howard Scott & the World Band with Joanna Graham. 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 4/16, Joanna Connor. Sat 4/17, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Sun 4/18, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Mon 4/19, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 4/20, Linsey Alexander. Wed 4/21, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted host the pro jam. Thu 4/22, Rob Stone & the C-Notes with Aaron Moore. Fri 4/23 and Sat 4/24, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-528-1012.

BOSSMAN BLUES CENTER 3500 W. Lake: Wednesdays, 7 PM, West Side Wes. Thursdays, 8 PM, Big D & His Band. Fri 4/23, 9 PM, Larry Taylor Blues and Soul Band. 773-722-8744.

BOULEVARD BLUES CLUB 3733 Grand Blvd., Brookfield: Fri 4/16, 9:30 PM, Madman Blues Band. 708-485-9900.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM; free acoustic shows at 5:30 PM Fridays and 6 PM Saturdays. Fri 4/16, 5:30 PM, Diamond Jim Greene; 9 PM, Johnnie Bassett, Grana Louise. Sat 4/17, 6 PM, Christopher Waltz; 9:30 PM, Bernard Allison (see Critic's Choice), Steepwater Band. Sun 4/18, Willie Kent & the Gents. Mon 4/19, Brother John hosts the jam. Tue 4/20, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Wed 4/21, Gary Primich. Thu 4/22, Carlos Johnson. Fri 4/23, 5:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9 PM, Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets with Sam Myers, Joel Paterson. Sat 4/24, 6 PM, John Primer; 9:30 PM, Eddy Clearwater, Ruby Harris Band. Sun 4/25, John Primer. 312-427-0333.

CLEARWATER THEATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Sat 4/24, 9 PM, CJ Stanley, Flock Horns. 847-836-8820.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 4/16, 9:30 PM, Jackie Greene (in the SideBar). Sat 4/17, 10 PM, Lonnie Brooks Band. Fri 4/23, 10 PM, Kim Wilson's Blues Revue. 708-788-2118.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Tuesdays, open jam with Fish & the Bluefins. Wed 4/21, Dwayne Richardson. 773-489-5471.

GENTLE PERSUASION 8959 S. Ashland: Mondays, 8 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-233-4800.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 4/16, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Music at 8:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays (no cover), 9:30 PM Saturdays. Sat 4/17, Joanna Connor Band with Pistol Pete & Marty Sammon. Tue 4/20, Toronzo Cannon & the Cannonball Express. Thu 4/22, Mike Wheeler hosts an open mike. Sat 4/24, Pat Smillie Band. 708-484-3610.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sundays, 9:30 AM and noon, gospel brunch featuring local choirs. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 4/16, Big G & the Real Deal. Sat 4/17 and Sun 4/25, Matthew Skoller. Sun 4/18, Maurice John Vaughn. Mon 4/19, Joanna Connor. Tue 4/20, Jimmy Burns. Wed 4/21, the Buzz. Thu 4/22 and Fri 4/23, Chicago Red Hots. 312-923-2000.

JERRY'S 4838 W. 183rd, Country Club Hills: Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM-3 AM, DJ Mr. B. Sundays, 7-11 PM, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Fourth Thursday of every month, 7-11:30 PM, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. 708-647-6519.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 4/16 and Sat 4/17, Son Seals. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band, Linsey Alexander. Mondays, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers, Sam Goode. Tuesdays, Phil Guy, Joanna Connor, Quintus McCormick. Wednesdays, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats, Les Getrex. Thu 4/22, Duke Tumatoe. Fri 4/23 and Sat 4/24, John Primer. 773-477-4646.

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

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

MADISON AVENUE 34 N. Sheridan, Waukegan: Sundays, 8 PM, jam session with Chris Sipos, Tuck Dailey, and Danny King. 847-662-6090.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Fri 4/23, 9 PM, Big Muddy. Sat 4/24, 9:30 PM, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. 630-446-4001.

MR. BILL'S 1246 W. 127th, Calumet Park: Sundays, 8 PM, Lucky Price & the Superstitions. 708-388-9760.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 4/24, Rabble Rousers. 630-688-8866.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Sat 4/17, Big Sweaty Men. Sat 4/24, Dave Specter. 773-252-1155.

PENELOPE 230 S. Ashland: Fridays, 9 PM, Pat Smillie Band (no cover). Sat 4/17, 9 PM, Jimmy Burns Band. 312-243-3600.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Gloria Shannon. 708-848-4250.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 4/16, Chris Winter Quartet. Sat 4/17, Mississippi Heat. Wed 4/21, Matthew Skoller Duo. Fri 4/23 and Sat 4/24, Matthew Skoller 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 4/23, Shirley King. 815-477-0340.

REALTO LOUNGE/VISIONZ 8038 S. Ashland: Third Sunday of every month, 5 PM, Lucky Price & the Superstitions (no cover). Fourth Sunday of every month, 5-9 PM, Sydney Joe & the Just Kicking It Rhythm & Blues Band (no cover). 773-651-3197.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 9 PM. Sundays, Toronzo Cannon & the Cannonball Express host the blues jam. Mondays, Carlos Johnson & friends. Tuesdays, Vini & the Demons. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM. Tuesdays, Fri 4/16, and Sat 4/17, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr. & Ariyo host the blues jam. Fri 4/23 and Sat 4/24, Big Jay McNeely, Jesse Scinto. 773-342-0452.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Sun 4/18, Quintus McCormick. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 4/16, Pete Special. Sat 4/17, Tenry Johns Band. Fri 4/23, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Sat 4/24, Nigel Mack. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Wed 4/21, Larry Taylor Trio. 773-772-6656.

Jazz

Concerts

FRED ANDERSON performs solo and with Isaiah Spencer & Harrison Bankhead; free concert. Sat 4/24, 2 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

city lights orchestra Fri 4/23: 7:30 PM; Pope John Paul XXIII School; 1120 W. Washington, Evanston. 847-475-5678.

JERRY COLEMAN'S NINE BURNER Free concert. Fri 4/23, 7 PM, Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn. 312-427-1676.

COLUMBIA COLLEGE JAZZ CHAMBER GROUPS Free concert. Mon 4/19, 12:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6240.

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE under the direction of Mark Bettcher. Mon 4/19, 7:30 PM, Harry and Phyllis Blizzard Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

ELLERY ESKELIN WITH ANDREA PARKINS & JIM BLACK See Critic's Choice; free concert. Mon 4/19, 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

SAVOIR FAIRE'S EAST SIDE PROJECT Free in-store performance. Sat 4/17, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

PAULINHO GARCIA Free concert. Tue 4/20, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

HERBIE HANCOCK WITH DAVE HOLLAND & JACK DEJOHNETTE Fri 4/16, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

SERHIY KRASHENINNIKOV plays piano; free concert and reception. Wed 4/21, 6 PM, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago. 773-227-5522.

BOB LARK with Mark Colby, Jim McNeely, Kelly Sill & Joel Spencer. Wed 4/21, 8 PM, recital hall, DePaul University, 804 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

M-PACT, TAKE ONE perform at the closing concert for the Niles North Vocal Jazz Festival. Sat 4/17, 8 PM, auditorium, Niles North High School, 9800 Lawler, Skokie. 847-626-2122.

MAROON Sat 4/24, 8 PM, 3030, 3030 W. Cortland. 773-862-3616.

MORTON COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE Free concert. Sun 4/25, 3 PM, Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 3801 S. Central, Cicero. 708-656-8000, ext. 231.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY JAZZ BAND Wed 4/21, 7:30 PM, Northside College Preparatory High School, 5501 N. Kedzie. 773-442-5921.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ BAND Sat 4/24, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

WOODY HERMAN THUNDERING HERD Sun 4/18, 2 PM, Glendora House, 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge. 708-755-8312 or 708-425-4596.

Jazz

Clubs

AMBASSADOR 7050 W. Belmont: Restaurant. Thursdays, 8-11 PM, Steve Zuterek Trio. 773-286-9337.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 4/16, noon, Franz Jackson. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9 PM, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. Saturdays, 6 PM, Martin Bany River North Quartet. Sat 4/17, 9:30 PM, Eric Schneider Quartet. Sundays, 7 PM, Sam Burckhardt Quintet. 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 4/20, 5:30 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesdays, noon, Dan Saura & Aaron Krueger; 5 PM, John Brumbach Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson with Peter Roothaan, Chris Foreman, Greg Rockingham. Thursdays, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. Fri 4/23, noon, Franz Jackson Quartet with Kim Cusack. Sun 4/25, 10:30 AM and 1 PM, Eric Schneider Quintet performs at a brunch and benefit for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's education programs. 312-642-6805.

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

ART OF SPORTS 2444 W. Diversey: Sun 4/25, 7 PM, Joe Rendon. 773-276-7298.

BASTA PASTA 6733 N. Olmsted: Fridays and Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Mark Chapin Trio. Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Dan Saura Trio. 773-763-0667.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Thu 4/22, Mike Finnerty & the Heat Merchants. 847-424-9800.

BISTRO MARGOT 1437 N. Wells: Restaurant; no cover. Thursdays, 7 PM, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-587-3660.

BRAXTON'S SEAFOOD GRILL Oakbrook Mall, 3 Oakbrook Ctr., Oak Brook: Fri 4/16, 7:30 PM, and Sat 4/17, 8:30 PM, Brother John Quintet. 630-574-2155.

BURGUNDY INN 2706 N. Ashland: Sundays, 5-9 PM, Albert G./Paul Basa. 773-327-0303.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: No cover. Sat 4/17, 8:30 PM, Meredith, Carlton & Kramer. Tue 4/20, 8 PM, Al Keeler. 847-256-8870.

CAFE MESTIZO 2123 S. Ashland: Sundays, 6-9 PM, avant-garde jazz jam session hosted by Nicole Mitchell, David Boykin, Karl E.H. Seigfried, Mike Reed. 312-942-0095.

CAFE SHINO 211 E. Ontario: Piano bar with music at 9:30 PM. Fridays and Mondays through Thursdays, Vickie Tsunozai. 312-266-2280.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM Saturdays. Sat 4/17, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Fri 4/23, Rhythm Rockets. Sat 4/24, Bob Perna & Persistance with Josie Falbo. 773-384-2547.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM. Fri 4/16, Scantily Clad, Brian Citro's Video Gum Culture. Sat 4/17, Damon Zick & friends. 773-463-0158.

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

CHARLEMAGNE LOUNGE Hotel Baker, 100 Main, Saint Charles: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 4/16 and Sat 4/17, Mike Frost Trio. Fri 4/23, Marshall Vente & Eldee Young. Sat 4/24, Barry Winograd & Zvonimir Tot. 630-584-2100.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Thursdays, 7 PM, Razzemetazz (with swing dancing). 773-743-5650.

CHIAVA BARLOUNGE 1575 Ellinwood, Des Plaines: Wednesdays, 7 PM, Mike Jeffers Trio with Dan Ferris. 847-768-3000.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the lounge after 8 PM; no cover. Fri 4/16 and Fri 4/23, Dave Simone Trio. Sat 4/17 and Sat 4/24, Ed Coward Trio. Tue 4/20, 6:30 PM, Dave Allen. Wed 4/21, Greg Vasquez Trio. Thu 4/22, Bob Davis Trio. 847-969-9900.

CIAO BELLA RESTAURANTE 538 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Fri 4/16, 8:30 PM, John Wydra Quartet, Toscanellie "Lady T" Marcelain (no cover). Fri 4/23, 8:30 PM, Liz Goss. 630-469-1080.

CLUB ALPHONSE 1351 S. Michigan: Third Wednesday of every month, 8 PM, Zsa Zsa performs with a live jazz band. 312-697-0975.

DELANEY & MURPHY'S 3400 W. Euclid, Arlington Heights: Wednesdays, 5-11 PM, Scott Earl Holman Quintet (no cover). 847-394-3090.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Tue 4/20, 10:30 PM, John Paris Quartet hosts an open mike (no cover). 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 4/20, 9:30 PM, Vandermark 5. Wed 4/21, 9:30 PM, Erik Friedlander, Brian Dibblee String Quartet perform as part of the 8th annual Empty Bottle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music. Thu 4/22, 9:30 PM, Miya Masaoka (see Critic's Choice), Anthony Coleman/Michael Attias/Fred Lonberg-Holm (see Critic's Choice) perform as part of the 8th annual Empty Bottle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music. Fri 4/23, 10:30 PM, Anthony Coleman Group, Kent Kessler Ensemble perform as part of the 8th annual Empty Bottle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music. Sat 4/24, 10 PM, Hardcore Chamber Music with Hans Koch, Martin Schutz & Fredy Studer; Klaas Heckmann; Robert Barry & Josh Berman perform as part of the 8th annual Empty Bottle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Sundays, Donny DeMarco. 773-685-8083.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 4/18, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra with Joni King, Barrington High School Jazz Ensemble. Wed 4/21, 7:30 PM, Rob Parton's Jazz Tech Big Band, Moraine Valley Community Jazz Band, Warren Township Jazz Ensemble. Sun 4/25, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band with Julie Creighton. 708-788-2118.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Sundays through Wednesdays, 6 PM, Bob Henderson. 773-528-4033.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Rhythm Rockets (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7:30). 630-416-4898.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Sundays, 9 PM, Zzaje. 312-666-1695.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 4/19, Brian O'Hern & the Model Citizens Big Band. Sat 4/24, Laura Braun. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 4/16, Kristi Merideth. Sat 4/17, Andy Meacham. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Ken Shiokawa. Fri 4/23, Demos Petropoulos. Sat 4/24, Birdwatch. 773-262-5767.

GIBSON'S 5464 River Rd., Rosemont: No cover. Sundays, 5-9 PM, and Tuesdays, 5-8 PM, Scott Earl Holman. 847-928-9900.

GRACIE'S 1119 W. Webster: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Matt Geraghty Project (no cover). 773-528-1788.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 4/17, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Brienn Perry Swingtet. Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Jose Valdes Trio (no cover); 9:30 PM, DJs spin mambo and salsa. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thursdays, 9 PM, Ari Brown hosts a jam session (no cover). 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fridays, 5-8 PM, Ben Rudolph (no cover). Fri 4/16, 9 PM, and Sat 4/17, 8

PM, Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers. Fridays, 1:30-4 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Saturdays, midnight-5 AM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sat 4/24, 8 PM, George Freeman Quartet. Sun 4/25, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon (tribute to Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald). 773-878-5552.

GRIDLEY'S 4868 Rte. 83, Long Grove: Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Bryan Allmann Quartet. 847-478-3663.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: DJs spin until 4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, 7 PM, Tommy Bradford Band (no cover). 312-527-5600.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mon 4/19, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Thu 4/22, 7 PM, Tatsu Aoki's Miyumi Project, Tim O'Dell. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Fri 4/16, 11 PM, Michael Miller, Matthew Wickham-Burrier. 773-772-9970.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sun 4/18, Fred Lonberg-Holm Trio. 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 4/16 through Sun 4/18, Buster Williams Quartet. Tue 4/20 through Sun 4/25, Rene Marie Quartet. 312-670-2473.

JERRY'S 4838 W. 183rd, Country Club Hills: Tuesdays, 7-10 PM, Bob Guthrie Quartet with Tammie McCann. 708-647-6519.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant with music after 5 PM. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology. Mondays, Kelly Brand. Tuesdays, Ken Chaney. Wednesdays, Brother John. Thursdays, Tim Tobias Trio. 312-595-5299.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 6:30 PM, Kimberly Gordon (no cover). Fri 4/16, 10 PM, Carl Leukaufe Quartet. Sat 4/17, 10 PM, John Goldman Trio. Sun 4/18 and Sun 4/25, 7:30 PM, Spider Saloff & the Uptown String Trio. Mon 4/19, 9 PM, Jodie Christian, George Fludas, Scott Burns, Dennis Carroll. Tue 4/20, 9 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Steve Evans Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach Quartet (no cover). Fri 4/23, 10 PM, Soulio. Sat 4/24, 10 PM, Jeru Band. 773-348-7592.

KRISTOFFER'S CAFE & BAKERY 1733 S. Halsted: Fri 4/16, 7 PM, Hoyne, Shelley Miller. 312-829-4150.

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

LEOPARD LOUNGE 1645 W. Cortland: Third Tuesday of every month, 10 PM, Nicole Kessler (no cover). 773-862-7877.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: No cover. Saturdays, 6 PM, and Fridays and Thursdays, 5 PM, Scott Earl Holman. 847-952-8755.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sat 4/24, 10 PM, Bad Plus. 773-404-9494.

MELANGE BLUE 2809 Butterfield, Oak Brook: Restaurant and tapas bar. Saturdays, 8 PM, Revolutionary Swing Orchestra (no cover). 630-571-3600.

METROPOLIS COFFEE COMPANY 1039 W. Granville: Mondays, 7 PM, Jazz Conspiracy (no cover). 773-764-0400.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Fri 4/16, 9 PM, Paul Abella Quintet. Tue 4/20, 8 PM, Paul Abella Trio. Wed 4/21, 7 PM, Montage (no cover). 630-446-4001.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Tuesdays, 9 PM, "Jazz Jam Adventure" with Paul Kogut, Steve Million, Tim Davis. Fri 4/23, 9 PM, Nightscape. 708-366-8073.

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

96TH FLOOR LOUNGE 96th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 7 PM. Sun 4/18, Bradley Williams. Mon 4/19, Bill Peterson. Tue 4/20, Larry Luchowski. Wed 4/21, Dennis Luxion. Thu 4/22, Paulinho Garcia. Sun 4/25, Kelly Brand. 312-787-9596.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. Sundays, 10 AM-2 PM, and Wednesdays, 7-11 PM, Sketches in Blue. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Peter Oprisko Duo. 630-782-9091.

ORSO'S 1401 N. Wells: Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 5:30-11:30 PM, Denise LaGrassa. 312-787-6604.

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

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wednesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Bob Perna & Persistance. 847-328-0399.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays; no cover. Tue 4/20, Elaine Dame 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, Sami Scot. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Holly McGuire. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, John Wright Trio. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9 PM. Mondays, Don Tisch Quintet. 773-486-9862.

PIECE 1927 W. North: Restaurant with music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, Andrew Lautenbach, Kyle Asche, Nori Tanaka, Matthew Ulery. 773-772-4422.

POLO CAFE AND CATERING 3322 S. Morgan: Music in the Old Eagle Private Room at 8 PM. Thursdays, Chicago Rose, Johnny Frigo Trio. 773-927-7656.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, Alison Ruble & Jeremy Kahn. Tuesdays, Typhanie Monique & Neal Alger. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Tue 4/20, Mark Madsen (no cover). Thu 4/22, John Juul hosts a pro jam. 847-266-1313.

PUMP ROOM Omni Ambassador East Hotel, 1301 N. State Pkwy.: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM-midnight, Erin McDougald Trio. 312-266-0360.

RAMADA INN 4900 S. Lake Shore Dr.: Fridays, 7 PM, Jazz Masters with Gina Gibson. 773-288-5800.

RODAN 1530 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Thu 4/22, Indoor/Outdoor. 773-276-7036.

ROSEWOOD RESTAURANT 9421 Higgins, Rosemont: Mondays and Tuesdays, 6 PM, David Turner. 847-696-9494.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Sat 4/24, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-491-1122.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Sun 4/25, Elaine Dame Trio. 312-527-2722.

SIGNATURE ROOM 95th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 6:30 PM. Fri 4/16, Bill Peterson & Brian Sandstrom. Sat 4/17, Bill Peterson & Rob Amster. Sun 4/18, 11 AM-2 PM, Paulinho Garcia; Sun 4/18, 6:30 PM, and Mon 4/19 and Fri 4/23, Bill Peterson & Rich Fudoli. Sat 4/24, Bill Peterson & Mike Arnapol. Sun 4/25, 11 AM-2 PM, Bill Peterson. 312-787-9596.

SIGNATURE ROOM GRILLE 6401 Purchase, Woodridge: Music at 6 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 5 PM Sundays, and 5:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 4/16, Kelly Brand & Kelly Sill. Sat 4/17, Bradley Williams & Gingi Lahera. Sun 4/18 and Sun 4/25, JoAnn Daugherty. Tue 4/20 and Wed 4/21, Bill Peterson. Thu 4/22, Dennis Luxion. Fri 4/23, Jackie Allen & Ben Lewis. Sat 4/24, Kelly Brand & Dan DeLorenzo. 630-598-9777.

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

SOME LIKE IT BLACK 4500 S. Michigan: Saturdays, 9 PM-1 AM, open jam session hosted by Kelli Rich. 773-374-2660.

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

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 415 N. Dearborn: Fridays, 5:30 PM, Tim Tobias Trio. Wednesdays, 5:30 PM, Tim Tobias Duo. 312-527-3510.

THREE PILLARS WELLNESS CENTER 1516 E. 53rd: Sundays, 3-5 PM, Avreeayl Ra hosts "Meditation in Motion: An Interactive Sound Healing-Performance Workshop," with Nicole Mitchell, Alex, Dr. Albert Gunn, Aquilla. 773-363-7607.

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.

TUTTO ORSI 324 S. Racine: Sat 4/24, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Frank D'Rone Trio. 312-421-3636.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Wed 4/21, Ben Gray/Aaron Getsug/Joel Wanek. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Mon 4/19, 10 PM, Steve Sandner Trio. Mondays, 1 AM, Mark Madsen. Tue 4/20, 8:30 PM, Steve Sandner. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, Margie Stroud Trio; 1:30 AM, Lorna Boston & Margie Stroud host the pro jam. Wed 4/21, 8 PM, Steve Sandner. Thu 4/22, 10:30 PM, Luiz Ewerling & A Cor do Brasil. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 4/16, Damian Espinosa Trio. Sat 4/17, Douglas Ewart & the Inventions. Sundays, 8 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett & percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, Greg Ward & friends. Thu 4/22 and Fri 4/23, Sound on Survival with Marco Eneidi, Lisle Ellis, Peter Valsamis. Sat 4/24, Aaron Getsug/Justin Dillard/Junius Paul/Isaiah Spencer. 312-791-9050.

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

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thu 4/22, ESP. 312-943-7815.

WILLIAM TELL RESTAURANT 6201 Joliet, Countryside: Saturdays, 6 PM, and Sundays, 11 AM, David Turner. 708-354-4200.

ZEBRA LOUNGE 1220 N. State: Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Keri Johnsrud Trio (no cover). 312-642-5140.

International

Concerts

ASSAD FAMILY performs "A Brazilian Song Book." Fri 4/16, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

BANDOLEROS performs following a screening of Eres mi heroe as part of the Chicago Latino Film Festival. Mon 4/19, 6 PM, Pipers Alley, 130 W. North. 312-431-1330.

CENTRAL JAVANESE GAMELAN ENSEMBLE, FRIENDS OF THE GAMELAN Free concert. Sun 4/18, 6 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-8069.

CHICAGO SAMBA Sat 4/24, 7:30 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-445-8955.

CHICAGO SWEDISH MALE CHORUS Sun 4/25, 3 PM, Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark. 773-561-0764.

SAMUEL DEL REAL ORQUESTA performs following a screening of Valentin at the 20th-anniversary gala for the Chicago Latino Film Festival. Fri 4/16, 6 PM, Rubloff Auditorium, Art Institute of Chicago, 230 S. Columbus. 312-431-1330.

BAABA MAAL Acoustic concerts. Fri 4/16, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MAYA, MICHAELA & MEHRAN Free performance as part of the "La Pena" series. Wed 4/21, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SHOGHAKEN ENSEMBLE See Critic's Choice. Sat 4/17, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SONES DE MEXICO performs at a Chicago Latino Film Festival event. Fri 4/23, 8 PM, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon. 312-431-1330.

DANIEL VALDEZ Thu 4/22, 7:30 PM, Carl Sandburg Auditorium, Northern Illinois University, Lucinda & Normal, DeKalb. 815-753-3146.

International

Clubs

ARKADASH CAFE 5721 N. Clark: Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Yagmur performs Turkish music (belly dancers also perform). 773-506-2233.

CAFE BA-BA-REEBA 2024 N. Halsted: Sun 4/18, 6 PM, Teresa y Los Preferidos (flamenco dance show accompanied by guitar). 773-935-5000.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin salsa. Sat 4/24, 9 PM, Banda Rika. 630-416-4898.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 4/16, 7 and 10:30 PM, Orchestra Baobab, Ricardo Lemvo. Sat 4/17, 10:30 PM, Carpacho y Su Super Combo, William Gomez con Cache Orquesta. Sun 4/18, 7 PM, Azucena Vega's Sol y Duende, Lunares. Sun 4/25, 9 PM, Oliver Mtukudzi & Black Spirits. 312-362-9707.

N 2977 N. Elston: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Son Trinidad (no cover). 773-866-9898.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Thursdays, 10:30 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Sundays, 6-9 PM, DJs spin salsa dura and Afro-Caribbean jazz at "Saoco Sunday." 773-784-5439.

ZZA ZZO 551 N. Ogden: Fri 4/16, 9 PM, Grupo Cha Cha Cha (no cover). 312-733-9000.

Classical

MARIE ALATALO piano, with soprano Julia Bentley (Bernstein, Bolcom, Crumb, Ives). Sun 4/25, 4 PM, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4978.

ALICE MILLAR BRASS & CHAPEL CHOIR with organist Richard Webster & violinist Mathias Tacke in a benefit for Canterbury Northwestern Episcopal campus ministry (Monteverdi, Webster). Fri 4/23, 8 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-328-8654.

AMERKLAVIER WITH STRINGS ATTACHED in an all-Bach program. Thu 4/22, 8 PM, recital hall, DePaul University, 804 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

APOLLO CHORUS Stephen Alltop, conductor, with members of Symphony II and vocal soloists in a program of opera excerpts (Borodin, Mascagni, Puccini, Verdi, Wagner). Sat 4/24, 2 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-427-5620.

DEAN BACHUS & JENNIFER MAXWELL cello & piano, in a free concert (Maxwell, Beethoven, Martinu). Thu 4/22, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

BAROSSA QUINTET in a free concert. Sun 4/25, 3 PM, Petty Auditorium, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton, Skokie. 847-673-7774.

BELLA VOCE Anne Heider, conductor (Brahms, Isaac, Handl, Eccard, Schutz, Ahle, Bach). Fri 4/23, 8 PM, St. Clement Church, 642 W. Deming. Sat 4/24, 7:30 PM, St. Procopius Abbey, 5601 College, Lisle. Sun 4/25, 7:30 PM, St. Joseph's Church, 1747 Lake, Wilmette. 312-461-0723.

ALFRED BRENDEL piano (Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven). Sun 4/18, 5 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CAFFE DE LUCA 1721 N. Damen: Wed 4/21, 6:30-8:30 PM, guitarist Matt Faunce. 773-342-6000.

CALLISTO ENSEMBLE (Garrop, Ravel, Messiaen). Sun 4/18, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. Tue 4/20, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-566-9318.

CAMERATA SINGERS OF LAKE FOREST (Schubert, Dvorak, Bruckner, Bruch, Brahms, Bizet, Saint-Saens, Donizetti, Mendelssohn, Rossini, Tchaikovsky, Smetana). Sun 4/18, 2:30 and 5 PM, Cuneo Museum & Gardens, 1350 N. Milwaukee, Vernon Hills. 847-295-8427.

NAZZARENO CARUSI Fri 4/16, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-442-4636.

CHAPEL HILL HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR in a free concert. Fri 4/16, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CHICAGO A CAPPELLA in a pops concert. Fri 4/16, 8 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. Sat 4/17, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 4/18, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 773-755-1628.

CHICAGO BOY CHOIR James Brian Smith, conductor. Sat 4/24, 7 PM, Divine Word Chapel, 2001 N. Waukegan, Techny. 773-395-6020.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS in a free concert (Mozart, Schubert). Sun 4/18, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. Mon 4/19, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Edward Benyas, conductor, with violinist Misha Rosenker (Prokofiev, Maayani, Saint-Saens, Beethoven). Sun 4/25, 3 PM, West Suburban Temple Har Zion, 1040 N. Harlem, River Forest. 312-922-5570.

CHICAGO FLUTE CLUB FLUTE FAIR features the Merit Honors Flute Ensemble, Lakeside Flutes, Flutes Unlimited, flutist Robert Langevin with pianist Melody Lord, the DePaul University Flute Quintet & others (J.C. Bach, Mozart, Handel, Doppler, Kuhlau, Persichetti, Ezawen, Jansons & others). Sun 4/18, 11 AM-6 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr. 630-712-5458.

CHICAGO MASTER SINGERS Alan Heatherington conducts Verdi's Requiem. Fri 4/16, 7:30 PM (with preconcert lecture at 6:30 PM), Divine Word Chapel, 2001 N. Waukegan, Techny. Mon 4/19, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 877-825-5267.

CHICAGO STRING SERENADE (Barber, Haydn, Schubert). Sun 4/25, 2 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 4/16, 1:30 PM, Sat 4/17, 8 PM, and Tue 4/20, 7:30 PM, Kent Nagano, conductor (Schubert, Bach/Nodaira, Bruckner). Thu 4/22 and Sat 4/24, 8 PM, Mstislav Rostropovich, conductor, with cellist Xavier Phillips in an all-Tchaikovsky program. Fri 4/23, 8 PM, William Eddins, conductor, with cellist Mstislav Rostropovich (Dvorak, Beethoven). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Kent Nagano, conductor, with pianist Amy Dissanayake & others in a MusicNOW new-music program (Rakowski, Ligeti, Rohde, Ustvol'skaya). See Critic's Choice. Sun 4/18, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Cliff Colnot, conductor, with the Apostolic Men's Choir in a free concert (Schubert, Thompson, Martin/Colnot, Mozart). Fri 4/23, 7:30 PM, Apostolic Church of God, 6320 S. Dorchester. 312-294-3075.

MEMBERS OF THE CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in a free chamber music concert (Mozart, Kodaly, Dvorak, Kume, Beethoven). Sun 4/25, noon-6 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-341-1521 or 312-362-6700.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in public rehearsal; free admission. Sat 4/17 and Sat 4/24, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Joseph Glymph, conductor, with soprano Judy Raddue in a free concert (Mendelssohn, Barber, Rachmaninoff, Brahms). Sun 4/18, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-341-1521, 312-744-6630, or 312-346-3278.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY SINGERS, NORTHERN HARMONY CHORUS (Byrd, Tavener, Handel, Chilcott). Fri 4/16, 7:30 PM, St. Gregory the Great Church, 5545 N. Paulina. 773-561-3546.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE & WIND SYMPHONY Donald DeRoche conducts a free concert (Reindfleisch, Guarnieri, Chavez, Atehortua). Fri 4/23, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson, conductor, with pianist Rich Ridenour in a pops concert of big band music. Fri 4/16 and Sat 4/17, 8 PM, and Sun 4/18, 3:30 PM, the Hemmens, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

ELGIN YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA BRASS CHOIR Jason Flask, conductor, with brass quartet Sotto Voce (Stevens, Ewazen & others). Sat 4/17, 4 PM, First Congregational Church, 256 E. Chicago, Elgin. 847-214-7302.

KRISTIN FIGARD viola, with pianist Tracy Figard. Sun 4/18, 4 PM, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4978.

FINDLEY HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR in a free concert. Fri 4/23, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

RENEE FLEMING soprano. Sun 4/18, 2 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 4/16, 12:10 PM, organist Caroline Chin. Fri 4/23, 12:10 PM, organist Giorgio Parolini. 312-787-4570.

DENYCE GRAVES mezzo-soprano, with pianist Lee Musiker & others in a benefit for Dominican University student scholarships. Sun 4/18, 3 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, Lake Forest. 708-524-6299.

HIGHLAND PARK STRINGS Francesco Milioto, conductor, with cellist Janos Starker & violinist Alexandra Preucil in a free concert (Dohnanyi, Bartok, Saint-Saens, J.C. Bach). Sun 4/18, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture at 2 PM), Highland Park High School, 433 Vine, Highland Park. 847-831-3810.

HOLLAND-AMERICA MUSIC SOCIETY COMPETITION VIOLIN FINALS Sun 4/25, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-409-7450.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with saxophonist Rick VanMatre (Mozart, Williams, Brahms). Sat 4/24, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. & Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-481-7774.

JULIANI ENSEMBLE in a free all-Bach program. Mon 4/19, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LAKE FOREST COLLEGE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, COLLEGE CHORUS & FORESTER SINGERS Rami Levin & Kirk-Evan Billet, conductors, with pianist Henry Schenker in a free concert (Mozart, Grieg, Hildegard of Bingen, Levin). Fri 4/23, 7:30 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-6010.

LINCOLNWOOD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons, conductor, with the Lincoln Hall Junior High School String Orchestra in a free concert (Dvorak, R. Strauss). Sun 4/18, 3 PM, Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln, Lincolnwood. 847-920-9569.

LUTHERAN CHOIR OF CHICAGO (Schalk, Hillert, Bouman, Nicholson, Long, Weiland, Wade, Fredel). Sat 4/24, 7:30 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 W. Division, River Forest. Sun 4/25, 4 PM, Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Luke, 1500 W. Belmont. 773-761-6051.

LYRIC OPERA CENTER FOR AMERICAN ARTISTS in a program of opera excerpts. Sun 4/25, 3 PM (with preconcert discussion at 2:15 PM), Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 4501 Main, Downers Grove. 630-963-9093.

MAVERICK ENSEMBLE with guitarist James Baur & cellist Lilianna Wosko (Azarova, Baur, Maxwell Davies, Ligeti, Mejer, Musto, Raynovich). Sun 4/18, 7:30 PM, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago. 312-771-4916.

LORENZO MICHELI guitar, in a free concert. Wed 4/21, 12:30 PM, Columbia College Chicago, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6240.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO ALL-SCHOOL MARATHON features performances by student musicians. Sat 4/24, 9 AM-9 PM, and Sun 4/25, 9 AM-5 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE Nicholas Kraemer, conductor, with soprano Ellen Hargis (Purcell, Handel, Croft). Sun 4/18, 7:30 PM, First United Methodist Church, 1630 Hinman, Evanston. Mon 4/19, 8 PM, Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 W. Adams. Wed 4/21, 8 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 W. Division, River Forest. 312-551-1414.

MUSICAM SACRAM CHOIR (Josquin des Prez, Victoria, Bach, Arcadelt, Pitoni, Gabrieli, Allen, Rutter & others). Sun 4/25, 4 PM, St. Ignatius Chapel, 6559 N. Glenwood. 815-806-0066.

NAPERVILLE CHORUS Jeordano Martinez, conductor (Rossini, Donizetti, Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Mussorgsky, Mascagni, Wagner, Bizet). Sat 4/17, 8 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-357-4019.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY GUITAR ENSEMBLE Brian Torosian, conductor, with flutist Hideko Amano in a free concert. Thu 4/22, 7:30 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-442-5921.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE R. Shayne Cofer, conductor (Alford, Williams, Ticheli, Hart). Wed 4/21, 7:30 PM, Northside College Preparatory High School, 5501 N. Kedzie. 773-442-5921.

NORTHSHORE CONCERT BAND Mallory Thompson, conductor, with woodwind soloist Larry Combs (Bach, Ives, Husa, Beal, Reed). Sun 4/18, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 773-944-5939.

NORTHWEST INDIANA SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA Philip J. Bauman, conductor, with vocalist Jim Bulanda & clarinetist Denise Kirkland. Thu 4/22, 7:30 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 219-836-0525.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC CONSORTS (Bach, Bozza, Gounod, Puccini, Schickele & others). Thu 4/22, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE Mallory Thompson, conductor, with pianist Ursula Oppens (Mozart, Messiaen, Bach, Druckman, Daugherty). Fri 4/23, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & SYMPHONIC CHOIR Robert A. Harris, conductor, with soprano Cynthia Haymon, baritone Daniel Washington & mezzo-soprano Karen Brunssen in an all-Brahms program. Sat 4/17, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

OAKTON SIX PIANO ENSEMBLE Glenna Sprague, conductor (Dvorak, Schubert, Clementi, Rachmaninoff & others). Sat 4/17, 8 PM, and Sun 4/18, 3 PM, Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf, Des Plaines. 847-635-1900.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal; free admission. Sat 4/17 and Sat 4/24, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JOHN RELYEA bass-baritone, with pianist Warren Jones (Ibert, R. Strauss, Barber, Tchaikovsky). Fri 4/23, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

REMBRANDT CHAMBER PLAYERS with tenor Daniel Taylor (Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Lieberman, Brahms). Sun 4/25, 7:30 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 312-360-3145.

RENOIR TRIO (Saint-Saens, Rands, Andres, Raimi, Debussy). Sun 4/18, 2 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. 773-445-3838.

ST. JOSEPH CHURCH FESTIVAL & CHILDREN'S CHOIRS Al Jackson, conductor, with organist Daniel J. Pollack & others (Copland, Mozart, Vierne, Handel). Sun 4/25, 7 PM, St. Joseph Church, 17951 Dixie, Homewood. 708-798-8412.

SAMUEL & ELEANOR THAVIU STRING SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION features students of Northwestern University. Free admission. Mon 4/19, 5 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

GIORA SCHMIDT violin. Fri 4/16, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

JOHANNES SKUDLIK organ. Sun 4/25, 4 PM, Chicago Theological Seminary, 5757 S. University. 773-363-5662.

KENNETH SLOWIK & NANCY HUMPHREY cello, viola da gamba & harpsichord, in an all-Bach program. Sun 4/25, 7:30 PM, Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 330 Laurel, Highland Park. 847-432-4458.

SOUTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (Haydn, Respighi). Sat 4/24, 8 PM, Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College, Palos Heights. 708-802-0686.

MARTIN STADTFIELD piano, in a free Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Bach, Beethoven). Wed 4/21, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ABRAHAM STOKMAN piano, performs Bach's Goldberg Variations. Fri 4/23, 7:30 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

MYKOLA SUK performs piano music of Liszt. Fri 4/23, 7:30 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-442-4978.

MEMBERS OF THE SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK & RIVER FOREST in a chamber concert (Scheidt, Desaye, Bizet, Beethoven, Dvorak, Arensky, Stravinsky). Sun 4/18, 4 PM, First United Church of Christ, 848 Lake, Oak Park. 708-488-4101.

LES TALENS LYRIQUES with harpsichordist Christophe Rousset & soprano Anna Maria Panzarella (Lambert, Lully, LeClair, Monteclair, A. Scarlatti, Handel). Sun 4/18, 3 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

SCOTT TENNANT guitar. Wed 4/21, 7:30 PM, Performing Arts Center, Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

MEGAN TIMPE percussion, in a free concert. Fri 4/16, 12:15 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4850.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MOTET CHOIR Randi Von Ellefson, conductor (Whitacre, Pascanu, Somers, Brahms, Sondheim). Sun 4/25, 3 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-9075.

KATHLEEN & PETER VAN DE GRAAFF soprano & bass (M. Haydn, F.J. Haydn, Hasse). Sun 4/25, 3 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-6010.

WALGREENS CONCERTO COMPETITION WINNERS in a free recital. Sun 4/25, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 847-926-9898.

PETER WATCHORN harpsichord, in a free concert (Bach, Froberger, Boehm). Sat 4/17, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

WAUKEGAN SYMPHONY & CONCERT CHORUS Sun 4/25, 4 PM, Waukegan High School, 2325 Brookside, Waukegan. 847-263-4386.

MICHAEL WEIS & YOKO YAMADA-SELVAGGIO trombone & piano, in a free concert (Pergolesi, Vaughan Williams, Dorsey). Sun 4/18, 3 PM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 847-864-8332.

WHEATON COLLEGE CONCERT CHOIR Guy E. Jansen, conductor, with organist Edward Zimmerman (Faure & others). Sat 4/17, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington & Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

WHEATON COLLEGE PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Mon 4/19, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington & Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

WHEATON COLLEGE WOMEN'S CHORALE Sat 4/24, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington & Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

THOMAS WIKMAN organ. Sun 4/18, 4 PM, Chicago Theological Seminary, 5757 S. University. 773-363-5662.

BROTHER ROBERT WILSBACH voice, with pianist Robert Holst in a free concert (Brahms, Cornelius, Schubert, Wolf). Wed 4/21, 3 PM, Ives Recital Hall, Oremus Fine Arts Center, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5482.

WOOD LOUNGE QUARTET in a free concert. Sat 4/17, 8 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-6010.

DAVID YONAN & GEORGE LEPAUW violin & piano (Schubert, Ravel, Debussy, Gershwin, Part). Fri 4/23, 8 PM, Curtiss Hall, Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan. 847-337-9036.

YOUNG COMPOSERS OF CHICAGO FESTIVAL features music by students of area universities. Free admission. Sat 4/24, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8068.

YOUNG NAPERVILLE SINGERS Sun 4/25, 4 and 7 PM, St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 1500 Brookdale, Naperville. 630-369-9679.

Fairs & Festivals

WLUW RECORD FAIR Pulaski Park fieldhouse, 1419 W. Blackhawk: Sat 4/24, 10 AM-6 PM, Mike Kinsella, Bubblegone, Brian Moss & others. 773-508-8080.

Miscellaneous

CHAPEL HILL HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR Free concert. Fri 4/16, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

A CHILD'S VOICE, KIDS CAN DANCE, EVANSTON ESCOLA DE SAMBA perform at "Spring Family Night." Fri 4/23, 7 PM, Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington, Evanston. 847-866-0300.

COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO SINGERS ALLIANCE Free concert. Tue 4/20, 6 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6240.

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE STEEL BAND under the direction of Steve Butters. Sun 4/25, 3 PM, Harry and Phyllis Blizzard Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

FINDLEY HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR Free concert. Fri 4/23, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ORGAN EXTRAVAGANZA VIII with Ron Rhode, Rob Richards, Dave Wickerham, and Jelani Eddington. Sat 4/24, 7 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

THADDEUS REX Free children's concert. Sun 4/18, 2 PM, Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington, Evanston. 847-866-0320.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Fri 4/16, Wyoming Valley West High School Band and Orchestra. Tue 4/20, Francis Parker High School Jazz Band. Wed 4/21, Ultimate Dance Company. Fri 4/23, North Branch High School Show Choir and Jazz Band. 312-346-3278.

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE CONCERT BAND AND CHORUS Free concert. Sun 4/25, 3 PM, West Leyden High School, 1000 Wolf, Northlake. 847-451-3049.

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