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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

JASON ANDERSON, SWIMMER MISSING, HELIGOATS, RABBITS All-ages. Fri 9/10, 8 PM, 2315 Gallery, 2315 W. Huron. www.mpshows.com.

TONY BENNETT Fri 9/10, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

CHICAGO CHICKS Free concert. Fri 9/10, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

PHIL COLLINS Wed 9/8, 8 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

DOOMSDAY 1999, NO FUNERAL, TOWER OF ROME Fri 9/3, 9 PM, Camp Gay, 2001 N. Point.

PAUL GRAJEK, MATT MINCHEW Sat 9/11, 7 PM, Acoustic Music Gallery, United Church of Christ, 15 W 100 Plainfield, Burr Ridge. 630-654-4544.

BUCKY HALKER & THE COMPLETE UNKNOWNS perform at a Labor Day celebration entitled "Spirit, Song & Verse," with poet David Hernandez & Street Sounds. Sat 9/4, 6 PM, Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ, 615 W. Wellington. 773-728-8400.

RUBY HARRIS BAND, FARBRINGITON Sat 9/4, 9:30 PM, Young Israel of West Rogers Park, 2706 W. Touhy. 773-743-9400.

HAT GUYS Free concert. Sun 9/5, 6:30 PM, Warren Park, 6601 N. Western. 773-262-6314 or 773-338-6420.

HIERONYMUS ENSEMBLE Free concert. Fri 9/10, 8 PM, Sound Gallery, 1821 W. North. 773-235-8472.

JOAN OF ARC 9/3 with By Lightning to the Womb, Sherri Diaz; 9/4 with Marriage, Bird Show. Fri 9/3 and Sat 9/4, 9:30 PM, 3030, 3030 W. Cortland. www.polyvinylrecords.com.

JACK JOHNSON, G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE, DONAVON FRANKENREITER Sold out; see Spot Check on G. Love & Special Sauce. Tue 9/7, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

NORAH JONES & THE HANDSOME BAND, AMOS LEE Sun 9/12, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

OTTMAR LIEBERT & LUNA NEGRA Fri 9/10, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

MICHAEL MCDERMOTT, CATHY RICHARDSON, REYNA LARSON Fri 9/10, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Center, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666.

MEGON MCDONOUGH, DON STIERNBERG Fri 9/10, 7:30 PM, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights. 847-718-7700.

OLD 97'S, CHUCK PROPHET, GREY DE LISLE See Critic's Choice; 18+. Thu 9/9, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

A PERFECT MURDER, DONNYBROOK, OUT OF NOWHERE, LOVE MOVEMENT, LOVE IS RED, POUND FOR POUND, NOT ENOUGH GOLD Sun 9/12, 5 PM, Knights of Columbus, 15 N. Hickory, Arlington Heights. 847-255-4483.

SOUND TRIBE SECTOR 9 All-ages. Fri 9/3, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

ANGIE STONE, ANTHONY HAMILTON Sun 9/12, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

YES, DREAM THEATER Wed 9/8, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 9/3, 9 PM, Jeff Chan Trio, Sanowan, XYZR_KX, Jienan, Chiyoko Yoshida & Jenny Liu perform at the CHOP 3 benefit for the Asian American Artists Collective-Chicago and the Foundation for Asian American Independent Media. Sat 9/4, 9 PM, Rollover, Paris Delane, John Kimler, Finneus. Sun 9/5, 9 PM, Dirty Dozen Brass Band (see Spot Check), Punsapaya (18+). Tue 9/7, 9 PM, Betsy & the Boneshakers. Wednesdays, 9 PM, live karaoke with the Hootenanners (in the pub), Ari Hest, Griffin House (18+). Thu 9/9, 8 PM, Marc Broussard, Blue Merle (18+). Fri 9/10, 10 PM, Tackhead, Eternals. Sat 9/11, 10 PM, Brothers Past, Baldwin Brothers (18+). Sun 9/12, 9 PM, Young Dubliners, Sandcarvers. 773-478-4408 or 866-777-8932.

BALLYDOYLE 5157 Main, Downers Grove: Thu 9/9, 8:30 PM, JPG. 630-969-0600.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Sat 9/4, Rebecca F., Underbelly. 773-395-3002.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music at 9 PM. Sat 9/4, Frostiva. 773-770-2039.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fri 9/3, 6 PM, Colossal, Hanalei, Wildcats, Textbook (all-ages); 10 PM, Buried at Sea, Rue, Love Movement. Sat 9/4, 8 PM, Clearly & the Mainstream, Twin Wrecks the Memory, Light FM, Toy Band. Sun 9/5, 8 PM, Boneyard Brawlers, Sharky Doyles, Massacres. Wed 9/8, 8 PM, Black Print, Burning Bright (18+). Thu 9/9, 8 PM, Secrets of Stylish Women. Fri 9/10, 8 PM, Viva L'American Deathray, Headache City, Hirudin. Sat 9/11, 5 PM, Gasoline Fight, Sweet Cobra, Akimbo, Shot Baker (all-ages); 10 PM, Faith & the Muse. Sun 9/12, 8 PM, Les Savy Fav, Detachment Kit, Smoke and Smoke (18+). 773-975-0505 or 800-594-8499.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: No cover. Sat 9/4, 8:30 PM, Ain't Lyin'. Fri 9/10, 8:30 PM, Jim O'Connell & friends. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Sundays, 11 PM, DJ Lucky & DJ Rockstar. Thursdays, 9 PM, Mike G., DJ Hurricane. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Fri 9/10, 9:30 PM, Neverly Brothers. 773-384-2547.

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, Suzanne Palmer. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 9/3, 9 PM, the Tony Smith Show. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Fri 9/10, 9 PM, Ronnie Ross. Sun 9/12, 6:30 PM, the Tony Smith Show (no cover). 847-647-8282.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/3, Something Ordinary. Sat 9/4, 8 PM, Babble's Cracker Crumbs. Thu 9/9, Video Gum Culture, Herculeaneum. Fri 9/10, Stuart Chaseman, Buzz Hunter. 773-338-4933.

CLEARWATER THEATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Fri 9/3, 8:30 PM, Macabre. 847-836-8820.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: Fridays through Thursdays, DJs spin rock, punk, and alternative 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. 773-489-0379.

CRUSH 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/3, 6 PM, Ty Faust. Mondays, 8 PM, Fulton County Line. Fri 9/10, 6 PM, Ryan Miller & Johnny G. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/3, Upside Groove Coalition, Continuum. Sat 9/4, live karaoke. Wednesdays, Blazing Saddles. Thursdays and Sat 9/11, Spazmatics. Thu 9/9, 7 PM, Praful. Fri 9/10, Chris Long, Malpractice Ltd., Segway, Al Weber. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 9/3, 10:30 PM, live karaoke with Liquid Courage. Sat 9/4, 10 PM, Soundrift, 24 Elsinor. Fri 9/10, 10:30 PM, Fabulous Janes. Sat 9/11, 10:30 PM, 16 Candles. 847-541-4700.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 9/5, DJ Jump Cut. Mon 9/6, DJ Red Sonja spins punk. Tue 9/7, DJ Scot spins metal. Thu 9/9, Ron Platzer. 773-472-2771.

DON ROTH'S BLACKHAWK 61 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Fri 9/10, 7 PM, Biff & Sniff (no cover). 847-537-5800.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 9/3, 9 PM, Bang! Bang!, Dials, Vicki, Returnables, Grackles, Eric Lebofsky. Sat 9/4 and Sun 9/5, 9 PM, Poi Dog Pondering (9/4 with Deep Blue Field; 9/5 with Helen Money). Tue 9/7, 9 PM, Tommy Stinson (see Critic's Choice), Alien Crime Syndicate (see Spot Check), Tommy Stinson (solo acoustic set). Wed 9/8, 9 PM, Blown, NDX, Terminal Fix, Westbury. Thu 9/9, 9 PM, Melvins (see Spot Check), Trevor Dunn's Trio-Convulsant (see Critic's Choice). Fri 9/10, 10 PM, the Slip, Benevento/Russo Duo. Sat 9/11, 9 PM, Straight Jack, Devil May Care, Premium, Freak Magnet, Francois Dillinger. Sun 9/12, 9 PM, Calexico. 773-489-3160 or 312-559-1212.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/3, Thin Ice. Sat 9/4, Herbal Jazz Cigarettes. Thu 9/9, David Sarkis. Fri 9/10, Retroactive. Sat 9/11, Boyzz of Dirt. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 180 N. Smith, Palatine: Fri 9/3, 9 PM, Cowboy Mouth. Sat 9/4, 10 PM, Yesmen, Charleston Sound Machine. Sun 9/5, 8 PM, Dave Uhrich, Five Nickel High, No Love Lost, Diamond Rex, Free Reign. Wed 9/8, 10 PM, Covergurl. Thu 9/9, 10 PM, Rock Stars. Fri 9/10, 10 PM, Then Again, Otherwise Civilized. Sat 9/11, 10 PM, Underwater People. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 9/3, 9 PM, Adam & the Go Comets, Tiffany Hull, 45 Souls, Steve Francque. Sat 9/4, 9 PM, Ross Hammond Trio, Soundframe, Sounddrifter, Facing Winter. Sun 9/5, 9 PM, Kestutis Stanciauskas, Fluxus. Tue 9/7, 8:30 PM, Red Sun Rises, Dee Dee Spies. Wed 9/8, 9:15 PM, 99 Octane, Smush, Jason Eller. Thu 9/9, 9 PM, Voice of Addiction, Shad & the 30 Block Walk, Operations. Fri 9/10, 9 PM, Sunday Morning Chameleon, Marigold Engine, Sons of the Stage, Lynn Thompson. Sat 9/11, 8:45 PM, Rebecca F., Legendary Slacks, Sancocho, Michael Blumberg. Sundays, 9:30 PM, Sumo. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 9/3, 10 PM, Patty Elvis, Ellen Rosner, Ember Swift & Lyndell Montgomery, Lickity Split Radical Cheerleaders & DJ Pussy Galore perform at a benefit for the 6th annual International Drag King Extravaganza. Sat 9/4, 10 PM, Azita, Sam Jayne, Lichens. Wed 9/8, 9:30 PM, Lair of the Minotaur, Zombi. Thu 9/9, 9:30 PM, Carrier, Six Parts Seven, Man Man. Fri 9/10, 9:30 PM, Effigies, Vee Dee, Krunchies. Sat 9/11, 9:30 PM, Red Krayola, Make Believe. Sun 9/12, 9:30 PM, Those Peabodys, Narrator, Holy Fire. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 9/4, Full Tilt. Sat 9/11, Cammi's NRG. 847-516-0300.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays, and 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. Mondays, Velvet Rope. 773-348-3998.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Fri 9/3, 9 PM, Jack the Lad. 312-836-0066.

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

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Fri 9/3, 8 PM, Eleventh Hour. Sat 9/4, 9 PM, Minus One. Fri 9/10, 8 PM, JP & the Cats. Sat 9/11, 9 PM, Mysteries & Mayhem. 847-593-2200.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 9/3, 10 PM, Rico. Sat 9/4, 9:30 PM, Instant Karma. Tue 9/7, 8 PM, "Cabarah" hosted by the Weird Sisters. Wed 9/8, 8 PM, Chicago Singer Spotlight with Lynn Nosek, Jeff Frankel, Rich Conigan, and Emotion. Thu 9/9, 9 PM, Leave, Melissa Rose Ziemer. Fri 9/10, 9:30 PM, Jon Dee Graham, Devil in a Woodpile. 708-788-2118 or 312-559-1212.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, DJs spin. Wednesdays, 9 PM, live karaoke. 773-348-6000.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 9/3, 9:30 PM, Jimmy Mac. Fri 9/10, 9:30 PM, Air This Side of Caution. 630-416-4898.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Wednesdays, Peven Everett & Seance Divine. 312-666-1695.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 9/10, Mythic Figs, Jack Crofoot, Pot Luck, Fairly Unbalanced & the Illustrated Horsey Show. 773-489-5471.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL NORTH 1719 N. Rand, Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Sat 9/11, John Vinopal. 847-705-0555.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 9/10, 9:30 PM, Rico. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 9/5, 7 PM, Weird Sisters perform at the Uptown Poetry Slam. 773-878-5552.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Fri 9/3, 10 PM, Freespace. Sat 9/4, 10 PM, Jack Straw. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Cornmeal. Thursdays, 10 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 9/3, Farmageddon, Hazing Kate, Gold Coast Refuse. Sat 9/4, Shooting Blanks, Darling, Reactavox. Thu 9/9, Deathship, Pickpockets, Firecrotch. Sat 9/11, Big Breakfast, Mark Watson Band, Enamor. 773-472-5139.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Music at 9 PM. Thu 9/9, Stone Jones, Flood Ritual. 312-943-2252.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 9/3, 9:30 PM, Bryan Bedell & DJ Mod Rob spin at the 10th annual Scooter Rally. Sat 9/4, 9 PM, Struts; 11 PM, DJ Rudy Day. Wed 9/8, 8 PM, the Like Young, Pals perform at a release party for The2ndHand magazine. Fri 9/10 and Sat 9/11, 8 PM, Bobby Conn, Diane Izzo, Vernon Tonges & others perform at the variety showcase "Now Do You Believe Me?" hosted by Cheryl Trykv. Fri 9/10, 10 PM, Pearly Sweets, Adam Fitz. Sat 9/11, 9:30 PM, Secret Tunnel. 773-227-4433.

HOTEL BAKER 100 Main, Saint Charles: Music on the patio at 6 PM; no cover. Fri 9/3 and Fri 9/10, Paul Willaert. Sat 9/4, Dough! Sun 9/5, Kevin Conlin Duo. Sat 9/11, Breakin' Strings. 630-584-2100.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 9/3, 9 PM, Gavin DeGraw, Toby Lightman, New Sense (sold out). Sat 9/4, 6:30 PM, Soulfly, Ill Nino, Crisis, Twelve Tribes (see Spot Check; all-ages). Fri 9/10 and Sat 9/11, 9 PM, Michael Schenker Group, Uli John Roth, Enuff Z'nuff. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Sat 9/4, 10 PM, Mike & Joe. Sat 9/11, 10 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. 312-337-3486.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Wed 9/8, 10 PM, Temple of Low Men. 773-348-7592.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Wed 9/8, Schreiber & Co. 312-337-2583.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 9/3 and Sat 9/4, 9 PM, Dark Star Orchestra. Sun 9/5, 9 PM, Liquid Soul. Wed 9/8, 8:30 PM, Motion to Fix and Joni Mitchell tribute night. Fri 9/10, 10 PM, Saps, Delafields, Trim. Sat 9/11, 10 PM, Dugout, Dyslexic Apaches, Gringo Starr, Ruth Buzzy, Snaklab All-Tsars, Texpert, Woolworthy, the Artist Formally Known as Vince with the Led Zeppelin Live Experience and Busker Soundcheck members Chris Klein & Dan Sopher (each band will play a Busker Soundcheck song at a benefit for guitarist Paul Kamp). Sun 9/12, 9 PM, Trainwreck. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Sat 9/4, 6 PM, Escape From Earth, Inept, Beneath Me, Dysception (all-ages). Sun 9/5, 6 PM, More North, Hidden in Plain View, Hellogoodbye, Houston Calls, Madison (all-ages). Fri 9/10, 9 PM, Limbeck, the Changes, Satellite 66, Spindle, Sleep Station (18+). Sat 9/11, 7 PM, Killers, Ambulance Ltd. (sold out). 773-549-0203 or 312-559-1212.

MICKEY FINN'S 412 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Fri 9/10, 9 PM, Waterdawgs. 847-362-6688.

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays; no cover. Sat 9/11, Heathens. 847-259-9724.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 9/4, Some Kind of Jive. Tue 9/7, Dave Calloway. Thursdays, Mike Brumfield. Fri 9/10, 24 Elsinor. Sat 9/11, George Glass Band. 630-688-8866.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 9/3, Vamplifier, Negligents. Sat 9/4, Ton Loki, Worst. Sun 9/5, Rhineland Bastards, Rubylee, Forgotten Four. Wed 9/8, Cradlefish, Overtone. Thu 9/9, Jigsaw, AM. 773-486-7774.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Fri 9/3, 11 AM, New Invaders; 3:30 PM, Lefty Collins & the No Mercy Band. Sat 9/4, 11 AM, Stephanie Rogers Band; 3:30 PM, Third Rail Band; 8 PM, Libido Funk Circus. Sun 9/5, 3:30 PM, Steve Kessler & Saturday June; 8 PM, Montgomery Street. Mon 9/6, 11 AM, Deja Vu; 3:30 PM, Cleavers; 8 PM, the Business. 312-595-7437.

NITE CAP 5007 W. Irving Park: Wed 9/8, 9 PM, LaDiDa's, Iniquity. Sat 9/11, 10 PM, Blizzard of Oz (Ozzy Osbourne tribute), Kevin M. Buck, Leyden Moon. 773-794-1317.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Mondays, 10 PM, Danfunk Railroad & Tony Mojica host an open jam with guest DJs (no cover). Tue 9/7, 10 PM, Sean Haefeli. Wednesdays, 11 PM, DJ Stooby Helmsdeep, Carbon Parlour, Sleestak. Sat 9/11, 11 PM, Fareed Haque Group. 773-489-0011.

OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC 4544 N. Lincoln: Sat 9/11, 7:30 PM, Nick Lowe, Geraint Watkins (sold out). Sun 9/12, 7 PM, Mammals, Steppin' in It. 773-728-6000.

O'MALLEY'S 11957 S. Pulaski, Alsip: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Stellar Road. 708-293-1837.

PEGGY KINNANE'S 8 N. Vail, Arlington Heights: Irish pub and restaurant with popular and traditional music at 9 PM. Fri 9/3, Jammers DJ. 847-577-7733.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays; no cover. Wednesdays, Martinis & Sinatra. 847-243-3700.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/3, Joe Lanasa Band. Sat 9/4, Central Standards, Dalbalistica. Wed 9/8, Goodtime Charlie, Snails. Fri 9/10, Los Gatos Diablos. Sat 9/11, American Draft. Sun 9/12, Craig Moorefield. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Sat 9/4, 10 PM, Mabel. 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. Sat 9/4, Moods. Fri 9/10, Soul Papas. Sat 9/11, Back Alley. 815-477-0340.

POTBELLY 3424 N. Southport: Fridays, noon-3 PM, Nicole Novicks. 773-289-1807.

RAW BAR 3720 N. Clark: Sat 9/11, 8 PM, Jack Crofoot. 773-348-7291.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Sun 9/5, 7 PM, songwriter showcase hosted by Brettly of Roundeye, with Samantha Twigg-Johnson and Phil Yates. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Pat Hall hosts a pro jam. 773-338-9862 or 773-259-6575.

REDHEAD PIANO BAR 16 W. Ontario: Fridays, 8 PM, Gene Garcia; 11:45 PM, Dave Johnson. Saturdays, 8 PM, Dave Johnson; midnight, John Zamojcin. Sundays, 8:30 PM, John Zamojcin. 312-640-1000.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM, and Wednesdays, 9 PM, drum circle (preceded by a beginner drum lesson an hour prior to start time). 312-492-6100.

SANCTUARY CAFE Redeemer Church, 1006 Gillick, Park Ridge: Fri 9/10, 7:30 PM, Slow to Speak (no cover). 847-823-3634.

SCHIZOCLUB GALLERY 2054 W. Chicago: Fri 9/10, 8 PM, Schizowave, Radiant Darling (benefit for Fred Burkhart). 312-498-3547.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 9/3, 10 PM, Katie Todd Band, Liz Larin. Sat 9/4, 10 PM, Will Hoge, Stylus, Matt Hoffer. Sun 9/5, 9 PM, High Strung, Afflictions, By Divine Right. Tue 9/7, 8 PM, Eric Chial & Mike Coy, Audra Kubat, Sushirobo (see Spot Check). Fri 9/10, 10 PM, Om Trio, Somewhere in Between. Sun 9/12, 9 PM, Husbands, Red Eyed Legends, Hyper Viper (18+). 773-525-2508.

7TH STREET SPACE 106 S. 7th, De Kalb: Music at 9 PM. Thu 9/9, Parenthetical Girls, Jason Anderson, Little Headhunter, Rabbitt. 815-787-3875.

SHAW'S OYSTER BAR 21 E. Hubbard: Music at 7:30 PM; no cover. Tue 9/7, Fabulous Fish Heads. 312-527-2722.

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 9/9, Mighty Joe. 312-441-9334.

SOUL CAFE 1301 W. Hollywood: Fri 9/3, 8 PM, Ellis & Xan perform at "Homolatte: Queer Words & Music," hosted by Scott Free. Fri 9/10, 8 PM, Christopher Becerra & KR Randen perform at "Homolatte: Queer Words & Music," hosted by Scott Free. 773-907-9306.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room: Fri 9/3, 9 PM, Welcome to Ashley, Mr. Rudy Day, Moe Black, Chris McCarthy. Sun 9/5, 9 PM, Mejuer, Scott Mason, Jeremy Freer, William Young (benefit for the Ice Factory). Mon 9/6, 9 PM, American Minor. Wed 9/8, 9 PM, Boys on Trial, Dirtbox Racers. Thu 9/9, 9 PM, Saturday Nights, Where the Moon Came From, Spread. Fri 9/10, 10 PM, Thin Man, Bitter Tears, Low Rent. Sat 9/11, 9 PM, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, Tenki, Canasta, Stephanie Morris & the Rest. 773-278-6600 or 800-594-8499.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 9/3, 8 PM, Phil Angotti, Tina Angotti, Trina Hamlin, Inda Eaton. Sat 9/4, 8 PM, Erich Specht, Mark Lonsway. Sun 9/5, 7 PM, Melanie Jane, Dan Israel, Javier Mendoza. Thu 9/9, 7 and 9 PM, Weepies. Fri 9/10, 7 PM, Marshall Hanbury, Jim Gilmour, Speechwriters LLC, Ana Porter. Sat 9/11, 8 PM, Beau Kinstler, Teflons. Sun 9/12, 7 PM, Sweet Hello, Jan Smith, Joanna James. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 9/3, Threefold. Sat 9/4, Forgotten Four, Boneyard Brawlers, Gravetones. Sun 9/5, DJ Mark. Fri 9/10, Last of the Innocents, Reptoids, Logic of Elliott. Sat 9/11, Huge Pontoons, Devil Ether, Conscious Pool, Triptych. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Saturdays, 8 PM, Jen Porter; 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Sundays, 10 PM, Heather Horton Band; 1 AM, Steve Kouba. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Lonie Walker. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Heather Horton; 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band with Jordan Taggart. Thursdays, 8 PM, Miga; 1:30 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

VIADUCT THEATER 3111 N. Western: Sat 9/4, 10:30 PM, Hive Mind, Luasa Raelon, Redrot, Bloodyminded, Panicsville, Vertonen (21+). 773-296-6024.

VOODOO 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin after 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays, after 9 PM Saturdays. Tuesdays, DJ Charly & Jr. Lopez spin rock, pop, merengue, bachata, and cumbia. Tue 9/7, 9:30 PM, Damian Rivero. 847-969-1602.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/3, Quarter Barrel Cheryl, Elevation (U2 tribute). Sat 9/4, Hed'n West. Thu 9/9, Gold Coast Refuse. Fri 9/10, Bellevue Suite, Lounge Puppets. Sat 9/11, Generations. 630-264-2739.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/3, Bumpus. Sat 9/4, Starrunner, Roundeye. Sun 9/5, Nathan Brown. Wed 9/8, John Wasem, Eric Pasquereau. Thu 9/9, Bump, Fareed Haque. Fri 9/10, Fareed Haque. Sat 9/11, Red Chemist, Melanie Fisher Experience. 773-929-1300.

Hip-Hop

Concerts

USHER, KANYE WEST Fri 9/10, 8 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

Hip-Hop

Clubs

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 9/7, 9:30 PM, Night of the Starpeoples with Mr. Greenweedz. 312-362-9707.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 9/3, 10 PM, Keesh Future, Underground Railroad, Lady Flipside, Jabba Jones, Steph Staa, Psalm One. Tuesdays, 11:30 PM, Alo, Fuego, I-Ron, Larry Millah host an open mike for MCs. 773-489-0011.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room: Sat 9/4, 9 PM, Abstract Giants, Farm Crew, Hypnocinema. 773-278-6600 or 800-594-8499.

Dance

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 Too Much Funk. Saturdays and Tuesdays, Ryan Hagen. 815-356-6000.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Fridays, DJ Mike G. & DJ Theory. Saturdays, DJ Too Smooth. Tuesdays, DJ OuttaControl. Thursdays, 6 PM, DJ OuttaControl; 9 PM, DJ Spin. 847-397-3100.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, Analog Addicts spin breaks, funk, soul, and hip-hop. Mondays, DJs spin hip-hop, disco, dub, house, and rock. Tuesdays, DJ Knex, Carla Starla. 773-395-3002.

BASE BAR Hard Rock Hotel, 230 N. Michigan: Fridays, 6 PM, Andrew Vonn. 312-345-1000.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Greg Haus spins electro, progressive, hard house, and breakbeat. Saturdays, DJ Larissa & DJ Chester alternate. Sundays, DJ Chester spins alternative and pop (no cover). Mondays, DJ Pervy spins alternative and retro dance (no cover). Tuesdays, DJ Luis M. spins underground and tribal house. Wednesdays, 6 PM, DJ Jane hosts "Women Obsession" (with an open mike the first Wednesday of every month). Second Wednesday of every month, midnight, Greg Haus spins music from the UK. Thursdays, Heather Doble. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ 33-1/3 spins hip-hop and house. Saturdays, DJ Stixx spins hip-hop and house. Mondays, John Simmons & Bjak spin at Soul Foundation with weekly guests (no cover). Wednesdays, Dan X, Frankie Vega, Chris Gin & Nate Manic spin techno, industrial, new wave, and house (no cover). Thursdays, Dirty MF & DJ Kenwood spin hip-hop, house, reggae, and old school. 312-243-1699.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fri 9/3, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Lego, Paul Johnson. Sat 9/4, Diz, Justin Long, Lady D,

Dayhota. Sun 9/5, Brock, Chris May, Tobias, Trancid. 773-235-9100.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Wednesdays, 8 PM-4 AM, DJ Rockstar. 630-830-7200.

CANS BAR & CANTEEN 1640 N. Damen: Saturdays, 11 PM, and Sundays and Tuesdays, 9 PM, Chris Gin. 773-227-2277.

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Abel, DJ Bliss, Dino G spin in the main room; DJ Izzi spins hip-hop in the back room. Saturdays, DJ Freddie O spins in the main room; DJs Izzi & Adibwoy spin hip-hop and house in the back room. Wednesdays, Christopher Paul spins lounge house. Thursdays, DJ Dennis spins hip-hop and house. 773-477-3661.

COCKTAIL 3359 N. Halsted: DJs spin in the bar after 9 PM. Saturdays, Daniel Tsunami, DJeremy. 773-477-1420.

COOBAH 3423 N. Southport: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Fridays, John Simmons spins reggae, dub, Brazilian beats, downtempo, and deep house (no cover). Sun 9/5, Jesse de la Pena (no cover). Tuesdays, John Simmons spins downtempo, neosoul, and deep house (no cover). 773-528-2220.

CRISTAL LOUNGE Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Sat 9/4, 9 PM-3 AM, DJ OuttaControl. 847-952-8555.

CROBAR 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 9/3, 10 PM, Felix da Housecat (see Critic's Choice), Chris Holmes & the Virgin Tears. Saturdays, Marc Ryan, Teri Bristol, Nathan Scott. Sun 9/5, Teri Bristol, Psycho Bitch. Thursdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Andrew Vonn. 312-266-1900.

CRUSH 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, 9 PM, Crazy Eddie spins in the dance parlor. Saturdays, 9 PM, DJ Abel spins hip-hop and house. Tuesdays, 9 PM, DJs spin. 773-528-7569.

DARKROOM 2210 W. Chicago: Fri 9/3, 10 PM-2 AM, Greg Gray, Elbert Phillips (no cover). Sat 9/4, 10 PM-3 AM, Red Lox & Slacky J spin reggae and dub (no cover). Sun 9/5, 7 PM-2 AM, DJ 4BZ, Mwelwa & Donald spin house, Afrobeat, dancehall, and hip-hop. Mondays, 8 PM-2 AM, Brian Jones spins music from the 70s and 80s (no cover). Tuesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, Michael Lacey spins downtempo, dub, jazz, and ethnic (no cover). Wednesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ I-Ron & DJ Alo spin hip-hop with weekly guests (no cover). Thu 9/9, 10 PM-2 AM, DJs Ethan & Fred spin garage, soul, and Britpop (no cover). Fri 9/10, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ 4BZ spins at "Sunny Side Up," hosted by Mwelwa (no cover). Sat 9/11, 10 PM-3 AM, Bear Who? & the Pamp spin hip-hop, neosoul, and Latin grooves, with DJ Sheik (no cover). Sun 9/12, 8 PM-2 AM, Jason Mojica & John Dugan spin at a party hosted by online magazine The Modernist (no cover). 773-276-1411.

DEJA VU 2624 N. Lincoln: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ghost spins hip-hop and old school upstairs; DJ Holland spins on the main floor. Wednesdays, DJ Structure & Mach 1. Thursdays, Scott Margolis. 773-871-0205.

DOOR 21 151 W. Ohio: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Boolumaster spins hip-hop, old school, and reggae. 312-458-9079.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sun 9/5, 9:30 PM, DJ Clever (see Critic's Choice), Paradox (see Critic's Choice), Radiata, DJ Stunna. Mon 9/6, 9 PM, Stag Party, White Rabbits, DJ Jeff Carrillo, DJ Hunter Husar (no cover). 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays and Wednesdays, Tommy Hanus spins. 847-516-0300.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays, and 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, Spankie, Pat Mann. Sundays, DJ Theory. Mondays, Pat Mann. Tuesdays, DJ Slim Maybe. Thursdays, Ed Vantage. 312-266-1944.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Hurricane spins downstairs. 847-593-2200.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Lil' Mikey, Mark Fullaflava. Saturdays, DJ 33-1/3. Sundays, DJ SupaMan spins hip-hop, soul, reggae, and house. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Peven Everett & Seance Divine (live), DJ Hugo H. spins house. Thursdays, Vince Adams & Lil' Mikey spin hip-hop, house, reggae, R&B, and dancehall. 312-666-1695.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sun 9/5, 10 PM-5 AM, percussionist Louie Louie, Rick Guerrero, Omar Perez, DJ Mighty, Gino Rockin' Romo. 773-395-0066.

HYDRATE 3458 N. Halsted: Fridays, 5-10 PM, DJ Steve K. spins lounge, electro, and new jazz. Fri 9/3, 10:30 PM-4 AM, Barry Harris. Sat 9/4, 10:30 PM-5 AM, Ralphi Rosario. Sundays, 7 PM, Teri Yaki hosts karaoke; 11 PM, DJ Lego. Mondays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Laura B. Tuesdays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Jeremy (no cover). Wednesdays, 8 PM-4 AM, Chris Eterno (no cover). Thursdays, 10:30 PM-4 AM, Greg Drescher. Fri 9/10, 10:30 PM-4 AM, Wayne G. 773-975-9244.

JOY BLUE 1401 W. Irving Park: Music after 10 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs spin hip-hop and house. 773-477-3330.

KITTY MOON 6237 N. Clark: Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs spin techno and house. 312-927-5844.

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fri 9/10, Traxx, Trancid & Tobias spin at "No Labels, Please" (no cover). 773-772-3355.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Structure. Saturdays, DJ Hitman. Sundays and Thursdays, Mach 1. 312-337-2583.

LENNOX LOUNGE 3032 N. Lincoln: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Thursdays, Droots, Rik Shaw & Stranjah spin reggae, dancehall, and dub. 773-281-9900.

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 Kosher. 773-665-1110.

LION HEAD PUB & THE APARTMENT 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin upstairs 10 PM-2 AM Wednesdays, 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, and 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. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sun 9/5, Ed Vantage. 312-337-4349.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 9/3, 11 PM, Goldie, Photek, Total Science, MC Armanni, DJ? Acucrack (18+). Sat 9/4, 11 PM, Hong Kong Counterfeit, DJ Pier Novikov (18+). 773-549-0203 or 312-559-1212.

MINX 111 W. Hubbard: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ J Boogie, Aventura. Saturdays, DJ Shaun T. & DJ Fathom spin hip-hop, R&B, house, and funk. Wednesdays, Jason Christopher spins Caribbean, reggaeton, Latin house, and hip-hop. 312-828-9000.

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE 1645 W. Jackson: Saturdays, 10 PM, DJ Frankie J. spins salsa and merengue. 312-427-2572.

MORSELAND 1218 W. Morse: Supper club and bar; no cover. Fri 9/3, 9 PM, DJ White Russian (no cover). Sat 9/4, 9 PM, DJ X-Ray spins rare grooves and hip-hop (no cover). Sun 9/5 and Sun 9/12, 10:30 PM, DJ Copperpot & K-Kruz spin hip-hop. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Brian Borden spins house, 80s music, and disco (no cover). Fri 9/10, 10 PM, Michael Serafini spins deep house (no cover). Sat 9/11, 9 PM, DJ V spins house, jazz, soul, hip-hop, and R&B (no cover). 773-764-8900.

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 electro, rhythmic noise, industrial, and EBM. Sundays and Wednesdays, Jeff Moyer spins electronic dance. Sun 9/5, 8 PM-4 AM, Ricky Rat, Carrie Monster, Jeff Moyer, Razer X, DJ $#&@!, DJ Eleven. Mondays, DJ Eleven spins glam, thrash, heavy rock, and metal. Tuesdays, Dave Roberts & Kristine spin shoegazer and Britpop. Thursdays, Dave Roberts spins new wave. 773-528-2622.

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.

RANCHO LUNA 2554 W. Diversey: Fridays, 8 PM-2 AM, Walter Caliente, DJ Eclipse & Edgar Marriquin spin salsa, merengue, and bachata (23+; no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Boris, DJ Elite, DJ Prieto & Ricky Perez spin hip-hop, reggae, bachata, and merengue (18+). 773-772-9333.

RIVE GAUCHE 306 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Markski, Erik K, Paul Curtis, DJ Inphinity. 312-738-9971.

RODAN 1530 N. Milwaukee: No cover. Wed 9/8, 9 PM, DJ Plastique spins deep house and minimal techno at a release party for Bridge magazine, preceded by fiction readings at 8 PM. 773-276-7036.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 9/3, Kaskade, Brad Owen. Sat 9/4, Metro Area, Common Factor. Sundays, DJ Madd Crates spins underground hip-hop, breaks, reggae, and old-school jams. Tuesdays, DJs $#&@! and Gremlin spin at "Noctronica":industrial, EBM, synth pop, and noise. Wednesdays, DJ Pogo spins indie, Britpop, new wave, and alternative. Thu 9/9, Ben Watt, Justin Martin, DJ S. Fri 9/10, DJ Heather, Heather Doble. Sat 9/11, Colette, James Curd. 773-549-4140.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Saturdays and Thursdays, Anthony Nicholson. Sundays, DJ Rik Shaw spins reggae, dub, and dancehall. Tue 9/7, John McEntire, Jamie Hodge, Ken Waagner, Jon Krohn (no cover), DJ Courtland hosts guest DJs for the "Supreme Court Hearings." Second Thursday of every month, Joe Bryl spins nu jazz, brokenbeat, Afro house, and Brazilian music at the "Peace.Love.Respect" industry night. 312-226-7600.

SOUND-BAR 226 W. Ontario: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Fridays, Sundays, and Thursdays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 9/3, Infusion (live), DJ Three, Jay Prasad, John Grammatis, Rich Grant, Hiroki. Saturdays, John Curley, Chris Tomasone, Jernell Geronimo, Shaka 23, Jay Prasad. Sun 9/5, Eddie X & ChiChi Larue. Thu 9/9, Dimitri From Paris. Fri 9/10, Satoshi Tomiie & Hector Romero. Sun 9/12, Chris Eterno, Luis M. 312-787-4480.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Peter Mavrik & VJ Terp. Saturdays, VJ Riley York, DJ Stoney, Peter Mavrik, DJ Journey, DJ SPI, Heather Doble & others spin hip-hop and house. Sun 9/5, Doug Brandt (no cover), VJ Bryan (no cover). Mondays, VJ Terp (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Tech-Nick (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Jungle Jorge and VJs Riley York & Bryan. Thursdays, VJ Boom Boom. Sat 9/11, Chicago Kings spin. 773-327-7711.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Downstairs in the lounge: Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM-2:30 AM, DJ Trew spins Motown, funk, rare groove, disco, and hip-hop. Tuesdays, 6 PM-1:30 AM, Artek, DJ Verb, Norman Rockwell, Maryjane, D Double spin at the 606 Entertainment open mike. Wednesdays, 6 PM-1:30 AM, David Chavez & Caswell James spin deep house. 773-278-6600.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Saturdays, Refried Beats with DJs Mass Transit, J-Biz & Spinello. Sundays, DJ Rich Rock. Mondays, DJ Dan Ryan. Tuesdays, DJ Rudy & DJ Tankboy spin alternative rock, punk, and new wave, DJ Photogal. 773-227-4906.

TRACE 3714 N. Clark: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Sundays, Doug Brandt spins house. 773-477-3400.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Frankie J, Marco Hernandez, Carlos Rodriguez, DJ Green Eyes, DJ Juan Predator spin salsa and merengue. Saturdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, DJ Goose, Jay Funk. 312-491-9729.

TUMAN'S 2159 W. Chicago: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, DJs spin. 773-782-1400.

UPTOWN LOUNGE 1136 W. Lawrence: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM; no cover. Fridays and Thursdays, Chris Miller. Saturdays, Sean Patrick. Wednesdays, Michael Walker. 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 9/3, DJs spin hip-hop, Latin, Spanish rock, and pop. Saturdays, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, DJ Structure, Ferry Corsten, Chris Walsh. Sun 9/5, Jimmie Page, KC J, Dino G, Mike Koury, Luke Fair, Mazi. Fri 9/10, DJs spin hip-hop and house. Sat 9/11, Kimball Collins, Dan Efex, Mili Sefic. 312-266-2114.

WHITE STAR LOUNGE Magnum's Steakhouse, 225 W. Ontario: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Spin. Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, Mach 1. Sun 9/5, 9 PM-4 AM, Bally Sagoo, DJ Skyy, DJ Sobhash, DJ Raja, DJ Burak, DJ Ali (with dance performances by Bhangra Xplosion). 312-337-8080.

XIPPO 3759 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Storm. Saturdays, DJ Phatman. Mondays, DNS & Monna spin jazz and house. Tuesdays, DJ Kenny spins house. Wednesdays, Mike Pierce & St. Marc spin underground dance. 773-529-9135.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 9/3, Frank Solano, Dysqo, Boris the Blade, Chris Santiago, Jon Huang. Sat 9/4, Abe Kremel, Psycho Bitch, Andre Harris, DJ PNS. Mondays, Derrick Carter, Diz, Hiroki. Fri 9/10, Derrick Carter, Lego, Diz, Paul Anthony, Darryl Pandy. Sat 9/11, Tod Miner. 312-787-0400.

ZERO GRAVITY 22 W 613 75th, Naperville: DJs spin 8 PM-4 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Fridays, D Double J, DJ Night, DJ Angel, Hollywood Bob. Saturdays, Billy the Kid, DJ Markski, Brett Lee, Hollywood Bob, DJ Angel, D Double J, DJ Static. Sun 9/5, Billy the Kid, DJ Markski, DJ Night, DJ Angel, D Double J, DJ Static. 630-985-1111.

Folk & Country

Concerts

KENNY CHESNEY, UNCLE KRACKER, GRETCHEN WILSON See Critic's Choice on Gretchen Wilson. Thu 9/9, 7:30 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 & Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

FOX VALLEY FOLK MUSIC & STORYTELLING FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

WALTER HOJKA & JONATHAN WHITALL perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Paul Watkins. Sun 9/12, 6:30 PM, Warrenville Community Building, 3 S 240 Warren, Warrenville. 630-897-3655.

KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, TRACE ADKINS, JIMMY WAYNE Sat 9/11, 7 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

LAWRENCE PETERS & THE REDWINGS Free concert. Sun 9/12, 2 PM, Chicago Women's Park and Gardens, 1827 S. Indiana. 312-744-6630.

MICHAEL SMITH Free concert. Fri 9/3, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

GILLIAN WELCH, OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW Sat 9/11, 8 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. 708-524-6942.

Folk & Country

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sundays, 8 PM, Irish session with Kieran O'Hare & John Daley (in the pub). 773-478-4408 or 866-777-8932.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Mon 9/6, Whiskey Hollow. Tue 9/7, Long Journey Home with Chris Walz & Keith Baumann. Wed 9/8, Eric Lugosch, Dylan Fowler. 773-334-4040.

BALLYDOYLE 5157 Main, Downers Grove: Fri 9/10, 9 PM, Anish. 630-969-0600.

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

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

CAROL'S PUB 4659 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fridays through Sundays, Diamondback. 773-334-2402.

CROBAR 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Brad Altman. 312-266-1900.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Wed 9/8, DJ Daniel spins insurgent country. 773-472-2771.

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

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Sat 9/4, 10 PM, Anish. 312-836-0066.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM; no cover. Fri 9/3, Burren Ceili Band. Sat 9/4, Mike Austin & friends. Fri 9/10, Pat Cannady & Karen Cook. Sat 9/11, Dyed in the Wool. 773-282-7035.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Thursdays, 8 PM, Dan Whitaker's Country Band. 773-772-9970.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Fri 9/3, 9 PM, Pat Green, John Eddie. Wed 9/8, 9 PM, Dierks Bentley, Dayna Malow. Fri 9/10, 9 PM, 101 Ranch Band. 312-337-3486.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 9/6, 9 PM, Aidan O'Toole (no cover). Thu 9/9, 8:30 PM, Dale Watson, Hoyle Brothers, Bodhi Busick. 773-404-9494.

METROPOLIS COFFEE COMPANY 1039 W. Granville: Sundays, 6 PM, Tangleweed. 773-764-0400.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: No cover. Thursdays, 8 PM, Irish session hosted by Theresa Shine & John Shine. 708-366-8073.

OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC 4544 N. Lincoln: Fri 9/10, 8 PM, Utah Phillips, Bodhi Busick. Sun 9/12, 7 PM, Mammals, Steppin' in It. 773-728-6000.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Wed 9/8, 8 PM, Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, Kent Rose Band. Thu 9/9, 8 PM, King Wilkie, Western Standard Time. Sat 9/11, 10 PM, Erin McKeown, Clare Burson. Sun 9/12, 5 PM, Jenny & Robin Bienemann, Bruce Roper, Tom Orland perform at "North by Southport I." 773-525-2508.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Fri 9/3, 8:15 PM, Haines & Leighton. Sat 9/4, 2 PM, song circle. Fri 9/10, 8:15 PM, Dyed in the Wool. 630-969-9720.

WRIGLEYVILLE NORTH 3900 N. Sheridan: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Just Us. 773-929-9543.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

BARRELHOUSE BONNI Sat 9/4, 1 PM, Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park. 312-746-5100.

CHI-WEST BAND Free outdoor concert. Saturdays and Sundays, 7 PM, Garfield Park Social Club, 3526 W. Lake. 773-732-4054.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Clubs

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

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 9/3, Fernando Jones & My Band. Sat 9/4, Ron Prince & Hard Time. Sundays, 10 PM, Barret Poeter Sparberg Trio with Grace Almond. Tuesdays, Liz Mandville Greeson hosts the jam. 847-424-9800.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/3, Sat 9/4, and Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Mondays, Fri 9/10, and Sat 9/11, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tuesdays, Linsey Alexander Band with Big Time Sarah. Wed 9/8, Matthew Skoller Band. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/3, Sat 9/4, and Tue 9/7, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band with Nellie Travis. Sundays and Thursdays, Shirley Johnson Band. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 9/10, Linsey Alexander Band with Joanna Graham. Sat 9/11, Linsey Alexander Band with Nellie Travis. 312-661-0100.

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/3 and Sat 9/4, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Sun 9/5, Nellie Travis & Her Men in Black. Mon 9/6, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 9/7, Slam Allen & the Working Man's Blues Band. Wed 9/8, Pistol Pete. Thu 9/9, Chico Banks. Fri 9/10, Mark Hummel & the Blues Survivors. Sat 9/11, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. 773-528-1012.

BOSSMAN BLUES CENTER 3500 W. Lake: Sundays, 7 PM, Nuwki Nu hosts a jam session. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Scotty & the Bad Boys. Thursdays, 8 PM, Big D & His Band. Sat 9/11, 10 PM, Nuwki Nu & the Nu Blues Groove Band. 773-722-8744.

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 9/3, 5:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson (no cover); 9 PM, Sonny Rhodes, Phil Guy. Sat 9/4, 6 PM, Jimmy Burns (no cover); 9:30 PM, Tab Benoit, Doug McDonald. Sun 9/5, Joanna Connor. Tue 9/7, Willie Kent & the Gents. Wed 9/8, Gary Primich. Thu 9/9, Carl Weathersby. 312-427-0333.

CLEARWATER THEATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Fri 9/10, 8:30 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 847-836-8820.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Fri 9/3 and Sat 9/4, 10 PM, Ray Silkman & Silkscreen. Sat 9/11, 10 PM, New Orleans Beau. 312-341-9787.

DELL RHEA'S CHICKEN BASKET 645 Joliet, Willowbrook: Fridays, 8 PM, Motor City Josh. Fri 9/10, 9 PM, Chainsaw Dupont's Acoustic Highway. 630-325-0780.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 9/11, 10 PM, Lonnie Brooks Band. 708-788-2118 or 312-559-1212.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Rhythm Rockets (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7:30). Sat 9/11, 9 PM, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. 630-416-4898.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 9/3, 9:30 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 9/4, Pat Smillie Band. Tue 9/7, Motor City Josh. Thu 9/9, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell. Sat 9/11, Pistol Pete Band. 708-484-3610.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/3 and Sat 9/4, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sun 9/5, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Tue 9/7, Nick Moss & the Flip Tops. Thu 9/9 and Fri 9/10, Chicago Red Hots. Sat 9/11 and Sun 9/12, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 312-923-2000.

JERRY'S 4838 W. 183rd, Country Club Hills: Sundays, 7-11 PM, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 708-647-6519.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 9/3, Kenny Neal. Sat 9/4, Eddy Clearwater. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band, Linsey Alexander. Mondays, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers, Sam Goode. Tuesdays, Les Getrex, Joanna Connor, Quintus McCormick. Wednesdays, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats, Jimmy Burns. Thursdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band, Dion Payton. Fri 9/10 and Sat 9/11, Eddie Shaw. 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. Mondays, Chainsaw Dupont. 773-493-3477.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 9/3, Smooth as Silk. 630-688-8866.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Fri 9/3, 8 PM, Chicago Cats. 312-595-7437.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Sat 9/4, Jimmy Johnson. Sat 9/11, Chainsaw Dupont. 773-252-1155.

ORAZIO 333 N. Center, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 9/4, Eddie Taylor Jr. with the Smoke Daddy Band. 630-357-4350.

OTTO'S BAR & GRILL 433 Crescent, Lombard: Sat 9/4, 9:30 PM, Chainsaw Dupont. 630-495-2222.

PEEK INN 2825 W. Irving Park: Sat 9/4, 10 PM, Madman Blues Band. 773-267-5197.

PEGGY KINNANE'S 8 N. Vail, Arlington Heights: Irish pub and restaurant with popular and traditional music at 9 PM. Fri 9/10, Mars Blues Band. 847-577-7733.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 9/3, Dave Specter Band. Thu 9/9, Detroit Reid & the Odometers. 847-328-0399.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays; no cover. Sat 9/4, Dave Specter Band. Thursdays, Larry Taylor Blues and Soul Band. Fri 9/10, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 847-243-3700.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 9/3, Howard & the White Boys. Wed 9/8, Joanna Connor. 815-477-0340.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Fri 9/3, 9:30 PM, Dee Alexander (see Critic's Choice). Sat 9/4, 10 PM, Malachi Thompson's Freebop Band with Maggie Brown & Billy Branch. Tuesdays, 10 PM, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Eddie Taylor Jr. with Ariyo & Tony Manguillo. Fri 9/10, 9:30 PM, Vini & the Demons. Sat 9/11, 10 PM, Willie Davis. 773-342-0452.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 9/3, 7:30 PM, Roy Book Binder (see Spot Check). 773-525-2508.

SHAW'S OYSTER BAR 21 E. Hubbard: Music at 7:30 PM; no cover. Sun 9/5, John Kattke. Thu 9/9, Linsey Alexander. Sun 9/12, Quintus McCormick. 312-527-2722.

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Sun 9/12, 9 PM, Liz Mandville Greeson. 773-878-0894.

TIME-OUT LOUNGE 8216 S. Vincennes: Wednesdays, 7 PM, Eric Davis & His New School Blues Band. 773-224-8430.

Jazz

Concerts

AACM LARGE ENSEMBLE performs, followed by a jam session. Sun 9/5, 3 PM, Goodspeed Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-995-2984.

DEE ALEXANDER & JEREMY KHAN See Critic's Choice; free concert. Tue 9/7, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

PATRICIA BARBER Sat 9/11, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL See pullout guide.

DELMARK RECORDS JAZZ BRUNCH Free concert with Josh Abrams, Fred Anderson, Ari Brown, Ernest Dawkins New Horizons Ensemble, and Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls. Sun 9/5, 10 AM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

PAULINHO GARCIA Sat 9/11, 5 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

CAROL GENETTI & JACK WRIGHT WITH JON MUELLER, JEROME BRYERTON & RICHARD CURTIS Fri 9/10, 9 PM, Spareroom, 2416 W. North. www.spareroomchicago.org.

NORAH JONES & THE HANDSOME BAND, AMOS LEE Sun 9/12, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

GINA KNIGHT ORCHESTRA performs in "A Tribute to Our Troops," with a swing and lindy dance contest. Sat 9/11, 7 PM, Willowbrook Ballroom, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

MACROCOSMIC SOUND ORCHESTRA performs at the Hereafter Fest, with film projection by Raymond Salvatore Harmon and dance performances by Adrianna Durant & Asimina Chremos. Fri 9/3 and Sat 9/4, midnight, Spareroom, 2416 W. North. www.spareroomchicago.org.

WYNTON MARSALIS & THE LINCOLN CENTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim; see also Classical. Fri 9/10, 7 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

SUSAN MAY WITH THE BOBBY SCHIFF TRIO Free concert. Tue 9/7, 5:30 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

SAMUEL MUHAMMED performs on the Vendors' Stage. Fri 9/3 and Sat 9/4, noon-9 PM, Hyatt Regency, 151 E. Wacker. 312-565-1234.

MARSHALL VENTE & TROPICALE, TWO FOR BRAZIL Sun 9/5, 11 PM, aboard the Windy, departing from Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-5472.

Jazz

Clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9 PM, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. Saturdays, 6 PM, and Sundays, 7 PM, Martin Bany River North Quartet. 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. Tuesdays, 5 PM, Bobby Lewis/Jim Ryan Quintet; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesdays, noon, Rich Moore & Aaron Krueger; 5 PM, John Brumbach Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thursdays, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. 312-642-6805.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 9/3 and Sat 9/4, Carlos Cannon. Sun 9/5 through Sat 9/11, Bobby Lewis. Sun 9/12, Systems 7. 312-751-2433.

BASTA PASTA 6733 N. Olmsted: Thursdays, 8:30 PM, Scott Earl Holman & Frank Portolese (no cover). 773-763-0667.

BRAXTON'S SEAFOOD GRILL Oakbrook Mall, 3 Oakbrook Ctr., Oak Brook: No cover. Fri 9/3, 7:30 PM, Bobby Hutton Trio. Sat 9/4, 7:30 PM, BMR4. Thu 9/9, 6 PM, Barry Winograd Duo. Fri 9/10, 7:30 PM, John Kattke Quintet. Sat 9/11, 7:30 PM, Dave Gordon Trio. 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. Fri 9/3, 8:30 PM, Barry Winograd Trio. Tue 9/7, 8 PM, Al Keeler. Sat 9/11, 8:30 PM, Who Needs Dave. 847-256-8870.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Sat 9/4, 10 PM, Kimberly Gordon, Deep Blue Organ Trio. 773-384-2547.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM; all-ages. Fri 9/3, Kerri Anne Kronke with Thymme Jones & Michael Zerang. Fri 9/10, Ute Voelker & Chefa Alonso. Sat 9/11, Daniele D'Agaro & Chicago guests. 773-463-0158.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Sat 9/4, 9 PM, Mike Martinez Quartet. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Thursdays, 8 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham, and Don Stille. Sat 9/11, 9 PM, Sonny G Quartet. 847-647-8282.

CHARLEMAGNE LOUNGE Hotel Baker, 100 Main, Saint Charles: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 9/3, Grasslands Light. Fri 9/10, Mark Colby Duo. 630-584-2100.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the lounge after 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays, 6:30 PM Tuesdays and Wednesdays; no cover. Fri 9/3 and Fri 9/10, Greg Vasquez Trio. Sat 9/4 and Sat 9/11, Ed Coward Trio. Tue 9/7, Dave Allen with magician/sleight-of-hand artist ArthurTracz. Wed 9/8, Dan Myers. Thu 9/9, Bob Davis Trio. 847-969-9900.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Fri 9/10, 10 PM, Midnight Sun. 312-341-9787.

DELANEY & MURPHY'S 3400 W. Euclid, Arlington Heights: Wednesdays, 5 PM, Scott Earl Holman (no cover); 8 PM, Scott Earl Holman Quartet. 847-394-3090.

LA DONNA 5146 N. Clark: Restaurant. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Joanna Ashley & John Beard. 773-561-9400.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 9/7, 9:30 PM, Daniele D'Agaro Trio. Wed 9/8, 9:30 PM, Ute Voelker & Chefa Alonso. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

FILTER 1865 N. Milwaukee: Tuesdays, 8 PM, David Boykin with Nicole Mitchell, Josh Abrams, Jim Baker, and Mike Reed. 773-227-4850.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fridays, 8:30 PM, Peter Saxe Trio (in the SideBar). Sun 9/5, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. Sun 9/12, 6 PM, John Burnett Orchestra. 708-788-2118 or 312-559-1212.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Sundays, Zzaje performs during an open mike for vocalists, spoken word, MCs, and poetry. 312-666-1695.

GALE STREET INN 4914 N. Milwaukee: Fri 9/3 and Fri 9/10, 9 PM, Marshall Vente Trio. 773-725-1300.

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 9/4, 9:30 PM, Detour. Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Jose Valdes Trio (no cover); 9:30 PM, Edgar Marroquin, Luis Rivera & Carlos Latalladi spin mambo, salsa, cha-cha, bachata, and merengue. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Vince Willis. Sat 9/11, 9:30 PM, Nicholas Barron's Hyperactive. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fridays, 5-8 PM, Ben Rudolph (no cover). Fri 9/3, 9 PM, Ryan Cohan Quartet. Fridays, 1:30-4 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 9/4, 8 PM, Steve Evans Quartet. Saturdays, midnight-5 AM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 9/5, 1 PM, Bloom School of Jazz (no cover); 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Organ Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Wed 9/8, 9 PM, John McLean Septet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 9/10, 9 PM, Chevere. Sat 9/11, 8 PM, Frank Catalano Quartet. Sun 9/12, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. 773-878-5552.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Mon 9/6, 9:30 PM, Mocca Pazza. Thursdays, 9:45 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Wooden Leg. 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 9/3, 9:30 PM, "Another Kind of Blue: The Latin Side of Miles" with Conrad Herwig, Brian Lynch, Mario Rivera, Edsel Gomez, John Benitez, Robbie Ammen, Richie Flores, Paquito D'Rivera & Dave Valentin; Conjunto opens. Sat 9/4, 9:30 PM, Olu Dara performs at the Jazz Fest Aftersets. Sun 9/5, 6 PM, Ten Part Invention; 9:30 PM, Malachi Thompson's Africa Brass with Dee Alexander (see Critic's Choice) & Dennis Winslett. Mon 9/6, 7:30 PM, Sax in the City with Audley Reid, James Perkins, and Ray Silkman. Wed 9/8, 8:30 PM, Vincent Davis Quartet. Thu 9/9, 9 PM, Goran Ivanovic Group with Andreas Kapsalis. 312-362-9707.

HOUSTON'S 616 N. Rush: Restaurant with music after 5:30 PM. Fridays and Mondays, JoAnn Daugherty Trio. Tuesdays, Bob Dogan, Joe Adamik & Paul Martin. 312-649-1121.

JAZZ SHOWCASE 59 W. Grand: Music at 9 and 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays; 4, 8, and 10 PM Sundays; 8 and 10 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 9/3 through Sun 9/5, 9:30 PM, Ira Sullivan Quartet hosts the Afterfest Sessions, with Willie Pickens, Larry Gray, & Robert Shy with special guests. Tue 9/7 through Sun 9/12, Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio. 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Wednesdays, 6 PM, John Kattke Trio. Thursdays, 6 PM, Tim Tobias Trio. 312-595-5299.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 6:30 PM, Kimberly Gordon (no cover). Fri 9/3, 10 PM, Soulio. Sat 9/4, 9:30 PM, Bradley Parker-Sparrow with Joanie Pallatto & the Machine Band and Ron Rolland perform "The Light: A Tone Poem." Sun 9/5, noon-3 PM, Paulinho Garcia Duo; 8:30 PM, Spider Saloff Quartet. Thu 9/9, 9 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (live filming for Japanese Public Television). 773-348-7592.

LEOPARD LOUNGE 1645 W. Cortland: First Tuesday of every month, 10 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet (no cover). 773-862-7877.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Tue 9/7, 8:30 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. 773-404-9494.

MORSELAND 1218 W. Morse: Supper club and bar; no cover. Sun 9/5, 7:30 PM, Zach Brock Quartet (no cover). Sun 9/12, 7:30 PM, Expansion Project (no cover). 773-764-8900.

NEGRO LEAGUE CAFE 301 E. 43rd: Saturdays, 8 PM, Greg Vazquez Trio. 773-536-7000.

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

96TH FLOOR LOUNGE 96th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 7:30 PM. Sun 9/5 and Mon 9/6, Bill Peterson & Brian Sandstrom. Tuesdays, Larry Luchowski. Wednesdays, Paulinho Garcia. Thursdays, Dennis Luxion. Sun 9/12, Professor John Duo. 312-787-9596.

O'BRIEN'S 1528 N. Wells: Sundays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Denise LaGrassa. 312-787-3131.

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

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Sat 9/4, Nicholas Barron's Hyperactive. Mondays, Lawrence Hobgood Trio. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wednesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Fri 9/10 and Sat 9/11, Deep Blue Organ Trio. 847-328-0399.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays; no cover. Fri 9/3, Nicholas Barron's Hyperactive. Sat 9/4, Marshall Vente Quartet. Mondays, Joan Hickey Trio. Tuesdays, Don Stiernberg Trio. Sat 9/11, Dick Sisto Quartet. 847-243-3700.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 9/3 and Sat 9/4, Frank Russell Trio. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio (no cover). Mondays, Alison Ruble Duo (no cover). Tuesdays, Typhanie Monique & Neal Alger (no cover). Wednesdays, Andy Distel Trio. Thursdays, Ryan Cohan Trio. Fri 9/10, Typhanie Monique Quartet. Sat 9/11, Corky McClerkin Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Tuesdays, Mark Madsen (no cover). 847-266-1313.

LOS ROSALES 2032 N. Damen: Sundays, 4-8 PM, Vince Willis. 773-489-7418.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Fri 9/3, 9:30 PM, Dee Alexander (see Critic's Choice). Sat 9/4, 10 PM, Malachi Thompson's Freebop Band with Maggie Brown & Billy Branch. 773-342-0452.

SIGNATURE ROOM 95th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 6:30 PM. Fridays and Sun 9/12, Bill Peterson & Rich Fudoli. Sat 9/4, Dennis Luxion & Brian Sandstrom. Sun 9/5, 11 AM-2 PM, Bill Peterson; 6:30 PM, Bill Peterson & Brian Sandstrom. Sat 9/11, Bill Peterson & Kelly Sill. 312-787-9596.

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

LA TACHE 1475 W. Balmoral: Sun 9/5, 6-9 PM, Elaine Dame Duo (no cover). 773-334-7168.

TSUKI 1443 W. Fullerton: Japanese restaurant and lounge. Thursdays, 10 PM, Gary Tu & Eric Sittner. 773-883-8722.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Mondays, 1 AM, Mark Madsen. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, Lorna Boston Band hosts the pro jam. Thursdays, 10:30 PM, Luiz Ewerling & A Cor do Brasil; 1:30 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 9/3, Chicago Jazz Festival Aftersets with Ernest Dawkins New Horizons Ensemble. Sat 9/4, Chicago Jazz Festival Aftersets with Fred Anderson, Kidd Jordan, Jeff Parker, Harrison Bankhead, Hamiet Bluiett, and Isaiah Spencer. Sun 9/5, Chicago Jazz Festival Aftersets with Fred Anderson, Kidd Jordan, Jeff Parker, Harrison Bankhead, Hamiet Bluiett, and Hamid Drake. Sundays, 6:30 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett & percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, Greg Ward & friends. Thursdays, Vincent Davis Quartet. Fri 9/10, Daniele D'Agaro with Jeb Bishop, Kent Kessler, and Robert Barry. Sat 9/11, Ernest Dawkins & His All-Stars. 312-791-9050.

Experimental

Concerts

APOSTROPHE Fred Lonberg-Holm performs a "lightbox oratorio" for voice, electronics, cello, and video projection, from source works by Stephen Lapthisophon. Fri 9/10, 8 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-7332.

International

Clubs

ARKADASH CAFE 5721 N. Clark: Belly dancing show with Khazna at 10:30 PM and 12:30 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Yagmour performs Turkish music (with a belly dancing show by Khazna on Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 PM). 773-506-2233.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, Chicago Con Clase hosts Salsa Night. 773-395-3002.

CHROMIUM 817 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Wednesdays, DJ Cojoe B spins reggae and dancehall. 312-666-8106.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sundays, DJs spin Latin music. 847-516-0300.

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Fri 9/3, Sun 9/5, and Wed 9/8, Indika. Sat 9/4, Dub Dis. 773-348-3998.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin salsa. 630-416-4898.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 9/10, 10 PM, Chicago Afrobeat Project. Sat 9/11, 10:30 PM, Chicago Samba. 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Tue 9/7, 9 PM, Carlos Ortega Combo. Sat 9/11, 10 PM, Night of the Tsigan. 773-348-7592.

KHYBER PASS 1031 Lake, Oak Park: Fridays, 7 PM, Sandalwood Sitar Ensemble. 708-445-9032.

LALO'S 500 N. LaSalle: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Carlos Latalladi, DJ Kimani & El Papichulo spin salsa dura and tropical music (no cover). 312-427-2572.

MORSELAND 1218 W. Morse: Supper club and bar; no cover. Tuesdays, 10 PM, DJ Cojoe B spins reggae. Thu 9/9, 8 PM, Zutano (no cover). 773-764-8900.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Sat 9/4, 10 PM, Chicago Afrobeat Project. Sundays, 11 PM, Papa G spins reggae (no cover). Thu 9/9, 10 PM, Chicago Samba, Chicago Samba (with dance lessons). 773-489-0011.

OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC 4544 N. Lincoln: Wed 9/8, 8:30 PM, Mariachi Real Guadalajara performs at the Latin folk music and dance showcase "La Pena." 773-728-6000.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Sundays, 8 PM, Roots Revival with Joe Thomas & Elliot Taggart. 312-266-7761.

VOODOO 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin after 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays, after 9 PM Saturdays. Thursdays, DJ El Papichulo spins salsa, merengue, cumbia, and bachata. 847-969-1602.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/3, Andrea, Dub Dis. Sat 9/4, Aswah Greggori, Carl Brown. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis (no cover). Wednesdays, Wicked Face & Shock Wave spin dancehall. Fri 9/10, Indika. Sat 9/11, Kwame, Baaro. 773-327-4273.

Classical

TANYA CAREY cello, with pianist Joan Huang & the Wheaton College Cello Choir. Tue 9/7, 8 PM, Pierce Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington & Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5099.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Dieter Kober, conductor, with trumpeters Joachim SchÅ fer, Robert Allison & Ross Beacraft in a free concert (Telemann, Hummel, Harvey, Handel). Sun 9/5, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-922-5570.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 9/10, 7 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with violinist Nikolaj Znaider, soprano Valdine Anderson, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis & the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra (Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Ellington & others). Sun 9/12, 3 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with violinist Nikolaj Znaider (Stravinsky, Szymanowski, Ravel). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

DA CORNETO OPERA Victoria Bond conducts Verdi's Ernani. Sun 9/12, 4 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

DUPAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor (Sibelius, Grieg, Tchaikovsky). Sat 9/11, 7 PM, Cantigny, 1 S 151 Winfield, Wheaton. 630-668-5161 or 630-690-8644.

PETER KOLKAY & ALEXANDRA NGUYEN bassoon & piano, in a free Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Berwald, Elgar, Schoeck, Pierne). Wed 9/8, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

PHYLLIS PANCELLA mezzo-soprano, with pianist Timothy Hoekman & violist Richard Young in a free concert (Hoekman, Rachmaninoff, Loeffler, Argento). Sun 9/12, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

RAVINIA FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park: Fri 9/3 and Sat 9/4, 8 PM, and Sun 9/5, 7 PM, Paul Geminiani, conductor, with Michael Cerveris, Audra McDonald & Patti LuPone in Stephen Sondheim's Sunday in the Park With George. Mon 9/6, 7 PM, Erich Kunzel, conductor, with violinist James Ehnes in an all-Tchaikovsky program. See Critic's Choice. Sun 9/12, 6:30 PM, Erich Kunzel, conductor, with soprano Sylvia McNair, bass-baritone Rodney Gilfry & the Chicago Children's Choir in Ravinia's Carousel of the Animals. 847-266-5100.

ARUNA SERBANESCU soprano, with pianist Shirley Trissell (Schubert, Wagner, Mahler). Fri 9/3, 7:30 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

In-Stores

SANDY ANDINA Sat 9/4, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

ARI HEST Wed 9/8, 5 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

JOANNA JAMES Sat 9/11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

SCOTTIE LONG Fri 9/10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

DAVID MARTIN performs "Songs for Social Change." Fri 9/10, 6:30 PM, Book Stall, Chestnut Court, 811 Elm, Winnetka. 847-446-8880.

JEREMY MICHOR Fri 9/10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

MOLLY & THE TINKER Thu 9/9, 7 PM, Eclecticity, 3162 N. Clark. 773-929-3080.

HEATHER STYKA Fri 9/10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

TENKI Sat 9/11, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

TRI-STATE AREA performs at a release party for Pilot TV's artist book series. Thu 9/9, 7 PM, Quimby's, 1854 W. North. 773-342-0910.

SUSAN URBAN Sat 9/11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

DAN ZANES Free children's performance and book signing. Fri 9/10, 10:30 AM, Crocodile Pie, 866 S. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-362-8766. Fri 9/10, 7 PM, Magic Tree Bookstore, 141 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park. 708-848-0770.

Open Mikes & Jams

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike with Home Cookin' (in the pub). 773-478-4408 or 866-777-8932.

BALLYDOYLE 5157 Main, Downers Grove: Wed 9/8, 8:30 PM, open mike with Vernam Cipher. 630-969-0600.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, open turntables. 773-395-3002.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Music at 9 PM. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Liquid. 773-338-4933.

CRUSH 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, 9 PM, acoustic jam session. Wednesdays, 9 PM, acoustic open mike (no cover). 773-528-7569.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike (no cover). 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 180 N. Smith, Palatine: Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Tue 9/7, 10:30 PM, Jazz Masters host a jazz jam session (no cover). 773-549-5549.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Live music Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30 PM; open mikes Tuesdays through Thursdays at 9:30 PM. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by the Eric Lauren Group. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Devil Ether. Thursdays, open jam with Scott Madden. 773-685-8083.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike (in the SideBar). 708-788-2118 or 312-559-1212.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Sundays, open mike for vocalists, spoken word, MCs, and poetry. 312-666-1695.

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

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Nancy Antevski. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Wednesdays, open mike with Sam Gjokaj (no cover). 773-472-5139.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Wednesdays, 10 PM, In One Ear open mike for poetry and music hosted by Pete Wolf. 773-465-8005.

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

KAFEIN 1621 Chicago, Evanston: Mondays, 8:30 PM, open mike. 847-491-1621.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: No cover. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Ryan Shepherd. 708-366-8073.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9 PM. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. 773-486-9862.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Tuesdays, 8 PM, open bluegrass jam hosted by Martin of the Back Porch Ramblers. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-338-9862 or 773-259-6575.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Downstairs in the lounge: Mondays, 9 PM, acoustic open mike hosted by Ciso Lobo (no cover). Tuesdays, 6 PM-1:30 AM, open mike hosted by Strike III & Undecided1, with DJs Artek, Verb, Norman Rockwell, Maryjane & D-Double. Thursdays, 6 PM-1:30 AM, open mike for poetry and spoken word hosted by Jordan Taggart, with live music. 773-278-6600.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Greg Sorrell, Tim Ilg & Paul Stauffer. 773-929-3680.

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.

Fairs & Festivals

AFRICAN FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS Washington Park, 51st & Cottage Grove: Fri 9/3, 4:30 PM, S.P.I.R.I.T.S.; 5 PM, Drum Divas; 6:30 PM, Sarah Hines; 7:30 PM, Nate the Great; 8 PM, Mighty Dells. Sat 9/4, 12:30 PM, Willie White; 2 PM, As Meninas; 4 PM, African Arts Ensemble with Baabe Irving; 6 PM, Charles Cameron; 7:30 PM, Nate the Great; 8 PM, Norman Connors & Jean Carne with Michael Henderson. Sun 9/5, 1 PM, Barrett Sisters; 3 PM, Lataye; 5 PM, Oscar Brown Jr. & Maggie Brown; 6:30 PM, Bobbie Humphrey; 8 PM, Dianne Reeves. Mon 9/6, 1:30 PM, Trinity United Church of Christ Women's Chorus; 2 PM, Ken Chaney; 4 PM, Shina Peters; 6 PM, Ntozake; 7 PM, Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago; 8 PM, Isaac Hayes. 773-955-2787.

AROUND THE COYOTE FALL ARTS FESTIVAL features live music on two outdoor stages. Fri 9/10, Cans Bar & Canteen, 1640 N. Damen: 6:30 PM, Nightrain (Guns N' Roses tribute); 8:30 PM, Monsters of Rock. Club Lucky, 1824 W. Wabansia: 9 PM, Epicycle. Sat 9/11, Cans Bar & Canteen, 1640 N. Damen: 5 PM, Cyclesomething; 6:30 PM, Catfight; 8:30 PM, Elevation. Club Lucky, 1824 W. Wabansia: 9 PM, Antje. Sun 9/12, Club Lucky, 1824 W. Wabansia: 8 PM, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir. 773-342-6777.

ASSUMPTION CHURCH LABOR DAY FESTIVAL Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 601 S. Central: Mon 9/6, 6-10 PM, Hellenic Five. 773-626-3114.

CELEBRATION BUENA PARK Broadway & Belle Plaine: Sat 9/11, 4:30 PM, Chicago Samba; 6 PM, Quiver Lip. 773-296-2389.

CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL See pullout guide.

FESTIVAL DE LABOR DAY Plaza Garibaldi, 2800 S. California: Mon 9/6, 1-8 PM, Conjunto Primavera, Bronco, German Lizarraga, Palomo, Graciela Beltran, Brazero Musical, Banda Lamento Show. 773-769-3400.

FOX VALLEY FOLK MUSIC & STORYTELLING FESTIVAL Island Park, Rte. 38 at the Fox River, Geneva: Sun 9/5 and Mon 9/6, 11 AM-6 PM, Judy Cook, Cooper, Nelson & Early, Mark Dvorak, Paul Geremia, Grace, Ellie & Leela, Haines & Leighton, Carl Johnson, Jeremy Kittel, David Massengill, Lee Murdock, John Roberts, Sparky & Rhonda Rucker, Claudia Schmidt, Don Stiernberg & friends, Teflons, Jeff Warner, Spatterdash & others. Festival also features music workshops & children's entertainment. 630-844-3655 or 630-897-3655.

GERMAN-AMERICAN FEST Lincoln & Western: Fri 9/10, 6:30 PM, Paloma, Phenix. Sat 9/11, 4 PM, Phenix; 5 PM, Paloma; 8 PM, Johnny Wagner. Sun 9/12, 1 PM, Glen Sorgatz; 5 PM, Phenix, Johnny Wagner. 630-653-3018.

GUINNESS OYSTER FESTIVAL New City YMCA, 1515 N. Halsted: Fri 9/10, 8 PM, Marcy Playground; 9 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute). Sat 9/11, 4 PM, 5th of Paradise; 7:30 PM, Powder; 8:30 PM, Mike & Joe; 9:15 PM, Cake. 773-868-3010.

LORD KRISHNA'S APPEARANCE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Chicago International Society for Krishna Consciousness Temple, 1716 N. Lunt: Mon 9/6, 6 PM-midnight, "devotees sing traditional Vaishnav bhajans in Bengali." Festival also features dance & drama performances. 773-973-0900.

MARSHALL FIELD'S DAY OF MUSIC features free performances on various stages at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Sat 9/11, 2 PM, Ella Jenkins, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra String Quartet, Valdine Anderson & Elizabeth Buccheri, Chicago Symphony Orchestra with violinist Nikolaj Znaider; 3 PM, Walter Blanding Jr. & the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra Rhythm Section, Brenda Huang, Wiggleworms; 4 PM, members of Chicago Opera Theater Young Artists Program, Midwest Young Artists Brass Trio; 4:15 PM, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Family Ensemble; 4:30 PM, Midwest Young Artists Brass Trio; 5 PM, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Chicago Arts String Quartet, Geraldo De Oliveira & friends; 5:15 PM, Ralph's World; 6 PM, Zabava; 7 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong, Betty Xiang & Yang Wei with Yuan-Qing Yu & Elizabeth Buccheri, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis; 8 PM, Universal Mystic; 8:30 PM, Cathy Richardson; 9 PM, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Gan Bua. 312-294-3000.

SUMMER WING FEST Elston between Division & Cortez: Sat 9/4, 4:15 PM, Know Boundaries; 5:30 PM, Pipe Circus; 6:45 PM, El Guapo; 8:30 PM, Then Again. Sun 9/5, 4:15 PM, Left Setter; 5:30 PM, Auryn; 6:45 PM, Ronnie Rice; 8:30 PM, American English (Beatles tribute). 773-384-1040.

TASTE OF POLONIA Copernicus Foundation, 5216 W. Lawrence: Fri 9/3, 6:30 PM, Veselovsky; 7:30 PM, Pan Franek & Zosia's Polka Towners; 8:30 PM, Skangur, DJ KW & DJ Seba. Sat 9/4, noon, Pan Franek & Zosia's Polka Towners; 2:30 PM, Pawlikowski & Gorale, Bernie Gorak, World Class Noise; 5 PM, Chlopcy z Placu Broni, Ron Smolen Orchestra; 6:30 PM, Rick Saucedo; 7 PM, Elevation; 7:30 PM, Ampol-Aires; 8:30 PM, Skangur; 9 PM, Eric K. Sun 9/5, 12:15 PM, Jazzmates; 12:30 PM, Stas Golonka & the Chicago Masters; 2 PM, Chor Fryderyka Chopina; 2:30 PM, Weselisko; 3 PM, Kamikaze Butterfly, Joe Walega's Happy Hearts; 5 PM, Beggars Banquet (Rolling Stones tribute); 5:30 PM, Polkaholics; 5:45 PM, Sztywny Pal Azji; 7:30 PM, Brit Beat; 8 PM, Freeze Dried; 8:30 PM, Kulturka; 9 PM, DJ Grzegorz Grden. Mon 9/6, noon, White & Red Band, Zatolka & Gorale, Casey Homel & the World's Honkiest Polka Band; 2:30 PM, Daddy-O's, Lemon Blues, Take Five; 5 PM, Zbigniew Wodecki, Eliminator (ZZ Top tribute), Downtown Sound; 7 PM, Diezel; 7:30 PM, Kulturka, Vito Zatto Show; 9 PM, Marszalek Band. 773-777-8898.

UKRAINIAN VILLAGE OKTOBERFEST Oakley & Superior: Sat 9/11, 3:30 PM, Ukrainian Village Jazz Orchestra; 5 PM, Dzherelo; 7 PM, Die Lustigen Musikanten. Sun 9/12, 1 PM, Dzherelo; 3 and 5:30 PM, Die Lustigen Musikanten; 7 PM, Mriya. 312-829-5209.

VIVA BRASIL! International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th: Sun 9/12, 11 AM-6 PM, Paulinho Garcia & Julie Koidin, Evanston Escola de Samba, Scottinho & Cash, Luciano Antonio, Rita Duarte, Miguel de Leon, Leo Nardo DJ Oelio, Eva Santos. Festival also features dance performances & arts & crafts exhibitions. 773-465-3717.

WORLD DANCE MUSIC FESTIVAL Danza Viva Center for World Dance & Music, 46 Lake, Oak Park: Sat 9/11, 6 and 8 PM, Michael Taylor & others. 708-386-8681.

Miscellaneous

JOHN KADLICEK & STUART ROSENBERG, ALLEGRA ROSENBERG & TALIA WERTICO perform in a "Music Is Good for Kids" concert. Sat 9/4, noon, Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln. 773-404-9494.

LABOR DAY SING under the direction of Don Neale. Sun 9/5, 11 AM, Third Unitarian Church, 301 N. Mayfield. 773-626-9385.

DAN ZANES Children's concert. Sat 9/11, 2 and 4 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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