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TRG Music Listings 

Music listings are compiled by LAURA KOPEN and RENALDO MIGALDI (classical, fairs and festivals) from information available Tuesday. We advise calling ahead for confirmation. Please send listings information, including a phone number for use by the public, to Reader Music Listings, 11 E. Illinois, Chicago 60611, or send a fax to 312-828-9926, or send E-mail to musiclistings@chicagoreader.com.

WHERE TO FIND IT

concerts clubs

rock, pop, etc. 39 40

dance 52

folk & country 56 56

blues, gospel, R&B 57 57

jazz 58 60

international 66 66

classical 66

fairs & festivals 70

Miscellaneous 72

ROCK, POP, ETC. includes hip-hop, funk, reggae, zydeco, cabaret, contemporary R&B, and some international pop. DANCE includes techno, electronica, ambient, and disco. FOLK & COUNTRY includes bluegrass and traditional Irish music. BLUES, GOSPEL, R&B includes traditional rhythm and blues, boogie-woogie, and deep soul. JAZZ includes ragtime, swing, and fusion. INTERNATIONAL includes Indian classical music, African music, salsa, and ethnic folk genres. FAIRS & FESTIVALS are listed in a separate category without regard to music type.

Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

THE AEFFECT Free in-store performance. Mon 7/29, 8 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

ANTJE, RIPLEY CAINE, KATIE TODD, ANNE HARRIS, SUMMER CHANCE Benefit for the Chicago Abused Women's Coalition. Sun 7/28, 2 PM, Chicago Women's Park and Gardens, 1827 S. Indiana. 312-745-0040.

ANTJE, ELLEN ROSNER, CATHY BRAATEN, SUMMER CHANCE Sat 8/3, 2 PM, Chicago Women's Park and Gardens, 1827 S. Indiana. 312-745-0040.

BAD RELIGION, NOFX, ALKALINE TRIO, NEW FOUND GLORY perform on the Vans Warped Tour, with No Use for a Name, the Line, Thursday, Alkaline Trio, Ozma, Rx-Bandits, Something Corporate, Sugarcult, Allister, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, MxPx, Boy Sets Fire, Reel Big Fish, Good Charlotte, Glassjaw, Flogging Molly, Casualties, the Used, Morgan Heritage, the Start, Wanted Dead, Hot Water Music, Starting Line, Unseen, Riddlin' Kids, Tiger Army, Quarashi, Finch, Ultimate Fakebook, Anti-Flag, Arkham, Places to Park, Movie Line, Boralis. Sat 7/27, 1 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

BADLY DRAWN BOY Free in-store performance. Fri 8/2, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

FRANZ BENTELER'S ROYAL STRINGS ORCHESTRA Free ballroom dance concert at Chicago Summerdance. Sun 7/28, 5 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 4 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

BIG SANDY & HIS FLY-RITE BOYS Free concert at Chicago Summerdance. Fri 8/2, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

MARY J. BLIGE Sat 8/3, 7:30 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

GREG BOERNER Free in-store performance. Sat 8/3, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

BUFFALO SHUFFLERS Fri 7/26, 1 PM, Chicago WaterWorks Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 312-744-6630 or 877-244-2246.

CAN-KY-REE Free concert. Fri 7/26, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CLINIC, ANDREW W.K., KILL HANNAH, PETE FRANCIS, LUCKY BOYS CONFUSION, CUSTOM, LLAMA Sat 7/27, 2 PM, parking lot, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

SUE CONWAY & OTIS CLAY perform with Theresa Davis and Dianne Madison at a benefit for ETA Creative Arts Foundation. Mon 7/29, 7 PM, ETA Creative Arts Foundation, 7558 S. South Chicago. 773-752-3955.

COWBOY JUNKIES, JAY BENNETT & EDWARD BURCH, RALPH COVERT perform at "Jammin' at the Zoo." Fri 7/26, 6 PM, Lincoln Park Zoo, 2200 N. Cannon Dr. 312-742-2283.

DISCO BISCUITS Fri 8/2, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

DOOBIE BROTHERS Wed 7/31, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

EMINEM, LUDACRIS, PAPA ROACH, XZIBIT, X-ECUTIONERS on the Anger Management Tour. Thu 8/1, 6:30 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

HARRY PALMZ HOUSE OF GROOVEZ with Deep, Freeform Sessions, Horseless Headsmen, Robust, Nico B, Pane with Sound Merchants, Blue Line Experiment, DJ Itchie Fingers, Cannon Can-2, Miklo, Longshot, Katastrophe, Reason; no cover. Sat 7/27, 7 PM, Jeffery Lanes, 125 N. Wolf, Wheeling. 847-537-5370.

RON HAWKING performs "His Way," a tribute to Frank Sinatra. Fridays, 7:30 PM, Saturdays, 6 PM, and Sundays, 3 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

JEFF & JANIS Free concert. Sun 7/28, 3 PM, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton, Skokie. 847-673-7774.

JIMMY EAT WORLD, PROMISE RING, RECOVER Sold out; all-ages show. Sun 8/4, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

LENNY KRAVITZ, PINK, ABANDONED POOLS See Critic's Choice. Fri 7/26, 7 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

AMEL LARRIEUX, POETREE perform as part of the Neo Soul Explosion series. Wed 7/31, 7 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

JOHN MAYER, GUSTER, MARTIN SEXTON Sold out. Sat 7/27, 9 PM, A. Finkl & Sons Steel Campus, 2011 N. Southport. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

NEW EDITION, EN VOGUE Sat 7/27, 7:30 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

JOE NOVEMBER & SACRED FIRE, PEACE MUSEUM CHILDREN'S CHOIR, WORLD PEACE RHYTHM PROJECT Free concert at Peace in the Park. Sat 7/27, noon, Golden Dome, Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park. 773-638-6450.

BILL PORTER ORCHESTRA Free ballroom dance concert at Chicago Summerdance. Sun 8/4, 5 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 4 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

HOLLIS RESNIK Sun 7/28, 7 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

DYLAN RICE Free concert and tribute to the Beatles. Fri 8/2, 1 PM, Chicago WaterWorks Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 312-744-6630 or 877-244-2246.

STEVE RILEY & THE MAMOU PLAYBOYS perform at Chicago Summerdance. Sat 7/27, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

DAVE ROHBOCK Free in-store performance. Fri 7/26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

SECOND HAND POETS Free in-store performance. Fri 8/2, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

KATE SHINDLE Fri 8/2 and Sat 8/3, 8 PM, Royal George Theatre Center, 1641 N. Halsted. 312-988-9000 or 312-559-1212.

TAKE FIVE Sun 7/28, 6 PM, Living Coast Plaza, Brookfield Zoo, 1st and 31st, Brookfield. 708-485-0263, ext. 879.

TERRAPIN STATION Sold out. Sat 8/3 and Sun 8/4, 1 PM, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Highway D and Highway 120, East Troy, Wisconsin. 414-642-4400 or 312-559-1212.

THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS, GREGORY DOUGLAS 18 & over show. Fri 8/2, 7:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

THIS IS THIS Free in-store performance. Sat 7/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

DENISE TOMASELLO AND ORCHESTRA open for Don Rickles. Sat 7/27, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

UMPHREY'S McGEE Fri 7/26, 7 PM (all-ages show) and Sat 7/27, 6 PM (18 & over show), Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

FRANKIE VALLI, LOU CHRISTIE, FELIX CAVALIERE'S RASCALS, THE ASSOCIATION Sun 8/4, 4 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

SONIA VANNEST Free concert. Sat 7/27, 7:30 PM, Waldorf Tabernacle, Des Plaines Methodist Camp, 1250 Campground Rd., Des Plaines. 847-824-4924.

VIDEO STARS Sun 8/4, 5 PM, Mitchell Park, Wilmot & Hazel, Deerfield. 847-945-0650.

CAROLYN WEHNER Free concert. Mon 7/29, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

WEIRD SISTERS Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Noble Fool Theater, 16 W. Randolph. 312-726-1156.

WHITE SADDLE BAND Sun 7/28, 5 PM, Mitchell Park, Wilmot & Hazel, Deerfield. 847-945-0650.

WILCO, PRESTON SCHOOL OF INDUSTRY Sold out. Fri 8/2 and Sat 8/3, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

YES Sold out. Fri 7/26, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 7/26, 9 PM, Walter Williams Band, John Collier Band. Sat 7/27, 10 PM, Trailer Bride (see Spot Check), Cash Audio, Peelers, Halifax Pier. Sun 7/28, 3:30 PM, Cat Power, Miga; 9 PM, DJ? Acucrack, Aavikko, Pilot Scott Tracy. Wed 7/31, 9 PM, Eleanor McEvoy. Thu 8/1, 9 PM, Dwight Twilley, Starchmartins, Cover Girls. Fri 8/2, 10 PM, Phenoms, Mushuganas, Damn Personals, Chalet Chalet. Sat 8/3, 10 PM, King Kong, Dianogah, Stereobate. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: Music after 9 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, DJ M Pulse. Mon 7/29, Halfway Jane. 312-337-4349.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Music at 5:30 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Double J. Sundays, DJ Ryan. Thursdays, DJs Mike Z & E-Rock. Fri 7/26, Mighty Joe. Sun 7/28, noon-5 PM, Wing Festival with music by Deja Vu (benefit for Woodfield Area Children's Organization). Thu 8/1, Big Backyard Duo. Fri 8/2, Neal Rose. 847-397-3100.

BALLY MUCK 1930 Grand, Waukegan: Thursdays, 8 PM, acoustic singer/songwriter showcase and open stage with Eric Mickler, Chris Sipos & Johnny Rocker. 847-244-5636.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington, Barrington: Fridays, 9 PM, DJs spin. Wednesdays, 8 PM, A.C.E. open mike. 847-381-8585.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 7/26, Head Down, Audio Tank, Wendy DiBias, Tim Nagel. Sat 7/27, National Drag, Phil Rockrohr & the Lifters, Pop Fly, Apple Cake. Sun 7/28, Slurs, Retreads, Functional Blackouts. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 7/30, Pete Berwick & the Renegades, the Othercide. Wed 7/31, 9 PM, Dimebox, Third Person, Brother Greg. Thu 8/1, Deep, Full Moon Orchestra. Fri 8/2, Candy Snatchers, Trash Brats, Phantom Three, Dirty Fingers. Sat 8/3, Junior Brown, Bob Log III, Siderunners. 773-281-4444.

BECCO D'ORO RISTORANTE 160 E. Huron: Music at 8 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Phil Baron. 312-787-1300.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 7/26, Best Days Behind, AKA, Extra Credit Assignment, Role Models. Sat 7/27, Differents, Livingbrooks, Hayshakers. Thu 8/1, Interociter, Travelbee, Frantic Appetite. Fri 8/2, Electricon, Molasses, Melismatics, NYR. Sat 8/3, Jupiter. 773-384-0043.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Upstairs in the Entertainment Center: Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Frank Raven. 773-435-0130.

BIRD'S NEST 2500 N. Southport: No cover. Fridays, 9 PM, DJ Anacron. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open mike. 773-472-1502.

BLACK ORCHID Piper's Alley, 230 W. North: Fri 7/26, 7 PM, benefit for Gilda's Club of Chicago and the FWF Education Programs with Di Griffin (program also features comedy, performance, and a short film). 312-944-2200.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Wed 7/31, 9 PM, Steve & Liam. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 7/26, RAQ, Super Strain. Sat 7/27, Old #8. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 7/26, Blackmaker, Gelheads. Sat 7/27, Catch-22. Wednesdays, open jam session hosted by Brother John. 708-387-0050.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music after 7 PM. Fri 7/26, Hammers & Adams. Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike. Fri 8/2, Jim Henning & James Wayman. 847-550-1127.

BURNING AMBITIONS 19 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Sat 7/27, 8:30 PM, Bookstore Cowboys. 847-358-0200.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Country dance lessons at 7:30 PM Fridays through Tuesdays. Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays, DJ Sux. Mondays, DJ Pat B. Thursdays, DJs Pat B., Mike G. & Rosco. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 7/26, Hushpuppies. Sat 7/27 and Sun 7/28, Virginia Klemens with Max. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Wed 7/31, Jimmy Byron. 773-384-2547.

CARY'S LOUNGE 2251 W. Devon: No cover. Mondays, 9 PM, acoustic open mike. 773-743-5737.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Sat 7/27, 9 PM, Chubby Nothin' & the Bone performs at the Edge comedy showcase. 773-743-5650.

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Nicholas Barron. 773-477-3661.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and rock music nightly at 10 PM; no cover. 773-489-0379.

CLUB PM 2047 N. Milwaukee: DJs El Prieto, Alex Perez, Fantazma & Sombra spin Saturdays after 9 PM; live Latin rock bands in the Dirty Worm Room at 11 PM. 773-489-9600.

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

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 7/26, 24 Elsinor, Lemondrop. Sat 7/27, Hat Guys. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 8/2, Pat McCurdy. Sat 8/3, Jackson Daly, Tug Boat. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 7/27, Intrigue. Sat 8/3, Hip Pocket. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 7/26, 10:30 PM, Mabel Mabel, Josh Holmes, Lori Wyatt. Sat 7/27, 10:30 PM, Then Again. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fri 7/26, 10:30 PM, Mike & Joe. Sat 7/27, 10:30 PM, Quantum Leep. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). 847-541-4700.

CUCINA BELLA 1612 N. Sedgwick: Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Suzanne Petri. 312-274-1119.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Cabaret Room and in the Piano Bar. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 7/26, 8 PM, Colleen McHugh & Miriam Plotkin. Sat 7/27, 8 PM, Justin Hayford; 10:30 PM, Steve Wallem. Sun 7/28, 3 PM, Jenifer French; 7 PM, Beth Bergmann performs songs from Disney movies. Mon 7/29, 8 PM, Jenifer French. Thu 8/1, 8 PM, Johnny Rodgers. Fri 8/2, 8 PM, Johnny Rodgers; 10:30 PM, Suzi Petri. Sat 8/3, 8 PM, Johnny Rodgers; 10:30 PM, Dina Joy Byrd (tribute to Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday & Dinah Washington). In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 5 PM, Gwen Pippen; 8 PM, Andrew Blendermann. Saturdays, 5 PM, Gwen Pippen; 8 PM, Vernon Larsen. Sundays and Mondays, 9 PM, Vernon Larsen. Thursdays, 9 PM, Andrew Blendermann. 773-278-1830.

DEJA VU 2624 N. Lincoln: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ MD. Saturdays, DJ MD, Johnny Price. Thursdays, 10 PM, Bandoleros, DJ Ed Vantage. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sat 7/27, DJs

Tony & Tim Larsen spin Brit pop. Sun 7/28, DJ Chris Jern spin Mick Jagger birthday tribute. Mon 7/29, DJ Delphine spins punk. Tue 7/30, DJ Jen B. Wed 7/31, DJ Jon Langford spins country & western. Thu 8/1, Psychedelic Love DJs Kris, John & Ben. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 7/26, 10 PM, Fear of Sound, Dominion, Psychward, Sick Cell. Sat 7/27, 10 PM, Marvelkind, the Detholz, Hypnofugue, DJ Mzzo. Mon 7/29, 9 PM, Porcupine Tree (see Spot Check). Tue 7/30, 9 PM, Dave Pirner, Jay Bennett & Edward Burch. Wed 7/31, 9 PM, Thunderwing, Jesus & the Devil, Hello Operator. Thu 8/1, 9 PM, Urban Funk Ordinance, Little T & One Track Mike. Fri 8/2, 10 PM, Love with Arthur Lee, Stew. Sat 8/3, 10 PM, Lake Trout, TRS-80. 773-489-3160.

DRAGONFLY 1206 N. State: Wednesdays, 11 PM, Bandoleros. 312-204-9991.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 7/26, Second Nature. Sat 7/27, Quarter Life. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 8/2, Roots Rock Society. Sat 8/3, Modern Day Romeo. 815-356-9980.

DUKE'S ROADHOUSE 6319 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/26, R-Gang. 708-788-4065.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Fri 7/26, 10 PM, Friends of Pete, Terata, Joe Davis, Second Hand Poets. Sat 7/27, 10 PM, Pat McCurdy, Dave Tamkin. Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, 20 Over (no cover). Wed 7/31, 9:30 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Catfight. Fri 8/2, 10 PM, Voices. Paul Allodi. Sat 8/3, 10 PM, Garbo Swag, Only Infinity, Steve Roth & Michelle Rante. Sun 8/4, Julie Dutchak & Dave Tamkin. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 7/26, Wil Seabrook, Phistine Verona, Million Yen, 22. Sat 7/27, 9 PM, Fly Williams, Yes Men, Drawing a Blank, Lunabelle. Sundays, Sumo. Mon 7/29, 8 PM, variety show hosted by Greta Mae. Tue 7/30, Faster Pussycat, Nine 24. Wed 7/31, 10 PM, Neon Black. Thu 8/1, Future Blu, Psycho Ex-Lover. Fri 8/2, Last of the Showmen, Rusk, Oh My God I'm on Fire, Tom Slatter. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 7/26, Corridor C. Sat 7/27, Top 9 at 9. Fri 8/2, Statik. Sat 8/3, Chuckleheads. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 7/26, 10 PM, Occasional Detroit (see Critic's Choice), DJ Paul B. Davis. Sat 7/27, 10 PM, Tossers, Gadjits, Siderunners. Sun 7/28, 8:30 PM, Teleseen, April Noise, Art Jones, Treblexy, Repair, DJ Narendra. Thu 8/1, 9:30 PM, Atombombpocketknife, Six Parts Seven, Tekulvi. Fri 8/2, 10 PM, Light FM, Track Star, Impossible Shapes. Sat 8/3, 10 PM, Evil Beaver, Radio Vago, Decataur. Sun 8/4, 9:30 PM, Rye Coalition, the Means, Motion City Soundtrack. 773-276-3600.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: Music at 7 PM. Fri 7/26, 215 West. Fri 8/2, Flashback. 312-266-1944.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Sundays, DJs spin metal and industrial. Mondays, DJs spin punk rock. 773-395-2700.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, DJ Lime. Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJ Richie Rich. 847-587-9677.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM Thursdays, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. Fri 7/26, Velocity. Thu 8/1, Trippin' Billies. Fri 8/2, Mary Ann & the Professors. Sat 8/3, Video Stars. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 7/26, Gus. Sat 7/27, One Day Old. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: No cover. Fridays, 7 PM, open mike. 630-922-9821.

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

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 7/26, 6 PM, Brandtson, Division, Goldenboy, Munition; 10 PM, Scene Creamers, Atomic Audio. Sat 7/27, 5 PM, Cock, Beatings; 10:30 PM, Ari Up (see Spot Check), Lady D (benefit for Venus Zine; see Post No Bills). Sun 7/28, 5 PM, Throwdown, Most Precious Blood, Sworn Enemy, One Nation Under; 9 PM, Cancer Merchants, Daryls. Mon 7/29, 8 PM, Most Secret Method, Natural History, Mt. St. Helens. Tue 7/30, 7 PM, Shakes, I Love Rich, Robo Dream Date, Urinal Mints. Wed 7/31, 6 PM, the Start, Pilots Provided, By Any Means. Thu 8/1, 6 PM, Crestfallen, the Index, Back to the Stone Age. Fri 8/2, 6 PM, Stillwell, Runner, Goodboy Suit; 10 PM, Tami Hart, Robin Robinovich. Sat 8/3, 9 PM, Desparecidos, Rilo Kiley, Like Young. Sun 8/4, 6 PM, Rivethead, the Itch, Caulfield, Scissors. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 7/26, 10 PM, Funkadesi. Sat 7/27, 10 PM, Morrells, Big Smith. Tue 7/30, 8 PM, Nick Lowe (see Critic's Choice), Paul Cebar. Wed 7/31, Great Plains Gypsies, Steepwater Band. Fri 8/2, 10 PM, Those Darn Accordions. Sat 8/3, 9:30 PM, Poco, Heartsfield Acoustic Trio. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Mondays, 9:30 PM, open mike. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Steve Z sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. 773-348-6000.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 7/26, Two Fires. Sat 7/27, Johnny Sparkle & the Doo-Wop Daddies. Sundays, open jam (no cover). Wed 7/31, open mike. Fri 8/2, Aswah Greggori & the Enforcers. 847-821-1234.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Mondays through Thursdays, 8 PM, Jack Crofoot. 773-528-4033.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Fri 7/26, 9 PM, Digital Liquid. Sat 7/27, 9:30 PM, Three Card Guts. Thu 8/1, 8:30 PM, Rob Russo. Fri 8/2, 9 PM, DJ Zion & Brian Paul. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Fri 7/26, Hairbangers Ball. Fri 8/2, Johnny Clueless. 630-416-4898.

FREDDY'S RIBHOUSE 26 W. Hubbard: Nightly at 8 PM, Howl at the Moon dueling baby grand piano players lead a sing-along. 312-863-7427.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Fridays through Sundays, 9 PM-3 AM, DJ JC. Mondays, 9 PM, DJ Chris B spins punk and alternative. 773-248-3330.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: Fri 7/26, 10 PM, Nu Spirit Helsinki, DJ David Visan. 312-666-1695.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 7/26, Gladhand. Sat 7/27, Brother Noompsi, Freeform Flows, Los Maneros. Wed 7/31, Andrew Beamis, 72 Others. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Sara Sara. Fri 8/2, Porn Lab. Sat 8/3, Shooting Blanks. 773-489-5471.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL 962 S. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Music at 10 PM. Sat 8/3, Second Nature. 847-541-7530.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL NORTH 1719 N. Rand, Palatine: Sat 7/27, 9:30 PM, John McHugh. 847-705-0555.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 7/26, 5:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Saturdays, 10 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Sun 7/28, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Jeff Roscoe. Mon 7/29, 9 PM, Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 7/26, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 7/28, 6 PM, Honey West & James Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Dan Stetzel. Wed 7/31, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. 773-348-1053.

GIN MILL 2462 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. 773-549-3232.

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Little Roach. Wed 7/31, 9:30 PM, Kerri Grant (no cover). 773-871-4210.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 7/26, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. Sat 7/27, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 773-549-9624.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 1800 N. Clybourn: Thursdays, 9 PM, local music showcase and open stage. 312-915-0071.

GOVNOR'S PUBLIC HOUSE 220 Randall, Lake in the Hills: Music after 9 PM. Thu 8/1, Phil Baron Duo. Fri 8/2, Phil Baron Trio. Sat 8/3, Trilogy. 847-658-4700.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 8/4, 2 PM, K-Rad. 773-878-5552.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 10 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 7/26, Soulfix, Karma Tease, Rain Kings. Sat 7/27, Gary Stier, Gareth Woods, Cathy Braaten, Alicia Corbett. Sundays, DJ B. Thu 8/1, Cane Corso, Rose Grey. Fri 8/2, Former Teenage Idols, Purrbox, Honey. Sat 8/3, Holding Mercury, Dry County, Roscoe Plush. 773-472-5139.

HANG TIME 624 N. York, Elmhurst: Tue 7/30, 7 PM, Steve Roth & Michelle Rante. 630-279-1100, ext. 7108.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: Fridays, 9:30 PM, Apsara's Dreaming. DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Saturdays and Thursdays. 312-527-5600.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Sat 7/27, Brain Surgeons with Alex Bouchard. 773-465-8005.

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 7/26, Turn. Sat 7/27, Underbelly. 773-883-0304.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 7/26, 10 PM, National Trust (see Spot Check), Chestnut Station. Sat 7/27, 9:30 PM, Chicago Cinema/Orchestra features Jeff Parker, Pan American, Sinister Luck Ensemble, and Fred Lonberg-Holm performing scores to films by Tatsu Aoki, Carolyn Faber, Paula Froehle, and John McGeehan. Mon 7/29, 10 PM, Cantina. Fri 8/2, 9:30 PM, Vortis, Tim Tuten Experience, Thax Douglas. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 7/26, Band X, Boda. Sat 7/27, NVS, King Super, Beatnik Turtle. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-929-0944.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Reggae, soca, punta, and soul music at 10 PM. Thursdays, open mike with the Shifters. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Wed 7/31, 8 PM, Backyard Variety Show. Sat 8/3, 10 PM, Love Chaos. 312-362-9707.

HOULIHAN'S 56 Oak Brook Centre, Oak Brook: Thu 8/1, 8:30 PM, Steve Roth & Michelle Rante. 630-573-0220.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/26, Angeles del Infierno, Alebrije. Sat 7/27, Sister Hazel, Ingram Hill (sold out). Sun 7/28, Blondie, Dirtbombs. Tue 7/30, Steel Pulse, Aswah Greggori. Wed 7/31, Pat Benatar (sold out). Thu 8/1, 7 PM, Filter, Nonpoint (all-ages show). Fri 8/2 and Sat 8/3, Superdiamond, Dudley Manlove Quartet. Sun 8/4, 6:45 PM, Default, Trik Turner, Injected (all-ages show). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 4:30 PM. Fri 7/26, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. Tue 7/30 through Fri 8/2, E-Mics. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar; no cover. Sat 7/27, 9 PM, Second Nature. 312-245-0333.

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

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 7/26, Afrodisiacs, Catfight, Only Infinity. Sat 7/27, Pete Francis, Bleu, Graham Colton. Wed 7/31, Black Sheep. Sat 8/3, Hairbanger's Ball. Sun 8/4, the Clipse, Rob Jackson, Lady May, Mid Wikid. 312-337-3486.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-477-3330.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 7/26, Mr. Blotto. Sat 7/27, July for Kings, Halfway Jane, Miles of Empty. Sun 7/28, Halifax Pier, Almost Steve. Wed 7/31, Mer, 24 Elsinor, Dream in Color. Fri 8/2, Somewhere in Between, Freshwater Collins, Nick Peraino & Blue Moon Risin'. Sat 8/3, Segway, Barron James Band. 773-975-0505.

LEADWAY 5233 N. Damen: Sat 7/27, 9 PM, Ron Erickson & the Statistics. 773-728-2663.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Sam Post Duo. 312-337-2583.

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. Tuesdays, Rich Gonshak, Todd Harper, Victor Mariano. Wednesdays, Herb & Mike, DJ JSJ. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Music at 10 PM. Thursdays, open mike. 773-384-1040.

LONG ROOM 1612 W. Irving Park: Sundays, 10:30 PM, Nicholas Barron Galaxy 5. 773-665-4500.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 7/26, 10 PM, Waste, Secret Agent Bill, Genral Patton & His Privates. Sat 7/27, 10 PM, Acrobatic Ashes, Olde Style. Sun 7/28, 9 PM, Blue Lit Souls, Chris Stacy & friends. Tue 7/30, 8 PM, Wendy Morgan's Local Vocal Brew. Wed 7/31, 9 PM, Todd Wulfer's Beggars Bridge. Thu 8/1, 7:30 PM, Michel, King Candy. Fri 8/2, 10 PM, Van Go. Sat 8/3, 10 PM, Smittyvision. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 7/26, 7 PM, Poi Dog Pondering; 10 PM, Slowjane, Greenview, Stephanie Rogers. Sat 7/27, 10 PM, Katie Todd Band, Stuart Davis. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Terrapin Nation. Wed 7/31, 8 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 8/1, 9:30 PM, Big C Jamboree with Cash O'Reilly & the Down Right Daddies (no cover). Fri 8/2, 10 PM, Big Electric, Parallel Mind, Amazing Headgear. Sat 8/3, 10 PM, Prodigals, Gan Bua. 773-404-9494.

MELANGE BLUE 2809 Butterfield, Oak Brook: Restaurant and tapas bar; no cover. Fridays, 4:30 PM-1 AM, DJs spin. Saturdays, 5:30 PM, Steve Blair & the Melange Blue Band; 8:30 PM-2 AM, DJs spin. 630-571-3600.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 7/26, 6:30 PM, Lawrence Arms, Small Brown Bike, Arrivals, Ten Grand (all-ages show); midnight, Poi Dog Pondering. Sat 7/27, 6:30 PM, Swidden, Escape From Earth, Liftpoint, Saraphine (all-ages show). Sun 7/28, 6:30 PM, Starstruck, Off Balance, Much the Same, Curbside Service (all-ages show). Thu 8/1, 9 PM, National Jet Set, Dovetail Joint, Wolcott, Empyrean. Fri 8/2, 9 PM, LFO, Chris Clark, Richard Devine, DJ Ease, Prefuse 73, Jamie Lidell, Luke Vibert, Nautilis, DJ Ray_rod, DJ Warp. Sat 8/3, 6:30 PM, Crash Poet, Relative Ash, Colonel Stem, Arizing (all-ages show); 11:30 PM, Particle, 1000 Vertical Ft. Sun 8/4, 6:30 PM, Synge, Exo, Blackmaker, Gelheads (all-ages show). 773-549-0203.

METRO DELI & CAFE Union Station, Canal & Adams: Music at 3:30 PM; no cover. Fri 8/2, Tamara Pierce. 312-655-0600.

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

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 7/27, Matthew McBride. 847-259-9724.

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

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 7/26, 9 PM, Dave Vella. 708-366-8073.

MULLEN'S 3527 N. Clark: DJs spin Fridays and Saturdays at 9 PM. 773-325-2319.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 7/26, Fear Itself, Dhatura, 8 Found Dead, Daryls. Sat 7/27, Seeing Spots, Skychief. Sun 7/28, Lorenzo Goetz, Bent Kill Broken. Tue 7/30, 45 Souls. Wed 7/31, Audreys. Thu 8/1, Bahamas, Shady Corner. 773-486-7774.

NARCISSE 710 N. Clark: Wednesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Slowe spins 80s alternative. 312-274-9500.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Fri 7/26, 4 PM, Planet Strange; 8 PM, Heartsfield. Sat 7/27, 3:30 PM, Subversives; 8 PM, the Business. Sun 7/28, 1 PM, Twist & Shout; 6 PM, Libido Funk Circus. Wed 7/31, 8 PM, Jan James. 312-595-7437.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sat 7/27, 9 PM, Ether, Critics, Pages. Mondays, 9 PM, Sound Reflections with DJs Teebot & Anomaly. Sat 8/3, 9:30 PM, Tuffy, Stall. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 8 PM, Grinder gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free. 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Fri 7/26, 10 PM, 1000 Vertical Ft., Recycled Future. Sat 7/27, 10 PM, American Cosmonaut, Sour Deluxe, Volta Sound, Turnerjoy. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Tuesdays, midnight, DJs Alo & Larry Millah spin hip-hop and soul. Sat 8/3, 10 PM, Danny the Wildchild, Phonograph Scientists. 773-489-0011.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, Johnny Rome (no cover). 630-782-9091.

PALAGGI'S RISTORANTE ITALIANO 10 W. Hubbard: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 7/26 and Sat 7/27, Nan Mason. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 8/2, Denise Tomasello. Sat 8/3, Andreas Kapsalis. 312-527-1010.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 7/26, Hello Operator. Sat 7/27, Creepy D, Girls, Demirdjians & Dragons. Sun 7/28, 7 PM, Shawn Salmon Trio; 10 PM, DJ Gold "D." Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Wed 7/31, 9 PM, Hedonists Maybe, King Video. Thu 8/1, Chi-Town Reggae. Fri 8/2, Stargazer, Down Doggy. Sat 8/3, Sony Orbit, Love Sexy. Sun 8/4, 7 PM, Trapeze Unit. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Thu 8/1, 8:30 PM, Los Hombres Perdidos. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Thu 8/1, the Nod. 847-266-1313.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 7/27, 8:30 PM, Steve Roth & Michele Rante, Sean Albrecht. Thu 8/1, Second Hand Poets. Fri 8/2, Insomnia. Sat 8/3, Entrinzic. 847-605-9900.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWING COMPANY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 7/27, Dave Andersen. Sat 8/3, Jr. & the Mud Cats. 847-622-8888.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/26, Oh My God, Kung Fu USA. Sat 7/27, Redline, Sidecar, Thunderwing, Ants. Sun 7/28, Behold! the Living Corpse, Rwake, Buried at Sea, Christpunchers. Mon 7/29, the Moment, Method and Result, Halifax Pier. Tue 7/30, Kabuki Mono, Amber Asylum, Fear Itself. Thu 8/1, Chomsky. Fri 8/2, Geezers, Paul Vee. Sat 8/3, Drillchop 9, TV Pow, Doug Pound. Sun 8/4, Farm Team, Fusaine. 773-248-3093.

Q NIGHTLIFE 358 W. Ontario: Sundays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Miss Kimm. 312-409-7772.

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

RACHEL'S CAFE & BOOKS 734 E. Schaumburg, Schaumburg: Coffeehouse plays music by Morrissey and the Smiths 8:30 AM-5:30 PM. 847-310-9678.

RAM RESTAURANT & BREWERY 700 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Wed 7/31, 7 PM, Michael Rodio (no cover). 847-520-1222.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

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

RIPROCKS 3131 Finley, Downers Grove: Music at 6 PM. Fri 7/26, Margarita Island, OD Tapo Imi. Fri 8/2, Smalls. 630-964-0773.

ROCKHOUSE GRILL 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 10 PM. Fri 7/26, Triple Threat, Donna Matrix, Kerby James. Sat 7/27, Streamliner, Growth Ltd., El Guapo. Sun 7/28, Windy Whoosh Wreckordz. Fri 8/2, Bella Fica, Blaq Lily. Sat 8/3, Biofeedback, Pantheion. 847-392-6446.

SAM MAGUIRE'S 39 Orland Square Dr., Orland Park: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/26, Joe Carey. Sat 7/27, Kameron Fry. Sat 8/3, Tyson Parker. 708-460-1771.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Summer on Southport festival runs Fri 8/2 through Sun 8/4 (see below). Fri 7/26, 10 PM, Simon Joyner, Marrianes, Can-Ky-Ree. Sat 7/27, 10 PM, American Analog Set (see Spot Check), Her Space Holiday, Chinup Chinup. Sun 7/28, 8 PM, American Analog Set (see Spot Check), Her Space Holiday. Tue 7/30, 8 PM, the Prom, Atari Star, Kevin O'Donnell's Quality Six, Geoff Greenberg. Thu 8/1, 9 PM, Himebaugh, Bolger & Lee, Dan Darrah. Fri 8/2, 7:30 PM, Shins, Fruit Bats (outdoor stage); 10 PM, Archer Prewitt, Brendan Benson & the Wellfed Boys, Stratford 4. Sat 8/3, 6:30 PM, Robbie Fulks, Josh Rouse, Sadies (outdoor stage); 10 PM, Box-o-Car, Arlo, Damnwells. Sun 8/4, 6:30 PM, Crooked Fingers, Califone, Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire (outdoor stage). 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 7/27, Boda. Sat 8/3, Peg 7. 630-372-2900.

602 NORTH 602 North, Chicago Heights: Tue 7/30, 8 PM, battle of the bands with Vultures Are Lovebirds, Driven, Blue Monks. 630-790-6100.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Sundays, 9:30 PM, Torturing Elvis. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, DJ Eryka & Her Mighty Crew. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Urban Hog Wranglers. 773-772-6656.

SPAZIO DI LUCCA 483 Lake Cook, Deerfield: Fri 7/26, 7:30 PM, Ester Hana. 847-272-9922.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: Music at 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Michael Lacey spins deep house. Mondays, DJ Matt Fields. Tuesdays, DJ Mike Kendal. Wednesdays, DJ JC. 773-252-9700.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music in the upstairs Cabaret Room at 10 PM. Fri 7/26, Cloud 9 Music, Notice Co. Sat 7/27, Ndvisual, Verbal, Pslam One, Family Tree with Rita J. & Iomos Marad, DJ 3rd Rail. 773-278-6600.

SWANK 710 N. Wells: Mondays, 8 PM-2 AM, DJ Slowe spins 80s lounge and synth wave. 312-274-9500.

TIME OUT WEST 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 7/27, Yabba Griffiths & Traxx. Sat 8/3, 7Deez. 630-213-1006.

TINY LOUNGE 1814 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Thursdays, Nicholas Barron & Galaxy 5. 773-296-9620.

TRACE 3714 N. Clark: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by the Polyrhythmic Arts Collective. 773-477-3400.

T'S 5025 N. Clark: Sundays, noon-3 PM, Dylan Rice. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike with Sexual Chocolate. 773-784-6000.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays and Mondays. Fri 7/26, Deb Lader, Jeff Libman, Jenny McCarthy Bienemann. Sat 7/27, Gabriel Reed Luedtke, Noah Harris. Sun 7/28, Alex Dent, Julie Frost, Barb Nashold & Guy Grace. Mondays, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Tue 7/30, Katie Todd. Wednesdays, C.H.A.T. music showcase. Thu 8/1, Rose Polenzani. Fri 8/2, Ashley Peacock, Seventy-Two Others. Sat 8/3, Saldo Kreek, Friend of a Friend. Sun 8/4, 7 PM, Hal Hixson, Anna Wolfe, Jim Marlowe. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Wednesdays, rock 'n' roll karaoke. Tuesdays, DJ Swayed spins glam. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Sundays, 10 PM, Heather Horton Band. Mondays, 2 AM, Steve Kouba. Thursdays, 8 PM, Joe Thomas; 10 PM, Joe Thomas Band; 1 AM, Koko Brunson. 312-266-7761.

VAUGHAN'S PUB 2917 N. Sheffield: No cover. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam with Anto & Tony C. 773-281-8188.

VIADUCT 3111 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/26, Combo #3, Knife of Simpson, the Shiv. Wed 7/31, Rhineland Bastards, Missouri Compromise, 1000 Rubs. 773-296-6024.

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

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Saturdays, open mike. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 7/26, 5 PM, Baaro. Sat 7/27, Dub Flex, Dub Dis. Sundays, Gizzae. Mondays, Blue Groove Lounge with Juice & Dirty. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesdays, DJ Kojo & friends. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 8 PM on weeknights. Fri 7/26, Forty Piece Choir, Trading Brains, Dolari. Sat 7/27, Halias, Core Project. Sun 7/28, 7 PM, Lake Shore Jive; 9 PM, Seed Band. Tue 7/30, Mr. Blotto. Wed 7/31, Andy Band. Thu 8/1, Daniel James Band, Down the Line. Fri 8/2, Ordinary K, Kongfuzi. Sat 8/3, Rain Gods, Dreaming Tree, Three Minute Mile. 773-929-1300.

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ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ed Vantage. Thursdays, DJ Ryan Hagen. 773-348-5100.

ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Louie V. Saturdays, DJ Pat B. Tuesdays, DJ M-Pulse. Thursdays, DJ Marty Boblat. 815-356-6000.

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: DJs spin music for dancing after 10 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays and Mondays. Fridays, DJ Dujuan. 773-227-6859.

BABALU 1645 W. Jackson: DJs spin merengue, bachata, house, and disco 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-733-3512.

BAR THIRTEEN 1944 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-3 AM Saturdays, and 8 PM-2 AM Sundays. Fridays, DJ Mig. Saturdays, DJ Dave Britton. Sundays, DJs Shon Dervis & A+ spin downtempo house, Latin, and rare groove. Wednesdays, DJ Red Lox. Thursdays, DJ Hello Kitty. 773-394-1313.

BAR 3 2138 N. Halsted: DJs spin acid jazz, funk, Afrobeat, house, two-step, and soul 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. 773-348-3665.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Greg Haus spins trance, progressive, hard house, and breakbeat. Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, DJs Christopher Robin, John Jackson & Greg Haus spin trans-Euro groove. Sun 7/28, DJs Samnation & Nadeara spin music by Prince. Mondays, 10 PM, DJ Boa spins synthpop, hardwave, and retro. Tuesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJ Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. Wednesdays, 10 PM, DJ Larissa, DJ Ruslan. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, Steve Melvage. Saturdays, Heather Doble, DJ Spin. Sundays, DJ Lil' John, DJ Derrick Wize. Mondays, DJs Brian G. & BJAK. Tuesdays, DJ Brian Borden. Wednesdays, DJs Brian G. & Frique. Thursdays, Hedonizm DJs spin. 312-243-1699.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop (7/26, Phonograph Scientists). Saturdays, DJs spin Chicago house (7/27, DJ Lego). Sundays, DJs spin R&B. Tuesdays, DJs spin house. Wednesdays, DJs spin progressive. Thursdays, Synesthesia DJs spin. 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, Twilite Tone, Mike Love, DJ Word. 312-266-1234.

BLACK BEETLE 2532 W. Chicago: Thursdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Form. 773-384-0701.

BLONDE 820 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Mario. 312-226-4500.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: DJs spin until 5 AM Saturdays, until 4 AM Sundays through Thursdays. 312-475-9800.

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Eddie spins hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ Freddie O spins hip-hop and house until 3 AM. Sundays, DJs Eddie & Freddie O. Wednesdays, DJs Mr. D, Kosmo & Beezwax. Thursdays, DJ Izzi (no cover). 773-477-3661.

CHROMIUM 817 W. Lake: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, DJs spin progressive house. Saturdays, DJs spin salsa, merengue, house, and hip-hop. 312-666-8106.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, Barcode DJs spin. Saturdays, DJ Hugo, DJ Lulu. Sundays, 7 PM, Latin T-Dance hosted by Veronica Zaid, DJs Kid Romeo, Alex Perez & El Prieto. Mondays, Disco Bingo hosted by Bianca Bleu. Tuesdays, 10 PM, karaoke with VJ Kevy B. Wednesdays, DJ Jungle Jorge spins salsa and Latin house. Thursdays, 11 PM, Miss Ketty & Her Latina Review, DJ El Prieto. 773-325-2233.

CIRCUS 901 W. Weed: DJs spin 6 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Fridays, 6 PM-3 AM Saturdays; 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: DJs spin Latin & Caribbean, hip-hop, and house 9 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 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, DJ Daniel Tsunami, DJeremy. Tuesdays, Michael Serafini. Thursdays, Timmy Loop. 773-477-1420.

COPA 1637 N. Clybourn: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Tim Bogosian spins hip-hop and house. Saturdays, guest DJs spin until 3 AM. Thursdays, Ken Sumka spins rock, pop, and alternative. 312-642-3449.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Frique & Hiroki. Saturdays, DJs Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch, Chris Laino. Sundays, DJs Teri Bristol & Earl Pleasure (in the mezzanine), DJs Michael Serafini & Freddie Bain. 312-413-7000.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 7/29, 10 PM, Warmdesk vs. Matt Mercer (no cover). 773-489-6457.

DANTE'S 1200 W. Hubbard: DJs spin Saturdays after 10:30 PM. 312-243-9350.

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

DJ MADRID spins salsa, reggae, mambo, and house as part of the MCA's "First Fridays" reception. Fri 8/2, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays, on three levels. Thursdays, DJs Uncle Milty and Danny the Wildchild spin drum 'n' bass. 312-751-2900.

DRAGONFLY 1206 N. State: DJs spin after 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays. Sundays, DJ Chris Gin. Wednesdays, DJ Splinter. 312-204-9991.

D'VINE 1950 W. North: Restaurant and wine bar. Fridays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Red Lox spins Middle Eastern dance music. Saturdays, 10 PM-3 AM, DJs spin house and hip-hop. Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, Sybian DJs spin house, techno, and trance. 773-235-5700.

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

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: In the cabaret room: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Wednesdays through Saturdays, Slim, Katfish, Zanman, Pat Mann & Spankie. Mondays, Spankie. Tuesdays, Double J. In Club X: Thursdays, 9 PM-4 AM, DJ Juan Carlos spins salsa & merengue. 312-266-1944.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: Fri 7/26, 10 PM, Nu Spirit Helsinki, DJ David Visan. 312-666-1695.

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

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: DJs spin until 2 AM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, and until 3 AM Saturdays. 773-871-4210.

GLOW 1615 N. Clybourn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Wednesdays, Can Can DJs Flipside, Wayne Williams, Vince Lawrence & Cedric. 312-587-8469.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Thursdays, 10 PM, Glenn Underground, Mr. A.L.I. 773-395-0066.

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

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Scratch n' Sniff. Saturdays, Melting Pot with DJs Mass Transit & Spinello. Tuesdays, Montage Audio Visual Collisions with DJs Alpha & Brock spinning new wave. 773-394-2066.

JEFFERY PUB 7041 S. Jeffery: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Leonard "Remix" Rroy, Sean Smith, Leonard Part Sixx. Thursdays, 9 PM, DJs spin house, disco, soul, and R&B. 773-363-8555.

JILLY'S RETRO CLUB 1009 N. Rush: DJs play dance music of the 70s and 80s after 8 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays. 312-664-1001.

JOHN BARLEYCORN 3524 N. Clark: DJs spin after 10 PM upstairs. Fridays, DJ Ben. Saturdays, DJs Frique & AM/PM. Thursdays, DJs Flipside & Louie Louie. 773-549-6000.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: DJs spin house, disco, funk, hip-hop, and techno after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Izzi. Saturdays, Croatian Sensations. Thursdays, DJ Prado. 773-477-3330.

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

KUSTOM 1997 N. Clybourn: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. 773-528-3400.

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Moa Anbessa Sound System with General Jah Son, Marcus Iya & Rankin' Stranjah. Saturdays, DJ Brian G., Brenda D. & Nick Santillan spin house. Mondays, DJ Greg Shirilla. Tuesdays, DJs spin reggae. Wednesdays, DJ Hook Dick spins rock. Thursdays, DJ Shon Dervis & Precyse spin hip-hop. 773-772-3355.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin progressive, hip-hop, swing & jazz 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Rhythm. Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, DJ Johnny Price. 312-337-2583.

LITHIUM 1124 W. Belmont: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Fridays and Sundays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, Derrick Wize & friends. Sundays, open turntables. Wednesdays, DJ Gene Lopez spins hip-hop. Thursdays, DJ Neil & Elixx DJs spin house, soul & funk. 773-477-6513.

MANHOLE 3458 N. Halsted: DJs spin nightly until 4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). 773-975-9244.

MASHED POTATO CLUB 316 W. Erie: Restaurant with DJs and dancing nightly after 9 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 10 PM, Ultra Glam female impersonators hosted by Barbie Doll. 312-255-8579.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 8/2, 9 PM, LFO, Chris Clark, Richard Devine, DJ Ease, Prefuse 73, Jamie Lidell, Luke Vibert, Nautilis, DJ Ray_rod, DJ Warp. 773-549-0203.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Sundays, 9 PM, DJ Roger Chavez/Suspect 86 spins trance. 630-446-4001.

MINX 111 W. Hubbard: Wednesdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs Bear Who? & Majid. 312-828-9000.

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE & SPORTS BAR 6727 N. Olmsted: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays. Fridays, DJ Marty Boblat. Thursdays, DJ Freddie. 773-631-1223.

MYSTIQUE 157 W. Ontario: DJs spin after 10 PM. Saturdays, DJs World & Flipside. Sundays, DJs John Styles & Cache 22. Wednesdays, DJs Pharris, Mike Love & Phantom. 312-642-2582.

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Rob Kokot spins synthpop and electro industrial. Saturdays, DJ $#&@! spins industrial. Wednesdays, Jeff Moyer spins electronic dance. Thursdays, Dave Roberts spins new wave. 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.

NOCTURNAL 1111 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Caffeine. 312-491-1931.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Sat 8/3, 10 PM, Danny the Wildchild, Phonograph Scientists. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fridays through Sundays, DJs spin in Club Bleu after 10 PM. 708-756-0600.

THE ORIGINAL MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: DJ Joe spins pop, hip-hop, and house 8 PM-4 AM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 8 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-642-7251 or 312-642-7252.

LE PASSAGE 1 Oak Place: DJs spin 10:30 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10:30 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-255-0022.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Tuesdays, DJ Tankboy. 773-252-7767.

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

PUMPING COMPANY 6157 N. Broadway: Tuesdays, 9 PM, "Tuesdazed" with DJ Ae, Blue Shift, DJ Linx. 773-743-7994.

RED DOG 1958 W. North: DJs spin funk, house, and dance music 10 PM-4 AM Fridays, Mondays, and Wednesdays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Tommie Sunshine, Jordan Zawideh & Mr. A.L.I. Saturdays, DJs Twilite Tone, 33-1/3 & Steve Bravo. Mondays, DJs Mark Grant, Lego & Dave Britton. Wed 7/31, High Contrast, MC Blackeye, Ry-N, Poolside, Basis. 773-278-1009.

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Sundays and Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Wed 7/31, 7 PM, Kenny Dixon Jr., Theo Parrish, Rick Wilhite, Malik Pittman, Traxx, Frique, Bjak, Tiny & John Simmons. 312-733-6699.

REUNION 811 W. Lake: Resident DJ Matt Warren and guests spin after 8 PM; no cover before 9 PM. Fri 7/26, Maurice Joshua. Fri 8/2, DJ Mike Zuaz. 312-491-9600.

SAYAT NOVA 157 E. Ohio: Sat 7/27, 10:30 PM-4 AM, DJ Burak spins Arab & Spanish dance music with percussionist Takla. 773-381-7171.

SEANCHAI 2345 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM. Mondays, DJs Paul Norman, Mista Mashup & Liquid G-Zus. 773-549-4444.

SILK 6255 N. McCormick: Fri 7/26, 10 PM-4 AM, DJs Psycho Bitch, Dropout, Loverboy, Drama, Erge. 773-267-0090.

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

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 7/26, Ron Trent, Madrid. Sat 7/27, Mark Grant, Brad Owen. Sun 7/28, 9 PM, Elvira's Haunted Hills movie party with DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Mondays, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron spin ambient breakbeats and future bass. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins ethereal, goth, and electro. Wednesdays, DJs Rekleiner, Darius Hurley & Sweaty Shawn spin American and British punk. Thu 8/1, DJ Hyper, Dissolvent, Johnny Chaos. Fri 8/2, Warp Records showcase (see Metro schedule). Sat 8/3, John Acquaviva, Justin Long. 773-549-4140.

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

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). 312-587-8779.

SQUAREONE 1561 N. Milwaukee: Fridays, 9 PM-midnight, DJ Mellow Man spins house. Saturdays, 8 PM, Groove Distribution DJs spin broken beats and nu jazz; midnight-4 AM, guest DJs spin. Sundays, 9 AM-3:30 PM, DJ Stallion Love spins soul. Mondays, 8 PM, DJs spin Afrobeat. Tuesdays, 8 PM, DJ Jesse de la Pena. Wednesdays, 10 PM-1 AM, DJ Papa G spins reggae and dub. Thursdays, 8-11 PM, DJs Koolaid & Atarashi Sound spin modern lounge. 773-227-7111.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: DJs spin nightly in the Lounge after 10 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs spin Motown, funk, rare groove, and hip-hop. Sundays, DJs Spinsterwun & Marc Davis spin house. Tuesdays, DJs Artek, Norman Rockwell, Mary Jane, D Double & Verb spin hip-hop. Wednesdays, DJs spin Latin jazz and house. Thursdays, Dirty MF & DJ Artek. 773-278-6600.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Karlito. Saturdays, DJ Therm. Mondays, DJ Dan. Wednesdays, DJ Mass Transit spins soul & hip-hop. 773-227-4906.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Alberto Gomez, Marco Hernandez & Carlos Rodriguez spin salsa. Saturdays, DJs Goose, Jimmie Page & Jernell Geronimo. 312-491-9729.

PAUL VAN DYK with DJs John Curley, Johnny Chaos & Mark Mayhem. 18 & over show. Sat 7/27, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 7/26, Meat Katie, Andre Solaris, Donnie Stash, Lemon D & Dillinja, Focus, Chamberweed. Fri 8/2, Teebee. Sat 8/3, Lee Burridge, Jimmy Van M. 312-266-2114.

VOODOO NIGHTCLUB 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin "high energy dance music" after 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays and after 9 PM Saturdays. 847-969-1602.

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Fridays, Frank Martinez & Mike Z. Saturdays, DJs Speed & Structure spin progressive house, trance, hip-hop & R&B. Fri 7/26, DJ Kid Capri. 312-337-3223.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 7/26, Traxx , DJs Justin Long, Sativa & Shon Dervis. Sundays, DJs Jesse de la Pena & Uncle Milty. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

BENEFIT FOR THRESHOLDS BRIDGE NORTH with Robbie Fulks, Janet Bean, Al Day, Ed Holstein, Ralph Covert, Don Stiernberg, Rick Sherry, Jon Spiegel, Buddy Mondlock & Anne-Marie Akin (benefits mental health services). Sat 8/3, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CLINT BLACK Fri 8/2, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

COOPER, NELSON & EARLY, TAIKO DRUMMERS OF THE MIDWEST BUDDHIST TEMPLE Sun 7/28, 7 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4604 N. Manor. 773-463-8166 or 773-271-7127.

NANCI GRIFFITH & THE BLUE MOON ORCHESTRA Sat 8/3, 7:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

MIDWAY RAMBLERS CAJUN BAND Free concerts. Thu 8/1, 7 PM, Bank One Plaza, 1603 Orrington, Evanston. 847-328-5864. Sat 8/3, 7 PM, on the lawn, Thornhill Education Center, Morton Arboretum, Rte. 53 north of I-88, Lisle. 630-719-2465.

folk & country

clubs

ARBOR VITAE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 7/27, Patchouli. 630-899-3761.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, Cornmeal. 773-384-8600.

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

CELTIC CROSSINGS 751 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Sat 7/27, Dalriada. Sundays, 6 PM, Irish session. 312-337-1005.

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM on weekends. Sundays, 4-8 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. 773-473-5263.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Wed 7/31, 8 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong. 773-278-1830.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Thursdays, 9 PM, traditional Irish session. 773-878-3343.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Wed 7/31, 8 PM, "Folk You!" songwriter showcase with Larry O. Dean, Geoff Beran, Shelley Miller & Dan Slyman. 773-549-5549.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 7/26, Dyed in the Wool. Sat 7/27, Velvet Green. Fri 8/2, Ceili Mor. Sat 8/3, Dalriada. 773-282-7035.

FITZERS PUB Fitzpatrick Chicago Hotel, 166 E. Superior: Sundays, 4 PM, Anish. Thursdays, 6 PM, Morgan. 312-787-6000.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. Mon 7/29, Southern Wind, Home Kookin'. 773-489-5471.

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

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

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 7/26, 5:30 PM, Hoyle Brothers. 773-227-4433.

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: Sundays, 9 PM, and Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike. 773-235-9795.

IRISH EYES 2519 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 8 PM, Irish and American traditional, folk, and country open stage hosted by Eamonn Knuff (sign-up at 7 PM; no cover). 773-348-9548.

JINX 1928 W. Division: Sundays, 8 PM, John Hasbrouck. 773-645-3667.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/26, Cirrus Falcon. Sat 7/27, O' Lookie Mo. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Irish session. Thursdays, Kelly Griner. Fri 8/2, Dooley Brothers. Sat 8/3, Clan na Gael. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 7/29, 9 PM, Liz Knowles, John Daly, Brendan Bulger, Jim DeWan (no cover). 773-404-9494.

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.

RAIN DOG BOOKS & CAFE 408 S. Wabash: Wednesdays, 1 PM, John Hasbrouck. 312-922-8311.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Tuesdays, Outlaw Family Band. 773-743-3355.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Mon 7/29, 8 PM, BLT, Space Rhino. Wed 7/31, 8 PM, Thomas Dunning's Hoot Night. 773-525-2508.

SEANCHAI 2345 W. Belmont: Sundays, 10 PM, Chicago Rovers. 773-549-4444.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 7/26, Eric Lugosch. Fri 8/2, Dona & Dan Benkert. 630-969-9720.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Mon 7/29, 8 PM, Ralph Covert's Old Town School of Folk Music Alumni Show (no cover). 773-929-1300.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

BIG FUN BAND Free concert. Sun 7/28, 5 PM, Loyola Park, 1230 W. Greenleaf. 312-743-7857.

CHICAGOLAND GOSPEL YOUTH FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

KATHERINE DAVIS & THE FABULOUS FOUR Free concert. Thu 8/1, 7:30 PM, James Park, Dodge & Oakton, Evanston. 847-328-4650.

GOSPEL OPEN MIKE hosted by Dr. Groove. Sat 8/3, 3 PM, Room at the Cross Church, 1432 W. 87th. 773-881-8883.

JAM IN THE PARK See Fairs & Festivals.

CORKY SIEGEL Fri 8/2, 7 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

SOUTHSIDERS Free in-store performance. Fri 8/2, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

KOKO TAYLOR performs a free concert at the opening of Chicago Pageant: A New Canvas. Thu 8/1, 8 PM, north facade, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-665-7114.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 7/26, 9 PM, Ken Saydak Band. Fri 8/2, 9 PM, Katherine Davis Quartet. 312-642-6805.

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

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/26 and Sat 7/27, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 7/30, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Fri 8/2, and Sat 8/3, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/26 and Sat 7/27, Grana Louise Band. Sundays, Thursdays, Fri 8/2, and Sat 8/3, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 7/30, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 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 9:30 PM. Fri 7/26, Toni Lynn Washington. Sat 7/27, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Sun 7/28, Joe Barr & the Soul Purpose Band. Mon 7/29, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 7/30, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Wed 7/31, Biscuit & the Mix. Thu 8/1, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 7/28, noon, Eric Noden. 312-226-6666.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 7/26, 5:30 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 9 PM, Dave Hole, Studebaker John. Sat 7/27, 6:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 10 PM, Syl & Jimmy Johnson, Toronzo & the Cannonball Express. Sun 7/28, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Mon 7/29, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 7/30, Phil Guy. Wed 7/31, Eric Sardinas. Thu 8/1, Chris Beard. Fri 8/2, 5:30 PM, Jon McDonald; 9:30 PM, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater, Studebaker John. Sat 8/3, 6:30 PM, Joe Moss; 10 PM, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Biscuit & the Mix. Sun 8/4, Joanna Connor. 312-427-0333.

CAFE PENELOPE 230 S. Ashland: Fridays, 6:30 PM, Pat Smillie Band. 312-243-3600.

CARMICHAEL'S CHICAGO STEAK HOUSE 1052 W. Monroe: Tuesdays through Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Dan Gillogly. 312-433-0025.

CARTON'S LOUNGE 21 E. Chestnut: Fridays, midnight, Bobby Holiday. 312-664-5512.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 7/26 and Sat 7/27, JoJo Murray & the Top Flight Blues Band. Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHICO MORAN'S 35260 Wilson, Ingleside: Mondays, 7:30 PM, open jam hosted by Bruce Williams with Bobby Wolf, Sonny Sloan & Jeff Blum. 847-587-8081.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 7/26, Howard & the White Boys. Sat 7/27, Dave Hole. Fri 8/2, Anthony Gomes. Sat 8/3, Charlie Love. 630-513-0074.

CLUB ALPHONSE 1351 S. Michigan: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Killer Ray & Crumar. 312-697-0975.

CRAB STREET SALOON 1061 W. Madison: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, open mike with Over Easy. 312-433-0013.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Live bands play after 9:30 PM on Fridays and 10 PM on Saturdays. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open jam with Liberty Blues Band. Thursdays, 9 PM, open jam with Madman Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Thu 8/1, 9 PM, Professor John Band. 708-788-2118.

FLAMINGO 6644 S. Cottage Grove: Mondays, 8 PM, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Killer Ray & Crumar. 773-684-6800.

FOUNDRY Trio Room Martini Bar, 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: No cover. Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Professor John. 630-978-2088.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Sat 7/27, Tommy McCracken & Force of Habit. 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Thursdays, 10 PM, Dave Tamkin (no cover). 773-248-3330.

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

GIOVANNI'S PIZZERIA & SPORTS BAR 1131 Sibley, Dolton: Sundays, 8 PM, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Killer Ray & Crumar. 708-841-5000.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 7/26, 9:30 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Sat 7/27, 10 PM, Zora Young. 773-395-0066.

GUESS WHO'S WATER HOLE 3800 W. Ohio: Fridays, 10 PM, Johnny B. Moore. 773-638-1240.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 7/27, 9:30 PM, Lindsey Alexander Band. Tue 7/30, 8:30 PM, Brian Lupo Band with Eric McCabe. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam hosted by Joe Moss (no cover). Sat 8/3, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor Band. 708-484-3610.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tuesdays, 10 PM, Devil in a Woodpile (no cover). 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 10 PM. Fri 7/26, Chicago Redhots. Sat 7/27, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 7/30, Phil Armetta. Wed 7/31, Pete Special. Fri 8/2, No Mercy Band. Sat 8/3, Chicago Redhots. 312-923-2000.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM. Thursdays, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-595-5299.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. 773-348-7592.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, pianist Detroit Junior. Fri 7/26 and Sat 7/27, Sugar Blue. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band with Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, blues jam with Frank Pellegrino Band. Tuesdays, Sam Cockrell & the Groove with Chris James. Wednesdays, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats, Jimmy Burns. Thu 8/1, Vino Louden. Fri 8/2 and Sat 8/3, Chris Beard. 773-477-4646.

LADY BLUE 2953 W. Madison: Fridays, 9 PM, Saturdays, 10 PM, and Sundays, 8 PM, Super Percy & His Soul Clique Band with Pamela Zachery. 773-826-0317.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 S. South Chicago: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. Sundays, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy Band. 773-493-3477.

LEO'S DEN COCKTAIL LOUNGE 1200 E. 71st: Tuesdays, 9 PM, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy Band. 773-667-3130.

MARY'S PLACE 501 W. Garfield Blvd.: Sundays, 5-10 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-846-7374.

MAXWELL STREET UPTOWN POLISH SAUSAGE RESTAURANT 4429 N. Broadway: Saturdays, noon-3 PM, Frank Scott Jr. & friends. 773-989-4569.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Sat 7/27, 10 PM, Transmission. Thu 8/1, 9 PM, Steepwater. 630-446-4001.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Tue 7/30, 6 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 312-595-7437.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 7/27, Virginia Klemens. 773-252-1155.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Music at 9 PM. Mondays, open blues jam hosted by Ray "the Flame" Sucash, Biscuit Miller, and Moe T. 708-756-0600.

ORAZIO 333 Center, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 8/3, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. 630-357-4350.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 7/27, Yoko Noge Trio. Wed 7/31, Keith Scott Band. Fri 8/2, Keith Scott Trio. Sat 8/3, Big Time Sarah. 847-266-1313.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Fri 7/26 and Sat 7/27, 9:30 PM, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 847-605-9900.

PUSH RODS 15652 S. Dixie Hwy., Harvey: Thursdays, 10 PM, midnight, and 2 AM, Bob Jamerson & Killer Ray. 708-225-0178.

REDHEAD 42 E. Superior: Tuesdays, 11:45 PM, Phil Baron & Ruby Harris. 312-787-2600.

REMINGTON BLUES 195 Remington, Bolingbrook: Restaurant and lounge with music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, "Diva Day" open jam for women. 630-759-7978.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 7/26, Steve Arvey. Sat 7/27 and Sat 8/3, Roy Hytower. Sun 7/28, noon, gospel brunch; 9:30 PM, jam with Tom Holland's Big Blue (no cover). Wed 7/31, Michael Coleman (no cover). Thu 8/1, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Fri 8/2, Vini & the Demons. Sun 8/4, blues jam with Tom Holland's Big Blue & Sammy Fender. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM on Saturdays. Fri 7/26, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Devil in a Woodpile. Sat 7/27, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thu 8/1, Eddie Taylor Jr. Fri 8/2 and Sat 8/3, Big Jay McNeely with Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 773-342-0452.

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

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/26, Pistol Pete. Sat 7/27, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. Fri 8/2 and Sat 8/3, Vance Kelly. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sat 7/27, Scotty & the Bad Boys. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. 773-772-6656.

jazz

concerts

NEAL ALGER TRIO Free concert. Tue 7/30, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BOPOLOGY Free concert. Sun 8/4, 7 PM, Devonshire Park, 4400 Greenwood, Skokie. 847-674-1500.

CALTERA SCHOOL OF JAZZ Free in-store performance. Sun 8/4, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

RICH CORPOLONGO QUARTET Free concert. Wed 7/31, 7 PM, Berger Park Cultural Center, 6205 N. Sheridan. 312-742-7871.

RICH DANIELS & THE CITY LIGHTS ORCHESTRA Benefit for the Beverly Area Planning Association. Sun 8/4, 7 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Morgan Park Academy, 2153 W. 111th. 773-233-3100.

ORBERT DAVIS QUARTET Fri 7/26, 7 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

EQUINOX 5 Free in-store performance. Fri 8/2, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

GALLERY 37 JAZZ BAND Free concert. Fri 8/2, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

GALLERY 37 LATIN BIG BAND Free concert. Fri 7/26, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ALAN GRESIK SWING SHIFT ORCHESTRA Free concert at Chicago Summerdance. Sat 8/3, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

TED HOGARTH Free concert. Fri 7/26, 6:30 PM, Winnemac Park, 5100 N. Leavitt. 312-742-5101.

JAZZ MUSIC THEATER Free concert. Thu 8/1, 7 PM, 63rd Street beach, 6300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-747-6187.

JEFF LASKY Free in-store performance. Fri 7/26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

NICOLE MITCHELL & BLACK EARTH ENSEMBLE Fri 7/26 and Sat 7/27, 8 PM, Northeastern Illinois University Center for Inner City Studies, 700 E. Oakwood. 773-752-2212.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE JAZZ COMBOS Thu 8/1, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

RHYTHM ROCKETS Free concert at Chicago Summerdance. Fri 7/26, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

CHRIS ROBINSON BAND Thu 8/1, 5-10 PM, Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-939-2438.

ROGERS PARK JAZZ SERIES See Fairs & Festivals.

ARTURO SANDOVAL Sun 7/28, 7 PM, courtyard, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

SANGRE NATIVA Free concert. Wed 7/31, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SOUTH SHORE CULTURAL CENTER JAZZ FEST 2002 See Fairs & Festivals.

SOUTH SHORE YOUTH JAZZ ENSEMBLE Free concert. Thu 8/1, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MARCUS STRICKLAND QUARTET Free in-store performance. Sat 8/3, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1468.

SUENOS Sat 7/27, 2-4 PM, Garden Plaza, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan. 312-787-9596.

WEST END JAZZ BAND Free concert and tribute to Bix Beiderbecke. Tue 7/30, 7:30 PM, Dawes Park, Church & Sheridan, Evanston. 847-328-4650.

COREY WILKES TRIO Tue 7/30, 5-8 PM, terrace, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

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clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 7/26, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Wayne Jones, Tom Hope & Doug Hayes; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 7/27, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Bob Dogan Quintet. Sundays, 8 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charlie Braugham. Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Wallace Burton Group; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wed 7/31, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Franz Jackson with Joe Johnson, Dan DeLorenzo & Bob Cousins; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thu 8/1, noon, Steven Hashimoto & Pat Fleming; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith/Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 8/2, noon, Franz Jackson, Peter Roothaan, Tom Hope, Wayne Jones & Doug Hayes; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 8/3, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Harvey Thompson Quartet. 312-642-6805.

ARMY & LOU'S 423 E. 75th: Restaurant. Fridays, 7-10 PM, keyboardist and vocalist Fred Barr & guitarist Toby Wallace. 773-483-3100.

BACINO'S 15256 S. La Grange, Orland Park: Fridays, 8 PM, Ray Bailey Trio. 708-403-1919.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 7/26 and Sat 7/27, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Sun 7/28, Mon 7/29, and Sun 8/4, Gerald McClendon. Tue 7/30 through Sat 8/3, Detour. 312-751-2433.

BAR CELONA 3474 N. Clark: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Matt Geraghty Project. 773-244-8000.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Upstairs in the show lounge at 9:30 PM: Fri 7/26, Joe Vito & Johnny Frigo. Sat 7/27, Bobby Perna's Little Big Band with Josie Falbo. In the cocktail lounge: Fridays, Sundays, and Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Audrey Morris. Saturdays and Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Buddy Charles. Thursdays, 7 PM, Gary Filip. 773-435-0130.

BIG JOE'S 1818 W. Foster: No cover. Sundays, 8 PM-midnight, open jam session with Darren Scorza Quartet. 773-784-8755.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Music at 8 PM in the beer garden; no cover. Fri 7/26, New Breed. Wed 7/31, WesBound Trane. Fri 8/2, John Mose Trio. 630-406-0008.

BISTRO ULTRA 2239 N. Clybourn: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Denise La Grassa Duo. 773-529-3300.

BRAXTON SEAFOOD GRILL 3 Oak Brook Center Mall (Rte. 83 & 22nd), Oak Brook: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 7/26, Guy Fricano Sextet. Sat 7/27, Bradley Williams Trio with Gingi Lahera. Fri 8/2 and Sat 8/3, Doug Finke Quartet with Judi K. 630-574-2155.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). Sun 7/28, Toru Hironaka, Kotaro Seki, Satoru Iga. 773-348-8536.

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant. Fridays, 6-9 PM, Libby York. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Sat 7/27, 9 PM, Claudia Stefanski Quartet. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charles Braugham & Don Stille. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Thu 8/1, 6 PM, Brian O'Hern. 773-489-4757.

CHEF'S STATION 915 Davis, Evanston: Sundays, 11 AM-2 PM, John Kregor/Alex Bednarke Duo; 7 PM, Ari Seder Trio. Thursdays, 7 PM, Ari Seder Trio. 847-570-9838.

CHICAGO FIREHOUSE 1401 S. Michigan: Restaurant. Thursdays through Saturdays, 7 PM, Judy Roberts. 312-786-1401.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the lounge at 8:30 PM. Thursdays and Fridays, Scott Stenten Duo. Saturdays, Dave Simone Trio. 847-969-9900.

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

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Live jazz and blues at 10 PM, midnight, and 2 AM on weekends. Mondays and Thursdays, 8 PM, open mike. 312-341-9787.

ELMER'S DOG HOUSE 1250 S. Broadway, Montgomery: Thursdays, 8 PM, Paul Abella & the New Breed (no cover). 630-844-1115.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 7/30, 10 PM, Ken Vandermark. Wed 7/31, 8 PM, Anders Svanoe Quintet with Henry Boehm, Randy Kuehn, Phil Mosberg & Phil Zell (see Critic's Choice). 773-276-3600.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Fri 7/26, John Mose Trio. Sat 7/27, Trio du Jour. Fri 8/2, Don Stille Duo. Sat 8/3 Jefferson/Lies Trio. 630-377-9222.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 7/28, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band with Kelly Cronin. Sun 8/4, 6 PM, John Burnett Orchestra. 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Sat 8/3, Frank Lucas Trio. 847-821-1234.

FOUNDRY Music Tuesdays through Saturdays upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar, 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: No cover. Fri 7/26, 8:30 PM, Mark O'Connor Trio. Thu 8/1, Mood Swing Duo. Fri 8/2, Bob Baglione Trio. 630-978-2088.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Rhythm Rockets. 630-416-4898.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM on Tuesdays through Thursdays; no cover. Fri 7/26, Birdwatch. Sat 7/27, Steve Evans Quartet. Wed 7/31, Juli Wood & John Goldman. 773-262-5767.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sundays, 8 PM, Intimate Jazz series hosted by Roger DeVito (7/28 with Bobbi Jordan Quartet; no cover). Tue 7/30, 6 PM, Cecile Savage Trio; 10 PM, mambo jazz series hosted by Manny Lopez. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thu 8/1, 6 PM, Martin Bany Trio. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 7/26, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Four Charms; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 7/27, 8 PM, Frank Catalano Quartet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 7/28, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisers Group with Jim Baker, Jeb Bishop, Tim Daisy, Kent Kessler, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Dave Rempis & Ken Vandermark; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Terry Callier & Beyond. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Four Charms. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 8/2, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Karrin Allyson Quintet; 1 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 8/3, 8 PM, Karrin Allyson Quintet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. 773-878-5552.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7 PM). Thu 8/1, 6 PM, Jodie Christian; Bluiett/Jackson/El'Zabar Trio. Fri 8/2, 9 PM, Vinx. 312-362-9707.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9 PM. Sun 7/28, Dave Rempis with Jim Baker, Jason Roebke & Tim Daisy. Sun 8/4, Meta-Stable Zoo, Paul Hartsaw & Desiring Machines. 773-935-2118.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Tue 7/30, 7 PM, Michael Manson with George Duke, Steve Cole & Kirk Whalum. 312-266-2400.

JACARANDA 3608 W. 26th: Fridays, 10 PM, James Sanders & Conjunto. 773-521-0095.

JACK'S 3201 N. Halsted: Sundays, 11:30 AM-2 PM, jazz brunch with John Paris & Anthony Brock. 773-244-9191.

JACKSON HARBOR GRILL 6401 S. Lake Shore Dr.: Fridays, 7 and 9 PM, and Sundays, 4 PM, Maggie Brown. 773-794-4408.

JAMADA 241 Lake, Bloomingdale: Thursdays, 7 PM, Airborne (no cover). 630-893-0300.

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 7/26 through Sun 7/28, Frank Morgan Quartet. Tue 7/30 through Sun 8/4, Roy Haynes Quartet (see Critic's Choice). 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology. Sundays, Sonny Turner Quintet. Mondays, Kelly Brand. Tuesdays, Ken Chaney. Wednesdays, Ken Saydak. Thursdays, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-595-5299.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: Mondays, 9 PM, Long Count Quartet. 773-477-3330.

KARIZMA 4741 Main, Skokie: Restaurant. Fridays, 6:30 PM, Kelly Sill & John Moulder. 847-674-6163.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. Sat 7/27, 9:30 PM, Juli Wood Quartet. Sundays, noon, Tim Green Trio. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Dennis Carrol, George Fludas, Scott Burns & Jodie Christian/Dan Trudell. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Wed 7/31, 8:30 PM, Layni Katz & Andy Meacham. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach, Randy Tressler, Matt Ferguson & Mike Raynor. 773-348-7592.

LEADWAY 5233 N. Damen: Fridays, 10 PM, Brian Citro Quartet & Poetique. Sat 7/27, 7 PM, Brian Citro. 773-728-2663.

LEXI'S 1330 W. Madison: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Cecile Savage. 312-829-4600.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Pianists/vocalists perform after 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 5:30 PM Sundays; no cover. Sat 7/27 and Sat 8/3, Dave Crawford. Sundays, Scott Holman. Fri 8/2, Dan Myers. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 777 Butterfield, Lombard: Pianists/vocalists perform after 5 PM Fridays through Sundays, 6 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 7/26, Dave Crawford. Sat 7/27 and Sat 8/3, Stan Karcz. Thu 8/1, Peter Miletic. Fri 8/2, Stan Karcz & Jim Rollins. Sun 8/4, Tom Linsk. 630-543-1010.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Pianists/vocalists perform after 5 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6 PM Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. Thursdays through Saturdays, Scott Holman. Wednesdays, Dave Allen. 847-952-8755.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sun 7/28, 8 PM, Bobby Broom Trio, Spazztet. 773-404-9494.

MELANGE BLUE 2809 Butterfield, Oak Brook: Restaurant and tapas bar. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Raul Timbal y Su Mambo Jazz Band. 630-571-3600.

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Fri 7/26, 9 PM, Bradley Young. 312-565-6665.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/26, BMR4. Wed 7/31, John Mose Trio. Fri 8/2, Tsunami Jazz Ensemble. 630-446-4001.

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

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sundays, 4 PM, Unusual Pairings hosted by William Perry (7/28 with Jim Baker with Harrison Bankhead & Avreeayl Ra; 8/4 with Robert Barry & Harrison Bankhead). 773-743-3355.

NOODLE'S 5956 W. Higgins: Restaurant. Fri 7/26 and Sat 7/27, 8 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba (no cover). 773-775-7525.

NORTH PARK TAP 313 W. North: No cover. Fri 7/26, 9 PM, Denise La Grassa Trio. Thursdays, 9 PM, Steelin' Jazz. 312-943-5228.

OAKFIELD CHARHOUSE 27 W 371 North Ave., West Chicago: Fri 7/26 and Sat 7/27, 8 PM, Frank Lamphere Quartette performs songs of the Rat Pack. 630-876-2000.

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

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 7/26 and Sat 7/27, Pete Benson Organ Trio. Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Thursdays, Jeff Parker Trio. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Sundays, 6:30 PM, Kara Kesselring. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Sami Scot. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Marshall Vente Trio. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen & Judy Roberts. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, John Wright Duo. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Fri 7/26, 9 PM, Dee Alexander Quartet. Sat 7/27, 9 PM, BMR4. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mon 7/29, 8:30 PM, Donny Nichilo Duo. Tue 7/30, 8:30 PM, George McRae Trio. Wed 7/31, 8:30 PM, Peter Lerner Trio. Fri 8/2, 9 PM, Gephart Long Quartet. Sat 8/3, 9 PM, Ken Chaney Experience. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 7/26, Typhanie Monique Quartet. Sat 7/27, Rick Shandling Trio, Yoko Noge Trio. Tue 7/30, Dave Flippo Duo. Sat 8/3, Chris Winters Quartet. 847-266-1313.

PORTO BELLO 561 Main, Lake Zurich: Fri 8/2 and Sat 8/3, 8 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. 847-540-9393.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 7/26, Jazz Solution. Sundays, open jam with the Jeremy Callner Trio. 773-276-9730.

RED FROG PUB & GRILL 5353 W. Irving Park: Tuesdays, 8 PM, John Paris Trio (no cover). 773-545-3761.

LE RELAIS 3925 N. Lincoln: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, Vincent Davis Band. Mondays, jam session with the Vincent Davis Band. Thu 8/1, Jimmy Wright Group with Ismah. 773-665-8965.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Restaurant. Fridays, 7:30 PM, Mood Swing Quartet with Bob Thornton. 312-491-1122.

SHEBEAN KING BOHEMIAN CAFE 6501 S. Saint Lawrence: Fri 7/26, 8 PM, open mike with the Ancestral Resurrection Ensemble. 312-263-1649.

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

SOME LIKE IT BLACK COFFEE CLUB 4500 S. Michigan: Saturdays, 7-9:30 PM, jazz jam session (no cover). Wednesdays, 8 PM, open mike with the Ancestral Resurrection Ensemble (call 312-263-1649 for more information). 773-377-5004, ext. 2228.

SOPRANOS 2901 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 8 PM, Saturdays, 9 PM, and Thursdays, 7 PM, Kuzzins (no cover). 773-871-0990.

STEVIE B'S 1401 N. Ashland: Fridays, 7 PM, Take Two. Saturdays, 7 PM, reggae/jazz saxophonist Byrd. 773-486-7427.

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Music at 9 PM. Thu 8/1, Jason Roebke, Guillermo Gregorio Trio. 773-862-3616.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Sundays, 10 PM, Heather Horton Band. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Lonie Walker; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet; 2 AM, Vince Willis. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Brian O'Hern; 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 7/26, Jeb Bishop Trio. Sat 7/27, 8 Bold Souls. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. 312-791-9050.

VIADUCT 3111 N. Western: Mondays, 9 PM, Jon Doyle, Josh Berman, Kevin O'Donnell, Joel Paterson & Jason Ajemian (no cover). 773-296-6024.

VIKING STEAKHOUSE 27 W 150 Roosevelt, Winfield: 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. Thursdays, Jazz for Tough Times. 312-943-7815.

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concerts

JULIO HUMALA Guitar and charango music concert. Fri 7/26, 7:30 PM, Sullivan Center, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 312-431-1330.

JAZMER Free concert. Sun 7/28, 7 PM, Devonshire Park, 4400 Greenwood, Skokie. 847-674-1500.

KODO DRUMMERS Tue 7/30, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

MAMBO EXPRESS Free concert. Sat 7/27, 6:30 PM, Avondale Park, 3516 W. School. 312-742-7581.

MAXWELL STREET KLEZMER BAND Free concert at Chicago Summerdance. Thu 8/1, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

ORCHESTRA RUMBA perform at "Luna Cabana" Latin dance party, with lessons from the Latin Rhythms Dance Studio. Thursdays, 5-10 PM, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-322-0516.

TARIK in a benefit for the Awassa Children's Project's AIDS Education Circus. Sun 7/28, 7 PM, Ras Dashen restaurant, 5844 N. Broadway. 773-728-5027.

ALEX UDVARY plays the Hungarian cimbalom in a free concert. Fri 8/2, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

international

clubs

ACCENT CAFE 700 River, Mount Prospect: Sundays, 7 PM, Johnny Rumba spins salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia, and Latin pop (with Latin dance lessons at 9 PM). 847-298-2233.

CAFE USA 3801 Mannheim, Schiller Park: Tuesdays, 10 PM, DJ Johnny Rumba spins salsa, merengue, bachata, and cumbia with Latin dance lessons by Amir. 847-233-0011.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 7/27, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/26, Angeles del Infierno, Alebrije. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

LUNA MEXICANA 3565 W. Fullerton: Thursdays, 8 PM, Latin jazz and salsa with Yorumba (no cover). 773-252-1639.

MAMBO 3336 N. Milwaukee: Fridays, 5 PM-midnight, Blue Son, En Clave Negra. Saturdays, 10 PM, Orquesta Sabor. 773-481-2050.

MORETTI'S 1645 W. Jackson: Saturdays, 10 PM, DJ Alberto spins salsa & merengue. 312-850-0208.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

THE ORIGINAL MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM-4 AM, DJs Johnny Rumba & El Papichulo spin salsa dura and tropical beats with Latin dance lessons by Lisa la Boriqua at 9:30 PM. 312-427-2572.

LA PENA 4212 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM, Tribus Futuras performs Andean music; 10:30 PM, open mike. 773-545-7022.

PLAVA LAGUNA 2610 W. Peterson: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Bosnian folk music. 773-465-1483.

REUNION 811 W. Lake: Music after 8 PM; no cover before 9 PM. Sat 7/27, Carpacho y Su Combo. Sat 8/3, Jesus Enriquez y Su Orquestra. 312-491-9600.

VOODOO 601 Mall, Schaumburg: Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, El Guapo, DJ Mercurio with Latin dance lessons by Lisa la Boriqua. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, DJs El Papichulo & Ric Martinez with Latin dance lessons by Lisa la Boriqua. 847-969-1602.

ZHIVAGO 9925 Gross Point, Skokie: Fridays, 10 PM, DJs El Papichulo & Ric Martinez spin salsa and Caribbean music with Latin dance lessons by Evie. 847-982-1400.

classical

MICHELLE AREYZAGA, ANISHA McFARLAND, KEVIN KEES, ERIC McKEEVER, AND FRANCESCO MILIOTO sopranos, baritones, and piano, in a program of opera excerpts (Mozart and others). Sun 8/4, 2 PM, Chicago Women's Park and Gardens, 1827 S. Indiana. 312-742-1079.

JAMES BAUR guitar (Villa-Lobos, Milhaud, Ohana, Britten, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Henze). Sun 7/28, 3 PM, The Musical Offering, 743 Custer, Evanston. 847-866-6260.

JULIA BENTLEY AND DEBORAH SOBOL mezzo-soprano and piano, perform music of John Corigliano in a free concert. Tue 7/23, 5:45 PM, St. James Episcopal Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-787-7360.

CHEE-YUN, LARRY DUTTON, CARTER BREY, AND MISHA DICHTER violin, viola, cello, and piano (Mozart, Schumann, Brahms). Mon 7/29, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN CARILLON RECITALS Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe: Mon 7/29, 7 PM, Jim Fackenthal. 847-835-5440.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park: Fri 7/26, 8 PM, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor, with pianist Yefim Bronfman (Verdi, Respighi, Brahms). Sat 7/27, 8 PM, Andrew Litton, conductor, with flutist James Galway in a program of music inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (Borne, Bellini, Berlioz, Bernstein, Gounod, Henze, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Rota), and preceded by a 7 PM "preview concert" by the Chicago Symphony Singers in Bennett-Gordon Hall (Vaughan Williams, Britten, Harrison, Fry, Deak, Orsillo, Fraser). Sun 7/28, 7 PM (with preconcert discussion in Bennett-Gordon Hall at 6:15 PM), John Mauceri conducts a "Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein" featuring vocalists Sylvia McNair, Marilyn Horne, Rodney Gilfry, and John Raitt; followed by a Martin Theatre "postlude concert" of Rodgers and Hart songs sung by artists from the Steans Institute. Fri 8/2, 8 PM (with preconcert discussion in Bennett-Gordon Hall at 7:15 PM), Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with violinist Gil Shaham (Mendelssohn, Stravinsky, Beethoven). Sat 8/3, 8 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with soprano Karita Mattila, baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, and violinist Samuel Magad (Wagner, Dvorak, Verdi, Tchaikovsky). Sun 8/4, 7 PM (with preconcert discussion in the Santa Fe Tent at 6:15 PM), Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with percussionist Evelyn Glennie (MacMillan, Brahms). 847-266-5100.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Free admission. Sat 7/27, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC OF CHICAGO Joseph Glymph conducts a joint concert (Herold, Rimsky-Korsakov, Brahms, Dvorak, Debussy, Wagner). Free admission. Sun 7/28, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-341-1521 or 312-744-6630.

CLOUD NINE CAFE 1944 N. Oakley: Wednesdays, 7-10 PM, guitarist Matt Faunce. 773-486-3900.

COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY MUSIC FACULTY RECITAL features pianist Pamela Jones, soprano Carolyn Rose-Rinex, and violinist Ed Wilcox (Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven). Free admission. Sun 8/4, 4:30 PM, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-548-0594.

GALILEO GALILEI Beatrice Affron conducts Philip Glass's new opera. Fri 7/26, 8 PM, Sat 7/27, 2 and 8 PM, Sun 7/28, 2 PM, Tue 7/30 through Thu 8/1, 7:30 PM, Fri 8/2, 8 PM, Sat 8/3, 2 and 8 PM, and Sun 8/4, 2 PM, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn. 312-443-3800.

GRANT PARK ORCHESTRA Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Columbus and Jackson: Fri 7/26, 7:30 PM, and Sun 7/28, 6:30 PM, George Manahan, conductor, with pianist Valentina Lisitsa (Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Harris). Sat 7/27, 6:30 PM, Federico Garcia Vigil, conductor, with vocalist Susana Rinaldi, bandoneon soloist Juan-Jose Mosalini, pianist Elida Gencarelli, and guitarist Sergio Fernandez in a program of tangos (Piazzolla, Mosalini, Ferrer, Barilari). Wed 7/31, 6:30 PM, and Fri 8/2, 7:30 PM, Christopher Bell conducts music of Cole Porter; see Critic's Choice. Sat 8/3, 7:30 PM, and Sun 8/4, 6:30 PM, Richard Buckley, conductor, with singers from the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists in a program of opera excerpts (Verdi, Bizet, and others). 312-742-4763.

HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL ORGAN RECITALS Holy Name Cathedral, 730 N. Wabash: Sun 7/28, 4 PM, Alan Hommerding. Sun 8/4, 4 PM, James Russell Brown. 312-664-6963.

ELLEN JOHNSON in a free concert. Tue 7/30, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MEMBERS OF LYRIC OPERA CENTER FOR AMERICAN ARTISTS in a free concert of opera excerpts (Verdi, Bizet). Mon 7/29, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS SUMMER ORCHESTRA in a free concert (Rimsky-Korsakov and others). Fri 7/26, 7 PM, Midwest Young Artists Center, 878 Lyster, Highwood. 847-926-9898.

DANIEL MULLER-SCHOTT AND CHRISTOPHER TAINTON cello and piano (Brahms, Debussy, Schumann, Rachmaninoff). Thu 8/1, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE COMPOSITION RECITAL Free admission. Fri 8/2, 1 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE EVENING OF STRINGS Free admission. Tue 7/30, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE HONORS SOLOISTS Free admission. Mon 7/29, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE ORCHESTRA, CHOIR, WIND ENSEMBLE, AND SOLOISTS Don Owens, Phil Peters, and Robert A. Harris conduct a free concert (Schubert, Grainger, and others). Fri 8/2, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE ORCHESTRA AND HONORS CHAMBER ENSEMBLES in a free concert (Prokofiev and others). Sat 7/27, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE PIANO RECITAL Free admission. Wed 7/31, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE SOLO AND CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT Free admission. Sun 7/28, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE VOICE RECITAL Free admission. Thu 8/1, 1:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SUMMER BAND (Grundan, Hanson, Gillis, and others). Wed 7/31, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SUMMER ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS (Mendelssohn and others). Tue 7/30, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Lewis University production of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta. Fri 7/26 and 7/27, 8 PM, and Sun 7/28, 2:30 PM, Philip Lynch Theatre, Oremus Fine Arts Center, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5500.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Free admission. Sat 7/27, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ROCKEFELLER MEMORIAL CHAPEL CARILLON RECITALS Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn: Sun 7/28, 6 PM, Jim Fackenthal. Sun 8/4, 6 PM, Lisa Lonie. 773-702-7059.

MUSICIANS FROM STEANS INSTITUTE FOR YOUNG ARTISTS Concerts precede performances by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Sat 7/27, 5:45 PM, Sun 7/28, 4:45 PM, Fri 8/2 and Sat 8/3, 5:45 PM, and Sun 8/4, 4:45 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

NATHANIEL WEBSTER, KEVIN GREENLAW, LISA SHIHOTEN, AMY SUE BARSTON, IEVA JOKUBAVICIUTE, AND HSING-AY HSU baritones, violin, cello, and pianos, in the world premiere of Ned Rorem's Aftermath. Sat 7/27 and Sat 8/3, 5:45 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

WHEATON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Peter Lipari, conductor, with soprano Elizabeth Norman, tenor Cornelius Johnson, and baritone Robert Sims (Gershwin and others). Fri 8/2 and Sat 8/3, 8 PM, Hubble Middle School, Roosevelt and Naperville Rds., Wheaton. 630-790-1430.

WOODSTOCK MOZART FESTIVAL Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock: Fri 7/26 and Sat 7/27, 8 PM (with preconcert discussion at 7 PM), Woodstock Mozart Festival Orchestra with conductor Ronald Zollman and pianist Jeremy Menhuin (Mozart, Haydn). Fri 8/2 and Sat 8/3, 8 PM (with preconcert presentation at 7 PM), Wodstock Mozart Festival Orchestra with conductor Rossen Milanov, pianist Grant Moffett, violinist Michelle Lekas, and cellist Mark Lekas (Mozart, Vivaldi, Haydn). 815-338-5300.

WORLD YOUTH CHOIR Tonu Kaljuste, conductor (Mahler, Nystedt, Part, Sidelnikov, Toch). Wed 7/31, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-670-6888 or 312-996-2977. Thu 8/1, 6:30 PM, Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Columbus and Jackson. 312-742-4763 or 312-996-2977. Sat 8/3, 7:30 PM, Holy Family Church, 1019 S. May. 312-738-4080.

fairs & festivals

CHICAGOLAND GOSPEL YOUTH FESTIVAL Gately Park, 810 E. 103rd: Sat 8/3, 2 PM, Little Mahalia; 2:15 PM, First Chorale; 2:30 PM, Precious Gift; 3:05 PM, K Mistry 1; 3:20 PM, Lori Taylor; 3:35 PM, Anointed House of Prayer Concert Choir; 3:50 PM, William Smith Jr. & Renewed Voices for Christ; 4:15 PM, Chains Are Broken Ministry; 4:30 PM, Lawanda Campbell; 5 PM, Tony Tidwell & Righteous Living; 5:15 PM, Antonio Rocquemore & the Powerhouse Choir; 5:30 PM, Henry Johnson & Triumph; 5:45 PM, Maura Gala; 6 PM, Stanley Pearson; 6:15 PM, Reverend Frank Phillips & Anointed; 6:30 PM, Tee & Company; 6:45 PM, Pastor Eric Davis; 7 PM, Isaac Watson; 7:15 PM, Philemon Bolls & New Beginnings; 7:30 PM, Changed Men; 7:45 PM, Renewed; 8:15 PM, Warriors of Christ; 8:30 PM, Virtuous Standard; 9 PM, Leanne Faine; 9:15 PM, Anointed Sound Productions; 9:30 PM, New Direction & Praise II Choirs. 773-264-4503.

DuSABLE MUSEUM YOUTH HERITAGE FESTIVAL DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl.: Sat 7/27, 11:45 AM, Kelan Phil Cohran; 1:30 PM, Hall of Fame; 2:20 PM, Ladilyke; 3 PM, New Stewart Generation; 3:30 PM, Children of Gary Gospel Choir. 773-947-0600, ext. 272.

DU PAGE COUNTY FAIR DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 W. Manchester, Wheaton: Fri 7/26, 8 PM, Joel Daly & Prairie Moon. Sat 7/27, 7 PM, Arra. Sun 7/28, 1 PM, Mariachi Real Guadalajara; 6 PM, Grupo Renovacion. 630-668-6636, ext. 11.

EVANSTON LAKESHORE ARTS FESTIVAL Dawes Park, Church and Sheridan, Evanston: Sat 8/3, 11:45 AM, Katherine Hughes Trio; 1 PM, Joel Frankel; 2 PM, Amy Lowe; 3:30 PM, BMR4; 4 PM, Small Potatoes. Sun 8/4, 11:45 AM, Katherine Hughes Trio; 3:30 PM, Hector Fernandez Duo; 4 PM, Dave Rudolf. 847-328-4650.

FESTIVAL OF THE CHARIOTS Warren Park, 6601 N. Western: Sat 7/27, 3-6 PM, Chicago Krishna Temple Band, traditional musicians & others. Festival also features dance performances & speakers from Chicago International Society for Krishna Consciousness. 773-973-0900.

FIESTA DEL SOL Cermak between Throop and Morgan: Fri 7/26, 6:15 PM, Sueno Real; 7 PM, Grupo Ansiedad; 8 PM, Grupo Trinity; 10 PM, Palominos. Sat 7/27, 1:15 PM, Grupo Patria; 2 PM, Sueno Real; 3 PM, Grupo Dizfraz; 4 PM, Frida y Grupo Kruel; 5 PM, Radio Unica; 7 PM, Eros; 8 PM, Voz de Mano; 10 PM, Odais Garcia. Sun 7/28, noon, Grupo Vendimia; 2 PM, Sueno Real; 3 PM, Grupo Onix; 4 and 6 PM, Radio Unica; 7 PM, Grupo Trinity; 8 PM, Voz de Mano; 10 PM, Tatiana Bolanos. 312-666-2663.

IRISH FEST Arlington Park, 2200 W. Euclid, Arlington Heights: Sat 8/3, noon, Dyed in the Wool; 1 PM, Bohola with Susan McNeely & friends; 2 PM, Shannon Rovers. 312-902-1943.

JAM IN THE PARK Rosenblum Park, 75th and Jeffery: Sat 7/27, 11 AM-6 PM, Greater Mount Tabor Men's Chorale, Jireh4U Choir, New Faith Men's Choir, Joel, Juice, MIC Disciples, In Spirit & in Truth, Minister Dwayne Lee. 773-955-1681.

NORTH SHORE ART FESTIVAL on the grounds of Niles North High School, 9800 Lawler, Skokie: Sat 7/27 and Sun 7/28, 10 AM-5 PM, sitarist Stephen Mikes. 847-673-0240.

OLDTIMERS OF LILYDALE 20TH ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD FESTIVAL Abbott Park, 49 E. 95th St.: Sat 8/3, 10:30 AM, Larry Woods & others; noon-5 PM, CJ's All-Star Revue & others. 773-568-1172.

PARTY IN THE PARK Memorial Park, La Grange Rd. and Woodlawn, La Grange: Fri 8/2, 5 PM, Thomas Yurik Band, Number One Son; 6:30 PM, Moon River; 7 PM, Jack Straw; 9 PM, Mr. Blotto. Sat 8/3, noon, Dry County; 2 PM, Crazy Diamond; 4:30 PM, Heartsfield; 5:30 PM, TenCat Dance Orchestra; 6:30 PM, Howard & the White Boys; 7:30 PM, Star Struck; 8 PM, Swizzletree; 8:30 PM, Mighty Blue Kings; 9:30 PM, the Dog & Everything. Sun 8/4, noon, Terrata; 2 PM, C.O. Jones; 3:30 PM, Ralph Covert; 4 PM, American English; 5:45 PM, Route 66; 7 PM, Arra, Joe Hurt. 773-665-4682.

RETRO ON ROSCOE Roscoe and Damen: Sat 8/3, noon, Covered in Honey, Split Habit, Brit Beat; 1:15 PM, Hushdrops; 1:30 PM, Juleps; 2 PM, Pleasin' Betty; 2:45 PM, Ness; 3 PM, Dry County; 4 PM, Catfight, Still Not Sorry; 4:30 PM, Wayne Healy; 5 PM, Ralph Covert; 5:30 PM, Cells; 6 PM, Afrodisiacs, Casolando; 7 PM, Bumpus; 8 PM, Mr. Blotto, Nick Willet; 9 PM, Four Charms. Sun 8/4, noon, Kelli Owen, Ten Minute Vision, Air This Side of Caution; 1 PM, Sono; 1:30 PM, Red Wanting Blue, Brian O'Hearn & the Model Citizens Big Band; 2 PM, Lite FM; 3 PM, Trippin Billies, Box-O-Car; 3:30 PM, Friends of Pete; 4:30 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel; 5 PM, Domestic Problems; 5:30 PM, Los Straitjackets, Generations; 7 PM, Mr. Blotto; 7:30 PM, Mighty Blue Kings, Quantum Leep. 773-665-4682.

12TH ANNUAL ROGERS PARK CARNIVAL United Church of Rogers Park, 1545 W. Morse: Fri 7/26, 6-10 PM, and Sat 7/27 and Sun 7/28, 1-10 PM, folksinger Jesus "Chuy" Negrete, classical pianist David Ferguson (Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin), Sound Experience Percussion Ensemble & others. 773-761-2500.

ROGERS PARK JAZZ SERIES Sheridan and Lunt: Sat 8/3, 2 PM, Matt Ross & the Renegades; 3 PM, Cor do Brasil; 4 PM, Hanah Jon Taylor, Joey B. Banks & Christopher Clemente; 6 PM, Grazyna Auguscik; 8 PM, Johnny Frigo. Sun 8/4, 2 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys; 3 PM, Conjunto; 4 PM, John McLean; 6 PM, Kick the Cat; 8 PM, Randy Brecker with Frank Catalano. 773-973-2233.

ST. RICHARD PARISH FAMILY FEST & CARNIVAL St. Richard Parish, 5032 S. Kostner: Fri 7/26, 7:30 PM, Legends. Sat 7/27, 7:30 PM, British Export. Sun 7/28, 1 PM, Gennie O & the Next Step; 2 PM, Patrick Henry Polka Show; 6 PM, Eddie Blazonczyk & the Versatones. 773-585-1221.

ST. STANISLAUS CARNIVAL 2002 St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr Church, 5352 W. Belden: Fri 7/26, 7:30 PM, Eddie Blazonczyk & the Versatones, White & Red Band, Bialo Czerwoni. Sat 7/27, 7:30 PM, Gerry Kaminski's Merry Makers, Expo Band. Sun 7/28, 7 PM, Ampol Aires; 7:30 PM, Polonez Band. 773-237-5800.

SOUTH SHORE CULTURAL CENTER JAZZ FEST 2002 on the grounds of South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr.: Sun 8/4, 11:30 AM-7 PM, Gloria Lynne, Houston Person, Michael Ross, Benny Green, Russell Malone, Henry Johnson, David Young, Tito Carillo & others. 773-734-2000.

TASTE OF LINCOLN AVENUE Lincoln between Fullerton and Wrightwood: Sat 7/27, noon, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames; 1:45 PM, Nellie "Tiger" Travis & the Men in Black; 2 PM, Maggie Speaks; 2:30 PM, Plane, Silent Treatment; 3:30 PM, Blue Dogs, Pistol Pete; 4 PM, Reputation, Tracer; 5 PM, Common Ground; 5:15 PM, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee; 5:30 PM, 12 Rods, Beanpole; 6:30 PM, Bumpus; 7 PM, Verbow, Houston, Vance Kelly; 8 PM, Hello Dave; 8:30 PM, Bob Mould, Javiar Mendoza. Sun 7/28, 12:30 PM, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted; 2 PM, Logan's Loss; 2:15 PM, Niki & Jeremiah, John Primer & the Real Deal; 2:30 PM, Lori Wyatt; 3:15 PM, Afrodisiacs; 3:30 PM, Last Vegas; 4 PM, Assassins, Pistol Pete; 4:30 PM, Something for Joey; 5 PM, Gadgets; 5:30 PM, Bumpus; 5:45 PM, Howard Scott & the World Band with Little Johnny Johnson; 6 PM, Hairbangers Ball; 6:30 PM, Million Yen; 7 PM, Michael McDermott; 7:30 PM, Mike & Joe, Platinum Band; 8 PM, Giant Step; 8:30 PM, Cowboy Mouth. 773-472-9046.

miscellaneous

COOPER, NELSON & EARLY, TAIKO DRUMMERS OF THE MIDWEST BUDDHIST TEMPLE Sun 7/28, 7 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4604 N. Manor. 773-463-8166 or 773-271-7127.

NELSON GILL in a children's concert. Sat 8/3, 11 AM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

RHYTHM REVOLUTION Drum circle with facilitator Arthur Hull. Sun 7/28, 1 PM, Grant Park, Columbus & Congress. 773-286-0605.

MARYLAND STATE BOYCHOIR Free concert under the direction of Frank Cimino and Stephen Holmes. Thu 8/1, 7:30 PM, Our Lady of Victory Church, 5212 W. Agatite. 773-286-2950.

RACHEL MASON performs a "narrative series of operatic songs based on various historical locations and people in Chicago." The performance will tour the Moody Bible Institute, Harpo Studios, LaSalle Street Bridge, Cook County Criminal Courts Building, and the Florsheim Building. Fri 7/26, 6 PM, and Sat 7/27, 5 PM, departing from the Picasso sculpture at Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington. 773-539-2690.

MASTHOUSE SING-ALONG Sat 8/3, 6:45 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-338-5164.

MERIT SCHOOL OF MUSIC STUDENT ENSEMBLE Wed 7/31, 11:30 AM, front lawn, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sun 8/4, 1 PM, children's show with Stacy Buehler. 847-869-0450.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sun 8/4, 4:30 PM, Summer on Southport kids' show with Justin Roberts, Gunnar Madsen (outdoor stage). 773-525-2508.

TRICIA SEBASTIAN Children's concert. Sat 7/27, 10 AM, Indian Road Park, 6010 W. Matson. 312-742-7850.

COLLEEN SPRINGER Free bilingual concert for children. Thu 8/1, 10 AM, Brighton Park branch, Chicago Public Library, 4314 S. Archer. 312-747-0666.

SUMMER SCENES Performance by students of the Chicago Studio of Professional Singing. Sun 8/4, 6 PM, auditorium, Wilmette Park District Community Recreation Center, 3000 Glenview, Wilmette. 773-764-5022.

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