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Kimberly Gordon Organ Trio

Sundays, 11 p.m.
Green Mill 4802 N. Broadway St., Chicago Uptown


773-878-5552

Patricia Barber Quartet

Mondays, 9 p.m.
Green Mill 4802 N. Broadway St., Chicago Uptown


773-878-5552

Fat Babies

Tuesdays, 9 p.m.
Green Mill 4802 N. Broadway St., Chicago Uptown


With few exceptions, those practicing the sort of traditional jazz popularized in New Orleans and Chicago during the 20s and early 30s essentially believe and traffic in museum-grade preservation. They play for audiences living in time-travel fantasies, preferring to ignore the music made over the last 80 years as they seek Charleston partners. The members of Chicago’s Fat Babies might perform in shirtsleeves and neckties and meticulously record interpretations of the trad-jazz repertoire in glorious mono, but they also play music of other eras—whether it’s drummer Alex Hall working in the Flat Five or bassist Beau Sample storming through Jazz Manouche with Alfonso Ponticelli. The Fat Babies perform with such a vitality—never jacking up the pitch-perfect rhythm or playing postmodern games—that I don’t even see what they do as an act of reclamation. The ebullient polyphony and drive on their third album, Solid Gassuh (Delmark), is pure pleasure, a riot of motion and multilinear melody as banjoist Jake Sanders flails propulsive chords alongside the Baby Dodds-inspired rhythmic spill of Hall and Sample’s unerring pulse-and-harmony anchor. That leaves plenty of space for the raucous yet lyric playing of pianist Paul Asaro, reedists Jonathan Doyle and John Otto, trombonist Dave Bock, and cornetist Andy Schumm. While the occasional white-bread vocal might suggest a hokey costume party, there’s little to disrupt the spell these guys cast their long-running weekly residencies. 773-878-5552

The Paper Machete

Open run: Wed 6:30 PM, Sat 3 PM
Green Mill 4802 N. Broadway St., Chicago Uptown


The "salon in a saloon." Comedians, writers, and storytellers discuss the week in pop culture and politics. 773-878-5552

Odessa

Through 10/6: Thu-Sat 8 PM (no performance Sat 9/22), Sun 3 PM, Mon 8 PM
Otherworld Theatre 3914 N. Clark St., Chicago Uptown

Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra

Thursdays, 9 p.m.
Green Mill 4802 N. Broadway St., Chicago Uptown


773-878-5552

Hozier, Hudson Taylor

Fri., Sept. 21, 8 p.m.
Riviera Theatre 4746 N. Racine Ave., Chicago Uptown

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773-275-6800

Moutin Factory Quintet

Fri., Sept. 21, 9 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 22, 8 p.m.
Green Mill 4802 N. Broadway St., Chicago Uptown


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Green Mill Quartet

Fridays, 1:30 a.m.
Green Mill 4802 N. Broadway St., Chicago Uptown


773-878-5552

Kiss Kiss Cabaret

Open run: Fri 10 PM
Uptown Underground 4707 N. Broadway St., Chicago Uptown


The tone and pace are just right in this late-night burlesque show. Doubling as affable emcee Max Flattery, director Chris Biddle keeps the evening fresh with a rotating lineup of erotic dancers, campy acts, and nerdy comedians. Striptease routines satisfy a wide range of PG-13 fetishes, sometimes in unconventional ways. Teddy Bare's absinthe fairy number, for instance, incorporates modern dance elements not typically associated with the bump and grind. The result is an eclectic blend of steam, smart humor, and shtick. If Biddle and company can maintain momentum, Kiss Kiss Cabaret has what it takes to become a cheeky Chicago staple. —Dan Jakes 773-867-1946

The The, Agnes Obel

Sat., Sept. 22, 8 p.m.
Riviera Theatre 4746 N. Racine Ave., Chicago Uptown

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Jazz Party with Sabertooth

Saturdays, 12 a.m.
Green Mill 4802 N. Broadway St., Chicago Uptown


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Leon Bridges, Khruangbin

Mon., Sept. 24, 8 p.m.
Aragon Ballroom 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago Uptown

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773-561-9500 or 866-448-7849

Borns, Twin Shadow

Sun., Sept. 30, 7 p.m.
Aragon Ballroom 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago Uptown

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Sting, Shaggy

Tue., Oct. 2, 8 p.m.
Aragon Ballroom 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago Uptown

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Ben Howard

Wed., Oct. 3, 8 p.m.
Aragon Ballroom 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago Uptown

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Growlers

Thu., Oct. 4, 8 p.m.
Riviera Theatre 4746 N. Racine Ave., Chicago Uptown

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Emancipator Ensemble, Papadosio

Fri., Oct. 5, 8 p.m.
Riviera Theatre 4746 N. Racine Ave., Chicago Uptown

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Zhu

Fri., Oct. 5, 9 p.m.
Aragon Ballroom 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago Uptown

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Hippo Campus

Sat., Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Riviera Theatre 4746 N. Racine Ave., Chicago Uptown

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NF

Sun., Oct. 7, 7 p.m.
Aragon Ballroom 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago Uptown

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Jessie J, Ro James

Fri., Oct. 12, 7 p.m.
Riviera Theatre 4746 N. Racine Ave., Chicago Uptown

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Rich Brian, Joji, Keith Ape, Higher Brothers, Kohh

Sun., Oct. 14, 6 p.m.
Aragon Ballroom 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago Uptown

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Garbage

Wed., Oct. 17, 8 p.m.
Riviera Theatre 4746 N. Racine Ave., Chicago Uptown

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