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Patricia Barber Quartet

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


773-878-5552

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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. - Peter Margasak 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

Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan

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


773-878-5552

Andy Brown

Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.
Green Mill 4802 N. Broadway St., Chicago Uptown


773-878-5552

Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra

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


773-878-5552

Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra

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


773-878-5552

Sheila Jordan Trio

Fri., May 24, 9 p.m. and Sat., May 25, 8 p.m.
Green Mill 4802 N. Broadway St., Chicago Uptown


773-878-5552

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

Chris Foreman

Fridays, 5 p.m.
Green Mill 4802 N. Broadway St., Chicago Uptown


773-878-5552

Johnnyswim, Beoga

Sat., May 25, 7:30 p.m.
Riviera Theatre 4746 N. Racine Ave., Chicago Uptown

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773-275-6800

Jazz Party with Sabertooth

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


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Pat Mallinger & Company

Saturdays, 11:59 p.m.
Green Mill 4802 N. Broadway St., Chicago Uptown


773-878-5552

Kimberly Gordon Organ Trio

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


773-878-5552

Joel Paterson Trio

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


773-878-5552

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Petra's Recession Seven

Mon., May 27, 9 p.m.
Green Mill 4802 N. Broadway St., Chicago Uptown


773-878-5552

Jorja Smith, Kali Uchis, Mia Carucci

Tue., May 28, 7 p.m.
Aragon Ballroom 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago Uptown

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773-561-9500 or 866-448-7849

Juice Wrld

Thu., May 30, 6:30 p.m.
Aragon Ballroom 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago Uptown

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Wu-Tang Clan, Reignwolf, Soul Rebels

Sat., June 1, 7 p.m.
Aragon Ballroom 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago Uptown

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Gogol Bordello, Nu Folk Rebel Alliance

Sat., June 1, 7:30 p.m.
Riviera Theatre 4746 N. Racine Ave., Chicago Uptown

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Jenny Lewis, Serengeti

Sat., June 8, 7:30 p.m.
Riviera Theatre 4746 N. Racine Ave., Chicago Uptown

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Rescheduled from 3/30 date; previously purchased tickets will be honored. 773-275-6800

Billie Eilish, Denzel Curry

Sun., June 9, 2 & 7 p.m.
Aragon Ballroom 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago Uptown

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Machine Gun Kelly

Tue., June 11, 7 p.m.
Aragon Ballroom 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago Uptown

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Blackbear, Elohim, Gashi

Sat., June 15, 7:30 p.m.
Aragon Ballroom 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago Uptown

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Psychedelic Furs, James, Dear Boy

Tue., July 23, 8 p.m.
Aragon Ballroom 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago Uptown

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Sad Summer Festival with Maine, Mayday Parade, and more

Wed., July 24, 1:30 p.m.
Aragon Ballroom 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago Uptown

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773-561-9500 or 866-448-7849