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New Year's Eve 2009: Music 

Fiery Furnaces, the Jesus Lizard, Yakuza, and more

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Jason Ajemian & the High Life, White Blue Yellow and Clouds, DJ John Herndon  8:30 PM, Heaven Gallery, 1550 N. Milwaukee, second floor, heavengallery.com, requested donation.

Linsey Alexander Blues Band with Patricia Scott  9 PM, Blue Chicago, 536 N. Clark, 312-661-0100, bluechicago.com, $20.

Marcia Ball  9:30 PM, FitzGerald's, 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn, 708-788-2118 or 866-468-3401, fitzgeraldsnightclub.com, $40, $35 in advance.

Bobby Bare Jr., David Vandervelde, Ben Clarke  10 PM, Schubas, 3159 N. Southport, 773-525-2508, schubas.com, $25, $20 in advance.

Battle of the Saxes with Von Freeman, Edward Peterson, Willie Pickens, Brian Sandstrom, and Robert Shy  8:30 PM, Green Mill, 4802 N. Broadway, 773-878-5552, greenmilljazz.com, $25.

Beausoleil  10 PM, SPACE, 1245 Chicago, Evanston, 847-492-8860, evanstonspace.com, $50, $45 in advance.

Big Head Todd & the Monsters  9:30 PM, House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn, 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212, houseofblues.com, $63, $57.50 in advance.

Black Keys, Kurt Vile & the Violators  10 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine, 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212, rivieratheatre.com, sold out, 18+.

Bread & Butter  9 PM, Nick's, 1516 N. Milwaukee, 773-252-1155, nicksbeergarden.com

Crystal Castles, DJ Alex Zelenka, Midnight Conspiracy, Pretty Good Dance Moves  8:30 PM, Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie, 866-468-3401, lsachicago.com, $50, limited $30 tickets, 17+.

Crystal Method (DJ set), Mario Florek & DJ Row, Nick Rockwell, Johnny Chaos, John Curley  9 PM, Green Dolphin Street, 2200 N. Ashland, 773-396-0066, jazzitup.com, $40.

Drunken Skunk  9 PM, Ballydoyle Irish Pub, 5157 Main, Downers Grove, 630-969-0600, ballydoylepub.com, $5.

Eastern Blok, Chicago Gypsy Experiment  9:30 PM, Saint Paul's Cultural Center, 2215 W. North, 312-957-6073, hothouse.net, $40, $35 in advance, 18+.

Fatum Jazz Quintet  10 PM, Uncommon Ground on Devon, 1401 W. Devon, 773-465-9801, uncommonground.com, $75.

Fiery Furnaces, Cryptacize  9 PM, Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln, 773-525-2501, lincolnhallchicago.com, $25, $20 in advance.

DJ Mark Fullaflava, DJ 33 1/3  9 PM, the Shrine, 2109 S. Wabash, 312-753-5700, theshrinechicago.com, $40.

Future Rock, Dark Party, DJ Thibault  9 PM, Kinetic Playground, 1113 W. Lawrence, 773-769-5483, thekineticplayground.com, $25, $20 in advance.

Victor Garcia Latin Combo with Lina Marie  10 PM, Katerina's, 1920 W. Irving Park, 773-348-7592, katerinas.com, $30.

Gin Blossoms, Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra  8:30 PM, InterContintental Hotel Chicago O'Hare, 5300 N. River Rd., Rosemont, 847-544-5300, icohare.com, $85.

Girl Talk, Grand Buffet, Hearts Of Darknesses & Urbindex (DJ set)  9:30 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee, 773-276-1235, congresschicago.com, sold out, 17+.

Roy Hargrove  9 and 11 PM, Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth, 312-360-0234, jazzshowcase.com, $50.

Todd Hembrook & the Hemispheres, Lowdown Brass Band  9 PM, Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake, 312-666-6775 or 866-468-3401, bottomlounge.com, $25.

Ian's Party with the Brokedowns, Afterproject, the House That Gloria Vanderbilt, Bird Sounds, Giant Lakes, and Wide Angles  7 PM, Gasthaus, 15 N. Grove, Elgin, 847-695-8828, iansparty.com, 17+, $10.

The Jesus Lizard, Disappears  10 PM, Metro, 3730 N. Clark, 773-549-0203, metrochicago.com, $61, $51 in advance, 18+.

Jimmy Johnson with Big Ray and Rico McFarland  9:30 PM, B.L.U.E.S., 2519 N. Halsted, 773-528-1012, chicagobluesbar.com $25.

Shirley Johnson Blues Band  9 PM, Blue Chicago, 736 N. Clark, 312-642-6261, bluechicago.com, $20.

Jens Lekman  9:30 PM, Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western, 773-276-3600 or 866-468-3401, emptybottle.com, sold out.

Local H, Electric Six, White Mystery  9:30 PM, Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee, 773-489-3160 or 312-559-1212, doubledoor.com, $65.

Ava Logan Quartet  9 PM, Pops for Champagne, 601 N. State, 312-266-7677, popsforchampagne.com, $60.

Magic Slim & the Teardrops, John Primer  9 PM, Buddy Guy's Legends, 754 S. Wabash, 312-427-1190, buddyguys.com, $25.

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