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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

AFRICAN HEDONIST spins music of northern and southern Africa at the museum's "First Fridays" reception. Fri 9/7, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

B-52'S perform at the Green Tie Ball. Sat 9/8, 9:30 PM, A. Finkl & Sons, 2058 N. Southport. 312-494-6743.

MICHAEL BOLTON Sat 9/1, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

TERRY BREEN Free concert. Fri 8/31, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MAGGIE BROWN, DJ MADRID perform at an art opening. Sat 9/8, 5:30 PM, Arena Gallery, 311 N. Sangamon. 312-421-0212.

ANTHONY CALDERISI Free concert. Fri 8/31, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

AL CARVER BAND Free in-store performance. Fri 9/7, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

CITY LIGHTS ORCHESTRA performs ballroom dance music at Chicago Summerdance. Sun 9/2, 3 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 2 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

COULD IT BE MAGIC? THE BARRY MANILOW SONGBOOK Five cast members and a six-piece band perform a musical tribute to Barry Manilow. Fridays, 8 PM, Saturdays, 6 and 9 PM, Sundays, 3 and 7 PM, and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 8 PM, Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport. 773-325-1700 or 312-902-1500.

DAVID CRAWFORD hosts an open mike. Wed 9/5, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

DEMON SYSTEM 13, SIN ORDEN, UNITED SUPER VILLAINS, DEFINITE CHOICE, KEEPIN' IT REAL Tue 9/4, 6 PM, Snapcult, 1035 W. Lake. 773-517-4785.

DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND, REBIRTH BRASS BAND Sun 9/2, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

CHEME GASTELUM, GEORGE PORTER, ZAK NAYJOR & JAMES HURT Tribute to Eddie Harris and Les McCann. Fri 8/31, midnight, Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie. 312-296-1426.

NANCI GRIFFITH, ALICE PEACOCK, MIKE YOUNGER Sat 9/8, 8 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

SAMMY HAGAR & THE WABORITAS Fri 9/7, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

HOLDING ON, TEAR IT UP, FAST TIMES, ACTIVE VOICE Sat 9/1, 6 PM, Snapcult, 1035 W. Lake. 773-517-4785.

LAMPLIGHTERS Free in-store performance. Fri 8/31, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS Fri 8/31, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

LIFE IN GENERAL Free concert. Wed 9/5, noon, quad, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6242.

LUDACRIS, REDMAN, TWISTA Sun 9/2, 7:30 PM, Hawthorne Racecourse, 3301 S. Laramie, Cicero. 708-780-7050 or 312-559-1212.

MINDERS Free in-store performance. Sat 9/1, 4 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

MOENIA, ALEX SYNTECK, SERRALDE, EL CHOMBO Sat 9/8, 8 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

MOST Sat 9/8, 7 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4604 N. Manor. 312-742-7572.

JESSICA SIMPSON, EDEN'S CRUSH, PLUS ONE, YOUNGSTOWN, TOYA, VI 3 Fri 9/7, 5 PM, parking lot, Golf Mill Shopping Mall, 239 Golf Mill Center, Niles. 847-699-9440 or 312-559-1212.

FRANK SINATRA JR. with the Ravinia Festival Orchestra. Sat 9/8, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

LINDA M. SMITH Free in-store performance. Fri 9/7, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook.

SONDHEIM & SMIRNOFF Benefit concert with Alexandra Billings, Stephen Rader, Amy Arbizzani, Alanda Coon, Audrey Yeck, Sean Reid, Jamie Axtell, Jason Bowen, Steven Strafford & John LaGuardia. Sun 9/9, 8 PM, Bailiwick Arts Center, 1229 W. Belmont. 773-883-1090.

RONI STONEMAN plays banjo and performs comedy at the final 16-millimeter film jamboree. Sat 9/8, 8 and 10:30 PM, Chris & Heather's Record Roundup, 2034 W. Montrose. 773-271-5330.

TOOL, MESHUGGAH Sold out. Sun 9/9, 7:30 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

TORBEN FLOOR Free concert. Fri 9/7, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

TUCANES, RIELEROS Sat 9/1, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

UNDER YOUR SPELL Tribute to Phyllis Hyman. Fri 9/7 and Sat 9/8, 7:30 PM, and Sun 9/9, 4 PM, Legacy Cultural Theatre, 12952 Western, Blue Island. 708-239-0285.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Fri 8/31, 9 PM, Eleventh Dream Day (see Critic's Choice), Fire Show, Dorian Taj. Sat 9/1, 9 PM, Eleventh Dream Day (see Critic's Choice), Archer Prewitt, Chris Mills. Tue 9/4, 8 PM, "Chick Singer Night." Thu 9/6, 8 PM, Kameron Fry,

Pope Factory, Realm. Fri 9/7, 10 PM, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes, Wild Ones, Frank Morey. Sat 9/8, 9 PM, Pinetop Seven, Rebecca Gates, Boxhead Ensemble. 773-478-4408.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: No cover; music at 10 PM. Fri 8/31, Deans, 8-Ball Grifter. Sat 9/1, Everybody Uh Oh, Nectarine Knockout. Sundays, Fuego da Burnah, DJs Stranjah & Marcus B. spin reggae. Mondays, DJs spin hip-hop. Tuesdays, DJs spin classic rock, metal, rockabilly & punk. Wednesdays, DJ Machete & the Faded One, hip-hop open mike. Thursdays, DJs Ivan, Tim Burnz & Fuego tha Burnah. 773-395-3002.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 8/31, Chris Steele-Nicholson, Asher, Aerosol Halo. Sat 9/1, White Outs, Gaskit, John Maz Land, Luxx. Sun 9/2, comedy and music showcase with Chubby Nothin' & the Bone. Tue 9/4, Channel J, Dave Azizi. Wed 9/5, Popfly. Thu 9/6, Baby Strange. Fri 9/7, Matthew, Rosetta, Three Words to Live By. Sat 9/8, Bottletones, Sons of the Soil. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/31, Travelbee, E-vans, Fanchon Stinger. Sat 9/1, Jupiter, Prolixon, Mumbojumbo, Kyg. Wed 9/5, Dorks, Deceiving Ralph. Thu 9/6, Fawns, Gist. Fri 9/7, Gelheads, Sister Child, Team Rockit. Sat 9/8, Disonic, Chinese Downhill, Rules of Attraction, Yer Mother's Lovers. Sun 9/9, Black Beauties, Federation X, Slurs. 773-384-0043.

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fri 8/31, 10 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Sun 9/2, 11 AM, Laura Glyda; 8 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Matt Weber. Sat 9/8, 11 AM, Gayle Ritt. Sun 9/9, 11 AM, John Kelly; 8 PM, Pam Peterson & Mark Burnell. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays, and 10:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 8/31, Hushdrops. Sat 9/1, Jive, DJ Ivy. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night" with Terrapin Flyer. Mon 9/3, Vince Welnick. Wednesdays, pro funk jam with Bill McFarland, Hank Ford, J Cappo, Herb Walker, Clyde Davis, Skatch & others. Fri 9/7, Patty Elvis. Sat 9/8, Cedarcase. Sun 9/9, Larry. 773-384-8600.

BOURGEOIS PIG CAFE 738 W. Fullerton: Fri 9/7, 8 PM, Maria Hines (no cover). 773-883-5282.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 8/31, Sonnets. Sat 9/1, Still. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 9/7, Midnight Larry. Sat 9/8, Third Degree. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, acoustic jam with Arthur Lee. 773-528-0888.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/31, Video Stars. Fri 9/7, Disposable Pets. Sat 9/8, Core. 847-541-2500.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken-word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 8/31, 9 PM, the Idea. Fri 9/7, Weeds. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: DJs spin Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays, and Tuesdays after 7 PM, Sundays after 6 PM, Wednesdays after 9 PM, and Thursdays after 8 PM. 630-830-7200.

CAFFE DELUCA 1721 N. Damen: Thu 9/6, 2 PM, and Fri 9/7, 9 PM, Adam Greenberg. Sat 9/8, 9 PM, Luca Sessions, John Breakitdown Simmons, Reno. 773-342-4555.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Fri 8/31, 10 PM, Tea & Sympathy. Fri 9/7, 10 PM, Phenoms. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 9/7, Disaster Action Team. 773-384-2547.

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

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and rock music nightly at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 9/1, 8 PM-3 AM, DJs Don Hedeker, Chuck, Lauree, Joe & Vee spin glam. 773-489-0379.

CLUB 720 720 N. Wells: Fridays, 7 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 8 PM-5 AM, DJs spin salsa and merengue, cumbia, reggae, samba, rock en espanol, and hip-hop. 312-397-0600.

COFFEE & TEA EXCHANGE 1100 W. Thorndale: Thursdays, 8 PM, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (9/6 with Minna Bromberg, Antonia Randolph). 773-907-3500.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Sundays and Wednesdays, 10 PM, reggae musicians perform in the Gray Room. Mondays, 10 PM, hip-hop open mike. 312-341-9787.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/31, Nicholas Barron's Galaxy Five, Josh Richter Band. Sat 9/1, Kokapelli, Realm, Umbrella. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, Rico. Fri 9/7, Segway, Mercury Redstone. Sat 9/8, Billy Ray Valentine. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/31, Jake & the Moneymakers, Stu Remly Band, Delmar. Sat 9/1 and Sun 9/2, Mike & Joe. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thursdays, M-80's. Fri 9/7, King Konga, Knee Deep Shag, Pause for Effect. Sat 9/8, Mabel Mabel. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Restaurant with music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Fri 8/31, Gizzae. Sat 9/1, 8 PM, DJs spin. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Retro Russ spins music of the 70s and 80s. 847-541-4700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Piano Bar and in the Cabaret Room Wednesday through Sunday nights. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 8/31, 8 PM, Margaret Dill; 10:30 PM, Margaret Reeder. Sat 9/1, 8 PM, Andy Rabensteine; 10:30 PM, Margaret Reeder. Sundays, 8 PM, 3 Girls 3. Wed 9/5, 8 PM, Erin McDougald. Thu 9/6, 8 PM, Dina Joy Byrd. Fri 9/7, 8 and 10:30 PM, Cheri Coons. Sat 9/8, 8 and 10:30 PM, Michael Garin. 773-278-1830.

DEJA VU BAR ROOM 2624 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Ed Martin. Saturdays and Thursdays, DJ Derek V. Mondays, DJ Freddie O. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 8/31, 10 PM, Land of the El Caminos, Evil Beaver, Muchacha, Bicycle Tricycle. Sat 9/1, 10 PM, Pound of Flesh, Xseed, Blackout. Sun 9/2, 10 PM, Liquid Soul. Wed 9/5, 9:30 PM, Red River, Piss Bucket, Mojica. Thu 9/6, 10 PM, Impotent Sea Snakes, Yakuza, Johnny Vomit. Fri 9/7, 10 PM, Lake Trout, Money Mark with Kid Koala, DJ Sugar. Sat 9/8, 3 PM, Men of Porn, Penance, Place of Skulls, Warhorse, Operator Generator, Cuda, Kung Pao, Dragon Green, Lungbrush. Sun 9/9, 3 PM, Suplecs, Dixie Witch, Disengage, Boulder, Weedeater, Rebreather, Sea of Green, Burnout, Drunken Master 3, Premium. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Fri 8/31, Hidden Agenda. Sat 9/1, Spinshine. Mondays, Wojdyla (no cover). Tuesdays, Nobody's Romeo (no cover). Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 9/7, Fluid. Sat 9/8, Dawn Patrol. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays (on two stages), 9 PM Mondays, 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 8/31, Maggie Speaks, U.R.B., Paul Allodi & Lori. Sat 9/1, Heartsfield, Voodoo Kings. Sun 9/2, 4 PM, Paul Allodi; 5 PM, Paul Krusselle; 6 PM, 2nd Dimension; 7 PM, Fog Hill; 8 PM, 12AX2; 9 PM, No Love Lost; 9:30 PM, Chris Michaels (in the small room); 10 PM, Season's End; 10:30 PM, David Tamkin (in the small room); 11 PM, Tracer X; midnight, Dave Uhrich. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Wed 9/5, Nobody. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Fri 9/7, Paul Allodi. Sat 9/8, Rubber. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 8/31, Heavon.com, Dimebox, Tautologic. Sat 9/1, Urbanized Music, Verb, Tony Baines, Rugged Science. Sundays, Sumo. Tue 9/4, Tractor Boy, Savitre, Nurse. Wed 9/5, Fit of Perversion, Since the Accident. Thu 9/6, Lunch, Postfader. Fri 9/7, Little Machine, Orson's Well, Snake Oil. Sat 9/8, Halfway Jane, Carbon 4, Four Letter Story, Daniel Roughan & the B-Side Symphony, Tony Lucca. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/31 and Sat 9/1, Hot Tub Bob. Fri 9/7, Slip Mickey. Sat 9/8, V90. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/31, Unwound, Drums and Tuba (see Spot Check), XBXRX (see Critic's Choice). Sun 9/2, 7 PM, Constantines, Lefty's Deceiver, Watchers. Mon 9/3, 10 PM, My Name Is Rar Rar, No Doctors (see Spot Check), New Pocks, Nitrous Roxide. Thu 9/6, 9 PM, benefit for Inspiration Cafe with Rick Rizzo & Janet Bean, Bobby Conn, Manishevitz, Nicole Mitchell Trio, and Terminal 4. Fri 9/7, Edith Frost, Appendix Out, Parker & Lily. Sat 9/8, 10 PM, Emperor Penguin, Timeout Drawer, Defender. Sun 9/9, 7 PM, Har Mar Superstar, Song of Zarathustra, Schatzi. 773-276-3600.

ENNUI CAFE 6981 N. Sheridan: Fri 8/31, 9 PM, Toy Band. 773-973-2233.

ESCENTS OF LIFE 325 E. Garfield: Wednesdays, 6-9 PM, Thirteenth Tribe. 773-802-1745.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 9/7, Randy Amundsen. 630-435-5288.

ETHIO CAFE 3462 N. Clark: Thursdays, 9 PM, "Saba's Speakeasy" music and poetry open mike and open turntables. Fri 9/7, 10 PM, "Hip-hop Cafe" with E3, Diz Crown, Vision & others. 773-929-8300.

EXIT 1315 W. North: Sun 9/2, midnight, Detroit Cobras. 773-395-2700.

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

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 8/31, 6 PM, Very Metal, Urethra Franklin & the Ghetto Children, Geezers; 10 PM, White Octave, Sidekick Kato, Rollo Tomasi. Sat 9/1, 8 PM, Unwound, Drums and Tuba (see Spot Check), XBXRX (see Critic's Choice). Sun 9/2, 6 PM, Horace Pinker, Lynyrd's Innards, Spider Virus, Matics, Cancer Merchants. Mon 9/3, 6 PM, Benjamins, Student Rick. Tue 9/4, 7 PM, Appleseed Cast, Mates of State, Notaword. Wed 9/5, 7 PM, Thrones, Lozenge, Burmese (see Spot Check),

Orthrelm, Plague of Yeti. Thu 9/6, 6 PM, Tub Ring, Nil8, Cutthroat .09, Pimps, Crimson Sweet. Fri 9/7, 7 PM, Against All Authority, MU330, Glasseater. Sat 9/8, 5 PM, Fairlanes, Gamits, Nobs, Don't Look Down; 9 PM, Milemarker, Sweep the Leg Johnny, New Brutalism. Sun 9/9, 5 PM, Reach the Sky, As Friends Rust, Further Seems Forever; 9 PM, Vue, Tight Bros From Way Back When, Cherry Valence, C Average. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 8/31, 10 PM, Those Darn Accordions. Sat 9/1, 9:30 PM, Beatle Brothers. Tuesdays, 7 PM, open stage hosted by Link Freeman. Fri 9/7, 9:30 PM, David Lindley & Wally Ingram, Devil in a Woodpile. 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.

FRANK'S 4501 W. Belmont: Saturdays, 8 PM-3 AM, Freeform Sessions. 773-935-4329.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/31, Kimi Hayes Band with Robin Stone. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 9/7, Disfunktion. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 8/31, Iam Productions. Sat 9/1, Syncope, Sterling. Wed 9/5, Nancy & Garrett's Songwriter Showcase. Fri 9/7, Noompsi, Torq, Soul of the Earth. Sat 9/8, Interociter. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 8/31, 5:30 PM, Boris Marques; 9 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Saturdays, 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Jeff Roscoe. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 8/31, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Russ Long. 773-348-1053.

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

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Wednesdays, Venus Envy. Thursdays, DJ Beth. 773-871-4210.

GOODBAR 2512 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays (no cover). Wednesdays, 10 PM, acoustic jam session. 773-296-9700.

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 8/31, Dan Darrah Band, Bryter, Shyne. Sat 9/1, Karma Sutra, TS Soundz. 773-472-5139.

HANGGE UPPE 14 W. Elm: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-337-0561.

HARRIGAN'S 2816 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Sundays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Martin Gollogly. 773-248-5933.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 9/1, 10 PM, Michael Kelsey. Wednesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Peter Wolf. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 8/31, 10 PM, Kevin O'Donnell's Quality Six, Baldwin Brothers. Sat 9/1, 10 PM, Ashtray Boy (see Spot Check), Kim, Geoff Greenberg. Mon 9/3, 9:30 PM, Leroy Bach, Edward Hargrove (no cover). Wed 9/5, 10 PM, "Chicago's Finest Hour" with Scott Lucas, Menthol, Torben Floor, Drovers, Light FM, Land of the El Caminos, Starball, Split Habit, Michael Heaton, Cells, David Singer, Flat Mean Tires, Ness, Drapes, Moreno. Thu 9/6, 9:30 PM, Fred Eaglesmith. Fri 9/7, 10 PM, Wilshire, Bitter Tears of Petra Van Kant. Sat 9/8, 10 PM, Centromatic, Death Ray Davies, English Softhearts. Sun 9/9, 9 PM, Acid Mothers Temple, Plastic Crimewave & the Fake, Double Leopards. 773-227-4433.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Reggae, soca, punta, and soul music at 9 PM. Fridays, steppers dance party. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mon 9/3, 9 PM, Him, Exciting Trio. Tue 9/4, 9 PM, Paul Hartshaw/Sean Sommer/Ian Frydrych/Matthew Ross Davies. Thu 9/6, 8 PM, Katalyst Live, Funkadesi. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 8/31, 6:15 PM, Mudvayne, American Headcharge, Flaw, 40 Below Summer (sold out); 11 PM, Wigshock. Sat 9/1, 8:30 PM, Funky Meters, Soulive (see Critic's Choice). Mon 9/3, 7:30 PM, Nickelback, Seven Channels, A Band Called Horse. Wed 9/5, 6 PM, Nonpoint, Reveille, Darwin's Waiting Room (see Spot Check), Switched. Sat 9/8, 10:15 PM, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Sun 9/9, 9 PM, Uncle Kracker, Jettingham, Starball. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar. Sat 9/1, 9 PM, Big Beat Embassy. 312-245-0333.

INDEPENDENCE TAP 3932 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-588-2385.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sun 9/2, Roots, Stems & Branches. Tuesdays, Shiri. Fri 9/7 and Sat 9/8, A-440. 312-266-2400.

J.D. BATTS 12237 Western, Blue Island: Fri 8/31, 9:30 PM, Crimson Tyde. 708-389-7810.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 8/31, Hairbanger's Ball, Perv 54. Sat 9/1, RPM, Release. Wednesdays, Maggie's Weed. Fri 9/7, Underwater People. Sat 9/8, Something for Joey. 312-337-3486.

LA STRADA 155 N. Michigan: Fridays and Saturdays, 6-11 PM, Bobby "Grand" Ballog Duo. Mondays through Thursdays, 5-9 PM, pianist Robert Christiansen. 312-565-2200.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/31, Zambow, Shaking Tree. 773-975-0505.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin Thursdays through Sundays after 8 PM. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Sam Post. 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. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Music at 10 PM. Fridays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, Dee Jay Jayster. Thursdays, open mike. 773-384-1040.

LIGHTHOUSE CAFE 7442 Cicero, Bedford Park: Fri 8/31, 7 PM, Hot Lips Messiah, Johnny Underdog, All Charges Dropped, Rotten Fruits. 708-458-3660.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Mondays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Bobby Dunne. Thursdays, 9 PM, T.J. Dennis. 708-388-6755.

LINCOLN RESTAURANT 4008 N. Lincoln Ave: Mondays, 8 PM, Windy City Jammers. 773-248-1820.

LITHIUM 1124 W. Belmont: DJs spin nightly 9 PM-2 AM. 773-477-6513.

LOGAN SQUARE/BUCKTOWN CULTURAL ARTS CENTER 2417 N. Western: No cover. Fridays, 7:30 PM, acoustic jam and poetry open mike hosted by Moses. 773-292-2992.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 8/31, 10 PM, Van Go, Synge. Sun 9/2, 9 PM, Imogene, Blue Ribbon Brothers. Wed 9/5, 9 PM, Cedarcase, Phauxharmonic. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Sonic Voodoo, Jeff Freling (no cover). Fri 9/7, 10 PM, Seers Poncho. Sat 9/8, 10 PM, Jim Roll, Big Breakfast. Sun 9/9, 9 PM, Tugboat, Marizen Clip (no cover). 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Sat 9/1, 10 PM, Box-o-car, Time Beings, By Devine Right, Kevin Lee. Wed 9/5, 9 PM, MVP. Thu 9/6, 9 PM, "Big C Jamboree" with Ken Mottet (no cover). Fri 9/7, 5 PM, Wayne Baker Brooks; 10 PM, Starch Martins, Colony, Last Drag. Sat 9/8, 10 PM, Bachir & Mustapha Attar (of the Master Musicians of Jajouka), Critters Buggin'. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Fri 8/31, Loose Screws. 630-941-7100.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 8/31, 9 PM, Robert Walter's 20th Congress with Melvin Sparks, Jive, J. Davis Trio. Sat 9/1, 6:30 PM, Left Setter, Ill Root, Ballistic, Infamous. Sun 9/2, 6:30 PM, Good Riddance, Death by Stereo, Kill Your Idols, South of No North. Mon 9/3, 6:30 PM, Factory 81, Chimaira, Ill Nino, 40 Below Summer. Thu 9/6, 8:30 PM, Built to Spill (see Critic's Choice), Delusions, Bret Netson, Farm Team (sold out). Fri 9/7, 6:30 PM, Built to Spill (see Critic's Choice), Delusions, Bret Netson (sold out); 11:30 PM, Built to Spill (see Critic's Choice), Delusions. Sat 9/8, 6:30 PM, Premium, Blank Theory, Colonel Stem, Mr. Pill; 11:30 PM, Hank Williams III. Sun 9/9, 6:30 PM, Wish List, Ruck La Rou, Wolcott. 773-549-0203.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, DJs Carrie Monster & YZGI spin goth. Sat 9/1, Braille, Lowbrow. Tue live music. Wednesdays, karaoke hosted by Terry Garcia. 773-486-7774.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Tue 9/4, 6 PM, South of No North, Lauren Hospital. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 8/31, 10 PM, Ruben Waters Loves You. Mon 9/3, 9 PM, DJ Mr. D, DJs Teebot & Anomaly. Thu 9/6, 9 PM, Fragment, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel. Fri 9/7, Paul K, Read Letter, R.D. Roth. Sat 9/8, 10 PM, Apartment, Pearly Sweets & the Platonics, Larry O. Dean & the Me Decade. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

NORTH PARK TAP 313 W. North: Tuesdays, 10 PM, Mighty Joe. 312-943-5228.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/31, 9 PM, LaDonnas, the Help, Sons of Jor-el, Swizzle Tree. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Fri 9/7, Muchacha, Zero to Nine, Clumsy, Houston. Sat 9/8, Bobby Stratosphere & the Blood Club, Milkplow, Pave the Sun. 773-489-0011.

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln, De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/31, Mike & Joe. Sat 9/1, Quantum Leep, Delinquent 7. Sun 9/2, Volta Do Mar. Fri 9/7, Generations. Sat 9/8, Pimps, Nil8. Sun 9/9, Ike Reilly. 815-758-2715.

PAP'S ULTIMATE BAR & GRILL 1904 S. Elmhurst, Mount Prospect: Sat 9/8, 9:30 PM, Crimson Tyde. 847-806-7733.

PHLAIR 1945 N. Damen: Fridays, 11 PM, Since Birth. 773-772-3719.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/31, Gelfings, Cave Corso. Sat 9/1, Crab Lady, Slug Trail, Low Twelve. Sun 9/2, 7 PM, Silver Measure; 10 PM, Dirty Love. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Wed 9/5, Allison Kenady. Thu 9/6, Interociter. Fri 9/7, Hello Operator. Sat 9/8, Green. Sun 9/9, 7 PM, Squid Virtual; 10 PM, Bruce Mak Trio. 773-486-9862.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Wed 9/5, 8:30 PM, Kinky Reggae with Smokin' Joe Thomas. 847-266-1313.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Tue 9/4, 10 PM, Beans, Enola Gays, Sigliosi. 773-248-3093.

RAW BAR Ivory Piano Lounge, 3720 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM. Sat 9/1, Michael Strening Jr. 773-348-7291.

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 and Thursdays, 8:30 PM-2:30 AM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McCloury. Tuesdays, 8 PM, John Zamojcin; 11:45 PM, Robert Boziach. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; 11:45 PM, Gary Filip. 312-640-1000.

RIPROCKS 3131 Finley, Downers Grove: Music at 6 PM. Fri 8/31, Devlin & Deitel. Fri 9/7, Smalls. 630-964-0773.

ROSARIO'S RESTAURANT 5956 W. Higgins: Music after 7 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, Chance. 773-775-7525.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 8/31, 10 PM, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, Javier Mendoza Band, Stephen Ashbrook (sold out). Sat 9/1, 10 PM, Minders, Elizabeth Elmore, Winechuggers. Sun 9/2, 8 PM, Kat Parsons, Tea & Sympathy, Katie Todd. Wed 9/5, 9 PM, 90 Day Men, Owls. Thu 9/6, 9 PM, Anne Harris, Orphans, Justin Planasch. Fri 9/7, 10 PM, Atomic Numbers, Lupine, Light FM. Sat 9/8, 7:30 and 10:30 PM, Bright Eyes, Simon Joyner. Sun 9/9, 8 PM, Howie Day, Ryan Cabrera. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 9/8, Slip Mickey. 630-372-2900.

SIDEOUTS 4018 Roberts, Island Lake: Music after 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Thursdays. Fri 8/31, DJ Mikey B. Sat 9/1, Nobody. 708-526-7174.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Sat 9/8, 10 PM, Alan Licht Intervention. 773-227-3617.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Sundays, 9:30 PM, Torturing Elvis. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Urban Djin. 773-772-6656.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 8/31, Mushuganas, Your Dad, King Video. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by John Rickles (no cover). 708-922-9950.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music in the upstairs Cabaret Room at 10 PM. Fri 8/31, Pelvic Delta, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement. Sun 9/2, Rapsters 2001 with DJ Teel. Tuesdays, "606" hip-hop open mike hosted by DJs Artek, Norm, Mary Jane & AM/PM. Fri 9/7, Peking Turtle, Tabakin. Sat 9/8, Mark Watson Band. 773-278-6600.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 8/31, 10 PM, Grant Langston. Sat 9/1, 10 PM, Anne O'Meara Heaton. Wed 9/5, 7 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase hosted by Ellen Rosner with Bluehouse, Stacey Earley, and Doug Alan. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/31, Ming, Ditch Farulla. Sat 9/1, DJ Mungo. Sundays, DJ Mungo spins R&B, funk, and old school. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Sundays, 9 PM, Daniel Roughan; 10 PM, Heather Horton Band; 1 AM, Pete Special. 312-266-7761.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/31, Deja Vu. Sat 9/1, Exceptions. Sun 9/2, 8:30 PM, Bandarika. Fri 9/7, Velveteen. Sat 9/8, Eddie Butts Band. 630-264-2739.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 8/31, Rico. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/31, Indika, RSB. Sat 9/1, Innocent, Stagalag. Sun 9/2, Gizzae. Mondays, RSB. Tue 9/4, Gulli, Banque. Wed 9/5, Indika, Ras Kelly, Doggie. Thu 9/6, Everton Blender, Spanner Banner, Richie Spice. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/31, Homunculus. Sat 9/1, Fareed Haque. Tue 9/4, the Gruv. Wednesdays, Domestic Problems. Sat 9/8, 56 Hope Road. 773-929-1300.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 10 PM. Sat 9/1, Del Mar. 847-432-6430.

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ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM, DJ Ed Vantage. 773-348-5100.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJ Eddie spins Fridays and Saturdays after 9 PM. 312-337-4349.

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

AURA 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJ Jeff Moyer. Sun 9/2, DJs Phreak, Con, Vibe, Taki Z, Spaz & Ludak spin trance and progressive. Thursdays, DJs Laura B & Jen Jameson. 312-266-2114.

BABALU 1645 W. Jackson: DJ Rudy spins merengue, bachata, house, and disco 9 PM-5 AM on Saturdays. 312-733-3512.

BAR THIRTEEN 1944 W. Division: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, Gene Lopez & Brian Borden. Saturdays, David Britton. Sundays, DJ Jesse de la Pena. Mondays, DJ Friendly. Tuesdays, DJ Mood. Wednesdays, DJ Aaron. Thursdays, DJ Hello Kitty. 773-394-1313.

BAR 3 2138 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, DJs spin funk, soul, and disco. Saturdays, DJs spin funk, soul, and acid jazz. Sundays, Acoustolingus. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Sticky Lupree. 773-348-3665.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Fridays, 11 PM-5 AM Saturdays, 11 PM-4 AM Mondays and Tuesdays, and 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Greg Haus spins trance, hardcore, and breakbeat. Saturdays, DJs Christopher Robin & Greg Haus spin trance and progressive house. Sundays, DJs spin funk, punk, shoegazer, and glam. Mondays, DJ Boa spins retro music. Tuesdays, DJ Ralphi Rosario. Wednesdays, DJ Larissa, DJ Ruslan. Thursdays, DJ Michael Serafini. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fri 8/31, DJ Lego, Steve Melvage. Sat 9/1, Jesse de la Pena, DJ Spin. Sun 9/2, DJs Brian G & BJAK, DJs Steve Melvage & Spin. Mondays, DJs Brian G & BJAK. Tuesdays, DJ Brian Borden. Wednesdays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. Thursdays, DJs Steve Melvage & Joe Buddah. 312-243-1699.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Andre Harris. Saturdays, DJ Nique spins house. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty spins hip-hop, downtempo, and R&B. Mondays, DJ Roki spins hip-hop. Tuesdays, DJs Defcut Don, ST3V3, and Shaka 23 spin techno and house. Wed 9/5, Dara, Bass by the Pound DJs spin jungle and drum 'n' bass. Thursdays, "Synesthesia" DJs spin. 773-235-9100.

BIOLOGY BAR 1516 N. Fremont: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Fridays, Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJs spin "rock, pop, alternativo." 312-266-1234.

BLACK BEETLE 2532 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Saturdays and Thursdays. Saturdays, Free Association. Thursdays, "Deep" with DJ Joe Schmoe & DJ Verb. 773-384-0701.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: Fridays, 8 PM, and Saturdays, 9:30 PM, DJs spin retro and progressive house. 312-475-9800.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Tue 9/4, DJ Stevie spins acid jazz. 773-384-2547.

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. Sat 9/1, Connie Casserole. Mondays, Disco Bingo hosted by Daisy Mae. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, DJ Lulu hosts karaoke. Wednesdays, DJ Lulu, DJ Luis. Thursdays, 11 PM, Miss Ketty & Her Latina Review, DJ El Prieto. Fri 9/7, DJ Earl Pleasure, DJ Jim Belanger. Sat 9/8, DJ Lulu, DJ Hugo. 773-325-2233.

CIRCUS 901 W. Weed: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays; members of the World Famous Flying Wallendas perform circus acts on weekends. Fridays, DJs Rob Thurman & Mike Pierce (Fri 8/31, 10 PM, Doug E. Fresh). Saturdays, Leddie Garcia. 312-266-1200.

CLIMAX with DJs Alex Peace, Chris Tomasone, Ricky Hip House & Phanta C, Confusion & Devious 1, Chris B. & DJ Moon. Sun 9/2, 9 PM-4 AM, Studio 21, 2121 E. New York, Aurora. 630-966-3948.

CLUB EDEN 3407 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop and reggae. Saturdays, DJs spin underground house. Wednesdays, DJs spin progressive techno. Thursdays, DJs spin salsa and merengue. 773-327-4646.

CLUB MERCURY 221 W. Van Buren: Restaurant and nightclub; DJs spin Thursdays through Sundays after 10 PM. 312-427-1774.

COCKTAIL 3359 N. Halsted: DJs spin in the bar after 9 PM. Fridays, Freddie Bain. Saturdays, Millie & Tilly. Tuesdays, Michael Serafini/Keith Ware. Thursdays, Timmy Loop. 773-477-1420.

THE COPA 1637 N. Clybourn: DJs spin downtempo electronic music Wednesdays through Fridays until 2 AM and Saturdays until 3 AM. 312-642-3449.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Chris Gin. Saturdays, DJs Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch. 312-413-7000.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Tue 9/4, 10 PM, DJ Rudy Tardy, DJ Spryte 1 (in the Dirt Room). 773-489-3160.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays on three levels (with hip-hop in the Underground Lounge Fridays and Saturdays). 312-751-2900.

DRINK 702 W. Fulton: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Justin G. spins progressive house, DJ Tony spins hip-hop and R&B. Saturdays, DJ Myke T. spins progressive house and trance, DJ Tony spins hip-hop and R&B. Sundays, DJ Javier Temple. Thursdays, DJs spin house. 312-733-7800.

D'VINE 1950 W. North: Restaurant and wine bar. Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM-3 AM, DJs spin acid jazz, ambient, house, and funk. Thursdays, 9 PM, DJs spin Brazilian jazz. 773-235-5700.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sat 9/1, 9 PM, Alder & Elius (see Critic's Choice), Cex (see Critic's Choice), String Theory, Atropa, Dumb American, Ray_rod. Sundays, 10 PM, "Big Up!" with Jacob Ross & Fred Wells (9/9 also with Damon Locks). 773-276-3600.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: DJs spin 7 PM-midnight Fridays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Cache 22 spins R&B, hip-hop, soul, and house (no cover). 312-338-3788.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM nightly, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Laura B. 312-266-1944.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Sun 9/2, 8 PM, DJ Jeff Moyer spins industrial & goth; midnight, Detroit Cobras. 773-395-2700.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, DJ JC. 773-248-3330.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: Mondays, 10 PM, Blue Groove Lounge DJs Jesse de la Pena, 33 1/3, Nonstop & De La spin hip-hop, reggae, and original breaks. 312-666-1695.

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, DJ AM/PM. Saturdays, DJ Hiroki. Mondays, Eric Daley. Tuesdays, Doc, Mickey International. Wednesdays, DJ Hello Kitty. Thursdays, Gary Guy & Kevin Maxey. 773-252-4090.

GLOW 1615 N. Clybourn: DJs spin from 10 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Wednesdays, DJs Vince Lawrence, Jimmie Page & Martin "Boogieman" Luna, percussionist Louie Louie. 312-587-8469.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Saturdays and Thursdays. Saturdays, Matt Warren. Thursdays, DJ Jevon Jackson. 312-527-5600.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sun 9/2, 10 PM, "HOB Part II" bhangra dance party. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

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.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fri 8/31, DJ Tim O. Saturdays, DJs spin trance, house, funk, and techno. Tuesdays, DJs spin trip-hop. Thursdays, DJ Tim O. Fri 9/7, DJ Dickie D. 773-477-3330.

KATACOMB 1916 N. Lincoln Park West: DJs spin hip-hop, old school funk, trip-hop, and acid jazz from 9 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays and 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Thursdays, DJs Brent, Jig & Ryan spin hip-hop, funk, soul, and R&B. 312-337-4040.

KUSTOM 1997 N. Clybourn: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs David Britton & Jimmie Page. Saturdays, DJs Speed & Flipside, DJ Mike Steele. 773-528-3400.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Mondays, DJs Mike O'Connell & Scott Lucas. Tuesdays, DJs Rich Gonshak & Brian Borden. 773-665-1110.

LINCOLN PARK ATHLETIC CLUB 2833 N. Sheffield: DJs spin Sundays through Fridays, 10 PM-2 AM, and Saturdays, 10 PM-3 AM. 773-477-3661.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Fridays, 7 PM-3 AM, DJ Kwest. Saturdays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJs spin hip-hop and reggae. Sundays, Tha Afterset Players with Marz play acid jazz. 312-649-5874.

MANHOLE 3458 N. Halsted: DJs spin nightly after midnight. 773-975-9244.

MARS 2112 Woodfield Shopping Center, Golf Road & Rte. 53, Schaumburg: Restaurant. Fridays, 10 PM-3 AM, and Thursdays, 9 PM-1 AM, DJ Johnny B with the Revelation Fire Dancers. 847-885-2112.

MASHED POTATO CLUB 316 W. Erie: Restaurant with DJs nightly after 5:30 PM; dance floor Fridays and Saturdays from 10 PM until 2 AM; DJs spin 80s disco after 8:30 PM Thursdays. Mondays, 10 PM, "Ultra Glam" female impersonators perform. 312-255-8579.

MISSION 209 E. Chicago, Elgin: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Saturdays. 847-488-0320.

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE & SPORTS BAR 6727 N. Olmsted: DJs spin dance music Thursdays after 10 PM. 773-631-1223.

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin dance music 10:30 PM-4 AM Fridays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 773-528-2622.

NOCTURNAL 1111 W. Lake: Saturdays, 9 PM-3 AM, DJs DVS & Mix. Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Earl Pleasure. 312-491-1931.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJ Tankboy spins funk and disco-house late Fridays; DJ Form spins hip-hop and drum 'n' bass late Saturdays. Tuesdays, DJs Shon Dervis & Alo spin hip-hop and soul. Wednesdays, 2 AM, DJ Malort. Thursdays, 2 AM, DJ Tasso. 773-489-0011.

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

LE PASSAGE RESTAURANT & YOW BAR 1 Oak Place: DJs spin nightly after 10:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Mood, Dayhota. Saturdays, DJ Oscar McMillan, DJ Mood. Wednesdays, Hector Lopez, DJ V. Thursdays, DJ Mood, Kenny Carvajal. 312-255-0022.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Saturdays, "Psalm 23" with Rik Shaw & the Great Silence. Tuesdays, Sheer Magic DJs spin soul and funk. Thursdays, Blimp Radio DJs. 773-252-7767.

THE (PROP) HOUSE 1675 N. Elston: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Sundays and Wednesdays through Fridays and 11 PM-5 AM Saturdays; three separate rooms feature hip-hop and reggae, Latin and house music, and progressive dance and old school. 773-486-2390.

RAPTURE 730 N. Green: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly and 10 PM-3 AM Saturdays on two floors. Fridays, DJs Bone, Hardcore D, Confusion & Venom spin progressive. Saturdays, DJ M&M spins progressive, trance, and underground. Tuesdays, DJs spin drum 'n' bass. 312-409-7777.

RED DOG 1958 W. North: DJs spin a mix of funk, house, and dance music 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Mondays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 773-278-1009.

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Mondays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 8/31, Chris Huang, Secret Agent 47, Christopher Robin, Gabe Palomo, Josh Werner. Sat 9/1, Misstress Barbara, Chris Walsh, Charles Little, Frique & Majid. Mondays, "Heavy Rotation." Tue 9/4, DJ Jim Belanger spins trance. Thu 9/6, Angelist, Curt Caris, John Curley, Marc Buxton. Sat 9/8, Dave Ralph, Chris Walsh, Chad Sommer. 312-733-6699.

SILVER ROOM 1410 N. Milwaukee: Sat 9/1, 11 AM, Derrick Wise; 2 PM, DJ Mark Grant; 6 PM, Steve Shay; 9 PM, Ban Bonner. 773-278-7130.

SINIBAR 1540 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM Fridays, Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays. Fridays, DJ Shon Dervis spins dancehall, dub, and funk. Saturdays, guest DJs spin. Tuesdays, Dave Britton spins house. Wednesdays, Tone B. Nimble spins Afro-beat, nbombolo, soukous, zouk, and reggae. Thursdays, DJ BJAK & the Soul Foundation Crew. 773-278-7797.

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: DJs spin 7 PM-4 AM Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 7 PM-5 AM Saturdays, 2 PM-4 AM Sundays, and 5:30 PM-midnight Mondays. Fridays, DJ Tone B. Nimble spins hip-hop, disco, and soul. Sundays, Lee Collins & Sadar, DJs Tone B. Nimble, Norman Rockwell, Shon Dervis. Tuesdays, Derrick Carter, DJ Matty. Wednesdays, Garden Foundation DJs spin. Thursdays, David Balquiedra. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 8/31, Herbert (see Critic's Choice), Darrell Woodson, DJ V. Sat 9/1, Darrell Woodson, Brett Haynes. Sun 9/2, Mario "Smokin'" Diaz, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Pumpin' Pete, Andy "Mixin'" Moy, Jesse de la Pena, John Hernandez. Mondays, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron. Tuesdays, DJs Seraphine, Julio Bishop, Hakim Murphy & Brian Ford spin house. Wednesdays, DJ Rekleiner & DJ Brendan spin mod, 70s and 80s metal, and British punk & new wave. Thursdays, DJs Stax, Chris Bacchus, Justin Reed & Striz. Fri 9/7, Miguel Migs, Darrell Woodson. Sat 9/8, DJ Heather, J-Dub. 773-549-4140.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Timmy Loop & VJ Ken (no cover). Saturdays, DJ Jungle Jorge & VJ Nickole. Sundays, DJ Timmy Loop & VJ Whon. Mondays, "Revival" with VJ Tyrone (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Whon. 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 10:30 PM-4 AM Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays, and 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays. Sundays, 10 PM-3 AM, "Whiplash" fetish night with Scary Lady Sarah, DJ Chilli Winters. 312-587-8779.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: DJs spin nightly in the Lounge. In the Cabaret Room: Fridays and Saturdays, DJs Verb & Pure spin Motown, old school, and funk. Sundays, DJs Paulo & J.B. Mondays, open mike with Greg Golden. Wednesdays, Electrix DJs spin drum 'n' bass, house, and electronic music. Thursdays, Shakejunt DJs spin rare groove. 773-278-6600.

TEMPTATIONS 10235 Grand, Franklin Park: DJs spin 6 PM-5 AM Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM-4 AM Sundays and Tuesdays through Thursdays. Wednesdays, DJ Beth spins progressive house. 847-455-0088.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. 773-227-4906.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fri 8/31, Lenny Fontana, DJ Dayhota, Louie Louie, Frique. Sat 9/1, Sean Cusick, Jimmy Page & Goose, Jernell Geronimo. Sun 9/2, 2 PM-2AM, "Day Ra" with Ron Trent, Bear Who?, Brian Gardner, Cedric, Charles Matlock, Dayhota, DJ V, Frique, Hector Lopez, Kenny Carvajal, Madrid, Monna, Mood, Shaka 23. Fri 9/7, Basement Boys. 312-491-9729.

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

VOYEUR 151 W. Ohio: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM. Fridays, DJs Martin "Boogie Man" Luna & Artie Czaja spin progressive trance and vocal house. 312-832-1717.

WATUSI 1540 W. North: Restaurant. Fridays, 10:30 PM-2 AM, DJ Red Lox spins dance music from the Middle East and Spain (no cover). 773-862-1540.

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Jernell Geronimo and percussionist Miro. Saturdays, DJs Freddie, Mike Z. & Jernell Geronimo spin progressive house, trance, R&B, and hip-hop. 312-337-3223.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 9/7, Julius aka the Mad Thinker. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

CHICAGO ROVERS Free concert. Sun 9/9, 3 PM, auditorium, Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel, Highland Park. 847-432-0216.

PINE VALLEY COSMONAUTS & FRIENDS with Rosie Flores, Ryan Adams, Paul Burch, Sally Timms & Rico Bell; Carlos Ortega opens. Benefit for the Wales-San Francisco-El Salvador Educational Initiative: The Las Colinas Project. Sun 9/9, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

REDWOOD LANDING Sat 9/8, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SONG CIRCLE Saturdays, 9-11 AM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

RONI STONEMAN performs banjo and comedy at the final 16-millimeter film jamboree. Sat 9/8, 8 and 10:30 PM, Chris & Heather's Record Roundup, 2034 W. Montrose. 773-271-5330.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Sundays, 8 PM, Irish jam session. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Cornmeal. 773-478-4408.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 8/31, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Sat 9/1, Honeybees. Sun 9/2, Can-Ky-Ree. Sat 9/8, Deanna Varagona's Gospel Jubilee, Bud Melvin. Sun 9/9, 7 PM, Honkytonk Hayride. 773-384-2547.

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

CARRAIG Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: No cover. Fri 8/31, 9:30 PM, Brendan Loughrey & Pat Finnegan. Sat 9/1, 10 PM, Sylkie. Fri 9/7, 9:30 PM, Fair Play. Sat 9/8, 10 PM, Napper Tandy. 708-687-9323.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/31, Clan Na Gael. Sat 9/1, Paddy Wagon. Fri 9/7, Burren Ceili Band. Sat 9/8, Brendan Loughrey & Pat Finnegan. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Thu 9/6, 8:30 PM, Anne Hills, Michael Smith. 708-788-2118.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. Wed 9/5, Nancy & Garrett's Songwriter Showcase. 773-489-5471.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Fri 8/31, 10 PM, Cornmeal. 773-525-7313.

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 jam session. 773-883-0304.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Thu 9/6, 9:30 PM, Fred Eaglesmith. 773-227-4433.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Thu 9/6, Pat Green, Ophur. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 8/31, 10 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong, Famous Brothers. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Sat 9/8, 11:30 PM, Hank Williams III. 773-549-0203.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sat 9/1, 10 PM, Salthill Mines. Wed 9/5, 9:30 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band (no cover). Thu 9/6, 9 PM, Fragment, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 8/31, 8 PM, Eric Nassau & Robert Vincent Loss, Andi & I, Micki Croisant. 773-743-3355.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Sun 9/9, 6:30 PM, Irish Rovers. 773-248-3093.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 8/31, 10 PM, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, Javier Mendoza Band, Stephen Ashbrook (sold out). Sun 9/2, 8 PM, Kat Parsons, Tea & Sympathy, Katie Todd. 773-525-2508.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 8/31, open mike. Fri 9/7, Josh Ritter. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Sun 9/2, 7 PM, Eric Nassau & Robert Vincent Loss, Kelley Clute, John Sabal. 773-929-3680.

WINNERS ON LINCOLN 4530 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, 10 PM, BLT. Thursdays, 9 PM, acoustic open mike. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

LYNNE JORDAN & THE SHIVERS Free concert at Chicago Summerdance. Sat 9/1, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

MAXWELL STREET BLUES JAM Sundays, 1 PM, Old Maxwell Street Market, Maxwell & Halsted. 312-831-1051 or 312-341-3696.

MIGHTY BLUE KINGS Thu 9/6, 6 PM, northwest terrace, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-922-9410 or 312-902-1500.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 9 PM, Katherine Davis Group. 312-642-6805.

ARTIS'S 1249 E. 87th: Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, C.J.'s All-Star Revue with Mimi Jackson, Mike McCall & Tony Whitehead (no cover). 773-734-0491.

AUSTIN'S SOUTHWEST CAFE 481 Peterson, Libertyville: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Barrelhouse Chuck & John Carpenter. 847-549-1972.

BIG DOWNTOWN 124 S. Wabash: Wednesdays, 6:30 PM, Stan Jones Revue. 312-917-7399.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/31 and Sat 9/1, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 9/4, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 9/7 and Sat 9/8, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/31, Sat 9/1, and Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 9/4, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Fri 9/7 and Sat 9/8, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. 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 8/31, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Sat 9/1, Big Time Sarah. Sun 9/2, Mem Shannon (see Critic's Choice). Mon 9/3, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 9/4, Joe Moss. Wed 9/5, pro jam hosted by Big Ray. Thu 9/6, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. Sat 9/8, Vance Kelly. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sat 9/1, 10 PM, Pat Smillie Band. Sat 9/8, 10 PM, Professor John Band. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Thursdays, 10:30 PM, Sugar Blue. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, open stage hosted by Brother John & others. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 9/7, Professor John Band. 773-528-0888.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/31, 5:30 PM, Peter Keane (no cover); 9:30 PM, Billy Boy Arnold with Mississippi Heat, Danny

Draher. Sat 9/1, 6:30 PM, Harmonica Hinds (no cover); 9:30 PM, Eddie C. Campbell (tribute to Huckleberry Hound), Cadillac Dave & the Red Hots. Sun 9/2, King Corey Band. Tue 9/4, Eric Sardinas. Wed 9/5, Little Al Thomas & the Crazy House Band. Thu 9/6, Eddie Cotton. Fri 9/7, 5:30 PM, Giles Corey (no cover); 9:30 PM, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Sat 9/8, 6:30 PM, Ken Saydak (no cover); 9:30 PM, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. 312-427-0333.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Sat 9/1, 8:30 PM, Keith Scott. 847-256-8870.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Mon 9/3, DJ Steve spins R&B. Wednesdays, DJ Brian spins blues and gospel. 773-384-2547.

CARMICHAEL'S CHICAGO STEAK HOUSE 1052 W. Monroe: Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays, 6 PM, pianist Professor John. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5:30 PM, Dan Gillogly. 312-433-0025.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 8/31 and Sat 9/1, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHICAGO BEACH CAFE Theater on the Lake, Fullerton and Lake Shore Dr.: Saturdays and Sundays, 2-5 PM, Professor John Band (no cover). 773-404-3600.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 8/31, Coco Montoya. Sat 9/1, Ronnie Baker Brooks. 630-513-0074.

CLUB MALCOLM 744 E. 83rd: Wednesdays, 8 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-723-1600.

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

CRAWDADDY BAYOU 412 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 5 PM Sundays, 6:30 PM Thursdays. No cover. Fri 9/7 and Sat 9/8, Pat Smillie Band. 847-520-4800.

DAVIS STREET FISHMARKET 501 Davis, Evanston: Sundays, 6 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. 847-869-3474.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: No cover. Sundays, 10 AM-2:30 PM, Gospel Supremes. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7 PM, Professor John & His Band. 312-836-7870.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 8/31, Jay Stulo Band. Fri 9/7, Tabasco Sound Kitchen. 847-821-1234.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Dizzy Bolinski & the Bluesline Express (no cover). 773-528-4033.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 9/1, Zora Young. Sat 9/8, Howard Scott & the World Band. 630-416-4898.

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

FUTURE WORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli with music at 8 PM. Sat 9/1, Ron Harris Duo. 773-256-1570.

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

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 8/31, Gloria Shannon. 773-262-5767.

GOOD ROCKIN' LOUNGE 2 7432 S. Racine: Thursdays, 8 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-723-2319.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 9/1, 9:30 PM, Toronzo & the Cannonball Express. Tue 9/4, 8:30 PM, Joanna Connor & John Primer (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Big Ray (no cover). Sat 9/8, 9:30 PM, Pistol Pete. 708-484-3610.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile (no cover). 773-227-4433.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Fri 8/31, No Mercy Band. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mon 9/3, Phil Armetta. Tue 9/4, Blue Mirror Blues Band. Wed 9/5, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Thu 9/6, Chicago Playboys. Fri 9/7, 9 PM, R.L. Burnside (on the Main Stage). Sat 9/8, Eddie Burks. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar. Fri 8/31 and Fri 9/7, 6 PM, Mandy Loomis & Gene Kilty. Sat 9/8, 9 PM, Eric George Band. 312-245-0333.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sat 9/1, Kirk Smithhart. Mondays, Chick Rodgers. Wednesdays, Marty Sammon Band. 312-266-2400.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 8/31 and Sat 9/1, Vance Kelly. Sundays, Charlie Love & Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, Howard Scott & Andre Taylor with Nellie Travis. Tuesdays, Zanne Mack Band, J.W. Williams. Thu 9/6, Tenry Johns, Charlie Love (live radio broadcast). Fri 9/7, Big Jack Johnson. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 8/31, Grana Louise Blues Revue. Sundays, 8 PM, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose Band. 312-566-0555.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 S. South Chicago: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. Sundays and Mondays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-493-3477.

LOVERS LOUNGE 7251 S. Ashland: Fridays, 8:30 PM, Bob Jamison & the Untouchable Band. 773-488-9807.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Sun 9/2, 4 PM, and Sat 9/8, 1 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-595-7437.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 9/8, Little Al Thomas. 773-252-1155.

NOAH'S ARK 3428 S. King Dr.: Tuesdays, 7 PM, gospel poetry open mike (no cover). 312-225-1420.

111 CLUB 111 W. 111th: Sundays, 9 PM, Killer Ray Allison, Harmonica George & Jimmy Pryor, Double J Band. 773-821-9165.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Tue 9/4, Yoko Noge. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 9/1, Ken Saydak. Thu 9/6, Suede & Skip. Sat 9/8, Rockin' Johnny Band. 847-266-1313.

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 9/7, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-467-1600.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays and 9:30 PM Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Fri 8/31 and Sat 9/1, Willie Kent & the Gents. Sundays, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue. Wed 9/5, Chico Banks & the Candy Lickin' Blues Band. Thu 9/6, Little Dave Thompson. Fri 9/7 and Sat 9/8, King Corey Band. 773-645-5200.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 8/31, Jimmy Burns. Sundays, Carlos Johnson. Mondays, open jam session with A.C. Reed & the Sparkplugs. 312-733-6577.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Mondays, 8:30 PM, open blues jam hosted by Blue Heat. 630-543-3101.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 8/31, Sat 9/1, and Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wed 9/5, Sharon Lewis. Thu 9/6, pro jam hosted by Eddie Taylor Jr. Fri 9/7 and Sat 9/8, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues with Lurrie Bell. 773-342-0452.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/31, Vanessa Davis & the Mojo Kings. Sat 9/1, Phil Guy. Fri 9/7, Lindsey Alexander. Sat 9/8, Zora Young. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 8/31, Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars. Sat 9/1, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Fri 9/7 and Sat 9/8, Billy Flynn Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

VILLAGE CAFE 2132 W. Roscoe: Music at 7 PM. Sat 9/1, Rockin' Johnny. Sat 9/8, Cyrus Hayes. 773-404-4555.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Sat 9/8, Eddie Butts Band. 630-264-2739.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/7, Dave Hole. 773-929-1300.

WOODROW'S 4600 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Professor John & His Band (no cover). 773-907-0740.

jazz

concerts

BERNARD ALCORN Free in-store performance. Fri 8/31, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

RALPH ALESSI & MODULAR THEATRE Free concert. Fri 8/31, noon, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BARBARY COAST DIXIELAND BAND Sat 9/8, 7 PM, and Sun 9/9, 9:30 AM (at the morning worship service), St. James Lutheran Church, 1380 N. Waukegan, Lake Forest. 847-234-4859.

CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL See pullout section.

JACK DE JOHNETTE & GIOVANNI HIDALGO Fri 8/31, 7 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND, REBIRTH BRASS BAND Sun 9/2, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

JAZZMIN' Free in-store performance. Sat 9/8, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

PETER LERNER TRIO Free in-store performance. Sat 9/1, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

MOTHRA Free concert. Fri 8/31, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 252.

UPTOWN RHYTHM CLUB Fri 8/31, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

UPTOWN RHYTHM EXPRESS Swing dance concert. Fri 9/7, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

MARSHALL VENTE QUARTET, ELDEE YOUNG TRIO, RICH CORPOLONGO, TONI MOORE & OTHERS aboard the Windy, departing Sat 9/1, 11 PM, from Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-5472.

PAUL WERTICO, HAMID DRAKE, ED HARRISON, ALEJO POVEDA & MIKE BURRITT Sat 9/1, 7 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

BRADLEY WILLIAMS/GINGI LAHERA TRIO Free concert. Tue 9/4, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BARRY WINOGRAD & THE ALTERNATIVES BIG BAND Free concert at Chicago Summerdance. Fri 8/31, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 8/31, noon, Franz Jackson, Peter Roothan, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charles Braugham. Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Wallace Burton Group; 9 PM, Men of Note. Thursdays, noon, Rich Pardo with Joe Iaco & Danny Martin; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. 312-642-6805.

BACINO'S 75 E. Wacker: Mondays, 6-9 PM, Famous Pizza Gig Quartet with John Lewis, Steven Hashimoto, Heath Chappell & others. 312-263-0700.

BACINO'S 15256 S. La Grange, Orland Park: Sundays, 11 AM-3 PM, Steve Flowers Trio performs at brunch. Thursdays, 6-10 PM, Ray Bailey Trio. 708-403-3535.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/31 through Sat 9/8, Detour. Sun 9/9, Brian Danzy & the Jazzmatics. 312-751-2433.

BARTON'S Park Inn, 300 Frontage, Burr Ridge: Sundays, Leon Keyes & Phriends. 630-325-2900.

BIG JOE'S 1818 W. Foster: No cover. Sundays, 8 PM-midnight, Big Joe's jam session with Darren Scorza, John Kregor, Bob Lovecchio, Ted Hogarth & Michele Thomas. 773-784-8755.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 9/5, Ron Smith Duo. 630-406-0008.

BISTRO ULTRA 2239 N. Clybourn: Thursdays, 8 PM, Denise La Grassa Duo. 773-529-3300.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sat 9/1, 11 AM, Hunter Adams. Fri 9/7, 10 PM, Cook County Jazz Comission. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays, and 10:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Wed 9/5, Ray's Music Exchange. 773-384-8600.

BROWN ROOM 7150 S. Exchange: Cafe with live jazz; no cover. Sat 9/1, 2-4 PM, Room Service Jazz Ensemble with Mike Donaby, Thadeus Gaines, Robert Wilkens & Marcus Burks. 773-731-9801.

CAFE BOLERO 2252 N. Western: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, singers' jam session with Marvinetta & Company. 773-227-9000.

CAFE LUCIANO 871 N. Rush: Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Lenny Perretta Trio. Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Sami Scot. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7 PM, Lenny Perretta & Rich Pardo. 312-266-1414.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 8/31, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Thu 9/6, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 773-384-2547.

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant. Fridays, 5:30-9 PM, Libby York. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. 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 & John Stille. 847-647-8282.

CHEF'S STATION 915 Davis, Evanston: Sundays, 11:30 AM, Chris Mayhew, Alex Bednarke & Mike Jeffers. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, John Kregor, Alex Bednarke & Mike Jeffers. 847-570-9838.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the Cigar Lounge. Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Les Walton Trio. Sundays, 5 PM, Gary Tu Trio. 847-969-9900.

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

COQ D'OR Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Piano bar and restaurant; no cover. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9:30 PM-1 AM, Arlene Bardelle & Craig Lanigan. 312-787-2200, ext. 26.

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

CYRANO'S BISTRO 546 N. Wells: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Bobbi Jordan Trio. 312-467-0546.

DOVER STRAITS 890 E. Rte. 45, Mundelein: Restaurant. Fri 8/31 and Sat 9/1, 8 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba (no cover). 847-949-1550.

EDGEWATER BEACH CAFE 5545 N. Sheridan: Sundays, noon-2 PM, pianist Chris White. 773-275-4141.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, Vandermark 5. Wed 9/5, X Mars X with Wayne Kramer (see Spot Check). 773-276-3600.

ENTRE NOUS Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Restaurant with music at 6:30 PM; no cover. Sat 9/1, Eldee Young & Marshall Vente. Fri 9/7 and Sat 9/8, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-565-7997.

EPITOME 2347 S. Michigan: Fri 8/31 and Sat 9/1, 7 PM, John Goldman with Kobie Watkins & Eric Hockberg. 312-326-2300.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Fri 8/31, Airborne. Sat 9/1, Ron Smith Trio. Thu 9/6, Andy Meacham Trio. 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Sat 9/1, Mike Spicuzza Trio. Sat 9/8, Danlchaz Trio. 630-435-5288.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 9/2, 6 PM, John Burnett Swing Orchestra with Frieda Lee. Sun 9/9, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. 708-788-2118.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Fridays, 9 PM, and Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Quiet Storm with Ishma Durah & Nate Griffin. 773-528-4033.

FOR LOVERS ONLY 3451 S. Michigan: Social club. Tuesdays, 8 PM, "Great Black Music Be Jazz" with the Vincent Davis Quartet, followed by afterset sessions. 312-842-6199.

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

FUTURE WORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli with music at 8 PM. Sat 9/8, Peter Calloway Trio. 773-256-1570.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 9/3, Ron Cooper. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM on weekends, 7:30 PM on weeknights; no cover. Wed 9/5, Kimberly Gordon. Thu 9/6, Temple Schultz & Vijay Tellis Nayak. Fri 9/7, Mike Finnerty Quartet. Sat 9/8, Rob Roy & the Bitters. 773-262-5767.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 8/31, 9:30 PM, Rodney Brown & Hotrod. Sat 9/1, 10 PM, Terisa Griffin. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thu 9/6, Mark Madsen Quartet. Fri 9/7, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 8/31, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 9/1, 8 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 9/2, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Organ Quartet. Mon 9/3, 9 PM, Dee Alexander Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Four Charms. Wed 9/5, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 9/7, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Laurel Masse Quartet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 9/8, 8 PM, Laurel Masse Quartet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 9/9, 11 PM, Jenna Mammina Trio. 773-878-5552.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 9/1 and Sun 9/2, 10 PM, Chicago Jazz Festival after-fest sessions with Dewey Redman Quartet, Reggie Nicholson's Brass Concept. Mon 9/3, 9 PM, Him, Exciting Trio. Tue 9/4, 9 PM, Paul Hartshaw/Sean Sommer/Ian Frydrych/Matthew Ross Davies. Wed 9/5, 8 PM, 8 Bold Souls. Fri 9/7, 9 PM, Chicago Underground Duo, New Horizons Ensemble. 312-362-9707.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 9/2, Sub-Rosa. Sun 9/9, Guillermo Gregorio/Kyle Bruckmann/Jeff Parker/Fred Lonberg-Holm/Jason Roebke. 773-935-2118.

JAMADA 241 Lake, Bloomingdale: Restaurant with music at 7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Thursdays. Fri 8/31, Chris Neal. 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 8/31 through Sun 9/2, Chicago Jazz Festival after-fest sessions hosted by Eric Schneider with the Willie Pickens Trio featuring Benny Golson, Curtis Fuller, Von Freeman, Teddy Edwards & others. Tue 9/4 through Sun 9/9, Benny Green Trio. 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM; matinee performances on Sundays. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Sundays, 11 AM-3 PM, Katherine Davis; 5 PM, Sonny Turner Quintet. Mondays, Ken Chaney. Tuesdays, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers. Wednesdays, Ken Saydak. Thursdays, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-595-5299.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: Sundays, 8:30 PM, Denise La Grassa Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Long Count Quartet. 773-477-3330.

KARIZMA 4741 Main, Skokie: Restaurant. Thu 9/6, 8 PM, Milt Trenier & Company (no cover). 847-674-6163.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Layni Katz & Andy Meacham. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach Quartet. 773-348-7592.

LA LUCE 1393 W. Lake: Restaurant. Fridays, 8 PM, Ivory Pittman & the Individual Artist. 312-850-1900.

LUNA MEXICANA 3565 W. Fullerton: Music at 6 PM. Sun 9/2, Equinox 5. Sun 9/9, Ikkyu. 773-252-1639.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Thursdays, 10 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell. 312-649-5874.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Tue 9/4, 8 PM, Mike Ferro's Town Sound. 773-871-3757.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Sundays, 5:30 PM, Scott Holman. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 777 Butterfield, Lombard: Live piano music after 6 PM nightly. 630-543-1010.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM, and Mondays, 5 PM, Scott Holman. 847-952-8755.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 8 PM, Bobby Broom Trio, Zach Brock Quintet. 773-404-9494.

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, Illinois Center, 200 N. Columbus: Fri 8/31, 4:30 PM, Elaine Dame Duo; 9 PM, Eldee Young & Marshall Vente. Sat 9/1 and Thu 9/6, 9 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. Sat 9/8, 9 PM, Roz Ellington. 312-565-6665.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Wed 9/5, 7 PM, Laksar Reese Duo. 630-446-4001.

MISKA'S 3205 N. Leavitt: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Revolutionary Swing Orchestra. 773-935-5373.

MISTO 1118 W. Grand: Restaurant. Saturdays, 10 PM, Gary Filip & Donny Greco. Wednesdays, 7-10 PM, David Rothstein Orchestra. 312-226-5989.

MOOSE LODGE 1799 Green Bay, Highland Park: Sun 9/9, 3 PM, Eddie Barrett & the Goodman Legacy Band with vocalists Gingi & Lou Nocera. 847-446-8700.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Tue 9/4, Nick Sondy/Grant Strombeck/Jack Wright. 773-728-5010.

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

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 9/1, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 773-252-1155.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sundays, 7:30 PM, all-ages jam hosted by Josh Quinlan. 773-743-3355.

OCEAN'S 11 LOUNGE & GRILLE 18W333 Roosevelt, Lombard: Sat 9/8, 9 PM, Frank Lamphere Trio. 630-629-2940.

PALAGGI'S RISTORANTE ITALIANO 10 W. Hubbard: Music after 8:30 PM. Fri 8/31 and Sat 9/1, Gary Hreben Trio. Fri 9/7, Stephen Yates Trio. Sat 9/8, Gary Hreben Trio. 312-527-1010.

PALM COURT Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Chad Willetts Trio. 312-787-2200.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 8/31 and Sat 9/1, Gephart/Long Quartet. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Dave Hiltebrand Trio. Fri 9/7 and Sat 9/8, Marlene Rosenberg Quartet. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Rankinfyle. Sundays, 5:30 PM, Kara Kesselring. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Sami Scot. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Buddy Fambro Duo. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen & Judy Roberts. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, John Wright Duo. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Sun 9/2, 7 PM, Silver Measure. Mondays, 9:30 PM, Cory Radford/Jon Lundbom Quartet. Sun 9/9, 10 PM, Bruce Mak Trio. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 8/31, Joan Hickey Quartet. Sat 9/8, Eldee Young/Marshall Vente Trio. Sundays, Russell Rowe Trio. Wed 9/5, Tito Carrillo Trio. Thursdays, Los Hombres Perdidos. Fri 9/7, 6 PM, Donny Niccolo; 9 PM, Eddie Johnson/Michael Raynor Quartet. Sat 9/8, Eldee Young/Marshall Vente Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 8/31, Lesley Byers & the Jazz Cats. Sat 9/1, Ron Surace Trio. Tue 9/4, Dana Lawrence. Fri 9/7, Los Hombres Perdidos. Sat 9/8, Ken Chaney Trio. 847-266-1313.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/7, 10:30 PM, Jazz Avengers (no cover). 773-248-3093.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Fri 8/31, 9 PM, Jazz Solution with Tunia. 773-276-9730.

THE ROOM 5900 N. Broadway: Sundays, 11 AM-3 PM, jazz brunch with Gloria Shannon. 773-989-7666.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Restaurant. Fridays, 7 PM, Denise La Grassa Trio. 312-491-1122.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Tuesdays, Taku Akiyami Quartet. 773-772-6656.

SOPRANOS 2901 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant. Saturdays, 9 PM, Frank Lamphere Quartet performs music of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin (no cover). 773-871-0990.

TIAWANNAS MEXICAN CANTINA 2115 W. Galena, Aurora: Sat 9/9, 6:30 PM, Zvonimir Tot Duo. 630-264-0634.

TORTILLA FLATS 116 Schiller, Elmhurst: No cover. Fridays, 6:30-9:30 PM, John Jeffrey. Sundays, 6-8:30 PM, and Thursdays, 7-9:30 PM, Essence of Jazz Trio. Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM, Leonardo plays flamenco & Latin jazz. 630-832-9797.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Mondays, 8 PM, Michelle Cross. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Lonie Walker; 10 PM,

Kimberly Gordon Quartet; 1 AM, Mark Madsen. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Brian O'Hern; 11 PM-4 AM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Thursdays, 8 PM, Joe Thomas. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 8/31, Nicole Mitchell & Black Earth Ensemble. Sat 9/1, Chicago Jazz Festival after-fest sessions with Fred Anderson, Kid Jordan, Hamid Drake, Tatsu Aoki & others. Sundays, 6:30 PM, jam session with

pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Orion Collective. Fri 9/7 and Sat 9/8, Loescher Trio. 312-791-9050.

VIKING STEAK HOUSE 27 W 150 Roosevelt, Winfield: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7-11 PM, jam session with Bruce Oscar Trio (no cover). 630-653-2110.

VILLA KULA 4518 N. Lincoln: Tearoom and cafe features jazz pianists. Fridays, 6 PM, Eric Lugosch. Saturdays, 9 PM, Erwin Helfer & John Brumbach. Sundays, 8:30 PM, John Campbell. 773-728-3114.

VILLAGE CAFE 2132 W. Roscoe: Music at 7 PM. Fri 8/31, Joanna Ashley & Steve Million. Fri 9/7, Kimberly Gordon. 773-404-4555.

VIVA JAVA 1147 W. Granville: Sundays, 4 PM, Ikkyu. 773-274-8040.

WILLOW ON WAGNER 1519 Wagner, Glenview: Restaurant and bar. Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba (no cover). 847-724-5100.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Thursdays, Paul Wertico Trio. 773-929-1300.

international

concerts

AFRICAN HEDONIST spins music of northern and southern Africa at the museum's "First Fridays" reception. Fri 9/7, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

MOENIA, ALEX SYNTECK, SERRALDE, EL CHOMBO Sat 9/8, 8 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

PARI ZAGANEH Persian folk opera. Sat 9/8, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300 or 847-673-0614.

TUCANES, RIELEROS Sat 9/1, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

international

clubs

BLACK FOREST 8840 Waukegan, Morton Grove: Saturdays, 6 PM, cimbalom player Alex Udvary. 847-965-3113.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: Sundays, 7-9 PM, DJs spin swing; 9 PM-4 AM, Salsa con Cache. Wednesdays, 8 PM, salsa music and dancing. Thursdays, 8 PM, Bandoleros. 312-475-9800.

CAFE RITMO LATINO 2554 W. Diversey: Music at 10:30 PM; no cover. Saturdays, salsa & merengue, bachata, and mambo dancing. 773-276-5762.

CIRCUIT 3641 N. Halsted: Wed 9/5, 10:30 PM, DJs Lulu & Luis; 11 PM, Merenbanda. 773-325-2233.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tue 9/4, 9 PM, Eliezer y Su Combo. 773-395-0066.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Sundays, 9 PM, DJ Joe spins African music. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 8/31, 10 PM, Baaba Maal (see Critic's Choice). Sat 9/8, 10 PM, William Gomez con Cache Orquesta. Sun 9/9, 9 PM, Chicago Samba. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fridays, 10 PM, Casolando (on the Back Porch Stage). 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 8/31, salsa dance competition. 312-266-2400.

LITTLE BUCHAREST & EURO CAFE 3001 N. Ashland: Restaurant & cafe. Thursdays, 7 PM, John Goodman & Antonio Luciano play Brazilian tango and jazz. 773-929-8640.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sat 9/8, 10 PM, Bachir & Mustapha Attar (of the Master Musicians of Jajouka), Critters Buggin'. 773-404-9494.

MI FAMILIA 1931 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs spin salsa, merengue, and rock en espanol. 773-297-3178.

MORETTI'S ITALIAN RISTORANTE 1645 W. Jackson: Saturdays, 9:30 PM, DJs spin salsa, merengue, and bachata. 312-427-2572.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Sun 9/2, 8 PM-4 AM, "Brazil Fest" with Chicago Samba, Luciano Antonio, Sergio Peres Band, International Capoeira Angola Foundation, Paulinho Garcia & Jazz Mineiro, Danielle Antonio, Caledonian Pipes & Drums. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, DJ El Papichulo spins salsa & Latin grooves. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

LA PENA 4212 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Fridays through Sundays and Thursdays, 7 PM, Tribus Futuras performs Andean music. 773-736-9498.

RANCHO LUNA 3357 W. Peterson: Cuban restaurant with live music. Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Hector Silviera y Su Orquesta. Sundays, 6 PM, Cesar Fuentes. Thursdays, 7 PM, Mellina. 773-509-9332.

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: Mondays, 7:30 PM, DJ Eddie "Mozkito" Cruz. 312-932-0006.

TANGO SUR 3763 N. Southport: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Argentine pianist Mauro Frosio plays tango. 773-477-5466.

classical

AMERICAN OPERA GROUP Francesco Milioto conducts Mae Cohen's The Overcoat. Sat 9/8, 8 PM, and Sun 9/9, 3 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-902-1500 or 773-342-4796.

JAMES BAUR guitar, in a free new-music concert. Sat 9/8, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-782-3532.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Dieter Kober conducts a free concert (Bach, Haydn, Laudenslager). Sun 9/9, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630, 312-922-5570, or 262-605-0274.

CHOIR OF GONVILLE AND CAIUS COLLEGE Geoffrey Webber, conductor (Taverner, Philips, Wood, Nicholls, Mawby, Vaughan Williams, Bairstow, and others). Sun 9/9, 3 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

DU PAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor (Dvorak, Rodgers, Tchaikovsky). Sat 9/8, 7 PM, Cantigny, 1S151 Winfield, Wheaton. 630-668-5161 or 630-690-8644.

NANCY GRECO soprano, with pianist Mary Ann Krupa in a program of women composers (Beach, Hensel, Price, Bonds). Benefit for Chicago Community Midwives. Sunday, 2:30 PM, River Forest Women's Club, 526 Ashland, River Forest. 708-848-6755.

JANET HICKEY piano, in a free recital (Mozart, Brahms, Bartok, Chopin, Debussy). Fri 9/7, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext 600.

LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRA Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with vocalists Renee Fleming, Ben Heppner, Susan Graham, Catherine Malfitano, Kallen Esperian, Lucio Gallo, Jonas Kaufmann, Timothy Nolen, Gregory Turay, and Stacey Tappan in a free concert (Mozart, Dvorak, R. Strauss, Wagner, Weill, Giordano, Massenet, Meyerbeer, and others). Sat 9/8, 7:30 PM, Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Columbus and Jackson. 312-827-5925 or 312-332-2244, ext. 5600.

QUINTET ATTACCA Fri 9/7, noon, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

RAVINIA FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park: Sun 9/2, 7 PM, Marvin Hamlisch, conductor, with baritone Jubilant Sykes (Copland, Rodgers, and others). Mon 9/3, 7 PM, Erich Kunzel, conductor, with pianist Michael Chertock and the Chicago Staff Band of the Salvation Army in an all-Tchaikovsky program. 847-266-5100.

ANDREW KOHJI TAYLOR AND TIMOTHY BOZARTH violin and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert. Free admission; see Critic's Choice. Wed 9/5, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430 or 312-744-6630.

fairs & festivals

CHICAGO ROCKIN' RIBFEST in the parking lot of Local 130, Chicago Journeymen Plumber's Union, 1340 W. Washington: Fri 9/7, 5:45 PM, Lonesome Organist; 7 PM, Califone; 8:30 PM, Flaming Lips. Sat 9/8, noon, Wake-Up Call; 1:30 PM, Buzz Kilman; 4:30 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel; 6 PM, Waco Brothers; 8 PM, Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Sun 9/9, 12:30 PM, "gospel brunch"; 3 PM, Nicholas Tremulis Band; 4:30 PM, J. Davis Trio; 6:30 PM, Poi Dog Pondering; 8 PM, Blues Traveler. 800-485-8085.

FIESTA BORICUA Division between Western and Mozart: Sun 9/2, noon-7 PM, Cana Brava, Kevin Ceballo, Hector Trioche, Tommy Olivencia & others. 312-421-5272.

81ST GERMAN-AMERICAN FEST Leland between Lincoln and Western: Fri 9/7, 7 PM, Phoenix, Johnny Wagner Band. Sat 9/8, 7 PM, Paloma, Johnny Wagner Band. Sun 9/9, 5 PM, Phoenix, Johnny Wagner Band. 630-653-3018.

GUINNESS OYSTER FESTIVAL Wells and North: Sat 9/8, 11 AM-10:30 PM, Cake, Alien Ant Farm, Dave Navarro, Mike & Joe, Underwater People, Jan James, Elders & others. 312-742-2283.

LABOR DAY FESTIVAL Plaza Garibaldi, 26th and California: Mon 9/3, 1 PM, Tucanes de Tijuana, Rieleros del Norte, La Raza Obrera, El Coyote with Banda Tierra Santa, Azul Azul, Aline, Los Enanitos Toreros & others. 312-421-5272.

THE LAST FLING presents music on two stages in Naperville. Fri 8/31, Main Stage, west of Eagle and Aurora: 6 PM, Harmony Riley; 8 PM, Cheap Trick. Entertainment Stage, Jackson and Main: 6 PM, Torben Floor; 8 PM, the Business. Sat 9/1, Main Stage: 4 PM, Bumpus; 6 PM, Mighty Blue Kings; 8 PM, Left Over Salmon. Entertainment Stage: 10 AM, open talent show; 2 PM, Java; 4 PM, Insomnia; 6 PM, Voices; 8 PM, Red Wanting Blue. Sun 9/2, Main Stage: 4 PM, Bottle of Justus; 6 PM, Marty Lloyd Band; 8 PM, BoDeans. Entertainment Stage: 2 PM, Hoss; 4 PM, Chicago Express; 6 PM, Johnny Socko; 8 PM, Duke Tumatoe & the Power Trio. Mon 9/3, Main Stage: 2 PM, Starch Martins; 4 PM, .38 Special. Entertainment Stage: 2 PM, Flat Mean Tires; 4 PM, Michael Heaton Band. 630-961-4143.

PEARLFEST 2001 Little Black Pearl Workshop, 4200 S. Drexel: Sun 9/2, 1:45 PM, N'Divine Order; 3 PM, Bobby Jones & the Nashville Super Choir; 5:15 PM, Chris Green & New Perspective; 6:15 PM, Crosswind. 773-285-1211.

SUNDOG SUMMER SHAKEDOWN Hoppe Homestead Farm Campground, 33701 Hill Valley Rd., East Troy, Wisconsin: Fri 8/31, 1:30 PM, Blackhands; 3:30 PM, Groovulous Glove; 5:30 PM, Amazing Headgear; 7:30 PM, Sweet Potato Project; 9:30 PM, Vince Welnick with Southbound. Sat 9/1, 9:30 AM, Dave Band; 11:30 AM, Speargrass; 1:30 PM, Danger Project; 3:30 PM, 1K Vertical Ft.; 5:30 PM, Deja VooDoo; 7:30 PM, Boney Fingers; 9:30 PM, Vince Welnick with Mississippi Cactus. Sun 9/2, 9:30 AM, Evidence; 11:30 AM, Terrapin Flyer; 1:30 PM, Onomatopoeia; 3:30 PM, King Freud; 5:30 PM, Flibbertijibbet; 8 PM, Vince Welnick with Professor Louie & the Crowmatix. 608-219-2350.

TASTE OF POLONIA Milwaukee and Lawrence: Sat 9/1, noon, Slebodni w U.S.A.; 12:30 PM, Take Five; 3:30 PM, Freeze Dried; 4 PM, Dixie Kings; 6 PM, Eddie Blazonczyk & the Versatones. Sun 9/2, noon, Stas Golonka; 4 PM, Wanderband, Ron Smolen Big Band; 7:30 PM, Bandoleros, Grzegorz Grden. Mon 9/3, 12:30 PM, Casey Homel, Jan Wojdak; 4 PM, Wesellsko, 5000; 6:30 PM, American English; 7 PM, Bogdan Fabianski. 773-777-8898.

miscellaneous

RALPH COVERT Free in-store performance for children. Fri 9/7, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 9/2, 7 PM, "Uptown Poetry Slam" with the Weird Sisters. 773-878-5552.

ELLA JENKINS Free children's concert. Sat 9/8, 2 PM, Bauler Playlot, 501 W. Wisconsin. 312-742-7898.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Fri 8/31, 9 PM, Bhava (Japanese Butoh dance performance). 773-728-5010.

RAVINIA FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park: Sun 9/2, 7 PM, Marvin Hamlisch conducts a program of American songs featuring baritone Jubilant Sykes. 847-266-5100.

SHAKURA ENSEMBLE Sat 9/8, 8 PM, Vittum Theater, 1012 N. Noble. 773-743-7372.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Fri 8/31, Jackson State University Marching Band. Tue 9/4, Seniors in Action Rockathon. Wed 9/5, Latin Rhythm Dance Studio. Thu 9/6, cast members from the musical Gauguin. 312-346-3278.

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