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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO U.F.O. Free in-store performance; see Critic's Choice. Mon 9/10, 3:30 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

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.

LAURIE ANDERSON Sold out. Tue 9/11, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

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

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

JIMMY BUFFETT & THE CORAL REEFER BAND Thu 9/13 and Sat 9/15, 8 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

DAVID BYRNE Fri 9/14, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

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

GEORGE & JOE CHRISTOPOULOS Benefit for LINKS North Shore Youth Health Service. Sat 9/15, 6 PM, Warner Park & Gardens, 1440 W. Warner. 773-348-1254.

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.

WES CUNNINGHAM Free concert. Fri 9/14, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

RUSTY DAVIS Thu 9/13 and Fri 9/14, 2 PM, Drury Lane Theatre, 2500 W. 95th, Evergreen Park. 708-422-0404.

DEEP BANANA BLACKOUT, RAY'S MUSIC EXCHANGE Fri 9/14, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

DISCO BISCUITS Sat 9/15, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

PHIL DUNAVAN Sat 9/15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

FANTOMAS Sun 9/16, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

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.

PJ HARVEY, MORIS TEPPER Sold out. Thu 9/13, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

LIFEHOUSE, THE CALLING, MICHELLE BRANCH Sold out. Tue 9/11, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

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.

9 SHOCKS TERROR, KILLERS, AUTHORITY ABUSE, PUNCH IN THE FACE Sun 9/9, 6 PM, Snapcult, 1035 W. Lake. 312-494-5869.

OVERSOUL Benefit for Madison Hobley & the Campaign to End the Death Penalty. Sun 9/16, 6 PM, La Cumbamba, 2311 W. North. 773-955-4841.

PULLMAN with Janet Bean, Jim Baker, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Josh Abrams & Papa M. Sun 9/16, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SHOWBIZ KIDS FROM HELL with Richard Knight and Becca Kaufman. Mon 9/10, 7 PM, Bailiwick Arts Center, 1229 W. Belmont. 773-883-1090.

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.

SLIPKNOT, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, RAMMSTEIN, MUDVAYNE, NO ONE Fri 9/14, 7 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

LINDA M. SMITH Free in-store performance. Fri 9/7, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800

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.

SONIDO INK with Brenda Cardenas. Sat 9/15, 2 PM, Edgewater branch, Chicago Public Library, 1210 W. Elmdale. 312-744-0718.

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 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.

UNDER YOUR SPELL Tribute to Phyllis Hyman. Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM, and Sundays, 4 PM, Legacy Cultural Theatre, 12952 Western, Blue Island. 708-239-0285.

XTRAVAGANZA Multimedia performance by the Builders Association explores the history of entertainment through theater and technology. Thu 9/13 through Sat 9/15, 8 PM, and Sun 9/16, 4 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-722-5432.

ZINCS Free in-store performance. Sat 9/8, 3 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. 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 (see Critic's Choice). Tue 9/11, 8 PM, "Chick Singer Night." Thu 9/13, 8 PM, Bill Quateman, Adam Ezra, Greg Klyma. Fri 9/14, 11:30 PM, Brassy, Dishes. Sat 9/15, 7 PM, Minus Five; 11:30 PM, Brother, Dezi Donnelly, Eamon McElholm. Sun 9/16, 8 PM, Dave Wakeling, Deals Gone Bad, DJ Chuck Wren. 773-478-4408.

ALIVEONE 2683 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 9/9, Steepwater. 773-348-9800.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: Thu 9/13, 9 PM, Smalls. 773-348-5100.

ARBOR VITAE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 9/14, Zach Phillips & Gloria Taylor. Sat 9/15, Dan Hazlett. 630-778-9090.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: No cover; music at 10 PM. 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 9/7, Matthew, Rosetta, Three Words to Live By. Sat 9/8, Bottletones, Los Gatos Diablos, Sons of the Soil. Sun 9/9, 9 PM, Huge Pontoons, Strange Friends (benefit for Stockyards Theatre Project). Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 9/11, Doc Grip, Typewriter. Wed 9/12, Ravenhouse. Thu 9/13, Squid Virtual, Unibrow. Fri 9/14, Riptones, Orbit Suns, Brother Lowdown. Sat 9/15, Hundo, Punsapaya, Wes Hollywood. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 9/7, Grissel, 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. Thu 9/13, Kameron Fry. Fri 9/14, Squid Virtual, JR Truckdriver, Your Mom SRO. Sat 9/15, Wolcott, Krypton, Sfso's, Just Add Water, Sugarfried Super O's. 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: Sat 9/8, 11 AM, Gayle Ritt. Sun 9/9, 11 AM, John Kelly; 8 PM, Pam Peterson & Mark Burnell. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Matt Weber. Fri 9/14, 10 PM, Lush Budgett. Sat 9/15, 11 AM, Chris Walz; 10 PM, Justin Planasch. Sun 9/16, 8 PM, Gingi Lahera & Bradley Williams. 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 9/7, Patty Elvis. Sat 9/8, Cedarcase. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night" with Terrapin Flyer (Sun 9/9 with Larry). Wednesdays, pro funk jam with the Chicago Horns. 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 9/7, Midnight Larry. Sat 9/8, Third Degree. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 9/14, Catfish Jenkins. Sat 9/15, Pop Fiction, Thousand Ways. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 9/7 and Fri 9/14, Professor John Band. Wednesdays, acoustic jam with Arthur Lee. Sat 9/15, T.J. Denis. 773-528-0888.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/7, Disposable Pets. Sat 9/8, Core. Fri 9/14, Soul Pigs. 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 9/7, Weeds. Fri 9/14, open mike hosted by Jim Dukelow. 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 DE LUCA 1721 N. Damen: 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 9/7, 10 PM, Phenoms. Fri 9/14, 10 PM, Blue Ribbon Brothers, Quasar Wut Wut. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 9/7, Disaster Action Team. Sat 9/15, Diplomats of Solid Sound. 773-384-2547.

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

CHARLEY HORSE 39 Orland Square Dr., Orland Park: Music at 10 PM. Sat 9/15, Brothers in Arms. 708-460-1771.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and rock music nightly at 10 PM; no cover. 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 (9/13 with Fausto Fernos, Timothy Rey). 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 9/7, Segway, Mercury Redstone. Sat 9/8, Billy Ray Valentine, Roadhouse Dogs. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, Rico. Fri 9/14, Family Style, Mercury Redstone. Sat 9/15, acoustic jam with Mr. Blotto. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/7, King Konga, Knee Deep Shag, Pause for Effect. Sat 9/8, Mabel Mabel. Wed 9/12, Stickfigure, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thursdays, M-80's. Fri 9/14, Dan Darrah Band. Sat 9/15, Underwater People, BMC. 773-327-1662.

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 9/7, 8 and 10:30 PM, Cheri Coons. Sat 9/8, 8 and 10:30 PM, Michael Garin. Sundays, 7 PM, 3 Girls 3. Wed 9/12, 8 PM, Erin McDougald. Thu 9/13, 8 PM, Dina Joy Byrd. Fri 9/14, 8 PM, Lucia Spina; 10:30 PM, Alexandra Billings. Sat 9/15, 8 and 10:30 PM, Keith Cornell, Andrea Behegan-Gough, Tairen M. Foster & Allison Whittier perform "Say Yes: The Kander & Ebb Songbook." 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. Sun 9/9, DJ Lexi. Mon 9/10, DJ Gregor spins punk. Tue 9/11, DJ Mike Cook. Wed 9/12, DJs Jayson & Keith spin country & western. Thu 9/13, DJ John Almonte. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: 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, Red Giant, Dragon Green. Sun 9/9, 3 PM, Suplecs, Dixie Witch, Disengage, Boulder, Weedeater, Rebreather, Sea of Green, Burnout, Drunken Master 3, Kneel Drill. Wed 9/12, 9:30 PM, B-Movie Rats, Dragons, Swampass. Thu 9/13, 9:30 PM, Lungbrush, Custom On It, Logic 34, Cannister. Fri 9/14, 10 PM, Ocean Colour Scene, Ike Reilly. Sat 9/15, 10 PM, Toilet Boys, Electric Frankenstein, Hustler, DJ Andrew Malcolm. Sun 9/16, 9 PM, Trailer Hitch, Metropolis, High Plains Drifter. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Fri 9/7, Fluid. Sat 9/8, Dawn Patrol. Tuesdays, Nobody's Romeo (no cover). Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. 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 9/7, New Duncan Imperials, Paul Allodi. Sat 9/8, Rubber. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Wed 9/12, Solid Burn, D-Funct, Blackout. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Fri 9/14, Dr. Kinetic, Core. Sat 9/15, Pimps, Synge. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. 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. Sundays, Sumo. Mon 9/10, 4-Fi, Tom Slater. Tue 9/11, Lull, Moodstar, Opal Candy. Wed 9/12, 9-Fifty, Trading Brains. Thu 9/13, Phil Angotti & the Idea, Delafields. Fri 9/14, Dolari, Lyla Stone, Treeline, Alan Dee. Sat 9/15, Bumpus. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/7, Slip Mickey. Sat 9/8, V90. Fri 9/14, Camouflage Guru. Sat 9/15, Chuckleheads. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/7, Edith Frost (see Spot Check), Appendix Out (see Critic's Choice), Parker and Lily. Sat 9/8, 10 PM, Emperor Penguin, Timeout Drawer, Defender. Sun 9/9, 7 PM, Har Mar Superstar, Song of Zarathustra, Schatzi. Mon 9/10, 8:30 PM, Tight Bro's From Way Back When (see Critic's Choice), the Cherry Valence (see Spot Check), C Average, Federation X. Wed 9/12, TV Pow (see Critic's Choice). Thu 9/13, 9 PM, Oxes, Thumbnail, the Race, Volta do Mar. Fri 9/14, 9 PM, Dead Moon, Easy Action, Bible of the Devil. Sat 9/15, Clinic, Tenki, Happy Supply. Sun 9/16, 7 PM, Convocation Of, X27, Che Arthur. 773-276-3600.

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. Fri 9/14, 8 PM, Breakin' Strings. 630-435-5288.

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

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 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 Bro's From Way Back When (see Critic's Choice), the Cherry Valence (see Spot Check), C Average. Tue 9/11, 6 PM, Cadillac Blindside, Breaking Pangea; 10 PM, Phi-Phenomena on Wheels (see Critic's Choice), Panicsville (see Critic's Choice). Wed 9/12, 7 PM, Oxes, Loraxx, Tale of Genji, Amscray, Wicketran. Thu 9/13, 6 PM, Creation Is Crucifixtion, He Who Corrupts, Systemic Infection, Pelican; 10 PM, Subarachnoid Space (see Spot Check), Metalux, Dave Unger. Fri 9/14, 6 PM, Impossibles, River City High, Recover. Sat 9/15, 9 PM, Black Beauties, Sweet Jap, 100 Flowers, White Outs. Sun 9/16, 7 PM, Electric Frankenstein, Mashers, Mexican Cheerleader, Monster Trux. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 9/7, 9:30 PM, David Lindley & Wally Ingram, Devil in a Woodpile. Tue 9/11, 9 PM, Morells, Domino Kings, Duane Jarvis, Kristie Stremel, Honkytonk Chateau. Wed 9/12, 8 PM, "Chicago Singer Spotlight" with Kelley Clute, Eugenia Elliott, Gretch Hill, and Tita Farrar. Thu 9/13, 9 PM, Joe Lunasa Band. Fri 9/14, 10 PM, Rico. 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.

FRANK'S PLACE Hilton Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook: Music at 8:45 PM; no cover. Sat 9/8, Gigglewater. Sat 9/15, Ultimate Party Band. 847-480-7500.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 9/7, Noompsi, Torq, Soul of the Earth. Sat 9/8, Interociter. Fri 9/14, Annihilator, Excruciator, Mammon's Grave, Yard Gnomes. Sat 9/15, Sister Child. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 9/7, 5:30 PM, Taylor Ross; 9 PM, Nan Mason. Sat 9/8, 10 PM, Nan Mason. Sun 9/9, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Jeff Roscoe. Mon 9/10, 9 PM, Jeremy Rill & Beckie Menzie. Tue 9/11, 5:30 PM, Boris Marques; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wed 9/12, 5:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Thu 9/13, 5:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. Fri 9/14, 5:30 PM, Boris Marques; 9 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Sat 9/15, 10 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Sun 9/16, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 9/7, 7:30 PM, Weird Sisters; 9:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Sat 9/8, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 10 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Sun 9/9, 6 PM, Honey West & James Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. Mon 9/10, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tue 9/11, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Dan Stetzel. Wed 9/12, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Alex Tims. Thu 9/13, 7:30 PM, Andy Rabensteine & Steve Goers; 9:30 PM, Alex Tims. Fri 9/14, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Alex Tims. Sat 9/15, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 10 PM, Alex Tims. Sun 9/16, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. 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. Tue 9/11, open mike hosted by Carrie Grant. 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.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Thu 9/13, 9 PM, Cary Hoffman with the Cliff Colnot Orchestra (Frank Sinatra tribute). 773-395-0066.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Fri 9/7, 10 PM, T.J. Dennis Band. Sat 9/8, 7 PM, Jack Straw. 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 9/7, Kerri Grant Band, Blue Marvin. Sat 9/8, Young Fathers, Buzzards. Tue 9/11, 8:30 PM, Milkbaby, Stephanie Rearick. Thu 9/13, Inerociter, War Brides. Fri 9/14, Life in General, Mystechs. Sat 9/15, Audio ID, Magnesium, Oucho Sparks. 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. Wednesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Peter Wolf. Sat 9/15, 10 PM, Karma Sutra. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 9/7, 10 PM, Phantom Planet, 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 & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. (see Critic's Choice), Plastic Crimewave and the Fake, Double Leopards. Mon 9/10, 9:30 PM, Leroy Bach, Edward Hargrove (no cover); 11:30 PM, Mercury Rev listening party (no cover). Thu 9/13, 8 PM, "Energy Bath" hosted by Cheryl Trykv with Sally Timms, Katherine August, Vernon Tonges, David Isaacson, Missing Tooth, and Lovely Little Girls; 10:30 PM, Backwash, Ol' Yeller, Brian Kenney Fresno. Fri 9/14, 8 PM, "Energy Bath" hosted by Cheryl Trykv with Sally Timms, Katherine August, Vernon Tonges, David Isaacson, Missing Tooth, and Lovely Little Girls; 10:30 PM, Pistol Whipped, Third Grade Teacher. Sat 9/15, 10 PM, Pullman, Papa M, Orso. Sun 9/16, 9 PM, Herc., Rube Waddell, Dorian Taj. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/7, Friends of Pete, Plain Jane. Sat 9/8, Lightning & Thunder. 773-929-0944.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Reggae, soca, punta, and soul music at 9 PM. Fridays, Da Millennium Boys. Sat 9/8, Karl Watson & the New Dynamics, DJ Myke Wade. 773-271-4711.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sat 9/8, 10:15 PM, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Sun 9/9, 9 PM, Uncle Kracker, Jettingham, Starball. Wed 9/12, W.A.S.P. (see Spot Check), Mushroomhead, Dog Fashion Disco. Thu 9/13, 8 PM, Tito Nieves. Fri 9/14, 7:30 PM, Five for Fighting, Jude (sold out). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

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. Fri 9/7 and Sat 9/8, A-440. Tuesdays, Shiri. Wed 9/12, Rico. Fri 9/14, Groovepushers. Sat 9/15, Titus. 312-266-2400.

J.J. KELLEY'S 2445 Bernice, Lansing: Sat 9/15, 8 PM, Flower Kings, Fluid Time. 708-474-9977.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 9/7, Underwater People, Jaked. Sat 9/8, Something for Joey, Frawd. Wednesdays, Maggie's Weed. Fri 9/14, Mac McAnally. Sat 9/15, Maggie Speaks. 312-337-3486.

KAVA KAVA 100 River, Dundee: Thu 9/13, 7 PM, Brittany Safranek, Mary Kelly, Roberta Donnay (no cover). 847-428-4800.

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.

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.

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.

LOCAL GRIND 1585 N. Milwaukee: Sat 9/8, 5 PM, Kristin Shout. 773-489-3490.

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 9/7, 10 PM, Seers Poncho, Ralph Covert. Sat 9/8, 10 PM, Jim Roll, Big Breakfast. Sun 9/9, 9 PM, Tugboat, Marizen Clip (no cover). Tue 9/11, Michel, Almighty Rogers. Wed 9/12, Myths of Truth, Second Hand Poets. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Sonic Voodoo, Jeff Freling (no cover). Fri 9/14, 10 PM, Negligents. Sat 9/15, 10 PM, Wingnuts, Leftovers. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/7, 5 PM, Wayne Baker Brooks; 10 PM, Starch Martins, Colony, Last Drag. Sat 9/8, 10 PM, Bachir & Mustapha Attar with Critters Buggin' (see Spot Check). Wed 9/12, 8:30 PM, Alana Davis; 10 PM, MVP. Thu 9/13, 9 PM, Big Bang Music Theory, Waterworks, Punctured Bicycle. Fri 9/14, 9 PM, Blue Rodeo. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Sat 9/8, Downtown Charlie Brown. Sat 9/15, Blind Roosevelts. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/7, Everyman. Sat 9/8, Mike Heaton Band. Sat 9/15, Triple Play. 630-513-6300.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 9/7, 6:30 PM, Built to Spill, Delusions, Bret Netson (sold out); 11:30 PM, Built to Spill, Delusions. Sat 9/8, 6:30 PM, Premium, Blank Theory, Colonel Stem, Mr. Pill; 11:30 PM, Hank Williams III, Cash Audio. Sun 9/9, 6:30 PM, Wish List, Ruck La Rou, Wolcott, Gelheads. Mon 9/10, 7 PM, Pedro the Lion, Scientific, Seldom. Tue 9/11, 6:30 PM, Soil, Alone, Rebels Without Applause, Stripping the Pistol; 10 PM, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins goth. Fri 9/14, 7 PM, Stereophonics, Turin Brakes, Matthew Jay. Sat 9/15, 6:30 PM, Jimmy Eat World, Hey Mercedes, Reuben's Accomplice (sold out). Sun 9/16, 6:30 PM, 8 Stops 7, Poundseven, Close Enough, Sleeping at Last. 773-549-0203.

MISTO 1118 W. Grand: Restaurant. Sat 9/15, 10 PM, Dony Greco. 312-226-5989.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, DJs Carrie Monster & YZGI spin goth. Wednesdays, karaoke hosted by Terry Garcia. 773-486-7774.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Fri 9/14, 10 PM, Bill Horist, Illusion of Safety. Sat 9/15, 10 PM, Alluvion, Mora. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 9/7, 9:30 PM, Paul K, Read Letter, R.D. Roth. Sat 9/8, 9 PM, Apartment, Pearly Sweets & the Platonics, Larry O. Dean & the Me Decade. Mon 9/10, 9 PM, Speech Werks, J.U.I.C.E., DJs Teebot & Anomaly. Thu 9/13, 9:30 PM, Apple Cake. Fri 9/14, 10 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement. Sat 9/15, 9:30 PM, Big Hello, Moxy Blue. 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 9/7, Muchacha, Zero to Nine, Clumsy, Houston. Sat 9/8, Bobby Stratosphere & the Blood Club, Milkplow, Pave the Sun. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Fri 9/14, Cells, Mil Mulliganos, Team Rockit, Plug Spark Sanjay. Sat 9/15, Nos Isley, Alpha Wave. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Sat 9/15, 10 PM, V90. 708-756-0600.

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln, De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. 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 9/7, Hello Operator. Sat 9/8, Green. Sun 9/9, 7 PM, Squid Virtual; 10 PM, Bruce Mak Trio. Tue 9/11, 7 PM, Amscray; 10 PM, Sue Roth, Check Engine. Wed 9/12, Bed Time, Bitter Tears. Thu 9/13, Los Sevlez. Fri 9/14, Downwinders. Sat 9/15, E-Vans. Sun 9/16, Jazz Avengers. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Fri 9/7, 9 PM, Cedarcase; 11 PM, Drapes. Sat 9/8, 9 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 11 PM, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. 773-252-7767.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Fri 9/14, 9 PM, Black Cuntry Rock. 773-248-3093.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Tue 9/11, 9 PM, Shady Grove. 773-276-9730.

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.

REILLY'S DAUGHTER 4010 W. 111th, Oak Lawn: Sat 9/15, 10 PM, Foam Rubber, Shady Grove. 708-423-1188.

RIPROCKS 3131 Finley, Downers Grove: Music at 6 PM. 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 9/7, 10 PM, Atomic Numbers, Lupine, Light FM. Sat 9/8, 7:30 and 10:30 PM, Bright Eyes, Simon Joyner (see Spot Check). Sun 9/9, 8 PM, Howie Day, Matt Nathanson (sold out). Mon 9/10, 8 PM, Howie Day, Ryan Cabrera (sold out). Thu 9/13, 9 PM, Bill Mallonee & the Vigilantes of Love, Original Brothers & Sisters of Love, Joe Armstrong. Fri 9/14, 8 PM, Bill Quateman; 10:30 PM, Slobberbone, Star City. Sat 9/15, 8 PM, Bill Quateman. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 9/8, Slip Mickey. Sat 9/15, Dogs Undecided. 630-372-2900.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Sat 9/8, 10 PM, Alan Licht Intervention (see Spot Check). 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. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by John Rickles (no cover). Fri 9/14, V90. 708-922-9950.

STARGAZE 5419 N. Clark: Thu 9/13, 9 PM, Commonbond. 773-561-7363.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music in the upstairs Cabaret Room at 10 PM. Fri 9/7, Peking Turtle, Tabakin. Sat 9/8, Mark Watson Band. Tuesdays, "606" hip-hop open mike hosted by DJs Artek, Norm, Mary Jane & AM/PM. Fri 9/14, Head Down, Stunt Cat. Sat 9/15, Swinging Love Hammers. 773-278-6600.

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

TST CDS Studio 330, 1579 N. Milwaukee: Fri 9/7, 7 PM, Mumbojumbo; 8 PM, Garden of Eden. Sat 9/8, 2 PM, the Garble; 3 PM, Steepwater Band; 4 PM, Velvet Sun; 5 PM, Left Setter; 6 PM, Dolari; 7 PM, Mumbojumbo; 8 PM, Donnyboy the Rocker; 9 PM, Butterfat Mastermind; 10 PM, Stunt Cat. Sun 9/9, 12:30 PM, Jordan Macarus; 1:15 PM, John Sabaduquia; 2 PM, Tim Hort & the Radio Hour; 3 PM, the Garble; 4 PM, Upsy Daisy. 888-324-4670.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM. Fri 9/7, Ryan Adcock, Al Rose. Sat 9/8, Emilie Autumn, Chuck Cheeseman. Sun 9/9, 7 PM, Kristin Van Meter, Ben Kammin, Justin Roth. Mon 9/10, open mike hosted by Ripley Caine & Travis Dow. Wed 9/12, 7 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase hosted by Ellen Rosner with Vernon Tonges, the Mysterious Matt Miller, and Dorian Taj. Fri 8/14, Tony Piscotti, Danny Santos. Sat 9/15, Tony Rogers. Sun 9/16, 7 PM, Jen Erb, Stephanie Fletcher, Jen Dainton. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 9/7, Dante's Voodoo Cabaret, DJ Matt Schultz. Sat 9/8, Scrounge for Change, Sucker Punch. Sundays, DJ Mungo spins R&B, funk, and old school. Fri 9/14, Morris Minors. Sat 9/15, DJ Riverman. 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 9/7, Velveteen. Sat 9/8, Eddie Butts Band. Fri 9/14, Generations. Sat 9/15, Deluxury. 630-264-2739.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 9/7, Electric Medicine. Sat 9/8, open stage. Fri 9/14, Exhale Band. Sat 9/15, A.J. Tempo. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/7, 5 PM, Aswah Greggorri. Sat 9/8, Roots Vibration, Rico. Sun 9/9, Chachi. Mondays, RSB. Tue 9/11, Gulli, Banque. Wed 9/12, Carl Brown. Thu 9/13, Rico. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Sat 9/8, 56 Hope Road. Tue 9/11, Matthew Skoller, Funky Wordsmyth. Wednesdays, Domestic Problems. Fri 9/14, Deloreans. Sat 9/15, Roll Over, Cane Corso, Lake Shore Drive. 773-929-1300.

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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. 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 9/7, DJ Hiroki, Steve Melvage. Saturdays, DJ Spin. Sun 9/9, DJ Slacky J, DJs Red Lox. 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. Sun 9/9, DJ Dooben, DJ Select, and DJ Jide spin Afrobeat. Mondays, DJ Roki spins hip-hop. Tuesdays, DJs Defcut Don, ST3V3, and Shaka 23 spin techno and house. Wed 9/12, DJ 3D, 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.

CAFE DOLCE 749 N. Clark: Fri 9/14, 10:30 PM-2 AM, Mediterrano DJs spin music from the Middle East and Europe. 312-397-0000.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Tue 9/11, DJ Hide 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. Fri 9/7, DJ Earl Pleasure, DJ Jim Belanger. Sat 9/8, DJ Lulu, DJ Hugo. 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 9/14, Aubrey Jones, DJ Laura B. Sat 9/15, DJ Robbie Tronco. Sun 9/16, 5 PM, Veronica Zaid, DJ Pablo. 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. Saturdays, Leddie Garcia. 312-266-1200.

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.

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). Sat 9/15, DJ Doc Martin, DJ Stefan. 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: Sundays, 10 PM, "Big Up!" with Jacob Ross & Fred Wells (9/9 with Damon Locks; 9/16 with Josh Abrams). 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. 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, Eric Ross, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, DJ Flipside. 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: Sat 9/15, 8 PM, Super Estrella 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 9/7, DJ Dickie D. Saturdays, DJs spin trance, house, funk, and techno. Tuesdays, DJs spin trip-hop. Thursdays, DJ Tim O. 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. Fri 9/14 and Sat 9/15, 10:30 PM, E-Tronneck Show, Lady D. 312-255-0022.

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 9/7, DJ Knowledge, Christopher Robin, Derrick Carter, J-Dub. Sat 9/8, Dave Ralph, Chris Walsh, Chad Sommer, Frique & Majid. Mondays, "Heavy Rotation." Tue 9/11, DJ Jim Belanger spins trance. Thu 9/13, Richie Hawtin. 312-733-6699.

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 9/7, Miguel Migs, Darrell Woodson. Sat 9/8, DJ Heather, J-Dub. Sun 9/9, Micronaut, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron. 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 9/14, Sylk 130 with King Britt, DJ Colette. Sat 9/15, Miles Maeda & the Traveling Love Show, Synergy. Sun 9/16, Booty Kings. 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 9/7, Basement Boys. Fri 9/14, David Alvarado. 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. Fri 9/7, 10:30 PM-2 AM, DJ Swank 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. Fri 9/14, Derrick Carter. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

ALY BAIN & PHIL CUNNINGHAM Celtic Festival kick-off concert; free admission. Fri 9/14, 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JUNIOR BROWN, CHRIS WALZ Sat 9/15, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CELTIC FEST CHICAGO See Fairs & Festivals.

CHICAGO BLUEGRASS BAND Sun 9/9, 10 AM, First Presbyterian Church of Wilmette, 600 Ninth Ave., Wilmette. 847-256-3010.

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

DERAILERS Free in-store performance; see Critic's Choice. Tue 9/11, 6 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

ALISON KRAUSS & UNION STATION WITH JERRY DOUGLAS Sat 9/15, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

TERRY McNAMARA, TOM ORLAND Benefit for Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Sat 9/15, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630.

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 See Critic's Choice. Sat 9/8, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

RIDERS IN THE SKY Sat 9/15, 4 and 8 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

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

STATLER BROTHERS Fri 9/14, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900. Sat 9/15, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

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. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Cornmeal. Fri 9/14, 6 PM, John Cowan, Cornmeal. 773-478-4408.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sat 9/8, Deanna Varagona's Gospel Jubilee, Bud Melvin. Sun 9/9, 7 PM, Honkytonk Hayride. Fri 9/14, Wabash Jug Band. 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 9/7, 9:30 PM, Fair Play. Sat 9/8, 10 PM, Napper Tandy. Wed 9/12, 8:30 PM, Pat Woods. Fri 9/14, 9:30 PM, Sat 9/15, 10 PM, Dalriada. 708-687-9323.

CELTIC CROSSING 751 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Sat 9/8, Switchback. Sat 9/15, Gareth Woods. 312-337-1005.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Sat 9/15, 6 PM, Chicago Rovers, Tippler's Way, Irish Step Dancers. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Sun 9/16, 8 PM, Whitey O'Day (no cover). 847-358-9150.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 9/7, Burren Ceili Band. Sat 9/8, Brendan Loughrey & Pat Finnegan. Fri 9/14, Velvet Green. 773-282-7035.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 9/15, Clearwater Connection. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. Wed 9/12, Sean Smith. 773-489-5471.

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Sat 9/8, 9 PM, Chicago Bluegrass Band. 773-465-8005.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sat 9/15, 9:30 PM, John Williams & Dean McGraw. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/7, Switchback. Fri 9/14, Seamus O'Kane. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/14, Salthill Mines. 630-513-6300.

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

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Wed 9/12, 9 PM, Baal Tinne. 847-869-0450.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Sun 9/9 and Sun 9/16, 6:30 PM, Chicago Rovers. 773-248-3093.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Tue 9/11, 9 PM, Derailers (see Critic's Choice), Lazy Boys. Sat 9/15, 10:30 PM, Drovers, the Lash. Sun 9/16, 7 PM, Allison Moorer, Sally Timms; 10 PM, Allison Moorer, Jay Bennet. 773-525-2508.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 9/7, Josh Ritter. Fri 9/14, Sean Smith. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Thu 9/13, 8 PM, Sean Smith. 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

NORMAN BLAKE, ERIC NODEN Fri 9/14, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

BOBBY BLAND, TYRONE DAVIS, OTIS CLAY, NELLIE TRAVIS, ARTIE WHITE, FLOYD TAYLOR & JOHNNIE TAYLOR JR., CARL WRIGHT and others perform at the National Academy of Blues International Blues Festival. Sat 9/15, 6:30 and 10:30 PM, New Regal Theater, 1665 E. 79th. 773-721-9301 or 773-247-6514.

GOSPEL SLIDE Free concert. Thu 9/13, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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

PAT SMILLIE BAND Free concert. Sun 9/9, 3 PM, Indian Boundary Park, 2500 W. Lunt. 312-742-7887.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 9/7 and Fri 9/14, 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 9/7, Sat 9/8, and Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 9/11, Eddy Clearwater Band. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 9/14 and Sat 9/15, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/7 and Sat 9/8, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 9/11, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Fri 9/14 and Sat 9/15, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. 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 9/7, Carlos Johnson & the Serious Blues Band. Sat 9/8, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sun 9/9, Jimmy Burns. Mon 9/10, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 9/11, John Primer & the Real Deal. Wed 9/12, Pistol Pete. Thu 9/13, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Fri 9/14, Joanna Connor. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sat 9/8, 10 PM, Professor John Band. Sun 9/16, 11 AM, Eric Noden. 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 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. Sun 9/9, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Mon 9/10, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 9/11, Bad News Blues Band. Wed 9/12, Dave Specter. Thu 9/13, Nellie Travis. Fri 9/14, 5:30 PM, Jon McDonald (no cover); 9:30 PM, Rusty Zinn, Jerry Knight Band. Sat 9/15, 6:30 PM, Ben Stevens (no cover); 9:30 PM, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings with Gene Barge, Mike Zito. 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Mon 9/10, DJ Ethan 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 9/7 and Sat 9/8, Willie White. 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.

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.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/14, Howard & the White Boys. 815-356-9980.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 9/15, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 9/7, Tabasco Sound Kitchen. Fri 9/14, Nightcrawlers. 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 9/8, Howard Scott & the World Band. Sat 9/15, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 630-416-4898.

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

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 9/14, Gloria Shannon Band. 773-262-5767.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/14, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 9/8, 9:30 PM, Pistol Pete. Tue 9/11, 8:30 PM, Mike Wheeler Band (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Big Ray (no cover). Sat 9/15, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor Band. 708-484-3610.

HARVEY INN 17040 S. Halsted, Harvey: Sundays, 5 PM, Harmonica Jack & the Harvey Houserockers (no cover). 708-596-6927.

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

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Fri 9/7, 9 PM, R.L. Burnside (on the Main Stage). Sat 9/8, Eddie Burks. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Tue 9/11, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Wed 9/12, No Mercy Band. Thu 9/13, Chicago Playboys. Sat 9/15, Big G & the Real Deal. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar. Fri 9/7 and Fri 9/14, 6 PM, Mandy Loomis & Gene Kilty. Sat 9/8, 9 PM, Eric George Band. Sat 9/15, 9 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-245-0333.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Mondays, Chick Rodgers. Wednesdays, Marty Sammon Band. Thu 9/13, Eddy Clearwater. 312-266-2400.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 9/7, Big Jack Johnson. Sat 9/8, Laretha Weathersby & Charlie Love. Sundays, Charlie Love & Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, Howard Scott & Andre Taylor with Nellie Travis. Tuesdays, Zanne Mack Band, J.W. Williams. Thu 9/13, Charlie Love (live radio broadcast). Fri 9/14 and Sat 9/15, John Primer. 773-477-4646.

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

LADY BLUE 2953 W. Madison: Fridays, 9 PM, and Saturdays, 10 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-826-0317.

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: 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. Sat 9/15, Dave Specter. 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 9/11, Keith Scott Band. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 9/8, Rockin' Johnny Band. Wed 9/12, Keith Scott Band. Thu 9/13, Suede & Skip. Fri 9/14, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Sat 9/15, Carl Davis 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 9/7 and Sat 9/8, King Corey Band. Sundays, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue. Wed 9/12, Shirley Johnson. Thu 9/13, John Primer. Fri 9/14, Johnny Rawls. Sat 9/15, Little Smokey Smothers. 773-645-5200.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music at 8:30 PM. 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 9/7 and Sat 9/8, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues with Lurrie Bell. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wed 9/12, Sharon Lewis. Thu 9/13, pro jam hosted by Eddie Taylor Jr. Fri 9/14 and Sat 9/15, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. 773-342-0452.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/7, Lindsey Alexander. Sat 9/8, Zora Young. Fri 9/14, Chicago Express. Sat 9/15, Howard Scott. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 9/7 and Sat 9/8, Billy Flynn Blues Band. Mondays and Fri 9/14, Rockin' Johnny Band. Sat 9/15, Felix & the Cats. 773-772-6656.

VILLAGE CAFE 2132 W. Roscoe: Music at 7 PM. Sat 9/8, Cyrus Hayes. Sat 9/15, Liz Mandville Greeson. 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. Tue 9/11, Matthew Skoller, Funky Wordsmyth. 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 concert. Tue 9/11, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

AMY ARMSTRONG & FREDDY ALLEN Free concert. Tue 9/11, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, 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.

CAT CATALANI in a free performance entitled "Gershwins to Now! Favorites From the 1930s to Today." Sun 9/16, 3 PM, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton, Skokie. 847-673-7774.

CREPUSCULE Multimedia performance with artists, activists, youth, and community residents, directed by Douglas Ewart. Sun 9/16, 4 PM, Washington Park, 57th and Payne. 312-727-1676.

KURT ELLING Sat 9/15, 9:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

FROM THE EDGE WITH LAURIE LEE MOSES, DUSHON MONIQUE BROWN perform at a jazz brunch cruise aboard the Odyssey; benefit for the Lesbian Community Cancer Project. Sun 9/16, 10 AM-2 PM (ship departs at noon), at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 773-561-4662.

GEORGE GEE & HIS JUMP JIVE & WAILERS Sun 9/16, 8:30 PM (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7:30 PM), Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquet Center, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

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

JEFF LASKY TRIO Free in-store performance. Fri 9/14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

ROOM SERVICE Free concert. Sun 9/16, 2:30 PM, outdoor garden, Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S. Halsted. 312-747-6921.

DON TISCH Free in-store performance. Fri 9/14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

UPTOWN RHYTHM CLUB Fri 9/14, 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.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 9/7, noon, John Watson, Peter Roothaan, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 9/8, 6 PM, Rich Pardo with Joe Iaco & Chuck Christiansen; 9:30 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charlie Braugham. Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Wallace Burton Group; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wed 9/12, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thursdays, noon, Rich Pardo with Joe Iaco & Bill Cochran; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Jim Ryan Quintet. Fri 9/14, noon, Franz Jackson, Eric Schneider, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 9/15, 6 PM, Rich Pardo with Joe Iaco & Chuck Christiansen; 9:30 PM, Taku Akiyami, Tim Halderman, Josh Thurston Milgram, Noritaka Tavaka & Andres Castillo. 312-642-6805.

ARBOR VITAE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 9/7, Zach Brock. Sat 9/8, Leeman-Boss Duo. 630-778-9090.

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 9/7 and Sat 9/8, Detour. Sun 9/9 through Thu 9/13, Brian Danzy & the Jazzmatics. Fri 9/14 and Sat 9/15, Nick Colionne. Sun 9/16, Jade Williams & Co. 312-751-2433.

BARTON'S Park Inn, 300 Frontage, Burr Ridge: Sundays, 5 PM, 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 9/12, Airborne. 630-406-0008.

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: 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. Sat 9/15, Astral Project. 773-384-8600.

BROWN ROOM 7150 S. Exchange: Cafe with live jazz; no cover. Sat 9/15, 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.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Thu 9/13, Tim Fitzgerald Group. 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.

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. Tue 9/11, Sound in Action Trio. 773-276-3600.

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

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Thu 9/13, Ron Smith & the Lamplighters. 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Sat 9/8, Danlchaz Trio. Sat 9/15, Ron Smith & the Lamplighters. 630-435-5288.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 9/9, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. Sun 9/16, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Orchestra. 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, and Fri 9/14, 9:30 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. Sat 9/15, Alejandro Urzagasta Quartet. 773-256-1570.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 9/10, Brendan Giusti Group. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM on weekends, 7:30 PM on weeknights; no cover. Fri 9/7, Mike Finnerty Quartet. Sat 9/8, Rob Roy & the Bitters. Wednesdays, Kimberly Gordon. Thursdays, Temple Schultz with Vijay Tellis Nayak. Sat 9/15, Shawn Salmon Trio. 773-262-5767.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 9/16, 2 PM, Ellington Dynasty. 708-755-8312, 708-425-4596, or 219-923-6755.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 9/7, 9:30 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble. Sun 9/9, 8 PM, Steve Million Quartet (no cover). Mon 9/10, 8 PM, Peter Schwendener Quartet (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Sat 9/15, 10 PM, Detour with Phil Seed. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: 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. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Four Charms. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 9/14, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Astral Project; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 9/15, 8 PM, Astral Project; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 9/16, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisors Group; 11 PM, Two for Brazil. 773-878-5552.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 9/7, 9 PM, Chicago Underground Duo, New Horizons Ensemble. Mon 9/10, 9 PM, Him, Exciting Trio. Tue 9/11, 9 PM, Ernst Long, Kyle Bruckmann, and Jason Ajemian Ensemble. Wed 9/12, 8 PM, 8 Bold Souls. Thu 9/13, AACM Large Ensemble (tribute to Martin Sparks Alexander). Sun 9/16, 8 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble. 312-362-9707.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 9/9, Guillermo Gregorio/Kyle Bruckmann/Jeff Parker/Fred Lonberg-Holm/Jason Roebke. Sun 9/16, 9 PM, Alec Ramsdell/Jerry Bryerton/Dave Rempis, Shelton/Dibblee Quartet, Jeb Bishop/Fred Lonberg-Holm/Ken Vandermark. 773-935-2118.

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 9/7 through Sun 9/9, Benny Green Trio. Tue 9/11 through Sun 9/16, Frank Morgan with the Willie Pickens 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.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 9/7, 10 PM, Juli Wood Trio. Sat 9/8, 9 PM, John Goldman with Bobby Broom & Nori Tanaka. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Layni Katz & Andy Meacham/Bobby Broom & Matt Pinizotta. 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 9/9, Ikkyu. 773-252-1639.

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

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. 773-404-9494.

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, Illinois Center, 200 N. Columbus: Sat 9/8, 9 PM, Roz Ellington. Wed 9/12, 4:30 PM, Elaine Dame Duo. Thu 9/13, 9 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. 312-565-6665.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Wed 9/12, 7 PM, Marshall Vente Trio. 630-446-4001.

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

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.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sundays, 8 PM, the Ken & Jim Show (9/16 with Fareed Haque). 847-869-0450.

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

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: Fri 9/7, 9 PM, Frank Lamphere Trio. 630-629-2940.

PALAGGI'S RISTORANTE ITALIANO 10 W. Hubbard: Music after 8:30 PM. 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 9/7 and Sat 9/8, Marlene Rosenberg Quartet. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Dave Hiltebrand Trio. Fri 9/14, Tuey Connell Quartet. Sat 9/15, Erie Street. 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 9/9, 10 PM, Bruce Mak Trio. Mondays, 9:30 PM, Cory Radford/Jon Lundbom Quartet. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 9/7, 6 PM, Donny Niccolo; 9 PM, Eddie Johnson/Michael Raynor Quartet. Sat 9/8, Eldee Young/Marshall Vente Trio. Sundays, Russell Rowe Trio. Mon 9/10, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wed 9/12, Tito Carrillo Trio. Thursdays, Los Hombres Perdidos. Fri 9/14, 6 PM, Donny Niccolo; 9 PM, Scott Stevenson Quartet. Sat 9/15, Steve Million Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 9/7, Los Hombres Perdidos. Sat 9/8, Ken Chaney Trio. Tuesdays, Steve Frisbie/Liam Davis Duo. Sat 9/15, Franz Jackson Quartet. 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.

RIPROCKS 3131 Finley, Downers Grove: Music at 6 PM. Fri 9/14, Kapsalis Quartet. 630-964-0773.

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.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Wed 9/12, 9 PM, Sex Mob, Butcher Shop Quartet. 773-525-2508.

SEUL'S TAVERN & GRILL 1735 Orchard Lane, Northfield: Thu 9/13, 8 PM, Milt Trenier & Company (no cover). 847-441-8290.

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 9/7 and Sat 9/8, Loescher Trio. 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. Thu 9/13, Nicole Mitchell Trio. Fri 9/14, Malachi Thompson Freebop Band. Sat 9/15, Yapree Howell & the Spacebop Vanguard. 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 9/7, Kimberly Gordon. Fri 9/14, Joanna Ashley. 773-404-4555.

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

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thu 9/13, Jazz Tempo Trio. 312-943-7815.

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.

ELLAS Y SU RUMBA: THE WOMEN OF LATIN MUSIC Music and dance performance with Lisa Meneces, Libby Komaiko, Susan Alban, Andra Adrian, and Clara Beatriz Jaramillo. Thu 9/13, 6 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-944-6250.

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

PARI ZANGANEH 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.

COLLEEN SPRINGER, FIRST CUATRO ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO and members of Linda's Dance Studio perform at a kick-off concert for Hispanic Heritage Month. Sat 9/15, 2 PM, Humboldt branch, Chicago Public Library, 1605 N. Troy. 312-744-2244.

LOS TROVADORES perform Mexican folk music from Veracruz and La Huasteca and South American music from the Andes; free admission. Wed 9/12, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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 9/12, 10:30 PM, DJs Lulu & Luis; 11 PM, Yoli Acevedo. Sun 9/16, 5 PM, Veronica Zaid, DJ Pablo. 773-325-2233.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tue 9/11, 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: Sat 9/8, 10 PM, William Gomez con Cache Orquesta. Sun 9/9, 9 PM, Chicago Samba. Sat 9/15, 10 PM, Mambo Express. Sun 9/16, 8 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fridays, 10 PM, Casolando (on the Back Porch Stage). Thu 9/13, 8 PM, Tito Nieves. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sundays, noon-2 PM, flamenco guitarist Eugenie Danilov. 773-348-7592.

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 (see Spot Check), 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: 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

MARIE ALATALO piano, in a free recital (Haydn, Brahms, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Crumb). Sun 9/9, 4 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-492-8842.

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.

LA BOHEME Valhalla Studios production of Puccini's opera. Fri 9/14 and Sat 9/15, 7 PM, Grace United Methodist Church, 3325 W. Wrightwood. 773-342-1509.

CARIBOU COFFEE 2070 N. Clybourn: Sat 9/8, 6-9 PM, guitarist Kurt David Phillips. 773-755-7613.

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.

CHICAGO SINFONIETTA Paul Freeman, conductor, with violinist Yi-Jia Susanne Hour and dancer Lane Alexander. Sun 9/9, 2:30 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. 312-236-3681. Mon 9/10, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

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.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA VIOLIN COMPETITION Sun 9/16, 11 AM-5 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

DA CORNETO OPERA Stephen Blackwelder, conductor, in a program of opera excerpts (Bizet, Puccini, Verdi, and others). Sat 9/15, 7:30 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. Sun 9/16, 4 PM, Church of St. Hilary, Bryn Mawr and California. 847-662-2694.

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.

FULCRUM POINT with vocalist Tony Arnold and narrator Studs Terkel in a program of new music (Bowles, Wolpe, Schoenfeld, and others). Thu 9/13, 7:30 PM, School of the Art Institute, 280 S. Columbus. 773-722-5463.

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.

JULIANI ENSEMBLE with soprano Elaine Lemieux and pianist Marion Kurylo in a free concert (Debussy, Delibes, Rameau, Gounod). Mon 9/10, 12:15 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY Alan Heatherington, conductor, with pianist Jorge Federico Osorio in an all-Beethoven program. Fri 9/14 and Sat 9/15, 8 PM, Drake Theatre, Barat College, 700 E. Westleigh, Lake Forest. 847-295-2135.

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). See Critic's Choice. Sat 9/8, 7:30 PM, Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Columbus and Jackson. 312-827-5925 or 312-332-2244, ext. 5600.

WARREN MOULTON, THERESE LUDDEN, JOHN PAYONK, AND RODNEY STAPLETON tenor, soprano, baritone, and bass, with others in a free concert. Sun 9/16, 2 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6569.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC OF CHICAGO in a free performance. Sat 9/15, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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

WILLIAM JEAN RANDALL organ, in a free recital (Vierne, Walcha, Taylor, Dupre, Karg-Elert, Messiaen). Fri 9/14, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext 600.

BARBARA J. STRANGEMAN flute, with pianist Matthew Wolka in a free concert (Bach, Rodrigo, Karg-Elert). Thu 9/13, 7 PM, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

MARIA TEGZES AND GEOFFREY BERLESON soprano and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Schubert, Bowles, Verdi, traditional). Free admission. Wed 9/12, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430 or 312-744-6630.

URBAN BAROQUE (Marais, Couperin, Rameau, Monteclair, Handel, and others). Sat 9/8, 8 PM, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 616 Lake, Evanston. Sun 9/9, 7 PM, First St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1301 N. LaSalle. 847-475-8122.

MARK VALENTI piano, in a free concert. Wed 9/12, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

VERMEER QUARTET in an all-Beethoven program. Sun 9/16, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture at 1:45 PM), Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-722-5463.

CAROL WINCENC AND NANCY ALLEN flute and harp (Gorecki, Bach, Tower, Gossec, Ravel, Ibert, Bartok). Sat 9/15, 8 PM (with preconcert discussion at 7 PM), Ramsey Auditorium, Fermilab, Kirk and Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

fairs & festivals

AROUND THE COYOTE arts festival presents live music outside Club Lucky, 1824 W. Wabansia: Fri 9/7, 7-11 PM, Miles Tillman, Drowsy Birds, Tiny Hairs. Sat 9/8, 1 PM, Casey Hollis; 2 PM, Michael Strenning; 3 PM, Mr. Eugene & Nikova; 4 PM, Keyboard & Plastic Duck; 6 PM, Shelley Miller; 7 PM, Cathy Braaten; 8 PM, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots; 9 PM, Zach Brock Quintet. Sun 9/9, 1 PM, Mr. Eugene & Nikova; 2 PM, Michael Strenning; 4:30 PM, Keyboard & Plastic Duck; 6 PM, John Mitchell & Bill Mackay; 7 PM, Triage; 8:30 PM, Zach Brock Quintet. 773-342-6777.

CELTIC FEST CHICAGO features music on three Grant Park stages. Sat 9/15, Francis O'Neill Tent, Jackson and Columbus: 11:30 AM, Academy of Irish Music of Chicago; 6:15 PM, Tom Landa & the Paper Boys; 7:15 PM, Baal Tinne; 8:15 PM, Dyed in the Wool. Celtic Crossroads Stage, Jackson and Lake Shore Dr.: noon, Anish; 1 PM, John Williams & Dean Magraw; 2 PM, Bohola; 3 PM, Baal Tinne; 4 PM, Tom Landa & the Paper Boys; 5 PM, Danu. Petrillo Music Shell, Columbus and Jackson: 4 PM, Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham; 5:15 PM, Brother; 6:30 PM, Susana Seivane; 7:45 PM, De Danann. Sun 9/16, Francis O'Neill Tent: 11:30 AM, Academy of Irish Music of Chicago; 6:15 PM, Larkin Brothers; 7:15 PM, Maud's Gonne. Celtic Crossroads Stage: noon, Jeremy Kittel & Jesse Mason; 1 PM, Moore & Broaders; 2 PM, Brian Conway & Jim DeWan; 3 PM, Laurence Nugent Band; 4 PM, Danu; 5 PM, Wrigley Sisters. Petrillo Music Shell: 4 PM, Mary Jane Lamond & Friends; 5:15 PM, Trian with Liz Carroll, Billy McComisky & Daithe Sproule; 6:30 PM, Kila; 7:45 PM, De Danann. Festival also features performances by dancers and others. 312-744-3370.

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; 3 PM, Waco Brothers; 4:30 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel; 6:30 PM, Isaac Hayes; 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.

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.

GRACELAND WEST COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION NEIGHBORHOOD FESTIVAL Warner between Southport and Greenview: Sat 9/8, 11 AM-5 PM, Lisa B. Duo & others. 773-248-0357.

GUINNESS OYSTER FESTIVAL Wells between North and Goethe: Sat 9/8, 11 AM, Guitar Center/Q101 Contest Winner; 11:45 AM, Missile; 12:30 PM, Jan James; 1:30 PM, Annie Minogue; 2:30 PM, Pipes & Drums of the Chicago Police; 2:45 PM, Mike & Joe; 4 PM, Elders; 4:15 PM, Bottle of Justus; 5:30 PM, Pipes & Drums of the Chicago Police; 5:45 PM, Dave Navarro (see Spot Check); 6:45 PM, Underwater People; 7:45 PM, Alien Ant Farm; 8:30 PM, Ike Reilly; 10:30 PM, Cake. 312-868-3010.

HEINEKEN CLAMBAKE State and Walton: Fri 9/14, 5-11 PM, C.J. Chenier & others. Sat 9/15, 3-11 PM, Cecilia, Buckwheat Zydeco. 773-868-3010.

INTERNATIONAL SCANDINAVIAN FESTIVAL Vasa Park, Rte. 31 south of I-90, South Elgin: Sun 9/9, 11:15 AM, Nyckelharpa Trio; noon, Carl Johnson; 12:45 PM, Pilsner Trio; 1:15 PM, Tuuletargad; 2:30 PM, Nyckelharpa Trio; 4 PM, Illya Chumkin; 4:15 PM, Tuuletargad; 5:15 PM, Illya Chumkin. 847-824-8037.

LINCOLN SQUARE APPLEFEST Giddings Plaza, Lincoln and Lawrence: Sat 9/15, 11 AM, Country Affair. 773-728-3890.

MISERICORDIA FAMILY FESTIVAL Misericordia/Heart of Mercy, 6300 N. Ridge: Sun 9/9, noon, Emerald Society, Clinton Guitar Club; 12:30 PM, Mickey & the Memories; 1 PM, Tommy Moran; 2 PM, John Dillon Band; 2:30 PM, Misericordia Heartbreakers; 3 PM, Duffy Family Irish Musicians; 3:30 PM, Prairie Moon with Joel Daly; 3:45 PM, Music Express; 4 PM, Gerd Haughey; 4:45 PM, Brogue; 5:30 PM, Shannon Rovers. 773-973-6300.

miscellaneous

BRULE, NICOLE Free in-store performance. Mon 9/10, noon, Crow's Nest Music, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-341-9196.

CHICAGO A CAPPELLA Sat 9/15, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 773-755-1628 or 800-746-4969.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MUSICIANS RESIDENCY PROGRAM COMMUNITY SING Keith Hampton directs a free program. Sat 9/8, 2 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-294-3075.

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

CREPUSCULE Multimedia performance with artists, activists, youth, and community residents, directed by Douglas Ewart. Sun 9/16, 4 PM, Washington Park, 57th and Payne. 312-727-1676.

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

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

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

THIRD UNITY DRUM CIRCLE hosted by Rhythm Revolution; free admission. Sun 9/9, 4-7 PM, Grant Park, Columbus & Congress. 773-286-0605.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Mon 9/10, Turkish Cultural Group of Chicago. Tue 9/11, Michigan Fall Festival Frolic. Wed 9/12, Celtic Festival concert preview. Thu 9/13, Mexican Independence Day variety program. 312-346-3278.

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