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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

AC ROCK Fri 8/23, 7:30 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

AEROSMITH, KID ROCK, RUN-D.M.C. Sun 9/1, 6 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

AMBER, AUBREY, FIORI, GEORGIE PORGIE, IAN VAN DAHL, LASOO, LUCRE PARTA, SHERRIE LEA perform at Energy Blast 2002. Sat 8/24, 8 PM, Odeum, 1033 N. Villa, Villa Park. 630-941-9292 or 312-559-1212.

AMERICAN MUSIC DRIVEWAY TOUR Jay Mathes and other artists perform in local driveways and parking lots through mid-October. Fri 8/30, 7 PM, the Haupts' driveway, 635 Hiawatha, Carol Stream. Sat 8/31, 1 PM, the Kellys' driveway, 557 Brewster, Lombard. 630-495-0993.

AUDIO ID, INDUSTRY, A-SOULS perform at the 3rd annual Cloud Festival; no cover. Sat 8/24, 8 PM, Cloudland Studio, 2210 S. Halsted. 312-666-3445.

NICHOLAS BARRON Free concert. Fri 8/30, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

GREG BOERNER Free in-store performance. Fri 8/23, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

CAKE, FLAMING LIPS, DE LA SOUL, MODEST MOUSE, KINKY, HACKENSAW BOYS All-ages show. Fri 8/30, 6 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 773-561-9500 or 312-559-1212.

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

CENTIMETERS See Spot Check; free in-store performance. Sat 8/24, 3 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

CITY LIGHTS ORCHESTRA Free ballroom dance concert at Chicago Summerdance. Sun 9/1, 5 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 4 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

GENTLEMAN JUNKIE Free in-store performance. Thu 8/29, 8 PM, Tower Records, 383 Army Trail Rd., Bloomingdale. 630-582-2555.

GIPSY KINGS Sat 8/24, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

ASWAH GREGGORI & THE ENFORCERS, FELON STAR, STAR CANDY Sat 8/24, 2 PM, downtown Oak Park, Lake between Harlem and Forest, Oak Park. 708-383-4145.

HALL & OATES, TODD RUNDGREN Tue 8/27, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

MARY CLEERE HARAN & KEVIN COLE Sun 8/25, 4:30 PM, and Mon 8/26, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

TEDDY LEE ORCHESTRA Free ballroom dance concert at Chicago Summerdance. Sun 8/25, 5 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 4 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, CARBON LEAF Thu 8/29, 7 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

MAYSA from the group Incognito performs as part of the Neo Soul Explosion series; McKenzie Burns Project opens. Wed 8/28, 7 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

METHADONES, PLAN A PROJECT, LOS JUDIDOS Sat 8/24, 5 PM, Swayze Compound, 2244 W. 23rd. 773-737-3714.

MOBB DEEP, SLUM VILLAGE, DOUG E. FRESH at the Kool Mixx national DJ competition; no cover. Sun 9/1, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 877-604-5665.

MARTIN NIEVERA, LANI M. Sat 8/31, 7:30 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

SUZANNE PETRI performs Broadway show tunes. Fri 8/23, 1 PM, Chicago WaterWorks Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 312-744-6630 or 877-244-2246.

CHRIS ROBINSON 18 & over show; sold out. Sun 8/25, 8:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

DAVE ROHBOCK Free in-store performance. Fri 8/30, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

ROMANCE LANGUAGE: FRENCH SONGS FOR LOVERS with Johnny Frigo, Claudia Hommel, Bob Moreen & bassist Jim Cox. Fri 8/23 and Sat 8/24, 8 PM, and Sun 8/25, 7 PM, Royal George Theatre Center, 1641 N. Halsted. 312-988-9000 or 312-559-1212.

SANTANA, RUSTED ROOT Fri 8/23, 7:30 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

JOE SATRIANI, DREAM THEATER Wed 8/28, 7 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

BOZ SCAGGS Fri 8/23, 6:30 and 9:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

SEANCE DIVINE Free concert at Chicago Summerdance. Sat 8/31, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

SECOND HAND POETS Free in-store performance. Sat 8/24, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

SEVEN DAY RUN Free in-store performance. Fri 8/30, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

SLAYER, SOULFLY, IN FLAMES, DOWNTHESUN All-ages show; sold out. Fri 8/23, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

SOUTHSIDE ORPHANS, DEREK ERDMAN, JEJUNE perform at Filmstock. Fri 8/23, 7 PM, Satori, 3717 N. Ravenswood. 773-755-0936.

THIN MAN, DANTE'S VOODOO CABARET, SPIRES THAT IN THE SUNSET RISE perform at the Tingle-Tangle Menagerie, which includes burlesque acts and performance art. Sat 8/31, 9 PM, Pilsen Cafe, 2110 S. Halsted. 312-226-2211.

TOOL, TOMAHAWK Thu 8/29, 7:30 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

TWINE, GREG DAVIS, WARMDESK, CRAQUE, M. MERCER Sat 8/24, 9 PM, Deadtech, 3321 W. Fullerton. 773-395-2844.

LUTHER VANDROSS, GERALD LEVERT, ANGIE STONE, MICHELLE WILLIAMS Sun 8/25, 8 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

CAROLYN WEHNER Free concert. Wed 8/28, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

THE WHO, ROBERT PLANT Sat 8/24, 7:30 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

WOMAN TALK: THE WTLK RADIO SHOW with Carol Moss, Helen Merrier, Laurie Sucher & Carol Weston. Wed 8/28, Thu 8/29, and Sat 8/31, 8 PM, and Sun 9/1, 7 PM, Royal George Cabaret Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted. 312-988-9000.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 8/23, 10 PM, Rainer Maria, Owen, the Reputation. Sat 8/24, 10 PM, Rico Bell & the Snakehandlers, Richard Buckner & Jon Langford, Nomad Planets. Wed 8/28, 9 PM, Chicago Underground Film Festival Awards Ceremony with Cobra Verde, Kaspar Hauser, Reagan National Crash Diet. Thu 8/29, 9 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute band; no cover). Sat 8/31, 10 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Daybirds, Spokane. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: Music after 9 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, DJ M Pulse. Mon 8/26, Dave Tamkin. 312-337-4349.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ed Vantage. 773-348-5100.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Music at 5:30 PM. Fri 8/23, Guitarman Dave. Saturdays, DJ Double J. Sundays, DJ Ryan. Thu 8/29, Mighty Joe. Fri 8/30, Michael Rodio. 847-397-3100.

BALLY MUCK 1930 Grand, Waukegan: Thursdays, 8 PM, acoustic singer/songwriter showcase and open stage with Eric Mickler, Chris Sipos & Johnny Rocker. 847-244-5636.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington, Barrington: Fridays, 9 PM, DJs spin. Wednesdays, 8 PM, A.C.E. open mike. 847-381-8585.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 8/23, 9:15 PM, Rebecca's Statue, Jet Set Cutie, Mathie, Asher. Sat 8/24, J. Davis Trio, Shadow Tribe, Lynna Figueroa. Sun 8/25, 7 PM, Paul Draws Blank, Bleeding Turnips. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 8/27, Jason Loewenstein (see Spot Check), Brick Layer Cake. Wed 8/28, Baseball Furies, Holy Ghosts, Red Lights. Thu 8/29, Wayne Healy, Soul Shakedown. Fri 8/30, Deans, Mayflies USA, Apple Cake. Sat 8/31, I Decline, Helen Stellar, Powerknobs. 773-281-4444.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Upstairs in the Entertainment Center: Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Frank Raven. 773-435-0130.

BIRD'S NEST 2500 N. Southport: No cover. Fridays, 9 PM, DJ Anacron. 773-472-1502.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sat 8/24, 10 PM, Cattle Queen. Sun 8/25, noon, Laura Glyda. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 8/23, Speargrass, Seed Band. Sat 8/24, Hushdrops perform Tommy. Sundays, Terrapin Flyer. Tue 8/27, Lotus. Wednesdays, pro funk jam. Sat 8/31, Oucho Sparks. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 8/23, Sonnets. Sat 8/24, Whiskey Road. Wednesdays, open jam session hosted by Brother John. Fri 8/30, Penny Dreadful. Sat 8/31, RUR. 708-387-0050.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music after 7 PM. Fri 8/23, Paul McKinney. Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike. Fri 8/30, Nikki & Eleni. 847-550-1127.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). Sun 9/1, Kim Ruehl, Chicks That Kick With Becky Sharp & Andrea Bunch. 773-348-8536.

BURNING AMBITIONS 19 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Fri 8/23, 9 PM, Biff & the Waybacks. 847-358-0200.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 8/23, Tumbleweed. Sat 8/24, Beatle Brothers. Tue 8/27, 7:30 PM, Pop Lincoln. Fri 8/30, 9 PM, L.U.V. Sat 8/31, Douglas & Tucker. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Country dance lessons at 7:30 PM Fridays through Tuesdays. Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays, DJ Sux. Mondays, DJ Pat B. Thursdays, DJs Pat B., Mike G. & Rosco. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 8/23, Torturing Elvis. Sun 8/25, Chi-Town Reggae. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Fri 8/30, Jimbo Delta. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 8/23, Doxies, Pistol Whipped, Sara Osmer. Sat 8/24, the Means, Grafton. 312-922-6392.

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

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Fri 8/23, 9 PM, Organic Mind Unit, Free Basic, Psychosomatic. Sat 8/24, 10 PM, Scandal Us. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Sat 8/31, 9 PM, Chi & the Cosmic Caravan. 773-743-5650.

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Nicholas Barron. 773-477-3661.

CIRCLE INN 7300 Circle Ave., Forest Park: Sat 8/24, 10 PM, Mythic Figs, Pot Luck. 708-771-2123.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: Fri 8/23, 9 PM, Amber. 773-325-2233.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and rock music 8 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. 773-489-0379.

CLUB PM 2047 N. Milwaukee: DJs El Prieto, Alex Perez, Fantazma & Sombra spin Saturdays after 9 PM; live Latin rock bands in the Dirty Worm Room at 11 PM. 773-489-9600.

COCOABEAN EXPRESSIONS 7007 N. Glenwood: Fri 8/23, 9 PM, Ajoite Afro-Rock Ensemble. Saturdays, 9 PM, One Voice open mike for music, comedy, spoken word, and poetry. 773-274-6057.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/23, Drawing a Blank. Sat 8/24, Dry County. Wednesdays, open mike. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 8/24, Rockin' Riviera Review. Sat 8/31, Exceptions. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/23, P1, Star Candy, DJ Emo. Sat 8/24, Air This Side of Caution, Bryterm Ophura. Wed 8/28, 9:30 PM, Clutch, Five Horse Johnson, Disengage. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, unsigned band showcase (8/29 with Left Setter, Blackmaker, Amanda Williams & Pimps). Fri 8/30, King Solomon's Grave, the Dog & Everything. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 8/23, Stylus, Bryter. Sat 8/24, Michael McDermott (benefit for Midwest Brain Injury Clubhouse). Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 8/30, Fabulous Janes, Mr. Hand. Sat 8/31, Catfight. 847-541-4700.

CUCINA BELLA 1612 N. Sedgwick: Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Suzanne Petri. 312-274-1119.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Cabaret Room and in the Piano Bar. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 8/23, 8 PM, "Across a Crowded Room" (see Critic's Choice); 10:30 PM, Suzanne Petri. Sat 8/24 and Sat 8/31, 8 PM, "Across a Crowded Room" (see Critic's Choice); 10:30 PM, Dina Joy Byrd (tribute to Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday & Dinah Washington). Sun 8/25, 9 PM, and Wed 8/28 through Fri 8/30, 8 PM, "Across a Crowded Room" (see Critic's Choice). Sun 9/1, 7 PM, Pamela Sue Fox (tribute to Jerome Kern). In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 5 PM, Gwen Pippen; 8 PM, Andrew Blendermann. Saturdays, 5 PM, Gwen Pippen; 8 PM, Vernon Larsen. Sundays and Mondays, 9 PM, Vernon Larsen. Thursdays, 9 PM, Andrew Blendermann. 773-278-1830.

DEJA VU 2624 N. Lincoln: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ MD. Saturdays, DJs Ethan David & Johnny Price. Sundays, DJ Freddie O. Wednesdays, DJ Ed Vantage. Thursdays, 10 PM, Bandoleros, DJ Ed Vantage. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 8/25, DJ MC Fester (tribute to Keith Moon). Mon 8/26, DJ Dave Chamberlain spins punk. Tue 8/27, DJ Jen B. spins music by Queens of the Stone Age. Wed 8/28, DJ Tracy Dear spins country & western. Thu 8/29, 8 PM, Nightwatch, DJ Casino El Camino & others. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 8/23, 10 PM, Hot Snakes (see Critic's Choice), Beehive & the Barracudas (see Critic's Choice), Red-Eyed Legends. Sat 8/24, 10 PM, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings (see Critic's Choice), New Alcindors, Sol Reys, Mr. Crippitt. Tue 8/27, 9 PM, Audio ID, NYR, Thing 3. Wed 8/28, 9 PM, Crash Poet, Janus, Stigma Doll, Nuisance. Thu 8/29, 9 PM, Lyla Stone, Ruth Buzzy, Like Young. Fri 8/30, 10 PM, V90, Water on Electricity, Rev Luv. Sat 8/31, 10 PM, Second Seed, Synge, American Motherload, Plura. Sun 9/1, 10 PM, Liquid Soul. 773-489-3160.

DRAGONFLY 1206 N. State: Wednesdays, 11 PM, Bandoleros. 312-204-9991.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/23, Rubber. Sat 8/24, Mooch. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 8/30, Catfight. Sat 8/31, Over 21. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays (on two stages), 8 PM Sundays, 9 PM Mondays, and 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 8/23, Quantum Leep, Scheme, Shine On. Sat 8/24, Other. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, 20 Over (no cover). Thursdays, Catfight. Fri 8/30, Core, Blackout, Dave Andersen. Sat 8/31, Rubber, Colonel Stem. Sun 9/1, 7 PM, O Us; 8 PM, Thunk, Planet Whitey; 9 PM, Tracer X; 9:15 PM, Shards; 10 PM, No Love Lost; 10:45 PM, Dave Tamkin; 11 PM, Diamond Rexx; midnight, Dave Uhrich. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/23, Penny Dreadful, AKA, the Effect, Naked & Shameless. Sat 8/24, Planeta de Crystal, El Guapo, Nectar, Descarga. Sundays, Sumo. Tue 8/27, Audreys, Eeqwa, Anny. Wed 8/28, 28if, the Changes. Thu 8/29, Urn, Conscious Pool, Wonderlust. Fri 8/30, Easy Tiger, Serilian, Blues Monks. Sat 8/31, Three Card Guts, Toe, Lindsie, Fazer. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/23, Further Notice. Sat 8/24, Eric McCabe/Brian Lupo Band. Sat 8/31, Big Witness. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 8/23, 10 PM, Cex, K-Rad, Atropa, Western Automatic, DJ Bob. Sat 8/24, 10 PM, Duvall, Watchers, Chinup Chinup, DJ Wayne Montana. Sun 8/25, 9 PM, Eleventh Dream Day (see Spot Check), Pinebender, Red Star Belgrade. Mon 8/26, 9:30 PM, My Secret Service, Danger Adventure, Plane. Thu 8/29, 9:30 PM, Sterling, Che Arthur, Rope. Fri 8/30, 10 PM, Pedal Steel Transmission, Soledad Brothers, Ponys. Sat 8/31, 9 PM, Mid-States, Aspera, L'spaerow, Arco Flute Foundation. 773-276-3600.

EPITOME 2347 S. Michigan: Wed 8/28, 6 PM, DJ Byron Williams spins soul, hip-hop, and R&B; 8 PM, Jon Pierce, DL. 312-326-2300.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: Music at 7 PM. Fri 8/23, Beatnix. 312-266-1944.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Sundays, DJs spin metal and industrial. Mondays, DJs spin punk rock. 773-395-2700.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: DJs spin after 8 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, DJ Lime. Wednesdays, DJ Richie Rich. 847-587-9677.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM Thursdays, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. Fri 8/23, World Class Noise. Sat 8/24, X-Side. Sat 8/31, Dogs on the Side. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, open mike with Hiatus. Sat 8/31, Hiatus. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fridays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Tim Trojanowski. Thu 8/29, 2 PM, Kristene Hiepler. Sat 8/31, 8 PM, Cassandra. 630-922-9821.

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

FIESTA CANTINA 3407 N. Clark: Sat 8/24, 1 PM, Aaron Samuels & Chris Mordecai; 5 PM, Orange Whip; 9 PM, DJ Dan the Man. Sun 8/25, 1 PM, Church Dog; 5 PM, Joe Dex; 9 PM, Mighty Joe. 773-305-1115.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly at 7 PM. Fri 8/23, Redline, Black Cat Music, Switchblade Romance. Sat 8/24, 8 PM, Witnesses, Alarm Clocks, New Constitution, Also Musico. Sun 8/25, All, Armstrong, Wretch Like Me, Someday I. Mon 8/26, Boils. Tue 8/27, 41 Rivers, Naughty Candy, Roy G. Biv. Wed 8/28, 6 PM, Klipspringer, Imports, Brokedowns, Afterproject. Thu 8/29, Tubring, Ghost Arcade, Laymen's Terms. Fri 8/30, No Doctors, Sightings, New Brutalism, Pankration. Sat 8/31, Calvary, Fourth Rotor, Funeral Diner, End Transmission. Sun 9/1, Paper Chase, King Coda. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 8/24, 9:30 PM, Steve Forbert, Kevin Gordon. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open stage hosted by Link Freeman. Thu 8/29, 9 PM, Leave, Inchworm. Sat 8/31, 10 PM, C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band. 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.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 8/23, Core. Sat 8/24, Robbie Fulks. Sundays, open jam session (no cover). Sat 8/31, Hit List. 847-821-1234.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Mondays through Thursdays, 8 PM, Jack Crofoot. 773-528-4033.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Fridays, 9 PM, DJ Zion & Brian Paul. Sat 8/24, 9 PM, Edmer. Thu 8/29, Cryin' Souls. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Fri 8/23, Riptones. Fri 8/30, Harmony Riley. 630-416-4898.

FREDDY'S RIBHOUSE 26 W. Hubbard: Nightly at 8 PM, Howl at the Moon dueling baby grand piano players lead a sing-along. 312-863-7427.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays through Sundays, DJ JC. Mondays, DJ Seoul spins punk and alternative. 773-248-3330.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: Sun 8/25, 10 PM, Chicago Underground Film Festival show with Breath Control, DJs spinning hip-hop, and a human beatbox competition. 312-666-1695.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 8/23, Sunspots. Sat 8/24, Fifty Pound Head, Cats on Smack. Mon 8/26, Nancy & Girlfriends. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Sara Sara. Fri 8/30, Naomi Ashley & County Fair, Lone Assassins. Sat 8/31, Outlaw Family Band, Johnny Five Gallon. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 8/23, 5:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9 PM, Alexandra Billings & Jim Rollins. Saturdays, 10 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Jeff Roscoe. Mondays, 9 PM, Mark Farris. Tue 8/27, 9 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Wed 8/28, 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Thu 8/29, 5:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Fri 8/30, 5:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 8/23, 7:30 PM, Jim Wright & Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 8/24, 7:30 PM, Nakia Reynoso; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sundays, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Dan Stetzel. Wed 8/28, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Thu 8/29, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 10:30 PM, Cissy Connor & Lex McCauley. Fri 8/30, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 8/31, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 10 PM, Mark Farris. 773-348-1053.

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

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Little Roach. 773-871-4210.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 8/23, Halfway Jane. Sat 8/24, Smittyvision. Wed 8/28, 9 PM, Michael Jackson's Karaoke Cult. 773-549-9624.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 1800 N. Clybourn: Thursdays, 9 PM, local music showcase and open stage. 312-915-0071.

GOVNOR'S PUBLIC HOUSE 220 Randall, Lake in the Hills: Music after 9 PM. Sat 8/24, Six Strings Down. Thu 8/29 and Sat 8/31, Denny Diamond (Neil Diamond tribute). 847-658-4700.

GRANDPA'S PLACE 1868 Prairie, Glenview: Fridays, 6 PM, Frank Raven & Jim Desmond. 847-724-1390.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 10 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 8/23, Hypnofugue, the Industry. Sat 8/24, Mono No Aware, Proyecto Mirage, DJs K-Y & Peccaui. Sundays, DJ B. Wednesdays, DJs Mike & Blake. 773-472-5139.

HANG TIME 624 N. York, Elmhurst: Tue 8/27, 7 PM, Tim Nolan. 630-279-1100, ext. 7108.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: Fridays, 9:30 PM, Apsara's Dreaming. DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Saturdays and Thursdays. 312-527-5600.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 8/23, 10 PM, Chicago Underground Film Festival show with Orso, Bric-a-Brac, Bosco & Jorge. Sat 8/24, 10 PM, Psychedelic Watermelon Fest with Mr. Rudy Day, HOTS; 12:30 AM, DJ Sheer Magic Team. Sun 8/25, 9:30 PM, Centimeters (see Spot Check), Black Cat Music, Abraham. Mon 8/26, 10 PM, Cantina: Nora O'Connor & Matt Weber (no cover). Wed 8/28, 8 PM, Torturing Elvis, Benny Elvis & others (benefit for Sang Froid Theatre Company). Thu 8/29, 9:30 PM, Buddy Revelles, Phil Mosberg Quartet, Eric Roth & the Silver Schmateez. Fri 8/30, 9 PM, Jay Bennett & Edward Burch, Will Johnson. Sat 8/31, 10 PM, Tigersaw, Sue Garner, Liz Janes; 12:30 AM, DJ Dreamberg. 773-227-4433.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Thu 8/29, Love on the Rocks (Neil Diamond tribute), Frawd. 773-348-0009.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 8/23, Jack Straw. Sat 8/24, Dreaming Tree, Tugboat, Airport Lounge. Wednesdays, open mike. Thu 8/29, Rose Grey, Othercide. Fri 8/30, Johnny Five Gallon, Josh Holmes Band. Sat 8/31, Opal Candy, Shooting Blanks, Mind Charger. 773-929-0944.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Reggae, soca, punta, and soul music at 10 PM. Thursdays, open mike with the Shifters. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 8/27, 8 PM, Family Tree. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 8/24, Poetic Odysseys. Tuesdays, Maya. Thursdays, spoken word and music open mike with Soul People. Fri 8/30, Tecora Rogers. 773-486-4093.

HOULIHAN'S 56 Oak Brook Centre, Oak Brook: Thu 8/29, 8:30 PM, Dave Andersen. 630-573-0220.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/23, Toots & the Maytals, Seven Day Run. Sat 8/24, 6:15 PM, Lucky Boys Confusion, Eyeliners, All-American Rejects (sold out); 11:45 PM, Lucky Boys Confusion, Ultimate Fakebook, All-American Rejects. Sun 8/25, Judas Priest, Premium. Fri 8/30, Smithereens, Holding Mercury, Joe Bigsley. Sat 8/31, Jerry Jeff Walker, Juleps. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 4:30 PM. Fri 8/23, E-Mics. Tue 8/27, Thu 8/29, and Fri 8/30, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar; no cover. Fri 8/23, 8 PM, Second Nature. 312-245-0333.

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: Music from 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Evan Coleman. Saturdays, DJs Mass Transit & Spinello. Sundays, Magellan's Sphere. Tuesdays, DJs Amanda & Brock spin 80s electronica & Britpop. Thursdays, DJs spin jazz. 773-394-2066.

JAVA OASIS 2240 S. Michigan: Tuesdays, 7 PM, People's Vocal Reactionary Liberation Movement hosted by Danny Devine & discopoet Khari B. 312-328-1216.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 8/23, Victor Wooten & His Brotherly Band, Underwater People. Sat 8/24, Then Again, Epic, Quarterlife. Wed 8/28, Twista, Qwazaar Juice, Animal House, DJ 5th Element. Fri 8/30, Afrodisiacs, Voices, Arthur Lee. Sat 8/31 and Sun 9/1, Mike & Joe. 312-337-3486.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-477-3330.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 8/24, 9:30 PM, Paris D. & Hyper Harp. 773-348-7592.

KITSCH'N 2005 W. Roscoe: Restaurant and beer garden; no cover. Wed 8/28, 8 PM, John San Juan. 773-248-7372.

LABOTOMY 2048 W. Division: Fri 8/23, 9:30 PM, DJ Messy Stench; 10:30 PM, Slippery Elm. Fri 8/30, 9 PM, Justin C. Rounds; 10 PM, Slippery Elm. 773-394-2055.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/23, Epic, the District, Pie Eyed Pete. Sat 8/24, Beatnik Turtle, Tony Lang Band, Epicycle. Wed 8/28, Say Uncle, Know Boundaries, Missing the Point. Fri 8/30, Julius Bragg, Leisure McCorkle. Sat 8/31, Mabel Mabel, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. 773-975-0505.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Janelle's Three, DJ Johnny Price. 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. Mondays, Mike O'Connell. Tuesdays, Rich Gonshak, Todd Harper. Wednesdays, Herb & Mike, DJ JSJ. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Music at 10 PM. Thursdays, open mike. 773-384-1040.

LINCOLN SQUARE LANES 4874 N. Lincoln: Fri 8/23, 10 PM, Polkaholics. 773-561-8191.

LONG ROOM 1612 W. Irving Park: Sundays, 10:30 PM, Nicholas Barron & Galaxy 5. 773-665-4500.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 8/23, 10 PM, Phil Angotti & the Idea. Sat 8/24, 10 PM, Last Caress, Ethyline. Sun 8/25, 9 PM, Blue Shade Witness, Suite 13. Tue 8/27, 8 PM, "Local Vocal Brew" with Wendy Morgan. Wed 8/28, 10 PM, Kick the Cat. Thu 8/29, 9 PM, Poorhouse Bastards. Fri 8/30, 10 PM, Sagtown Hustlers, Sober Dozi. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/23, the Good, Down the Line. Sat 8/24, John Brown's Body, Stone. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Terrapin Nation. Thu 8/29, Daniel James Band, RD Roth. Fri 8/30, Detholz, Quasar Wut Wut, Roho. Sat 8/31, 9:30 PM, 56 Hope Road, Llama, Mudita. 773-404-9494.

MELANGE BLUE 2809 Butterfield, Oak Brook: Restaurant and tapas bar; no cover. Fridays, 4:30 PM-1 AM, DJs spin. Saturdays, 5:30 PM, Steve Blair & the Melange Blue Band; 8:30 PM-2 AM, DJs spin. 630-571-3600.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 8/23, 9 PM, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, Harmony Riley, Cedarcase, Shurman (18 & over show). Sat 8/24, 9 PM, Synth City with Green Velvet (see Post No Bills), A.R.E. Weapons (see Critic's Choice), Soviet, Avenue D, Venue, Feed the Machine (18 & over show). Sun 8/25, 6:30 PM, Silent Treatment, 504 Plan, Troubled Hubble, Audible Campaign (all-ages show). Thu 8/29, 9 PM, Turner Joy, Magnus, Triple Process, Lax (18 & over show). Fri 8/30, 7 PM, Taproot, Deadsy, Dredge (all-ages show); 11:30 PM, Steepwater Band, Old #8 (18 & over show). Sat 8/31, 9 PM, Shiner, Detachment Kit, We Ragazzi (18 & over show). Sun 9/1, 6:30 PM, Tracer, Mira, Absinthe Blind, Whimsical (all-ages show). 773-549-0203.

METRO DELI & CAFE Union Station, Canal & Adams: Music at 3:30 PM; no cover. Fri 8/23, Neil Rose Band. Fri 8/30, Fabulous Frank & Dave Show. 312-655-0600.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Fri 8/23, 9 PM, Atomic Martinis. 630-446-4001.

MIKE DITKA'S Tremont Hotel, 100 E. Chestnut: Wednesdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, John Vincent (tribute to Frank Sinatra). 312-587-8989.

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

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 8/24, Steve Roth & Michele Rante. 847-259-9724.

MULLEN'S 3527 N. Clark: DJs spin Fridays and Saturdays at 9 PM. 773-325-2319.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 8/23, Rewound, the Itch. Sat 8/24, Los Gatos Diablos, Functional Blackouts, Busy Kids, Indignants. Sun 8/25, the Rope, Hot Dog City. Tue 8/27, Former Teenage Idols, Blaked, Adam. Wed 8/28, Bring Your Sister. Thu 8/29, Moist Guitars, Dine. 773-486-7774.

NARCISSE 710 N. Clark: Wednesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Slowe spins 80s alternative. 312-274-9500.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 8/23, 10 PM, Pedal Steel Transmission, Los Hombres Perdidos. Sat 8/24, 9:30 PM, Diverse, Pacifics, Contraband, DJs Teebot & Anomaly. Mondays, 9 PM, Sound Reflections with DJs Teebot & Anomaly. Fri 8/30, 9 PM, Stewed Tomatoes, Tom Yore. Sat 8/31, 9:30 PM, Phonographic Scientists, Bamski, Iomos Marad. 847-869-0450.

NITE CAP 5007 W. Irving Park: Sat 8/31, 10 PM, Broken Finger, Genral Patton & His Privates, Heliport. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Mon 8/26, 8 PM, Angels in the Round with Emily Curtis, Jodi Sheeler & Gabrielle. Thursdays, 8 PM, Grinder gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (8/29 with Selly Thiam & Nedra Johnson). 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/23, Sono, Cordy, Kiss & Ride. Sat 8/24, Chin Chin, DJs Lil' Shalimar & Wilder. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Wed 8/28, Pelican, Flatline. Fri 8/30, Rock Star Club, Wheelie, Douglas Kings. Sat 8/31, the Deep. 773-489-0011.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, Johnny Rome (no cover). 630-782-9091.

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln, DeKalb: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/23, Pimps, Blaked, Neptune's Crush, Saving Face. Sat 8/24, Mike & Joe, Goldstars. Thu 8/29, Seed Band. Fri 8/30, Psychosomatic. Sat 8/31, Fixate. Sun 9/1, Pelao, Breathe, Power Vibe (18 & over show). 815-758-2715.

PARAGON WEST 901 Lakehurst, Waukegan: Restaurant. Fri 8/23, 9 PM, Deja Voodoo. 847-473-0023.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/23, 8 PM, Zirkus Zideshow; 10 PM, Creepy D, the Girls. Sun 8/25, 7 PM, Dolly Varden. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Wed 8/28, Interociter, Jesus & the Devil. Thu 8/29, Treacle, the Space. Fri 8/30, Pete Berwick & the Renegades, Toni Baloni. Sat 8/31, Sonnets, Son of Dad, Lucky Jackson. Sun 9/1, 7 PM, Trapeze Unit; 10 PM, Deans, Big Buildings. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Thursdays, 8:30 PM, Los Hombres Perdidos. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Thu 8/29, the Nod. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Sat 8/24, Wild Ones. 815-477-0340.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 8/24, Rock Candy. Sat 8/31, Dae. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/23, the Blast. Sat 8/24, 7Deez. Thu 8/29, Paul Allodi. Fri 8/30, 4 Man Band, Sat 8/31, Prowlers. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/23, Sixty-Eights, Drexel, Millimeters Mercury. Sat 8/24, Trash Brats, Rules of Attraction. Thu 8/29, Black-Eyed Snakes, Tijuana Hercules, Velcro Lewis & His 100 Proof Band. Fri 8/30, Like Young, Mountain Men, Tomsawyer, Dolorous Canter. Sat 8/31, Tummler, Brothers of Conquest, Melt. Sun 9/1, Autumn Waking, Arco Flute Foundation. 773-248-3093.

Q NIGHTLIFE 358 W. Ontario: Sundays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Miss Kimm. 312-409-7772.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. Wed 8/28, Ex-Astronauts. Sat 8/31, Polkaholics. 773-276-9730.

QUIGLEY'S 43 E. Jefferson, Naperville: Fri 8/23, 9 PM, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute). 630-428-4274.

RACHEL'S CAFE & BOOKS 734 E. Schaumburg, Schaumburg: Coffeehouse plays music by Morrissey and the Smiths 8:30 AM-5:30 PM. 847-310-9678.

RAM RESTAURANT & BREWERY 700 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Wed 8/28, 7 PM, Dave Andersen. 847-520-1222.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

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, 8 PM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McCloury; 11:45 PM, Arturo Santana. Tuesdays, 8 PM, John Zamojcin; 11:45 PM, Phil Baron & Ruby Harris. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; 11:45 PM, Gary Philips. Thursdays, 8 PM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McCloury; 11:45 PM, Peter Miletic. 312-640-1000.

RILEY'S ROCK HOUSE 110 N. Lake, Aurora: Fri 8/23, 6 PM, Oxymoron, Pistol Grip, Beltones, the Forgotten (all-ages show). 630-896-1031.

RIPROCKS 3131 Finley, Downers Grove: Music at 6 PM. Fri 8/23, 6 PM, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr; 10 PM, Mr. Myers. Fri 8/30, Desi Brothers. 630-964-0773.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/23, Lounge Puppets. Sat 8/24, Dollhouse. Fri 8/30, Weathered (Creed tribute), Ire. Sat 8/31, Dawn Patrol. 630-543-3101.

SAM MAGUIRE'S 39 Orland Square Dr., Orland Park: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/23, Two Strung Out. Sat 8/24, Brothers in Arms. 708-460-1771.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sat 8/24, 7 PM, Anne Harris, Al Rose; 10 PM, Cells (see Spot Check), Kim, Kissinger. Sun 8/25, 8 PM, Wicks, Michael Heaton Band. Mon 8/26, 9 PM, Scott Tuma, Abandoned Silos, Leon Chance & the Longshots. Wed 8/28, 8 PM, the Ghost (see Spot Check), Honor System, Deminer. Fri 8/30, 10 PM, Tommy Keene, Cane Corso, Boggs. Sat 8/31, 10 PM, Swearing at Motorists, Pegasus, Early Day Miners, Jason Traeger. Sun 9/1, 9 PM, Stu Davis, Katie Todd. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 8/24, Aenima (Tool tribute band), Weathered (Creed tribute band). 630-372-2900.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Sat 8/31, 7 PM, Microphones, Jason Anderson, Wolf Colonel, Fort Rile Dog. 773-227-3617.

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

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: In the upstairs Cabaret Room: Fri 8/23, 10 PM, Josh Richter Band, Zzaje. Sat 8/24, 10 PM, Eratik Statik, Brother El, DJs Rude One, Doc West, GT & J Smut. In the lounge: Mondays, 8 PM, acoustic open mike hosted by Ciso Lobo. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, hip-hop open mike hosted by Undecided One & Rexford. Thursdays, 11 PM, Bad News Jones. Fri 8/30, 9:30 PM, Family of Souls, Yours Truly, King James, Segway. Sat 8/31, 10 PM, Regional DJ Mixx competition. 773-278-6600.

SWANK 710 N. Wells: Mondays, 8 PM-2 AM, DJ Slowe spins 80s synth wave, alternative, gothic, industrial & dance. 312-274-9500.

TIME OUT WEST 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 8/24, None Too Soon. 630-213-1006.

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

TRACE 3714 N. Clark: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by the Polyrhythmic Arts Collective. 773-477-3400.

T'S 5025 N. Clark: Sundays, noon-3 PM, Dylan Rice. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike with Sexual Chocolate. 773-784-6000.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays and Mondays. Fri 8/23, 7 PM, Tom Orland, Terry MacNamara, Sue Demel, Jenny McCarthy Biennemann, Diggy. Sat 8/24, 6 PM, Mazurka. Sun 8/25, Jaia Suri, Julie Frost, Greg Klyma. Mondays, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Wed 8/28, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Ellen Rosner, J for Jules, Jules Taylor, Laura Doherty. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/23, Urban Twang, Kate Brunner, Dang. Sat 8/24, Dante's Voodoo Cabaret. Wednesdays, rock 'n' roll karaoke with live band. Fri 8/30, Megaphone Crooners. Sat 8/31, Iam Groove, Seven Day Run. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Sundays, 10 PM, Heather Horton Band. Mondays, 2 AM, Steve Kouba. Thursdays, 8 PM, Joe Thomas; 10 PM, Joe Thomas Band; 1 AM, Koko Brunson. 312-266-7761.

VAUGHAN'S PUB 2917 N. Sheffield: No cover. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam with Anto & Tony C. 773-281-8188.

VIADUCT 3111 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/23, WLUW's Steven in the Evening farewell showcase with Box-o-Car, the Millions, DJ Lucifer Sam. Wed 8/28, Farm Team, Gutwrench, Muchacha. Sat 8/31, DJ Chris Johnson. 773-296-6024.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: Fri 8/30, 9 PM, Katy Lied (Steely Dan tribute). 312-266-2114.

WEBSTER WINE BAR 1480 W. Webster: No cover. Mondays, 10 PM, Sticky Lupree. 773-868-0608.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Saturdays, open mike. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/23, Ark Band. Sat 8/24, P1, Dub Dis. Sun 8/25, Gizzae. Mondays, Blue Groove Lounge with Juice & Dirty. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesdays, DJ Kojo & friends. Thu 8/29, Capoeria. Fri 8/30, Baaro. Sat 8/31, Aswah Greggori, I & I, Flex Crew, Kwame. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 8 PM on weeknights. Fri 8/23, 1000 Vertical Ft., Lotus. Sat 8/24, Katie Todd, Torben Floor, Johnny Monaco. Mon 8/26, Shelley Miller & Anthony Whitaker (with poet Todd Heldt), Alex Dent. Tue 8/27, Mr. Blotto. Wed 8/28, Andy Band. Thu 8/29, Shanti Groove, Family of Souls. Fri 8/30, Halias, Yamagata. Sat 8/31, Kongfuzi, New Math. Sun 9/1, Homunculus, Church Dog. 773-929-1300.

ZAFIRE 1529 W. Armitage: Thu 8/29, 9 PM, Countrified. 312-431-1330.

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ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Louie V. Saturdays, DJ Pat B. Tuesdays, DJ M-Pulse. 815-356-6000.

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

BABALU 1645 W. Jackson: DJs spin merengue, bachata, house, and disco 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-733-3512.

BAR THIRTEEN 1944 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-3 AM Saturdays, and 8 PM-2 AM Sundays. Fridays, DJ Mig. Saturdays, DJ Dave Britton. Sundays, DJs Shon Dervis & A+ spin downtempo house, Latin, and rare groove. Wednesdays, DJ Red Lox. Thursdays, DJ Hello Kitty. 773-394-1313.

BAR 3 2138 N. Halsted: DJs spin acid jazz, funk, Afrobeat, house, two-step, and soul 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. 773-348-3665.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Greg Haus spins trance, progressive, hard house, and breakbeat. Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, DJs Christopher Robin, John Jackson & Greg Haus spin trans-Euro groove. Mondays, 10 PM, DJ Boa spins synthpop, hardwave, and retro. Tuesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJ Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. Wednesdays, 10 PM, DJ Larissa, DJ Ruslan. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, Steve Melvage. Saturdays, Heather Doble, DJ Spin. Mondays, DJs Brian G. & BJAK. 312-243-1699.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop. Saturdays, DJs spin Chicago house (8/24 with David Britton; 8/31 with Lego). Sundays, DJs spin R&B. Tuesdays, DJs spin house. Wednesdays, Chris Gin, DJ Apocalypse, and guest DJs spin progressive. Thursdays, Synesthesia DJs spin electro. 773-235-9100.

BIOLOGY BAR 1516 N. Fremont: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, Sundays, and Mondays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Twilite Tone, Mike Love, DJ Word. 312-266-1234.

BLACK BEETLE 2532 W. Chicago: Thursdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Form. 773-384-0701.

BLONDE 820 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Mario. 312-226-4500.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: DJs spin until 5 AM Saturdays, until 4 AM Sundays through Thursdays. 312-475-9800.

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Eddie spins hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ Freddie O spins hip-hop and house until 3 AM. Sundays, DJs Eddie & Freddie O. Wednesdays, DJs Mr. D, Kosmo & Beezwax. Thursdays, DJ Izzi (no cover). 773-477-3661.

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. Fridays, Barcode DJs spin. Saturdays, DJ Hugo, DJ Lulu. Sundays, 7 PM, Latin T-Dance hosted by Veronica Zaid, DJs Kid Romeo, Alex Perez & El Prieto. Mondays, Disco Bingo hosted by Bianca Bleu. Tuesdays, 10 PM, karaoke with VJ Kevy B. Wednesdays, DJ Jungle Jorge spins salsa and Latin house. Thursdays, 11 PM, Miss Ketty & Her Latina Review, DJ El Prieto. 773-325-2233.

CIRCUS 901 W. Weed: DJs spin 6 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Fridays, 6 PM-3 AM Saturdays; members of the World Famous Flying Wallendas perform circus acts on weekends. 312-266-1200.

CLUB MERCURY 221 W. Van Buren: Restaurant and nightclub; DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM on Fridays and Saturdays. Saturdays, DJs spin hip-hop and R&B. 312-427-1774.

CLUB 720 720 N. Wells: DJs spin Latin & Caribbean, hip-hop, and house 9 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-397-0600.

CLYBAR 2417 N. Clybourn: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sundays, Family Chicago DJs spin house. Thursdays, DJs spin soul and funk. 773-388-1877.

COCKTAIL 3359 N. Halsted: DJs spin in the bar after 9 PM. Fridays, Freddie Bain. Saturdays, DJ Daniel Tsunami, DJeremy. Tuesdays, Michael Serafini. Thursdays, Timmy Loop. 773-477-1420.

COPA 1637 N. Clybourn: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Tim Bogosian spins hip-hop and house. Saturdays, guest DJs spin until 3 AM. Thursdays, Ken Sumka spins rock, pop, and alternative. 312-642-3449.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Frique & Hiroki (8/23, Felix da Housecat, Tommie Sunshine, Hiroki; 8/30, Mike Steele). Saturdays, DJs Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch, Chris Laino. Sundays, DJs Teri Bristol & Earl Pleasure (in the mezzanine), DJs Michael Serafini & Freddie Bain. 312-413-7000.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 8/26, 10 PM, DJ Kenneth James (no cover). 773-489-6457.

DANTE'S 1200 W. Hubbard: DJs spin after 10:30 PM; no cover. Saturdays, DJ Sean Madness. Thursdays, DJ Bobby Too Fresh. 312-243-9350.

DIG 1551 N. Sheffield: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Fridays and Saturdays. 312-377-1727.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays, on three levels. Thursdays, DJs Uncle Milty and Danny the Wildchild spin drum 'n' bass. 312-751-2900.

DRAGONFLY 1206 N. State: DJs spin after 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays. Sundays, DJ Chris Gin (8/25 with Vince Magsino & DJ Manic). Wednesdays, DJ Splinter. 312-204-9991.

D'VINE 1950 W. North: Restaurant and wine bar. Fridays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Red Lox spins Middle Eastern dance music. Saturdays, 10 PM-3 AM, DJs spin house and hip-hop. Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, Sybian DJs spin house, techno, and trance. Sun 9/1, DJ Yallah spins Arabic, bhangra, and house music. 773-235-5700.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: DJs spin after 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays. 312-338-3788.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: In the cabaret room: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Wednesdays through Saturdays, Slim, Katfish, Zanman, Pat Mann & Spankie. Mondays, Spankie. Tuesdays, Double J. In Club X: Thursdays, 9 PM-4 AM, DJ Juan Carlos spins salsa & merengue. 312-266-1944.

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM Mondays through Fridays, 7 PM-3 AM Saturdays, and 8 PM-2 AM Sundays. 773-252-4090.

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: DJs spin until 2 AM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, and until 3 AM Saturdays. 773-871-4210.

GLOW 1615 N. Clybourn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Wednesdays, Can Can DJs Flipside, Wayne Williams, Vince Lawrence & Cedric. 312-587-8469.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Thursdays, 10 PM, Mr. A.L.I., Vick Lavender & others. 773-395-0066.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Fridays, 9:30 PM, DJs spin house. 773-271-4711.

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Evan Coleman. Saturdays, DJs Mass Transit & Spinello. Tuesdays, DJs Amanda & Brock spinning 80s electronica & Britpop. Thursdays, DJs spin jazz. 773-394-2066.

JEFFERY PUB 7041 S. Jeffery: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Leonard "Remix" Rroy, Sean Smith, DJ V-Rod, Leonard Part Sixx. 773-363-8555.

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.

JOHN BARLEYCORN 3524 N. Clark: DJs spin after 10 PM upstairs. Fridays, DJ Ben. Saturdays, DJs Frique & AM/PM. Thursdays, DJs Flipside & Louie Louie. 773-549-6000.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: DJs spin house, disco, funk, hip-hop, and techno after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Izzi. Saturdays, Croatian Sensations. Thursdays, DJ Prado. 773-477-3330.

KATACOMB 1909 N. Lincoln: DJs spin hip-hop, funk, soul, and R&B 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs Brent, Jig & Ryan. Wednesdays, DJ Ffar spins house. 312-337-4040.

KUSTOM 1997 N. Clybourn: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. 773-528-3400.

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Moa Anbessa Sound System with General Jah Son, Marcus Iya & Rankin' Stranjah. Saturdays, DJ Brian G., Brenda D. & Nick Santillan spin house. Mondays, DJ Greg Shirilla. Tuesdays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae. Wednesdays, DJ Hook Dick spins rock. Thursdays, DJ Shon Dervis & Precyse spin hip-hop. 773-772-3355.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin progressive, hip-hop, swing & jazz 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Rhythm. Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, DJ Johnny Price. 312-337-2583.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Thursdays, Brockout! DJs spin jungle & drum 'n' bass. 773-665-1110.

LITHIUM 1124 W. Belmont: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Fridays and Sundays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, Derrick Wize & friends. Sundays, open turntables. Wednesdays, DJ Gene Lopez spins hip-hop. Thursdays, DJ Neil & Elixx DJs spin house, soul & funk. 773-477-6513.

MANHOLE 3458 N. Halsted: DJs spin nightly until 4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). 773-975-9244.

MASHED POTATO CLUB 316 W. Erie: Restaurant with DJs and dancing nightly after 9 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 10 PM, Ultra Glam female impersonators hosted by Barbie Doll. 312-255-8579.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Sat 8/24, 9 PM, Synth City with Green Velvet (see Post No Bills), A.R.E. Weapons (see Critic's Choice), Soviet, Avenue D, Venue, Feed the Machine (18 & over show). 773-549-0203.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Sundays, 9 PM, DJ Roger Chavez/Suspect 86 spins trance. 630-446-4001.

MINX 111 W. Hubbard: Wednesdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs Bear Who? & Majid. 312-828-9000.

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE & SPORTS BAR 6727 N. Olmsted: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays. Fridays, DJ Marty Boblat. Thursdays, DJ Freddie. 773-631-1223.

MYSTIQUE 157 W. Ontario: DJs spin after 10 PM. Saturdays, DJs World & Flipside. Sundays, DJs John Styles & Cache 22. Wednesdays, DJs Pharris, Mike Love & Phantom. 312-642-2582.

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Rob Kokot spins synthpop and electro industrial. Saturdays, DJ $#&@! spins industrial. Wednesdays, Jeff Moyer spins electronic dance. Thursdays, Dave Roberts spins new wave. 773-528-2622.

THE NEW SOUND 7407 W. Madison, Forest Park: Saturdays, 10:30 PM-3 AM, DeeJay Intel One spins hip-hop, downtempo, and drum 'n' bass (no cover). 708-771-3060.

NOCTURNAL 1111 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Caffeine. 312-491-1931.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fridays through Sundays, DJs spin in Club Bleu after 10 PM. 708-756-0600.

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

LE PASSAGE 1 Oak Place: DJs spin 10:30 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10:30 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-255-0022.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Tuesdays, DJ Tankboy. 773-252-7767.

THE (PROP) HOUSE 1675 N. Elston: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays, 11 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop and reggae. Saturdays, DJs Mike Dunn, Tony T., Phantom, Sam Silk & others spin deep house. Sundays, DJ Mike Love. 773-486-2390.

PUMPING COMPANY 6157 N. Broadway: Tuesdays, 9 PM, "Tuesdazed" with DJ Ae, Blue Shift, DJ Linx. 773-743-7994.

RED DOG 1958 W. North: DJs spin funk, house, and dance music 10 PM-4 AM Fridays, Mondays, and Wednesdays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 8/23, Terry Mullan, Mazi, Mr. A.L.I. Saturdays, DJs Twilite Tone, 33-1/3 & Steve Bravo. Mondays, DJs Mark Grant, Lego & Dave Britton. Wed 8/28, Andy C., Shimon & MC GQ, Glyde, Flipside. Fri 8/30, Nick Holder, Luis Baro, Mr. A.L.I. 773-278-1009.

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Sundays and Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Sat 8/31, Scott Bond. 312-733-6699.

REUNION 811 W. Lake: Resident DJ Matt Warren and guests spin after 8 PM; no cover before 9 PM. 312-491-9600.

SAYAT NOVA 157 E. Ohio: Sat 8/31, 10:30 PM-4 AM, DJ Burak spins Arab & Spanish dance music with percussionist Takla. 773-381-7171.

SEANCHAI 2345 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM. Mondays, DJs Paul Norman, Mista Mashup & Liquid G-Zus. 773-549-4444.

SINIBAR 1540 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM. Fridays, DJs Tone B. Nimble & Mark Fullaflava spin rare groove, DJ JR spins hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ Tone B. Nimble spins hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Mark Fullaflava spins breakbeat, disco, hip-hop, jazz, and soul. Mondays, DJs Felix & Julius the Mad Thinker spin house. Tuesdays, DJ Eddie "Moskito" Cruz spins salsa, boogaloo, merengue & samba. Wednesdays, DJs spin hip-hop. Thursdays, DJ BJAK spins electro, house, disco, R&B, and hip-hop. 773-278-7797.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 8/23, Jeno. Sat 8/24, Synth City with Tommie Sunshine, Tobias, Jordan Zawideh, Ryan Paradise. Mondays, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron spin ambient breakbeats and future bass. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins ethereal, goth, and electro. Wednesdays, DJs Rekleiner & Darius Hurley spin American and British punk. Thu 8/29, DJ 3000, Jerome D, Josh Deep, Dave Balquiedra, Avondale Music Society. Fri 8/30, J-Dub, Brad Owen. Sat 8/31, Dixon, Janel Roland. Sun 9/1, Justin Long, Sativa. 773-549-4140.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Timmy Loop & VJ Terp (no cover). Saturdays, DJ Jungle Jorge & VJ Nickole. Sundays, DJ Timmy Loop & VJ Alex. Mondays, VJ Tyrone (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Tech-Nick (no cover). 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 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). 312-587-8779.

SQUAREONE 1561 N. Milwaukee: Fridays, 9 PM-midnight, DJ Mellow Man spins house. Sat 8/24, 3 PM, DJ Gold "D" with Zada Johnson, Amina Ascendant & Monica J. Brown; 8 PM, Groove Distribution DJs spin broken beats and nu jazz; midnight-4 AM, guest DJs spin. Sundays, 9 AM-3:30 PM, DJ Stallion Love spins soul. Mondays, 8 PM, DJs spin Afrobeat. Tuesdays, 8 PM, DJ Jesse de la Pena. Wednesdays, 10 PM-1 AM, DJ Papa G spins reggae and dub. Thursdays, 8-11 PM, DJs Koolaid & Atarashi Sound spin modern lounge. 773-227-7111.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: Fridays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Michael Lacey spins deep house. Sat 8/24, 10 PM, DJ Dan Cavalera spins house. 773-252-9700.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: DJs spin nightly in the Lounge after 10 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs spin Motown, funk, rare groove, and hip-hop. Sundays, DJs Spinsterwun spins house. Tuesdays, DJs Artek, Norman Rockwell, Mary Jane, D Double & Verb spin hip-hop. Wednesdays, DJs spin Latin jazz and house. 773-278-6600.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Karlito. Saturdays, DJ Form. Wednesdays, DJ Mass Transit spins soul & hip-hop. Thursdays, DJ Dan. 773-227-4906.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Alberto Gomez, Marco Hernandez & Carlos Rodriguez spin salsa. Saturdays, DJs Goose, Jimmie Page & Jernell Geronimo (8/31 with Scott Bond). Thu 8/29, Frique, Heather, Diz, FLX, Angelist, John Huang, Flipside. 312-491-9729.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Sat 8/24, Jerry Bonham, Koma & Bones, Laura B., Tony 2 Much. Sat 8/31, Dirty Vegas, Deep Sky, Pako & Fredrick, Dan Efex, Laura B., Tony 2 Much. Sun 9/1, midnight, Lucas Prata. 312-266-2114.

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

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Fridays, Frank Martinez & Mike Z. Saturdays, DJs Speed & Structure spin progressive house, trance, hip-hop & R&B. Sun 9/1, 10 PM-4 AM, DJs spin Euro and international dance music. 312-337-3223.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 8/23, Pound Boys, Justin Long, Sativa. Sundays, DJs Jesse de la Pena & Uncle Milty. Fri 8/30, Derrick Carter, Lego. Sat 8/31, Mauricio Aviles, Miguel Migs, DJ Ra Soul, Lisa Shaw, Julius the Mad Thinker, Monna, Jeremiah, FLX, Tobias, Andre Harris. 312-787-0400.

ZERO GRAVITY 22 W. 613 75th, Naperville: DJs spin 8 PM-4AM Fridays and Saturdays. Sat 8/24, Lasgo. Sun 9/1, DJs Markski, Bobby D, Billy the Kid, Jonny Quest, Phil, Shawn Edwards & Chris B. 630-985-1111.

folk & country

concerts

LYLE LOVETT, BONNIE RAITT Sold out. Sat 8/31 and Sun 9/1, 7 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

OLD SOLES Free in-store performance. Mon 8/26, 7 PM, Eclecticity, 3162 N. Clark. 773-929-3080.

MICHAEL SMITH Free concert. Fri 8/23, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

SPECIAL CONSENSUS Fri 8/30, 7 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

STATLER BROTHERS Sold out. Sat 8/31, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

TRISHA YEARWOOD Fri 8/23, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

folk & country

clubs

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Mon 8/26, 8 PM, Half Day Bluegrass Band. 847-256-8870.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 8/24, Lush Budgett. 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.

CELTIC CROSSINGS 751 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Sundays, 6 PM, Irish session. 312-337-1005.

CHANGES 260 Cunningham, Park Forest: Bookstore and cafe; music at 8 PM. Sat 8/24, On the Mainline. 708-747-9190.

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM on weekends. Sundays, 4-8 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. 773-473-5263.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Thursdays, 9 PM, traditional Irish session (no cover). 773-878-3343.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Sat 8/24, 10 PM, Dog Bollicks. 312-836-0066.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/23, Salthill Mines. Sat 8/24, Velvet Green. Fri 8/30, Brendan Loughrey & John Condron. Sat 8/31, Ted Healy & friends. 773-282-7035.

FITZERS PUB Fitzpatrick Chicago Hotel, 166 E. Superior: Sundays, 4 PM, Anish. Thursdays, 6 PM, Morgan. 312-787-6000.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 8/24, Rick Pickren. Sat 8/31, Joni Laurence. 630-393-1247.

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

GROUNDS FOR APPEAL ESPRESSO BAR 3242 S. Oak Park, Berwyn: Fri 8/30, 8 PM, On the Mainline. 708-749-2233.

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

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

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fridays, 5:30 PM, Hoyle Brothers (no cover). 773-227-4433.

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: Sundays, 9 PM, and Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike. 773-235-9795.

IRISH EYES 2519 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 8 PM, Irish and American traditional, folk, and country open stage hosted by Eamonn Knuff (sign-up at 7 PM; no cover). 773-348-9548.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/23, Fair Play. Sat 8/24, Three Men in Kilts. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Irish session. Thursdays, Kelly Griner. Fri 8/30, St. James Gate. Sat 8/31, Salthill Mines. 630-325-3732.

PEGGY KINNANE'S 8 N. Vail, Arlington Heights: Irish pub and restaurant with popular and traditional music at 9:15 PM on Fridays and Saturdays. Sundays, 1-4 PM, traditional Irish session (no cover). 847-577-7733.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Sat 8/24, Sag Valley Boys. Tue 8/27, 8:30 PM, Billy J. Ivers & the Lonesome City Bluegrass Band, Half Day Bluegrass Band. 773-276-9730.

QUIGLEY'S 43 E. Jefferson, Naperville: Sat 8/31, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 630-428-4274.

RAIN DOG BOOKS & CAFE 408 S. Wabash: Wednesdays, 1 PM, John Hasbrouck. 312-922-8311.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Tuesdays, Outlaw Family Band. 773-743-3355.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 8/23, 10 PM, Luther Wright & the Wrongs, Cornmeal. Mon 8/26, 9 PM, Scott Tuma, Abandoned Silos, Leon Chance & the Longshots. Tue 8/27, 8 PM, benefit for Chicago Canine Rescue Foundation with Lank Fame, Jon Langford, Kelly Hogan. Fri 8/30, 7:30 PM, Tommy Emmanuel. Sat 8/31, 7:30 PM, Jason Ringenberg. 773-525-2508.

SEANCHAI 2345 W. Belmont: Sundays, 10 PM, Chicago Rovers. 773-549-4444.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 8/23, Sunnyside Up. Fri 8/30, open mike. 630-969-9720.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

BILLY BRANCH & THE SONS OF BLUES in a free concert before showings of Chicago Pageant: A New Canvas. Wed 8/28, 7:45 PM, north facade, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-922-9410.

DAVID "CHAINSAW" DuPONT Free in-store performance. Sat 8/24, 7 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1468.

GOSPEL OPEN MIKE hosted by Dr. Groove. Sat 8/31, 3 PM, Room at the Cross Church, 1432 W. 87th. 773-881-8883.

BUDDY GUY, NICHOLAS TREMULIS, LURRIE BELL Fri 8/23, 6 PM, Lincoln Park Zoo, 2200 N. Cannon Dr. 312-742-2283.

KINGSNAKES Free in-store performance. Fri 8/23, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 8/23, 9 PM, Ken Saydak Blues Show. Fri 8/30, 9 PM, Peter Dames & the Rhythm Flames. 312-642-6805.

ARTIS'S 1249 E. 87th: Music after 9 PM. Sundays, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. Mondays, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. 773-734-0491.

AVENUE ALE HOUSE 825 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park: Sat 8/24, 10 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 708-848-2801.

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 9/1, 3 PM, benefit for Ed Fishman with Michael Coleman, Shay Jones, Sam Cockrell, Willie Hayes, Vince Agwada, Jody Noa, Frank Pellegrino Jr. & others. 773-528-1012.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/23 and Sat 8/24, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 8/27, John Primer Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 8/30 and Sat 8/31, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/23 and Sat 8/24, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Sundays and Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 8/27, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 8/30 and Sat 8/31, Grana Louise Band. 312-661-0100.

BLUE CHICAGO STORE 534 N. Clark: Saturdays, 8 PM, Gloria Shannon Band. 312-661-1003.

BONANZA LOUNGE 552 E. 47th: Sat 8/24, 8 PM, Elmore James Jr. 773-583-3000.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 9/1, noon, Eric Noden. 312-226-6666.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/23, 5:30 PM, Eric Noden; 9:30 PM, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, John Primer. Sat 8/24, 6:30 PM, John Primer; 9:30 PM, Bernard Allison, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sun 8/25, Vino Louden. Mon 8/26, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 8/27, Willie Kent & the Gents. Wed 8/28, Nick Moss & the Fliptops perform as part of the Jazz Institute of Chicago's Jazz Club Tour. Thu 8/29, Johnny Rawls Revue. Fri 8/30, 5:30 PM, Nick Moss; 9:30 PM, Corey Harris, Michael Coleman. Sat 8/31, 6:30 PM, Joel Paterson; 9:30 PM, Big Jack Johnson, Eric George Band. 312-427-0333.

CAFE PENELOPE 230 S. Ashland: Fri 8/23, 6:30 PM, Pat Smillie Band (no cover). 312-243-3600.

CARMICHAEL'S CHICAGO STEAK HOUSE 1052 W. Monroe: Tuesdays through Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Dan Gillogly. 312-433-0025.

CARTON'S LOUNGE 21 E. Chestnut: Fridays, midnight, Bobby Holiday. 312-664-5512.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, all-star blues jam with Ruby Harris & the Head Band. 773-743-5650.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 8/23 and Sat 8/24, JoJo Murray & the Top Flight Blues Band. Sundays and Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHICO MORAN'S 35260 Wilson, Ingleside: Mondays, 7:30 PM, open jam hosted by Bruce Williams with Bobby Wolf, Sonny Sloan & Jeff Blum. 847-587-8081.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 8/23, Michael Burks. Fri 8/30, Lloyd Jones. Sat 8/31, Matthew Skoller Band. 630-513-0074.

CLUB ALPHONSE 1351 S. Michigan: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Killer Ray & Crumar. 312-697-0975.

CRAB STREET SALOON 1061 W. Madison: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, open mike with Over Easy. 312-433-0013.

CYRANO'S BISTRO 233 E. Wacker: Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM, Sammy Fender & Blue Sugar. Sundays, 4-7 PM, Neil Rose & Bobbi Davis. 312-616-2000.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Live bands play after 9:30 PM on Fridays and 10 PM on Saturdays. Fri 8/23, Madman Blues Band. Sat 8/24, Midnight Renegades. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open jam with Liberty Blues Band. Thursdays, 9 PM, open jam with Madman Blues Band. Fri 8/30, Rockerbox. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Sat 8/24, 8 PM, Marie Bartolotta & Bob Longmier. 630-922-9821.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 8/23, 9:30 PM, Candye Kane, Phil Lee. Fri 8/30, 10 PM, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. 708-788-2118.

FLAMINGO 6644 S. Cottage Grove: Mondays, 8 PM, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Killer Ray & Crumar. 773-684-6800.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 8/30, Nick Moss. 847-821-1234.

FOUNDRY Music upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar, 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: No cover. Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Professor John. 630-978-2088.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Sat 8/24, Duke Tumatoe & the Power Trio. Sat 8/31, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 630-416-4898.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Tuesdays, open jam with Fish & the Bluefins. 773-489-5471.

GIOVANNI'S PIZZERIA & SPORTS BAR 1131 Sibley, Dolton: Sundays, 8 PM, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Killer Ray & Crumar. 708-841-5000.

GOVNOR'S PUBLIC HOUSE 220 Randall, Lake in the Hills: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/23, Dave Weld. Fri 8/30, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 847-658-4700.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 8/23, 10 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

GUESS WHO'S WATER HOLE 3800 W. Ohio: Music at 10 PM. Fridays and Sat 8/24, Johnny B. Moore. 773-638-1240.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 8/24, 9:30 PM, Dona Oxford Blues Band. Tue 8/27, 8:30 PM, Carl Davis Band. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam hosted by Joe Moss (no cover). Sat 8/31, 9:30 PM, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. 708-484-3610.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Thu 8/29, 9:30 PM, Blues on the 88s with Pinetop Perkins, Detroit Junior, Erwin Helfer, Barrelhouse Chuck & Ann Rabson. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Tue 8/27, 9 PM, Taj Mahal & the Phantom Blues Band. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 10 PM; gospel brunch Sundays at 9:30 AM and noon. Fri 8/23, Chicago Playboys. Sat 8/24, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sundays, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 8/27, Chicago Red Hots. Thu 8/29, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Fri 8/30, No Mercy Band. Sat 8/31, Maurice John Vaughn. 312-923-2000.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. 773-348-7592.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/23 and Sat 8/24, A.C. Reed, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers with Kid Dynamite. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band with Linsey Alexander. Mondays, Frank Pellegrino & friends, Marty Sammon Band. Tuesdays, Chris James & Blue Four, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Wednesdays, Jimmy Burns Band, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats. Thu 8/29, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose, Charlie Love. 773-477-4646.

LADY BLUE 2953 W. Madison: Fridays, 9 PM, Saturdays, 10 PM, and Sundays, 8 PM, Super Percy & His Soul Clique Band with Pamela Zachery. 773-826-0317.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 S. South Chicago: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. Sundays, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy Band. 773-493-3477.

LEO'S DEN COCKTAIL LOUNGE 1200 E. 71st: Tuesdays, 9 PM, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy Band. 773-667-3130.

MAXWELL STREET UPTOWN POLISH SAUSAGE RESTAURANT 4429 N. Broadway: Saturdays, noon-3 PM, Frank Scott Jr. & friends. 773-989-4569.

MR. TEE'S LOUNGE 3500 W. Lake: Sat 8/24, Al Harris & the Blues Crew. 773-722-9161.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Sat 8/24, 8 PM, Jan James. 312-595-7437.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 8/24, Dave Specter. Sat 8/31, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Music at 9 PM. Mondays, open blues jam hosted by Ray "the Flame" Sucash, Biscuit Miller, and Moe T. 708-756-0600.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 8/24, Matthew Skoller Band. Sat 8/31, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 8/23, Jon McDonald Band. Fri 8/30, West Side Andy & the Mel Ford Band. Sat 8/31, Street Corner Blue. 815-477-0340.

PUSH RODS 15652 S. Dixie Hwy., Harvey: Thursdays, 10 PM, midnight, and 2 AM, Bob Jamerson & Killer Ray. 708-225-0178.

REDHEAD 42 E. Superior: Tuesdays, 11:45 PM, Phil Baron & Ruby Harris. 312-787-2600.

REMINGTON BLUES 195 Remington, Bolingbrook: Restaurant and lounge with music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, "Diva Day" open jam for women. Fri 8/30, Vini & the Demons. 630-759-7978.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 8/23, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater with Ronnie Baker Brooks. Sat 8/24, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater with Eddie King. Sundays, noon, gospel brunch; 10 PM, jam with Tom Holland's Big Blue & Sammy Fender. Thu 8/29, Toronzo & Cannonball Express (no cover). Fri 8/30, Li'l Smokey Smothers. Sat 8/31, Lindsey Alexander. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM on Saturdays. Fri 8/23, Joanna Connor Band. Sat 8/24, Kinsey Report. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr. Fri 8/30 and Sat 8/31, Boo Boo Davis. 773-342-0452.

7313 CLUB 7313 S. Halsted: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, Howard Scott & the World Band. Saturdays, Fred Johnson & the Checkmates with Pee Wee Madison. Thursdays, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Crumar. 773-723-0592.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/23, Jan James. Sat 8/24, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. Fri 8/30, John Primer. Sat 8/31, Pistol Pete. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 8/23, Felix & the Cats. Sat 8/24, Jim Baby Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Fri 8/30, Juke Joint Money Makers. Sat 8/31, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 773-772-6656.

290 SPORTS & JUICE BAR 3457 W. Harrison: Music at 10 PM. Fridays, Nora Jean. Sundays, Willie D. 773-533-9208.

jazz

concerts

JACKIE ALLEN WITH THE PAUL WERTICO TRIO, BOBBY BROOM & MAGGIE BROWN perform as part of the Jazz Institute of Chicago's Jazz Club Tour. Wed 8/28, 6 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

PAUL BASA & BASANOVA Free concert. Fri 8/23 and Thu 8/29, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

BOPOLOGY Free concert. Fri 8/23, 7 PM, Bank One Plaza, 1603 Orrington, Evanston. 847-328-5864.

BOSSA CHICAGO WITH JOANIE PALLATTO Free concert. Fri 8/30, 1 PM, Chicago WaterWorks Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 312-744-6630 or 877-244-2246.

URI CAINE Free concert as part of the 24th annual Chicago Jazz Festival. Thu 8/29, 4:30 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL See page 64.

DELMARK ALL-STARS Free in-store brunch with performances by Fred Anderson/Othello Anderson/Tatsu Aoki, Ari Brown, Frank Catalano, Norrie Cox & His New Orleans Stompers, Ernest Dawkins, Hamid Drake, Al Green & Malachi Thompson. Sun 9/1, 10 AM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

DETOUR WITH PHIL SEED Thu 8/29, 5-10 PM, Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-939-2438.

DRE'S JAZZ ENSEMBLE Free admission. Sun 8/25, 2:30 PM, outdoor garden, Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S. Halsted. 312-747-6900.

COZY EGGLESTON JAZZ REVUE Free concert. Thu 8/29, 7 PM, 63rd Street beach, 6300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-747-6187.

EQUINOX 5 Free in-store performance. Fri 8/23, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

FRANKIPHONES & SILVER CYCLES: AFRICAN-AMERICANS & ELECTRONIC MUSIC IN CHICAGO Free concert and discussion with George Lewis, Jeff Parker, Kelan Phil Cohran, and Roscoe Mitchell; part of the 24th annual Chicago Jazz Festival. Thu 8/29, 12:15 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

PAULINHO GARCIA Free concert at Chicago Summerdance. Thu 8/29, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

EDDIE HARRISON TRIO Free concert. Tue 8/27, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JAZZMIN Free in-store performances. Fri 8/30, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111. Sat 8/31, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

JOHN KANNENBERG Free concert. Tue 8/27, 7:30 PM, Myopic Books, 1468 N. Milwaukee. 773-862-4882.

REGINALD T. McCANTS Thu 8/29, 5:30 PM, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-280-9550.

BILL PORTER ORCHESTRA Free big band concert. Sun 8/25, 2 PM, Jonquil Park, 1001 W. Wrightwood. 312-742-7529.

SCOTT ROSENBERG CHICAGO BIG BAND PROJECT Free concert as part of the 24th annual Chicago Jazz Festival. Fri 8/30, 12:15 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

RON SURACE TRIO Tue 8/27, 5-7:30 PM, terrace, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

MARSHALL VENTE & TROPICALE, RITA DUARTE, PAULINHO GARCIA, HOWARD LEVY aboard the Windy, departing Fri 8/30, 10 PM, from Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-5472.

BRADLEY WILLIAMS & SPIDER SALOFF perform as part of the Jazz Institute of Chicago's Jazz Club Tour. Wed 8/28, 6 PM, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-280-9550.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 8/23, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Wayne Jones & Doug Hayes; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 8/24, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Sundays, 8 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 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 8/28, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, John Brumbach Quintet (as part of the Jazz Institute of Chicago's Jazz Club Tour); 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express (part of the Jazz Institute of Chicago's Jazz Club Tour). Thu 8/29, noon, Steven Hashimoto & Pete Fleming; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith/Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 8/30, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 8/31, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Redd Holt Quartet. 312-642-6805.

ARMY & LOU'S 423 E. 75th: Restaurant. Fridays, 7-10 PM, keyboardist and vocalist Fred Barr & guitarist Toby Wallace. 773-483-3100.

BACINO'S 15256 S. La Grange, Orland Park: Fridays, 8 PM, Ray Bailey Trio. 708-403-1919.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/23 and Sat 8/24, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Sun 8/25 through Sat 8/31, Charlie Johnson. 312-751-2433.

BAR CELONA 3474 N. Clark: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Matt Geraghty Project. 773-244-8000.

BECCO D'ORO RISTORANTE 160 E. Huron: Music at 8 PM. Fri 8/23 and Sat 8/24, Scott Holman. Fri 8/30 and Sat 8/31, Chot Gomez. 312-787-1300.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Upstairs in the show lounge at 9:30 PM: Fri 8/23 and Sat 8/24, Frank D'Rone. Fri 8/30, Bobby Perna's Little Big Band with Josie Falbo. Sat 8/31, Frank D'Rone. In the cocktail lounge: Fridays, 6:30 PM, Mary Clare Barker. Saturdays, 6:30 PM, Bob Solone. Sundays and Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Buddy Charles. Mondays, 7 PM, Bob Centano & guests. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Bobby Harrison. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Gary Filip. 773-435-0130.

BIG JOE'S 1818 W. Foster: No cover. Sundays, 8 PM-midnight, open jam session with Darren Scorza Quartet. 773-784-8755.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Music at 8 PM in the beer garden; no cover. Fri 8/23, Andy Meacham Trio. Wed 8/28, Jazz Vertigo. 630-406-0008.

BRAXTON SEAFOOD GRILL 3 Oak Brook Center Mall (Rte. 83 & 22nd), Oak Brook: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 8/23, BMR4. Sat 8/24, Ken Spurr Trio. 630-574-2155.

BRISKU'S BISTRO 4100 N. Kedzie: Wed 8/28, 8 PM, Yves Francois E.S. Orchestre Rocambu. 773-279-9141.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). Sun 8/25, Cafta Jazz Sextet Minus One, pianist Katie Wall. 773-348-8536.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Wed 8/28, Sam Burckhardt (as part of the Jazz Institute of Chicago's Jazz Club Tour). Thu 8/29, Denise La Grassa. 773-384-2547.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/23, Jeff Parker. Sat 8/24, Jack Wright with Fred Lonberg-Holm & Andrew Lafkas. 773-463-0158.

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant. Fridays, 6-9 PM, Libby York. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: 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 & Don Stille. 847-647-8282.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Thu 8/29, 9 PM, Ted Sirota. 773-743-5650.

CHEF'S STATION 915 Davis, Evanston: Sundays, 11 AM-2 PM, John Kregor/Alex Bednarke Duo; 7 PM, Ari Seder Trio. Thursdays, 7 PM, Ari Seder Trio. 847-570-9838.

CHICAGO FIREHOUSE 1401 S. Michigan: Restaurant. Thursdays through Saturdays, 7 PM, Judy Roberts. 312-786-1401.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the lounge at 8:30 PM. Thursdays and Fridays, Scott Stenten Duo. Saturdays, Dave Simone Trio. 847-969-9900.

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

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Live jazz and blues at 10 PM, midnight, and 2 AM on weekends. Wed 8/28, 6 PM, Ray Silkman (part of the Jazz Institute of Chicago's Jazz Club Tour). 312-341-9787.

CURLY'S 499 Pennsylvania, Glen Ellyn: Sat 8/24, 9:30 PM, Emanon (no cover). 630-790-4878.

ELMER'S DOG HOUSE 1250 S. Broadway, Montgomery: Thursdays, 8 PM, Paul Abella & the New Breed (no cover). 630-844-1115.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 8/27, 10 PM, Vandermark 5. Wed 8/28, 9 PM, Vincent Davis with Harrison Bankhead & Jim Baker (part of the Jazz Institute of Chicago's Jazz Club Tour). Sun 9/1, 8 PM, Scott Rosenberg Big Band. 773-276-3600.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Fri 8/23, Sam Burckhardt Duo. Sat 8/24, Trio du Jour. 630-377-9222.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 8/25, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band with Kelly Cronin. Wed 8/28, 8:30 PM, David Polk Project, Big Roy. 708-788-2118.

FOUNDRY Music Tuesdays through Saturdays upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar, 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: No cover. Fridays, 8:30 PM, Bob Baglione Trio. Thu 8/29, 7:30 PM, Mark Colby Duo. 630-978-2088.

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

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM on Tuesdays through Thursdays; no cover. Fri 8/23, Rob Zettl/Vince Clark Quartet. 773-262-5767.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 8/24, 10 PM, Eddie Harrison Jump Stars. Sundays, 8 PM, Intimate Jazz series hosted by Roger DeVito (8/25 with Jeff Marx Quartet; no cover). Tuesdays, 10 PM, mambo jazz series hosted by Manny Lopez. Wed 8/28, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra (part of the Jazz Institute of Chicago's Jazz Club Tour). Thu 8/29, 6 PM, Ryan Cohan Trio. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 8/23, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Greg Osby Quartet (see Critic's Choice); 1 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 8/24, 8 PM, Greg Osby Quartet (see Critic's Choice); midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sundays, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mon 8/26, 9 PM, Patricia Barber. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Four Charms. Wed 8/28, 6 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet, George Freeman Quartet (part of the Jazz Institute of Chicago's Jazz Club Tour). Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 8/30, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble; 1 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 8/31, 8 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. 773-878-5552.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 8/23, 8 PM, 8 Bold Souls. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7 PM). Wed 8/28, 6 PM, Ernest Dawkins Trio, Damon Short Quartet (part of the Jazz Institute of Chicago's Jazz Club Tour). Fri 8/30, 8 PM, Marlene Rosenberg; 10 PM, 8 Bold Souls. Sat 8/31, 3 PM, NOW Orchestra (open rehearsal); 10 PM, Roscoe Mitchell, Harrison Bankhead, Vincent Davis & Corey Wilkes. Sun 9/1, 9 PM, Malachi Thompson Freebop Band with Gary Bartz. 312-362-9707.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9 PM. Sun 8/25, Toby Summerfield Group, Tim Daisy Trio. 773-935-2118.

JACARANDA 3608 W. 26th: Fridays, 10 PM, James Sanders & Conjunto. 773-521-0095.

JACK'S 3201 N. Halsted: Sundays, 11:30 AM-2 PM, jazz brunch with John Paris & Anthony Brock. 773-244-9191.

JACKSON HARBOR GRILL 6401 S. Lake Shore Dr.: Fridays, 7 and 9 PM, and Sundays, 4 PM, Maggie Brown. 773-794-4408.

JAMADA 241 Lake, Bloomingdale: Thursdays, 7 PM, Airborne (no cover). 630-893-0300.

JAZZ SHOWCASE 59 W. Grand: Music at 9 and 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays; 4, 8, and 10 PM Sundays; 8 and 10 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 8/23 through Sun 8/25, James Moody Quartet. Tue 8/27, 8 and 10 PM, Wed 8/28, 6 PM, and Thu 8/29 through Sun 9/1, 9:30 PM, Ira Sullivan & the Willie Pickens Trio with George Coleman, Danilo Perez, Larry Coryell, Claire Daly, David Sanchez & others. 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology. Sundays, Sonny Turner Quintet. Mondays, Kelly Brand. Tuesdays, Ken Chaney. Wednesdays, Ken Saydak Trio (8/28 also with Kelly Brand Trio; part of the Jazz Institute of Chicago's Jazz Club Tour). 312-595-5299.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: Mondays, 9 PM, Long Count Quartet. 773-477-3330.

KARIZMA 4741 Main, Skokie: Restaurant. Fridays, 6:30 PM, Kelly Sill & John Moulder. 847-674-6163.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. Sat 8/24, 7 PM, benefit for Deborah's Place with Denise La Grassa; 9:30 PM, Paris D. & Hyper Harp. Sun 8/25, noon, Tim Green Trio; 7 PM, benefit for Deborah's Place with Denise La Grassa. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Dennis Carroll, George Fludas, Scott Burns & Jodie Christian/Dan Trudell. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach, Randy Tressler, Matt Ferguson & Mike Raynor. Sat 8/31, 9:30 PM, Ron Cooper Combo. Sun 9/1, noon, Tim Green Trio. 773-348-7592.

LEADWAY 5233 N. Damen: Fridays, 10 PM, Brian Citro Quartet & Poetique. 773-728-2663.

LEXI'S 1330 W. Madison: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Cecile Savage. 312-829-4600.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Pianists/vocalists perform after 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 5:30 PM Sundays; no cover. Fri 8/23, Dave Crawford. Sat 8/24 and Sat 8/31, Peter Miletic. Sundays, Scott Holman. Fri 8/30, Robin Lukas. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 777 Butterfield, Lombard: Pianists/vocalists perform after 5 PM Fridays through Sundays, 6 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 8/23, Stan Karcz & Robin Lukas. Sat 8/24 and Sat 8/31, Stan Karcz. Sundays and Wednesdays, Tom Linsk. Mondays and Thursdays, Peter Miletic. Tuesdays, Stan Karcz. Fri 8/30, Stan Karcz & Dave Crawford. 630-543-1010.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Pianists/vocalists perform after 5 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6 PM Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. Fri 8/23 and 8/30, Peter Miletic. Sat 8/24 and 8/31, Robin Lukas. Wednesdays, Dave Allen. Thursdays, Scott Holman. 847-952-8755.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Wed 8/28, 8:30 PM, Alternatives Big Band. 773-404-9494.

MELANGE BLUE 2809 Butterfield, Oak Brook: Restaurant and tapas bar. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Raul Timbal y Su Mambo Jazz Band. 630-571-3600.

MR. B'S Ramada Inn, 300 Frontage, Burr Ridge. Fridays, 8 PM, jazz performance workshop (no cover). 630-325-2900.

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sundays, 4 PM, Unusual Pairings hosted by William Perry (8/25, Healing Force with Bill Brimfield, William Perry, Avreeayl Ra & Tatsu Aoki). 773-743-3355.

NORTH PARK TAP 313 W. North: No cover. Thursdays, 9 PM, Steelin' Jazz. 312-943-5228.

OAKFIELD CHARHOUSE 27 W 371 North Ave., West Chicago: Thursdays, Fri 8/23, Sat 8/24, Fri 8/30, and Sat 8/31, 8 PM, Frank Lamphere Trio. 630-876-2000.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Sketches in Blue. 630-782-9091.

PALAGGI'S RISTORANTE ITALIANO 10 W. Hubbard: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays, Denise Tomasello. Sat 8/24, Moco Magana & Nick Gonzalez. Wednesdays, open mike. Sat 8/31, Nick Gonzalez Trio with Ron Cooper. 312-527-1010.

PALM COURT Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Chad Willetts Trio with Deane Myers & Keith Brady. 312-787-2200.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 8/23 and Sat 8/24, Ken Chaney Quartet. Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Thursdays, Jeff Parker Trio. Fri 8/30 and Sat 8/31, Larry Novak Trio. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Sundays, 6:30 PM, Kara Kesselring. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Sami Scot. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Marshall Vente Trio. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen & Judy Roberts. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, John Wright Duo. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 8:30 PM, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Southport Records "After the Fest" programs August 29 through August 31 (see below for schedule). Fri 8/23, Typhanie Monique Quartet. Sat 8/24, Katherine Davis Group. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, Two for Brazil. Tuesdays, Dan Cray Trio. Wed 8/28, Steve Evans Quartet, Alison Ruble Trio (part of the Jazz Institute of Chicago's Jazz Club Tour). Thu 8/29, 8:30 PM, Linda Tate with Bobby Schiff & Jim Cox. Fri 8/30, 5:30 PM, Susan May & Bobby Schiff; 9 PM, Ron Surace with Jimmy Ellis, Tatsu Aoki & Dave Pavkovic. Sat 8/31, 9 PM, Joanie Pallatto & the Machine Band with Sparrow, John E. Magnan & Alejo Poveda. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 8/23, Rankinfyle. Sat 8/24, Frank Jackson Quartet. Tue 8/27, Dave Flippo Duo. Wed 8/28, Yoko Noge Duo. Fri 8/30, Yoko Noge Trio. 847-266-1313.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 8/23, Jazz Solution. Sundays, open jam with the Jeremy Callner Trio. Fri 8/30, John Paris & Steve Thomas. 773-276-9730.

RAW BAR Ivory Piano Lounge, 3720 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM. Fri 8/23, pianist & vocalist Denise La Grassa with guitarist John Kregor. 773-348-7291.

RED FROG PUB & GRILL 5353 W. Irving Park: Mondays, 9 PM, John Paris Trio (no cover). 773-545-3761.

LE RELAIS 3925 N. Lincoln: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, Vincent Davis Band. Mondays, jam session with the Vincent Davis Band. 773-665-8965.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Restaurant. Fridays, 8 PM, Mood Swing Quartet with Bob Thornton (no cover). 312-491-1122.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Taku Akiyama Quartet. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Juli Wood/John Goldman 2-Horn Band. 773-772-6656.

SOME LIKE IT BLACK COFFEE CLUB 4500 S. Michigan: Saturdays, 7-9:30 PM, jazz jam session (no cover). Wednesdays, 8 PM, open mike with the Ancestral Resurrection Ensemble (call 312-263-1649 for more information). 773-377-5004, ext. 2228.

SOPRANOS 2901 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 8 PM, Saturdays, 9 PM, and Thursdays, 7 PM, Kuzzins (no cover). 773-871-0990.

STEVIE B'S 1401 N. Ashland: Fridays, 7 PM, Take Two. Saturdays, 7 PM, reggae/jazz saxophonist Byrd. 773-486-7427.

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Music at 9 PM. Thu 8/29, Triage, Keefe Jackson Trio. 773-862-3616.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9:30 PM. Mon 8/26, Ryan Schultz. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Sundays, 10 PM, Heather Horton Band. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Lonie Walker; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet; 2 AM, Vince Willis. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Brian O'Hern; 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 8/23, Vincent Davis Quartet. Sat 8/24, Fred Anderson, Melvin Davis, Malachi Favors & Alejandro. Sundays, 6:30 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Wed 8/28, Kaliq Woods Quintet (part of the Jazz Institute of Chicago's Jazz Club Tour). Thu 8/29, Curtis Black. Fri 8/30, Jarrard Harris Band. Sat 8/31 and Sun 9/1, Fred Anderson, Kidd Jordan, Tatsu Aoki, Malachi Favors, Hamid Drake & Jeff Parker. 312-791-9050.

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

VINCE'S 4747 N. Harlem, Harwood Heights: Fri 8/23 and Sat 8/24, 8 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. 708-867-7770.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thursdays, Jazz for Tough Times. 312-943-7815.

international

concerts

CUARTETO LATINOAMERICANO Wed 8/28, 2 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 312-443-3600.

LILA DOWNS Free in-store performance; see Spot Check. Sat 8/24, 3 PM, Virgin Megastore, 540 N. Michigan. 312-645-9300.

ENSEMBLE M'CHAIYA performs klezmer and Sephardic music. Sun 8/25, 3:30 PM, Self Help Home, 908 W. Argyle. 773-271-0300.

FUERZA Y ALMA Free salsa concert at Chicago Summerdance. Sat 8/24, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

LAMYA Free in-store performance. Tue 8/27, 12:30 PM, Virgin Megastore, 540 N. Michigan. 312-645-9300.

ORCHESTRA RUMBA perform at "Luna Cabana" Latin dance party, with lessons from the Latin Rhythms Dance Studio. Thu 8/29, 5-10 PM, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-322-0516.

QUE VIVA ESPANA Singer Maria Elena, pianist Juan Antonio Mata, percussionist Mick La Briola, and guitarist and singer Paco Fonta accompany flamenco dancers Ana Gonzalez & Juan Mata. Thu 8/29 through Sat 8/31, 7 PM, Vittum Theater, 1012 N. Noble. 312-431-1330.

SANGRE NATIVA Free concert. Fri 8/30, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SONES DE MEXICO ENSEMBLE CHICAGO Free concert. Thu 8/29, 6:30 PM, Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside. 312-742-7511.

CHUCHITO VALDES AFRO-CUBAN ENSEMBLE Free concert at Chicago Summerdance. Fri 8/23, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

VIVA! CHICAGO LATIN MUSIC FESTIVAL See page 68.

international

clubs

ACCENT CAFE 700 River, Mount Prospect: Sundays, 7 PM, Johnny Rumba spins salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia, and Latin pop (with Latin dance lessons at 9 PM). 847-298-2233.

CAFE USA 3801 Mannheim, Schiller Park: Tuesdays, 10 PM, DJ Johnny Rumba spins salsa, merengue, bachata, and cumbia with Latin dance lessons by Amir. 847-233-0011.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: In Club X: Thursdays, 9 PM-4 AM, Jesus Enrique y Su Orquesta; DJ Juan Carlos spins salsa & merengue. 312-266-1944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 8/23, 10:30 PM, Carpacho y Su Super Combo. Sat 8/24, 9 PM, Lila Downs (see Spot Check). Sun 8/25, 8 PM, Los Hombres Perdidos, Blue Son. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Thu 8/29, 9 PM, Angelique Kidjo. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: Sundays, 9 PM, Magellan's Sphere. 773-394-2066.

LUNA MEXICANA 3565 W. Fullerton: Thursdays, 8 PM, Latin jazz and salsa with Yorumba (no cover). 773-252-1639.

MAMBO 3336 N. Milwaukee: Fridays, 5 PM-midnight, Blue Son, En Clave Negra. Saturdays, 10 PM, Orquesta Sabor. 773-481-2050.

MORETTI'S 1645 W. Jackson: Saturdays, 10 PM, DJ Alberto spins salsa & merengue. 312-850-0208.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Thursdays and Sun 9/1, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

THE ORIGINAL MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM-4 AM, DJs Johnny Rumba & El Papichulo spin salsa dura and tropical beats with Latin dance lessons by Lisa la Boriqua at 9:30 PM. 312-427-2572.

PAPAGUS 620 N. State: Fri 8/23, 6-10 PM, Festival of Mythic Proportions with Terran's Greek Band, Modal Music Dancers. 312-642-8450.

LA PENA 4212 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM, Tribus Futuras performs Andean music; 10:30 PM, open mike. 773-545-7022.

PLAVA LAGUNA 2610 W. Peterson: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Bosnian folk music. 773-465-1483.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Mondays, 8:30 PM, Greg Fishman & Paulinho Garcia. 773-472-1000.

RANCHO LUNA DEL CARIBE 3554 W. Diversey: Thu 8/29, 7:30 PM, Conjunto. 773-772-9333.

VOODOO 601 Mall, Schaumburg: Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, El Guapo & DJ Mercurio with Latin dance lessons by Lisa la Boriqua. Thu 8/29, 10 PM, Ismael Miranda, DJs El Papichulo & Ric Martinez with Latin dance lessons by Lisa la Boriqua. 847-969-1602.

ZHIVAGO 9925 Gross Point, Skokie: Fridays, 10 PM, DJs El Papichulo & Ric Martinez spin salsa and Caribbean music with Latin dance lessons by Evie. 847-982-1400.

classical

CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN CARILLON RECITALS Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe: Mon 8/26, 7 PM, Beverly Buchanan. 847-835-6980.

CHICAGO COMIC OPERA COMPANY Morry Matson conducts Gilbert and Sullivan's Trial by Jury. Fri 8/23, 7:30 PM, Sat 8/24 and Sun 8/25, 2 PM, Thu 8/29 and Fri 8/30, 7:30 PM, and Sat 8/31 and Sun 9/1, 2 PM, Theatre Building, 1225 W. Belmont. 773-327-5252.

CLOUD NINE CAFE 1944 N. Oakley: Wednesdays, 7-10 PM, guitarist Matt Faunce. 773-486-3900.

CUARTETO LATINOAMERICANO (Revueltas, Lavista, Golijov, Piazzolla, Villa-Lobos). Program precedes 8 PM concert in Pavilion by Orquesta La Pasion. Tue 8/27, 6 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

EOS ORCHESTRA Jonathan Sheffer, conductor, with boy soprano Robert Gupta, tenor Enrique Abdala, and baritone Chris Pedro Trakas (Ravel, Revueltas, Bowles/Sheffer, Falla). Wed 8/28, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

GREAT LAKES NAVY BAND in a free concert. Wed 8/28, 11:30 AM, front lawn, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

ISABELLA LIPPI AND MATTHEW HAGLE violin and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Beethoven, Chausson, Kreisler, Dinicu/Heifetz). Free admission. Wed 8/28, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

McHENRY COUNTY CHAMBER WINDS in a free all-Mozart program. Thu 8/29, 7:30 PM, Alliance Bible Church, 3815 W. Bull Valley, McHenry. 847-854-9786.

ORQUESTA LA PASION Robert Spano, conductor, with soprano Dawn Upshaw, vocalists Luciana Souza and Renaldo Gonzalez Fernandez, and the Schola Cantorum de Caracas (Golijov, La Pasion segun San Marcos). Tue 8/27, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 773-728-4642.

RAVINIA FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park: Sun 8/25, 7 PM, Erich Kunzel, conductor, with trumpeter Doc Severinsen and the North Shore Choral Society in a pops concert (Suppe, Rossini, Puccini, Abreu, Bellstedt, Bizet, and others). 847-266-5100.

TAMARA RINGAS violin, in a free concert. Mon 8/26, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

ROCKEFELLER MEMORIAL CHAPEL CARILLON RECITALS Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn: Sun 8/25, 6 PM, Beverly Buchanan. 773-702-7059.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Thu 8/29, 8 PM, Matt Haimovitz performs Bach cello suites (see Critic's Choice). 773-525-2508.

TOWN HOUSE CAFE 105 N. 2nd, Saint Charles: Sat 8/24, 8 PM, guitarist Goran Ivanovic. 630-584-8603.

MARLENA TURESKI cello, with dancer Britt Posmer in a free concert (Bach, Mann). Tue 8/27, 5:45 PM, St. James Episcopal Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-787-7360.

fairs & festivals

AFRICAN FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS Washington Park, 55th and Cottage Grove: Fri 8/30, 4 PM, Hassan Hakmoun; 5:30 PM, Diana King; 7 PM, Roy Ayers; 8:30 PM, Daniela Mercury. Sat 8/31, 12:30 PM, Shina; 2 PM, Randy Murray; 5 PM, Emeline Michel; 6:30 PM, Bobby "Blue" Bland; 8:30 PM, George Duke. Sun 9/1, 2 PM, Sue Conway; 3:30 PM, Tracey King & the Cushites; 6:30 PM, Rachelle Farrell; 8:30 PM, Poncho Sanchez. 773-955-2787.

BUCKTOWN ARTS FEST Senior Citizens Memorial Park, Lyndale and Oakley: Sat 8/24, 1 PM, Treehouse Project; 2:15 PM, Mark Anderson Band; 3:30 PM, Mark Mallman; 4:45 PM, Big Breakfast; 6 PM, Meet the Band. Sun 8/25, noon, Downplayers; 1 PM, Suzuki students of Lisa Rodriguez, Wabash Jug Band; 2:15 PM, Lucky Ones with James Kay; 3:30 PM, David Singer & the Sweet Science; 4:45 PM, Fallen Angels; 8 PM, Lou Rider Band. Festival also features theater, poetry readings, and children's entertainment. 312-409-8305.

BUENA PARK NEIGHBORS 5TH ANNIVERSARY NEIGHBORHOOD FESTIVAL Buena between Sheridan and Broadway: Sat 8/24, noon-5 PM, John Whildin & Friend, Fazer, Chicago Samba & others. 773-472-9281.

CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL See page 64.

CS ROCKFEST USA 2002 Polish National Alliance Youth Camp, 10701 River Rd., Yorkville: Sat 8/24, 1:30 PM, Vata; 3:30 PM, NoName; 5:30 PM, Deda Mladek Illegal Band; 8:30 PM, Olympic. Sun 8/25, 11:30 AM, Full of Silence; 1 PM, Miro Zbirka; 3 PM, Alice with Dan Barta; 6 PM, Zluty Pes. 805-509-3033.

GREEN TIE BALL XI Southport and Kingsbury: Sat 8/24, 7 PM, Barry Winograd; 8 PM, Chicago Rovers, Merit School of Music Honors Children's Ensemble; 9 PM, Lightning & Thunder, Sister Envy, Gingarte Capoeira; 10:30 PM, Chicago Klezmer Ensemble, Montgomery Street; 11 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. 312-645-8992.

HARVEST FEST 2002 Hanover Park Community Center, Maple and Church, Hanover Park: Fri 8/30, 7 PM, Planet Strange; 9 PM, the Outfield. Sat 8/31, 7 PM, Jonasay; 9 PM, Kansas. Sun 9/1, 7 PM, Infinity; 9 PM, Blue Oyster Cult. 630-372-4200.

HUBBARD STREET MURAL PROJECT FUND-RAISER BLOCK PARTY Hubbard between Racine and Ogden: Sat 8/24, noon-10 PM, Jan James, Lovehouse & others. 312-226-4858.

KIDSTOCK children's music festival. Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Sun 8/25, noon-7 PM, Jeff Nolan, Lyle Cowen, Dan Crow, Gaia, Shana Banana, Scotter, Joanie Bartels. 312-595-7437.

LAKEVIEW'S CLARK STREET FAIR Clark between Addison and Sheffield: Sat 8/24, noon, Air This Side of Caution; 1 PM, Swizzletree; 1:30 PM, After Grace; 2:45 PM, Anne E. Dechant; 3:30 PM, Marty Lloyd; 4:30 PM, Wolcott; 5:30 PM, Lurrie Bell; 6:15 PM, Torben Floor; 7 PM, Hometown Hero; 8 PM, Robert Cornelius 7; 9 PM, Marcy Playground. Sun 8/25, noon, Halfway Jane; 1 PM, Mark Watson; 1:45 PM, Dan Darrah; 2:45 PM, Jan James; 3:45 PM, Underwater People; 5:15 PM, Himebaugh, Bolger & Lee; 6 PM, OK Go; 7 PM, Mr. Blotto; 8 PM, Convoy. 773-868-3010.

NAPERVILLE'S LAST FLING Jackson and Main, Naperville: Fri 8/30, 6 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Downtown Charlie Brown; 8 PM, David Crosby, Duke Tumatoe & the Power Trio. Sat 8/31, 2 PM, Spoke Norton; 3 PM, Anne Harris; 4 PM, Hoss; 5 PM, Angelique Kidjo; 6 PM, Bert Cattoni; 7 PM, Blues Traveler; 8 PM, Kimi Hayes. Sun 9/1, 2 PM, Cirrus Falcon; 3 PM, Sponge, Seven Mary Three, Spin Doctors, Gin Blossoms; 4 PM, Michael Heaton; 6 PM, Insomnia; 8 PM, High Infidelity. 630-961-4143.

NO BUTTS NO BOOZE BACK TO SCHOOL MUSIC FEST Howard and Ashland: Fri 8/30, 11 AM-7 PM, Isha, Energy, Time & Space with Sax Preacher, Donald Greene, Sankofa with Valroy & others. 773-338-1090.

OVERNIGHT FESTIVAL Golf Farm, 1200 Rte. 12, Wauconda: Sat 8/24, 2 PM, to Sun 8/25, 11 AM, Cornmeal, Del Mar, Rebecca's Statue, Green Scene & others. 847-526-4000.

PEARL FEST Mandrake Park, 39th and Drexel: Sun 8/25, 5 PM, Crosswinds; 6 PM, Ray Silkman; 7 PM, Ohio Players. 773-285-1211.

RUSSIAN ARTS FESTIVAL Bernard Horwich Jewish Community Center, 3003 W. Touhy: Sun 8/25, 11:05 AM, Melody; 11:50 AM, Valentina Marchenko; noon, Forget-Me-Not Ensemble; 12:15 PM, Nelly Aisenberg; 12:30 PM, Sunshine; 1 PM, Tatiana Melamed; 2 PM, Katya Kapelnikova, Uncle Bodya & Tanya Melamed; 3 PM, Jo Band; 4 PM, Tatyana Fell & Sandro Garibashvili; 4:15 PM, Paul Goldman; 4:30 PM, Shalom Choir. Festival also features literary readings & art exhibits. 847-763-3624.

SAENGERFEST Hart Park, 123rd and Western, Blue Island: Sat 8/31, 3 PM, Eisenhower Express Show Choir; 3:30 PM, Jimmy's Bavarians; 5 PM, Mariachi Sol de America; 6:30 PM, Skapone; 8 PM, Larkin Brothers; 9 PM, Anna Stange; 9:30 PM, Yabba Griffiths & Traxx. 708-388-5735.

STS. PETER & PAUL GREEK FOOD FESTIVAL on the grounds of Sts. Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 1401 Wagner, Glenview: Fri 8/23 through Sun 8/25, 7 PM, Hellenic Five. 847-729-2235.

SPIRIT OF SOUTH SHORE CELEBRATION features live music on two stages. Sun 8/25, Rosenblum Park, 7547 S. Euclid: noon, PNP; 12:25 PM, Faith Tabernacle Choir; 1:05 PM, Tasty Noise; 3:10 PM, Stephanie McNair; 3:25 PM, Lenny Lynn, Dee Alexander, June Yvon & Theo Reed; 5:45 PM, Nanette Frank. South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore: noon-3 PM, Bernard Alcorn; 7:30 PM, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. 773-324-0494.

THE STROLL: BRONZEVILLE'S MUSICAL LEGACY State and 33rd: Sat 8/24, noon, "ghost" concert of player piano rolls by Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton & Jimmy Blythe; 1 PM, Chicago Hot Jazz Ensemble; 2 PM, Reginald Robinson & Erwin Helfer; 3 PM, Franz Jackson & the Chicago Hot Jazz Ensemble. 877-244-2246.

TASTE OF POLONIA Milwaukee and Lawrence: Sat 8/31, noon, Take Five, Dixie Kings; 2 PM, Those Funny Little People; 2:30 PM, Loco Amor, Zatloka & Gorale; 2:45 PM, World Class Noise; 5 PM, Rick "Elvis" Saucedo, Weselisko; 7 PM, Captain GQ; 7:30 PM, Downtown Sound. Sun 9/1, noon, Bat, Stas Golonka & the Chicago Masters, Pawlikowski Gorale; 2 PM, White & Red Band, 9 Fifty; 2:30 PM, Veselovsky; 4 PM, Captain GQ; 4:30 PM, Ron Smolen Orchestra; 5 PM, Dozynki; 6 PM, K.A.S.A.; 7:30 PM, Freeze Dried, Goranie. 773-777-8898, ext. 12.

VIVA! CHICAGO LATIN MUSIC FESTIVAL See page 68.

miscellaneous

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fri 8/30, 10:30 AM, children's concert with Robb Montgomery. Sat 8/31, 1 PM, Kids' Lip Sync contest. 630-922-9821.

JIM GILL Free children's concert. Thu 8/29, 6:30 PM, Trebes Park, 2250 N. Clifton. 312-742-7529.

ROKKO JANS hosts a neighborhood talent show. Sun 8/25, 7 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4604 N. Manor. 773-463-8166 or 773-271-7127.

FRANCE JEAN-BAPTISTE Free concert. Mon 8/26, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ELLA JENKINS Children's concert. Sat 8/24, 2 PM, Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn. 312-742-7624.

NAVY BAND GREAT LAKES Wed 8/28, 11:30 AM, front lawn, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

RUSSIAN WOMEN'S MELODY CHOIR Free concert. Thu 8/29, 12:15 PM, Lower Level Auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4702 or 312-435-2800.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Tue 8/27, Ragtime Ramblers. Wed 8/28, Big City Swing. 312-346-3278.

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