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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

AEROSMITH, KID ROCK, RUN-D.M.C. Sat 9/14, 7 PM, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Highway D and Highway 120, East Troy, Wisconsin. 262-642-4400 or 312-559-1212.

AEROSOL GREY MACHINE Sun 9/8, 8 PM, Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln. 312-409-6435.

AMERICAN MUSIC DRIVEWAY TOUR Jay Mathes and other artists perform in local driveways and parking lots through mid-October. Sat 9/7, 1 PM (with Roy G. Biv, Second Hand Bicycle, Something Ordinary, Elenie Dimoulis, 3 Man Quartet, Morningside Drive, and the Red Jacket), the Kellners' driveway, 9 S. 530 Clarendon Hills Rd., Hinsdale. Sat 9/14, 7 PM (with Something Ordinary and Elenie Dimoulis), parking lot, Northwest Church of God, 6333 W. Belmont. 630-495-0993.

BEACH BOYS Sat 9/14, 7 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

JAY BENNETT & EDWARD BURCH, DOLLY VARDEN Free in-store performance. Fri 9/6, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

GREG BOERNER Free in-store performance. Fri 9/6, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

MICHAEL BOLTON Fri 9/13, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

BRIGHT EYES, M. WARD & THE BRUCES Fri 9/13, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CABARET CAVALCADE Concert performers by members of Chicago Cabaret Professionals. Thu 9/12 under the direction of Bobby Schiff and Stephen Rader; Fri 9/13 and Sat 9/14 under the direction of Beckie Menzie, Alexandra Billings, Ralph Lampkin Jr., and Kat Taylor. Thu 9/12 through Sat 9/14, 7:30 PM, Royal George Theatre Center, 1641 N. Halsted. 312-988-9000.

RIPLEY CAINE Free in-store performance. Fri 9/13, 7:30 PM, Women & Children First Bookstore, 5233 N. Clark. 773-769-9299.

CHICAGO SOUND AND VISION, PART 2 features "recorded music and live performances synchronized to film; composition and improvisation; and manipulation of images to music." With music by Califone, Andrew Bird, Tatsu Aoki, and Stars of the Lid, and films by Tim Rutili, Jeff Economy, Wenwha Ts'ao & others. Thu 9/12, 8:30, Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State. 312-846-2800 or 312-575-8000.

COVERED IN HONEY Fri 9/6, 10 PM (preceded by a song circle and open stage at 6:30 PM), Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CRAQUE Free concert. Tue 9/10, 7:30 PM, Myopic Books, 1468 N. Milwaukee. 773-862-4882.

MARIANNE FAITHFULL Fri 9/13, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

GLORIA GAYNOR Sat 9/14, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

JOCELYN GLICKLICH & JENNIFER TROWBRIDGE, REBECCA PAVLATOS, ANNE-MARIE AKIN, JENNIFER LOWE & DIANE DELIN perform at a 9/11 Peace Gathering, with "medicine drumming and peace offerings," storyteller Sarah Cappelli, performance artist Theresa Sofianos, and dancer Molly Shanahan. Wed 9/11, 7:30 PM, Atelier M Gallery, 1477 W. Balmoral. 773-275-3001.

RON HAWKING performs "His Way," a tribute to Frank Sinatra. Fridays, 7:30 PM, Saturdays, 6 PM, and Sundays, 3 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

HIP FETISH Free in-store performance. Fri 9/13, 5 PM, Borders Books & Music, Ogden & LaGrange Rd., LaGrange. 708-457-2111.

HIP NOZ Free in-store performance. Sat 9/14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Ogden & LaGrange Rd., LaGrange. 708-457-2111.

JUBA COLLECTIVE hosts a jam session; performers include Kahil El'Zabar, Ari Brown, Robert Irving, Fareed Haque, Frank Orrall, Primeridian, Tamara Madson-Shaw, and Susan Sandoval. Sat 9/14, 3 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

KARMA SUTRA Fri 9/6, 7:30 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007. Fri 9/13, 9 PM (free in-store performance), Borders Books & Music, Ogden & LaGrange Rd., LaGrange. 708-457-2111.

KISS STAR PARTY with Avril Lavigne, Naughty By Nature, Fat Joe, Mario & BB Mak; sold out. Fri 9/6, 7:30 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

ROBERT KRAMER performs "Songs of Past Lives." Sat 9/14, 7 PM, Transitions Bookplace, 1000 W. North. 312-951-7323.

JOE KREGOR performs "Could It Be Magic: Remembering the 70's." Fri 9/6, 1 PM, Chicago WaterWorks Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

MEKONS Free concert. Fri 9/13, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MR. MYERS Free concert. Sat 9/14, 7 PM, Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. 312-742-7590.

BRADFORD NEWQUIST performs Broadway classics; free concert. Fri 9/13, 1 PM, Chicago WaterWorks Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN Sat 9/14, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

DARYL NITZ Sun 9/15, 6 PM, Bailiwick Arts Center, 1229 W. Belmont. 773-883-1090.

KEVIN O'BRIEN Free in-store performance. Sat 9/14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

PARIS COMBO Sat 9/14, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

PHANTOM 3 SYMPHONY DUO performs as part of the Brian Costello Show; free admission. Sat 9/14, 7:30 PM, Quimby's Bookstore, 1854 W. North. 773-342-0910.

WILLY PORTER Free in-store performance. Sat 9/7, 2 PM, Virgin Megastore, 540 N. Michigan. 312-645-9300.

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, . . . AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD, BURNING BRIDES 18 & over show. Sun 9/15, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

DJ JEROME SANS performs at an opening reception for the Dzine Wall Project. Sat 9/7, 4 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

SECOND HAND POETS Free in-store performance. Fri 9/13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

TODD BOYCE QUARTET Free in-store performance. Thu 9/12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Ogden and LaGrange Rd., LaGrange. 708-457-2111.

SEVEN DAY RUN Free in-store performance. Sat 9/7, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS, SOUL CHILDREN OF CHICAGO, YOUTH EDITION, DARIUS BROOKS, SHEKINAH GLORY MINISTRY, RAY BADY, MARY MARY perform at "Salute America." Wed 9/11, 6 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-986-6900.

STEELIN' JAZZ Free concert. Fri 9/6, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

TELEFON TEL AVIV, T. RAUMSCHMIERE, DABRYE, PERSPECTS, MAERSK, DJ JORDAN ZAWIDEH perform as part of Correspondence Event .002; 18 & over. Sat 9/7, 7 PM, Butcher Shop, 1319 W. Lake. 773-771-7017.

3 GIRLS 3 performs "In the Mood." Wednesdays, 1:30 PM, Theatre Building, 1225 W. Belmont. 312-458-0850.

TOWER OF POWER, GABRIEL IGLESIAS, TOGETHER, STORMY WEATHER Sat 9/7, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

TUCK & PATTI Sat 9/7, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

DJ CARL WARNICK, DJ JERNELL GERONIMO spin rap, new wave, and house as part of the MCA's "First Fridays" reception. Fri 9/6, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 9/6, 10 PM, Girls Against Boys, French Kicks, Pele (18 & over show). Sun 9/8, 9 PM, Pietasters, DJ Chuck Wren, Deals Gone Bad. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. Thu 9/12, 9 PM, David Grubbs (see Post No Bills; see Spot Check), Fred Lonberg-Holm's Lightbox Orchestra, Greg Davis. Fri 9/13, 10 PM, Mekons (performing music from '85 to '91 for their 25th anniversary tour), Nelsons. Sat 9/14, 10 PM, Handsome Family, Andrew Bird, Sinister Luck Ensemble. Sun 9/15, 9 PM, Spoon, John Vanderslice, David Singer. 773-478-4408.

ALIVEONE 2683 N. Halsted: Thu 9/12, 10 PM, Cider. 773-348-9800.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: Music after 9 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, DJ M Pulse. 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. Saturdays, DJ Double J. Sundays, DJ Ryan. T847-397-3100.

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: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/6, Lightning & Thunder. Sat 9/7, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. 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 9/6, American Cosmonaut, Morris Minors, Read Letter. Sat 9/7, Lost Sounds (see Spot Check), Peelers, Black Keys. Sun 9/8, Plan B, Pyle (benefit for Operation Smile). Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 9/10, Differents, Stick Fight. Thu 9/12, Ness, National Drag. Fri 9/13, Afflictions, Happy Supply, Ponys. Sat 9/14, Gaza Strippers, Demons, Busy Kids. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 9/6, the Stash, Shooting Blanks. Sat 9/7, Aerosol Halo, Avocet, Hayshakers. Thu 9/12, Last Year's Man, Krembone. Fri 9/13, the Effect, Dark Yellow, Gunshy, Shifties. Sat 9/14, Transistor Dummyhead, Gazing at Laces, Pornlab. 773-384-0043.

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

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Sat 9/7, 8 PM, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute). 630-406-0008.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Sat 9/7, Mudita Quartet, Recycled Future. Sundays, Terrapin Flyer. Wednesdays, Groove Conspiracy. Thu 9/12, Carlos Washington & the Giant People Ensemble. Fri 9/13 and Sat 9/14, Garaj Mahal. Sun 9/15, Astral Project. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Wednesdays, open jam session hosted by Brother John. 708-387-0050.

BRYDGES HOUSE 3035 Belvidere, Waukegan: Restaurant and lounge with music at 7 PM. Fri 9/6 and Sat 9/7, Melody. 847-625-8520.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music after 7 PM. Fri 9/6, Kevin McGuckin. Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike. Fri 9/13, Jim Henning & James Wayman. 847-550-1127.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 9/7, Beat Tweakers. Fri 9/13, Marigold Engine, Spare Change. 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. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 9/6, Saving Face, Project One, Manhandlers, Functional Blackouts. Sat 9/7, Eric Roth, Indoor Boy, Buck 50. 312-922-6392.

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

CHANDLER'S CHOPHOUSE 401 N. Roselle, Schaumburg: Fri 9/13, 9 PM (preceded by dinner at 7 PM), Chicago Rat Pack. 847-885-9009.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Fri 9/6, 8 PM, Birthwrite. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Wed 9/11, 8 PM, women's chamber vocal ensemble Voce Femmina performs "9-11-02" under the direction of Michael Wilson. 773-743-5650.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and rock music 8 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Thu 9/12, DJ Misa spins British music. 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: Saturdays, 9 PM, One Voice open mike for music, comedy, spoken word, and poetry. 773-274-6057.

COSI CAFE 1101 Lake, Oak Park: Wed 9/11, 7:30 PM, Commonbond. 708-524-8412.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/6, Hat Guys, Stone Puppets. Sat 9/7, Chubby Nothin' & the Bone, Super Deluxe. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 9/13, Mr. Blotto. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 9/7, Deja Vu. Sat 9/14, Libido Funk Circus. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/6, Jimmy Van Zant, Bihlman Bros., Lori Wyatt. Sat 9/7, Gravel Bone, Project .44, Life Without, Simple Something. Wed 9/11, "Hard & Heavy" hosted by DJ Odd with Swidden, A.D.D., Homage Sun & Lucius Warbaby. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, unsigned band showcase (9/12 with Duke Tumatoe, Josh Holmes). Fri 9/13, Knee Deep Shag, Blue October, Studiotone. Sat 9/14, 2 PM, Wish, Gareth Woods (benefit concert); 10 PM, Underwater People, Cider, Newcomer Home. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 9/6, Underwater People. Sat 9/7, Mike & Joe. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 9/13, X-Side. Sat 9/14, Rubber. 847-541-4700.

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

CURRAGH'S IRISH PUB 1700 Woodfield Rd., Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/6, Voices. 847-706-1700.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 9/9, 10 PM, Traxx (no cover). 773-489-6457.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Cabaret Room and in the Piano Bar. In the Cabaret Room: Fridays, 8 PM, Daryl Nitz. Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Tony Rogers. Sundays, 7 PM, Pamela Sue Fox (tribute to Jerome Kern). Thursdays, 8 PM, Sara Davis. In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 5 PM, Gwen Pippen; 8 PM, Andrew Blendermann. Saturdays, 5 PM, Gwen Pippen; 8 PM, Daryl Nitz & George Howe. Sundays, 8 PM, and Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 PM, George Howe. 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 9/8, DJ Lexi. Mon 9/9, DJ Mark DeRosa spins punk. Tue 9/10, DJ Mike Cook. Wed 9/11, DJ Jayson spins country & western. Thu 9/12, DJ John Almonte. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 9/6, 10 PM, Loleatta Holloway, Mr. A.L.I., Vic Lavender. Sat 9/7, 10 PM, Bitch & Animal, Vicious, Ellen Rosner. Tue 9/10, 9 PM, Pudder Project, Optica, Braintree. Thu 9/12, 10 PM, Around the Coyote afterparty with Kings & Planets, Artist Formerly Known as Vince (no cover). Fri 9/13, 10 PM, Turner Joy, Irradio, Absinthe Blind, Demilos. Sat 9/14, 10 PM, Meg Lee Chin, Chris Connelly, TRS-80, Monster Trux. Sun 9/15, 10 PM, Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra with Blondie Chaplin. 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 9/6, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. Sat 9/7, Aunt Janet. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 9/13, Trilogy. Sat 9/14, 6 PM, Halfway to St. Pat's Day Fest with Chicago Rovers, Cross Rogues, McNulty Step Dancers. 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 9/6, Sofa King. Sat 9/7, Dogs Undecided, Orson's Well. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Thursdays, Catfight. Fri 9/13, Then Again. Sat 9/14, Crazy Diamond. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/6, Pinch, Release, Nectarine Knockout. Sat 9/7, Somnia, Radio Hour, Holding Mercury, Zeyer Band. Sundays, 10 PM, Sumo. Tue 9/10, 8 PM, 13 Flowers, Lis Harvey, Andrew Kerr. Thu 9/12, Dreaming Tree, Arbo, Nyr. Fri 9/13, 8:30 PM, Down the Line, Sara Hollister Band, the Pocket, Alex Gomez Trio. Sat 9/14, 10 PM, Bumpus. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/6, Jane Doe. Sat 9/7, Anxiety Society. Fri 9/13, Insomnia. Sat 9/14, Joyce Band. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 9/6, 10 PM, Interpol (see Spot Check), New Constitution, Stag Party. Sat 9/7, 10 PM, Zelienople, Melochrome, Lindsay Anderson. Sun 9/8, 9 PM, Sammy Dee (see Critic's Choice), Cisco Ferreira, Josh Werner, Marko Katic, DJ Mani. Mon 9/9, 9:30 PM, Perfume, Prids, Jupiter. Tue 9/10, 9 PM, Koto Phase. Thu 9/12, 9 PM, Peanut Butter Wolf (see Critic's Choice), Madlib (see Critic's Choice), Egon. Fri 9/13, 9 PM, Legowelt, Orgue Electronique, Schmerzlabor, Orange Sunshine, TLR. Sat 9/14, 10 PM, Money Mark, Diverse, Ai. Sun 9/15, 9:30 PM, Bellini, Parlour, Crush Kill Destroy. 773-276-3600.

EPITOME 2347 S. Michigan: Wed 9/11, 6 PM, DJ Byron Williams spins soul, hip-hop, and R&B; 8 PM, Dante Hall. 312-326-2300.

ETHIO CAFE 3462 N. Clark: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Nguzo & the Groovement. Thursdays, 9 PM, "Saba's Speakeasy" music and poetry open mike and open turntables. 773-929-8300.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: Music at 7 PM. Fri 9/6, Pat Boulanger. Fri 9/13, Blizzard of Oz (Ozzy Osbourne tribute). 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 9/6, Suspect. Sat 9/7, Jane Doe. Thu 9/12, Aunt Janet. Fri 9/13, the Mix. Sat 9/14, Scheme. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 9/6, Assailants. Sat 9/7, Down & Dirty. Wednesdays, open jam with Hambone. Fri 9/13, Underdogs. Sat 9/14, DJ Popeye. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fridays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Tim Trojanowski. 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.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly at 7 PM. Fri 9/6, Check Engine, Fin Fang Foom, Rockets Red Glare, Stillwell. Sat 9/7, Milemarker (see Spot Check), Atombombpocketknife, Service Anxiety (see Spot Check), Sadaharu. Sun 9/8, Methadones, Littleman Complex, Make Out. Mon 9/9, Q & Not U, Aloha, Scalpels. Tue 9/10, Much the Same, Unsung Zeros, Punchline. Wed 9/11, Taking Pictures, Timeout Drawer, Viva-Noir. Thu 9/12, 8 PM, Mekons (performing music from '77 to '84 for their 25th anniversary tour), Melons. Fri 9/13, Tekulvi, Miasis, Playing Enemy, Lick Golden Sky. Sat 9/14, Rise Against, Dead to Fall, Black Widows, Preacher Gone to Texas. Sun 9/15, Mates of State, Victory at Sea, Red Hot Valentines, Dear Nora. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 9/8, noon, Joe Cantafio. Tue 9/10, 9 PM, Ticklepenny Corner, Naomi Ashley. Wed 9/11, 8 PM, Chicago Singer Spotlight with Dawn McGovern, Angie Laurin, Jonathan Johnson, Shawn Christopher & Rick Vitek. Thu 9/12, 9 PM, the What?, Drunken Monkeys. Sat 9/14, 10 PM, Mekons (performing music from '92 to '02 for their 25th anniversary tour), Ugly 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 9/6, High-Fi, Free Space. Sat 9/7, Plus Teasin'. Sundays, open jam session (no cover). Sat 9/14, Bamboo Grove, Stank Willie. 847-821-1234.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Thursdays; no cover. Fridays, DJ Zion & Brian Paul. Sat 9/7, Soul Papas. Thu 9/12, Rob Russo. Sat 9/14, Second Hand Poets. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Fri 9/13, Marvins. 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.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 9/6, Pepper Showcase. Sat 9/7, Rocket 88. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Sara Sara. Fri 9/13, Geezers, Rotgut. Sat 9/14, Gasoline Rainbows. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Jen Porter. Saturdays, 10 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 9/9, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Kerry Kincanon & Beckie Menzie. Tuesdays, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wednesdays, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Denise Tomasello & Russ Long. Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sundays, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Jennifer Crivellone & 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. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9:30 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 9/6, Westfall. Sat 9/7, Jack Straw. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Michael J's Karaoke Cult. 773-549-9624.

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

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 9/6, the Rolls, Olde Style. Sat 9/7, Paleface, Head Down, Trading Brains. Sun 9/8, Still Not Sorry, Sixer, the Girls. 773-472-5139.

HANG TIME 624 N. York, Elmhurst: Fri 9/6, 8 PM, Paul Allodi (no cover). Tue 9/10, 7 PM, Steve Roth & Michele Rante. 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.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 9/6, 9 PM, John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars (see Spot Check). Fri 9/13, 10 PM, Brian Fraze Trio. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 9/6, 9:30 PM, Drapes, White Outs, Southern Bitch. Sat 9/7, 9:30 PM, Abilene, Ribbon Effect, Low Skies (see Spot Check); 12:30 AM, DJ Handclap. Wed 9/11, 9 PM, Freakwater (see Spot Check). Fri 9/13, 9:30 PM, Cameron McGill, Eva Hunter, Cooksie. 773-227-4433.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Thu 9/12, Karma Tease. 773-348-0009.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 9/6, Heartsfield. Sat 9/7, Hacks, Outlaw Family Band. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 9/13, Family of Souls, Somewhere In Between. Sat 9/14, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute). 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: Sun 9/8, 4 PM, Sunday Songs with Lucy Smith featuring Taniq, Passing for Normal. Sun 9/15, 8 PM, Quetzal. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 9/6, Neil Greene. Sat 9/7, On the Air. Tue 9/10, Jim Roney. Wed 9/11, Maya. Thursdays, spoken word and music open mike with Soul People. 773-486-4093.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/6, Mighty Blue Kings, Rachel Yamagata. Sat 9/7, Papa Roach, Gelheads. Fri 9/13, 7:15 PM, Virginia Coalition, Mer, Red Wanting Blue. Sat 9/14, 6:30 PM, Chevelle, Lift Point, Codeseven. Sun 9/15, Ruff Endz. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 4:30 PM. Fri 9/6, E-Mics. Tue 9/10 through Fri 9/13, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 9/6, Junk in the Trunk. Thu 9/12, DJ Andrew Emil & DJ Gene Hunt. Fri 9/13, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-245-0333.

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 9/6, 7 PM, 5th annual Lobster Boil/Surf & Turf party with Lifesize Figures; 10 PM, Catfight, Spookie Daly Pride. Sat 9/7, 17th Floor. Thu 9/12, Acoustilingus. Fri 9/13, Hairbanger's Ball. Sat 9/14, Afrodisiacs (benefit for Ed Kotler Leukemia Research Fund). 312-337-3486.

JOEY T'S ON THE FOX 1202 Riverside, McHenry: Music at 8 PM. Fri 9/6, Warren Beck. Sat 9/14, Melody. 815-344-2445.

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

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 9/6, V90, Mer, Smythe. Sat 9/7, Bamboo Grove, the Deer, Big Sky String Band. Fri 9/13, Ophur, Roscoe Plush, Treeline. Sat 9/14, Love on the Rocks, the Frawd. 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.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 9/6, 10 PM, Three Fold Chord, Acrobatic Ashes, Joe Bigsley. Sat 9/7, 8 PM, Domestic Godzilla, Driven, Digital Manipulation, M.T., Dinner With Strangers, Violently Ill, Sapphist (benefit for the Patruno family). Sun 9/8, 9 PM, Yellow 5 (no cover). Tue 9/10, 8:30 PM, Shake-a-Matics. Wed 9/11, 9 PM, Big Buildings (no cover). Thu 9/12, 9 PM, Wing Nuts, Twang Off, Face for Radio, Outlaw Family Band. Fri 9/13, 10 PM, Pousto, 3 Card Guts. Sat 9/14, 10 PM, Time Bomb Taxi, Leave. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/6, 9:30 PM, Youngblood Brass Band, Kari Nelson, Lexie Bloor. Sat 9/7, 10 PM, Spaceheads (see Critic's Choice), Drums & Tuba. Tue 9/10, 9:30 PM, Can Ky Ree (no cover). Wed 9/11, 8 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 9/12, 8 PM, Oregon, Can Ky Ree. Fri 9/13, 8 PM, Oregon, Lurrie Bell. Sat 9/14, 8 PM, Oregon, John Williams & Dean McGraw. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Sat 9/7, Cirrus Falcon. Sat 9/14, O'Briens. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/6, 4 Man Band. Fri 9/13, 7Deez. Sat 9/14, Highs in the Lower 80s. 630-513-6300.

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 9/6, 9 PM, Detroit Cobras, Dirtbombs, Electric Six, Witches (18 & over show). Sat 9/7, 6:30 PM, the Dog & Everything, Empyrean, South of Houston, Saraphine (all-ages show). Tue 9/10, 6:30 PM, Five Pointe 0, Mastodon, Avenged Sevenfold, Eighty Sick (all-ages show). Thu 9/12, 9 PM, Gene, Matthew, Giant Step (18 & over show). Fri 9/13, 9 PM, All Natural, Capital D, Molemen, Lone Catalyst, Prime, Family Tree with Mr. Greenweedz, Iomas Marad, Daily Pannet & Rita J, Typical Cats, Singleminded Pros, DJ Tone B. Nimble, DJ PNS (18 & over show). Sat 9/14, 10 PM, Wire (18 & over show). Sun 9/15, 6:30 PM, Logan's Loss, Spitalfield, Knockout, Fall Out Boy (all-ages show). 773-549-0203.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Thu 9/12, 9 PM, Dain Bramage. 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 9/7, Paul Willaert. 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 9/6, Heather's Damage, Pistol Whipped, Alpha Dog, Blaked. Sat 9/7, Killie McGee. Sun 9/8, Private Eyes, TKO, Dead Batteries. Wednesdays, Doctor Disco. 773-486-7774.

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

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Sat 9/7, 12:30 PM, Biff & the Waybacks. 312-595-7437.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/6, Kick the Cat, Jeff Vezain, Andreas Kapsalis. Sat 9/7, Illinoticz. Mondays, Sound Reflections with DJs Teebot & Anomaly. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 8 PM, Grinder gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (9/12 with Jason Schupp & the Prince Myshkins). 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/6, DJ Shon Dervis. Sat 9/7, Electric Chitlin' Stew, Free Basic, DJ Form. Sun 9/8, 9 PM, Table Scraps, DJs Form & 8. Mon 9/9, Self Service, Saltwater Vampires. Tuesdays, "Consolidated" with Alo, Fuego, I-Ron & Larry Millah. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/6, Hope Kills Fear, Madhops, Thanatopsis. Sat 9/7, Tracer X, Blizzard of Oz. Sun 9/8, Shattered Angel, Tomsawyer, Much the Same, Fall Out Boy, Lost Boys (all-ages show). Thu 9/12, 40 Below Summer, Canderia, Biofeedback, Blackout. Fri 9/13, X-Aisle, Born Against Time, Sleeper, Lifeblood. Sat 9/14, Mr. Blotto. Sun 9/15, Disinter, Decrypt, Bound & Gagged, Reprobation, Corpse Vomit (all-ages show). 708-756-0600.

115 BOURBON ST. 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/13, Voices, Underwater People. 708-388-8881.

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 9/6, Mr. Blotto, Prank. Sat 9/7, Megga. Thu 9/12, Seed Band. Fri 9/13, Catfight, Transmission. Sat 9/14, Elevation, Undermine. 815-758-2715.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/6, Platonics, Los Shut Up. Sat 9/7, Stump Whoopt. Sun 9/8, 7 PM, Chi-Town Reggae; 10 PM, Shaved Pork. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Fri 9/13, God Wafer. Sat 9/14, Farm Team. Sun 9/15, 7 PM, Silver Measure; 10 PM, Monster Party. 773-486-9862.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 9/7, the Nod. Thu 9/12, Turnstyles. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Fri 9/13, Moods. 815-477-0340.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 9/7, Mighty Joe Duo. Sat 9/14, Dean Granite Duo. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/6, Mr. Myers. Sat 9/7, Blind Roosevelts. Thu 9/12, Mighty Joe Duo. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/6, Death . . . Explode!, Japanther, Beatings, Chow Billy. Sat 9/7, Stories for Boys, Lisboa, Nouns. Sun 9/8, Tiny Hairs, Regeneration, Mora. Tue 9/10, Analog Radio, Why Intercept?, 8-Bit Revival. Wed 9/11, Berger Even, Peter Chauncy. Thu 9/12, Sudden Infant, Panicsville, Gunshop, Winter Carousel. Fri 9/13, Leroy Fix, Buzzsawyers, Juzt Nutz. Sat 9/14, Rewound, Thing 3. Sun 9/15, Suplecs, Johnny Vomit, Flatus. 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. Sat 9/7, Sons of Jorel, Phistine Verona, A Month of Somedays. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. Tue 9/10, Shady Grove. Wed 9/11, Audreys. Thu 9/12, Casolando. 773-276-9730.

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 9/11, 7 PM, Steve Roth & Michele Rante. 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.

REILLY'S DAUGHTER 4010 W. 111th, Oak Lawn: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 9/7, Foam Rubber. 708-423-1188.

ROCKHOUSE GRILL 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/6, Pete Berwick, Psycho Ex-Lover, Janus. Sat 9/7, Crown Me King, Johnny Monaco, Ella Music Group. Thu 9/12, Trading Brains. Fri 9/13, Dropmouth, Children of the Grave (Black Sabbath tribute). Sat 9/14, Neon Black, Lifter, Bliss. 847-670-8888.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/6, Crazy Diamond (Pink Floyd tribute). Sat 9/7, Katy Lied (Steely Dan tribute). Fri 9/13, Wild Side (Motley Crue tribute), Posin' (Poison tribute). 630-543-3101.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 9/6, 5 PM CD-listening party with Alice Peacock (no cover); 10 PM, Mink Lungs, Winnie, Tallulah. Sun 9/8, 9 PM, Richard X. Heyman, the Me Decade. Mon 9/9, 8 PM, Rachel Yamagata, Dovetail Joint, Wendy Debias. Tue 9/10, 9 PM, French TV (see Spot Check), Argon Evolution. Wed 9/11, 8 PM, Exo, Carbon Four, Sono (benefit for FTC Chicago). Thu 9/12, 9 PM, Ancient Greeks, Judah Johnson, Dudley Corporation. Fri 9/13, 7:30 PM, Anne Heaton, Pamela Means; 10:30 PM, John Butler Trio. Sat 9/14, 10 PM, Melvin Seal's Melting Pot. Sun 9/15, 9 PM, Chuck Prophet, Starch Martins. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/6, Only Sons. Sat 9/7, Savage Angel. Sat 9/14, Further Notice. 630-372-2900.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Sat 9/7, 10 PM, Marcus Schmickler (see Critic's Choice). 312-666-0795 or 773-227-3617.

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

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: No cover. Thu 9/12, 4:30 PM, Neil Rose Band. 312-441-9334.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Sundays, DJs Shaun & Le Deuce. Mondays, Matt Fields. Tuesdays, Mike Kandel. Wednesdays, J. Cantrell. 773-252-9700.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: In the upstairs Cabaret Room: Fri 9/6, 10 PM, Jaba Jones, Verbal Remedies, Dynamic Vibrations. Tue 9/10, 11 PM, Hall of Fame, Vice verse. Fri 9/13, 10 PM, Abstract Giants, Tabakin. Sat 9/14, Deadly Dragon Soundsystem. 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. 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 9/7, Hat Guys. Sat 9/14, Splitfoot. 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 9/6, 6 PM, Paris Delane; 8 PM, Rose Fries, Mike Plishka, Acousticboy. Sat 9/7, Stephen Fearing, Eleni Moraites. Sun 9/8, Jim Marlowe, Joe Rathbone, Eli. Mondays, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Wednesdays, C.H.A.T. music showcase. Thu 9/12, Abe Quigley, Doug Wood. Fri 9/13, 6 PM, Danny Santos; 8 PM, Twang Bang, John Hasbrouck, Prince Myshkins, Frank Morey. Sat 9/14, Linda Lubell, Dee Adams. Sun 9/15, Katy Tessman, Anne Deming, Jennifer Marks. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 9/6, Leave, Dionoid. Sat 9/7, Catalyst with DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Wednesdays, rock 'n' roll karaoke with live band. 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: 18 & over shows at 10:30 PM. Sat 9/7, 9 PM, Indoor Boy, Buck 50. Fri 9/13, KC Mehan & the Late Night Radio, Danny Black. Sat 9/14, Siderunners, Cameron McGill. 773-296-6024.

WAVERLY GOLD NOTE LOUNGE 214 Main, Woodstock: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/6, C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band. Sat 9/7, Popa Chubby. Fri 9/13, Peking Turtle, Tall Grass Magicians. Sat 9/14, Gary Smith Band. 815-337-3663.

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 9/6, Gizzae. Sat 9/7, Brent Berry, Outlaws, I & I. Sundays, reggae jam with Gizzae. Mondays, Blue Groove Lounge with Juice & Dirty. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesdays, DJ Kojo & friends. Thu 9/12, RSB, Zeleke. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 8 PM on weeknights. Fri 9/6, Ruck La Rou, Plane. Sat 9/7, Spookie Daly Pride, Starcandy. Thu 9/12, Halias, Seed Band. Fri 9/13, Swivel Hips Smith, Shantee. Sat 9/14, Mabel Mabel, John Fournier. 773-929-1300.

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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 (9/6 with Nick Santillian). Saturdays, Heather Doble, DJ Spin. Mondays, DJs Brian G. & B-Jack. Wednesdays, DJ 33-1/3, Bruno. Thursdays, DJ FLX, Chris Miller. 312-243-1699.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJs D Double, Norman Rockwell & Artek. Saturdays, DJs spin Chicago house. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty spins house, hip-hop, and R&B. Tuesdays, DJs Defcut Don & Shaka 23 spin house. Wednesdays, Chris Gin and guest DJs spin progressive. Thursdays, Synesthesia with live electro, techno, and IDM. 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.

CACTUS CLUB 1112 N. State: Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, and Saturdays, 9 PM-3 AM, DJ Kidd. 312-642-5999.

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. 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 (9/6 with Mistress Barbara; 9/13 with Mark Farina & Gene Farris). 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.

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.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 9/6, 10 PM, Loleatta Holloway, Mr. A.L.I., Vic Lavender. Thu 9/12, 6 PM, Around the Coyote opening party with DJ Linx, DJ Ae. 773-489-3160.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin on three levels 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Thursdays, DJs Paul Blair & Greg Norwood. 312-751-2900.

DRAGONFLY 1206 N. State: DJs spin after 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays. Sundays, DJ Chris Gin. 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. 773-235-5700.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Wed 9/11, 10 PM, Big Up! with Josh Abrams, Jacob Ross & Fred Wells. Sun 9/8, 9 PM, Sammy Dee (see Critic's Choice), Cisco Ferreira, Josh Werner, Marko Katic, DJ Mani. 773-276-3600.

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., Vic Lavender & others (9/12 with Dajae). 773-395-0066.

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

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.

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 until 4 AM nightly (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.

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, DJs TimBuck2, Diza & Big Reese spin hip-hop, R&B, house & reggae. Saturdays, Chris Tomasone, DJ Confusion, Billy the Kid, Mark Almonte, Peter Haze. 312-491-1931.

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. Fri 9/6, DJ Jernell Geronimo. 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 9/6, Harrison Crump, Mr. A.L.I. Saturdays, DJs Twilite Tone, 33-1/3 & Steve Bravo. Mondays, DJs Mark Grant, Lego & Dave Britton. Wed 9/11, Phantom 45 & Bass by the Pound DJs Poolside, Flipside & Glyde. 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. 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.

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 & 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 9/6, Jon Cutler, Darrell Woodson. Sat 9/7, Huggy, Justin Long. 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 9/12, 4BZ, DJ Anton, Max Cascone. Fri 9/13, Colette, James Curd, Shawn Francis. Sat 9/14, Recloose, DJ Heather. 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 Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 9/6, Ministry of Sound, Paul Sparkes. 312-587-8779.

SQUAREONE 1561 N. Milwaukee: Fridays, 9 PM-midnight, DJ Mellow Man spins house. Saturdays, 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: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Fridays, DJ Michael Lacey spins deep 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, Refried Beats with Mass Transit & Spinello. 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 (9/7 with Johnny Vegas). 312-491-9729.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Sat 9/7, Crystal Method, Duane King, Dissolvent, DJ Laura B. Thursdays, DJs Mood & Shaka23 (9/12 with E Smoove). Sat 9/14, Max Graham, John Debo, Andre Solaris, DJ Laura B. 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. 312-337-3223.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 9/6, Nigel Richards. Sundays, DJs Jesse de la Pena & Uncle Milty. Sat 9/14, Stuart McMillan & Order Miekle. 312-787-0400.

ZERO GRAVITY 22 W. 613 75th, Naperville: DJs spin 8 PM-4AM Fridays and Saturdays. 630-985-1111.

folk & country

concerts

MARK DVORAK Fri 9/13, 8 PM, gazebo, Prairie Crossing, Route 45 and Route 137, Grayslake. 847-543-1202.

JEREMY KITTEL & JOHN BEHLING, SUSANA SEIVANI perform at the Chicago Celtic Festival Kickoff Concert; free admission. Fri 9/13, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LEADFOOT, DYED IN THE WOOL, ANNA STANGE Grand opening celebration also includes a blues jam with Paul Patrietiss, a drum circle, and children's activities. Free admission. Sat 9/14, 5 PM, World Folk Music Company, 1808 W. 103rd. 773-779-7059.

DEL McCOURY BAND, OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW Sun 9/8, 4 and 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MIDWAY RAMBLERS CAJUN BAND Fri 9/6, 8 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035 or 773-478-4408.

LYNN MILES Sat 9/14, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

RIDERS IN THE SKY Sat 9/14, 4 and 8 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

SONS OF THE NEVER WRONG Sat 9/14, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 11 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

WEAVERMANIA Benefit for the Nicaragua Medical Alliance and Nicaragua Solidarity Committee. Sat 9/7, 8:30 PM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 773-276-5626.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sundays, 8 PM, Irish session. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. 773-478-4408.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Mon 9/9, 8 PM, Half Day Bluegrass Band. 847-256-8870.

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.

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.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Sat 9/14, 6 PM, Halfway to St. Pat's Day Fest with Chicago Rovers, Cross Rogues, McNulty Step Dancers. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Sun 9/15, 8:30 PM, Whitey O'Day (no cover). 847-358-9150.

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

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Sat 9/7, 10 PM, the Lash. 312-836-0066.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 9/6, Burren Ceili Band. Sat 9/7, Dooley Brothers. Fri 9/13, Pub Domaine. Sat 9/14, John Bog Flaherty. 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 9/14, John Hasbrouck. 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.

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). Mon 9/9, 9 PM, Cantina. 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 9/6, Three Men in Kilts. Sat 9/7, John Dillon. Tue 9/10, 6 PM, Pat Woods. Wed 9/11, 6 PM, Murphy Roche; 7:30 PM, Irish session; 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. Thu 9/12, 6 PM, Cirrus Falcon; 9 PM, open mike hosted by Kelly Griner. Fri 9/13, 5 PM, Clan na Gael; 9 PM, Napper Tandy. Sat 9/14, Larkin Brothers. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 9/9, 9 PM, Gan Bua (no cover). Sat 9/14, 8 PM, John Williams & Dean McGraw open for Oregon. Sun 9/15, 8:30 PM, Four Men & a Dog. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Sat 9/7, Salthill Mines. 630-513-6300.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/13, John Williams & Dean McGraw. 847-869-0450.

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.

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: Sat 9/7, 10 PM, Allison Moorer (see Critic's Choice), David Zollo. Sat 9/14, 7 PM, Peter Mulvey. 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 9/6, Andi and I. Fri 9/13, Linda M. Smith. 630-969-9720.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Mon 9/9, 8 PM, Ralph Covert's Old Town School of Folk Music Graduation Show (no cover). 773-929-1300.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

BLAKE 'N' BLUE Free in-store performance. Fri 9/13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 909 N. Elmhurst, Mount Prospect. 847-342-6421.

FAITH, TRUTH & DELIVERANCE 4TH ANNUAL GOSPEL FEST See Fairs & Festivals.

GOSPEL OPEN MIKE hosted by Dr. Groove. Sat 9/7, 3 PM, Room at the Cross Church, 1432 W. 87th. 773-881-8883.

YOKO NOGE Free in-store performance. Fri 9/13, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, Ogden & LaGrange Rd., LaGrange. 708-457-2111.

SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS, SOUL CHILDREN OF CHICAGO, YOUTH EDITION, DARIUS BROOKS, SHEKINAH GLORY MINISTRY, RAY BADY, MARY MARY perform at "Salute America." Wed 9/11, 6 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-986-6900.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 9/6 and Fri 9/13, 9 PM, Ken Saydak Blues Show. 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.

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/6, Jimmy Johnson. Sat 9/7, Nellie "Tiger" Travis & the Men in Black. Sun 9/8, Aaron Moore, Rob Stone & the C-Notes. Mon 9/9, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 9/10, John Primer & the Real Deal. Wed 9/11, Pistol Pete. Thu 9/12, Biscuit & the Mix. Fri 9/13, Dion Payton & the 43rd Street Blues Band. 773-528-1012.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington, Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/13, Penthouse Playboys. 847-381-8585.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/6, Sat 9/7, and Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 9/10, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Fri 9/13, and Sat 9/14, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/6 and Sat 9/7, John Primer Band with Grana Louise. Sundays, Thursdays, Fri 9/13, and Sat 9/14, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 9/10, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-661-0100.

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sundays, noon, Eric Noden. 312-226-6666.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/6, 5:30 PM, Eric Noden (no cover); 9:30 PM, Willie Kent & the Gents, Toronzo & Cannonball Express. Sat 9/7, 6 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9:30 PM, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sun 9/8, Vino Louden. Mon 9/9, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 9/10, Willie Kent & the Gents. Wed 9/11, Charlie Love. Thu 9/12, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Fri 9/13, 5:30 PM, Roy Hytower (no cover); 9:30 PM, Carlos Johnson, Nick Moss. Sat 9/14, 6 PM, Jon McDonald; 9:30 PM, Holmes Brothers, Lurrie Bell. 312-427-0333.

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.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 9/6, Sat 9/7, 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 9/6, Anthony Gomes. Sat 9/7, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Fri 9/13, Holmes Brothers. Sat 9/14, Tab Benoit. 630-513-0074.

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

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

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 & the Blue Sugar Band. 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. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open jam with Liberty Blues Band. Thursdays, 9 PM, open jam with Madman Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 9/13, 10 PM, Tab Benoit. 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 9/13, Blues Guys. 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 9/7, Downtown Charlie Brown Band. Sat 9/14, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. 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.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 9/13, Gloria Shannon Band. 773-262-5767.

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. Sat 9/7, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. 847-658-4700.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 9/6, 10 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

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

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 9/7, 9:30 PM, Brother John Band. Tue 9/10, 8:30 PM, Ronny & the Rockets. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam hosted by Big Ray (no cover). Sat 9/14, 9:30 PM, Studebaker John & the Hawks. 708-484-3610.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 9/6, 9 PM, John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars (see Spot Check). 773-465-8005.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 9/6, 7 PM, Erwin Helfer. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 9/6, 9 PM, Mighty Blue Kings, Rachel Yamagata. 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 9/6, Chicago Playboys. Sat 9/7, Chicago Red Hots. Sundays, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 9/10, Hurricane Gumbo. Wed 9/11, Phil Armetta. Thu 9/12, No Mercy Band. Fri 9/13, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sat 9/14, Roy Hytower. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar; no cover. Sat 9/7, 9 PM, Vini & the Demons. 312-245-0333.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 9/6, 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. 773-348-7592.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/6 and Sat 9/7, Billy Branch, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers with Kid Dynamite. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band with Lindsey 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. Fri 9/13 and Sat 9/14, John Primer. 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.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 9/13, 8 PM, Lurrie Bell opens for Oregon. 773-404-9494.

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

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 9/7, Little Al Thomas. Sat 9/14, Dave Specter. 773-252-1155.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 9/13, Wailin' Walter & the Blues Screamers. Sat 9/14, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings, Ken Saydak Trio. 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 9/6, Bea Brady Rock & Soul Revue. Sat 9/7, Kingsnakes. Sat 9/14, Howard & the White Boys. 815-477-0340.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/13, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. Sat 9/14, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. 847-605-9900.

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.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 9/6, Johnny Rawls. Sat 9/7, Zora Young. Sundays, noon, gospel brunch; 10 PM, jam with Sammy Fender. Wed 9/11, 9:30 PM, Frank Morey Band. Fri 9/13, Chris Bell & 100% Blues. Sat 9/14, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 9/6, Pinetop Perkins, Jimmy Burns, Sugar Blue, Bob Stroger. Sat 9/7, benefit for Eddie Taylor Jr. with Jimmy Burns, Bob Stroger, Sugar Blue, Scott Dirks, Steve Cushing, and Gates Ashward. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thu 9/12, Jimmy Burns, Ariyo, Eddie Taylor Jr. Fri 9/13 and Sat 9/14, Sugar Blue. 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 9/6, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Sat 9/7, Agent 86. Fri 9/13, Vance Kelly. Sat 9/14, Lindsey Alexander. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. 773-772-6656.

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

WAVERLY GOLD NOTE LOUNGE 214 Main, Woodstock: Music at 9 PM. Sat 9/14, Gary Smith Band. 815-337-3663.

jazz

concerts

EDDIE BARRETT & THE GOODMAN LEGACY ORCHESTRA Sun 9/8, 3 PM, North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Rd., Northfield. 847-446-8700.

BEBOP BRASS BAND with Orbert Davis, Art Davis, Burgess Gardner, Tracy Kirk, Tom Garling, TS Galloway, Marlene Rosenberg, Leon Joyce & Oscar Brown Jr. Free admission. Fri 9/13, 7 PM, Gage Park, 2411 W. 55th. 312-427-1676.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE performs Duke Ellington's Jump for Joy under the direction of William Russo. Fri 9/13, 8 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Billy Graham Center, Wheaton College, 500 E. College, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

KURT ELLING & FRIENDS in a benefit for St. Gregory the Great Church. Fri 9/6, 8 PM, St. Gregory the Great Church, 5505 N. Paulina. 773-561-3546.

EXPERIMENTAL BAND under the direction of Kahil El'Zabar performs as part of the Ascension Loft series. Sat 9/14, 8:30 PM, 17 N. Elizabeth. 312-226-5688.

STEVE FLOWERS Free in-store performance. Fri 9/13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

VON FREEMAN TRIO Free in-store performance. Sat 9/14, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1468.

GINA GIBSON performs "Bronzeville Diva of Swing" with Bernard Scavella, Yvonne Lindsay, Bill Yancey & Al Green. Sun 9/8, 3 PM, Swift Mansion, 4500 S. Michigan. 773-398-6354.

JAZZ PSALMS Benefit for Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois and Lutheran Social Services of Illinois with Howard Levy, Bobby Lewis, Art Hoyle, John Whitfield, Jerry Coleman, Jim Ryan, Ken Jandes, Andy Tecson, Carol Olsen, Lynn Hurdle, and Douglas Anderson. Sun 9/8, 4 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 W. Division, River Forest. 708-488-5568 or 847-635-4626.

JAZZMIN Free in-store performance. Fri 9/6, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

MARCUS JEFFERSON TRIO Free in-store performances. Sat 9/7, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595. Fri 9/13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1540 Golf, Schaumburg. 847-330-0031.

JUBA COLLECTIVE hosts a jam session; performers include Kahil El'Zabar, Ari Brown, Robert Irving, Fareed Haque, Frank Orrall, Primeridian, Tamara Madson-Shaw, and Susan Sandoval. Sat 9/14, 3 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

JEREMY KHAN & ERIC SCHNEIDER Free concert. Tue 9/10, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

KRISTI MERIDETH Free in-store performance. Fri 9/6, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

KRISTI MERIDETH QUARTET Free in-store performance. Fri 9/13, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, Ogden & LaGrange Rd., LaGrange. 708-457-2111.

CASSANDRA WILSON Sat 9/14, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

ROB ZETTL Free in-store performance. Fri 9/13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

MATTHIAS ZIEGLER improvises on traditional flutes and electroacoustically amplified contrabass flute. Sun 9/15, 2 PM, Sherwood Conservatory of Music, 1312 S. Michigan. 630-712-5458.

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clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 9/6, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Steve Sandner, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 9/7, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Zvonimir Tot Quartet. Sundays, 7 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Mondays, 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charlie Braugham. Tuesdays, 5 PM, Wallace Burton Group; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesdays, 5 PM, John Brumbach Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thursdays, 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith/Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 9/13, noon, Franz Jackson, Sony Turner, Dan DeLorenzo, Steve Sandner & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 9/14, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. 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 9/6, Sat 9/7, and Sat 9/14, Carlos Cannon. Tue 9/10 through Fri 9/13, Detour. 312-751-2433.

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

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Upstairs in the show lounge at 9 PM: Fri 9/6, Frank D'Rone. Sat 9/7, Buddy Charles. Fri 9/13 and Sat 9/14, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. In the cocktail lounge: Fridays, and Tuesdays 7 PM, Audrey Morris. Saturdays and Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Buddy Charles. Mondays, 6:30 PM, Bob Solone. Thursdays, 7 PM, Bobby Harrison. 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 9/6, WesBound Trane. Wed 9/11, Don Saran Duo. Fri 9/13, Matt Erion Trio. 630-406-0008.

BRAXTON SEAFOOD GRILL 3 Oak Brook Center Mall (Rte. 83 & 22nd), Oak Brook: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 9/6, Martin Bany. Sat 9/7, Dave Baney Quartet. Fri 9/13, David Polk. Sat 9/14, Johnie Faren. 630-574-2155.

BRISKU'S BISTRO 4100 N. Kedzie: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Yves Francois E.S. Orchestre Rocamambu. 773-279-9141.

KYLE BRUCKMANN'S MA NON TROPPO ENSEMBLE with Jen Clare Paulson, Jeb Bishop, Kurt johnson & Tim Daisy. Fri 9/13, 8 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). Sun 9/15, McKay/Rumback Quartet. 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Fri 9/6, 8:30 PM, Barry Winograd Trio. 847-256-8870.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 9/6, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. Sat 9/7, 9 PM, Johnny Matt Trio. 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. Fri 9/13, 9 PM, Aron Monreal Trio. Sat 9/14, 9 PM, Mike Martinez Band. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Thu 9/12, 6 PM, pianist Peter Dames. 773-489-4757.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Thursdays, 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.

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: Wed 9/11, 8 PM, Josh Abrams with Axel Dorner, Guillermo Gregorio, and Jeff Parker (see Critic's Choice). 773-276-3600.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 9/6, 10 PM, Hot Club of Cowtown. Sat 9/7, 9 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba, Four Charms. Sun 9/8, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. Sun 9/15, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Orchestra. 708-788-2118.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: No cover. Fri 9/13, 10 PM, Noonday Darkness. 630-963-2739.

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 9/12, 7:30 PM, Kelly Brand Duo. 630-978-2088.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 9/9, Baked Beans. Wed 9/11, Jason Ajemian Combo. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM on Tuesdays through Thursdays; no cover. Fri 9/6, Mike Finnerty & the Heat Merchants. Sat 9/7, Vincent, Allen & Howell. Wed 9/11, Jaii Beckley with pianist Dennis Luxion. Thu 9/12, Kirsten Gustafson. Sat 9/14, Jazz Solution with Tunia. 773-262-5767.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 9/15, 2 PM, Dave Remington's Chicago Jazz Reunion. 708-755-8312 or 708-425-4596.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 9/7, 10 PM, Terisa Griffin. Sun 9/8, 8 PM, Al Green/Othello Anderson Quintet. Tuesdays, 10 PM, mambo jazz series hosted by Manny Lopez. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra. Thu 9/12, 6 PM, Tom Jasek Trio. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 9/6, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, George Colligan Trio; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 9/7, 8 PM, George Colligan Trio; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet (no cover). Sun 9/8, 7 PM, Uptown Poetry Slam with music by the Prince Myshkins; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mon 9/9, 9 PM, Professor John Band. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Four Charms. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 9/13, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Astral Project; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 9/14, 8 PM, Astral Project; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet (no cover). 773-878-5552.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 9/8, 4 PM, Sunday Songs with Lucy Smith featuring Taniq, Passing for Normal. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7 PM). 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sun 9/8, 8 PM, Morelenbaum 2 & Ryuichi Sakamoto perform music by Antonio Carlos Jobim (18 & over show; see Critic's Choice). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSTON'S 616 N. Rush: Restaurant. Fridays, 5:30-9:30 PM, Jo Ann Daugherty Trio. 312-649-1121.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9 PM. Sun 9/8, Jerry Bryerton with Alec Ramsdell, Damon Smith & Chris Heenan, Keefe Jackson's Project Project, Jeb Bishop Trio. Mon 9/9, Design Flaw, Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Trio, Grey Ghost. Tue 9/10, Jason Ajemian Trio, Dave Rempis with Jason Roebke, Jim Baker & Tim Daisy, Josh Abrams with Axel Dorner, Guillermo Gregorio & Jeff Parker (see Critic's Choice). 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 9/6 through Sun 9/8, Heath Brothers. Tue 9/10 through Sun 9/15, Kenny Garrett Quartet. 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. 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: Fri 9/6, 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. Sundays, noon, Tim Green Trio. 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. 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 PM Sundays; no cover. Sundays, Scott Holman. 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 9/6, Stan Karcz & Dave Allen. Sat 9/7 and Fri 9/13, Tom Linsk & Stan Karcz. Sun 9/8 and Tuesdays, Stan Karcz. Mondays and Thursdays, Peter Miletic. Wednesdays, Tom Linsk. Sat 9/14, Stan Karcz. Sun 9/15, Tom Linsk. 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 9/6 and Sat 9/7, Scott Holman. Wednesdays, Dave Allen. Thu 9/12 and Fri 9/13, Scott Holman. Sat 9/14, Robin Lukas. 847-952-8755.

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

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Fri 9/6, 9 PM, and Sat 9/7, 9:30 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Wed 9/11, 7 PM, Matt Erion Trio. Fri 9/13, 9 PM, Andy Meacham Trio. 630-446-4001.

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 (9/8, David Boykin Expanse; 9/15, Ed Wilkerson/Nicole Mitchell Quartet). 773-743-3355.

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

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, Nan Mason. Saturdays, Denise Tomasello. Wednesdays, open mike. 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 9/6 and Sat 9/7, Jimmy Ellis Trio. Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Thursdays, Steve Million Trio. Fri 9/13, Ragtime Ramblers. Sat 9/14, Marlene Rosenberg 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. Wed 9/11, Don Tisch Quartet. Thu 9/12, Denise La Grassa. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 8:30 PM, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 9/6, Denise La Grassa Quartet. Sat 9/7, Bob Long Trio with Keli Briggs Allison. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, Yoko Noge with John & Sonny. Wednesdays, Alison Ruble Trio. Thursdays, Ken Saydak Band. Fri 9/13 and Sat 9/14, Henry Johnson Organ Express. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 9/6, Frank Portolano Trio. Tue 9/10, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Wed 9/11, Steve Kessler. 847-266-1313.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 9/6, Q Blue. Sundays, open jam with the Jeremy Callner Trio. Fri 9/13, Petropolis. 773-276-9730.

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. Fri 9/6, Joseph Suchy (see Critic's Choice; solo and with Fred Lonberg-Holm & Kyle Bruckmann), Keith Fullerton Whitman (see Critic's Choice), A-Musik Sound System. Thu 9/12, Jack Wright Trio with Grant Strombeck & Nick Sondy, Nick Broste Trio with Aram Shelton & Jason Ajemian. 773-862-3616.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9:30 PM. Mon 9/9, Jazz Avengers. 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 9/6, Rob Zettl, Kent Kessler, Steve Strunk & Mike Levin. Sat 9/7, Ernest Dawkins & Lake Summit with Oliver Lake. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Vincent Davis & friends. Thu 9/12, vocalist Norma Clark with pianist Jim Baker & percussionist Mel Davis. Fri 9/13, Healing Force with William Perry & Bill Brimfield. Sat 9/14, Kaliq Woods Quintet. 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.

international

concerts

ESTEBAN Flamenco guitar concert. Fri 9/13, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

TITO FERNANDEZ Fri 9/6, 7 PM, Robert M. Collins Center, Triton College, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove. 312-996-3095 or 708-456-0300, ext. 3757.

PARIS COMBO Sat 9/14, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LA PENA Latin music showcase and open mike features flamenco music with Paco Javier Jimeno & Rocio Bazan. Wed 9/11, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

RITA SIMO Sat 9/7, noon, Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly, 355 N. Ashland. 312-455-1000.

TOWER OF POWER, GABRIEL IGLESIAS, TOGETHER, STORMY WEATHER Sat 9/7, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

international

clubs

ACCENT CAFE 700 River, Mount Prospect: Sundays, 7 PM, DJ 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, cumbia, and Latin pop with Latin dance lessons by Amir. 847-233-0011.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 9/10, 9 PM, Koto Phase. 773-276-3600.

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.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 9/7, Koto Phase. 630-393-1247.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Fri 9/6, Banda Rika. 630-416-4898.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 9/7, 9:30 PM, DJ El Papichulo with Latin dance lessons by Lisa la Boriqua. Tue 9/10, 8 PM, Viva Flamenco! festival with Paco Javier Jimeno and Rocio Bazan. Wed 9/11 and Thu 9/12, 8 PM, Viva Flamenco! festival with Mayte Martin & Belen Maya. Fri 9/13, 10:30 PM, Chicago Samba. Sat 9/14, 10:30 PM, Viva Flamenco! festival closing night concert with Elena Andujar, Tomas de Utrera, and Hector Fernandez. Sun 9/15, 8 PM, Quetzal. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sun 9/8, 8 PM, Morelenbaum 2 & Ryuichi Sakamoto perform music by Antonio Carlos Jobim (18 & over show; see Critic's Choice). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 9/7, 10:30 PM, Rembetika with Andreas Georgas, Niko Panomitros, Andreas Kalamoundas & Niko Lambrinides. 773-348-7592.

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, 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.

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.

VOODOO 601 Mall, Schaumburg: Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, El Guapo & DJ Mercurio with Latin dance lessons by Lisa la Boriqua. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, 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

AVILA STRING QUARTET in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Shostakovich, Barber). Free admission. Wed 9/11, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

BACH & BEYOND ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS with mezzo-soprano Jane McDonald Sullivan, violinist Anna Baumgaertner, and keyboardist Kent Jaeger in an all-Bach program. Sun 9/8, 3 PM, Queen of Angels Catholic Church, 2330 W. Sunnyside. 773-506-2191.

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

CHRISTOPHER COSTANZA performs Bach cello suites. Tue 9/10, 5:45 PM, St. James Episcopal Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 773-722-5463.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MORNING CHOIR John W.W. Sherer conducts Brahms's Ein Deutsches Requiem. Wed 9/11, 7:30 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

RACHEL JOSELSON soprano, with pianist David Stech in a free concert. Mon 9/9, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

CHIEKO KURAUCHI piano, in a free concert. Fri 9/6, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY Alan Heatherington, conductor, with pianist Bella Davidovich in an all-Mendelssohn program. Fri 9/13 and Sat 9/14, 8 PM, Drake Theatre, Barat College, 700 E. Westleigh, Lake Forest. 847-295-2135.

LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS Sir Andrew Davis and Bruno Bartoletti, conductors, with vocalists Johan Botha, Mariusz Kwiecien, Jean-Philippe Lafont, Vincenzo La Scola, Sondra Radvanovsky, Samuel Ramey, Svetla Vassileva, and Dolora Zajick in a free concert of opera excerpts (Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Prokofiev, Borodin, Bizet, Puccini, Verdi, Gounod, Giordano, Massenet, Donizetti). See Critic's Choice. Sun 9/8, 7:30 PM, Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Columbus and Jackson. 312-332-2244.

ANNA NIEDBALA AND ROGER BINGAMAN mezzo-soprano and piano, in a free concert. Sun 9/8, 5 PM, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding. 773-267-1666.

ELIZABETH PHELPS AND MELODY LORD flute and piano, in a free concert (Prokofiev, Arnold, Ran). Fri 9/13, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729.

POCKET OPERA COMPANY OF CHICAGO Carmen Tellez conducts John Eaton's Don Quixote and . . . inasmuch. Sat 9/14, 8 PM, Duncan YMCA Chernin Center for the Arts, 1001 W. Roosevelt. 312-738-5999.

ANGELA PRESUTTI AND RON KORBITZ soprano and guitar, in a free concert (Soler, Handel, Giuliani, Schubert, Villa-Lobos). Fri 9/6, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729.

RICARDO REQUEJO piano, performs Padre Donostia's Basque Preludes in a free concert. Tue 9/10, 5:30 PM, Auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4791, 312-335-1996, or 312-747-4850.

ST. LUKE MEMORIAL CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA Frank Stolt conducts Mozart's Requiem in a free concert. Wed 9/11, 8 PM, Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Luke, 1500 W. Belmont. 773-472-3383.

MARK VALENTI piano (Bach, Brahms, Wolpe). Sun 9/15, 2 PM, Lisle Public Library, 777 Front, Lisle. 630-971-1675.

VERMEER QUARTET in an all-Beethoven program. Sun 9/15, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture at 1:45 PM), Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-722-5463.

WEST SUBURBAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Peter Lipari, conductor, with soprano Alfreda Burke, mezzo-soprano Stacy Eckert, tenor Thomas Dymit, bass Paul Grizzell, and members of the Downers Grove Choral Society, Elmhurst Union, Bach Chamber Choir, and Voce Nordico in a performance of Mozart's Requiem. Free admission. Wed 9/11, 8 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 708-610-7836, 630-887-7464, 708-354-2384, or 312-541-4143.

WINDY CITY STRINGS Sat 9/14, 1 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

fairs & festivals

AROUND THE COYOTE arts festival presents live music outside Club Lucky, 1824 W. Wabansia: Fri 9/13, 5 PM, Close Fit Trio; 6 PM, Kristin O'Connor; 7 PM, Ethan Sellers; 8 PM, Epicycle; 9 PM, Jazz Avengers. Sat 9/14, 2 PM, Kristin O'Connor; 3 PM, David Azizi; 4 PM, Third City; 5 PM, Ethan Sellers; 6 PM, Michael Strenning Jr.; 8 PM, Karma Sutra; 9 PM, Cathy Braaten Band. Sun 9/15, 5 PM, Kristin O'Connor; 6 PM, David Azizi; 7 PM, Michael Strenning Jr.; 8 PM, Pointy Teeth. 773-342-6777.

CELTIC FEST CHICAGO Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Columbus and Jackson: Sat 9/14 and Sun 9/15, 11:30 AM-9:30 PM, Liz Carroll, Susana Seivane, La Bottine Souriante, Grande Derangement, Saw Doctors, Caution Donkeys, Four Men & a Dog, Craobh Rua, Dan Ar Braz, Donnybrook & others. 312-744-3370.

FAITH, TRUTH & DELIVERANCE 4TH ANNUAL GOSPEL FEST Faith, Truth & Deliverance Church of God in Christ Outreach Ministry, 153 N. Homan: Sat 9/7, 11 AM, Kim Butler; noon, Sears Company Choir; 1 PM, FTD Voices of Glory; 2 PM, Jireh 4 U Ministry; 3 PM, New Stewart Generation; 4 PM, Angela Spivey & the Voices of Victory; 5 PM, Tee & Company; 7 PM, Travis Douglas & Determined. 773-533-4606.

GUINNESS OYSTER FESTIVAL New City YMCA, North and Clybourn: Sat 9/7, 11:30 AM, Anne E. Dechant; 12:15 PM, Spookie Daly Pride; 1 PM, Oh My God; 2 PM, Shannon Rovers; 2:15 PM, Rico; 3 PM, Young Dubliners; 4:15 PM, Himebaugh, Bolger & Lee; 5:15 PM, Shannon Rovers; 5:30 PM, Janah; 7 PM, Sister Hazel; 8:15 PM, Connells; 9:30 PM, Doves. 312-868-3010.

INKIN' LINCOLN JAMBOREE Holiday Inn, 18501 S. Harlem, Tinley Park: Tattoo festival also features live music. Fri 9/6, 6 PM, Bad Monkey. Sat 9/7, 1-5 PM, Bobalee Blues Band; 6 PM, Midnight Band. Sun 9/8, 1-5 PM, Lord Vortex. 708-444-1100.

STEPPENWOLF STREET FESTIVAL outside Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1650 N. Halsted: Sun 9/8, 11 AM-5 PM, Willy Porter, Pages, Box-o-Car, Applecake, Twang Bang, Jesse de la Pena & others. 312-654-5672.

STREETERVILLE SUMMER SEND-OFF FESTIVAL Pioneer Court, 401 N. Michigan: Fri 9/13, 11:45 AM, Robert Cornelius 7; 7:15 PM, J. Davis Trio. Sat 9/14, 2:15 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers; 4:15 PM, Underwater People; 6:15 PM, Marty Lloyd; 8:15 PM, Nicholas Tremulis Band. 773-868-3010.

miscellaneous

KYLE BRUCKMANN'S MA NON TROPPO ENSEMBLE with Jen Clare Paulson, Jeb Bishop, Kurt johnson & Tim Daisy. Fri 9/13, 8 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Wed 9/11, 8 PM, women's chamber vocal ensemble Voce Femmina performs "9-11-02" under the direction of Michael Wilson. 773-743-5650.

CHICAGO SOUND AND VISION, PART 2 features "recorded music and live performances synchronized to film; composition and improvisation; and manipulation of images to music." With music by Califone, Andrew Bird, Tatsu Aoki, and Stars of the Lid, and films by Tim Rutili, Jeff Economy, Wenwha Ts'ao & others. Thu 9/12, 8:30, Gene Siskel Film Center, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 164 N. State. 312-846-2800 or 312-575-8000.

ROBBIE FULKS, ROSIE FLORES, KELLY HOGAN, DEVIL IN A WOODPILE Children's concert. Sun 9/15, noon, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JOCELYN GLICKLICH & JENNIFER TROWBRIDGE, REBECCA PAVLATOS, ANNE-MARIE AKIN, JENNIFER LOWE & DIANE DELIN perform at a 9/11 Peace Gathering, with "medicine drumming and peace offerings," storyteller Sarah Cappelli, performance artist Theresa Sofianos, and dancer Molly Shanahan. Wed 9/11, 7:30 PM, Atelier M Gallery, 1477 W. Balmoral. 773-275-3001.

REDMOON THEATER DRUM TREE Free concert. Fri 9/6, 8 PM, Millennium Park, 55 N. Michigan. 877-244-2246.

JUSTIN ROBERTS Children's concert. Sat 9/14, 10 AM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060 or 847-236-9396.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Sat 9/7, 10 PM, Marcus Schmickler (see Critic's Choice). 312-666-0795 or 773-227-3617.

WILL TUTTLE Free admission. Sun 9/8, 1 PM, Theosophical Society in America, 1926 N. Main, Wheaton. 630-668-1571.

MATTHIAS ZIEGLER improvises on traditional flutes and electroacoustically amplified contrabass flute. Sun 9/15, 2 PM, Sherwood Conservatory of Music, 1312 S. Michigan. 630-712-5458.

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