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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

AMERICAN ENGLISH Beatles tribute concert. Fri 10/4, 8 PM, Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-895-3600.

AMERICAN MUSIC DRIVEWAY TOUR Jay Mathes and other artists perform in local driveways and parking lots through mid-October. Fri 9/27, La Spiaza, 114 N. Main, Wheaton. Sat 9/28, 7 PM (with Something Ordinary), Dairy Queen, 205 Main, Lombard. 630-495-0993.

NICHOLAS BARRON'S GALAXY 5 performs as part of the MCA's "First Fridays" reception. Fri 10/4, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

BUCKINGHAMS, IDES OF MARCH, CRYAN' SHAMES Sun 10/6, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

DAVID CASSIDY Sat 10/5, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

RICH DANIELS QUARTET, MIKE & JOE perform at the Casino Swing 2002 benefit for Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, Cristo Rey High School, Rush Pediatrics, and the Rehab Institute of Chicago. Sat 10/5, 8 PM, Union Station, 310 S. Canal. 312-409-3454.

LARRY O. DEAN Free in-store performance. Fri 10/4, 5:30 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

DUVALL, THE GHOST Fri 9/27, 8 PM, Turner Conference Center, Student Resource Center, College of DuPage, 425 Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-2712.

REBECCA GATES Free concert. Fri 9/27, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA under the direction of Larry O'Brien. Sat 10/5, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

GOMEZ, JASON MRAZ All-ages show. Tue 10/1, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

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.

KIMI HAYES Free concert. Fri 10/4, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

HIP FETISH Free in-store performance. Fri 9/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

JUBA COLLECTIVE, NONA HENDRYX, GANGBE BRASS BAND, DJ HEATHER, MONNA & JEREMIAH, DJ KICO perform as part of the World Music Festival. Sat 9/28, 10 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959.

LIVING SACRIFICE, STAVESACRE, EMBODYMENT, UNDEROATH, ECHOCAST, CR33 Sat 9/28, 5:30 PM, Wonderland Center, 310 Chicago, Elgin. 630-833-3733.

LLAMA, CARBON LEAF All-ages show. Fri 9/27, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

LUCKY DUBE, DUB DIS, URAS, BONNIE JACKSON, DEVON BROWN Sat 10/5, 10 PM, E2, 2347 S. Michigan. 312-326-2300.

DOUG MARTSCH, MIKE JOHNSON Sun 10/6, 10 PM (18 & over), Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport. 773-325-1700 or 312-559-1212.

MEXICAN ACID QUEEN, CALIGULA 2000 World Music Festival concert and conversation with Alaska of Fangoria; free admission. Fri 9/27, 5:30 PM, Centerspace Gallery/Rooftop Garden, Gallery 37 Center for the Arts, 66 E. Randolph. 312-742-8497. 

AUDREY MORRIS & FRIENDS Free concert. Fri 9/27, 1 PM, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

BOB MUSIAL Free in-store performance. Sat 9/28, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Sold out. Tue 10/1, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

DAVE STRINGER Sat 9/28, 8 PM, Moksha Yoga Center, 700 N. Carpenter. 312-942-9642.

PETER STUART Free in-store performance. Sat 9/28, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

TAMPICO performs as part of the Uno-a-Go-Go one-man band festival (see Post No Bills) followed by a screening of the documentary film Let Me Be Your Band. Free admission. Thu 10/3, 6 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

UMANAMION perform at a reading and panel discussion celebrating Banned Books Week. Fri 9/27, 8 PM, Springman Studio, 120 W. Kinzie. 312-437-1469.

CARLOS VIVES, GILBERTO SANTA ROSA Fri 10/4, 8:30 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

CRIS WILLIAMSON, HOLLY NEAR Benefit for the Unitarian Church of Evanston and Housing Opportunities for Women. Sat 10/5, 7 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-864-1330.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 9/27, 9:30 PM, Elf Power (see Spot Check), Of Montreal, Koester, Dances With Wolves. Sat 9/28, 7 PM, Grant Lee Phillips, Kristin Hersh, John Doe (see Spot Check); 11:30 PM, Gogol Bordello, Szaszcsavas (World Music Festival concert). Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. Wed 10/2, 9 PM, Low (see Spot Check), Mark Eitzel, Tim Rutili (18 & over). Thu 10/3, 9 PM, Low (see Spot Check), Mark Eitzel, Shannon Wright. Sat 10/5, 5 PM, Rory Lake's Battle of the One-Man Bands (18 & over; no cover); 9 PM, Uno-a-Go-Go one-man band festival (see Post No Bills) with Lonesome Organist, Brick Layer Cake, Homer Henderson, Monotrana, TV Sheriff, Entrance, Steve Lamos, Skimask & the Bucketmen, Panicsville (18 & over). Sun 10/6, 9 PM, Box-O-Car, Capitol Years, Read Letter. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Zuaz. Thursdays, DJ Zanman. 312-337-4349.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ed Vantage. Thursdays, DJ Mach 1. 773-348-5100.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Music at 5:30 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Too Much Funk. Sundays, DJ Double J. Tuesdays, DJ Rockstar. Thursdays, DJs Mike Z & Too Much Funk. 847-397-3100.

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

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington, Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/27, Mr. Myers. Sat 9/28, Heartsfield. Wednesdays, 8 PM, A.C.E. open mike. Fri 10/4, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans. Sat 10/5, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 847-381-8585.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 9/27, Vulgar Boatmen, Riviera, R.D. Roth & the Issues. Sat 9/28, Waco Brothers, Forty Piece Choir. Sun 9/29, Skin Colored Crayon, 9 Soft. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 10/1, Come Ons, C.O.C.O. Wed 10/2, Three on the Tree, Bonfire Mechanics. Thu 10/3, 10 PM, Reigning Sound (see Critic's Choice), Baseball Furies. Fri 10/4, Olde Style, the Me Decade, Mathie. Sat 10/5, Watershed, M.O.T.O., Deans. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 9/27, NYR, Krypton, Elixxer. Sat 9/28, Books on Tape, Symptomz, Bleak, Amazing Interceptors, Digital Kill. Thu 10/3, Inchworm, Smythe, Bedheads. Fri 10/4, Wunderlust, Imperial Deluxe, Simple Something, Mindshaft. Sat 10/5, Transition Transistor, Audreys, Filament Circus Sound, Stories for Boys. 773-384-0043.

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

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 9/27, New Math. Sat 9/28, In Theory. Sun 9/29, Grateful Dead jam hosted by Larry with Kenny Winthrow. Wednesdays, Groove Conspiracy. Thu 10/3, Railroad Earth. Fri 10/4, Cornmeal. 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 9/27 and Sat 9/28, Ricky Lee. 847-625-8520.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music after 7 PM. Fri 9/27, G'tarman Dave. Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike. Fri 10/4, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. 847-550-1127.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). Sun 9/29, Richard Fammeree, Katie Wall & Karlis Kanderovskis. Sun 10/6, Kotaro Seki, Andreas Kapsalis, J. Gallagher, Kenny Mihlfried. 773-348-8536.

BURNING AMBITIONS 19 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Fri 10/4, 9 PM, Biff & the Waybacks. 847-358-0200.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 9/27, Beatle Brothers. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: DJs spin after 8 PM. Wednesdays, DJ Pat B. Thursdays, DJs Pat B., Mike G. & Rockstar. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Tuesdays, open mike. 773-384-2547.

CARIBOU COFFEE 3035 N. Clark: Fri 9/27, 7 PM, Pernell Disney. 773-529-6366.

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

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-743-5650.

CIGS 366 Northwest Hwy., Cary: Fri 10/4, 9 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 847-516-8585.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and rock music 8 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Sat 9/28, Glam Nite with DJs Chuck, Lauree, Joe Mushugana, Dave Roberts & Mike Rytie. 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. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Kelan Phil Cohran. 773-274-6057.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Sundays and Wednesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJ Shockwave spins reggae. 312-341-9787.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/27, Lubriphonics, Interociter, Rubberhead Lounge. Sat 9/28, Pat McCurdy. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 10/4, Hat Guys. Sat 10/5, Goodband.com. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM; Fridays, DJ Marty B.; Saturdays, DJ Lou Dogg. Sat 9/28, Intrigue. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/27, Otherwise Civilized, Hip Coke Dogs, Box of Rocks. Sat 9/28, Rubber. Wed 10/2, "Hard & Heavy" hosted by DJ Odd with Impotent Sea Snakes, Project .44, DJ Billy Seagrave, Tapping the Vein, Dripping Rictus. Fri 10/4, Jump 'n' the Saddle, Workin' Class. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 9/27, Sweettarts. Sat 9/28, Off Broadway. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 10/4, Snowshoe Crabs. Sat 10/5, Alex & the All-Stars, Smalls. 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 10/4, Voices. 847-706-1700.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 9/30, 10 PM, Synergy (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: Fri 9/27, 8 PM, Daryl Nitz. Sat 9/28, 7:30 PM, Tony Rogers. Sun 9/29, 7 PM, Pamela Sue Fox (tribute to Jerome Kern). Wed 10/2 and Thu 10/3, 8 PM, and Sat 10/5, 8 and 10:30 PM, Lucia Spina. Fri 10/4, 8 PM, Lucia Spina; 10:30 PM, Bill Larkin. Sun 10/6, 7 PM, Lucia Spina; 9 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell. In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 5 PM, Gwen Pippen; 7:30 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, DJs MD & Johnny Price. Saturdays, DJs Ethan David & Johnny Price. Tuesdays, Johnny Price spins breakbeat. 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. Sat 9/28, DJs Tony & Tim Larsen spin Britpop. Sun 9/29, DJ Plastic Crimewave spins psychedelic. Mon 9/30, DJs Dan Fink & Tim spin punk. Tue 10/1, DJ Scot spins metal. Wed 10/2, DJs Matt & Lee spin country & western. Thu 10/3, DJs Kris, John & Ben spin mod. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 9/27, 10 PM, Atari Star, Braves, Triple Process. Sat 9/28, 10 PM, Mason Jennings, Wendy DeBias, Nick Markos. Tue 10/1, 9 PM, Johnny Vomit, Littleman Complex, English Softhearts. Wed 10/2, 9 PM, Extra Credit, Unibrow, Aerosol Halo. Thu 10/3, 9 PM, Local H. Fri 10/4, 10 PM, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, 1000 Vertical Feet. Sat 10/5, 10 PM, Supermint, Lovehammers, Synge, Head On (sold out). 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 9/27, Hidden Agenda. Sat 9/28, Insomnia. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 10/4, Only Sons. Sat 10/5, Jane Doe. 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 9/27, Quantum Leep. Sat 9/28, Dawn Patrol. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Thursdays, Catfight. Fri 10/4, Underwater People. Sat 10/5, Karma, 20 Over. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/27, Drunken Monkeys, Dexter, Lemon Drop, Seven Harkey. Sat 9/28, Dovetail Joint, Gaskit, June. Sundays, 10 PM, Sumo. Thu 10/3, Garrison Starr. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/27, Undercover Band. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 9/27, 10 PM, Boas, Tim Rutili, Tim Kinsellas. Sat 9/28, 10 PM, Fangoria, Karma Sutra (World Music Festival concert). Sun 9/29, 9:30 PM, Asteroid No. 4 (see Spot Check), Sights, Thee Snuff Project. Tue 10/1, 9:30 PM, Regeneration, Full Moon Orchestra, Umanimion. Thu 10/3, 9:30 PM, Candy Snatchers, Returnables, Bad Wizard. Fri 10/4, 10 PM, Detachment Kit, Love Life, My Name Is Rar-Rar. Sat 10/5, 10 PM, Ghost, Glenn Kotche, El Guapo. Sun 10/6, noon, Uno-a-Go-Go one-man band festival (see Post No Bills) closing party and brunch with Aerospace Soundwise, Goat, Ernst Karel, Lunaken, Mammal, Irene Moon, Pod Blatz, Rob Ray, Seafoam, Mike Shiflet, Vertonen, Zombi; 9:30 PM, Xiu Xiu, Old Time Relijon, Pegasus. 773-276-3600.

ETHIOPIAN DIAMOND 6120 N. Broadway: Fridays, 7 PM, Kelan Phil Cohran. 773-338-6100.

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 9/27, Dub Dis. 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. Saturdays and Thursdays, DJ Ryan Hagen. 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 9/27, Intrigue. Sat 9/28, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturdays, DJ Popeye. Wednesdays, open jam with Hambone. 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 9/27, Stereo, Like Young, End Transmission, Spitalfield. Sat 9/28, Doseone & Jel, Alias, Opus. Sun 9/29, the Itch, Scaries, Shattered Angel. Mon 9/30, 8 PM, Minus the Bear, Killing Tree, Stillwell. Tue 10/1, Sleeping at Last, Racecar Melody, Woke Up Falling. Wed 10/2, Switchblade Romance, Lady of the Lake. Thu 10/3, Cursive, the Ghost, Race for Titles. Fri 10/4, Uno-a-Go-Go one-man band festival (see Post No Bills) with Bob Log III, King Louie One Man Band, Euphone, Margaret Dollrod, World Provider, Bud Melvin, Hungry Ghost, Rhythm Chicken, Buh Zombie. Sat 10/5, Enon, Happy Supply, Tale of Genji. Sun 10/6, New Bomb Turks, Baseball Furies, Phenoms. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 9/27, 9:30 PM, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans, Freebo. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open stage hosted by Link Freeman. Thu 10/3, 8:30 PM, Those Darn Accordions, Dolomites. Sat 10/5, Vanessa Davis 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 9/27, Houda Band. Sundays, open jam session (no cover). Fri 10/4, Steve Kessler & the Saturday June Band. Sat 10/5, Tumbleweed. 847-821-1234.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Zion & Brian Paul spin (upstairs). Fri 9/27, Three Card Guts. Sat 9/28, Deja Voodoo. Thu 10/3, John Boda. Fri 10/4, Breakin' Strings. Sat 10/5, Juke Band. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE J'S 4437 N. Broadway: Fridays and Mondays, 8 PM, Three Dollar Bill accompanies Nomenil Theatre Company's production of Pushin' Up Roses. 773-271-4598.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Fri 9/27, Air This Side of Caution, Dan Darrah. Fri 10/4, Generations. 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 and Tuesdays, DJ JC. Mondays, DJ Chris B spins punk and alternative. 773-248-3330.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 9/27, Better Boyfriends. Sat 9/28, Jim Musker. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Sara Sara. Fri 10/4, Molly Showcase. Sat 10/5, Heavy Mental. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 9/27, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Jen Porter. Sat 9/28, 10 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 PM, and Saturdays, 10 PM, Rudy De La Mor. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 9/27, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 9/28, 7:30 PM, Trisha Grennan & George Howe; 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 9/29, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Jennifer Crivellone & Bill Underwood. Mon 9/30, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9 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: No cover. Sat 9/28, 9:30 PM, Woodrow, Maria Hines, Steve Ellison. 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 (10/3 with Krembone). 312-915-0071.

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 9/28, 10 PM, the Business. 773-395-0066.

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 9/27, Splitsville, Popfly, Pop Fiction. Sat 9/28, Transmission, Steve Owen, the Pocket. Wednesdays, DJs Mike & Blake. Thu 10/3, Unibrow, Penny Dreadful, Void Where Prohibited. Fri 10/4, Detholz, Phistine Verona, Coma Savants. Sat 10/5, Entrinzic, Dimebox. 773-472-5139.

HANG TIME 624 N. York, Elmhurst: Tue 10/1, 7 PM, Paul Allodi (no cover). Fri 10/4, 8 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.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Sat 9/28, 10 PM, Rabo de Lagartixa with Estevao Teixiera, Kevin O'Donnell & the National Quartet, Rebecca Gates (World Music Festival concert); 12:30 AM, DJ Bob DePugh. Sun 9/29, 9 PM, Cerberus Shoal, Immigrant Suns. Wed 10/2, 10 PM, Chicago's Finest Hour with Gelheads, Generation 9, Life at Sea, Four Charms. Thu 10/3, 9 PM, Uno-a-Go-Go one-man band festival (see Post No Bills) with B.O.M.B, Honkitonkioke, Bloodshot Bill, Mayor McCa, Gentleman John Battles (films and music videos will be screened during the show). Fri 10/4, 10 PM, Subarachnoid Space, Grimble Grumble, Innerthrone. Sat 10/5, 9:30 PM, Puerto Muerto, Barbeau; 12:30 AM, DJ Nick Devin. 773-227-4433.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Thu 10/3, Love on the Rocks (Neil Diamond tribute). 773-348-0009.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 9/27, Boda, Chrome. Sat 9/28, Core, Minus Zero, Milhous. Wednesdays, open mike. Thu 10/3, Underwater People. Fri 10/4, Abstract Giants, David Stagle & the Burning Daylights. Sat 10/5, P53, Tom Chase Band, Enamur. 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: Thu 10/3, 9 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Thursdays, spoken word and music open mike with Soul People. 773-486-4093.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/27, 6:45 PM, Mest, Catch-22, Homegrown, Madcap (all-ages; sold out). Sat 9/28, 8:30 PM, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Eightball & MJG, Lil Jon & the Eastside Boyz, Lady May, Now City (sold out). Mon 9/30, 8:30 PM, Public Enemy, Dilated Peoples, Blackalicious (18 & over). Fri 10/4, Umphrey's McGee, OM Trio (18 & over). Sun 10/6, 7 PM, Stone Sour, Chevelle, Sinch (all-ages). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 4:30 PM. Fri 9/27, E-Mics. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Thu 10/3, Trippin' Billies (Dave Matthews tribute). Fri 10/4, Mark Harrod Project. 312-245-0333.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Tue 10/1, 9 PM, the Me Decade. 773-935-2118.

J.J. KELLEY'S 2445 Bernice, Lansing: Music after 8 PM. Fri 10/4, Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush. 708-474-9977.

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 BAILLY'S TAVERN 10854 S. Western: Sat 9/28, 10 PM, Foam Rubber. 773-238-1313.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 9/27, Generations, Epic. Sat 9/28, Then Again, Tim Mahoney. Thu 10/3, Splendid Chaos. Fri 10/4, dueling pianos with Deuces Wild. Sat 10/5, Hairbanger's Ball. Sun 10/6, Beatnuts, Non-Phixion, Juice. 312-337-3486.

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

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Sat 9/28, Yes Men. 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, DJ Dujuan. Wednesdays, Herb & Mike, DJ JSJ. Thursdays, Rick Ness. 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 9/27, 10 PM, Mer. Sat 9/28, 10 PM, Pudder Project, Molasses. Sun 9/29, 9 PM, Hungries (no cover). Tue 10/1, 8:30 PM, Bag of Barbies. Thu 10/3, 9 PM, Super Deluxe, Adam Wyle. Fri 10/4, 9 PM, Gas Chamber. Sat 10/5, 10 PM, Silents. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/27, Old #8, Floorbirds, Danglers. Sat 9/28, Project/Object (Frank Zappa tribute), Eric Roth & the Silver Schmateez. Wed 10/2, 8 PM, Tributosaurus (CSNY tribute), Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 10/3, 9:30 PM, Big C Jamboree hosted by Torturing Elvis (no cover). Fri 10/4, 9 PM, Blue Rodeo, Cash Brothers. Sat 10/5, Zincs, Tallulah, Leroy Bach. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/27, Desi Brothers. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/27, Cirrus Falcon. Sat 9/28, Six Strings Down. 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 9/27, 6:30 PM, Sparta, Cave In, Small Brown Bike (all-ages); 11:30 PM, the Slip (18 & over). Sat 9/28, 6 PM, Guttermouth, Suicide Machines, Gob, 1208 (all-ages); 11:30 PM, Phix (Phish tribute; 18 & over). Sun 9/29, 6:30 PM, Retro Morning, 15 Minutes Late, Fertility, Full Range (all-ages). Wed 10/2, 9 PM, Super Furry Animals, Four Tet (18 & over). Thu 10/3, 9 PM, Jazzanova (see Critic's Choice), Koop (see Critic's Choice), Daniel W. Best, Brad Owen (18 & over). Fri 10/4, 9 PM, Filter, Trapt (sold out). Sat 10/5, 1 PM, Local H, Alien Crime Syndicate (all-ages); 9 PM, Cinerama, Frames, VHS or Beta, Ballboy (18 & over). Sun 10/6, 6 PM, F5 magazine release party with DJ Joe Shanahan & others. 773-549-0203.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Fri 9/27, 9 PM, Amy Kelly & the Underbelly. Sat 9/28, 9:30 PM, Voodoo Kings. Fri 10/4, 9 PM, EM Grueve. 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. Sat 10/5, Dave Anderson & Burt Fonte. 847-259-9724.

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

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 9/27, Highway Band, Tall. Sat 9/28, Busy Kids, Slobs, Manhandlers, Functional Blackouts. Sun 9/29, Dark Helmet. 773-486-7774.

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

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Music at 9 PM. Sat 9/28, Michael McDermott, Orphans, Pages. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 8 PM, Grinder gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (10/3 with Cin Salach & Anne-Marie Akin). 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/27, P.1. Sat 9/28, Paleface, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Sun 9/29, Table Scraps. Mon 9/30, Pet Lover, DJ Jason. Tuesdays, 11 PM, Consolidated hip-hop and freestyle open mike with Alo, Fuego, I-Ron & Larry Millah. Wed 10/2, Sidewalk Skolaz, Farm Crew, Garden Foundation, Knomadz, Stony Island, Family Tree, DJ Form. Fri 10/4, Shadow Tribe, Zehenia Koval, DJs J.B. & Red Lox. Sat 10/5, Jason Blake, Jacobstone, DJ Dirty MF. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Music at 9 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 5 PM on Sundays. Fri 9/27, Domestic Godzilla, Crimson Tyde, Dropmouth. Sun 9/29, No One, Crash Poet, Red River, Simple Something, Add (all-ages show). 708-756-0600.

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, De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/27, Rubber, Mabel Mabel. Sat 9/28, Bog (no cover). 815-758-2715.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/27, Heliport. Sat 9/28, Red Wigglers, Unibrow. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Thu 10/3, Son of Dad, Matt Russell. Fri 10/4, Sonnets. Sat 10/5, Poster Children, Ruth Buzzy. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fri 9/27, Joe Cassidy, Jim Elkington. Tuesdays, DJ Tankboy (no cover). Fri 10/4, Rudy Gonzalez, Josh James (no cover). 773-252-7767.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Thu 10/3, the Nod. 847-266-1313.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 9/28, Arthur Lee. Sat 10/5, Paul Allodi. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/27, Only Sons. Sat 9/28, Deja Vu. Thu 10/3, Paul Willaert. Fri 10/4, Slip Mickey. Sat 10/5, Joe Moss Band. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/27, Mushuganas, I Love Rich, Paperbacks, Make Outs. Sat 9/28, Dillinger Four, Agenda, Toys That Kill, Rivethead. Sun 9/29, Bible of the Devil, Tusk. Mon 9/30, North by Northwest, Sparring, Loyal Frisbie, Pilots Provided. Tue 10/1, Witnesses, Red Lights, Twat Vibe, Audreys. Wed 10/2, Switchblade Romance, Lady of the Lake. Thu 10/3, Yuppster, Miles Tilmann, Mark Denardo, Portable Dinosaur. Fri 10/4, Mexican Cheerleader, Sidecar, Libido Grande, A Band Called Blower. Sun 10/6, Chalet Chalet, Replicator, Microwaves. 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 9/28, Canvasser, Stories for Boys. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. 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 10/2, 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, Arturo Santana; midnight, John Zamojcin. Sundays, 8:30 PM-2:30 AM, John Zamojcin. Mondays, 8 PM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McCloury; 11:45 PM, Peter Miletic/Kenny Phelps. Tuesdays, 8 PM, John Zamojcin; 11:45 PM, Phil Baron & Ruby Harris. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; 11:45 PM, Gary Filip. Thursdays, 8 PM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McCloury; 11:45 PM, Arturo Santana. 312-640-1000.

ROCKHOUSE GRILL 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/27, Shadoz Edge, Nuisance, Dysception. Sat 9/28, A Goldfish Named Blade, Fleshold, Sum Hate. Sundays, 7 PM, Dave Uhrich & friends. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Ryan Fletcher. Thu 10/3, Moe Loves Myra. Fri 10/4, Julie Dutchek, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. Sat 10/5, El Guapo, Black Orchid, Withdrawal. 847-670-8888.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/27, Thunder Road (Bruce Springsteen tribute). Sat 9/28, Cherry Pie. 630-543-3101.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 9/27, 10 PM, Shipping News (see Spot Check), Seluah, Blackbirds. Sat 9/28, 10 PM, Verbow, Drive, Heidi Phillips. Sun 9/29, 9 PM, Dolly Varden, Tim Easton. Mon 9/30, 8 PM, Rachel Yamagata, Cameron McGill (18 & over). Wed 10/2, 9 PM, Himebaugh Bolger & Lee, Mer. Thu 10/3, 8 PM, Azure Ray, Broken Spindles, Now It's Overhead (18 & over). Fri 10/4, 10 PM, Rex Hobart & the Misery Boys, Damnations, Mary Janes. Sat 10/5, 6:30 PM, Written in the Sand, Atari Star, Rutabega (all-ages); 10 PM, Jeep, Great Plains Gypsies, Brooklyn Cowboys. Sun 10/6, 9 PM, Curlew. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 9/28, Kimi Hayes. 630-372-2900.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Sat 9/28, 10 PM, Eliane Radigue (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.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Sat 9/28, Chicago Kings. 773-327-7711.

SQUAREONE 1561 N. Milwaukee: Saturdays, 3 PM, Earl Gray Saturday Afternoon Tea hosted by Tina M. Howell. 773-227-7111.

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 9/27, 10 PM, All 4's. Sat 9/28, 9 PM, "Extreme Rhythms on African Drums" with Madou Dembele, Mark Edwards, Holy Goat Ensemble. Thu 10/3, 9 PM, Orquesta Ranura, Treologic with MC Billa Camp & Dina Parker. In the lounge: Fridays, DJ Verb. Saturdays, DJ Trew. Sun 9/29, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. Mondays, 8 PM, acoustic open mike hosted by Ciso Lobo. Tuesdays, 11 PM, DJs Artek, Verb, Norman Rockwell, Mary Jane & D-Double, hip-hop open mike hosted by Voltaire & Rexford. Thursdays, 10 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.

SYNERGY II 243 W. Roosevelt, West Chicago: Music after 10 PM. Sat 10/5, Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush. 630-231-6000.

TIME OUT WEST 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 9/28, Stevie Starlite. 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 9/27, Sue Demel, Dale Petersohn, Al Day, Butch Ross. Sat 9/28, Andrew Kerr, Second Hand Poets. Sun 9/29, Kristin Cotts, Julie Frost, Freebo. Mondays, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Tue 10/1, Adam Marsland, Katie Todd. Wednesdays, C.H.A.T. music showcase. Thu 10/3, Bob Hillman, Alistair Moock, Larry Pattis. Fri 10/4, 7 PM, Felix McTigue, Cathy Braaten, Amy Speace, Tom Orland, Ralston Bowles. Sat 10/5, 6 PM, Paris Delane; 8 PM, Jonathan Rundman, Kate Morrissey, Rachel Gaudry. Sun 10/6, Aerin Tedesco, Fojimoto, Kristin Shout. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 9/27, Gravetones, Rosedales, Vladimirs. Sat 9/28, Segway, Blue New World. Wednesdays, Rock 'n' Roll Karaoke with live band. Fri 10/4, Surly, the Industry. Sat 10/5, Imperative Reaction, Azoic. 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.

VERANDA 4642 N. Francisco: Music at 7:30 PM. Sat 9/28, DJ Daniel Baker. Sat 10/5, Ripleys. 773-588-4549.

VIADUCT 3111 N. Western: 18 & over shows at 10:30 PM. Fri 9/27, Thin Man, John Cook. Sat 9/28, Peelers, Thee Shams, Phenoms. 773-296-6024.

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 9/27, Universal Expression, Baaro. Sat 9/28, Melaku, Flex Crew. Sun 9/29, Sean Paul. Mon 9/30, MC Master Ace. Wed 10/2, Don Carlos. Thu 10/3, RSB. Fri 10/4, Ark Band. Sat 10/5, Melaku, Carl Brown. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 8 PM on weeknights. Fri 9/27, Shaking Tree, Three Minute Mile. Sat 9/28, Lindsie Reitz, Fazer, Church Dog. Mon 9/30, Laura Doherty, Stephanie Fletcher, Donna Adler. Tue 10/1, Blue Monks (no cover). Wed 10/2, Daniel James Band (no cover). Thu 10/3, Hello Dave. Fri 10/4, Smokestack, Perpetual Groove. Sat 10/5, Halias. 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. Tue 10/1, Teri Bristol, DJ M-Pulse. Thursdays, Jim Wodjyla, DJ Marty B. 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 down-tempo 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. Wednesdays, 7 PM, poetry open mike with music by Bemaji. 773-348-3665.

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

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, Steve Melvage. Saturdays, Heather Doble, DJ Spin. Mondays, DJs Brian G. & BJAK. 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 (9/28 with David Britton; 10/5 with Shaka 23). 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. Fri 10/4, DJs Derrick Carter, Oscar McMillan, Michael Serafini, Josh Werner & Angelist. 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 ORO 3109 W. Irving Park: DJs spin 9 PM-3 AM. Sat 9/28, DJ Scream, Big Boy Garcia, Exta-C, DJs Wreck, Kosmo, I.Q. & Logik. Sat 10/5, DJs Kwik, Vialgo, Exta-C, Rampage, Big Boy Garcia, Scream & Flex. 773-463-3579.

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 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 9/27, Miss Kittin, Electric Indigo, Miss Dinky (see Critic's Choice), BJAK, John Simmons, Brenda D. 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.

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.

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, Pat Mann & Slim. Tuesdays, Double J. In Club X: Thursdays, 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. 773-395-0066.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Wed 10/2, 9 PM, Bad Boy Bill & Tall Paul (18 & over). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM. Fri 9/27, DJ Todd Richman spins house. 312-245-0333.

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: Music from 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Evan Coleman. 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 10 PM-4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Rhythm. Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, DJ Johnny Price. 312-337-2583.

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.

MANHATTAN'S 415 S. Dearborn: Saturdays, 10:30 PM-3 AM, DJ Bowman spins acid jazz and house. 312-957-0460.

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.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Thu 10/3, 9 PM, Jazzanova (see Critic's Choice), Koop (see Critic's Choice), Daniel W. Best, Brad Owen (18 & over). 773-549-0203.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, 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.

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, down-tempo, 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 NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Sundays, 10 PM, DJs Form & 8. Wednesdays, 1:30 AM, DJ Form. 773-489-0011.

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

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

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.

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 9/27, Mazi, Mr. A.L.I. Saturdays, DJs Twilite Tone, 33-1/3 & Steve Bravo. Mondays, DJs Mark Grant, Lego & Dave Britton. Wed 10/2, KC, Kid Entropy, T3mul3nt, DJ 3D. 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.

SAYAT NOVA 157 E. Ohio: Sat 9/28, 10:30 PM-4 AM, DJ Yallah spins Arabic, Euro, and international dance music. 773-381-7171.

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

SINIBAR 1540 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM. Fridays, DJs Tone B. Nimble & Mark Fullaflava spin rare groove, DJ JR spins hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ Tone B. Nimble spins hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Mark Fullaflava spins breakbeat, disco, hip-hop, jazz & soul. Mondays, DJs Felix & 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 9/27, Danny Krivit, Darrell Woodson. Sat 9/28, Miles Maeda, DJ Hrme. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins ethereal, goth, and electro. Wednesdays, DJs Rekleiner & Darius Hurley spin American and British punk. Thu 10/3, Princess Superstar (DJ set), Tommie Sunshine, Jordan Zawideh, Magas (DJ set). Fri 10/4, Lady D, Dayhota, Matty. Sat 10/5, Justin Long, Mike Pugh. 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. 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 Peña. 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.

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 & Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Jernell Geronimo & Uncle Milty (9/28 with James Zabiela & Chris Tomasone). 312-491-9729.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 9/27, Adam Freeland, DPM. Sat 9/28, John Creamer, Cass, Hipolito Sanchez. Mondays, DJs Structure & Theory. Fri 10/4, DJs Mike Z, Mack 1 & Ryan Hagen. Sat 10/5, Lee Combs, Mazi, Chris Gin, DJ Laura B, Tony 2 Much. 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 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Structure & Theory. Saturdays, DJs Mike Z & Mach 1 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 9/27, Lance de Sardi, FLX, DJs Justin Long & Sativa. Sat 9/28, Dance? with Atmosphere, DJ Said, Darrell Woodson, the Mad Thinker, FLX, DJs Tobias, Andre Harris & PNS. Fri 10/4, Traxx, DJs Justin Long & Sativa. Sat 10/5, Tobias, Bear Who?, Andre Harris, PNS. 312-787-0400.

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

folk & country

concerts

BROCK-McGUIRE BAND Fri 9/27, 8 PM, World Folk Music Company, 1808 W. 103rd. 773-779-7059.

DAVE EVANS & RIVERBEND, CHICAGO BLUEGRASS BAND Fri 10/4, 8 PM, American Legion Hall, 1030 Central, Evanston. 847-251-0574.

FREEBO Sat 9/28, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

JOHN HASBROUCK Free in-store performance. Fri 9/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

JEWELS & BINOCULARS with Michael Moore, Lindsey Horner & Michael Vatcher (Bob Dylan tribute); free admission. Sat 10/5, 2 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BONNIE KOLOC, ED HOLSTEIN Sat 10/5, 8 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. 773-445-3838.

DAVID MALLET, KATE CAMPBELL Sun 10/6, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

EL McMEEN & LARRY PATTIS Benefit for Batavia Mainstreet. Sat 9/28, 7:30 PM, Shannon Hall, Eastside Community Center, 14 N. Van Buren, Batavia. 630-761-8298.

MIDWAY RAMBLERS CAJUN BAND Fri 10/4, 8 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 630-833-3515.

WILLIE NELSON Sun 10/6, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

LARRY PATTIS Fri 10/4, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

JOHN PRINE, IRIS DEMENT Sat 10/5, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

TRICK PONY Sun 10/6, 6 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

SUSAN TRUMP Sat 9/28, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

CRIS WILLIAMSON, HOLLY NEAR Benefit for the Unitarian Church of Evanston and Housing Opportunities for Women. Sat 10/5, 7 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-864-1330.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. Fri 10/4, 10 PM, Victoria Williams with Mark Olson & the Original Harmony Ridge Creek Dippers. 773-478-4408.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Mon 9/30, 8 PM, Tacit Hounds Bluegrass Band. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Country dance lessons and DJs at 7:30 PM. Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays, DJ Sux. Sundays, Big John. Mondays, DJ Pat B. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 9/28, Fallen Angels. Thu 10/3, Dan Whitaker Band. 773-384-2547.

CARIBOU COFFEE Rte. 83 & 63rd, Willowbrook: Sat 10/5, 8 PM, benefit for Wellness House with Queenie. 630-734-0493.

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

CARRAIG Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: No cover. Fri 9/27, 9:30 PM, Joe McShane. Sat 9/28, 10 PM, Larkin Brothers. Fri 10/4, 9:30 PM, John Dillon. Sat 10/5, 10 PM, Dalriada. Sun 10/6, 4-9 PM, Celtic supper with dancing to the music of John Dillon. 708-687-9323.

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. Sat 9/28, 9 PM, Baal Tinne. Sundays, 4-8 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. 773-473-5263.

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

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Sat 9/28, 10 PM, Dogs Bollocks. 312-836-0066.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 9/27, Seamus O'Kane & friends. Sat 9/28, David Dunne & Blackwater. Fri 10/4, Burren Ceili Band. Sat 10/5, Barry Fagan Band. 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 9/28, Madeline MacNeil. 630-393-1247.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: No cover. Sat 9/28, 9 PM, Greg Boerner (upstairs). 630-963-2739.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. Wed 10/2, songwriter showcase with Nancy & Garrett. 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). Mondays, 9 PM, Cantina (no cover). 773-227-4433.

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

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

IRISH OAK PUB 3511 N. Clark: Sat 10/5, 10 PM, Baal Tinne. 773-935-6669.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/27, Dooley Brothers. Sat 9/28, Salthill Mines. Wednesdays, Irish session. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Kelly Griner. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 9/30, 9 PM, Jim DeWan (no cover).773-404-9494.

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: Tue 10/1, 8 PM, Songwriters in the Round with Bill Passalacqua, Jeff Talmadge, Karen Mal, Cathy Braaten. Fri 10/4, 7 PM, Don Conoscenti; 10 PM, Rex Hobart & the Misery Boys, Damnations, Mary Janes. 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 9/27, David Francey. Fri 10/4, Westerly, Red Candy. 630-969-9720.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

BLAKE 'N' BLUE Free in-store performance. Fri 9/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 3232 Lake, Wilmette. 847-256-3220.

CHORDS OF GOLD Benefit for the youth ministry of Morgan Park Presbyterian Church. Sun 9/29, 3:30 PM, Morgan Park Presbyterian Church, 11056 S. Longwood. 773-779-3355.

GOSPEL OPEN MIKE hosted by Dr. Groove. Sat 10/5, 3 PM, Room at the Cross Church, 1432 W. 87th. 773-881-8883.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 9 PM, Peter Dames & the Rhythm Flames. 312-642-6805.

ARTIS'S 1249 E. 87th: Music after 9 PM. Sundays, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. Mondays, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Tue 10/1, Willie Kent & the Gents. 773-734-0491.

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/27 and Sat 9/28, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sun 9/29, Jimmy Burns. Mon 9/30, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 10/1, Larry Garner. Wed 10/2, pro jam with Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted. Thu 10/3, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. Fri 10/4, Mark Hummel & the Blues Survivors. Sat 10/5, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Sun 10/6, Jimmy Burns. 773-528-1012.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 10/1, John Primer Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/27 and Sat 9/28, Grana Louise Band. Sundays, Thursdays, Fri 10/4, and Sat 10/5, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 10/1, Allen Batts 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, Chris Walz. 312-226-6666.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/27, 5:30 PM, Jon McDonald (no cover); 9 PM, Long John Hunter, Reverend Raven & the Chain Smoking Altar Boys. Sat 9/28, 6 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Rusty Zinn, Eric George. Sun 9/29 and Sun 10/6, Joanna Connor. Mon 9/30, jam hosted by Nick Moss. Tue 10/1, Jimmy Burns. Wed 10/2, Joe Moss. Thu 10/3, Chris Beard. Fri 10/4, 5:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson (no cover); 9 PM, Guitar Shorty, Johnny Marshall. Sat 10/5, 6 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Billy Branch, Marty Sammon Band. 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 9/27, Jim Cole & Andon Davis. 773-384-2547.

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 9/27 and Sat 9/28, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. 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 9/27, Bernard Allison. Sat 9/28, Long John Hunter. 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.

ELMER'S DOG HOUSE 1250 S. Broadway, Montgomery: Sat 10/5, 10 PM, Noonday Darkness (no cover). 630-844-1115.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Live bands play after 9:30 PM on Fridays and 10 PM on Saturdays. Fri 9/27, Microblues. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open jam with Liberty Blues Band. Thursdays, 9 PM, open jam with Madman Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

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. Sat 9/28, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Sat 9/28, Howard Scott & the World Band. Sat 10/5, Vini & the Demons. 630-416-4898.

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

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

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

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 9/28, 9:30 PM, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Tue 10/1, 8:30 PM, Joanna Connor & Studebaker John. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam hosted by Lenny Spatafore (no cover). Sat 10/5, 9:30 PM, Johnnie Marshall Blues Band. 708-484-3610.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 10 PM; gospel brunch Sundays at 9:30 AM and noon. Fri 9/27, Joanna Connor. Sat 9/28, No Mercy Band. Sundays, Matthew Skoller. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM. Sat 9/28, Blue Flames. Sat 10/5, Toronzo Cannon. 312-245-0333.

J.D. BATTS 12237 Western, Blue Island: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 9/27, Joe Jammer & the Adventure Time Trio. 708-389-7810.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/27 and Sat 9/28, Sandra Hall (Sat 9/28 with Koko Taylor). 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. 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, Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and after 10 PM Saturdays; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. Sundays, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy Band. Mondays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Wednesdays, Trimble Quartet. Thursdays, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. 773-493-3477.

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

MARY'S 501 W. 55th: Sundays, 6 PM-midnight, D.R. Express Band with Danny Reed. 773-846-7374.

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

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Thu 10/3, 9 PM, Ryan Patrick Shannon. Sat 10/5, 9:30 PM, Transmission. 630-446-4001.

MY PLACE 5652 Dixie Hwy., Markham: Mondays, 9:30 PM, D.R. Express Band with Danny Reed. 708-225-0178.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sun 9/29, 7 PM, open blues jam hosted by Mr. G & friends with Brian James & Mike Wheeler. 847-869-0450.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 9/28, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 9/28, Rockin' Johnny Band. Sat 10/5, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings (see Critic's Choice), Matthew Skoller Band. 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 9/27, Woody Johnson Band. Sat 9/28, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners. 815-477-0340.

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

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 9/27, Terry Evans. Sat 9/28, Eddy Clearwater. Sundays, 10 PM, jam with Sammy Fender. Wed 10/2, Soul Kitchen. Thu 10/3, Andre Taylor. Fri 10/4, Joanna Connor. Sat 10/5, Charlie Love. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 9/27, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings (see Critic's Choice). Sat 9/28, Kinsey Report. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr. Fri 10/4, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Sat 10/5, Detroit Junior. 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.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7 PM. Sun 9/29, Jon McDonald. Tue 10/1, Fabulous Fish Heads. Thu 10/3, Michael Coleman. Sun 10/6, Rockin' Johnny. 312-527-2722.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 1900 E. Higgins, Schaumburg: Music in the Red Shell Lounge at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 9/27, Shirley Johnson. Fri 10/4, Maurice John Vaughn. 847-517-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/27, Pistol Pete. Sat 9/28, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. Fri 10/4, Stevie Starlite. Sat 10/5, Pat Smillie Band. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 9/27 and Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Sat 9/28, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 773-772-6656.

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

WAVERLY GOLD NOTE LOUNGE 214 Main, Woodstock: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/27, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Sat 9/28, Michael Coleman. 815-337-3663.

jazz

concerts

RUBEN ALVAREZ LATIN JAZZ TRIO Free concert. Tue 10/1, 5 PM, terrace, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

GRAZYNA AUGUSCIK WITH JAREK BESTER & THE CRACOW KLEZMER BAND perform as part of the World Music Festival. Fri 9/27, 9 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-278-1500.

SANDIP BURMAN WITH DAVE PIETRO & PAUL BOLLENBACK, SUBURBAN JAZZ VOICES Sat 9/28, 7 PM, Kindig Performing Arts Center, South Suburban College, 15800 S. State, South Holland. 708-596-2000, ext. 2316.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE performs Duke Ellington's Jump for Joy under the direction of William Russo. Sat 9/28, 7 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. 312-344-6245.

CHICO FREEMAN Free in-store performance. Sat 10/5, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

VON FREEMAN WITH GEORGE FREEMAN, CHICO FREEMAN, KURT ELLING & OTHERS Fri 10/4, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

JOHNNY FRIGO Free concert. Thu 10/3, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

STU GENOVESE & SOFT SOUNDS TRIO Free concert. Fri 9/27, 4:30 PM, Chicago Cultural Center Gallery, 72 E. Randolph. 877-244-2246.

FRANK GRATKOWSKI WITH JIM BAKER & JEROME BRYERTON Free concert. Tue 10/1, 7:30 PM, Myopic Books, 1468 N. Milwaukee. 773-862-4882.

DAVID GRISMAN QUINTET, SANDIP BURMAN WITH DAVE PIETRO & PAUL BOLLENBACK Fri 9/27, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

JEWELS & BINOCULARS with Michael Moore, Lindsey Horner & Michael Vatcher (Bob Dylan tribute); free admission. Sat 10/5, 2 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MICHAEL KOCOUR TRIO Sat 10/5, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

LAMPLIGHTERS Free in-store performance. Fri 9/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

MANHATTAN TRANSFER Sun 10/6, 7 PM, Courtyard, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

KRISTI MERIDETH Free in-store performance. Fri 10/4, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

JANE MONHEIT Sun 10/6, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

MOONLIGHTERS Big-band dance concert. Wed 10/2, 7:30 PM, Courtyard Banquets, Rte. 59 and Rte. 56, Warrenville. 630-717-1711.

OSCAR PETERSON Fri 9/27, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND Sat 9/28, 8 PM, Pickwick Theatre, 5 S. Prospect, Park Ridge. 847-692-6590.

SPACEWAYS INC., FRED ANDERSON TRIO, JOSH BERMAN GROUP, KEEFE JACKSON'S PROJECT PROJECT perform as part of the 2nd annual WNUR Chicago Sounds Jazzfest. Sat 9/28, 6 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

DON STIERNBERG TRIO Free concert. Tue 10/1, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MALACHI THOMPSON and others perform as part of the Black Arts Week Performance Festival. Thu 10/3, 4 PM, auditorium, Northeastern Illinois University Center for Inner City Studies, 700 E. Oakwood. 773-769-5201.

TRUMPET SUMMIT WITH ORBERT DAVIS, ART HOYLE, TITO CARILLO & ART DAVIS Fri 10/4, 8 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4978.

GEBHARD ULLMANN, HAMID DRAKE & DARIUS SAVAGE Sun 10/6, 6:30 PM, Fassbender Stevens Gallery, 835 W. Washington. 312-666-4302.

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clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 9/27, noon, Franz Jackson, Peter Roothaan, Tom Hope, Wayne Jones & Dan DeLorenzo; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 9/28, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. 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 10/4, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Wayne Jones & Rob Amster; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 10/5, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Steve Sandner Quartet. 312-642-6805.

ARMY & LOU'S 423 E. 75th: Restaurant. Fridays, 7-10 PM, keyboardist and vocalist Fred Barr & guitarist Toby Wallace. Sun 9/29, 8:30 AM, Black Arts Week Performance Festival kick-off breakfast with the Jimmy Tillman Trio. 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 9/27 and Sat 9/28, Charlie Johnson. Tue 10/1 and Wed 10/2, Carmen Stokes. Thu 10/3 through Sat 10/5, Nick Colionne. Sun 10/6, Bobby Lewis Quartet. 312-751-2433.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Upstairs in the show lounge at 9 PM: Fri 9/27 and Sat 9/28, 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; no cover. Fri 9/27, Paul Abella & the New Breed. Wed 10/2, Ron Smith Duo. 630-406-0008.

BRAXTON SEAFOOD GRILL 3 Oak Brook Center Mall (Rte. 83 & 22nd), Oak Brook: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 9/27, Guy Fricano Sextet. Sat 9/28, Dan Ferris. 630-574-2155.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sun 9/29, Elaine Dame Trio. Wed 10/2, Taku Akiyama. Fri 10/4, Steve Million. Sat 10/5, Chris Foreman Trio. Sun 10/6, Mike McNay Trio. 773-384-2547.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM. Sat 9/28, Mwata Bowden with Harrison Bankhead & Khari B. Sat 10/5, Frank Gratkowski with Jim Baker & Kent Kessler. 773-463-0158.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 9/27, 9 PM, Johnny Matt Trio. Sat 9/28, 9 PM, Segue Dance Band. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charles Braugham & Don Stille. Fri 10/4, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. Sat 10/5, 9 PM, Mike Martinez Trio. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Thu 10/3, 6 PM, pianist Sam Grossner. 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.

CYRANO'S BISTRO 546 N. Wells: Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Bobbi Jordan Trio. Thursdays, 7 PM, Doug Rosenburg Trio. 312-467-0546.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Sundays, 3-6 PM, Hot Club of Edgewater Djam. 773-878-3343.

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 10/2, 9:30 PM, Tony Bevan/Jeb Bishop/John Edwards/Michael Zerang (see Critic's Choice). 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Sat 9/28, Marcus Jefferson. 630-435-5288.

FIREPLACE INN 1448 N. Wells: Tuesdays, 7 PM, J.J. & the Jazzmasters (no cover). 312-664-5264.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Yolanda Farina Jazz Ensemble. 773-528-4033.

FOUNDRY 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: Music Tuesdays through Saturdays upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar; no cover. Fridays, 8:30 PM, Bob Baglione Trio. Thu 10/3, 7:30 PM, Paul Jacki Trio. 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 9/30, Jazz Avengers. 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 9/27, Petropoulos Organ Trio. Sat 9/28, Steve Evans. 773-262-5767.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 9/27, 9:30 PM, Fly Williams. Sun 9/29, 8 PM, Barbara Sfraga Trio (see Critic's Choice). Tue 10/1, 6 PM, Tim Green Trio; 10 PM, mambo jazz series hosted by Manny Lopez. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra. Thu 10/3, 6 PM, Elaine Dame. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 9/27, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph (no cover); 9 PM, John Moulder Quartet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 9/28, 1:30 PM, Bloom School of Jazz vocal recital; 8 PM, John Moulder Quartet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet (no cover). Sun 9/29, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective with Damon Short Quintet, Don Tisch Quintet; 7 PM, "Uptown Poetry Slam" with music by Jonathan Mastro; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon (Gershwin tribute). Mon 9/30, 9 PM, Grazyna Auguscik Quintet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Four Charms. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 10/4, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph (no cover); 9 PM, Michal Urbaniak Quartet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 10/5, 8 PM, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet (no cover). 773-878-5552.

HOTEL INTER-CONTINENTAL 505 N. Michigan: Music in the Six Continents Room. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 7 PM, Erin McDougald Ensemble. 312-944-4100.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Wed 10/2, 8 PM, Barbara Sfraga Quintet (see Critic's Choice). Sun 10/6, 5 PM, Jean Derome. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM. Mondays, David Boykin & Myron Cherry. 773-486-4093.

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

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 9/27 through Sun 9/29, Marian McPartland Trio. Tue 10/1 through Sun 10/6, Chris Potter Quartet (see Critic's Choice). 312-670-2473.

JERICHO COFFEE 2343 E. 71st: Music after 7 PM. Fridays and Sundays, noon, jazz jam session hosted by John Armstrong features musicians from the AFGA Salon Musicians' Collective. 773-684-8665.

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 9/27, 9:30 PM, Hinda Hoffman Quartet. Sat 9/28, 9:30 PM, Layni Katz & the Andy Meacham Trio. 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.

LEOPARD LOUNGE 1645 W. Cortland: Tue 10/1, 10 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-862-7877.

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 9/27, Dave Allen & Stan Karcz. Sat 9/28, Stan Karcz & Peter Miletic. Mondays and Thursdays, Peter Miletic. Tuesdays, Stan Karcz. Sundays, Tom Linsk. Wednesdays, 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. Thursdays and Fridays, Scott Holman. Saturdays, Robin Lukas. Wednesdays, Dave Allen. 847-952-8755.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sun 10/6, 9 PM, Joshua Redman Elastic Band. 773-404-9494.

MELANGE BLUE 2809 Butterfield, Oak Brook: Restaurant and tapas bar. Fri 9/27, Revolutionary Swing Orchestra. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Raul Timbal y Su Mambo Jazz Band. 630-571-3600.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Wed 10/2, 7 PM, Airborne. 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 (9/29 with Noname Quartet featuring Kevin Nabors, Isaiah Spencer, Corey Wilkes & Josh Ramos). 773-743-3355.

NO FRICTION CAFE 2502 N. California: Sat 9/28, 5 PM, Trapeze. 773-235-2757.

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 9/27 and Sat 9/28, Yoko Noge Quintet with John Watson. Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Thursdays, Steve Million 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: Sun 9/29, 9:30 PM, Denise La Grassa Quartet. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. Sun 10/6, 7 PM, Trapeze with Bill Brimfield. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 8:30 PM, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 9/27, Barbara Sfraga Quartet (see Critic's Choice). Sat 9/28, Corky McClerkin Quartet. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, Keli Briggs Allison. Wednesdays, Peter Lerner Trio. Thursdays, Tito Carrillo Quartet. Fri 10/4, 6 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Jeannie Tanner Quartet. Sat 10/5, violinist Savoir Faire. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 9/27, Steve Kessler & the Saturday June Band. Sat 9/28, Barbara Sfraga Trio (see Critic's Choice). Tuesdays, Warren & Beck. Wed 10/2, Scott Holman Trio. Fri 10/4, Red Eye Express. 847-266-1313.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 9/27, Jazz Solution. Sundays, open jam with the Jeremy Callner Trio. 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). Sat 10/5, 10:30 PM, Elaine Dame & Randy Tressler (no cover). 312-491-1122.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Taku Akiyama Quintet. 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.

SPOON 1240 N. Wells: Sundays, 11 AM-2 PM, Denise La Grassa Duo. 312-642-5522.

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 9/27, DKV Trio. Thu 10/3, Frank Gratkowski & others. 773-862-3616.

TOWN HOUSE CAFE & WINE BAR 105 N. 2nd, Saint Charles: Music at 7 PM. Sat 9/28, double guitarist Scott Stenten. Sat 10/5, Leeman/Boss Duo. 630-584-8603.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9:30 PM. Mon 9/30, Ryan Shultz Quartet. 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 9/27 and Sat 9/28, David Boykin's Expanse. 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 10/3, Denise La Grassa Quartet. Fri 10/4, Frank Gratkowski with Jim Baker & Kent Kessler. Sat 10/5, Jeff Marx with Derek Pope & Avreeayl Ra. 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.

VINCITORI'S 14 N. Cass, Westmont: Restaurant with music at 8 PM. Fri 9/27, Marshall Vente Trio with Rita Duarte. 630-663-9467.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thursdays, Marco Garcia Jazz Ensemble with vocalist Stephanie Crawford. 312-943-7815.

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concerts

PEPE AGUILAR Sat 10/5, 8:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

GRAZYNA AUGUSCIK WITH JAREK BESTER & THE CRACOW KLEZMER BAND perform as part of the World Music Festival. Fri 9/27, 9 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-278-1500.

BEAUSOLEIL AVEC MICHAEL DOUCET Sat 9/28, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

ANOUAR BRAHEM TRIO performs as part of the World Music Festival. Fri 9/27, 3 PM (free in-store performance), Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan, 312-573-0564; 8 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th, 773-445-3838.

CRISTINA BRANCO performs as part of the World Music Festival. Fri 9/27, 12:30 PM (free performance, interview, and live radio broadcast), Museum of Broadcast Communications, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CRISTINA BRANCO, IRENE FARRERA & VENEZUELA VIVA perform as part of the World Music Festival; sold out. Fri 9/27, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

FRA FRA SOUND, DOUGLAS EWART CLARINET CHOIR perform as part of the World Music Festival. Fri 9/27, 8 PM, theater, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

GANGBE BRASS BAND, FRANK LONDON'S KLEZMER BRASS ALL-STARS perform as part of the World Music Festival. Sat 9/28, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

GANGBE BRASS BAND performs as part of the World Music Festival. Sat 9/28, 2 PM, Rogers Park Community Day Parade, Loyola Park, Greenleaf & Sheridan. 312-742-1938. Sun 9/29, 3 PM (free in-store performance), Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

DAVID GRISMAN QUINTET, SANDIP BURMAN WITH DAVE PIETRO & PAUL BOLLENBACK Fri 9/27, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

ALI AKBAR KHAN performs as part of the World Music Festival. Sun 9/29, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

T.M. KRISHNA Carnatic vocal concert with B.U. Ganesh Prasad (violin) and J. Vaidhyanathan (mridangam). Sat 10/5, 6:30 PM, Arts Center of Oak Park, 200 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park. 773-684-7866 or 708-798-2025.

LATIN DANCE REVUE 2002 Benefit for Chicago Cares and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society with Lisa la Boriqua and Latin Street Dance Company and music by Ensemble Español, Nelson Sosa, Olivia Bustos & others. Sat 9/28, 8 PM, and Sun 9/29, 3 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-935-6860 or 312-559-1212.

FRANK LONDON'S KLEZMER ALL-STARS perform as part of the World Music Festival. Sat 9/28, 2 PM (free in-store performance), Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

BOBAN MARKOVIC ORKESTAR performs as part of the World Music Festival; free concert. Fri 9/27, noon, Daley Center, 50 W. Washington. 312-744-6630.

NUEVO AMANECER Sat 9/28, 7 PM, Cristo Rey High School, 1852 W. 22nd. 312-641-5151.

IVO PAPAZOV plays clarinet in a concert of Eastern European music. Fri 10/4, 7 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 773-324-1247 or 773-753-2274.

RABO DE LAGARTIXA WITH ESTEVAO TEIXEIRA Free World Music Festival concert. Sat 9/28, 1 PM, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

RED ARMY CHORUS & DANCE ENSEMBLE Sat 10/5, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Governors Hwy. and Stuenkel Rd., University Park. 708-235-2222.

SANGRE NATIVA Free concert. Fri 10/4, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SONES DE MEXICO World Music Festival concert. Fri 9/27, 7 PM, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-665-7400.

CARLOS VIVES, GILBERTO SANTA ROSA Fri 10/4, 8:30 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

international

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sat 9/28, 11 PM, Gogol Bordello, Szaszcsavas (World Music Festival concert). 773-478-4408.

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.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Sat 10/5, Tito Puente Jr., Casolando. 773-327-1662.

CYRANO'S BISTRO 546 N. Wells: Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jovan & Alex perform French songs and other music from Europe. 312-467-0546.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sat 9/28, 10 PM, Fangoria, Karma Sutra (World Music Festival concert). 773-276-3600.

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

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Sat 9/28, 10 PM, Rabo de Lagartixa with Estevao Teixeira, Kevin O'Donnell & the National Quartet, Rebecca Gates (World Music Festival concert). 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: World Music Festival programs Fri 9/27 through Sun 9/29. Fri 9/27, 9:30 PM, Boban Markovic Orkestar, Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars. Sat 9/28, 9:30 PM, Susana Baca, Gingarte Capoeira (sold out). Sun 9/29, 8 PM, Gangbe Brass Band, Lo'Jo. Fri 10/4, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Sat 10/5, 9 PM, Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca, Las Guitarras de España. 312-362-9707.

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

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

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

MORETTI'S 1645 W. Jackson: Saturdays, 10 PM, DJ Alberto spins salsa & merengue. Fri 10/4, 10 PM, Axent (Gypsy Kings tribute), DJ Burak. 312-850-0208.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 9/27, 9 PM, Chicago Samba. 847-869-0450.

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 PE--A 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.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Sat 9/28, 9 PM, "Extreme Rhythms on African Drums" with Madou Dembele, Mark Edwards, Holy Goat Ensemble. Thu 10/3, 9 PM, Orquesta Ranura, Treologic with MC Billa Camp & Dina Parker. 773-278-6600.

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

ARS MUSICA CHICAGO Andrew Schultze, conductor, with members of the St. Vincent de Paul Church Choir in a program of French Renaissance composers. Sun 10/6, 2 PM, St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1010 W. Webster. 312-409-7874.

ARS VIVA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Alan Heatherington, conductor, with horn soloist John Cerminaro (R. Strauss, Copland, Schumann). Sun 9/29, 7:30 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

LAWRENCE AXELROD AND JEFFREY STRAUSS piano and baritone (Takemitsu, Crumb, Mason, Gade, Axelrod). Sun 10/6, 3 PM, St. James Episcopal Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 773-271-8811.

PAWEL CHECINSKI piano (Schumann, Chopin, Prokofiev, Piazzolla, Liszt, Liszt/Busoni). Sun 9/29, 4 PM, private residence (call for location), Evanston. 773-442-4978.

CHICAGO A CAPPELLA Jonathan Miller conducts "music about pleasures of the palate." Sat 9/28, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 9/29, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. Sat 10/5, 8 PM, Chicago Temple/First United Methodist Church, 77 W. Washington. 773-755-1628 or 800-746-4969.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS (Bach, Schubert, Hindemith). Sun 9/29, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. Mon 9/30, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-342-5226.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA perform music of Ravel in a lecture-concert. Fri 9/27, 10 AM, Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3170.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson, conductor, with pianist Kevin Cole (Copland, Hovhaness, Gershwin). Fri 10/4, 8:30 PM, Sat 10/5, 8 PM, and Sun 10/6, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Theatre, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

ELMHURST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Alltop, conductor, with pianist Ursula Oppens (Brahms, Liszt, Stucky). Sat 10/5, 8 PM, Hammerschmidt Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-941-0202.

ENSEMBLE NOAMNESIA with pianist Paulo Alvares and violist Vincent Royer (Cage, Feldman, Donatoni, Coleman, Scelsi, Brown). Fri 10/4, 8 PM, Renaissance Society, Cobb Hall, University of Chicago, 5811 S. Ellis. 773-702-8670.

ANA FAU piano (Chopin, Albeniz, Mussorgsky). Benefit for Alice Kindler Scholarship Fund. Sun 10/6, 4 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 800-728-8668.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 9/27, 12:10 PM, organist Todd Fickley (Bach, Durufle, Distler, Neswick, Walton). Fri 10/4, 12:10 PM, violinist Dorothy Shaw Hall. 312-787-4570.

GLENVIEW SYMPHONY STRING ENSEMBLES Philip Simmons conducts a free concert (Ibert, Faure, Massenet, Villa-Lobos, Mozart). Sun 10/6, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

ALON GOLDSTEIN piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Beethoven, Janacek, Debussy). Free admission. Wed 10/2, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

ANDREA GRASSI AND MARIA LUISA GORI clarinet and piano, perform music of Brahms in a free concert. Thu 10/3, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

DANIEL PAUL HORN piano (Haydn, Schubert, Debussy, Mayerl, Rodgers, Bolcom). Mon 9/30, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5099.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 10/6, 2 PM, flutist Lisa Goethe McGinn and percussionist Steve Butters in a new-music program (Powell, Sciarrino, Lipp, Applebaum, Rzewski). 312-362-9707.

BEATRIZ LEVI AND GARFIELD SALLMAN in a duo piano concert (Bach, Mozart, Barber, Falla). Sun 10/6, 3 PM, Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines. 847-635-1900.

VLADIMIR LEYETCHKISS Sun 9/29, 3 PM, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton, Skokie. 847-673-7774.

LINCOLN TRIO (Brahms). Sun 9/29, 7 PM, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

PAUL LINDBLAD CHORISTERS Paul Lindblad, conductor (Handel, Schubert, Puccini, Levine, Hurd). Sat 9/28, 7:30 PM, Divine Word Chapel, 2001 Waukegan Rd., Techny. 847-824-2480.

YULIA LIPMANOVICH piano (Chopin, Liszt). Sun 10/6, 4 PM, McCormick Theological Seminary, 5555 S. Woodlawn. 773-442-4978.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Sat 9/28, 7:30 PM, Wed 10/2, 2 PM, and Sat 10/5, 7:30 PM, Bruno Bartoletti, conductor, with sopranos Dolora Zajick and Svetla Vassileva, tenors Vincenzo La Scola and Johan Botha, baritone Jean-Philippe Lafont, and mezzo-soprano Susan Nicely (Mascagni, Leoncavallo). Mon 9/30 and Fri 10/4, 7:30 PM, and Sun 10/6, 2 PM, Julius Rudel, conductor, with soprano Sondra Radvanovsky, bass Samuel Ramey, and tenor Anthony Dean Griffey (Floyd, Susannah). See Critic's Choice. 312-332-2244.

MOSCOW CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Constantine Orbelian, conductor and piano, with cellist Alexander Zagorinsky (Mozart, Haydn, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky). Sun 10/6, 3 PM (with preconcert discussion at 2:15 PM), Downers Grove North High School, 4436 Main, Downers Grove. 630-963-9093.

MOZART SINFONIA Diana Kodner Gokce, conductor (Mozart, Haydn). Fri 9/27, 7:30 PM, Weinstein Center for the Performing Arts, National-Louis University, 2840 Sheridan, Evanston. Sat 9/28, 7:30 PM, First St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1301 N. LaSalle. 847-492-0495.

NEW PHILHARMONIC Harold Bauer, conductor, with pianist Ralph Votapek (Brahms, Barber, Hanson). Fri 10/4 and Sat 10/5, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

ORCHESTRA OF ST. VINCENT'S Thomas Weyland, conductor, with soprano Kathryn Cunningham in a free concert (Schubert, Rimsky-Korsakov, Caccini). Sun 9/29, 2 PM, St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1010 W. Webster. 847-895-2608.

ORION ENSEMBLE (Huydts, Kritz). Mon 9/30, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 W. Washington. Mon 9/30, 3 PM, Music Center, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. Mon 9/30, 7 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 630-628-9591.

PACIFICA QUARTET (Mendelssohn, Brahms, Carter). Sat 9/28, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

PACIFICA QUARTET (Mendelssohn, Janacek). Fri 10/4, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

LES PETITS CHANTEURS, CHICAGO CHILDREN'S CHOIR, STE. TRINITE STRING QUINTET Sat 9/28, 7 PM, and Sun 9/29, 10 AM (religious service), Episcopal Church of St. Paul and the Redeemer, 4945 S. Dorchester. 773-624-3185.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Free admission. Sat 10/5, 2-5 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

DIANE RAGAINS, RUTH LIDECKA, JAY MORRISEY, AND PHIL KRAUS soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone (Handel, Rodgers). Sat 9/28, 7:30 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. 708-366-2288.

JEFFREY SIEGEL piano, in a lecture-concert (Haydn, Mozart, Hummel). Fri 10/4, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

ROBERT SIMS baritone, in a memorial tribute to William Warfield. Fri 9/27, 8 PM, University Club of Chicago, 76 E. Monroe. 773-442-4978.

VINCENT P. SKOWRONSKI AND SAORI CHIBA violin and piano, in a free concert (Chopin, Barber, Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Schumann, Vieuxtemps, Monti). Sun 9/29, 6 PM, the Georgian, 422 Davis, Evanston. 847-491-9155.

JOSEPH E. SZYDLOWSKI guitar (Torroba, Ponce, Albeniz, Villa-Lobos, Sor). Sat 9/28, 3 PM, video theater, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4300.

TRIO CAPRICE, QUINTUPLEX Sun 9/29, 4 PM, First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove. 630-968-0358.

MARK VALENTI piano (Haydn, Prokofiev, Ives). Sun 10/6, 2 PM, Triton College, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Forest. 708-456-0300, ext. 3757.

TRACY AND WILLIAM WATSON Tue 10/1, 7:30 PM, Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation, 7117 N. Crawford, Lincolnwood. 847-676-0491.

fairs & festivals

ALTERNATIVE OKTOBERFEST A. Finkl & Sons Steel Campus, 2011 N. Southport: Fri 10/4, 5 PM, Underwater People; 7 PM, Big Wu; 9:15 PM, Mr. Blotto. Sat 10/5, 4 PM, Mike & Joe; 8 PM, Anne Harris; 9:30 PM, Dishwalla. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

ELMHURST CITY CENTRE UPTOWN/DOWNTOWN BLOCK PARTY York between First and Second Sts., Elmhurst: Sat 9/28, 3 PM, Dick Theml's Memory Aires; 5 PM, Johnny Rome; 6 PM, Sound & the Fury Swing Band; 8 PM, Cirrus Falcon. 630-993-1600.

FALLING LEAF FESTIVAL on the grounds of Morgan Park Academy, 2153 W. 111th: Sun 10/6, noon-7 PM, Dyed in the Wool, Leadfoot, Anna Stange, Dave Becker & others. 773-233-3100.

ST. ALPHONSUS OKTOBERFEST St. Alphonsus Church, 1429 W. Wellington: Fri 9/27, 6 PM, Alpiners; 8:30 PM, Paloma. Sat 9/28, 1 PM, Mike & Sally; 3 PM, Free Beer; 6:30 PM, Maggie Speaks; 9 PM, Underwater People. 773-525-0709.

miscellaneous

THE BOOKSTORE 475 Main, Glen Ellyn: Sat 9/28, 1 PM, James Dague performs songs for children and Paige Dague reads from Scribblemonster & the Broken TV. 630-469-2891.

RAFFI Sold out. Sun 10/6, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 312-559-1212.

RALPH'S WORLD Children's concert with the Midnight Circus & others. See Spot Check. Sun 9/29, 4 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-1322 or 312-559-1212.

SHAKURA ENSEMBLE RITUAL THEATRE performs "Cycles of Life" under the direction of Steven Young. Fri 9/27 and Sat 9/28, 8 PM, Northside College Preparatory High School Auditorium, 5501 N. Kedzie. 773-743-7372.

SPECTRA Open forum for composers to showcase and discuss new works. Wed 10/2, 8 PM, Splinter Group Audio, 450 N. Leavitt. 312-829-6543.

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