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Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

AMERICAN ENGLISH (BEATLES TRIBUTE) Sat 1/24, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. & Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222.

NEKO CASE, JOHN & LAURIE STIRRATT Fri 1/23, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

COMMONBOND Sat 1/24, 7:30 PM, Mountain Moving Coffeehouse, Summerdale Community Church/Good Shepherd Parish Metropolitan Community Church, 1700 W. Farragut. 312-409-0276.

DJ JUST JOEL, ANALOG RADIO perform as part of the Spy Ball. Sat 1/31, 8 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DUMMY ANTENNA with Ken Syska, Richard Syska, Mike Krause. Sat 1/24, 9 PM, 3030, 3030 W. Cortland. 773-862-3616.

FOUR FRESHMEN Fri 1/30, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

GOMEZ, RACHAEL YAMAGATA All-ages. Thu 1/29, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

JOHN GOODWIN performs with the Chicagoland Pops Orchestra in a tribute to George Gershwin. Sat 1/24, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

RON HAWKING performs "His Way: A Tribute to the Man and His Music" (Frank Sinatra tribute). Saturdays, 6 and 9 PM, Sundays, 3 PM, and Fridays, 8 PM, NBC Tower, 455 N. Cityfront Plaza. 312-222-1188.

HEWHOCORRUPTS, HEAD HITS CONCRETE, RAMMER, DESTROY THE FOUNDATION Fri 1/23, 6 PM, McGaw Hall, room 130, DePaul University, 802 W. Belden. 773-687-4062.

KELLY HOGAN & SCOTT LIGON, DEVIL IN A WOODPILE, BUY BULLETS Free concert. Sat 1/24, 7:30 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8289 or 773-702-8477.

INTO THE WOODS, BEFOVE, TELLING, HOPING FOR TOMORROW, STONE DESCENDANT, MOONTRAPS, PURPLE HEART, MORON NATION perform at "Wheaton North vs. Wheaton South Battle of the Bands." Sun 1/25, 1 PM, Wheaton Grand Theater, 123 Hale, Wheaton. 630-221-0667.

IRVING BERLIN'S AMERICAN VAUDEVILLE under the direction of David H. Bell. Fri 1/30 and Sat 1/31, 7:30 PM, and Sun 2/1, 2 PM, Josephine Louis Theatre, Northwestern University, 1949 Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-7282.

JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS Sat 1/31, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Center, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666.

LAW ABIDING CITIZENS, SPLIT HABIT, SWIZZLE TREE, TRUTH IN FICTION, HOOK LINE & SINKER Sun 1/25, 9 PM, Wheaton Grand Theater, 123 Hale, Wheaton. 630-221-0667.

LINKIN PARK, P.O.D., HOOBASTANK, STORY OF THE YEAR See Critic's Choice. Thu 1/29, 7 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

DAVID RUSSELL LONG Tribute to Liberace. Thu 1/29, 7 PM, Maxim's, 24 E. Goethe. 312-742-1748.

MAUREEN McGOVERN Sat 1/24, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

MOJO & THE BAYOU GYPSIES Sat 1/31, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

MORAL DECAY, HEWHOCORRUPTS, ATTENTION SPAN, FORK KNIFE SPOON, ORGAN, INVERTED Sat 1/24, 6:30 PM, South Pointe Centre, 200 Gurler, De Kalb. 815-758-5636.

MY LEFT ARM, PAULINA, FREEFALL, REMEMBER THE TIGER TALES Sat 1/24, 9 PM, Wheaton Grand Theater, 123 Hale, Wheaton. 630-221-0667.

NINE MILES Free in-store performance. Sat 1/24, 4 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

JIM PETERIK & WORLD STAGE Sat 1/24, 8 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

CIN SALACH & TEN TONGUES Free concert as part of Jazz Fair 2004. Fri 1/23, 8:30 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-427-1676.

SIMPLE PLAN, MXPX, SUGARCULT, MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK Sold out. Fri 1/30, 6 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

SURROGATE SOUND Free 12-hour performance. Fri 1/30, 6 PM, Little Known Gallery, 614 W. Monroe. 312-928-0441.

TRIBUTOSAURUS TRIO covers various bands; free concert. Fri 1/30, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 1/23, 10 PM, Curious Three?, DJ Form. Sat 1/24, 9 PM, Jennifer Hartswick Band, 1000 Vertical Ft., Punsapaya (18 & over). Mon 1/26, 8 PM, Rilo Kiley, Tilly & the Wall, Jake Bellows (18 & over). Wednesdays, 9 PM, Robert Cornelius 7. Thu 1/29, 9 PM, Mer, Dave Tamkin & the PPC, Bound Stems. Fri 1/30, 9:30 PM, Puerto Muerto, Rope, Zelienople, Morning Recordings. Sat 1/31, 10 PM, Wayne "the Train" Hancock, Rex Hobart & the Misery Boys. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJs spin until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, Ed Vantage. Thursdays, DJ Rhythm. 312-337-4349.

ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: DJs spin until 1 AM Tuesdays through Thursdays, until 2 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Fridays and Tuesdays, Pat B. 815-356-6000.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Ryan Hagen. 847-397-3100.

ARBOR VITAE JAVA & JUICE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Sat 1/24, 2 PM, Ben Arthur, Jennifer Marks. 630-778-9090.

BANDOLEROS LOUNGE 225 W. Ontario: Saturdays, 11:30 PM, Bandoleros. 312-337-8080.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/23, Signified Sound System. Sat 1/24, Johnny Rev. Sundays, 10 PM-2 AM, Analog Addicts spin soul and hip-hop. Fri 1/30, Dirty Things, Danger. Sat 1/31, Zerostars, Eric Chial. 773-395-3002.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 8:30 PM. Wed 1/28, open mike hosted by Scottish McMillan. 847-381-8585.

THE BASSMENT 6057 N. California: Sundays, 4-7 PM, open mike for turntables, spoken word, and poetry. 773-764-2277.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music at 9 PM. Fri 1/23, 10 PM, Trouser, Sounddrifter, Scale. Sat 1/24, 10 PM, the Artist Formally Known as Vince, Ruth Buzzy (see Spot Check), Wiplot, Pie-Eyed Pete. Sun 1/25, Sa Ermott, Unicycle Dragrace, Fort Rile Dog. Mondays, 10 PM, Pat McCurdy. Tue 1/27, 7 PM, Nextbook. Wed 1/28, Blackmaker, Future Leaders of the World, Treatment. Thu 1/29, Legs for Days. Fri 1/30, Returnables, Dials, Paper Bullets, His & Her Vanities. Sat 1/31, 10 PM, live karaoke, Swizzle Tree, Textbook. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/23, Nothing in the Head, Digital Kill, Let Me Introduce You to the End. Sat 1/24, Sunil, AB Allstar DJ, Dangerous Species, Ryan Officer, Stephstaa. 773-770-2039.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Music upstairs in the show lounge: Fri 1/23, 8 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell. 773-435-0130.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (8 PM-3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Mondays, 9 PM, open mike for hip-hop and freestyle battles. 773-235-9100.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Mondays, Marc Smith hosts a music and poetry showcase. 847-424-9800.

BINNY'S BEVERAGE DEPOT 3000 N. Clark: Saturdays, 1-5 PM, and Fridays, 3-7 PM, pianist Jeff Manuel. 773-935-9400.

BISTRO MARGOT 1437 N. Wells: Restaurant; no cover. Fri 1/23, 8 PM-midnight, Heather Moran with pianist Steve Carson. Sat 1/31, 8 PM-midnight, Heather Moran with pianist Damian Espinosa. 312-587-3660.

BLUE IGUANA 17265 Oak Park, Tinley Park: Sat 1/24, 10 PM, Voices. 708-429-1000.

BORDO'S EATERY & SAUCE 2476 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM-midnight, Meg Allison (no cover). 773-529-6900.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fri 1/23, 8 PM, Mr. Len, Roosevelt Franklin, Diverse (18 & over). Sat 1/24, 8 PM, Frogs (see Critic's Choice), New Black, Dutchmen, Drapes, No Doctors perform at a battle of the bands hosted by Rory Lake. Sun 1/25, 5 PM, Scissors, Open-Heart Surgery, Eric Kmick Quartet, Typewriter (all-ages); 9 PM, Arks, Roma Saddam, Personals, Sorns. Mon 1/26, 8 PM, Kongfuzi, Jive Dharma, This Awkward Sober. Tue 1/27, 8 PM, Spanish Inquisition. Thu 1/29, 8 PM, Arch Visceral Parlor, Flutter, Aireil, Whimsical. Fri 1/30, 6 PM, Long Distance Runner, Numb, Knuckleduster, Wall of Poseidon (all-ages); 10 PM, Premium, Acumen Nation, Stripping the Pistol. Sat 1/31, 8 PM, Cooler by the Lake, American Heritage, Sugarwalls, Tough & Lovely perform at a battle of the bands hosted by Rory Lake. Sun 2/1, 5 PM, Why Intercept?, Medic, When She Falls (all-ages); 9 PM, Magnetosphere. 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/23, Shad. Sat 1/24, Family Style, Leadfoot. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Terrapin Flyer hosts the Dead jam. Mondays, Terry Fogell spins on karaoke night. Wednesdays, Speargrass. Fri 1/30, Motion for Alliance. Sat 1/31, New Monsoon. 773-384-8600.

BRAUER HOUSE 57 N. Hillside Ave., Hillside: Fourth Wednesday of every month, 9:30 PM-1 AM, Madman Jam. 708-449-8900.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music at 7 PM Fridays, 3 PM Sundays; no cover. Fri 1/23, Shards with John "Sniff" Metzger. Sun 1/25 and Sun 2/1, Paul Allodi hosts an open mike. Fri 1/30, Tamara Pierce. 847-550-1127.

BUCKTOWN PUB 1658 W. Cortland: Music at 9 PM. Sundays, open mike. Mondays, DJ Sandy spins local rock and punk (local bands may bring CDs). Tuesdays, DJ Bridget hosts karaoke. 773-394-9898.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays, 8:30 PM Thursdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 1/23, Voices Lite. Sat 1/24, Tumbleweed. Sun 1/25, Zack Karr hosts an open mike. Tue 1/27, Salt 'N' Silver. Fri 1/30, Cavern Beat (Beatles tribute). Sat 1/31, Wild Ones. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: DJs spin after 8 PM. Sundays, DJ Patrick B & MC Rozco. Wednesdays, DJ Rockstar. Thursdays, Mike G., Mike Z., mPulse, DJ Spin, Derek V. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 1/23, Gin Palace Jesters. Sat 1/24, Lush Budgett. Sat 1/31, Snatch Inc. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Fri 1/23, 10 PM, Manaconda, Touched, Latest. Sat 1/24, 10 PM, Leroy Fix, Galactic Inmate. Fri 1/30, 9 PM, Philly Sisters, Forgotten Four, Phenoms, I Love Rich. Sat 1/31, 10 PM, Bible of the Devil, Ruiners, Bobby Stratosphere. 312-922-6392.

CARY'S LOUNGE 2251 W. Devon: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Mondays, acoustic open mike. 773-743-5737.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 1/23, 9 PM, the Tony Smith Show. 847-647-8282.

CHAMPS ROCK ROOM 5728 W. 87th, Burbank: Wednesdays, 10 PM, open jam. Fri 1/30, 10 PM, Dan Whitaker's Country Band. 708-499-4140.

CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE 2970 Finley, Downers Grove: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 630-953-7095.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 Wise, Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/23, Cousin It. Sat 1/24, Kashmir (Led Zeppelin tribute). Fri 1/30, Covergurl, Superbig. Sat 1/31, Even Flow (Pearl Jam tribute). 847-524-9910.

CHICAGO UNDERGROUND STUDIO 1538 W. Chicago: Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike. 312-421-7860.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fourth Friday of every month, Chicago Kings. 773-325-2233.

CLEO'S 1935 W. Chicago: Fridays, 9 PM, DJ Chapman. Saturdays, 9 PM, DJ Wes Hollywood. 312-243-5600.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and rock 8 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Saturdays, Chuck & Lauree. Sundays, Dave Awl spins rock and new wave. Mondays, Stacy & Sigh spin punk and glam. 773-489-0379.

COCOABEAN EXPRESSIONS 7007 N. Glenwood: Saturdays, 9 PM, "One Voice" open mike for music, comedy, spoken word, and poetry. 773-274-6057.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Mondays, 10 PM, Big Sug hosts an open mike. 312-341-9787.

CRAVE BAR & FOOD JOYNT 1204 Rand, Arlington Heights: Thursdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. 847-259-2602.

CRUSH 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, open mike. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 1/23, 10 PM, Seven Day Run, Rich Hardesty, Shift by 3, Scott Conine. Sat 1/24, 10 PM, Urban Funk Ordinance, Voodoo Kings. Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJ Pornstar, DJ Mike. Fri 1/30, 10 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute). Sat 1/31, 10 PM, Black Eye Plague. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Sat 1/24, Weathered (Creed tribute). Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s. Fri 1/30, Sofa King. Sat 1/31, Maggie Speaks. 847-541-4700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Gwen Pippen; 9:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann. Saturdays, 8 PM, Gwen Pippen; 10 PM, Daryl Nitz & George Howe. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, George Howe. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann. In the Cabaret: Fri 1/23 and Fri 1/30, 8 PM, Shannon Strodel, Scott Montgomery, Dan Stetzel; 10:30 PM, "Stoned Soul Picnic: The Music of Laura Nyro" with Allison Bazarko, Nancy Erickson, Jeane Croft, Keely Nicole. Sat 1/24 and Sat 1/31, 8 PM, KT McCammond performs music by Eartha Kitt; 10:30 PM, Kristofer Simmons performs "I Ain't Got No Shame." Sun 1/25, 7 PM, Trista Smith & Jason Grimm perform "Table for Two." Wed 1/28, 8 PM, Thalia Tarsinos & Robin Trilling with accompanist Bob Allen. Sun 2/1, 5 PM, Ester Hana; 7 PM, Michelle Lukovich. 773-278-1830.

DEJA VU 2624 N. Lincoln: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ghost. Wednesdays, Mach 1. Thursdays, Mike D. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 1/25, DJ Jillian. Mon 1/26, DJ Mikey B. Tue 1/27, Horizontal Action DJs. Wed 1/28, Tracy Dear spins country & western. Thu 1/29, DJ Chuck Wren. 773-472-2771.

DIZZY'S BAR 401 S. Rte. 83, Grayslake: Music starts at 8 PM. Tuesdays, Chris Sipos hosts an open mike. 847-223-7788.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 1/23, 9 PM, Ode, Katie Todd Band, Dirty Love. Sat 1/24, 9 PM, Downtown Tripper Mind, Blackbox, Silents, Terminal Bliss. Tue 1/27, 9 PM, Gaskit, Driven. Wed 1/28, 9 PM, Happenin' Harry & the Haptones All-Star Jam with members of Guns N' Roses & Type O Negative. Thu 1/29, 9 PM, Paper Bullets, Welcome to Ashley, Goldstars, Audreys. Fri 1/30, 9:30 PM, Giant Step, Caviar, Silent Treatment, Strategy Game. Sat 1/31, 8 PM, Thrills (no cover); 10 PM, Muck Brothers. 773-489-3160.

DUFFY'S 420 W. Diversey: First Sunday of every month, 8:30 PM, Sway. 773-549-9090.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/23, Backstage Pass. Sat 1/24, Otherwise Civilized. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thu 1/29, Mighty Joe. Fri 1/30, Gearhead. Sat 1/31, Alex & the All-Stars. 815-356-9980.

DUKE'S ROADHOUSE 6319 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM-3 AM, DJs spin hip-hop, house, and old school (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM-1 AM, DJs spin reggae (no cover). 708-788-4071.

DURTY NELLIE'S 180 N. Smith, Palatine: Fri 1/23, 9:30 PM, X-Side, Ten With Strangers, Supermint. Sat 1/24, 9 PM, Bamboo Grove, Segway, Yesmen. Sun 1/25, 9 PM, Michael Glabicki, Dave Tamkin. Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, Catfight. Fri 1/30, 10 PM, Hello Dave, Truckstop Supermodel. Sat 1/31, 9:30 PM, Mike & Joe. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 1/23, 10 PM, Luster, Buddy Nuisance, Pulse. Sat 1/24, 9:45 PM, Dropped Once, Nine Spot, Thing 3, Dyrtybyrd. Sundays, 9 PM, Sumo. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Rock Club. Tue 1/27, 9 PM, Tracks, Diversion Theory, Ely Sound. Wed 1/28, 9:15 PM, Wehrle, Kite Club. Thu 1/29, 9 PM, Deconstructing Jim, Otherworld, Soundframe. Fri 1/30, 10 PM, Pet Lover, Parade of Fools, Callisto. Sat 1/31, 9:45 PM, Deuce, the Charm, Thinland, Rebecca F. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 1/23, 10 PM, Califone (see Critic's Choice), Make Believe. Sat 1/24, 10 PM, Greenhornes, Hot Machines, Tears. Sun 1/25, 8 PM, Academy Records, Flowers of Evil, Hamza Walker, Glasses, Singing Flowers, Stories for Boys (benefit for InterReview magazine). Mon 1/26, 10 PM, Stills (see Critic's Choice), Perfect Panther. Thu 1/29, 9:30 PM, OK Go, Spiraling (see Critic's Choice). Fri 1/30, 10 PM, Mahjongg, Watchers, DJ Damon Locks. Sat 1/31, 10 PM, Andre Williams & the Greasy Wheels, Dead Horse Hill, Deadhounds. Sun 2/1, 9:30 PM, Houston, Grinner, Riddle of Steel. 773-276-3600.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 1/24, Mr. Clean. Sundays, 7 PM, Jeff Smith hosts an open mike. Mondays, Infamous Joe hosts karaoke. Wednesdays, Tommy Hanus. Thursdays, Mason hosts karaoke. Sat 1/31, Deja Vu. 847-516-0300.

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

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays, 7 PM-4 AM Sundays through Thursdays in the Cabaret Room and Club X. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Durty Lounge Lizards host live karaoke. Thursdays, 11:30 PM, Bandoleros. 312-266-1944.

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Fri 1/23, Hydro. Sat 1/24, Indika. Sun 1/25, Big People Tings. Mondays, Nick & the Noise. Wednesdays, DJ Daddy Lester. Thu 1/29, Hydro. Fri 1/30, Hard Core Dancehall. Sat 1/31, Dub Dis with Devon Brown. Sun 2/1, Dub Dis. 773-348-3998.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly. Sundays, Chris Gates, DJ Karyn. Mondays, DJs spin punk rock. Tuesdays, DJs spin music from the Fat Wreck and Epitaph labels. Wednesdays, DJ Karyn. 773-395-2700.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Fri 1/23, 9 PM, Cirrus Falcon. Sat 1/24, 10 PM, Elevation (U2 tribute). Fri 1/30, 9 PM, DJ Marcus. Sat 1/31, 10 PM, Jack the Lad. 312-836-0066.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: DJs spin after 8 PM. Fridays, DJ 2 Much Funk. Saturdays, DJ 2 Much Funk, Pat B. Wednesdays, DJ Rich Rockin' K. Thursdays, Pat B. 847-587-9677.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Fri 1/23, 8 PM, Flashpoint. Sat 1/24, 9 PM, Hi Fidelity (REO Speedwagon tribute). Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJ Marty B. Thursdays, 10 PM, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 1/30, 8 PM, Generations. Sat 1/31, 9 PM, Thunder Road (Bruce Springsteen tribute). 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 1/24, Love Jam. Mondays, open mike with Love Jam. Sat 1/31, Way Cool. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fridays, 7-11 PM, open mike hosted by Tim Tea. 630-922-9821.

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

FINN MCCOOL'S IRISH PUB 15 W. Division: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM-4 AM, Ed Vantage. 312-337-4349.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 1/23, 8 PM, Geezers, Dead Steel Mill, Motel Blonde, Coup Forre. Sat 1/24, 5 PM, Braille, Ammi, Story of Everest; 10 PM, New Constitution, Branches. Sun 1/25, 6 PM, Burning in Effigy, Inshi, Illuminati. Wed 1/28, 7 PM, Mono, Pedal Steel Transmission, No Funeral. Thu 1/29, 6 PM, Beloved, Christiansen, the Point; 10 PM, Modern Machines. Fri 1/30, 6 PM, the Dog and Everything, Matches, Short Arm Trick, Berlin Project. Sat 1/31, 5 PM, Deal's Gone Bad; 10 PM, Life During Wartime DJs, the Flesh. Sun 2/1, 5 PM, For This I Have Fallen, Psychward, Before I Wake. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike (in the side bar). Thu 1/29, 8:30 PM, Blue House. Fri 1/30, 10 PM, Rico. Sat 1/31, 9:30 PM, Webb Wilder, Last Train Home. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Fri 1/23, 10:30 PM, Joe Corrado, Francesca Ruffo, KC Wilkerson (no cover). Saturdays, 11 PM, DJs spin in the loft. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Steve Z sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. 773-348-6000.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 10 PM. Fri 1/23, Kwame. Sat 1/24, Seven Day Run, 56 Hope Road. Wed 1/28, Shards host an open mike (no cover). Fri 1/30, Biff & the Waybacks. Sat 1/31, Groovatron. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Fri 1/23, Air This Side of Caution. Sat 1/24, dueling pianos. Fri 1/30, Waterdawgs. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 1/23, Jack Crofoot, Nancy Connelly, Jim Frazier. Sat 1/24, Prairie Town, Hungries. Thursdays, open mike with Sara Sara. Sat 1/31, 9 PM, Bed of Nails, Fella, T Bag, Suth, Dr. Chuco. 773-489-5471.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL NORTH 1719 N. Rand, Palatine: Sat 1/24, 9 PM, Evidence (benefit for Bear Necessities pediatric cancer foundation). 847-705-0555.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 1/23, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sat 1/24, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 10 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 1/25, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Mon 1/26, 7:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & John Paluch. Tue 1/27, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts an open mike. Wed 1/28, 7:30 PM, Emilie Autumn; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Thu 1/29, 7:30 PM, Heather Horton; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Fri 1/30, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sat 1/31, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 10 PM, Khris Francis. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 1/23, 5:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sat 1/24 and Sat 1/31, 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sun 1/25, 8 PM, Beckie Menzie hosts an open mike. Mon 1/26, 8 PM, Robert Whorton & Beckie Menzie. Tue 1/27, 8 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wed 1/28 and Thu 1/29, 8 PM, Kathryn Payne. Fri 1/30, 5:30 PM, Emilie Autumn; 9 PM, Kathryn Payne. 312-836-0933.

GIN MILL 2462 N. Lincoln: Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, DJs spin after 8 PM. 773-549-3232.

GIO'S SPORTS BAR 4857 N. Damen: Every other Friday, 9 PM, open mike (no cover). 773-334-0345.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/23, Taniq. Sat 1/24, Hat Guys. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 9 PM, Michael J's Karaoke Cult. Fri 1/30, Krembone, Angelo Ent. Sat 1/31, Underwater People. 773-549-9624.

GRAFTON 4530 N. Lincoln: Mondays, 9:30 PM, open mike. 773-271-9000.

GRAPE STREET & VINE 226 E. Ontario: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays, Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, Arturo. 312-642-7440.

GREEN DOOR TAVERN 678 N. Orleans: Fridays, 6 PM, Gareth Wood. 312-664-5496.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 1/25, 7 PM, Strange Brothers perform at the Uptown Poetry Slam. 773-878-5552.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Nancy Antevski. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Cornmeal. Thursdays, 10 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze. 773-525-7313.

GROUNDS FOR APPEAL ESPRESSO BAR & CAFE 3242 S. Oak Park, Berwyn: Fri 1/23, 4 PM, Ben Arthur, Jennifer Marks. 708-749-2233.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Fri 1/23, 10 PM, Sour Deluxe, Harlan Pepper, Greenlight. Sat 1/24, 10 PM, Eleni Mandell, Pine Hill Haints. Tue 1/27, 8 PM, Sunnyside Up (no cover); 9 PM, Mammals (see Spot Check). Thu 1/29, 8 PM, Hells Bells (AC/DC tribute). Fri 1/30, 10 PM, Noe Venable, Stolie. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: Wed 1/28, 9 PM, Stephanie Morris performs at "U-Lock Rock" (no cover). 773-384-9546.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 1/24, 9 PM, DJ Masta Ventura (benefit for Santa Anita Co-op Bus Project in Guatemala). Sat 1/31, 9 PM, B5. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Sat 1/24, 9 PM, Nora O'Connor Band; 11 PM, DJ Matt Fields. Thu 1/29, 9 PM, Kelly Hogan & Scott Ligon. Fri 1/30, 6 PM, John & Laurie Stirratt; 10 PM, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-Ins with Lawrence Peters. Sat 1/31, 9 PM, Mahjongg, DJ T3XXX W6tson, Celestial Ramblers & friends. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/23, Opal Candy, Quinn's Uncles, David Wilner. Sat 1/24, Shore, Superbig, Freak in a Jar. Wed 1/28, open mike hosted by Martin Gillogly. Fri 1/30, 10 PM, Mark Watson Band, Van Go, Half Mad Poet. Sat 1/31, 10 PM, 16 Candles. 773-929-0944.

HOGS & HONEYS 1555 N. Sheffield: Saturdays, 9 PM-3 AM, and Fridays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs spin. 312-377-1733.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 1/27, 9:30 PM, "Strange Brew" hip-hop showcase. Fri 1/30, 9:30 PM, Barbara Morganstern, Maximilian Hecker. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Tue 1/27, 8:30 PM, Spires That in the Sunset Rise, Elbaliava, DJ Plastic Crimewave, Castration DJ. 773-405-2063.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 1/23 and Sat 1/24, 9 PM, Super Diamond (Neil Diamond tribute), Members Only (18 & over; 1/24 sold out). Mon 1/26, 7:30 PM, and Tue 1/27, 9 PM, Twista (see Critic's Choice), Crucial Conflict, Mike Luv, Diz, DJ Pharris (1/26 all-ages; 1/27 sold out). Fri 1/30, 9 PM, KC & the Sunshine Band. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fridays and Thursdays, 4:30 PM, E-Mics. 312-923-2000.

HOWL AT THE MOON 26 W. Hubbard: Dueling baby-grand piano players lead a sing-along at 5:45 PM Fridays, 6:45 PM Saturdays, and 8 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Sundays, 8 PM, "You-Sing-It Sundays" live karaoke hosted by Bill Larkin. 312-863-7427.

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

JERRY'S 4838 W. 183rd, Country Club Hills: First Sunday of every month, 6-11:30 PM, Snatch Inc. 708-647-6519.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 1/23, Seventh Heaven, Members Only. Sat 1/24, Infinity. Sat 1/31, Leonard Brothers. 312-337-3486.

JOY BLUE 1401 W. Irving Park: Music after 10 PM. Wednesdays, open mike. 773-477-3330.

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Mondays, Greg Shirilla. 773-772-3355.

LEADWAY 5233 N. Damen: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-728-2663.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Thursdays, DJ Structure. Sundays, DJ Mach 1. Wednesdays, DJ Rhythm. 312-337-2583.

LELIA JANE'S 1008 W. Armitage: Wednesdays, 8 PM, open mike. 773-665-4410.

LETIZIA'S NATURAL BAKERY 2144 W. Division: Wednesdays, 8 PM, open mike. 773-342-1011.

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, Mike Hodgkiss. Tuesdays, DJ Scott Lucas. Wednesdays, Herb & Mike. Thu 1/29, the Girls, Countdown. 312-458-9429.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Sundays, 11 AM, Caribbean Castaways perform at a reggae brunch (all-ages). Wednesdays, 8 PM, "Upstarts" new-band showcase. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Mondays, 10 PM, Playback & friends. 773-525-2422.

LION HEAD PUB & THE APARTMENT 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin upstairs 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Fridays (until 3 AM Saturdays). Saturdays and Thursdays, DJ Mach 1. 773-348-5100.

LONG ROOM 1612 W. Irving Park: Sundays, 10:30 PM, Nicholas Barron's Hyperactive. 773-665-4500.

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Mondays, 8 PM, Robert Cruz plays accordion. 773-489-9554.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 1/23, 10 PM, Audreys, Reagan National Crash Diet, Paper Bullets, Vicki. Sat 1/24, 10 PM, Redneck Exorcist, Knife of Simpson, Money Shot. Sundays, 10 PM, Pete Special. Tue 1/27, 8:30 PM, Wendy Morgan hosts the "Local Vocal Brew." Wed 1/28, 9 PM, Kick the Cat. Thu 1/29, 10 PM, Felonious Funk, S-Control, In Theory. Fri 1/30, 10 PM, Shot Baker, Shooting Blanks, Sun Spot, Bar the Door. Sat 1/31, 10 PM, Something Ordinary, Miles, Entrinzic. 773-871-3757.

MADISON AVENUE 34 N. Sheridan, Waukegan: Thursdays, 8 PM, acoustic singer-songwriter showcase and open stage with Eric Mickler, Chris Sipos, Johnny Rocker. 847-662-6090.

MANHATTAN'S 415 S. Dearborn: Bar and lounge; no cover. Fridays and Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Teflan, DJ Erica. 312-957-0460.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 1/23, 10 PM, the Wes Hollywood Show, City Will Save Us, Celestial Static. Sat 1/24, 10 PM, Greyhounds, Tea Leaf Green (preceded by a screening of the film Scrapple at 8:30 PM). Wed 1/28, 8 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 1/29, 9 PM, Hazing Kate, Big Breakfast, Turnpike Down. Fri 1/30, 9 PM, Major's Junction, Maxel Toft, Seven League Boots. Sat 1/31, 10 PM, Bumpus, Youngblood Brass Band. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 1/23, 9 PM, Burn Rome Burn (see Spot Check), Stylus, Brother Lowdown, Soulfix (18 & over). Sat 1/24, 9 PM, Appleseed Cast, Pelican, Cougars, Chin Up Chin Up (18 & over). Sun 1/25, 6:30 PM, Junior Varsity, Phoenix Rising, Glasseater, Three Words to Live By (all-ages). Tue 1/27, 8:30 PM, Life at Sea, Cameron McGill, Owen (18 & over). Wed 1/28, 7 PM, Starsailor (see Spot Check), Matthew Ryan (all-ages). Thu 1/29, 9 PM, Emily Shrine, Cordy, Milk at Midnight (see Spot Check; 18 & over). Fri 1/30, 6:30 PM, Stunt Double Jesus, Celldweller, Devil May Care, Loophole (all-ages). Sat 1/31, 6:30 PM, Blackout, Disonic, Simple Something, Fear of Sound (all-ages). 773-549-0203.

MIKE DITKA'S Tremont Hotel, 100 E. Chestnut: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, and Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 PM, John Vincent (Frank Sinatra tribute). 312-587-8989.

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

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 1/23, 10 PM, Deuce. Sat 1/24, 10 PM, Jimmy Cole, Andon Davis, Brian Wilke. Sundays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Mike Doerr & Ryan Shepherd. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Larry B. hosts "Molly's Piano Cabaret." Fri 1/30, 10 PM, Yellow Hammers. 708-366-8073.

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE & SPORTS BAR 6727 N. Olmsted: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Marty B. Thursdays, DJ Freddie. 773-631-1223.

MORSELAND 1218 W. Morse: Supper club and bar with DJs Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7 PM, and jazz on Sundays at 9 PM. Fridays, DJ White Russian. Sat 1/24, Chris Miller. Tuesdays, DJ Evil Vince. 773-764-8900.

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays; no cover. Sat 1/24, Group du Jour. 847-259-9724.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thu 1/29, Mike Brumfield. Fri 1/30, George Glass Band. Sat 1/31, DJ Barb. 630-688-8866.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 1/23, Stank Star, C2J, Raise the Red Lantern. Sat 1/24, Catamount, Shipwreck, Eve's Revenge, Timmys. Wed 1/28, Them Damn Kids, Ann Julie Dawn Band. Thu 1/29, Dirtbikes, Aural Fixation, Cobbs. 773-486-7774.

MYRON & PHIL 3900 W. Devon, Lincolnwood: Restaurant. Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 7 PM, pianist Johnny Burnett. 847-677-6663.

NANA'S COFFEE & MORE 5322 W. Lawrence: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Kolette Stim hosts karaoke and an open mike. 773-777-5711.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 1/23, 9 PM, Freekbass (see Spot Check), Electric, Eric Blowtorch & the Inflammables, Baby Dayliner. Sat 1/24, 9 PM, Andreus, Joseph Messing, Scottinho. Sun 1/25, 7 PM, Functional Blackouts, 23-Skidoo, Destroy Everything, Krunchies (all-ages). Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Fri 1/30, 9:30 PM, Inchworm, Applecake, Ryan Auffenberger. Sat 1/31, 6 PM, New Invaders (no cover); 9 PM, Sista Otis & the Wholly Rollers, Jupiter, Vodka Moxie, Integrated Cookbook. 847-869-0450.

NEW DATING GAME 8924 S. Stony Island: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 PM, DJs spin neo-soul, deep house, and old school at an open mike for poetry and spoken word. 773-374-8883.

NITE CAP 5007 W. Irving Park: Sat 1/24, 10 PM, DSG, Smoke, Rosedales, Orion Nine. Tuesdays, 9 PM, DJ Skor & DJ Real One spin hip-hop. Sat 1/31, 10 PM, Happenin' Harry & the Haptones, Rebels Without Applause, Face of Fury, Aberrant. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sat 1/24, 8 PM, Ben Arthur, Jennifer Marks. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike. Thu 1/29, 8 PM, Edie Carey performs with Duriel E. Harris at "Homolatte: Queer Words & Music," hosted by Scott Free. 773-743-3355.

NORTH BEACH 1211 Butterfield, Downers Grove: Music and DJs after 9 PM. Fri 1/23, Wicked Garden. Saturdays, DJ Radikal. Sun 1/25, On Fall, Synikal, Sleeping Shelby (all-ages). Tuesdays and Thursdays, Rick Hype spins old school. Wed 1/28, Evenskies. Fri 1/30, Off High Road, Minds Hideaway. Sun 2/1, Killed by the First, Slavedrum, Poison 4 Profit, Law Abiding Citizens, Another Letter Red. 630-434-1290.

NORTH PARK TAP 313 W. North: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Ripley Caine hosts a songwriter slam. 312-943-5228.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 1/23, 9 PM, Missile, Woolworthy, Melismatics, Chopper 5. Sat 1/24, 10 PM, My Left Arm, Dirty Blue, Black Tiger, Lacona. Sundays, 11 PM, DJ Cojoe B spins reggae with Papa G. Mondays, 10 PM, Danfunk Railroad, Tony Mojica (no cover). Tuesdays, 11 PM, Alo, Fuego, I-Ron, Larry Millah. Wed 1/28, 10:30 PM, Reggaeton. Fri 1/30, 10 PM, Guilty, Jack Salamander, Scottish McMillan. Sat 1/31, 8 PM, Buddha's Belly, Del Mar. 773-489-0011.

OCEAN'S 11 RESTAURANT & NIGHTCLUB 18 W 333 Roosevelt, Lombard: Music in the Rat Pack Lounge at 9 PM. Saturdays, Dan Haley performs the music of Frank Sinatra, Elvis, and Dean Martin. Wednesdays and Thursdays, DJs spin. 630-629-2940.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Johnny Rome. Thursdays, 8 PM, Irene Flores. 630-782-9091.

PASHA 642 N. Clark: Saturdays and Tuesdays, 11 PM, Parados. 312-397-0100.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, live karaoke. Sat 1/24, Wonderful Smith (no cover). 773-252-7767.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Thu 1/29, Turnstyles. 847-266-1313.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sundays, 10:30 PM, live karaoke. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. 773-276-9730.

QUIGLEY'S 39 Jefferson, Naperville: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/30, Voices. 630-428-4274.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Sat 1/24, 9 PM, Katie Todd Band, Terry Mertens (benefit for Housing Opportunities for Women). Wednesdays, 9 PM, Pat Hall. Thursdays, 10:30 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-274-3239.

REDHEAD PIANO BAR 16 W. Ontario: Fridays, 8 PM, Gene Garcia; 11:45 PM, David Crawford. Saturdays, 8 PM, Dave Johnson; midnight, John Zamojcin. Sundays, 8:30 PM-2:30 AM, John Zamojcin. Mondays, 8 PM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McClowry; 11:45 PM, Peter Miletic/Kenny Phelps. Tuesdays, 8 PM, John Zamojcin; 11:30 PM, Phil Baron & Ruby Harris. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; 11:45 PM, Gary Filip. Thursdays, 8 PM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McClowry; 11:45 PM, Kenny Phelps. 312-640-1000.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Wednesdays, 9 PM, and Fridays, 10 PM, drum circle (preceded by a beginning drum lesson an hour prior to start time). 312-492-6100.

ROCK-A-TIKI 1942 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Wednesdays, 10:30 PM, Elvisland with Mark Hussman. 773-384-8454.

RUMBA 351 W. Hubbard: Wednesdays, 10:30 PM, Parados. 312-222-1226.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 1/23, 10 PM, Archer Prewitt, Chris Connelly, Bon Mots. Sat 1/24, 7:30 PM, Steve Forbert; 10 PM, Adam Green, Redwalls, Baby Dayliner (18 & over). Sun 1/25, 6:30 PM, Pomeroy, Ordinary Peoples, Toothpick (all-ages); 10 PM, April March (see Critic's Choice), the Girls. Mon 1/26, 9 PM, Swell, Funeral Home Photographer. Tue 1/27 through Thu 1/29, 9 PM, and Fri 1/30 and Sat 1/31, 10 PM, Train (sold out). 773-525-2508.

602 NORTH 602 North, Glendale Heights: Mondays, 7 PM, open mike (all-ages). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open mike (no cover). Fri 1/30, 9 PM, Powerknobs. 630-790-6100.

6511 CLUB 6511 S. Kedzie: Fri 1/23, 9 PM, Crusty McPhee. 773-737-6703.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Wednesdays and Sat 1/24, Felix & the Cats. Sundays, Torturing Elvis. Fri 1/30, Star People. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: Music at 3:30 PM; no cover. Thu 1/29, Neil Rose Band. 312-441-9334.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Tue 1/27, Charles Cooper, Joshua Eustis (see Post No Bills). 312-226-7600.

SPOKEN WORD CAFE 4655 S. King Dr.: Saturdays, 8 PM, House of Twang. 773-373-2233.

STEVIE B'S 1401 N. Ashland: Wednesdays, midnight, DJ Jersey. 773-486-7427.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room after 10 PM: Fri 1/23, Trading Brains, Waste, Unique Chique. Sat 1/24, Azita (with comedians Todd Barry & Kumail Nanjiani). Tue 1/27, Fight Club Emcee Battle with the 606 Allstars. Wed 1/28, N Visible Man, Pala, Tabakin. Thu 1/29, Jagoff, Violence Ammunition, Funk Lubricator, Justin Reed. Fri 1/30, Lee Rocker, Back Porch Mary, Riptones. Sat 1/31, Honeydogs, Tractor Kings, Low Rent. 773-278-6600.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Tue 1/27, DJ VNLO. 773-227-4906.

TINY LOUNGE 1814 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, Nicholas Barron. 773-296-9620.

TOMMY'S PLACE 12237 Western, Blue Island: Thursdays, 9 PM, DJ Val. 708-389-7810.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Thu 1/29, 7 PM, open mike for high school and college students (no cover). 630-969-9720.

UFFA 1008 W. Armitage: Fridays, 9 PM, DJ Jason. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-665-4410.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 1/23, 8 PM, Phil Circle, Guilty, Dawn Kinnard. Sat 1/24, 8 PM, Mike & Amy Finders, Tony Piscotti, Annie Capps. Sun 1/25, 7 PM, Sonya Lorelle, Adam Ollendorf, John Hasbrouck. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy, Greg Sorrell, Tim Ilg. Wed 1/28, 8 PM, Rachel Ries, Edimondo, Brandon Vezmar. Thu 1/29, 8 PM, Lisa Alice. Fri 1/30, 8 PM, Edie Carey, Tina Angotti. Sat 1/31, 7 PM, Urban Twang, Michelle Perry, Rita Ruby. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 1/23, Rhino. Sat 1/24, WarBrides, Ferdinand Fox. Sat 1/31, Egnaro, Last Caress (Misfits tribute). 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fri 1/23, 8 PM, Robin Kay & the One-Night-at-a-Time Only Band. Fridays and Saturdays, 10:30 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band with Jordan Taggert. Sat 1/24, 8 PM, Jen Porter Band. Sundays, 10 PM, Heather Horton Band; 1 AM, Steve Kouba. Mon 1/26, 8 PM, Joe Thomas & Elliot Taggart. Mondays, 11 PM, Pete Special; 2 AM, Mark Madsen. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Lonie Walker. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Heather Horton Band; 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band with Jordan Taggart. 312-266-7761.

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

WABASH TAP 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/23, Hopah, Peel. Sat 1/24, Mother Grove, Big Fur. Thu 1/29, James Beck Quartet. Fri 1/30, Stone Puppet, the Effect. Sat 1/31, Hillbilly Winos, Smokin' Gunz. 312-360-9488.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/23, Wombats. Sat 1/24, Second Opinion. Fri 1/30, Lazy Maybes. Sat 1/31, Infinity. 630-264-2739.

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

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Saturdays, 10 PM, Scott Bailey hosts an open mike. Mondays, 10 PM, Gregario Gomez hosts an open mike. 312-943-7815.

WHITE STAR LOUNGE Magnum's Steakhouse, 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Tuesdays, 10 PM, Bandoleros (no cover). 312-337-8080.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/23, Predictors. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/23, Indika. Sat 1/24, Michael Black, Dansika. Sundays, Gizzae. Mon 1/26, Harold Mac, Chud Music Clique. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Cojoe B spins dancehall. Thu 1/29, Aswah Greggori. Fri 1/30, Dub Dis. Sat 1/31, Kwame, Gizzae. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/23, Abstract Giants, Pala, Mandorico. Sat 1/24, Chris Long, Blue Shade Witness, Chase Lounge, Troy. Sundays, Starrunner. Mon 1/26, Paul Christianson, Mike Ingram. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Doug Powell performs at the Edge comedy showcase. Wed 1/28, Mad Hornet After Hour, Jive Dharma. Thu 1/29, Nine Miles, Three on the Tree, Billy Bungeroth. Fri 1/30, National Jet Set, River Oaks, Farewell Anthem, Sharks. Sat 1/31, Clumsy Lovers, Hazing Kate. 773-929-1300.

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CHIP E, STEVE "SILK" HURLEY Free performance in the second-floor theater. Mon 1/26, 6 PM, the Apple Store, 679 N. Michigan. 312-981-9882.

ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: DJs spin until 1 AM Tuesdays through Thursdays, until 2 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Saturdays, DJ Too Smooth. Thursdays, DJ Hector spins salsa, bachata, merengue, and cumbia. 815-356-6000.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Tuesdays, 10 PM, DJ Rhythm (no cover). Thursdays, 5:30 PM, DJ Spin, DJ Rhythm, MC Slim. 847-397-3100.

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: DJs spin music after 9:30 PM Wednesdays through Mondays. Saturdays, DJ DuJuan. 773-227-6859.

BABALU 1645 W. Jackson: Saturdays, 9 PM-5 AM, Frankie J. 312-733-3512.

BACCHUS 2242 N. Lincoln: DJs spin Thursdays through Sundays. Sundays, 7 PM-2 AM, DJ Slowe spins 80s, alternative, synth wave, goth, and industrial. 773-477-5238.

BAR THIRTEEN 1944 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, Mike Zuaz. Tuesdays, DJ Mary Nisi, DJ Kevin McComb, Stu Helm. Wednesdays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae and world music. 773-394-1313.

BAR 3 2138 N. Halsted: DJs spin acid jazz, funk, Afrobeat, house, 2-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: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Greg Haus spins electro, progressive, hard house, and breakbeat. Every other Saturday, DJ Larissa. Sundays, DJ Chester (no cover). Last Sunday of every month, 3:01 AM, DJ Samnation & DJ Chad spin music by Prince & others. Mondays, DJ Boa spins synth pop, hardwave, and retro. Tuesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. Last Wednesday of every month, 3:01 AM, Ralphi Rosario & Izzy spin disco. Thursdays, Heather Doble. Every other Saturday, DJ Chester. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ 33-1/3. Saturdays, DJ Stixx & friends spin house, R&B, and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Ish spins downtempo lounge. Mondays, DJ BJAK, John Simmons. Tuesdays, DJ PCS. Thursdays, Dirty MF & DJ Kenwood spin hip-hop, house, and reggae (no cover). 312-243-1699.

BEVI AMO'S 1558 W. Taylor: Restaurant; no cover. Mondays, 9 PM, Greg Norwood spins deep house. 312-371-1239.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (8 PM-3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays, DJs spin house and progressive. Sat 1/24, JT Donaldson, Frank Solano. Sundays, DJs spin "electro 80's dance." Tuesdays, DJs spin downbeat lounge. Wed 1/28, Phix, Pipeline, Grandmarquee. Thursdays, DJs spin house and other genres, hosted by Rock Dee. 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, DJ Twilite Tone, Mike Love, DJ Word. 312-266-1234.

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

BLU 2247 N. Lincoln: Thursdays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Speed. 773-549-5884.

BUNGALOW LOUNGEBAR 1622 W. Belmont: DJs spin downtempo, trip-hop, and acid jazz after 10 PM. Fridays, Gregory Dalphond. Saturdays, Andre Shakom. Thursdays, Andre Shakom with rotating guest DJs Mr. Cody Bear, Form, 8, KScape. 773-244-0400.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: DJs spin until 4 AM Sundays through Fridays, until 5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Vince Abrams spins hip-hop, old-school house, and reggae. Saturdays, Uncle Joe spins house and hip-hop. Mondays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Victor R., DJ Finesse, DJ Danny Boy. Wednesdays, DJs spin salsa. Thursdays, Lee Farmer, Cisco, Tik-Tak, Shawn Mack, JC Soto. 312-475-9800.

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

CAFE LURA 3184 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM. Thursdays, DJ MF, Regge, Lamebrane, Radiata spin drum 'n' bass. 773-736-3033.

CANS BAR & CANTEEN 1640 N. Damen: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays, Chris Gin. Sundays, Ryan Flagstaff. Thursdays, Tommy Wang. 773-227-2277.

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, Mike Mroz, DJ Bliss, DJ Abell. Saturdays, DJ Freddie O spins hip-hop and house until 3 AM. Wednesdays, DJs spin at "industry night," hosted by Tommy Z. Thursdays, DJ Izzi spins R&B, hip-hop, and house. 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. Saturdays, DJ Hugo, DJ Lulu. Sundays, 7 PM, Latin T-Dance hosted by Veronica Zaid with DJs Kid Romeo, Alex Perez, El Prieto. Mondays, Disco Bingo hosted by Bianca Bleu. Tuesdays, 10 PM, karaoke with VJ Kevy B. Wednesdays, DJ Jungle Jorge spins salsa and Latin house. Thursdays, 11 PM, Miss Ketty & Her Latina Review, DJ El Prieto. 773-325-2233.

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

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

CLUB 720 720 N. Wells: Saturdays, 9 PM-5 AM, and Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 9 PM-4 AM, DJs spin Latin & Caribbean, hip-hop, and house. 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, Daniel Tsunami, DJeremy. Tuesdays, Michael Serafini. Thursdays, Timmy Loop. 773-477-1420.

COOBAH 3423 N. Southport: Fridays, 10 PM-2 AM, John Simmons spins downtempo, hip-hop, and deep house (no cover). Sundays, 9 PM, Jesse de la Pena spins Brazilian lounge, jungle, drum 'n' bass, bossa nova, and Afrobeat (no cover). Thursdays, 10 PM, DJ Lugo spins with percussionist Louie Louie. 773-528-2220.

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

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Platinum, Yo Jimbo. Saturdays, Dan Morrell, DJ Speed. 847-952-8555.

CROBAR 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 1/23, Scumfrog, Victor R. Saturdays, Teri Bristol, Mixin' Marc, Jordan Caine. Sun 1/25, Teri Bristol, Greg Drescher. Fri 1/30, David Waxman, Victor R. 312-266-1900.

CRUSH 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop, retro, and funk. Saturdays, DJ Izzi spins hip-hop, retro, funk, and house until 3 AM. Thursdays, Dino G & DJ Abell spin hip-hop and house. 773-528-7569.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Mon 1/26, Charles Cooper (see Post No Bills), DJ Krank, DJ Ray_Rod. 773-489-6457.

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

DARKROOM 2210 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fri 1/23, Greg Norwood, DJ FLX. Sat 1/24, DJ Quad, DJ Ephi, Steve Price, Greg Gray, Alan King. Sun 1/25, 8 PM-2 AM, DJ Play, DJ Kwik (with dance lessons at 9 PM). Fourth Monday of every month, Fred & Clayton. Tuesdays, Michael Lacey spins downtempo, dub, jazz, ska, and ethnic. Wednesdays, Doc West, Rude One. Thursdays, DJ Devo & guests spin house, acid jazz, Brazilian lounge, jungle, dancehall, and Afrobeat. 773-276-1411.

DIG 1551 N. Sheffield: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJs spin Top 40. 312-377-1727.

DOMAINE 1045 N. Rush: Fri 1/23, 9 PM-4 AM, DJ Burak, DJ Banti, DJ Skyy spin Mediterranean, Arabic, bhangra, Persian, Turkish, Bollywood remix, Latin, and hip-hop. 312-397-1045.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, I-Candy Productions (no cover before 11 PM). Sundays, DJ Pharris. Thursdays, Paul Blair. 312-751-2900.

DRU'S LOUNGE 2101 S. China Place: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Tue 1/27, Boris the Blade, Alex Mattson. 312-567-9349.

D'VINE 1950 W. North: Fridays, 11 PM, Ron Troupe & Shaun T. spin house. Saturdays, 6 PM, Malik Shabazz & Beto Roxx spin hip-hop, house, and R&B. 773-235-5700.

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

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays, 7 PM-4 AM Sundays through Thursdays in the Cabaret Room and Club X. Fridays and Saturdays, Bad Boys of Late Night perform "Comedy You Can Dance To," with Slim, Katfish, Holland, Spankie, Pat Mann. Sundays and Tuesdays, DJ Theory. Mondays, Pat Mann. Thursdays, Ed Vantage. 312-266-1944.

EZULI 1415 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, DJ Cisco spins dancehall and Latin beats. 773-227-8200.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Fridays, 9 PM, DJ Rhythm spins downstairs. Saturdays, 9 PM, Scott Coyte spins downstairs. 847-593-2200.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fri 1/23, DJ Luv Bug Starski. Saturdays, Lil' Mikey, DJ 33-1/3, Full Moon Percussion Ensemble. Sundays, Danny the Wildchild, DJ Frique, Phantom 45, DJ Hiroki. Mondays, DJ Hiroki, DJ Anacron (preceded by the Mental Graffiti spoken-word open mike at 7:30 PM). Tuesdays, Vince Adams, Pharris Thomas, Phat Mike, John Styles. Wednesdays, Lil' Mikey. Thursdays, DJ Hide, Vince Adams, Dirty MF. Fri 1/30, DJ Hollywood. 312-666-1695.

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Striz, Justin Reed. Saturdays, DJ Form spins downtempo and hip-hop. Mondays, Mandorock, Larone G., Wonyupkim, Funsho with JJ Jameson & Avery B. Young. Tuesdays, Jalel spins downtempo and deep house. Wednesdays, DJ Form, DJ 8. Thursdays, RB spins B-sides, soul, funk, and hip-hop. 773-252-4090.

GLOW 1615 N. Clybourn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays (until 5 AM Saturdays); no cover. Wednesdays, Can-Can DJs Flipside, Wayne Williams, Vince Lawrence, Cedric. 312-587-8469.

GRAMERCY 2438 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Saturdays and Wednesdays, George Bates, DJ Savoir Faire. Sundays, 7 PM-1 AM, Curt Clay & friends spin house, jazz, funk, and bossa nova (no cover). Thursdays, Paul Blair spins music of the 70s and 80s. 773-477-8880.

GUESSBAR 209 N. Green: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, B96 DJs spin hip-hop and house. Saturdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna & others. Tuesdays, Pharris Thomas, Vince Adams, Phat Mike, Moustafa Rocks. Wednesdays, Chris Walsh & others. 312-226-4500.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Sundays, 8 PM-1 AM, Chip-Chop & RSB1000 spin electronic music at "Sample Ed1t" (tracks may be brought in to add to the mix). 773-472-5139.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: DJs spin until 4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). Wednesdays, JustJoey, Brian Borden. 312-527-5600.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 1/24, 9 PM, DJ Masta Ventura. 773-465-8005.

HIDDEN LOUNGE 651 W. Washington: DJs spin until 2 AM Sundays through Tuesdays, until 4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, and until 5 AM Saturdays. Wednesdays, DJ Freckles spins hip-hop and house. 312-627-0409.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 1/23, Rick Garcia. 312-245-0333.

HYDRATE 3458 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 11 PM. Fri 1/23 and Fri 1/30, 4 PM-4 AM, Jim Lewis. Sat 1/24 and Sat 1/31, 4 PM-5 AM, Ralphi Rosario. Sun 1/25, Frankie Knuckles, DJ Jeremy. Mon 1/26, DJ Laura B. (no cover). Tue 1/27, DJ Jeremy (no cover). Wed 1/28, Chris Eterno (no cover). Thursdays, Teri Bristol. 773-975-9244.

ICE BAR 738 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly. Wednesdays, Johnny Chaos, Agent 47, DJ Marcel. 312-440-8841.

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: Music from 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Evan Coleman spins funk, house, and hip-hop. Saturdays, Andrew YKK spins R&B, soul, disco, and funk. Mondays, DJ Rob Axis. 773-394-2066.

JEDYNKA 5610 W. Diversey: Saturdays, 8 PM-3 AM, and Fridays, Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 8 PM-2 AM, DJs spin. 773-889-7171.

JEFFERSON CLUB 325 N. Jefferson: Fri 1/30, 10 PM, Frankie Vega, Gabriel Palomo, Sinjin, Nate Ballard, M50 spin in the Loft. 312-648-0100.

JEFFERY PUB 7041 S. Jeffery: Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 10 PM, DJ Quentin. 773-363-8555.

JILLY'S RETRO CLUB 1009 N. Rush: DJs spin dance music of the 70s and 80s after 8 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Spillz. Tuesdays through Thursdays, Carmine Collaro. 312-664-1001.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Sundays, 8 PM, Hot Boyz Tone & Shag host "Sassy Sundays" with Lady Red, Nina Shantell, Donnie Devo, DJ R Dubb, Pharris Thomas. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Chicago DJ Explosion (no cover). 312-337-3486.

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

JOY BLUE 1401 W. Irving Park: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop, retro, R&B, house, and funk. Saturdays, DJs spin. Sundays, DJs spin industrial and electronica. Thursdays, DJ Bacchus spins house (no cover). 773-477-3330.

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Mon 1/26, 9 PM, the Instigatah spins at a performance by Joanie Pallatto & Sparrow. 773-348-7592.

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, General Jah Son. Saturdays, DJ Striz spins hip-hop, trip-hop, and house (no cover). Sundays, DJ Jam Sandwich, Castration DJ. Tuesdays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae. Wednesdays, Flirt with Margaret Noble, Rebecca, Janel Roland, Code Blue, Michelle Musial, Brenda D, Shaka 23, Kali. Thursdays, Shon Dervis & DJ Precyse spin hip-hop. 773-772-3355.

LION HEAD PUB & THE APARTMENT 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin upstairs 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Fridays (until 3 AM Saturdays). Wednesdays, Mach 1 spins hip-hop and house. 773-348-5100.

MARY Y SOL 816 W. Randolph: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Leddie Garcia, DJ Rick Garcia. 312-563-1763.

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE 1645 W. Jackson: Music after 9 PM. Saturdays, DJ Frankie J. spins hip-hop, merengue, bachata, disco, and pop. 312-427-2572.

MY BAR 3555 N. Ashland: Saturdays, 10 PM-3 AM, DJ Architektur spins downbeat, trip-hop, nu jazz, and dub. 773-296-1770.

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Razer X, Ryan Bedlam spin electroclash and industrial. Saturdays, DJ $#&@! spins industrial. Sundays and Wednesdays, Jeff Moyer spins electronic dance. Mondays, DJ Alex spins punk. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Dave Roberts. 773-528-2622.

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

NINE 440 W. Randolph: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly in the Ghost Bar (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Todd. Saturdays, DJ Sheldon. 312-575-9900.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, 1:30 AM, Shon Dervis. Sat 1/24 and Sat 1/31, midnight, DJ Trew, DJ Verb, Panacea. Thursdays, midnight, DJ Form. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Tony 2 Much, Billy the Kid. 708-756-0600.

ORLY'S 1660 E. 55th: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Fridays, DJ Stoney & DJ Corleone spin hip-hop, deep house, and reggae (no cover). Saturdays, DJ Stoney. Mondays, Leonard Part Sixx & Jam Master J spin deep house, disco, soul, and R&B. 773-638-2469.

LE PASSAGE 937 N. Rush: DJs spin 8 PM-4 AM Wednesdays, 9 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, Jernell Geronimo, Eddie Mills. Saturdays, DJ Victor "Wolf" spins progressive and hip-hop (DJ Mike Pierce spins in the Yow Bar). Wednesdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Thursdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Jernell Geronimo. 312-255-0022.

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

QUINN II 2701 S. Archer: Saturdays, 8 PM-5 AM, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 PM-4 AM, and Fridays, 7 PM-4 AM, DJs spin. 312-326-9143.

RANCHO LUNA 2554 W. Diversey: Mondays, 6 PM-2 AM, DJ Caliente & Luis Rivera spin salsa, bachata, and merengue. Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Elite, DJ Rico, Crazy Cut Carlos, DJ Eclipse. 773-772-9333.

REDLINE 228 W. Chicago: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Stop spins downtempo, electro, and breaks. 312-266-2222.

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, and Fridays, Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJs spin. 312-733-6699.

REUNION 811 W. Lake: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM. Saturdays, DJs spin hip-hop. Thursdays, DJs spin salsa and merengue. 312-491-9600.

RIVE GAUCHE 306 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Chris Tomasone, DJ Danny Boy. Saturdays, DJ Danny Boy. Thursdays, Erik K, Prince Masih, DJ Wizz Kid, DJ Danny Boy, DJ Logic. 312-738-9971.

ROCK-A-TIKI 1942 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae and world rhythms. Saturdays, DJ Allen. 773-384-8454.

SAUCE 1750 N. Clark: Restaurant. Thursdays, 10 PM, DJ Abell spins house (no cover). 312-932-1750.

SAYAT NOVA 157 E. Ohio: Restaurant. Sat 1/31, 10 PM, DJ Burak. 773-381-7171.

SEANCHAI 2345 W. Belmont: Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, Angelist, Nick K, Josh Werner, Freq1C spin jungle, techno, and drum 'n' bass (no cover). Saturdays, 10 PM, Ciro, Frankie J, Stunna, Moodswing, Seanie Mack spin drum 'n' bass & more (no cover). 773-549-4444.

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

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Wednesdays, Tone B. Nimble. Fridays, 5:30-10 PM, Usual Suspectz. Saturdays, DJs spin house. Sundays, Lee Collin, Sadar, Russoul. Mondays, Eddie "Moskito" Cruz, DJ Coco. Tuesdays, Andre Harris. Last Wednesday of every month, 3:01 AM, Peven Everett. Thursdays, Chris Quinn. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 1/23, Matthias "Matty" Heilbronn, Nick Nice. Sat 1/24, Miles Maeda, Heather Doble. Sun 1/25, DJ Julian spins punk, garage, and mod. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins goth and electro. Wednesdays, DJ Pogo spins indie, Britpop, and new wave. Thu 1/29, Ed Rush & Optical, MC Rhyme Tyme, Phantom 45, Radiata, MF. Fri 1/30, Morgan Geist, Common Factor. Sat 1/31, Neil Aline, Julius Papp, DJ S. 773-549-4140.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Hide Sukenari spins jazz, African, Brazilian, funk, and rare groove. Saturdays and Thursdays, DJ Anthony Nicholson. Sundays, DJ Rikshaw spins reggae, dub, and dancehall. Tue 1/27, Charles Cooper, Joshua Eustis (see Post No Bills). Wednesdays, Joe Bryl, DJ 4BZ, DJ Striz spin nu jazz, brokenbeat, electronica, drum 'n' bass, and fusion. 312-226-7600.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Peter Mavrik & VJ Terp. Sat 1/24, Chris Eterno, VJ Boom Boom. Sundays, VJ Steven Farias (no cover). Mondays, VJ Tyrone (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Tech-Nick (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Jungle Jorge & VJ Tyrone. Thursdays, "Best of the 80s" with VJ Steven Farias (no cover). Sat 1/31, DJ Eric Hall, VJ Boom Boom. 773-327-7711.

SPOT6 3343 N. Clark: Saturdays, 9 PM-3 AM, Burst, DJ Droopy, Nanotech, Pipeline, Disco Kitty, John Simmons, Matthew Martin, Snuggles & Slak, MF (no cover). 773-388-0185.

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Mondays through Fridays and Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Goose, Justin G. Saturdays, Andrew Vonn spins house and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Chilliwinters. Mondays, Mike Fritz with guests. Tuesdays, Andrew Vonn spins metal. Thursdays, Andre Harris. 312-587-8779.

STAR BAR 2150 Ogden, Aurora: DJs spin after 8 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Pat Clark, Kenny "Jammin'" Jason, Billy the Kid, Tony 2 Much, Erik K, Blitz. Thursdays, Retroactive. 630-236-0900.

STEVIE B'S 1401 N. Ashland: Fridays, 9 PM, Torin Edmunds spins house and disco. Saturdays, 9 PM, Chris Underwood spins hip-hop, neo-soul, and salsa. 773-486-7427.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays, Michael Lacey & others spin deep house. Saturdays, David Chavez & Caswell James spin Afro-Latin jazz and house. Sundays, 6 PM, DJs spin salsa dura and Afro-Caribbean jazz. Fourth Tuesday of every month, IRISoundsystem spins 2-step garage, brokenbeat, and dub. 773-252-9700.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Downstairs in the lounge: Wednesdays, 10 PM, David Chavez, Caswell James, Cordell Johnson spin deep house (no cover). 773-278-6600.

SUPERLOUNGE 209 W. Lake: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Matty, Chris Quinn. Saturdays, Harry the Blade, DJ Tobias. Wednesdays, Justin Reed & DJ Solace spin Brazilian and Latin house. Thursdays, Shaka 23. 312-223-9232.

LA TABERNA 3358 N. Ashland: DJs spin Wednesdays through Sundays 10 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays, Omar spins Latin beats and house. Saturdays, Frank Q spins jazzy house. Sundays, DJ Angel, DJ Garnetta, Rob Merrit. Wednesdays, Ralph Daniels spins progressive, tribal house, and trance. Thursdays, Hector Lopez. 773-248-5475.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Saturdays, Refried Beats with DJs Mass Transit, Spinello, J-Biz spin old-school hip-hop; freestyle open mike hosted by Saayid. Sundays, DJ Superstatus spins dub, scratch, funk, and hip-hop. Tuesdays, DJ Rudy, DJ Tankboy spin alternative rock, punk, and new wave. Wednesdays, Analog Addicts. Thursdays, DJ Motorcycle Dan spins rock. 773-227-4906.

TIZI MELLOUL 531 N. Wells: Tuesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, Disco Kitty. 312-670-4338.

TONIC ROOM 2447 N. Halsted: Music and DJs 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Mass Transit spins soul, old school, and hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ Emo spins funk and hip-hop. Sundays, Tabakin & Saayid host the "Tabakspin" open mike. Mondays, open mike. 773-248-8400.

TRACE 3714 N. Clark: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Sundays, Doug Brandt spins house. Wednesdays, DJ Real One & Jackin' Jamie spin house, disco, and breaks. 773-477-3400.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Alberto "Escandalo" Gomez, Marco Hernandez, Carlos Rodriguez spin salsa and merengue. Saturdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Chris Tomasone, John Curley, DJ Goose, Flipside, Jayfunk. Thu 1/29, Oliver Lieb, John Curley, Jenilyn. 312-491-9729.

TRIPLE D 1902 W. Irving Park: Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs spin downtempo, electro breaks, and dub (no cover). 773-857-5212.

U!N! CLUB 3548 N. Des Plaines River Rd., Franklin Park: DJs and live music after 9 PM; no cover. Fridays, Jimmie Page. Saturdays, DJ Markski, DJ Schim. Tuesdays, Rick Hype. Wednesdays, Pat Clark, DJ Schim. Thursdays, DJ Alexo, DJ Big Time, DJ Stoy Boy. 847-233-9091.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). DJ Theory spins Fridays in the Dome; DJ Spin spins Saturdays in the Dome. Fri 1/23, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, Psycho Bitch, Mazi, Johnny Chaos, Kyle Szmurlo, Hipolito Sanchez, Jimmie Page, Chris Thomasone, Dannyboy, Hitman, Stixx, Mike Z., DJ Spin, HRME, Brian Boncher, DJ Limit, Greg Bauer, D-Jam, Dino G, John Borto, Jeremy P, KC J, Bam Bam Buddha spin at the Chicago Promoter's Ball (partially benefits Chicago Police Department Peer Support Group). Sat 1/24, Bryan Zentz, Woody McBride, Matt Nee. Mondays, DJ Spin, DJ Theory. Wednesdays, Chris Gin, DJ Droopy & others spin at "Lunacy: The Dark Playground." Fri 1/30, DJ Tobias, Chris May, DJ Brock spin at "Synth City." Sat 1/31, Judge Jules, Billy the Kid. 312-266-2114.

VOODOO 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin after 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays and after 9 PM Saturdays. Saturdays, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, Double Impact, Paul Curtis. Tuesdays, Rick Martinez & Alex Perez spin Latin rock, pop, and alternative. Thursdays, DJs spin salsa. 847-969-1602.

WHITE STAR LOUNGE Magnum's Steakhouse, 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Dan Morrell, DJ Speed. Saturdays, DJ Danny Boy with Hitman & DJ Mach 1 spin progressive house, trance, hip-hop, and R&B. 312-337-8080.

XIPPO 3759 N. Damen: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, 10 PM, DJ Storm. Saturdays, DJ Storm, DJ Phatman. Mondays, DNS & Monna spin jazz and house. Wednesdays, DJ Vego & DJ Reggie spin progressive, house, and trance. Thursdays, George Bates & Savoir Faire spin deep house. 773-529-9135.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 1/23, DJ Rush, Marco Remus. Saturdays, Psycho Bitch, Andre Harris, DJ PNS. Mondays, Derrick Carter, Diz, Hiroki. Fri 1/30, Jesse de la Pena, Pumpin' Pete, Uncle Milty. 312-787-0400.

Folk & Country

Concerts

BARBARA BARROW, LINDA M. SMITH, CHRISTOPHER WALZ, COLBY MADDOX, AL EHRICH perform "The Grapes of Wrath: A Folk Opera." Sat 1/24, 8 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. 773-445-3838.

CHIRPS & FRIENDS perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Dot Kent. Sat 1/24, 8 PM, Esperanza School, 520 N. Marshfield. 773-777-7822.

ROSS CREAN Free in-store performances. Fri 1/23, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111. Sat 1/24, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

J.D. CROWE & THE NEW SOUTH Sat 1/31, 8 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

DALZIEL Sun 2/1, 7 PM, American Legion Hall, 1030 Central, Evanston. 847-949-5355.

TOM DUNDEE Sat 1/24, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

MARK DVORAK, HARTLAND EXPRESS, CHUCK VANDERVENNET, PETE JONNSON, RUSS & DIANE WARD, JULIE MONROE perform a tribute to Fred Holstein in the Stage Left Cafe. Wed 1/28, 7 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5164 or 815-338-5300.

FLESH EATING ZOMBIES perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Big Bill Sudkamp. Mon 1/26, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 847-329-9173.

ALAN JACKSON, MARTINA MCBRIDE Fri 1/30, 7:30 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

NATALIE MACMASTER Sat 1/31, 7:30 PM, Harris Theater for Music & Dance, Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph. 773-728-6000 or 312-334-7777.

CHRIS MCNAMARA & RICK NEELEY Sat 1/24, 7:30 PM, Highlands Presbyterian Church, 1901 W. 58th, La Grange. 708-246-1911.

DON STIERNBERG TRIO Free concert. Tue 1/27, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

A TRIBUTE TO CARTER & CASH performed by Old Town School of Folk Music faculty and staff. Sat 1/24, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

Folk & Country

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sundays, 8 PM, Irish session with John Daley (no cover). 773-478-4408.

BALLYDOYLE 5120 Main, Downers Grove: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Vernam Cipher (followed by an open stage). 630-969-0600.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Sun 1/25, Tim Grimm. 847-424-9800.

BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC 1144 Lake, Oak Park: Saturdays, 9 AM, song circle. 708-386-6927.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Ruby Harris, Wavey Dave & others host a bluegrass jam. 773-384-8600.

BUZZ CAFE 905 S. Lombard, Oak Park: Saturdays, 8-11 AM, Saturday Morning BuzzGrass with members of the Oak Park Farmer's Market Band. 708-524-2899.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Mondays and Tuesdays, 8:30 PM Thursdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Mon 1/26, Half Day Bluegrass Band. Sun 2/1, Whistle Pig Bluegrass & Beyond. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: DJs spin after 8 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Chris B spins country. Sundays, 6 PM, Big John. Mondays, Big John (with country dance lessons with Sharman). 630-830-7200.

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

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

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

COQ D'OR Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Piano bar and restaurant; no cover. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Murphy Roche Irish Music Club. 312-787-2200, ext. 26.

DAILY GRIND CYBER CAFE 119 N. Marion, Oak Park: Saturdays, 8 AM-noon, Saturday Morning CyberGrass with members of the Oak Park Farmer's Market Band. 708-524-5282.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Gwen Pippen; 9:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann. Saturdays, 8 PM, Gwen Pippen; 10 PM, Daryl Nitz & George Howe. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, George Howe. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann. In the Cabaret: Thu 1/29, 8 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong, Al Rose. 773-278-1830.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Chico. Thursdays, 8 PM, Irish session (no cover). 773-878-3343.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fridays, 5:30 PM, and Sundays, 3:30 PM, Hoyle Brothers. 773-276-3600.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Fri 1/23 and Sat 1/24, Peter Mayer. Sat 1/31, Mustard's Retreat. 219-464-4700.

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

GRAFTON 4530 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 5-8 PM, Sean Cleland & Pat Finnegan host an Irish session. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Jim DeWan hosts an Irish session. 773-271-9000.

GREENLEAF GRILL 301 Greenleaf, Park City: Music at 7 PM. Fourth Sunday of every month, song circle. 847-662-6500.

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: Fri 1/23, 10 PM, King Wilkie. Wed 1/28, 9:30 PM, Tractor Kings. 773-227-4433.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Thursdays, 6-9 PM, Dan Whitaker's Country Band (no cover). www.hotti

biscotti.com.

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: Sundays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Jeremy Raskin; performers receive a free drink. Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Erin Jordan. 773-235-9795.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 1/30, Smokin' Gunz. 312-337-3486.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/23, Three Men in Kilts. Sat 1/24, Bluestack. Wednesdays, Irish session hosted by Murphy Roche. Fri 1/30, Anish. Sat 1/31, 8 PM, Ploughboys. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 1/26, 9:30 PM, Jim DeWan, John Daly (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Sun 1/25, 5-7 PM, Clodagh, Sean Ryan host an Irish session. Thursdays, 8 PM, Irish session hosted by Theresa & John Shine, Erin Lowery. Sat 1/31, 9:30 PM, Dooleys. 708-366-8073.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 1/23, Gavin Coyle. 630-688-8866.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Wed 1/28, 8:30 PM, Larry O. Dean, Eric Chial, Ryan Duffy, Jeremiah Wallis, Ellen Rosner perform at "Folk You!" followed by Grey Parker's open mike. Thu 1/29, 8:30 PM, Frank Wakefield, Back Porch Ramblers (18 & over). 847-869-0450.

ONE EAST WILSON GRILL & PUB 1 E. Wilson, Batavia: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Joe James hosts an acoustic open mike. 630-761-8309.

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.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Thursdays, JT & the Clouds. 312-491-1122.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Fri 1/23, Mike & Amy Finders. Sat 1/24, 8 PM, Old Time Dance Party with music by members of the Plank Road All-Volunteer String Band. Fri 1/30, Cindy Kallet. Sat 1/31, Sandy Andina, Jill Dawson, Ron Hayden, Greg Steele. 630-969-9720.

WRIGLEYVILLE NORTH 3900 N. Sheridan: Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, and Saturdays, 9 PM-3 AM, Justus. 773-929-9543.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

BRONZEVILLE STOMP Free concert with Erwin Helfer, Skinny Williams, Jon Whitfield, John Watson & others. Sat 1/24, 1 PM, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

JONNY LANG, JOHNNY A. Fri 1/30, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

VOICES OF PRAISE Sat 1/24, 7 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-7469 or 630-637-5411.

JODY WILLIAMS BAND Free concert as part of Jazz Fair 2004. Fri 1/23, 10:30 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-427-1676.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Clubs

AJ'S HORSE AROUND LOUNGE 114 W. Washington, Round Lake Park: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, "Housewreckin' Blues Jam" with Mike Landers, King Robinson, Bruce Williams, Jeff Blum, Marty Willis. 847-546-3314.

ALCOCK'S 411 S. Wells: Sat 1/24, 9 PM-2:30 AM, David "Chainsaw" Dupont, Green Mill Allstars, Steven Hashimoto Trio (performing as part of the Chicago Blues & Jazz Tour; call 773-772-5506). 312-922-1778.

AL'S 404 LOUNGE 404 W. 79th: Sundays, 8 PM, Elmore James Jr. & the Broom Dusters. 773-846-5467.

ANDIES RESTAURANT 5253 N. Clark: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Eric Noden & Roots Music (no cover). 773-784-8616.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-642-6805.

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

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 1/23, Pistol Pete. Sat 1/24, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Sun 1/25, 10 PM, Jerry Barry & Friends (no cover). Tuesdays, Katherine Davis hosts the jam with Sammy Fender. Wed 1/28, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots. Thursdays, Mike Finnerty & the Heat Merchants host a jam. Fri 1/30, David "Chainsaw" Dupont. Sat 1/31, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 847-424-9800.

BLUE BAYOU 3734 N. Southport: Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Brother John. 773-871-3300.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, Fri 1/23, Fri 1/30, and Sat 1/31, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/23 and Sat 1/24, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Sundays and Thursdays, Shirley Johnson Band. Tuesdays, Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 1/30 and Sat 1/31, John Primer & the Real Deal Band with Grana Louise. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/23 and Sat 1/24, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Sun 1/25, Chico Banks. Mondays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 1/27, Linsey Alexander. Wed 1/28, Pistol Pete. Thu 1/29, Big Time Sarah. Fri 1/30 and Sat 1/31, Eddy Clearwater. 773-528-1012.

BOB & LOIS'S PLACE 745 E. 75th: Sundays, 9 PM, D.R. Express Band with Danny Reed. 773-488-1355.

BOSSMAN BLUES CENTER 3500 W. Lake: Fri 1/23, 9 PM, Little Howlin' Wolf & the Wolf Pack. Sat 1/24, 9 PM, Bobby "Slim" James (see Critic's Choice). Sundays, 6-10 PM, Larry "Bluesman" Jenkins. Wed 1/28, 7 PM, West Side Wes. Fri 1/30, 9 PM, Tail Dragger, Lurrie Bell. Sat 1/31, 9 PM, Otis & the Wreckin' Crew. 773-722-8744.

BOULEVARD BLUES CLUB 3733 Grand Blvd., Brookfield: Fri 1/30, 9:30 PM, Brother John. 708-485-9900.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Fri 1/23, 5:30 PM, Christopher Walz; 9 PM, Buddy Guy, Carl Weathersby (sold out). Sat 1/24, 6 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9:30 PM, Buddy Guy, Cafe R&B (sold out). Sun 1/25, 4 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 7:30 PM, Buddy Guy, Howard & the White Boys. Mon 1/26, 9:30 PM, Brother John hosts the jam. Tue 1/27, 9:30 PM, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Wed 1/28, 4 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9 PM, Buddy Guy, John Primer. Thu 1/29, 5:30 PM, Eric Noden; 9 PM, Buddy Guy, Larry McCray. Fri 1/30, 5:30 PM, Joel Paterson; 9 PM, Buddy Guy, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sat 1/31, 6 PM, Jimmy Burns; 9:30 PM, Buddy Guy, Phil Guy (sold out). Sun 2/1, 9:30 PM, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. 312-427-0333.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/23, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sat 1/24, Lonnie Brooks. Fri 1/30, Howard & the White Boys. Sat 1/31, Downtown Charlie Brown Band. 630-513-0074.

EAST OF THE RYAN 914 E. 79th: Sat 1/24, 9 PM-2:30 AM, Manuel Arrington (performing as part of the Chicago Blues & Jazz Tour; call 773-772-5506). 773-488-1000.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fridays, Madman Blues Band. Tuesdays, open mike with $3 Blues Band. Wednesdays, open jam with Dirty Dog. Thursdays, open jam with Madman Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

FIRKIN 515 Milwaukee, Libertyville: Thursdays, 9 PM, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 847-367-6168.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 1/23 and Sat 1/24, 10 PM, Marcia Ball Band. 708-788-2118.

FLAMINGO 6644 S. Cottage Grove: Mondays, 9 PM, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Crumar. 773-684-0600.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Sat 1/31, Big Al & the Heavyweights. 630-416-4898.

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

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Thursdays, midnight, Mike Finnerty & the Heat Merchants. 773-262-5767.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 1/24, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Music at 8:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays (no cover), 9:30 PM Saturdays. Sat 1/24, Big G & the Real Deal. Tue 1/27, Pistol Pete. Thu 1/29, Mike Wheeler hosts an open jam (no cover). Sat 1/31, L.C. Walker & Trouble No More. 708-484-3610.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sundays, 9:30 AM and noon, gospel brunch featuring local choirs. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 1/23, 9:30 PM, Chicago Red Hots. Sat 1/24, 9 PM-2:30 AM, Studebaker John & the Hawks (performing as part of the Chicago Blues & Jazz Tour; call 773-772-5506). Sundays, 9:30 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor. Tue 1/27, 9:30 PM, Maurice John Vaughn. Thu 1/29 and Fri 1/30, 9:30 PM, No Mercy Band. 312-923-2000.

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. Thu 1/29 through Sun 2/1, Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues with Randy Sabien (shows at 4 and 8 PM only on Sunday). 312-670-2473.

JERRY'S 4838 W. 183rd, Country Club Hills: Fourth Sunday of every month, 7-11:30 PM, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Thursdays, 7-11:30 PM, Soul Invaders. 708-647-6519.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 1/23 and Sat 1/24, Vance Kelly. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band, Linsey Alexander. Mondays, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers, Sammy Fender. Tuesdays, Osee Anderson & Joanna Connor, Quintus McCormick. Wednesdays, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats, Jimmy Burns. Thu 1/29, Joanna Connor. Fri 1/30 and Sat 1/31, Chris Beard. 773-477-4646.

LEE'S ET LOUNGE 7247 S. Racine: Sat 1/24, 9 PM-2:30 AM, ET All-Stars (performing as part of the Chicago Blues & Jazz Tour; call 773-772-5506). 773-865-5583.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 S. South Chicago: Music after 9:30 PM Fridays, Sundays through Tuesdays, and Thursdays, after 9 PM Wednesdays, and after 10 PM Saturdays; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. Sundays and Mondays, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy Band. Tuesdays, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Crumar. Thursdays, Shorty Mack. 773-493-3477.

LINDA'S LOUNGE 1044 W. 51st: Sat 1/24, 9 PM-2:30 AM, L-Roy & the Bulletproof Band (performing as part of the Chicago Blues & Jazz Tour; call 773-772-5506). Mondays, 9:30 PM, L-Roy & the Bulletproof Band. 708-335-1271.

MAIN STREET INN 225 E. Main, Round Lake Park: Thursdays, 8:30 PM-1 AM, Bruce Williams Orkestra hosts an open jam. 847-740-4625.

MARY'S 501 W. 55th: Sundays, 6 PM-midnight, Pete's All-Stars. 773-846-7374.

MESSNERS 3553 N. Southport: Tue 1/27, 8 PM, Twisted Jazz. 773-325-0123.

MR. BILL'S 1246 W. 127th, Calumet Park: Sundays, 8 PM, Lucky Price & the Superstitions. 708-388-9760.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 1/24, Chicago Drive Shaft. 630-688-8866.

NEW MAXWELL STREET MARKET 1600 S. Canal: Sundays, 8 AM-3 PM, Piano C. Red & the Flat Foot Boogie Blues Band. 312-437-0808.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Sat 1/24, Big Sweaty Men. Sat 1/31, Dave Specter. 773-252-1155.

PEEK INN 2825 W. Irving Park: Sat 1/24, 10 PM, Madman Blues Band. 773-267-5197.

PENELOPE 230 S. Ashland: Fridays, 8:30 PM, Pat Smillie Band. 312-243-3600.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays; no cover. Fri 1/30 and Sat 1/31, Dave Weld & the Blues Imperials. 847-243-3700.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Gloria Shannon. 708-848-4250.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 1/23, Mississippi Heat. 847-266-1313.

REALTO LOUNGE/VISIONZ 8038 S. Ashland: Fourth Sunday of every month, 5-9 PM, Sydney Joe & the Just Kicking It Rhythm & Blues Band (no cover). First Sunday of every month, 5 PM, Lucky Price & the Superstitions (no cover). 773-651-3197.

RHAPSODY 65 E. Adams: Mondays, 5:30-8:30 PM, Twisted Jazz. 312-786-9911.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/23, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues with Lurrie Bell. Sat 1/24, 9 PM-2:30 AM, Sharon Lewis, Nora Jean (performing as part of the Chicago Blues & Jazz Tour; call 773-772-5506). Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr. & Ariyo host the blues jam. Fri 1/30, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Sat 1/31, Floyd Lee. 773-342-0452.

SATISFIED FROG 29 W 012 Butterfield, Warrenville: Fri 1/30, 9 PM, J.B. Ritchie Power Blues Band. 630-393-2300.

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

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 1/23, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Sat 1/24, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Fri 1/30, Joanna Connor. Sat 1/31, Pat Smillie. 847-991-2150.

SMALL BAR 2956 N. Albany: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Mon 1/26, Bottom Feeders. 773-509-9888.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 1/23, Cash Box Kings. Sat 1/24, Felix & the Cats. Mondays, John Brumbach/Dave Specter Organ Quartet. Thursdays, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. Sat 1/31, Outta the Blue. 773-772-6656.

TOMMY'S PLACE 12237 Western, Blue Island: Tuesdays, 9 PM, jam hosted by Biscuit & the Mix. 708-389-7810.

VI'S LAST CALL 9 S. First, Saint Charles: Sat 1/24, 9 PM, Recliners. 630-377-9875.

WALLACE'S CATFISH CORNER 2800 W. Madison: Fridays and Saturdays, 5-9 PM, Cyrus Hayes with Lady Lee & others. 773-638-3474.

WIDOW MCLEARY'S 400 E. Margaret, Thornton: Sundays, 4-8 PM, jam session hosted by Little Johnny. 708-877-7011.

Jazz

Concerts

BERNARD ALCORN Free concert. Tue 1/27, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

KELLY BRAND, JONATHAN WEBER & others play piano as part of Jazz Fair 2004, preceded by a discussion with jazz historian Tim Samuelson. Sun 1/25, noon, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-427-1676.

ARI BROWN Free concert as part of Jazz Fair 2004. Fri 1/23, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-427-1676.

CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA performs a tribute to Count Basie; free concert as part of Jazz Fair 2004. Fri 1/23, 9:30 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-427-1676.

MARK COLBY, VINCE MAGGIO Sun 2/1, 1 PM, Brookdale Music Recital Hall, 1550 N. Rte. 59, Naperville. 630-983-5100.

COLLEGE OF DUPAGE ARTS CENTER JAZZ ENSEMBLE performs under the direction of Tom Tallman. Fri 1/30, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

COOK COUNTY JAZZ COMMISSION performs at a benefit for the documentary film ALS: The Quest for a Cure, preceded by a performance of Cooking With Elvis with Lee Hall at 4 PM, and followed by a film clip and discussion with filmmaker Ben Byer. Sun 1/25, 6 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-848-5919 or 312-902-1500.

8 BOLD SOULS See Critic's Choice; free concert as part of Jazz Fair 2004. Fri 1/23, 7:30 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-427-1676.

JIMMY ELLIS QUARTET WITH DEE ALEXANDER Free concert as part of Jazz Fair 2004. Fri 1/23, 8:30 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-427-1676.

FRANZ JACKSON QUARTET Free concert as part of Jazz Fair 2004. Fri 1/23, 5:30 PM, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-427-1676.

KING FLEMING, GEORGE FLYNN, BRADLEY PARKER-SPARROW, WILLIE PICKENS Free concert as part of Jazz Fair 2004. Sun 1/25, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-427-1676.

MOTHRA QUINTET Sun 1/25, 2 PM, Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 N. Lincoln, Morton Grove. 847-965-4220.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ NIGHT with the Northwestern University Jazz Ensembles, Jazz Bands, and Jazz Combos under the direction of Don Owens and Daniel J. Farris. Fri 1/30, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ALEJO POVEDO, HOWARD LEVY & ERIC HOCHBERG, CONJUNTO, JOSE RENDON & FRIENDS Free concert as part of Jazz Fair 2004. Sat 1/24, 6 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-427-1676.

DAVE REMPIS QUARTET Thu 1/29, 9:30 PM, 3030, 3030 W. Cortland. 773-862-3616.

PETER SALTZMAN Free in-store performance. Fri 1/30, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

PAUL WERTICO & THE CHICAGO PERCUSSION ALL-STARS with Famoudou Don Moye, Dede Sampaio, Kalyan Pathak, Ed Harrison, Boomshaka. Sat 1/24, 8 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ROBERT WHORTON Free concert. Fri 1/23, noon, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

SAMUEL "SAVOIR FAIRE" WILLIAMS, KALIQ WOODS TRIO Sat 1/24, 7:30 PM, Mars Gallery, 1139 W. Fulton. 312-226-7808.

Jazz

Clubs

AACM NU BEGINNINGS 7051 S. Crandon: Sundays, 3-7 PM, open jam hosted by Ernest Dawkins & Steve Berry with percussionist Isaiah Spencer and pianist Justin Dillard (no cover). 773-752-2212.

ALCOCK'S 411 S. Wells: Sat 1/24, 9 PM-2:30 AM, David "Chainsaw" Dupont, Green Mill Allstars, Steven Hashimoto Trio (performing as part of the Chicago Blues & Jazz Tour; call 773-772-5506). 312-922-1778.

AMBASSADOR 7050 W. Belmont: Restaurant. Thursdays, 8-11 PM, Steve Zuterek Trio. 773-725-9766.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 1/23, noon, Franz Jackson Quartet with Kim Cusack. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. Saturdays, 6 PM, Martin Bany River North Quartet. Sat 1/24, 9:30 PM, Juli Wood Quartet. Sundays, 7 PM, Sam Burckhardt Quintet. Mondays and Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope. Mondays, 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, "No Am/Pro Jam" with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany, Charlie Braugham. Tue 1/27, 5:30 PM, Art Hoyle Quintet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesdays, noon, Dan Saura & Aaron Krueger; 5 PM, John Brumbach Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson with Peter Roothaan, Chris Foreman, Greg Rockingham. Thursdays, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. Sat 1/31, noon, Franz Jackson; 9:30 PM, BMR4. 312-642-6805.

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

ARMY & LOU'S 422 E. 75th: Restaurant. Fridays, 7-10 PM, Rudy Jackson & Toby Wallace. 773-483-3100.

ART OF SPORTS 2444 W. Diversey: Sun 2/1, 7 PM, Joe Rendon. 773-276-7298.

AVENUE ALE HOUSE 825 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park: Thu 1/29, 8 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 708-848-2801.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/23 through Sun 1/25, Detour. Thu 1/29 through Sun 2/1, Jasper Stone. 312-751-2433.

BAD DOG TAVERN 4535 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Tue 1/27, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. 773-334-4040.

BANDERA 535 N. Michigan: Restaurant with music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fridays and Wednesdays, Bob Dogan/Mark Beringer/Joe Adamik. Saturdays and Thursdays, Miguel de la Cerna Trio. Sundays through Tuesdays, Dip Trio. 312-644-3524.

BAR THIRTEEN 1944 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Sundays, 10 PM, Tommy Bradford Band. 773-394-1313.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, 8 PM, Shara. 312-243-1699.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Thursdays, Mike Finnerty & the Heat Merchants host a jam. 847-424-9800.

BISTRO MARGOT 1437 N. Wells: Restaurant; no cover. Thursdays, 7-11 PM, Elaine Dame Duo (no cover). 312-587-3660.

BUNGALOW LOUNGEBAR 1622 W. Belmont: DJs spin downtempo, trip-hop, and acid jazz after 10 PM. Sundays, 8:30-11:30 PM, Lesley Byers & the Jazz Cats (no cover). 773-244-0400.

CAFE CAPPUCCINO 5 N 105 S. Rte. 53, Itasca: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Toscanellie "Lady T" Marcelain & friends. 630-285-1020.

CAFE LAGUARDIA 2111 W. Armitage: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Andres Castillo & Son Trinidad. 773-862-5996.

CAFE MESTIZO 2123 S. Ashland: Sundays, 6-9 PM, avant-garde jazz jam session hosted by Nicole Mitchell, David Boykin, Karl E.H. Seigfried, Mike Reed. Mon 1/26, 8 PM, David Boykin Expanse. Fri 1/30, 8 PM, Paul Giallorenzo Trio. 312-942-0095.

CAFE SHINO 211 E. Ontario: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, Mondays, and Wednesdays, Chieko Kurauchi. Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, Vickie Tsunozai. 312-266-2280.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Fri 1/30, Lloyd Wilson Trio. 773-384-2547.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM. Sat 1/24, Tatsu Aoki, Ed Wilkerson, Michael Zerang. Fri 1/30, Mike Hagedorn, Andre Marquetti, Richard Theodore, Steve Ivan. Sat 1/31, Boris Hauf, Ernst Karel, Todd Carter, Michael Hartman, Michael Zerang. 773-463-0158.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Sat 1/24, 9 PM, Jimmy Niteclub. Sun 1/25, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Thursdays, 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham, Don Stille. Fri 1/30 and Sat 1/31, 9 PM, Ronnie Ross. 847-647-8282.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Thursdays, 7 PM, Razzemetazz. 773-743-5650.

CHIAVA BARLOUNGE 1575 Ellinwood, Des Plaines: Wednesdays, 7-10:30 PM, Mike Jeffers Trio with Dan Ferris. 847-768-3000.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the lounge after 8 PM; no cover. Fri 1/23, Dede Sampaio Trio. Sat 1/24, Ed Coward Trio. Thu 1/29, Bob Davis Trio. Fri 1/30, Dave Simone Trio. Sat 1/31, Dede Sampaio Trio with Babe Irving III. 847-969-9900.

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

CLUB ALPHONSE 1351 S. Michigan: Fridays and Saturdays, 3 PM-2 AM, Andre Scorpoi hosts an after-work set. 312-697-0975.

COQ D'OR Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Piano bar and restaurant; no cover. Fridays, Saturdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Craig Lannigan & Arlene Bardelle. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Tom Muellner. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Tom Muellner & Arlene Bardelle. 312-787-2200, ext. 26.

CYRANO'S BISTRO 546 N. Wells: Music at 8:30 PM. Fridays, Joe Iaco & Richie Pardo. 312-467-0546.

CY'S CRAB HOUSE 3819 N. Ashland: Fridays, 8 PM, Minor Third Quartet. 773-883-8900.

DELANEY & MURPHY'S 3400 W. Euclid, Arlington Heights: Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30-11 PM, and Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8:30-10 PM, Scott Earl Holman (no cover). 847-394-3090.

LA DONNA 5146 N. Clark: Restaurant. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Joanna Ashley & John Beard. 773-561-9400.

D'VINE 1950 W. North: Fridays, 8 PM, Truth. 773-235-5700.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 1/27, 9:30 PM, Jeb Bishop Trio. Wed 1/28, 9:30 PM, Arrive. 773-276-3600.

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

FAMILY DEN 8940 S. Stony Island: Sundays, 6-10 PM, jam session with Crosswind (no cover). 773-734-8545.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 1/25, 6 PM, Grandstand Big Band. 708-788-2118.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Barrett & Erenberg Group. Sundays through Wednesdays, 6 PM, Bob Henderson. Thursdays, 6 PM, Mark Barrett. 773-528-4033.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Rhythm Rockets (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7:30). 630-416-4898.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30-10:30 PM, Ken Shiokawa. 773-262-5767.

GIBSON'S 5464 River, Rosemont: No cover. Mondays and Wednesdays, 5-8 PM, Scott Earl Holman. 847-928-9900.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 1/23, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Lake Effect. Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Jose Valdes Trio (no cover); 9:30 PM, DJs spin mambo and salsa. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thursdays, 9 PM, Ari Brown hosts a jam session (no cover). 773-395-0066.

GREEN DOOR TAVERN 678 N. Orleans: Thursdays, 9 PM, Jimijon Jazz Experience. 312-664-5496.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fridays, 5-8 PM, Ben Rudolph (no cover). Fri 1/23, 9 PM, John McLean Septet. Fridays, 1:30-4 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 1/24, 8 PM, Ron Perrillo Quartet. Saturdays, midnight-5 AM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 1/25, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisers Group with Jim Baker, Karl Seigfried, Tim Daisy. Sundays, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Wed 1/28, 9 PM, Jeff Parker Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 1/30, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Sat 1/31, 8 PM, Johnny Frigo. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 1/30, 9 PM, Jade Maze Quartet. 773-465-8005.

HOTEL INTERCONTINENTAL 505 N. Michigan: Music in the salon and bar. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM-midnight, and Thursdays, 7-11 PM, Judy Roberts (with Greg Fishman on Fridays and Saturdays; no cover). 312-944-4100.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Wed 1/28, 5 PM, jam session with students from Kenwood, Simeon, Lincoln Park, Englewood, Curie, Harlan, and Jones high schools (no cover). 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Mondays, open stage. www.hotti

biscotti.com.

HOUSTON'S 616 N. Rush: Restaurant with music after 5:30 PM. Fridays, JoAnn Daugherty Trio. Saturdays, Tom Muellner, Dave Marr, Tim Davis. Mondays and Tuesdays, Bob Dogan, Joe Adamic, Paul Martin. Wednesdays and Thursdays, David Williams. 312-649-1121.

HUGO'S FROG BAR 1024 N. Rush: Sundays, 5-9 PM, Jonathan Menchin. 312-640-0999.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Sun 1/25, Josh Abrams with Tim Daisy & Nori Tanaka, Dan McNaughton with Aron Gestug & Paul Giallorenzo. Sun 2/1, Jonathan Crawford & Steve Hess, Nicole Mitchell & David Boykin, Dave Rempis & Kevin Davis, Jeff Parker & Mike Reed. 773-935-2118.

JAZZ SHOWCASE 59 W. Grand: Music at 9 and 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays; 4, 8, and 10 PM Sundays; 8 and 10 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 1/23 through Sun 1/25, Von Freeman & His Famous Jam Session with John Young, Mike Raynor, Matt Ferguson (also with Mike Allemana Saturday and Sunday). 312-670-2473.

JC'S PUB & RISTORANTE 13101 Cicero, Midlothian: Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Manfree & Vibrations. 708-388-7755.

JERRY'S 4838 W. 183rd, Country Club Hills: Tuesdays, 7-10:30 PM, Bob Guthrie Quartet with Tammie McCann. 708-647-6519.

JIMMY'S PLACE 13822 S. Indiana, Riverdale: Sundays, 6-10 PM, Senabella & Jazz Deluxe. 708-849-1990.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant with music after 5 PM. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology. Mondays, Kelly Brand. Tuesdays, Ken Chaney. Wednesdays, Ken Saydak Trio. Thursdays, Tim Tobias Trio. 312-595-5299.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays, 6 PM, Kimberly Gordon & Chris Foreman (no cover). Fri 1/23, 10 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Sat 1/24, Zach Broch, Ron Schepps, Morgan Childs, Jordan Baskin. Sundays, 7 PM, Spider Saloff & the Uptown String Trio. Mon 1/26, Joanie Pallatto & Sparrow, the Instigatah. Tue 1/27, Erwin Helfer, Skinny Williams. Thursdays, John Brumbach Quartet. Fri 1/30, 10 PM, Lou Marini, Ron Cooper. Sat 1/31, King Fleming, George Flynn, Bradley Parker-Sparrow, Willie Pickens. 773-348-7592.

KRISTOFFER'S CAFE & BAKERY 1733 S. Halsted: Fri 1/23, 7 PM, Jeff Nolan & friends with Giles Cory (no cover). 312-829-4150.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 S. South Chicago: Music after 9:30 PM Fridays, Sundays through Tuesdays, and Thursdays, after 9 PM Wednesdays, and after 10 PM Saturdays; no cover. Wednesdays, Ron Salter & the Most Wanted Jazz Quartet host an open mike. 773-493-3477.

LEOPARD LOUNGE 1645 W. Cortland: Fourth Tuesday of every month, 10 PM, Speakeasy Swing Quartet (no cover). 773-862-7877.

LUCIANO'S ON RUSH 871 N. Rush: Restaurant and piano bar with music nightly at 7 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Lenny Perrata Trio. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 PM, Heavy Hitters Quartet (no cover). 312-266-1414.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Pianists/vocalists perform after 5 PM Thursdays and Fridays and 6 PM Saturdays; no cover. Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, Scott Earl Holman. 847-952-8755.

MELANGE BLUE 2809 Butterfield, Oak Brook: Restaurant and tapas bar. Saturdays, 8 PM, Revolutionary Swing Orchestra (no cover). 630-571-3600.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Wed 1/28, 7 PM, John Mose Trio (no cover). 630-446-4001.

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

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Tuesdays, 9 PM, "Jazz Jam Adventure" with Paul Kogut, Joe Policastro, Tim Davis. 708-366-8073.

MONTAGE 3124 S. Rte. 59, Naperville: Saturdays, 8 PM, Doug Rosenberg Trio. 630-904-7401.

MOOD CAFE 446 E. 43rd: Saturdays, 9 PM, and Sundays, 6 PM, Trace Ellington. 773-624-8002.

MORSELAND 1218 W. Morse: Supper club and bar with DJs Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7 PM, and jazz on Sundays at 9 PM. Sun 1/25 and Sun 2/1, Rob Denty Trio. 773-764-8900.

NEW APPROACH 641 E. 47th: Restaurant. Fridays, 5-8 PM, Ancestral Resurrection Ensemble. 312-263-1649.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Healing Force with William Perry, Billy Brimfield, Avreeayl Ra, Derek Polk. 773-743-3355.

O'BRIEN'S 1528 N. Wells: Thursdays, 7 PM, Rob Zettl Trio. 312-787-3142.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. Sundays, 10 AM-2 PM, and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Sketches in Blue. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Peter Oprisko Duo. 630-782-9091.

PALM COURT Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Fridays through Sundays, 8:30 PM, and Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Chad Willetts Trio. 312-787-2200.

PAPRIKASH 5210 W. Diversey: Fri 1/23, 9:30 PM, Laszlo Attila Jazz Band. 773-736-4949.

PENINSULA HOTEL 108 E. Superior: Music in the Lobby Lounge. Fridays, 8:30 PM, Eric Remschneider Trio with Alison Ruble. Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Eric Remschneider Trio with Stephanie Browning. 312-337-2888.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. 847-328-0399.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays; no cover. Fri 1/23 and Sat 1/24, Marc Pompe Quartet. Wed 1/28, Ragtime Ramblers. Thu 1/29, King Fleming. 847-243-3700.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 8 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9 PM, Rankinfyle. Sundays, 7 PM, Sami Scot. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Holly McGuire. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen & Judy Roberts. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, John Wright Trio. 708-848-4250.

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

PIECE 1927 W. North: Restaurant. Sundays, 6:30 PM, and Wednesdays, 8 PM, Taku Akiyama, Matthew Ulery, Frank Rosaly, Andrew Lautenbach. 773-772-4422.

POLO CAFE AND CATERING 3322 S. Morgan: Music in the Old Eagle Private Room at 8 PM. Thu 1/29, Chicago Rose. 773-927-7656.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 1/23, 6 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Sat 1/24, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, Alison Ruble & Jeremy Kahn. Tuesdays, Typhanie Monique & Neal Alger. Wednesdays, Ryan Cohan Quartet. Thursdays, George McRae Quartet with Jim Gailloreto. Sat 1/31, Alison Ruble/JoAnn Daugherty Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 1/24, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Tue 1/27, Mark Madsen. Wed 1/28, Flippo/DeSanto Duo. Fri 1/30, Frank Portolese Trio. Sat 1/31, J.B. Ritchie Trio. 847-266-1313.

PUMP ROOM Omni Ambassador East Hotel, 1301 N. State Pkwy.: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM-midnight, Erin McDougald Trio. 312-266-0360.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 1/23, Jazz Solution. Sat 1/24, 9 PM-2:30 AM, Carl Leukaufe (performing as part of the Chicago Blues & Jazz Tour; call 773-772-5506). Fourth Tuesday of every month, Suenos. 773-276-9730.

RED PEPPER LOUNGE 428 E. 87th: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Snatch Inc. 773-873-5700.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Thu 1/29, 9 PM, Scottinho. 312-492-6100.

RODAN 1530 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant; no cover. Thursdays, 11:30 PM, Jason Ajemian, Jeff Parker, Nori Tanaka. 773-276-7036.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Sat 1/31, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-491-1122.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7 PM; no cover. Sun 2/1, Brother John Duo. 312-527-2722.

SHEBEEN KING 6501 S. Saint Lawrence: Fridays, 8 PM, Ancestral Resurrection Ensemble performs at an open mike for poets and musicians. 312-263-1649.

SMITH & WOLLENSKY 318 N. State: Restaurant. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-10 PM, Jonathan Menchin. 312-670-9900.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Tuesdays, Sam Burckhardt Trio. 773-772-6656.

SOME LIKE IT BLACK 4500 S. Michigan: Saturdays, 9 PM-1 AM, open jam session hosted by Kelli Rich. 773-374-2660.

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

SPEAKEASY SUPPER CLUB 1401 W. Devon: Sun 1/25, 7 PM, Elaine Dame Duo with Tom Hope (no cover). 773-338-0600.

STETSON'S CHOP HOUSE & BAR Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker: Restaurant. Saturdays, 7 PM, and Fridays and Mondays through Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Marshall Nelson. Saturdays, 8 PM, and Fridays and Mondays through Thursdays, 7 PM, Marshall Nelson Duo. 312-565-1234, ext. 4490.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room after 10 PM: Mon 1/26, Shane Jonas Quartet, Tisch Torres Quintet, Spare Parts. 773-278-6600.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 415 N. Dearborn: Fridays, 5:30 PM, Tim Tobias Trio. Wednesdays, 5:30 PM, Tim Tobias Duo. 312-527-3510.

THYME 464 N. Halsted: Restaurant and bar. Tuesdays, 6-9 PM, David Rothstein Six-Piece Orchestra. Wednesdays, 6-9 PM, David Rothstein Trio. 312-226-4300.

TONY PAISON'S 5101 Washington, Gurnee: No cover. Saturdays, 10 PM, Scott Earl Holman. Tuesdays, 5-8 PM, Scott Earl Holman Trio. 847-625-1500.

TROPICAL DEN 7209 S. Exchange: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by George Freeman. 773-978-2341.

TULLER'S CHOPHOUSE 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights: Restaurant. Fri 1/23 and Fri 1/30, 6:30 PM, Elaine Dame Duo (no cover). 847-577-5151.

UFFA 1008 W. Armitage: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Jeff Morrison & friends (no cover). 773-665-4410.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet with Lorna Boston. Thursdays, 1 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 1/23, William Perry Explosion Ensemble with Fred Anderson, Billy Brimfield, Greg Ward, Derek Polk, Vincent Davis. Sat 1/24, Jeff Marx, Harrison Bankhead, Tim Davis. Sundays, 8 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett and percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Greg Ward & friends. Thu 1/29, Moghustut Trio. Fri 1/30, William Perry, Derek Polk, Vincent Davis. Sat 1/31, Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble. 312-791-9050.

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

International

Concerts

NAJIB BAHRI, EL AMAL Sat 1/24, 8:30 PM, NBahri Rhythms, 4726 N. Lincoln. 773-878-2575.

HUUN HUUR TU Fri 1/30, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

International

Clubs

ARKADASH CAFE 5721 N. Clark: Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Yagmur performs Turkish music (belly dancers also perform). 773-506-2233.

BARBA YIANNI GRECIAN TAVERNA 4761 N. Lincoln: Restaurant. Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 PM, Mosaic. 773-878-6400.

BOUZOUKI LOUNGE 310 S. Halsted: Fridays through Sundays and Thursdays, 11 PM-4 AM, Greek musicians, singers, and belly dancers perform. 312-707-8600.

CAFE LAGUARDIA 2111 W. Armitage: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Andres Castillo & Son Trinidad. 773-862-5996.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Sun 1/25, 8 PM, Goran Ivanovic & the Balkan Jam Band. 773-743-5650.

CITE 70th floor, 505 N. Lake Shore Dr.: Fri 1/30, 8:30 PM, DJ Cisco spins Argentinian grooves, salsa, merengue, cumbia, and Spanish rock (with a live tango performance). 312-644-4050.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin salsa. 630-416-4898.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Sat 1/24, 9 PM, Orquesta Ranura. 773-525-7313.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 1/23, 10 PM, Balkan Romalen Ensemble, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Sat 1/24, 10:30 PM, Victor & Connie Parra's Mambo Express. Wed 1/28, 8 PM, Goran Ivanovic Group. Sat 1/31, 10:30 PM, Carpacho y Su Super Combo (preceded by free dance lessons at 9:30 PM; 18 & over). Sun 2/1, 8 PM, Badi Assad, Paulinho Garcia. 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Carlos Ortega Trio. 773-348-7592.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Thu 1/29, 8 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

SUSHI SAMBA RIO 504 N. Wells: Sundays, 2-6 PM, Chicago Samba. 312-595-2300.

Classical

APOLLO CHORUS Stephen Alltop conducts a free concert (Weber, Mozart, Wagner, Paulus, Bizet, Borodin, Gounod, Verdi, Puccini, Mascagni). Thu 1/29, 8 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

LES ARTS FLORISSANTS William Christie conducts music of Marc-Antoine Charpentier. Sun 2/1, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

BRENTANO STRING QUARTET performs contemporary composers' responses to Bach's The Art of Fugue (Gubaidulina, Ran, Marsalis, Mackey, Adolphe, Maw, Horne, Chou, Zivian, Wourinen). See Critic's Choice. Fri 1/23, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

CAFFE DE LUCA 1721 N. Damen: Wed 1/28, guitarist Matt Faunce. 773-342-6000.

CALLISTO ENSEMBLE Cliff Colnot, conductor (Webern, Thomas, Stravinsky, Schumann). Sun 1/25, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. Tue 1/27, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-566-9318.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS in a children's concert. Sat 1/24 and Sun 1/25, 9:30 and 11 AM, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand. 312-692-9000 or 312-595-5600.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS (Hindemith, Schumann, Tilson Thomas). Sun 2/1, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO ENSEMBLE (Godfrey, Schumann, Beethoven, Dohnanyi). Sun 2/1, 3 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 773-889-4206.

CHICAGO SINFONIETTA Paul Freeman, conductor, with trumpeter Tage Larsen & harmonica soloist Howard Levy (Haydn, Levy, Beethoven). Sat 1/24, 8 PM, Harris Theater for Music & Dance, Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph. 312-629-8696. Sun 1/25, 2:30 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, Lake Forest. 312-236-3681.

CHICAGO STRING QUARTET with pianist Deborah Sobol, oboists Michael Henoch & Scott Hostetler, clarinetists J. Lawrie Bloom & Russell Dagon, bassoonists Lewis Kirk & Dennis Michel & others (Mozart, Schumann, Dvorak). Fri 1/23, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 1/23, 1:30 PM, and Sat 1/24 and Tue 1/27, 8 PM, Pinchas Zukerman, conductor, with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (Bach, Haydn, Beethoven). Thu 1/29 through Sat 1/31, 8 PM, Pinchas Zukerman, conductor, with pianist Jonathan Gilad (R. Strauss, Mozart, Haydn). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Pinchas Zukerman conducts an all-Brahms program. Mon 1/26, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in public rehearsal; free admission. Sat 1/24 and Sat 1/31, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Joseph Glymph conducts a free concert (Mozart, Gershwin, Rachmaninoff). Sun 2/1, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-341-1521.

MARTHA COUNCELL flute, in a free concert. Mon 1/26, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 1/23, 12:10 PM, organist Naomi Rowley. Fri 1/30, 12:10 PM, organist Thomas Wikman. 312-787-4570.

FULCRUM POINT performs music of Fela Kuti, John Cage, George Crumb & Frank Zappa. Tue 1/27, 7:30 PM, Harris Theater for Music & Dance, Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph. 312-334-7777.

MEMBERS OF THE GLENVIEW SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in a free concert (Schubert, Hess & others). Sun 2/1, 3 PM, Glenview New Church, 73 Park Dr., Glenview. 847-920-9569.

JULIUS MEINL COFFEEHOUSE 3601 N. Southport: Saturdays, 8 PM, Oistrach Ensemble. 773-868-1856.

LINCOLN TRIO (Bloch, Arensky, Shostakovich). Sat 1/31, 8 PM, St. Giles Episcopal Church, 3025 Walters, Northbrook. 847-272-6622.

LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Sir Colin Davis, conductor (Beethoven, Stravinsky). Fri 1/23, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Sat 1/24, Wed 1/28, and Sat 1/31, 7:30 PM, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor, with soprano Natalie Dessay, tenor Marcelo Alvarez & baritone Ashley Holland (Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor). 312-332-2244.

MAXIM'S 24 E. Goethe: Fri 1/30, members of Chicago Opera Theater Young Artists Program. 312-742-1748.

PATRICE MICHAELS, LYON LEIFER & ELIZABETH BUCCHERI soprano, flute & piano. Sun 2/1, 4 PM, private residence, Hyde Park (call for location). 773-442-4978.

MUSIC AT FIRST William Chin conducts Gian Carlo Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors. Fri 1/30 and Sat 1/31, 7:30 PM, and Sun 2/1, 4 PM, First United Church of Christ, 848 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-5215, ext. 39.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO HONORS VOCAL ENSEMBLE with pianist Penelope Campbell in a free concert. Sun 1/25, 7:30 PM, Nichols Concert Hall, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

STUDENTS OF THE MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO in a free chamber music program. Fri 1/23, 7:30 PM, and Sat 1/24, 5 PM, Nichols Concert Hall, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE Jane Glover, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Handel, Haydn, Purcell, Purcell/Britten). Sun 1/25, 7:30 PM, Harris Theater for Music & Dance, Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph. 312-551-1414.

NEW CENTURY YOUNG ARTISTS Sat 1/24, 7:30 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-445-8955.

NEW PHILHARMONIC Thomas Conlin, conductor (Brahms, Verdi, Copland). Fri 1/23 and Sat 1/24, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

MARILYN NONKEN piano (Wuorinen, Ives, Connolly). Mon 1/26, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Victor Yampolsky, conductor, with pianist James Giles (Brahms, R. Strauss). Sat 1/31, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

OPERA THEATRE HIGHLAND PARK Francesco Milioto conducts Mozart's The Magic Flute. Sun 1/25, 2 PM (one-hour "kid-friendly" version), Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-433-6430. Sat 1/31, 8 PM, and Sun 2/1, 3 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

ORION ENSEMBLE (Beethoven, Muczynski, Kritz). Sun 1/25, 2 PM, Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. 847-256-5025.

PACIFICA QUARTET (Haydn, Ptaszynska, Beethoven). Fri 1/30, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

KAREL PAUKERT organ (Franck, Liszt, Shrude, Wiederman, Janacek). Sun 1/25, 5 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

PILGRIM CHAMBER PLAYERS (Ben-Haim, Beethoven, Verdi/Bassi, Martinu). Sun 2/1, 3 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-433-0972.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal; free admission. Sat 1/24 and Sat 1/31, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

GUSTAVO ROMERO piano, in a free Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Part, Rachmaninoff). Wed 1/28, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

SKOKIE VALLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Daniel Boico, conductor (Ravel, Williams, Rachmaninoff, Ginastera). Sun 1/25, 4 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

RAPHAELLA SMITS guitar (Mertz, Giuliani). Sat 1/24, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

JANOS STARKER, STEPHEN BALDERSTON, ROBERT CHEN, BLAIR MILTON & YUKIKO OGURA cellos, violins & viola (Mozart, Schubert). Sun 1/25, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

MARY STOLPER & STEVE HARTMAN flute & harp (Beethoven, Debussy & others). Sun 1/25, 2:30 PM, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

ANATOLIY TORCHINSKIY piano, in a free concert. Thu 1/29, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor, with contrabassist Andy Cowan (Rimsky-Korsakov, Deak). Sat 1/31, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

VERMEER QUARTET with pianist Kuang-hao Huang (Schubert, Shostakovich, Schumann). Sun 2/1, 3 PM (with preconcert discussion at 1:45 PM), Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-722-5463.

WHEATON COLLEGE MUSIC FACULTY MEMBERS perform music of George Crumb. Mon 1/26, 8 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Wheaton College, 500 College, Wheaton. 630-752-5099.

WHEATON COLLEGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Wed 1/28, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington & Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

WHEATON COLLEGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERTO COMPETITION Free admission. Fri 1/23, 4:30 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington & Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

Fairs & Festivals

WINTER DELIGHTS JAZZ FAIR features performances in two locations. Fri 1/23, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington: 12:15 PM, Ari Brown; 7:30 PM, 8 Bold Souls (see Critic's Choice); 8:30 PM, Jimmy Ellis Quartet with Dee Alexander, Cin Salach & Ten Tongues; 9:30 PM, Chicago Jazz Orchestra; 10:30 PM, Jody Williams. Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 77 E. Randolph: 5:30 PM, Franz Jackson Quartet. Sat 1/24, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 77 E. Randolph: 1 PM, Erwin Helfer, Skinny Williams, John Whitfield, John Watson & others. Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington: 6 PM, Alejo Poveda Quintet; 7 PM, Conjunto; 8 PM, Jose Rendon & friends. Sun 1/25, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 77 E. Randolph: noon-4 PM, Kelly Brand, Jon Weber & others. Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington: 3-5 PM, King Fleming, George Flynn, Bradley Parker-Sparrow, Willie Pickens. 312-427-1676.

Miscellaneous

CHICAGO DIDGERIDU CHORUS performs for the Center for Creative Living's Conscious Cafe Coffeehouse; no cover. Fri 1/30, 8-10 PM, Days Inn, 644 W. Diversey. 773-935-3776.

G. RICHARD DEAL Thu 1/29, 6:30 PM, the Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Rd., Shorewood. 815-609-0669.

SHEFA GOLD with members of the Community Renewal Chorus. Fri 1/23, 8 PM, Makom Shalom--The Community, 637 S. Dearborn. 312-913-9030.

LARRY GOLLER, HASHA MUSHA PERMAN, STEVE STOEHR, SOLOMON SCHECHTER CHOIR perform "From the Bimah . . . to Broadway . . . to the Borscht Belt!"; benefit for the Cantors Assembly. Sun 1/25, 3:30 PM, North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, 1175 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-432-8900.

KIDS FARE Children's performance and discussion with Paul Wertico & the Chicago Percussion All-Stars. Sat 1/24, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

TEDDI & FRED KOCH WITH THE LIL' COW BAND, MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Children's concert. Fri 1/23, 10 and 11:15 AM, Copernicus Cultural & Civic Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. 847-926-9898.

JASON RINGENBERG Children's concert; see Spot Check. Sun 1/25, noon, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Tue 1/27, Crossroads ATC Choir. Wed 1/28, Holy Cross High School Jazz Ensemble. Fri 1/30, Loyola Academy String Orchestra. 312-346-3278.

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