TRG Music Listings 

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Concerts

AMERICAN IDOLS LIVE with Amy Adams, Camile Velasco, Diana Degarmo, Fantasia Barrino, George Huff, Jasmine Trias, Jennifer Hudson, John Stevens, Jon Peter Lewis, LaToya London. Thu 8/5, 7 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

NICHOLAS BARRON'S HYPERACTIVE Free concert. Fri 8/6, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BOYZ II MEN, EN VOGUE, SILK Sat 7/31, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

CHICAGO BEATLES ENSEMBLE Free concert. Tue 8/3, 6:30 PM, Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside. 312-742-7511.

CHICAGO MODERN, 1893-1945: PURSUIT OF THE NEW Exhibition and concert of popular music in Chicago; free admission. Tue 8/3, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

HARRY CONNICK JR. Thu 8/5, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

STEVE COOPER ORCHESTRA Ballroom dance concert. Sun 8/8, 2 PM, Willowbrook Ballroom, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVISITED Wed 8/4, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

DJ RILEY spins at a swing dance. Sun 8/8, 7:30 PM, Willowbrook Ballroom, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

DJ SQUEEZE spins at "First Fridays." Fri 8/6, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

HILARY DUFF, HAYLIE DUFF Sold out. Fri 7/30, 7 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

GENTLEMEN OF LEISURE perform at Chicago SummerDance (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM). Sat 8/7, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

JOSH GROBAN, MINDI ABAIR Sun 8/8, 7:30 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 & Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

MARVIN HAMLISCH Fri 8/6, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

HANSON, BEN JELEN, MICHAEL TOLCHER Sold out. Sat 7/31, 6:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

LALAH HATHAWAY, LIZZ WRIGHT Fri 8/6, 9 PM, Harold Washington Cultural Center, 4701 S. King Dr. www.neosoulexplosion.com.

HELLCAT HUSSIES, MARVIN TATE, SHELLEY MILLER & ANTHONY WHITAKER, THIS IS BULLSHIT Benefit for the Halsted 3 Legal Defense Fund. Fri 8/6, 7 PM, Women in the Director's Chair, 941 W. Lawrence (5th floor). 773-907-0610.

JOLIE HOLLAND, CATFISH HAVEN All-ages. Sat 7/31, 10 PM, Open End Gallery, 2000 W. Fulton. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

BRUCE HORNSBY Fri 7/30, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

JAVIER, BILAL Fri 7/30, 9 PM, Harold Washington Cultural Center, 4701 S. King Dr. www.neosoulexplosion.com.

DENNIS KEITH BAND performs at Chicago SummerDance (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM). Fri 7/30, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

LINKIN PARK, KORN, SNOOP DOGG, THE USED, LESS THAN JAKE Sat 8/7, 2:30 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 & Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

LOVERBOY Sat 8/7, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Center, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666.

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, GUSTER Sat 8/7 and Sun 8/8, 6 PM, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Hwy. D & Hwy. 120, East Troy, Wisconsin. 262-642-4400 or 312-559-1212.

JOHN MAYER, MAROON 5, DJ LOGIC Sun 8/1, 7 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 & Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

MEET THE BEETLES (BEATLES TRIBUTE) with Ed Sullivan impersonator Tim Casey. Sat 7/31, 8 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. 773-445-3838.

MISTER MYERS Free concert. Tue 8/3, 7 PM, City Park, 275 Parkway, Lincolnshire. 847-444-9600.

REBBESOUL Sun 8/1, 7:30 PM, Club Menorah, 2800 W. Sherwyn. 773-550-1543.

REEL BIG FISH, LUCKY BOYS CONFUSION, CATCH-22, RX BANDITS, SUBURBAN LEGENDS All-ages. Sat 7/31, 6:15 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

ROOMMATE, LOW SKIES perform at a screening of films by Bill Brown and Roger Beebe. Wed 8/4, 8 PM, Ice Factory, 526 N. Ashland. 312-738-1833.

RAY SASSETTI ORCHESTRA performs at Chicago SummerDance (preceded by dance lessons at 4 PM). Sun 8/8, 5 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO ON TOUR Sat 7/31, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

RICK SKYE performs "A Slice o' Minnelli." Fri 8/6, 10 PM, Sat 8/7, 6 and 10 PM, and Sun 8/8, 5 PM, Lakeshore Theatre, 3175 N. Broadway. 773-472-3492.

STYX Sold out. Tue 8/3, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

TAKE FIVE Free concert. Thu 8/5, 6:30 PM, Wildwood Park, 6950 N. Hiawatha. 312-742-7856.

215 WEST Free concert. Thu 8/5, noon, Millennium Plaza, 21 S. Stolp, Aurora. 630-844-4396.

UMPHREY'S MCGEE 8/6 18+ show with Garaj Mahal; 8/7 all-ages. Fri 8/6, 7 PM, and Sat 8/7, 6 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

PHIL VARCHETTA ORCHESTRA performs at Chicago SummerDance (preceded by dance lessons at 4 PM). Sun 8/1, 5 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 7/30, 9:30 PM, the August, Riviera, Peel. Sun 8/1, 8 PM, Gaelic Storm, Fonnmohr. Wed 8/4, Cells, Ryan's Hope, Casey Meehan & the Delta Still, Your Prom Date. Fri 8/6, 10 PM, Los Straitjackets, Bottletones, Goldstars. Sat 8/7, 10 PM, Butch Walker, American Hi-Fi, Val Emmich (18+). 773-478-4408 or 866-777-8932.

ANTHONY'S RESTAURANT AND JAZZ CLUB 231 Douglas, Elgin: Sat 7/31, 9 PM, Harlan Jefferson & So So Tight host "Soul Night" for poets, musicians, and rappers. 847-717-6759.

THE ATTIC 320 N. Second, De Kalb: Fri 7/30, 9 PM, Patrick Elkins, Jason Voss, Justin Shay. 815-787-3875.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/6, Rhythm Rockets. Sat 8/7, Michael McDermott. 847-381-8585.

BASE BAR Hard Rock Hotel, 230 N. Michigan: Fri 8/6, 9 PM, Butch Walker, American Hi-Fi, Val Emmich, Jeff Harding. 312-345-1000.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant. Fri 7/30, 9:30 PM, Frank Tribes, Jonathan Kuss & the Corporation, Mikkle Cane. Sat 7/31, 9:30 PM, Future Rock, Avotor, La Makita Soma. Sun 8/1, 8 PM, Fun Club, Patrick Plague & Yuri Lane perform as part of the Mish Mash variety showcase, with theater by Park Avenue Produce. Mon 8/2, 10 PM, Pat McCurdy. Tue 8/3, 9 PM, "Chick Singer Night." Wed 8/4, 9 PM, Angel Paint, Lesser Scene, Mojdeh. Thu 8/5, 9 PM, Sid Maudlin, Rhetoric, Lynda West & the Street Music Band. Fri 8/6, 9 PM, Anjuli Dawn Band. Sat 8/7, 9:30 PM, Cordy, Flies in Eden, Vendooza, Destroy Dr. X. Sun 8/8, 8 PM, Lavender Cabaret performs as part of the Mish Mash variety showcase. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/30, Retoids, Negotiates, Ginchy. Tue 8/3, Del Cielo, Starlike Collision. Fri 8/6, Acshen. Sat 8/7, Input Output. 773-770-2039.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fri 7/30, 7 PM, Duvall, Snaklab All-Tsars, Velvet Velvet, Divide by Zero (all-ages). Sat 7/31, 8 PM, Baseball Furies, Functional Blackouts, Taxi, Vee Dee. Sun 8/1, 8 PM, Even in Blackouts, Sharky Doyles, Pal (see Spot Check; 18+). Tue 8/3, 8 PM, 7 Shot Screamers, Gravetones, Forgotten Four, Los Gatos Diablos, Deadhounds. Wed 8/4, 8 PM, Skeleton Key (see Spot Check), Rope, Catamount. Thu 8/5, 6 PM, Pepper, Lola Ray, Burning Bright, Drastics (all-ages); 10 PM, Faux Jean, Dirty Things (see Spot Check). Fri 8/6, 8 PM, A.C. Newman, Rogue Wave, Neins. Sat 8/7, 8 PM, the Hold Steady, the Like Young, Black Cat Music. Sun 8/8, 8 PM, Fairmont. 773-975-0505 or 800-594-8499.

BUCK'S ROCK 'N' ROLL GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music at 7 PM Fridays, 3 PM Sundays; no cover. Fri 7/30, Lisa Pelligrinetti. 847-550-1127.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Sat 8/7, 8:30 PM, L.U.V. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Sundays, 11 PM, DJ Lucky & DJ Rockstar. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Fri 8/6, 10 PM, Jacob Wesley & Band of the Hand. Sat 8/7, 9:30 PM, Hushpuppies. 773-384-2547.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Fri 7/30, 10 PM, Mabel, Delafields, Penthouse Sweets. Sat 7/31, 10 PM, Cats Not Dogs, Inspector Owl, Rikters, Hypnotist Collector. 312-922-6392.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM; all-ages. Fri 7/30, Williwaw. 773-463-0158.

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant with music from 6-9 PM. Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, Jim Rollins. Tuesdays, Peter Polzak. Wednesdays, Suzanne Palmer. 312-346-3500.

CERES CAFE 141 W. Jackson: Bar and restaurant with music outdoors at 4:30 PM. Fri 7/30, Yellowhammers. 312-427-7440.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Music at 10 PM. Sat 7/31, Hats. Sun 8/1, Jason Benefield. Sat 8/7, Fallen Angels. 773-489-4757.

CLEARWATER THEATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Fri 7/30, 9 PM, Supermint. Sat 7/31, 8:30 PM, Sir Paul McCartney Ultimate Tribute Band, Simply Fab (Beatles tribute). 847-836-8820.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: Fridays through Thursdays, DJs spin rock, punk, and alternative rock 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. 773-489-0379.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 7/30, Maggie Speaks, Hat Guys. Sat 7/31, Stellar Road, Echosend, Segway, Green Street, Eddie Prez. Wednesdays, Blazing Saddles. Thursdays, Spazmatics. Fri 8/6, Elevation (U2 tribute). Sat 8/7, Afrodisiacs. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Sat 7/31, 16 Candles. Fri 8/6, Hairbanger's Ball. Sat 8/7, Catfight. 847-541-4700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM, Gwen Pippen (in the Chaise Lounge). Fri 7/30 and Sat 7/31, 8 PM, Doug Orlyk. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, and Fridays, 9:30 PM, Andrew Blendermann (in the Chaise Lounge). Fri 7/30, 10:30 PM, Night Owls with Dan Stetzel. Saturdays, 10:30 PM, Daryl Nitz & George Howe (in the Chaise Lounge). Sun 8/1 and Sun 8/8, 7 PM, Anthony Fett. Mon 8/2, 8 PM, Philip Caldwell performs "My Foolish Heart." Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Trista Smith & Jason Grimm (in the Chaise Lounge). Thu 8/5, 8 PM, Jen Engstrom (Dorothy Parker tribute). Fri 8/6, 8 PM, Tony Andriacchi. Sat 8/7, 8 PM, Charlene Brooks. 773-278-1830.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 8/1, Pete Nathan spins R&B. Mon 8/2, DJ Mark spins punk. Tue 8/3, DJ Scot spins metal. Thu 8/5, DJs Eric & Ben spin mod. 773-472-2771.

DON ROTH'S BLACKHAWK 61 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Fri 7/30, 7 PM, Gypsy (no cover). 847-537-5800.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 7/30, 10 PM, Dan Darrah Band, Lowdown Brass Band, Al Weber. Sat 7/31, 9 PM, Blackmaker, Unibrow, Twin Wrecks the Memory, Evermore, Perfect Red. Tue 8/3, 9 PM, Atomic Bitchwax, High Plains Drifter, Knife of Simpson. Wed 8/4, 9 PM, Phunk Junkeez, Judge D, Mower, Pimpadelic. Thu 8/5, 9 PM, Bleeding Charity, Celldweller, Acumen Nation, Marazene. Fri 8/6, 9 PM, Taxi, Rock Star Club, Team Hoss, Paper Bullets. Sat 8/7, 9 PM, Sister Child, Trading Brains, Waste (benefit for the American Cancer Society). 773-489-3160 or 312-559-1212.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 7/30, Rubber. Sat 7/31, Cammi's NRG. Thu 8/5, Jennifer & Keith. Fri 8/6, Peg 7. Sat 8/7, Hawnke Funk. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 180 N. Smith, Palatine: Fri 7/30, 7 PM, Thrills, Gomez (free for ticket holders; see www.durtynellies.com). Sat 7/31, 10 PM, Dave Tamkin. Sun 8/1, 8 PM, Lou Gramm. Wed 8/4, 10 PM, Catfight. Thu 8/5, 9:30 PM, Underwater People. Fri 8/6, 10 PM, King Solomon's Grave, Lovehammers, Dan Darrah. Sat 8/7, 10 PM, Maggie Speaks, 16 Candles. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 7/30, 10 PM, AKA, Doggybag, Void Where Prohibited. Sat 7/31, 9 PM, Hugo, Goat Motor, the Charm, Roscoe Plush, Jason Benefield. Sundays, 9:30 PM, Sumo. Tue 8/3, 8:30 PM, Spizm, Tirmyte. Wed 8/4, 9:15 PM, Moe Black, Sun Spots. Thu 8/5, 9 PM, Divebar, Nick Peraino & Blue Moon Rising, Bad Vibes. Fri 8/6, 10 PM, Johnny Letcher, Ascot Fire, Forgotten Four. Sat 8/7, 9 PM, Freaky Deaky, Catfish Jenkins, Pocket, Easy Tiger. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 7/30, 10 PM, Br. Danielson (see Spot Check), Baby Teeth (see Critic's Choice), Stanley Ross. Sat 7/31, 10 PM, Oneida, No Doctors, Breaker! Breaker!, Plastic Crimewave Sound. Sun 8/1, 9:30 PM, High Speed Scene, My Left Arm, Les Elephant. Mon 8/2, 9 PM, Male Model of the Year, Sincerely Calvin, 32 Over (benefit for the Make-a-Wish Foundation). Wed 8/4, 9 PM, Kinski with Makoto Kawabata, Nisennenmondai, Spires That in the Sunset Rise, By Lightning to the Womb perform at the Million Tongues Festival (see the Meter), with "sideshow performances" by Monostripe and Farms. Thu 8/5, 9 PM, Jutok Kaneko & Koji Shimura, LSD-March, Taurpis Tula, Josephine Foster & the Supposed perform at the Million Tongues Festival (see the Meter), with "sideshow performances" by Panicsville and Innerthrone. Fri 8/6, 9 PM, Mick Farren with Plastic Crimewave Sound, Civilized Age, Espers, Cherry Blossoms perform at the Million Tongues Festival (see the Meter), with "sideshow performances" by Born Heller, Frankie Delmane, and Lichens. Sat 8/7, 9 PM, Michael Yonkers, Charalambides, Matt Valentine & Erika Elder, PG Six perform at the Million Tongues Festival (see the Meter), with "sideshow performances" by Nick Castro and Goldblood. Sun 8/8, 9:30 PM, Simon Finn, Six Organs of Admittance, Chris Corsano & Paul Flaherty, Fursaxa perform at the Million Tongues Festival (see the Meter), with "sideshow performances" by Tom Carter, M.V. Carbon, and Davenport. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 7/31, Alex & the All-Stars. Sat 8/7, Franklin's Band. 847-516-0300.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Fri 7/30 and Fri 8/6, 9 PM, Jack the Lad. Sat 7/31, 10 PM, Selective Recall. 312-836-0066.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Patrick B. 847-587-9677.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Fri 7/30, 8 PM, Jane Doe. Sat 7/31, 9 PM, Backstage Pass. 847-593-2200.

FAMOUS PIZZA LOUNGE 2801 W. Chicago: Fridays, 9:30 PM, Robert Rial's Bakelite 78. 773-862-2834.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fri 7/30, 9 PM, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades. Sat 7/31, 8:30 PM, Until Sundown, Gold Bricker, Victorian Halls. Sat 8/7, 8 PM, Tracy Beck, Sophie Hall, Prom Dates. 630-922-9821.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 7/30, 6 PM, Shot Baker, Vote Quimby, Shaveks, F-Ups; 10 PM, Bang! Bang!, Safes (see Critic's Choice), the Foxx. Sat 7/31, 5 PM, Dillinger Escape Plan (see Critic's Choice), the Bronx, Planes Mistaken for Stars, Decahedron. Sun 8/1, 5 PM, Dillinger Escape Plan (see Critic's Choice), the Bronx, Planes Mistaken for Stars, Read Yellow. Wed 8/4, 7 PM, Defender, Athletic Automaton (see Spot Check), Ampere, Avotor, Death to Tyrants. Thu 8/5, 7 PM, Sybris, Hanalei, Askeleton, Blue Hour, Fingers Cut Machines. Fri 8/6, 7 PM, Queers, Ten Foot Pole, Gamits. Sat 8/7, 8 PM, Cougars, Just a Fire, Bullet Train to Vegas. Sun 8/8, 7 PM, Burning Down, Low Chain, For This I Have Fallen (benefit for Chicagoland Bully Breed Rescue). 773-486-2700 or 800-594-8499.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 7/31, 10 PM, Radiators. Wed 8/4, 9 PM, Stone City Stragglers, Jessie & the Raindogs. Thu 8/5, 9 PM, Brothers Lazaroff, Stuart Rosenberg. Fri 8/6, 9 PM, C.O. Jones, Bucketshop. Sat 8/7, 9:30 PM, Mr. Blotto. 708-788-2118 or 312-559-1212.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Wednesdays, 9 PM, live karaoke. 773-348-6000.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 7/30, 9:30 PM, DJs spin. Sun 8/1, 6 PM, Air This Side of Caution, Buddy Nuisance (all-ages). 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 8/6, Michael Plishka hosts the "Songsalive!" showcase, with Shelley Miller, Bruce T. Holmes, Sandy Andina, Ben Brittsan & Seth August. 773-489-5471.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Fri 7/30, 10 PM, Starcandy. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Cornmeal. Thursdays, 10 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze. Sat 8/7, 10 PM, Jack Straw, Kevin Rosen. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Fri 7/30, 10 PM, the Court & Spark (see Spot Check), Manishevitz, Willy Mason. Sat 7/31, 10 PM, Slantwise, Vasuropa, Kenny Sommer & the Substitutes, Lucky Ned Peppers and comedian Michael Scott Thomas. Fri 8/6, 10 PM, Aquadora, Starlike Collision, Expatriates. Sat 8/7, 10 PM, Star Devils, Cap Gun Cowboys, Billy's Boys. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Wed 8/4, Gene Stovall performs at "U-Lock Rock." 773-384-9546.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 7/30, 10 PM, Goldstars, Stet 5. Sat 7/31, 9 PM, Ben Weaver, Graham Lindsey; 11 PM, DJ Lil' Katie & friends. Wed 8/4, 9:30 PM, West Ridge Hog-Huggers. Fri 8/6, 10 PM, the Judy Green, Kelli Hicks. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Fri 7/30, 9 PM, Just Kevin, Carla Starla, Captain Crack, Lost Monkey. Sat 7/31, 7 PM, Melanie Fisher, Adam Wyle, Simmering, Walk-Ins, Lucky Jackson Band. Fri 8/6, 10 PM, Rhino, Public Display of Funk. Sat 8/7, 10 PM, Locals, Commodes. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 7/31, 10:30 PM, Sidestepper, Eternals, DJ Rik Shaw. Fri 8/6, 9 PM, Cibelle, Scottinho & Cash. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sat 7/31, 9 PM, Don Chezina, Mala Fe, Arjelis y Su Grupo NV (18+). Sun 8/1 and Mon 8/2, 9 PM, Jill Scott (sold out). Wed 8/4, 6:30 PM, Liz Phair, Cardigans, Katy Rose, Charlotte Martin (all-ages). Thu 8/5, 9 PM, David Cassidy. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 7/30, Red Chemist. 312-245-0333.

J.J. TWIG'S 1200 Main, Wauconda: Sat 7/31, 7:30 PM, Paul Allodi. 847-404-4111.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Sat 7/31, 10 PM, Mike & Joe, Jackson Rohm (acoustic show in the front bar). Sat 8/7, 10 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. 312-337-3486.

JOY BLUE 1401 W. Irving Park: Music after 10 PM. Tuesdays, Drew Scott (acoustic). 773-477-3330.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Thursdays, 9 PM, live karaoke with the Karaoke Dokies. 773-384-1040.

LINCOLN SQUARE LANES 4874 N. Lincoln: Sat 7/31, 10 PM, Polkaholics. 773-561-8191.

MANHATTAN'S 415 S. Dearborn: Bar and lounge; no cover. Saturdays, 9 PM, DJ Revolver. 312-957-0460.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sat 7/31, 10 PM, KB, Licks. Tue 8/3, 8:30 PM, Fatty Arbuckle's Spectacular Musical Revue with John Fournier, Robbie Fulks, Carol Kagy, Amy Warren & others. Wed 8/4, 7 and 10 PM, Tributosaurus (Rolling Stones tribute). Thu 8/5, 9:30 PM, Big C Jamboree with Dangerville (no cover). Fri 8/6, 10 PM, Rana, Handcuffs, Stall. Sat 8/7, 10 PM, 1977 Punk Tour Tribute with London Calling (Clash tribute) and All Mods Conned (Jam tribute). 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 7/30, 9 PM, Troubled Hubble, Caviar, Enemies, Detholz (18+). Sat 7/31, 5:30 PM, Braid, Murder by Death, Moneen, Panic in Detroit, Monday's Hero (all-ages). Sun 8/1, 6:30 PM, Tsunami Bomb, Lawrence Arms, Pipedown, Scattered Fall (all-ages). Wed 8/4, 10 PM, Lucybell, Cristian Huepe (18+). Fri 8/6, 6:30 PM, Inept, Reforma, Until Sundown, Flossmor (all-ages). 773-549-0203 or 312-559-1212.

MICHAEL'S STEAK & SEAFOOD 113 S. Emerson, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 7/30, Wild Rice Band. 847-222-1822.

MICKEY FINN'S 412 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville: Fri 8/6, 7 PM, Al Weber; 10 PM, Chasin' Mason. Sat 8/7, 2 PM, Triptones; 4 PM, Mission Creep; 6:30 PM, Betty's Soul; 9 PM, Soulfix, Milhouse. Sun 8/8, noon, Barrelhouse Chuck; 2 PM, Original Rockin' Fenderskirts. 847-362-6688.

MONTROSE SALOON 2933 W. Montrose: Sun 8/8, noon-7 PM, Back Porch Ramblers, Billy Goat Boys, Billy J. Ivers & the Lonesome City Bluegrass Band, Bluegrass Advocates, David & Marion, Half Day Bluegrass Band, Erin Jordan, Just Another Band, Kelly Kessler, Kristin Shout, Laura & Ben, Naomi Ashley & Ben Benedict, Professor John, Mark Sheehy, John & Ellen Wright (benefit for WLUW 88.7 FM). 773-895-5433.

MORSELAND 1218 W. Morse: Supper club and bar; no cover. Fri 7/30, 9 PM, DJ Felix, Jeff Craven with percussionist Leddie Garcia. Sat 7/31, 10 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. 773-764-8900.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 7/30, "Strange Brew." Sat 7/31, Wombats. Tue 8/3, Dave Calloway. Thursdays, Mike Brumfield. Fri 8/6, Some Kind of Jive. Sat 8/7, Smooth as Silk. 630-688-8866.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sat 7/31, Box Elder, Johnny Rev, Dead Radio. Mon 8/2, 9 PM, Jason Webley. Tue 8/3, Phistine Verona, Meta Force, King Solomon. Thu 8/5, Thermos, Who Shot JR? 773-486-7774.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Fri 7/30, 8 PM, Mack Pherson & the Struts. Sat 7/31, 11 AM, Dooleys; 3:30 PM, New Element; 8 PM, Gertrude. Tue 8/3, 8:30 PM, Bon Mots, Gelheads (no cover). 312-595-7437.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Sat 8/7, Lubriphonic. 773-252-1155.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thu 8/5, 8 PM, James Scalfani, Thax Douglas & Aaron Frankel perform at "Homolatte: Queer Words & Music," hosted by Scott Free. 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 7/30, 10 PM, Black Tiger, Players Club, Warm Ones, Greedy Loves. Sun 8/1, 10 PM, Terrapin Flyer. Wednesdays, 11 PM, DJ Stooby Helmsdeep. Sat 8/7, 10 PM, Interphase. 773-489-0011.

OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC 4544 N. Lincoln: Sat 8/7, 7:30 PM, Lonesome Organist, Plush, Zincs, DJ John Hughes, DJ John Dugan (preceded by an exhibition by contributors to Stop Smiling magazine at 5:30 PM). 773-728-6000.

O'MALLEY'S 11957 S. Pulaski, Alsip: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Stellar Road. 708-293-1837.

115 BOURBON STREET 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 7/30, Anxiety Society. Sat 7/31, Fabulous Janes. 708-388-8881.

PEGGY KINNANE'S 8 N. Vail, Arlington Heights: Irish pub and restaurant with popular and traditional music at 9 PM. Fri 7/30, Elevation (U2 tribute). Fri 8/6, Jammers DJ. 847-577-7733.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/30, Nurv. Sat 7/31, T Bag. Sun 8/1, Trading Punches With Grandma. Wed 8/4, Spectaculo. Thu 8/5, Dive. Fri 8/6, Unibrow. Sat 8/7, Genral Patton & His Privates. Sun 8/8, Craig Moorefield. 773-486-9862.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Sat 7/31, Tumbleweed. Fri 8/6, 7 Deez. 815-477-0340.

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

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

ROLLING LANES 10TH FRAME LOUNGE 6301 Joliet, Countryside: Music at 9 PM. Sat 7/31, Millions & others perform at a battle of the bands. Fri 8/6, Incognito. 708-352-7262.

SANCTUARY CAFE Redeemer Church, 1006 Gillick, Park Ridge: Fri 7/30, 7:30 PM, Balance. 847-823-3634.

SCHIZOCLUB GALLERY 2054 W. Chicago: Fri 7/30, 9 PM, Dreamend, Black Moth Super Rainbow (see Critic's Choice). Sat 7/31 and Sun 8/1, 9 PM, Kaif, Multivitamins, Schizowave, Mudaki Na Volge, Shurkin, Half Past Four, Mantra, Andrei Grin, Raised on Zenith, Big Foot & others perform at the Russian Rock Festival. 312-498-3547.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 7/30, 7 PM, Ken Stringfellow (see Critic's Choice), David Berkeley (18+); 9:30 PM, DJ Ken Stringfellow (see Critic's Choice), DJ Mike Zelenko, DJ SkidMarks, DJ Poseur & DJ Mr. spin upstairs; 10 PM, Jesse Harris, Jules Shear, Paul Schneider. Sat 7/31, 10 PM, Minders (see Critic's Choice), Bon Mots, Plane. Mon 8/2, 9 PM, Dreadful Yawns, Jack Grace Band. Tue 8/3, 9 PM, Grimble Grumble (see Spot Check), UEH!, Number None. Thu 8/5, 9 PM, Millimeters Mercury, Spouse, Pleasant Grove, Dirty on Purpose. Fri 8/6, 9 PM, Marah, Fort Ancient. Sun 8/8, 8 PM, Feel, Todd Bowie & the Gracious Brunettes. 773-525-2508.

SEAN KALEY'S 10900 Rte. 83, Lemont: Sat 8/7, 9 PM, Bad Boys of Metal with Kevin DuBrow, Jani Lane, and Steven Adler. 630-257-6383.

7TH STREET SPACE 106 S. 7th, De Kalb: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/30, Patrick Elkins, Jason Voss, Justin Shay. 815-787-3875.

SHARK CITY BILLIARDS & SPORTS BAR 2240 Bloomingdale, Glendale Heights: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 7/31, DownLo, Drop. Fri 8/6, Whiskey Sun, Seventh Heaven. 630-893-9346.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Tuesdays, 20 Over (no cover). Thursdays, DJ Aaron Chase. 847-991-2150.

SPEAKEASY SUPPER CLUB 1401 W. Devon: Wed 8/4, 8 PM, Abe Quigley & Benjamin Dauer. 773-338-0600.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room: Fri 7/30, 10 PM, Pedal Steel Transmission, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, JG Everest (see Spot Check). Sat 7/31, 9 PM, Growing, Zelienople, Instrumental Quarter, Mammal. Mon 8/2, 9 PM, Standard, Clearly & the Mainstream. Wed 8/4, 9 PM, Substance, Johnny Rogers, Michael Blumberg. Thu 8/5, 10 PM, Brides, Gravetones, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Fri 8/6, 10 PM, All Fours, Starrunner, Katie Todd Band. Sat 8/7, 10 PM, Latest, Everyones, American Minor. 773-278-6600 or 800-594-8499.

TRAXX 833 Deerfield Rd., Deerfield: Fri 7/30, 8 PM, Neil Rose Band. 847-236-0203.

TUTTO ORSI 324 S. Racine: Wednesdays, 7 PM, Ester Hana. 312-421-3636.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 7/30, 8 PM, Martha's Trouble, Anne Deming, Annie Capps. Sat 7/31, 8 PM, Istvan & His Imaginary Band, Todd Bowie, Peter Salett. Sun 8/1, 7 PM, Annie Higgins, Missing Marcus, Drew Neely. Tue 8/3, 8 PM, Moorea Malatt, Kristin Allen-Zito. Wed 8/4, 8 PM, Monica Del Castillo, Lisa Sanders, Irina Rivkin, Denise Dill. Thu 8/5, 7 PM, Aerin Tedesco, Michael Metivier, Aaron Baer. Fri 8/6, 7 PM, Paul Stauffer, Alli Collis, Joe Goodkin, Matt Wolf. Sat 8/7, 8 PM, Al Rose, Sandman, Joe Hart, Mike Mangione. Sun 8/8, 7 PM, Kate Klim, Zebulun. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 7/30, Fat Boy Clark. Sat 7/31, Bad Fathers, Farm Crew, Dynamic Vibrations, Quadraphonics. Thursdays, 8 PM, band demo showcase hosted by Jamie Duffy & Ray Baltic (bands may bring in recordings; no cover). Fri 8/6, Everyday Celebrity, Heavy Mental. Sat 8/7, Necrofilicons, Nuke & the Living Dead, Immaculate Deceptions. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays, 8 PM, Heather Horton. Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Sundays, 10 PM, Heather Horton Band; 1 AM, Steve Kouba. Mondays, 10 PM, Jen Porter's Fabulous Trio. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Lonie Walker. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Heather Horton; 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band with Jordan Taggart. Thursdays, 8 PM, Miga; 1:30 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 7/30, Michael Heaton Band. Sat 7/31, Red Woody. Thu 8/5, Road Chill, Funktion. Fri 8/6, Fabulous Janes. Sat 8/7, Seventh Heaven. 630-264-2739.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 7/30, Best Kept Secret. 312-943-7815.

WEST GATE COFFEEHOUSE 924 W. Madison: Sun 8/1, 3 PM, Megan Cameron with Michael Riggins. 312-829-9378.

WHEATON GRAND THEATER 123 Hale, Wheaton: Fri 7/30, 8 PM, Third Charm, Paulina, Audible Campaign, Spectrum, Time & Distance. Sat 7/31, 4 PM, King in Queen, 80*D, Mental Image, 99 Octane, Fierce Mellon, Colored by Numbers & others perform at a battle of the bands. Fri 8/6, 8 PM, Scarecrow Garden, Brian Whitman, Daze. Sat 8/7, 8 PM, Ryan's Hope, Article 57, My Big Beautiful, Hidden Wall of Machine Guns. 630-221-0667.

Hip-Hop

Concerts

RHYME SPITTERS Freestyle Elimination Competition and documentary film event. Sat 7/31, 2 PM, Wicker Park Fieldhouse, 1425 N. Damen. www.cherrybombusa.com.

Hip-Hop

Clubs

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Thu 8/5, Gravel Records showcase. 847-424-9800.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Sun 8/8, 9 PM, 9th Wonder, Little Brother, Thaione Davis, Iomos Marad. 773-489-3160 or 312-559-1212.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 8/3, 9:30 PM, Night of the Starpeoples. Wed 8/4, 9:30 PM, Drop Q. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 8/6, 9 PM, Mr. Cheeks, Pete Rock, Truth Hurts (18+). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Sat 8/7, 10 PM, MC Anacron, DJ Pier Novikov perform at the "Breakin 2 Electric Boogaloo" break-dance contest (18+). 773-549-0203 or 312-559-1212.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Sat 7/31, 10 PM, Sweet 16 concludes the Rhyme Spitters Freestyle Elimination Competition, which starts at 2 PM at Wicker Park Fieldhouse (see concerts). Tuesdays, 11:30 PM, Alo, Fuego, I-Ron, Larry Millah host an open mike for MCs. Fri 8/6, 10 PM, Longshot, Small Change, Qualo, Conglomeration. 773-489-0011.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sat 8/7, 10 PM, Procussions, Edan, Insight, Time Machine. 773-525-2508.

XAVIER'S CLUB 4500 S. Western: Tuesdays, 8 PM, K-SO G hosts "Impact Night" spoken-word and slam showcase, with a hip-hop DJ between and after sets. 773-376-1992.

Dance

BAD BOY BILL, STEVE SMOOTH spin at Chicago SummerDance. Wed 8/4, 6:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

RABBIT IN THE MOON, DJ SWAMP, REID SPEED, GRAYAREA, TERRY MULLAN, DJ CHIP, DJ SKIP with Shella, Bryan Jones, Granite & Phunk, Synthique, Benz & Andrew Phelan, Radiohiro & DJ Warp, Jes One, Bucky Fargo, Chris Grant, Frank Solano, Liquid G-Zus & others; 18+. Sat 8/7, 8 PM-3 AM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. www.flavourchicago.com.

ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM-1 AM

Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Too Much Funk. Saturdays, DJ Too Smooth. 815-356-6000.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Fridays, DJ Mike G. Saturdays, DJ Too Smooth, DJ Too Much Funk. 847-397-3100.

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: DJs spin music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Saturdays, DJ DuJuan. 773-227-6859.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Greg Haus spins electro, progressive, hard house, and breakbeat. Saturdays, DJ Larissa & DJ Chester alternate. Sundays, DJ Chester spins alternative and pop (no cover). Mondays, DJ Pervy spins alternative and retro dance (no cover). Tuesdays, DJ Luis M. spins underground and tribal house. Wednesdays, 6 PM, DJ Jane hosts "Women Obsession" (with an open mike the first Wednesday of every month). First Wednesday of every month, midnight, DJ Eric hosts "Diva Obsession." Thursdays, Heather Doble. 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 spins hip-hop and house. Saturdays, DJ Stixx spins hip-hop and house. Mondays, John Simmons & Bjak spin at Soul Foundation with weekly guests (no cover). Wednesdays, Daniel Mnookin, Brian Ffar, Hipolito Sanchez & Nate Manic spin techno, industrial, new wave, and house (no cover). Thursdays, Dirty MF & DJ Kenwood spin hip-hop, house, reggae, and old school. 312-243-1699.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Sundays, Tobias & Trancid spin electro and old school. 773-235-9100.

CANS BAR & CANTEEN 1640 N. Damen: Saturdays, 11 PM, Sundays and Tuesdays, 9 PM, and Fridays, 10:30 PM, Chris Gin. 773-227-2277.

CASTAWAYS 1603 N. Lake Shore Dr.: Sat 7/31, 8:30 PM, Andre Solaris, Nosmo, Avex Axiom. 773-281-1200.

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Abell, DJ Bliss, Dino G spin in the main room; DJ Izzi spins hip-hop in the back room. Saturdays, DJ Freddie O spins in the main room; DJs Izzi & Adibwoy spin hip-hop and house in the back room. Wednesdays, Christopher Paul spins lounge house. Thursdays, DJ Dennis spins hip-hop and house. 773-477-3661.

CHROMIUM 817 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop. Saturdays, Dino Latino & Tim Spinnin Schommer spin house, hip-hop, reggae, and old school in the main room; DJs spin salsa, merengue, house, and hip-hop in the Red Room. 312-666-8106.

COCKTAIL 3359 N. Halsted: DJs spin in the bar after 9 PM. Saturdays, Daniel Tsunami, DJeremy. 773-477-1420.

COOBAH 3423 N. Southport: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Fridays, John Simmons spins reggae & dub, Brazilian beats, downtempo, and deep house (no cover). Saturdays and Wednesdays, DJ Ish. Tuesdays, John Simmons spins downtempo, neosoul, and deep house (no cover). 773-528-2220.

CRISTAL LOUNGE Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ OuttaControl. 847-952-8555.

CROBAR 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 7/30, Marc Ryan, DJ Speed, Dan Morrell, Victor R. (benefit for Rock for Kids). Saturdays, Marc Ryan, Teri Bristol, Nathan Scott. Sun 8/1, Greg Drescher. Thursdays, Marc Ryan, Alex Peace, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Andrew Vonn. Sun 8/8, Roland Belmares. 312-266-1900.

CRUSH 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Freddie O spins hits of the 90s (no cover). Saturdays and Thursdays, DJ Abell spins hip-hop and house. 773-528-7569.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Mon 8/2, Greg Davis (live), Mark DeNardo (live), DJ Ray_Rod. 773-489-6457.

DARKROOM 2210 W. Chicago: No cover. Fri 7/30, 10 PM-3 AM, Jesse de la Pena & others spin at "1985." Sun 8/1, 9 PM-2 AM, Andy Buttell spins punk. Mondays, 10 PM-2 AM, Brian Jones spins music from the 70s and 80s. Tuesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, Michael Lacey spins downtempo, dub, jazz, and ethnic. Wednesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ I-Ron & DJ Alo spin hip-hop with weekly guests. First Thursday of every month, 7 PM-2 AM, Life During Wartime DJs CB & Mother Hubbard. Fri 8/6, 10 PM-2 AM, Stephen P & the Greg spin deep house. Sat 8/7, 10 PM-3 AM, Red Lox & Slacky J spin reggae and dub. Sun 8/8, 8 PM-2 AM, Jason Mojica & John Dugan spin at a party hosted by online magazine The Modernist. 773-276-1411.

DEJA VU 2624 N. Lincoln: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Ghost spins hip-hop, R&B, and house upstairs; Mike D spins on the main floor. Saturdays, DJ Ghost spins hip-hop, R&B, and house upstairs; DJ Hurricane spins on the main floor. 773-871-0205.

ESCAPE 310 Northwest Hwy., Fox River Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays and Wednesdays, Tommy Hanus spins. 847-516-0300.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays, and 7 PM-4 AM Sundays through Thursdays. Fridays, Saturdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Bad Boys of Late Night perform "Comedy You Can Dance To," with Slim, Katfish, Spankie, Pat Mann. Sundays, DJ Theory. 312-266-1944.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Pascal & Jeff Moyer. Saturdays, Jeff Moyer. Sundays, DJ Sergio spins new wave and Britpop. Mondays, DJ Mohawk Sam & Joe P. spin punk. Tuesdays, DJ Fat Arnold & Joe P. spin music from the Fat Wreck and Epitaph labels. Wednesdays, DJ Andy. Thursdays, DJ Pascal spins industrial. 773-395-2700.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Fridays, 9 PM, DJ Hurricane 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). Fridays, Dirty MF spins hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ 33-1/3, Full Moon Percussion Ensemble. Sundays, DJ SupaMan spins hip-hop, soul, reggae, and house. Wednesdays, Carnaval de Soul with Peven Everett, DJ Hugo H, 816. Thursdays, Vince Adams & Lil' Mikey spin hip-hop, house, reggae, R&B, and dancehall. 312-666-1695.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Thu 8/5, 9:30 PM, Eddie "Moskito" Cruz. 312-362-9707.

HYDRATE 3458 N. Halsted: Fridays, 5-10 PM, DJ Steve K. spins lounge, electro, and new jazz. Fri 7/30, 10:30 PM-4 AM, Joe Bermudez. Saturdays, 10:30 PM-5 AM, Ralphi Rosario. Sundays, 7 PM, Teri Yaki hosts karaoke. Mondays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Laura B. (no cover). Tuesdays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Jeremy (no cover). Wednesdays, 8 PM-4 AM, Chris Eterno (no cover). Thursdays, 10:30 PM-4 AM, Greg Drescher. Fri 8/6, 10:30 PM-4 AM, Joe Gauthreaux. 773-975-9244.

JOY BLUE 1401 W. Irving Park: Music after 10 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs spin hip-hop & house. Sundays, DJs spin house, R&B, and hip-hop. 773-477-3330.

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

LELIA JANE'S 1008 W. Armitage: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM (3 PM-3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Saturdays, Sunset Trip with DJs Mel Hammond & Dave Rabdel, Sean Alvarez. 773-665-7885.

LENNOX LOUNGE 3032 N. Lincoln: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Thursdays, Droots, Rik Shaw & Soljah spin reggae. 773-281-9900.

LION HEAD PUB & THE APARTMENT 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin upstairs 10 PM-2 AM Wednesdays, 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, and 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Mach 1. Saturdays and Thursdays, DJ Structure. 773-348-5100.

THE LOFT 15 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, Ed Vantage. 312-337-4349.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Sat 7/31, 11 PM, DJ Scary Lady Sarah (18+). Sat 8/7, 10 PM, MC Anacron, DJ Pier Novikov perform at the "Breakin 2 Electric Boogaloo" break-dance contest (18+). 773-549-0203 or 312-559-1212.

MINX 111 W. Hubbard: Music after 10 PM. Saturdays, DJ Shaun T. spins hip-hop, R&B, house, and funk. 312-828-9000.

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE 1645 W. Jackson: Saturdays, 10 PM, DJ Frankie J. spins salsa and merengue. 312-427-2572.

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 electro, rhythmic noise, industrial, and EBM. Sundays and Wednesdays, Jeff Moyer spins electronic dance. Mondays, DJ Eleven spins glam, thrash, heavy rock, and metal. Tuesdays, Dave Roberts & Kristine spin shoegazer and Britpop. Thursdays, Dave Roberts spins new wave. 773-528-2622.

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

LE PASSAGE 937 N. Rush: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, Jernell Geronimo, Vic Trevino. Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, Vic Trevino, Frankie Rodriguez. Wednesdays, 7 PM-4 AM, Nandi Maxx, Vic Trevino. Thursdays, 9 PM-4 AM, DJ Frank Orrall, Jernell Geronimo, Vic Trevino. 312-255-0022.

RANCHO LUNA 2554 W. Diversey: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, DJ Caliente spins tropical music, with live bands (no cover). Mondays, 6 PM-2 AM, DJ Caliente & Luis Rivera spin salsa (no cover). 773-772-9333.

RODAN 1530 N. Milwaukee: No cover. First Wednesday of every month, 11 PM, Josh Werner & James Anthony. 773-276-7036.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 7/30, DJ Pierre, Adonis, Mike Dearborn, Tim Baker spin acid house. Sat 7/31, Random Factor, Heather Doble. Sundays, DJ Madd Crates spins underground hip-hop, breaks, reggae, and old-school jams. Tuesdays, DJ Chilliwinters spins EBM, industrial, noise, and synth pop. Wednesdays, DJ Pogo spins indie, Britpop, new wave, and alternative. Thu 8/5, Accidental Heroes with DJ Silver, MF, Radiata, Frankie J, Midway, MC Lamebrane. Fri 8/6, Raoul Belmans, Dayhota. Sat 8/7, Kenny Dixon Jr., Theo Parrish, Rick Wilhite, Marcellus Pittman. 773-549-4140.

SONOTHEQUE 1444 W. Chicago: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Saturdays and Thursdays, Anthony Nicholson. Sat 7/31, 7 PM, Anna Chou, Mike Kim, Chien Yuan spin drum 'n' bass at "Rock the Boat, Rock the Vote." Sundays, DJ Rik Shaw spins reggae, dub, and dancehall. Tuesdays, DJ Courtland hosts guest DJs for the "Supreme Court Hearings," Bundy K. Brown, Warmdesk, PNS, DJ Ken Meier. Wednesdays, Joe Bryl & 4BZ, Chris Widman & Don Solo spin and host a showcase of "futurefunk, jazztronica, freakstep, and trip-hop," DJ Chris Widman, Don Solo. 312-226-7600.

SOUND-BAR 226 W. Ontario: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 7/30, James Zabiela, Jay Prasad, John Grammatis, Hiroki. Saturdays, John Curley, Chris Tomasone, Jernell Geronimo, Shaka 23, Jay Prasad. 312-787-4480.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Peter Mavrik & VJ Terp. Sundays, VJ Steven Farias (no cover). Mondays, VJ Tyrone (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Tech-Nick (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Jungle Jorge & VJ Terp. First Thursday of every month, Greg Haus spins electroclash. 773-327-7711.

SPOT6 3343 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays; no cover. Sat 7/31, General Malice, DJ Tense, Chamberweed, Regge, Noleian, Burst, DJ Droopy, Nanotech, Pipeline, MF, Vijay, Renan, 40 Oz. 773-388-0185.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Downstairs in the lounge: Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM-2:30 AM, DJ Trew spins Motown, funk, rare groove, disco, and hip-hop. Tuesdays, 6 PM-1:30 AM, Artek, DJ Verb, Norman Rockwell, Maryjane, D Double spin at the 606 Entertainment open mike. Wednesdays, 9 PM-1:30 AM, David Chavez, Cordell Johnson & Caswell James spin deep house, JMJ. 773-278-6600.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Saturdays, Refried Beats with DJs Mass Transit, J-Biz & Spinello. Sundays, DJ Rich Rock. Mondays, DJ Dan Ryan. 773-227-4906.

TRACE 3714 N. Clark: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Sundays, Doug Brandt spins house. 773-477-3400.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Frankie J, Marco Hernandez, Carlos Rodriguez, DJ Green Eyes, DJ Juan Predator spin salsa and merengue. Saturdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, DJ Goose, DJ Boogieman, Jay Funk. 312-491-9729.

UPTOWN LOUNGE 1136 W. Lawrence: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM; no cover. Saturdays, Sean Patrick spins funk, soul, disco, hip-hop, and acid jazz. 773-878-1136.

VERMILION 10 W. Hubbard: Saturdays, 10 PM-2 AM, Sergio Pires spins Latin American and Indian dance music (no cover). 312-527-4060.

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 7/30, DJs spin hip-hop and dance music at "Operation Getdown." Sat 7/31, Oliver Ho, Blake Baxter, Josh Werner, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez. 312-266-2114.

VOODOO 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin after 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays, after 9 PM Saturdays. Saturdays, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, Double Impact, Paul Curtis. 847-969-1602.

WHITE STAR LOUNGE Magnum's Steakhouse, 225 W. Ontario: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, Dan Morrell, DJ Speed. Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, DJ Structure, John Borto & DJ Mach 1 spin progressive house, trance, hip-hop, and R&B. 312-337-8080.

XIPPO 3759 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Storm. Saturdays, DJ Phatman. Wednesdays, Mike Pierce & St. Marc spin underground dance. 773-529-9135.

ZELLA 1983 N. Clybourn: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, DJ Karlito. 773-549-2910.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fri 7/30, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Sativa, Jay Funk, Jon Huang. Sat 7/31, Psycho Bitch & Pulz-8, Andre Harris, DJ PNS, Boy Wonder, Chris Mix, Pulz-8. Mondays, Derrick Carter, Diz, Hiroki, Mark Farina, Dave Radbel, Dysqo. Fri 8/6, Johnny Fiasco, Jason Jinx. 312-787-0400.

ZERO GRAVITY 22 W 613 75th, Naperville: DJs spin 8 PM-4 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Fridays, D Double J, Triple X, Brett Lee, DJ Night, DJ Angel, Hollywood Bob. Saturdays, Billy the Kid, DJ Markski, Brett Lee, Hollywood Bob, DJ Angel, D Double J. 630-985-1111.

Folk & Country

Concerts

ANNE-MARIE AKIN Free concert. Sun 8/8, 7 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4626 N. Manor. 312-742-7529.

STEVE AZAR Fri 8/6, 7 PM, Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois, Rte. 53, Lisle. 630-719-2465 or 800-511-1552.

Lake County Folk Festival See Fairs & Festivals.

SUSIE DOBBS & THE WAY OUT WEST BAND Fri 8/6, 6 PM, Millennium Plaza, 21 S. Stolp, Aurora. 630-844-4396.

HILLBILLY WINOS Free concert. Sun 8/8, 5:30 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4626 N. Manor. 312-742-7529.

TOBY KEITH, TERRI CLARK, SCOTTY EMERICK Sat 7/31, 7:30 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 & Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

OUTLAW FAMILY BAND Free concert. Sun 8/8, noon, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4626 N. Manor. 312-742-7529.

PINE VALLEY COSMONAUTS perform at Chicago SummerDance (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM). Sat 7/31, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

SUNNYSIDE UP Free concert. Thu 8/5, 6:30 PM, Trebes Park, 2250 N. Clifton. 312-742-7769.

Folk & Country

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sat 7/31, 9:30 PM, Allison Moorer (see Critic's Choice), Jim White, Swamp Sugar. Sundays, 8 PM, Irish session with Kieran O'Hare & John Daley (in the pub), Gaelic Storm, Fonnmohr. 773-478-4408 or 866-777-8932.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, Twang Night hosted by Chuck Pinney, with music by Chuck's Wagon. 773-395-3002.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Sun 8/1, Cooper, Nelson & Early. 847-424-9800.

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Sat 7/31, 8:30 PM, Merideth, Carlton & Kramer. Mon 8/2, 8 PM, Whistle Pig Bluegrass & Beyond. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM, DJ Chris B spins country (with dance lessons with Julie, Don & Larry on Fridays). Sundays, 6-11 PM, Big John. 630-830-7200.

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

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Wed 8/4, DJ Mattloch spins country & western. 773-472-2771.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sundays, 3:30 PM, and Fridays, 5:30 PM, Hoyle Brothers. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM; no cover. Fri 7/30, Johnny Gleason & Ted Healy. Sat 7/31, Katie Sullivan Band. Fri 8/6, Ceili Mor. Sat 8/7, Velvet Green. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 7/30, 10 PM, BR549 (see Critic's Choice). 708-788-2118 or 312-559-1212.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 8/6, 9 PM, Fonnmohr. 773-465-8005.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Fri 7/30, 9 PM, Mustang Sally. Fri 8/6, 9 PM, Larkins. 312-337-3486.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 7/30, 9 PM, Hoyle Brothers, Gin Palace Jesters. Mondays, 6 PM, Irish session with John Daly (no cover). Mon 8/2, 9:30 PM, Aidan O'Toole (no cover). 773-404-9494.

METROPOLIS COFFEE COMPANY 1039 W. Granville: Sundays, 6 PM, Tangleweed. 773-764-0400.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: No cover. Fri 7/30, 10 PM, Old Plank All-Stars. Sat 7/31, 9:30 PM, Dooleys. Thursdays, 8 PM, Irish session hosted by Theresa Shine & John Shine. 708-366-8073.

MONTROSE SALOON 2933 W. Montrose: Sun 8/8, noon-7 PM, Back Porch Ramblers, Billy Goat Boys, Billy J. Ivers & the Lonesome City Bluegrass Band, Bluegrass Advocates, David & Marion, Half Day Bluegrass Band, Erin Jordan, Just Another Band, Kelly Kessler, Kristin Shout, Laura & Ben, Naomi Ashley & Ben Benedict, Professor John, Mark Sheehy, John & Ellen Wright (benefit for WLUW 88.7 FM). 773-895-5433.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Wed 8/4, 8 PM, Bill Passalacqua, Ginn Sisters, Jeff Lazaroff. 773-525-2508.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Fri 7/30, 8:15 PM, Kristin Lems. Fri 8/6, 8:15 PM, Eric Noden & Joe Filisko. Sat 8/7, 2 PM, song circle. 630-969-9720.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

DIAMOND JIM GREENE Free concert. Sun 8/8, 3:30 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4626 N. Manor. 312-742-7529.

MORGAN PARK ROOTS 28TH ANNUAL HOMECOMING See Fairs & Festivals.

ROSA'S LOUNGE BLUES CRUISE with Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band featuring Nellie Travis. Sat 7/31, 12:30 AM, aboard Spirit of Chicago, departing from Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 773-342-0452 or www.rosaslounge.com.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Clubs

ABEL'S 125 Center, Grayslake: Sat 7/31, 7:30 PM, King Robinson & the Housewreckers with Bruce Williams. 847-548-2003.

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

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 9 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 7/30, Frank Bang. Sat 7/31, Joanna Connor. Tue 8/3, Liz Mandville Greeson hosts the jam. Wed 8/4, Chainsaw Dupont. Fri 8/6, Rob Stone & the C-Notes. Sat 8/7, Joan Baby. 847-424-9800.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, Fri 7/30, and Sat 7/31, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Mondays, Fri 8/6, and Sat 8/7, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 8/3, Linsey Alexander Band with Big Time Sarah. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/30 and Sat 7/31, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Fri 8/6, Sat 8/7, Sundays, and Thursdays, Shirley Johnson Band. Tue 8/3, John Primer & the Real Deal Band with Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-661-0100.

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 7/30, Joanna Connor. Sat 7/31, Jimmy Johnson. Sun 8/1, Sam Goode & His Cruisin' Blues Machine. Mon 8/2, Bonnie Lee. Tue 8/3, Scotty & the Bad Boys. Wed 8/4, Joanna Connor. Thu 8/5, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. Fri 8/6, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Sat 8/7, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sun 8/8, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots. 773-528-1012.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM; free acoustic shows at 5:30 PM Fridays and 6 PM Saturdays. Fri 7/30, 5:30 PM, Diamond Jim Greene; 9 PM, Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings, Doug McDonald. Sat 7/31, 6 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9:30 PM, Long John Hunter, Devil in a Woodpile. Sun 8/1, Vino Louden. Mon 8/2, Jimmy Burns hosts the jam. Tue 8/3, Jessie & the Raindogs. Wed 8/4, Jimmy Johnson. Thu 8/5, Phil Guy. Fri 8/6, 5:30 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 9 PM, E.C. Scott, Willie Kent & the Gents. Sat 8/7, 6 PM, Diamond Jim Greene; 9:30 PM, Hubert Sumlin, Nick Moss. Sun 8/8, Dave Specter. 312-427-0333.

CASHMOE & PHIL'S 3513 W. Madison: Saturdays, 11 PM, Bobby "Slim" James with Joann Graham. 773-936-8550.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Music at 10 PM. Fri 7/30, Eric Noden. 773-489-4757.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM. Fri 7/30, Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets with Sam Myers. 630-513-0074.

CIRCLE INN 7300 Circle, Forest Park: Fri 7/30, 9:30 PM, Madman Duo. 708-771-2123.

DELL RHEA'S CHICKEN BASKET 645 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 8 PM. Fridays, Motor City Josh. 630-325-0780.

DONNELLI'S 515 Rockland, Lake Bluff: Fri 7/30, 9 PM, Barrelhouse Chuck Band (no cover). 847-234-0225.

EAST OF THE RYAN 914 E. 79th: Sat 7/31, 9 PM, Denise LaSalle (see Critic's Choice), Jo Jo Murray & the Top Flight Blues Band. 773-488-1000.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Tuesdays, open mike with Eric Lauren. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by the Innocents. Thursdays, open jam with Madman Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Sat 7/31, 9 PM, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Rhythm Rockets (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7:30). Sat 8/7, 9 PM, Downtown Charlie Brown. 630-416-4898.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Music at 8:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays (no cover), 9:30 PM Saturdays. Sat 7/31, Frank Bang's Secret Stash. Tue 8/3, Big D Blues Revue. Thu 8/5, Lenny Spatafore hosts the blues jam. Sat 8/7, 9:30 PM, Buzz Kilman & the Blues Rocket Scientists with Pat Smillie. 708-484-3610.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 7/30, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sat 7/31, Chicago Playboys. Sun 8/1, Maurice John Vaughn. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 8/3, Nick Moss & the Flip Tops. Wed 8/4, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Thu 8/5 through Sat 8/7, Chicago Red Hots. 312-923-2000.

JERRY'S 4838 W. 183rd, Country Club Hills: Sundays, 7-11 PM, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. First Thursday of every month, 7-11:30 PM, Snatch Inc. 708-647-6519.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 8/7, 10 PM, Les Getrex & Creole Cookin'. 773-348-7592.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 7/30 and Sat 7/31, Byther Smith. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band, Linsey Alexander. Mondays, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers, Sam Goode. Tuesdays, Les Getrex, Joanna Connor, Quintus McCormick. Wednesdays, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats, Jimmy Burns. Thursdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Fri 8/6 and Sat 8/7, Son Seals. 773-477-4646.

MR. BILL'S 1246 W. 127th, Calumet Park: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Howard Scott & the World Band. 708-388-9760.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Fri 7/30, 3:30 PM, Rhythm City. 312-595-7437.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Sat 7/31, Lurrie Bell. 773-252-1155.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 7/30, Mississippi Heat, Keith Scott Trio. 847-328-0399.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays; no cover. Fri 7/30, Keith Scott Trio. Sat 7/31, Mississippi Heat. 847-243-3700.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Wed 8/4, Jasper Buchanan. Sat 8/7, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners with Fiddlin' Andy. 815-477-0340.

REDFISH 400 N. State: Music in the Voodoo Lounge at 9:30 PM. Fri 7/30 and Sat 7/31, Howard Scott & the World Band. Fri 8/6 and Sat 8/7, Linsey Alexander. 312-467-1600.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Mondays, 9:30 PM, Carlos Johnson & friends. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Fri 7/30 and Sat 7/31, 9:30 PM, Willie Davis & the All-Star Band with Brian Lupo. Sat 7/31, 12:30 AM, Rosa's Lounge Blues Cruise with Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band featuring Nellie Travis, aboard Spirit of Chicago, departing from Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. Tuesdays, 10 PM, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Eddie Taylor Jr. with Ariyo & Tony Manguillo. Fri 8/6, 9:30 PM, Lurrie Bell Band. Sat 8/7, 9:30 PM, Carlos Johnson. 773-342-0452.

SHAW'S OYSTER BAR 21 E. Hubbard: Music at 7:30 PM; no cover. Sun 8/1, John Kattke. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 7/30, Vance Kelly. Sat 7/31, Jimmy Burns. Fri 8/6, JoAnne Graham. Sat 8/7, Andre Taylor. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 7/30, Chicago Blues Angels. Sat 7/31, Billy Flynn Band. 773-772-6656.

TIME-OUT LOUNGE 8216 S. Vincennes: Wednesdays, 7 PM, Eric Davis & His New School Blues Band. 773-224-8430.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Fri 8/6, 8:15 PM, Eric Noden & Joe Filisko. 630-969-9720.

Jazz

Concerts

BMR4 Thu 8/5, 5-10 PM, Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-939-2438.

MAGGIE BROWN & SENEBELLA perform with Robert Irving II; an exhibit by Dayo Laoye will be on display. Sun 8/1, 7:30 PM, Steele Life Art Gallery, 4655 S. King (2nd floor). 773-536-6555.

PETER CALLAWAY Free concert. Fri 8/6, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

ELAINE DAME DUO Free concert. Fri 7/30, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

ALAN GRESIK'S SWING SHIFT ORCHESTRA performs at Chicago SummerDance (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM). Fri 8/6, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

HORNER PARK JAZZ BAND Free concert. Fri 7/30, 6:30 PM, Athletic Field Park, 3546 W. Addison. 773-478-2889.

Jazz Heritage Fest See Fairs & Festivals.

VICTOR PARRA'S MAMBO EXPRESS Free concert. Sat 7/31, 6:30 PM, Avondale Park, 3516 W. School. 312-742-7581.

BILL PORTER ORCHESTRA Free concert. Wed 8/4, 6:30 PM, Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. 773-478-3538.

RAT PACK JAZZ WITH THE FRANK LAMPHERE QUARTET Free concert. Sat 7/31, 6 PM, Creekside Park, 0S211 Winfield Rd., Winfield. 630-871-9711.

SUENOS Free concert. Sun 8/8, 2 PM, Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington, Evanston. 847-866-0300.

JIM WALKER & FREE FLIGHT Preceded by a preconcert talk by Jim Walker at 7 PM. Sat 7/31, 8 PM, Wilson Hall, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

COREY WILKES TRIO Free concert. Tue 8/3, 5:30 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

Jazz

Clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 7/30, noon, Franz Jackson. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9 PM, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. Saturdays, 6 PM, and Sundays, 7 PM, Martin Bany River North Quartet. Sat 7/31, 9:30 PM, Eric Schneider. 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. Tuesdays, 5 PM, Bobby Lewis/Jim Ryan Quintet; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesdays, noon, Rich Moore & 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 8/7, 6 and 9:30 PM, April Aloisio, Alexandra Billings, Katherine Davis, Eugenia Elliott, Beaky Johnston, Martha Lorin, Susan May, Joanie Pallatto, Linda Tate perform with Bobby Schiff, Sparrow, Dan Shapera, and Michael Raynor at the 7th annual Women of Southport Festival. 312-642-6805.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Sun 8/1 and Mon 8/2, Cathy Davis. Tue 8/3 through Sat 8/7, System 7. Sun 8/8, Bobby Lewis. 312-751-2433.

BANDERA 535 N. Michigan: Restaurant. Fridays, 7 PM, and Wednesdays, 6:30 PM, Bob Dogan, Joe Adamik & Mark Beringer. 312-644-3524.

BASTA PASTA 6733 N. Olmsted: Thursdays, 8:30 PM, Scott Earl Holman & Frank Portolese (no cover). 773-763-0667.

BISTRO MARGOT 1437 N. Wells: Restaurant; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Heather Moran. 312-587-3660.

BRAXTON'S SEAFOOD GRILL Oakbrook Mall, 3 Oakbrook Ctr., Oak Brook: Sat 7/31, 7:30 PM, John Bany, Don Stille, Charlie Braugham & vocalist Claudia Stefanski. 630-574-2155.

BURGUNDY INN 2706 N. Ashland: Sundays, 5-9 PM, Albert G./Paul Basa. 773-327-0303.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Fri 7/30, 8:30 PM, Matt Pinizotto Trio. Tue 8/3, 8 PM, Al Keeler. Fri 8/6, 8:30 PM, Barry Winograd Trio. 847-256-8870.

CAFFE DE LUCA 1721 N. Damen: Thursdays, 8 PM, Sam Macy & Dan Effland. 773-342-6000.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Fri 7/30, 10 PM, Lloyd Wilson Trio. Sat 7/31, 9:30 PM, Deep Chicago Rhythm Owls. 773-384-2547.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM; all-ages. Sat 7/31, Nick Fryer Quartet. 773-463-0158.

CARLUCCI'S 250 Marriott, Lincolnshire: Fri 7/30, 7 PM, Elaine Dame Duo (no cover). 847-478-0990.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. 847-647-8282.

CHARLEMAGNE LOUNGE Hotel Baker, 100 Main, Saint Charles: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 7/31, Barry Winograd Duo. Fri 8/6, Mark Colby Duo. 630-584-2100.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/6, Ken Shiokawa Trio. 773-489-4757.

CHICAGO BEACH CAFE Theater on the Lake, Fullerton & Lake Shore Dr.: Sundays, 1 PM, Tony Morrison Quartet. 773-404-3600.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the lounge after 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays, 6:30 PM Tuesdays and Wednesdays; no cover. Fri 7/30 and Fri 8/6, Greg Vasquez Trio. Sat 7/31, Dave Simone Trio. Tue 8/3, Dave Allen. Wed 8/4, Dan Myers. Thu 8/5, Bob Davis Trio. Sat 8/7, Ed Coward Trio. 847-969-9900.

COQ D'OR Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Piano bar and restaurant; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM, Vince Willis; 9:30 PM, Craig Lanigan & Arlene Bardelle. Saturdays, 11:30 AM-3:30 PM, Sami Scot. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Colleen McNabb & Tom Muellner. Mondays, 7 PM, Bob Moreen; 9:30 PM, Sami Scot. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Bob Moreen; 9:30 PM, Colleen McNabb, Tom Muellner, and Bill Klewitz. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7 PM, Elizabeth Doyle; 9:30 PM, Craig Lanigan & Arlene Bardelle. 312-932-4623.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Wed 8/4, 8 PM, Yoko Noge. Sun 8/8, 9 PM, Martha Lorin. 773-278-1830.

DELANEY & MURPHY'S 3400 W. Euclid, Arlington Heights: Wednesdays, 5 PM, Scott Earl Holman (no cover); 8 PM, Scott Earl Holman Quartet. 847-394-3090.

LA DONNA 5146 N. Clark: Restaurant. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Joanna Ashley & John Beard. 773-561-9400.

EAST OF THE RYAN 914 E. 79th: Sundays, 5 PM, Jazz Explosion. 773-488-1000.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 8/3, 9:30 PM, Dragons 1976. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music on the deck at 7 PM; no cover. Fri 7/30, Andy Meacham Trio. Sat 7/31, WesBound Trane. Fri 8/6, Airborne. Sat 8/7, Matt Erion Trio. 630-377-9222.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 8/1, 6 PM, Prohibition Orchestra of Chicago. Sun 8/8, 6 PM, John Burnett Orchestra. 708-788-2118 or 312-559-1212.

GALE STREET INN 4914 N. Milwaukee: Fri 7/30 and Fri 8/6, 9 PM, Eldee Young Trio. 773-725-1300.

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

GIBSON'S 5464 River Rd., Rosemont: No cover. Sundays and Tuesdays, 5 PM, Scott Earl Holman (no cover). 847-928-9900.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 7/30, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Soulio. Sat 7/31, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble. Sun 8/1, 8 PM, David DeCosta Quartet (no cover). Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Jose Valdes Trio (no cover); 9:30 PM, Edgar Marroquin, Luis Rivera & Carlos Latalladi spin mambo, salsa, cha-cha, bachata, and merengue. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. 773-395-0066.

GREEN DOOR TAVERN 678 N. Orleans: Thursdays, 9 PM, Jimijon Jazz Experience (no cover). 312-664-5496.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fridays, 5-8 PM, Ben Rudolph (no cover). Fri 7/30, 9 PM, and Sat 7/31, 8 PM, Greg Osby Four (see Critic's Choice). Fridays, 1:30-4 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Saturdays, midnight-5 AM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 8/1, 7 PM, Kelly Brand, Al Erich & Scott Hertenstein perform at the Uptown Poetry Slam, with poet/musicologist Dr. Kwasi Adounum. Sun 8/1 and Sun 8/8, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue Organ Trio. Wed 8/4, 9 PM, Deanna Witkowski Trio. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 8/6, 9 PM, and Sat 8/7, 8 PM, Wil Blades Organ Quartet. 773-878-5552.

HAPPY VILLAGE 1059 N. Wolcott: Bar with beer garden. Mondays, 9 PM, Louis Stockwell Organ Quartet (no cover). 773-486-1512.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Mon 8/2, 9:30 PM, Mocco Pazza. Thursdays, 9:45 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Wooden Leg. 773-227-4433.

HOTEL BAKER 100 Main, Saint Charles: Wed 8/4, Guy Fricano Ensemble performs in the Rainbow Room. 630-584-2100.

HOTEL INTERCONTINENTAL 505 N. Michigan: Music in the salon and bar; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Thursdays, 8 PM, Judy Roberts. 312-944-4100.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8:30 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. 312-362-9707.

HOUSTON'S 616 N. Rush: Restaurant with music after 5:30 PM. Tuesdays, Bob Dogan, Joe Adamik & Paul Martin. 312-649-1121.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Sun 8/1, 9:30 PM, David Boykin Expanse (no cover). 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 7/30 through Sun 8/1, Junior Mance Trio. Tue 8/3 through Sun 8/8, Charles McPherson Quartet. 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant with music after 6 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 5 PM Mondays through Thursdays, and 4 PM Sundays. Wednesdays, John Kattke Trio. 312-595-5299.

JULIUS MEINL COFFEEHOUSE 3601 N. Southport: Music at 8 PM. Fri 7/30, Damian Espinosa Duo. 773-868-1857.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 6:30 PM, Kimberly Gordon (no cover). Fri 7/30, 10 PM, Zach Brock & the Coffee Achievers. Sat 7/31, 10 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Spider Saloff & the Uptown String Trio. Mon 8/2, 9 PM, Jodie Christian, George Fludas, Scott Burns. First Tuesday of every month, 9 PM, Brian O'Hern hosts "Chanteuse," a showcase for vocalists (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach Quartet (no cover). Fri 8/6, 10 PM, Soulio. 773-348-7592.

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. First Wednesday of every month, Malachi Thompson's Freebop Band with Senebella. 773-493-3477.

LELIA JANE'S 1008 W. Armitage: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM (3 PM-3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fri 7/30 and Wednesdays, Fat Boy Clark. 773-665-7885.

LEOPARD LOUNGE 1645 W. Cortland: First Tuesday of every month, 10 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet (no cover). 773-862-7877.

MARK ANTHONY'S 155 N. Aberdeen: Restaurant. Fridays, 7 PM, Denise La Grassa Trio. 312-421-3477.

MINX 111 W. Hubbard: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, 6 PM, Around 3. 312-828-9000.

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Wed 8/4, Dave Miller Group. 630-688-8866.

NEGRO LEAGUE CAFE 301 E. 43rd: Saturdays, 8 PM, Greg Vazquez Trio. 773-536-7000.

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

O'BRIEN'S 1528 N. Wells: Thursdays, 7 PM, Rob Zettl Trio. 312-787-3131.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Peter Oprisko Duo. 630-782-9091.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Sat 7/31, Curtis Robinson. 847-328-0399.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9 PM. Mondays, Don Tisch Quintet. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 7/30, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Sat 7/31, Jazz Conspiracy. Sundays, Russell Alan Rowe Trio (no cover). Mondays, Alison Ruble & Jeremy Kahn (no cover). Tuesdays, Typhanie Monique & Neal Alger (no cover). Wednesdays, Jeannie Tanner & Ryan Cohan. Thursdays, Frank Russell Trio. Fri 8/6, Typhanie Monique Quartet. Sat 8/7, BMR4. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay Rd., Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Tuesdays, Mark Madsen (no cover). 847-266-1313.

SALA CAFE 4202 W. Irving Park: Mondays, 8 PM, Around 3. 312-804-1846.

SIGNATURE ROOM 95th floor, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Music at 6:30 PM. Sun 8/1 and Sun 8/8, 11 AM-2 PM, Bill Peterson. Fridays, 6:30 PM, Bill Peterson & Rich Fudoli. Sat 8/7, 6:30 PM, Bill Peterson & Dan Delorenzo. 312-787-9596.

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

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Thu 8/5, 9:30 PM, Raymond Macdonald with Aram Shelton, Jim Baker, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Jason Roebke, Tim Daisy. 773-862-3616.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Sat 7/31, 8 PM, Lorna Boston Band. Mondays, 1 AM, Mark Madsen. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, Lorna Boston Band hosts the pro jam, Lorna Boston. Thursdays, 10:30 PM, Luiz Ewerling & A Cor do Brasil; 1:30 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 7/30, Greg Ward, Jason Ajemian & Isaiah Spencer. Sat 7/31, David Boykin Expanse. Sundays, 6:30 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett & percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, Greg Ward & friends. Thursdays, Vincent Davis Quartet. Fri 8/6, Jarrod Harris. Sat 8/7, David Boykin Expanse. 312-791-9050.

VINCITORI 14 N. Cass, Westmont: Fri 7/30, 7 PM, John Mose Quartet. 630-663-9467.

WHEATON GRAND THEATER 123 Hale, Wheaton: Mon 8/2, 8 PM, Dave Miller/Dave Hartsman Quartet perform, followed by an open jazz jam at 9 PM. 630-221-0667.

ZZA ZZO 551 N. Ogden: Saturdays, 10 PM, Denise La Grassa Quartet with John Kregor, Alex Bednarke, and Dave Beegan. 312-733-9000.

Experimental

Concerts

DAVID BOYKIN performs improvised music while writers engage in stream-of-consciousness writing projected for viewing, with Duriel Harris, Nicole Mitchell, Thaione, Jennifer Karmin, Natasha Tarpley, and Heather Ireland. Fri 7/30, 8 PM, Spareroom, 2416 W. North. www.spareroomchicago.org.

Experimental

Clubs

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Wed 8/4, 9 PM, Kinski with Makoto Kawabata, Nisennenmondai, Spires That in the Sunset Rise, By Lightning to the Womb perform at the Million Tongues Festival (see the Meter), with "sideshow performances" by Monostripe and Farms. Thu 8/5, 9 PM, Jutok Kaneko & Koji Shimura, LSD-March, Taurpis Tula, Josephine Foster & the Supposed perform at the Million Tongues Festival (see the Meter), with "sideshow performances" by Panicsville and Innerthrone. Fri 8/6, 9 PM, Mick Farren with Plastic Crimewave Sound, Civilized Age, Espers, Cherry Blossoms perform at the Million Tongues Festival (see the Meter), with "sideshow performances" by Born Heller, Frankie Delmane, and Lichens. Sat 8/7, 9 PM, Michael Yonkers, Charalambides, Matt Valentine & Erika Elder, PG Six perform at the Million Tongues Festival (see the Meter), with "sideshow performances" by Nick Castro and Goldblood. Sun 8/8, 9:30 PM, Simon Finn, Six Organs of Admittance, Chris Corsano & Paul Flaherty, Fursaxa perform at the Million Tongues Festival (see the Meter), with "sideshow performances" by Tom Carter, M.V. Carbon, and Davenport. 773-276-3600 or 800-594-8499.

International

Concerts

BANDA MANZANERA performs at Chicago SummerDance (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM). Thu 8/5, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

DJS SPIN tropical music in three studios, with dance performances by La Rueda de Casino Salsa Team and Orville Small. Sat 7/31, 9 PM, Latin Street Dancing Studios, 540 N. LaSalle (5th floor). 312-427-2572.

MINIANKA AFRICAN DRUM AND DANCE ENSEMBLE Free concert. Fri 7/30, 12:15 PM, Millennium Monument, Michigan & Randolph. 312-744-6630.

REBBESOUL Sun 8/1, 7:30 PM, Club Menorah, 2800 W. Sherwyn. 773-550-1543.

HECTOR SILVIERA Y SU ORQUESTA Free concert with dance instruction. Thu 8/5, 6 PM, Bank One Plaza, Davis & Orrington, Evanston. 847-328-5864.

SUR SUDHA Nepali music concert and benefit for construction of a senior residence facility in Nepal. Sat 7/31, 7 PM, Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern University School of Law, 375 E. Chicago. 312-953-7192, 773-334-7101, or 877-230-2585.

International

Clubs

ARKADASH CAFE 5721 N. Clark: Belly dancing show with Khazna at 10:30 PM and 12:30 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Yagmour performs Turkish music (with a belly dancing show). 773-506-2233.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Sun 8/8, 8 PM, Yves Francois et Rocambu Jazz. 773-245-0399.

CHROMIUM 817 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Wednesdays, DJ Cojoe B spins reggae and dancehall. 312-666-8106.

CLEARWATER THEATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Thu 8/5, 7:30 PM, Yabba Griffith. 847-836-8820.

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Fri 7/30, Sun 8/1, Sat 8/7, and Sun 8/8, Dub Dis. Sat 7/31, Thu 8/5, and Fri 8/6, Hydro. Wed 8/4, Indika. 773-348-3998.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin salsa. 630-416-4898.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 7/30, 10 PM, Chicago Afrobeat Project, Treologic. Fri 8/6, 9 PM, Cibelle, Scottinho & Cash. 312-362-9707.

LALO'S 500 N. LaSalle: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Carlos Latalladi, DJ Kimani & El Papichulo spin salsa dura and tropical music (no cover). 312-427-2572.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Sundays, 11 AM-5 PM, Caribbean Castaways perform at the reggae brunch. 773-384-1040.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Sundays, midnight, Papa G spins reggae. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba (with dance lessons). Sat 8/7, 1 AM, Chicago Afrobeat Project. 773-489-0011.

TASTE OF PERU 6545 N. Clark: Fridays, 7:15 PM, Trio Peru. 773-381-4540.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Sundays, 8 PM, Roots Revival with Joe Thomas & Elliot Taggart. 312-266-7761.

VOODOO 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin after 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays, after 9 PM Saturdays. Tuesdays, DJ Charly & Jr. Lopez spin Latin rock, pop, and alternative. Tue 8/3, 9:30 PM, Damian Rivero. Thursdays, DJ El Papichulo spins salsa, merengue, cumbia, and bachata. 847-969-1602.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 7/30, Soulfyah. Sat 7/31, Flex Crew. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis (no cover). Wednesdays, Wicked Face & Shock Wave spin dancehall. Thu 8/5, Carl Brown. Fri 8/6, Ark Band. Sat 8/7, Carl Brown, Zeleke. 773-327-4273.

Classical

CAFFE DE LUCA 1721 N. Damen: Wed 8/4, 6:30-8:30 PM, guitarist Matt Faunce. 773-342-6000.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS in a free concert (Brahms, Ran). Mon 8/2, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS SIXTH ANNUAL SUMMER OPERA Jay Paul Skelton conducts Ravel's The Bewitched Child & Satie's Genevieve de Brabant. Tue 8/3 and Fri 8/6, 7 PM (free admission; advance tickets required), Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630. Sat 8/7, 7 PM (free admission), Humboldt Park, 1440 N. Sacramento. 312-744-6630. Sun 8/8, 2 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. 773-445-3838.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park: Fri 7/30, 8 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with the Chicago Symphony Chorus, the Apollo Chorus Chicago, the Chicago Children's Choir & vocal soloists (Mahler, Symphony no. 8). See Critic's Choice. Sat 7/31, 7 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with sopranos Renee Fleming & Heidi Grant Murphy, mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, pianist Lang Lang & others (Higdon, R. Strauss, Chopin, Vaughan Williams, Saint-Saens, Ravel). Sun 8/1, 7 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with soprano Renee Fleming (Handel, Massenet, Puccini, Rodgers). Fri 8/6, 8 PM, James Conlon, conductor, with pianist Peter Serkin (Mozart, Lieberson, Dvorak). Sat 8/7, 8 PM, James Conlon, conductor, with pianist Peter Serkin (Hailstork, Mozart, Dvorak). Sun 8/8, 7 PM, James Conlon, conductor, with cellist Lynn Harrell (Barber, Mozart, Dvorak). 847-266-5100.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Joseph Glymph conducts a free joint concert (Mussorgsky, Sibelius, Griffes, Thomas, Mendelssohn, Liszt). Sun 8/1, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-341-1521.

NATHAN COLE & KUANG-HAO HUANG violin & piano, in a free Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Beethoven, Sarasate). Wed 8/4, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LARRY COMBS, JENNIFER COMBS & DEBORAH SOBOL clarinet, cello & piano, perform music of Brahms in a free concert. Tue 8/3, 5:45 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-787-7360.

LUIS ANTONIO GALVEZ-ALCANTARA tenor, with pianist Stuart Leitch in a free concert (Mozart, Thompson, Morales, Shannon). Sun 8/8, 3 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 847-673-0724 or 773-327-8103.

GRANT PARK APPRENTICE CHORALE Christopher Bell conducts a free concert. Thu 8/5, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

GRANT PARK ORCHESTRA Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 100 N. Michigan: Fri 7/30, 6:30 PM, James Paul conducts Bruckner's Symphony no. 9 in D minor. Sat 7/31, 6:30 PM, James Paul conducts a Venetian Night program of movie music (Rodgers, Arnold, Rosza, Williams & others). Wed 8/4, 6:30 PM, Hannu Lintu conducts an all-Puccini program. Fri 8/6, 6:30 PM, and Sat 8/7, 7:30 PM, Sebastian Weigle, conductor (Rossini, Corigliano, Dvorak). 312-742-4763.

HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL ORGAN RECITALS Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State: Sun 8/1, 4 PM, Alan Hommerding. Sun 8/8, 6:15 PM, Melody Jackson Turner. 312-664-6963.

JULIUS MEINL COFFEEHOUSE 3601 N. Southport: Music at 8 PM. Sat 7/31, Sharon Chung & Herine Coetzee. 773-868-1857.

MARK LEE carillon. Sun 8/8, 6 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-2100.

LORRAINE HUNT LIEBERSON & PETER SERKIN mezzo-soprano & piano (Brahms, Handel, Debussy, Lieberson, Mozart). Thu 8/5, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

HEIDI GRANT MURPHY & KEVIN MURPHY soprano & piano (Boulanger, Schubert, Rachmaninoff & others). Tue 8/3, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

STUDENTS OF NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE in a "gala finale" program (Mozart, Shostakovich, Tull, Owens). Fri 7/30, 2 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWEST CHICAGO SUMMER SYMPHONY Enrique Vilaseco conducts a free concert (Haydn, Mozart, Viotti, Pleyel). Sun 8/8, 3 PM, Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett. 773-481-8863.

RAVINIA STEANS INSTITUTE FOR YOUNG ARTISTS Fri 7/30, 5:45 PM, and Sat 7/31 and Sun 8/1, 4:45 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

RUSSIAN SHALOM CHOIR & CHILDREN'S CAMPANELLA CHOIR in a free concert. Fri 8/6, 7:30 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

PETER SERKIN piano (Knussen, Takemitsu, Berio, Messiaen, Bull, Dowland, Bach). Mon 8/2, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

DICK VAN DIJK carillon. Sun 8/1, 6 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-2100.

WOODSTOCK MOZART FESTIVAL Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock: Sat 7/31, 8 PM, and Sun 8/1, 3 PM, Catherine Comet, conductor, with trumpeter Ross Beacraft, the Vienna Piano Trio, and the Woodstock Mozart Festival Orchestra (Mozart, Beethoven). Sat 8/7, 8 PM, and Sun 8/8, 3 PM, Gregory Vadja, conductor, with pianist Roberto Prosseda & the Woodstock Mozart Festival Orchestra in an all-Mozart program. 815-338-5300.

In-Stores

ANNE-MARIE AKIN Thu 8/5, 7 PM, Eclecticity, 3162 N. Clark. 773-929-3080.

PAIGE BRUBECK Sat 8/7, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

DAN ENNIS Fri 8/6, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

DAVID GARZA Sun 8/1, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 4718 N. Broadway. 773-334-7338.

BETH GILLIS Fri 7/30, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

TOM HENRY Sat 8/7, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

BEN HOLLIS Fri 7/30, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

LOW DOWN BROWN & THE 409'S Sat 7/31, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

SALLY Fri 8/6, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

SEVEN DAY RUN Sat 7/31, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

Open Mikes & Jams

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike with Home Cookin' (in the pub). 773-478-4408 or 866-777-8932.

AJ'S HORSE AROUND LOUNGE 114 W. Washington, Round Lake Park: Mondays, 7:30 PM, blues jam hosted by King Robinson & the Housewreckers. 847-546-3314.

AUSTIN'S 481 Peterson, Libertyville: Wednesdays, 8 PM-1 AM, blues jam hosted by the Bruce Williams Blues Orkestra. 847-549-1972.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Scottish McMillan & Don Maloney. 847-381-8585.

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

CRUSH 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, acoustic open mike (no cover). 773-528-7569.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Mondays, 7:30 PM, open mike and show tune sing-along with George Howe. 773-278-1830.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike (no cover). 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 180 N. Smith, Palatine: Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Rock Club open mike and band showcase hosted by Karla. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, Jazz Masters host a jazz jam session (no cover). 773-549-5549.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fridays, 7-11 PM, open mike hosted by Tim Tea, with a featured artist at 9 PM (3rd Friday of the month is unplugged). 630-922-9821.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike (in the SideBar). 708-788-2118 or 312-559-1212.

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

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Nancy Antevski. 773-525-7313.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Wed 8/4, 9 PM, Martin Gollogly hosts an open mike (no cover). 773-929-0944.

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

KAFEIN 1621 Chicago, Evanston: Mondays, 8:30 PM, open mike. 847-491-1621.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Mondays, 10 PM, Danfunk Railroad & Tony Mojica host an open jam with guest DJs (no cover). 773-489-0011.

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

PIZZA PALACE 117 Addison, Elmhurst: Sat 7/31, 9 PM, open mike. 630-834-5900.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: First Tuesday of every month, 8:30 PM, bluegrass jam. 773-274-3239.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Downstairs in the lounge: Mondays, 9 PM, acoustic open mike hosted by Ciso Lobo (no cover). Tuesdays, 6 PM-1:30 AM, open mike hosted by Strike III & Undecided1, with DJs Artek, Verb, Norman Rockwell, Maryjane & D-Double. Thursdays, 6 PM-1:30 AM, open mike for poetry and spoken word hosted by Jordan Taggart, with live music. 773-278-6600.

TASTE OF PERU 6545 N. Clark: Saturdays, 7:30 PM, open mike. 773-381-4540.

VAUGHAN'S PUB 2917 N. Sheffield: No cover. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, acoustic open jam hosted by Anto & Tony (21+). 773-281-8188.

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.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 7/31, open stage. 312-943-7815.

Fairs & Festivals

BELIZE DAY IN THE PARK Washington Park, 57th & Payne: Sun 8/1, 4:30-9:30 PM, Belizean Vibes, Nelson Gill & the Caribbean Rhythm Band, Rhodee, Bootsie Rankin, Klean Off Krew, Survivors, Original Bamboo. 773-881-0412.

B.L.O.C.K. FESTIVAL 79th & Luella: Sat 7/31, noon-6 PM, In Spirit and in Truth, Mic Diddy, Monique Whittington, Nick Snipes, Power, Evidence Christian Center, Antoine Phillips. 773-955-1681.

EDGEBROOK SUMMER FESTIVAL Devon & Central: Fri 8/6, 11 AM-3 PM, Rerun. 773-775-0378.

FIESTA DEL SOL Cermak between Throop & Morgan: Fri 7/30, 5 PM, Membe; 6 PM, Karyzje; 7 PM, Jose Valdez y Su Orquesta; 8 PM, Aladdin; 9 PM, Grupo Manzanera. Sat 7/31, 1 PM, Onix; 2 PM, Reencuentro; 3 PM, Chema y Su Banda; 4 PM, Grupo Diluvio; 5 PM, Carinoso Musical; 6 PM, Grupo Sereno; 7 PM, Los Crudos; 8 PM, Los Panchis; 9 PM, Aleks Syntak. Sun 8/1, noon, Revelacion 98; 1 PM, Onix; 2 PM, Corazon Norteno; 3 PM, Ansiedad; 4 PM, Rival; 5 PM, Echiceras de Jungla; 6 PM, Interogacion; 7 PM, Trinity; 8 PM, Los Horoscopos. 312-666-2663.

GHANAFEST Washington Park, 5400 S. Cottage Grove: Sat 7/31, 11 AM-10 PM, Dansika, Ghanatta Internationale. 773-425-7318.

GOLD COAST ART FAIR Superior & Huron between Clark & Franklin: Fri 8/6, noon-6 PM, Cirrus Falcon, Russell Donnolen, Malcolm Watson, Ariane Lydon. Sat 8/7 and Sun 8/8, 10 AM-6 PM, Cirrus Falcon, Russell Donnolen, Malcolm Watson, Ariane Lydon, Showtyme Jazz Duo. 847-444-9600.

JAZZ HERITAGE FEST South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr.: Sat 8/7, 12:30-8:30 PM, Ahmad Jamal, Nicholas Payton, Nnenna Freelon, Oscar Brown Jr., Two for Brazil, Fernando Jones, Billy Branch, Freida Lee, Jose Valdes. 773-734-2000.

LAFAYETTE PLAZA NEIGHBORHOOD FESTIVAL Vincennes between 70th & 71st: Sat 8/7, noon, Spiderman; 12:30 PM, Black on Black Love; 1:30 PM, Rico; 2 PM, IBU; 4 PM, Hype Parking Jazz Band; 7 PM, Shorty Mack. 773-488-3003.

LAKE COUNTY FOLK FESTIVAL Paulus Park, Rte. 12 north of Rte. 22, Lake Zurich: Sun 8/1, 12:30 PM, Bill Robinson; 1:15 PM, Mackie Redd; 2 PM, Dev Singh; 2:45 PM, Thursday's Child; 3:30 PM, Mark Dvorak; 4:15 PM, Teflons; 5 PM, Mike & Amy Finders; 5:45 PM, Michael Smith. 847-949-5355.

MORGAN PARK ROOTS 28TH ANNUAL HOMECOMING Ada Park, 11250 S. Ada: Sat 8/7, noon, Wentworth Church of God in Christ Choir; 1 PM, Crown of Life Church Choir; 1:30 PM, Lenasia Tyson; 2 PM, Mary Glenn; 2:30 PM, Richelda Jones; 3 PM, Mount Joy Church Choir & others; 4:30 PM, Jackie Williams; 6 PM, Angela Bailey. 773-239-0358.

NORTHALSTED MARKET DAYS Halsted between Belmont & Addison: Sat 8/7, 1:30 PM, Mab Lab, Generations; 3 PM, Von Trapp Children, Katie Todd Band, Those Kids; 5 PM, Lynne Jordan, Aaron English, Dylan Rice; 6:30 PM, Spookie Daly Pride, Vanessa Davis Band; 7 PM, Jimy Rogers & the Mauds; 8:30 PM, Pansy Division, Buckwheat Zydeco, Shelby Lynne. Sun 8/8, noon, Ripley Caine, Last of the Showmen; 1:30 PM, Kimi Hayes, Patty Elvis Band, Groovepushers; 3 PM, Jerry DeVivo Band, Frayne; 3:30 PM, Ember Swift; 4:30 PM, Praful, Funkadesi; 5 PM, Melissa Ferrick; 6 PM, Powder; 6:30 PM, P-1, Jinx Titanic; 8 PM, A Flock of Seagulls, Cathy Richardson; 8:30 PM, Lady Miss Kier. 773-868-3010.

ST. STANISLAUS BISHOP & MARTYR PARISH FAMILY CARNIVAL on the grounds of St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr Church, 5352 W. Belden: Fri 7/30, 7:30 PM, Just 4 Kicks, Adam's Band. Sat 7/31, 7:30 PM, Downtown Sound; 8 PM, Bialo Czerwoni. Sun 8/1, 7:30 PM, One More Tyme, Polonaise Band. 773-237-5800.

SANTA LUCIA SUMMERFEST 30th & Wells: Fri 7/30, 7-10 PM, Bob Immundo & the Hi-Line Band. Sun 8/1, 5-9 PM, Bob Immundo & the Hi-Line Band. 312-842-6115.

TASTE OF SOUTH LOOP Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan: Sat 8/7, 11 AM-4:40 PM, Meisha Herron & Friendz. 312-225-4951.

21 CHICAGO SUMMER YOUTH FESTIVAL Foster Park, 1440 W. 84th: Sat 7/31, 10 AM-6 PM, Kwiet Storm, K-Fox, Teefa & Twone Gabz, Arrogant, Deon Cole, Damon Williams & others. 312-744-3315.

WICKER PARK SUMMERFEST Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen: Sat 7/31, 1 PM, Empyrean; 2 PM, Black Box; 2:45 PM, Life at Sea; 4 PM, Down the Line, Canasta; 5:15 PM, Sybris; 6 PM, Troubled Hubble; 6:30 PM, M's; 7:45 PM, Sights; 8 PM, Wheat; 9 PM, Posies (see Critic's Choice on Ken Stringfellow). Sun 8/1, 11 AM, Deliverance Singers; 1 PM, Spread; 2 PM, Ted Wulfers & Beggar's Bridge; 2:45 PM, Quiver Lip; 4 PM, Velvetron, Gelheads; 5:15 PM, the Changes; 6 PM, Bumpus; 6:30 PM, Bob Log III; 7:45 PM, Ponys; 8 PM, Liquid Soul; 9 PM, French Kicks. 773-384-2672.

Miscellaneous

TOM CHAPIN Children's concert. Sat 8/7, 11 AM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

JOEL FRANKEL Free children's concert. Tue 8/3, 6:30 PM, Kolmar Park, 4143 N. Kolmar. 312-742-7610.

NELSON GILL & THE CARIBBEAN RHYTHM BAND Free children's concert. Sun 8/1, 2 PM, Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell. 312-742-7594.

PAUL'S BACKYARD Free children's concert. Sun 8/1, 4 PM, Wrightwood Park, 2534 N. Greenview. 312-742-7816.

JUSTIN ROBERTS Free children's concert. Sun 8/8, 2 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4626 N. Manor. 312-742-7529.

TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA performs in a "Concert for Young Audiences." Sat 8/7, 11 AM, Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois, Rte. 53, Lisle. 630-719-2465 or 800-511-1552.

WEST SIDE MENTALLY RETARDED CHILDREN'S AID/AUSTIN SPECIAL perform popular songs under the direction of Sandra Stoltz (benefit for programs and services for the developmentally disabled). Fri 8/6, 7 PM, St. Peter's Church, 2805 N. Linder. 773-282-4744.

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