Music to do your holiday shopping by.

Usually I wouldn't end a sentence a preposition with. It's an outrage up with which I will not put (with apologies to Winston Churchill). Anyway, here is this week's quite full schedule.

Monday, December 9.

Andrew Bird and Madison Cunningham at the 4th Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut, Chicago. 8 PM. Tuesday, also. 8 PM.

Tuesday, December 10.

Andrew Bird and Madison Cunningham continue at 4th Presbyterian Church, just like I told you.

Festival mixer with a holiday twist on Folk Festivsl with Lilli Kuzma, 90.9 FM, or www.wdcb.org. 8 PM.

Thursday, December 12.

dean-milano-2  Dean Milano at H. B. Jones, 551 S. York St, Elmhurst. 6:30 PM.

Naomi and Ron's 10th Christmas Spectacular, with a plethora of performers, at Fitzgerald's, 6615 W. Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn. No, we do not know how many performers are in a plethora, but it's more than a gaggle. 8 PM. $15. Friday, too.

Friday, December 13.

Yikes, Friday the 13th. Bad luck. You can break the spell by attending a live concert. No kidding, it works!

Ted Yoder at Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St, Downers Grove. 8:15 PM. $10.

Naomi and Ron's Christmas Spectacular continues, as advertised.

Acoustic Music Jam in Grayslake. Contact Jeff Justman at jazzmanjeffjustman@yahoo.com for details.

bittersweet-xmas-band  Bittersweet Christmas Band at Molly's Cafe in the People's Church, 941 W. Lawrence Ave, Chicago. 7:30 PM. or thereabouts.

Todd Donnelley and Sons (not to be confused with R. R. Donnelley and Sons), at Edgar's Place, 70 Sycamore, Park Forest. 7:30 PM. $15.

JazzmanJeffJustmanPhoto  Jazzman Jeff Justman in one more performance before heading west, at Area Coffee, 18 E. Park St, Mundelein. 9 AM. Maybe this is the year Jeff will finally get his star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Sunday, December 15.

Bittersweet Christmas Band at Lake County Folk Club, in the Grayslake Village Hall, 10 S. Seymour, Grayslake. 7 PM. $18.

Did you know that this is the last full week of Autumn? Well, 'tis. So get out and enjoy some music before Winter starts because you know it gets cold here in Winter. And share this article, in the spirit of the holiday season.

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