Chicagoland Midweek Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights (Monday, 7/16/12 - Thursday, 7/19/12)

Chicagoland Midweek Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights (Monday, 7/16/12 - Thursday, 7/19/12)

This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this week both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This week, FURTHUR arrives in Chicago for one night at Northerly Island, M.C. Hammer and Naughty by Nature take over Hammond, plus Def Leppard, Poison and Lita Ford in Rosemont.  All of this plus much more...

In The City...

Abigail Wasburn (6:30PM Monday at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.  FREE, All Ages) - Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires also perform. Part of the FREE, Monday night, "Downtown Sound" summer music series.

Iceage (7PM Monday at Subterranean. $10, All Ages) - Milk Music, Skrapyard and Ooze also perform.

Nicki Minaj (7:30PM Monday at Chicago Theatre. $59-116, All Ages) - 2 Chainz open.

Robbie Fulks (7PM Monday at the Hideout.  $10 suggested donation, 21+) - A full band tribute to Levon Helm.

FURTHUR (7PM Tuesday at Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island. $59-70) - Phil Lesh and Bob Weir.

Aaron Lewis (7:30PM Wednesday at Joe's Bar. $34, 21+) - Alexa Carter opens.

In The Suburbs...

12 Stones (6PM Tuesday at Penny Road Pub in South Barrington. $18, 21+) - Blameshift, Digital, Another Lost Year, Prospect Hill and Throwing Gravity open.

Diana Krall (8PM Tuesday at Ravinia in Highland Park. $32-85, All Ages) - Denzal Sinclaire opens.

Sevendust (8PM Wednesday at Moejoe's in Joliet. $25, All Ages) - Black Oxygen, 3 Pill Morning and Habit of Force open.

M.C. Hammer and Naughty By Nature (7PM Wednesday at Wolf Lake Park in Hammond, IN. FREE, All Ages) - Part of "Festival of the Lakes"

Tedeschi Trucks Band (8PM Wednesday at Ravinia in Highland Park. $32-60, All Ages) - The Wood Brothers open.

Def Leppard, Poison and Lita Ford (7PM Thursday at Allstate Arena in Rosemont. $40-110)

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    Jim Ryan has written about music in print and online for a variety of Chicagoland publications for over fifteen years. In addition to duties filling in as Traffic Anchor on CLTV or in the helicopter on NBC 5, you can also catch him Sunday nights at 6PM central as host of "The Rock N' Roll Radio Program" on AM 1420 WIMS and AM 1060 WHFB (streaming at and via the TuneIn Radio app for the smart phone or tablet). Jim has also worked locally for WXRT-FM, lives within walking distance of the Metro and is an avid White Sox and Blackhawks fan whose first live concert experience came at Comiskey Park in 1984 during the Jacksons' "Victory" tour.

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