Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, 7/20 - Sunday, 7/22

Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, 7/20 - Sunday, 7/22

This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this weekend both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This weekend... metal rules the southside as Motörhead, Anthrax, Slayer and more roll into Tinley Park.  Plus, area appearances by O.A.R., Heart, Seal, and Kelly Hogan.  All of this plus much more...

In The City...

O.A.R. (7:30PM Friday at Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island. $53, All Ages) - Rebelution opens.

Jon Langford and Martin Billheimer's Story Night (6PM Friday at the Hideout. $10, 21+)

Disappears (10PM Friday at Empty Bottle. $12, 21+) - Radar Eyes and Population open.

Lil' Jon (10PM Saturday at The Mid. $15, 21+) - Nathan Scott and Gus Karas also perform.  Early arrival strongly suggested.  Strict dress code rules apply.

Kelly Hogan (Two shows at 7PM and 10PM Sunday at the Hideout.  SOLD OUT, 21+) - Chris Scruggs opens.

In The Suburbs...

Heart (5:30PM Friday at the New Lenox Commons in New Lenox. All Ages, SOLD OUT) - Gina Glocksen opens.

Rhett Miller (10PM Friday at SPACE in Evanston. $26, All Ages) - Seats are sold out.  Only standing room remains.

The BoDeans (8PM Friday at Ravinia in Highland Park. $32-60, All Ages) - Roger Clyne opens.

Scott Lucas & The Married Men (9PM Friday at Fitz's Spare Keys in Elmhurst. $7, 21+) - Gypsy Traveler, John L. Sullivan, and Vaudeveleins open.

Trace Adkins (8PM Friday at the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet. $41-98, All Ages)

Jimmy Webb (8PM Saturday at SPACE in Evanston. $20, All Ages) - John Fullbright opens.  Seats are sold out.  Only standing room remains.

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival (1:30PM Saturday at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park. $41-84, All Ages) - As I Lay Dying, Anthrax, Motörhead, Slayer, Slipknot and many more.

Seal and Macy Gray (7:30PM Sunday at Ravinia in Highland Park. All Ages, SOLD OUT)

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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 wimsradio.com 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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