Chicagoland Midweek Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Monday, 8/20/12 - Thursday, 8/23/12

Chicagoland Midweek Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Monday, 8/20/12 - Thursday, 8/23/12

This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this week both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This week... Pritzker Pavilion comes alive with shows from My Morning Jacket and Dead Can Dance... Plus, Hugh Laurie, Howie Day and Yeasayer across the city... Not to mention suburban appearances from Godsmack and Shinedown as the Rockstar Uproar Festival rolls into Tinley Park.  All of this plus much more...

In The City...

Dave Alvin (Acoustic) (8PM Tuesday at City Winery. $22-30, All Ages) - Christie McWilson and Robbie Fulks also perform.

Dead Can Dance (7PM Tuesday at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millenium Park. $20-100, All Ages)

Hugh Laurie with the Copper Bottom Band (7:30PM Tuesday at Park West. $45-50, 18+)

The Luck of Eden Hall (8PM Tuesday at Double Door. $1, 21+) - Animals in Human Attire, Drive Fast Take Chances, Kevin Daniels and Thomas Negovan open.

Il Volo (7:30PM Wednesday at Chicago Theatre. $54-105, All Ages)

My Morning Jacket and Band of Horses (6:30PM Wednesday at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millenium Park. $19-64, All Ages)

Yeasayer (8PM Wednesday at the Vic Theatre. $31, 18+) - Daughn Gibson opens.

Café Tacuba (6:30PM Thursday at Congress Theater. $35-50, All Ages) - Malafacha, Nahuales Underground, DJ Resistol 5,000, Rude Gentlemen (DJ set) and DJ Enrique Tobias also perform.

Howie Day (8PM Thursday at City Winery.  All Ages, SOLD OUT)

Russian Circles and Chelsea Wolfe (9PM Thursday at Lincoln Hall. $15, 18+) - Marriages opens.

Static-X (6:40PM Thursday at House of Blues. $22, 17+) - Dirge Within, Davey Suicide and 9 Electric open.

Vince Nantes (10PM Thursday at The Underground. 21+) - Part of The Underground's Thursday night, "First Listen" music series (a series that focuses on up and coming Chicagoland artists). 

Lovehammers (Two shows at 8:30PM Thursday and 9PM Friday at Beat Kitchen. $15, 17+) - Frosting and Viceroy open on Thursday.  CoMMove and Chris Medina open on Friday.

In The Suburbs...

Elizabeth Cook (8PM Wednesday at SPACE in Evanston. $15-28, All Ages) - Tim Carroll opens.

Michael McDonald, Donald Fagen and Boz Scaggs (7:30PM Wednesday at Ravinia in Highland Park. $32-90, All Ages)

Rachel Barton Pine (6PM Thursday in Bennett Gordon Hall at Ravinia in Highland Park. $10, All Ages)

Roger Hodgson of Supertramp (8PM Thursday at Ravinia in Highland Park. $21-80, All Ages)

Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival (Gates open at 1PM on Wednesday at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park. $18-101, All Ages) - Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Papa Roach, Adelitas Way, P.O.D., Fozzy and many more.  *** (Check out a Rockstar Uproar concert preview in part 1 of my 2 part interview with Fozzy's Chris Jericho HERE) ***


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    I'm so psyched for Roger Hodgson's show at the Ravinia on Thursday!! As co-founder, songwriter and voice of Supertramp, Roger gave us so many timeless hits over the years like Give a Little Bit, Dreamer, Take the Long Way Home, Breakfast in America, The Logical Song, Fool's Overture, It's Raining Again... I absolutely love them all! Something about his music touches my soul very deeply and every concert evokes strong emotions and recalls precious memories of simpler yesterdays... his voice is more vibrant and powerful now than his days in Supertramp. When he first steps on the stage he grabs a hold of your heart and opens himself up freely to you, speaking to you warmly like a close friend, not a rock superstar! There is so much to love about a Roger Hodgson concert, if you missed out on seeing Supertramp in their heyday then this is your chance to experience the true essence & spirit of the band live in concert! I'm telling you, it's a night you will never forget!!
    You can connect with other fans of Roger & get exclusive presale information before everyone else through his official Facebook page:
    Come along too, come along right, come a long way, sing it tonight! :)

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    Just a few more hours for Roger Hodgson's show at Ravinia! I have been looking forward to this show ever since it was announced. I saw Roger, co-founder of Supertramp, last year and am still thinking about that show. Absolutely the best concert I have ever been to - and I've seen everyone. If you want to be uplifted and leave with a smile and feel-good feelings, see Roger's show. You will feel as if you are getting your own private concert and that voice of his is flawless.

    If only the show could last for several hours - there are so many treasures he has written that it's not possible to perform them all. If you want to see the true voice, soul, and sprit of Supertramp, see Roger. Check out his YouTube channel - you won't be able to pull yourself away -

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