Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, 8/24/12 - Sunday, 8/26/12

Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, 8/24/12 - Sunday, 8/26/12

This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this weekend both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This weekend, lots going on at City Winery as soul man Sam Moore arrives for two shows followed by two more from Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham.  Plus, Shellac takes up residence all weekend at Lincoln Hall.  Weekend shows at Ravinia include John Hiatt, Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett and Anita Baker... Not to mention area appearances by Gotye, Cheap Trick, Meat Loaf and more.  All of this plus much more...

In The City...

Shellac (Three shows at 9PM Friday (21+), Saturday (18+), and Sunday (18+) at Lincoln Hall.  Each show is $16) - Scrawl and Dead Rider open Friday.  Shannon Wright and Pinebender open Saturday. Nina Nastasia and Tar open Sunday.

Sam Moore (Two shows at 8PM Friday and Saturday at City Winery. $45-85, All Ages) - East of Edens Soul Express also performs.

Archers of Loaf (9:30PM Friday at Bottom Lounge. $22, 17+) - Metz opens.

Gotye (7:30PM Friday at Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island. $47, All Ages) - Missy Higgins and Jonti open.

Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine (7PM Friday at Reggie's Rock Club. $15, 17+) - Against the Grain, Vortis and Last False Hope open.

Tea Leaf Green and Anders Osborne (9PM Friday at Park West. $27, 18+)

Jessica Lee Mayfield, AM Taxi and more (11:30AM to 10PM Saturday at 14th and Wabash in the city's South Loop neighborhood. $5 suggested donation, All Ages) - Part of the "Bash on Wabash" street festival.

Murder By Death (9PM Saturday at Metro. $17, 18+) - Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons and Ha Ha Tonka open.

JD McPherson, Flatfoot 56 and more (11:30AM to 10PM Sunday at 14th and Wabash in the city's South Loop neighborhood. $5 suggested donation, All Ages) - Part of the "Bash on Wabash" street festival.

Lindsey Buckingham (Two shows at 8PM Sunday and Monday at City Winery. $80-100, All Ages)

In The Suburbs...

David Sanborn (7:30PM Friday at Country Club Hills Music Theatre in Country Club Hills. $32-58, All Ages) - Brian Culbertson opens.  *** This show has been rescheduled from 8:00pm to 7:30pm.  Original tickets will be honored for the new time. Refunds are available at the point of purchase  upon request ***

Linkin Park and Incubus (6:30PM Friday at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park. $47-119) - MuteMath opens.

Los Lonely Boys (6-11PM Friday at New Century Park in Vernon Hills. $5, All Ages) - Part of "Little Bear Rib Fest"

Meat Loaf (8PM Friday at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino Chicago in Hammond, IN. $53-85, 21+)

Cheap Trick and Night Ranger (Gates open at 5:30PM Friday at Wolf Lake Park in Hammond, IN. $30-60, All Ages)

The Happy Together Tour (8PM Friday at Paramount Theatre in Aurora. $59, All Ages) - The Grass Roots, The Buckinghams, The Turtles (Featuring Flo and Eddie), Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, and Mickey Dolenz

Warrant (8:30PM Friday at Viper Alley in Lincolnshire. $25-30, 21+) - VIP tickets and meet and greet passes are also available.

Lyle Lovett and His Big Band (8PM Friday at Ravinia in Highland Park. $32-70, All Ages)

Anita Baker (7:30PM Saturday at Ravinia in Highland Park. $32-65, All Ages)

The Fixx, The Handcuffs and more (11AM-10PM Saturday at Oakton St. and Lincoln Ave. in Skokie.  All Ages, FREE) - Part of Skokie's "Backlot Bash" street festival.

Enuff Z'Nuff (2PM Saturday at Chet's Melody Lounge in Justice. $12) - Chris Medina, Payleface, V1C3, The Kevin Mitchell Band, Half the Battle and Lian Paranoia also perform.

Michael McDermott (8:30PM Saturday at the Montrose Room at the Intercontinental O'Hare Chicago Hotel in Rosemont. $12-22) - *** Hit Me Back CD release party and Michael McDermott birthday bash ***

Paul Revere and the Raiders (8PM Saturday at Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, IN. $29-57, 21+)

Local H, The Steepwater Band and more  (Noon-8PM Sunday at Oakton St. and Lincoln Ave. in Skokie.  All Ages, FREE) - Part of Skokie's "Backlot Bash" street festival.

Carnival of Madness Festival (5PM Sunday at Toyota Park in Bridgeview. $52, All Ages) - Evanesence, Chevelle, HaleStorm, New Medicine and Cavo

Dan Navarro (7PM Sunday at SPACE in Evanston. $15-28, All Ages)

Steve Earle and John Hiatt (7PM Sunday at Ravinia in Highland Park. $27-60, All Ages)

Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas (7PM Sunday at Paramount Theatre in Aurora.  All Ages, SOLD OUT)

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