Chicagoland Midweek Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Monday, 9/17/12 - Thursday, 9/20/12

Chicagoland Midweek Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Monday, 9/17/12 - Thursday, 9/20/12

This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this week both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  A packed schedule this week with multi-night stands from Madonna, Joan Osborne, Richard Thompson, Matthew Sweet, John Mayall and the Lumineers... plus Everest continues their Chicago residency with a FREE show on Thursday... Not to mention area appearances by David Byrne & St. Vincent, Willie Nelson and GZA.  All of this plus much more...

In The City...

Joan Osborne (Acoustic Duo Residency) (8PM Monday at City Winery.  $25-40, All Ages) - Megan Reilly opens.

Maximo Park (8PM Monday at Schubas. $18, 18+) - Stagnant Pools and The Neighbourhood open.  *** This show was moved from Lincoln Hall to Schubas ***

Robbie Fulks - Happy Birthday Hank Williams (7PM Monday at the Hideout. $10 suggested donation, 21+)

David Byrne and St. Vincent (8PM Tuesday at Chicago Theatre.  All Ages, SOLD OUT)

John Mayall (8PM Tuesday at Mayne Stage. $60, 18+) - Pegi Young & The Survivors open.

Local H (8PM Tuesday at Bottom Lounge. $15, 17+) - Ambassadors open.

The Strawbs (acoustic) and John Wesley Harding (8PM Tuesday at City Winery. $22-30, All Ages) -

Cloud Nothings (7PM Tuesday at Lincoln Hall.  $14, All Ages) - Coffin Ships and Chomp open.  *** Originally scheduled for two nights, the Wednesday 9/19 show has been cancelled due to unavoidable scheduling conflicts. Ticket buyers have been contacted. All tickets purchased for 9/19 will be honored on 9/18 *** 

GZA (8PM Wednesday at Metro. $20, 18+) - Killer Mike, Sweet Valley and Bear Hands also perform.  *** GZA performing Liquid Swords ***

Akasha (8PM Wednesday at Martyrs'. $8, 21+) - Treehouse and Hood Smoke also perform.

Hatebreed (6PM Wednesday at House of Blues.  All Ages, SOLD OUT) - Whitechapel, All Shall Perish and Deez Nuts open.

Richard Thompson (8PM Wednesday at City Winery.  All Ages, SOLD OUT) - Amy Cook opens.

Madonna (Two shows at 8PM Wednesday and Thursday at United Center.  All Ages, both shows are SOLD OUT)

Everest (8PM Thursday at Abbey Pub. 21+, FREE)

The Lumineers (7:30PM Thursday at the Riviera Theatre.  All Ages, SOLD OUT) - The Commettes open.  (The Lumineers also perform a sold out show on Friday, 9/21/12 at the Logan Square Auditorium)

Matthew Sweet (Two shows at 8PM on Thursday and Friday at City Winery. Each show is $30-40, All Ages) - The Mastersons and the Summer Twins open.

Willie Nelson (8PM Thursday at Chicago Theatre. $63-88, All Ages)

In The Suburbs...

John Mayall (7:30PM Wednesday at Viper Alley in Lincolnshire. $25-50, 21+) - Jimmy Nick & Don't Tell Mama open.  Premium booth seating as well as pre show meet and greet passes are also available.

Mavis Staples (7:30PM Wednesday at the Blizzard Theatre at Elgin Community College in Elgin. $35-38, All Ages)

Richard Thompson (7PM Thursday at SPACE in Evanston.  All Ages, SOLD OUT)

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