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)
Filed under: Midweek Music Spotlight