This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this weekend both in the city and throughout the suburbs. This weekend, festivals take over the city for one last weekend: Riot Fest features Iggy Pop, Elvis Costello, Rise Against and more in Humboldt Park. Plus, the Hideout Block Party/AV Fest will be headlined by Iron & Wine and Wilco... Not to mention area appearances by Buddy Guy, Rush, Jason Mraz and Joan Osborne. All of this plus much more...
In The City...
Bob Mould (8PM Thursday and Friday at Metro. $24. Thursday is 18+ and is SOLD OUT. Friday is an all ages show and tickets are still available) - All Eyes West opens both shows. *** Bob Mould plays Sugar's 1992 album Copper Blue and his new album Silver Age in their entirety ***
Riot Fest (Friday at Congress Theater, Saturday and Sunday in Humboldt Park. Three day passes are SOLD OUT. Two day Humboldt Park passes are $80. Two day VIP pass is $175. Single day passes for Friday are SOLD OUT. Single day passes for Saturday or Sunday are $50 per day, $99 for VIP. All Ages) - Over fifty acts perform on five stages. Doors open Friday at 6PM at Congress Theater for Dead Sara, Pegboy, Neon Trees and The Offspring. Doors open Saturday in Humboldt Park at 11:30AM for performances by GWAR, Hot Water Music, The Gaslight Anthem, Dropkick Murphys, Rise Against and many more. Doors open Sunday in Humbolt Park at 11:30AM for performances by Reverend Horton Heat, Fishbone, Less Than Jake, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Alkaline Trio, Iggy & The Stooges and many more.
Hideout Block Party/AV Fest (5PM Friday and 11:30AM Saturday outside the Hideout at Elston and Wabansia. All Ages, Children 10 and under do not need a ticket. SOLD OUT) - Friday performers include Glen Hansard and Iron & Wine. Saturday performers include The Waco Brothers with Paul Burch, Kelly Hogan, Wye Oak, Lee Fields & The Expressions and Wilco.
Ingram Hill (8PM Friday at Double Door. $15-18, 21+) - Sam Grow and Jared McCloud open.
Me'Shell NdegéOcello and Chris Bruce (7PM Friday at the River East Art Center. $175) - Part of the Howard Brown Health Center's annual "Garden of Eve" fundraiser.
Plume Giant and Briar Rabbit (9PM Friday at The Tonic Room. $10, 21+)
Alkaline Trio (10:30PM Friday at Empty Bottle. 21+, SOLD OUT) - Brendan Kelly opens. *** Riot Fest After Party ***
Naked Raygun (10PM Friday at Subterranean. 21+, SOLD OUT) - Dan Vapid & The Cheats open. *** Riot Fest After Party ***
Frank Turner (10PM Friday at Cobra Lounge. 21+, SOLD OUT) - *** Riot Fest After Party ***
Sondre Lerche (9PM Friday at Lincoln Hall. $18, 21+) - Fancy Colors open.
Aaron Freeman (9PM Saturday at Lincoln Hall. $25, 21+)
Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang (8PM Saturday at Chicago Theatre. All Ages, SOLD OUT) -
Cultivate Festival (11AM Saturday in Lincoln Park. All Ages, FREE) - Chris Golub, J Roddy Walston & The Business, Allen Stone, JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound, LP and G. Love & Special Sauce.
Deals Gone Bad (10PM Saturday at Cobra Lounge. $10, 21+) - *** Riot Fest After Party ***
The Promise Ring (11PM Saturday at Bottom Lounge. $20, 17+) - *** Riot Fest After Party ***
Fishbone (10PM Saturday at Cobra Lounge. 21+, SOLD OUT) - *** Riot Fest After Party ***
NOFX (10PM Saturday at Congress Theater. $35, 17+) - The Casualties, The Adicts and The Dickies open. *** Riot Fest After Party ***
Roger McGuinn (8PM Saturday at the Beverly Arts Center. $25-28, All Ages)
Las Guitarras de España with guests Ian Maksin and Wendy Clinard (9PM Saturday at Mayne Stage. $20-30, 18+) - Los Hombres Perdidos open.
Rush (7:30PM Saturday at United Center. $61-164, All Ages)
Seether (8PM Saturday at House of Blues. $48, 17+) - Sick Puppies, Kyng and Young Guns open.
Tyga (5PM Sunday at Congress Theater. $25-80, All Ages) - Kirko Bangz, Jinsu, Iggy Azalea and Sterling Simms also perform.
Odd Future (8PM Sunday at the Vic Theatre. SOLD OUT)
Trash Talk/Odd Future (11PM Sunday at Subterranean. $10, 17+)
Purity Ring (8PM Sunday at Lincoln Hall. $15, 18+) - Evian Christ and Headaches open.
Wild Nothing (9:30PM Sunday at Empty Bottle. $15, 21+) - Diiv and Jimmy Whispers (Light Pollution) opens.
Joan Osborne (Acoustic Duo Residency) (Two shows at 8PM Sunday and Monday at City Winery. Each show $25-40, All Ages) - Megan Reilly opens.
In The Suburbs...
Keb' Mo' (8PM Friday at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie. $58-72, All Ages)
Three Dog Night (8PM Friday at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. All Ages, SOLD OUT) - Generation opens.
Tracii Guns League of Gentlemen (Friday at Bada Brew in Crest Hill)
Jason Mraz and Christina Perri (7PM Saturday at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park. $30-79, All Ages)
Tracii Guns League of Gentlemen (8PM Sunday at Bay Billiards in Fox Lake. $15)