This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this weekend both in the city and throughout the suburbs. This weekend, Bobby Womack, Conor Oberst, Van Dyke Parks and more at the Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusements Festival. Plus, Everest's 2012 Chicago residency continues with yet another FREE show. Not to mention area appearances from Silversun Pickups, John Digweed, Matthew Sweet, Kendrick Lamar and Kansas. All of this plus much more...
In The City...
Chicago World Music Festival (Friday through Thursday) -Seven days of free live music at nearly twenty venues throughout the city. Click here for the full schedule of events.
Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusements Festival (Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Riverfront Theater) - John Cale and Zola Jesus perform Friday at 7PM ($25). Conor Oberst and Van Dyke Parks perform at 7PM Saturday ($30). Bobby Womack and Helado Negro perform at 7PM Sunday ($30).
Angus Stone (7:30PM Friday at Park West. $23, All Ages)
Bloc Party (8PM Friday at the Riviera Theatre. $38, 18+) - Ceremony opens.
Everest (6PM Friday at Lincoln Hall. 18+, FREE) - Final show of 2012 Chicago residency.
Empires (9PM Friday at Lincoln Hall. $12, 18+) - Pomegranates and Suns open.
John Digweed (10PM Friday at the Mid. $12, 21+) - Monty Luke and Zebo also perform. Early arrival is strongly suggested, no dress code.
Kathy Mattea (7PM Friday at the Old Town School of Folk Music. $26-30, All Ages)
The Lumineers (8PM Friday at Logan Square Auditorium. All Ages, SOLD OUT) - The Commettes open.
Matthew Sweet (8PM at City Winery. Each show is $30-40, All Ages) - The Mastersons and the Summer Twins open.
Melvins Lite (8PM Friday at Double Door. $20, 21+) - Tweak Bird opens.
Silversun Pickups (7PM Friday at Aragon Ballroom. $32, All Ages) - School of Seven Bells and Atlas Genius open.
Deerhoof (Two shows at 7 and 10:30PM Saturday at Schubas. The early show is $14, All Ages. The late show is 21+, SOLD OUT ) - Buke & Gass open.
Stephen Marley (8:30PM Saturday at the Vic Theatre. $38, 18+)
Patterson Hood & The Downtown Rumblers (Two shows at 8PM Saturday and Sunday at City Winery. Each show is $22-28, All Ages) - Hope For Agoldensummer opens.
Kendrick Lamar (6PM Sunday at Congress Theater. $24, All Ages)
Tremonti (7:30PM Sunday at Bottom Lounge. $29, 17+) - Man the Mighty opens. *** This event was originally scheduled for the House of Blues but the venue has changed to The Bottom Lounge ***
In The Suburbs...
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band (8PM Friday at SPACE in Evanston. $25-40, All Ages) - B.S. Brass Band also performs.
Kansas and King's X (8PM Friday at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. $39-79, All Ages)
Dar Williams and Loudon Wainwright III (7:30PM Saturday at Dominican University in River Forest. $20-29, All Ages)
Ricky Nelson Remembered, Featuring Matthew & Gunnar Nelson (7:30PM Friday at the Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Way East High School in Frankfort. $15-25, All Ages)
KC & The Sunshine Band (9PM Saturday at Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, MI. 21+, SOLD OUT)
Lori McKenna (7PM Saturday at SPACE in Evanston. $15-25, All Ages) - Mark Erelli opens.
Needtobreathe (8PM Saturday at Wheaton College in Wheaton. All Ages, SOLD OUT) - Parachute and Drew Holcomb open.
Gary Louris (8PM Sunday at SPACE in Evanston. $25-40, All Ages) - Miles Nielsen opens.
Filed under: Weekend Music Spotlight