Chicagoland Midweek Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Monday, 10/8/12 - Thursday, 10/11/12

Chicagoland Midweek Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Monday, 10/8/12 - Thursday, 10/11/12

This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this week both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This week  a rare, acoustic, small club appearance from Taking Back Sunday.  Plus, area appearances by Beth Orton, Norah Jones, Neil Young and Social Distortion.  All of this plus much more...

In The City...

Beth Orton (8PM Monday at Lincoln Hall. $25, 21+) - Sam Amidon opens.   *** This show has been moved from the Athenaeum Theatre to Lincoln Hall. Date and time have stayed the same. ***

Robbie Fulks (7PM Monday at the Hideout.  $10 suggested donation, 21+)

Mike Watt & The Missing Men (8PM Monday at Schubas. $18, 21+) - Lite opens.

Taking Back Sunday acoustic (7PM Monday at Beat Kitchen.  All Ages, SOLD OUT) - Mansions opens.  *** Taking Back Sunday performs Tell All Your Friends in its entirety ***

Bananarama (8PM Tuesday at Hard Rock Cafe. $10, All Ages)

Ingrid Michaelson (7PM Tuesday at Park West. $43, All Ages) - Sugar & The Hi Lows open.

Norah Jones (7:30PM Tuesday at Chicago Theatre.  All Ages, SOLD OUT) - Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons open.

Two Door Cinema Club (6:30PM Tuesday at the Riviera Theatre. $37, All Ages) - Friends open.

Kirk Franklin (8PM Wednesday at United Center. $40-111, All Ages) - Marvin Sapp, Donnie McClurkin and Israel Houghton also perform.

A$AP Rocky (6PM Thursday at Congress Theater. $25, All Ages) - Schoolboy Q and Danny Brown open.

Beach House (7:30PM Thursday at the Riviera Theatre. $33, All Ages)

Neil Young & Crazy Horse (7:30PM Thursday at United Center. $53-273) - Los Lobos opens.

Roger Knox & The Pine Valley Cosmonauts (8PM Thursday at the Old Town School of Folk Music. $12) - Sally Timms and The Waco Brothers also perform.

Social Distortion (Two shows at 7:30PM Thursday and Friday at the Vic Theatre.  Each show is $43, 18+) - Lindi Ortega and The Biters open.

In The Suburbs...

Curtis Salgado (8:30PM Wednesday at FitzGerald's in Berwyn. $15, 21+)

Guy Forsyth (8PM Wednesday at SPACE in Evanston. $12-22, All Ages) - Dave Ramont opens.

Jon McLaughlin (8PM Thursday at SPACE in Evanston. $18-48, All Ages) - Xenia opens.

Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie (7PM Thursday at Allstate Arena. $50-81, All Ages)

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    Jim Ryan has written about music in print and online for a variety of Chicagoland publications for over fifteen years. In addition to duties filling in as Traffic Anchor on CLTV or in the helicopter on NBC 5, you can also catch him Sunday nights at 6PM central as host of "The Rock N' Roll Radio Program" on AM 1420 WIMS and AM 1060 WHFB (streaming at and via the TuneIn Radio app for the smart phone or tablet). Jim has also worked locally for WXRT-FM, lives within walking distance of the Metro and is an avid White Sox and Blackhawks fan whose first live concert experience came at Comiskey Park in 1984 during the Jacksons' "Victory" tour.

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