This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this weekend both in the city and throughout the suburbs. This weekend, Jackson Browne heads downtown while the Afghan Whigs head to the north side for a pair of shows. Plus, Jimmie Dale Gilmore hits the West Loop as his former Flatlanders bandmate Joe Ely makes a trip to the south side. All of this plus much more...
In The City...
Jackson Browne (8PM Friday at Chicago Theatre. $60-101, All Ages) - Sara Watkins opens.
Donavon Frankenreiter (9PM Friday at Double Door. $21, 21+) - Ed Anderson and Darrick Thompson open.
Jimmie Dale Gilmore (8PM Friday at City Winery. $20-25, All Ages) - Colin Gilmore also performs.
Joe Ely (8PM Friday at the Beverly Arts Center. $20-25, All Ages)
Barbara Streisand (8PM Friday at United Center. $102-521, All Ages) - Il Volo and Chris Botti also perform.
R Kelly (8PM Friday at the Arie Crown Theater at McCormick Place. $60-143, All Ages) - Tamia opens.
Rick Springfield (8:30PM Friday at Joe's Bar. 21+, SOLD OUT)
Rusko (7:30PM Friday at Aragon Ballroom. $37-75, 17+) - MartyParty and Sinden open.
The Toasters (7PM Friday at Reggie's. $15, All Ages) - Los Vicios de Papa, Waste Basket and DJ Chuck Wren open.
Joshua Radin (7PM Friday at the Vic Theatre. $24, All Ages)
The Afghan Whigs (Two shows at 9PM Friday and Saturday at Metro. Each show is $35, 18+) - Wussy opens.
Lucky Boys Confusion (Two shows at House of Blues. 11:30PM Friday is 17+ and 6PM Saturday is All Ages. $20) - *** 15 Year Anniversary and Joe Sell Memorial Shows *** Swizzle Tree opens on Friday. 15 Minutes Late open on Saturday.
16th Annual Double Door Halloween Bash (8:30PM Saturday at Double Door. $12, 21+) - The Last Vegas as Billy Idol, AM Taxi as The Replacements, Hessler as Iron Maiden, Ryan Powers as Tom Petty, Blackbox as Social Distortion, The Sweeps as Beck, and Panther Style as The Cult.
Grant-Lee Phillips and Glen Phillips (8PM Saturday at City Winery. $28-35, All Ages)
OFF! (9PM Saturday at Bottom Lounge. $15, 17+) - The Spits and Double Negative open.
The Script (7:30PM Saturday at Aragon Ballroom. $32, All Ages) - Tristan Prettyman opens.
Cat Power (7:30PM Sunday at the Vic Theatre. $34, 18+) - Xray Eyeballs and Willis Earl Beal open. *** This show has been moved from the Riviera Theatre to the Vic Theatre. Tickets purchased for the Riviera show will be honored ***
The Flobots (7PM Sunday at Bottom Lounge. $17, 17+) - Astronautalis and Mutts open.
In The Suburbs...
Cheech & Chong (8PM Saturday at the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet. All Ages, SOLD OUT)
Sara Evans (Two shows at 8PM Saturday and 6PM Sunday at Pfeiffer Hall at North Central College in Naperville. Each show is $55-70, All Ages)
Filed under: Weekend Music Spotlight