This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this weekend both in the city and throughout the suburbs. This weekend, Marky Ramone hits town for a pair of shows... And a big weekend in St. Charles with performances from The Go-Go's and The Crickets. Plus, Amy Grant, Joss Stone and Taking Back Sunday. All of this plus much more...
In The City...
Lagwagon (8PM Friday at Bottom Lounge. $20, 17+) - Dead to Me, The Flatliners and Useless ID open.
The Last Vegas (9PM Friday at Double Door. 21+, FREE) - Hessler, The Infected and Bruce LaMont open. *** The Last Vegas perform Bad Decisions in its entirety ***
North Mississippi Allstars (7:30PM Friday at the Vic Theatre. $33, 18+) - Missing Cats open.
Tift Merritt (8PM Friday at City Winery. $18-25, All Ages) - The Pines open.
Kathleen Edwards (7:30PM Saturday at Park West. $27, 18+) - Jenn Grant opens.
Lindsey Stirling (3PM Saturday at Bottom Lounge. All Ages, SOLD OUT)
Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg (9PM Saturday at Bottom Lounge. $16, 17+)
Owl City (7:30PM Saturday at the Vic Theatre. $33, All Ages) -
The Sheepdogs (9PM Saturday at Double Door. $15, 21+) - Buffalo Killers open.
Taking Back Sunday (7PM Saturday at the Riviera Theatre. All Ages, SOLD OUT) - Bayside and Mansions open. *** Taking Back Sunday performs Tell All Your Friends in its entirety ***
Joss Stone (7:30PM Sunday at the Vic Theatre. $46, 18+) - Vintage Trouble opens.
In The Suburbs...
Arturo Sandoval (8PM Friday at Viper Alley in Lincolnshire. $27-75, 18+) - Premium booth seating is also available.
Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg (8PM Friday at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. $19-49, All Ages)
The Crickets (8PM Saturday at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. $29-59, All Ages)
Amy Grant (Saturday at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake. $65-75, All Ages)
Dolly Varden and Nora O'Connor (8PM Saturday at SPACE in Evanston. $15-26, All Ages)
Brooks Family Dynasty - Lonnie Brooks, Ronnie Baker Brooks and Wayne Baker Brooks (8PM Saturday at the Prairie Center for the Performing Arts in Schaumburg. $38-40, All Ages)
The Go-Go's (8PM Saturday at Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, IN. $40-60, All Ages)
The Go-Go's (7PM Sunday at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. $39-95, All Ages)
Ralph Covert's Acoustic Army (9PM Sunday at FitzGerald's in Berwyn. $10, 21+)
Filed under: Weekend Music Spotlight