Chicagoland Midweek Music Spotlight - BLACK WEDNESDAY 2012: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Monday, 11/19/12 - Thursday, 11/22/12

Chicagoland Midweek Music Spotlight - BLACK WEDNESDAY 2012: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Monday, 11/19/12 - Thursday, 11/22/12

This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this week both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This week, celebrate one of the craziest party nights of the year with JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound, Mr. Blotto, The Tossers, Saliva, Tributosaurus, Syl Johnson and more on "Black Wednesday."  Plus, a special Thanksgiving night performance by Rickie Lee Jones.  All of this plus much more...

In The City...

James Iha (8PM Tuesday at Schubas. $15, 21+) - Scott Lucas & The Married Men open.

Rah Rah (8PM Tuesday at Double Door. $7, 21+) - Exit Ghost, The Violet Lights and Parallels and Lies open.

Michele McGuire (9PM Wednesday at Schubas. $8, 18+) - Los Colognes and Nick Shaheen & Associates open.

Gemini Club (9PM Wednesday at Lincoln Hall. $12, 18+) - Kid Color, Bestfriends, UMAMI and Boutros open.

JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound (9PM Wednesday at Metro. $15, 18+) - Archie Powell & The Exports, I Kong Kult and DJ Ross Kelly open.

... and you will know us by the trail of dead (9PM Wednesday at Bottom Lounge. $15, 17+) - Coathangers and Czar open.

Danny Barnes and The Waco Brothers (8PM Wednesday at City Winery. $18-22, All Ages) - Al Scorch Country Soul Ensemble open.

Mr. Blotto (8PM Wednesday at Reggie's Rock Club. $12, 17+) - The Chicago Zappa Collective opens (performing Zappa's Joe's Garage in its entirety)

The Tossers (9PM Wednesday at Double Door. $15, 21+) - Farewell Captain and The Textbook Committee open.

Rickie Lee Jones (8PM Thursday at City Winery.  $45-100, All Ages) -  ***  From the City Winery website:  Please Note:  The tickets in the VIP section include a special Thanksgiving 3-course dinner paired with 3 wine tastings.  Due to the extremely intimate nature of the Rickie Lee Jones concert, City Winery will complete food and beverage service in the first section on the main floor for seats 1-91 and 344-359 by 8pm.  Doors open at 6PM  ***

In The Suburbs...

Syl Johnson (8PM Wednesday at SPACE in Evanston. $15-27, All Ages) -

Saliva (9PM Wednesday at Viper Alley in Lincolnshire. $15-25, 18+) - Star City Meltdown opens.  *** Premium booth seating is also available ***

Tributosaurus becomes The Who (8:30PM Wednesday at Fitzgerald's in Berwyn. $20, 21+)

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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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