This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this weekend both in the city and throughout the suburbs... This weekend, shake off the holiday hangover with a great array of local artists like Chance the Rapper, Kids These Days, Kid Capri, AM Taxi, Mavis Staples, The Bad Examples and more. Plus area appearances by Chris Isaak, Yellowcard, Leonard Cohen, Bret Michaels and Brian Setzer. All of this plus much more...
In The City...
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 ***
AM Taxi (8PM Friday at Lincoln Hall. $12, 18+) - Todd Hembrook and Aktar Aktar open.
Cornmeal (8:30PM Friday at the Vic Theatre. $24, 18+) - Van Ghost opens. Jeff Austin of Yonder Mountain String Band also performs.
Chance the Rapper (7PM Friday at Metro. $8, All Ages) - Sir Michael Rocks and Milo & Otis open.
Curren$y (7PM Friday at Congress Theater. $25-100, 18+) - Big Krit opens.
Kid Capri (Doors open at 9PM Friday at the Shrine. $10-20, 21+)
Meshell Ndegeocello (Two shows on Friday at 7PM and 10PM at the Old Town School of Folk Music. Each show is $26-30, All Ages) - Jeff Parker opens.
Yellowcard (Two shows at 6:30PM on Friday and Saturday at House of Blues. Each show is $37, All Ages) - The Wonder Years, We Are the In Crowd and Sandlot Heroes open.
Mavis Staples and Kelly Hogan (Two all ages shows at 8PM Friday and Saturday at City Winery. Friday is $48-75. Saturday is SOLD OUT)
The Buckinghams "Joy of Christmas" (8PM Saturday at the Beverly Arts Center. $27-30, All Ages)
Chris Isaak (8PM Saturday at Chicago Theatre. $59-111, All Ages)
Kids These Days (7:30PM Saturday at the Vic Theatre. $16, All Ages)
Vienna Boys Choir (3PM Saturday at Symphony Center. $27-58, All Ages)
Titus Andronicus (8PM Sunday at Metro. $18, 18+) - Ceremony and Coffin Pricks opens.
In The Suburbs...
The Bad Examples (9PM Friday at Fitzgerald's in Berwyn. $12, 21+)
Bret Michaels (8PM Friday at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. $49-89, All Ages)
Brian Setzer's Holiday Show (8PM Friday at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN. $37-69, 21+)
Leonard Cohen (8PM Friday at the Akoo Theatre in Rosemont. $40-271)
Rickie Lee Jones (8PM Friday at SPACE in Evanston. All Ages, SOLD OUT) -
The Steepwater Band and The Handcuffs (9PM Friday at Brauerhouse in Lombard. $7, 21+)
Mr. Blotto (9PM Saturday at Fitzgerald's in Berwyn. $10, 21+)
The New Duncan Imperials (10PM Saturday in the SideBar Music Room at Fitzgerald's in Berwyn. $10, 21+)
Tommy Castro & The Painkillers (8PM Saturday at SPACE in Evanston. $17-28, All Ages)
The Oak Ridge Boys (4PM Sunday at Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, IN. $49-59, All Ages)
Filed under: Weekend Music Spotlight