Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights (Friday, 11/9/12 - Sunday, 11/11/12)

Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights (Friday, 11/9/12 - Sunday, 11/11/12)

This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this weekend both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This weekend, Amanda Palmer sells out Metro while Hinder unplug at the Abbey.  Plus, area appearances by Matt and Kim, Bettye Lavette, Melissa Etheridge and Sonny Landreth.  All of this plus much more...

In The City...

Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra (7:30PM Saturday at Metro.  All Ages, SOLD OUT) - The Simple Pleasure and Jherek Bischoff open.

Bettye Lavette (8PM Saturday at City Winery. $38-48, All Ages) - Eilen Jewell opens.

Hinder (Unplugged. 8PM Saturday at Abbey Pub. $23, 21+) - Aranda and Bullet Called Life open.

Matt and Kim (6:30PM Saturday at Congress Theater. $28, All Ages) - Oberhofer opens.

Melissa Etheridge (8PM Saturday at Chicago Theatre. $52-119, All Ages)

Lights (7PM Sunday at House of Blues. $27, All Ages) - The Arkells open.

Dirty Ghosts (8PM Sunday at Schubas. $10, 21+) - Fly Over State and The Hecks open.

In The Suburbs...

Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis (8PM Saturday at Norris Cultural Arts Center in St. Charles. $55, All Ages)

Olivia Newton-John (8PM Saturday at Paramount Theatre in Aurora. $50-75, All Ages)

Sonny Landreth (8PM Saturday at SPACE in Evanston. $27-46, All Ages) - Dave Herrero opens.

Uriah Heep (7PM Saturday at Durty Nellie's in Palatine. $22, 21+)

Wilson Phillips (8PM Saturday at the Stardust Event Center at Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, IN. $36-67, 21+)

Supersuckers (9PM Sunday at Brauerhouse in Lombard. $10-14, 18+)

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