Chicagoland Midweek Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Monday, 12/10/12 - Thursday, 12/13/12

Chicagoland Midweek Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Monday, 12/10/12 - Thursday, 12/13/12

This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this week both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This week, Robbie Fulks teams up with Kelly Hogan at the Hideout.  Plus area appearances by Mike Doughty, The Polyphonic Spree, Carrie Underwood, and Japandroids.  All of this plus much more...

In The City...

Robbie Fulks (7PM Monday at the Hideout. $10, 21+) - Kelly Hogan also performs.

Killswitch Engage (8PM Monday at Bottom Lounge. 17+, SOLD OUT) - Shadows Fall and Acaro open.

Mike Doughty (solo acoustic) (8PM Monday at City Winery. $22-30, All Ages)

The Polyphonic Spree (Holiday Extravaganza) (6PM Tuesday at Logan Square Auditorium. $18, All Ages) - Gustafer Yellowgold opens.

Carrie Underwood (7:30PM Wednesday at United Center. $57-77, All Ages) - Hunter Hayes opens.

Japandroids (8PM Thursday at Metro. 18+, SOLD OUT) - Diiv opens.

Nadastrom (Doors open at 10PM Thursday at The Mid. $12, 21+) - Hollywood Holt (DJ set), Avi Sic and DJ Gordo also perform.  *** Early arrival is strongly suggested.  No dress code ***

Punch Brothers (8PM Thursday at the Vic Theatre. $29, 18+) - The Milk Carton Kids open.

Sons of the Never Wrong (Annual free Christmas Party) (7:30PM Thursday at the Abbey Pub. 21+, FREE)

In The Suburbs...

Adrianne Gonzalez and Maia Sharp (7:30PM Tuesday at SPACE in Evanston. $12-22, All Ages)

Dave Specter Band (Holiday Blues Party) (8PM Wednesday at SPACE in Evanston. $12-22, All Ages) - Tad Robinson opens. 

John Tesh (Big Band Christmas Show) (7:30PM Wednesday at the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet. $33-68, All Ages)

Mindy Smith (7:30PM Thursday at SPACE in Evanston. $18-32, All Ages)

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