Chicagoland Midweek Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Monday, 12/3/12 - Thursday, 12/6/12

Chicagoland Midweek Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Monday, 12/3/12 - Thursday, 12/6/12

This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this week both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This week, a rare small venue performance by Cypress Hill.  Plus area appearances by Dave Matthews Band, Jimmy Cliff, Public Enemy, Trombone Shorty, Mannheim Steamroller, and Melissa Ferrick.  All of this plus much more...

In The City...

Robbie Fulks (7PM Monday at the Hideout. $10, 21+) - Steve Dawson and Diane Christiansen also perform.

Cypress Hill (8PM Monday at Double Door. 21+, SOLD OUT) - Sugar Tongue Slim opens.

Caravan of Thieves (8PM Tuesday at Schubas. $10, 18+) - Talons open.

Dave Matthews Band (7PM Wednesday at United Center. $38-83, All Ages) - Jimmy Cliff opens.

Public Enemy (8PM Wednesday at House of Blues. $30, 17+) - *** The Hip Hop Gods Tour ***

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (Two shows at 7:30PM Thursday and Friday at Park West.  Each show is $33, 18+) - Air Dubai opens.

In The Suburbs...

"The Story Tour" (7PM Tuesday at Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates. $25-75, All Ages) - Natalie Grant, Amy Perry, Todd Smith, Jeremy Camp, Mark Hall and Matthew West perform.

Mannheim Steamroller (8PM Wednesday at Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet. $51-66, All Ages)

Jon Dee Graham and Jon Langford (8PM Wednesday at FitzGerald's in Berwyn. $15, 21+)

Chick Corea (8PM Thursday at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie. $60-80) - Gary Burton opens.

Melissa Ferrick (8PM Thursday at SPACE in Evanston. $25-42, All Ages) - Anne Heaton opens.

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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 wimsradio.com 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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