This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this weekend both in the city and throughout the suburbs. This weekend, pre-game for New Year's with live music from Styx, Amy LaVere, Company of Thieves, The Waco Brothers, Freddy Jones Band, Rhett Miller, Butch Walker and The BoDeans. All of this plus much more...
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In The City...
Amy LaVere (9PM Friday at Abbey Pub. $12, 21+) - The Hooten Hallers and Jack Avery's Kin open.
Company of Thieves (7PM Friday at Metro. $15, All Ages) - Brighton MA and Minor Characters open.
Ezra Furman & His Band (10PM Friday at the Hideout. $15, 21+) - Hellgoats open.
Lotus (8:30PM Friday at the Riviera Theatre. $33, 18+) - The Werks open.
Ronnie Baker Brooks and Todd Park Mohr (8PM Friday at City Winery. $15-22, All Ages)
The Freddy Jones Band (Two shows at 9:30PM on Friday and Saturday at Martyrs'. Each show is $25, 21+)
The Waco Brothers (Two shows at 9PM on Friday and Saturday at Schubas. Each show is $14, 21+) - Stickfight opens on Friday. Cannonball opens on Saturday.
The Giving Tree Band (9PM Saturday at Double Door. $12, 21+) - The Shams Band and Ed Anderson open.
Rhett Miller and Jessica Lee Mayfield (Two shows at 8PM on Saturday and Sunday at City Winery. Each show is $22-30, All Ages)
Butch Walker (8PM Sunday at Double Door. 21+, SOLD OUT) - Dick Prall opens.
Local H (7:30PM Sunday at Beat Kitchen. $15, All Ages) - State & Madison opens.
Maps & Atlases (8PM Sunday at Schubas. $15, 18+) - Gypsyblood opens.
Porter Robinson (Doors open at 8PM Sunday at Congress Theater. 17+, SOLD OUT) - Hardwell and Deniz Koyu also perform.
Screeching Weasel (Doors open at 7PM Sunday at Reggie's Rock Club. 17+, SOLD OUT) - The Queers and The Manges open.
The Flat Five (8PM Sunday at the Hideout. 21+, SOLD OUT) - *** The Flat Five are Kelly Hogan, Nora O'Connor, Scott Ligon, Casey McDonough and Alex Hall ***
In The Suburbs...
Aretha Franklin (Saturday at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN) -*** THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED - Refunds at point of purchase only. Internet and phone orders will automatically be canceled and refunded ***
The BoDeans (8PM Saturday at the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet. $32-62, All Ages)
Ezra Furman & His Band (8PM Saturday at SPACE in Evanston. $12-22, All Ages) - Tristen opens.
Local H (9:30PM Saturday at the Ballydoyle Pub in Aurora. $15, 21+)
Robbie Fulks (8PM Saturday at FitzGerald's in Berwyn. $15, 21+) - *** Robbie Fulks Raps Up 2012 ***
Styx (8PM Saturday at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan. $58-83, All Ages)
Styx (7:30PM Sunday at Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, IN. $45-55, All Ages)
*** Looking for something to do in Chicago on New Year's Eve? We can help! Click HERE for the Chicago At Night Definitive Guide to celebrating New Year's Eve throughout the city and suburbs. Get all the details on FIFTY-FIVE ways to ring in 2013 with live music ***
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