This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this weekend both in the city and throughout the suburbs. This weekend, Buddy Guy's annual January residency at Legends continues with performances all weekend featuring opening acts like Bryan Lee, Dietra Farr, Nelly "Tiger" Travis and Carlos Johnson. Plus, area appearances by Emmylou Harris, Shirley Manson of Garbage, Grant Hart, Rakim, Dwele, Marc Cohn and Webb Wilder. All of this plus much more...
In The City...
Buddy Guy (Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in January at Legends. Thursday and Sunday shows are each $55. Friday and Saturday shows are each $65. Buddy Guy performs at 10:30PM Thursdays and Fridays, at 11PM on Saturdays and at 9PM on Sundays. All shows are 21+)
THIS WEEK: Friday 1/11 and Saturday 1/12 are SOLD OUT. Openers: Thursday - Matt Hendricks acoustic at 5:30PM followed by Bryan Lee at 9PM. Friday - Jimmy Burns acoustic at 5:30PM followed by Dietra Farr at 9PM. Saturday - Joe Price acoustic at 6PM followed by Nelly "Tiger" Travis at 9:30PM. Sunday - Eddie Taylor Jr acoustic at 4PM followed by Carlos Johnson at 7:30PM. *** Doors open at 11AM on Thursdays and Fridays and at noon on Saturdays and Sundays ***
*** Per the Legends website: "SEATING IS NOT GUARANTEED! All tickets sold are GENERAL ADMISSION and seating is on a 'first-come, first-served' basis. After tables fill up, it is STANDING ROOM ONLY. Tables usually fill up between 2-4PM on Thursdays and Fridays. Tables fill up within the first 15-20 minutes of doors opening on Saturday and Sunday" ***
The Life and Times (9:30PM Friday at Empty Bottle. $10, 21+) - Planetsexploder and Redgrave open.
Fletcher Rockwell (9M Friday at Cubby Bear. $8, 21+) - The Outfit, Honey & The 45's and Felix & Lyons open. *** Click HERE for my Cubby Bear/The Outfit concert preview ***
Sons of the Silent Age (Shirley Manson, Matt Walker and Chris Connelly playing David Bowie) (7:30PM Friday at Metro. $19, All Ages) - The Waco Brothers (playing T. Rex) and Death on the Autobahn (playing Kraftwerk) open. *** A benefit for Pablove Foundation/Rock For Kids *** (Click HERE for my full Sons of the Silent Age concert preview)
Rakim (Doors open at 9PM Friday at The Shrine. $22, 21+) - DJ Tony Touch, DJ O-Zone and more also perform. VIP and VIP bottle service available.
Led Zeppelin 2 (Two shows at 9PM Friday and Saturday at House of Blues. Each show is $35, 17+)
Dwele (full band) (8:30PM Saturday at The Shrine. $33, 21+) - VIP and VIP bottle service also available.
Grant Hart (8PM Saturday at Red Line Tap. $11, 21+) - Ripley Caine and Jeremiah Webb also perform.
Falldown (9:30PM Sunday at The Whistler. FREE, 21+) - Matt Duncan opens.
In The Suburbs...
Emmylou Harris (8PM Friday at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan. $47-85, All Ages) - The Pines open.
Ralph Covert's Acoustic Army (9PM Friday in the SideBar Music Room at FitzGerald's in Berwyn. $10, 21+)
Marc Cohn (8PM Saturday at the Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Arts Center at North Central College in Naperville. $30-40, All Ages) - Rebecca Pidgeon opens.
Webb Wilder (9PM Saturday at FitzGerald's in Berwyn. $20, 21+) - Falling Stars open.
John Fullbright (8PM Sunday in the SideBar Music Room at FitzGerald's in Berwyn. $15, 21+) - Julia Klee opens.
Filed under: Weekend Music Spotlight