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 wraps up his annual January residency with four sold out shows at Legends. Plus area appearances by Method Man, Flogging Molly, Morrissey, The Darkness, Stone Sour, Lucinda Williams and Hatebreed. All of this plus much more...
In The City...
Buddy Guy (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Legends. 21+, All four shows are SOLD OUT. Buddy Guy performs at 10:30PM Thursday and Friday, at 11PM on Saturday and at 9PM on Sunday.)
THIS WEEK: Openers: Thursday - The Black Oil Brothers acoustic at 5:30PM followed by Jimmy Johnson at 9PM. Friday - Nick moss acoustic at 5:30PM followed by Quinn Sullivan at 9PM. Saturday - Dave Herrero acoustic at 6PM followed by NuBlu Band at 9:30PM. Sunday - Joanna Connor acoustic at 4PM followed by Eric Davis 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" ***
Method Man (8PM Friday at Double Door. $30, 21+) - Aerias and Klaww also perform.
The Pharcyde (Doors open at 8PM Friday at the Shrine. $23-38, 21+) - Fatlip, Slimkid3, J. Sw!ft, L.A. Jay and more perform.
Devon Allman (solo acoustic) (6PM Saturday at Reggie's Music Joint. $20-40, 21+. Dinner with Devon packages available) - Billy Branch, Joe Filisko and Eric Noden also perform.
Excision (Doors open at 8PM Saturday at the Congress Theater. 18+, SOLD OUT) - Zomboy, Vaski and more perform.
Flogging Molly (7PM Saturday at the Aragon Ballroom. $37, All Ages) - Dave Hause and Skinny Lister open.
Kopecky Family Band (10PM Saturday at Schubas. $12, 21+) - The Eastern Sea open.
Morrissey (8PM Saturday at Chicago Theatre. $54-95, All Ages) - *** This event has been rescheduled. New date & time is January 26th, 2013 at 8:00pm. Previously purchased tickets will be honored for new date. If you are unable to attend the January 26, 2013 performance, tickets must be returned to the original point of purchase for a refund. *** THIS SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED - AGAIN - Here's the official statement from promoter Jam Productions: "Morrissey concert dates scheduled for this upcoming weekend are postponed - but not cancelled – due to the band illness. Those who have already purchased tickets for this Saturday’s Chicago Theatre concert are encouraged to hold on to their tickets and stay tuned for information regarding the rescheduled playdate. If you are still holding tickets for the original concert date from October 27, 2012, those tickets will also be honored for the new date and will not need to be exchanged. The tour will resume Monday, January 28 in Asheville, NC. Morrissey would like to thank everyone for their understanding and patience and wishes his band a speedy recovery." ***
The Darkness (8PM Sunday at the Vic Theatre. $38, All Ages) - Hell or Highwater open. *** Moved from the Riviera. All original tickets from the Riviera will be honored at The Vic. ***
Stone Sour and Papa Roach (Doors open at 6PM Sunday at Congress Theater. $33, All Ages) - Otherwise opens.
Lucinda Williams (Two shows at 8PM Sunday and Monday at City Winery. All Ages, SOLD OUT) - Doug Pettibone and Kenneth Brian also perform.
In The Suburbs...
Kelly Hogan (8PM Friday at SPACE in Evanston. All Ages, SOLD OUT) - Fat Babies open.
Marcia Ball Band (9PM Friday at FitzGerald's in Berwyn. $20, 21+)
Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone (8PM Saturday at Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, IN. $45-55, All Ages) - The Grass Roots and The Buckinghams open.
Otis Clay (9PM Saturday at FitzGerald's in Berwyn. $15, 21+)
Hatebreed (7PM Sunday at Moejoe's in Joliet. $22, All Ages) - Shadows Fall, Dying Fetus and The Contortionist open.
Sixpence None the Richer (7PM Sunday at SPACE in Evanston. $22-36, All Ages)
Filed under: Weekend Music Spotlight