Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: Live Music Chicago and Suburbs - Friday, 2.22.13 - Sunday, 2.24.13

Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: Live Music Chicago and Suburbs - Friday, 2.22.13 - Sunday, 2.24.13

This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this weekend both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This weekend, the Dropkick Murphys invade Uptown.  Plus area appearances from Soul Asylum, Matt & Kim and Passion Pit, Eels, Solange, Delta Rae, Suzanne Vega and Michael McDermott.  All of this plus much more...

In The City...

Dropkick Murphys (7PM Friday at the Aragon Ballroom. $41, All Ages) - Old Man Markley opens.

Matt & Kim and Passion Pit (7:30PM Friday at U.I.C. Pavilion. $45, All Ages)

Meshuggah (7PM Friday at House of Blues. $39, All Ages) - Animals as Leaders and Intronaut open.

Nashville Pussy (Doors open at 8:30PM Friday at Reggie's Rock Club. $15, 18+) - Fornication Station, Last False Hope, Pipe and Deathfromtheleft open.

Pat McGee (8PM Friday at City Winery. $22-28, All Ages) - Julia Klee opens.

Red Light Saints (8PM Friday at Silvie's Lounge. $5, 21+) - Nonpronto and Mr. F. also perform.  *** Red Light Saints have cancelled their appearance ***

Soul Asylum (8:30PM Friday at Double Door. $25, 21+) - Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts and Ryan Powers & The Secret Weapons open.

Eels (8PM Saturday at the Vic Theatre. $36, 18+) - Nicole Atkins opens.

Gramatik (9PM Saturday at the Riviera Theatre. $31, 18+) - Minnesota and Main Focus open.

Hot Tuna acoustic (Two shows at 7PM and 10PM on Saturday at the Old Town School of Folk Music.  7PM show is SOLD OUT.  10PM show is $36-38, All Ages)

The Kuhls (8:30PM Saturday at Metro. $8, 18+) - Venna, The Wax Robotic, Matt Ryd and Canoe Canoe open.

Solange (8PM Saturday at Bottom Lounge. 17+, SOLD OUT)

Tea Leaf Green (9PM Saturday at Lincoln Hall. $20, 18+) - Tumbleweed Wanderers open.

Company of Thieves (8PM Sunday at City Winery.  All Ages, SOLD OUT) - Paul Leonard opens.

ZZ Ward and Delta Rae (7PM Sunday at Lincoln Hall.  18+, SOLD OUT) - Martin Haley opens.

 

In The Suburbs...

Suzanne Vega (Two shows on Friday at 7PM and 9:30PM at SPACE in Evanston.  $28-60, All Ages)

Tom Keifer (9PM Friday at Viper Alley in Lincolnshire. $20-25, 18+)

Tremonti (featuring Wolfgang Van Halen on bass) (9PM Friday at Austin's Fuel Room in Libertyville. $20-75, 21+) - Man the Mighty opens.

Freddy Jones Band (9PM Friday at FitzGerald's in Berwyn. $22, 21+)

Freddy Jones Band acoustic (7PM Saturday at SPACE in Evanston. $20-36, All Ages)

Michael McDermott (8PM Saturday at The Montrose Room at the Intercontinental O'Hare in Rosemont. $15)

Tab Benoit (9PM Saturday at FitzGerald's in Berwyn. $20, 21+)

The Teflons and Sunnyside Up (1PM Sunday at FitzGerald's in Berwyn. $4-12, All Ages) - *** After Brunch Bash ***

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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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