Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, March 29 - Sunday, March 31

Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, March 29 - Sunday, March 31

This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This weekend, Erykah Badu hits House of Blues for two shows, each featuring a different full album performance.  Plus area appearances by Local H, Glen Phillips, Ronnie Baker Brooks and Big Head Todd, Maxi Priest and Michael McDermott.  All of this plus much more...

In The City...

Erykah Badu (Two shows at 9PM Thursday and Friday at House of Blues. Each show is $99, 17+) -  *** Thursday's show features a performance of the Baduizm album.  Friday's show features a performance of the Mama's Gun album *** 

Flux Pavilion (Doors open at 7PM Friday at Congress Theater. 18+, SOLD OUT) - Carnage and Torro Torro open.

Jackpot Donnie (8:30PM Friday at Metro. $14,18+) - The Future Laureates, Molehill and The Scissors open.

Maxi Priest (9PM Friday at The Shrine. $29-425, 21+) - DJ Papa G opens.

Making Movies (8PM Saturday at Township. $10, 18+) - The Noise FM and Jugo de Mango open.

Michael McDermott (8PM Saturday at Red Line Tap. $17, 21+) - Kevin Mileski opens.

The Outfit (9PM Saturday at Hard Rock Cafe. $10, 18+) - Curbside, Our Name is Jonas and The Sharrows open.


In The Suburbs...

Matthew Santos (Two shows at 7PM and 9:30PM Friday at SPACE in Evanston.  7PM show is SOLD OUT.  9:30PM show is $20.  Both shows all ages)

Glen Phillips (8PM Saturday at SPACE in Evanston. $20-40, All Ages) - Dave Sills opens.

Local H (8PM Saturday at The Montrose Room at the InterContinental O'Hare Chicago Hotel in Rosemont. $15) - State & Madison opens. *** Click HERE for my Montrose Room preview/interview with Scott Lucas of Local H ***

Pierce the Vail (Friday at Durty Nellie's in Palatine) - Memphis May Fire, Letlive and Issues open.

Ronnie Baker Brooks and Big Head Todd Park Mohr (9PM Saturday at FitzGerald's in Berwyn. $20, 21+)

-Jim Ryan

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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 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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