Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, April 19 - Sunday, April 21

Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, April 19 - Sunday, April 21

This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This weekend, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James arrives in town for a sold out show at the Vic.  Plus area appearances by The Black Angels, JD McPherson, Jim Gaffigan, Fear Factory, Lee DeWyze, Rusted Root and Three Dog Night.  All of this plus much more...

In The City...

The Black Angels (8PM Friday at the Vic Theatre. $33, 18+) - Elephant Stone and Allah-Las open.

David Allan Coe (Friday at Reggie's Rock Club)*** Due to a recent traffic accident, David Allan Coe will not be able to perform April 19th.  This concert has been rescheduled for September 14.  All previously purchased tickets will be honored on the new date. Ticket refunds are available from point of purchase upon request ***

The Funky Meters (Doors open at 6PM Friday at the Congress Theater.  18+, SOLD OUT) - JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound, The Greyboy Allstars, Jesse De La Pena and Maker also perform.  *** Click HERE for a full event preview ***

JD McPherson (8:30PM Friday at Metro. $16, 18+) - The Crombies and Blah Blah Blah open.

Jim Gaffigan (Two shows at 7PM and 9:30PM Friday and two shows at 7PM and 9:30PM Saturday at Chicago Theatre.  Each show is $54-64, All Ages)

Billy Branch and Joanna Connor (Two shows at 9:30PM Friday and Saturday at Kingston Mines.  Each show is $15, 21+)

Bobby McFerrin (8PM Saturday at Orchestra Hall. $30-110, All Ages)

Jim James (8PM Saturday at the Vic Theatre. 18+, SOLD OUT) - Cold Specks opens.

The Proclaimers (acoustic) (8PM Saturday at City Winery.  All Ages, SOLD OUT) - Dick Prall opens.

Victor Wooten (7PM Saturday at Reggie's Rock Club. $30-120, 17+) - The E-Mics open.

Diamond Head (7:30PM Sunday at Reggie's Rock Club. $12, 17+) - Cauldron, Black Actress and Two Ton Anvil open.

 

In The Suburbs...

Fear Factory (7PM Friday at Moejoe's in Joliet. $20, All Ages) - Hate Eternal, Kobra & The Lotus, Hate Storm, Annihilation and Ruptura open

Lee DeWyze (8PM Friday at Viper Alley in Lincolnshire. $20, All Ages) - Zach Wcislo opens.  *** Premium booth seating and VIP packages also available ***

Studebaker John's Maxwell Street Kings (9PM Friday in the SideBar at FitzGerald's in Berwyn.  21+, FREE)

Rusted Root (8PM Saturday at H.O.M.E. Bar in Arlington Heights. $20, 21+) - Samadhi Vibe opens.  *** VIP and Meet & Greet passes also available ***

Three Dog Night (8PM Saturday at Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, IN.  21+, SOLD OUT)

David Berkeley (7:30PM Sunday at SPACE in Evanston. $15-20, All Ages)

- 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 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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