Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, April 26 - Sunday, April 28

Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, April 26 - Sunday, April 28

This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This weekend, Ghostface Killah arrives in town representing Wu-Tang at Abbey Pub.  Plus area appearances by George Clinton, Umphrey's McGee, Bettye LaVette, Diana Krall, The Lemonheads, Killing Joke, Michael McDonald and John Oates.  All of this plus much more...

In The City...

Freddy Cole (7 shows at 8 & 10PM Friday, 8 & 10PM Saturday and 4, 8 & 10PM Sunday at Jazz Showcase.  Each show is $25-35, 21+)

Ghostface Killah (9PM Friday at Abbey Pub. $20-25, 21+) - Adrian Younges' Venice Dawn opens.

Otis Clay (8PM Friday at City Winery. $15-25, All Ages) - Katherine Davis opens.

Umphrey's McGee (7:30PM Friday at Park West. 18+, SOLD OUT) - *** UM Bowl IV ***

Killing Joke (3 shows at 9:30PM Friday and 6 & 9:30PM Saturday at Empty Bottle.  Each show is $20, 21+) - Czar and DJ Bud Sweet open on Friday.  Czar and DJ Philly Peroxide open on Saturday.

Bettye LaVette (8PM Saturday at the Old Town School of Folk Music.  $36-38, All Ages)

Diana Krall (8PM Saturday at Chicago Theatre. $74, All Ages)

Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band (8PM Saturday at the Vic Theatre.  All Ages, SOLD OUT) - Sea Wolf (solo acoustic) opens.

Rosco Bandana (9:30PM Saturday at Martyrs'. $10, 21+) - Eleven Dollar Bills and The Crane Wives open.

Shooter Jennings (Doors open at 11AM Saturday at Reggie's Rock Club. $30, 21+) - Scott H. Biram, Possessed by Paul James, Hellbound Glory, Ol' Red Shed and more also perform.  *** Part of the Moon Runners Music Festival ***

Workout Music (9PM Saturday at Double Door.  $12, 21+) - Vintage Blue, Chris Buehrle Band and Farraday also perform.  *** Shoeshine Boy Productions 13th Anniversary Show ***

Dicky Betts & Great Southern (Saturday and Sunday at City Winery) - *** The two Dicky Betts shows at City Winery originally scheduled for April 27-28 have been rescheduled for August 3-4. All tickets will be honored; ticket holders for those shows have been notified by email, and have been invited to a free show with Lefty Collins on Saturday, April 27 ***

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic (8PM Sunday at The Shrine. $45-60, 21+) - *** VIP Bottle Service also available ***

The Ike Reilly Assassination (8PM Sunday at Schubas. $10, 21+) - The Rouge opens.

The Lemonheads (8PM Sunday at Lincoln Hall. $20, 21+) - Pet Lions open.

Machine Gun Kelly (Doors open at 6PM Sunday at Congress Theater. $25-70, All Ages)

 

In The Suburbs...

Michael McDonald (8PM Friday at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. $59-125, All Ages)

Dennis DeYoung (8PM Saturday at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. $59-95, All Ages)

Jason Alexander (8PM Saturday at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN. $31-57, 21+)

John Oates (acoustic) (8PM Saturday at SPACE in Evanston. $20-45, All Ages) - Marc Scibillia opens.

-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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