Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, May 17 - Sunday, May 19

Chicagoland Weekend Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Friday, May 17 - Sunday, May 19

This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago both in the city and throughout the suburbs.  This weekend, Sixto Rodriguez arrives at the Arie Crown Theater fresh off the success of the film Searching For Sugar Man and Jason Newsted's latest project makes its Chicago debut.  Plus area appearances by 10,000 Maniacs, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Of Montreal, Foals, Surfer Blood, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Queensrÿche, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Coco Montoya.  All of this plus much more... 

In The City...

10,000 Maniacs (8PM Friday at City Winery.  All Ages, SOLD OUT) - Todd Kessler opens

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (8PM Friday at the Vic Theatre.  18+, SOLD OUT) - Thenewno2 opens

Of Montreal (8PM Friday at Lincoln Hall.  All Ages, SOLD OUT) - Wild Moccasins open

Red (6PM Friday at Bottom Lounge. $12, 17+) - We As Human and Southbound Fearing open

Rodriguez (8PM Friday at the Arie Crown Theater at McCormick Place. $36-64, All Ages) - Jenny O opens

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers (9PM Friday at the Abbey Pub. $23, 21+) - Sons of Bill open.

Foals (7PM Saturday at the Vic Theatre.  All Ages, SOLD OUT) - Surfer Blood and Blondfire open

Newsted (8PM Saturday at Bottom Lounge. $25, 17+) - Wilson opens

Kenny Wayne Shepherd (Two shows at 8PM Saturday and Sunday at City Winery.  Saturday is SOLD OUT.  Sunday is $48-68.  Both shows are all ages)

The Shins (7PM Sunday at the Aragon Ballroom.  All Ages, SOLD OUT) - Ra Ra Riot opens

Turbonegro (8PM Sunday at Double Door. $25, 21+) -  Mount Carmel opens.  *** This show has been moved to Double Door and is now 21 and over.  All tickets purchased for the Metro show will be honored at Double Door.  If you're not 21 or over, refunds are available at point of purchase *** 

In The Suburbs...

Coco Montoya (9PM Friday at The Montrose Room at the InterContinental Chicago O'Hare Hotel in Rosemont. $15-20) - Watch Out For Kenny! opens

Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater (9PM Friday at Viper Alley in Lincolnshire.  $10-30, 18+) - Windy City Revups open.

Queensrÿche (8PM Friday at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. $29-95, All Ages)

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (8PM Saturday at Pfeiffer Hall at North Central College in Naperville. $42-52, All Ages)

Billy Branch & The Sons of Blues (8PM Saturday at SPACE in Evanston. $12-22, All Ages)

Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express (9PM Saturday at FitzGerald's in Berwyn. $18, 21+) - Falling Stars open

Gary Hoey (8PM Saturday at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. $29-49, All Ages)

Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone (8PM Saturday at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora. $40-50, All Ages) - The Ides of March open

Mike & Joe (10:30PM Saturday at Durty Nellie's in Palatine. $7, 21+)

The Steepwater Band (9PM Saturday at Leroy's Hot Stuff in Porter, IN.  $5, 21+) - Nomad Planets open

- 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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