This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago both in the city and throughout the suburbs. This weekend, Too $hort arrives in Wicker Park... Plus area appearances by Calvin Harris, Purity Ring, The Tossers, Titus Andronicus, Kelly Hogan, Yngwie Malmsteen and Frankie Avalon. All of this plus much more...
In The City...
Calvin Harris (Doors open at 8PM Friday at the Aragon Ballroom. $25, 17+)
Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons (8PM Friday at City Winery. $15, All Ages) - Rebecca Rego opens
Mathien (7:30PM Friday at House of Blues. $19, 17+) - Jackpot Donnie, How Far to Austin, Zaramela and Paige & The Reverent Few open
Purity Ring (Two shows at 7PM and midnight Friday at Metro. The 7PM show is all ages, the midnight show is 17+. Both shows are SOLD OUT ) - Blue Hawaii opens
Too $hort (9PM Friday at Double Door. $25-100, 21+)
The Tossers (acoustic) (9:30PM Saturday at the Abbey Pub. 21+, FREE)
Captured by Robots (8PM Saturday at Martyrs.' $12, 21+) - I Love Rich, Beast Warrior and The Hamburglars open.
Mucca Pazza (10PM Saturday at Mayne Stage. $15, 18+) - Bitchin Bajas open
Titus Andronicus (9PM Saturday at Metro. $15, 18+) - The So So Glos and Sharpless open
Yngwie Malmsteen (8PM Saturday at House of Blues. $40, 17+) - Ethan Brosh & Burning Heat and Martyrd open
Har Mar Superstar (8:30PM Sunday at Empty Bottle. $12, 21+) - The Chalice and My Blue Valentine open
Kelly Hogan (7PM Sunday at the Hideout. 21+, SOLD OUT) - Dmitry Samarov opens
Liquid Soul (8PM Sunday at the Abbey Pub. $8, 21+)
Zoë Keating (Two shows at 7 & 9PM Sunday at the Old Town School of Folk Music. $20-22, All Ages)
In The Suburbs...
Pierce the Veil and All Time Low (6:30PM Friday at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates. $23, All Ages) - Mayday Parade and You Me at Six also perform. *** Tickets originally purchased through the Congress Theater will be honored at the door ***
Southern Culture on the Skids (9PM Friday at FitzGerald's in Berwyn. $20, 21+)
Aaron Carter (7PM Saturday at Another Hole in the Wall in Steger. $15) - Alexander Cardinale, Repeat the GHOST, Half the Battle, The Yearbook and Quiet Out Loud open
Frankie Avalon (8PM Saturday at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. $29-89, All Ages)
Yngwie Malmsteen (8PM Sunday at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. $19-89)
- Jim Ryan
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