Mon 9/17: Cumulus finds a way up with downcast northwestern indie-rock. With Uma Bloo, Hawley and Joey Nebulous 8 PM, Subterranean, 2011 W. North, $8, 17+
Tues 9/18: Fusion innovator Terry Bozzio swings through town with his enormous drum kit. “A next-level shredder, Bozzio put his chops to use backing legendary gonzo-fusion master Frank Zappa starting in 1975, and he’s remained part of the Zappa circle ever since,” writes the Reader‘s Luca Cimarusti. 7 PM, Reggie’s Rock Club, 2105 S. State, $40, 17+
Tues 9/18: The Brazilian fantasy Good Manners confounds all expectations. Reader movie critic Ben Sachs gave the film four stars. Directed by Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra. In Portuguese with subtitles. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State, 312-846-2800, siskelfilmcenter.org, $11.
Wed 9/19: Singer-songwriter Natalie Prass lets us know the revolution will be danced. On The Future and the Past, Prass shows that history can be a resource, and that the right song can be a call to arms. With Stella Donnelly, 8 PM, Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln, $17, $15 in advance, 18+.
Thu 9/20: Reunited 90s hip-hop hitmakers Bone Thugs-N-Harmony hit the road. With Ying Yang Twins, 8 PM, Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park, $40, $35 in advance, all-ages
Thu 9/20: In Nilaja Sun’s No Child … a teacher and her students discover the magic of theater. 8 PM, Victory Gardens Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln, 773-871-3000, definitiontheatre.org/no-child, $25-$35, $15 industry, $10 students.
Thu 9/20: Jazz pianist Robert Glasper combines tradition and innovation with his long-standing trio. 8-10 PM, Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth, $35-$45