Early Warnings
Chicago’s essential months-ahead music calendar

See also the current community calendar listings of concerts and music events from a wide variety of event organizers—including Reader readers.

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Jacob Banks

10/28, 6:30 PM, House of Blues, all-ages

Blind Boys of Alabama: Christmas Show

12/7, 8 PM, City Winery, all-ages

Blk Jks, Sidaka

10/31, 7:30 PM, Schubas, 18+

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Billy Brag, Alice Phoebe Lou

10/16, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 18+

Bret Koontz & Truancy Club, Tasha, Moontype

11/18, 8:30 PM, Constellation, 18+

Suzanne Ciani, Sam Prekop

11/19, 8 PM, Rockefeller Chapel all-ages

Shemekia Copeland

12/16, 7 PM, City Winery, all-ages

Noah Cyrus, Gigi

10/27, 7 PM, House of Blues, all-ages

Ani DiFranco, Gracie & Rachel, Pieta Brown, Jocelyn Mackenzie

11/4, 8 PM, the Vic, all-ages

Amina Figarova

10/13, 8:30 PM, Constellation, 18+

Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth, the Hu, Fire from the Gods

9/30, 6:30 PM, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, all-ages

Indigenous Peoples’ Day featuring DJ Shub, Mato Wayuhi, Opliam, and Phnx.wav

10/9, 6:30 PM, Logan Square Auditorium, all-ages

Indigenous Peoples’ Day featuring Indigeous, Chicha Roots, Kichwa Runa, Galguez Laxá, and Dizá

10/10, 6:30 PM, Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, all-ages

Kalush Orchestra

11/4, 7 PM, Concord Music Hall, all-ages

Miyavi

10/17-10/18, 8 PM, Cobra Lounge, 17+

Morten

10/29, 10 PM, Prysm Nightclub

The O’ My’s

12/1, 9 PM, Sleeping Village

Palms Trax, Sevron, Cinna

10/28, 10 PM, Smart Bar

Weyes Blood

3/11/23, 9 PM, Riviera Theatre, 18+

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Divino Niño, Little Jesus, Pieri

10/9, 8 PM, Lincoln Hall, 18+, sold out

Nnamdï, Josh Virtue, Moontype

10/22, Metro, 9 PM, 18+, Moontype added to bill

Piano Guys10/22, 8 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, all-ages, change of venue

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Marcus Adams

10/21, 7 PM, the Promontory, all-ages

AFI, Drab Majesty

11/15, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, all-ages

Agent Orange, The Crosses, Anger

9/30, 7 PM, Cobra Lounge, all-ages

Alemán, La Banda Baston

9/28, 8 PM, House of Blues, 17+

Altan

10/30, 7 PM, Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, all-ages

Alvvays, Slow Pulp

10/14, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 18+

Amyl & the Sniffers, Bob Vylan, Ganser

9/28, 7 PM, the Vic, all-ages

Trey Anastasio Band,  

10/28-10/29, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, all-ages, 10/28 sold out

Anne-Marie

12/1, 8 PM, Park West, canceled

ANTIfest featuring Anti-Flag, Suicide Machines, We are the Union, Gully Boys, Blind Adam & the Federal League

11/4, 6 PM, Metro, all-ages

Automatic

10/23, 8:30 PM, Empty Bottle

Awolnation, Badflower, Mysterines

10/13, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 18+

B-52s, KC & the Sunshine Band, Rezillos

10/7-10/8, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, all-ages

Bartees Strange, Pom Pom Squad, They Hate Change

11/8, 7:30 PM, Thalia Hall, 17+

Baynk, Cosmo’s Midnight, Obli

10/29, 8 PM, the Vic, all-ages

Beabadoobee, Lowertown

11/29, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, all-ages

Bear Grillz, Oddprophet, OG Nixin, Muerte

11/26, 10 PM, Concord Music Hall, 18+

Rick Beato

11/18, 8 PM, Park West, all-ages

Big Wild, Josh Fudge

9/30, 9 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 18+

Bijou, Marten Hørger

11/4, 10 PM, Prysm Nightclub

Bino Rideaux

10/11, 8 PM, Subterranean, 17+

Andrew Bird

12/8-12/9; 12/12-12/16, 8 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, all ages, 12/13 and 12/14 sold out

Wallis Bird

1/20/2023, 8:30 PM, Hideout

Bitchin Bajas

10/8, 8:30 PM, Constellation, 18+

Black Coffee

10/29, 10 PM, Radius Chicago, 18+

Black Lips

11/16-11/17, 8:30 PM, Empty Bottle

Blood Red Shoes, Mz Neon

10/15, 8 PM, Cobra Lounge, 17+

Blunts & Blondes, Drinkurwater

1/14/2023, 10 PM, Concord Music Hall, 18+

Bobby Shmurda, Rowdy Rebel, GS9 Gino aka Fat Tony, and more

12/1, 8:30 PM, the Vic, 18+

Boombox, Ethno

11/5, 9 PM, Park West, 18+

The Bronx, Chats, Drug Church, Scowl

10/18, 6 PM, Concord Music Hall, 17+

Andy Brown

Thursdays, 5 PM, through 11/17, Green Mill, free

Buku, G-Rex

10/22, 9:30 PM, Avondale Music Hall, 18+

Calexico 

10/7, 8 PM, Metro, 18+

Caroline 

10/8, 8:30 PM, Constellation, 18+

Celebrating Billy Joel: a World Class Tribute to America’s Piano Man

11/2, 8 PM, Park West, all-ages

Andrés Cepeda

11/2, 7:30 PM, the Vic, all-ages

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

9/29, 7:30 PM; 9/30, 1:30 PM; 10/1, 8 PM, Symphony Center, all-ages, Riccardo Muti, music director; Rossini, Mozart, Prokofiev

Cigarettes After Sex

10/7, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, all-ages

CKay

10/7, 9 PM, the Promontory

Clutch, Helmet, Quicksand, JD Pinkus

10/16, 6 PM, Concord Music Hall, 17+

Judy Collins

10/28-10/29, 8 PM, Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, all-ages

Barns Courtney 

10/24, 7:30 PM, Park West, all-ages

Charley Crockett, Greyhounds

11/26, 8:30 PM, the Vic, 18+ 

Crooked Colours, Swimm

10/7, 8:30 PM, the Vic, 18+

Chelsea Cutler, Ayokay, Arden Jones

10/28, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 18+

Dayglow, Ritt Momney

11/4, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, all-ages

Dead Can Dance

4/11/2023, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, all-ages

Death From Above 1979, OBGMs 

11/9, 7:30 PM, Metro, 18+

Dinosaur Jr., Ryley Walker

9/30, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 18+

Doom Flamingo

11/11, midnight, Metro, 18+

Dopapod

11/13, 9 PM, Bottom Lounge, all-ages

Dope Lemon

10/15, 7:30 PM, Park West, all-ages

DPR 

9/28, 7:30 PM, Radius Chicago, all-ages

The Dream Syndicate

11/11, 8:30 PM, Lincoln Hall

Duma, Masma Dream World

10/31, 8:30 PM, Empty Bottle

Dave East

11/2, 8 PM, Avondale Music Hall, 17+

Echosmith, Lostboycrow, Band of Silver

10/28, 7 PM, Bottom Lounge, all-ages

Eels

6/21/2023, 8 PM, Metro, 18+

Father John Misty, Suki Waterhouse

9/29, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, all-ages

Fiji Blue

10/1, 8 PM, Beat Kitchen, all-ages

Samantha Fish, Jesse Dayton Band

12/16, 7:30 PM, Park West, all-ages

FKJ

11/7, 7 PM, Radius Chicago, all-ages

Fletcher, Chappell Roan

11/2, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, all-ages

Foals, Inner Wave, Glove

12/2-12/3, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 18+

Sonny Fodera, Biscits

10/29, 10 PM, Concord Music Hall, all-ages

Forester

12/9, 9 PM, Subterranean, 17+

Fortunate Youth, Arise Roots, Joe Samba

10/28, 9 PM, Metro, 18+

Four Tet, Ben UFO, Overmono

10/20, 8 PM, Cermak Hall at Radius Chicago, 18+

Fred Again

10/5, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 18+

Fuerza Regida, Calle 24 

12/2, 8 PM, Allstate Arena, Rosemont, all-ages

Full of Hell, Blood Incantation, Vermin Womb, Mortuous, God is War

9/30, 7 PM, Reggies Rock Club, 17+

Ghost Light

10/8, 9 PM, Park West, 18+

Ghostbusters screening with live score performed by Chicago Philharmonic

10/8, 7:30 PM, Auditorium Theatre, all-ages

Girls Against Boys, FACS, Poison Arrows

10/12, 8 PM, Metro, 18+

Gorillaz, Earthgang

10/3, 7:30 PM, United Center, all-ages

Halloweensteen featuring Michael McDermott & the Duke Street Kings performing the songs of Bruce Springsteen

10/29, 8 PM, Park West, 18+

Head and the Heart, Shakey Graves

10/1, 7:30 PM, Huntington Bank Pavilion, all-ages

Herencia de Patrones

11/20, 7:30 PM, Park West, all-ages

Highly Suspect, Dead Poet Society

10/13, 7 PM, Radius Chicago, all-ages

House of Love 

10/23, 8 PM, Lincoln Hall

Holly Humberstone

11/5, 7:30 PM, Metro, all-ages

In This Moment, Nothing More, Sleep Token, Cherry Bombs

10/21, 5:30 PM, Radius Chicago, 17+

Ionnalee

4/21/2023, 8 PM, Metro, 18+

Iron Maiden, Within Temptation

10/5, 7:30 PM, United Center, all-ages

Jaripeo Sin Fronteras with Pepe Aguilar, Ángela Aguilar, Leonardo Aguilar, Antonio Aguilar Hijo, Banda Azul Tequila, Mariachi Zacatecano, Tomas & Louis Garcilazo, Jineteo de Toros, Guillermo “El Aplausos” Sánchez, Tulga

9/30, 8 PM, Allstate Arena, Rosemont, all-ages

Jean Dawson, Junior Varsity

11/5, 7:30 PM, Lincoln Hall, 18+

Je’raf, Rhythm Ninjas, Consumer

10/7, 8 PM, Reggies Rock Club

Johnnyswim

11/30, 8 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, all-ages

Judah & the Lion, National Parks

10/21, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, all-ages

Noah Kahan, Stephen Sanchez

11/5, 8 PM, the Vic, all-ages

Paul Kalkbrenner

10/11, 8 PM, Concord Music Hall, 18+

Kalush Orchestra

11/4, 7 PM, Concord Music Hall, all-ages

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe

10/7, 8 PM, Park West, 18+

Kazka

11/6, 6 PM, Concord Music Hall, all-ages

Kerala Dust

10/19, 9 PM, Martyrs, 18+

KMFDM, Chant

10/8, 8 PM, Metro, 18+

L7, Fea

10/15, Metro, 7:30 PM, 18+

Steve Lacy

10/5, 7 PM, Radius Chicago, all-ages

Legendary Pink Dots, Orbit Service 

11/16, 8 PM, Beat Kitchen

The Lemonheads, Juliana Hatfield, On Being an Angel

12/10, 7 PM, Metro, 18+

SG Lewis

10/14, 7 PM, Radius Chicago, 18+

Lizzo, Latto 

10/16, 8 PM, United Center, all-ages

Local H

10/21, 9 PM, Metro, 18+

Los Lobos

12/12-12/13, 8 PM, City Winery, all-ages

Lykke Li

10/4, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 18+, canceled

Lyrical Lemonade Nine Year Anniversary

10/1, 10 PM, Riviera Theatre, 18+

Mac DeMarco 

11/19, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, canceled

Mac Saturn

10/19, 7:30 PM, Beat Kitchen, 18+

Made in Nigeria featuring DJ Dee Money, DJ Three K, DJ Matrix

10/1, 10 PM, the Promontory

Manic Focus, Sponges, Jason Leech, Zoska

10/14, 8:30 PM, Park West, 18+

Mason Jennings

11/10, City Winery, 8 PM, all-ages

Matt Maltese

11/1, 8 PM, Bottom Lounge, 17+

Mayorkun

9/28, 7 PM, Park West, 18+

Bret McKenzie

10/28, 8 PM, the Vic, all-ages

Mclusky

12/9, 9 PM, Metro, 18+

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, The Black Tones

10/1, 7:30 PM, House of Blues, 17+

Mecca Monday’s Hot Buttered Soul featuring Slique Jay Adams, Ladi Soul, Bernard Crump, Mecca All-Star Band

10/3, 7 PM, the Promontory, all-ages

Melt-Banana, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat

10/15, 8 PM, Reggies Rock Club, 17+

Sergio Mendes 

10/2, 5 and 8 PM, City Winery, all-ages

Mercyful Fate, Kreator, Midnight

11/3, 6 PM, Hard Rock Live Northern Indiana, Gary

Meshuggah, Converge, Torche

9/29, 6 PM, Radius Chicago, 17+

Metric

10/18, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, all-ages

The Mission [UK], Chameleons, Theatre of Hate

10/3/2023, 8 PM, Thalia Hall, 17+

Moderat

9/30, 9 PM, Riviera Theatre, 18+

Modest Mouse

12/9, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 18+

Monolink

10/14, 10 PM, Cermak Hall at Radius Chicago, 18+

Kevin Morby, Coco

10/31, 8 PM, the Vic, 18+

Mother Mother, Sir Sly, Transviolet

10/7, 8 PM, Radius Chicago, all-ages

Muse

10/11, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 18+

Napalm Death, Brujeria, Frozen Soul, Millions of Dead Cops

10/22, Thalia Hall, 9 PM, 17+

Nghtmre

10/1, 10 PM, Radius Chicago, 18+

Novo Amor 

9/28, 7 PM, Metro, all-ages

Of Montreal; Locate S,1

10/14, 9 PM, Lincoln Hall, 18+

One Last Throw featuring Light Skin Keisha, King Louie, DJ Slow Mo, DJ Pharris

9/30, 10 PM, the Promontory

One OK Rock, You Me At Six, Fame on Fire

10/8, 6:30 PM, Concord Music Hall, all-ages

Opiuo, Maddy O’Neal & A Hundred Drums

10/1, 9 PM, Park West, 18+

Eliy Orcko, Mohawk Johnson, Davis the Dorchester Bully

10/28, 7 PM, the Promontory, 18+

Beth Orton

11/10, 7:30 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, all-ages

Patriarchy, Choke Chain

11/3, 8:30 PM, Empty Bottle

Maisie Peters

11/8, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, all-ages

Pinkshift, Jigsaw Youth, Yasmin Nur

10/26, 6:30 PM, Cobra Lounge, 17+

Plains, MJ Lenderman

11/17, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 18+

Pond

12/6, 8 PM, Metro, 18+

Willy Porter Band, Sway Wild

10/16, 8 PM, SPACE, Evanston, all-ages

Margo Price

10/23, 7 PM, Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, all-ages

Punk Rock Factory

11/8, 7 PM, Bottom Lounge, all-ages

The Queers, Don’t Panic, Capgun Heroes, Goodbye Sunshine

12/7, 8 PM, Reggies Rock Club, 17+

Rachika Nayar, Eli Winter, Jordan Reyes

10/6, 9 PM, Sleeping Village

Rata Blanca 

10/1, 10 PM, Bottom Lounge, 17+

Record Company

11/4, 8 PM, Park West, all-ages

Revocation, Krisiun, Alluvial, Inoculation

10/12, 7 PM, Reggies Rock Club, 17+

Jessie Reyez

11/8-11/9, 6:30 PM, House of Blues, all-ages

Riot Ten, Kompany, Vampa, Jiqui, Madgrrl

12/3, 10 PM, Radius Chicago, 18+

Rosalía

9/28, 8 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 17+

The Rose

10/13, Concord Music Hall, 6:30 PM, all-ages

Sanctum Dark Music Festival featuring Adult, Psyche, Boy Harsher, Soft Crash, Plack Blague, Void Vision, Hide, Blu Anxxiety, and more

11/25-11/26, 6 PM, Thalia Hall, 17+, and 11/27, 6 PM, Empty Bottle

Santigold, Sho Madjozi

10/24, 9 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 18+

Amy Shark

10/28, 7:30 PM, Park West, canceled

India Shawn, Zya Belle & Remey Williams

10/1, 8 PM, Subterranean, all-ages

Shiba San

10/22, 10 PM, Concord Music Hall, 18+

Sigrid

10/5, 7:30 PM, Park West, all-ages

Oliver Sim

10/5, 8 PM, Metro, 18+

Skegss

11/27, 7:30 PM, Metro, all-ages

Slaughter to Prevail

11/2, 7 PM, Concord Music Hall, 17+

Smile [Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, and Tom Skinner]

12/1, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 18+

Smoking Popes, Limbeck, The Color Fred, Off With Their Heads

11/12, 8 PM, Bottom Lounge, 17+

Snarky Puppy

3/31/2023, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 18+

Todd Snider

11/3, 8 PM, Park West, 18+

Soccer Mommy, Lightning Bug

11/1, 7 PM, Metro, all-ages

Sodown, Jaenga, Bass Physics

9/30, 9 PM, Bottom Lounge, 18+

Sons of the Never Wrong

9/30, 8 PM, SPACE, Evanston, all-ages

Regina Spektor

10/9, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, all-ages

Squirrel Nut Zippers

11/12, 7 and 9:30 PM, SPACE, Evanston, all-ages, 7 PM show sold out

Mavis Staples

2/4/2023, 8 PM, Symphony Center, all-ages

State Champs, Hunny, Between You and Me, Young Culture

11/18, 5:30 PM, Concord Music Hall, all-ages

Stereolab, Fievel is Glauque

9/29, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 18+

Colin Stetson with Elori Saxl 

11/1, 8:30 PM, Constellation, 18+

Allen Stone

10/12, 8 PM, Park West, 18+

Straight No Chaser

12/23, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, all-ages

Streetlight Manifesto 

11/18, 8 PM, Radius Chicago, all-ages

Tove Styrke

11/5, 8 PM, Beat Kitchen, all-ages

Sudan Archives, Lulu Be

10/5, 8 PM, Lincoln Hall, 18+

Surf Curse

12/6, 7:30 PM, the Vic, all-ages

Tegan & Sara, Tomberlin

11/3, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, all-ages

Theon Cross

10/20, 9 PM, Sleeping Village

They Might be Giants

10/13, 8 PM, the Vic, 17+

Tortoise

10/3, 8:30 PM, Thalia Hall, 17+

Tourist

10/14, 10 PM, Concord Music Hall, 18+

Trivium, Between the Buried and Me, Whitechapel, Khemmis

10/12, 7 PM, Radius Chicago, 18+

Twiddle, Dogs in a Pile

11/10, 8 PM, Park West, 18+

Two Door Cinema Club, Day Wave

11/7, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 18+

Two Feet, Brothel

9/30, 6:30 PM, Concord Music Hall, all-ages

Umphrey’s McGee presents Umbowl IX

11/11-11/12, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 18+

Chucho Valdés

10/18, 8 PM, Symphony Center, all-ages

Vance Joy

2/18/2023, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 18+

Violent Femmes

10/4-10/5, 7:30 PM, Thalia Hall, all-ages

Tessa Violet, Will Joseph Cook, Daysormay

9/28, 7:30 PM, Lincoln Hall, all-ages

Kai Wachi

10/7, 10 PM, Concord Music Hall, 18+

Alan Walker

11/19, 9 PM, Radius Chicago, 17+

Kyle Watson, Domii

10/1, 10 PM, Concord Music Hall, 18+

Patrick Watson

12/2, 8 PM, Thalia Hall, 17+

Mimi Webb

10/4, 7 PM, Subterranean, all-ages

Whitney

12/21-12/23, 8:30 PM, Thalia Hall, 17+

W.I.T.C.H., Paint

10/4, 8:30 PM, Empty Bottle

Wild Pink, Trace Mountains

11/28, 8 PM, Sleeping Village

Dar Williams

10/7, 8 PM, Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, all-ages

Keller Williams with Dave Watts & Tye North

11/19, 8 PM, Park West, 18+

Windborne’s The Music of Queen performed by the Chicago Philharmonic and featuring Mig Ayesa

11/25, 8 PM, Auditorium Theatre, all-ages

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Babe Rainbow, Seventies Tuberide

10/14, 10 PM, Empty Bottle, sold out

Band-Maid

11/1, 7 PM, House of Blues, all-ages, sold out

Black Midi, Quelle Chris

10/12, 8:30 PM, Thalia Hall, 17+, sold out

Four Year Strong, Knuckle Puck, Microwave, Youth Fountain

10/15, 6 PM, Concord Music Hall, all-ages, sold out

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Leah Senior

10/15, 7 PM, Radius Chicago, 17+, sold out

Knocks, Cannons 

10/21, 8 PM, Concord Music Hall, 18+, sold out

Origami Angel, Pool Kids, Insignificant Other

10/22, 8 PM, Bottom Lounge, all-ages,  sold out

Harry Styles 

10/6, 10/8-10/9, 10/13-10/14, 8 PM, United Center, all-ages, sold out

Yung Lean

12/7, 6:30 PM, Concord Music Hall, all-ages, sold out

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