Early Warnings
Chicago’s essential months-ahead music calendar

See previously listed Early Warnings.

New listings

Alleys and Gangways, Butchered, Death and Memphis, Nowhere Days

GMan Tavern, 10/29, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

James Arthur

Riviera Theatre, 5/7/2022, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 9/17, 10 AM. Buy Tickets

Bellhead, Mystery Actions, No Dead Heroes, DJ Greg Corner

Empty Bottle, 9/29, 8:30 PM. Buy Tickets

Berwyn Blues Festival day one featuring
Shemekia Copeland, Honey Island Swamp Band, Toronzo Cannon & the Chicago Way, Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials, Dave Specter Band featuring Brother John Kattke, Donna Herula

FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 9/24, 6 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Berwyn Blues Festival day two
featuring Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, Thornetta Davis, Bette Smith, Jackie Venson, Eddie 9V, Mike Wheeler Band, Zach Person, Lauren Anderson, Smiley Tillmon Band, Nick Moss Band, Omar Coleman

FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 9/25, 1 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Berwyn Blues Festival day three featuring
Ronnie Baker Brooks, Cedric Burnside, Joanna Connor Band, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues, John Primer, Vanessa Collier, Nora Jean Wallace, Eddie 9V, Dave Herrero & Anne Harris, Cash Box Kings

FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 9/26, 1 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Beths, Lunar Vacation

Metro, 1/28/2022, 9 PM. Buy Tickets

Bleacher Bum Band

GMan Tavern, 9/25, 5 PM. Buy Tickets

Blue Stones, Maybird

Subterranean, 9/23, 8 PM. Buy from TicketWeb

Blxst

Lincoln Hall, 10/5, 7 PM, all-ages, sold out. Buy Tickets

Boombox Cartel

House of Blues, 11/19, 8:30 PM. Buy Tickets

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Broasted Rat, A Mammoth Task, Violet Meridian

Beat Kitchen, 9/28, 8 PM. Buy from TicketWeb

Cactus featuring Carmine Appice

Bananna’s Comedy Shack at Reggies’, 11/6, 8 PM. Buy from TicketWeb

Chiiild, Shungudzo

Schubas, 9/29, 8 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Stef Chura, Izzy True

Empty Bottle, 9/27, 8:30 PM, free.

Clever

Bottom Lounge, 10/31, 8 PM, all-ages. Buy from TicketWeb

Paula Cole

City Winery, 9/26, 7 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Delta Sleep, It Looks Sad, Gender Roles

Cobra Lounge, 3/27/2022, 7 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Dirt Monkey, Digital Ethos, Kumarion

House of Blues, 11/20, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

Dreamer Boy, Jack Larsen

Schubas, 9/28, 7:30 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Kevan Eftekhari

Tack Room, 9/25, 9 PM, free.

May Erlewine & the Woody Goss Band

SPACE, Evanston, 9/28, 7:30 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Fiery Furnaces with Fred Armisen

Thalia Hall, 11/15, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

Goose

Riviera Theatre, 12/30, 9 PM; 12/31, 9 PM, on sale Fri 9/17, 10 AM. Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

Gus Dapperton, Michelle

Thalia Hall, 11/10, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

Rosie Hays

Tack Room, 9/24, 9 PM, free.

Hyde Park Jazz Festival day one featuring
Makaya McCraven, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Ensemble Dal Niente & Ken Vandermark, Thaddeus Tukes & Ashley Jackson, Trio WAZ, Micah Collier Trio, Quentin Coaxum’s You & I, Regina Carter, and more

9/25, 1 PM, all-ages, free,
Full festival lineup, set times, and list of locations around the Hyde Park neighborhood
at the festival’s website.

Hyde Park Jazz Festival day two featuring
Dee Alexander & the Metropolitan Jazz Octet; Sam Trump’s Acoustic Audile; Mike Reed’s People, Places, and Things; Floating Museum presents translator.07; Ethan Philion’s Meditations on Mingus, and more

9/26, noon, all-ages, free,
Full lineups, set times, and venue information is available at the festival’s website.

Injury Reserve, Zeroh

Lincoln Hall, 10/8, 8:30 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

J. Copes

Punch House, 9/25, 9 PM, free.

JPEGMafia

Thalia Hall, 11/9, 8:30 PM. Buy Tickets

Kiss, David Garibaldi

Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, 10/16, 7:30 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Lagwagon, Red City Radio

Cobra Lounge, 12/3, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

Lawrence

House of Blues, 11/18, 7 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Mägo de Oz, Liran’ Roll

House of Blues, 11/17, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

Meat Wave, Mandy, Ovef Ow

Empty Bottle, 9/25, 8:30 PM. Buy Tickets

Men I Trust, Michael Seyer

Lincoln Hall, 10/1, 8:30 PM, sold out. Buy Tickets

Raul Midón

SPACE, Evanston, 9/26, 7 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Pete Muller & the Kindred Souls, Kevin Mileski

SPACE, Evanston, 9/29, 7:30 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Joan Osborne

SPACE, Evanston, 9/23, 8 PM; 9/24, 8 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

Pan-Pot, Ellen Allien, Abigail

Radius Chicago, 10/2, 10 PM. Buy Tickets

Plantasia featuring Mary Lattimore, Green-House, Alex Barnett, Ayanna Woods, Beau Wanzer, Ben LaMar Gay, Claire Rousay, Fetter, Forest Management, Jordan Reyes, Lia Kohl, Sam Prekop

Garfield Park Conservatory, 9/23, 6:30 PM, sold out. Buy Tickets

Remi Wolf, the Blossom

Lincoln Hall, 10/4, 7:30 PM, all-ages, sold out. Buy Tickets

Rock and Roll Playhouse presents the Music of Phish for Kids

Thalia Hall, 10/31, 11:30 AM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

San Holo, Kasbo, Devault, Duskus

Concord Music Hall, 12/4, 8 PM. Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

Sistazz of the Nitty Gritty

Szold Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 10/27, 8:30 PM, all-ages, free. Buy Tickets

606 Records DJs

Punch House, 9/24, 9 PM, free.

Smut, Camp Edwards, Gloss Coats

Schubas, 9/25, 9 PM. Buy Tickets

Soul Summit featuring
Peanut Butter Wolf, J. Rocc

Empty Bottle, 9/24, 10 PM, free.

Soulphonetics

Punch House, 9/26, 9 PM, free.

Stage Moms, Elbow Room

Cobra Lounge, 10/24, 6:30 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Richard Thompson

Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 11/16, 8 PM; 11/17, 8 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Tossers

Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 11/6, 8 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Julius Tucker

Tack Room, 9/23, 9 PM, free.

Twenty One Pilots

Aragon Ballroom, 10/14, 7 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Michael Vallera (DJ set)

Empty Bottle, 9/23, 7:30 PM, free.

Wombats

Park West, 2/3/2022, 7:30 PM, on sale Fri 9/17, 10 AM. Buy Tickets

Young Man in a Hurry, Yours, Mookie, Neptune’s Core

Schubas, 9/23, 7 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Updated listings

Julien Baker, Thao

Metro, 9/22, 7:30 PM; 9/23, 7:30 PM, 9/23 is sold out. Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

Beach Bunny, Jodi

Riviera Theatre, 12/18, 7:30 PM, all-ages, opener added. Buy Tickets

Chicago R&B Fest
featuring Bell Biv DeVoe, Brian McKnight, Tevin Campbell, Dru Hill, Silk, El DeBarge, Res

Wintrust Arena, 10/30, 8 PM, all-ages, lineup updated. Buy from Ticketmaster

Elrow presents Rowsattacks!

Radius Chicago, 11/20, 8 PM, updated ticketing link. Buy Tickets

Samantha Fish, King Solomon Hicks

Park West, 12/19, 7:30 PM, all-ages, opener added. Buy Tickets

Andy Frasco & the U.N., Nick Gerlach’s Cult Conference

Thalia Hall, 11/6, 8:30 PM, opener added. Buy Tickets

H.E.R., Tone Stith, Maeta

Aragon Ballroom, 10/27, 6:45 PM, all-ages, opener added. Buy Tickets

Miyavi

Cobra Lounge, 10/19, 8 PM; 10/20, 8 PM, show added. Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

Aoife O’Donovan, Taylor Ashton

Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 10/21, 8 PM, all-ages, opener added. Buy Tickets

Dan Rodriguez, Xoe Wise

SPACE, Evanston, 9/25, 8 PM, all-ages, opener added. Buy Tickets

Shannon & the Clams, Ohmme

Thalia Hall, 10/26, 8:30 PM, opener added. Buy Tickets

Colter Wall, Red Shanan, Summer Dean

Thalia Hall, 9/30, 8 PM, postponed. Buy Tickets

See previously listed Early Warnings.