Early Warnings
Chicago’s essential months-ahead music calendar

See previously listed Early Warnings.

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Anaiet Soul, Semiratruth

Hideout, 12/14, 9:30 PM. Buy Tickets

Ateez

Wintrust Arena, 1/18/2022, 7:30 PM, all-ages. Buy from Ticketmaster

An Ayler Xmas featuring Mars Williams, Josh Berman, Jim Baker, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt, Kent Kessler, and Peter Maunu

Hungry Brain, 12/17, 9 PM. Buy Tickets

Boy Harsher, Kontravoid, Club Music

Empty Bottle, 12/30, 9:30 PM. Buy Tickets

Boy Harsher, Panterah, HIDE (DJ set)

Empty Bottle, 1/1/2022, 9:30 PM, sold out. Buy Tickets

Boy Harsher, Pen Test, Him Hun (DJ set)

Empty Bottle, 12/31, 10 PM, sold out. Buy Tickets

The Bridge

Hungry Brain, 12/12, 9 PM. Buy Tickets

Anthony Bruno, Zoofunkyou

Hideout, 12/10, 8:30 PM. Buy Tickets

Josh Caterer Trio, Sunshine Boys

SPACE, Evanston, 12/16, 8 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Sarah Coco

Tack Room, 12/2, 9 PM; 12/9, 9 PM, free.

Cordoba, Yomi, Je’raf

Empty Bottle, 12/13, 8:30 PM, free. Buy Tickets

Courtesy, Smut, Fetter

Empty Bottle, 12/10, 10 PM. Buy Tickets

Covers for Cover Benefit featuring Turnup the Volume Dance Party, Shelley Miller, Carey Anne Farrell, Andrea Bunch, Rhythm of the Street Dance Studio dancers, Lillian Pollack, Elton Jane, New Rhythm Arts Djembe Ensemble, 25 Bees, and more

Lincoln Hall, 12/11, 6:30 PM. Buy Tickets

DaBaby

Aragon Ballroom, 2/17/2022, 7 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Daley

The Promontory, 12/18, 7 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Erika de Casier

Schubas, 3/22/2022, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

Donny Benét

Lincoln Hall, 3/11/2022, 9 PM. Buy Tickets

Dzö-nga, Laang, Dismalimerence

Reggies’ Music Joint, 5/19/2022, 7 PM. Buy from TicketWeb

Eccentric Disco dance party featuring Makamena, St. Stephen

Thalia Hall, 12/10, 9 PM, free. Buy Tickets

Kevan Eftekhari

Tack Room, 11/27, 9 PM; 12/4, 9 PM; 12/11, 9 PM; 12/18, 9 PM, free.

Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas featuring Eiren Caffall, Lawrence Peters, Matt Gandurski, Seth Vanek, Kip Rainey, and Charlie Malave

Hideout, 12/11, 3 and 7 PM; 12/12, 3 and 7 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets Buy Tickets Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

Emo Night Brooklyn

House of Blues, 12/10, 9:30 PM. Buy Tickets

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Falling in Reverse, Wage War, Hawthorne Heights, Jeris Johnson

Aragon Ballroom, 1/25/2022, 5:20 PM. Buy Tickets

Fireboy DML

The Vic, 2/9/2022, 8 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Flat Five

FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 1/21/2022, 8:30 PM. Buy from TicketWeb

Flat Four

SPACE, Evanston, 12/15, 7:30 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Floozies, Wreckno, Cofresi, Trash Angel

The Vic, 1/28/2022, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

Friko, Sick Day

GMan Tavern, 12/17, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

Ezra Furman

Thalia Hall, 6/1/2022, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

G. Love & the Juice

House of Blues, 1/15/2022, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

Geographer, Meija

Empty Bottle, 3/29/2022, 10 PM. Buy Tickets

Glaive, Aldn, Midwxst

Bottom Lounge, 2/26/2022, 7 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Hide, Cloud Rat, Spirit Trap

Empty Bottle, 1/6/2022, 8:30 PM. Buy Tickets

Hovvdy, Molly Parden

Beat Kitchen, 5/5/2022, 8 PM. Buy from TicketWeb

Miki Howard, Park N Ride

Park West, 1/8/2022, 7 PM, on sale Fri 11/26, 10 AM. Buy Tickets

HTRK

Subterranean, 5/8/2022, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

Hunna, Charming Liars, Kelsy Karter

Schubas, 12/9, 7:30 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

I Fight Dragons, Schaffer the Darklord, Fantastic Mammals

Lincoln Hall, 12/18, 9 PM. Buy Tickets

Iamnotshane

Chop Shop, 2/8/2022, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

Janis Ian

Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 5/14/2022, 8 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Chris Isaak

Genesee Theatre, Waukegan, 12/11, 7:30 PM, all-ages. Buy from Ticketmaster

Emily King

Park West, 2/11/2022, 7:30 PM. Buy Tickets

Kool Keith

Empty Bottle, 12/11, 8:30 PM. Buy Tickets

Krampusnacht featuring White Mystery, Wild Earp, M.E.O.W.

Sleeping Village, 12/5, 9:30 PM. Buy Tickets

La Posada featuring Jose Alfredo, boigrl, Dewey Lo Hace, Roger McFly, Memo Duarte, DJ Barbi

Metro, 12/18, 9 PM. Buy Tickets

Lawrence Arms, Broadway Calls, Catbite

Chop Shop, 12/10, 7 PM. Buy Tickets

Lawrence Arms, Direct Hit!, Evil Empire

Chop Shop, 12/9, 7 PM. Buy Tickets

Lawrence Arms, Elway, Muslims

Chop Shop, 12/11, 7 PM. Buy Tickets

Leprous, the Ocean

Bottom Lounge, 4/2/2022, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

Les Sangliers, Five People

Constellation, 12/9, 8:30 PM. Buy Tickets

Lightning Bolt, Problems

Thalia Hall, 3/21/2022, 8:30 PM. Buy Tickets

Liquid Stranger, Mersiv, Tvboo

Aragon Ballroom, 1/21/2022, 9 PM. Buy Tickets

Local H

Beat Kitchen, 12/29, 8 PM; 12/30, 8 PM; 12/31, 10 PM. Buy from TicketWeb Buy from TicketWeb Buy from TicketWeb

Los Pericos

Concord Music Hall, 3/13/2022, 6 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Low

Metro, 2/16/2022, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

Lowdown Brass Band, Justice Hill, Simmer Down Sound

Chop Shop, 12/17, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

Magic City Hippies

Park West, 1/28/2022, 9 PM. Buy Tickets

Magin, Patrixia, Thee David Davis

Sleeping Village, 12/6, 9 PM. Buy Tickets

Marc E. Bassy

House of Blues, 2/16/2022, 7 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Mariachi Herencia de México

Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 12/17, 8 PM; 12/18, 5 and 8 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Masters of Hawaiian Music featuring George Kahumoku Jr., Ledward Kaapana, Herb Ohta Jr.

Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 1/14/2022, 8 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Maxwell, Anthony Hamilton, Joe

Wintrust Arena, 4/9/2022, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Tue 11/30, 10 AM. Buy from Ticketmaster

Maxx McGathey

Tack Room, 12/16, 9 PM; 12/23, 9 PM, free.

Arlo McKinley, Justin Wells

Sleeping Village, 12/4, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

Melkbelly, Stuck, Bruised

Sleeping Village, 12/3, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

Million Dollaz Worth of Game live show featuring Gillie da King and Wallo267

The Vic, 12/10, 8 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Modern English

SPACE, Evanston, 7/2/2022, 8 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Motherfolk, Texas King

Subterranean, 2/5/2022, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

Mustard Plug, Kill Lincoln, Malafacha

Subterranean, 12/18, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

Nefesh Mountain

Szold Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 12/9, 8 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Night Moves

Schubas, 12/17, 9 PM; 12/18, 9 PM. Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

Obscura, Abysmal Dawn, Vale of Pnath, Interloper

Reggies’ Rock Club, 3/9/2022, 6:30 PM. Buy from TicketWeb

Palace

Thalia Hall, 5/14/2022, 7:30 PM. Buy Tickets

Charlie Parr

FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 4/22/2022, 9 PM. Buy from TicketWeb

Poi Dog Pondering

SPACE, Evanston, 12/27, 8 PM; 12/28, 8 PM; 12/29, 8 PM; 12/30, 8 PM; 12/31, 8 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets Buy Tickets Buy Tickets Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

Katie Pruitt

SPACE, Evanston, 12/9, 8 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Richie Ramone, Public Nature, Reaganomics

Reggies’ Music Joint, 4/8/2022, 7:30 PM. Buy from TicketWeb

RP Boo, DJ Clent, Cuenique, DJ E Moe

Smart Bar, 12/10, 10 PM. Buy Tickets

Scruffpuppie

Schubas, 2/28/2022, 7:30 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Senses Fail, We Came as Romans, Counterparts, Seeyouspacecowboy

Concord Music Hall, 4/12/2022, 6 PM. Buy Tickets

Sheila E. & the E-Train

City Winery, 2/5/2022, 5 and 8:30 PM; 2/6/2022, 8 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

Shiner, Spotlights

Lincoln Hall, 12/10, 9 PM. Buy Tickets

Six Organs of Admittance

Constellation, 4/25/2022, 8:30 PM. Buy Tickets

Sixteen Candles

House of Blues, 2/12/2022, 9 PM. Buy Tickets

Songs of Good Cheer holiday party hosted by Mary Schmich and Eric Zorn and featuring Old Town School musicians

Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 12/10, 7:30 PM; 12/11, 3 and 7:30 PM; 12/12, 4 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Soul Message Band

Hungry Brain, 12/11, 9 PM. Buy Tickets

Sounds of the Street Festival featuring Casualties, Unseen, Cheap Sex, Virus, Corrupted Youth, Fiends, Gen Why, Stickups, Stolen Wheelchairs, Still Alive, Suburbanists, Fighting for Scraps, Decayed, Squared Off, User Unauthorized, Knoxious, and more

Reggies’ Rock Club, 2/11/2022, 3 PM; 2/12/2022, 1 PM, all-ages. Buy from TicketWeb

Southern Culture on the Skids

FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 10/12/2022, 8 PM. Buy from TicketWeb

Spanks, Loona Dae

Hideout, 12/9, 9:30 PM. Buy Tickets

Spread Joy, Lipschitz, CB Radio Gorgeous

Sleeping Village, 12/2, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

Erthe St. James

City Winery, 12/3, 8 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Stick Men

Reggies’ Rock Club, 4/19/2022, 8 PM. Buy from TicketWeb

Sueves

Empty Bottle, 12/17, 10 PM. Buy Tickets

Sullivan King, Phaseone, Blanke, Layz

Radius Chicago, 11/24, 10 PM. Buy Tickets

Surfaces, Mills

Riviera Theatre, 12/10, 7:30 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Tchami, AC Slater, Habstrakt, Marten Horger

Aragon Ballroom, 1/28/2022, 9 PM. Buy Tickets

Tears for Fears, Garbage

Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, 6/16/2022, 7:30 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Tipling Rock, Olen

Schubas, 12/10, 7 PM. Buy Tickets

Torch the Hive, Sweetie, Anything Is Everything

Reggies’ Music Joint, 12/9, 8 PM. Buy from TicketWeb

Vieux Farka Touré

SPACE, Evanston, 5/19/2022, 8 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Nicholas Tremulis & the Prodigals

SPACE, Evanston, 1/21/2022, 8 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Thaddeus Tukes & the Chicago Freedom Ensemble, Micah Collier’s AlecTet

The Promontory, 12/17, 7 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Steve Vai

Copernicus Center, 3/15/2022, 7:30 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Vegyn

Sleeping Village, 12/31, 9 PM. Buy Tickets

Wale

House of Blues, 1/31/2022, 9 PM. Buy Tickets

Whitney

Schubas, 12/6, 8 PM, sold out. Buy Tickets

Whitney

Lincoln Hall, 12/9, 9 PM, sold out. Buy Tickets

Keller Williams

City Winery, 12/2, 8 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Windy City Soul Club

Logan Square Auditorium, 12/31, 9:30 PM. Buy Tickets

Jamila Woods, theMind, Matt Muse

Metro, 12/17, 8:30 PM. Buy Tickets

Wooli, William Black, Ace Aura

Concord Music Hall, 1/21/2022, 9 PM. Buy Tickets

Yotto, Spencer Brown, RJ Pickens & Hummingbird

City Hall, 12/31, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

Updated listings

Gracie Abrams, Alix Page

Metro, 2/8/2022, 7:30 PM, all-ages, opener added. Buy Tickets

Louis Cole Big Band, Dandu

Chop Shop, 12/12, 8 PM, opener added. Buy Tickets

Darren Criss

Chicago Theatre, 12/9, 7:30 PM, all-ages, canceled. Buy from Ticketmaster

Diplo, Solardo, Vnssa, Anden

Aragon Ballroom, 12/11, 9 PM, canceled. Buy Tickets

Okilly Dokilly, Steaksauce Mustache

Beat Kitchen, 4/30/2022, 8 PM, rescheduled. Buy from TicketWeb

War on Drugs, Rosali

Chicago Theatre, 2/10/2022, 7:30 PM; 2/11/2022, 7:30 PM, all-ages, 2/11 is sold out. Buy from Ticketmaster Buy from Ticketmaster

Watkins Family Hour, Courtney Hartman

Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 12/15, 7 and 9:30 PM, all-ages, 7 PM is sold out. Buy Tickets

See previously listed Early Warnings.