Booking Ahead | The Smashing Pumpkins, Prince, Rickie Lee Jones and Pinback
We can all agree that the Smashing Pumpkins' latest, Oceania, is a return to form. Fitting then, that after playing the new album in full at Allstate Arena October 19, Billy Corgan and his brood dip into their back catalog to dust off the stuff everyone's comparing it to. We're even more excited for R&B recluse Prince, whose worldwide Welcome 2 tour arrives at the United Center September 24. The purple Yoda is known for mixing it up at each one of his marathon concerts, and with any luck he'll tack on a couple more dates. November brings the return of an artist with deep local ties: Rickie Lee Jones, a native North Sider, who plays Thanksgiving evening at the new City Winery Chicago before heading up to Evanston for a Black Friday gig at SPACE. Find these and many other newly announce concerts below, or visit timeoutchicago.com/bookingahead for a more extensive list of upcoming shows.
7 UPDATED Cold Waves: The Jamie Duffy Memorial Concert: Paul Barker, Chris Connelly & Duane Buford + Chemlab + 16volt + Acumen + The Damage Manual + The Final Cut + The Clay People + Hate Dept. + Iron Lung Corp + Go Fight + Czar + I:Scintilla + Cyanotic + Zoltar the Brother from Another Planet Bottom Lounge.
7, 8 Bellini Quenchers Saloon. Donation $5.
8 Bate Bahadır Aksoy The Ace Bar. $15.
8 Emilio Navaira + La Mafia + Xelencia The Venue at Horseshoe Casino. $47–$57.50.
11 Soft Jolts + The Damn Choir + Sklut & Weston Schubas. $6.
13 Fielded + Psychic Steel + Head/Head The Burlington. $7.
14, 15 SOLD OUT Hideout Block Party/A.V. Fest Hideout.
15 FREE Chipotle Cultivate Festival: G. Love & Special Sauce + Allen Stone + LP + J Roddy Walston & The Business + JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound Lincoln Park.
15 SOLD OUT Buddy Guy + Jonny Lang Chicago Theatre.
16 Justin Jones Schubas. $6.
16 Spires That in the Sunset Rise + Arlt + John Bellows The Burlington. $7.
18 SOLD OUT David Byrne & St. Vincent Chicago Theatre.
20 Arctic Sleep + Ozenza Empty Bottle. $8, free with R.S.V.P.
20 Miracle Condition + Pink Avalanche + Modern Merchant The Burlington. $5.
21 FREE Everest Lincoln Hall. 18+
21 Sun Foot The Burlington. $7.
22 Mount Eerie + Cains & Abels + Angel Olsen Co-Prosperity Sphere. $10.
22 Satellites + The New Policies + Weber Band + MER + Polarcode Metro. Advance $6, day of show $10. 18+
22 Us TOO International Benefit Concert: The "Original" Blues Brothers Band Park West. $75, VIP $750. 18+
22 The Vibrators + Hotlips Messiah Ultra lounge. $10.
22 Loudon Wainwright III + Dar Williams Dominican University, Lund Auditorium. $25, DU students $10.
24 Prince United Center. $49.50–$149.50.
25 Here We Go Magic Subterranean. $12. 17+
26 SoftSpot The Burlington. $7.
28 Craft Spells + Summer Girlfriends + Love Inks Township. $8. 18+
28 CANCELED Donovan Park West.
28 UPDATED Thee Oh Sees + Ty Segall + Bare Mutants Logan Square Auditorium. Two shows. Early show AA, late show 17+
28 Mad Macka + Galactic Inmate The Burlington. $TBA.
28 The Scissors + Adora + State and Madison + Glendenning Bottom Lounge. Advance $10, day of show $13. 17+
30 Justin Jones Schubas. $6.
3 Exitmusic Subterranean. $10. 17+
5 Full Court Press 4 Abbey Pub. Advance $10, day of show $14.
6 Junior Brown FitzGerald's. $20.
6 Marinella & Natasa Theodoridou The Venue at Horseshoe Casino. $117.50–$167.50.
10 Makeshift Prodigy + IAmDynamite Cubby Bear. $10.
11 Roger Knox & The Pine Valley Cosmonauts + Waco Brothers + Sally Timms Old Town School of Folk Music, Szold Hall. Advance $12, day of show $15.
12 The Samples + Beautiful Collision Double Door. $25, VIP $75.
17 Mouse on Mars Mayne Stage. $23. 18+
17 Joseph Vincent SPACE. $12–$20.
18 UPDATED Mika Vic Theatre. SOLD OUT
19 SOLD OUT Trey Anastasio Chicago Theatre.
19 Carnivale Delirium III: Bakelite 78 + Environmental Encroachment Reggie's Rock Club. Advance $20, day of show $25. 18+
19 Native Beat Kitchen. $10. AA
19 SFJAZZ Collective University of Chicago, Mandel Hall. $35, students $10.
19 The Smashing Pumpkins Allstate Arena. $50.
20 SOLD OUT David Nail + Drake White Joe's Bar.
20 The Skatalites + Van Gordon Martin + The Creepshow Reggie's Rock Club. Advance $15, day of show $20.
22 Falling in Reverse + Enter Shikari + I See Stars + letlive. House of Blues. Advance $19.50, day of show $22. AA
24 David Bisbal V Live. $69.15, VIP $79.78. 18+
24 Further Seems Forever Bottom Lounge. Advance $23, day of show $26. 17+
24 Levek Empty Bottle. $8.
26 Diamond Rings Empty Bottle. $12.
29 Imperative Reaction + The Ludovico Technique + Everything Goes Cold + The Witch Was Right Reggie's Rock Club. Advance $12, day of show $15. AA
29 SOLD OUT The Rural Alberta Advantage + Dan Mangan Schubas.
30, 31 Arrival: The Music of ABBA City Winery Chicago. $38–$58.
31 Mucca Pazza Double Door. $15.
1 Otter Petter + Scale Model + Lightfoils The Burlington. Donation $5.
1 Joe Pug Old Town School of Folk Music, Maurer Hall. $15.
1 Shiny Toy Guns + MNDR Subterranean. $18. 17+
2 Blood on the Dance Floor + Jeffree Star + The Prep School Tragedy Reggie's Rock Club. Advance $15, day of show $18. AA
2 Pantha du Prince + Savile Smart Bar. $7–$15.
3 Conspirator + Cinnamon Chasers + BoomBox + Abakus House of Blues. Advance $25, day of show $28. 17+
3 VHS or Beta Double Door. Advance $12, day of show $14.
4 The Asteroids Galaxy Tour Bottom Lounge. Advance $15, day of show $17. 17+
4 Birdy Schubas. $10. AA
5 Andrew Jackson Jihad + Future of the Left Bottom Lounge. Advance $13, day of show $15. 17+
8 CAVE + Tyvek + Running Hideout. $10.
12 Bowerbirds SPACE. $15–$27.
15 Collie Buddz + New Kingston + Los Rakas Lincoln Hall. Advance $18, day of show $20. 18+
16 Katie Herzig Schubas. $14.
16 Millie Jackson + Willie Clayton + Clarence Carter + Peggy Scott-Adams The Venue at Horseshoe Casino. $40–$65.
16 Menahan Street Band Double Door. $10.
17 Fantastic Funk Jam: Cameo + Morris Day & The Time + Steve Arrington The Venue at Horseshoe Casino. $75.
17 Trace Bundy Martyrs'. Advance $15, day of show $18. AA
17 Scott Lucas & The Married Men + Purple Apple Double Door. $50–$75, VIP $125–$150.
17 Passafire Bottom Lounge. Advance $10, day of show $12. AA
17 Pinback Metro. Advance $16, day of show $19. 18+
17 Wookiefoot + Jon Wayne & The Pain + Fuzzz Reggie's Rock Club. Advance $15, day of show $20. 17+
21 The Rezillos Mayne Stage. $TBA. 18+
22, 23 Rickie Lee Jones City Winery Chicago. $45–$100. Nov 23 at SPACE. $38–$84.
24 Tommy Castro & The Painkillers SPACE. $17–$28.
29 John Medeski Northwestern University, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. $18, students $10.
29 The Wooden Sky Township. $TBA.
30 SOLD OUT Ray LaMontagne Chicago Theatre.
30 Irma Thomas SPACE. Two shows. $25–$65.
13 Motionless in White + Chelsea Grin + Stick to Your Guns + Crown the Empire + Upon This Dawning Bottom Lounge. Advance $16, day of show $18. AA
16 Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts. $35, students $10.
28, Mar 1 Howie Day City Winery Chicago. $20–$25.
27 MoonRunners Music Festival 2013: Shooter Jennings + Hellbound Glory + The Calamity Cubes + Possessed by Paul James + Rachel Brooke + Last False Hope + Lonesome Wyatt & The Holy Spooks + Husky Burnette Reggie's Rock Club. $30.