Early Warnings
Chicago’s essential months-ahead music calendar

See previously listed Early Warnings.

New listings

Airiel, Deserta, Desert Liminal, Shimmer DJs (DJ Scary Lady Sarah & DJ Philly Peroxide)

Sleeping Village, 4/22, 8:30 PM. Buy Tickets

Matt Andersen

Szold Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 5/22, 7 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Anvil

Reggies’ Rock Club, 7/31, 7:30 PM. Buy from TicketWeb

Aunt Kelly, Ripley, Dearlys

GMan Tavern, 4/15, 9 PM. Buy Tickets

Baby Keem official Melodic Blue after party

Prysm Nightclub, 3/30, 10 PM. Buy Tickets

Jim Baker, Jakob Heinemann, & Steve Hunt

Hungry Brain, 4/24, 9 PM. Buy Tickets

Bassjackers

Prysm Nightclub, 4/16, 10 PM. Buy Tickets

Bedouine, Le Ren

SPACE, Evanston, 4/22, 8 PM; 4/23, 8 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

Regina Belle, Kyla Jade

City Winery, 4/16, 5 and 8 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

William Black

Chop Shop, 4/22, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

Breizh Amerika Collective

Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 5/25, 8:30 PM, all-ages, free. Buy Tickets

The Bridge

Hungry Brain, 4/17, 9 PM. Buy Tickets

Frank Catalano Quartet

Green Mill, 4/15, 8 PM; 4/16, 8 PM.

CIX

The Vic, 5/7, 7 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Daddy Yankee

Allstate Arena, Rosemont, 9/4, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Wed 3/30, 10 AM. Buy from Ticketmaster

Darts, Mystery Actions, Rumours

Liar’s Club, 5/28, 10 PM. Buy Tickets

Dear Hunter, The World is a Beautiful Place and I am No Longer Afraid to Die, Tanner Merritt

Metro, 8/21, 7:30 PM. Buy Tickets

Deeper, Sports Boyfriend

Hideout, 4/16, 9:30 PM. Buy Tickets

Iris DeMent, Ana Egge

SPACE, Evanston, 5/26, 7:30 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Dirty Heads, Soja, Tribal Seeds, Elovaters

Radius Chicago, 8/12, 6 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 4/1, 10 AM. Buy Tickets

Don Lifted, Sydny August

Schubas, 4/16, 9 PM. Buy Tickets

Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, CB Radio Gorgeous

Empty Bottle, 4/16, 8:30 PM. Buy Tickets

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Elder, Belzebong, Dreadnought

Reggies’ Rock Club, 9/3, 7:30 PM. Buy from TicketWeb

Elephant Lore, Tuckers, B.lake

Reggies’ Music Joint, 4/15, 9 PM. Buy from TicketWeb

Eliane Elias

City Winery, 4/14, 8 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Ergs, Copyrights, Chinese Telephones

Cobra Lounge, 6/23, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

Lee Fields, Kendra Morris

Thalia Hall, 4/22, 8:30 PM. Buy Tickets

Florence & the Machine, Sam Fender

Huntington Bank Pavilion, 9/7, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 3/31, 10 AM. Buy Tickets

Gaslight Anthem, Tigers Jaw

Riviera Theatre, 9/26, 8 PM, on sale Fri 4/1, 10 AM. Buy Tickets

Layton Giordani, Hiroko Yamamura

Spy Bar, 4/15, 10 PM. Buy Tickets

Jennifer Hall

Golden Dagger, 4/26, 8 PM. Buy from TicketWeb

Caleb Hawley, Violet Nines

Golden Dagger, 5/14, 8 PM. Buy from TicketWeb

Helen Money, Eli Winter, Sam Wagster

Sleeping Village, 4/19, 9 PM. Buy Tickets

Erwin Helfer

Hideout, 4/14, 6 PM. Buy Tickets

Herbsaint

Hungry Brain, 4/22, 9 PM. Buy Tickets

Haley Heynderickx, Macie Stewart

Constellation, 4/13, 8:30 PM. Buy Tickets

Haley Heynderickx, Matt Dorrien

Constellation, 4/14, 8:30 PM. Buy Tickets

Peter Hook & the Light

Metro, 8/19, 8 PM; 8/20, 8 PM. Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

Imagine Dragons, Macklemore, Kings Elliot

Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, 8/26, 6:30 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Aya Ito

Tack Room, 4/14, 9 PM, free.

Jantsen, Smoakland, Jon Casey, Superave

Chop Shop, 4/16, 9 PM. Buy Tickets

Jillie

Tack Room, 4/15, 9 PM, free.

Joeboy

Park West, 5/13, 8 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Josh K

The Promontory, 5/27, 7 PM. Buy Tickets

Keshi

House of Blues, 6/1, 7 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Kowloon Walled City, Rid of Me, Virgin Mother, Lume

Beat Kitchen, 4/16, 8 PM, all-ages. Buy from TicketWeb

Jim Lauderdale

FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 4/14, 8:30 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Jonah Leatherman Band, Vulgar Commons, Irish Marlowe, Lex Alley Project

Burlington, 6/3, 8 PM.

Led Zeppelin 2

FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 4/16, 7 and 10 PM. Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

Leonora, Lung, Paige Beller

GMan Tavern, 4/17, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

Lowest Pair

Hideout, 4/15, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

Lucky Boys Confusion

Bottom Lounge, 5/27, 8 PM, on sale Wed 3/30, 10 AM. Buy from TicketWeb

Lykke Li

The Vic, 10/4, 7:30 PM, on sale Fri 4/1, 10 AM. Buy Tickets

Marsh

Prysm Nightclub, 4/15, 10 PM. Buy Tickets

Matrixxman, Justin Aulis Long, Jaq Attaque

Smart Bar, 4/29, 10 PM. Buy Tickets

Mndsgn, Frank Leone

Empty Bottle, 4/15, 10 PM. Buy Tickets

Elizabeth Moen, Lucky Cloud

Lincoln Hall, 4/16, 9 PM. Buy Tickets

Ricky Montgomery, Lyn Lapid

House of Blues, 5/13, 7 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Moonchild

Thalia Hall, 4/21, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

Motion City Soundtrack, All Get Out, Neil Rubenstein

House of Blues, 6/7, 7 PM. Buy Tickets

Mssv, Mute Duo & Quintet

Empty Bottle, 4/14, 8:30 PM. Buy Tickets

Mz Worthy, Dom Brown, Morgan Alexis

Spy Bar, 4/23, 10 PM. Buy Tickets

Mzz Reese & Her Pieces

FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 4/21, 8:30 PM. Buy Tickets

Nervo

Prysm Nightclub, 4/23, 10 PM. Buy Tickets

NLE Choppa, Scorey

Avondale Music Hall, 5/31, 8 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

No Trigger, Bollweevils, Knoxious

Reggies’ Music Joint, 6/16, 8 PM. Buy from TicketWeb

Nothing, Nowhere; Poorstacy; Carolesdaughter; Guccihighwaters; Snarls

House of Blues, 5/20, 6:30 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Odesza, Sylvan Esso, Elderbrook, Nasaya

Huntington Bank Pavilion, 9/9, 6:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 3/31, 10 AM. Buy Tickets

070 Shake

House of Blues, 5/8, 7 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

1 800 Pain, Cali Cartier

Schubas, 4/15, 8 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Or, Gentleman Speaker

Burlington, 4/16, 8 PM.

Ours

Beat Kitchen, 4/14, 8 PM. Buy from TicketWeb

Out of Space presents Buddy Guy, Todd Park Mohr

Canal Shores Golf Course, Evanston, 8/7, 6 PM, on sale Fri 4/1, 10 AM. Buy Tickets

Out of Space presents Elvis Costello & the Imposters, Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets

Canal Shores Golf Course, Evanston, 8/5, 7 PM, on sale Fri 4/1, 10 AM. Buy Tickets

Out of Space presents Jenny Lewis, Trampled by Turtles

Canal Shores Golf Course, Evanston, 8/4, 6:30 PM, on sale Fri 4/1, 10 AM. Buy Tickets

Out of Space presents Lucinda Williams, Waxahatchee, Liam Kazar

Canal Shores Golf Course, Evanston, 8/6, 6 PM, on sale Fri 4/1, 10 AM. Buy Tickets

Pachanga featuring Sonora Dinamita, Grupo Vanguardia, Inizial, performers from Collaborative Institute of Cultural Arts, Pachanga DJs

Thalia Hall, 4/20, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

Willy Porter Band

SPACE, Evanston, 10/16, 8 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Prize Horse, Ridgeway, Habitats, Daybreaker

Subterranean, 4/15, 6 PM. Buy from TicketWeb

Psychedelic Furs, X

Aragon Ballroom, 7/23, 8 PM, on sale Wed 3/30, 10 AM. Buy Tickets

Q-Tip Bandits, Weekend Run Club, August Hotel

Cobra Lounge, 4/17, 7 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Loura Rain, Harmonica Hinds

Buddy Guy’s Legends, 4/14, 5:30 PM. Buy Tickets

Rav, Kill Bill, Scuare, Airospace

Subterranean, 4/18, 8 PM. Buy from TicketWeb

Rhea the Second, Demetruest, Soh Darling

Golden Dagger, 5/27, 8 PM. Buy from TicketWeb

Henry Rollins (talking show)

Thalia Hall, 4/17, 8 PM; 4/18, 8 PM. Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

Daniel Rossen

Lincoln Hall, 4/14, 8:30 PM. Buy Tickets

Sainte Vie, Hummingbird, Zooday

Spy Bar, 4/16, 10 PM. Buy Tickets

Salt Sweat Sugar, Dashboard Professional

Cobra Lounge, 4/15, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

Tiwa Savage

The Promontory, 6/9, 8 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Schizophonics, Rebel Queens, Evictions

Liar’s Club, 4/23, 9:30 PM. Buy Tickets

DJ Joe Shanahan

GMan Tavern, 4/16, 3 PM, free.

Sherelle, Ariel Zetina, Josh Maj

Smart Bar, 4/15, 10 PM. Buy Tickets

Shortly, Ally Evenson, Fran, Colleen Dow

Beat Kitchen, 4/15, 8 PM. Buy from TicketWeb

Si Dios Quiere, Snuffed, Habitats, Payasa

Subterranean, 4/16, 8 PM. Buy from TicketWeb

Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience

SPACE, Evanston, 4/15, 8 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Sleigh Bells

Metro, 8/5, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

Soft Kill, Alien Boy, Topographies, French Police

Lincoln Hall, 4/15, 9 PM. Buy Tickets

Sonicsoul Band

Rosa’s Lounge, 4/29, 9 PM. Buy Tickets

Jon Spencer & the Hitmakers, Quasi

Schubas, 4/14, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

Spring Awakening festival

United Center, 7/8; 7/9; 7/10. Buy Tickets

Streetlight Manifesto

Radius Chicago, 11/18, 8 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets

Stuck, Pardoner

Sleeping Village, 4/25, 8:30 PM. Buy Tickets

Craig Taborn

Constellation, 4/15, 8:30 PM. Buy Tickets

Terror, Kublai Khan, Never Ending Game, Sanguisugabogg, Pain of Truth

Bottom Lounge, 5/21, 7 PM. Buy from TicketWeb

Tropa Magica, Gambacho

Cobra Lounge, 4/19, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

2Baba

The Promontory, 5/14, 11 PM. Buy Tickets

Elle Varner, DJ Aktive

City Winery, 4/15, 7 and 10 PM, all-ages. Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

Leon Vynehall

Smart Bar, 4/22, 10 PM. Buy Tickets

Waipuna

Szold Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 5/18, 8:30 PM, all-ages, free. Buy Tickets

Warhawks, Party’z, Brian Mietz

Burlington, 4/26, 9 PM.

Weedeater, Rebelmatic, Adam Faucett

Chop Shop, 4/15, 8 PM. Buy Tickets

Updated listings

Allie X

Park West, 4/21, 7:30 PM, all-ages, canceled. Buy Tickets

Fuzz, Bitchin Bajas

Thalia Hall, 4/19, 8:30 PM, lineup updated. Buy Tickets

Midnight Tyrannosaurus, Aweminus, Phiso, Mother Lotus

Concord Music Hall, 4/8, 10 PM, lineup updated. Buy Tickets

Smashed Plastic third anniversary celebration featuring Eleventh Dream Day, BCMC (Bill MacKay & Cooper Crain), Half Gringa, Plastic Love DJs

Sleeping Village, 4/23, 8 PM, lineup updated. Buy Tickets

Chris Smither, Betty Soo

SPACE, Evanston, 4/14, 8 PM, all-ages, lineup updated. Buy Tickets

Suffocation, Atheist, Soreption, Contrarian, Virulent Excision

Reggies’ Rock Club, 5/29, 6:30 PM, lineup updated. Buy from TicketWeb

See previously listed Early Warnings.