Back in time
Remember the '90s -- flannel shirts? PDAs? "Beverly Hills 90210"? You can take a trip back to that decade this weekend at Durty Nellie's, which will host three tribute bands that re-create the music of some Clinton-era favorites. On the bill are Secondhand Smoke, a tribute to the band Sublime; Hot Sauce Committee, which honors the Beastie Boys; and Don't Speak, which will play songs from No Doubt. The low ticket price will seem like a relic of the past, too!
10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Durty Nellie's, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. $7. Go to durtynellies.com.
Go with the flow
Rapper and in-demand hip-hop producer Jelly Roll, who has worked with such prominent hip-hop figures as Snoop Dogg and Xzibit, will perform in the suburbs this weekend.
8 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Penny Road Pub, 545 Penny Road, Barrington. $20. Go to pennyroadpub.com.
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Johnny Marr's reputation was secured by his days as guitarist and co-leader of the Smiths, the influential British alternative band of the 1980s. Since that group's demise, though, Marr has not rested on his laurels. He's contributed his intricate, jangly guitar playing to a number of acclaimed bands, including Electronic and Modest Mouse. He's touring now behind his debut solo album, "The Messenger."
8 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago. $30. Go to metrochicago.com.