Fans of pop music from the 1950s and 1960s have two key shows to choose from in the suburbs this weekend. Little Anthony & the Imperials will play in St. Charles on Saturday, and then Paul Revere & the Raiders will hit the same stage on Sunday. Here are two chances to take a trip down a musical memory lane.
Little Anthony & the Imperials will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 12, and Paul Revere and the Raiders perform at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 13, both at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Tickets for each show start at $39. Go to oshows.com.
Eleventh Dream Day, the acclaimed local band led by Northbrook native Rick Rizzo, is currently in the midst of a Sunday-night "residency" at the intimate Hideout music club. Eleventh Dream Day emerged in the late 1980s with the beloved record "Prairie School Freakout," which delivered a blistering combination of punk and classic guitar rock. In later releases, the group added experimental sounds and song structures to its rock 'n' roll attack. The band, which also features co-founder Janet Beveridge Bean, Doug McCombs and Mark Greenberg, is revisiting songs from throughout its career -- and playing songs from an upcoming album -- during the Hideout shows.
8 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, Chicago. $10. Go to hideoutchicago.com.
Tickets going fast
The Pitchfork Music Festival is coming to Union Park in Chicago July 18-20, and tickets are going fast. Three-day passes have already sold out. Single-day tickets are available for $60 per day. The festival has become one of the summer's key musical happenings, bringing dozens of indie bands to the city each year. The headliners this year are Beck, Neutral Milk Hotel and Kendrick Lamar, with bands like St. Vincent, Cloud Nothings and The Julie Ruin also on the bill.
The Pitchfork Music Festival runs Friday, July 18, through Sunday, July 20 at Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St., Chicago. To buy tickets or see the entire lineup and schedule, go to pitchforkmusicfestival.com.