Honoring the Fab 4
Renowned Beatles tribute band American English will take suburban fans back to the Fab 4's glory days, re-creating the group's early classic pop-rock sound and then diving into the Beatles' more psychedelic tunes.
8:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, at Durty Nellie's, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. $10. Go to durtynellies.com.
Rising alt-country star
Lydia Loveless, a young singer, songwriter and guitarist, landed in the alt-country/indie rock world like a hand grenade a few years back with her album, "Indestructible Machine." She recently released her follow-up, "Somewhere Else," which displays more-nuanced songwriting without losing the punk-rock attitude or power of the earlier record. (Both came out on local label Bloodshot Records.) Loveless specializes in brash, guitar-driven country rock highlighted by her powerhouse voice and the salty wit of her lyrics. This is definitely a show to check out.
10 p.m. Friday, April 25, at Schuba's Tavern, 3159 N. Southport, Chicago. $12. Go to schubas.com.
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Ready to dance?
EDM Nation Part 2 comes to the suburbs this weekend. The festival-like event is one of the biggest celebrations in the area of electronic dance music and its culture. DJs Chris Lake, John Martin, Morgan Page and TKC are on the bill.
8 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Odeum Sports & Expo Center, 1033 N. Villa Ave., Villa Park. Tickets start at $49. For more information, go to edmnation.us.