Luicidal is a new punk band whose roots go back to the vital California scene of the 1980s. The band is anchored by Louiche Mayorga and R.J. Herrera, former members of the notorious punk-metal band Suicidal Tendencies. (The song "Institutionalized," from the first Suicidal Tendencies record, received play on the then-new MTV network and remains a classic piece of punk music from that era.) In concert, Luicidal plays songs from the first three Suicidal Tendencies albums, but the group plans to release its own album this fall. Fans of old-school punk do not want to miss this show. 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at Brauerhouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $5. Go to brauerhouse.com.
Sheila Escovedo, known to pop-music fans as Sheila E., has been in the music business for 40 years, and she's celebrating with a new album and tour. Sheila E., a singer, songwriter and drummer, first hit it big back in the 1980s, when she played drums in Prince's band during his "Sign O' The Times" tour and had a couple of irresistible solo hits of her own ("The Glamorous Life," "A Love Bizarre"). Her most recent album, "Icon," dropped in June, and she has a memoir coming out this fall. Sheila E. will perform next week in the city. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Buddy Guy's Legends, 700 S. Wabash, Chicago. $45. Go to buddyguy.com.
The Ataris, an alt-pop band from Indiana, will perform a special acoustic set next week in the suburbs. The band rose to prominence with 2003's album "So Long, Astoria," which featured the hits "In This Diary" and "The Saddest Song." 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at Penny Road Pub, 545 Penny Road, Barrington. $10. Go to pennyroadpub.com.