New folk from Kevin Andrew Prchal
Naperville native Kevin Andrew Prchal brings a laid-back, Americana air with his third full-length album, "Love & Summer." The rousing duet that is the title track of the June release sums up this celebration of life, from the highs to the lows -- one instrumental track, "Luke & the Universe," is a tribute to a lost friend. The lyrics are grounded in Chicago realism, but the gentle harmonies and instrumentation whisk listeners miles away from the city. "Love & Summer" is already available on streaming outlets, but Prchal celebrates its release at Berwyn's FitzGerald's this weekend, along with guests The Long Lost and Gia Margaret. FitzGerald's, 6615 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $10. (708) 788-2118 or fitzgeraldsnightclub.com. 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5
Perry Farrell's annual celebration of music takes over Grant Park this weekend with four days of acts, including headliners Muse, The Killers, blink-182, Chance the Rapper, Arcade Fire and more. General admission tickets are sold out, but resale and VIP tickets are available. Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 3-6, at Grant Park, 337 E. Randolph St., Chicago. lollapalooza.com.
Play the Phonographs
The Phonographs' debut album, "Shattered Lenses," lets you in on everything you need to know about members of this fledgling band: They love pop and the blues, they play some powerful rock and the guys are no newbies to the scene. While The Phonographs may be a young creation, its members -- Collin Berg, Robert Kelley, Jeff Schwertfeger and Jake Gordon -- are all well-versed (no pun intended) in molding music to sound the way they want. Catch them this weekend at Chicago's Elbo Room with Ludlow, One More Moon, Drown the Sea, Lever and A Million Rich Daughters. Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $9-$10. (773) 549-5549 or elboroomlive.com. 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4
Cairo has the jams
Cairo Ale House presents a night of fun progressive rock featuring Chicago-based Pleasantries, Elgin instrumental rock project Braintenna, St. Charles' spacey psych-rockers Cosmic Drift and Bartlett-based DJ Butl3r. The 18-and-over show promises some great jams and a place to dance. Cairo Ale House, 2009 Franciscan Way, West Chicago. $7. (630) 876-9600 or cairoalehouse.com. 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4
Rebel Soul in Wrigleyville
St. Charles-based Rebel Soul Revival's recorded songs are a powerful potion of bluesy, funky rock, but their shows are where it all comes alive. The band's recent set at Lisle's Homegrown Arts & Music Festival showed a curious blend of confidence, graciousness and heartfelt affection for the music. They loved being up there, and the fans loved them for it. Join the fun -- and believe me, there's loads of it -- when they play Chicago's Cubby Bear this weekend. Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. $5. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com. 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5
• Summer Stomp Music & Camping Festival: Music begins at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, and 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at McHenry Extreme Sports and Event Park, 1911 W. Fernview Lane, Holiday Hills, mackeyshideout.com.
• Jason Picchiotti: 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at Durty Nellie's, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. Free. (847) 358-9150 or durtynellies.com.
• David Costa, Killing Gods, Splor, The Queue: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. $7. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.
• The Sane Abandoned: 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at Independence Tap, 3932 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago. Free. (773) 588-2385.
• Bixel Boys farewell show at Afterlife: 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at Annex Nightclub, 1958 W North Ave, Chicago. $5-$10. (630) 291-5986 or afterlifechi.com.
• DVBBS, Antics, Xonic, Bentley Dean: 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at Prysm Nightclub, 1543 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago. $15-$30. (312) 546-4141 or prysmnightclub.com.
• System of a Duo, Burned in Effigy, Blacklist Regulars: 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, at LiveWire Lounge, 3394 Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. $5-$10 suggested donation. (773) 756-5363 or livewire.do312.com.
• Rancid, Dropkick Murphys: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Huntington Bank Pavilion on Northerly Island, 1300 S. Linn White Dr., Chicago. Tickets start at $29. (312) 540-2668 or livenation.com.
• Banditos, Blank Range: 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave., Chicago. $10-$12. (773) 276-3600 or emptybottle.com.
• The Dead Daisies: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $29. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com.
• Brian Shamie is a Daily Herald multiplatform editor. He may not be a musician, but he plays one in Guitar Hero. You can follow him on Twitter at @BShamieDH.