Music notes: Aaron Williams Band plays 'Mindy' screening
Aaron Williams Band goes Hollywood
Glen Ellyn native Aaron Williams and his Aaron Williams Band have had a busy year. Not only is Williams the founder and organizer of the Homegrown Music Festival, which brought a slew of DuPage musicians, artists and fans to Lisle this July, but the band wrote and performed the title track for the locally produced feature film "Mind Over Mindy" (which enjoys a gala screening at Hollywood Palms Cinema in Naperville Thursday, Nov. 5). Also atch AWB's performance at Chicago's Metro Thursday, Nov. 12, as they play with openers Leonum, Mer and Yoko. "Mind Over Mindy" screening, featuring a performance by the Aaron Williams Band, meet-and-greet with cast and crew and more, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at Hollywood Palms Cinema, 352 N. Route 59, Naperville. $15 in advance, $20 at the door; mindovermindy.com.
Aaron Williams Band performance at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago. $12 in advance, $15 at the door; (773) 549-4140 or metrochicago.com.
Drake Bell in Downers
Drake Bell, who played a music-loving teen (and performed the theme song) on the hit Nickelodeon series "Drake & Josh," shows off his actual musical chops at the Tivoli Theater in Downers Grove Thursday, Nov. 5. Joining him are Liberty Deep Down, Marcello & Mike, Shorewood musician Lindsay Kent, Glen Ellyn singer-songwriter Emilie Rose Danno and 2015 Illinois State Battle of the Bands winner Clear Confusion. A portion of the proceeds will go to fund Downers Grove High School music programs. 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Tivoli Theater, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. General admission tickets start at $25; VIP meet-and-greet tickets start at $45. brownpapertickets.com.
Boost the Boosters
Arlington Heights party rock cover band Exit 147 will be joined by rock band Train Wreck for the annual Hersey Booster Bash at 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Durty Nellie's, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. Exit 147 has been making a name for itself since 2007, playing classic rock favorites through current hits. Get some great food, hear some great music and support a great cause. 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Durty Nellie's, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. Event lanyards are $20 and include admission, two drink tickets and appetizers, with all proceeds going to the Hersey Booster Club; cover at the door is $10. (847) 358-9150 or durtynellies.com.
Leave the fire behind
Portland band Everclear started a long roller coaster ride in the music industry back in the grunge days of 1991, but it wasn't until 1995 when its '94 album "Sparkle and Fade" really hit the alternative spotlight. To celebrate that 20th anniversary, founder and lead vocalist Art Alexakis is bringing Everclear to play Chicago's City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago, for a night of music and stories about life in the band. The early show sold out quickly (but a waiting list for tickets is available), so a late show was added for the night. Pre-show meet-and-greet and VIP packages are also on hand; check with the venue for options and availability. Pop-rock band Hydra Melody opens. 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago. Tickets start at $55; (312) 733-9463 or citywinery.com.
Thundertones: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at Wheaton College, Pierce Memorial Chapel, corner of Washington and Franklin streets, Wheaton. The Thundertones are the a cappella group for the Wheaton College Men's Glee Club. Free. (630) 752-5099 or wheaton.edu.
Chicago Master Singers "Brahms Requiem" concert: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, and 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at the Chapel of the Holy Spirit (Divine Word), 2001 Waukegan Road, Techny. Classical and more. $15-$48. chicagomastersingers.org.
The Weeknd: The Madness Fall Tour: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. R&B. $39.50-$199. (800) 745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.
Sheena Easton: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Pop and more. $29-$69. (630) 962-7000 or oshows.com.
Harry Hmura Blues Band: 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at Harlem Avenue Lounge, 3701 S. Harlem Ave., Berwyn. $6. (708) 484-3610 or harlemavenuelounge.com.
After Funk: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Thirsty Whale, 1700 S. Randall Road, Algonquin. Funk. (847) 458-8555 or thirstywhalebar.com.
Guitarist Davy Knowles: 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. $30-$40. (630) 637-7469 or northcentralcollege.edu.
Veterans Day Sock Hop with The Bronx Wanderers: 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $19-$35. (630) 962-7000 or oshows.com.
Eddie Money: 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Raue Center, 26. N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Rock. (815) 356-9212 or rauecenter.org.
24th Street Wailers and The Belvederes: 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at FitzGerald's, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. Rock, blues, R&B and more. $10. (708) 788-2118 or fitzgeraldsnightclub.com.
Sharon Lewis & The Texas Fire: 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Harlem Avenue Lounge, 3701 S. Harlem Ave., Berwyn. Blues. $6. (708) 484-3610 or harlemavenuelounge.com.
Jeff Haeger: 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at the First Congregational Church United Church of Christ, Naperville, 25 E. Benton St., Naperville, Jazz standards by pianist, vocalist and composer Jeff Haeger. Freewill offering taken during intermission. (630) 355-1024 or loveandjustice.org.
Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey: 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Folk. $45-$55. (630) 896-6666 or paramountaurora.com.
Trio Melange: 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at the Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham Road, St. Charles. Soprano Susan Dennis, pianist Rosemary Schroeder and guitarist Quentin Dover form Trio Melange. Classical, jazz, country and folk music traditions of Europe, the Americas, Asia, Australia and Africa. $15 adult; $10 kids younger than 12. (847) 695-7096.
Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band with "The Greatest Generation" concert: 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at Buffalo Grove High School Theater, 1100 W. Dundee Road, Buffalo Grove. Features soloist Wayne Messmer performing as both a vocalist and a narrator; jazz singer Leah Novak performing as soloist and leading a trio singing hits from the famed Andrews Sisters; solo violinist Michael Kleinerman performing the theme from "Schindlers List"; Howard Green playing the music of Artie Shaw; plus the debut of a BGSB commissioned symphonic band arrangement of "Brother Can You Spare a Dime." A collection of World War II memorabilia will be on display during the event. Tickets for adults cost $10 in advance/$12 at the door; $8 for seniors and students. (847) 459-2518 or tickets.bgsb.org.
Don Henley: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at The Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. Country, rock. (312) 462-6300 or ticketmaster.com.
Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra with violinist Rachel Barton Pine: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at Elgin Commmunity College's Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. $13-$24. (847) 622-0300, tickets.elgin.edu or eyso.org.
Wheaton College Percussion Ensemble: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, at Wheaton College's Edman Memorial Chapel, Washington and Franklin streets, Wheaton. Tickets cost $5-$10 and are available only at the door. Free for all students and Wheaton College ID holders. (630) 752-5099 or wheaton.edu.
Ninth Annual Veterans Celebration Concert: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at St. Charles North High School, 255 Red Gate Road, St. Charles. Songs from each branch of the U.S. armed forces will be played. Free. Register for tickets at scnmusic.com/veterans/. Priority ticketing and seating will be given to veterans. (331) 228-6416 or scnmusic.com.
Frank Sinatra Jr.: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $49-$125. (630) 962-7000 or oshows.com.
Elgin Symphony Chamber Ensemble at "Tacos-n-Tchaikovsky" event: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at Sears Centre Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates. Elgin Symphony Chamber Ensemble performs classic pieces from Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake," "The Nutcracker" and more, followed by the group Run Forrest Run, performing hits from the 1990s. Tacos and margaritas are included with price of ticket ($22). (847) 649-2270 or searscentre.com.
Josh Turner: 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Country. $55-$65. (630) 896-6666 or paramountaurora.com.
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