Music notes: Face Time Police, Villains play Anime Midwest

 
 
Updated 7/7/2016 3:09 PM
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  • James and Brian Serra of Face Time Police play an acoustic set at Anime Midwest Friday, July 8, in Rosemont.

    James and Brian Serra of Face Time Police play an acoustic set at Anime Midwest Friday, July 8, in Rosemont. Courtesy of Face Time Police

  • Menacerno releases a new EP when the band plays Chicago's Metro Saturday, July 9.

    Menacerno releases a new EP when the band plays Chicago's Metro Saturday, July 9. Courtesy of Adam Veness

Police and Villains

Catch a band of brothers (or two) at this weekend's Anime Midwest in Rosemont when Schaumburg's Face Time Police and Des Plaines and Elgin-based V Is For Villains take the stage at the anime and gaming-inspired convention. Brian and James Serra will be playing an acoustic set comprising mostly Face Time Police originals, along with a few anime covers and a sneak peek at a song from an upcoming album. Creative cosplay adds fun to fan conventions such as this one, and the Serra bros are rolling out new "Neon Genesis Evangelion"-inspired costumes for the show. Later that night, V Is For Villains, an electronic industrial rock band featuring brothers Nicholas (Mr. Agitator) and Jonathon (Fallon Flynn) Santiago, Analise Rahn (Vex) and new member Mike Prost (Davrys Black), will bring their new costumes (and, um, possibly plans for world domination!) into the spotlight. They're fresh off a House of Blues show last weekend. Anime Midwest is at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont. $60 three-day admission; $40 single-day admission. (847) 692-2220; see animemidwest.com for tickets and schedule information. Face Time Police plays from 6 to 7 p.m.; V Is For Villains plays from 9 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 8

Menacerno, Tanks and more

It's been a while since Irish rock band the Cranberries has released any new music, but the new EP by local rockers Menacerno, "In No Place," just might scratch that itch. Lead vocalist Maggie O'Keefe's dreamy, ethereal vocals resonate with emotion in the style of Dolores O'Riordan (minus the brogue) and provide a lilting counterpoint to Pete Neumer and Brian Watson's driving guitars, Joe Martinez's deep bass and Wheaton native Matt Buckingham's rhythmic drumplay. But don't be fooled by the comforting melodies on the first track "Up In Arms." Spin up "Gemini" and you'll see exactly how hard this band can rock. Get a taste of the new tunes at an EP release party when the band teams up with fellow artists Hyperplane, Hard Kiss, Red Jr. and headliner Tanks & Guns, featuring Elk Grove's Rob Pesce and Schaumburg's Matt Dailly, for a night of rock at Chicago's esteemed Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago. $12-$15; (773) 549-4140 or etix.com. 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 9

Upcoming concerts

Limited Edition Big Band at Wauconda Summer Concert Series: 7 p.m. Thursday, July 7, on the grounds of the Wauconda Public Library, 801 N. Main St., Wauconda. Picnic baskets welcome. Free. waucondaparks.com.

Lisle Community Band: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7, Lisle Community Park, 1825 Short St., Lisle. Pop, classical. Free. (630) 853-6196 or lislecommunityband.org.

Wheaton Municipal Band Concert Fanfares and Freedom: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7, Memorial Park, 208 W. Union, Wheaton. Guest Soloist Master Gunnery Sgt. Peter Wilson-violinist from the United States Marine Orchestra joins Scott Boerma, director of bands at Western Michigan University and the Wheaton Municipal Band for concert. Free. wheatonmunicipalband.org.

Christopher Kale Jones in "Darin": 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. Jones presents a musical tribute to legendary singer Bobby Darin. $45-$50. (847) 577-2121 or metropolisarts.com.

Comstock Lode at Hawthorn Woods Summer Concert: 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 8, Hawthorn Woods Community Park, 5 Park View Lane, Hawthorn Woods. Country, rock. Food vendors on-site. Free. vhw.org.

Duran Duran: 7 p.m. Friday, July 8, and Saturday, July 9, in pavilion at Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. Rock. $130-$160. Lawn $55-$60. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org.

311 with Matisyahu: 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 8, First Merit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, 1300 S. Lynn White Drive, Chicago. $24-$86. (312) 540-2668 or livenation.com.

Funk-rockers Murley play the Fred P. Hall Amphitheater in Palatine Friday, July 8.
Funk-rockers Murley play the Fred P. Hall Amphitheater in Palatine Friday, July 8. -

Murley: 8 p.m. Friday, July 8, at Fred P. Hall Amphitheater, 262 E. Palatine Road, Palatine. Funky blues rock. Free park show; no tickets. (847) 991-0333.

Monika Ryan with "The Originals" concert: 8 p.m. Friday, July 8, Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave., Skokie. Jazz. $25. (847) 677-7761 or skokietheatre.org.

The Revelers: 9 p.m. Friday, July 8, FitzGerald's, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $15. fitzgerasldsnightclub.com.

Scott Tipping Syndicate: 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 8, Harlem Avenue Lounge, 3701 S. Harlem Ave., Berwyn. Blues, rock. $6. (708) 484-3610 or harlemavenuelounge.com.

Brantley Gilbert: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 9, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, 19100 S. Ridgeland, Tinley Park. Country. $22-$50. livenation.com.

Dick Diamond & The Dusters: 8 p.m. Saturday, July 9, outside of the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park, 1 S. 151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Rock. Lawn seating; chairs, blankets and picnics welcome. $10-$15. Purchase online at cantigny.org, or call (630) 260-8162.

The Disappointments, Chyomin: 8 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at Rock House Glenview, 1742 Glenview Road, Glenview. (224) 616-3062 or therockhouseinc.com.

Sting, Peter Gabriel: 8 p.m. Saturday, July 9, United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. Rock. $50-$250. (800) 745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.

Black Milk & Nat Turner (The Rebellion Tour), Aerias, Greggo, R Dubb, EVE, Walth: 9 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $15-$18. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

Afterlife featuring Hatiras, LO'99, Augie De LaRosa, DJ Matthias, Greg G-Note, starvin CAT, Kings Of Class, Nikho, TEHJ: 10 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at Annex, 1958 W. North Ave., Chicago. House, EDM. Free before midnight. housemusicsavedmylife.com.

Beach Party with Dave Rudolf: 2 p.m. Sunday, July 10, Helen Plum Library, 110 W. Maple St., Lombard. Rudolf performs songs about summer from Jimmy Buffet, Harry Belafonte and others. Light refreshments served. Free. Registration required. (630) 627-0316 or helenplum.org.

Harpeth Rising at Long Grove Arts & Music Council Summer Concert Series: 4 p.m. Sunday, July 10, Towner Green on Old McHenry Road, downtown Long Grove. Free; donations welcome. Folk, rock, classical and more. Free. lgamc.org.

Abandoned By Bears, Save The Lost Boys, Friday Night Lites, The Linden Method, Belmont, Action/Adventure: 6 p.m. Sunday, July 10, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. Pop-punk, rock. $12. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

The Good Mondays Acoustic Duo: 6 p.m. Sunday, July 10, Capannari Ice Cream, 10 S. Pine St., Mount Prospect. Bring a picnic dinner, lawn chair. Free. (847) 392-2277 or capannaris.com.

Adele headlines in three concerts at Chicago's United Center.
Adele headlines in three concerts at Chicago's United Center. - Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP

Adele: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 10; 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 11, and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. $39.95-$149.50. (800) 745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo: 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 11, in pavilion at Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, $45-$65. Lawn $30. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org.

Jordan Davis and Old Southern Moonshine Revival at "Country in the Park": 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, MB Financial Park, 5501 Park Place, Rosemont. Country. Fireworks follow concert. Food and beverage tents on the park's great lawn. Free. rosemont.com.

Carol Stream Concert for the Troops with 7th Heaven: 7 p.m. Thursday, July 14, Carol Stream Town Center, 960 N. Gary Ave., Carol Stream. Rock. Food and beer concessions begin at 6 p.m. Free. (630) 665-7050 or carolstream.org.

Lisle Community Band: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, Lisle Community Park, 1800 Short St., Lisle. In case of extreme weather, concert will move to the Lisle Senior High School auditorium, 1800 Short St., Lisle. Bring a chair or blanket for seating. Free. (630) 853-6196 or lislecommunityband.org.

Second Hand Soul at Algonquin Summer Concert Series: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, Riverfront Park, 201 N. Harrison St., Algonquin. Free. (847) 658-2700 or algonquin.org/recreation.

Don Felder: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com.

Spirit Animal, Friday Pilots Club, Ember Oceans, Los Gold Fires: 8 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $10-$12. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com.

Information is provided by entertainment venues. Check with venue before purchasing tickets. For more concert listings, visit dailyherald.com/calendar.

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