Sound check: Styx returns for Genesee, Rialto shows

  • Styx, featuring James Young, left, and Tommy Shaw, returns to Waukegan's Genesee Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 9, and Joliet's Rialto Square Theatre on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

    Styx, featuring James Young, left, and Tommy Shaw, returns to Waukegan's Genesee Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 9, and Joliet's Rialto Square Theatre on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Associated Press, 2017

 
 
Updated 2/7/2019 4:27 PM

Two nights of Styx

The Styx catalog runs far and wide, a melding of prog-rock and hard rock that brought the world hits such as "Come Sail Away," "Lady," "Mr. Roboto" and others. The band returns to hometown Chicago for two nights of shows -- at the Genesee Theatre Saturday, Feb. 9, and the Rialto Square Theatre Tuesday, Feb. 12. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $59.50-$99.50. (847) 406-3156 or geneseetheatre.com. And 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet. $58.50-$123.50. (815) 726-6600 or rialtosquare.com.

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Carmel Street Scenes

More than 50 local acts converge on Carmel Catholic High School this weekend as the school mounts its annual Carmel Street Scenes. One of Carmel's biggest fundraisers of the year, the two nights of "Lost Around the World" feature a number of local musicians (including The Good Time Band, The Rocking Chairs, Six Speed Tranny, Jimmy Nick, Moon Money, Jim and Justin from the Modern Day Romeos and more), improv actors, magic, a Las Vegas-style casino night and other events throughout the school, where you will also be treated to food, desserts, adult beverages and more. 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8-9, at Carmel Catholic High School, 1 Carmel Parkway, Mundelein. $30 per night; $49 for a two-night pass. (847) 566-3000 or carmelstreetscenes.com

AM Taxi celebrates the release of "Shiver By Me" at Reggies Rock Club Friday, Feb. 8, with 6'10, Daniel Wade and Take the Reins.
AM Taxi celebrates the release of "Shiver By Me" at Reggies Rock Club Friday, Feb. 8, with 6'10, Daniel Wade and Take the Reins. - Courtesy of AM Taxi
'Shiver' with AM Taxi at Reggies

Kicking off the new album "Shiver By Me" with the rousing and rollicking previously released single "Saint Jane" was a bold move for Chicago-area band AM Taxi. The song checks off so many boxes for good old Chicago rock with a side of punk -- clever phrasing, a catchy melody, shout-along lyrics and musicians who genuinely seem to be having a good time -- that it sets the bar high for the rest album. But Naperville's Adam Krier and the band -- Jay Marino, Chris Smith and Lucky Boys Confusion compatriot Jason Schultejann -- succeed in creating a world populated with interesting people with even more interesting stories. Hear the album live when AM Taxi plays a release show at Reggies this weekend, supported by 6'10, Daniel Wade with Ryan Powers and Wheaton punk band Take the Reins. 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Reggies Rock Club, 2109 S. State St., Chicago. $13-$15. (312) 949-0120 or reggieslive.com.

Cher in Chicago

Cher, the Grammy-, Emmy- and Academy Award-winning queen of pop culture comebacks brings her "Here We Go Again Tour" to Chicago's United Center for a night of hits, dance and oh-so-much spectacle. She'll be joined by Nile Rodgers & CHIC as she plays her classics we've known for years as well as tunes off last year's release, "Dancing Queen," her tribute to the music of ABBA. 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. Tickets start at $47. (800) 745-3000 or unitedcenter.com.

Up and At Them!

Wheaton native Johnny Perona brings back his labor of love -- Up and At Them! A Benefit to End MS -- now in its sixth year. The concert, which raises funds for the Greater Illinois Chapter of the National MS Society, will feature performances by Chicago blues-jazz outfit The Claudettes, Lisle fuzz-rock duo SKYD, Perona's rocking Davenport Ed and singer-songwriter Laura Glyda. 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont, Chicago. $12. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Concert highlights

Sleep On it, Bearings, When the Sun Sets: 6:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Penny Road Pub, 545 Penny Road, Barrington. $15 at the door only. (847) 428-0562 or pennyroadpub.com.

Welcome to Jonestown, Man Eating Lion, Tough Ombres, The Coils: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Penny Road Pub, 545 Penny Road, Barrington. $10. (847) 428-0562 or pennyroadpub.com.

After The Message, 45Fix, Vyse, Sweet Chicle: 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $7-$10. (773) 549-5549 or elboroomlive.com.

Blackened (Metallica tribute): 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Basecamp Pub, 5750 Lakeside Drive, Lisle. $8. (331) 777-4712 or ticketweb.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Paradise Waits, Northbound Train: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at BrauerHouse Live, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $10-$15. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

Molly Hatchet: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $29-$79. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com.

Counterpunch, Still Alive, The Linden Method, The C-Sides: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com.

The Bank Notes, Invisible Cartoons, The Roaches, Nosey Neighbor: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Tonic Room, 2447 N. Halsted St., Chicago. $10. (773) 248-8400 or tonicroom.ticketfly.com.

King By Friday: 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Austin's Fuel Room, 481 Peterson Road, Libertyville. $8. (847) 549-1972 or fuelroom.com.

Stoop Goodnoise, The Burst and Bloom, Fall Classic, Flake Michigan: 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

Blue Future, Ryan Viser, ZeroGravity, Manthom Phenace, Moore, Bucknasty: 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Bourbon on Division, 2050 W. Division St., Chicago. $10-$12. (773) 796-5879 or bourbonondivision.com.

Frank Catalano and Jimmy Chamberlin: 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Hey Nonny, 10 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. $15 for general admission; cabaret and premiere seating sold out. (224) 202-0750 or heynonny.com.

Space Mafia, Tonic Freight Train, The Ncompltz, Fight Like Sin: 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $7-$10. (773) 549-5549 or elboroomlive.com.

Masons Case, Ignescent, Winded City: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. $8-$10. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

80s Metal Night with Dr. Feelgood, 8 Track: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $8-$10. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

Crystal Waters & Tim "Spinnin" Schommer: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at BaseCamp Pub, 5750 Lakeside Drive, Lisle. $15-$20. (331) 777-4712 or ticketweb.com.

Eddy & the Arsons, Lights Over Bridgeport, Amuse, Parker: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Reggies Music Joint, 2109 S. State St., Chicago. $8-$10. (312) 949-0120 or reggieslive.com.

Jaret Reddick's (of Bowling for Soup) "Heartache & Hilarity Too Tour" with Guardrail: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Reggies Rock Club, 2109 S. State St., Chicago. $20-$23; $40-$60 for VIP upgrades. (312) 949-0120 or reggieslive.com.

Hip Pockit: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Peggy Kinnane's, 8 N. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. Free. (847) 577-7733 or peggykinnanes.com.

Frank Catalano and Jimmy Chamberlin: 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Hey Nonny, 10 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. $15-$40. (224) 202-0750 or heynonny.com.

Drake Bell, Guy Meets Girl: 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at RocHaus, 96 W. Main St., West Dundee. $25-$100. (815) 482-2870 or rochaus.com.

The Imperial Sound: 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at Tonic Room, 2447 N. Halsted St., Chicago. $10. (773) 248-8400 or tonicroom.ticketfly.com.

Moe's Tavern Battle of the Bands preliminary round 2, featuring Speaker of the Temple, The Sinclaire Express, Chaos in Creation, Jam City Collective, Krononaut and The Lunch Room Rejects: 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at Moe's Tavern, 2937 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. (773) 227-2937 or moestavernchicago.com.

• Brian Shamie is a Daily Herald multiplatform editor and local music fanboy. You can follow him on Twitter at @thatshamieguy. Also check out new music he's listening to from some great local acts on "Chicago Sound Check 2019v1" on Spotify.

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