Sound check: FitzGerald's brings The Belvederes to the stage

 
 
Updated 3/16/2018 3:38 PM
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  • The Belvederes bring the band's fun and funky Americana sound Friday, March 16, to FitzGerald's in Berwyn with The Velvet Jimis.

    The Belvederes bring the band's fun and funky Americana sound Friday, March 16, to FitzGerald's in Berwyn with The Velvet Jimis.

  • Latin trap artist Bad Bunny brings his U.S. debut "La Nueva Religion Tour" to the Allstate Arena Friday, March 16.

    Latin trap artist Bad Bunny brings his U.S. debut "La Nueva Religion Tour" to the Allstate Arena Friday, March 16. Associated Press

The Belvederes in Berwyn

I've written about The Belvederes before, but it bears repeating: If you want a fun night out with some good, solid rock 'n' roll, this is the show! The foursome from the Northwest Suburbs -- John Michael Ford, Joe Alonzo, Tyler Kock and Joe Nocchi -- brings a youthful appeal to garage rock-inspired Americana, funk and soul. Their harmonies are taut. Their performances are electric. And their stage presence is magnetic. The band is bringing a few new songs they're tinkering with for an upcoming album. Catch them on stage with The Velvet Jimis at FitzGerald's, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $10. (708) 788-2118 or fitzgeraldsnightclub.com. 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 16

Good Bad Bunny

Puerto Rican trap and reggaeton artist Bad Bunny has come a long way since his 2016 single "Diles" first broke onto the charts. The Latin Grammy-nominated musician launched his 14-city U.S. debut -- the "La Nueva Religion Tour" -- last week in New York, and he brings it to Rosemont this week before continuing through the end of April. Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $49-$149; parking $15-$20 per car, cash only. (800) 745-3000 or allstatearena.com. 8 p.m. Friday, March 16

'Wine' screening with Nino

Nino Arobelidze (otherwise known as Girl Named Nino) contributed original songs to the score of "Our Blood Is Wine," a documentary about the roots of wine in the Eastern European republic of Georgia, which is being screened at the Music Box Theatre Saturday, March 17, and Monday, March 19.
Nino Arobelidze (otherwise known as Girl Named Nino) contributed original songs to the score of "Our Blood Is Wine," a documentary about the roots of wine in the Eastern European republic of Georgia, which is being screened at the Music Box Theatre Saturday, March 17, and Monday, March 19. - Courtesy of Roman Sobus

When local Filmmaker Emily Railsback was seeking musicians to accompany her upcoming documentary "Our Blood Is Wine," about the rich traditions of winemaking in the republic of Georgia, who better to tap than Chicago-area artist Nino Arobelidze? Nino -- who was born and raised in Georgia before immigrating with her family and attending Lake Forest High School, Lake Forest College, College of Lake County and later studying vocal performance at DePaul University -- understood the deep-running culture and music of the republic and the spiritual journey of the winemakers from the region. The match was a great fit for Nino, whose recently released album "Moonlight Daughter" is a lushly layered mash of genres with a cinematic feel, each song a stolen moment of time. "I'm not a storyteller who tells linear stories," said Arobelidze. Her album speaks to carving out your own place in the world. "You create this space around you, you generate this reality and then you're going to let people in, including listeners who didn't have you in their world," she said. "Then they found your music, and they're healing and jamming ... whatever it means that they're seeking. I wanted to make that music that I love." Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. $11 general admission for a preshow introduction, the screening and a post-viewing Q&A; $15 includes a post-screening wine-tasting event; discounted prices for Music Box members. (773) 871-6604 or musicboxtheatre.com. 1 p.m. Saturday, March 17, and 7 p.m. Monday, March 19

Lolla tix

If you're looking ahead at Lollapalooza, you might want to get your wallet ready. Four-day passes for the music festival -- held Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 2-5, at Chicago's Grant Park -- go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, at lollapalooza.com. As of press time, four-day general admission passes will be $335; weekend VIP passes will run $2,200; and a platinum pass will set you back $4,200. Don't forget to factor in taxes and fees.

Pitchfork's coming

Get your fest gear ready because the Pitchfork lineup is out with headliners Tame Impala on Friday, Fleet Foxes Saturday and Ms. Lauryn Hill closing out Sunday. Tickets for the 13th edition of the three-day festival at Chicago's Union Park are on sale now at pitchforkmusicfestival.com. Watch for gate times and additional information coming soon. Friday through Sunday, July 20-22, at Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St., Chicago. Three-day passes are $175 plus fees; single-day passes are $75 each; weekend Pitchfork Plus passes run $375. pitchforkmusicfestival.com.

Concert highlights

• The Rubens, Ballroom Boxer: 9 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. $15. (773) 525-2508 or lh-st.com.

• St. Patrick's Day Ultimate Block party: 1 p.m. Friday, March 16, and noon Saturday, March 17, at The Curragh Glenview, 1800 Tower Drive, Glenview. Featuring The Chancey Brothers, Kashmir and Mr. Blotto Friday; Anish, Pat Gaughan, 7th heaven, Katie Grennan, Chicago Irish Band, and more Saturday. (847) 998-1100 or curraghglenview.com.

• Shamrockers Ball at the Oar: 6 p.m. Friday, March 16, and noon Saturday, March 17, at Broken Oar, 614 Rawson Bridge Road, Barrington. Featuring 97Nine and Suburban Cowboys Friday; Modern Day Romeos, Libido Funk Circus, 7th heaven, Rumor Hazit and more Saturday. $5 per day; $10 for weekend pass. (847) 639-9468 or brokenoar.com.

• Pat McCurdy: 7 p.m. Friday, March 16, at Durty Nellie's, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. $5. (847) 358-9150 or durtynellies.com.

• Kid Rock, A Thousand Horses: 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 16, at United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. $39-$129. (800) 745-3000 or unitedcenter.com.

• Janet Gardner -- The Voice of Vixen, with Reanimate the Fallen, Bullet to the Heart, Blacken the Day: 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 16, at The Forge, 22 W. Cass St., Joliet. $7.50-$30. (815) 280-5246 or theforgelive.com.

• Ryan Pleckham, Olivia Dvorak, Georgia Rae: 8 p.m. Friday, March 16, at Rochaus, 96 W. Main St., West Dundee. $10-$13. (815) 893-9768 or rochaus.com.

• Foghat and Savoy Brown: 8 p.m. Friday, March 16, at Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $39-$79. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com.

• Walk Off the Earth: 8 p.m. Friday, March 16, at Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago. $33-$97. (773) 561-9500 or aragonballroom.com.

• Mungion: 9 p.m. Friday, March 16, at Durty Nellie's, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. $15. (847) 358-9150 or durtynellies.com.

• Sleeping Under 47, The Braver Days, The Run Around, Assassination Squad: 9 p.m. Friday, March 16, at BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $7-$10. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

• Boy Band Review: 9 p.m. Friday, March 16, at BrauerHouse Live, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $10-$15. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

• Dan K (tape release), Rad Payoff, Brickfight, Dog & Wolf: 9 p.m. Friday, March 16, at Quenchers Saloon, 2401 N. Western Ave., Chicago. $6. (773) 276-9730 or quenchers.com.

• A Silent Truth (CD release) with Orion Nine, Face the Fire, On My Six, Atlanta Is Burning, Genotype, Eva Under Fire, Consume the Divide: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at BrauerHouse Live, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $10-$12. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

• The Way Down Wanderers (album preview show), Joshua Powell & The Great Train Robbery: 8 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. $15-$25. (847) 492-8860 or evanstonspace.com.

• James McCoy Taylor, Over the Sun: 8 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Hopvine Brewing Company, 4030 Fox Valley Center Drive, Aurora. Free. (630) 229-6030 or hopvinebrewingcompany.org.

• Revolt Coda, Vandalay, Blue Mud, Joe Renardo: 8 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. $10-$15. (773) 525-2508 or lh-st.com.

• Twenty Over: 8:45 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Mac's on Slade, 117 W. Slade St., Palatine. Free. (847) 907-9621 or macsonslade.com.

• This Obsession, The Studs, CHX Collective: 9 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $7-$10. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

• The Ike Reilly Assassination, Brendan O'Shea (of The Rovers): 9 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at FitzGerald's Nightclub, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. (708) 788-2118 or fitzgeraldsnightclub.com.

• Fool House, Hello Weekend: 9 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Durty Nellie's, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. $7. (847) 358-9150 or durtynellies.com.

• In The Stix: 9 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Two Brother's Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway, Aurora. Free. (630) 264-2739 or twobrothersbrewing.com.

• Soft Speaker, 8-Bit Creeps (tape release), Ovef Ow: 9 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Quenchers Saloon, 2401 N. Western Ave., Chicago. $6. (773) 276-9730 or quenchers.com.

• Fletcher Rockwell: 10:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Bub City at Parkway Bank Park, 5441 Park Place, Rosemont. (847) 261-0399 or bub-city.com.

• Brian Allison: Noon Sunday, March 18, at Bub City at Parkway Bank Park, 5441 Park Place, Rosemont. (847) 261-0399 or bub-city.com.

• Frankie Avalon: 3 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $49-$89. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com.

• Matt Wilke (Blameless Lake): 7 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at The Long Room, 1612 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago. Free. (773) 665-4500 or longroomchicago.com.

• John Corabi: 8 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Rochaus, 96 W. Main St., West Dundee. $18-$36. (815) 893-9768 or rochaus.com.

• Glen Hansard: 8 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine Ave., Chicago. $40. (773) 275-6800 or rivieratheatre.com.

• The Phonographs, Moist Clown, Minihorse: 9 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Quenchers Saloon, 2401 N. Western Ave., Chicago. $5. (773) 276-9730 or quenchers.com.

• The National Parks, Matthaus, Strange Familia: 8 p.m. Monday, March 19, at Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. $15-$17. (773) 525-2508 or lh-st.com.

• Rogue Wave, Dear Boy: 8 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $22-$25. (773) 525-2501 or lh-st.com.

• The Cyberiam, Nomadic: 8 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $10-$12. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

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