Sound check: Jimmy Eat World makes a Chicago return

 
 
Updated 5/2/2018 10:44 AM
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  • Jim Adkins and Jimmy Eat World head to Chicago's Riviera Theatre Tuesday, May 8.

    Jim Adkins and Jimmy Eat World head to Chicago's Riviera Theatre Tuesday, May 8. Associated Press

Jimmy Eat Riv

When Jimmy Eat World dropped 2001's best-selling album "Bleed American," it was a breakthrough moment for the band. The singles it spawned ("Bleed American," "The Middle," "Sweetness" and my personal favorite, "A Praise Chorus") launched the California band into national (and eventually international) territory, while pegging a more mature and widely accessible sound to a band formerly relegated to the emo or pop-punk genres. Jimmy Eat World is visiting The Riv with its "Integrity Blues The Tour," joined by Massachusetts band The Hotelier and Atlanta rockers Microwave. (I stumbled across Microwave's "Trash Stains" a month or so ago and was hooked). Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine Ave., Chicago. $29.50. (773) 275-6800 or rivieratheatre.com. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 8

Skyline's May showcase

Suburban rocker Danny Mazz (Downers Groove's Danny Mazzarella) kicks off the May edition of Skyline Music Series' local showcase at BaseCamp Pub. The lineup includes host and founder Aaron Williams, St. Charles' D-Classified and alternative rock band Social Que. Check out some great bands while supporting the local music scene. BaseCamp Pub, 5750 Lakeside Drive, Lisle. $6. (331) 777-4712 or basecamppub.com. 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 4

Long live the Bee Girl

Fire up the nostalgia circuits for Blind Melon, the '90s-era alternative band that took over MTV with the ubiquitous "No Rain" video circa summer 1993. The band brings its whimsical, psychedelic take on grunge rock to Chicago's Concord Hall, supported by Ohio's The Orphan The Poet and Wisconsin rock band, Well-Known Strangers. Concord Music Hall, 2047 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. $20-$23. (773) 570-4000 or concordmusichall.com. 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 8

Local love for Ike

Libertyville native Ike Reilly rocks his way to Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music to kick off a four-week residency Thursday, May 10, with an opening set by Michael McDermott. (The engagement also includes shows May 17, 24 and 31.) Old Town School of Folk Music, Szold Hall, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $18-$20. (773) 728-6000 or oldtownschool.org. 8 p.m. Thursday, May 10

Concert highlights

• Black Bear Rodeo, Fair City Fire, Them Dead Poets: 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at Emporium Wicker Park, 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. Free. (773) 697-7922 or emporiumchicago.com.

• The Bank Notes, Hawkeyes, Lever: 8 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at Emporium Wicker Park, 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. Free. (773) 697-7922 or emporiumchicago.com.

• Minus the Bear, The Coathangers: 7 p.m. Friday, May 4, at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. $25-$30. (312) 923-2000 or houseofblues.com.

• Bullet to the Heart, Chainwax, Stars Aligned, Grain of Sand, Stitched Apart, Ken Markovic: 8 p.m. Friday, May 4, at BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $10-$15. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

• Earth Lodge, The Drafts, Velours, Nightlife: 8 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 404-9494 or martyrslive.com.

• Semple: 9 p.m. Friday, May 4, at EvenFlow Music & Spirits, 302 W. State St., Geneva. $10. (847) 852-6256 or evenflowmusic.com.

• Kevin Presbrey Band: 9 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Old Towne Pub, 40W290 Lafox Road, St. Charles. (630) 513-4240 or otpwasco.com.

The Brevet plays with Palatine's Ember Oceans Friday, May 4, at Schubas Tavern.
The Brevet plays with Palatine's Ember Oceans Friday, May 4, at Schubas Tavern. - Courtesy of Pete Black

• The Brevet, Ember Oceans: 9 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. $12-$14. (773) 525-2508 or lh-st.com.

• Taking! Back Emo's Fueled By Ramen tribute: 10 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $8. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com.

• Cinco de Moto party featuring Speed of Sound: Noon Saturday, May 5, at Lake Shore Harley-Davidson, 14000 W. Rockland Road, Libertyville. (847) 662-4500 or lakeshoreharley.com.

• Kygo "Kids In Love Tour": 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. $39-$99. (800) 745-3000 or unitedcenter.com.

• The Clarks, Ryan Powers & The Secret Weapons: 8 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $20. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com.

• Black4, Led Pig, OUTdrejas: 9 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $10-$12. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

• The Throwbacks: 9 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Spears, 723 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling. Free. (847) 353-8933 or spearschicago.com.

• Boy Band Review (N*Synco de Mayo): 10 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Durty Nellie's, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. $7. (847) 358-9150 or durtynellies.com.

• Biker Awareness BBQ featuring Wunderlich, Blackmarket Democracy, Convoy and Backlash: 1 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Cairo Ale House, 2009 Franciscan Way, West Chicago. $10. (630) 876-9600 or cairoalehouse.com.

• Contra., Growing, Erabella, Deville, Fools' Brew: 4 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Baderbrau Brewing Company, 2515 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago. $10-$12. (312) 890-2728 or ticketfly.com.

• Jonathan Davis (of Korn), Palisades: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. $35-$40. (312) 923-2000 or houseofblues.com.

• Jake Miller "Hit And Run Tour": 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Durty Nellie's, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. $20-$140. (847) 358-9150 or durtynellies.com.

Action Boy takes the stage with Turn N' Fire, The Almas and Animal Factory Sunday, May 6, at Quenchers Saloon.
Action Boy takes the stage with Turn N' Fire, The Almas and Animal Factory Sunday, May 6, at Quenchers Saloon. - Courtesy of Action Boy

• Turn N' Fire, Action Boy, The Almas, Animal Factory: 9 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Quenchers Saloon, 2401 N. Western Ave., Chicago. $5. (773) 276-9730 or ticketweb.com.

• An Evening with Jake Miller: 6 p.m. Monday, May 7, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $120. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com.

• Blacktop Mojo, Joyous Wolf, Locust Grove, The Dead Hands, Dead Harvest: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at The Forge, 22 W. Cass St., Joliet. $10-$30. (815) 280-5246 or theforgelive.com.

• Foster, Jeff Brown & the New Black, Horrible/Beaut: 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. Free. (773) 525-2508 or lh-st.com.

Jessica Risker debuts a new album Tuesday, May 8, at Chicago's Empty Bottle.
Jessica Risker debuts a new album Tuesday, May 8, at Chicago's Empty Bottle. -

• Jessica Risker (record release), Emily Ritz, Ty Maxon: 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at The Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave., Chicago. $5-$8. (773) 276-3600 or emptybottle.com.

• MER's Music Showcase featuring Laura Joy, Orlando Pea, Tomorrow's Alliance and more: 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. Free. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

• I Am Fest Artist Showcase featuring Vicoja, Chaos in Creation, Murder City Saints, Jazz Whisperer: 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at The Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 549-5549 or elboroomlive.com.

• Snailmate, Security Culture, Billow: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Side Street Studio Arts, 15 Ziegler Court, Elgin. $5 suggested donation. (847) 429-2276 or sidestreetstudioarts.org.

• SayWeCanFly, Fairview: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Wire, 6815 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $12-$15. (708) 669-9473 or wireismusic.com.

• The Moonlight Pickers at BrauerHouse Tire Swarm: 8 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. Free. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

• Ceramic Animal, The Evening Attraction, Soft Candy: 8 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com.

• Brian Shamie is a Daily Herald multiplatform editor and local music fanboy. You can follow him on Twitter at @thatshamieguy. Listen to Brian's "2018 Chicago Sound Check Vol. 4" Spotify playlist for a sampling of some of the local bands he's written about recently for the Daily Herald.

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