Sound check: Relive the '90s with Smashing Pumpkins reunion tour

  • Billy Corgan and the mostly reunited Smashing Pumpkins play two nights at the United Center Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 13 and 14.

    Billy Corgan and the mostly reunited Smashing Pumpkins play two nights at the United Center Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 13 and 14. Associated Press File Photo

 
 
Updated 8/8/2018 1:46 PM

Smashing Pumpkins

The alternative rock band Smashing Pumpkins, whose members leapt from Chicago rockers into national legends with 1993's "Siamese Dream," has reunited three-quarters of the band's founding lineup for its "Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour." Start the week off right with Billy Corgan, who grew up in Glendale Heights, along with James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin and all their accompanying spectacle when they play two nights at the United Center. 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 13 and 14, at United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. Tickets start at $45. (800) 745-3000 or smashingpumpkins.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Jay-Z & Beyoncé

On the heels of their June release of the collaborative album "Everything Is Love," singer Beyoncé and rapper Jay-Z share the stage again when they bring their "On the Run II Tour" to Chicago for two nights at Soldier Field. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 10 and 11, at Soldier Field, 1410 Museum Campus Drive, Chicago. Tickets start at $49. (800) 745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.

Rascal Flatts

The Ohio country rockers of Rascal Flatts return to the Chicago area with the "Back To Us Tour" this weekend in Tinley Park. Nashville duo Dan + Shay and 2016 "American Idol" winner Trent Harmon join them for the outdoor performance. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, 19100 Ridgeland Ave., Tinley Park. $25-$99. (800) 745-3000 or livenation.com.

Side Street battle finale

All summer long, Side Street Studio Arts has been hosting its Battle of the Bands, paring 16 local bands down to the final two -- Sunday Cruise and New Nights. Catch sets from both, find a new favorite and help pick the winner at the Side Street Studios in Elgin. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Side Street Studio Arts, 15 Ziegler Court, Elgin. $5 suggested donation. (847) 429-2276 or sidestreetstudioarts.org.

Concert highlights

• Mobile Deathcamp, Fools' Brew: 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Q Bar Darien, 8109 Cass Ave., Darien. Phone: (630) 241-0970 or qbardarien.com.

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• Matt Derda & the High Watts: 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Dry City Brew Works, 120B N. Main St., Wheaton. (630) 456-4787 or drycitybrewworks.com.

• Distant Brothers, Arbor Creek, Murley: 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. $6-$8. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

• Covington Groove: 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Old Towne, 40W290 La Fox Road, St. Charles. (630) 513-4240 or otpwasco.com.

• Bedlem, Dead Country Gentlemen, The Hyss: 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $7-$10. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

• Four C Notes: 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center, 101 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg. Free. (847) 490-7020.

• The Gaslight Anthem "10th Anniversary of 'The '59 Sound'," Matt Mays, Joe Sib (comedy set): 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine Ave., Chicago. $38. (773) 275-6800 or rivieratheatre.com.

• "The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show": 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. $73.35. (847) 671-5100 or rosemont.com.

• The Powdered Toast Men: 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Global Brew Tap House, 2100 Prairie St., St. Charles. (630) 549-0397 or globalbrew.com.

• Purple Masquerade -- A Prince Tribute: 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at RocHaus, 96 W. Main St., West Dundee. $20-$40. (815) 482-2870 or rochaus.com.

• Slaughter, Autograph: 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $39-$69. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com.

• OneRepublic, Finish Ticket: 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at RiverEdge Park, 360 N Broadway, Aurora. $43-$395. (630) 896-6666 or riveredgeaurora.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11

• Fletcher Rockwell: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at FitzGerald's Nightclub, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. Free. (708) 788-2118 or fitzgeraldsnightclub.com.

• Weekend Crush, The Wild: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Nevin's Brewing Company, 12337 Route 59, Plainfield. $5. (815) 436-3900 or nevinsbrewing.com.

• The Billy Martin Band: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Old Towne, 40W290 La Fox Road, St. Charles. (630) 513-4240 or otpwasco.com.

• Product of Hate, Chains Over Razors, No Conviction: 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $8-$10. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

• Twenty Over: 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Lamplighter Inn, 60 N. Bothwell St., Palatine. $3. (847) 991-2420 or lamplighters.com.

• Millennium Park Summer Music Series -- Whitney, NE-HI: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at Millennium Park Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St., Chicago. Free. cityofchicago.org.

• Chris Isaak: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. $76-$92. (847) 679-9501 or northshorecenter.org.

• Infinity Spree, Tough 'Ombres, Chaos in Creation: 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $9. (773) 549-5549 or elboroomlive.com.

• Michale Graves: 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $10. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

• Triii, The Singers, Golds, Vehicle, Isa & Alex, Lorenzo Esposito: 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 549-5549 or elboroomlive.com.

• Michael Feinstein and Kristin Chenoweth: 8 p.m. (gates at 5 p.m.) Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park. $25-$90. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org.

• Sam Smith "The Thrill Of It All Tour": 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at United Center, 1901 W. Madison, Chicago. $35-$125. (800) 745-3000 or unitedcenter.com.

• Downers Groove: 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at aliveOne, 2683 N. Halsted St., Chicago. (773) 348-9800 or aliveone.com.

• Incite, Aethere, Everything Must Die: 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $10-$12. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

• Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos: 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. $10-$15. (815) 356-9212 or rauecenter.org.

• Michael Angelo Batio, Dead Harvest: 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $12. (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. 6" Spotify playlist for a sampling of some of the local bands he's written about recently for the Daily Herald.

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