Sound check: Justin Timberlake dances back to Chicago

  • Justin Timberlake brings "The Man of the Woods Tour" back to the United Center in Chicago at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5.

    Justin Timberlake brings "The Man of the Woods Tour" back to the United Center in Chicago at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5. Associated Press, 2018

 
 
Updated 10/3/2018 12:01 PM

JT at United Center

Jack-of-all-trades Justin Timberlake introduces new material as part of his "The Man of the Woods Tour," coming back for an added show in Chicago this weekend. The new songs reflect a new maturity in his journey through adulthood and fatherhood; but it's JT, so he'll be sure to pull out his old favorite danceable hits, too. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. $55-$275. (800) 745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Watch City on tape

Andrew Moore, the Elgin-area artist who brought together the arts community for last year's "Shop Local" hip-hop album, is co-hosting a free listening party for his new collaboration with Aaron Kasz, the "Late Work" compilation mixtape. Listen to the album (yes, it actually IS on a cassette tape ... and a digital release), which features performances by Angrous, Dave Stone, Kyle Cole, JoN Avarice, SamIam, Nolan Sinnott and Vanessa Ayala, before Saturday's actual release date. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Elgin Area Taproom, 51 S. Grove. St., Elgin. Free. (844) 822-3826 or facebook.com.

Over the Sun and Boxer Rebellion

West suburban alternative rock band Over the Sun just dropped a surprise EP, "The Wildwood Sessions," this week on the Chicago scene. Check out the new songs on YouTube (and soon on iTunes, Google Play and Spotify) before the band joins London's The Boxer Rebellion when the indie rock band plays Chicago's Bottom Lounge this weekend. 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $22. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.

The Knits -- Michael Ameling and Eric McCloskey -- play a Halloween-themed edition of Buzzed, their music and comedy show, at The Playground Theater in Chicago Saturday, Oct. 6.
The Knits -- Michael Ameling and Eric McCloskey -- play a Halloween-themed edition of Buzzed, their music and comedy show, at The Playground Theater in Chicago Saturday, Oct. 6. - Courtesy of Brenton Webb
Halloween with The Knits

Musical comedy duo The Knits -- otherwise known as Eric McCloskey and Michael Ameling -- play a special Halloween-themed edition of Buzzed, their BYOB music and comedy show at The Playground Theater. This month's performance also features standup by comedians Sean Parker, Lindsay Lucido and John Norman. 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at The Playground Theater, 3207 N. Halsted, Chicago. $8; $10 at the door. (773) 871-3793 or theplaygroundtheater.com.

Death Cab for Cutie plays its emotionally driven alternative rock at Chicago's Auditorium Theatre Sunday, Oct. 7.
Death Cab for Cutie plays its emotionally driven alternative rock at Chicago's Auditorium Theatre Sunday, Oct. 7. - Associated Press
Death Cab in Chicago

Death Cab for Cutie, the alternative rock band behind the mid-2000s heart-wrenching hit "I Will Follow You Into the Dark" and 2011's "You Are A Tourist," takes the stage at Chicago's Auditorium Theatre this weekend. Brooklyn power-pop band Charly Bliss comes along for the ride. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago. $52. (312) 341-2300 or auditoriumtheatre.org.

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Concert highlights

Lauren Daigle "Look Up Child Tour": 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $29-$75. (800) 745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.

Art Garfunkel "In Close Up": 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Elgin Community College's Blizzard Theatre, Building H, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. $59-$79; dinner package available. (847) 622-0300 or elgin.edu/. (Note: Art Garfunkel's Saturday, Oct. 6, performance at North Central College is sold out.)

RATT featuring Stephen Pearcy: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $69-$99. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com.

Joan Baez "Fare Thee Well ... Tour 2018": 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at The Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $51-$125. (312) 902-1500 or msg.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Commonweather, Overgrow, Rematch, The Weekend Run Club: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Subterannean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

The Sane Abandoned, Vienna, Barry and The Fountains: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Debonair Social Club, 1575 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 227-7990 or debonairsocialclub.do312.com.

Cyberiam, Jim Pape: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at H.O.M.E. Bar, 1227 N. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. $10. (847) 577-4663 or thecyberiam.com.

Guitar Gangsters, Street Brats, The Uppers: 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $15. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

Los Lonely Boys: 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Elgin Community College's Blizzard Theatre, Building H, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. $38-$49. (847) 622-0300 or elgin.edu/.

Mike Jones: 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at BaseCamp Pub, 5750 Lakeside Drive, Lisle. $20-$30. (331) 777-4712 or ticketweb.com.

Ginuwine, Corey Pieper: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $38-$68. (800) 745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.

Acousticity: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Emerson's Ale House, 113 S. Emerson St., Mount Prospect. (847) 870-1996 or emersonsalehouse.com.

Fleetwood Mac: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. $65-$229. (800) 745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.

Richie Ramone, Squirtgun, Parasites, The Reaganomic: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Reggies Rock Club, 2105 S. State St., Chicago. $13-$15. (312) 949-0120 or reggieslive.com.

The Studs, The Giving Moon, Press A, Dead Rest: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $9-$10. (773) 549-5549 or elboroomlive.com.

Friday Pilots Club, whosah, Ember Oceans, The Threads: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at HVAC Pub, 3530 N. Clark St., Chicago. $10. (773) 789-8864 or hvacpub.com.

Downers Groove: 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 404-9494 or martyrslive.com.

The Hallow, Super Sonic Space Rebels, Parker, 13 Angels: 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Liar's Club, 1665 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago. (773) 665-1110 or facebook.com.

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Sweet Diezel Jenkins: 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at BrauerHouse Live, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $40-$80. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

Groove Fest with Get Back, Rough Draft Rocks and Soundredd: Noon Sunday, Oct. 7, at Penny Road Pub, 545 Penny Road, Barrington. $5. (847) 428-0562 or pennyroadpub.com.

Get Chill with Lucid Empathy, The Syndicate, Dirty and the Sea, Sal Rizzo, Dan Poole and more: 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Cairo Pizza and Grill, 2009 Franciscan Way, West Chicago. $10. (630) 876-9600 or cairoalehouse.com.

Bad Cop/Bad Cop, The Linden Method, The Bigger Empty: 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Reggies Rock Club, 2105 S. State St., Chicago. $12-$15. (312) 949-0120 or reggieslive.com.

Lee DeWyze: Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $20-$25. (773) 525-2501 or lh-st.com.

Ten Foot Pole, Blackcat Manor, Take the Reins, Kobanes: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Reggies Rock Club, 2105 S. State St., Chicago. $10-$15. (312) 949-0120 or reggieslive.com.

Aftersound, Crooked Spines, Dull Ache, James Kahil: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $4-$8. (773) 549-5549 or elboroomlive.com.

Royal Bliss, Joyous Wolf, Messer: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at RocHaus, 96 W. Main St., West Dundee. $15-$35. (815) 482-2870 or rochaus.com.

Songs From The Hymnal -- An Evening with Brian Fallon and Craig Finn: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago. $29.50. (773) 929-1322 or parkwestchicago.com.

Sleepwalkers, Camp Howard: 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Subterannean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $12. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

Shiny Penny, Yam Haus: 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $7-$10. (773) 549-5549 or elboroomlive.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. 7" Spotify playlist for a sampling of some of the local bands he's written about recently for the Daily Herald.

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