Sound check: 20 years of 'Dizzy' with the Goo Goo Dolls

  • The Goo Goo Dolls celebrate 20 years of "Dizzy Up the Girl" Friday, Oct. 26, at the Chicago Theatre.

    The Goo Goo Dolls celebrate 20 years of "Dizzy Up the Girl" Friday, Oct. 26, at the Chicago Theatre. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 10/25/2018 5:17 PM

20 years of Goo

Far from the band's punk origins, the Goo Goo Dolls may have reached breakout velocity with 1995's lovely "Name," but it was the 1998 release of "Dizzy Up The Girl" that locked them in orbit. The album featured a collection of Billboard-charting hits, including "Slide," "Iris," "Black Balloon" and "Broadway." Relive those favorites and more when the band brings the "Dizzy Up The Girl 20th Anniversary Tour" to Chicago, where they'll play two sets -- first "Dizzy" in its entirety and then more hits from their catalog. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $120-$480. (312) 902-1500 or msg.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Local harvest

Halloween unofficially begins this weekend, and the Homegrown crew is celebrating with the Local Harvest Music Festival. The evening features a full lineup of DuPage musicians -- The Roaches, SKYD, Trick Shooter Social Club, Tonic Freight Train, Matt Derda & the High Watts, The Rum Runners and host Aaron Williams -- and will also include Halloween trivia and a costume contest. 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at BaseCamp Pub, 5750 Lakeside Drive, Lisle. $7-$8. (331) 777-4712 or aaronwilliamsmusic.com.

Hear "Bleach and Aspirin," the new EP from The King of Mars, when the band plays "A Haunting on State Street" with Alabaster, August Hotel and Sir Mango Sunday, Oct. 28, at Reggies Rock Club.
Hear "Bleach and Aspirin," the new EP from The King of Mars, when the band plays "A Haunting on State Street" with Alabaster, August Hotel and Sir Mango Sunday, Oct. 28, at Reggies Rock Club. - Courtesy of The King of Mars
New King of Mars

The King of Mars, the brassy, jazzy rock collective from Chicago and the far Northwest Suburbs, teased to the sound on their new EP with the recent single releases of "For a Ride," a mellow groover thrumming with barely suppressed energy, and the singalong rocker "Tigress." Hear the rest of the band's slick new EP when The King of Mars headlines Reggies Rock Club for a "Bleach and Aspirin" release show/"A Haunting on State Street" Halloween party, where they'll be joined on the bill by blues rockers Alabaster, synth-pop standouts August Hotel and Sir Mango. 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at Reggies Rock Club, 2109 S. State St., Chicago. $10-$15. (312) 949-0120 or reggieslive.com.

Screen favorites for charity

The Empty Bottle presents "From the Screen to Our Stage," a benefit show for Foundations of Music, a local charity helping to bring music experience and education to Chicago Public Schools. The show will feature Chicago artists performing as favorite on-screen musicians: Dewey Cox from "Walk Hard," The Oneders from "That Thing You Do," Crucial Taunt from "Wayne's World," Dragon Sound from "Miami Connection," Jem & the Holograms from "Jem & the Holograms," 2Gether from MTV's "2GETHER" and The Soggy Bottom Boys from "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at The Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 276-3600 or emptybottle.com.

Grayslake's Chevelle releases the new album, "12 Bloody Spies: B-Sides and Rarities," for purchase and streaming Friday, Oct. 26.
Grayslake's Chevelle releases the new album, "12 Bloody Spies: B-Sides and Rarities," for purchase and streaming Friday, Oct. 26. - Courtesy of Chevelle
Chevelle's 'Spies'

Multi-platinum rock band Chevelle has been on the hustle since 1999, dropping one of the mid-2000s most ubiquitous tracks, "Send the Pain Below." On Friday, Oct. 26, the Grayslake natives are releasing "12 Bloody Spies: B-Sides and Rarities," featuring 12 songs from across Chevelle's catalog. "They are all just small snapshots of where the band was at that moment in time," Chevelle vocalist Pete Loeffler said in an email interview. The tracks span acoustic songs and bonus tracks from 2002 to 2016, including a very special one. "The song Fizgig really stands out to me personally," said Loeffler. "It's a deep cut that was written last minute under a lot of pressure. When played live, I'm always confronted with a lot of guitar pedal changes along with tons of lyrics to try and fit in. I always feel like I have accomplished something special after performing this one." The album is available for purchase or streaming at smarturl.it/12BloodySpies.

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Concert highlights

Dirty Heads, Jukebox The Ghost, Just Loud: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine Ave., Chicago. $29.50-$35. (773) 472-0449 or rivieratheatre.com.

The Bannermen, Cygnus Loop, Holly: 8 p.m. Friday Oct. 26, at Debonair Social Club, 1575 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 227-7990 or debonairsocialclub.com.

Kevin Griffin (of Better Than Ezra) with special guest Ralph Covert: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago. $32-$45. (312) 733-9463 or citywinery.com.

Smokey Robinson: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $62.50-$128. (847) 782-2366 or geneseetheatre.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Stolie: 8:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St., Downers Grove. $10. (630) 969-9720 or twowaystreet.org.

The BuzzHounds: 8:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, Mac's on Slade, 117 W. Slade St., Palatine. (847) 907-9621 or macsonslade.com.

An evening with Andrew Belle: 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at Hey Nonny, 10 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. $15-$30; $45 premier seats sold out. (224) 202-0750 or heynonny.com.

Another Lost Year, Sunflower Dead, The Silent Truce, CO-OP: 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $10-$12. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

Eric Lindell featuring Anson Funderburgh: 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at FitzGerald's Nightclub, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $25. (708) 788-2118 or fitzgeraldsnightclub.com.

The Cyberiam, Cloud Zero: 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at Wire, 6815 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $12-$15. (708) 669-9473 or wireismusic.com.

Taking Back Emo Presents … My Chemical Romance & Fueled By Ramen Tribute Night: 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at Durty Nellie's, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. $5-$7. (847) 358-9150 or durtynellies.com.

630 Productions Halloween Bash with Bury Me in Lights (as Misfits), Invictus (as The Offspring), The Glory Years (as Fall Out Boy) and The Dead Seahorses (as Green Day): 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Cairo Pizza and Grill, 2009 Franciscan Way, West Chicago. $8. (630) 876-9600 or 630productions.yapsody.com.

9th Annual Elbo Room Bands Being Bands Halloween party featuring Polarizer (as Elvis Presley), Rocket Cathedral (as Neil Young), Model Stranger (as The Doors), A Friend Called Fire (as Pearl Jam) and Addy's Corner (with a variety of nu metal acts): 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at The Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $10-$12. (773) 549-5549 or eventbrite.com.

Fletcher Rockwell, The Joseph Twins: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Tonic Room, 2447 N. Halsted St., Chicago. $10. (773) 248-8400 or tonicroom.ticketfly.com.

REPLAY: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Peggy Kinnane's, 8 N. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. Free. (847) 577-7733 or peggykinnanes.com.

Aim at Your Enemies, The Linden Method, Taco Shock, The Alumni: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Brixie's Beer Bar & Grill, 9526 Ogden Ave., Brookfield. Free. (708) 387-0050 or brixies.com.

Trash Martini Halloween Bash: 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at BaseCamp Pub, 5750 Lakeside Drive, Lisle. $7-$10. (331) 777-4712 or ticketweb.com.

There Goes the Neighborhood: 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at H.O.M.E. Bar, 1227 N. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. $10. (847) 577-4663 or homebarchicago.com.

Chris Duarte and guests: 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $10-$12. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

90s Zombie Prom featuring Fool House, Marc Esses & Danny Vintage: 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Durty Nellie's, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. $7. (847) 358-9150 or durtynellies.com.

Brett Newski, Miles Nielsen, Even Bigger: 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at FitzGerald's Nightclub, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $13-$15. (708) 788-2118 or fitzgeraldsnightclub.com.

West Chicago Creep Show featuring The Beta Waves, Welcome to Jonestown, Abadonfaluz, The Transference, Burdens Within, The Almas: 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at Cairo Pizza and Grill, 2009 Franciscan Way, West Chicago. $10. (630) 876-9600 or cairoalehouse.com.

Eric Lindell featuring Anson Funderburgh: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at Evanston SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. $25-$34. (847) 492-8860 or evanstonspace.com.

Hey Ocean, Like Language, Shi La Rosa: 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. $12-$14. (773) 525-2508 or lh-st.com.

An Intimate Evening with Matisyahu: 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago. $35-$52. (312) 733-9463 or citywinery.com.

Harmonica Dunn's Hallow's Eve Party with Flippin' Sasquatch, The Joy Poppers, Them Dead Poets: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Tonic Room, 2447 N. Halsted St., Chicago. $7. (773) 248-8400 or tonicroom.ticketfly.com.

An Intimate Evening with Matisyahu: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago. $35-$52. (312) 733-9463 or citywinery.com.

Edie Brickell & New Bohemians: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago. $35. (773) 929-5959 or parkwestchicago.com.

Doyle's (from the Misfits) "As We Die World Abomination Tour" with Blood People, Sinister Fate, Secrets of Skeletons, The Illogical: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at The Forge, 22 W. Cass St., Joliet. $25-$75. (815) 280-5246 or theforgelive.com.

David Paige: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Miller's Ale House, 1300 N. Meacham Road, Schaumburg. Free. (847) 598-1090 or millersalehouse.com.


Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, Smooth Hound Smith: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago. $17-$20. (773) 525-2501 or lh-st.com.

Bob Weir and Wolf Bros: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $68-$79. (312) 902-1500 or msg.com.

Lily Allen, S-X: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago. $34.50. (773) 472-0449 or victheatre.com.

David Cook, Tyler Boone: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago. $25-$35. (312) 733-9463 or citywinery.com.

Ween: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago. Tickets start at $61. (844) 425-5923 or aragonballroom.org.

Gramps the Vamp, Black Bear Combo, Nasty Snacks: 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. $12-$15. (773) 525-2508 or lh-st.com.

Dan Whitaker and The Shinebenders: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at Hey Nonny, 10 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. $10-$25. (224) 202-0750 or heynonny.com.

Ghost: 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago. Tickets start at $50. (844) 425-5923 or aragonballroom.org.

KT Tunstall: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago. $25; VIP for $99. (773) 929-5959 or parkwestchicago.com.

Paul Thorn, Trapper Schoepp: 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago. $28-$38. (312) 733-9463 or citywinery.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. 8" Spotify playlist for a sampling of some of the local bands he's written about recently for the Daily Herald.

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