Sound check: Jingle two ways at the Allstate Arena
Bringing the Jingle
Rosemont has a gift for Shawn Mendes fans with two big shows this week: the B96 Jingle Bash Saturday, Dec. 8, and the 103.5 Kiss-FM's Jingle Ball Wednesday, Dec. 12. Saturday's Jingle Bash features Mendes, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Why Don't We, Lauv and Mike Posner. Wednesday's Jingle Ball brings Mendes, Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa, Alessia Cara, Bebe Rexha, Bazzi and Sabrina Carpenter. Treat yourself and someone you love to some great pop for the holidays. B96 Jingle Bash is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8; tickets start at $70. 103.5 Kiss FM's Jingle Ball is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12; $30. At the Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim Road, Rosemont. (800) 745-3000 or rosemont.com/allstate/events.
Daughtry and Friday Pilots Club
"American Idol" contestant Chris Daughtry rolled his exposure from his fifth season appearances on "Idol" into his very own rock group, Daughtry. The band, slinging alternative since 2006, is visiting Chicago's Copernicus Center this weekend. Chicago rockers of Friday Pilots Club open for the show, one of the band's first big ones since winning the national Next2Rock competition in L.A. this fall. 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago. $20.75-$127. (773) 777-8898 or copernicuscenter.org.
Chris Daughtry plays Chicago's Copernicus Center Friday, Dec. 8, joined by hometown rock band Friday Pilots Club.
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56 Yule Fix
The organizers of this summer's 56 Music Fix are riding the success of the Mount Prospect event right into the holidays, bringing a mix of area musicians to the Prospect Moose Lodge for the full-day 56 Yule Fix & Toy Drive. Starting at noon, catch the sounds of the season with the Lincoln Middle School's Celebration Singers, the Prospect High School Madrigals, The Different, Chapter 1, Acousticity, El Condor, SEET, Earth Radio, the debut of punk band Jack Squat's "Stepping on a Lego on Christmas Morn," vintage Christmas tunes and more, as well as face-painting, crafts, free holiday desserts and food and drink available for purchase. Get in the spirit and bring a toy along to be donated to the Mooseheart Orphanage. Noon Saturday, Dec. 8, at The Moose Lodge 660, 601 N. Main St., Mount Prospect. Free; $5 cover after 7 p.m. (847) 219-3898 or 56musicfix.org.
Lucky Boys Confusion plays 21 fan-picked favorites at the band's "Twenty One" anniversary show Saturday, Dec. 8, at Chicago's House of Blues.
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Lucky Boys at 21
West suburban-born Lucky Boys Confusion rocks its way to drinking age with its "Twenty One" show at Chicago's House of Blues. The band had fans vote from the entire catalog on the set list for the night, so prepare to see some of your faves and some deep cuts. (I can't remember the last time I saw "Arizona Stand" on stage.) Fellow local artists Releaser, Parker and The Cold Mourning will be on hand to celebrate along with the Boys. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. Sold out, but tickets are available through verified resellers. (312) 923-2000 or houseofblues.com.
Eve 6: Heart still in a blender?
In 1998, Eve 6 rolled from So Cal onto the national scene with a self-titled album crammed full of a high-schooler's breakup revenge fantasies and a little hit called "Inside Out." Twenty years later, the pop-rock band is back, celebrating the anniversary of its first album with a tour stop in Chicago. Relive those days as the band is joined by alt-popster Party Nails and indie-pop artist Somme. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago. $26-$28. (773) 549-4140 or metrochicago.com.
Trophy Eyes "The American Vacation Tour" with Seaway, Microwave, Can't Swim, Hot Mulligan: 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $18. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.
Halfway to AMB Fest Day 1, featuring The Coils, The Eldritch Grimoire, Orinoco, Primal Enemy, 3 Banger and more: 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Penny Road Pub, 545 Penny Road, Barrington. $10-$12. (847) 428-0562 or pennyroadpub.com.
Pipe, Vicious Circle: 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at RocHaus, 96 W. Main St., West Dundee. $5. (815) 482-2870 or rochaus.com.
An Evening Supporting Warp Corps with Revolt Coda, Rotten Mouth, The Dead Licks: 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. $4.20-$15. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.
Too White Crew: 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Basecamp Pub, 5750 Lakeside Drive, Lisle. $10. (331) 777-4712 or ticketweb.com.
White Pony, Fred Durst Explosion: 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $6-$8. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.
Halfway to AMB Fest Day 2, featuring Disturbance of the Peace, Ticking Time Bomb, 3 Posers, Shokker, Double Triple Quadruple, Convoy, The Air Potatoes, Saint Tragedy, Megan Pennington, Boneshaker, DKeyz, Canvus and more: 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Penny Road Pub, 545 Penny Road, Barrington. $10-$12. (847) 428-0562 or pennyroadpub.com.
Lucky Boys Confusion "Twenty One" with Releaser, Parker, The Cold Mourning: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. Sold out, but tickets are available through verified resellers. (312) 923-2000 or houseofblues.com.
Manchester Orchestra, The Front Bottoms: 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago. Tickets start at $49. (773) 561-9500 or aragonballroom.org.
Enuff Z'nuff, The Midnight Devils, Take the Reins: 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Live Wire Lounge, 3394 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. $15. (773) 756-5363 or events.wamilive.com.
Hairbanger's Ball: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Durty Nellie's, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. $8. (847) 358-9150 or durtynellies.com.
New House, The Fundamental Kink, Bardo: 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Reggies Music Joint, 2109 S. State St., Chicago. $7-$10. (312) 949-0120 or reggieslive.com.
Twenty Over: 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Lamplighter Inn, 60 N. Bothwell St., Palatine. $3. (847) 991-2420 or lamplighters.com.
Halfway to AMB Fest Day 3, featuring Eve to Adam, Superbob, Dark Sun, Foreigner & Co., Trigger Happy and the Lorrie Kountz Band: Noon Sunday, Dec. 9, at Penny Road Pub, 545 Penny Road, Barrington. $10-$12. (847) 428-0562 or pennyroadpub.com.
Muse, Jungle and Barns Courtney: 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago. Tickets start at $78. (773) 561-9500 or aragonballroom.org.
The Weepies "Holiday Acoustic Duo Tour": 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago. $32-$35. (773) 929-1322 or parkwestchicago.com.
Summer Wars, Never Loved, Action/Adventure, Latenightsinmycar.: 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.
Safe Bet, Northbound, Movies About Animals, Fredo Disco: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.
John Legend's "A Legendary Christmas Tour": 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Civic Opera House, 20 N. Upper Wacker Dr., Chicago. $45-$250. (800) 745-3000 or lyricopera.org.
The Lawrence Arms Fourth Annual War On X-Mas "Shameless Capitalism" with A Wilhelm Scream, Canadian Rifle: 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $27. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.
Fight the Fury, Qualia, Ignescent, Love Lay Silent: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at The Forge, 22 W. Cass St., Joliet. $15-$30. (815) 280-5246 or theforgelive.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. 9" Spotify playlist for a sampling of some of the local bands he's written about recently for the Daily Herald.