Sound check: Local bands, local beers at Brewers Rock Festival

  • Fools' Brew joins the Brewers Rock Festival at Berwyn's Wire Saturday, Feb. 2.

    Fools' Brew joins the Brewers Rock Festival at Berwyn's Wire Saturday, Feb. 2. Courtesy of Alex Zarek

 
 

Tunes on tap

The folks behind 14 local breweries are putting some of their favorite music on stage at this year's Brewers Rock Festival to raise funds for the Alliance for the Great Lakes, an organization working to keep the Great Lakes safe and clean. The event, from 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Berwyn's Wire, will feature a number of talented local acts performing while attendees sample some of the 25-plus beers produced by participating breweries -- including Kinslahger, Argus, Blue Nose, Buckledown, Flapjack, Great Central, Gun Craft, Lagunitas, Midnight Pig, Miskatonic, One Lake, Tighthead, Revolution and Motor Row. The Bricks wood-fired pizza truck will be stationed out front to satisfy your munchies. 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Wire, 6815 W. Roosevelt, Berwyn. $40 includes admission and beer-sampling tickets; $15 for admission but no beer tickets. (844) 552-4437 or brewersrockfestival.com.

Friday Pilots and the gang

One of the best parts of the Chicago-area music scene is the comraderie between musicians. See that up close when Friday Pilots Club -- purveyor of dark and edgy pop-rock with a tangible attitude and winner of last year's national Next2Rock contest -- headlines a night of fine musicians and scene friends: Northwest suburban August Hotel's '80s-infused synth-pop, dreamy indie from Capital Soiree and funk-flavored synth-rock from Palatine's Ember Oceans. The show is an all-ages night but it's sure to be a party, so get there on time to catch all four bands. 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. $10-$13. (773) 525-2508 or lh-st.com.

Love and Theft

Nashville country duo Love and Theft brings its hits "Runaway," "Angel Eyes," "Whiskey on My Breath" and more to Lisle's BaseCamp Pub for a night of hot tunes to get you moving. Local musicians Michael Keys, Nick Lynch and Summer Son kick off the night. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at BaseCamp Pub, 5750 Lakeside Drive, Lisle. $20-$25. (331) 777-4712 or ticketweb.com.

You've got a friend ...

Carole King -- she of iconic classics such as "I Feel the Earth Move," "It's Too Late," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" and "Where You Lead" (Yes, the "Gilmore Girls" theme song, and yes, that is her behind the counter of Stars Hollow's Sophie's Music shop) -- gets the tribute treatment as Tina Naponelli pays homage with her "Tapestry Unraveled: A Tribute to Carole King" at the Raue Center for the Arts. Naponelli and her five-piece band re-create the powerful live experience of the Grammy-winning artist. 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. $25-$34. (815) 356-9212 or rauecenter.org.

DeLong in Chicago

Indie-dance artist Robert DeLong heats up a chilly Wednesday night as he takes the stage at Concord Music Hall with his captivating blend of electro, rock and catchy melodies. His 2018 release, "My Favorite Color is Blue," quickly became one of my favorites of the year, and his entire catalog channels that same dynamic and intriguing spirit. L.A. indie-pop singer Morgxn joins him on his Chicago tour stop next week. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Concord Music Hall, 2047 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. $15-$20. (773) 570-4000 or concordmusichall.com.

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Concert highlights

The Little Mermen (show moved from Durty Nellie's): 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Wire, 6815 W. Roosevelt, Berwyn. $15-$120. (844) 552-4437 or wireismusic.com.

Deepspacepilots, Discoveries of the American Scientific, Umbra & The Vulcan Siege, Dead Freddie, The Thin Cherries: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Wire, 6815 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $10-$12. (708) 669-9473 or wireismusic.com.

Artist Collective Chicago Showcase featuring Joe Cardigan, Austin Fillmore, The Kid Fraze, Varsity Music, J. Solaye, Anderson Alley, Nate Rose and Von Tha G: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Bourbon on Division, 2050 W. Division St., Chicago. $10-$15. (773) 796-5879 or bourbonondivision.com.

20 Watt Tombstone, Vyse, Conway: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Narco Debut, The Moose, Origami Button, Sir Mango: 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Subterranean Downstairs, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $8. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

Faded Flannel, Winnie Cooper: 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $5-$7. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

The Weekend Run Club, Paul Moody and the Revelators, Friends Of The Bog, The Last Afternoons: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Chop Shop, 2033 W. North Ave., Chicago. $8-$10. (773) 537-4440 or chopshopchi.com.

"Tapestry Unraveled -- A Tribute to Carole King": 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. $25-$34. (815) 356-9212 or rauecenter.org.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Panic! at the Disco "Pray for the Wicked Tour" with Two Feet, Betty Who: 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $60-$350. (800) 745-3000 or rosemont.com/allstate.

Robert DeLong, Morgxn: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Concord Music Hall, 2047 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. $15-$20. (773) 570-4000 or concordmusichall.com.

Lindsay Beaver: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at Hey Nonny, 10 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. $15-$30. (224) 202-0750 or heynonny.com.

The Sane Abandoned, The Skies Are Shifting, Blu Carpet Authority: 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $7-$10. (773) 549-5549 or elboroomlive.com.

Interpol: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $30-$50. (312) 902-1500 or msg.com.

Simpleton and Cityfolk: 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at Chop Shop, 2033 W. North Ave., Chicago. $7-$10. (773) 537-4440 or chopshopchi.com.

• Brian Shamie is a Daily Herald multiplatform editor and local music fanboy. You can follow him on Twitter at @thatshamieguy. Also check out new music he's listening to from some great local acts on "Chicago Sound Check 2019v1" on Spotify.

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