Sound check: Seven nights of Madonna, coming right up

  • Madonna plays the first of seven shows this month at the Chicago Theatre starting Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 16 and 17.

    Madonna plays the first of seven shows this month at the Chicago Theatre starting Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 16 and 17. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 10/10/2019 12:52 PM

So much Madonna

Pop legend Madonna and her "Madame X Tour" kick off seven nonconsecutive nights of performances at the Chicago Theatre Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 16 and 17. Don't have tickets to see the groundbreaking artist's act? Worry not, because the show returns five more times Oct. 21, 23, 24, 27 and 28. (Note: If you had tickets to the original kickoff date Tuesday, Oct. 15, they will be honored for the rescheduled show Monday, Oct. 28.) Ticket purchases also include a digital download of June's "Madame X" release. Also, be warned these performances will be cell phone-free zones, so prepare to have your phones and smartwatches locked up in pouches for the duration of the show. 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 16-17, at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. Tickets start at $257. (312) 902-1500 or msg.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

BrauerHouse bazaar

Lombard's BrauerHouse throws open the doors for Sunday's Punk Rock Bazaar, a flea market/concert combo that draws a variety of vendors and some incredible musical acts for an afternoon of family fun. Shop to the beats of Authority Zero, Take The Reins, Johnny Automatic, The Usuals, The Mizzerables and Shoe Bomb starting at noon. Noon Sunday, Oct. 13, at BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $5. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

St. Charles music producer Pözzi plays the Hoodie Allen aftershow at the House of Blues Foundation Room Sunday, Oct. 12.
St. Charles music producer Pözzi plays the Hoodie Allen aftershow at the House of Blues Foundation Room Sunday, Oct. 12. - Courtesy of Pözzi
A night with Pzzi, Hoodie Allen

Pop-leaning frat-rapper Hoodie Allen brings his "Whatever USA: Phase One Tour" from New York to Chicago for an all-ages House of Blues show Sunday. Allen, who released his "Whatever USA" album this summer, will be joined by singer-songwriter Jake Miller. As a special added bonus, St. Charles music producer Pzzi (Marcello Positano), who just released his new four-song "Good Bad Girl" EP for streaming and purchase, will be playing an aftershow in HOB's Foundation Room after Hoodie Allen's set. 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. $29.50. (312) 923-2000 or houseofblues.com. Doors open for the aftershow at 10 p.m. $10. houseofblues.com.

Tegan & Sara bring their intimate headlining tour to Evanston's Cahn Auditorium Tuesday, Oct. 15.
Tegan & Sara bring their intimate headlining tour to Evanston's Cahn Auditorium Tuesday, Oct. 15. - Courtesy of Tegan & Sara
Sister act

With the recent release of "Hey, I'm Just Like You," the indie-influenced pop-punk sister act Tegan & Sara embarked on a headlining tour of intimate performance spaces. The shows -- including the Tuesday, Oct. 15, performance at Evanston's Cahn Auditorium -- will feature the twins in acoustic mode, along with revamps of older Tegan & Sara songs, home videos and memoir readings, giving an up-close and personal look at the musicians. 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St., Evanston. $39.50-$79.50. (847) 491-7285 or eventbrite.com.

OPLIAM coproduced and performs at the Indigenous Peoples Concert at Old Town School of Folk Music Wednesday, Oct. 16.
OPLIAM coproduced and performs at the Indigenous Peoples Concert at Old Town School of Folk Music Wednesday, Oct. 16. - Courtesy of OPLIAM
Indigenous Peoples Concert

Chicago-area artist OPLIAM -- Liam McDonald -- will take the Old Town School stage along with Frank Waln and the NuFolk Rebel Alliance for the Indigenous Peoples Concert, a night showcasing the diverse and vibrant talents of Native American musicians. The Minnesota-native OPLIAM, who also coproduced the event, hopes it can help boost consciousness and awareness of native cultures through the arts. 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Old Town School of Folk Music's Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Free, but suggested donation of $10 will be accepted; reservations are recommended to guarantee seating. (773) 728-6000 or oldtownschool.org.

• Brian Shamie is a Daily Herald multiplatform editor and local music junkie. Find him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter (@thatshamieguy) or Instagram (@chicagosoundcheck). Brian also keeps tabs on the Chicago-area music scene at chicagosoundcheck.com.

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