Chicago is home to a variety of venues offering orchestral music to folk to indie and beyond. Check out these highlighted concerts coming this fall to a Chicago music hall near you.
Riviera Theatre – Robert Plant – 10/4
Robert Plant is at it again. Since parting ways from the iconic Led Zeppelin Plant has been touring with a variety of artists showcasing styles from Classic Jazz to bluegrass. His new endeavour Robert Plant and the Sensation Space Shifters has brought on a new chapter to his ever evolving sound. This afro-beat, almost U2ish vibe fits with Plants haunting vocals perfectly.
Metro – Alkaline Trio – 10/16 – 10/18
Chicago welcomes one of the best punk rock trios of all time to the Metro stage for 3 nights of true rock epicness. Spawned out of a night of drinking wiht buddies and being fed up with relationships and their current artistic endeavors Alakline Trio melts faces with their forthright lyrics and driving guitar rhythms.
City Winery – Sinead O’ Connor – 10/19 – 10/20 & 10/22
Sinead O’ Connor is known for turning heads on Saturday Night Live when she ripped a picture of the Pope back in the early 90’s. O’ Connor is now trying to turn ears back to her alluring and haunting voice. A special 3 night event highlighting the Irish singers career and celebrating her new album is set to take place at City Winery.
United Center – Cher – 10/24
The ever young Cher brings her D2K tour the Chicago’s United Center. This iconic powerhouse will be playing all her hits dressed in outrageous outfits that push the envelope on fashion and spectacle. Cher shares the stage with special guest Pat Benatar. Real fans know there is never a dull moment at a Cher show. Be a part of the action.
House of Blues Chicago – Yonder Mountain String Band – 11/7 – 11/8
Yonder is playing a two day set at Chicago’s HOB. These folk and bluegrass masters promise to delight fans of any age with their upbeat jams that can last upwards of 20 minutes. For those looking for a good ole time exploring the sounds of twangy banjos, vibrant acoustic guitars, and vocal harmonies this is your bag.
Vic Theatre – First Aid Kit – 11/22
Swedish sister duo Johanna and Klara Soderberg have folksy prowess and angelic harmonies will that make you swoon and bob all night long at the Vic Theatre. The girls will be joined by sultry voiced folk singer Samantha Crain. Folk on through Lakeview with a huge smile on your face. Give your ears a treat.
The Mid – Cazzette – 11/29
Another Swedish duo will be in Chicago this weekend. This band doesn’t use guitars but rather beat machines and turntables to help you bop and groove through that nice. DJ’s Furrer and Bjorklund specialize in a hybrid genre of EDM, Dubhouse. They mix classic vocal stylings of House with the hard hitting drops of Dubstep.
Reggies Rock Club – Brother Ali – 11/14
Brother Ali raps about what he knows, living life as an individual with a dead-locked focus on a lofty goal and achieving that goal when others say “you can’t”. Born out of the underground world of battles this lyricist took the rap world by storm with his album The Undisputed Truth and has toured the world with many rap greats.