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Ludo at House of Blues, John Mayer’s Two Nights in Chicago

Two nights with Ludo

Ludo, the St. Louis power-pop group behind the mid-2000s hits “Love Me Dead,” “Hum Along,” and the astonishing concept album “Broken Bride,” are heading to Chicago for two nights at the House of Blues, accompanied by parody act musicians Clownvis Presley. Both performances will be streamed live via Veeps.com and will be available for 48 hours from the start of the event. This show has been postponed from 2020; original tickets will be honored.

6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 22-23, at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. $30 to $39. (312) 923-2000 or houseofblues.com. Livestream passes cost $19.99 each or $36.99 to stream the two-night series live at ludo.veeps.com.

Showcase Underbelly Hours

Adela and Dan and their western suburban-based underground music podcast The Underbelly Hours feature up-and-coming singer-songwriters Josh Buche, Demi Clara and Zachary Sonny Edwards on the April edition of the monthly Underbelly Hours Spotlight showcase. The three artists will perform at the Dry City Brew Works in Wheaton on Saturday.

6 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at Dry City Brew Works, 120 N. Main St., Wheaton. Free. (630) 456-4787 or drycitybrewworks.com.

emo neverafter

The Neverafter, a solid recent addition to the Chicago-area emo revival, is dropping their new EP, “Art of Separation,” this weekend at WC Social Club in West Chicago. Check out all the new songs, plus special guests Knockout Kid, Night Spice, The Linden Method and Wild Gravity, at the all-ages launch party.


        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

7 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at the WC Social Club, 920 Roosevelt Road, West Chicago. $12 to $15. (630) 473-0099 or thewcsocialclub.com.

Nora Marks heads to Elgin’s Side Street Studio Arts for a weekend performance with Torch the Hive, The Grow Ops and Crash Birmingham on Saturday April 23.
– Courtesy of Sam Porter


Punk in the suburbs

Chicago punk-inspired rock band Nora Marks ventures to Elgin’s artistic outpost at Side Street Studio for a live performance with alternative punks The Grow Ops, garage-rock duo Plainfield Crash Birmingham and Chicago punk band Torch the Hive.

7 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at Side Street Studio Arts, 57 Ziegler Court, Elgin. $10. sidestreetstudioarts.org.


Blues and jazz diva Lynne Jordan continues her residency at the Raue Center for the Arts with a spring performance on Saturday, April 23.

Blues and jazz diva Lynne Jordan continues her residency at the Raue Center for the Arts with a spring performance on Saturday, April 23.
– Courtesy of Lynne Jordan


Lynne on stage

Chicago blues and jazz diva Lynne Jordan continues her year-long residency at the Raue Center with her spring concert this weekend. The warm and charming Jordan will sing some favorites accompanied by sometimes poignant (but always hilarious) stories from her own life experiences on stage. (Read our preview interview for his Valentine’s Day show on dailyherald.com.)

8 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. $27 to $33 ($18.90 to $23.10 for RaueNOW members). (815) 356-9212 or events.rauecenter.org.


The Elevation Worship team brings its "Elevation Nights Tour" at NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates on Tuesday, April 26.

The Elevation Worship team brings their “Elevation Nights Tour” to NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates on Tuesday, April 26.
– Courtesy of Elevation Worship


high worship

Fresh off of a Grammy win for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album, Elevation Worship is bringing their “Elevation Nights Tour” to the suburbs for a night of worship through music. “We’ll sing a lot of songs that God gave us during the pandemic that we haven’t had a chance to lead outside of Elevation yet,” said Tiffany Hudson, one of the band’s songwriters and worship leaders. The music will be accompanied by a word from Steven Furtick, who is joining the band for their cross-country tour.

7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26 at NOW Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates. $24.75 – $99.75. (855) 484-1991 or platformtickets.com.


John Mayer goes to the United Center with his "Sob Rock Tour" Thursday and Friday April 28-29.

John Mayer is heading to the United Center with his “Sob Rock Tour” on Thursday and Friday, April 28 and 29.
– Associated Press file photo


“Sob Rock” by John Mayer

Rock and blues artist John Mayer brings his “Sob Rock Tour” to Chicago for two nights at the United Center, joined by acoustic singer-songwriter Yebba from Arkansas.

7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 28-29, at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. $39 to $199. (800) 745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.


Relive Twenty One Pilots "Scaled and Glazed" exit show with a cinematic presentation of the event screened at select Chicago and suburban theaters on May 19 and 22.

Relive Twenty One Pilots’ “Scaled and Icy” kickoff show with a cinematic presentation of the event screened at select Chicago and suburban theaters May 19-22.
– Associated press


In other news…

• The Grammy-winning duo Twenty One Pilots announced last week that they are hitting the big screen with a cinematic presentation of the band’s ‘Scaled and Icy’ album release show from 2021. Y including performance footage, as well as never-before-seen content, the film will screen at multiple screenings in the suburbs and Chicago on Thursday, May 19, as well as limited encore screenings on Sunday, May 22. To see twenty one pilots.movie for more information and to purchase tickets before they sell out.

• Brian Shamie is a multi-platform Daily Herald editor and local music junkie. Email him at [email protected], find him on Facebook, or follow him on Twitter (@thatshamieguy) or Instagram (@chicagosoundcheck). He also keeps an eye on the Chicago music scene at chicagosoundcheck.com.