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Rage reunion, Jazz in the Park, DZ Fest and more

Rabies on

Libertyville native Tom Morello and Rage Against the Machine – the driving rock band probably best known for the hits “Guerrilla Radio”, “Killing in the Name” and “Bulls on Parade” – have announced they will be reuniting and would be heading worldwide on the “Public Service Announcement Tour” beginning in 2020. Twice postponed, Morello and the band are finally heading to Chicago next week for two shows earlier this week with Run the Jewels.

8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, July 11 and 12, at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. Tickets start at $125; tickets purchased for shows rescheduled from 2020 and 2021 will be honoured. (800) 745-3000 or

jazz in the park

Visit Mundy Park in Aurora this weekend for the second annual Jazz in the Park festival Friday through Sunday. The lineup begins Friday night with The Pete Ellman Big Band; it continues Saturday with sets from Carroll, Artry and Ward, the Joel Patterson Quartet and headliner Frank Catalano; and Sunday Scott Tipping and The Heavy Sounds tribute two album covers to “Alive!” by Grant Green! and “A Love Supreme” by John Coltrane.

8 p.m. Friday, July 8 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 9 and 10, at The Venue and Mundy Park, 21 S. Broadway Ave., Aurora. Advance tickets are $20 for Friday and Sunday, $25 for Saturday (plus $5 if purchased at the door); $65 for a three-day weekend pass. (331) 212-8490 or

Rock band Third Eye Blind celebrate their 25th anniversary during the ‘Summer Gods: 25 Years in the Blind Tour’ stop at the Huntington Bank Pavilion on the North Island on Friday July 8.
– Courtesy of Third Eye Blind

‘I want something else…’

Californian rock band Third Eye Blind are celebrating 25 years since their self-titled release (favorites “Semi-Charmed Life”, “How’s It Going To Be” and “Jumper” hit the airwaves in the late 90s) with the “Summer Gods: 25 Years in the Blind Tour,” which will take place Friday at the Huntington Bank Pavilion in Chicago. The tour includes Taking Back Sunday and Hockey Dad.


7 p.m. Friday, July 8, at the Huntington Bank Pavilion on Northerly Island, 1300 S. Linn White Drive, Chicago. Tickets start at $36; VIP packages are available.

DZ Fest 10

Hickory Hills musician, producer, videographer and podcaster Ben Arguelles is packing up his DZ Records studio and moving to Chicago, but not before hosting one last DZ Fest this weekend. The two-day celebration of music’s rising stars – the 10th DZ Fest held in the Arguelles family courtyard – will feature 40 musical acts on two stages as well as 40 art vendors selling wares and products in the room space. While guests watch Yadda Man, Matthew McNeal TWEAK’G, Nikki Blue, Joshua Powell, Mousse, Sunday Cruise, Hollyy, Totally Cashed and more, they can also eat treats available for purchase at Vogie Eats, Motor Shucker and Strange Brew and Totally Bagels food trucks on the festival grounds.

Noon to 11 p.m. (door opens 11:30 a.m.) Saturday and Sunday, July 9 and 10, at 8548 S. 85th Court, Hickory Hills. $20 per day at the door. Find the details and the program on

Don’t miss

Taste of Chicago: July 8-10 at Grant Park, Jackson and Columbus avenues, Chicago,

Square Roots Festival: July 8-10 on Lincoln Avenue, between Montrose and Wilson Avenues, Chicago,

West Fest: July 8-10 on Chicago Avenue, between Wood and Damen, Chicago,

Sister Hazel: 7 p.m. Friday, July 8, at Blarney Island, 27760 W. Grass Lake Road, Antioch. $25 to $50. (847) 395-3804 or

Zac Brown Band: 7 p.m., Saturday, July 9, at Wrigley Field, 1060 W. Addison St., Chicago. $49 to $130.

Alex Bracy CD Release Show with Lever, TEN96: 8 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at Durty Nellie’s, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. $10. (847) 358-9150 or

Nadaam Music Festival: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 10 at Parkway Bank Park, 5501 Park Place, Rosemont, and Joe’s Live, 5441 Park Place, Rosemont. $60. Visit Where for tickets and details.

Marcia Ball: 8 p.m. Sunday, July 10 at SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. $25 to $55. (847) 492-8860 or

Fredo Disco, BROTHERIN, Scarlet DeMore: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $15. (773) 281-4444 or

• 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