(Concord Music Hall)
The West Side rapper hosts the second annual John Walt Day benefit, named for his late cousin and major influence, with proceeds going to Chicago youth.
For the twentieth anniversary of her seminal album “Car Wheels On a Gravel Road,” the country-blues legend and her band BUICK 6 perform the entire album to benefit the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry.
(Old Town School)
The impeccably pedigreed country singer-songwriter tours her highly anticipated new release, “She Remembers Everything,” her first in five years.
JOHN MEDESKI’S MAD SKILLET
The latest project by jazz keyboardist Medeski is a shaggy, funk-and-fusion, after-party-vibe ensemble that’s touring to promote the release of its self-titled debut album.
Touring his latest, nearly literary album, “The Party,” the Canadian singer-songwriter shares the stage with assorted indelible characters—attendees at the album’s titular soirée.
Robert Rodi is an author, spoken-word performer and musician who has served as Newcity’s Music Editor since 2014. He’s written more than a dozen books, including the travel memoir “Seven Seasons In Siena.” His jazz quintet recently completed a two-year residency at Uncommon Ground, and he regularly hosts a jazz singers’ jam at Lizard’s Liquid Lounge. His literary and music criticism has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, Salon, The Huffington Post and many other national and regional publications.