The 19 Chicago Concerts That Matter From Now Until 2019

Indoor music season is underway, people!

By The Editors

The 19 Chicago Concerts That Matter From Now Until 2019
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16 October 2018

One of the great benefits of living in the digital-music era is having so many genres at your fingertips.

Hip-hop. Classic rock. Whatever Thom Yorke makes.

You’ll find all those and more on our list of the 19 best shows coming to town between now and the end of 2018.

New bands, old bands, serious bands, jazz hands — all in there.

So pick up some tickets, sync your calendars and get ready to cut a rug or 10.

Because like fall, you can feel it coming in the air (tonight)...
Phil Collins at United Center, October 22

Because you’ll probably need hearing aids someday anyway...
Nine Inch Nails and The Jesus and Mary Chain at Aragon Ballroom, October 25

Because you’ll still remember all the words, trust...
Goo Goo Dolls at the Chicago Theatre, October 26

Because New Orleans funk is alive and well...
Tank and the Bangas at Concord Music Hall, October 26

Because it’s opening night of the monthlong Red Bull Music Festival...
Nas at Wintrust Arena, November 3 (lineup includes Pusha T, Teyana Taylor and 070 Shake)

Because the man reinvents jazz every time he picks up his sax...
Kamasi Washington at Riviera Theatre, November 3

Because you won’t be the only one in the mosh pit wearing a knee brace...
Jawbreaker at Aragon Ballroom, November 4

Because you want to dance yourself clean...
Toro Y Moi at Thalia Hall, November 5-6

Because Jack Black also shreds...
Tenacious D at Riviera Theatre, November 13-14

Because it’s the good kind of country...
Turnpike Troubadours at House of Blues November 16

Because he’s just as good unplugged...
J Mascis at City Winery, November 20-21

Because Ian McCulloch can still hit every note...
Echo and the Bunnymen at The Vic, November 24

Because these guitars will melt your face clean off...
Khruangbin at The Vic, November 28

Because neo-soul and red wine...
Dwele at City Winery, November 29-30

Because he’s promising an audiovisual experience for the ages...
Thom Yorke at Chicago Theatre, December 4

Because a better surprise date night doesn’t exist...
John Legend at the Civic Opera House, December 13

Because if you squint hard enough you’ll swear it’s Zeppelin …
Greta Van Fleet at Aragon Ballroom, December 14

Because they make a lot of noise for a three-man band...
The Whigs at Beat Kitchen, December 15

Because he’s a dirtbag poet with a guitar and a sense of humor...
Kurt Vile at Riviera Theatre, December 22

Main image by Daniel Boczarski/Redferns

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