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Upcoming concerts in Chicago

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Looking for live music in Chicago? Well you've come to the right place. Day in, day out, we keep our eyes peeled and our ears to the ground in order to find the latest gig announcements in the Windy City. Check out the newest shows to be announced below, or if you're browsing for gigs month-by-month, see our ultimate guide to concerts in Chicago.

Concerts recently announced

Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz

Critics' pick

Miley's Bangerz tour boasted solid pop songs surrounded by a wild menagerie of foam fingers, outlandish costumes and oversized stage props. The music on latest record, Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz, may prove to be stranger than the trappings surrounding it. With the Flaming Lips acting as her backing band, the controversial popstar's 90-minute LP is packed with trippy space rock and tender odes to her deceased goldfish and dogs. If her recent SNL performances are any indication, the accompanying tour will be a weird, dreadlock-clad trip.

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Riviera Theatre , Uptown Thursday November 19 2015

Jeff Tweedy

Critics' pick

Local rock icon Jeff Tweedy has been busy lately, releasing a surprise Wilco album, touring with son behind last year's Tweedy record and producing a new set of Richard Thompson songs. Here, he steps away to turn in a solo gig benefitting the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry. Expect to hear classic Wilco tracks, new Tweedy tunes and a handful of Uncle Tupelo songs at this intimate acoustic performance.

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Park West , North Side Friday November 20 2015

Joanna Newsom

Critics' pick

In the nearly five years since Joanna Newsom released her sprawling avant-garde folk opus, Have One on Me, the singer-songwriter has gotten hitched to former SNL cast member Andy Samberg and appeared in a Paul Thomas Anderson film. Though her profile has risen considerably, her latest album, Divers, still caters to longtime fans, offering an entrancing mix of baroque harp melodies and buoyant pop arrangements overseen by Newsom's unmistakable vocal cadence. Orchestral folk duo Alela Diane & Ryan Francesconi opens.

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Chicago Theatre , Loop Wednesday December 16 2015


Critics' pick

Slowcore legends Low return to town, touring behind their 11th album One and Sixes, recorded in Justin Vernon's April Base studio in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Using sparse instrumentation, the group’s latest batch of melancholy tunes leave plenty of room for the soaring harmonies of vocalists Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker.

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SPACE , Evanston Saturday January 30 2016