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The best things to do in Chicago this month,
selected by our culture criticsMarch 2016

Classic Rock, Soul, R&B, Blues

Leon Bridges
Leon Bridges Photo: Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune


3/11 at 7 This Fort Worth, Texas, native’s silky croon and crackly production are so distinctly reminiscent of Motown that he might as well have encased the style in amber. The only downside to Bridges playing the Chicago Theatre? No room to boogie. $29–$45. Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. ticketmaster.com


3/12 at 7:30 The decades-old toast to the king of six strings returns to Chicago, this time featuring covers by Buddy Guy, Ozzy Osbourne’s former guitarist Zakk Wylde, Dweezil Zappa, Hendrix bassist Billy Cox, and half a dozen rock demigods. $38–$98. Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. ticketmaster.com


3/5 at 8:30 Four decades into a career working with the likes of Tina Turner, Nine Inch Nails, and the Rolling Stones, Lisa Fischer retains her powerful wail. Though the 57-year-old singer has most often participated in other artists’ megahits, her small but astonishing solo catalog (including Grammy winner “How Can I Ease the Pain”) is well worth hearing. $29–$360. Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport. ticketweb.com


3/13 at 7 Believe it or not, Megadeth is still a band—and save for the occasional political tirade by Dave Mustaine, still worthy of a hearty headbang. Soak up the hair-metal nostalgia in the Aragon’s comfy confines. $45–$275. Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. ticketmaster.com


3/22 at 7:30 The queen of country rock hits the road behind Dig in Deep, her 20th (!) career album and first since 2012’s Grammy-winning Slipstream. $50–$65. Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. ticketmaster.com


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