The 12 Rock, Pop, and Hip-Hop Concerts to See in Chicago This Month

Atoms for Peace, The Weeknd, and eight more shows you shouldn’t miss.

Photo: Andrew A. Nelles/Chicago Tribune

Thom Yorke plays with Atoms for Peace at the UIC Pavilion on October 2.

ATOMS FOR PEACE
10/2 at 8 Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and the producer Nigel Godrich join the Chili Peppers’ Flea, Beck/R.E.M.’s Joey Waronker, and David Byrne’s Mauro Refosco for a five-headed electronic music extravaganza. $38.50–$54.00. UIC Pavilion, 525 S Racine. ticketmaster.com.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD
10/3 at 7 The metal giants make a mighty return with Hail to the King, an album that further expands the band’s steely sound to incorporate classic rock and blues. $25–$250. Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. ticketmaster.com.

GIRL IN A COMA
10/4 at 9 The indie rockers mix the sanguine pop punk of the Smoking Popes with the wild aggression of Social Distortion. $12. Double Door, 1572 N Milwaukee. doubledoor.com.

HOUSE OF BLUES
10/15 at 8 ZZ Ward. The young soul singer cut her teeth singing in her father’s blues band and it shows. $17.75.
10/16 at 8 Sick Puppies. The Australian import is one of the last bloodlines of alt rock. $22.
10/27 at 6:30 The Pretty Reckless. A mix of Alice Cooper shock rock and Courtney Love swagger (courtesy of lead singer Taylor Momsen) makes the Going to Hell Tour one sweet trip. $17.
329 N Dearborn. houseofblues.com.

ZOLA JESUS WITH JG THIRWELL
10/24 at 7 When Jesus (née Nika Danilova) was presented with an opportunity to play her catalog of bewitching goth rock at the Guggenheim in New York, she hired the Foetus giant J. G. Thirwell to construct elaborate stringed arrangements. $25. Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N Central Park. ticketfly.com.

METRO
10/7 at 8 White Lies. The troupe of dark Brit-pop students pay homage to Joy Division, Morrissey, and Tears for Fears. $20.
10/8 at 8 Marky Ramone and Andrew W.K. W.K. turns Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg band into happy hour when he mans the mike for the 2013 world tour. $25.
10/18 at 9 CocoRosie. The sisters Sierra and Bianca Casady perform cabaret-style live shows in drag and Guy Fawkes makeup. $26. 3730 N Clark.
metrochicago.com.

THE WEEKND
10/13–14 at 6:30 One of the vanguards of so-called PBR&B, the 23-year-old Canadian has a wrenching falsetto and a penchant for dark, brooding lyrics. $45–$50. Chicago Theatre, 175 N State. ticketmaster.com.

 

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