The 4 Best Rock Concerts in Chicago this weekend (Weekend of 11/18/2021)

Here’s a nifty calendar of the best Rock concerts in Chicago this weekend.

Nov 18, 2021 by Kwhen Contributors

The 4 Best Rock Concerts in Chicago this weekend (Weekend of 11/18/2021)

There are so many things to do in Chicago today, how will you choose? Luckily, we whittled it down for you the best Rock concerts in Chicago this weekend. From The Musical Box and Chris Young with Eli Young Band, to Los Straitjackets with Nick Lowe and Snoop Dogg with Ice Cube and Too Short and E-40, find all the best concerts in Chicago with our guides. This list of the best concerts in Chicago is designed to help with your last-minute showgoing plans. Get your tickets now!

Snoop Dogg with Ice Cube and Too Short and E-40

Snoop Dogg with Ice Cube and Too Short and E-40

1

When & Where

Fri, November 19, 2021, 2:00pm

O'Shea Jackson Sr., known professionally as Ice Cube, is an American rapper, writer and actor. One of the founding artists of gangsta rap, Ice Cube initially gained recognition as the primary songwriting and performing member of the seminal hip-hop groups C.I.A. and N.W.A, the latter of which gained extreme notoriety for pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music, as well as visual imagery in music videos.

Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, media personality, entrepreneur, and actor. His music career began in 1992 when he was discovered by Dr. Dre and featured on Dre's solo debut, "Deep Cover", and then on Dre's solo debut album, The Chronic. He has since sold over 23 million albums in the United States and 35 million albums worldwide.

Todd Anthony Shaw, better known by the stage name Too Short, is an American rapper, record producer, and actor. He is best known for his hit songs, such as "The Ghetto" and "Blow the Whistle".

Earl T. Stevens, better known by his stage name E-40, is an American rapper and actor. He is a founding member of the rap group The Click, and the founder of Sick Wid It Records. He has released twenty-eight studio albums to date, appeared on numerous movie soundtracks, and has also done guest appearances on a host of other rap albums. Initially an underground artist, his 1995 solo album In a Major Way opened him up to a wider audience. Beginning in 1998, he began collaborating with more mainstream rappers outside the Bay Area. He rose to even higher mainstream popularity in 2006 with his single "Tell Me When to Go" which was produced by Lil Jon.

The Musical Box

The Musical Box

2

When & Where

Sat, November 20, 2021, 2:00am

The Musical Box are a French-Canadian tribute band formed in Montreal, Quebec in 1993 who recreate performances by the English rock band Genesis during the 1970s. The current line-up is formed of singer and performer Denis Gagné, guitarist François Gagnon, bassist Sébastien Lamothe, keyboardist Ian Benhamou, and drummer Bob St-Laurent.

Chris Young with Eli Young Band

Chris Young with Eli Young Band

3

When & Where

Sun, November 21, 2021, 1:30am

Eli Young Band is an American country music band composed of members who met while students at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas: Mike Eli, James Young, Jon Jones, and Chris Thompson. They released their self-titled debut album in 2002, followed by the Carnival records release Level in 2005. Their third album, Jet Black & Jealous," was released in 2008 by Universal South Records. A second major-label album, Life at Best," was released in 2011 by Republic Nashville, with 10,000 Towns following in early 2014. The band has charted eight times on the Billboard country charts, with three of their singles having reached number 1: "Crazy Girl," which was the top country song of 2011 according to Billboard Year-End, along with "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" and "Drunk Last Night."

Christopher Alan Young is an American country music singer and songwriter. In 2006, he was declared the winner of the television program Nashville Star, a singing competition which aired on the USA Network.

Los Straitjackets with Nick Lowe (18+)

Los Straitjackets with Nick Lowe (18+)

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When & Where

Sun, November 21, 2021, 2:00am

Nicholas Drain Lowe, known as Nick Lowe, is an English singer-songwriter, musician, and producer. A noted figure in UK pub rock, power pop and new wave, Lowe has recorded a string of well-reviewed solo albums. Along with vocals, Lowe plays guitar, bass guitar, piano and harmonica. He is best known for his songs "Cruel to Be Kind" and "I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass", as well as his production work with Elvis Costello, Graham Parker, and others. Lowe also wrote Peace, Love, and Understanding", a hit for Costello. He lives in Brentford, London, England.

Los Straitjackets is an American instrumental rock band that formed in Nashville, Tennessee, United States, in 1988. Originally comprising guitarists Danny Amis, Eddie Angel and drummer L. J. "Jimmy" Lester under the name The Straitjackets, the band split up soon after forming, but reunited as Los Straitjackets in 1994 with the addition of bassist E. Scott Esbeck. Esbeck left the band in 1998 and was replaced by Pete Curry. The current lineup also features Greg Townson on guitar and Chris Sprague on drums.

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