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Stage Buzz: Beauty School Dropout, Jackyl, Off Broadway, Baroness, Orianthi

| November 14, 2023


Orianthi appears Saturday, November 18 at Arcada Theatre


When Beauty School Dropout formed, they could’ve never imagined touring with one of their idols, Mark Hoppus of blink-182. Fast forward to 2022, and the band is traveling with the band and being mentored by Hoppus, who signed them to new record label Verswire. After spending the first half of the year opening blink-182’s massive reunion tour, the band returns to Chicago for a headlining show at Subterranean on Wednesday, November 15th at 7 PM. Grab tickets here.

Southern rockers (also seen on TV’s Full Throttle Saloon) Jackyl returns to Hobart’s Art Theatre on Wednesday, November 15, on their 30th anniversary tour led by the enigmatic Jesse James Dupree. Expect to hear a night of classics, including “Down on Me,” “Just Because I’m Drunk,” and “I Stand Alone.” Grab tickets here.

Heavy metal band Baroness refuses to play it safe six albums into their career. On their critically acclaimed new album Stone, the band continues to push and evolve their sound with various tones and arrangements with plenty of kick-ass riffs. The band will play cuts from their latest album when they play The Vic Theatre with Chat Pile and Spotlights on Wednesday, November 15th at 7 PM. Tickets are available here.

Chicago power-pop legends Off Broadway come to the Des Plaines Theatre on Thursday, November 16. We weren’t sure the band would carry on with the 2022 death of lead vocalist Cliff Johnson, but they thankfully decided to continue with a potent mix of original band members and Cliff’s most recent band, the Raine. Tickets are available here.

Acclaimed Australian guitarist Orianthi (Orianthi Penny Panagaris) returns to the suburbs with a performance at Arcada Theatre on Saturday, November 18 (with Brother Cane and Stone Horses). She’s impressed as a guitarist for Alice Cooper, Carrie Underwood, and collaborations with Richie Sambora. Still, her recent Rock Candy album proves she’s become one of the premier female guitarists and singer/songwriters touring this year.

Some critics have hailed Liz Phair’s debut album Exile in Guyville as one of the greatest indie albums ever. With its lo-fi sound and brutally honest feminist songwriting, the album proved groundbreaking with luck and timing. Of course, Guyville producer Brad Wood deserves a ton of credit. Phair will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a full album performance at the Chicago Theatre on Saturday, November 18th, at 8 PM. It’s a long way from 1993. You can still grab tickets here.

-Ashley Perez Hollingsworth and David Gedge

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