Start your Rocktober with these concerts featuring rock up-and-comers, rock icons, the biggest artist of this generation, and the future of r&b.
Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m.
The Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine Ave.
Tickets start at $27.50
You might not know this family band, but you’ve surely heard their song “Come With Me Now” in countless commercials, shows, and promotions. The brothers are a stripped-down rock band from London and South Africa with the appropriate tinge of accordion.
Oct. 7, 8 p.m.
United Center, 1901 W. Madison St.
Tickets start at $72
Oct. 8, 8 p.m.
Allstate Arena, 6290 Mannheim Rd., Rosemont, Ill.
Tickets start at $57.15
There’s no stopping Kanye West. Love him or hate him, West is consistently creating music that makes people either sing, dance, or talk. Catch him on his floating stage at both the United Center and Allstate Arena performing songs from his latest album “Life of Pablo” along with some of his greatest hits.
Oct. 8, 9 p.m.
Metro, 3730 N. Clark St.
Tickets start at $31
After a hiatus between 1997 and 2005, the original lineup of Dinosaur Jr. has been working like they never had stopped with three album releases—the latest being “I Bet on Sky.” Though not as popular when they first formed, the alternative rock sound of Dinosaur Jr. was an influence on Pixies and Nirvana.
Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m.
Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St.
Tickets start at $28
After you caught Kanye West you can catch his favorite artist, James Blake. This British star is known for mixing electronic elements with his soulful, manipulated voice. His haunting songs can capture any audience.