Jessica 6 at The Mid, 7/15. If your workout mix is sorely lacking some motivational jams, or maybe if you booty hasn't had a good shake in a while, you need to look into Jessica 6 not now but right now. The sexy energy is electric and will get anybody out on a dance floor. Don't believe us? Check out the video below. The Mid, 306 North Halsted Street (at Fulton Street) 312-265-3990.
White Mystery at Cobra Lounge, 7/15. We can't not love this band. They're from Chicago, they rock really hard, and they are way, way cooler than everyone else. Don't miss this brother/sister tag-team on Friday night, when Sailor Jerry takes over Cobra Lounge for the weekend. Cobra Lounge, 235 North Ashland Avenue (at Walnut Street); 312-226-6300.
The Smith Westerns At Lincoln Hall, 7/15. We do realize the plethora of rad shows taking place this week are all bundled together at week's end. We're just trying to tell you to save your energies for the rocking-est weekend Chicago sees all year, complete with The Smith Westerns, who, when they're not conquering the world, call Chicago home. Lincoln Hall, 2424 North Lincoln Avenue (at Fullerton Avenue and Halsted Street); 773-525-2501.\
The Pitchfork Music Festival, 7/15-17. Like, obvi. If you're not going to be sweatin' in a giant snuggle-puddle of music fans this weekend, you're really missing out. Grab a schedule, some SPF, and please stay hydrated. Our cameras will be on the hunt, so look cute while you're at it. Union Park, 1501 West Randolph Street (at Ashland Avenue).
Mannequin Men at Cobra Lounge, 7/16. On your hike back from Pitchfork, stop into Cobra Lounge to catch a great local class-act sharing in the fun during this jam-packed weekend. This one's got Sailor Jerry all over it, too. There's nothing like a strong dose of dude-rock at the end of a day of...dude-rock. Happy summer! Cobra Lounge, 235 North Ashland Avenue (at Walnut Street); 312-226-6300.