It may be winter, but Chicago live performance bookings haven't slowed. right here's a sampling of one of the greater brilliant rock, pop and hip-hop suggests within the following couple of months (listed chronologically):
Kacey Musgraves: The singer earned a most reliable-album Grammy nomination for her stellar 2018 unencumber, "Golden Hour," a collection of style-hopping songs that nonetheless manages to hold her country roots in focus. 8 p.m. Jan. 31 on the Chicago Theatre, a hundred seventy five N. State St., $141-$489; ticketmaster.com.
Cher: A diva with a difference for multiple generations, the singer has dubbed this her "here We Go once more" tour, her 2nd since her 2002-05 "farewell" commute worldwide. stylish, led through guitarist-producer extraordinaire Nile Rodgers, will open. eight p.m. Feb. 8 on the United center, 1901 W. Madison St., $89-$500; ticketmaster.com.
Sharon Van Etten: with her first album in four years, "take me back to the fact day after today," on the manner, the singer-guitarist sounds re-invigorated as she tweaks her sound whereas preserving the emotional specificity that made her earlier releases so stunning. eight:30 p.m. Feb. 14-15 at Thalia corridor, 1807 S. Allport St., $30-$45; thaliahallchicago.com.
Anderson Paak: The gospel drummer has converted himself into a flexible rapper-singer with a present for hooks and a knack for fusing common soul textures with hip-hop currency. 8 p.m. Feb. sixteen on the Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine Ave., $111-$one hundred ninety; ticketmaster.com.
Bob mould: with his ace trio, together with drummer Jon Wurster and bassist Jason Narducy, mildew continues his streak of melodic blast-furnace albums with the forthcoming "Sunshine Rock." 8 p.m.