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Things to do this Week in Chicago
Guns N’ Roses: Not in this Lifetime Tour
When: Monday, November 6th; 7:30 p.m.
Where: United Center
Why: Listen. These guys cancel a lot. If they do actually decide to show, it’s probably because they need the money. Do a good deed. Buy two tickets. One for your mom. Now watch living legends who inspire more artists than anyone cares to admit.
More info: United Center
H.E.R. at Bottom Lounge
When: Thursday, November 9th; 7:00 p.m.
Where: Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60607
Why: It’s been over a year and still few have seen her face. Presented anonymously, contemporary R&B artist H.E.R. debuted on major-label RCA in 2016. H.E.R., Vol. 1, released for streaming and as a download that September, was a seven-track EP of downcast post-breakup material, mostly ballads, that sounded both vulnerable and assured. Promotion was limited, but labelmates Alicia Keys and Bryson Tiller helped spread the word through social media. Among the selections was a cover of Drake’s “Jungle,” which helped send the set to number 28 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. A similarly styled follow-up, H.E.R., Vol. 2, arrived in June 2017.
More info: Bottom Lounge
Kamasi Washington at Riviera Theater in Chicago
When: Friday, November 10th; 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Riviera Theater, 4746 North Racine Avenue, Chicago, IL
Why: Your favorite artist’s favorite jazz musician. Music titan Kamasi Washington’s new EP Harmony of Difference, the first new music from Washington since his universally acclaimed 2015 debut album The Epic, to be performed live.
More info: Riviera Theater