By Jason Thomas

Yeah, that’s right.  A member of the Wu-Tang Clan is one of this week’s picks, as is the one and only Mr. Buddy Guy (who will be finishing his annual January residency at Legends), and a one-time, part-time XRT host, Kelly Hogan, makes the list as well.  Hey, it’s the calm before Super Sunday, so get out and enjoy yourself before you have to worry about either attending or hosting a party next weekend….

Buddy Guy @ Buddy Guy’s Legends, Thu-Sun, January 24-27

We’re down to the final four of sixteen XRT shows at Legends.  It’s an annual tradition, a blues legend playing show after show after show at his own club, in the home of the blues, Chicago, IL.  If you’ve not yet seen Buddy do his thing in the south loop, what are you waiting for?!  People fly in from around the world for these shows, but they’re just a quick drive or L ride away for you.  Tickets here.

Kelly Hogan @ SPACE, Friday, January 25

Kelly worked for years at one of our favorite Chicago spots, The Hideout, and for a little while she was one of the rotating hosts of The Eclectic Company on XRT, but sadly for us, Kelly left Chicago not too long ago and now lives in Wisconsin.  She does come through town quite often and she’ll be in Evanston this Friday night at the lovely space known as, uh, SPACE.  Check her out below performing a song from her latest album, I Like To Keep Myself In Pain, a song written by Jon Langford.  Tickets here.

Method Man @ Double Door, Friday, January 25

When was the last time you went to a hip-hop show?  Exactly.  All the more reason to check out a legend making a stop in Wicker Park.  Just watch the video below and picture yourself throwing your hands up at Double Door on Friday night.  Tickets here.


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