Friday is the night of the hitmakers who helped define an era of ’80s pop. Culture Club, the London band behind the then-ubiquitous tracks “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me”, “I ‘ll Tumble 4 Ya,” “Church of the Poison Mind,” and “Karma Chameleon,” headlined the outdoor venue to kick off the weekend. Berlin joins them with their chart-topping favorites “The Metro” and “Take My Breath Away”.
7:30 p.m. Friday, August 26, at Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park. $44 for lawn general admission, $85-$130 for pavilion seats. ravinia.org.
Corey Feldman live on stage
No death by stereo here. Actor and pop singer “The Lost Boys” Corey Feldman is on the road to promote his latest album, “Love Left 2: Arm Me With Love,” featuring a new band and fresh new tracks. Find him at Lombard this weekend, accompanied by the Moonshine Brothers All Star Band.
7:30 p.m. Friday, August 26 at BrauerHouse Live, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $25 to $50; an after-show meet-and-greet package is also available. ticketweb.com.
TUSK returns to RiverEdge Park this weekend with their faithful, note-for-note recreations of the best hits and favorites of dynamic British-American rock/pop band Fleetwood Mac.
8 p.m. Friday, August 26 (doors open 6:30 p.m.), at RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora. $22. (630) 896-6666 or paramountaurora.com.
“What the World Needs Now”
Crystal Lake native Megon McDonough is back in town with a new show – well, one postponed from 2020. She and pianist Fred Simon present “What the World Needs Now – A Tribute to Burt Bacharach” on Friday night, celebrating the tunes of the prolific songwriter and his musical partner Hal David.
8 p.m. Friday, August 26 at The Venue, 21 S. Broadway Ave., Aurora. $15 for general admission, $22 for premium seats; tickets increase by $5 if purchased at the door. themusicvenue.org.
Showcase Underbelly Hours
Adela and Dan and their western suburban-based underground music podcast The Underbelly Hours feature up-and-coming singer-songwriters Cleggie, Fern Teal and Westline at the next edition of the monthly Underbelly Hours Spotlight showcase at the Dry City Brew Works in Wheaton. Saturday.
6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Dry City Brew Works, 120 N. Main St., Wheaton. Free. (630) 456-4787 or drycitybrewworks.com.
The man at the piano The man at the piano
Who better to pay tribute to “The Piano Man” Billy Joel than an artist who has been touring for years with The Billy Joel Band? Jeff Jacobs, who won “The Piano Man’s Piano Man” from the star himself, takes audiences on a journey through Joel’s rock, pop and soul hits (plus some Foreigner favorites, The Beatles and more) as part of the Raue Centre’s Arts on the Green outdoor summer concert series.
7 p.m. Saturday, August 27, outside St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 210 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake. $20 to $30 for general admission, $8 for children; $14 to $21 for RaueNOW members and $5.60 for child members. (815) 356-9212 or events.rauecenter.org.
After their residency in Las Vegas, German hard rock/glam metal band The Scorpions will head to Rosemont for the “Rock Believer World Tour” next week. Swedish band Thundermother are joining the rockers on tour, but Whitesnake, who were also slated for the show, recently announced they will not be continuing the tour due to ongoing health issues.
8 p.m. Thursday, September 1 at Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim Road, Rosemont. General admission starts at $29.50; $215 VIP packages are also available. rosemont.com.
• Brian Shamie is a multi-platform Daily Herald editor and local music junkie. Email him at [email protected], find him on Facebook, or follow him on Twitter (@thatshamieguy) or Instagram (@chicagosoundcheck). He also keeps an eye on the Chicago music scene at chicagosoundcheck.com.