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On the road again

Hop in the car and make music your destination

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Untitled Document On the road again Hop in the car and make music your destination
By MARISSA MONSON
If you’re willing to put mileage in this fall, your options for seeing live music are endless. Here’s a list of shows in an array of genres happening around Illinois this fall.

ST. LOUIS
Sept. 8 — REO Speedwagon (rock), Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (www.ticketmaster.com)
Sept. 12 — Chuck Berry (rock), Blueberry Hill (www.blueberryhill.com)
Sept. 15 — They Might Be Giants (indie rock), The Pageant (www.thepageant.com)
Sept. 19 — Common (hip hop), The Pageant (www.thepageant.com)
Oct. 2 — Phil Lesh and Friends (rock), The Pageant (www.thepageant.com)
Oct. 20 — Henry Rollins (spoken word), The Pageant (www.thepageant.com)
Nov. 12 — Regina Spektor (indie rock), The Pageant (www.thepageant.com)
Nov. 19 — Of Montreal (indie pop), The Pageant (www.thepageant.com)
CHICAGO
Sept. 6 — Macy Gray & The Brand New Heavies (soul/R & B), House of Blues (www.hob.com)
Sept. 10 — Aerosmith (rock), All State Arena (www.allstatearena.com)
Sept. 13 — Bebel Gilberto (bossa nova), Park West (www.parkwestchicago.com)
Sept. 13 — Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic & DJ Big Wiz (hip hop), Metro (metrochicago.com)
Sept. 23 — The Roots with MC Lyte, and Big Daddy Kane (hip hop), House of Blues (www.hob.com)
Sept. 26 — Beastie Boys (hip hop), Riviera Theatre (www.jamusa.com)
Sept. 27 — Nick Lowe (rock), Park West (www.parkwestchicago.com)
Sept. 29 — The Cure (rock), All State Arena (www.allstatearena.com)
Sept. 30 — The Hives (rock), Metro (metrochicago.com)
Oct. 5 — Maroon 5 (pop rock), All State Arena (www.allstatearena.com)
Oct. 12 — Rascal Flatts (country), All State Arena (www.allstatearena.com)
Oct. 12 — Spoon (indie rock), Riviera Theatre (www.jamusa.com)
Oct. 16 — Toots & The Maytals (reggae), House of Blues (www.hob.com)
Oct. 19 & 20 — Al Green (soul), House of Blues (www.hob.com)
Oct. 22 — Drive By Truckers (alt-country), Park West (www.parkwestchicago.com)
Oct. 24 — Zap Mama (world beat), Metro (metrochicago.com)
Oct. 31 — Lupe Fiasco (hip hop), House of Blues (www.hob.com)
Nov. 24 — The Academy Is . . . (rock), Riviera Theatre (www.jamusa.com)
BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL  
Oct. 2 — Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace (rock), U.S. Cellular Coliseum (www.uscellularcoliseum.com)
Oct. 4 — The Smashing Pumpkins with The Bravery (rock), Braden Auditorium, Illinois State University (www.bsc.ilstu.edu)
Oct. 27 — Sammy Hagar (rock ), U.S. Cellular Coliseum (www.uscellularcoliseum.com)
Nov. 8 — Naomi Judd (country), Braden Auditorium, ISU campus (www.bsc.ilstu.edu)
CHAMPAIGN-URBANA
Sept. 14 — Umphrey’s McGee (rock), Canopy Club (www.canopyclub.com)
Sept. 19-22 — Pygmalion Music Festival (indie rock fest), various bars and clubs (2007.pygmalionmusicfestival.com)
Sept. 28 — Weird Al Yankovic (parody), University of Illinois Assembly Hall (www.uofiassemblyhall.com)
Oct. 1 — Deerhunter (indie rock), Canopy Club (www.canopyclub.com)
Oct. 5 — Steven Curtis Chapman (Christian rock), U of I Assembly Hall (www.uofiassemblyhall.com)
Oct. 12 — Monte Montgomery (acoustic guitar), Canopy Club (www.canopyclub.com)
Oct. 13 — Blue Man Group (performance art), U of I Assembly Hall (www.uofiassemblyhall.com)
Oct. 17 — Ween (indie rock), Canopy Club (www.canopyclub.com)
Oct. 26 — Yonder Mountain String Band (bluegrass), Canopy Club (www.canopyclub.com)
PEORIA
Sept. 6 — Clint Black (country), Peoria Civic Center (www.peoriaciviccenter.com)
Sept. 16 — ZZ Top (rock), Peoria Civic Center (www.peoriaciviccenter.com)
Oct. 7 — Newsboys (Christian rock), Peoria Civic Center (www.peoriaciviccenter.com)
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