Mavis Staples and Bob Dylan, Violent Femmes and more hit the stage this weekend Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP
Mavis Staples performs at the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Franklin, Tenn. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

It’s the weekend before Halloween which means it’s time to get a little mischievous. Where else can you see Bob Dylan, Insane Clown Posse and a punk-rock marching band in one weekend besides Chicago?

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Friday October 27th

Bob Dylan and Mavis Staples at Wintrust Arena (7:30 PM, Tickets)

Two legendary artists share one stage, as each continue to create new music and expand their repertoire over fifty years in the business.

Tori Amos at Chicago Theatre (8:00 PM, Tickets)

The singer-songwriter is touring in support of her fifteenth studio album, Native Invader, released last month.

Saturday October 28th

Violent Femmes at the Vic (7:00 PM, Tickets)

The band behind the 80s hits “Blister in the Sun,” “Kiss Off,” and “Gone Daddy Gone” have found a resurgence in the past few years.

Hauschka at Constellation (8:30 PM, Tickets)

The German pianist is know for composing works with a prepared piano, but the distinctive quality and modern production of his work make for an accessible listen.

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Sunday October 29th

Mucca Pazza at Palmer Square Park (5 PM, RSVP)

Chicago’s favorite punk-rock marching band are leading a parade through Logan Square from Palmer Square Park to Lula Cafe for apple cider and cookies.

Insane Clown Posse at Portage Theater (6 PM, Tickets)

I’d feel remiss if I didn’t mention the horrorcore band playing this weekend of all weekends. The Detriot-based hip-hop duo have an intense fan base (to put it mildly) and have even begun to be outwardly political this year.


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