April will bring some huge names in the music industry to the Chicago area, including Kanye West, Fall Out Bout and R. Kelly. For those who can't live without contemporary tunes, April could be the best month this year for catching live performances.
While not traditionally considered a live music mecca like Austin or New Orleans, Chicago's concert scene is a thriving one, with the city having produced some of the biggest names in music these days. Not only are hip-hop superstars Kanye West, R. Kelly, and Lupe Fiasco from Chicago, but the Windy City has also generated bands such as Wilco, Fall Out Boy, and acclaimed solo artist Andrew Bird. The key to any live music scene is knowing where to go, especially with so many options to see concerts in Chicago. Consider this a brief guide to cannot-miss concert venues in the Windy City.