12:13 AM EDT, May 18, 2012
HoZac Blackout Festival: Three days, 23 bands straight out of the garage, or a similarly dank and unforgiving place, with guitars dialed to the “face melt” setting, presented by Chicago’s esteemed HoZac label. Headliners include Davila 666, the reunited Red Kross and Texas psychedelic legend Roky Erickson, 5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Av., $20 and $25; emptybottle.com.
Bonnie Raitt: The master slide-guitarist took a seven-year break between albums, and comes back rejuvenated with “Slipstream” and some heavily atmospheric tracks with producer Joe Henry. She’ll mix it up live, with plenty of uptempo songs, but her skill as an interpretive singer on the darker stuff is the real attraction, 7:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., $39.50, $49.50, $59.50, $75; jamusa.com.
This Land Is Our Land: A Centennial Concert Celebration of the Legendary Woody Guthrie: Tom Morello, The Klezmatics, Holly Near, Toshi Reagan, Son del Viento, Jon Langford, Bucky Halker, Kevin Coval and more artists pay tribute to folk legend Woody Guthrie on the 100th anniversary of his birth, 8 p.m. Friday at Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., $25; etix.com.
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