11:47 PM EDT, July 19, 2012
Slayer, Motorhead, Anthrax: These three titans are part of something called the “Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival,” which includes eight metal bands. The headliner is Slipknot, but Slayer (even with guitarist Jeff Hanneman sidelined, replaced temporarily by Exodus’ Gary Holt ), Motorhead and Anthrax have built decades of integrity and classic songs that make each of them worth seeing, let alone all on the same bill, 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, Ill., $30 to $85; ticketmaster.com.
Jimmy Webb: As the writer of some of the best pop songs of the 20th Century, Webb has served the careers of artists such as Glen Campbell, Isaac Hayes, Donna Summer, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and the Supremes, who have covered his songs extensively. But connoisseurs also appreciate the pianist’s lesser-known solo recordings, and his own highly personal interpretations of his most famous songs, including “Wichita Lineman,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” and “The Worst That Could Happen,” 8 p.m. Saturday at Space, 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston, Ill., $20, $32, $40; firstname.lastname@example.org
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