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By Andy Argyrakis
This Week's Picks: System teams with Deftones, Mumford & Sons up close, Bennett shines with standards
Monday, August 13, 2012


System of a Down System of a Down System of a Down System of a Down
System teams with Deftones: Following a lengthy hiatus, System of a Down reunited on last summer's festival circuit, though the momentum's been so strong it inspired a headlining tour. The progressively inspired hard rockers don't have a new album, so they're bound to pound out "Chop Suey!," "B.Y.O.B." and "Hypnotize," while support from Deftones ensures even more alt-metal explosions. Wednesday, August 15 at Allstate Arena: www.jamusa.com.

Mumford & Sons Mumford & Sons Mumford & Sons Mumford & Sons
Mumford & Sons up close: With constant invitations to play massive festival stages, it's becoming increasingly rare to catch Mumford & Sons up close, especially in the immaculate confines of the Chicago Theatre. This sure to be sell out features plenty of the band's impassioned indie folk stylings and presumably previews of the group's upcoming sophomore CD "Babel" (Glassnote), which bows September 25. Thursday, August 16 at Chicago Theatre: www.thechicagotheatre.com.

Tony Bennett Tony Bennett Tony Bennett Tony Bennett
Bennett shines with standards: By the time this concert rolls around, Tony Bennett will have just turned 86, but the living legend's proving to be just as popular with young people as his longtime followers. Perhaps that's because his "Duets II" chart-topper boasts pairings with Lady Gaga, Amy Winehouse and Michael Buble, though this show leans on more traditional staples and standards. Saturday, August 18 at Ravinia: www.ravinia.org.

This Week's Picks 2012

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July 30 - Aug. 5
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July 16 - 22
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July 2 - 8
June 25 - July 1
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April 6 - 15
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April 2 - 8
Mar. 26 - April 1
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