Music News & Reviews

First Friday time

It's First Friday again — the night when music fans gather to hear free music in local bars. Following is the lineup:

7 p.m.

* Blue Lounge _ Chinese Pancake (bluegrass)

7:30 p.m.

* Larkspur _ jazz

8 p.m.

* Riverside Perk _ Tom Page Trio featuring Dustin Arbuckle

* Mosley Street Market _ Rachelle Coba (blues)

8:15 p.m.

* Kelly's Irish Pub _ Brent Eby (singer-songwriter)

8:30 p.m.

* Rock Island Live _ Gluttonius Monk, DNA, OB Unplugged, DJ Saul, Cory J and Dead Commuter (hip-hop/shoegaze)

Would you like tunes with that?

Several restaurants in town are offering dining room music this weekend.

Among them:

* Hangar One Steakhouse at 5925 W. Kellogg, which will offer music by bluesman Monty Harrison at 7 p.m. today.

* Kwan Court at 1443 N. Rock Road will offer the piano stylings of house player F# at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and at noon Sunday.

* Mexico Cafe-Seneca at 2544 S. Seneca will spice up dinner service with mariachi from Grupo Mirasol at 5:30 p.m. today and Saturday.

* Savute's at 3303 N. Broadway will continue its tradition of dining room music with a performance by Alan Young at 7 p.m. Saturday.