City dwellers put up with a lot—high rent, crowds, traffic, noise, people complaining about high rent, crowds, etc.—but certain perks make it all worth it, and one of these is a wide range of opportunities to see live music in any genre you can imagine. If you live in a city like Chicago it all comes to you: Here, you can maintain a busy schedule of attending live shows by a never-ending parade of your favorite bands and artists; you just need a set of earplugs and the patience to stand around a darkened club on a work night. Of course not all nightspots are created equal, so check out the best live music venues in Chicago.

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