11:04 PM CDT, September 5, 2013
Miranda Lambert: The Texas singer-songwriter has shown increasing depth and range with each of her four albums, graduating from her hell-raising youth into a more nuanced and introspective approach. In her spare time, she’s also forged a formidable country trio, the Pistol Annies, 7 p.m. Saturday with Dierks Bentley at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, $29.25, $54; ticketmaster.com.
Hideout Block Party and A.V. Fest: The end-of-summer blow-out boasts another stellar lineup, including Neko Case, Mavis Staples, Young the Giant, the Hold Steady, Superchunk and the Both, a side project for Aimee Mann and Ted Leo, 4:30 p.m. Friday and 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, $35 (Friday), $40 (Saturday) and $70 (two-day pass); hideoutchicago.com.
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