If you're the type that complains that there aren't enough women making music, that there aren't enough female artists topping music festival bills each summer, take note. Chicago is chock full of female-friendly concerts this week, you just have to know where to look.

Frontwoman Fest at The Burlington - Logan Square bar/music venue The Burlington and local craft favorite Revolution Brewing are bringing a full day of female fronted bands to the stage this Saturday, February 21, for Frontwoman Fest. Highlights include sugary, electric-guitar driven pop from Stawberry Jacuzzi and surfin' grooves via Bleach Party. Tickets are $7 and all proceeds benefit Girls Rock! Chicago. This all-day affair kicks off at 2 p.m.


Dirty Dish at Rodan - This recently debuted series from a trio of local lady DJs is heating up Wicker Park tonight at Rodan, a sleek restaurant-by-day-club-by-night space. Amy Unland (aka Kid Delicious), Romasoul and Lesprite have teamed up to bring the best house and techno mixes to the tables. The music starts at 10 p.m. and goes until last call at 2 a.m.


Benefit for the Carrefour Collaborative at Empty Bottle - Though not totally dominated by the ladies (that's okay!), this Feb. 24 show bill is still packed with female talent. The night kicks off with OSHWA featuring the polished vocals of Alicia Walter floating over amusingly experimental and offbeat pop songs. Fellow Chicago acts KRSA will shut down the stage with slightly dark, deeply reverberating R&B and soulpop. The night benefits The Carrerfour Collaborative, an organization designed to foster and provide exposure for Haiti's artistic community. Tickets are just $8.

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