7:30 p.m. • State Theatre • $68.50-$130

Last year, Chicago changed its long-standing formula for naming its albums. The horn-dominated band inserted "now" in the title, so "Now: Chicago ­XXXVI" is its 36th album overall and 23rd studio project. The sound is a mix of the classic jazz-rock-soul from the early 1970s as well as the schmaltzy adult-pop that returned Chicago to the top of the pop charts in the 1980s. The only real surprises are that the group delves into patriotism on "America" and protest on "Naked in the Garden of Allah." Jon Bream