Monday, September 27, 2010

October 2010

*UPDATE - two new shows were to this post for Oct 29th and 30th!*

Wow, September certainly has flown by super fast, blogspot readers! Already thoughts of pumpkins, ghouls and other creepy things that go bump in the night are on SouthSide's mind. In the meantime, her calendar for the month goes as follows:

Oct 1 - SouthSide's rockin' Bottom Lounge to review Atari Teenage Riot.

Oct 2 - Chicago Sound Studio opens its doors! She's checking out this 1500 SQ Ft recording facility as well as Lucid Ground performing an acoustic set. For more information -

Also happening on this date, she highly suggests checking out her good friends, Save The Clocktower rockin' the stage at The Abbey. However, SouthSide will be making an appearance at Double Door for Blane Fonda, Jonny Rumble and Oh My God!

Oct 5 - SouthSide's back at Double Door for a FREE show featuring Papa Jupiter, Jack In Space, Illusions Fate, Daylight Dawns & Losing Scarlet - all good bands you should check out.

Oct 7 - Check out this worthy fundraiser happening at Empty Bottle. Presented by, Book Bike Fundraiser will feature performances by Sad Brad, Adam Fitz & Stephen Paul Smoker. Tickets are $5 with portion of the proceeds benfitting Book Bike. For more information visit

Oct 8 - First it's rockin with Bergamot (from IN) at Elbo Room then it's off to Jerry's to check out France Jean-Baptiste. For more information visit or

Oct 9 - Back at Elbo Room for PJ's My Cousin Too before rockin' her first Riot Fest at Subterranean to see The Last Vegas and The Gravetones.

Oct 10 - SouthSide's off to Reggie's to review Once A Pawn.

Oct 14 - SouthSide's interviewing as well as reviewing Keith Lynch aka Unknown Component at Elbo Room.

Oct 16 - SouthSide and her girls will be hanging out at this all-star lineup of bands featuring some of the best female rockers in the local scene. Portage Theatre is the place to be to see Chicago Girls Rock Show - tickets are $10 ...check out good friends, ADD (Analog Digital Disorder) and Beneath The Stares.

Oct 20 - Fans should head to U.S. Beer Co. to see a new local band hitting the scene known as Poly Black ...SouthSide might make an appearance to see them.

Oct 21 - SouthSide's starting her trick-n-treating early by attending The Dead Celebrity Ball happening at Logan Square Auditorium featuring the fun faculty and staff of The Prep School Tragedy with Mushroomhead. Plus there's an aftershow party at The Exit. Come dressed as your favorite dead celebrity and win a prize! Expect SouthSide to be dressed for the party too.

Oct 22 - SouthSide's partying at LaSalle Power Co to see her friends, Empire State Express rockin' the stage.

Oct 23 - It's SouthSide as you've never seen her before ...what will she be doing and wearing at the Illy's Burlesque B-Day Bash ...well, come to Elbo Room and see for yourself. *wink*

Oct 26 - Back to Double Door to see long-time friends, Milk At Midnight rockn' the stage.

Oct 28 - It's a double bill for this busy reviewer! First snag your ticket to attend Project Exploration's Change Your Face For Science Masquerade fundraising event. Happening again at Elbo Room from 7p thur 10p, this event raises money to help support programs which ensures communities overlooked by science - mainly minorities and girls - continue having access to scientists and science-related fields. Tickets are $25 in advance ($35 D.O.E.) / $10 raffle. For more information, visit

Also happening on this same night - Window Licker CD Compilation show's a pre-Halloween costume party so expect this reviewer to be dressed for the occasion.

Oct 29 - Last Rites Presents… The 3rd Annual Halloween Fest at The Abbey…
TOMORROW THE MOON as Pink Floyd, PENTHOUSE SWEETS as The Kinks, ELLIS CLARK & EPICYCLE as The Beatles, WHO’S THIS MARY as The Cure (lineup changes), CANASTA as Elton John, SENTINELS as MC5
Doors at 8pm and show at 8:30pm
$10 advance and $12 door
Ticket info:

Oct 30 - It's the annual Cealed Kasket Halloween party! And this year, Mortal Death, Soul Collector and many others will be rockin' Reggie's chivalry and honour!

Also... Last Rites Presents… The 3rd Annual Halloween Fest at The Abbey…
ZZ LISTENING as ZZ Top, PHIL ANGOTTI as Buddy Holly, THE WEBSTIRS as Beach Boys, THE DELAFIELDS as New Order, CURTIS EVANS as Nirvana, ANDROSTACHE as The Pretenders
Doors at 8pm and show at 8:30pm
$10 advance and $12 door
Ticket info:

SouthSide highly suggests getting your tickets NOW ...looks to be 2 great nights of rockin' Halloween fun!

Also at Elbo Room ...there's a special Halloween show! Dress in your best ...scariest costume and see The Plastic Boots, Bullet Called Life, Model Stranger, THE FIRESHIP, Bambi Raptor & Montia thrill and chill you to death. $10 / 21+

Oct 31 - SouthSide's taking the night off to hobnob with the ghostly ghouls and goblins ...trick or treat!

Until next time, support your local scene,


  1. Speaking of "ghostly ghouls and goblins," Ghostface Killah plays the Abbey Pub on Oct 31. So please, DO NOT take the night off. Put on your best costume and come to the show.
    More info...

  2. thanks for the heads up, evilkitty! SouthSide might do her trick o treating there too...


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