***Update - another show added to calendar*** 13 Dec 10
Hey, blogspot readers, SouthSide rocks out a busy (as well as record-breaking) 2010 with the following events and shows happening in December.
Dec 1 - Meet a dino of a music-saurus kind! Dubasaurus will be rockin' the Double Door stage!
Also happening on the same night, good friends Keith & The Complications will be jazzing it up at Angels & Kings (FREE admission).
Also ...the masked man of the local scene, Flabby Hoffman and his traveling cavalcade of bands and comics will take over The Exit (taped live for television) FREE admission.
Dec 2 - The masked man of the local scene, Flabby Hoffman, and his musical traveling caravan invades The Abbey again.
Dec 3 thru 5 - It's the Bluegrass Blues Festival! Three exciting nights rockin' three different stage locations. Friday - it's at Double Door featuring Great Divide and good friends, How Far To Austin. It's also the release of HFTA's new CD, Goodnight Madison. Sat (Dec 4), the festival moves to Congress Theatre and on Sun (Dec 5) the festival concludes at Lincoln Hall.
Dec 4 - Beneath The Stares and Sutured Psyche are set to rock out Metal Shaker (located on N. Milwaukee Avenue).
Also happening on this night, Alice Sweet Alice (from Kansas City) and their electropostpunkadelic sound will be taking over the Elbo Room stage. Show's scheduled to start at 1am. Visit http://www.alicesweetalice.com for more details.
Dec 5 - Hail The Black Dragons' CD Release show - more epic space guitar music to rock your ears and brains out! Plain Ole Delicious and Spyderbone will open.
Dec 8 - Coles Whalen (from Denver, CO) will be performing at Elbo Room with bassist/percussionist Kim O'Hara. Expect a new record by this artist to be released in March 2011.
Then head to Angels & Kings for A Beautiful Nightmare's performance.
Dec 9 - Celebrate with Dastardly on its release of May You Never at Schuba's.
Also ...rockin' the stage are no "bad" apples - check out Good Apples at Elbo Room with SouthSide.
Dec 10 - Head to Elbo Room to support a really good cause! Chords For A Cure will featured hot local bands such as Riot Inside and Lucid Ground on stage. The proceeds of this event will be split between Leukemia Research Foundation (http://www.leukemia-research.org) and the medical bills of Pat Powers.
Dec 11 - Two rockin' shows under one Reggie's roof. At Reggie's Rock Club, The Queers will be performing an all-ages show in support of new album, Back To The Basement. According to their press release, this band since 1982 has paved to the way for other The Ramones-like pop/punk bands around the world. For more info, visit http://www.myspace.com/thequeers. At the Music Joint side, songtress France Jean-Baptiste along with her Sexy Menz will be steaming up the stage.
Dec 12 - Join SouthSide and local artists for a fun Sunday afternoon at Urban Folk Circuit: December Market. Browse through homemade crafts and goods. Plus there will be live music performances by Rachel Katzman, Sleepy Lou, Steve Sebby and The James Friddleband. Free to the public. For more details, visit http://www.urbanfolkcircuit.com.
Dec 17 - Besides the opening of Tron: Legacy in theatres, Blue Eyed Jesus will be rockin' the stage at Elbo Room.
At Reggie's Rock Club, friends Papa Jupiter and Jack In Space will be performing.
At US Beer Co, Sutured Psyche will be rockin' the stage there.
Dec 18 - Head to The Abbey to see Strange Arrangement and Land Of Atlantis. Also as a special late night treat, UV Hippo will be performing!
Dec 21 - Your fate is sealed with this band - check out Sinister Fate performing at Double Door.
Dec 22 - It's Window Licker Records' Holiday show happening at Double Door! This free rock show features Paragon, Ready The Destroyer, Bruiser and They Face Reaction on stage.
Dec 28 - Rock at Double Door to see one hot industrial lineup featuring Fashion Bomb, Skinwalker and Illusions Fate. Free admission.
Dec 30 - SouthSide closes out 2010 with her last review at The Abbey. The lineup featuring tribute bands - The Handsome Devilz (Smiths/Morrissey), Echo Nine (Depeche Mode) and Kid A (Radiohead).
Also happening this same night, check out the rockin' loud alternative band which combines Husker Du and Neil Young known as JET W LEE. They will be sharing the stage with Keefe Klug & Frosting. Check out JET's music at http://www.myspace.com/jetwlee.
Dec 31 - SouthSide's breaking her traditional "stay at home hiding under the covers from the crazies with guns" New Year Eve by spending it at Chicago Sound Studio at their rockin' NYE party ...and nope she's not drinking - designated driver for all attendees!
Until next time, support your local scene,