Wednesday, February 16, 2011

March 2011

Hey, blogspot readers, Springtime fun arrives with some luck of the Irish and Mardi Gras cajun gumbo! SouthSide highly suggests dusting off the winter blues to check out the following shows rockin' Chicago's local scene (and elsewhere) during this month:

March 1 - singer/songwriter Tony Lucca performs at SPACE (located in Evanston, IL) with Jerad Finck. This reviewer recommends listening to Tony's current album, Rendezvous With The Angels. Visit for more details. Meanwhile ...SouthSide's friends, The Reptoids, will be at The Abbey sharing the stage with Weedeater and Zoroaster. Show starts at 8p / $15 / 21+. Touring together, Weedeater and Zoroaster will also be rockin' this year's SXSW in Austin, TX.

March 2 - the Flabby Hoffman Cavalcade invades The Exit for another month of music, comedy and MORE (21+ / FREE).

March 3 - SouthSide's friends, The Branded, competes Round 2 of a battle of the bands competition at Hard Rock Cafe (All-Ages / FREE).

March 4 - good friends, Strange Arrangement and Bumpus, will be rockin' the stage at Double Door. Meanwhile ...Helium Fuse and Spherical Banana will be performing at Elbo Room. Over at Reggie's Music Joint, her other friends, Green Room Rockers along with The Pinstripes and On Your Marx, will be performing there. However ...on the Rock Club side of Reggie's, check out Austria's Lehnen and local rockers Army Of Monsters along with Community College and The Crown and Two Chairmen. All shows are 21+ (except for the Rock Club 17+).

March 5 - Check out this rockin' lineup at Quencher's Saloon - The Handcuffs, The Maybenauts and The Wanton Looks. Meanwhile ...SouthSide's friends, Machinegun Mojo will be celebrating its CD release of Souvenir From The Other Of Here at Elbo Room with Blue Eyed Jesus. Fans can visit to download FREE tracks Hannah and Woman. Also, her other good friends, Gypsy Revival will be rockin' the stage at Goose Island. All shows are 21+.

March 6 - good friend, singer/songwriter Nate Z takes over the stage at Red Line Tap.

March 7 - come here a rather intimate acoustic performance by singer/songwriter Emilio Basa at Elbo Room. This reviewer suggests visiting his site and check out songs, Euphoria and Tomorrow Always Die (off his current album To The End).

March 8 - SouthSide's wild bunch, The Branded, will make their Double Door debut along with Trainwreck Symphony. Meanwhile ...check out this acoustic performance by Carrie Westbay (from MI) at Elbo Room. Check out this artist's music at

March 9 - the French are invading Chicago! Yes, that's right, blogspot readers, The Abbey plays host to the French Invasion 2011 featuring this rockin' band direct from France - Chateau Marmot along with Gemini Club and Tahiti 80 ( $15 / 21+ / 8p).

March 11 - Taproot will be rockin' the Warehouse (located in Valaprasio, IN). Meanwhile ...good friend, singer/songwriter Rob Nicholas will be performing at McDunna's (located 1505 W. Fullerton).

March 12 - good friends, Riot Inside, will be causing another riot at Elbo Room along with other friends, Arma and Echo Son.

March 13 - Visit the Double Door to Sik Fiction along with Seven Year Existence and Dying Eufora perform on stage. Meanwhile ...metalheads will be rockin' Mojoe's for the Slave To The Metal Music Festival featuring friends, Genus.

March 15 - Tune in at 6p (Chicago time) for good friends, Voice of Addiction as they make their Fearless Radio appearance at Meanwhile Dirtroom (Double Door's basement lounge), Sioum and Jackpot Tiger will be performing.

March 16 - Grammy-award winning bassist, Victor Wooten, will be performing with his band, The Victor Wooten Band, for performances at Viper Alley (located in Lincolnshire, IL). Visit for more information and other tour dates. Meanwhile ...attend the Violet Winter Ball with SouthSide that's happening at Double Door! The lineup features rockin' performances by Social Focus, Seratonin Telegram, Cyanotic and Violet Winter.

March 17 - celebrate St. Paddy's night on the town! Over at Reggie's it's the Wrecking Ball Punk Fest while at Kinetic Playground, groove to the funk/soul sound of Papadosio.

March 18 - At Peggy Kinnnanes Irish Fest (in Arlington Heights, IL), alternative rockers, Sister Hazel, will be rockin' the main stage. Visit for more information. Over at Empty Bottle, local rockers, Roommate, will be celebrating its album release - Guilty Rainbow. Limited edition LPs will be available for purchase. Visit for more details. Also ...good friends, Keith & The Complications will be putting on another stellar performance on the Elbo Room stage. PLUS - good friends, Losing Scarlet, will be partying at Montrose Room (located in Rosemont, IL) for the release of their new CD, Learning To Bleed (to be released on March 8th)! Visit for more information and performance dates.

March 19 - Cleveland blogspot readers should head to Now That's Class to check out SouthSide's friends, Voice Of Addiction otherwise known as V.O.A. rockin' the stage there along with Firecrackers and Singleton. Meanwhile ...local rockers City At Sea will be performing at Elbo Room.

March 20 - good friend, singer/songwriter Nate Z's back on stage performing at Double Door.

March 21 - SouthSide's good friend (who also works as Double Door door guy most nights), singer/songwriter Don Gibson will be performing a Dirtroom show ($5 / 21+ / 8p).

March 22 - check out this rockin' band from Australia - Drawn From Bees - as they rock the stage at Elbo Room.

March 26 - Heads up Cambridge, MA (and surrounding areas) - SouthSide's friends, The Grownup Noise, will be celebrating their CD release - This Time With Feeling - as headliner at Middle East Downstairs. They will be sharing the stage with Kingsley Flood, Joe Fletcher & The Wrong Reasons and Spouse. Visit for more details.

March 29 - Lucrezio will be rockin' the stage at Elbo Room.

March 31 - good friend, singer/songwriter Aryk Crowder will be opening the lineup featuring Kick The Record and Origin of Animal at Double Door. Meanwhile ...good friends, Heart Set Self Destruct and Makeshift Prodigy, will be performing at Cubby Bear.

Until next time, support your local scene,

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