Hey, blogspot readers, SouthSide has a few events that she recommends you check out happening soon.
Watch out and here they come - The Foot! According to their press release, they're hitting the Midwest and Northeast like a storm ...revisiting some places as well as exploring new ones. The tour kicks off in Iowa City at Blue Moose on May 16 and then heading to Chicago on May 17 where they will be rockin' out Subterranean. Unfortunately SouthSide won't be able to attend that show (she'll be rockin with Tower of Power at House of Blues) but she does recommend checking out this band - they even promise kisses and tickles with their whiskers. For more tour information and about this band, visit http://www.findthefoot.com or download free music at http://www.findthefoot.bandcamp.com
On May 20, Jann Klose returns to Chicago ...and this time with Emily Hurd. Both singers/songwriters will be performing at the Skokie Theatre, 7924 N. Lincoln Ave., in Skokie, IL. Tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 at the door. Plus you can get a sneak peak of Jann when she performs on WGN's Midday News (WGN-CW channel 9 here in Chicago). Other dates/cities include - The Winchester on May 21 with Cuda at Cleveland, OH and Mayfair Festival on May 27 in Allentown, PA. Also SouthSide highly recommends checking out Jann's video for Doing Time on YouTube. Watch it here - http://www.youtube.com/jannklose. And this artist is also up for a 2011 New York Music Awards between Lady Gaga and Carole King. SouthSide wishes her luck! For more information and details, visit http://www.jannklose.com.
On May 21, The Urban Folk Circuit moves to Quencher's Saloon where drafts meets crafts (and vice versa), blogspot readers. This is Chicago's only traveling year round craft show in which the market showcases handmade arts and crafts from 20+ local artisans as well as live acoustic music by Ben Lundquist, Marie Landau, John Henry Brown, Roy Ivy, and the Sure Bet Quartet. It runs from noon to 5p - FREE admission / 21+ however minors must be accompanied with parent or guardian. Past market venues have occurred at Elbo Room, The Abbey, Reggie's - just to time a few. SouthSide has attended a couple of them and has discovered some interesting items (from jewelry to handmade soaps) worth purchasing. For more information, visit http://www.urbanforkcircuit.com.
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