...hot fun in the summertime...
Hey, blogspot readers, SouthSide's ready to rock her summer calendar! Chicago comes to life with its festivals, street fairs and concerts especially in the local scene ...and you might find this reviewer in the thick of things happening around town. She highly suggests blogspot readers attending one or few shows rockin' the month of June.
Jun 2 - It's round 2 of I AM Fest Battle of the Bands at Elbo Room featuring good friends Social Focus. Meanwhile friends, Sometimes Family, will be rockin' Lilly's while Lucid Ground will be performing at Cubby Bear.
Jun 3 - in the land down under, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia to be exact, SouthSide highly suggests checkingo out her Aussie friends, Drawn From Bees rockin' the stage with Panda Band - tix are $10 (pre-order) / $15 (door) ...show starts at 10p
Meanwhile stateside, friends Voice of Addiction will be at Beat Kitchen along with Mustard Plug, Neutron Bombs and Shortstop (from Tokyo) while About The Mess will be at Double Door with Illusions Fate while Elephant Stone will be rockin' Martyrs' and Jackpot Donnie returns to the stage at Cubby Bear with Band Called Catch.
Also Funky Homosapien will be rockin' The Abbey on this night too! The lineup also features longtime friends Abstract Giants, Kidd Russell and Billa Camp. Tix are $18 advance / $20 at door / 8:30 start.
Jun 4 - longtime friends, Baliff will be rockin' Lincoln Hall while friends Machinegun Mojo will get their mojo rockin' at Bottom Lounge.
Also check out Sausage Fest Chicago happening at Sheffied and Addison. $5 (until 5p) / $7 (after 5p).
Jun 5 - local rockers, Empires will be at Do Division at 6p - $5 donation.
Jun 9 -12 - The Abbey plays host to WTII mini Festival! On June 9th, Project.44 along with Dead-on TV and Lady Parasyte will be rockin' the stage. On June 12th, Die Warzau with Chris Connelly, I:Scintilla and Rein(forced) will close out the fest. 5:30p show time for June 12th only. $18 advance / $20 door. Visit http://www.abbeypub.com for details.
Jun 11 - Don your best Villian costume and head to Bottom Lounge for V Is For Villains' debut show along with The Branded and Paragon! 17+ / $10. Meanwhile friends, Sutured Psyche, will be celebrating their CD Release at Elbo Room while friends Sinister Fate along with Skinwalker will be at Nite Cap ($7) while longtime friends Swizzle Tree will be at The Lodge and friends The Love Shots will also be celebrating a CD release show at Clearwater Theatre (located in West Dundee, IL).
Also happening this night - attend a Post Apocalyptic Burlesque show with SouthSide (after the Bottom Lounge show). It's a FREE show happening at Cobra Lounge (at the corner of Fulton and Ashland).
Jun 13 - FREE show at Empty Bottle featuring Cloud Mouth, Cave Bear, and Living! Wrestling! Coping! at 9p
Jun 14 - Ricky Stein returns to Elbo Room with his new band, The Warm Guns. They wll be on tour in support of new album - Something in the Night. Take a listen to the album at http://www.reverbnation.com/thewarmguns.
Jun 15 - check out this band with SouthSide - Cake Dick Motorcycle Awesome while on their "The Gas Prices Are Too Damn High" tour rockin' Elbo Room.
Jun 17 - Blackridge and Michael Lachel with Justin Lone will be performing at Elbo Room. Also The Malah will be rockin' The Kinetic Playground.
Jun 18 - Check out the Urban Folk Circuit when it makes a stop an auto mechanic's garage! Joe Thomas, owner and mechanic at 3 Brothers Auto Repair is proud to host this edition of the Urban Folk Circuit and will be outdoors too - located at 3722 W. Belmont Ave. This event runs from noon to 8p / FREE / ALL AGES
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult rocks the stage at Reggie's with 16 Volt and Ventana ...also Santah has their record release show at Beat Kitchen with Pet Lions and The Names That Spell 17+ show / 9:30p ...also JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound rocks the Taste of Randolph.
Jun 19 - friends Machinegun Mojo rocks the Taste of Randolph along with Mr. Russia and Peelander Z! Also check out this young (as in teens) up and coming band, The Rift, making its Elbo Room debut ...meanwhile The Parlotones (South Africa) returns to Chicago rockin' the Double Door stage with Daylights - 21+ / 8:30p / $12.
Jun 22 - head to Reggie's to rock with her friends Modern Day Rippers, D I and Cenobites if you dare...
Jun 23 - 25 - MOB FEST 2011 at Hard Rock Cafe!
Jun 23 - Tim Easton rocks the Beat Kitchen or hang out with SouthSide at Vertigo Sky Lounge for the Raw Artist Showcase (located on 26th flr of Dana Hotel) $10.
Jun 24 - The Infamous Stringdusties will be rockin' the Double Door stage with Barehand Jugband - $15 / 9p / 21+.
Jun 25 - Empires will be rockin' the stage at Taste of Chicago (FREE) meanwhile friends Camera rocks the Metro stage along with Skysaw and Soft Speaker.
Jun 26 - groove to the hippiest and happening-est colorful parade of all Chicago as it rocks Boystown - Pride Parade and SouthSide will be there to support her daughter and all her friends ...get there early to snag a good parade viewing spot!
Until next time, support your local scene,