Saturday, June 25, 2011

July 2011

Hey, blogspot readers, the local scene during the month of July will be rockin' a firecrackin' bang! SouthSide highly suggests attending one or more of these upcoming events

July 1 - SouthSide kicks off her countdown to show #100 (at the time of this post, she has completed her 90th show on Jun 24) with a performance by Parallels (featuring Cameron Findlay of Crystal Castles) at The Abbey. Along with this electronic/pop duo, Pyro Fighter ("tron-pop" sound), Ghosthouse (electro/funk/synth) and Pocket of Lollipops will be performing as well as the Lady herself, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. The Abbey promises this show to be one of the most memorable, unique experiences ever ...SouthSide cannot wait.
Doors - 8p / Show - 8:30P
21+ older (sorry, kiddies)
$10 adv / $12 door
for tickets:

Also, SouthSide's friends Our Name Is Jonas (a Weezer tribute band) will be rockin' Durty Nellie's Palatine 180 N. Smith, Palatine, IL
with Second Hand Smoke (Sublime tribute) 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM. Visit for more details.

July 2 - SouthSide will continue her rockin' weekend at Elbo Room to see Jonathan Scales (NC) and his unique jazz/rock Steel Pan show to the stage. This artist is currently on tour promoting his Character Farm & Other Short Stories album. Visit for more information and details.

Also performing that night, SouthSide's friend from NY, Jess Godwin will be at Mayne Stage (located near the Morse CTA Redline stop in Rogers Park). PLUS she will be working on a musical theatre project in the fall - more details when they become available. Tickets for her Mayne Stage show are $10 / $15 (seats). Heard she sold out last time your tickets now at

July 3 - while munching on ribs at the annual Ribfest in Naperville, Grand Funk Railroad will be rockin' the stage. SouthSide recently had the extreme pleasure of interviewing Don Brewer, the man who wrote and sung the rock anthem - We're An American Band. Tentative show time 8:30p. Visit - for more information.

July 4 - Holiday (and SouthSide will probably be resting)

July 6 - Head out to Reggie's to see Cyanotic, The Prep School Tragedy faculty and staff along with Celldweller (currently on tour) rockin' the stage.

Also good friends, Maddog Madden will be at Elbo Room.

July 7 - SouthSide will be at Elbo Room for the Great Barrier Reefs (TN) and their steel pan jazz/funk performance in support of their first CD - Finding Time. For more information and videos by the band, visit them at

Also touring, KJ Denhert ( will be performing at the Underground Wonderbar, 650 N. Dearborn Street, in Chicago, on July 7, at 8 PM. Admission is $8. For more information, visit

July 8 - SouthSide will be at Hideout to see Roommate, a Chicago-based indie-electronica group led by singer/songwriter Kent Lambert. The group's latest album - Guilty Rainbow, was released on Chicago label Antephonic back in April. If you miss this show, Roommate will be performing again on July 28 at Quenchers. For more information, visit

Also, Empire State Express will be rockin' Double Door. 21+ show

Also, SouthSide's friends, Jackpot Donnie will be rockin' the stage at House of Blues featuring Animate Objects and Mathien.

Also, SouthSide's friends, the amazing Phantom-maestro and muse known as The Loneliest Monk will be at Reggie's in support of their CD release!

ALSO, the Fabulous Thunderbirds and their hits Tuff Enuff and Wrap It Up will be in town! And they will be performing at the Rockin' Ribfest, located in Sunset Park, 5200 Miller Road, in Lake in the Hills, IL, on July 8. The Ribfest runs July 7-10. Admission is $5 for those ages 12 and over. Folks under 12 get in for free. The festival web site is for more information and details on how to get there.

July 9 - SouthSide ends this four-night "work" week at The Abbey again to see The Big Strong Men (MN) performance along with her friends, Wally Dogger and Gidgets Ga Ga. Visit for more information and music.

July 12 - Head to the Caminos De Michoacan Bar (located 1659 W. Cullerton St) for this rockin' lineup - Illustrations (TX), Wolfmuth (MO), Fools Rush (OR) IAttack, Cenobites (CD Release) and Por Mi Culpa ...all this for a mere $3 donation!

July 14 - SouthSide friends, Voice Of Addiction will be tearing up the stage at Quenchers.

July 15 - SouthSide will be rockin' and rollin' with Andy Metz (and friends) at Elbo Room

July 16 - at Reggie's, the 5th Annual Metal Mergence will rockin' the stage.

Also, Our Name Is Jonas will be at Viper Alley Lincolnshire
275 Parkway, Lincolnshire, IL
8:00 PM - 2:00AM.

July 17 - Our Name Is Jonas will be at Windy City Rib Festival
Lawrence & Broadway, Chicago,IL
12:30PM - 2:00PM

Also, Chicago Chiptune Alliance will be rockin' Elbo Room. show 7:30pm / $7 / 21+ and will feature Saskrotch, Disasterpeace, Br1ght Pr1mate, Environmental Sound Collapse, NOM STAR, i am noun,
and visuals by pixelseed. SouthSide's tentatively planning to cover that show.

July 21 - performing upstairs on the Elbo Room acoustic stage will be Misha, The Lonely Bass Player. Visit for more details and music.

July 22 - There will be an extra special performance by at the Hideout SouthSide's friends Akasha as they drop a mixtape in tribute to Gregory Issacs. This show will feature JT & the Clouds and DJ R.C.

July 28 - 29 - Milwaukee Arts Fest

July 28 - Last Rites at The Abbey proudly presents Jesse W Johnson (of Jet W Lee) debuting songs from his tentatively titled solo album - Western Nightmare on stage along with The Canoes, The Single Helix and Zach Benkowski. Visit for more details and music.

Also Virtual Boy, ILL-Esha, Super Dee will be rockin' Kinetic Playground.

July 29 - Dame-Nation 2011 will be at Reggie's meanwhile new friends, Chatty Cathy will be rockin' Quenchers.

July 30 - Cenobites, The Bumpus Hounds, Afraid of Dave and City @ Sea will be rockin' The Mutiny!

Also heads up, blogspot readers in Florida, Robbie Hazen and The Riot will be invading a venue near you during this month! After their July 3rd show in Granville, OH, they will be hitting cities like Orlando, West Palm Beach, and Clearwater. Visit for tour details and much more!

Wow - what an exciting month this space for updated information.

Until next time, support your local scene,

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