Hey, blogspot readers, summer is NOT over yet until the last guitar riff fades into memory. There's plenty of life rockin' the music scene near and far in which SouthSide wants you to be aware of. Check some of the following bands/artists heading your way soon...
If you're not doing anything on July 27, then head to Lincoln Hall (near Lincoln and Fullerton in Lincoln Park) for this show featuring former members of Catfish Haven and Scotland Yard Gospel Choir now known as The Damn Choir with Good Evening and Little Tybee (from Atlanta, GA) headlining. The show starts at 9p / $8 / 18+.
Also on July 29 rockin' Fitzgerald's (in Berwyn, IL) will be Honeytribe, a blues-rock trio based in St. Louis, and their songs from the latest album - Space Age Blues which was recorded at the legendary Ardent Studios in Memphis. Besides the trio, Devon Allman, George Potsos, and Gabriel Strange, this album also features some well-known musicians such as Huey Lewis (on harmonica), Bobby Yang (on violin) and Rick Steff (on keyboards).
For more information about the show, visit http://www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com/.
Gaelic Storm is blowing their way with another fantastical tour across the US (and France) this July, August and September. After rockin' the stage at this year's Summerfest in Milwaukee and the Irish American Center in Chicago, this group will be heading to The Vogue (in Cleveland on July 28th) and Dayton Celtic Festival (in Dayton to close out the month) as well as performing in Kalamazoo, MI, Dublin, OH and Paimpol, France - just to name a few in August and Omaha, NE, Pittsburgh, PA and Boothbay Harbor, ME in September.
ALSO, you can sail away with Gaelic Storm on Rombello from September 29 to October 3, 2011. For more information about the tour and the cruise, visit http://www.gaelicstorm.com.
Heads up, my east coast blogspot readers, SouthSide's good friends, Umphrey's McGee, will be touring your way this September starting with 2 two shows at 9:30 Club (in Washington D.C.) Sept 2 and 3. Other tour cities include Brooklyn, NY, Hancock, NY and Northampton, MA before ending at Wilmington, NC in support of their Death By Stereo album (debuting on Sept 13). For more information about the tour, visit http://www.umphreys.com/.
Until next time, support your local scene,