Hey, blogspot readers, SouthSide has news that you can truly use if looking for shows to see happening this weekend.
On Friday Aug 19, she will be cruising the Lakeview/Wrigleyville area for two hot shows. First, this reviewer will be rockin' Goose Island Brew Pub for The Walking Shadows CD release of "This Is Not Poetry" - a collection of horror stories and love songs. According to their press release, "...these songs are a knife in your heart; irrational revolution leaving crumbling ruins..." It's Gothic-art rock rebels from neo-depression era Chicago, blogspot readers, from The Walking Shadows, a band obsessed with Shakespeare, Ovid, and ex-lovers. They will scream their abashed poetics with a dark mythos that shall haunt the ears like doomy guitars and your favorite demons.
Then she's off to Metro for her longtime friends Comasoft and their video release of 10 Volt show. Also sharing the stage with them is Panther Style, Arma and Blacklight Saints. This show is 18+ / $8.
Also happening that same night is a benefit show for Streetwise at Beat Kitchen featuring friends, The Future Laureates headlining with special guests - SouthSide's friends, Bassel and the Supernaturals, The Hand Grenades and Tree. Half of the $8 door entry proceeds of this 21+ show will go to Streetwise.
On Saturday Aug 20 - SouthSide will be rockin' Bottom Lounge for The Dwarves' 25th Anniversary tour show. Meanwhile, she recommends Weezer fans checking out her friends, Our Name Is Jonas, Chicago's local Weezer tribute band as they rock Goose Island Brew Pub (the Wrigleyville location) with their rendition of Pinkerton & the Blue albums back to back ...in its entirity ...note for note - her friends promise, blogspot readers. They say "...[it's] a perfect way to get pumped for Weezer's upcoming performance on 10/9 at the Congress...". Also sharing the stage with them will be Shelter Line (Rage Against the Machine tribute) at 11 pm - 12 am and The Mike Renick Band at 10 pm - 10:45 pm. Doors: 9 pm / Show: 10 pm / 21+ / $8 or FREE with Blink 182 / My Chemical Romance ticket stub.
The fun doesn't stop there for SouthSide, she's also rockin' Lincoln Hall for Dance Floor Plans opening for Nikka Costa featuring soulful remixes by DJRC on Sunday Aug 21.
Then on Monday Aug 22, she's rockin' the Beat Kitchen for The Embraceables and their upbeat reggae/ska/jazz fusion show.
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Though the site hasn't officially launched, she's been told that the first 300 sign-ups will get the chance for 2 free ticket giveaways.
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Until next time, support your local scene,