Hey, blogspot readers, though fall makes its annual debut on Sept 23rd, there's plenty of summertime fun left happening around town to be enjoyed! SouthSide highly recommends spending your September days and nights rockin' at the following shows and events:
Sept 2 - SouthSide's gal pal, Mia LeBlon will be headlining at Beat Kitchen.
Meanwhile at Double Door, her hip friends, JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound will be rockin' the North Coast Music Festival after-party show. This show will also feature Soul Summit DJs Dave Mata, Duke Grip and Sloppy White.
Meanwhile at Logan Auditorium, The Square Affair will feature SouthSide's friend, Chaperone and their "Raised By Wolves" 7" vinyl record release in which only a limited number will be on hand at the show. The lineup also includes friends, The Shams Band and Jonny Rumble along with Go Long Mule.
Sept 3 - SouthSide gets villanized ...again! Her good friends V Is For Villains will be headlining Metro with friend, Kazy and Sheriff Scabs opening. PLUS special DJ sets by The Lords and Ladies of Steampunk Chicago. All Ages show.
Sept 4 - Neo celebrates 32 years, blogspot readers, as Chicago's place for the hottest industrial/metal/steampunk and more music. This celebration will feature a special DJ set by Paul Barker (of Ministry and Revolting Cocks) with resident DJs Bud Sweet, Jeff Moyer and S@int spinning too. 10p doors / 21+ / $5
Sept 7 - SouthSide friend, I:Scintilla will be performing a special stripped down performance at the Foundation Room (House of Blues' VIP area). It's a FREE show but 21+ only.
Sept 9 - Friend Black Bridge will be rockin' the Ultra Lounge (located at 2169 N. Milwaukee).
Sept 10 - Check out Well's Street Fall Fest (between North and Shiller) in which the lineup will feature performances by Red Glare Rockets (12:30p), Super Happy Fun Club (3:30p), Tyrone Wells (5:15p), longtime friend Swizzle Tree (6:45p) and The Get Up Kids (8:30p).
Then head to Elbo Room and say "Happy Birthday" to the cute "jack of all trades"/sound guy/talent buyer - Brian Bender!
Sept 11 - SouthSide celebrates 5 HOT rockin' years covering the local scene (and more), blogspot readers with an extra special Elbo Room event! Two floors of local music all night long ...plus drink specials too ...and perhaps more too. Nate Z, Andy Metz and Echoson (unplugged) will be rockin' the Acoustic Lounge (upstairs) while 6 Degreees of Separation, Gidgets Ga Ga (the original Gagas) unplugged, Gag Order and Monk 9 will be rockin' the downstairs lounge. SouthSide's resident stalker and stripper guitarist friend, Ryan Reilly of Sutured Pysche will be hosting and roasting this event. 8p showtime / 21+
Sept 15 - SouthSide will be attending an extra special birthday bash at Double Door. Local rockers Local H, AM Taxi, The Last Vegas and other special guests will be celebrating Otis Redding's and Dee Dee Ramone's birthdays at this FREE 21+ show.
Sept 16 - Sick of Sarah will be headlining the lineup at The Abbey Pub.
Sept 17 - The Urban Folk Circuit presents Crafts, Drafts and Local Music when its monthly market caravan sets up shop at Elbo Room. FREE Admission / all ages (must be 21+ to drink) from Noon to 5p. Visit http://www.urbanfolkcircuit.com for more details.
Also SouthSide's longtime friend, The Lifeline will be sharing the Metro stage with Madina Lake (headliner), Greek Fire and So Many Ways. All Ages show.
Sept 19 - Post punk rockers The Raincoats (UK) will be headlining Double Door with Grass Widow and Brain Idea opening. Doors 8p / show 9p / 21+.
Also M.E.C.H. Live Industrial in Chicago presents Lunar Light II at Ace Bar (1505 W. Fullerton). It's an eclectic mix of live music (by Leelos Lavey and Ceres Chronicles [MI]), DJs (Lolly Gagger, Peter Propaganda, Alpha Omega) and fire dancers (Shanora Bathery).
Sept 22 - Chicago Horror Film Fest presents Music of Horror with its open ceremony held at Nite Cap featuring Art of Flesh and Skinwalker performing at this 21+ show. Hosted by Monica Rae Autumn.
Sept 23 - SouthSide's friend, Bambi Raptor will be rockin' an All Ages show at Hard Rock Cafe with The Larroquettes. $5
Sept 24 - SouthSide's newest buds, The Buddies will host their record release show at Double Door.
Meanwhile, her other friend, Modern Day Rippers will be rockin' the stage at Ultra Lounge.
Also Chris Greene Quartet will be at PJs Restaurant (located 1046 N. Milwaukee).
Sept 25 - The closing ceremony to Chicago Horror Film Film presents Music of Horror at Live Wire (3394 N. Milwaukee) featuring performances by SouthSide's friends Dies Mali and Sinister Fate. 21+ show.
Sept 28 - They're back ...and will be rioting at Reggie's Rock Club! Atari Teenage Riot (Germany) will be rockin' the stage at this 17+ show.
Until next time, support your local scene,