Beware, blogspot readers! Creepy ghouls, ghostly goblins and other things that go bump in the night are haunting SouthSide's October calendar. Check out what's rockin' the local scene around Chicago during the month ...if you dare.
Oct 1 - 2: Chicago Music Guide presents 10th Annual Ravenswood Artwalk Festival. This FREE all-ages event features local artists (also in film, photography, and more) and music performances by such local acts - The Shams and I Lost Control (Saturday) and The Minneapolis Henrys, Scarlet Monk and The Film Society (Sunday). PLUS meet the fine staff members (including SouthSide) of Chicago Music Guide throughout the weekend. For more information, visit http://www.ravenswoodartwalk.org.
Oct 1 - Attend the Out of The Dark - Bring Autism Into The Light event at Bobby McGee's (10139 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge). This is a benefit to raise money for 3 1/2 year old Luke to obtain a service animal from Animals for Autism. Special music performances will be rockin' the stage by Skinwalker, Impale, Mock Star and more. Suggested donation to the event is $12 or if unable to make it, donate online at http://www.giveforward.com/lukeford.
Oct 1 - At Subterranean, good friends Jon Drake & The Shakes along with The Future Lauretes will be rockin' the stage meanwhile at House of Blues, Midnight Conspiracy will be rockin' the stage during a late night "secret" show featuring Chromeo.
Oct 5 - The fun anime-matics of Peelander Z returns to Chicago! This time they are bringing the Let's Go! Karaoke Party, So Many Mike and Happee Pee to Empty Bottle. Participating in their human bowling is advised, blogspot readers.
For some family fun, head to Amundsen Park (located in 6200 W. Bloomingdale) for Kraft Great Kids Family Night! Join other families for a healthy dinner and an evening of family fun from 6p to 8p at this FREE event. A parent/guardian must accompany children.
Oct 7 - Spineshank and Clandestine rocks the Elbo Room stage featuring Imperial Sons and The Science of Sleep. Meanwhile, upstairs, good friends A Thousand Julys will be opening for Chris Hawkes and Miranda Dawn with Matthew Murray in the middle of the lineup.
Meanwhile ...break out the hankies, fans, at Bourbon St (3359 W. 115ST Merrionette Park), The Branded will be performing their VERY LAST SHOW EVER during the Rally for Roger Donnick event. Suggested entry to this event is $25 (which includes free food and drinks). For more information, visit http://www.rallyforrog.com.
Oct 8 - Dance the night away at Kinetic Playground when good friends Papadosio rocks the stage there.
Oct 9 - Swallows (from MN) makes its Elbo Room debut featuring Yellow Jacket and Mama Dempsey. Meanwhile upstairs, Sean G and Vanessa Diaz will be rockin' the acoustic stage.
Oct 12 - SouthSide will be attending a special debate at The Sperus Center (610 S. Michigan AV). As a part of Chicago’s Ideas Week, Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US) makes its Chicago debut with a controversial resolution that asks whether higher education is really necessary for America’s youth: 'Do Too Many Kids Go to College?' Student loan debt has surpassed credit card debt, unemployment for those with a bachelor’s degree is at an all-time high, and entrepreneurs like the founders of Facebook and Microsoft have been successful without graduating. Given the many costs of college, is it time to rethink America’s love affair with higher education? Is it time for young people to skip college and go straight into the workforce, or is higher education still a necessary stepping-stone to success? - Good question, and SouthSide will discover the pros and cons to that question and more. Headlining the panel are PayPal founder Peter Thiel, whose 20 Under 20 Thiel Fellowship will pay twenty young people $100,000 NOT to go to college, and Henry Bienen, President Emeritus of Northwestern University. This debate will be moderated by ABC News Nightline’s John Donvan, Intelligence Squared U.S.'s fall season, presented in partnership with Slate, will air on WNET and more than 220 NPR stations nationwide. There's a reception at 5:45p / debate begins at 6:45p until 8:30p.
Tickets: $40 ($12 for students w/ID)
For more information, visit http://www.iq2us.org.
Oct 15 - SouthSide's friends, Wags and RedCity, make its return after a LONG absence from the scene at Elbo Room celebrating the release of a debut album!
Also - Wine From The Moon will be rockin' the Ultra Lounge. For more information about the lineup, visit http://www.winefromthemoon.com.
Oct 21 - At Bottom Lounge, friends Digometric will be rockin' the stage at this West Loop venue while over at Martyrs', Last Rites presents Los Straitjackets Rock 'n' Burlesque Spectacular! This event will be featuring The World Famous Pontani Sisters, SouthSide's friends - Lake Street Dive and The Honeybees. doors 8p / show 9p / 21+ / $15
Oct 25 - Over at Schubas, SouthSide will be rockin' with new friends, honeyhoney while on their Ten Buck Tour featuring Joshua James. The release of "Billy Jack" will be out on Oct 24 and the buzz about it is good. Besides Chicago, they will be in WI, MN and CO before returning to CA. For more information, visit http://www.tenbucktour.com or http://www.honeyhoneyband.com.
Oct 27 - Heads up, WI blogspot readers, and check out SouthSide's good friends, Beneath The Stares when they rock The Rave at an ALL-AGES show featuring Opeth and Katatonia. Tickets are $25 - at pre-sale price (go get them now!) 6p show start.
Also happening on this night, Michael Schenker will be rockin' the House of Blues stage in support of his new album "Temple of Rock" (to be released on Oct 11). He will also be sharing the stage with Uli Jon Roth and Leslie West on the 3 Guitar Heroes tour which kicks off on Oct 6 at Norfolk, CT will be making stops in Dallas and Houston before ending in Las Vegas. For more information and tickets, visit http://www.michaelschenkerhimself.com/.
Oct 28 - good friends, Foriegn Powder and Workout Music will be rockin' The Beat Kitchen during SouthSide's busy Halloween weekend of tricks and treats, blogspot readers.
Oct 29 - There are plenty of Halloween fun to be found around town! For the kiddies, join SouthSide and her daughter at Austin-Irving Library for a Halloween music concert featuring her Polish friends, The Polkaholics. They will be dressed in their finest costumes while entertaining families with traditional polka rock tunes but with a seasonal twist. The event is FREE / 2p start time.
Then at Elbo Room, SouthSide will be rockin' with Layers of Funk as they headline that also features local acts and friends, Lucid Ground, Bullet Called Life, Model Stranger, and Plastic Boots opening.
Over at Double Door - it's the annual Halloween bash! AM Taxi will be The Clash, The Last Vegas - The Runaways, Blackbox - Stone Temple Pilots, Dorian Taj - Bob Dylan, and Hessler - Judas Priest. Show 9p / $12 / 21+
Meanwhile at The Abbey, it's night 2 of its Halloweekend (which begins on Friday Oct 28) ...Last Rites is keeping the lineup under wraps (lol - mummy joke) but it's $10 adv / $12 at door / 21+ show at 8:30p ...dressing your finest costume is advised.
And at Ultra Lounge, Wine From The Moon presents "Dead Rockstars" featuring Paper Thick Walls, The Damn Choir, Briar Rabbit, The Embraceables, Sandman Viper Command rockin' the stage. For more information, visit http://www.winefromthemoon.com.
Oct 31 - Last Rites presents Halloween tricks and treats at Reggie's Rock Club with punk legend, the leader of The Stanglers - Hugh Cornwell! Also sharing the stage will be friends The Handcuffs and The Dead Superheroes Orchestra. PLUS a Dead Rockstar Halloween costume contest and photo booth by Glitter Guts.
Also happening in October - Urban Folk Circuit Market. Vist http://www.www.urbanfolkcircuit.com for details of when and where.
Until next time, support your local scene,