Hey, blogspot readers, just because the weather is getting a bit cooler outside doesn't mean the music and fun has to end. This is the perfect season to enjoy the local scene more ...especially bands are on tour! Her friends, Verona Red and Strange Arrangement has kicked off their Autumn 2011 tour, blogspot readers. First, Verona Red will be traveling the road starting at Bloomington, IN on Oct 7 and visiting places such as Nashville, TN, Columbus, OH, Pittsburgh, PA and a couple of nights in the Big Apple! Visit http://www.myspace.com/veronared or http://www.reverbnation.com/veronared for more tour details. Next, her other friends, Strange Arrangement will be hitting the road starting tomorrow Oct 5 visiting Bell's Brewery in Kalamazoo, MI to kick off their Side Project: Digital Tape Machine tour w/OHMPHREY. They will be making a couple stops around town in Chicago but will also visit Cincinnati, OH, Kankakee, IL, Knoxville, TN, and The Hard Rock Cafe at Las Vegas, NV! For the full tour schedule and info, blogspot readers should visit http://www.strangement.com or the band's Facebook page. SouthSide highly suggests supporting her friends and make them feel welcome as they visit venues near you.
Back here in Chicago, on Oct 15 there's event in which SouthSide highly recommends supporting that will be rockin' Goose Island Brewery. Alpha Clef Project (ACP) will embark on a noble quest in partnership with SwizzleSteve (another good friend of SouthSide's) to present “A Night of Sweet Relief” for handicapped and aged artists. Alpha Clef Project is a multi-genre band, playing different styles such as Funk, Soul, and Reggae and will be playing a set that mixes original material with covers from artists such as Bill Withers to the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Plus this event will also feature Yaw Agyeman and Khari Lemuel who make up one of Chicago’s finest soul duos known as The Ones. ACP and The Ones are currently working on their first collaboration album which should be available in spring 2012. Blogspot readers should know the last time Alpha Clef visited Goose Island, they genereated a packed house and it's expected “A Night of Sweet Relief” will draw an even bigger crowd. So, SouthSide says - get there early if you don't want to miss out on the fun. For more information, visit http://www.acpband.com.
Lastly - it's not too early to start making your New Year's Eve plans, blogspot readers. Usually, SouthSide takes that night off however she just might make appearances around town and probably at this show in which tickets will go on sale NOON Friday 7 Oct! Her friends, Last Rites present Material Re-issue performing their last show ever rockin' the stage at Reggie's Rock Club on Sat Dec 31, 2011. Advance tickets for this show are priced at $30 until Nov 30. Then the ticket prices will jump to $35 from Dec 1 to Dec 29. Tickets will be $40 afterwards (and day of show). Visit http://www.ticket.com/purchase/event/69992?utm_medium-bks.
Until next time, support your local scene,