Hey, blogspot readers, the busy holiday season is now upon us. However, in between the crowded mall shopping, fighting for that parking space or hot gift item of the year and parties, SouthSide highly suggests taking a break to attend one (or more) of the following shows/events rockin' Chicago's local scene.
Dec 1 @ Lincoln Hall 6:30p
Warm, Safe & Sound
SouthSide kicks off her December calendar by joining others in donating a coat or sweater for a good cause (besides getting a discounted door admission) in which Cornerstone Community Outreach will give all donations to the homeless and/or needy low income families.
Admission: $10 (or $5 w/sweater or coat donation)
Music performances by Hawley Shaffner and The Kickback along with friends The Bright White, Blane Fonda and The Steepwater Band.
@ Burlington Bar 9p
Friends Jon Drake & The Shakes and Chaperone will be rockin' the venue's new stage area.
Dec 2 @ Elbo Room
Upstairs on the Acoustic stage - singer/songwriter Kelsey Montanez will be opening for A Thousand Julys.
Meanwhile downstairs on the Main stage - friend Bambi Raptor will be opening for The James Brown.
Dec 3 @ Celebrity Salon (located in Evanston) 7p
SouthSide will be attending this BYOB holiday Toys For Tots charity event. If attending, the organizers have asked that you bring an unwrapped toy - no stuffed toys or toy guns.
FREE adminission with donation.
Music performances by friends The Telepaths and WhiteWolfSonicPrincess All-Stars along with The Rut, Crocodile Children, Hannah Frank, Longbottom Leaf and Kavus.
@ Drake Hotel 9p
Join SouthSide afterwards for more holiday cheer with her friend Jesse Charbonier who will be performing a Jazz holiday show at Coq d' Or until 1a.
Dec 5 @ Nite Cap
It's Devil's Playground One Year Anniversary Party! Hosted by David Bates who will be spinning metal/rock/industrial/punk/Goth tunes all night long. PLUS Ms Ammunition will be performing a tempting burlesque show while Skinwalker performs on stage.
Dec 9 @ Beat Kitchen 8p
Friend Makeshift Prodigy will be rockin' the stage at this 17+ show, blogspot readers.
need to be 21+ to drink
Dec 10 @ Elbo Room
It's The Andy Metz Explosion Live show! The band lineup will feature Seth Williams, B-Amp, and Magatron rockin' the stage with Andy. Also performing that same night, friend 20 Mark Helga.
@ La Salle Power Company 8p
Friends Social Focus and The Walking Shadows will be rockin' the stage at this River North club.
Dec 13 @ Elbo Room
SouthSide will be rockin' as well as reviewing Rockford's own Trip Effect.
Dec 15 @ Double Door
Friend Red City will be painting this stage bright red along with Board of Governors, Farewell Captain and The Melismatics.
Dec 16 @ Reggie's Rock Club 10p
Misstallica! SouthSide will be attending this show featuring the world's only and greatest female tribute band to Metallica at this South Loop venue.
Admission: $10 advance / $12 door
Dec 18 @ Double Door 9p
SouthSide suggests joining her with Friend Akasha as they present Simmer Down Sunday featuring "The Graduate" and guest DJs spinning classic reggae at this FREE event.
Dec 22 @ Double Door 8:30p
It's a VERY Retar Christmas Holiday Extravaganza featuring Retar Crew at this FREE event.
SouthSide has yet to decide where she's ringing in the New Year ...so stay tuned, blogspot readers.
Until next time, support your local holiday scene,