Thursday, February 23, 2012

March 2012

Hey, blogspot readers, spring's in the air with partying green leprechauns throughout this rockin' month of March! SouthSide has plenty of exciting events/shows happening around Chicago and elsewhere this month and highly recommends attending one or few.

March 1 @ Reggie's Rock Club
Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols & Rich Kids) and Hugh Cornwell (of The Stranglers) will be rockin' the stage with their semi-punk hits with Blondie's Clem Burke on drums. SouthSide's friend, The Handcuffs, will be opening,
17+ show / $16 adv / $20 day of show

March 2 @ Double Door
Get Lit! Launch Party and Reading - it's a FREE 21 and older show
Doors at 6p

@ Red Line Tap
Good friend, Trip Effect will be rockin' the stage there.

@ Metro
Nocturna returns to Metro with Carnivale fun and fashion show at midnight (DJ Scary LadySarah says "DO NOT be late for that") ...dressing your finest Goth/steampunk/punk/etc is advisable.
18 and older / $10 / 10p

March 3 @ SubT
Windy City Winter Ball will feature Briar Rabbit on stage.

@ Double Door
Friend Esh along with Natalie Oliveri will be opening for Jerome Holloway.
21 and older / $8 / 9p

@ Ultra Lounge
Friends Panther Style and Wally Dogger will be rockin' the venue with Dead On TV and Fathom Blue.
$5 cover

March 6 @ Murphy's Bleachers
SouthSide will be part of a video shoot with good friend Nate Zaremba for his song, Lake to Moon.

March 8 @ Reggie's Rock Club
Jefferson Starship (Jefferson Airplane to most of us) will be landing in Chicago to rock the stage with such memorable hits like Jane, White Rabbit, Somebody To Love, Miracles and more. The Luck of Eden Hall will be opening this ALL AGES show.

March 9 @ Martyrs'
Terrible Spaceship crash lands there to rock the stage plus watch the debut of the vintage sci-fi classic Zontar: The Thing from Venus!

@ Mayne Stage
Las Guitarras de Espana (The Guitars of Spain) will be performing as part of Surabhi: A Melting Pot of Music event.

@ Cobra Lounge
Unholy Empire featuring Cause For Revelation (from Milwaukee), Mara and more will take over the venue and stage.

@ Double Door
Lez Zeppelin along with The Mag 7 and Young Distractions will be rockin' the stage at this 21 and older show.

@ Reggie's Rock Club
Longtime friend Andreas Kapsalis and Goran Inanovic Guitar duo will be opening for Snarky Puppy at this 17 and older show
$10 adv / $15 day of show

March 10 @ Hideout
It's an early afternoon show featuring good friend Paper Thick Walls at their SXSW kick off party!

@ Live Wire
Join friend (and crazed "stalker") Ryan Reilly and other musicians for Raqa n Roll which will feature burlesque (by Cruel Valentine) to bellydancing and fire eating/glass walking for the following three dates March 10, 17 and 24.
No cover HOWEVER donations are welcome.
21 and older

March 11
Turn your clocks ONE HOUR AHEAD

@ Darkroom
Good friend from Boston, MA - Grownup Noise will be returning to Chicago as part of their SXSW tour schedule.

March 13 @ NYU Skirball Center
Intelligence Squared US Debates poses this month's motion: China Does Capitalism Better Than America. Speaking FOR the motion will be Orville Schell and Peter Schiff meanwhile speaking AGAINST the motion will be Ian Bremmer and Mihxin Pei.
Visit for more information and tickets.

March 15 @ Double Door
Friend Skinwalker will be headlining the stage with other friends Denial Machine and Losing Scarlet plus El Diablo joins the lineup during this 21 and older $1 show.

March 16 @ Fearless Radio
Friend Beneath The Stares will be rockin' the airwaves during their live interview between 5p and 6p. Listen online at

@ Township (formerly known as Panchos)
SouthSide's friend Welcome To Ashley will be rockin' the stage there.

@ Elbo Room
New friend We Killed The Lion will be rockin' the stage

March 17 @ Elbo Room
SouthSide gets a wee bit Irish during this St. Patrick's Day celebration.

March 22 @ Nite Cap
It's the official kick off party for Indie Horror Film Fest 2012! There's NO COVER for this event however it's 21 and older (sorry, kids). Hosted by Mr. Willy and DJ David Bates will be spinning.

March 23 @ Nite Cap
Horror Is Dead, First Jason, and Something Beautiful will be rockin' the stage.
21 and older / $8

@ Portage Theatre
It's the 2012 Indie Horror Film Fest and it's hosted by Kitsie Duncan. Visit or for more information.

March 24 @ Nite Cap
Friend Sinister Fate will be rockin' the stage with Saence and Thorn Flesh at this 21 and older show
$8 cover

@ The Hideout
Jonas Friddle and The Majority rocks the stage.

SouthSide will be rockin' this year's Klas Rockfest in Cicero (at Klas Restaurant) with her friends Beneath The Stares and Bloodstream Parade. The event is ALL AGES however you must be (with proof of ID) 21 and older to drink - DJ Defin 666 will be at the bar!

Also this event is hosting a food drive for THE GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY.

$5 admission with a food donation to the Greater Chicago Food Depository
$8 without a donation*

visit for more information.

*Food you can donate: Whole Grain Cereal, Rice, Pasta, Pasta Sauce, Mac and Cheese, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Beans, Canned Meat, Stew, Soup, Canned Vegetables, Canned Fruit

March 25 @ Live Wire
Vicarious (Tool tribute band) and Catalyst will be rockin' the stage to close out this year's Indie Horror Film Fest.
$7 cover

March 28 @ Lincoln Hall
Fanfarlo will be rockin' the stage there.

March 29 @ Reggie's Rock Club
Peter and The Test Tube Babies will be performing their ONLY Midwest show! Friends The Cenobites and Modern Day Rippers along with I Love Rich and Kobanes will open.
21 and older show / $15 adv / $20 day of show / 7p

March 30 @ Ultra Lounge
Friend Telepaths will be performing on stage

@ The Painted Door (1505 W Chicago Av)
Kmang Kmang will be performing tracks off debut EP "Drifting". According to the artist's press release, the music contains "...songs without words mixed with Flamenco guitar, Indie Rock and Cambodian roots..." It's ALL AGES with a $10 suggested donation.
Hopefully, SouthSide is able to cover this show as well.

Until next time, support your local scene,


  1. Good Lord Southside,

    There is so many things to do. Had no idea. I'll make note of the list and thanks.


  2. And watch for updates, blogspot readers - there are A LOT of hot rockin' shows that do come SouthSide's way at last minute.


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