Hey, blogspot readers, it's to rock! Now that winter is finally over, bands near and far will be dusting off their traveling wheels to hit a venue (or two) near you. SouthSide has the scoop of when and where some of her friends are touring and/or rockin' a music fest.
SouthSide's good friend Papadosio is currently roaming the roam during the month of May as well as during the summer part of their Awake Inside tour part 2 (also see Rootwire info below). After rockin' Covington, KY last night, they are headed to Floyd, VA where they will be performing at Madison Theater tonight then it's off to Richmond where they will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo at The National. Other May dates include May 19 in High Bridge Hills, WI where they be performing at Trillium Connect Festival and May 31 in Ozark, AR at Wakarusa. For more tour dates and event ticket information, visit the band's Facebook site at http://www.facebook.com/papadosio.
Also roaming the roam this month, SouthSide's CA friend Warner Drive! Starting off in Atascadero, CA rockin' Camozzi’s, the guys are headed to Citrus Heights, CA where they will at Shakers Pub tonight and in Portland, OR at Tiger Bar tomorrow. Other dates and places include, May 6 in Seattle, WA at The Central, May 7 in Boise, ID at Liquid and May 9 in Ogden, UT at The Basement. Chicago fans can catch Warner Drive rockin' the Elbo Room on Mother Day's night (May 13th) at Elbo Room. LA fans should attend their welcome home show scheduled for June 1 at The Roxy Theater. For more information about their schedule, visit the band's Facebook site at http://www.facebook.com/warnerdriveofficial.
Local friend Voice of Addiction are hitting the road too rockin' the east coast, blogspot readers. They will be in Detriot (tonight) and Howell (tomorrow), MI performing an ALL-AGES show at both places as well as performing a few FREE shows in Ohio ...even a FREE show in New York City before returning to Chicago for their Wrecking Ball Fest NATO Smash-up show. For more tour, venue, and ticket information, visit the band's site at http://www.VoiceOfAddiction.com.
Steven Mullan is rockin' the road with FREE shows starting tomorrow night in Plymouth, MI at Plymouth Coffee Bean (all-ages show) with a full band featuring SugarSpell and Angela Puzzuoli performing too. Other dates and places include May 12 at Claddagh Irish Pub in Toledo, OH (all-ages show) and May 18 at AJ's Doolittles in Lambertville, MI (all-ages show). Visit his site, http://www.stevenmullan.com/shows for more information and tour dates.
Rockin' The Abbey Pub (located on Grace and Elston), is the Stranger Danger Music Fest 2012 on June 23 and 24. TWO solid days of music and passes ($30) are on sale until May 7! Then, on May 8th - single day tix ($25) will go on sale. The lineup will feature friend Strange Arrangement doing 2 sets on opening night along with other friends Ultraviolet Hippopotamus, Old Shoe, Fresh Hops, Spare Parts, Mos Scoscious as well as DrFameus (Allen of Disco Biscuits), My Boy Elroy (of Digital Tape Machine), Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey's, Sexfist and many more. Day two will feature friends Fifth World and Shapes & Colors along with Bonzo Terks, Wook, Freek Johnson, Young General and more. For more information, visit http://www.strangement.com.
Hey, check out this fest happening on the weekend of August 16 - 19, 2012 in Logan, OH - Rootwire Festival. What is Rootwire? It's simply an environment designed from the ground up designed to inspire and enlighten but created entirely by those in attendance. It is an attempt to re-instill the values of the original psychedelic movement as well as to transform society. Also, to banish the pitfalls of today's modern music festivals which are funded by corporations solely for profit. Besides featuring live music on three (3) stages, Rootwire 2k12 will also feature Visual, and Performance Art of the Nations Greatest Visionary Masters. Plus - Massive Circus Tent, Visionary Art Gallery, Art installations, Guided Meditations, Yoga, and Ceremonies, Forums and Live Speakers, Film viewings, Woodland Lighting, Wooded camping, Workshops and Lessons, and much much more. And so far, the organizers have released the lineup for round which will feature SouthSide's good friend Papadosio performing 3 hot sets, blogspot readers. The other acts in the lineup look solid too - Ott, Random Rab, Dopapod, Phutureprimitive, Rising Appalachia, Chris Dyer, Govinda, Bird of Prey, Geoglyphiks, pH Factor ...just to give you a sample who will be there. To learn more about the lineup thus far and ticket information, check out http://www.rootwirefestival.com.
And lastly, SouthSide highly recommends blogspot readers reserving the last Saturday in August - August 25 for I AM Fest. This local one-day fest (now in it's 4 year) will be held at Chicago's legendary House of Blues. More information about the lineup and more will posted here as it comes to SouthSide's desk.
Until next time, support your local scene,