Friday, June 29, 2012

July 2012

Hey, blogspot readers, summer's truly heating up with a July full of fun, food, entertainment, fests and of course - music! Check this rockin; calendar of happenings near and far.

*note - all shows 21+ unless duly specified*

July 1:
The Sometimes Family CD Release show @ Double Door featuring Lindsay Weinberg and Wait, What?

Vanattica featuring Reverse Order @ Hard Rock Cafe (as part of their Summer Patio Series)
5:30p / All Ages

Greg Gunn (of Black Flag) and Royal We featuring Owleater @ Red Line Tap

July 2:
Time For Livin': Tribute to MCA & The Beastie Boys @ Lincoln Hall
(proceeds from this star-studded local collaboration  event will go to Benefit Students For Free Tibet)
8p / $10 adv / DOS

Daniel Knox & featuring a string quintet and world's greatest horn player, Ralph Carney with Joan of Arc @ Millenium Park (Jay Pritzker Pavilion - as part of Downtown Sound Series)
Free / All Ages

July 3:
Makeshift Prodigy @ Mojoes
7p / All Ages (21+ to drink) / $10

Teen Wolf Tuesdays @ Debonair Social Club
guest DJ for July 3rd - DJ Jimmy Con (of Ghosthouse)

July 4:
The InnerVisionists featuring BasiQ lyrical painter, Sorfrito & Mayonnaise, Cochise Soulstar @ Underground Wonder Bar

July 5:
The Prep School Tragedy's It's All A Show CD Release show featuring Aesthetic Perfection and Kink Ador,  X-Rx and Blakopz @ Reggie's Rock Club
6p / All Ages /  $13adv / $15 DOS

July 6:
Syncronicity / Discipline @ Ultra Lounge

Carnal (Friday edtition) @ NEO NightClub

Northwoods Music Presents Jammin' On The Wolf Pre-Party featuring Electric Boogaloo, The New Fuse, Brothers Rage and Taggant Transcontinental @ Double Door
8p / $8

Watson Peace Fest Pre-show featuring Helium Fuse, Bizaarro, Closing In, Copper Harbor and Red Deer Cave People @ Gasthaus (located in Elgin, IL)
6p / ALL AGES / $10

Southside Underground DJs event - Let's Glow! @ Crisp Pizzabar (Milwaukee, WI)

Mia LeBlon along with Joe Corley & Joshua Shiffman with Ben Johnson @ Uncommon Ground (Wrigleyville location)
No Cover - donations accepted / 10p

July 7 & 8:
Vlado Music & Art Fest @ Vlado's (located 10011 S. Commercial AV - SE of Chicago)
Noon / 21+ / $8 adv / $10 DOS

July 7:
WhiteWolfSonicPrincess rockin' Tim's B-day Party @ Cal's Bar

Sutured Psyche & Persistence of Memory @ Underground Wonder Bar

A Chicago Style Sound Party @ Goose Island (Wrigleyville location)

Jammin' On The Wolf Jam Off featuring Digeometric, Sneaky Gene & The Schiavos @ Volcano Room (located inside Bottom Lounge)

The Bright White with Rockit Girl and The Jetbirds @ Double Door

The Livest Show in the Corridor - a Southside Underground DJs event @ Hide House Lofts (Milwaukee, WI)

Strange Arrangement @ Dixon Petuntia Festival (Dixon, IL)

Nocturna @ Metro
10p / 18+ / $10

Sick Idiot with Mona Mur, En Esh and Promonium Jesters, Go Fight featuring DJ Mr. Bobby @ Cobra Lounge

V Is For Villains @ Anime Midwest (will be hosting a panel as well as performing 2 shows at Lisle, IL)
$25 (for one day wristband) / $35 for entire weekend

July 11 - 15:
Taste of Chicago
Check out Mucca Pazza and Kids These Days performing Thursday, July 12 (at Bud Light Stage), My My My  performing Friday, July 13 (at Bud Light Stage) and The Waco Brothers (sings Johnny Cash) & Robbie Fulks (sings Lynyrd Skynyrd) performing Saturday, July 14 (at Bud Light Stage)

July 11:
Project .44 returns to the stage @ Double Door

Paragon & Hoobastank @ River Rockhouse (located in St. Charles, IL)

Ideamen @ Elbo Room
(will be kicking off their two tour schedule to promote upcoming sophomore [untitled] album due out this fall - visit for more details)

July 13 - 14:
Rock 'n The Valley 2012 @ Pecatonica, IL

July 13:
Produce, a multi arts experience in four parts returns @ Fasseas White Box Theatre (located inside The Drucker Center)
every Friday until August 3rd / 8p
Friday the 13: the Party @ Cigars & Stripes (located in Berwyn, IL)

As Built Presents: Reuben Bettsak's event - Tiger Mountain with Infinite Jeff, Future Carnivores, Young Adults and more @ Radio (Somerville, MA)

We Killed The Lion @ Elbo Room

July 14:
Cirque De La Femme presents - Peep show / Freak show @ Lincoln Tap Room

Back to the Grave @ Darkroom
(all goth/deathrock/postpunk party hosted by DJ Scarylady Sarah)

Aryk Crowder with S. Joel Norman @ Underground Wonder Bar
8p / $10

Nate Z @ Metrospace (Lansing, MI)

July 15:
The Frantic @ Fitz's Spare Keys

July 18:
Hammers of Misfortune with Gates of Slumber @ Reggie's Rock Club
8p / 17+ / $16 adv / $18 door

July 19:
Shoeshine Boy Productions Present - Mason's Case, Soulfix, Polarcode, Andrew Fraker & Sons @ Double Door
8p / $5 (w/flier) / $8

July 20 - 22:
Peace Fest Campout @ Hide-A-Way Lakes Campground

July 20:
The Unknown Pleasures @ Grace Street Tap

July 21:
Do It Local Music Fest @ Capitol Night Club (4244 N. Milwaukee)

July 22:
Waynestock 2012 @ Parrish Drive Firehouse (Wayne, NJ)

July 25:
Mutiny on the HMS Bone @ The Mutiny

July 27:
Adam & Stubhy Story Tellers Acoustic Show (a LBC event) @ Fitz's Spare Keys

July 28:
Chicago featuring Doobie Brothers @ Charter One Pavilion (as of  a 25 Date Coast to Coast Summer Tour)

MOBCORE - Delta 9, 8cylinder, Sir Vixx, Common Dominator, CCDM, Idiom and Tooth_Eye @ Underground Lounge

July 29:
Trash_Audio: Synth Event 12 @ Empty Bottle

Nonpoint @ Mojoes

Wicker Park Fest Down at Akasha Presents Simmer Down Sunday with resident DJs The Grad of Illumanti Congo, Rad Brian of Impala's Sound and movies by Odd Obsession @ Double Door
FREE / 10p

Also ...starting July 9, The Shams Band will begin their July residency at Schuba's celebrating the release of their sophomore album - Cold City! Each Monday, they will feature opening acts like Derek Nelson & the Musicians (July 16) and Archie Powell & The Exports with Young Hines (July 30). For more details and show lineup schedules, visit

Until next time, support your local scene,

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