Hey, blogspot readers, SouthSide's desk has received MORE happening events rockin' around Chicago as well as other places in which she highly suggests you should check out.
Hey, SouthSide's friend Green River Ordinance is currently on tour in the West Coast (with singer/songwriter Jesse Thomas) in support of their new album, Under Fire . On Jun 6, they will be rockin the stage in Phoenix, AZ at Martini Ranch meanwhile on Jun 7 they will be in San Diego, CA at Anthology. Visit the band's website at http://www.greenriverordinance.com for more details and ticket information.
If you haven't heard, the latest book sensation of the day is "50 Shades of Grey" (SouthSide's honest opinion - not worth your reading time). However she does recommend joining this workshop on Wednesday, Jun 6 to truly understand and learn about the REAL shades of BDSM 101 at Taboo Tabou (located 854 W. Belmont) from instructors Sunny Megatron & Ken Melvoin-Berg. They have held previous classes about Sex Toys and Safe Words & Consent ...other future classes will include Rope Bondage for Beginners and Networking for Kinky People.
Visit http://www.thealleychicago.com/servlet/the-template/event/Page for more details and how to sign up for classes.
Heads up, Brett Newski & The Corruption is still on tour but has plans to tour US with a show in Chicago! On Jun 8, they will be rockin' Prince of Wales (Little India) in Singapore and then Jun 9 at Prince of Wales (Boat Quay). However on Jun 29, check them out rockin' Reggie's Music Joint (Chicago) before heading to Summerfest (on the Cascio Stage) in Milwaukee, WI. More tour dates will be announced soon. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/BrettNewskiTheCorruption.
Also return to Reggie's, this time on the Rock Club to rock out with friend Earthen Grave featuring violinist Rachel Barton Pine sharing the stage with Black Cobra and Gaza! This is a 17+ show / tickets are $13 adv and $15 dos /
It's a late show - so doors are 10p / show to begin promptly at 10:30p
Recently Rootwire released its round two of artists scheduled to perform during this August 3-day event (16th thru 19th). Check out these latest bands ready to rock you: DubConscious, UV Hippo, Snarky Puppy, Damn Right, The Coop, Eumatik, Skeetones, Third Nature and many, many, many more! Pre-Sale tickets are still $85, blogspot readers.
For more information, visit http://www.rootwirefestival.com
On July 1, Intgelligence Squared will hold its first debate in Aspen, CO, blogspot readers, where the subject "The Natural Gas Boom Is Doing More Harm Than Good" will be debated. FOR the motion is DEBORAH GOLDBERG, Managing Attorney at Earthjustice and KATHERINE HUDSON, Watershed Program Director at Riverkeeper meanwhile AGAINST the motion is JOE NOCERA, Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times and SUSAN TIERNEY, Managing Principal at Analysis Group; Former Assistant Secretary for Policy at
U.S. Dept. of Energy.
This event will be held at The Aspen District Theater / TICKETS ARE $25 for the public and will be available June 21st at http://www.aspenshowtix.com.
Though months away, SouthSide says start preparing NOW for this year's Riot Fest & Carnival! Opening night is September 14 at Congress Theater and the most the event will take place on September 15 & 16 at Humboldt Park (Division and California Ave.). Check out this exciting lineup - Rise Against * Iggy and the Stooges * The Gaslight Anthem * GWAR * Teenage Bottlerocket * Off With Their Heads * White Mystery * Alkaline Trio * Gogol Bordello * Descendents * The Offspring * Elvis Costello
* The Jesus Mary Chain ...and just the tip of the iceberg thus far, blogspot readers. More bands to be announced soon...
Multi passes start at $36 (compared to the $18 single day).
For more information, visit http://www.riotfest.org.
Lastly this arrived on SouthSide's desk from Elbo Room - they're seeking bands/artists for upcoming shows!
Read the following if interested:
Booking at Elbo Room…
[COCKTAIL LOUNGE BOOKING]
If you are an ACOUSTIC SOLO ACT, ACOUSTIC DUO, ACOUSTIC BAND with no
drumset (aux percussion is fine)… please contact KAYLA as she
handles all the bookings for this genre and our cocktail lounge. You
get 100% of what you draw at the door with no production taken out:
[LOCAL MUSIC SHOWCASE BOOKING]
NEW ACTS/BANDS are asked to come to the IN-HOUSE AUDITION NIGHT @
ELBO ROOM every Wednesday. ALL GENRES ARE WELCOMED! SOLO ACTS TO FULL
BANDS, SINGER SONGWRITER TO REGGAE TO HIP HOP TO BLUES TO ROCK and
more. We just ask that your material is ORIGINAL! We supply a full
backline, stage, lights, sound. You are asked to play 3 songs for a
FREE SHOW/NO COVER. If you are able to bring 20 people to see you, we
will give you an opening slot on a weekend. If you bring 30 or more
people, you will get your own weekend showcase. For more information
or to sign up for a DATE, please contact Matthew Alfano:
[I AM FEST BOOKING]
If you are interested in playing the festival that ELBO ROOM
produces: I AM FEST (http://www.IAMFEST.com ). This will be SAT AUG 25TH
AT HOUSE OF BLUES IN CHICAGO, please e-mail both Steph and Kayla for
more information: STEPH@elboroomLIVE.com  | firstname.lastname@example.org
[MAIN ROOM BOOKING]
| Here is the new format we are
doing for the main room:
SUNDAYS MAIN ROOM: ORIGINAL [NO HIP HOP/R&B/METAL]
MONDAYS MAIN ROOM: CLOSED | ROOM RENTAL $600
TUESDAYS MAIN ROOM: CLOSED | ROOM RENTAL $600
WEDNESDAYS MAIN ROOM: LOCAL MUSIC SHOWCASE | ALFANO@ELBOROOMLIVE.COM
THURSDAYS MAIN ROOM: [NO HIP HOP/R">VENUE (DOWNSTAIRS LIVE ROOM)
We got some open dates (some being last minute cancellations) that we
are trying to fill up. Review the dates and let me know which ones
you would be interested in. First come first served so please give a
couple dates you are interested in to avoid going back and forth (2-5
choices would be great). If you know of any other bands or artists
that would be a good fit as well, please feel free to forward them
Here are the open dates, slot position and expected draw we have
available at this time....
THU JUN 7th OPENER/HEADLINER (DRAW 30+)
SAT JUN 9th OPENER/MIDDLE/HEADLINER (DRAW 30+)
SUN JUN 10th HEADLINER (DRAW 10+)
THU JUN 14th OPENER/HEADLINER (DRAW 20+)
SAT JUN 16th HEADLINER (DRAW 30+)
SUN JUN 17th HEADLINER (DRAW 10+)
SAT JUN 23rd SEEKING COVERBAND (DRAW 50+)
SAT JUN 30th OPENER/MIDDLE/HEADLINER (DRAW 30+)
SUN JUL 1st OPENER/ HEADLINER (DRAW 10+)
THU JUL 5th MIDDLE/HEADLINER (DRAW 20+)
FRI JUL 6th MIDDLE/HEADLINER (DRAW 30+)
SUN JUL 8th OPENER/MIDDLE/HEADLINER (DRAW 10+)
THU JUL 12th HEADLINER (DRAW 20+)
FRI JUL 13th OPEN/MIDDLE (DRAW 30+)
SUN JUL 15th OPENER/MIDDLE/HEADLINER (DRAW 10+)
THU JUL 19th HEADLINER (DRAW 20+)
FRI JUL 20th OPENER (DRAW 30+)
SAT JUL 21st MIDDLE/HEADLINER (DRAW 30+)
SUN JUL 22nd OPENER/MIDDLE/HEADLINER (DRAW 10+)
THU JUL 26th OPENER/HEADLINER (DRAW 20+)
FRI JUL 27th OPENER/MIDDLE (DRAW 30+)
SUN JUL 29th OPENER/MIDDLE/HEADLINER (DRAW 10+)
THU AUG 2nd OPENER/MIDDLE/HEADLINER (DRAW 20+)
SUN AUG 5th OPENER/MIDDLE/HEADLINER (DRAW 10+)
THU AUG 9th OPENER/MIDDLE/HEADLINER (DRAW 20+)
SUN AUG 12th OPENER/MIDDLE/HEADLINER (DRAW 10+)
THU AUG 16th OPENER/MIDDLE/HEADLINER (DRAW 20+)
SUN AUG 19th OPENER/MIDDLE/HEADLINER (DRAW 10+)
THU AUG 23rd OPENER/MIDDLE/HEADLINER (DRAW 20+)
SUN AUG 26th OPENER/MIDDLE/HEADLINER (DRAW 10+)
THU AUG 30th OPENER/MIDDLE/HEADLINER (DRAW 20+)
If you do not see a date listed above or looking for JULY and beyond,
we are not booking it at this time and you can check back in 2-3 weeks
to see if something opens up. If you have a Chicago 21+ draw of 50 or
more and have references from other clubs (ie: Phil @ Double Door,
Emily @ Hard Rock, Brendon @ Reggies, Matt @ Schubas/Lincoln Hall,
Bruce @ Empty Bottle, etc) please e-mail us the date you played there,
your draw and who you booked the show with. We will follow up with
them and work with you on a weekend showcase date.
SEEKING DJS FOR WEEKENDS
Elbo Room is changing formats and only hosting bands from 8p-12a. On
the weekends we are looking to host DJ’s from midnight to close (1:30a
on FRIDAY and 2:30a on SATURDAY). It is free admission and in our
main music room with a full 3-way Electro-Voice sound system. DJ
would be on stage and would have to bring in their own decks, vinyl,
CD, etc. Elbo Room will have a Folding Table, Stage, Mics, DI boxes,
XLR cables, Monitors, Lights and Sound System.
We are looking to work with DJ’s to build these nights and find a
resident DJ for each night. We are looking for DJ’s to spin TOP 40
along with their own flare and mixes in between. Essentially get
people dancing, excited to party and DRINK! DJ’s will be compensated
with a $50 bar tab and 10% of the bar ring from MIDNIGHT to CLOSE in
the MAIN VENUE where they will be spinning. If a DJ has a good
following and can combine that with the in-house crowd and get people
drinking, they can make anywhere from $50-$250 for working 1.5 to 2.5
hours and getting the room packed and getting the party going.
HERE ARE THE DATES WE NEED DJ’S FOR (12am to close):
1. FRI MAY 25th
2. FRI JUN 1st
3. SAT JUN 16th
4. SAT JUN 23rd
5. SAT JUN 30th
6. FRI JUL 6th
7. SAT JUL 7th
8. FRI JUL 13th
9. FRI JUL 20th
10. SAT JUL 21st
11. FRI JUL 27th
12. FRI AUG 3rd
13. FRI AUG 10th
14. FRI AUG 17th
15. SAT AUG 18th
16. FRI AUG 24th
17. SAT AUG 25th
18. FRI AUG 31st
UNDER AGED BAND MEMBERS: This is a 21+ show and everybody must have a
VALID ID to gain entry. If a member of your band is under 21, ELBO
ROOM needs to know via E-MAIL to BRIAN BENDER | Brian@elboroomLIVE.com
 These band members must be PERFORMING ON
STAGE in order to be in the club. UNDER AGED BAND MEMBERS are not
allowed in the club before or after their set with NO EXCEPTIONS. It
is important that when you book a show with an UNDER AGED BAND MEMBER
to notify BRIAN BENDER so you can play the beginning of the night. ALL
BAND MEMBERS will check in with the door guy before doors open and
UNDER AGED BAND MEMBERS will get marked and asked to leave the club
before their set. FANS, GROUPIES, MERCH CHICKS, CHILDREN, RECORDING /
VIDEO / PHOTOGRAPHY PEOPLE, ETC. cannot be in the club if they are
under the age of 21. NO EXCEPTIONS.
DRAW: Bands performing in the VENUE are asked to draw a minimum of 10
people to ensure production is covered and the band is able to make
money for their performance. It does no good for the club and no good
for the band if there is nobody in the venue. This is not a rehearsal
space; it is a live music venue. 1st time bands start on a weekday,
then move to a Thursday and then a weekend show based on their draw.
Artists performing in the COCKTAIL LOUNGE are asked to try their best
to draw. There is no production cost for this stage so the artist will
get 100% of what they pull at the door.
Let me know if you have any questions, comments, and/or concerns.
2871 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60657
Until next time, support your local scene,