Tuesday, July 31, 2012

August 2012

Hey, blogspot readers, there's PLENTY of summertime fun left to be had especially in Chicago! SouthSide highly suggests attending a few of these upcoming events, fests and/or shows that will be rockin' the local scene throughout this month.

Please note - all shows/events listed are 21+ unless specified.

Aug 1:
Elbo Room - (and every Wednesday throughout the month) Local Music showcase / FREE
Matt Ryd featuring Josh Damigo

Reggie's Music Joint - Sweet Cyanide performs

Aug 2:
Rockwood Music Hall (New York, NY) – Sky White Tiger performs at 11:30p

Reggie’s Rock Club – BLITZKID / 17+ show

Elbo Room – Nate Z featuring RollemKid, the Sex Bombs, Keeping Cars and Something Fitzgerald at this pre-Lolla party
Double Door – The Syndicate’s Conflict of Interest featuring Delta Spirit presented by Feed the Beat
Late Bar – American Gothic Productions presents Shimmer, a shoegaze / dreampop and more party with DJ Scary Lady Sarah
Fireside Bowl – Muffs’ Separation Anxiety Record Release show
NEO – Chicago Suicide Club presents TECHNIQUE featuring guest DJs JHN RDN, EBG III (from Philadelphia, PA)

Aug 3 thru 5:
Lollapolooza – SOLD OUT

NoCoast Mohawk Fest 2012 (Milwaukee, WI) – locations vary. Please note Aug 3 show is 21+ / Aug 4 & 5 shows are All Ages
$10 or $25 (for all three shows) / 

Aug 3:
Reggie’s Music Joynt– FREE Lolla After Party featuring Environmental Encroachment with Deuce Funk Monsters
Ultra Lounge – Discipline (downstairs) and Synchronicity featuring Gypsy Circus Fire Jam
Goose Island (Wrigleyville location) – FREE After Lolla show (with Lolla wristband) featuring Local Motive, Sweet Diezel Jenkins, Zeta June and Shine Box
Rookies Chicago – Grand Opening Party. Dress to Impress / FREE COVER

Elbo Room – Lolla After Party! Blue Eyed Jesus featuring Big Wig Mechanic, The Middle City Sound and Treeshakers

The House Café – Watson Peace Fest pre-show #3 featuring Bizarro, Helium Fuse, Blue Train and Copper Harbor
All Aages

Darkroom – American Gothic Productions presents Noctronica, all EBM / aggrotech / industrial party featuring resident DJs SLS, Carlos & Jesse with special guest DJ Misterentrophy

Aug 4:
Lollapalooza – check out JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound (12p)

Lowell Summer Music Series (Lowell, MA) – Kingsley Flood will be opening for George Thurgood and His Destroyers
The Sometimes Family will be appearing live on Fearless Radio at 4p

Beat Kitchen – The Bright White
All Ages
Durty Nellies (Palatine, IL) – Strange Arrangement featuring Lake Shore Vibe and Catfish & The Dogstar

Aug 5:
Hard Rock Cafe - Paper Thick Walls featuring A Band Called Catch and Company of Thieves (headlining)
$10 / 18+ / 9:30p

Beat Kitchen – Publicity Stunt presents Chicago! Pinkerton Thugs and The Bollweevils featuring The Bumpus Hounds, About The Mess and Publicity Stunt
Township – Mad Conductor, Agents of Change and Doctor Ed & Friends

Tonic Room – Funkapalooza featuring Molehill

Reggie’s – Curio returns performing their ONLY summer show with special guests Opium Symphony (Dallas, TX)
21 + / $5 / 8p

Aug 6 (and every Monday throughout the month):
Schuba’s Tavern - The New Folk & Practice Space residency featuring The Damn Choir 

Aug 7:
Congress Theatre – Congress Theatre and Riot Fest presents Matisyahu featuring The Dirty Heads at this All Ages show
Exit – Poetry & Absinthe with Peter Nicholi

Aug 9:
Northampton, MA – Kingsley Flood will be performing as part of the Northampton Summer Concert Series

Aug 10:
The Burlington Bar - Get Licked! featuring Bad Bad Meow with The BoomBox Face and She Speaks in Tongues
Ravenswood Park Manor – The Sometimes Family

Abbey Pub – Digeometric featuring Sisters and Brothers and Britt Dignan

Double Door – Save The Clocktower’s album release

Ultra Lounge – Mindsight featuring Red Mercury Sky and Sunset Empire

Aug 11:
Farm Fest 450 (Kinsman, IL) – Strange Arrangement performs a late night show / for tickets and information, visit  HYPERLINK "http://www.farmfest450.com" http://www.farmfest450.com
Japanese Culture Center – Geopolis Theater presents Prom Into The Future featuring The Peekaboos and Bad Bad Meow
$5 or $20 wristband (admission and free drinks)
Elbo Room – DJ set featurig Professor Kliq

NEO – Helter Skelter featuring guest DJ :Garz:

Beat Kitchen – I Lost Control featuring The Vindits, Tim Larson, The Owner / Ope in this early show
$8 / 6:30p

Aug 12:
The Dock at Montrose Beach – Furious Frank (at 6p)

Aug 17 thru 19:
Vasa Park (South Elgin, IL) – Watson Peace Fest. Music, fun, freedom and peace
All Ages / tickets: $ 20 single, “pair” $35 , “group” (5 tickets) $85

Aug 17:
Ye Olde Towne Inn – Genus featuring Turbid North, Unwritten Truth and As King

Tiger O’Stylies (Berwyn, IL) – Perversions returns featuring My Minds Eye

Morseland – Room 11 with Babybrutha
Elbo Room – Ovrevolt featuring Jake Shimon, The Reserve, Carmin Jurco and Reels Green

Metro – American Gothic Productions presents Nocturna
18 + / 10p

Aug 18:
Hard Rock Café (in Pittsburgh, PA) – Matt Otis performs

Lincoln Hall - The Cyclist featuring Makeshift Prodigy

KC’s Cabin (Spring Grove, IL) – 5th Annual Relay for Life Benefit (ALL AGES*) show featuring Losing Scarlet, Indolent, Arcane Framework and many more to help raise money to fight cancer. ALL proceeds go to Relay For Life
*must be with an adult after sunset
Elbo Room – Sonic Pistol’s CD Release show featuring Eyes Backwards, Josh Farrow and The Whoevers

Cole’s Bar – Jet W Lee’s Western Nightmare CD release party featuring Hospital Garden, Josh Catalano & the Dirty Thoughts (from Springfield, IL) and The Rutabega (from South Bend, IN)
9p / FREE

Aug 19:
Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest (loc Glenwood & Morse) – Kmang Kmang (4p) / Furious Frank (5p)
Elbo Room – Pork-n-Beans featuring Blossoms of Fury

Aug 21:
Double Door – The Luck of Eden Hall’s CD release featuring Alligators Eat Gumdrops

Aug 22:
Schuba’s Tavern – The Sometimes Family featuring Clip Art and Midnight Moxie

Aug 23 & 24:
Beat Kitchen – Lovehammers featuring Commove
17+ / 8:30 p doors

Aug 23:
The Sometimes Family will be appearing on WLUW 88.7 FM at 6p

Aug 24:
Portland, ME – Kingsley Flood is scheduled to perform at Empire Dine & Dance

Elbo Room – Your Little Ponies featuring Jenny B & The Caravan, 24th Star Project and The Last Good Year
Durbin’s (Burbank, IL) – Red Rebel Rocks Durbin’s 25th Anniversary Tent Party featuring 90 cent beer and Bears legends Dan Hampton and Steve McMichael

Aug 25:
House of Blues – I AM Fest
All Ages

Elbo Room – WhiteWolfSonicPrincess featuring Stagolee, The Trouble and Lux

Fitzgerald’s (Berwyn, IL) – Furious Frank rockin’ a benefit concert to raise money for Canopy
NEO – Helter Skelter featuring guest DJ Curse Mockey

Chi City – 3rd Annual Black And Brown Punk show raising money for a community center in Uptown called Connect Force, an inner city youth organization that teaches hip hop, graffiti and breakdance.
For more details, visit  HYPERLINK "http://www.facebook.com/connectforce" http://www.facebook.com/connectforce

Aug 26:
Bash On Wabash – Molehill

Midwest Young Artists Music & Fun Fest 2012

Aug 27:
Schuba’s Tavern – The New Folk & Practice Space CD release show

Aug 30:
Lincoln Hall – Cole DeGenova record release

Double Door – Avenue N Guitars Music Showcase benefiting Rock For Kids featuring Phil Angotti Band

Aug 31:
Palm Room (inside Drake Hotel) – Jesse Charbonier performs your favorite Jazz classics at this extra special show featuring a FULL band and special guests
Elbo Room – Mos Scocious featuring Pollux, Castor and Ben Joseph

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