Monday, August 27, 2012

September 2012

Hey, blogspot readers, summertime fun is winding down fast. However don't let the chill of early fall stop you from checking out the following hot shows/events rockin' the music scene locally as well as in other places.

Please note all shows/events are 21+ unless otherwise noted.

Aug 30:
Jackal and Hyde (Cape Town, South Africa) - Brett Newski and The Corruption will begin their South African tour. For other tour dates and cities, visit

Aug 30 - Sept 9:
Chicago Fringe Fest! For schedule and ticket information, visit

Sept 1:
Beat Kitchen - Pop'stache and Machine Dream Records presents Polarizer with Deanna Devore, Isle of Rhodes and Dead Sheriff will be rockin' the stage.

Hideout - Blane Fonda and Panda Riot will sharing the bill together.

Harte's Saloon - the unofficial North Coast Afterparty will be happening featuring JMB and Janis Wallin

Livewire Lounge - [Product] and The Dead Room live on stage.

Reggie's Rock Club - I Lost Control featuring Kali Ra, Control and Jet Driver rockin' the stage.

Elbo Room - it's Patti Rain rockin' the stage.

Sept 2:
Neo - come out as this underground club celebrates its 33rd anniversary of rockin' the locl underground industrial scene with DJs Jeff Moyer and Razer X spinning.

Sept 5:
House of Blues - Singer/Songwriter Max Schneider will be making an appearance alongwith his band opening for Victoria Justice. Doors 6p / Show 7p

Elbo Room - Coles Whalen returns to Chicago to perform.

Mojoes - Paragon and Bobaflex will be sharing the stage.

Guitar Center (Lakeview/Lincoln Park location) - Music Industry Workshop's FREE Ableton Performance / Production Clinic. 6p - 9p
Sept 6:
The Canopy Club (Urbana, IL) - Strange Arrangement featuring Sonny Struble and Roster McCabe performing.

Late Bar - Shimmer ...Chicago's only dance party dedicated to shoegaze / dreampop music.

Sept 7:
Martyrs' - Train Company will be rockin' the stage.

Reggie's Rock Club - Primordial, While Heaven Wept and Cormorant will be rockin' the stage at this 17+ show presented by Dot To Dot Management. Tix $15 adv / $25 dos / $35 VIP (includes early sound check access, seating and custom poster).

Ace Bar - On Your Marx will be rockin' the stage.

Graham Central Station (Odessa, TX) - Green River Ordinance will be kicking off their Fall Tour 2012 supported by Josh Abbott Band. For more Sept tour dates and cities, visit
Chicago GRO fans, the band will be rockin' Lincoln Hall on Nov 4th.

Durty Nellie's - Model Stranger along with Local H and Trigger Fish will be performing. Tix $13 adv / $15 dos.

Elbo Room - The Real Jane Martin will be performing their Back To School Jam at Acoustic Lounge (upstairs bar area) / $5

Sept 8:
House of Blues - Villains of the world unite! V Is For Villains will be taking over this legendary venue at this 17+ show featuring Punch Cabbie and Psychopathic Daze. Tix $10 / $15 DOS

Congress Theater - Amon Tobin will be performing at this All-Ages show.

Double Door - The Dirty Rooks will be performing along with Jon Langford & Skull Orchard, The O Mys and Otis.

Willaimsburg Park - RIOT Fest Brooklyn featuring performances by Gogol Bordello, Descendents, Screaming Females, The Menzingers. Tix on sale now! 
For more information

Penny Road Pub - Blue Eyed Jesus will be performing at the All Day-Wounded Warrior Benefit Concert. Show begins at 2p.

Metro - Nocturna! Fashionably dressed in your best industrial, post-industrial, steampunk to military, anime and etc is advised. Also take a photo with the official mascot - The Bat Lamp. 10p / 18+

North Avenue Beach - 2012 Red Bull Flugtag!
Sept 9:
Double Door - check out Pyro Fighter setting the stage on fire along with Rah Rah, Exit Ghost and Glowing House.

Fort York (Toronto, Canada) - Riot Fest Toronto featuring Descendents, NOFX, Less Than Jake, a special solo performance by Andrew W. K., Mockingbird Wish Me Luck, The Lawrence Arms and many more.

Elbo Room - Seth Adam returns to Chicago to perform as part of his Fall tour. For other tour dates and cities, visit

J. D. Muggs - Modern Day Rippers featuring Pervert Preachers, Not All There, Criminal Kids and The Eruptors live on stage.

Sept 12:
SouthSide celebrates 6 solid years of covering Chicago's local scene!

The Viper Room (Los Angeles, CA) - The Last Vegas will be rockin' this legendary venue.

Sept 14 - 16:
RIOT Fest and Carnival 2012 - Chicago! For information on tickets and lineups, visit

Sept 14:
Subterranean - RIOT Fest After Party featuring Naked Raygun, Dan Vapid and The Cheats. 10p

Elbo Room - Goodbye Justin Lack! A musical extravaganza will be rockin' the lounge.

Sept 15:
Mayne Stage - Las Guitarras de Espana along with special guests cellist Ian Maksin, Wendy Clinard and Los Hombres Perdidos will be performing.

Hangar 9 (Carbondale, IL)  - Strange Arrangement will be performing.

Veterans Park (Milwaukee, WI) - Rock The Green Music Festival featuring performances by Third Eye Blind, Metric, Switchfoot, Atlas Genius, Morning Parade. For more information

Blarney's Island - Kriz Radousky will be performing.

Elbo Room - Hero Monster Zero will be rockin' the stage.

Lincoln Park - Cultivate Food, Ideas and Music Festival. For more information, visit

Sept 16:
Chicago's Guinness & Oyster Fest (in Roscoe Village neighborhood) - The Buddies will be performing at 4:30p after Canasta and before AM Taxi in support of their latest release F*** The Buddies. Check out their video A Lifetime At Best on Youtube.

Sept 18:
City Winery (1200 W. Randolph, Chicago) - The Strawbs and John Wesley Harding will be performing. Tix range from $22 for reserved seating to $30 for premier seating.
Sept 21:
Reggie's - Snarky Puppy will be sharing the stage with Andreas Kapsalis & Goran Ivanovic Guitar Duo at this 17+ show. Tix: $15 adv / $20 dos / $30 VIP (includes early sound check access, seating and custom poster). 10:30p

Sept 22:
Mayne Stage - Bloodshot will be holding its 18th Anniversary Party featuring live performances by Lydia Loveless, Jon Langford & Skull Orchard, Dex Romweber Doo, Deadstring Brothers and Shake'em On Down (featuring Rick Sherry and Joel Peterson).

Gexa Energy Pavilion (Dallas, TX) - Riot Fest Dallas featuring Rise Against, Descendents, NOFX, Less Than Jake, The Sword, a special solo performance by Andrew W. K., The Gaslight Anthem and many more.

Reggie's Rock Club - Frantic Flintstones, Three Blue Teardrops and Gamblers Mark will be sharing the bill.

Clark's Saloon (Beach Park, IL) - metalheads will be rockin' out to Wrath Metal Show featuring Thunder Driver! Show 9p

Cairo Bar - Christopher Dobelman's 2012 Autism Benefit show featuring Lucky Boys Confusion.

Sept 23:
Double Door - Animate Objects will be performing along with Brandon James & The Middle City Sound and Nicole Garza.

Congress Theater - Kendrick Lamar, AB-Soul and Jay Rock will be performing live at this All-Ages show.

Cobra Lounge - Riot Fest presents Street Dogs, Koffin Keats and more rockin' the stage.

Sept 25:
Roseland Theatre (Portland, OR) - Grouplove will be kicking off their tour schedule with a performance at this venue.

Sept 26:
Reggie's Rock Club - Icon of Coil, SITD and Caustic will be rockin' the stage at this early 17+ show.

Moore Theatre (Seattle, WA) - Grouplove will be rockin' the stage.

Martyrs' - Ultra Violet Hippo wtih special guest Digeometric will be rockin' the stage.

Sept 27:
Portage Theatre - Chicago Music of Horror (as part of the 2012 Chicago Horror Fest event).

Sept 28:
Hard Rock Cafe - The Future Laureates featuring Graham Czach, Divebar and Kate Diaz live on stage.

Elbo Room - Private Instigators Cause A Scandal will be happening here.

Sept 29:
Pick Ups Bar (21000 Torrence Av) - Nina G Photography and Rock Scarz Magazine presents Rock The Rescue. Event starts 2p.

Sept 30:
Elbo Room - JD3 live on stage.

Stay tune for updates, blogspot readers!

Until next time, support your local scene,

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