Saturday, September 29, 2012

October 2012

Fall is upon us, blogspot readers, and so are the ghostly ghouls and goblins haunting the music scene near and far. It's a thrillin' month to shake and rattle your bones while attending a show (or few) during the month of October.

Please note all shows are 21+ unless posted otherwise.

Oct 1:
Elbo Room - Fairhaven will be rocking the stage there.

Oct 2:
Martyrs' - Brown Bag Event presents Fresh Hops, Catfish & the Dogstars/ JMB (Joe Marcinek Band) and Brown Bag with an acoustic set by Scott Larsen.

The Exit (the upstairs lounge) - try a little poetry with you absinthe, blogspot readers, at this social literary meeting which features local artists/writers and poets spouting words while the drinks are flowing.

Oct 3:
The Whistler - The Claudettes must perform two sets at this venue starting at 9:30p

Oct 4:
House of Blues (Chicago) - The Giving Tree Band Album Release Concert featuring The Ragbirds (MI)  and Old Shoe at this 17+ show. Tickets on sale now.

Ultra Lounge - Robots Counterfeiting Money, Warhellride, Analecta and Jet W. Lee (in support of their new album - Western Nightmare)

Oct 5 - 6:
Andy's Jazz Club - Human Spirit comes to Chicago to perform two back-to-back shows.

Oct 5 - 7:
Art in the Little Village. For more information visit

Oct 5:
Metro - Hemmingbirds, Carbon Tigers and Parlours will be joining Audiences in their CD release show. It's a FREE show RSVP on the Metro website.

The Unsatisfied will be releasing a downloadable single - Blood Gospel (which was recorded at Pindlewood Studios with engineer Alex Rexroat as part of the a scouting deal with Capital Entertainment). Check out this band's Reverbnation and Facebook pages.

Bird's Nest - Joe Taylor will be performing a live solo acoustic show

Reggie's - King's Foil, Set The Trend, Grand Finale, and Having Antlers will be rockin' the stage.
ALL AGES / $10

Oct 6:
Stonefly Brewery Co (Milwaukee, WI) - Riverwest ArtWalk 2012 After Party featuring live performances by The Pillowsnatchers, Tiger Mouth and Heavycritters, silent auction and more.

Metro - dance until dawn with the other fashionable vampires and night creatures at this Nocturna.

Livewire Lounge - The fabulous Ms Cherries Jubalies is hosting a Monster Metal Madnes: Badass Bitches and Boobies!

Oct. 8:
Chester Street Bar (Champaign, IL) - Nekromancy: Revolution Zero 2012 happens featuring Psyclone Jack, Dark Valentine, Leper and Illusion Fate.
19+ / 21+ to drink / $6 cover

Double Door - Check out Pet Peeve!
8p / $7

Oct 9:
Winery - Alex Cuba in support of his new album, Rudio en el Sistema as well as featuring other songs from his last album (that won him a Latin Grammy for Best New Artist and nomination for Best Latin Pop) will be performing.

Oct 10:
Cubby Bear - Makeshift Prodigy will be rockin' the stage along with I AM Dynamite and Board of Governors.

Oct 11:
Beauty Bar - it's BUMP and GRINDCORE VOL 2: Welcome to the Spam Jam featuring The Embraceables and DJ sets by Zebo, Moneyworth and All The Way Kay.
RSVP for the Hosted Colt 45 at DO312 site.
FREE til 11p / $3 after 11p

Elbo Room - Swallows fly back to Chicago for a show in support of their new album, Witching and Divining.

Lincoln Hall - Frighten Rabbit in support of their new album State Hospital (featuring Wedding Gloves with Aidan Moffat) will be rockin' the stage as part of their Fall tour. Tour starts on Oct 5th at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia, PA. Visit for tour info and more.

The Burlington - Luck of Eden Hall in support of Rocket Miner and The Foreign Resort (Denmark) will be rockin' the stage at this venue.

Oct 12:
Cafe Mustache - Glad Fanny and Jim Drake will be performing. Please note this venue holds approx 50 people. So it's advisable that you get there early!

Two Brothers Roadhouse - that's where you're going to find Strange Arrangement performing.

Oct 13:
Jesse Oaks - check out this metal/thrash show featuring Blood Rites, Thunder Driver, Lucifreum, Purge Felony 4, The Atrocities and Devangelist rocking the big red barn in the back.
7p / $5

Bottom Lounge - My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult  along with Sinister Fate and DJ Scary Lady Sarah will be rockin' the stage there.

Lincoln Tap Room - Cirque De La Femme: Peep show / Freak show!

Cort's Cafe (located 2922 Central in Evanston, IL) - Black Forest presents a night of songs from the magical year of 1967! It's the Summer of Love! Where were you when you heard lovely tunes like Let's Spend The Night Together, Strawberry Fields Forever, San Francisco or Both Sides Now as well as Soul Kitchen and more? Come out to this coffee/BYOB shop to see featured artists like WhiteWolfSonicPrincess, Telepaths, Chris Bock, Brian Cox and many more performing these memorable hits!
Free /7p

Oct 14:
Fitz's Spare Keys - Simplistic Urge featuring Heroine and more.
All Ages / 21+ to drink / $8 / 6p

Oct 15:
Double Door - Arrested Development will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of their groud-breaking debut record "3yrs, 5 months, 2 days in the life of..."

Oct 17:
Vic Theatre - Italian artist Jovanotti will be performing.

The Canopy Club (Champaign, IL) - Bambi Raptor and Pearl Jem will be performing.

Quenchers Saloon - Andy Metz performs an acoustic show
$5 / 9p

Oct 19:
Reggie's - Come one ...come all to Carnivale Delirium III! This yearly circus cabaret extravaganza will feature Master of Ceremonies - The A.S.S. Titan (of Boston, MA), musical guests Bakelite 78 (Seattle, WA), Environmental Encroachment,  Mary Squeezebox and more, sideshow by Squidling Brothers, and even a Haiku contest! Vendors ...palm readers ...and more surprises!
$20 adv / $25 DOS / $45 VIP (includes two hour open bar sponsored by Koval) / 9p / 18+ / 21+ to drink.

Elbo Room - Sutured Psyche bids a fond rockin' farewell to the stage after 2 1/2 years of being the "bastards" of the local scene featuring Cheer Up Moon Cat in the lineup too.

Penny Road Pub - Strangers will be rockin' the stage.

The Abbey - the Unofficial Trey Anastascio After Party featuring performances by Jimkata (NY), Digeometric and Nipple.
$8 adv / $10 DOS

Reggie's - Peelander Z, Electric Eel Shock, Everything's Alright and The Joy of Painting will be performing
$10 adv / $12 DOS

Oct 20:
Martyrs' - Last Rites present singer/songwriter Kasim Sulton (of Todd Rundgren, Utopia, Meatloaf, Joan Jett & the Heartbreakers, Blue Oyster Cult - just to name a few) will be performing a solo acoustic show featuring great stories and playful conversations.
6:30p doors / 7p show / $15 adv / $20 DOS

Reggie's - The Creepshow, The Hellbound Hepcats, Johnny Murder, 25 To Life and The Tromatons will be performing.
$10 adv / $13 DOS

Oct 21:
Montrose Harbor - head out and support a fundraiser in loving memory of Eric Olesky by participating in either the 5k timed run or 5k walk.

Elbo Room - the fundraiser continues with a charity event to Rush Copley Hospital Cancer Center and Trust funds for Eric's kids, Hannah and Brandon. There's a $5 door donation.

Oct 24:
Music Box Theatre - film buffs should check out this special event  - Alliance Francias presents Melies, celebrating the 150 anniversary of Georges Melies through  thecinamatic wonderment of his works featuring reels of movies in which  he produced, performed, distributed, and directed accompanied as once done in 1900s with a narrator and pianist. For more information, visit
Oct 25:
Q4 / Multi Kulti - Quennect 4 Gallery presents Philip Morris Fundraiser - while away touring, his apartment was robbed (electronics, his kids' video games safe that held rent money, and more). All proceeds will go to helping him find a new place and rebuilding his studio. It's an open open mic show / sign up is at 9p / show begins at 10p

Oct 26:
House of Blues (Chicago) - Swizzle Tree returns to open for LBC (Lucky Boys Confusion)

Chicago City Limits (Schaumburg) - it's a Halloween show opportunity for the grown ups to dress up and wear costumes while rockin' to music by HedsTronG.

Congress Theatre - It's Freaky Deaky - The Biggest Halloween Party in the Midwest (and these aren't SouthSide's words)! Live performances include Midnight Conspiracy, Wolfgang Gartner and Bloody Beetroots DJ sets. For tickets and information, visit

Fitz's Spare Keys (Elmhurst, IL) - Too White Crew Halloween Bash!

Oct 27:
11919 S. Ave O - check out Rock Scarz Networking Convention 2012 - it's a chance for everyone in the business/industry to meet, network and conduct business.

Township - Husker Dudes featuring Boogazi (Bully in the Hallway as Fugazi) and Unknown Pleasures (Joy Division tribute) will be rockin' the stage.

All Star Rock Bar (Kansas City, MO) - It's the Alice Sweet Alice Masquerade! This is a public costume party as well as multi-media event for ALL AGES to enjoy. The event is split into 3 - Halloween (children/AA), Mardi Gras (18+) and Vampire Ball (21+). For complete list of activities and bands performing visit
$10 adv / $12 DOS / under 12 FREE

Double Door - check out The Last Vegas rockin' the stage as Billy Idol at this annual Halloween show!

Oct 31:
Bottom Lounge - It's the Annual Nocturna All Hallow's Eve Ball! No tricks, blogspot readers, just treats!

Until next time, support your local scene,

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