Friday, October 26, 2012

November 2012

Hey, blogspot readers, November may have 30 days but it's full of exciting events and shows rockin' not only in Chicago and Chicago area but elsewhere including Presov, Slovakia! This reviewer highly recommends that you spend your chilly fall nights warming up to some of these hot shows happening soon.

Please remember - all are 21+ unless noted.

Nov 1:
Be Here Now (Muncie, IN) - Model Stranger will kick off it's Fall East Coast tour before heading back to the studio to work on their next album! Strangeloves (ie Model Stranger fans) are also encouraged (if they want to) travel and party with the band. For more information about the Fall Tour and band, visit

Winston’s (San Diego, CA) – Donna The Buffalo will begin the November and December portion of the band’s tour Visit for more details.

Tonic Room – starting tonight (and every Thursday night) Great Divide will begin its residency at this venue featuring a couple of acts from Nashville – Cole De Genova & The Peoples Republic with DJRC to Daniel & The Lion, Foreign Fields with DJRC (Nov 15). Visit for more details. SouthSide will be reviewing the Nov 1 show

Goose Island (Wrigleyville location) – Goose Unplugged featuring Vino, Matt Alfano (of Mason’s Case) and All & Ira

Nov 2:
Double Door – Jess Godwin’s EP Release with Living In Pretend, Julian Bell, Funky Hot Grits featuring DJ Sgnik
8:30p / $10

Reggie’s Rock Club – The Scene Is Dead Tour featuring Davey Suicide, Blood On The Dance Floor, Jefferee Stak and New Year’s Day. SouthSide will be reviewing as well as interviewing Davey Suicide.
All Ages

Smart Bar (located at Metro) – Pantha Du Prince (aka Hendrik Weber) will be featuring material from his most recent release – Black Noise

Quencher’s Saloon – Phantom Note Production presents Killer Moon with Elixir on Mute, Destroyer or Liberator and We Killed The Lion

Ace Bar – Polarizer with The Jesus Rehab, New World Ancients, and Julia Massey and the Five Finger Discount

Hard Rock Café – Adora will be performing

Nov 3:
Uncharted Books (Logan Square neighborhood) – Congrats On Your Success. A FREE B.Y.O.B. comedy show

Occult Bookstore’s Lock-In / Sleepover

Brauer House (Lombard, IL) – Helium Fuse will be performing

Subterranean – Aryk Crowder will be performing

Evenflow (Geneva, IL) – check out Paragon and The Employees

Aquabelly (Presov, Slovakia) – Mayo the Guitarist will be performing there

Nov 4:
Beat Kitchen – Concerts for Kids! The lineup will feature Apples, Peaches and Lemonade
For other Concerts for Kids! lineup and dates, visit or check the Facebook page at Kidsshows Chicago
$6 / Noon (12p)

Double Door – Cypress Hill with Action Bronson
$25 / 9p

Nov 5:
Red Line Tap – celebrate Ike Turner’s birthday

Nov 6:
Ace Bar – skip the shindig planned at McCormick Place. Attend this election event – Election Night Ball featuring Sheriff Scabs, Dana Lynn & The Dirty Creeps, The Plaster Saints and The Laffing Hyenas

Nov. 7:
Matey’s Irish Pub (Crown Point, IN) – it’s acoustic Fresh Hops Wednesday!

The Exit – Tribute to Black Sabbath

Elbo Room – Every Wednesday night, it’s FREE Local Music Jam Showcase!

Nov 8:
Elbo Room – Without Return with Spence, Room of Voices, Chris Wilson and Planet Earth, Item 9 & The Mad Hatters

Nov 9:
Double Door – Supersuckers with The Handcuffs and The Dead On
$12 / 9p

Elbo Room – Always The Villain with Waiting For Signal, The Great Whiskey Project and Vintage Blue

Empty Bottle – Wine From The Moon presents The Damn Choir with Communist Daughter and Quiet Corral

Goose Island (Wrigleyville location) – check out Hero Monster Zero as part of the Swizzle Benefit for Brian Hirsh

Harte’s Saloon (Evergreen Park, IL) – Joe Marcinek Band will be performing

Nov 10:
Double Door – Shoeshine Boy presents Workout Music with The Pimps, Polarcode, Mason’s Case and MG Bailey
$7 adv / $10 dos / 8p

Elbo Room – Kali Ma, after a long hiatus, returns to the stage! The band will be performing 3 to 4 songs off the upcoming new album, Mogambo. All Kali Ma proceeds will be donated to Black Bear Academy.

Bottom Lounge – The Action Blast featuring Madina Lake

Underground Wonder Bar – Whitewolfsonicprincess rocks the stage

Ace Bar – Black Bridge CD release party

McHenry, IL – at Blacklit Arena be a part of this Zombies Vs Skeletons’ event –World of Ravecraft, a massive Nerf war!

Q4 / Multi Kulti – The Scorpion Kings: John Ibarra and Phillip Morris B-day show.

Nov 11:
Double Door – The Retar Crew performs a FREE show
Nov 12:
Double Door – Swearwords with Brave Ulysses and Two Houses
$5 / 8p

Nov 13:
Sulzer Library – learn about weaving with Julianna during this live demonstration of tapestry weaving followed by questions. Plus meet other creative people and view some beautiful artwork.
FREE / 2:30p

Double Door – presents 30 Seconds Over Chicago. It’s all-city advertising competition that’s crossed between Mad Men and American Idol. 30 Participating businesses (mostly from the Wicker Park area) wrote a creative brief in which both professional and amateur filmmakers and copywriters will convert into pitches for 30-second commercials. For more information, visit
$10 / 9p

Nov 15:
Hotel Café (Los Angeles, CA) – Sofia Talvik will be performing an intimate show as a wrap up to her year of touring
Double Door – RAW Natural Born Artists presents RAWARDS. For more information and tickets, visit

Nov 16 – 17:
Beat Kitchen – 4th Annual Chicago Roots Collective Festival! This two-day music event will feature some of SouthSide’s friends rockin’ the stage such as The Future Laureates, Band Called Catch Molehill, Cobalt & The Hired Guns, Goodbyehome, Jackpot Donnie, Tree and many more. SouthSide will be reviewing the opening night fun

Nov 17:
Bottom Lounge – Wylls & The Will To Live, Zmick, and Digeometric will be rockin’ the stage

Reggie’s – The Socialists will be performing

Elbo Room (Acoustic Lounge) – Me In Radio makes its Chicago debut featuring Ritchie Versace – the one-man acoustic piano
$5 / 10p

Penny Road Pub (Barrington Hills, IL) – Pat Travers performs there

The Valarium & CiderHouse (Knoxville, TN) – Skytown Riot will be there

Brauer House – Perversions return to the stage

Nov 18:
JBTV studios – SouthSide along with her daughter will join others to this special ALL AGES taping featuring I:Scintilla!
Free / 3:30p

Nov 20:
Double Door – The Luck of Eden with Exit Ghost, The Violet Lies and Parallels and Lies
$7 / 8p

Nov 21:
Park West – Strange Arrangement’s last show before taking a winter/spring hiatus to recharge their music batteries. Featuring Greensky Bluegrass.

Martyrs’ – Flabby Hoffman Trio’s Coup De Ta-Ta’s album release show ...expect the unexpected to happen

Hard Rock Cafe - Villains Company will be rockin' the stage there ...and SouthSide will be reviewing as well as interviewing the band

Nov 23:
Portage Theater – Peace Fest Harvest

Miramar Theatre (Milwaukee, WI) – iHeartSource featuring Will Bailey

Nov 24:
Double Door – Ultraviolet Hippopotamus with Genome and Jib-n-Jab (featuring the members of The Coop)
$8 adv / $10 dos / 8:45p

Ace Bar – Jet W Lee with The Dyes and Sink Tapes (NJ)

The Brat Shop – check out Spyderbone and The Mob Rules

Nov 29:
Reggie’s – World Inferno, Friendship Society and O’Death will be rockin’ the stage

Nov 30:
Double Door – Benefit for The Renee Family featuring performances by Earthen Grave, Red Rebel County, Skank, The Root Cause, and Billuraduk
$10 adv / $13 dos / 8p

Papa Pete’s Pizza – grab a slice and watch Indigo Sun featuring Digeometric rock the stage
Congress Theatre – rock out with Lamb of God with In Flames and Hellyeah

Until next time, support your local scene,

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