Saturday, November 24, 2012

December 2012

Well, blogspot readers, we have come to the end of another rockin' year of shows/events happening around town (as well as other places including some across the pond). Yet before saying goodbye to the old year, SouthSide strongly advises spreading a little holiday cheer at some of these events and shows. Who knows just meet that special someone under the mistletoe for a New Year's kiss!

All shows are 21+ unless noted.

Nov 30th:
725 Maple Ave (South of Callett Park in Terre Haute, IN) – Papa J Otis House show for Eugene V Debs Memorial Fund

Metro – Nocturna with DJ Scary Lady Sarah

Dec 1:
Nite Cap – The Mid-Night Rock Express rolls into this venue

Martyrs' - Furious Frank will be presenting an all new version of their Hobocamp Mud show featuring The Howl and Velocicopter
$8 / 9p

Silvie's Lounge - Check out Esh The Singer as she rocks the stage at this venue

Double Door - Kid Koala rocks the stage

Dec 2:
Tonic Room - The Schiavos with Brett Dignan will be rockin' the stage

Dec 3:
Rock’N Chicago Live’s first show! Tune in at 7p at

Dec 4:
L& L Tavern (near Belmont and Clark) - the Mutts will be celebrating their "God, Country Grave" video premiere (off the band's most recent LP Separation Anxiety)

Act One Pub (located inside Mayne Stage) - CAU (Chicago Acoustic Underground) presents "Singing for Your Supper" Songwriter Showcase

Dec 5:
Ultra Lounge – check out I:Scintilla along with 8MM and The Dead Room rock the stage

Beat Kitchen – Walking Shadows will be rockin’ the stage

River Rockhouse - Paragon and (hed)p.e. will be rockin' the stage

Kaufman Center (New York) - attend the last Intelligence Squared Debate of 2012, blogspot readers. Choose a side during this much anticipated heated argument God vs Science

Tonic Room - Genome 1st Wednesday with EGI (Ethereal Groove, Inc) and Kobrakai
8p / $5

Schuba's Tavern - Sons of the West will be opening for Reignwolf

Dec 6:
Double Door – Mos Scocious along with Four Star Band and The New Balance will be rockin’ the stage
8:30p / $7

Visual Art Network presents: Verge and Light Assembly

Dec 7:
Martyrs’ – The Buddies with T. J. Kong & The Atomic Bomb. Also The Buddies will be rockin’ a live television appearance on WGN-TV’s Midday Music Lounge

Amore – Joe Marcinek Band CD Release show

Sammy’s Pizza – Digeometric along with Todd Hazelrigg will be rockin’ this tasty venue

Beat Kitchen – The Damn Choir will be supporting A&M/Octone recording artists, Churchill

Fitz's Spare Keys - Hi Infidelity will be rockin' the stage

The Bowery Electric (New York) - Stone Cold Fox with These Animals, Alex Vans and At The Moment will be performing
8p / $8

Neo - it's the ReDe Fundraiser / New Wave Party! iRon, Chris Quinn, DJ Pauly, Shon Dervis, and TCHTNRL will be spinning Reggie's favorite records. It's FREE before 10p ($5 after - all proceeds donated to the Destin Family)

Dec 8:
SubT – Shimmer happens! Dance to the best in shoegaze and dreampop with Scary Lady Sarah & Philly Peroxide

Reggie's Rock Club - Control along with Creature Feature (headliner), Curio, The Horrids and Umbra & The Vulcan Siege will be rockin' the stage
All Ages / 6p / $10 - $20

Quencher’s – Hero Monster Zero along with Shift, The Wild Finish and Jackpot Donnie
$5 / 9p

Elbo Room – come out and support Chords for A Cure 2012

Red Line Tap – Toys For Tots Show

2722 W. Jackson – rock out with Dead Steelmill, Blastoff, Cellar Rats and more

River Rockhouse - XFactor makes its debut on the stage

Dec 10:
Reggie's - check out SouthSide's friends Cheer Up Moon Cat rockin' the stage featuring KALEIDOSCOPE

Dec 11:
Double Door – RAW Natural Born Artists present: Holiday Rawk

Mojoes - OTHERWISE and more happens

Dec 13:
Elbo Room – Jack Rabbit will rockin’ out its final show of 2012
8p / $8

Batavia Academy of Dance - check out the Artisan Collective December Market
Dec 14:
Double Door – Matthew Morgan and the Lost Brigade Record Release show featuring The Future Laureates, Goodbyehome and Jeff Brown

Ace Bar – J.J. & Dre’s presents: J.J. & Dre with The Schiavos and Dog 1

House of Blues (Orlando, FL) – Traverser performs

Elbo Room – Red Mercury Sky performs along with R. Mutt, The BOB Band and OUTLIER

Neo - 2nd Fridays' are dubbed as TRANSMISSION. Dance the night until closing to music spun by Lolly Gagger, Mr Automatic, Mr Bobby and Pink Machine featuring guest DJ Macaulay Vulcan
10p / FREE before Midnight (with RVSP at Do312)

Dec 15:
Cobra Lounge – Riot Fest & Cobra Lounge presents: The Business with Anger

Another Hole In The Wall – it’s the Dark Days of Christmas featuring Janus, Blue Felix and Denial Machine

Penny Road Pub – Hellwagen’s debut show

Reggie’s Rock Club – Angelspit’s Wall Street Massacre 2012 Tour featuring Cyanotic, My Parasites, Shotgun Zombie or Sutureself
5p / All Ages

City Winery – Donna the Buffalo returns to Chicago featuring an opening performance by Steve Dawson
8p / $18 – 20 / $25 VIP

Red Room (Portland, OR) - check out Barbie Saint's band, Die Robot, as they rock the stage
8:30p / $5

Dec 16:
Double Door – The Lake Effect Release Party featuring The Retar Crew
9p / FREE

Reggie’s Rock Club – Battle of the Bands featuring PJ’s My Cousin Too

Des Plaines Theatre – it’s Music Making A Difference event

Dec 19:
Mayne Stage – Chris Greene Quartet performs
For more information and tickets, visit

Dec 20:
Schuba’s Tavern – Panther Style will be rockin’ along with Panda Riot and The Bright White during the 2nd Annual Warm, Safe and Sound event, a concert and clothing drive.
7p / $8 (with donation of winter gear for the needy)

Bowery Ballroom (New York) - Sky White Tiger will be performing

Birdy's Bar & Grill (Indianapolis, IN) - When The World Ends show featuring Me In Radio (read SouthSide's recent review of this amazingly eclectic artist) along with Just Plain Paul and Alcki
9p / $5

Reggie's - attend this very special event, blogspot readers, Chicago - RIP Jason Lockwood Benefit. FREE entry however donations are encouraged. The lineup includes Jason's band VOA (Voice Of Addiction), Slaves To The Pavement, She Likes Todd and Deyv Dee performing

Dec 21:
The Coffee Grounds (Terre Haute, IN) – Papa J Otis performs

Tonic Room – Spare Parts with Digeometric, Spread and Kobrakai

Rockford, IL – V Is For Villains will be appearing at Anime Apocalypse

SubT – Red Novella rocks the stage

Touche - It's The End of The World And I Feel Rad!!! event

Dec 22:
The House CafĂ© (DeKalb, IL) – it’s the 2nd Annual Brage Holiday Bash

House of Blues (Chicago) – Lovehammers rock this All Ages show

Quenchers Saloon - it's the XXX-Mas show featuring The Polkaholics and Pervisions

Reggie's - it's the 15th Annual Macabre's Holiday of Horror 2012! The lineup features Macabre, Avernus (reunion show), Stone Magnum and Jar D'Loose

Dec 27:
Underground Wonder Bar - party and dance to Afrobeat jam-funk, blogspot readers, featuring Jugo De Mango, Esso and Vivian Garcia at this World Wonder event

Dec 28:
Symphony Center – 20 Years Young: Midwest Young Artists Concert in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association

Double Door – HTC presents: Pre-New Year’s Hip Hop Party with Special Guests TBA
8p / $20

Dec 29:
Double Door – The Giving Tree Band along with The Shams Band and Ed Anderson will be performing
9p / $12

Dec 31
Empty Bottle – Marked Men with Bad Sports, Mucca Pazza, White Mystery and Jon Drake & The Shakes
Tickets on sale now

Mayne Stage – JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound
For tickets and information, visit

House Of Blues (Chicago) – Full sets by Third Eye Blind and Mutemath
Tickets on sale now

Fitz’s Spare Keys – get sauced with The Hot Sauce Committee with special guest DJ

Cobra Lounge – Riot Fest & Cobra Lounge presents: Naked Raygun & The Dwarves at this New Year’s Eve party

Double Door - Rockabilly Queen, Wanda Jackson, will be ringing in the new year with her performance here featuring Soul Summit DJs Dave Mata and Duke Grip spinning house music
$55 (General Admission) / $100 (host bar tickets) - both include midnight champagne toast
For more information, visit

The Castle (632 N. Dearborn, Chicago) - check out this legendary artist, Paul Oakenfold rockin' the New Year at Chicago's finest megaclub - The Castle. Join over 3,000 party goers in four different rooms of music with a 4 hour open bar, interactive countdown, midnight champagne toast and more!

Look for updates as more New Year's Eve parties are announced!

Until next time, support your local scene,

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