Friday, December 21, 2012

Dec 2012 / Jan 2013

Hey, blogspot readers, having survived the Mayan Doomsday “It’s The End of the World” predictions, it’s time to rock out 2012 with a BANG and welcome 2013! The following are shows happening around Chicago as well as other places including a few occurring during the final days of December.

Please note: all shows are 21+ unless stated otherwise.

Dec 28:
Metro – it’s the final Nocturna of 2012! Come out fashionably dressed ...and dance to the best of underground shoegaze, industrial, post-industrial and more music.

Reggie’s Rock Club – Makeshift Prodigy along with William Beckett will performing on stage. In Jan, Makeshift Prodigy will be touring with The Almost and All Get Out along the east coast. Visit for tour information and more.

Elbo Room – Check out The Private Instigators’ Peep Through The Keyhole show

Dec 29:
Bottom Lounge – Chicago Music Magazine and Local Music Revolution presents The Holiday Rock Show featuring Trainwreck Symphony

The MID – React & The MID present the Aussie twins NERVO returning to Chicago along with Mid Residents Nathan Scott and Gus Karas supporting the duo. Tix available now at

Bevy – Porn and Chicken Danceparty presents Porn and Chicken’s XXX-Mas Banger!

Dec 30:
Debonair Social Club – Get your Porn and Chicken on when they present Born To Bang 2.0 party!

Neo Nightclub – attend Carnal – Harem Party

Dec 31:
White’s Bar (Saginaw, MI) – The Banana Convention will be ringing in 2013 but not in a dressy style but in comfort! So break out your favorite PJs at The Banana Convention New Year’s Eve Pajama Party! Plus the band will be premiering a new video – Safe and Sound at midnight.
Fun begins at 9:30p

Penny Road Pub – Chicago Metal Rocks presents the “Rockford Invasion” welcoming 2013 featuring Modfire, Ominous Grey, Fists of Rage and Genus!

Vic Theatre – The Lee Boys will be opening for Leftover Salmon. Tickets are $39 / 18+ show / 9p

Fitz’s Spare Keys – Get your 2013 sauced with The Hot Sauce Committee featuring DJ Jimmy!

Elbo Room – Don’t Speak (No Doubt tribute band) and From Chaos (311 tribute band) will be rockin’ in 2013 at this venue
$65 (open bar with top shelf drinks included from 9p to 1a) / $75 dos

The Exit (on the 1st flr)– rock out your 2012 with Masters of Reality (Black Sabbath tribute), The Snake Oil Salesmen, QuiJote, Danny Boy, Stavros and Adam Black

evilOlive – Porn and Chicken will be rockin’ in 2013 with its NYE 2013 Banger!

Neo Nightclub – spend your New Year’s Eve with RazerX and Jeff Moyer

Every Wednesday at Elbo Room, check out FREE Local Music Showcase featuring Snap Johnson, Eric Quigley, Hotels on Mars, Shareef Ali on Jan 2nd

Jan 3:
Reggie’s Rock Club – Check out Bulletboys, Stone Senate, Vawter, Esh and Ravoma rockin’ this stage

Jan 4:
Lincoln Hall – Todd Kessler and New Folk will be opening for Vintage Blue. Also Todd will be hosting a month-long residency at Uncommon Ground (Clark St location) featuring special guests such as Tom Schraeder (on Jan 9th) and The Lims (Jan 23rd)

Martyrs’ – The Elements of Style featuring Jet W Lee and Josh Catalano will be performing on stage.

Double Door – The Energy Commission will be rockin’ the stage at this venue

Ultra Lounge (basement) - Worship Chicago presents RITUAL with Glass Teeth

Schuba’s Tavern – The Penthouse Sweets will be featured at their “It’s Fine It’s Fine It’s Fine” album release show along with The Safes and Warm Ones

Pianos (New York City) - Moon Furies, Everest Cafe, Basement Batman and Stone Cold Fox will be performing on stage here.

Four Points Sheraton - V Is For Villains will be at AnimeZAP! 2013

Jan 5:
Small’s (Hamtramck, MI) – The Banana Convention party rolls to this venue.

Cobra Lounge – RIOT Fest presents Dead Ending performing on stage.

Lincoln Hall – Terrible Spaceship’s CD/DVD release of Invaders 1938 happens here.

Underground Wonder Bar – SMU presents Fusion Intrusion featuring Fibonacci, Catfish and Dogstars, Digeometric and DFM

Subterranean – rock the new year with Mason’s Case at this venue.

Elbo Room - check out The Studs, The Frantic, The Ridgeland, Breaktime with Breakpoint, The Apuli Brothers rockin' the stage here.

Jan 9:
Oakford Social (Reading, UK) - FEUD will be rockin' the stage.

O'Brien's Pub - HEKTIK SOUND

Jan 11:
Metro – Sons of the Silent Age featuring Chris Connelly, Matt Walker and Shirley Manson will be performing along with Waco Brothers and Death on the Autobahn

The Burlington - it's a Chicago Punk show featuring Still Alive, Break The Cycle, Voice of Addiction and EZ Kebage

Double Door - check out The Real Jane Martin along with Trick Shooter Social Club will be performing
$10 ($7 presale tickets)

Jan 12:
Club Fever (inside Green Room located at South Bend, IN) – DEADNATION, KOR and Radio Creeps will be rockin’ this show
$5 cover / 10p

Double Door - The Locals along with Remember Whens, Last Years Winners and Nina Ferraro will be rockin' the stage. Grab a flyer at to get in for $5!

Red Line Tap - Husker Du's Grant Hart with Ripley Caine and Jeremiah Webb

Jan 15:
Double Door – It’s the Augustana Acoustic tour.

Jan 16:
SubT (aka Subterranean) – get your funky groove on with Room 11 performing on stage

Jan 17:
Double Door – It’s the annual The Waka Winter Classic. Visit for more details and ticket information.

Jan 18:
Mayne Stage – Jess Godwin along special guests Matt Ryd and April Henry will be performing an ALL-AGES show.
AA / $10 / 8p

Liar’s Club – spend an evening with The Cure and Joy Division tributes!

Jan 19:
Red Line Tap – Sam Llanas (formerly of The Bodeans) will be performing on stage.

Phyllis’ Musical Lounge – Jeff Dashbach will be performing on stage

Beauty Bar – Do the Prince and Michael experience, the ultimate tribute party dedicate to the Purple One and King Of Pop featuring DJ Dave Paul (from San Francisco, CA)

Double Door - Soul Summit 3rd Year Anniversary FREE Dance Party featuring DJs Dave Mata, Sloppy White and Duke Grip.

Phyllis' Musical Inn - Jeff Daschbach is scheduled to perform here.

Jan 21:
Metro – check out Femi Kuti while he tours the US with his big band, the Positive Force. SouthSide will be reviewing.

Jan 23:
Cobra Lounge – Castle, In The Weeds, Crusader and Thunder Driver will be performing

Jan 25:
Double Door – Method Man will be rockin’ this venue!

Fitz's Spare Keys - The Scissors with August Premier are scheduled to perform here

Uncommon Ground (Wrigleyville location) - The Real Jane Martin will be performing here

Jan 26 :
Reggie’s - Devon Allman will be rockin’ the stage

The Luxe (London, UK) - FEUD will be rockin' here  

Check back for updates as more shows for Jan come to SouthSide's desk!    

Until next time, support your local scene, SouthSide

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for your feedback - SouthSide