Monday, January 28, 2013

February 2013 part 2

Hey, blogspot readers, here are MORE exciting shows/events happening locally and elsewhere during the month of February. Please note: all shows are 21+ unless stated otherwise.

Daniel Knox has a Hideout residency (every Tuesday night) during the month of February. The first 3 nights, he and the band will be performing the Disaster Trilogy in its entirety – Disaster, Evryman For Himself and the un-recorded Chasescene. For his Feb 26 show, he’ll present music set to projection along with photographer John Atwood.
All shows are $5 / 9p

Feb 1:
The Burlington Bar – Made By Man, Bring Your Ray Gun , Boy Blue and Worrier will be rockin’ the stage

MultiKulti – it’s the Flabby Dabba Doo Album Release party!

Feb 2:
Q-Bar (Darien, IL) – Chicago’s only tribute band to UFO, Strangers will be rockin’ the stage here performing songs off albums Obsession, Lights Out, Strangers in the Night, Walk on Water, Force It, Phenomenon and No Heavy Petting

House of Blues – Papadosio brings their The Future Forest Tour to the stage

Feb 5:
Preservation Club (Knoxville, TN) – it’s Skytown Riot vs The Blue Heavy duking it out in this unique $3000 Scruffy City Band Eat Band competition. Good luck, guys!

Feb 7:
Beat Kitchen - It’s Tomilinson’s Half Birthday show in which the band, Cobalt and The Hired Guns will be debuting new songs too. The lineup also features Jessie Torrisi & the Please Please Me and Witchfeet

Double Door – Jack Rabbit will be joining the lineup that features Private Instigators

The Burlington – Pre-Valentine’s Day fun, music and love featuring El Mejor, The Particulars and Jan King & Medicine Ball rockin’ the stage

Martyrs’ – The Brooklyn band Miss Tess & The Talkbacks will be performing here

Township – The King of Power Pop, Paul Collins along with Little Boy Jr, Blizzard Babies and Scoundrel will be rockin’ the stage

Feb 8 & 9:
House of Blues – React Presents welcome the return of England’s aggressive dubstep electro producer – Feed Me along with his production With Teeth and Estonia’s Mord Fustang
17+ / visit for tickets

Feb 8:
Wise Fool Pub – it’s the Bad Bad Meow Takeover featuring Kez Ban and Teenage Rage

Lee Street Games & Sports Bar Inc (Des Plaines, IL) – Cream fans check Badge as they rock the stage with an ALL Cream 3-set show!

Chris Northland Tavern & Grill – SHIMMER while shining and dancing to Shoegaze and Dreampop with Scary Lady Sarah and Philly Peroxide
FREE (before 10p) / $5 afterwards until 2a

Whites Bar (Saginaw, MI) – check out Mason’s Case before the band leaves for tour in March

Bird’s Nest – check out Steph & 7 Cents along with Apollo House, John Scarpelli and Zach Wcislo performing on stage

Feb 9:
Congress Theatre – Coheed, Cambria, BTBAM and Russian Circles will be illuminating and rockin’ this ALL AGES show

Bungalow Joe’s (Hanover Park, IL) – Hellwagen will be rockin’ the stage here

Vibe at 1935 (Highland Park, IL) – Borrowed Time celebrates the band’s first jam of 2013

Jerry’s Wicker Park – it’s a special birthday celebration for the legendary Bob Marley featuring live reggae by Rasta Kelly and the Mix with Rad Brian and DJ Papa G

Feb 13:
SPACE (Evanston, IL) – Aryk Crowder opens for national touring artist/guitarist Joe Robinson
tickets are $10 - $18 / visit

Kaufman Center (New York) – featured debate of the month by Intelligence Squared – Should we prohibit genetically engineered babies? 
Imagine a world like the movie Gattaca (starring Jude Law, Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman) where kids are designed to be and grow up genetically free of diseases and parents get to control their son’s or daughter’s height, eye color and intelligence. The reality of that particular movie happening now is closer than you think. Choose your side and cast your vote online.
For: Sheldon Krimsky and Lord Robert Winston
Against: Nita Farahany and Lee Silver
visit for tickets

Feb 14:
Logan Square Auditorium – it’s the Chicago Reader’s 4th Annual Anti-Valentine’s Day Party featuring The Hood Internet, Fly Honeys, Words from Our Loves, Words from Our Exes and Tess from Slo’ Mo

Empty Bottle – it’s Handlebar Tin Year Anniversary Party featuring Pink Frost, The Runnies, Touched by Ghoul, Melina Ausikatis, and Old Black & Blue Eyes with Gel Set DJ
FREE with rvsp (sorry individual rsvp’s only NO plus 1’s) / $8 without rsvp

Feb 15:
The Mutiny – Queer Fest America Benefits Broadway Youth Center’s Education Department. Offering a safe place for LGBTQA and/or youth experiencing housing instability from the ages of 12 – 24 years old, this event will help BYC’s educational department. Attendees are asked to bring backpacks, school supplies, pens, pencils, etc. There will be music performances by queer hip hop/rapper Ripparchie, Cold Country Salty Peters, Kez Ban and the acclaimed LGBTQ artist Tony Jones

The Frequency (Madison, WI) – it’s the Local Love Fest 2013 where Venus In Furs will be rockin’ the stage during the 1st night of this 3rd annual event. It also features other local artists including a reunion set from Way Off The Horse. The first 100 people at the door will receive a copy of this year’s limited edition Local Love Fest Mix Tape

Nite Cap – it’s the Voodoo Queen (aka Yvonne Loveland) / Jeff Iverson’s (of Spinning Red) Birthday Bash featuring Angry Mixtape, Lye, Sinister Fate, Spinning Red, Deadman’s Hand and Today’s Wreckage

Joe’s Bar – The Casey Donahew Band will be performing here
$10 / 8:30p showtime

Metro – it’s Nocturna’s annual New Loves & Broken Hearts Ball featuring request-driven music (current and classic) from industrial and post-punk to ethereal and more. Plus there will be a fashion show at 1a and The Artifixer selling corsetry and other fine steampunk artifacts
18+ / 11:30p til 4a / $10

Feb 16:
Red Line Tap – 312 Presents Nora Jane Struthers of Barefoot with the Mike Meo Trio and Mad Bread
$7 adv / $10 dos

Fitz’s Spare Keys – it’s the 7th Annual Drunky Monkey Pub Crawl

Feb 17:
SPACE (Evanston, IL) – Emily Hurd introduces her new band, Stone Blood Valentine, at this record release brunch party
Tickets are $12 adv / $15 dos / $22 for reserved seating

Portage Theatre – there’s a screening for Julia’s Smile (a film by Eric Mattson)
doors – 4p / showtime – 5p / PG-13 with a runtime 80 mins / $5

Feb 18:
Boiler Room – it’s Local Focus Film Festival. Enter your film and/or video at

Feb 19:
Double Door – check out Chicago Music Magazine’s Spotlight/Local Pulse Monthly Music Industry Showcase! “...putting together lineups that [CMM] believe are some of the best emerging talent from Chicago and around the world...” this month’s lineup features A Friend Called Fire, Hypodrive and Ozwald Bozwald (both from NY), and Boots With Spurs 
$7 adv (go to for tickets) / $10 dos

Feb 20:
Double Door – Social Focus returns to the stage opening for A Man Called Noon’s CD Release show

Feb 21:
SPACE (Evanston, IL) – New Orleans Suspects featuring members of legendary touring acts The Racliators, The Neville Bros and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band performing live on stage at this ALL AGES show
7:30p / tickets: $12 - $24

Feb 22:
Township – Ormen Lange, An Aesthetic Anaesthetic, Droughts and Zaius will be performing here

Feb 23:
Goose Island Brew Pub Wrigleyville – check out this lineup featuring Walking Shadows, Counting 10, Apollo House and The Pipe Dreams
$8 dos / $5 pre-sale

Feb 24:
Fitzgerald’s (Berwyn) – it’s the Sixth Annual After Brunch Bash featuring music and family barn dancing performances by country/swing group The Teflons and bluegrass outfit Sunnyside Up

Until next time, support your local scene,

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