Wednesday, January 23, 2013

February 2013

Hey, blogspot readers, still snowless in Chicago as we quickly approach February! Besides being the shortest month out of the year featuring Mardi Gras debauchery, (anti) Valentines romance and President's Day, there are plenty of shows you should check out around Chicago or even as far away as Australia. Please note: all shows are 21+ unless stated otherwise.

Every Wednesday during this month at Elbo Room – it’s the FREE local showcase

Feb 1:
Metro – Bambi Raptor along with Mike Golden & Friends, Katz Company, The Ivorys and Blood Red Boots will be rockin’ the stage.
18+ / $6 adv ($10 dos)

Shrine – Shabazz Palaces, Illuminati Congo and Morris are scheduled to perform

Mackey’s Hideout – Joe Marcinek Band featuring Mattas and Janis of Family Groove Company will be here

SubT (Subterranean) – Private Instigators will be rockin’ the stage

Jackpot Music Hall (Lawrence, KS) – Illphonics along with Scripts-n-Screwz and the Phantom will be rockin’ the stage
18+ / $5

Elbo Room – Sonic Pistol returns to rock you face off along with Funbrella and Lighten Up!

Greenhouse Theater – The Kiss Kiss Cabaret 2nd Anniversary show (and also Ramona Mourir’s birthday too). This event hosted by Max & Les Flattery will be celebrating 2 years of wild burlesque and crazed vaudeville entertainment

Feb 2:
The Blue Fugue – Illphonics will be here along with another band tba later

The 5 Spot (Nashville, TN) – check out The Bright White’s live performance here

Goose Island Wrigleyville – it’s a Hero Monster Zero Birthday BYOB* Party! Celebrate with Andy and Chris as they turn 28 rockin’ with Local Motive, The Cooks and Sweet Diezel Jenkins featuring DJ Funktopus
*Bring Your Own Ballons

Schuba’s Tavern – Common Shiner will be celebrating the release of Before They Sold Out (part 2) album featuring The Pomegranates

Ultra Lounge – Groundhog Day Deja 2 featuring Stoplight Jones, Jet W Lee and Big Black Bird

Fitz’s Spare Keys – Stubhy and Adam of Lucky Boys Confusion will be performing

Cobra Lounge – Sexy Baby Record’s presents Vindictives Bible School, Stat Dad, Modern Day Rippers, Ridgelands and Adam Widener on stage

Feb 4:
Reggie’s – The Andreas Kapsalis and Goran Ivanovic Guitar duo along with Bryan Rason

Feb 6:
Schuba’s Tavern – Filligar with Taddy Porter will be performing here

Ultra Lounge - check out Hunter Valentine, The Wanton Looks and The Cathy Santonies rockin' this Logan Square venue

Feb 7:
Double Door – check The Private Instigators at this show

Feb 8:
Ultra Lounge – check out What It Do! performing live

Apollo Fine Arts & Entertainment Centre (Peoria, IL) – The Great I Am’s CD Release party featuring Ahmadahere
$15 (admission includes free album download – save Apollo tix for admission to after party at Shifters)

Underground Wonder Bar – check out the France Jean-Baptiste & the Sexy Menz reunion show

Feb 9:
Live Wire Lounge – A.S.S., Radio Creeps, Praise The Fallen, Severed Tether (and 1 more band TBA) will be rockin’ the stage

Young Avenue Deli (Memphis, TN) – The Great Barrier Reefs along with Kaleidophonix will be rockin’ the stage here

Record Bar (Wesport, KS) – Alice Sweet Alice, Alice 102 and Kansas City Local Artists present ASA Masquerade – Mardi Gras 2013! Attendees are encouraged to come with masks and/or costumed attire. Music lineup features Mad Libby, The Clementines. Red Velvet Crush, Molly Picture Club and of course, Alice Sweet Alice
$8 adv / $10 @ dos
Visit for more information

Red Line Tap – God Bullies front man Mike Hard along with Rollo Tomasi and the Polymer Twins will be performing live here

Feb 10:
Ravinia (at Bennett Gordon Hall) – it’s the 6th Annual Discover National Chamber Music Competition. This event is designed to provide an educational as well as competitive experience for pre-college chamber ensembles in 12th grade and younger.
Visit or email - if you have any questions

Feb 11 & 12:
Elbo Room – KMA Management presents Battle of the Bands to SXSW in Austin, TX

Feb 13:
United Center - attention all little monsters, Mother Monster aka Lady Gaga will be bringing her Monster Ball here for two sold out shows starting tonight.

Feb 14:
Liar’s Club – it’s the Anti-VD show featuring Napervillains, MILFs, Underground Day 1 and Panzer live on stage

Feb 15:
Nowhere Bar and Terrapin Brewing Co (Athens, GA) – Great Barrier Reefs returns for an Athens double banger! First at Terrapin Brewing Co from 5:30p – 7:30p and then at Nowhere Bar 10p until ?
NO COVER both shows

River Rockhouse – Spyderbone featuring Sparkplug Assassins, Stonewave and Simple Simon on stage

Elbo Room – Peter Terry & The City Profits, Kelsey Montanez, Trainwreck Symphony and Sean Magwire

Martyrs’ – Steak House Mints will be celebrating the release of their album – Love Songs for Prostitutes featuring Paper Thick Walls and Leslie Hunt in the lineup

Feb 16:
Cubby Bear (Wrigleyville location) – work up a sweat with Workout Music and Energy Commission featuring Kairus Down and Twilight & the Sound
$5 presale

TBA – V is for Valentines featuring V Is For Villains and Hayley Jane (burlesque dancer)
$10 dos / $16 for couples

The Portage Theater – Winter Peace Festival featuring Family Groove Co and Drugula

Arcada Theatre – The Guess Who live on stage performing hits like “American Woman”, “These Eyes” and “Share The Land"
Visit for more information

Feb 17:
East Peoria Event Center – Cabin Fever Indoor Camping & Music Festival. This 30+ hrs of music, 3 days and 2 stage event runs from Feb 15 – 17 featuring food, camping (indoor and HEATED) and fun but The Great I Am rocks the stage on Feb 17
Visit for tickets and lineup details

Feb 18 & 19:
Elbo Room – KMA Management presents Battle of the Bands to SXSW in Austin, TX

Feb 21:
Elbo Room – Blue Eyed Jesus along with Carsick Radio, Kickaways, Thaddeus Pine and The Sound Check will be here

The Southern (1840 W North Ave) – it’s the Bourbon Dinner! Experience a sampling of rare bourbons paired with tasty southern bites as well as learn about the exclusive whiskeys from expert Armando Zapata. Purchase ticket to reserve your seat.
$45 includes tax and gratuity

Feb 22:
Elbo Room – It’s the Michael Laechel and Bob Erl show! Also performing Kelroy with Call Me King, Sean Magwire and The Strongest Swimmers

Des Plaines Theatre – it’s the Winter Wreckoning

Amplyfi (Los Angeles, CA) – check out Vanattica rockin’ the stage with Reverse Order
AA / 7p

Feb 23:
Chris Club (Vallejo, CA) – check out KLANK, The Bastard Makers, Trainwrecked and Zeroclient rockin’ hard on stage

Double Door – Bickhamstock 5 featuring Cheer Up Mooncat, Little Boy Jr, Mugwump Specific, The Uglies and Cousin with a special acoustic performances by Frank Maloney

Elbo Room – Illphonics along with The Old Comiskeys, The Trouble!, Back Alley Riot and Jordan-Morgan Lansdowne will be performing

Goose Island Wrigleyville – Free Spirited’s First showcase

Feb 25 & 26:
Elbo Room – KMA Management presents Battle of the Bands to SXSW in Austin, TX

Feb 26:
The Wall (Sydney, Australia) – Blood On The Dance Floor will be rockin’ this ALL AGES show

Reggie’s Music Joint – Magatha Trysty opens for the legendary Mr. Blotto

Feb 28:
Phoenix Youth (Melbourne, Australia) – Blood On The Dance Floor will be here rockin’ this ALL AGES show

Will update this blog as more shows/events are sent to SouthSide to post, blogspot readers.

Until next time, support your local scene,

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