Tuesday, March 26, 2013

April 2013

No foolin' you, blogspot readers!

April is here and so is SouthSide's (and HRH's) birthday along with the showers, tax deadlines and Administrative Professional Day. Oh yeah, don't forget to hug Mother Nature during Earth Day and plant a tree on Arbor Day. In the meantime, this reviewer highly recommends attending one (or more) of these events  rockin' the local scene ...near and far.

Please remember all shows are 21+ unless duly noted.

Every Saturday starting April 6 thru April 20, Jesse Charbonier will be performing live at the legendary Coq d’Or (located inside The Drake Hotel) with Adrian Joel Ruiz on piano and Alex Feldman on Bass as this jazz singer croons some your favorites (and not so famous) classic tunes by Chet Baker, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra and more ...even some blues, Latin standards and Elvis too. 
NO Cover or reservations / 9p to 1a / it's all ages as long as those under 21 sit at the tables.

April 1:
Cobra Lounge – Unholy Empire presents Everything Went Black, So Many Ways, Genus and Arbogast rockin’ the stage at this West Loop venue

Hard Rock Café – Patti Rain will be part of the Rising Star Showcase presented by Michael Riser
Empty Bottle – Detective will be performing live here along with Walking Bicycles and Art Decade
SouthSide will be attending

April 2:
Empty Bottle – check out Ducktails, Monopoly Child Star Searchers and Pet Lions rockin’ the lineup
Schubas – there will be some magic in the air when Magicks, Different Sleep and Sunny Shadows rock the stage
18+ / $8 adv / $10 dos

Logan Theater - so ya ...thought ya might like to go to the show ...well, SouthSide will be as she attends the CIMM Fest's April Do312 Meet Up with the screening of Pink Floyd's The Wall (how cool is that!?) featuring DJ sets by Edward (from Mazes and 1900) and Elia (from Scotland Yard Gospel Choir)

April 3:
Smartbar (Metro) -  check out the new weekly club night known as MACHINA with DJ Scary Lady Sarah
10p / NO COVER

Logan Theater - Wednesday Rewind presents Liquid Sky
$3 / 10:30p

April 4:
Koval Distillery (5121 N. Ravenswood) – take part in one of two special tours and tastings benefitting Rock For Kids. Enjoy a guided tour of Chicago’s first craft distillery since Prohibition as well as learn the distilling process for Koval’s handcrafted whiskey, vodka and liqueurs brandy.
100% of ticket sales and 10% of Koval sales will benefit Rock For Kids
$20 (tickets can be purchased at the door)
Tour spots are limited – reserved online in advance:

Subterranean – it’s the AEMMP Record Show featuring Apollo House, Audiences, American Wolf and Fox the Cat

Harte Saloon (Evergreen Park, IL) – Digeometric will be performing at Harte’s every first Thursday of the month that will feature two long sets of musical bliss

Mogger’s Brewery (Terre Haute, IN) – first of Papa J Otis’ monthly shows happening every 1st Thursday
Beat Kitchen -  Counterfeit along with Thee Arthur Lane and Roach Beach will be performing here

JD Muggs (Addison, IL) – The Fuckers will be rockin’ the stage
All Ages

Cubby Bear (Wrigleyville) - it's the Joe Marcinek Band's CD release show

Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1 (New York, NY) - check out Jamie Kent performing live here

MID - Grammy Award winning producer Mark Ronson will be doing a rare DJ set with Zebo, Gus Karas, DJ Gordo and Torio.
Free before 11:30p with rsvp at http://www.clubtix.com

April 5:
Reggie’s – check out Makeshift Prodigy sharing the stage with Comasoft, Mighty Fox, The Bright White and Ship Captain Crew.
17+ show
SouthSide and guest will be attending

Goose Island – check out JIP rockin’ the stage here

Red Line Tap – Chris and Dave of Cornmeal with special guest Dog1 will be performing on stage
$5 adv / $7 dos

Subterranean – it’s Giant, Bailiff and Panther Style rockin’ the stage at this Wicker Park venue
For tickets, visit http://www.ticketweb.com

Congress Theater – Riot Fest presents Bad Religion, Against Me!, and Polar Bear Club
All Ages / 6:30p doors

Marytrs – party with the Polkaholics as they open for March Fourth Marching Band

Bottom Lounge – I:Scintilla will be sharing the stage with Go Fight in this dual CD release party featuring Echodroides and Mend
17+ / $7 adv / $10 dos

Castle (formerly known as Excalibur) – Markus Schulz will be performing live here

Double Door – it’s the Rock and Wrestling Rebellion featuring a blend of burlesque, pro wrestling, live bands comedy, street art and more ...with Brutus the Barber Beefcake, Mr. 450, Ruff Crossing, El Chivas Blanco, Rinaldo Piven, Grin and The Ringmaster, Expired Empire, Simple Simon, and DJ Todd Anthony

Beat Kitchen – Bassel & the Supernaturals will be sharing the stage with Red Green, Brother Ember and The Skinny

MID – it’s MAYHEM featuring Moon Boots with Zebot and Gemini Club (DJ set)
FREE with rsvp at http://www.clubtix.com

Hard Rock Café Foxwoods (Ledyard Center, CT) – Joe Taylor will be performing live with his band featuring Sergio Ortega on guitar and backing vocals, Tony Tino on bass and Chris Infusino on drums

27 Live (Evanston, IL) – Every first Friday is Evanston’s Punk Rock Night presented by Wrecking Ball Production featuring The Mizzerables, The Cathy Santonies and Comman Control
$5 / 18+ / 8p

Shooters (Logansport, IN) – check out Voice of Addiction rockin’ the stage with Bo Jackson 5, Crosstown Collision and Bela Blacncato

Antone’s (Austin, TX) – it’s Confusapalooza 2013 featuring White Ghost Shivers, Whiskey Shivers, Clyde & Clem’s Whiskey Business, Whiskey Folk Ramblers, Ghost Wolves
$10 adv

Ye Olde Town Inn – check out Waxwork, Count Rugen and An Acoustic Machine at this venue

Durty Nellie's (Palatine, IL) - it's Durty Nellie's 10th anniversary and Workout Music along with Lucky Boys Confusion are rockin' the party!
FREE show - for tickets visit http://www.facebook.com/dnellies
April 6:
Ultra Lounge – Jack Rabbit, Hero Monster Zero, The Middle City Sound and Magatha Trystry will be performing live here
$5 adv / $7 dos

House of Blues (Chicago) – Modestep 
Tickets on sale now at http://www.clubtix.com

Kryptonite (Rockford, IL) – The Handcuffs will be partying live her with Susie Q

The Southgate House Revival (Newport, KY) – check out Vintage Blue performing live here
Another Hole in the Wall – check out Wrath, Big Nasty Kiss, Denial Machine and Before Dishonor 
All Ages

Now That’s Class (Cleveland, OH) – check out Voice of Addiction sharing the stage with Hot Ham and Cheese, Lorain Skum and Balloon Knot
18+ / FREE

Castle - Yelp Chicago's Elemental Experience celebrating the basic elements - Earth, Wind, Fire and Water! The event will feature Gemini Club doing DJ set and array of food, drinks and more by some of Chicago's best such as Koi, Jaafer Sweets, Peckish, RA Sushi, Moskato Lite, Olive Winery, Tito's Homemade Vodka, Action Booth to name a few.
Event is FREE (RSVP on http://www.yelp.com) with a $10 suggested donation with all proceeds going to Alumni for Public Schools and Delete Blood Cancer

The Parlor Room (Northampton, MA) - it's an acoustic Jamie Kent show at 7p and then an electric show at 9p

April 7:
Grant Park (Chicago) – Irish eyes are still smiling at the Shamrock Shuffle. For more information, visit http://www.shamrockshuffle.com.

April 8:
Cobra Lounge – Unholy Empire and Cobra Lounge present Air Raid, Hammerfight, Armored Assult and Miles From Exile rockin’ the stage
$5 / 8p

Empty Bottle – DJ Scary Lady Sarah along with Implodes, Population and Acteurs will be performing here

The Whistler – CHIRP (Chicago Independent Radio Project) will be having a benefit featuring live performances by the Hemmingbirds with Brooklyn act Les Racquet. There will be raffles and prizes – all proceeds going to CHIRP

April 9:
Underground Wonder Bar – France Jean-Baptiste and her Sexy Menz return to the stage

April 10:
Murphy’s Pub (Forest Park, IL) – check out Green Jello’s “Punk Rock Puppet Show” tour 2013 for an intimate show
$10 adv / $12 dos

April 11:
Liars Club – check out Blastoff rockin’ the stage here

Red Line Tap – Fred Eaglesmith and the Treaveling Steam show with James Curley
$15 adv / $20 dos

Elbo Room - Without Return will be performing here

Liar's Club - Blastoff, Napervillain, MILFs and The Likelihood will be performing live here
$5 donation or buy the band's drinks

April 12:
Swerp Mansion – check out Loma Prieta, Sin Orden, Itto and Droughts
$5 donation / “no booze, no drugs, no jerks” allowed

Double Door – The Chicago Outfit Roller Derby presents Spaghetti Wrestling. This roller derby team is hosting the event to raise money for their upcoming season as well as collecting non-perishable donations for the Chicago Food Bank
$7 adv / $10 dos

Hard Rock Café – Common Shiner will be sharing the stage with Cobalt & the Hired Guns, A Band Called Catch and The Empty Pockets

Penny Road Pub (Barrington, IL) – Cream fans attend this Badge show featuring Rebel and Goin South

Red Line Tap – Sara Hickman with Urban Twang and Christina Trulio will be performing live
$7 adv / $19 dos

Ebenezers Coffehouse (Washington D.C.) – check out Rachel Levitin with Mike Mangione & The Union

The Shrine - Raekwon with Guilty Simpson and MC ADad performing live

Congress Theater - Alesso with Adventure Club and Don Dada will be performing live here
For tickets, visit http://www.clubtix.com

The Sinclair (Cambridge, MA) - it's an acoustic duo show featuring Jamie Kent and Marc Broussard

Chris' Northland Tavern and Grill - it's SHIMMER! Shine along with the other Chi Gazers while dancing to shoegaze and dreampop with Scary Lady Sarah and Philly Peroxide
$5 / 9p
April 13:
Hard Rock Café – it’s the Warner Brothers iShowcase Music Event featuring Rebelmann in the lineup

Lakeshore Lanes (Michigan City, IN) – The Last Chance Boyz, No Shelter and Dirt Eater will be performing live here
$5 / sorry 21+ show and must show I.D. to enter

Subterranean - check out Blue Eyed Jesus rockin' the stage here

Goose Island Wrigleyville - swizzlesteve.com presents Gurg featuring Wook with Funbrella, Giants In La Mancha and DJ Funktopus
$5 presale tix / $8 dos

April 14:
Empty Bottle – Writer’s House Book Fair meets here featuring Mr. Mayor and The Highballers and Warm Bones
FREE with rsvp or $5 / 2p

April 15:
Dirtroom (Double Door) – attend the Dirtroom Comedy show Jon Griffin’s “Hilarity Will Hit Your Ear Tonight” featuring Danny Kallas, Emily Lake, Danny Black, Brandon Ruiz, David Michaels, Lindsay Adams and David Franks
$5 / 8:30p

April 16:
Dirtroom (Double Door) – Kobanes, Vatican Junkies and Pearl Driver rockin’ the lineup

Reggie’s – check out Butterclock, Teen Witch, Magicks, Shuteye and Moon River in this hot lineup
17+ / $10 adv / $13 dos

April 17:
Gallery Cabaret – JD 3 along with Al Brookside and Angles and Fuselage will be performing here

Tonic Room – check out Four Star Brass Band rockin’ this Lincoln Park venue

April 18:
Shakori Hills Community Arts Center (Pitsboro, North Carolina) – it’s the Spring Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music & Dance which will feature more than 50 bands and performers on 2 stages, a large dance tent and an intimate cabaret tent with local crafts, food and various activities for kids. Donna the Buffalo along with Big Fat Gap, Keller Willaims and The Travelin’ McCourys, Solas, The Horse Flies, John Brown’s Body, The Beast and Big Band (featuring Yomira John) and many, many more in the lineup.
For more information, visit http://www.shakorihillsgrassroots.org.

115 Bourbon Street (Merrionette Park, IL) – get sauced with The Hot Sauce Committee

World Cafe Live downstairs (Philadelphia, PA) - it's an acoustic show featuring Jamie Kent with Marc Broussard

April 19:
Bada Brew (Crest Hill, IL) – check out Wayward, Eye Empire, A.D.D. and Emperors Elephants rockin the stage
$10 adv

Empty Botle – it’s the Windy City Soul Club

Elbo Room – celebrate Wag’s birthday with him during a special performance

April 20:
House of Blues (Chicago) – Northern Borders Tour featuring Bonobo and Shigeto
Tickets on sale now at http://www.clubtix.com

Lizard’s Liquid Lounge – attend The Unknown Pleasures with Planet Claire
Drink specials / Food / never a cover – come and celebrate 5 years

April 21:
SouthSide’s birthday

April 24:
TAC’s Lounge (5114 S. Prairie) – Pastor Funkpleez and his band The Pulpit Players make their debut performance of a solid mix featuring funk soul and house music. 
No cover / early arrival is suggested

April 26 & 27:
Empty Bottle – Killing Joke with Czar will be performing two sold out shows HOWEVER there will be limited number of tickets available at the door when Empty Bottle opens – first come, first serve

April 26:
Heaven Gallery – attend a concert showcasing some of Chicago’s best musicians Brandon Acker, Eliza Bangert, Michael Chatara-Morse, Ben McGunn, Brad Conroy, Karen Kulzer and more.
$10 suggested donation at door

Double Door – Soul Summit presents Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics plus Soul Summit DJs – DJ Dave Mata, Duke Grip and Sloppy White

The MID – Ghosthouse’s “Deep V” album release party with Porn & Chicken Dance Party, Zebo, DJ LA *Jesus and Sam Padrul

Red Line Tap – check out Marizen’s acoustic show during International Pop Overthrow

27 Live (Evanston, IL) - The Handcuffs will be opening for Legs McNeil with Black Laces
$6 adv on http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/239439

April 27:
Soldier Field – it’s the 2013 American Cancer Society Walk & Roll Chicago ...please help create more birthdays! There are three ways to participate – 5k walk, 10k skate or 15k bike – individual or teams
For more information, visit http://www.walkroll.org

Yosemite Lanes (Modesto, CA) – KLANK will be performing live here

Double Door – celebrate Shoeshine Boy’s 13 Anniversary featuring Workout Music, Vintage Blue, Farraday and Chris Buehrle Band
$10 adv / $12 dos

Metro – come join the other fashionable creatures of the Nocturna crowd ...be one of them, a true hipster while dancing to the best of the highly requested-driven music (current and classic) goth, industrial, shoegaze, ethereal and more til sunrise (dawn). 
$10 / 18+ / 11:30p
Also, SouthSide will be officially celebrating her birthday here.

Look for updates in a future calendar blog...

Until next time, support your local scene,

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