Saturday, July 27, 2013

August 2013

It's the dog days of summer, blogspot readers, but we still have A LOT of summertime fun, music and more to go before the crisp autumn winds blow into town! From music and neighborhood festivals to touring bands and more, this town (and elsewhere) is about to explode with cool rockin' music under the hot sun. SouthSide highly suggests spending your days/nights checking out a few of these upcoming events wherever they may be. Have fun!

Please note - some events listed in this calendar blog are 21+ unless otherwise noted, blogspot readers.

Jesse Charbonier will be performing your favorite jazz classics and rarely covered tunes at the legendary Coq D'or (located inside the Drake Hotel) during the month of August on the following dates: 3, 10 and 31 (Saturdays) and 23 (Friday).
FREE / AA (as long as those younger 21 seat at the table/booths) / 9p

Aug 1:
Concord Music Hall - rock with legendary Brit post-punker Adam Ant!

Harte's Saloon (Evergreen Park, IL) - Digeometric returns to perform at this venue every 1st Thursday of the month.

Indy's Jukebox (Indianapolis, IN) - rock with Sinister Fate featuring Bizarre Noir, Dirty and Lilith On Top.

Aug 2 - 4:
Grant Park - Lollapalooza rolls into town. Sadly, this year's run has sold out however SouthSide highly recommends checking out her friends of Makeshift Prodigy when they perform Sunday Aug 4.
The after parties at Double Door featuring The Bright Light Social Hour and The Mowgli's (Fri) and Ghost BC (Sat) are officially sold out.

Aug 2:
Martyrs' - head on down to Honey Island Swamp as this band brings their Cane Sugar tour to Chicago.

Third Street Dive (Louisville, KY) - Sinister Fate will be rockin' the stage with Spontaneous Internal Combustion and Graphic Violence
$5 / 9p

27 Live (Evanston, IL) - The Wanton Looks, Black Actress and Big Sur

Aug 3:
Flat Iron Park (Lake Geneva, WI) - Lynch will be rockin' the stage at Lake Geneva's Rock Fest For Love Inc. which will also feature performances by Veilside, TOFOYA's Lost Boyzz, House of Holland, B'zz and more.
There's no cover for this event HOWEVER buy a "Love Inc" t-shirt to help support this local family charity.

Shrunken Head (Columbus, OH) - Sinister Fate along with Staggered Hope and another band to be announced will be rockin' your face here.
$5 / 10p

Canaryville Little League Field (455 W 45th PL) - don't fret if you couldn't snag tickets to this year's Lolla ...simply attend Ville-A-Palooza 2013! This fest will feature Eddie Tremore, John Sullivan, The Action Blast, Villains Company, Sunset Empire and many more.
11a / $10

The Burlington Bar - rock with The Manx, The Lurks and Los Muruchos

Cowboy Monkey - Missing The Point will be rockin' the stage here.

Aug 4:
Exit - rock the 2nd floor with Hot Dang and Sinister Fate
FREE / 11p

Mojoe's (Joliet, IL) - check out Davey Suicide's Hide Your Morals show featuring The Bunny The Bear and The Defiled.

Aug 7:
Empty Bottle - K. Serra's Record Release featuring Love and Radiation and When Clouds Attack with DJ sets by Magicks
$8 (or FREE with rsvp

Smartbar - it's time for MACHINA with DJ Scary Lady Sarah with special guest DJ Peroxide.

Schuba's Tavern - Sonicbids presents Todd Kessler & the New Folk with Leigh Roohan and Jeremiah Webb.
$7 / 8p

Aug 8:
HOB Voodoo Lounge (West Hollywood, CA) - check out Joe Taylor performing with his full band featuring Scott Welch on guitar, Chris Cardel on bass, Chris "Fuse" Infusion on drums.
$10 at door or / ALL AGES / 7p

Lincoln Hall - The New Diet with Mines, Wally Dogger and Broken Light
$8 adv / $10 dos / 8p

Aug 9 - 10:
Double Door - it's MOB Fest weekend featuring performances by Polarcode, Aly Jados, On Your Marx, Cobalt and the Hired Guns, Mighty Fox and more with MOBFest Music Industry panels (Saturday afternoon / $5).
$5 adv / $7dos

Aug 9 - 11:
The Dan Theatre - it's the Abbie Hoffman Died For Our Sins Theatre Festival XXV. This 25th annual performance mashup celebrates the anniversary of the Woodstock Music & Art Fair of 1969 which will feature more than 100 theatre group, bands and performers on 3 stages throughout the 3 days.
For more information and tickets, visit

Aug 9:
Elbo Room - say "Amen" when Pastor Funkpleez & the Pulpit Players rock the stage.

Aug 10:
Pick Ups Bar Inc (Lynwood, IL) - attend the 2nd annual Metal Fest which will feature live performances by Winds of Sirius, Hot Dang, Sinister Fate, Royal, Bleed For The Fallen and many more.

Red Line Tap - don't run or hide when Hero Monster Zero invades this Rogers Park venue!

Goose Island (Wrigleyville) - swizzlesteve presents Mason's Case sharing the bill with Rhombus, The Electric Habit and Arkansas Dogjaw.
$7 adv / $8 dos

Uncommon Ground (Clark Street location) - it's the Made From Scratch Kickoff Tour featuring Amy Gerhartz.
$7 / reservation for a table 1 773 929 3680

Lakeshore Lanes (Michigan City, IN) - celebrate and rock out during Jake Lawless' Last B-Day Ever featuring performances by Among The Essence, Midwest Death Squad, Bombastikon, Soy City Stranglers, Scalding Hot Acid and The Last Chance Boyzz.
$5 / 8p

Ye Olde Town Inn - it's time to Metal Up Your Ass (Metallica Tribute) with Bill Ura Dik, Withering Soul and another band to be announced.
$8 / 9p

Sunny Mt Zion M.B. Church (4855 W. Horner St) - it's a church fundraiser-BBQ-Music-Yard Sale event featuring music by Chicago Music Promotions.

Aug 11:
Double Door - check out Robbie Krieger's Jam Kitchen featuring members of The Doors and Frank Zappa Band.
8p / $20

Aug 13:
House of Blues (Chicago) - The Future Laureates will be opening for Saints of Valory and Trapdoor Social.
ALL AGES / 6:30p show start

Aug 14:
Double Door - Door No.3 presents Fabitat: Grooves featuring DJ Adam LeBlanc (of 16 Candles/Berlin) during A Night For The Westside LGBTQ Community and its supporters.
9p / FREE

Red Line Tap - it's Jackie Chain performing live here

Aug 15:
Reggie's - hey, ladies, let's show the guys how we rock during Dame-Nation V: The Journey Towards A New Beginning! This annual female-fronted hard rock event will feature 2 stages of live performances by Luna Mortis, Plague of Stars, Scarlet Canary and many more.
$10 adv for either stage / $18 for access to both

Double Door - attend V.O.A. aka Voice Of Addiction's Vinyl/CD release and Tour Kickoff show with Gunner's Daughter, Hotlips Messiah and Brick Alley Riot.
$7 / 9p

Ultra Lounge - rock out with HAVOK (from Denver, CO) when this band bring their tour to Chicago in support of new album "Unnatural Selection".

Aug 16 & 17:
Schuba's Tavern - it's a Shams Band Weekend featuring The Howlin' Brothers and Leadfoot (Friday) and Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes and Derek Nelson (Saturday).

Aug 16:
Double Door - Verona Red will be rockin' the stage at this Wicker Park venue.

Aug 17:
Cobra Lounge - check I:Scintilla's Live Album Release Party featuring Defcon and JILT rockin' the stage with them.

Ye Olde Town Inn - attend PAWS Chicago Charity event which will feature live music performances by Skull Fogger, Seconds To Serenity, Hubbard Union and The Alder Kings.
For more information and tickets, visit

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University - attend an event benefitting AIDS Foundation of Chicago, The Dancers' Fund and Chicago House which will have live performances by Dance Works Chicago, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Abigail Simom and Mauro Villanueva performing Le Corsaire Pas de Deux and more. Hossted by Alderman Tom Tunney.
For tickets - 1 312 922 5812 or

Concord Music Hall - start wearing purple with Gogol Bordello

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre - The Band Perry opens for Rascal Flatts

Aug 18:
Township - check out Paul Baribeau, Mischief of Brew, Al Scorch, Kittyhawk and When Flying Feels Like Falling rockin' the stage.
Please remember when attending this show - NO drinking, NO drugs, NO jerks.
7p / $8
For more information, email

Aug 23:
Underground Lounge - mk ultra and DSN Music presents Terror Tour 2013 featuring live performances by Psycho Sister and Subsonic (with Ron Marks from Celtic Frost).
$7 / 8p

Aug 24:
It's I AM Fest, the annual Independent Arts and Music Fest held at House of Blues Chicago featuring live performances by Social Focus, Energy Commission, Eagle Trace, Kelsey Montanez, RayIsDude, Leah Druzinski and the 3 winners from the I AM Fest Battle of the Bands.
All Ages / $18 adv

Hard Rock Cafe (Chicago) - check out Marizen's CD Release for The Sun Goes Down featuring Dilana.

Double Door - swizzlesteve presents Bad Bad Meow along with Rocketboat, Pet Peeve, The Vare and Bluebird rocin' the stage.
8:30p / $10 adv / $12 dos

Lincoln Hall - Bassel & The Supernaturals, Psalm One, Falldown and Em & Them will be rockin' the stage at this Lincoln Park venue. Half of the profits will be donated towards nonlethal, humanitarian funding for over 100,000 victims affected by the crisis in Syria.
18+ / $10 adv

Concord Music Hall - there's a BOOM whenever Boombox performs on a stage.

Bash On Wabash

The Mutiny - Jack Rabbit performs live here

Aug 25:
Double Door - attend Laughing Stock: The Chicago Comedy Rock Fest featuring over 30 comedy musical acts and comedians.
1p / $12

Aug 26:
Double Door - Bone Thugs-n-Harmony with Special Guests TBA
$25 (Early Bird special) / $29.50 GA / $50 Seated Balcony (35 available seats) / $100 Seated VIP w/meet-n-greet (12 available) / $100 Blue Room w/meet-n-greet (18 available)

Aug 28:
Subterranean - groove to live performances by Super Hairy, Magicks and Dream Council.
$8 dos / online / 8p

Shrine - Respect The Mic presents Masta Ace with Wordsworth, Babee Powda, Hanibl Phee, Notrydo Sincere, Johnny Aww$um and more.
$20 / 21+ to drink / 8p doors / 12am main event

Aug 30:
Double Door - it's The Locals' Record Release show with Hemmingbirds, The Sweeps and Lights Alive.
$7 adv / $10 dos or $12 adv (and received a free CD)

Stay tuned to this blog for updates as SouthSide receives them.

Until next time, support your local scene,

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