Tuesday, August 27, 2013

September 2013

Hey, blogspot readers - summertime fun is NOT over yet ...even if the first day of autumn happens on Saturday Sept 21. There are plenty of festivals, events and more including touring bands happening around Chicago (and elsewhere) that you should check out during this month.

Please note - all shows listed are 21+ unless otherwise noted, blogspot readers.

Aug 29 - Sept 1:
Millennium Park - Jazz Fest

Aug 30 - Sept 1:
Hide Away Lakes Campground (Yorkville, IL) - Love Shine Festival-Rock vs Autism. For more information, visit http://www.loveshinefestival.org

Union Park - North Coast Music Festival

Sept 1:
Empty Bottle - it's the Empty Bottle Friendly Family Block Party featuring music performances by Yakuza, Rabble Rabble, Pet Lions, Circles, Nude Intruder, and more

On Milwaukee Ave (between California and Fullerton) - get licked by the Top Shelf Lickers and inspired by Makeshift Prodigy while they rock the stage at Remix Chicago!

Livewire Lounge - rock with The Azoic, JILT and Flood Damage

Will Call Miami (Miami, FL) - it's the Labor Day Massacre! No cover. A pig roast and live music performances featuring Las Tias, Pocket of Lollipops, Pretty Girls and more

Sept 4:
Smartbar - Join the members of MACHINA for another fun time with DJ Scary Lady Sarah featuring guest DJs Jim Marcus and Jason Novak

Sept 5:
Subterranean - check out Moon sharing the stage with Polarizer, Huntsmen and Dead Parade. For tickets, visit http://www.subt.net

Hard Rock Cafe - rock the night away with Hero Monster Zero and 8090 along with Real Estate Fight.
All Ages / $7

Double Door - RAW Natural Born Artists Showcase: Translations - a music / fashion / art / comedy / film / multimedia.
$10 adv / $15 dos

Ultra Lounge - Jack Rabbit will be performing here

Breadbox (Brooklyn, NY) - it's Ladyfinger featuring a handpicked lineup of touring and local artists rockin' the stage in jazz, electronic and world music - Woof Woof, John Kurtz Band, Sky White Tiger and dancing the night to DJ set by Dan Wender.
FREE with rsvp http://www./gimme.io/LadyfingerBreadbox

Sept 6 - 8:

The Den Theatre - attend Viewpointe(s): generating exposure for women dancemakers. This event will showcase five (5) talented women and their perspectives in movement.
$15 pre-sale / $20 at door
For more information and tickets, visit http://www.viewpointes.brownpapertickets.com

Sept 6:
Double Door - check out Paper Thick Walls with Deanna Devore, American Wolf and Xoe Wise
$10 adv / $12 dos / 8:30p

House of Blues - rock with Lucky Boys Confusion featuring Adora and United Federation of Planets

The Burlington - Post Honeymoon's record release featuring We Are Hex and Bone & Bell

Elbo Room - check out Ben Burns and attend his vinyl release party

Molehill will be kicking off their Equinox Fall tour 2013 in Muncie, IN.
For more details, visit http://www.molehillmusic.com

Sept 7:
House of Blues - check out local band The Bellwether Syndicate opening for The Mission (UK). Tickets still available

Evanston Vineyard Church - celebrating the life and music of singer/songwriter Matt Ryd

The Forge (Blue Island, IL) - rock out with this metal lineup featuring Malas, Elbow Deep, Pale Horseman, Those Mother Fuckers, King Hyss and Violet Kill

The Aberdeen Tap (440 N. Aberdeen) - The Urban Pig Roast Chicago benefitting The Children's Advocacy Center and The Ferrer Foundation.
For more information and tickets, visit http://www.urbanpigroast.com

Damen & Roscoe - rock with a pint of Guinness in one hand and oysters in the other at this year's Oyster Fest! check out The Future Laureates on stage (1:30p) opening for Tossers and Rusted Root
$7 suggest donation

Reggie's - check out D.O.A. with Voice of Addiction and Guilt By Association tearing of the stage

Sept 10:
Kaufman Center (NYC, NY) - it's time to pick sides again as Intelligence Squared debates resume on this day with this debate - The U.S. Drone Program Is Fatally Flawed featuring Ahmed Rashid and John Kael Weston FOR the motion and Admiral Dennis Blair (USN, ret) and General Norton Schwartz (USAF, ret) AGAINST the motion.
For tickets and more information, visit http://www.intelligencesquaredus.org

Sept 11:
Ultra Lounge - Corrosive Musick presents Faderhead rockin' the stage

Double Door - Door No. 3 presents FABITAT: Groove featuring DJ Adam El (of 16 Candles /Berlin) during the night for west side's LGBTQ community and its supporters.

Sept 12:
SouthSide celebrates seven (7) fun years covering Chicago's local scene and more!

Schuba's Tavern - help Save The Clocktower rock the stage with Porcelain Raft

Underground Wonder Bar - get your funk/groove on with Room 11

Reggie's Music Joint - feel the night music featuring Magicks, Romance, Shard Style and Remington
$5 (or rsvp for FREE entry at http://www.Do312.com).

The Mutiny - Counterfeit I rocks the stage

Underground Wonder Bar - check out singer/songwriter Leah Druzinsky rockin' the stage

Sept 13 - 15:
Humboldt Park - Riot Fest and Carnival 2013!

Sept 13:
Cubby Bear - enjoy an evening of the arts while helping to benefit Children's Hunger featuring special acoustic performances by Stephen Francis (of Model Stranger), Karl Hafner (of Lucid Ground), Kezban and Leigh Evin McCullough with stand up comedy.
FREE with non-perishable item

Abbey Pub - rock out with Calm Like A Bomb (Rage Against The Machine tribute band)

Subterranean - I AM Dynamite rocks the stage here
All Ages

House of Blues (Chicago) - Blood On The Dance Floor will be bringing their "Bad Blood" tour to Chicago and legendary venue.

Sept 14:
Lakeview East Festival of the Arts

NiteCap - Catalano invades this Portage Park venue with guitar shredder Sony Lombardozzi (from Erie, PA) featuring local band Psycho Sister

Flagstone: Crafts and Cocktails (Geneva, IL) - Neil Diamond Phillips rocks the stage again

Six Flags Great America (Gurnee, IL) - attend Out In The Park ...a spectacular night of amusement, live music entertainment by Jess Godwin with Eli Lieb and Isaiah Grass and more to help benefit Chicago House. DJ Matthew Harvat will be spinning live.
$38 adv / free parking

House of Blues (Chicago) - rock with The Psychedelic Furs featuring The Technocolors

Sept 16:
Ye Olde Town Inn - Genus will be rockin' the stage with Apocrypha, Taken By The Sun and Vengeful Spirit

House of Blues - Q87.7 presents Super Happy Fun Club with Smallpools

Sept 18:
Livewire Lounge - Psyclon Nine brings its "Hellions of Hollywood" tour to Chicago

Subterranean - it's Archie Powell & The Exports appearing on stage!

Lincoln Hall - attend Justin's 99 Red Balloons Benefit concert featuring JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound

Wise Fool's Pub - it's the monthly Rouge! Electro Swing Night! party

Sept 19:
The Verve (Terre Haute, IN) - Model Stranger's "The Changing Score" tour kicks off here (with the tour ending on Oct 5 at Martyrs' for the official record release party).
For more information, visit http://www.modelstranger.com

Ultra Lounge - Youth Code, Night Sins and Population featuring DJ Scary Lady Sarah performing live at this Logan Square venue

Sept 21:
Metro - join the other beautifully stylish creatures of the night at NOCTURNA with DJ Scary Lady Sarah as she spins your requested post-industrial, EDM, shoegaze and more until dawn.
18+ / $10

Grant Park (Upper Hutchinson Field) - Join Chicago's Mental Health Walk to raise awareness and fight stigma during the NAMI  Walks 5K
To register, visit http://www.namiwalks.org/chicago or phone 312 - 563 - 0445

(Reggie's) Music Joint - The Socialists will be rockin' the stage here.
Kids can enter FREE with parents

Sept 24:
Township - The Grahams will be performing adventurous stories from their current release Riverman's Daughter to life.

Sept 25:
Bottom Lounge - Velvet Acid Christ will be rockin' live in Chicago!

Sept 26:
Goose Island Wrigleyville Brewpub - join Leigh Evin McCullough and others for Open Mic Night presented by swizzlesteve and Chicago Acoustic Underground

The Hideout Inn - attend the Julie Meckler record release show

Double Door - it's the Headliner's Ball featuring live performances by Helen Money, DJ Spooky and Jeremy Ellis

Sept 27 - 28:
Metro - Cold Waves II Festival featuring live performances by Prong, 16 Volt, The Clay People, Die Warzau and many more
Single Day General Admission $33 / Single Day VIP $125 (includes 2 tickets) / limited 2 Day passes ($56) left and on sale now

Sept 27 - 29:
Millennium Park - sample food and more at Chicago' Gourmet 2013 presented by Bon Appetit. For tickets and information, visit http://www.chicagogourmet.org

Showplace Icon - Chicago International Social Change Film Fest. For more information and tickets, visit http://www.chicagosocialchange.org

Wicker Park/Bucktown area - Coyote 2013 (art festival and music)

Sept 27:
27 Live (Evanston, IL) - Do the "Time Warp" at The Rocky Horror Picture Show Live!

Sept 28:
Uncommon Ground (Clark St location) - check out singer/songwriter Aryk Crowder performing songs from his upcoming album
All Ages / $5

Penny Road Pub - Counterfeit I will be rockin' the stage here

Double Door - Soul Summit FREE Dance party with DJs Sloppy White, Dave Mata and Duke Grip featuring DJ Monk One (Wax Poetics, Brooklyn NY)
FREE / $10 VIP tix available

Soldier Field - AIDS Run & Walk Chicago
For more information and to register, visit http://www.aidsrunwalk.org

Rosy's Roadhouse - check out Lucky Boys Confusion rockin' the stage here

Bottom Lounge - Jonny Craig brings his " Souls On Fire" tour to this West Loop venue along with William Beckett, Kyle Lucas and Hearts & Hands

Sept 29:
DePaul University (Lincoln Park campus) - Chicago's We Love Yoga Festival
For more information, visit http://www.weloveyogafestival.com

Sept 30:
Brauerhouse - Burn of the Wicked: A Tribute to Iced Earth rocks Midwest Metal Anthem 2013

Until next time, support your local scene,

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