Wednesday, September 25, 2013

October 2013

Hey, blogspot readers, autumn is in full swing with witches, ghouls and goblins roaming over frost ridden pumpkins. Even though the weather may turn colder, it's not time to hibernate away from your local music scene until spring. No, this is the season when many indie bands/artists tour before winter. SouthSide highly recommends checking out one (or more) of the following events listed locally and/or elsewhere near you in this calendar...

Please note - all shows are 21+ unless duly noted...

Oct 1:
Double Door - check out Magicks opening for Electric Six and My Jerusalem

Oct 2:
The Alley - Asking Alexandria (currently on tour with Korn) will be here for an in-store signing before their show at the Riviera

Grandbar - check out Human Factors Lab with Radio Creep rockin' the stage

Smart Bar - it's the mid-week dance party MACHINA with DJ Scary Lady Sarah (and guests TBA)

Schubas Tavern - check out Lucy Rose performing with a full band featuring Jennifer Hall and Meagan Hickman
for tickets -

Oct 3:
Metro - rock with Verona Red with Parallels and Lies, Quiet Out Loud, Underfire and Vida Sky
$7 adv / $10 dos / All Ages / 5:30p

Cameo Music-Gallery - check out Sky White Tiger with Pegasus Warning and Northern Bells

Oct 4 & 5:
Mac's Bar (Lansing, MI) - it's Mac's Mitten Jam 3 featuring live performances by The Coop, Digeometric, Spankalicious and more as well as live art by Cody Norman of Dreaded Designs and vending by Eric Jacobson
For more information, visit
$10 / $15 (weekend pass) / 18+

Oct 4 - 6:
The Den Theatre - check out Edward Albee's production of Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?
for show and ticket info, visit

Oct 4:
The Bowery (Knoxville, TN) - it's Skytown Riot's [Soul] & [System] CD Release show featuring Divided We Stand and Far Far Away
$5 ($3 surcharge for under 21) / 18+
**note - please bring a valid state issued ID to enter**

Wise Fools Pub - rock with Andy Metz's 8090 along with Jackpot Donnie, KF Jacques, Brad Brubaker & the Crowd Goes Wild and Laura Glyda at this Lincoln Park venue
8p / $8

The Mutiny - go hippity hoppity with Jack Rabbit!

Martyrs' - rock with Jet W Lee, Josh Catalano & the Dirty Thoughts, Hemmingbirds and Coaster

UIC Pavilion - React presents Steve Aoki's AOkify America Tour featuring Waka Flocka and Borgore with special guest Pharrell Williams
All Ages

Quencher's Saloon - come rock and celebrate with 40oz Sidekicks at their CD Release show featuring Light The Fuse, The Shidiots (Omaha, NE) and The Pervert Preachers

Elbo Room (acoustic lounge) - The Real Jane Martin will be performing live at this Lakeview venue

The Acoustic Cafe (Eau Claire, WI) - local guys The Future Laureates will be kicking off their "Everything at Once" Midwest Fall tour begins here. They will be at Double Door on Oct 25

27 Live (Evanston, IL) - check out The Handcuffs with Tomorrow The Moon and I Lost Control rockin' the stage here
$10 adv / $12 door

Ultra Lounge - give Mr. Russia / Ivan a good travel vibes as he begins touring with Sheriff Scabs and Moseley (an all female garage-rock trio from Nashville, TN).
visit for more tour info.

Oct 5:
Martyrs' - come celebrate with Model Stranger at their record release party featuring Molehill and another band TBA
$10 / there are multiple ticket packages with some super amenities
For more information, visit

Subterranean - check out Paver's "Trust" EP Release show with Mares of Thrace and Wrekmeister Harmonies

Concord Music Hall - Destroid with special guests TBA

Mayne Stage - it's the Goodbyehome and Ellis Clark Double Album Release show

Exit - enjoy Paradise with DJs Tim Pogo/Arturo of 'Panic', Gil G, Mark Matras and Gno!

Taners Bar and Grill (Kimberly, WI) - check out Rebelmann will be performing at a Make-A-Wish for an awesome Fox Cities child

Chalk (Forest Park, IL) - go robble robble with Hamburglars sharing the stage with Psycho Sister and Black 4

Oct 7:
The Hotel Foster (Milwaukee, WI) - check out Kyle Feerick sharing the stage with Vitrolum Republic and Ivy Spokes
$5 (or FREE with Festival Pass or same-day ticket stub)

Oct 9:
Double Door - Door No 3 presents FABITAT featuring DJ Adam El (of 16 Candles / Berlin)

Oct 10 - 24:
AMC River East 21 - 49th Annual Chicago International Film Festival

Oct 10:
Double Door - it's another RAW Natural Born Artist Showcase series
$10 adv / $15 dos

Chicago Theatre - it's opening night of Chicago International Film Fest featuring the James Gray movie - The Immigrant (starring Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Renner and Joaquin Phoenix)

Oct 11:
Touche Chicago (6412 N. Clark) - Riot Bear Production presents Night of the Living Man Bear Pig's a night of everything punk rock with DJ Germ of Modern Day Rippers/Sexy Baby Records/Rotten Fruits

Wise Fools Pub - rock with Digeometric sharing the stage with Manhattan Project and Business As Usual

Concord Music Hall - it's Wolfgang Gartner and Tommy Trash with special guests TBA performing two shows
All Ages - 5:30p / 18+ - 11p

Martyrs' - attend Old Shoe's "Family" Album Release show with Tauk and EGi

Oct 12:
Patio Theater - horror movies take over this Portage Park theater during the Movieside Massacre 2013! This event will feature classic films like Edison's Frankenstein, Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman, The Tomb of Ligeia (starring Vincent Price), Martin, April Fool's Day, Hellraiser II (one of SouthSide's favorites), Army of Darkness (another SouthSide favorite) and many more.
$24 (Sept 24 - Oct 11) / $28 dos

Underground Lounge - get banged with Scary Cherry & the Bang Bangs!

Phyllis' Musical Inn - check on JD3 Live on stage

Township - it's the Dead On TV Video Release show featuring Dead Town Revival, The Jetbirds and Criminal Kids

Oct 13:
Mojoes - Red Novella opens for Eye Empire

Reggie's - rock out with Driven at this All Ages show!
3p / $10

Oct 14 - 20:
Various Locations around Chicago - Chicago Ideas Week
visit for more information

Oct 15:
Double Door - Chicago Music Magazine presents its Monthly Music Industry Showcase featuring Weight of the World with Oceanborn and special guests TBA. PLUS a special appearance by the Windy City Ghostbusters!

Oct 16:
Merkin Concert Hall (Goodman House - NY) - choose your sides now for what will be certainly a heated Intelligence Squared U.S. debate - Breaking Up Big Banks
FOR the motion - Richard Fisher, President.CEO Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas; Simon Johnson, Professor of Entrepreneurship
AGAINST the motion - Douglas Elliott, Fellow in Economic Studies, Brookings Institution; Paul Saltzman, President of The Clearing House Association

Wise Fools Pub - Rouge! Chicago's Electro Swing Night rocks this Lincoln Park venue

Oct 17:
Reggie's - check out this show featuring Martin Rev (Suicide) and Vince Clarke (Erasure/Depeche Mode) with Otto Von Schirah
17+ / $25 adv / $30 dos / $55 VIP

Oct 18:
Cobra Lounge - Kastasyde opens for metal legends Obituary featuring Weekend Nachos, Strong Intention and Jar D'Loose

Reggie's Rock Club - attend the Vaudevillian circus extravaganza during the Carnivale Delirium IV featuring Eric Stern of Vagabond Opera!
$20 adv / $25 dos / 18+ to attend / 21+ to drink

Oct 19:
Double Door - dance the night away at the Soul Summit Free Dance Party featuring DJs Sloppy White, Dave Mata and Duke Grip with guest DJs TBA
Free / $10 VIP

Elbo Room - come celebrate with Mason's Case at their EP Release show night #2 (night #1 will be at Mac's Bar on Friday night). Fans are to expect an evening of music and surprises!

Riviera (Chicago) - St Lucia's When The Night tour rolls into town with 2 Door Cinema Club. SouthSide highly recommends checking out the song "Too Close"

Montrose Harbor - join the this team as they spread the word about colon cancer awareness at the 2nd Annual Fundraiser in Memory of Eric Oleksy

DuSable Museum of African-American History (located in Washington Park) - Red and Reckless invades Chicago's Fashion Week

JD Muggs - Cream fans can rock out to their favorite songs with Badge shares the stage with Rockus

Logan Square Auditorium - look your best while attending Fall Ball 2013 featuring Mucca Pazza with Kokumo, Christa Creeps (of Man Is Man), Tom Musick and Swaguerrilla

Primary Nightclub - it's the official Two Door Cinema Club after party! This event will feature local support by Hey Champ and Gun Love (of Ghosthouse) as well as a special DJ set by Two Door Cinema Club

Oct 20:
Star Plaza Theatre (Merrilville, IN) - Ian Anderson brings Thick As A Brick 1 & 2 concert / stage production to this venue

Oct 21:
Reggie's - it's Nik Turner's Space Ritual with Killer Moon

Oct 24:
Double Door - check out Sidewalk Chalk, Reels Green (CD release) and Nonpronto

Double Door (Door No 3) - Akaska presents Simmer Down Sound
FREE show

House of Blues - Disclosure with T Williams performing on stage
**sadly, this show is SOLD OUT**

Oct 25:
Double Door - celebrate with The Future Laureates at their 45/Digital EP Release show with Vintage Blue, Milktooth and Anthony & the Tramps
$10 adv / $15 dos

The Abbey - celebrate Halloween early at the Halloween Retro Costume Party featuring Red Rebel County

Aragon Ballroom - it's a Freaky Deaky V Halloween Costume Party (night 1) featuring music by Griz, Danny Brown, Tokimonsta and more
for tickets -

Oct 26:
NiteCap - SSE and NiteCap presents Halloween Havoc! Hosted by Mr. Willy, this pre-Halloween event will feature live performances by Royal, Vulgar, Phantom 13 (OH) and Sinister Fate with sultry burlesque by The Misfit Dolls (Jezzibel and Cherries Juballe) pizza (while supplies last) and prizes for the best male and female costumes zombie bomb shots

Metro - be fashionably seen and dressed at the Annual Nocturna's All Hallow's Eve Ball

Downtown Elgin, IL - minions and villains unite as Mr. Agitator, Fallon Flynn, Veronica Jade, The Pulse and the sultry Vex return to the stage during Nightmare on Chicago Street

Aragon Ballroom - it's Freaky Deaky V Halloween Costume Party (night 2) featuring Dada & Life with Clockwork and Craze
for tickets -

Oct 27:
Subterranean - Jars of Clay will be performing live

Reggie's Music Joint - check out Dumpster Hunter sharing the stage with Blow Wind Blow, Blackfoot Gypsies and Sam Wahl
$10 adv / 12 dos

Oct 28 & 29:
Washington D.C. - Future Of Music Summit
For more information and registration, visit

Oct 30:
Grandbar - get your Halloween off to a scary start at Thrill Ya 6 featuring DJ Godfather, Keith MacKenzie, Pumpin Pete, Dance Floor Destroyers, Winnie Accardo, Eddie Riot and more
for tickets -

Oct 31:
Tricks and Treats around town!

Underground Wonder Bar - have some treats with Room 11: The Residency

Watch for updates as SouthSide's receives them, blogspot readers!

Until next time, support your local scene,

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