Sunday, December 29, 2013

NYE & January 2014

Happy New Year!

Yes, blogspot readers, it's another 365 days of fun and excitement happening around town! So don't let winter's icy chill keep you home and away from these hot shows during the month of January. 

Included in this calendar are a few more NYE suggestions in case you need last minute suggestions $10 and under.

Please note all shows listed are 21+.

Dec 31:
Dank Haus - polka your way into the new year with The Polkaholics!

Fitz's Spare Keys (Elmhurst, IL) - Thrash Martini will be rockin' the stage at this benefit party.

Exit (2nd Floor) - there's a FREE champagne toast at midnight while dancing to featured DJs Eddie Rio, Julio Sierra, El Diablito and more.

Empty Bottle - rock your way into 2014 with Oozing Wound, Magic Milk and Jimmy Whispers with DJ Mike Lust
$10 adv / $20 dos

Quencher's Saloon - ring in the new year with Furious Frank, The Amen Brothers, Pirates! and Pinto and the Bean

NEO - attend this nightclub's New Year's Eve Speakeasy party featuring DJs Moyers and Razor X ...dressing in a costume is encouraged

Jan 2:
Foundation Room (House of Blues, Chicago) - Empire State Express will be performing a special yet intimate show inside this luxurious VIP lounge

Jan 3:
Scubas Tavern - Verona Red along with Big Paraid and Tanks & Guns will be performing on stage here.

Double Door - The Alder Kings along with The Buckshot Hounds, Stolen Silver and The Race To Space will be performing live here

Bottom Lounge - attend this Winter Formal featuring She's Alive, Call It Treason, A Photo Finish and Jordan Benker
ALL AGES / $10

Jan 4:
Penny Road Pub - rock your Saturday night with 6 Degrees of Separation

Coq d'Or (The Drake Hotel) - local Jazz crooner Jesse Charbonier performs your favorite classics and rarities all night long at this legendary bar.
FREE / 9p

Reggie's Rock Club - Dread Zeppelin, Mr. Blutto and Blue Dream will be rockin' the stage here
7p / $15

Jan 6:
Schubas Tavern - check out MER's Music Showcase featuring A Friend Called Fire, Anthony Bagnara of Makeshift Prodigy, Gordon Robertson of The Damn Choir and Noah Gabriel performing acoustically on stage
$8 / 7p

Empty Bottle - it's a FREE Monday show featuring Chandeliers, Videotape, Spaces of Disappearance and Distant Cities

Jan 8:
Mayne Stage - Elle Casazza will be performing here

Door No.3 (Double Door) - Door No.3 presents FABITAT: Live featuring a live set by The Iceberg with DJ Adam EL (of 16 Candles/Berlin) and also a drag performances by Lucy Stoole, Anita Bershen and Curlene Ribbon.
FABITAT is a night for the west side's LGBTQ community and its supporters

Jan 9:
Underground Wonder Bar - Room 11 begins their residency again at this venue

Metro - Carter Tutti plays Chris & Casey with John Elliot's Hieroglyphic Being and DJ Scary Lady Sarah
$21 / 18+ / 8p

Jan 10:
Debonair Social Club - 8090 along with Middle City Sound, Sansara, Brad Brubaker & The Crowd Goes Wild will be rockin' this venue

Wynfields Sports Bar (Satellite Beach, FL) - rock with Staring Blind, Southside Junction and Anyone's Guess

Metro - Comasoft with The Dead On, Hard Kiss and The Queue will be performing live on stage
$10 / 18+

Double Door - CAU Dog Records Showcase presents Matthew Morgan and The Lost Brigade with special guests Flabby Trio headlining the lineup featuring Pitchy and the 44s and Kathy Greehholdt. Also - it's BYO crotch stuffing zucchini!

LiveWire Lounge - attend Famous Fido Animal Shelter (located in the Andersonville neighborhood) benefit show and help support a good cause
For more information, visit

Coq d'Or (The Drake Hotel) - Jesse Charbonier will be performing your favorite Jazz classics as well as seldom heard rarities inside this legendary bar.
FREE / 9p

Junior's (in Pilsen) - NSP Live presents polka and more inside Pilsen neighborhood featuring The Polkaholics, Krol Kleks and The Lucks!

Cobra Lounge - attend the Man On Fire ...a benefit for Diane Larsen.
All donations will be going to help pay medical bills and time missed from work due to a recent accident.
There will be live music performances by Guns and Ammunition, Tutu & the Pirates and The Dyes with an extra special performance by Sanjula Vamana
$10 suggested donation

Lincoln Hall - check out this special screening of the new Chris Hefner feature film, The Prisoner which will feature a live overture performance by Daniel Knox (who composed the movie's original score).
Two showings - 7p and 10p
Jan 11:
Phyllis Musical Inn - JD3 will be performing live on stage.
FREE / 9p

Martyrs' - rock to Sousaphenia 3 featuring Bassel & the Supernaturals with Environmental Encroachment, The Viper & His Famous Orchestra and Four Star Brass Band
$10 / 9p

Cobra Lounge - it's Hate Department, Project .44, JILT, Lockjaw and WORM rockin' the stage

Exit (2nd Floor) - it's VENUS featuring Eddie Riot and Akira Smith spinning at this party

Metro - Honey & the 45s along with Gramps The Vamp, Felix & Lyons, Sara Masterson and Bluefish Fellows will be rockin' the stage here

Double Door - Why So White, Deep Fayed, Patrick Hartman and The Last Glances, Mos Scocious with DJ Ricky Drako will be rockin' the stage

Door No.3 (Double Door) - Akasha presents: Simmer Down Sound with The Graduate, Rad Brian, Marcus I featuring a live performance by Akasha  and family

Prop Theater (3502 N. Elston) - learn how to speak Rhinoceros during the 25th Annual Rhino Fest in which Sid Yiddish & His Candy Store Henchmen will be making their debut on this date.
Tickets are $12 online or $15 at the door OR pay-what-you-can, NO ONE will be turned away.

JJ Kelly's (Lansing, IL) - attend the South Side Metal Shred Event featuring David Shankle (ex-Manowar) and Gabriel Anthony (ex-Tyrants Reign) with Testimony and ScreamKing

Jan 15:
Fizz Bar & Grill - electro swing at this edition of Rouge! Chicago's (premiere) Electro Swing Night!

Tonic Room -The Great Divide will be rockin' the stage as part of Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Fest with Bigg Otis and Nick & The Ovorols

Jan 17:
Double Door - The Coop and Jon Wayne & The Pain will be rockin' the stage
$10 / 8p

Liar's Club - rock at Slash Fest with Voice of Addiction, Death and Memphis, The C-Sides and Dollar Drafts

Jan 18:
Double Door - it's Soul Summit's 4th Anniversary Party with DJs Sloppy White, Dave Mata and Duke Grip
FREE ($10 VIP tix avail)

Cobra Lounge - rock with Modern Day Rippers, The Brothers Gross ("Ready To Roll" CD release), Ridgelands ("Daggers Down" CD release), The Dewtons and The Morons

Jan 22:
Door No.3 (Double Door) - Door No.3 presents FABITAT: Live featuring a live set by The Iceberg with DJ Adam EL (of 16 Candles/Berlin) and also a drag performances by Lucy Stoole, Anita Bershen and Curlene Ribbon.
FABITAT is a night for the west side's LGBTQ community and its supporters

Jan 23:
Empty Bottle - North by North will be celebrating the release of their debut double LP - Something Wicked along with Aktar Aktar and The Ivorys

Jan 24:
Double Door - attend Double Door's Winter Formal featuring Brother George, Jonny Drake and Santah on stage.
$10 adv / $15 dos  / 8p

Concord Music Hall - dance the night away to the electronic groove of BOOMBOX with special guests to be announced
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Goose Island (Wrigleyville) - check out Josh Hill rockin' the stage here

Beat Kitchen - join Polarizer rockin' the stage along with Moon, A Friend Called Fire and Injecting Strangers

Mayne Stage - rock to a night of tributes featuring Kid A (Radiohead), Gnuman (Gary Numan), Unknown Pleasures (Joy Division) and Guns and Ammunition (Clash)
18+ / $12

Jan 25:
The Burlington Bar - check out Magicks at Savage Sister's and Lykanthea's record release show with Architecture

Concord Music Hall - Rusted Root and Donna The Buffalo will be rockin' this Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Fest
$30 adv / $35 dos / 17+

Jan 31:
Uncommon Ground (Clark St) - attend this unique acoustic show featuring A to Z ...Matthew Alfano of Mason's Case and Nate Z of Jack Rabbit

Beat Kitchen - it's an evening of Punk, Metal and Experimental music at Ideamen's "Schemata" CD release show featuring Voice of Addiction, Downtown Brown, Maggot Twat, Something Involving A Monkey (from Cleveland, OH) and Stuck Underwater (also having a CD release)
17+ / $10

Lincoln Hall - GoldFord will be opening at Caleb Hawley's record release with Tall Walker and Mighty Fox
$12 dos / $10 adv

Until next time, support your local scene,

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