Wednesday, January 1, 2014

So Long ...Farewell 2013!

WOW ...what a year, blogspot readers! It was a busy year for SouthSide On The Town blog ...130+ shows/events covered ...150+ blogs posted on this site ...yes - she did her best but worked super hard trying to cover everything happening within Chicago's vibrant local scene. 

This year she had a chance to meet two rock legends (as well as interview of them) ...took SouthSide On The Town out of Chicago and out of state during two mini road trips ...did some social activism and protesting ...rocked with Italians to Polish to Aussies as well as lads from UK and mourned the lost of a good friend...

R.I.P.  they may be gone but will never be forgotten, blogspot readers...
Mars Volta
My Chemical Romance
Denial Machine
Excalibur (now known as The Castle)
Uncle Fatty's (venue/bar)
Outshine (from Sweden)
Dot Dot Dot
French Wives (from Scotland)
Jonas Brothers
Blockbuster Videos
Cal's Bar (venue/bar)
The Viaduct Theater (now known as Constellation)
Dominick's (grocery store)
Dawn of Ashes

The music world mourned the lost of the following musicians ...some rock legends ...others famous within their craft ...yet all shall be remembered for what they accomplished in this world...

Jack Greene - country musician and veteran star of the Grand Ole Opry; Clive Burr - drummer for Iron Maiden; Peter Brooks - guitarist for YES; Alvin Lee - guitarist for Ten Years After; Bobby Rogers - founding member of The Miracles; Richard Street - vocalist of The Temptations; Van Cliborn - pianist; Don "Dangerous" Toler - guitarist for Allman Brothers Band; Otis "Damon" Harris - The Temptations singer; Magic Slim - Chicago blues guitarist; Tony Sheridan - singer/songwriter and early supporter of the Beatles; Mindy McCreedy - country music star; Shadow Morton - songwriter/producer behind the 60s pop classic "Leader of the Pack"; Ricky Hhuxley - Dave Clark Five bassist; Donald Byrd - jazz trumpeter; Reg Presley - singer of the rock band The Troggs ("Love Is All Around"); Patty Andrews - sole surviving member of the Andrew Sisters; Claude Nobs - founder of Montreux Jazz Festival; Patti Page - singer ("Tennessee Waltz" and "How Much Is That Doggie In the Window"); Claude King - country music singer; Melvin Rhyne - jazz organist; Fran Warren - singer and actress; Jewel Akens - R&B singer ("The Birds and the Bees"); John Kalinowski - rock-n-roll manager (Madness, Procol Harum, Van Morrison, The Kinks); Magic - rap vocalist; Mike Westhues - singer/songwriter and guitarist; Kevin Ayers - psychedelic rock songwriter and musician (Soft Machine, Wilde Flowers); Diane Lampert - songwriter; Claude Monteux - flauist and conductor; Norma Zenteno - singer; Sonny Russo - jazz trombonist; Virgil Johnson - doo-wop singer of The Velvets; Stewart "Duck Fischer - jazz musician and composer; Stanley Snadowsky - rock-n-roll club owner (Bottom Line); Chuck Goff - bassist; Bobby Bennett - musician (The Famous Flames); Ray Vincent Adams - composer and conductor; John LaChapelle - jazz guitarist; Leroy "Sugarfoot" Banner - lead singer of funk band, The Ohio Players ("Love Rollercoaster"); Javier Flores Valerio (saxophonist) and the other band members of Kombo Kolumbia; Ann Robson - blues singer and musician; Butch Morris - composer, cornetist and conductor; Bryan Carlstrom - record engineer (Alice In Chains, The Offspring); Gregory Carroll - R&B singer (The Four Buddies, The Orioles) and songwriter ("Just One Look"); Claude Black - jazz pianist; John Bracheny - songwriter; Claudio Leo - guitarist of Lacuna Coil; Nic Potter - bassist of Van der Geof Generator; Precious Bryant - blues and country musician; Jimmy O'Neill - disc jockey and television host; John Wilkinson - rhythm guitarist of Elvis Presley's TCB Band; George Gruntz - jazz musician; Rex Trailer - television host and recording artist; Tandyn Almer - musician; Kent Abbott - rock musician of Grade; Tom Ebbert - trombonist of Dukes Dixieland; Sammy Johns - singer and songwriter ("Chevy Van", "America"); Steve Knight - musician of Mountain; Frank Pooler - choirmaster and composer; Jason Molina - songwriter ("Ohio"); Bobbie Smith - lead singer of The Spinners; Robert Ward - composer (The Crucible); Phil Ramone - record producer; Hugh McCracken - rock-n-roll sessions musician, producer and arranger; Robert Zildjian - musical instrument manufacturer (Sabian); Gordon Stoker - musician (The Jordanaires); Paul Williams - music journalist, publisher and writer; Lawrence McKiver - gullah singer; Deke Richards - Motown songwriter ("ABC", "The Love You Save"); Eddie Bond - rockabilly singer; Victoria Wicks - jazz publicist and press agent; Floyd McRae - singer (The Chords); Sean Hannan - rock musician and songwriter; Michael Rhodes - opera singer and vocal coach; Paul Shurey - concert and rave promoter; Jimmy Damon - lounge singer; George Jones - country music singer; Earl Pionke - folk nightclub owner; Richie Havens - folk singe and guitarist; Artie White - soul singer; Cordell Musson - bassist (Parliament-Funkadelic); Jim McCandless - singer and songwriter; Scott Miller - singer/songwriter and musician; George Jackson - singer and songwriter; Chi Cheng - bassist (Deftones); Dean Drummond - composer, musician and inventor of multiple myeloma; Vincent Montana Jr. - composer. arranger and percussionist; William Steck - violinist; Don Blackman - jazz-funk pianist, singer and songwriter; Tim Carr - music executive (Capitol Records); Jimmy Dawkins - blues musician; Annette  Funicello - actress and singer; Andy Johns - record producer (Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones); Neil Smith - rock-n-roll musician (AC/DC); Roy Cox - bass musician; Sammy Terry - television horror show host; Jim Nayder - radio producer and personality; John Harrelson - rock musician and songwriter; Puff Johnson - pop singer and songwriter; Alan Myers - new wave drummer (Devo); Bobby Bland - blues and soul singer; Jeanne Arland Peterson - jazz pianist; Mary Love - soul and gospel singer; Kevin McDade - metal bassist; Lil Snupe - rap artist; Chet Flippo - music journalist (Rolling Stone, Billboard); Slim Whitman - country singer and songwriter; Roger LaVern - keyboardist (The Tornados); Sam Most - jazz flautist; Johnny Smith - jazz guitarist and songwriter; Darondo - soul singer; Elaine Laron - songwriter and lyricist (The Electric Company, "Free To Be You And Me"); Brent Wilson - jazz saxophonist; Don Bowman - comedian and country singer/songwriter;  Cecil Crawford - co-founder of Ticketmaster; Joey Covington - musician (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna); Jim Sundquist - rockabilly musician (The Fendermen); Ben Tucker - jazz musician; Arnold Eldus - violinist; Piano C Red - blues musician; Mick Deth - heavy metal bassist (Eighteen Visions, Bleeding Through); Rob Marsberger - rock-n-roll singer and songwriter; Keith Wilson - classical musician, teacher and conductor; Paul Olefsky - cellist; Jaime Thompson - singer; Chris Kelly - rap artist (Kriss Kross); Jeff Hannerman - guitarist (Slayer); Ray Harryhausen - stop-motion animator; Teri Moise - singer; Romathony - DJ, record producer and singer; Ken Whaley - rock musician (Man, Ducks Deluxe, Help Yourself); Ollie Mitchell - big band musician (The Wrecking Crew); Munroe Hopper - gospel musician; Alan O'Day - singer and songwriter; Harold Shapero - composer and pianist; Ray Manzarek - rock keyboardist of The Doors; Zach Sabiech - pop singer and viral video performer; Trevor Bolder - musician (David Bowie); Frank Cornstack - composer; Helmut Braunlich - composer; Ed Shaughnessy - drummer (The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson); Marshall Lytle - rock-n-roll musician (Bill Haley & His Comets); Mulgrew Miller - jazz pianist; Elliot del Bargo - composer; David Burge - pianist; Jane Henson - co-found of The Muppets; Roger Ebert - film critic and screenwriter; Matt Ryd - singer and songwriter; Mick Farren - lead singer of The Deviants, music journalist and author; Texas Johnny Brown - blues musician and songwriter; Brett Walker - songwriter, musician and record producer; Curly Lewis - swing fiddler (The Texas Playboys); T-Model Ford - blues musician; Carline Ray - jazz guitarist; GiGi Hine - blues singer and songwriter; Steve Berrios - jazz drummer; Ken Levy - rock singer; J.J. Cole - Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter ("After Midnight", "Cocaine"); Cosmo Allegretti - children's television actor (Captain Kangaroo); Sharon Mosby - jazz and blues singer; Nick Nixon - country singer/songwriter; Nat Weiss - talent manager and lawyer (The Beatles, James Taylor, Miles Davis); Karen Black - actress (Trilogy of Terror, Burnt Offerings, Easy Rider); Bill Johnston - music venue owner (The Warehouse); Marilyn King - singer and last surviving member of The King Sisters; George Duke - Grammy award-winning jazz fusion keyboardist; Tim Wright - bass guitarist (Pere Ubu, DNA); Steve Jones - music journalist and critic; Toby Saks - cellist and found of Seattle Chamber Music Society; Jack Clement - record/film producer and singer/songwriter (Sun Records, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, U2); Al Coury - music executive; Regina Resnik - operatic mezzo-soprano; Louis Killen - musician and folk singer (The Clancy Brothers)/songwriter; Eydie Gorme - singer ("Blame It on the Bossa Nova"); Jody Payne - musician (Willie Nelson's Family); Jason Rosenthal - rock singer (On The Might of Princes)/songwriter; Jon Brookes - drummer (The Charlatans); Tompall Glaser - country music singer; Allen Lanier - rock keyboardist and guitarist (Blue Oyster Cult); Bobby Stone - bluegrass musician (Kentucky Colonels, J. D. Crowe); Jane Harvey - jazz singer; Donna Hightower - singer;  Cedar Walton - jazz pianist; Sid Bernstein - music producer, promoter and the one who brought The Beatles and The Rolling Stones to the U.S.; Jay P. Richardson - musician and son of the Big Bopper; Norman Winter - publicist (Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Neil Diamond); Joey LaCaze - drummer (Eyehategod); Vanaye Aikens - singer; Chris Friedich - rock bassist (Caspian); John "Juke" Logan - blues harmonica player; Alvis Wayne - rockabilly musician; Kidd Kraddick - radio personality; Fred Katz - jazz cellist and composer; Forrest - singer; Patti Webster - publicist (Usher, Janet Jackson); Jerry Bishop - disc jockey, television personality and creator of Svengoolie; Mac Curtis - rockabilly singer; Jimmy Pander - jazz guitarist; Lindsay Cooper - rock and jazz bassoonist and oboist; Gia Malone - jazz singer; Billy Mure - guitarist; Oscar Castro-Neves - bossa nova musician; Zulema - R&B singer; Ramblin' Tommy Scott - country/rockabilly musician; Frank Wess - jazz saxophonist and flautist; Sherman Halsey - music video director; Layne Redmond - drummer; Lou Reed - rock musician (The Velvet Underground)/songwriter ("Walk On The Wild Side"); Al Johnson - soul singer (The Unifics); Lawrence Leighton Smith - conductor and pianist;  Gypic Mayo - rock guitarist (Dr. Feelgood, Yardbirds)/songwriter ("Milk and Alcohol"); Colonel Robert Morris - musician; Noel Harrison - singer ("The Windmills of Your Mind"); Ronald Shannon Jackson - percussionist; Lou Scheimer - TV producer (He-Ma, Fat Albert) and co-founder of Filmation; Donald Bailey - jazz drummer; Gloria Lynne - jazz vocalist; Cal Smith - country singer ("The Lord Knows I'm Drinking", "Country Bumpkin"); Dick LaPalm - music producer and promoter (Count Baise, Nat King Cole); Will Ogdon - composer; Butch Warren - jazz bassist; Frank D'Rome - jazz musician; Bill Lawrence - electric guitar designer and maker; Austin John Marshall - record producer and artist; Clyde Stacy - musician and co-founder of the Tulsa Sound; Arnold Rosner - classical music composer; Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre - jazz saxophonist; Bob Beckham - music publisher and country singer; Katherine Hagedorn - musicologist; Conrad Susa - opera composer; Brian Dawson - folk singer; Wayne Mills - country music singer; William Adam - trumpeter and bandleader; Bob Day - pop singer (The Allisons); Chico Hamilton - jazz drummer; Oliver Cheatham - singer ("Get Down Saturday Night"); Dick Dodd - musician (The Bel-Airs, Eddie and Showmen, The Standells); Yusef Lateef - Grammy award winning saxophonist; Ricky Lawson - drummer (Phil Collins, Michael Jackson); David Richards - record producer (Queen, Iggy Pop); Herb Gellar - jazz saxophonist; Larry Lujack - Chicago disc jockey; Ray Price - singer ("For the Good Times"); George H. Buck Jr - music industry executive; Jim Hall - jazz guitarist, composer and arranger; John Wyker - musician; Chick Willis - blues singer; Jack Purcell - trombonist and big band leader; Nelson Mandela; Eric "Guitar" Davis - blues guitarist; Chrissy Amphlett - frontwoman of Divinyls; Phil Chervon - guitarist of the Pogues; Doe B - rapper (Hustle Gang);  Boyd Lee Dunlop - jazz pianist; Marta Eggerth - singer and actress; Stan Brooks - radio broadcaster; Trigger Alpert - jazz double bassist (Glenn Miller Band); Lord Infamous - rapper (Three 6 Mafia); Kayo Redd - rapper; Benjamin Curtis - rock musician (Tripping Daisies, Secret Machines, School of Seven Bells); Dwayne Burno - jazz bassist and composer;

Over the course of 2013, SouthSide had the pleasure of either meeting and/or interviewing or both the following musicians/bands that rocked the stages around town:
National - Golden State, Detective, Mordacious, Capture By Robots, A Band of Orcs, Psyclon Nine, Dawn of Ashes, Davey Suicide (California); Havok (Colorado); The Relapse Symphony (D.C.); Ludoovio Technique (Florida); Jake Shimabukuro (Hawaii); Driven, Energy Commission, The Last Chance Boyz (Indiana); The Diplomats of Solid Sound (Iowa); Astor Place Riot (Kentucky); Honey Island Swamp Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band (Louisiana); God and The Architects, Don Preston (Michigan); Beacon James (Minnesota); Alice Sweet Alice (Missouri); Frontal Bounary, Motive, We Are Temporary, The Knocks, Dumpster Hunter, Noveller (New York); Andrew Ellis (Ohio); Truckstop Darlin', Eric Stern (Oregon); Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, The Grahams, Blackfoot Gypsies, Av0ndale (Tennessee); UME, And You Will Know Us By The Trail of the Dead, Scary Cherry & the Bang Bangs (Texas); The Rose Phantom (Utah); God Module, William Control (Washington); Esh the Singer, Ifdakar, Eagle Trace, Dead Man's Carnivale (Wisconsin)
International - The Red Paintings (Australia); Rococode (British Columbia, Canada); The Rabid Whole (Ontario, Canada); Dope Stars Inc (Italy); Black City Lights (New Zealand); Femi Kuti & The The Positive Force (Nigeria); Riverside (Poland); Anna von Hausswolff (Sweden); Robert Plant and Sensational Space Shifters, Ian Anderson, Jim Rose Circus, Fearless Vampire Killers (United Kingdom)

Plus, SouthSide had an opportunity to take SouthSide On The Town out of the town during 2013. In March she traveled to High Noon Saloon (located in Madison, WI) with Vintage Blue July, it was sipping wine under the stars at Ravinia (Highland Park, IL) for Thick As A Brick 1 & 2 with Ian Anderson as well as seeing Ian Anderson again at the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, IN

At this time, SouthSide would like to say "Thank you" to the following (of course in no particular order) for another year of fun and excitement well as keeping her extremely busy all 2013 long: Tom George of Tag Publicity, Lorri Francis of Double Door, August Forte of Novo Arts Inc., Anne Leighton of Leighton Media, Dave Cooke and Elbo Room, Michael Teach of CAU and CAU Dog Records, Schuba's Tavern, Lincoln Hall, Berlin Nightclub, Vic Theatre, DJ Scary Lady Sarah and NOCTURNA, Metro, Smart Bar, Cubby Bear (Wrigleyville), Empty Bottle, Dennis Kelly of Chicago Music Guide, Beat Kitchen, Rock In Chicago group, Hard Rock Cafe, Angels & Kings, House of Blues (Chicago), Ravinia, Star Plaza Theatre, Chicago Cultural Center, Showplace Icon, Logan Theatre, River East, Richard Roma (SouthSide's publisher at Page Publishing ...for having patienee while she pens her book), Livewire Lounge, Elle Quintana of Reggie's, Reggies Rock Club and Music Joint, Cobra Lounge, Martyrs', Double Door, Subterranean, Debonair Social Club, Evil Olive, Porn and Chicken (yep, SRTB again), Bottom Lounge, CTA (best way to travel around town), The Castle, Ultra Lounge, Chill Fest, Social Media Week, Concord Music Hall, Music Box Theatre, Mutiny, Hungry Brain, Red Line Tap, Park West, The Hideout, Township, The Ryd family, Underground Lounge, Wise Fool's Pub, Joseph C "Lord" Vourteque and Rouge! Electro Swing, Shawn Kellner, City Winery, Scary Cherry & the Band Bangs, The Abbey Pub, Jeff Fest, North Coast Music Fest, Taste of Randolph, JBTV, The Alley stores, Door No.3 (Double Door), Goose Island, Copernicus Center, Beauty Bar, Mayne Stage, Riviera Theatre, Quenchers Saloon, Lincoln Square Lanes, Uncommon Ground, Rockit Bar & Grill, Serbian American St Ava Museum, Nite Cap, Coq d'Or (The Drake Hotel), Jesse Charbonier, and many, many more (in case I forgot a name or two).

Thanks to the many bands (she wishes she could thank each and every one of you out there) for rockin' the stage near and far during 2013. See many of you again in 2014!

Thanks to the fans for attending the shows ...supporting your favorite band as well as supporting the music scene. Continue giving them that support in 2014.

Thanks to you the blogspot reader ...SouthSide enjoyed sharing her adventures with you. She ready for another year of sleepless nights and endless partying until dawn...

Until next time,  support your local scene in 2014...

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