Wednesday, February 26, 2014

March 2014

Hey, blogspot readers, time to leave February behind and roar into March like a mighty rockin' lion! Plenty of shows / events happening all month long  ...some even FREE and/or All-Ages. SouthSide highly recommends checking a show or two.

* - denotes new addition to calendar

On March 1st, The Band of Heathens will be continuing their tour with shows in Houston, TX, Columbus, OH and more before embarking on their European tour starting April 22 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Heathens will be performing on March 20 in Bloomington, IL (at The Castle Theater) and on March 21 in Chicago (at Martyr's).
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Starting March 6 at The Green Lantern (Lexington, KY), Mr. Gnome will be touring with shows at SXSW and Treefort Music Fest.
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Starting March 7, Model Stranger will be touring in support of The Changing Score at The Club (Quincy, IL).
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March 1:
Subterranean - kick off the month with Jet W Lee along with Big Black Bird, Sequoia and Fletcher.
$8 / 21+

Exit - check out Icons featuring tribute sets by Frank De La Mara and Echonine (Erasure), Eddie Riot (New Order), Phillip De La Mara (Depeche Mode), Leo Saucedo (The Cure) and The Handsome Devilz (Smiths / Morrissey)
FREE / 21+

March 2:
Rock In Chicago - Rock In Chicago show featuring Armored Assault album preview with Miles from Exile.
 8p CST /

March 3:
Double Door - Yellow Phone Music Reception ...a music industry networking event that's a great way to meet and network with other industry pros and musicians featuring drink specials, live music performances and on-site giveaways. SouthSide will be there too.
FREE / 7p

March 4:
Subterranean - spend your Mardi Gras night with Joe Letz of Combichrist, Cyanotic, The Gothsicles, S@int and Twinscin
18+ (to enter) / 21+ (to drink) / $12

Lizards Liquid Lounge (3058 W Irving Park Rd) - Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler featuring DJ Stevo cooking his famous jambalaya as well as spinning sounds of New Orleans all night long.

March 5:
Livewire Lounge - it may be Ash Wednesday but it's The Devil's Playground (St Pat's Day edition) hosted by David Bates (of Sinister Fate) who will be spinning your favorite Metal/Rock/Industrial/Punk/and Goth plus featuring burlesque performances Misfit Dolls ft Rya Red.
FREE / 21+

March 6:
Elbo Room - attend the CHIRP Radio Benefit featuring live performances by Me Jane, One Wing Low, The Symposium and Careful Q. Also Elle Casazza will be performing too. ALL tickets proceeds will benefit CHIRP Radio.
$10 / 21+

*Bell's Eccentric Cafe (Kalamazoo, MI) - Joe Marcinek Band with special guest Jahman Brahman will be here
$7 / 21+ / 8p

*House of Blues Chicago - The Hot Sauce Committee will be rockin' Dustin Diamond's Bayside Bash

*Cubby Bear - rock out with The Mantras featuring local acts Amrita and Digeoemetric opening for this touring band
9p / 21+

March 7 - 16:
Austin, TX - SXSW! Support local / indie bands (especially a few of SouthSide's friends from Chicago) making the annual trek to this music, movie and more festival.

March 7:
Red Line Tap - Hey, PJ's My Cousin Too will be rockin' this Rogers Park venue
$5 / 21+

City Winery - Jeff Austin & The Here and Now with Danny Barnes & The Keels will be performing along with Horseshoes and Hand Grenades for two special one-night only shows.
early show 7:30p / late show 10:30p
$25 (standing room) / $35 (reserved seating)

*Penny Road Pub -Scream "Yeehaw!", cowpoke and gals as Colonel Gunn's Wild West Music Show makes its debut here opening for National Truck Monster Artist Brandon Maddox.
$8 / 21+

*Liar's Club - The Bumpus Hounds featuring D.U.I's and Shift as well as Droids Attack will be performing here
9p  / 21+

*Lilly's - it's honky tonk fun and music with Crazee Heart
10p (or so) / 21+

March 8:
Door No.3 (Double Door) - Akasha presents Simmer Down Sound ...Beware the Ites of March featuring strictly vinyl classics from the righteous riddims of rock steady to digital anthems of dancehall by The Graduate, Rad Brian and Marcus I
FREE / 10p / 21+

Double Door - School of Rock presents Best of Season DuPage County
$10 (free admission for those under 10 accompanying with an adult) / 12p

Elbo Room - spend your Saturday night rockin' with 20 Mark Helga featuring Andrew Kerr, Billy Blues & Friends
$10 / 21+ 

Brauerhouse (Lombard, IL) - rock with Juicehead, Voice of Addiction and The Horrids

Subterranean - it's a SXSW send-off show featuring The Future Laureates, The Ivorys, Ben Ripani
and Motel Beds
$10 adv / 12 dos

Durbin's (of Midlothian, IL) - Red Rebel County will be rockin' the Oak Forest Parade Tent Party from 6p to 8p

The Green Mill Jazz Club - attend Chris Green's "Music Appreciation" CD release party. The 13-song, double disc set will be available for a special price of $15.

Take 20 (Cherry Valley, IL) - head bang with Exorcist, Sleeze, In the Hand and Sinister Fate
All Ages (until midnight then it's 21+) / $5

Metro - be fashionably seen and dressed at this month's NOCTURNA featuring your favorite requested tunes spun DJ Scary Lady Sarah until 5a.
18+ (21+ to drink) / $10

Kelly's Pub - check out this amazing lineup featuring Deadlite Redemption, The Ramblin' Sinners, Modern Day Rippers, Virgin Mobile Meth Lab, F.B.F. and Late Work Policy rockin' a birthday bash for Penguin.
$5 / 7p

Capone's (Johnson City, TN) - Skytown Riot rocks the stage here

*Hard Rock Cafe - it's the Cactus After Party show featuring Joe Marcinek Band with Allie Kral, Scott Mezger, Allen Aucoin and Steve Molitz
VIP tickets available - 

*Silvie's - check out Devil's In Angels as they share the stage with Maid of Mettle and Jericho Harlot

*Fitz's Spare Keys - celebrate Elmhurst's St Patrick's Day Parade party here featuring Irish music during the daytime hours and Too White Crew at night (it's a $10 cover for this part of the day)
NO cover during the day and families are welcome.
OPEN at 11a / 21+ after 9p

March 9:
Livewire Lounge - it's Vattnet Viskar, Vaporize and Ironfinger rockin' the stage at this Avondale bar.
$7 / 21+ / 6p

Rock In Chicago - it's the Rock In Chicago Wrecking Ball Ska/Punk show.
Listen at / 8p CST

*Double Door - join Neil Diamond Phillips and fans as they film concert scenes (as Flabby Hoffman Trio) for Flabby's movie - Look Out It's Flabby Hoffman!, a tribute to the Chicago's masked legend and his band.
NO COVER / 12p

March 11:
Empty Bottle - Notes and Bolts presents Swimsuit Addition featuring North By North and Fuzzy Bunnies of Death.

*Reggie's Rock Club - T. Mills will be rockin' the stage along with Mod Sun 

March 12:
Door No.3 (Double Door) - FABITAT: Grooves featuring DJ Adam EL with drag performances by Lucy Stool, Anita Borshen and Curlene Ribbon
FREE / 9p / 21+

Mayne Stage - CAU presents Red and Reckless performing on stage along with Lifeaftersix featuring special guests Dann Morr and Rae Fitzgerald.

*Beat Kitchen - rock out with Mr. Russia along with History's History (OH), Fitness, and Graves (OH)
9p / $5 (FREE with RSVP / 21+

March 13:
*Livewire Lounge - Chicago Acoustic Underground is taking over this Avondale dive bar to feature singer/songwriters Matt Morgan and Elizabeth Bagby and the Baguettes along with Barrett's Hidden Agenda

March 14 - 15:
*Chicago Cultural Center - attend the 11th Annual Creative Chicago Expo - Moving Forward featuring 40+ workshops and opportunities to connect with 140+ services and organizations
FREE / 10a to 4p

March 14:
Double Door - rock a pre-Saint Patty's Day party with Bassel & the Supernaturals, Fatbook, Dos Santos and Sonorama DJs
$10 / 21+

Cobra Lounge - it's Against The Players, Withering Soul, Knifed At Gunpoint and Pete Horseman rockin' the stage at this West Loop venue.

Red Line Tap - Red Line Tap presents First Jason with Sinister Fate, Horror is Dead and Another Black Hour taking over this venue.

Windy City Inn (2257 W. Irving Park Rd) - Digeometric will be rockin' stage with two sets at this venue.
$5 suggested donation / 21+

Elbo Room - The Fine Print (formerly known as The Disclaimers) will be rockin' the stage along with Hot Alaska, LeMoko presents "The Back Forty", Kevin Leeds and Global Cooling
$10 / 8:30p / 21+

*WNUR FM 89.3 - hey, it's Sid Yiddish and his Candy Store Henchmen live on air with WNUR's Eric Rick's during his Jazz show (between 11a - 12p Chicago time) celebrating the band's double cassette release "Assorted Variety Pack" and Steaks & Shakes Day .

*Juniors - NSP Live and Wrecking Ball Productions presents The Fisticuffs along with The Distractions, Fighting For Scraps and The Tromatons
$5 / 21+ / 8p

March 15:
Nite Cap - check out Music of Horror (part of the 2014 Indie Music of Horror Fest) day 2 featuring Cobalt Core, Bizarre Noir and Spinning Red
$7 / 21+

Mutiny - Mobcore Chicago presents Drag Lair, a breakcore and hiphop night featuring Brad Wolff, Lanza, CCDM, Protman and Tooth-Eye
FREE / 21+

Mo Daileys (6070 Northwst Hwy) - it's the Chicago St. Pat's Day Parade After Party with Red Rebel County!

*The Grid (351 W. Hubbard) - The Hot Sauce Committee will be here performing a RARE day show before heading out to Hollywood Casino Joliet (inside the Reve Nightclub) for their evening performance.

March 16:
115 Bourbon Street - party at the Southside Irish Parade After Party with Red Rebel County from 4p to 6p before heading out to Durbin's in Plainfield for another party.
Durbins (of Plainfield, IL) - it's a pre-St. Pat's Day Party with Red Rebel County who will be rockin' your favorite Dropkick Murphy's and Flogging Molly tunes

Ravinia - it's The Annual Chicago Viola Festival

*The Parlor (1434 N Western) - rock with Hardon Collider (OH), Mulatto Thunders (MI), Alex Drosen with JML and Bouyant Sea

March 17:
Double Door - Irish eyes will be smilin' at the St Pat's Day Beer Nuts Bash featuring She's Crafty, Yeowulf and Beer Nuts.
$10 GA / $20 VIP / 7:30p / 21+

Elbo Room - celebration the Emerald Isle at this St. Patrick's Day celebration featuring Paddy Teglia
FREE / 21+

March 18:
Double Door - it's Japan Night Chicago featuring live performances by Vampillia, Jungles (members of Red Bacteria Vacuum), Zarigani$ and Happy
$10 / 7:30p / 21+

March 19:
Door No.3 (Double Door) - SHIMMER comes to Door No.3! This indie dreampop, shoegaze dance party features DJs Scary Lady Sarah and Peroxide
FREE / 9p / 21+

Fizz Bar & Grill - Chicago's premiere ELECTRO swing will be rockin' this venue featuring vintage steampunk sounds spun by Vourteque and Mr. Automatic
FREE / 21+

*Cobra Lounge - rock with BIG UPS as they make their Chicago debut along with Typesetter and Hot Broadcast opening
8p / 21+

March 21:
Metro - Shoeshine Boy and Swizzlesteve presents Hero Monster Zero headlining featuring The Lost Brigade, Magatha Trysty, Jeff Brown & the New Black and Kathy Greenholdt
18+ / $9

Concord Music Hall - attend the Manic Focus' Release Party featuring Wick-It, Muzzy and Inverse Universe.
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Junior's (Cermak near Damen Avenue) - jam with Indian, Control and The Howl
$7 / 8p / 21+

Cubby Bear - Digeometric will be performing as part of the Summer Camp On The Road tour show.

Phyllis' Musical Inn - JD3 will performing at this Bucktown/Wicker Park venue

*The Hideout - celebrate with Akasha as they release Joy Song CD which features song cameos by JC Brooks "I'd Die Without You" and Illuminati Congo on "Warrior"

*Touche Chicago (6412 N Clark) - it's Get A Little Irish In You ver 2.0 featuring DJ Germ of Modern Day Rippers/Sexy Baby Productions/Rotten Frutis spinning your favorite pre-punk to post hardcore, oi to power pop, psychobilly to garage rock and more all night long.

March 22:
Double Door - Soul Son I'd Deummit Free Dance Party with DJs Sloppy White, Dave Mata and Duke Grip featuring a guest DJ (TBA)
FREE ($10 VIP ticket available) / 21+

Lilly's - attend Jack Rabbit and The Oooze show at this Lincoln Park venue
$6 / 21+

*PCH Club (Long Beach, CA) - it's the 2nd Annual Operation SoulShine Benefit concert ...check out guitarist/composer Dan Sindel rockin' the stage

*The Hideout - check out Sabers (fronted by Josh Chicoine along with members of Head of Femur, Poi Dog Pondering and 1900s) as they celebrate the release of their debut Sic Semper Sabers

March 23:
Township - attend the Top Shelf Licker's record release show featuring Sleep On It (CD release set), Cliffhanger and Gardens
For tickets,

March 26:
Door No.3 (Double Door) - FABITAT: Grooves featuring DJ Adam EL with drag performances by Lucy Stool, Anita Borshen and Curlene Ribbon
FREE / 9p / 21+

Moe's Tavern - check out this heavy dance music fused with funk and glam rock from Austin, TX by Sphynx. SouthSide will be interviewing as well as reviewing the band.

March 27:
Double Door - Wakarusa Festival presents Waka DJ Classic
$10 / 21+

March 28 - 30:
Chicago - it's Soul Togetherness USA, a rare soul weekender of music and more happening at selected venues around Chicago.

March 28:
Cobra Lounge - rock with Novembers Doom, Avernus, Act of Destruction and Divinity Compromise here.

Beat Kitchen - check out Model Stranger, Amrita, Vaudeville and Mari Zen rockin' the stage at this Roscoe neighborhood venue.
For tickets,

Concord Music Hall - it's SHPONGLE: The Museum of Consciousness Tour rolls back to Chicago

March 29:
Green Room Pub - rock with Sons of the West, The Lucky Dutch and The Columbines
$5 / 21+

Elbo Room - rock with Romantic Rebel with Tripp 'n' Dixie, She Loves Seven and Bloodletter
$10 / 21+

Another Hole In The Wall (Steger, IL) - rock with Ditchwater, Driven Under, Soil and Tantric
All Ages / $15 adv / $18 dos / 5:30p

March 30:
Door No.3 (Double Door) - The Hush Train featuring DJ DJRC
FREE / 21+

Sonic Asylum Radio - tune into a live radio show featuring Corrie Rex and Skull Fogger!
8p /

Until next time, support your local scene,

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