Monday, May 26, 2014

June 2014

There’s rockin’ music, delicious food, and lots of fun ...all under the sun, blogspot readers! Summer has finally arrived with a bang ...especially during the month of June. There’s plenty to see, do and rock around town and elsewhere. Hope you have plenty of sunblock and water because you’re about to get seriously busy...
Please note most events/shows listed are 21+ festivals are presumed ALL AGES.
Ongoing until June 15:
Collaboraction (Flat Iron Arts Building) – Sketchbook 2014 ...a mixed medium theatre festival of short new works.

Fuzzbox Chicago DJs M. Flavor, Emily, and JTRON will be rockin' the following venues in June at The Whistler (June 6), The Burlington (June 20) and Club Foot (1824 W. Augusta on June 30). June 13's destination is unknown. For more information, visit

May 31 & June 1:
Center On Halsted (3256 N Halsted) - it's CAKE (Chicago Alternative Comics Expo), a weekend long celebration and marketplace of independent comics featuring special guests Edie Fake, Anya Davidson, Ines Estrada, Lizz Hickey, Hellen Jon, Tony Millionaire and Nobrow. FREE / 11a to 6p
For more information visit,
June 1:
Cobra Lounge – celebrate Philly D’’s B-Day at this Thrash Party featuring Armored Assault, Hammerfight (from New Jersey), Anger and special guests TBA (you have to be there to find out, blogspot readers). $5 / 8p
Schubas Tavern – check out Dylan Lloyd sharing the stage with Tyler Ward
Szold Hall at Old Town School of Folk Music – Charming Axe will be celebrating the release of their newest CD “Gathering Days” at this family-friendly event. 4p
Chicago Theatre – Gipsy Kings will be celebrating 25 years and new album “Savor Flamenco” along with Ole Noys
Outfitters (State St location) - Comasoft will be performing a live version of their new album "Ropes On Fire" at an AA in-store set. AA / FREE

Chicago Theological Seminary (1407 E 60th St) - attend this special benefit performance featuring Maggie Brown who will be performing her one-woman show Legacy: Our Wealth of Music as part of the fundraiser for the BA Everywhere Campaign.
$20 adults / $5 youth - tickets are available at Revolution Books (1103 N. Ashland) or call (773) 489 - 0930 or email for more information.
June 3:
Red Line Tap – yeehaw, it’s the Barn Dance (presented by Ole Smoky Moonshine) featuring caller Jo Mortland of Chicago Barn Dance Company.
June 4:
Red Line Tap – it’s Wasted Wednesday (presented by Budweiser) featuring live performances by Concrete Roots, Fersher and Sneezy.
LiveWire Lounge – it’s The Devil’s Playground featuring a special burlesque night dedicated to video games, SciFi, comics and all things nerd/geek related with host David Bates spinning your favorite Metal, Rock, Industrial and local tunes. Burlesque performances by Misfit Dolls Jezzibel and Cherries Jubalie with special guests Miss Ammunition and Red Rum. FREE cover
Door No. 3 (Double Door) – it’s Creature Feature with host JoJo Baby and Peter Propaganda doing the movie soundtrack. FREE / 9p
June 5 – 8:
Kickapoo Stump Dodger Campground (Gay Mills, WI) – rock out at Grateful Friends Fest 2014

Mulberry Mountain, Arkansas - it's the Wakarusa featuring live performances by The Flaming Lips, Umphrey's McGee, Adventure Club, Wookiefoot, Papadosio, Boombox, ill.Gates, Manic Focus and many more. For more information and tickets, visit
June 5:
Constellation – it’s Julie Meckler and Sima Cunningham performing live here. 18+ / $10
Concord Music Hall – be dazzled and amazed when the Lucent Dossier Experience's "Light Of The World" Tour 2014 comes to Chicago.
Berlin Nightclub – LQQKS: The Ginger Ball featuring White Mystery, Adam Black, Ldy Prblms and [X]P. rsvp for FREE entry (before 11p) at

Location TBA - Activate will transform three iconic loop alleys into a pop-up urban experience.

The Hideout - it's Warm Ones with The Sleep Walkers and Mooner rockin' this stage. $8
June 6:
NiteCap – it’s Black Heart Heros and Psychopathic Daze rockin’ the stage here. $7
Manchester, TN – Skytown Riot will be headlining the Music Tree Festival 2014. It’s FREE to attend. Visit for full line-up and schedule.
Metro – rock out with Bambi Raptor, Upsin Hounds, S. Joel Norman and Thyme Machines at the Murley (formerly Murley Shertz) CD release show. 18+ / 7:30p
Concord Music Hall – Grammy nominated R&B singer Tamar Braxton will be performing her hits here. for tickets
Chicago Transitor – Matt Campbell will be performing a live in-store performance here.

Olympic Theatre (Cicero, IL) - Nora Velazquez and Sergio Corona in the funny comedy Los Pecados de Chabelita (Sins of a Chabelita). Text the word "REVENTON" to 313131 for VIP entrance. For reservations, call 847-877-3915 or visit

Boulevard Sports Lounge (2645 W. North AV) - attend the Benefit for Brandon "Weedian" Heiser featuring Kataplexy, Nucleus and Epitasis on stage. $10

Liar's Club - celebrate Germ T. Ripper's and Knuckles' birthday featuring Death & Memphis, Brickwall Vultures and Tracer Bullet live one stage.

The Muse (Milwaukee, WI) - check out the Bay View Gallery's "Pop Tag" Night which will feature live artists, music, works on display as well as pieces and merchandise available for purchase by Christopher Roze, Sherman Pitts, Brandon Nacke, Joel Richter and many more.
June 7 & 8:
Navy Pier – it’s the Chicago Cannabis Conference featuring keynote speakers, panels and over hundred exhibitors. $15 per day / $25 for the weekend
June 7:
Bobby McGee’s (Chicago Ridge, IL) – it’s Legions: Massacred by Queen IV. This event will have 13 bands rockin 2 stages at which each band has at least one female musician as a member with special burlesque performance by the Industrial Burlesque of Misfit Dolls performances by Hot Dang, Laced With Blood, Radio Creeps, Purge, Sinister Fate, Smells Like Sex, Psycho Sister and many more. AA til 11p (21+ after 11p) / $8 adv / $10 dos
Mayne Stage – WHO fans check out The Pinball Wizard Orchestra, the ULTIMATE WHO tribute show featuring Ellis Clark and Phil Angotti along with Carla Prather (of Poi Dog Pondering), Mars Williams (of The Psychedelic Furs), Charlie Short and Jordan Kozer (of The Webstirs). AA / 7:30p
Double Door – Shoeshine Boy Productions presents Seratonin Telegram sharing the stage with The Central Standard, Jonnie Bosh and MER (acoustic set). $8 adv / $10 dos / 8:30p show
Moe’s Tavern – Spence will be rockin’ the stage along with two other bands TBA. $7
Bottom Lounge – hang out with Super Happy Fun Club when they perform live here.

Mana Contemporary Art (2233 S. Throop) - check out Starwalker featuring live music by Helado Negro and DJ Earl.
$50 Friend ticket (includes limited light-up Starwalker pint glass and refreshments)
$25 Guest ticket (includes 2 drink tickets)
For more information, visit

Olympic Theatre - legendary Spanish singer brings his "50 Years Later" tour to the Chicago area. For ticket information, visit

The Burlington - rock out with Shapers, MT Coast and Handsome Tyrants
June 8:
J.W. Marriott (151 W Adams) – attend the Pride Month Tribute Reception featuring a champagne brunch and program with special guest speakers.

Wire (Berwyn, IL) - get your groove on with the Frank Russell Band featuring Third Coast Fuse opening.

June 9:
The 2040 - rock with SharkPact, DogeJaw, Poison Boys, Boots and XILLE XILLE XILLE (acoustic set). AA / $6 / 7p
June 11:
Door No. 3 (Double Door) – FABITAT: Groove featuring DJ Adam El and DJ Ldy Prblms FREE
Lincoln Park Zoo – see Disclosure with Joey Badass, Green Velvet and George Fitzgerald.
June 12 – 14:
Double Door – celebrate this venue’s 20 th Anniversary by attending the following shows rockin’ its legendary stage: Urge Overkill (Jun 12), Soul Summit DJs (Jun 13) and Smoking Popes and Braid (Jun 14). $20 each day.

Athenaeum Theatre - The Onion and AV Club presents Tig Notara and Kyle Kinane (Friday June 13) and Marc Maran (Saturday June 14) at the 1at Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival. For more information and tickets, visit
June 12:
Martyrs’ – rock with Moon, District 97 and Chinese Professional. 8p

The Hideout - check out Quinn Tsan with Jones at this quaint "dive" bar venue.

June 13 & 14:
Constellation - Billy Hart and his Quartet will be performing live here.
June 13 – 15:
Grant and Millennium Parks – Blues Fest featuring Dr John, Aaron Neville and more. FREE
Soldier Field – Spring Awakening featuring performances by Tiesto, Diplo, Kaskade as well as local acts
Taste of Randolph featuring performances by Minus The Bear, Koiser Chiefs and a “DJ Dance Stage” hosted by the Mid
June 13:
The Mutiny – rock with Tok, We Killed The Lion, Cougar Island and Vidare Black
SPACE (Evanston, IL) – blues artist Larry McCray will be performing his first live performance at this venue. $15 GA / $27 Reserved seating
Fizz Bar & Grill – support the Razor & Die Fundraiser featuring Obligatory Response, Sneezy, Bushoong and Z2k Bowie Tribute with Jon Eric performing live on stage.

Empty Bottle - it's Rabble Rabble's CD release show featuring RedGrave and Blasted Diplomats

Elbo Room - The Real Jane Martin will be performing its last show here. $5

June 14 & 15:
Wells Street (between North Av and Division St) - it's the 40th Annual Wells St Art Festival featuring a $25 food and drink package. For more information, visit
June 14:
Penny Road Pub (Barrington, IL) – check out The Coop along with Thinner Teed, Miles Over Mountains (who will be performing a 4 hour show on the outdoor deck stage) and Invisible Cartoons rocking this venue.
Saint James Cathedral-Episcopal Church Center – attend the Chicago Forum on LGBTI Solidarity in Africa 2014. Learn about the current situation of LGBTI people in Africa and discover ways to provide advocacy, support and accompaniment featuring speakers from Inclusive and Affirming Ministries (IAM) South Africa and CLASP (Chicago LGBT Asylum Support Program). 2p to 5p
Harte’s Saloon (Evergreen Park, IL) – Digeometric rocks this venue all night long. 10p
Debonair Social Club – it’s the Return of Wax Trax featuring Cocksure and GOFIGHT. $10 / 8p
Rock House CafĂ© (Indianapolis, IN) – rock with First Jason, Sinister Fate and Coffinsville. 9p

The 5th Quarter Lounge (Indianapolis, IN) - it's Kevlar, Dirty, Conquest and Sinister Fate rockin' this venue. 9p / $5

June 15 & 16:
Moe's Tavern - Ray Tarantino brings his Americana music tour to this Avondale bar.
June 15:
Elbo Room – rock out with Attic Light and The New Sex Drugs
June 17:
Record Breakers (Reggie’s) – it’s a special Black Flagg performance at this FREE kids show

Martyrs' - CATL. and Nashville Pussy along with Yawpers will be rockin' the stage here.

House of Blues Chicago - Workout Music will be opening for The Presidents of the United States of America

Township - it's Bobgoblin, Stickfight! and Meds rockin' the stage here.

June 18:
Door No.3 (Double Door) - it's Shimmer with DJs Scary Lady Sarah and Philly Peroxide spinning your favorite Shoegaze/Dreampop tunes until closing. FREE / 10p
June 19:
Abbey Pub – Liquid Karma Production presents Brothers Rage sharing the stage with Art of Ill Fusion, Digeometric and Easy Riders. $5 adv / $10 dos
The Metal Grill (Cudahy, WI) – it’s the Days of the Doomed pre-show featuring Spyderbone, The Heavy Co and Sons of Ghidorah. $5

Lincoln Hall - check out Verona Red with Mighty Fox, AyOH and Farraday performing on stage. $10 adv / $12
June 20 – 22:
Willow Ranch (Grand Junction, MI) – it’s the 6 th Hoodilidoo Music Festival featuring Indigo Sun, Dead Larry, Digeometric, Chicago Funk Mafia, Rusty Gates, The Mainstays and many more.
June 20:
Moe’s Tavern – rock with Kirk Kamminga & Cold Creek Road at this Avondale neighborhood venue.

Goose Island (Wrigleyville) - check out Distant Brothers, Josh Catalano & The Dirty Thoughts, Collin McGee and Ryan Kramar (of PJ's My Cousin Too) at this Swizzlesteve presents show. $10

Martyrs' - check out Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Mana and Pseudo Slang on performing live on stage. $10/ 9p

The Mutiny - this venue will be celebrating Queer Pride featuring Z2K (David Bowie tribute) performing live on stage

St. Francis de Sales High School (10155 S. Ewing) - attend the 1st Annual Art & Music Awards Banquet/Fundraiser for Under The Bridge Art Studios (a non profit license and programs). 6p / For tickets, email
June 21 – 22:
Boystown - PRIDE Fest
Wicker Park – attend the Green Music Festival featuring performances by Guided By Voice, Features, Geronimo! and many more.

Hamilton Lakes (Itasca, IL) - Aye, it's the Scottish Festival and Highland Games! For more information, visit
June 21:
Brauerhouse (Lombard, IL) – it’s the Hearse 2014 TV horror host Svengoolie with classic movie showings – Mickey & Maude, Ghostbusters and the Hearse and live band performances by Avernus and The Devilocks (a tribute to Misfits). 2p
Bottom Lounge – My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult will be bringing their “Spooky Tricks” tour to Chicago.

The Little Red Schoolhouse - it's the Stonethrone Reunion Show featuring opening acts One Last Hope and Escape The Paradigm. FREE

American Legion Post 703 (Fox Lake, IL) - attend the Hope for Heather Benefit.
$10 (Kids 6-12 $5)

Metro - Celebrate and be fashionably seen at NOCTURNA's 26th Anniversary and Fashion Show ...there will be cool giveaways, vendors on hand and fashions by Hogan McLaughlin and Jody Krevens till dawn with hostess DJ Scary Lady Sarah! 18+ / $10

June 22:
Elbo Room - Scott Alexander brings his nonrepetitive Pop music and (FREE) vegan cookies to Chicago.

The Hideout - it's the 7th annual A Day in the Country, an one-day food and music fest featuring vendors like County BBQ, Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits and Lagunitas wetting your whistle while rockin' to music acts like Dogtown Ramblers, Honky Tonk Parade, Nora O'Connor, Kory Quinn, The Harrow, Sanctified Grumblers, and many more. Tickets $10
For more information, visit

June 24:
Reggie's - rock out with Black Cobra, Lo-Pan and Of Wolves. 17+ / $10 adv / $12 dos / 7:30p doors
June 25:
Door No. 3 (Double Door) – FABITAT: LIVE – It’s Pride, Not Prude! featuring a live show by the Peekaboos with DJ Adam El and DJ Ldy Prblms FREE
Red Line Tap – say “Amen” when Pastor Funkpleez & The Pulpit Players bring their “Mission Possible” tour to this Rogers Park venue,

June 26 - 29:
Crowne Plaza Hotel O'Hare - Socialism 2014, a four-day conference bringing together hundreds of socialists and radical-thinking activists from around the country to share lessons from their struggles as well as take part in discussions about Marxism, working-class history, debates and strategies for organizing today.
For more information and to register, visit
June 27 – 29:
Ellis Park (37th and Cottage Grove) – Gospel Fest featuring performances by Kurt Carr, Mississippi Mass Choir, Uncle Reece and more. FREE
June 27:
Fizz Bar & Grill – Villains, your presence is requested to attend a Masquerade Loft Party featuring live performances by V Is For Villains (with special Villains appearance by Veronica Jade!), Candy Town and Colonel Gunn’s Wild West Music Show with a Vourteque after party set. $10 adv / $15 dos / 8p
Reggie’s – Brickwall Vultures will be sharing the stage with The Meatmen, Springa Sonic Dogs and Johnny Vomit. 17+ / $15 adv / $18 dos / 8p
June 28:
The Throne Room (2831 N. Broadway) – it’s The Holy Alimonies rockin’ the stage along with Swearwords, Doubting Thomas Cruise Control and Jesse W Johnson of Jet W Lee. $7 / 9p show
Double Door – rock with Buffalo Killers and Killer Moon. $10 / 9p
June 29:
PRIDE Parade
Until next time, support your local scene,

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