Thursday, June 26, 2014

July 2014

Summer’s in full swing, blogspot readers, which means another LONG month of festival activities, family fun and delicious food to sample. And of course, let’s not forget the music that will be rockin’ the stages and venues around Chicago (and elsewhere) too! Not to worry, SouthSide has compiled another calendar just for you to help assist your summertime fun during the month of July.
Please note, blogspot readers, most events/shows listed are either AA (All Ages) or 21+ ...or otherwise noted.
July 1 – 6:
Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest 2014 continues
July 1:
Summerfest (Milwaukee, WI) – SouthSide will be cruising the festival grounds checking out live performances by Black Star Drum Line, Milwaukee Community Circus, Lake Street Dive, Los Lonely Boys, Briar Rabbit.
July 2:
Summerfest (Milwaukee, WI) – SouthSide will be cruising the festival grounds checking out live performances by FLINTface, Workout Music, A Friend Called Fire, The Locals, The Lovehammers, The Wailers and (maybe) The Airborne Toxic Event.
The Wailers will be performing their iconic album “Legend” in its entirety to celebrate its 30 th Anniversary release.
Concord Music Hall – check out this Riot Fest show featuring The Hold Steady. For tickets, go to
Stage 48 (NYC, NY) – rock out with The Amatory Murder opening for Blood On The Dance Floor along with Hayley Rose, Millionaires and Cold Black.
AA / 6p
July 3 – 6:
Union Park – it’s the 22nd International Festival of Life featuring the theme “Carnival of Nations” which will represent more than 50 nations from Africa, Caribbean, Central and South Americas and Mexico joining Jamaica and other legacy countries in this year’s celebration. The family festival also feature live music acts – international and local – performing reggae, salsa, mambo, R&B and much more on 3 stages as well as vendors and food from around the world.
July 3:
Schubas Tavern – SouthSide returns from Summerfest in time to rock with The Black Cadillacs who will be at Summerfest the on July 4th
Concord Music Hall – check out Nightmares On Wax’s live performance. For tickets, go to
18+ / 8p doors
Mojoe’s (Joliet, IL) – The Dead Rabbits featuring Craig Mabbit and T. Bell of Escape The Fate will be bringing their rockin’ tour here.
Subterranean – Phantom Note Productions presents Loa Hex along with Hand Practices and Control
$8 / 8p
Smartbar – it’s [synthetic] with Boy Alberto, EEKS Laroo and special guest DJ Scary Lady Sarah
FREE / 21+
July 4:
The Mid – spend your holiday with The Crystal Method
July 5:
Navy Pier – celebrate the holiday weekend with Afrojack! For tickets, go to
AA / 6p
Empty Bottle – it’s Hangover of July featuring live performances by Thelma and The Sleaze, Dead On TV and Slop
Martyrs’ – rock out with Wild Adriatic, Brown Bag, Oblio and Arrow and Zombie Manana
$8 / 9p

Bobby McGee's (Chicago Ridge, IL) - rock out your holiday weekend with Bleed For The Fallen sharing the stage with White House Burning, Ammored Assault and Black4
$5 / 21+

Abbey Pub - it's Bloody Diamonds, Black Japan and Control lighting the fireworks on stage of the Pub side of the Abbey.
July 6:
Liar’s Club – rock out with Chicago Style Weenies, The Lonely Revolts (from California), Butchered and Et Tu Brute

July 7:
Double Door – get your sweat on with Workout Music along with Flobots and Pan Astral

Township - TAFKA (The Artist Formerly Known As)Vince Band will be opening for Modern Day Rippers!
FREE show
July 8:
Elbo Room – attend this hip hop/rap show featuring artist T-Zank along with 3 other underground acts performing.
$8 / 21+

LiveWire Lounge - TANKRIS (Vienna, Austria) and Mark Taylor will be performing here.
July 9 – 13:
Chicago Lakefront – it’s the annual Taste of Chicago featuring live music performances, pop up restaurants and food from Chicago’s best.
July 9:
Subterranean – it’s The Boxers performing on stage along with 10,000 Light Years and Kinda Good. For tickets, go to
17+ / 8p
Door No. 3 (Double Door location) – it’s FABITAT: Drag ...American Whore Story a celebration of Patriotic Promiscuity featuring DJ Adam El and DJ Ldy Prblms and drag performances by Lucy Stoole, Curlene Ribbon and The Saffire House.

Elbo Room - Come see The Counterparts featuring Keith Instigators (on bass and vocals) along with Anna (baritone sax and vocals) and Adam (drums and vocals) rockin the stage to the likes of Morphine, Velvet Underground, Talking Heads and more.
July 10:
Double Door – rock out with Ben Kenney (of Incubus) with the Last Year
$10 adv / $12 dos / 8:30p
LiveWire Lounge – Chicago Acoustic Underground presents Kevin Lee & the Kings along with Donna Frost and the CAU Session Players and Robert Hynes Band rockin’ this Avondale bar location.

Abbey Pub - check out Juno What?! sharing the stage with Alan Evan's Playonbrother and Bonzo Terks
$10 adv / $15 dos
July 11 – 13:
Irish American Heritage Center – get your Irish on, blogspot readers at the annual Irish Fest featuring live music by The Tossers, Gaelic Storm, Kevin Flynn & The Avondale Ramblers, Red Rebel County and many more. On Sunday, there will be a mass followed by a full Irish BreakFest.
Tickets are: Fri/Sat $10 adv / $15 dos / $10 Seniors; Sun $15 adv / $20 dos / $10 Seniors; children (10 and under) – FREE
For more information, go to
Saugerties, NY – check out The Hudson Project Music & Arts Festival featuring live music performances by Bassnectar, The Flaming Lips, Moby (DJ set), Capital Cities, Nightmares On Wad (live) and many, many more. For more information and tickets, go to
July 11:
Concord Music Hall – Riot Fest presents Say Anything with The Front Bottoms, The So So Glos and You Blew It! For tickets, go to
Honey Island Swamp Band
Double Door – Nawlins come to Chicago when Honey Island Swamp Band featuring Edward David Anderson rocks the stage.
$12 GA / $22 VIP
City Winery (Chicago) – get your bluegrass on with Town Mountain featuring Dr Ralph Stanley & His Clinch Mountain Boys
$35 – 45 tickets / 6p doors
Bada Brew Bar – rock out with Beauty In The Suffering’s Chicago debut along with Sinister Fate, Habit Of Force and Radio Creeps

Ted's Place LTD (4425 N. Central) - it's DJ Halfpint (Local Live-Chicago and and DJ K (88.9 FM WIIT Radio) along with Psycho Sister and Joey Domino performing here.
July 12 & 13:
Check out the annual West Fest (located at Chicago and Damen)
July 12:
Carl Schurz High School – check out The Prairie State Film Festival’s premier of “Gordon Finn” directed by SouthSide’s friend Wolf McKinney.
Vlado’s Fest – The All New Flabby Hoffman Trio performs live at 4p. The fest features 20+ bands, MCs and DJs
$5 all day / 21+
Krokodile (6004 W Belmont) – it’s Las Vegas ...Chicago Style featuring four great DJs on one stage
Ye Olde Town Inn – check out the World’s Largest Pizza Party where you can eat, drink and jam with live music.
$8 / 8p
Portage Theatre – watch the Big Lebowski on the big screen as well as rock with Wishing Well and Andrew Lawrence Sextet
July 13:
Taste of Chicago – here’s your chance to see The Wailers performing the iconic album “Legend” in its entirety.
July 17:
Wanderer’s Refuge – singer/songwriter Sarah Donner will be bringing her tour in support of her new release “That Is A Pegasus” here
LiveWire Lounge – it’s Battle for Mayhem 2014 featuring 10 local unsigned acts battling to win a top spot on Mayhem Fest lineup
July 18 – 20:
River North neighborhood – it’s Taste of River North
Union Park – Pitchfork returns with another exciting lineup
July 18:
Concord Music Hall – check out Dirty Heads and Pepper with special guest Aer. For tickets, go to
AA / 6p
Rosemont Theatre – the Latin group Caifanes will be performing here. For tickets, go to or call 800-745-3000
Glasslands Gallery (NY) – rock out with Stone Cold Fox, BFA and The Colorines at this show.
$10 / 21+ / 8p
Whiskey Roadhouse (Rockford, IL) – rock out with local guys The Last Vegas
Double Door – SwizzleSteve presents Bonzo Squad sharing the stage with The Fox & the Hounds, Vandalay and Crooked Moon.
$10 adv / $12 dos / 8:30p show
July 19 & 20:
Lacuna Artist Lofts (2150 S. Canalport) – it’s the Sole Expo event where you can buy, sell and/or trade your gear featuring live performances by Twista and Chance The Rapper. For more information and tickets, go to
Rogers Park neighborhood – attend the 9 th annual Celebrate Clark Street featuring live music performances by Hamala Diabate, Ceci Bastida, Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca and more along with ethnic food, arts and crafts too.
July 19 – 24:
Various Chicago venues – the Californian band, The Deltaz will be touring around Chicago’s venue scene with a stop at Elbo Room on July 20. For more information, go to
July 19:
Elbo Room – rock to this hot lineup performing on stage The Gelheads, Simple Simon, Drawing A Blank and Marizen.
Wrigley Field – The Band Perry will be rockin’ this iconic baseball stadium while on Blake Shelton’s Ten Times Crazier Tour 2014
Tonic Room – The Mantras and Digeometric will be rockin’ the stage here.
$10 adv / $12 dos
Austin’s Fuel Arena (Lake County Fairgrounds in Libertyville, IL) – 95.1 Wil Rock presents Rob Zombie, Stone Sour, The Last Vegas, Theory Of A Dead Man and Devour The Day rockin’ this stage

Shark City (Glendale Heights) - check out Seven Soul performing live with special guests Rock Recycler.

Cairo Bar (West Chicago, IL) - rock out with 671 Grains featuring Slow Pump Charlie
July 22:
Debonair Social Club – Blackburner will be performing here as part of their “Dusk to Dub” tour
July 23:
Door No. 3 (Double Door) – it’s FABIAT: FREAK SHOW ...a carnival and freak show birthday bash for Lucy Stoole and Chris Kemp featuring Vourteque of ROUGE and resident DJs Adam El and Ldy Prblms also burlesque and drag performances by Lucy Stoole, Curlene Ribbon. Shotglass Sally, Madame Envy, and The Saffire House.
July 24:
Elbo Room – rock out with new local band Elston’s Exchange
July 25 – 27:
Jefferson Park – it’s the annual Jeff Fest
July 25:
Double Door – rock out with The Reverend featuring Horton Heat with Stewed, Screwed and Tattooed
Uncommon Ground (Devon location) – Country rock artist Dylan Jakobsen will be performing his originals including his latest hit single “More Than You Know”.
Subterranean – RJD2 will be performing live here
Dragonfly Lounge (Madison, WI) – it’s Sexy Ester sharin’ the stage with Devilito Drag, The Smoking Flavors (from Nashville, TN) and John Hvezda & Ellie Maybe
$5 / 9p

Livewire Lounge - it's Frontal Boundary performing live with BioCarbon 13 featuring DJ Eternal and Peter Propaganda
July 26 & 27:
Spend your weekend rockin’ out at Wicker Park Fest 2014 (located at Milwaukee and North)
July 27:
Cobra Lounge – Riot Fest 10 th Anniversary Show presents 7 Seconds with The Copyrights. For tickets, go to or
Veterans Park (Steger, IL) – Axe Man’s Bridge will be rockin’ the stage during Steger Days of Music
July 29 :
Double Door – Jam Productions presents an intimate evening with Stephen “Ragga” Marley
$36 ($1 charity fee included) / 7:30p doors
July 31 – Aug 3:
Pilsen neighborhood – it’s Fiesta Del Sol
Until next time, support your local scene

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for spreading the word about us performing at Steger Days of Music on July 27th! If your readers need more info they can visit the event page at


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