Monday, September 29, 2014

October 2014

Spook-tacular things are bound to happen around town (and elsewhere) this month, blogspot readers. Ghostly ghouls and goblins ...witches and wizards are headed this way to spice up your trick-o-treating plans on Oct. 31st. Even the fashionably dressed creatures of the night and zombies will be making an appearance at one or more events occurring in October. 
SouthSide highly recommends checking out the festivals and haunted houses...
Please note most shows/events (especially the Halloween events) are 21+ unless stated otherwise.

Various dates in October:
Get It On presents Chicago Mini Music Festivals at various venue locations around town ... It’s a slate of roving mini festivals aimed to spotlight specific genres thus aiding bands to build a local scene with other like-minded bands. Each event will featuring several bands of the same genre for example on Oct. 2 at LiveWire Lounge where it’s Chicago Indie/Alternative Fest featuring bands The Local Void, Void The Light, The Janitor & The Bum and Hedgehog & The Fox. The end goal of this festival is to bring Chicago bands to other cities to play mini-festivals that within their music. For more information, visit
Oct. 1 – 5: VIA festival celebrates it’s first year in Chicago with five (5) days of music, visuals, and new media art featuring Mykki Blanco, Blue Hawaii (live performance and DJ set) Cakes Da Killa, Princess Nokia, Jimmy Whispers, Teen Witch and many, many more
Oct. 1:
Concord Music Hall – La Roux’s North American tour rolls to Chicago with Midnight Magic. For tickets, visit
AA / 7p / $25
LiveWire Lounge – it’s the Devil’s Playground: No Halos, Just Horns with David Bates spinning metal, rock, industrial and local featuring burlesque by Cherries Jubulie, Jezzibel, Lady India DeMinuit and Lady Lenux.
Double Door – it’s Hank & Cupcakes with Ghosthouse performing live on stage.
$8 / 8p show
Elbo Room – singer/songwriter Nathan Angelo will be performing live here.
Your laptop/mobile/tablet – singer/songwriter Josh Damingo’s CD release party goes worldwide via ($10 fee) if you’re unable to attend his House of Blues show.
Oct. 2:
Riviera Theatre – Robert Plant returns to Chicago with his band The Sensational Space Shifters and The Last Internationale.
Emporium Arcade Bar (North Milwaukee Ave location) – check out Terrible Spaceship sharing the stage with Bumpus and Dragon Fly.
Smart Bar – it’s [synthetic] featuring your regular [synthetic] DJs Boy Alberto, Eeks Laroo, B-Side, Circuitry and Lolly Gagger.
FREE / 10p
Oct. 3:
Cigars & Stripes (6715 Ogden Ave, Berwyn, IL) – ring in Roctober with the following bands Some Velvet Evening and The Butterfields.
Elbo Room – rock out with Digeometric with Joe Marcinek Band, J-Livii & The Party.
$10 / 8:30p doors
The Mid – Mayhem welcomes the Swedish duo Icona Pop (DJ set)
Double Door – On The Grind Management presents Midwest Hype, Saba, Cloud 0, Kiney, The Palmer Squares, and Da$htones with DJ Caleeb
$10 / 8:30p show
Door No. 3 – Beyond Luck presents Interstellar Beats featuring Radiius and DJ Moppy with special guests TBA and live painting.
FREE / 10p
Revolution Brewery – celebrate Oktoberfest with craft beer while rockin with this fun band, Cooler By The Lake.
Red Line Tap – check out Mike Hard sharing the stage with Amateur Side Action.
$5 adv / $7 dos
Brauerhouse (Lombard, IL) – get licked while rockin’ with Top Shelf Lickers and College Transfer Student.
Oct. 4:
Concord Music Hall – attend Matisyahu’s “Built To Serve” Fall tour. For tickets, visit
17+ / 8p
Bovine Sex Club (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) – it’s a double record release show featuring The Rabid Whole’s “Problems” and Cyanotic’s “Worse Case Scenario”.
Cubby Bear – Shoeshine Boy presents Distant Brothers with David Costa, Steady Echo, One Season and The Dave Tamkin Duo.
$7 adv / $10 dos
Door No. 3 – attend Soft Leather ...a pansexual dress to sweat event featuring DJs Deathface, Teen Witch, House Szechuan and 100 LB Deadlift.
FREE / 10p
MT Barrels (Schaumburg, IL) – rock the night with Model Stranger and Arma here
Bordel Chicago (upstairs at 1721 W. Division) – rock at Cole DeGenova’s “Hollywood Girl” video release party featuring Adam Ness, Ami Saraiya, DJ Ryan Gac with special guests.
FREE / 9:30p show
Bobby McGee’s (Chicago Ridge, IL) – Monk 9  will be sharing the stage with Chris Medina (from American Idol)
Oct. 5:
115 Bourbon Street – attend the Bob, Vee & Jeremy Memorial concert featuring A.D.D., Daylight Dawns, Sunset Empire, No One, Flathead Fillups and more.
AA / $20 donation at the door / 5p
Smartbar – Queen! welcomes an official GusGus after party with Michael Serafini, Garrett David and special guests Hunk of Man (GusGus vs T-World) DJ set.

Oct. 6:
Emporium Arcade Bar (North Milwaukee location) - check out Ariada along with Bike Theif and Greg Jackson Combs rockin' the stage at this arcade/bar/venue.
Oct. 8:
Mayne Stage – CAU presents The Robert Hynes Band sharing the stage with David Hawkins and Teresa Storch.
Oct. 9:
Mojoe’s (Joliet, IL) – check out the Hard Dance Nation recording artist Darksiderz rockin’ the stage with Combichrist, William Control and Davey Suicide.
Oct. 10:
Quenchers – it’s Typesetter’s “Wildcard” record release show!
Door No. 3 – it’s FABITAT featuring DJ sets by Adam El and Ldy Prblms with drag performances by Lucy Stoole and the Saffire House.
FREE / 9p
Concord Music Hall -  get your wobble on when Big Freedia returns to Chicago. For tickets, visit
Oct. 11:
LiveWire Lounge – rock out with Moon and Polarizer
Rockwetz Bar Meets Grill (Orland Park, IL) – Digeometric will be performing 2 sets here.
Copernicus Center – rock with Piersi and Maggie D Live
Jerry’s (1938 W. Division) – it’s Villains Company rockin’ the stage as part of Chicago’s Alternarock Fest with Time & The New Romans, Management Material and Modiviccan.
Roxy Bar (Overland Park, KS) – it’s the 3 rd annual Z Day Kansas City featuring live performances by Arya, Eleven After, The Perfect Pursuit, Nova, Waiting On Amy with sexy zombiefied entertainment from Sinful Sideshow zombie-themed contests!
AA / $8p (with a minor $5 surcharge) / 6p
***Bring two (2) canned goods for The Walk For Hunger and get $3 off at the door***
Double Door – attend this month’s Simmer Down Sound: Inna Fine Style.
NO COVER / 10p
Concord Music Hall – check out Wolfgang Gartner and Tommy Trash performing live on stage. For tickets, visit

Double Door - it's Gorgon City rockin' the stage along with Henry Krinkle. For tickets, visit
Oct. 12:
Friendly Tap (Berwyn, IL) – check out  this Aussie group Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes when they perform selections from Lachlan’s latest release “Black Coffee” as part of their US tour.
Thalia Hall – celebrate Dusek’s & Punch House One Year anniversary ...a building-wide Customer Appreciation shindig featuring LA punk band No Age.

LiveWire Lounge - it's A Feast for Clowns featuring those lovable sideshow characters Jellyboy The Clown, Titano the strongman, Fibi Jane Changes, Sanjula Vamana and many more at this Avondale bar.
9:30p / $7

Oct 13:
Grandbar - check out Elisium sharing the stage with Abyssal and Derek of Counterfeit I at this venue.
FREE / 8p doors
Oct. 14:
Elbo Room – get your poetry on at this month’s edition of Wormwood Collective featuring a night of open mic spoken word in action by some of Chicago’s dedicated poets.
NO COVER / sign-in at 7p
Brick & Mortar Music Hall (San Francisco, CA) – check out Magicks sharing the stage with Mammoth Life (headliner), Kitten Grenade and DJ Neil Martinson aka SMILE.
$7 adv / $10 dos / 9p show

Beat Kitchen - get your sweat on when Workout Music opens for Wallpaper! For tickets, visit
Oct. 15:
Double Door – attend The Holy Ghost tour featuring live performances by Marc Ford (formerly of The Black Crowes), Elija Ford and The Lucky Dutch.
$10 / 8p show
Thalia Hall (1801 S. Allport)– check out this unique show featuring Chicago Made bands/musicians The O’My’s, Psalm One, Alex Wiley and Paper Thick Walls performing a variety music genres from hip hop/rap to alternative at this Fall showcase
FREE / 18+ / 8p
Red Line Tap – it’s Hellion featuring Ann Boleyn, Hessler, Sable Bedlam and 4 Without performing live on stage here.
$10 adv / $13 dos

evilOlive - Rouge! Chicago's Premiere Electro Swing celebrates Vourteque's birthday featuring special guests Shotglass Sally, Sanjula Vamana, Claria Bell, Seth Nayes and Lady Lenux.
No cover / No dress code / 9p
Oct. 16:
Pfeiffer Hall (North Central College, Naperville, IL) – Ian Anderson returns to the Chicago area performing selections off his new album “Homo Eracticus”
$75 - $95 / 630-637-show (7469) for tickets

Red Line Tap - it's Gringo Star rockin' the stage with The Voluptuals and The Sharrows!
$7 adv / $10 dos / 9p
Oct. 17 – 19:
Elwood, IL – it’s the Fall Farm Fest featuring 3 fun days of music, art and camping set to the theme of “Alice In Wonderland” with live performances by Tamagowa and Oldine (from France), Mountain Animation (NY) and Betty, Betty Blackfoot (Floriida) and many more.
$15 adv / $20 at gate
Art vendors are needed (no vendor’s fee required ...just buy a ticket) but be confirmed by Oct. 5.
Oct. 17:
Debonair Social Club – check out Heavyfest featuring Speedfreak with Armored Assault and Jack Rabbit
18+ / 8p / $10
2040 (in Pilsen neighborhood) – rock out with Los Eskeletos, Cenobites, The Pervert Preachers and Ritalino D
BYOB / AA / 8:30p / $5
Donna Jo Campground (Kouts, IN) – it’s the 7th Annual Camp Doom ...camping with metalheads!
Double Door – it’s Dopapod with special guests The Coop!
$13 adv / $15 dos / 9p show
Riviera Theatre – it’s Chromeo returning to Chicago with Wave Racer.
18+ / 8p / $30
Elbo Room – it’s Leeloo Dallas (Multipass) rockin’ the stage with Coyote Ghost, The Idiots and Barking Cat.
The Throne Room – it’s The Aaron Williams Band rockin’ the stage along with Jeff Brown & The New Black and Elle Casazza.
8p doors

Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co (Milwaukee, WI) - Kyle Feerick's "The Sky, It Moves" release party featuring special guest Myles Coyne on stage.

Jerry's - check out One Season sharing the stage with The Oarsman and Rusty Gates at this Wicker Park venue.
Oct. 18:
Township – check out Dead On TV’s “Creeper” record release show with Crude Humor, Happy 99, and Off Color.
AA / 6p / $8
Oct. 19:
Door No. 3 – check out The Open Door Jam Session: Jazz night with The Larry Brown Band and special guest.
$7 / 9p show
Oct. 21:
Double Door – rock with Eddie & The Hot Rods, Dime Runner, and Modern Day Rippers.
$12 adv / $15 dos / 8p show
Oct. 22 & 23:
Sidetrack – it’s the Night of 100 Drag Queens 2014 featuring this year’s theme “Animal Queendom” at this benefit for Equality IL.
VIP show at 7p $20 adv / $25 dos
GA @ 8p / $15 adv & dos
Oct. 23:
Concord Music Hall – it’s Method Man and Redman rockin’ the stage with B Real (of Cypress Hill). Berner and Mick Jenkins. For tickets, visit
18+ / 9p
Riviera Theatre – check out SBTRKT’s “Wonder Where We Land” tour. For tickets, visit
18+ / 8:30p / $20 adv / $30 dos
Double Door – check out Big Paraid with Great Ocean Waters, The Wild Finish, The Nothing Company and Frey Geoffroux.
$8 (or $5 with rsvp on / 8p show
Debonair Social Club – rock out this venue with Little Missiles.

Township - check out North By North along with The Travel Suitcase, Republic of Lights and Aktar Aktar performing on stage here.
18+ / $5 adv / $8 dos
Oct. 24 & 25:
Grand Hall (London, UK) – it’s the World Burlesque Games featuring 36 finalists in 6 competing categories performing in front of an estimated crowd of 1500+ spectators. Get tickets now before it’s sold out at
Oct. 24:
Concord Music Hall – check out You’re Dead performing on stage with Thundercat. For tickets, visit
18+ / 8p

Double Door - attend the Electro Reggae Jam featuring Fada Dougou along with Akasha (band), Rad Brian, Kinky P and many more.
$8 (early bird special) / $10 GA adv / $15 dos / $20 VIP
Oct. 25:
Riviera Theatre – Hot Topic presents Black Veil Brides with Drama Club, Falling In Reverse and Set It Off
AA / 7p / $25
Subterranean – beware ...and don’t get Captured By Robots when this band and it’s human J-Bot performs here along with I Love Rich, The Luck of Eden Hall, and Beast Warrior.
Oct. 26:
Double Door – it’s The Color of Noise screening with Q & A with director Eric Robel.
7p doors / screening at 8p / $10
LiveWire Lounge – check out Faces of the Bog with Serial Hawk, Pale Horseman and The Hyss rockin’ the stage.
Oct. 27:
Reggie’s Music Joint – the father-son duo Rick (founding member of Dropkick Murphys) and Stephen Barton aka Continental will be playing selections off their current release “Millionaires”.

Grandbar - it's an early Halloween show featuring Devilocks as Misfits and First Jason!
FREE / 8p doors
Oct. 31 & Nov 1:
Aragon Ballroom – it’s the 6 th annual Freaky Deaky show featuring live performances by Flux Pavilion (on Fri) and G-Eazy, Kennedy Jones and Nervo (on Sat) with Kill The Noise, Tchami and Pegboard Nerds. For tickets, visit
18+ / 8p
Murphy’s Pub (Rockford, IL) – it’s a Halloween Banger ...two nights of Halloween fun, tricks, treats and madness featuring a haunted tent, costume contests, 3 stages of EDM music.
Oct. 31:
UIC Pavilion – it’s the I AM Hardwell World Tour 2014 with supporting act Dannic. For tickets, visit
NiteCap – it’s Halloween Havoc featuring Pound of Flesh sharing the stage with Sinister Fate, Psychopathic Daze, Dissona and burlesque by Jezzibel, Lenux, Antibiotix and Lady India.
$7 / screaming begins at 9p
Elbo Room – trick-o-treat at the venue’s annual Halloween bash featuring Bands On Bands theme with Ramones (Bambi Raptor) headlining the lineup that also includes Green Day (A Friend Called Fire), ZZ Top (Model Stranger), Elton John (Bullet Called Life) and Queen (Polarizer).
$10 / 8p
Brauerhouse (Lombard, IL) – it’s spooky night of Silent Horror featuring Goolsby From Blitzkid, The Fold as 90s Punk-o-Rama bands, The Blitzketins as The Riverdales. For tickets, visit
18+ / $8 adv / $10 dos / 9p
The Mutiny – ghoulish things are rockin’ this Bucktown venue when Will of Man becomes The Misfits, Bottle Kids are Bouncing Souls, Butchered rocks as Against Me, and The Cheap Dates turn into Golden Oldies.
Double Door – after trick-o-treating, attend the 18 th annual Halloween Bash featuring live performances by David Bowie (Rebel Rebel), Kinks (AM Taxi), The Police (The Noise FM), Oasis (Blackbox) and Guns-n-Roses (Hessler).
$10 GA / $20 VIP / 8p show

Metro - lots of spooky as well as fashionably dressed to be seen people will want to attend the Annual NOCTURNA All Hallow's Eve Ball ...this year on Halloween! From midnight to dawn, dance to your favorite dark music spun by DJ Scary Lady Sarah where she'll have some trick and treats for all who attend.
18+ / $15 (in costume) / $18 (non-costume)
Until next time, support your local scene,

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