Friday, January 2, 2015

January 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR, blogspot readers!

SouthSide hopes you had a rockin' fun 2014 supporting local musicians as well as those who toured where you live. She did ...over 140+ shows, events and more were covered by this local scene queen. And boy, are her feet super tired!

Are you ready for 2015? Well, SouthSide is! Music festivals, concerts, interviews and so much more will be happening all over again beginning with the following events listed for the month of January.She highly recommends kicking off your 2015 by checking out what's happening in Chicago and Chicagoland area as well as places near you.

Just a reminder - all shows listed are 21+ unless noted otherwise.
Calendar will be updated with more Jan shows.
Have fun!

Jan 2 – 4:
Embassy Suites (East Peoria, IL) – Anime-Zap featuring an appearance by V Is For Villains

Jan 2:
Touche Chicago - Riot Productions presents Ink'd and Punk'd at this popular bar where you can show your ink'd skin to win prizes and dance to music spun by SouthSide's friend DJ Germ T Ripper of Modern Day Rippers/Riot Bear Productions

Jan 3:
Mike & Denise's Aurora (Aurora, IL) - rock with SouthSide's friend 6DOS (Six Degrees of Separation) and Convoy

Jan 7:
Bada Brew (Crest Hill, IL) - SouthSide's friend A.D.D. will be rockin' out this venue with Another Lost Year

Jan 9 - Feb 21:
various venues - it's the Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival ...from Concord Music Hall to SPACE (Evanston, IL) as well as City Winery, House of Blues, Thalia Hall and Aragon Ballroom, this festival will feature live performances by The String Cheese Incident, Steve Earle, Lucero and Robert Randolph & The Family Band a special birthday performance by Eddy "Chief" Clearwater who will be celebrating his 80th at SPACE on Jan 9.
For more information and tickets, visit

Jan 9:
Red Line Tap - rock your Friday night with Skull Fist, Elm Street, Night Demon and Knife of Simpson with DJ set by Erik
$7adv / $10dos

LiveWire Lounge - Chicago Heavy Fest will feature live performances by Wedodgemissiles, Sacred Monster, 12 Gauge Confession, Radio Creeps, Speedfreak and Messiah Witch

Martyrs' - SouthSide's friend The Future Laureates will be opening for Assembly of Dust.

Jan 10:
Lincoln Hall - get "MAD" with SouthSide's friend Honey & 14's when they headline this lineup featuring performances by Jordan Eglehardt, Redfield and Leonum.

Jan 11:
Double Door - check out SouthSide's friend Jack Rabbit featured in this lineup with Blackmarket Democracy and The Exalted Armada

Martyrs' - check out Dale Watson sharing the stage with special guest Rosie Flores.
$15 / 8p show

Swedish American Museum - SouthSide encourages you to listen to folk melodies combined with pop and jazz music inspired by the deep forest of the Swedish province Dalama performed by Saff Stockholm with Lena Bjarskog.
For more information and tickets, visit

Jan 13:
Elbo Room - get your poetry on at Wormwood Collective Poetry Night's a night of open mic spoken word action with DJ sets by Peter Propaganda.
No cover / 7p sign up begins

Martyrs' - SouthSide highly suggests attending this show featuring Estonia's Tartu Popi ja Roki Instituut performance with Chicago's very own Quinn Tsan opening.

Jan 14 - 18:
Crested Butte, CO - it's the 2015 Mountain High Music Festival feature live performances by Robert Earl Keen, Lee Bruce, Rodney Clawson, Niccole Gaylon, Sonia Leigh and more.
For more information and tickets, visit

Jan 15:
Liar's Club - if you like Joy Division and Siouxsie and The Banshees, this reviewer recommends checking out her friend I Lost Control (Joy Division) sharing the stage with Dream House (Siouxsie and The Banshees).

Jan 16:
Liar's Club - it's Black 4, Guerilla, Attalta, Side-Action rockin' this venue.

The Outpost (Kent, OH) - check out The Paramedic as they kick off their 2015 tour with special guest Nevada Rose ...other tour dates include Jan 19 at Buffalo, NY, Jan 22 at Hamden, CT and Jan 24 at CoCo 66 (Brooklyn, NY).
For more information and tickets, visit

Jan 17:
Dutch West Inn (Elgin, IL) - rock with The Bungdoons, Biscaynies, Stolen Airplance and Flamingo Nosebleed at this show!

Martyrs' - check out SouthSide's the mind-blowing, psychedelia music by her friend MOON with Save The Clocktower and Blindspot

City Winery - rock with The Duhks with special guest - The Accidentals
$22 reserved / $25 premiere / $28 VIP / 8p show

Concord Music Hall - check out Lucero with The Sadies at this Logan Square venue as part of the Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival.

Hard Rock Cafe - check out SouthSide's friend Steve Stone sharing the stage with Sol Shine. Can find tickets at

Jan 18:
Ravinia - it's Jazz in January Residency and Concert with Matt Wilson and Midwest Young Artists!

Reggie's Rock Club - SouthSide's friend Sons of Serenity will need your support as they fight to the finish in this battle of the bands competition show!
$10 / 3p

Jan 19:
Grandbar - check out the Doppelganger Sideshow if you dare ...this event will feature an evening with Adam Arcana of  Doppelganger Circus Sideshow and his sexy, sideshow, burlesque, dangerous entertainment with cheap refreshment, music (DJ sets by Peter Propaganda) and fun.
No Cover

Door No.3 - check out this event featuring an evening of Jazz and Bebop cleverly titled Thelonious Monday with craft cocktails created by guest bartenders Gavin and Thomas of Honey Butter Fried Chicken.
FREE / 6p

Jan 20:
Fulton Market Kitchen - it's the Jacket Show Rescue or Destroy event where YOU the art lover attempts to spare the life (or two) of these one of a kind artist painted jackets (approx 30) from the chopping block ...own something original as well as wearable!

Jan 21:
Smart Bar - [synthetic] turns 6 featuring specials guests Michael Serafini, Eternal and SHMOO spinning with DJs Boy Alberto, Eeks Laroo, B-Side, Circuity, Lolly Gagger and Madame Envy
FREE / 10p

Jan 23:
Metro - SouthSide's friends Hero Monster Zero and 8090 are ready and set to conquer this Wrigleyville venue along with Cardinal Harbor, Jackpot Donnie, The Sweeps and Rory Sullivan
18+ / $8adv / $15dos

Liar's Club - rock with Destroy Everything, Bill Ura Dick, Liquor Beats Winter and just added to the bill SouthSide's friend - Mandatory Abortions.

Jan 24:
Elbo Room - SouthSide's friend Nate Z will be hosting an acoustic show featuring Joshua Yost Haddard on drum.

Jerry's - it's Alternarock Fest featuring Dirty Goals with These Guys These Guys, Cans On String and JD3 rockin' the stage.

Nite Cap - SouthSide highly recommends checking out this lineup featuring Rat Salad (Black Sabbath ..the Ozzy Era tribute band) with her friend Badge (Cream tribute band) - Cream and Ozzy together!

Red Line Tap - check out Curio along with The Yawpers, Robert Rolfe Fedderson and DJ Bashert rockin' this Rogers Park venue.
$5 adv / $7 dos

Jan 25:
Reggie's - check out CHI-Rock series featuring live performances by TanZen, PlanetRAWK (from Atlanta, GA), Sun God and Bad Remedy (Lucas, OH)

Jan 30:
Double Door - Door No.3 and Ground Lift Media presents this one of a kind event - Soul Train Celebration on Milwaukee ...featuring Roller Boogie Funk Disco Soul music by DJ Trew, Larry Miller and E. Brown.
Soul Train Line forms at 8p inside Double Door while Dance Party hits the floor inside Door No.3 at 9.
FREE show

Until next time, support your local scene,

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