Tuesday, April 28, 2015

May 2015

Hey, blogspot readers ...April showers have left a bunch of May flowers ...as well as shows and events happening not only in Chicago but elsewhere including London! SouthSide suspects it's going to be a very, very busy summer 2015 by the amount of events/shows/tours scheduled for the coming summer months ...she highly recommends checking out this month's calendar and attending a show or two.

Please note - all shows listed are 21+ unless otherwise stated.

May 1:
Moe’s Tavern – it’s M.P. May Madness with The Gold Web and Prom Date performing live at this Avondale neighborhood venue.

The End Zone Tap – get your taste of jam fusion (funk, rock, psychedelic, etc) with Digeometric!

Livewire Lounge – rock out with Private Instigators, Michael Braves, Jay Schraub and B-Movie Monsters.

Brauerhouse Lombard (Lombard, IL) – Armored Assualt shares the stage along with Two Ton Anvil and Speed Freak
18+ / 9p / $5 adv / $9 dos

Quenchers – Mayday Mayday! performs live with Cassettes On Tapes and Wired Minds
9p doors / $7

Gabe’s Backstage Lounge (Highwood, IL) – rock out with Thunderdriver, The Miners and The Caped Canaveral’s.

Red Line Tap – it’s M.D.C. (Millions of Dead Cops? or Multi-Death Corporation? or Millions of Dead Children? – take your pick in what the initials mean) from Austin, TX will be performing live along with Channel 3 (CA), Deathwish (WI), Destroy Everything, and Spare Change …special set by DJ Bashert.

Livewire Lounge – check out Michale Graves acoustic show with other  performing bands to be announced soon.

GRANDBAR – it’s Fatal Havoc with Control!
$5 / 6:30p doors

May 2:

Montrose Harbor – celebrate Kids & Kites Day
For more information, visit http://www.ChicagoKidsandKites.us
FREE / 10a

Double Door – Shoeshine Boy presents Graham Czach’s “Star by Star” EP record release featuring Cellars, Backyard Cohort and Todd Kessler (special solo acoustic performance).
8p / $10 adv / $12 dos / $20 VIP

27 Live (Evanston, IL) – Pink Floyd fans, spend a fantastic evening with In the Flesh, a premiere Pink Floyd tribute show.

Copernicus Center – Majowka – Mega Koncert Gwiard!
8p / $20 - $60

Bottom Lounge – Villains of the world unite! Mr. Agitator and his villainous crew will be rockin’ this venue!
17+ / $10

The Loaded Buffalo Bar & Grill (Mundelein, IL) – “Badge” and “Strangers” bring their Cream and UFO tribute shows to this venue.

Door No. 3 – it’s Deep Turnt with Olin (Smart Bar), Studio Casual (Smart Bar), special guest Gunnar Haslam (Argot, L.I.E.S. – NYC)
9p / $5 before 11p / $10 after 11p

Logan Theatre – check out Propeller, a VANS Skateboarding video.
8p & 9:30p show times

Subterranean – have some fun with Candy Town and Bubbles Brown!

Red Line Tap – attend Dance Paty with Expo 76!
$7 adv / $10 dos / 8p doors

10:30p / $8

May 3:
City Winery (Chicago) – spend a special Sunday brunching with Charming Axe and Sunnyside Up.
11a doors / $12 GA

May 4:
GRANDBAR –Stars Wars “May the fourth be with you” Libations event hosted by JoJo Baby …come a galaxy far, far away to party celebrating all things Star Wars!
No cover with music by Peter Propaganda

May 6:
Sidetrack – attend a Spring Wine Tasting Party …sample more than 100 wines (bottles and cases available for purchase).
6:30p / $20

May 7:
Concord Music Hall – Faith No More will be rockin’ the stage here!
18+ / 7p

May 8:
Double Door – it’s The Red Cartel (formerly Eat That Plastic) with Anthony Dario performing live here.
FREE show / 9p

Door No. 3 – PUSH Beats with DJs tba
FREE / 9p

Red Line Tap – Husker Du’ Grant Hart will be performing live along with Bear With Hawkfist, Adam Rebellious, Exploding Head Syndrome and Brandon Harrod featuring DJ Bashert.
$7 adv / $10 dos / 8p

The Throne Room - TAFKAVince Band will the rockin' the stage with The Demertis and The Polymer Twins!
$5 adv / $8 dos

May 9:
Double Door – Shoeshine Boy’s 15 th Anniversary show featuring live performances by The Central Standard, Bumpus, Mer, AyoH and Jordan Engelhardt.
7:30p doors / $10 adv / $15 dos / $20 VIP

The Throne Room – celebrate at Digeometric’s album release party featuring Shapes & Colors and Rusty Gates.
$9 adv / $12 dos

Beat Kitchen – rock out with Hero Monster Zero, Magatha Trysty, and She Rides Tiger.
6p doors / $8

Bada Brew Bar and Grill (Crest Hill, IL) - Central Disorder and Michael Angelo Batio will be performing live here.

Red Line Tap - The Locals along with Lifeaftersix and My Pal Val will be rockin' out this Rogers Park venue.
$5 adv / $7 dos

May 10:
Mother’s Day

Grant Park – Race for the Cure Chicago 10k / 5k / 5k timed run / 1 mile fun walk
For more information and registration, visit http://www.KomenChicago.org.

Lincoln Hall – attend this live performance featuring Young Fathers!
18+ / 8p

Red Line Tap - Foster Pussycat will be sharing the stage with 4Without, The Prowl and Lynch featuring set by DJ Bashert.
$12 adv / $15 dos

May 11:
Subterranean – William Control will bring his “Punishment Tour” to Chicago along with special guests The Neuromantic Boys, Requiem and Justin Symbol.
7p / $15 / 17+

Limelight Eventplex (Peoria, IL) – it’s Marilyn Manson performing live here.
$48 adv / $50 dos / 18+

GRANDBAR - Wormwood Collective Poetry Night moves to this venue.

May 13:
Door No. 3 – FABITAT: Safewords with Friends 2 nd Annual IML edition featuring live DJ sets by Adam El and Ldy Prblms with live performance by Modern Day Rippers with drag shows by Lucy Stoole, Joan Waters, Betty Kyle and Curlene Ribbon.
9p / FREE

Concord Music Hall – check out The Story So Far along with Four Year Strong, Terror and Souvenirs.
AA / 5p

Martyrs’ – it’s another dance party with Chicago Semi Sweet and Kreyol Roots!
8p / $7

May 14:
CafĂ© Mustache – Midwest Action presents Joyeux sharing the stage with Jesse W. Johnson and Matthew Kennedy

Double Door – rock out with Brewski with Triple S-Slang, Emmtee, Karma, Pyrothename, Jacoby, Gzus Piece (Treated Crew), Blacky Chan, Gordon Miller and V.
5p show / $10 adv / $15 dos / $20 VIP / AA

May 15 & 16:
Empty Bottle – it’s the annual HoZac Blackout Fest featuring live performances by The Real Kids and Cozy (on Friday) and The Avengers and Grosse Pointe (on Saturday) …and many more!

May 15 – 31:
London, UK (various venues) – it’s the 9 th annual London Burlesque Festival 2015 …17 days featuring 17 signature events and over 100 star performances!
For more information http://www.londonburlesquefest.com.

May 15:
Concord Music Hall – React presents Azealia Banks performs live!
6:30p / AA

Double Door – check out The Damnwells sharing the stage with Trapper Schoepp, The Cringe and Boh Doran.
$15 GA / $25 VIP

Martyrs’ – it’s Quiet Company sharing the stage with The Rocket Boys and Wally Dogger.
Visit http://www.martyrslive.com for tickets.

House of Blues (Chicago) – attend this event which pairs the ultimate craft beer and the best of Chicago’s local music …Local Brews Local Grooves featuring live performances by Windy City Duo, Keithen Banks Band (full band), The Shams Band, The Hemispheres, Bassel & The Supernaturals and many more.
VIP sampling and music begins at 4:30p
GA door time 5:30p
VIP $60 / GA $10

Firehouse Community Arts Center (2111 S. Hamlin) - attend We May'd It 2nd Annual showcase which spotlights deserving artists in the city such as AC, Henny B, Thomas DaVinci, Jinx, EMP and many more.

May 16:
Bottom Lounge – Nocturnica returns with your resident DJs c-LOS and Scary Lady Sarah with special guest DJ Venux …devoted to your current and future dark electronic music.
10p / $7

Bada Brew Bar & Grill (Crest Hill, IL) – rock out with Sinister Fate, Metamorphis and Grain Shifter.
Screams begin at 9p / $7

Double Door – dance the night away at Soul Summit: Free Dance Party with DJs Sloppy White, Dave Mata and Duke Grip …guest DJs tba.
9p / FREE / $10VIP ticket available

May 17:
House of Blues Chicago - rock out with Hatter's Riddle here!

Beat Kitchen - Concert for Kids present The Hamburglars! Robble Robble fun!

May 18:
Door No. 3 – Phantom Note Productions presents Otto Man sharing the stage with Box Sledder, Adults and Lust
FREE / 8p

May 19:
Double Door - Lo-Fang will be performing live at this venue.
7:30p / 18+ / $15 GA / $25 VIP

Liar’s Club – get punk’d with Butchered, Bottle Kids, Crab Legs (ND) and Welfare Beer League.

May 20:
Double Door – Rock Sin Anestesia and Riot Fest presents Kinky with Daniela Spala!
AA / 6:30p / $44.98

Door No. 3 – Rouge! Chicago’s Premiere Night of Electroswing with DJs Vourteque and Mr. Automatic with burlesque performance by Lady Lennox.
9p / FREE

May 21:
Uncommon Ground (Clark St loc) - check out Matt Feddermann and Luke Underhill performing live.

May 22:
27 Live (Evanston, IL) – locals whitewolfsonicprincess will be opening for The Rolling Clones.
$9 adv / $12 dos

The Throne Room – enjoy some dark symphonic rock by The Walking Shadows and Shutterline with Grace Kulp

Liar’s Club – punk out with Voice of Addiction, Get Up & Go, The Involuntarys (IN) and Rhetoric Vendetta

Red Line Tap - it's FUNKADESI rockin' this venue!
$18 adv / $20 dos

Double Door – attend this Sweetwater Session featuring Burnside & Hooker’s record release with Mason’s Case, Furious Frank and Felix & Lyons
8p doors / FREE with rsvp at http://www.do312.com

May 23:
Elbo Room – join Aryk Crowder along with Erthe  St. James and Brittany Lee Moffitt at this latest Sweetwater Sessions. Sweetwater Brewing will be hand with samples of some their finest brews.
RSVP at http://www.do312.com/sweetwatersessions for free entry.

Jurassic Park – hey, ladies, let’s show the boys how it’s really done at this ALL Girl Punk Show featuring Mandatory Abortions and Graffiti Box …Mandatory Abortions will be shooting a music video …be a part of the all-girl mosh pit!
Girls – FREE / Boys - $5 / 7p

Subterranean – RADKEY will be performing live along with Dead On TV, Wax TV, and War On Women (acoustic set).
6p / AA

Cubby Bear – check out the Sacred Monster EP release show with Savagery, Wizard Castle and Armored Assault.
9p / $7 adv / $10 dos

Lizard’s Liquid Lounge – rock out your Saturday with Vintage Blonde!

Arcada Theatre (St. Charles, IL) – legendary multi-instrumentalist Edgar Winter will be performing with his band (featuring Doug Rappoport on guitar, Koko Powell on bass and Jason Carpenter on drums) along with Rick Derringer co-headlining at this special show.
Tickets start at $39

May 27:
The Frequency (Madison, WI) – rock out with Cowboy Winter along with Smoking Flowers (TN), Cigarette Burns (CA) and Not Dead Yet
$5 – 18+ / $8 - under 21

Door No. 3 – FABITAT with DJs Adam El and Ldy Prblms and drag performances by Lucy Stoole and Curlene Ribbon.
FREE show / 9p

May 29:
Reggie’s Rock Club – get “MAD” with Honey & the 45s with Chicago Cloud 9, Low Down Brass Band and Ethan Butler.

Concord Music Hall – check out Little Dragon with special guest tba
8p doors / 18+

May 30:
Double Door – Shoeshine Boy Productions presents Revolt Coda with The Maharishi, My God, The Heat and The Tyme Machines performing live on stage.
8p / $8 adv / $10 dos / $18 VIP

May 31:

Red Line Tap – it’s whitewolfsonicprincess variety show featuring live comedy sketches and live music by Gunnel Pumpers, The Rut and more

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