Hailing from Athens, Ohio, Druid is bringing their fuzzed out Rock n’ Roll to Chicago, IL. They will be playing with Long Live the GOAT, Sun God Ra, and Sparky Quano at Livewire Lounge on Tuesday, May 8th.
Druid was formed by Kaleb Shaffner, Greg Ornella, Max Schmitz, and Louis Eyerman in Athens, OH in 2014. Over the short time since its formation, they earned a reputation for their intense stage presence, as well as for how loud their shows are. They have released three full length records. I dropped some of their tunes down below.
Hahah no one’s gonna say it better than the dynamic duo themselves…
You can’t go an hour without hearing someone taco bout it, so don’t be the only juan left in the dark. This Drinko De Mayo come to Demma’s Bar & Grill where there’s mexcellent live music, pool, darts, and $2 drinks. This is nacho ordinary event, these bands rock out with their guac out, so don’t be a pendejo and miss out, eso sería estúpido!
The release of Soundgrowler’s MASHING OF TEETH is nigh! It’s gonna be another great night music and beer.
Mashing of Teeth
Catch Pale Horseman and These Beasts on Friday May 4th at Soundgrowler Brewing in Tinley Park, IL. The label above is for Mashing of Teeth – a double dry hopped pale ale collaboration beer being released the day of the show. The name is based off of Pale Horseman’s “Gnashing of Teeth” which is track five on their latest album, The Fourth Seal. Check it out below:
These Beasts – metal three piece from Chicago – will also be joining them on the bill.
If this show is anything like last time… it’s gonna be a banger! $5 cover charge at the door and 21+
GUERILLA fuck shit up at Liar’s Club on a monthly basis. They got sludge punk grooves for days. Pump your head to their latest album DUMB:
If you’re loving that. Go check out Guerilla’s music video for Bummer.
Gentle Gene are a new Chicago rock group, but old to the scene. They’re made up of members of Ideamen and have soulful alt rock sound with a little punk and prog to it. Here’s a lil Gentle Gene sampler to dip your toes into:
Soundgrowler is the shit! The only brewery in the south suburbs of Chicago where you can get an elote and jam out to dopesmoker all night. Looks like they decided to start throwing some live shows: Telekinetic Yeti and Long Live The GOAT at Soundgrowler 4/13/18. I think it’s gonna be packed..
Telekinetic Yeti are coming from Iowa and have played with some of the best. In July, they’ll be coming back to Illinois to play with Black Label Society and Corrosion of Conformity. Soundgrowler also brewed a special Telekinetic IPA for the show tomorrow.
WEEDEATER be playing their classic album “GOD LUCK AND GOOD SPEED” in its entirety including some of their other material in Chicago at the Empty Bottle tonight – 3.28.18 .
Formed in 1998, WEEDEATER has a doomy, sludgey, stoner metal vibe, but they’ve made it easy and just call it “Weed Metal”. Musically fucking your face, they will blow your mind. Not for the weak, dudes and dudettes. This is not a show you want to miss.
Weedeater – God Luck and Good Speed
Honestly, I haven’t listened to BASK until I started writing about this right here. I was too excited for Weedeater and Hyborian, but holy fuck… now I’m just mad I haven’t listened to them soon. My computer’s head banging…
BASK – Ramble Beyond
Forging a new sound in heavy music, Kansas City powerhouse HYBORIAN has finished production on their debut LP for The Company: Hyborian Vol. I. This is not the first time I’ve seen them. I saw them last time Hyborian was in Chicago at Township with Guerilla and Uncouth. They kill and they just came out with a new animated music video for “Maelstrom”. Check it out here!
RSVP to the ShamROCK South Side Shit Show and bring some extra cash to win that Raffle… Special Label Jameson basket baby. Also, I guess they got some burlesque dancing going on too. The night will be hosted by Jonny Halfton.
Kudos to the Black Bear Rodeo dudes for putting these rad shows together in the South Suburbs. Too many good bands in the area, so it’s nice to spread the love outside of Chicago every once in a while. Check out this sick music video by Criminal Kids below.
The kind folks at The 2040 are hosting all-locals gigs each month this year to benefit Pueblo Sin Fronteras/Familia Latina Unida immigration ministries. This month is a reunion of some good old Chicago punks. ESKE, 40 oz. Sidekicks, Flagass, & Corral will be at the 2040 on March 9th. Check out some of the the bands below and get to the party for a good cause!
FREE SHOW coming up on Friday Jan. 26th! Such a filthy lineup that it almost gives me déjà vu… A Friend Called Fire, Blood People, Bionic Cavemen, & Long Live The GOAT will be at HVAC Pub for locals night.
A FRIEND CALLED FIRE is a high-octane rock trio hailing from Chicago, IL established in 2008. The band is Jon Allegretto (lead vocals, guitar), Adam Powers (bass), and JB Schiller (drums, backing vocals). With a foundation based upon an infectious rhythmic assault, the band’s music is a pairing of heavy grooves based in hard rock and blues influence contrasted with delicate soundscapes and fused with compelling hooks and vocal melodies both genuine and purposeful.
They have performed hundreds of shows, including six independent U.S. tours, and have shared the stage with the likes of Gary Clark Jr., Bachman Turner, Vance Joy, and many others. Releases include Stories of Tomorrow (EP – 2009), An American Daydream (LP – 2010), “The Lightning” and “Space” singles (2012), and Summer: Home, Love, and Confusion (EP – 2013).
Not too long ago, it was just Deanna and her acoustic guitar belting out the skeletons of drunken punk tunes. After adding a band behind her, those songs made up the beast of a debut album that is Sincere Engineer’s Rhombithian. Here are some music videos of the songs off the album.
Sincere Engineer – Ceramic Tile
Sincere Engineer – Corn Dog Sonnet No. 7
Sincere Engineer – Shattering
You can check out a full band performance of Sincere Engineer at Chop Shop on Saturday January 5th as a part of Ian’s Party 2018. Ian’s Party has been going on for a couple years now and is always packed with some of Chicago’s weirdest and fun artists. It’ll be going down all weekend from Jan 5 – 7 at Subterranean and Chop Shop in Wicker Park. Check out the Ian’s Party site for a full lineup and ticket info.