Horehound @ Reggies in Chicago

All the way from Pittsburgh, PA , Horehound is coming to rage in Chicago. Don’t miss this killer lineup.

Horehound / Rebreather / Long Live the Goat / Pale Horseman @ Reggies - 4.5.19

Reggies Music Joint
9PM 21+ $10/$12

Horehound and Long Live The GOAT haven’t ripped it up since the GOAT’s tour to Canada 3 years ago! It’s hard to believe it’s been that long. This’ll be fun.

Empire Productions presents:


Horehound had become a Pittsburgh, PA hometown heavy underground favorite quite soon after forming in early 2015, performing with both local legends and well-known touring acts.

In one year, Horehound released their self-titled debut album (both digital and CD) in April 2016, via Blackseed Records. The album immediately coiled around the heavy music media world. It appeared for two consecutive months on the Doom Charts collaborative.

Recently Horehound has engaged that debut album for a 2018 re-release with Hellmistress Records. The re-release is anticipated in early spring and will be re-mixed/mastered for both CD and vinyl pressing, including a bonus cover song, Mysterons originally written and performed by Portishead.

Fans have described Horehound as, “fucking heavy, doomy, catchy, and downright amazing.” Horehound would not disagree, citing their inspirations as Kyuss, (the) Melvins, and Alice in Chains, but you can hear a heavier sludge inspiration dwelling in the grinding guitar, haze-laden bass, bruising drums, and ethereally demanding vocals.

Horehound has made it quite evident in recent performances that their current lineup – including founding members Shy Kennedy (vocals) and Brendan Parrish (guitar) – have found their true sound with drummer JD Dauer and bassist Nick Kopco.

The quartet is fiercer and impassioned to demonstrate it in sharing their next recording, currently being mixed and mastered for a 2018 release. The six track, Holocene, maintains the original Horehound-heavy, but has driven into deeper depths of dark, hardened post-doom metal. More information on the release and the band to come.


Long Live The GOAT

Pale Horseman


Buy tickets for Horehound / Rebreather / Long Live the Goat / Pale Horseman @ Reggies - 4.5.19


Swish / 40oz / Blackwoodz / Acres to Miles @ Sugar Skull

We made it to another 40oz Sidekicks show with no lineup changes. I have a feeling they’re going to play even faster than they did at their last show!

Swish / 40oz / Blackwoodz / Acres to Miles @ Sugar Skull

Saturday March 23rd, 2019

JBC Entertainment present:

Swish -Punk Rock

40oz. Sidekicks -Punk Rock/Ska

The Blackwoodz -Indie/Alt

ACRES to MILES -Rock & Soul

$4 Pints of Q-Street Belgian IPA Church Street Brewing Company & 101 WKQX an alternative beer.

Doors 8pm | $5 Cover | 21+Show

24 Draft & Craft Beer On Tap

Kitchen open Late Night
Tacos | Burritos | Tortas | Nachos | Wings | Burgers |Appetizers

Play Video Slots and Video Poker
9743 Franklin Ave Franklin Park IL across from the post office

RSVP to Swish / 40oz / Blackwoodz / Acres to Miles @ Sugar Skull

500 Miles to Memphis in Chicago

500 Miles to Memphis returns to Chicago on March 22nd at the Cobra Lounge to celebrate the release of their new album “Blessed Be the Damned” with a super insanely good lineup!

500 Miles to Memphis / Mutts / Red Francis / Avantist @ Cobra Lounge - 3/22/19

Get tickets here – https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1812122

Doors are at 8pm. Show starts at 8:30pm.
$5 pre-sale $8 at the door

For fans of punk rock, americana, and rock n’ roll.




Red Francis


Mike Maimone of Mutts


500 Miles To Memphis

Formed in 2003, the boys of 500 Miles to Memphis came together on the banks of the Ohio River between Cincinnati, OH and Newport, KY. Their genre-bending take on Americana and punk rock has been received worldwide in the form of movies, tv, video games, and their award-winning live shows. Logging 250 performances a year, these indie road kings have been to hell and back. After taking a short break from touring in 2017, 500mtm has jumped back in the studio to deliver their 5th studio album with Old 97’s producer John Pedigo at the legendary Gwynne Sound in Cincinnati. If you are a fan of high octane punk rock, bluegrass, and Appalachia, these boys are for you. The latest album “Blessed Be the Damned” is set for release on Jan. 25th, 2019.

“They don’t sound like anyone else. At all. Or at any point… 500 Miles To Memphis have constructed something wonderful here… “Blessed Be The Damned”? Hell, yes. The Devil always has more fun, you see, and damn me, this is good.” – Andy Thorley, Maximum Volume Music

“Blessed has so many catchy songs, it’s easy to find yourself tapping your feet along with the groove instead of taking notes or writing a review, and nearly impossible to find a favorite. In short, if you like rock, you’ll like this album. The mean mountain riff of the title track, the 90s punk of “No Doubt About It,” the bluegrass-cum-cowpunk of “In My Chest” – the album is just good from front to back and might be 500 MTM’s best yet.” – Brandon Wheeler, CincyMusic.com


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Oozing Wound Record Release Show @ Empty Bottle – 3/16/19

The Oozing Wound record release show is gonna to be wild.

Oozing Wound Record Release Show

830PM // $10 // 21+

Oozing Wound

The WOUND has reawakened. The thrashing trio has celebrated the release of all three of their Thrill Jockey records right here with us and it’s time to make way for the monstrous fourth album, High Anxiety (featuring a fucked up inevitable dystopian Cortez and Western ave intersection on the cover). Their simultaneously hilarious and terrifying blend of heavy riffage, crushing rhythms and piercing screams will make the people go insane. All three original OOZERs cut their teeth in some beloved local bands (CACAW, ZATH, UNMANNED SHIP, BAD DRUGS). They’re widely known around these parts to deliver one of the most brutal live shows in town. Get ready for the beatdown of your life.


Platinum Boys

Milwaukee’s PLATINUM BOYS are making their way south and we couldn’t be happier to have em. These fellas have been tearing up that northern suburb with a party heavy brand of Punk Rock Music that makes cheeseheads go nuts. They’re the perfect sound track to drinking 8 million beers ordered from your friendly (and heavily tipped) Empty Bottle Bartender.



The ugliest parts of Meat Wave, Lil’ Tits and Foul Tip, have locked arms to create HITTER, a new melodic assault on your feeble eardrums. Under the influence of heavy metal, whiskey, leather, rock, and rockin’, they’re barricading the exits, plugging in permanently and cranking all knobs to the right. You losers better learn, only HITTER is real. See you in hell.



DIM is a steadily-rising Chicago band that crafts aggressive, heavy shoegaze. The songs have a deep, arresting quality that lock into a groove and distort the senses, leaving the listener broken and begging for more. Though it may feel like DIM is attempting to tear apart your perception of reality, they’ll hook you back with lush-yet-noisy instrumentation that’s reminiscent of early-MY BLOODY VALENTINE and RIDE.

King Buffalo & REZN @ The Hideout – 3/15/19

King Buffalo & REZN at the Hideout
Fri. 3/15 9PM | 21+| $12

From Rochester, New York, King Buffalo is the trio of vocalist/guitarist Sean McVay, bassist Dan Reynolds, and drummer Scott Donaldson. Since forming in 2013, the self-proclaimed “heavy blues” band has made its name via debut album Orion, follow-up EP Repeater, and tours with the likes of The Sword, All Them Witches, and Elder.

Psych-rock authority The Obelisk has been tracking King Buffalo’s ascent since the start. The site’s review of the Repeater EP proclaimed: “Repeater finds them brimming with confidence… Their songwriting here hits a new level of craftsmanship. The question isn’t so much whether King Buffalo are prepared for their next step as it is whether their audience is ready to realize the special moment playing out in front of them.”

Sophomore album Longing to Be the Mountain is an enthralling piece of work that sees King Buffalo fulfill its promise. In six songs, clocking in at 42 minutes, the band cements the style initiated on previous releases. Sure to delight fans of psych, stoner, and krautrock, Longing to Be the Mountain is timeless rock music.

Donaldson’s clean, powerful drumming and Reynolds’ hypnotic basslines lock into grooves that propel the songs, traveling from cool, spacious zones into all-out explosive finalés. Frontman McVay mesmerizes with a haunting vocal style that commands full attention despite its sedated tone – early Pink Floyd is a reference point. Within each song, he showcases a palette of vivid guitar playing, from jangly rhythms to ripping solos.

Some songs make their point in 4 minutes or less, others sprawl out above the 10-minute mark. In either case, there is no fat to trim. King Buffalo moves with purpose. Reynolds names British Invasion bands like The Animals as an influence on him during the making of Longing to Be the Mountain, noting how he came to respect simplicity – “just playing the right notes in the right places.” With the three members in sync, songs progress steadily and fluidly, from world-weary lulls into squalls of transcendence.

King Buffalo’s music and lyrics are in harmony, both painting pictures of traveling, questing, evolving. Of the lyrics, McVay says, “The album is about searching for meaning. It’s a story about finding one’s place in an increasingly turbulent and chaotic world.” We, the listeners, are lucky to witness King Buffalo’s journey as they cruise onward and upward, leaving behind an amazing soundtrack as they go.

King Buffalo


Find out more info about King Buffalo & REZN at The Hideout at the event page.


Scuzz /Long Live The GOAT /Oxbraker /Old Hand @Sinkhole

Hey St. Louis! The GOAT’s coming for ya! Check out some good metal and rock n roll on Feb. 9th at the Sinkhole with SCUZZ, Long Live The GOAT, OxBraker, & Old Hand.

Scuzz / Long Live The GOAT / Oxbraker / Old Hand


SCUZZ – scuzzofficial.bandcamp.com

LONG LIVE THE GOAT (Chi, IL) – longlivethegoat.com

Oxbraker – oxbraker.bandcamp.com

Old Hand – https://m.soundcloud.com/patrick-joseph-39

730pm – doors
8pm – show
All Ages


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Barren Heir / Long Live The Goat / Ikaray / Cloud Cruiser

Barren Heir, Long Live The GOAT, Ikaray, & Cloud Cruiser are coming to the Burly early February!

Barren Heir / Long Live The Goat / Ikaray / Cloud Cruiser



Chicago’s Barren Heir emerged in 2015 with their debut album Tired Turns. They holster heaviness, ambiance and sludginess to provide a unique post-metal experience.

Their latest release is a split with Cokegoat! Check it out:


A long time ago in a galaxy far far away lived a couple of dudes… Long Live The GOAT released their first music video, Drag, along with their debut EP, A Greeting From The Dark King in late October of 2015. These songs were debuted on a few Chicago radio stations including 93WXRT and 101WKQX. In February of 2016, the boys hit the road on the Southbeast Tour. Long Live The GOAT shared the stage with many great bands including All Them Witches, Telekinetic Yeti, & Howling Giant. In September of 2016 they put out their second EP, Melt. Immediately after, Long Live The GOAT left for tour again going through Canada and the top half of North America.


Ikaray is a four-piece post metal band from Chicago, IL. Their music embodies feelings of misery and political dissatisfaction, while delivering atmospheric melodies and crushing tones. Ikaray released their self-titled EP in 2016, and is set to record their full length record in January, 2019.


Cloud Cruiser is a concept based Desert Rock band from Chicago, IL. Our first installment is titled “I: Capacity” We follow the story of a young man on a quest for flight. Only for a brief time he is illuminated. Returned unfit, he is only a piece of the puzzle that unfolds. The journey is boundless.

This is Cloud Cruiser’s first show! One of their band members, Tim Ramirez’s bday weekend and he’s 33?!  Dayuuuum! Jam Cloud Cruiser’s single “Glow” below:

RSVP to Barren Heir / Long Live The Goat / Ikaray / Cloud Cruiser @ The Burlington on 2.8.19!


Killmister / No Dead Heroes / Guerilla

Killmister is Chicago’s #1 tribute band to the legendary Lemmy. Featuring songs from Motörhead, Headcat and even Hawkwind. All the good stuff! They’ll be at Liar’s Club on Friday January 18th with some local favs – No Dead Heroes & Guerilla!

Lemmy Killmister

Lemmy Kilmister was taken from from this world too soon, but that raging heavy music he and the rest of Motörhead gave us will forever live on!

Check out the tunes from No Dead Heroes & Guerilla below so you can rage along with the rest of us:

No Dead Heroes



RSVP TO Killmister / No Dead Heroes / Guerilla @ Liar’s Club!


Krampus Shit Show 2

The Krampus Shit Show round 2 is approaching! Last year’s Xmas Shit Show was a blast… I have no doubt this year will be even better.

Krampus Shit Show 2

Come celebrate the holidays by sacrificing your ears and livers for the true daddy of Xmas – Krampus. Loud music provided by Black Bear RodeoCriminal Kids, and Guerilla (band) at Demma’s in Oak Lawn on December 22nd.


$2 Old Style & Bud Light drafts (downstairs)

$2 apple pie & skittle shots

$7 entry to the basement where the Krampus shenanigans will be taking place.

Black Bear Rodeo

These dudes are the party boys supreme. Still putting the best shows together during the holidays. Tis the season for pleasing!

Criminal Kids

Southside Chicago punks with nasty riffs and an attitude problem. If one of the guys look familiar its cus you saw hime in the video above too… Anthony, talented drummer and a sweet sweet mother tucker, plays in Criminal Kids & Black Bear Rodeo. This may be his last show as an unmarried man, so give a congratulations to that beautiful boy and his amazing wife to be.


Guerilla 2018

Look at this suave pack of men… Hang on to your lovers cus Guerilla is comin in HOT! Take a listen to their latest album DUMB. It’s some good shit.

RSVP to Krampus X-mas Show!

Chicago Punk Rock @ The Burlington!

Chicago punk rock at the Burlington Nov. 29th! Four loud and fast locals – The Jeffreys, 40oz. Sidekicks, The Damn Tracks, & Bone Stomper.

Chicago Punk Rock


The Jeffreys

Solid sound. So I hear some of these dudes use to play in 40oz?


40oz. Sidekicks

Seems like even another lineup change since their last show! What a mess… we love it. Drink up and rock fast.


The Damn Tracks

Whiskey fueled ol’ boys playing the good stuff.


Bone Stomper

“fuck nazi’s..”

RSVP to The Jeffreys / 40 Oz. Sidekicks / The Damn Tracks / Bone Stomper @ The Burlington

Chicago Punk Rock

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