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.
Ho Ho Holy shit it’s Christmas and there is a fucking insane Xmas shit show 2017 going down in Oak Lawn on Dec. 23rd! The Studs, Black Bear Rodeo, Red Francis, Blue Dream, Davey Dynamite, The Long Lost, & Mike Dixon are going to be at Demma’s Bar & Grill. The fuckening starts at 8PM.
Celebrate the holidays by paying homage to Krampus, the true daddy of Xmas. There will be 2 levels of entertainment, cheap booze, and possibly food n’ shit. Hosted by Uncle Sexy.
Chicago garage pop punk band Dingus. set the tone with a new Dingus. music video for Cherry Garcia. This one’s off their latest EP, The Place To Be.
Thats’a Beauty Productions truly did it up with this one! The video is a mark of the times and a great piece of work. Cherry Garcia is a laid back chill ride on a couch through town. It sports an old TV playing karaoke. The boys are vampires, devils, and wizards. A chandelier hangs in the middle of the field that Dingus. is rocking out in. Do we have to make sense of it? No, but that fucking dangling earring can’t help but make it feel like this is straight out of the 80’s… or a tip of that hat to Billy from Stranger Things.
Tis the time of giving! So help support La Casa de Todos Orphanage in Juncos, Puerto Rico by coming out to a sweet rock n’ roll show this Black Wednesday at Liar’s Club. All The proceeds from the Puerto Rico benefit show are donated to the cause! So let’s save the orphanage with some rock and roll!
Jeremy Scheuch, one of the organizers of this benefit, speaking about the sad state of La Casa de Todos Orphanage:
“Just left an orphanage in Juncos, Puerto Rico and the kids kept jumping in our arms and giving us hugs thinking we were there to potentially adopt them. These are kids that have been removed from their homes because of bad situations. They are running out of money and in danger of closing. Without cash to pay employees they will close. Just to stay open, they had to sell a generator . The government owes them money, but all that has been delayed. Five employees lost their entire homes. They need money. They need serious construction. Part of their roof is gone and they have no electricity or water. The garbage hasn’t been picked up in over two weeks. This one was really tough to see. Please donate:
Seems like, you can also send checks directly to: La Casa de Todos, Inc. Programa de Donativos HC 23 Box 6128 Juncos, PR 00777-9710″
Also, some fun bands are playing this benefit to save the orphanage too! White Mystery, VietRahm, and Guerilla, while all chicago natives, will be there. So check out some of their latest music below. Either that or just come to the show dawg.