Halestorm on the Carnival of Madness Tour

Halestorm
Carnival of Madness Tour
The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
8/21/2012

Lzzy Hale of Halestorm

Lzzy Hale of Halestorm

Halestorm is having a fantastic year and one of their big breaks came in the most unlikely places….Glee.  While Glee is one of those shows that it’s either loved or hated, one can’t deny the fact that having a song or an entire album featured on the show means being exposed to millions that may not have heard the music before.  Around the time of Glee Halestorm also released the EP Hello, It’s MZ. Hyde and then soon after the full album, The Strange Case Of …, which rose to the top of the charts and I personally can’t think of another band who deserves it more.

Joe Storm of Halestorm

Joe Storm of Halestorm

Photos: Halestorm on the Avalanche Tour

It has been awhile since I’ve seen Halestorm live; it was back in 2010 on the Uproar Tour. I actually ran into Lzzy backstage while interviewing New Medicine and she couldn’t have been more kind and welcoming.  Back in 2010 they were the openers on the main stage and today are headlining their own shows and are currently second on the bill of the Carnival of Madness Tour right under Evanescence. After the Carnival of Madness Tour wraps up in the US, the band is headed to Europe through the fall.

Halestorm – “Love Bites (So Do I)” Official Video

Lzzy Hale of Halestorm

Lzzy Hale of Halestorm

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Lzzy Hale of Halestorm

Halestorm Tour Dates:
AUG 21     EAGLES BALLROOM      MILWAUKEE, WI
AUG 23     FESTIVAL VILLAGE @ ROCK THE RAPIDS      GRAND RAPIDS, MI
AUG 24      MACHINE SHOP       FLINT, MI
AUG 25      GROUND ZERO      TRAVERSE CITY, MI
AUG 26      TOYOTA PARK      BRIDGEVIEW, IL
AUG 28      STAGE AE      PITTSBURGH, PA
AUG 29      PNC BANK ARTS CENTER      HOLMDEL, NJ
AUG 30      MOHEGAN SUN ARENA      UNCASVILLE, CT
AUG 31      UPSTATE CONCERT HALL      CLIFTON PARK, NY
SEP 02      BUFFALO OUTER HARBOR SITE       BUFFALO, NY
SEP 04      HOUSE OF BLUES CLEVELAND      CLEVELAND, OH
SEP 05      XFINITY LIVE      PHILADELPHIA, PA
SEP 07      BOGART’S       CINCINNATI, OH
SEP 08      BUSTER’S BILLIARDS & BACKROOM      LEXINGTON, KY
SEP 21      O2 ACADEMY 2      BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
SEP 22      RESCUE ROOMS      NOTTINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
SEP 23      CATHOUSE      GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM
SEP 24      ACADEMY 3      MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
SEP 26      O2 ACADEMY 2      NEWCASTLE, UNITED KINGDOM
SEP 27      THE COCKPIT      LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM
SEP 28      ISLINGTON ACADEMY      LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
SEP 30      WEDGEWOOD ROOMS       PORTSMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM
OCT 01      THE FLEECE      BRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM
OCT 03      LUXOR      COLOGNE, GERMANY
OCT 04      TRIX      ANTWERPEN, BELGIUM
OCT 05      NOUVEAU CASINO      PARIS, FRANCE
OCT 07      MAGAZZINI GENERALI       MILAN, ITALY
OCT 09      SZENE       KLOSTERNEUBERG, AUSTRIA
OCT 10      BACKSTAGE HALLE       MUNICH, GERMANY
OCT 11      BATSCHKAPP FRANKFURT AM      MAIN, GERMANY
OCT 12       O13       TILBURG, NETHERLANDS
OCT 14      LIDO       BERLIN, GERMANY
OCT 15      LOGO      HAMBURG, GERMANY
OCT 17      DEBASER SLUSSEN S     TOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
OCT 18      JOHN DEE SANKT H     ANSHAUGEN, NORWAY
OCT 19      BETA      COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
OCT 21      ABART      ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
OCT 27      TOKYO LOUD PARK      TOKYO, JAPAN
NOV 20     TOYOTA CENTER KENNEWICK      KENNEWICK, WA
NOV 21      REVOLUTION CONCERT HOUSE + EVENT CENTER      GARDEN CITY, ID

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Evanescence Brings the Carnival to the Midwest

Evanescence
Carnival of Madness Tour
The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
8/21/2012

Amy Lee of Evanescence

Amy Lee of Evanescence

Evanescence was back at the Rave last night in Milwaukee. It felt like Amy Lee and the band were just there a couple months ago, when in actuality it’s almost been a year. The band took Gossip Girl’s Taylor Momsen’s group, The Pretty Reckless, on tour as an opening act. This fall Evanescence hit the road with Halestorm, Chevelle, Cavo, and New Medicine on the Carnival of Madness Tour.

Amy Lee of Evanescence

Amy Lee of Evanescence

Ever since the band announced the release of their third studio album, the band has been on the road and hit some of the major rock festivals this summer. The band even performed at the Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo, Norway in January. Last night Evanescene returned to the Rave before they embark on their UK leg of the current tour.

Evanescence – “My Heart Is Broken” Official Video

Amy Lee of Evanescence

Amy Lee of Evanescence

Amy Lee of Evanescence

Amy Lee of Evanescence

Evanescence Tour Dates

08/21/2012      Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
08/23/2012     Rock The Rapids Music Festival – Grand Rapids, MI
08/24/2012     DTE Music Theatre – Detroit, MI
08/26/2012     Toyota Park – Chicago, IL
08/28/2012     Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
08/29/2012     PNC Amphiteatre – Holmdel, NJ
08/30/2012     Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
09/01/2012     Tanglewood – Lenox, MA
09/02/2012    Buffalo Outer Harbor Site – Buffalo, NY
10/11/2012     Chevrolet Hall – Belo Horizonte, BR10/06  Rio de Janeiro, Brasil @ HSBC Arena
10/07/2012     Sao Paulo, Brasil @ Live Music Rocks (Espaco das Americas)
10/11/2012       Recife, Brasil @ Chevrolet Hall
10/13/2012      Fortaleza, Brasil @ Ceara Music Festival
10/21/2012     Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Costanera Sur
10/23/2012       Santiago, Chile @ Arena Movistar
10/25/2012       Lima, Peru @ San Marcos Stadium
10/25/2012     San Marcos Stadium – Lima, PE
10/27/2012     Planeta Terra Festival – Bogota, CMB
10/30/2012     Estadio Saprissa – San Jose, CU
11/01/2012     Figali Convention Center – Panama City, PA
11/05/2012     Nottingham Arena – Nottingham, UK
11/06/2012     Manchester Arena – Manchester, UK
11/08/2012    Birmingham NIA – Birmingham, UK
11/09/2012     London Wembley Arena – London, UK

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Ellie Goulding is back with Halcyon! Listen to “Anything Can Happen” Now!

Ellie Goulding just released the lyric video for her first single off her sophomore album HALCYON, which is due out in the US on October 9th via Cherrytree/Interscope Records. Halcyon is the follow-up to her highly successful debut Lights. Lights was the best selling debut album in the UK in 2010 and certified double-platinum in the US.  Her hit single “Lights” has already sold over 2.9 million copies, which is an impressive feat these days.

The video is for “Anything Could Happen” and contains Instagram photos from her fans.

If you dig it, the single is available for purchase on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/AnythingCouldHappen
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In Photos: Knotfest 2012 at the Somerset Amphitheater

Corey Taylor Slipknot Knotfest 2012 Somerset Amphitheater

Corey Taylor of Slipknot

KNOT FEST
Somerset Amphitheater
Somerset, WI
8/18/2012

All photos by Paul Weber at Weberv2.com

Randy Blythe of Lamb of God

Randy Blythe of Lamb of God returns to the US stage at Knotfest

The first annual Knotfest kicked off August 17th in Slipknot’s homestate of Iowa and performed an additional date on Saturday, August 18, in Somerset, Wisconsin at Somerset Amphitheater. The line-up for this inaugural festival included headiners, Slipknot, Deftones, Serj Tankian, Lamb of God, Machine Head, Cannibal Corpse, The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Urge, Prong, Gojura, and more. Photos of Saturday’s performances are below.

Serj Tankian KNOTFEST 2012 Somerset Amphitheater

Serj Tankian of System of a Down

Serj Tankian KNOTFEST 2012 Somerset Amphitheater

Serj Tankian of System of a Down

 

Chino Deftones Knotfest 2012 Somerset Amphitheater

Chino from the Deftones

 

Chino Deftones Knotfest 2012 Somerset Amphitheater

Chino of the Deftones

 

Corey Taylor Slipknot Knotfest 2012 Somerset Amphitheater

Corey Taylor of Slipknot

 

 

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Black Stone Cherry bring their soulful sound to the Main Stage at WIIL ROCK FEST

Black Stone Cherry
WIIL ROCK FEST
Shadow Hill Ranch
Twin Lakes, WI
8/11/2012

 

Their energy and stage presence along with frontman Chris Robertson’s soulful and powerful vocals makes Black Stone Cherry one of the Midwest’s favorite rock bands for good reason.  It was just a year ago Black Stone Cherry graced the stage of the Carnival of Madness tour that landed at Shadow Hill Ranch in Twin Lakes.  This year they return to the main stage to assist in the celebration of 95.1 WIIL Rock’s 20th Anniversary of rocking Illinois and Wisconsin.

Black Stone Cherry is out promoting their most recent release, Between The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea. The album has spawned their moving single “In My Blood.”  The song peaked at #12 at Active Rock and #4 at Mainstream Rock radio. Watch the official video below. Picking up where “In My Blood” left off, the bands new single, “Like I Roll” is yet another well written song and makes you want to drive with your radio cranked to 11.  There are not a lot of things that are more disappointing than hearing a bands songs and being excited to see them live, only to be let down, knowing the best member of their band was the studio they had months to polish their CD in. I can say with 100% faith, Black Stone Cherry is not that type of band. They are a truly talented group of guys, with one of the most under rated singers of our generation. Its few and far between that you will find such a soulful, powerful singer who also takes part in actually writing the songs they sing.  Black Stone Cherry not only had the crowd rockin at WIIL’S Rock Fest, but the other bands in attendance stood to watch their show, a testament to the strength of their musicianship and songs. Check out Black Stone Cherry’s show when it comes to a City near you, because whatever the ticket price is, it’s more than worth it.

Photos of Black Stone Cherry at Austin’s Fuel Room

Photos of Black Stone Cherry at Rocklahoma 2012

Photos of Black Stone Cherry at WIIL ROCK FEST:

Black Stone Cherry tour dates:

8/9/2012         District                                                            Rockford, IL
8/10/2012      Tyson IBP Events Center                        Sioux City, IA
8/11/2012      Will Rock Fest                                              Twin Lakes, WI
8/13/2012      Headliner’s                                                    Toledo, OH
8/14/2012      The Intersection                                           Grand Rapids, MI
8/16/2012      Madison Theatre                                          Covington, KY
8/17/2012      Busters Billiards and Backroom                Lexington, KY
8/18/2012      Rally On The River                                      Ironton, OH
8/25/2012      Rock Jam                                                      Grand Junction, CO
8/26/2012      Club Sound                                                  Salt Lake City, UT
8/27/2012      Martini Ranch                                               Scottsdale, AZ
8/29/2012      The Beaumont                                             Kansas City, MO
8/30/2012      The Blue Note                                              Columbia, MO
9/1/2012         Hersheypark Stadium                                 Hershey, PA                         :
9/2/2012         Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf             Buffalo, NY
9/3/2012         Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion       Gilford, NH
9/28/2012      Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair                 Fort Smith, AR
11/27/2012    Shiprocked                                                    Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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Fear Factory at WIIL ROCK FEST

Fear Factory
WIIL Rock Fest
Shadow Hill Ranch
Twin Lakes, WI
8/11/2012


Fear Factory is:
Burton C. Bell – lead vocals (1989–present)
Dino Cazares – guitar (1989–2002, 2009–present)
Matt DeVries – bass (2012–present)
Mike Heller – drums (2012–present)

Legendary metal band Fear Factory is currently on tour with Shadows Fall and coming off their performance at the Gathering of the Juggalos. Their fall tour is not just contained to the US; Fear Factory is set to perform in South America, Japan, New Zealand, and Australia. In October the band will team up with the Devin Townsend Project for a co-headlining tour for 2 months in Europe and the UK.  All the touring is to support their new album, The Industrialist, that was released on June 5, 2012 on Candlelight Records.

On Saturday they hit the mainstage of 95.1 WIIL Rock’s 20th Anniversary bash at Shadow Valley Ranch in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin.

Photos of Fear Factory’s set at WIIL ROCK FEST:

FEAR FACTORY – The World Industrialist Tour 2012:
08.10.12     Fort Wayne, IN       Pierre’s
08.11.12      Twin Lakes, WIWIIL Rock Fest – Shadow Hill Ranch
08.12.12      Mt Clemens, MI       Emerald Theater
08.14.12     Pittsburgh, PA      Alter Bar
08.15.12     Sayerville, NJ      Starland Ballroom
08.16.12     Poughkeepsie, NY      The Chance
08.17.12     Reading, PA       Reverb
08.18.12     San Juan, Puerto Rico      Anfiteatro Tito Puente – Parque Luis M. Marin
08.19.12      Amityville, NY        Revolution
08.21.12     Charlotte, NC       Tremont Music Hall
08.22.12      Jacksonville, FL        Freebird Live
08.25.12      Valencia, Venezuela       GILMANFEST
08.27.12     Sao Paulo, Brazil       Caricoa Club
08.29.12     Asuncion, Paraguay      Estacion Central
09.18.12     Tokyo, Japan       Club Quattro
09.19.12     Nagoya, Japan       Club Quattro
09.20.12     Osaka, Japan       Akaso
09.22.12      Auckland, New Zealand       Powerstation
09.26.12      Brisbane, Australia       Hi-Fi
09.27.12     Sydney, Australia       Hi-Fi
09.28.12      Melbourne, Australia       Hi-Fi
09.29.12      Adelaide, Australia      Unibar
09.30.12      Perth, Australia       Capitol
10.27.12      Nottingham, England       Rock City10.28.12Folkestone, EnglandQuarterhouse
10.29.12      Strasbourg        LA LAITERIE
10.30.12      Esch-Suralzette, Luxembourg       Kulturfabrik
10.31.12      Hamburg, Germany       Logo/Grunspan
11.02.12      Alborg, Denmark        Alborg Metal Festival
11.04.12      Oslo, Norway       Betong
11.06.12      Helsinki, Finland        The Circus
11.07.12     Helsinki, Finland       The Circus
11.08.12       Tampere, Finland       Pakkahuone
11.11.12      Copenhagen, Denmark       Amager Bio
11.12.12       Berlin, Germany       C-Club
11.13.12       Koln, Germany       Essigfabrik
11.14.12       Karlsruhe, Germany      Substage
11.16.12       Bordeaux, France        Barbey Club
11.17.12      Durango, Spain      Plateruena
11.18.12      Porto, Portugal       Hard Club
11.19.12      Lisbon, Portugal       Paradise Garage
11.20.12      Seville, Spain        Fanatic
11.22.12      Madrid, Spain       Penelope
11.23.12      Valencia, Spain       Rock City
11.24.12      Montpellier, France        Le Rockstore
11.25.12      Milan, Italy        Magazzini Generali
11.26.12      Pratteln, Switzerland       27
11.28.12      Muchen, Germany       Backstage Halle/ Werk Arena
11.29.12      Vienna, Austria       Arena
11.30.12       Ljubljana, Slovenia        Kino Siska
12.01.12       Zagreb, Croatia        Boogaloo
12.02.12      Budapest, Hungary        A38
12.04.12      Warsaw, Poland       Progresja
12.05.12       Poznan, Poland        Eskulap
12.06.12      Prague, Czech Republic       Roxy
12.08.12       Geiselwind, Germany       Christmas Metal Festival
12.09.12       Klokgebouw, Holland       Metal Fest
12.10.12       Paris, France       Bataclan
12.11.12       Antwerp, Belgium        Trix
12.13.12       Wolverhampton, England       Wulfrum Hall
12.14.12       Glasgow, Scotland       ABC
12.15.12       Manchester, England       Ritz
12.16.12      Bristol, England       Academy
12.17.12      Southhampton, England       Mo’ Club
12.18.12      London, England         London KoKo

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Set Times for Knotfest in Iowa and Minnesota are Posted!

Knot fest 2012

The first ever Knotfest is set for August 17 and 18, 2012 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, respectively.  The line-up includes headliners Slipknot with  Deftones, Serj Tankian, Lamb of God, Machine Head, Cannibal Corpse, The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Urge, Prong, Gojura, and more.  Set times for the two shows are below.

August 17, 2012 – Council Bluffs, Iowa (Mid-America Motor Complex)

Doors: 2:00 PM

Main Stage
Slipknot: 9:30PM-11:00PM
Deftones: 7:20PM-8:20PM
Serj Tankian: 5:25PM-6:15PM
Prong: 3:55PM-4:35PM

Second Stage
Lamb of God 8:25PM-9:25PM
Machine Head: 6:20PM-7:15PM
The Urge: 4:40PM-5:20PM
Dirtfedd: 3:20PM-3:50PM

August 18, 2012 – Minneapolis, MN (Somerset Amphitheater)

Doors: 1:30 PM

Main Stage
Slipknot: 10:20PM-12:00PM
Deftones: 8:10PM-9:10PM
Serj Tankian: 6:10PM-7:00PM
Dillinger Escape Plan: 4:30PM-5:10PM

Second Stage
Lamb of God: 9:15PM-10:15PM
Machine Head: 7:05PM-8:05PM
Cannibal Corpse: 5:15PM-6:05PM
Prong : 3:45PM-4:25PM
Gojira: 3:00PM-3:30PM

Can’t make it to either date? No problem! Knot Fest teamed up with TODOCAST and Event View Live to stream “SLIPKNOT Live at Knotfest” starting Saturday, August 18. To reserve and purchase, visit: http://www.EventViewLive.com/.  Fans all over the world have 30 days to watch the show.

For more information head over to http://www.Knotfest.com.

The WIIL ROCK FEST Schedule is Here!

wiil rock fest 2012 logoThe WIIL ROCK FEST line-up has arrived! After much longing for the schedule, WIIL Rock posted the schedule this afternoon for Saturday’s festival. There are 3 stages and lots of great talent.  Everything takes place this Saturday at Shadow Hill Ranch in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin.

10:30am       Wiil Rock Stage       Black Oxygen
11:30am       Wiil Rock Stage       Red Line Chemistry
12:00pm      Main Stage 1             Digital Summer
12:35pm       Main Stage 2             Hyro Da Hero
1:10pm         Main Stage 1              Wayland
1:45pm          Main Stage 2            Emphatic
20 Minute Break
2:35pm          Main Stage 1                Seven Day Sonnet
3:10pm          Main Stage 2                Stereoside
3:45pm           Main Stage 1               Texas Hippie Coalition
4:20pm          Main Stage 2                Dirge Within
4:55pm           Main Stage 1                Janus
5:30pm           Main Stage 2                Shadows Fall
6:05pm           Main Stage 1                 Deuce
6:40pm           Main Stage 2                Static X
7:15 pm           Main Stage 1                Black Stone Cherry
7:50pm            Main Stage 2               Fear Factory
30 Minute Break
8:50pm             Main Stage 1                10 Years
9:40pm             Main Stage 2                Saving Abel
10:45pm           Main Stage 1                All That Remains
12:00am           Will Rock Stage           The Last Nova

For more information head over to www.facebook.com/WIILROCKFest.

Coping with the Heat at Lollapalooza

xrt misting tentLollapalooza started yesterday to a packed crowd and high heat and full sun.  To say it’s hot outside is an understatement.  When patrons pay big money to spend 3 days out in the heat enjoying their favorite artists there has to be a way to cool down.

Having Lollapalooza in Grant Park makes a great location for a festival with great views such as Lake Michigan and Buckingham Fountain, but one drawback is all the concrete that collects all the rays of the sun and lack of trees to escape from it.  Need to find shade? Here’s where to find it and places to avoid.

The Red Bull Soundstage and stages on the north end of the park were good for keeping down the heat due to the fact there was grass and not concrete. It made all the difference especially as the midday and early afternoon hit.

The BMI stage is the best to escape the sun! The stage is nuzzled between a set of trees where many people came to cool down and may not have even known the artist.

The worst stage to be in for the heat was the Playstation stage in the afternoon.  Yesterday during Die Antwoord’s set, there was a handful of us that walked away to find shade as balls of sweat were rolling off our head and back.  It wasn’t pretty.  The good part was, even when finding shade, we could still hear Die Antwoord’s set.

cta cooling bus lollapalooza

The CTA supplies buses around the park for cooling stations.  Yesterday those buses were packed!  Chicago radio station, WRT supplied a misting station for people to stand in or run through.

Forget sun block? No problem! American Family Insurance was around to give out sun block, ear plugs, and hand sanitizer.

Headed downtown today? Don’t forget to dress cool, but sandals are a no-no! Against the steamy concrete, the flip flops will burn your feet!

The Lollapalooza Lowdown!

coldplay lollapaloozaLollapalooza starts tomorrow and we have the lowdown!

2012 tickets sold out in records time, 71 days prior to the event, but those who didn’t score the coveted tickets can stream the show at http://youtube.com/lollapalooza. Live streams and interviews will be available for Jack White, AVICII, The Black Keys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Frank Ocean, The Shins, Florence + The Machine, and more.

Something cool this year is the stand-alone LollaShop.  The Shop is open to the public through August 6th and has Lollapalooza merchandise and merch from Sony, Goorlin Bros. Hats, Baggu plus many more.  The LollaShop is located Thompson Hotel and the Lounge will host events and artist appearances, and yoga.  Make sure to reserve a spot by RSVPing at http://do312.com/lollashop.

When there is just too much to carry, State Farm is providing a bag check. This is free and located west of Buckingham Fountain.

Lolla + Instagram + Free WIFI

This year Lollapalooza is having bands and fans Instagram photos showing up on the jumbotron around the stages.  Remember to tag all Lollapalooza photos this weekend in Instagram with #lolla.  Don’t use Instagram? iPhone and Android photos also show up in the Lollapalooza mobile app that is available for free on Google Play and iTunes.

To assist in uploading all those Instagram photos, Lolla is providing FREE WIFI around the park.  There will be hotspots near Buckingham Fountain, Lederhosen’s Biergarten, Uncorked Win Lounge, all Lolla Lounges, and more.  The network to select is “2012 Lolla.”

What’s Allowed and Not Allowed in the Park

Since it’s been hot around Chicago and the Midwest, festivals such and Summerfest and now Lollapalooza are allowing patrons to bring in 2 SEALED bottles into the festival.  Also allowed is an empty, refillable bottle.  There will be commemorative CamelBak water bottles and packs at merch booths.  The goal is to reduce the amount of plastic containers in the park with partners Boxed Water and Vita Coco Coconut Water.

Along with the sealed bottles the following items are ALLOWED at Lollapalooza:

Blankets, Sheets, Towels

Umbrellas (ONLY Hand-Held)

Soft-Sided Coolers

Baby Strollers

Binoculars

Non-Professional Recording Equipment (Point & Shoot Cameras, Flip Video Cameras, etc.)

The following items are NOT ALLOWED at Lollapalooza:

Weapons of Any Kind, including Fireworks or Explosives of Any Kind

Illegal or Illicit Substances of Any Kind

Large Backpacks (Framed, Hiking Backpacks, etc.)

Glass Containers and Metal Aerosol Cans, including Sunscreen in Aerosol Cans.

Outside Food or Drinks (including Alcohol), except Two Factory-Sealed Water Bottles (up to 1 Liter each)

Skateboards, Scooters or Personal Motorized Vehicles

Bicycles Inside Festival Grounds (Plenty Bike Racks are available near The Box Office).

Carts, Tents & Chairs of Any Kind

Hard-Sided Coolers

Pets (except Service Dogs)

Professional Recording (Photo, Video, Audio) Equipment (NO Detachable Zoom Lense, Tripods or Other Commerical Equipment

No Unauthorized/Unlicensed Vendors Allowed. No Unauthorized Solicitations, Handbills, Sampling, Give-Aways, etc.

The FOOD

For the newcomers to Lolla the food is plentiful and diverse.  Chef Graham Elliot returned as the Culinary Ambassador to oversee the food is top notch.

Not everyone eats meat and besides having some great choices from food vendors, there is also the return of the Farmers Market. The Farmers Market will provide fresh fruits and vegetables to those vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free patrons.

Activities

Lollapalooza started with showcasing music, but today Lollapalooza has much more to experience than just music.

Green Workshops

In conjunction with the Farmers Market, there will be brief urban gardening workshops provided by Compass Green. These workshops support education in low-income schools.  These workshops are at the south end of Green Street each day of Lolla at 1p.m.

Kidzapalooza

For those who are bringing the kids along there is Kidzapalooza.  Kids 10 and under enter the festival within Lolla for free.  It has its own stage and interactive games from Rock Star Video Karaoke to hip-hop workshops with the Q Brothers. Face painting is also taken to a whole other level as kids are transformed into rock stars and get a photo shoot all glammed up.

Do312 Celebrity Kickball

For the 3rd year running, DO312 put together a stellar line-up for the game that takes place Saturday morning at 11:15a.m.  at the north end of the festival by the Red Bull Soundstage.  This year’s celebrities include Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul, Chef Guy Fieri, Ryan Cabrera, Alderman Proco Joe Moreno, Chris Holmes, Greg Corner, Har Mar Superstar, Ryan Paradise, Dave Ziebarth, Kaylee DeFer from Gossip Girl.

For the full Lollapalooza 2012 schedule head over to http://lineup.lollapalooza.com/events/2012/08/03/.

 

 

 

Wiil Rock Fest: 20 Years, 20 Bands, 20 Bucks

Wiil Rock Fest
Shadow Hill Ranch
2305 Lance Dr.
Twin Lakes, WI 53181
Date: 8/11/2012
Time: 9 a.m.

wiil rock fest 2012 logo

95.1FM is celebrating 20 years on-air and is doing it by throwing a party with 20 bands for 20 bucks. Not a bad deal to see the likes of All That Remains, Saving Abel, 10 Years, and Fear Factory to name a few all in one day.

Tickets start at $20, but make sure you get them in advance. Day of show ticket prices go up. Gold Circle and Platinum tickets are available. Tickets information is below and this is an all ages show.

General Admission: $20 Advance/$25 Day Of Show
Gold Circle: $30 – Area right in front of stage.
Platinum: $79 -Includes Gold Circle admission, Free parking and private bar with bathrooms and food buffet.

Do’s and Don’ts

No: Instruments; Knives/Weapons; Chains/Chain Wallets; Outside Food or Beverage (into venue); Camelpacks; Tents in venue; Flags in venue; Refunds or Exchanges; Video Cameras; Audio Recording Devices; Flasks; Professional Cameras; Pets (in concert bowl); Drugs or Drug Paraphernalia; Coolers in venue; Laser Pointers; Excess Baggage; Umbrellas; or Chairs with Canopies.

OK: Folding Chairs(without bag) Backpacks (medium); Purses, Hats; Sun Block; Lighters; Sunglasses; Beach Towel, Small Blankets; Fanny Packs; Digital Cameras (non professional); Disposable Cameras; Film Cameras (non professional)

The Line-up

All That Remains
Saving Abel
10 Years
Fear Factory
Black Stone Cherry
Static X
Deuce
Shadows Fall
Janus
Dirge Within
Texas Hippie Coalition
STEREOSIDE
Seven Day Sonnet
Emphatic
Wayland
Hyro Da Hero
Digital Summer
Red Line Chemistry
Black Oxygen
The Last Nova

For more information:
http://wiilrockfest.com
http://facebook.com/95wiilrock

Do312′s Celebrity Kickball Game at Lollapalooza This Saturday!

Date: Saturday, July 4, 2012
Time:11:15 a.m.
Place: Grant Park/Lollapalooza Grounds
Who:  Many celebrities

do312 celebrity kickball game

For the past 2 years the Celebrity Kickball game at Lollapalooza has been quite entertaining.  Most observers that arrived at Lolla early on Saturday ran into the game in full kick-ass mode.  Some walked right past as the likes of Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings) and Aaron Paul (Prison Break) showed the crowd their kickball skills, or maybe lack of. This year Aaron Paul is back and will be joined by Chris Holmes, Greg Corner, Har Mar Superstar, Ryan Paradise, Dave Ziebarth, Kaylee from Gossip Girl and more!

So where do you find the kickball game? The game starts at 11:15 a.m. and last year it took place in front of the North side stage, which would be The Red Bull Soundstage this year.

FYI this year the game is presented by Groupon and Fender donated a trophy for the winning team!

do312 celebrity kickball trophy

For more info: http://do312.com/event/2012/08/04/2012-do312-celebrity-kickball-game-presented-by-groupon

Do312:
http://do312.com/
http://twitter.com/do312

This Band’s Original Line-up is Back!

Shiny toy guns benjy russell

Pictured l to r: Carah Faye Charnow, Jeremy Dawson, Chad Petree, Mikey Martin
Photo credit: Benjy Russell

Carah Faye Charnow was the original singer for Shiny Toy Guns and helped drive the band to it’s fame back in 2006 with “Le Disko” and “You Are The One” from their debut We Are Pilots. After 6 years Carah is back and Shiny Toy Guns is set to release their third album, III, October 9th via Five Seven Music.

The band also released the video for their first single off III on Vevo today. Watch “Waiting Alone” below.

Shiny Toy Guns – “Waiting Alone” off their upcoming album III

Shiny Toy Guns around the net:
www.shinytoyguns.com
www.twitter.com/shinytoyguns
www.facebook.com/shinytoyguns
http://www.myspace.com/shinytoyguns

Cage the Elephant’s “Starry Nights Music + Arts Festival” September 28 & 29, 2012

Cage the Elephant Hangout Music FestivalI see the new trend in live music is just to start your own music festival if you have a recognizable name in the industry.  Ozzy has been doing it for years (Ozzfest), Dave Matthews attempted it last year (Dave Matthews Band Caravan), and Metallica just started theirs this year (Orion Music + More Festival).  While this is news to me, Cage the Elephant’s Starry Nights Music + Arts Festival is in it’s second year running.  The band made great strides in Kentucky, and for that, the band created the Starry Nights Music + Arts Festival and this year it takes place September 28 & 29, 2012 just outside of Bowling Green, KY at Ballance Farms.

Tickets are $45 including fees and camping. Tickets will go on-sale on July 20th at 10:00 AM Eastern at www.starrynightsfestival.com

For more information on Cage and the Starry Nights Music Festival:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/starryfest
Twitter: https://twitter.com/starrynights

2012 Lineup:
Cage The Elephant
Portugal. The Man
Manchester Orchestra
MiMOSA
Justin Townes Earle
The Whigs
Sleeper Agent
Moon Taxi
JEFF The Brotherhood
Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s
Morning Teleportation
Wild Belle
Space Capone
PUJOL
The Kingston Springs
Five Knives
Bad Cop

Atmosphere’s Remaining 2012 Tour Dates

atmosphere 2012 tour datesAtmosphere is coming off their Australian and  New Zealand leg of their summer tour with labelmates Evidence.  They recently played Summerfest and set to wrap-up the tour in the US with stops in Anchorage, AK with Brother Ali and Abstract Rude, two Rock the Bells performances in San Bernardino, CA and Mountain View, CA respectively as well as Chicago’s Northcoast Festival on September 1st. Atmosphere’s final North American tour date of 2012 will be Atlanta’s CounterPoint Festival September 28th.   All tickets for the final set of dates go on sale Friday, July 20th. Dates are below.

ATMOSPHERE
I Self Devine
Carnage

09.07 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze Outdoors
09.08 – Fargo, ND @ The Venue @ The Hub
09.10 – Bozeman, MT @ SUB Ballroom
09.11 – Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theatre
09.12 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
09.14 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
09.15 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox @ The Market
09.16 – Portland, OR @ Roseland
09.17 – Ashland, OR @ Ashland Armory
09.19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
09.20 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theatre
09.21 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
09.22 – Lubbock, TX @ Wrecker’s
09.24 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee
09.25 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
09.26 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s East

Rhymesayers.com/atmosphere
Facebook.com/atmosphere
Twitter.com/atmosphere

Country Thunder 2012 is sold-out!

COUNTRY THUNDER WISCONSIN TICKETS SOLD OUT—
RESERVE YOUR 2013 TICKETS TODAY

Due to Dry Weather Conditions, a Burn Ban in Effect for Festival;
New Shuttle Service Offers Transportation To and From Festival Grounds

Country Thunder 2012 Twin Lakes Easton Corbin, Big Kenny, Jason Aldean

Twin Lakes, WI (July 17, 2012) – With only a few short days to go, Country Thunder is ready to roll into Wisconsin and kick up some serious dust. Festival organizers are pleased to announce Country Thunder is a complete sellout! The premier country music festival, to be held in Twin Lakes, Wis., this weekend (July 19-22), will feature performances by some of today’s hottest country artists, including Toby Keith, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert, Luke Bryan, Big & Rich, Steve Holy, Easton Corbin, Hunter Hayes, Wade Bowen and more. Country Thunder 2013 renewals currently available. Visit www.countrythunder.com or call (866) 802-6418 to reserve tickets today.

Currently, Kenosha County is under dangerous fire conditions therefore until further notice, OPEN FIRES ARE BANNED. *Propane grills are currently still allowed, but not charcoal. Fireworks or careless use of smoking materials at Country Thunder is strictly prohibited. Please pack accordingly.

Country Thunder is also excited to have Lake Geneva Hotels and The Brat Stop in Kenosha, Wis., on board. They will be providing patrons with a shuttle service to and from festival grounds.  Shuttle service from the Lake Geneva Hotels is available only through a hotel stay combo package. The Brat Stop in Kenosha will be offering a shuttle service twice a day for $20 round trip. For scheduling and purchasing information as well as a list of nearby hotels, visit www.wisconsin.countrythunder.com and go to the information tab.

Kick off your cowboy boots and strap on your dancing shoes for Electric Thunder, a new attraction for patrons featuring electric music brought to you Friday, Saturday and Sunday night by DJ Du from 10:30pm to 2am. Don’t miss Electro Country Shine Thursday night from 10:30pm to 2am. Electro Country Shine is a private after party, but a limited amount of passes will be available day of show only, no advance passes will be sold. In addition, this year’s festival boasts asling shot thrill ride and over 50 food and merchandise vendors

Campers can load in starting Wednesday, July 18th at 9am and gates will close promptly at 10pm. Front gate hours are Thursday-Sunday 9am-10pm CST.

Country Thunder Main Stage Line-Up:
Thursday, July 19
5:30 –  6:30 PM          Sara Jean Kelley
7:00 –  8:30 PM          THE FARM
9:00 — 10:30 PM         Big & Rich with Special Guests Cowboy Troy & Bradley Gaskin

Friday, July 20
1:00 –  2:00 PM          The Roys
2:30 –  3:30 PM          The McClymonts
4:00 –  5:00 PM          Wade Bowen
5:30 –  6:30 PM          Steve Holy
7:00 –  8:30 PM          Luke Bryan
9:00 – 10:30 PM         Jason Aldean

Saturday, July 21
1:00 – 2:00 PM           Matt Stillwell
2:30 – 3:30 PM           Casey James
4:00 – 5:00 PM           Aaron Lewis
5:30 – 6:30 PM           Easton Corbin
7:00 – 8:30 PM           Dwight Yoakam
9:00 – 10:30 PM         Blake Shelton

Sunday, July 22
1:00 – 2:00 PM           Charlie Worsham
2:30 – 3:30 PM           Thomas Rhett
4:00 – 5:00 PM           Hunter Hayes
5:30 – 6:30 PM           Neal McCoy
7:00 – 8:00 PM           Brantley Gilbert
8:30 – 10:30 PM         Toby Keith

Country Thunder: The Line-up, The Stages, and The Schedule

Country Thunder 2012 Twin Lakes Easton Corbin, Big Kenny, Jason AldeanCountry Thunder in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, is just under a week away and marks the midway point of the summer festival season. For the Twin Lakes Country Thunder, there are always a couple things you can count on while attending the 4 day country fest.  First is the heat, which has been lingering in the Midwest for the past 15 days or so. Second is the rain; as it always rains at least one day over the 4 days and creates mud puddles in the campgrounds, but no one seems to mind.  The third is the fantastic music Country Thunder draws to the Midwest.  This year could be the best line-up to date as Big & Rich, Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, and Toby Keith headline.  Yet, the only thing that may not happen this year is the rain, but maybe Country Thunder will be what draws the much needed rain to the Midwest.

Just issued By Country Thunder and the Order of the Kenosha County Parks Dept. :

Currently the County of Kenosha is under dangerous fire conditions therefore as of yet:
OPEN FIRES ARE BANNED
No campfires, grilling with charcoal or wood,
Fireworks or careless use of smoking materials at country thunder is strictly prohibited.
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

The Stages

Last year was the first year the second stage, the Frat House, was added during the day and included performers such as Steal Magnolia and Jason Jones.  The stage was a saving grace as the previous artists mentioned were scheduled to perform on the main stage, but the rain forced them to play on the Frat Stage under the tent.  This year two new stages have been added, minus the Frat House Stage; the GAC Country Thunder Stage and The Electric Thunder stage – schedules for both stage are below. These stages are host to the up-and-comers in country music and a DJ throughout the night until 2 A.M.

What You Can and Cannot Bring – Direct from Country Thunder’s site

No: Instruments; Knives/Weapons; Chains/Chain Wallets; Outside Food or Beverage (into venue); Camelpacks; Tents in venue; Flags in venue; Refunds or Exchanges; Video Cameras; Audio Recording Devices; Flasks; Professional Cameras; Pets (in concert bowl); Drugs or Drug Paraphernalia; Coolers in venue; Laser Pointers; Excess Baggage; Umbrellas; or Chairs with Canopies.

OK: Backpacks (medium); Hats; Sun Block; Lighters; Sunglasses; Beach Towel; One Unopened Bottle of Water; 12 & Under Free (except in RSVD or VIP area); Fanny Packs; Digital Cameras (non professional); Disposable Cameras; Film Cameras (non professional)

Country Thunder Twin Lakes Aaron Lewis, Brantley Gilbert, Hunter HayesThe Artists

While there is a slew of artists performing this year, we’ve narrowed down who we look forward to seeing this year.

Thursday

The FARM  is a trio from different parts of the United States.  They have a Little Big Town Feel and are opening for Big & Rich.  Their debut album, Home Sweet Home hits the stores July 17th. Check them out here.

Big & Rich of course made our list! How can we not “Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy?”  It was fantastic to see the always energetic Big Kenny in 2010 and now has cohort and Celebrity Apprentice winner, John Rich, is back on stage with him for Country Thunder.

Friday

The Roys are back at Country Thunder again and kick off Friday’s festivities on the main stage with their Bluegrass Country sound.

Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean’s tour stops  at Country Thunder and will surely entertain.   This is also the return of Jason and Luke on the main stage at Country Thunder. Anyone remember their 2010 performances?

Saturday

Staind’s frontman, Aaron Lewis, recently released his first country album and is now showing country fans he can also be a country boy.  This sounds like Darius Rucker’s story…rocker turn country boy, but Rucker has proven himself, but can Aaron?

Easton Corbin is also returning to the Country Thunder main stage with country icon Dwight Yoakam, and headliner Blake Shelton. Blake is experiencing great notoriety with his place on The Voice, and for me, he has bigger shoes to fill as his wife, Miranda Lambert, graced the stage 2 years ago and took some time to grab a four wheeler and have some fun with fans in the mud filled campgrounds, so what will Blake do to top that?

Sunday

Country newcomer, Hunter Hayes, is on the bill with country veteran, Neal McCoy.  It also won’t be long  that Brantley Gilbert will be “just the opener” and headlining his own tour soon.  He was recently headlining the Harley Davidson Roadhouse stage at Summerfest in Milwaukee to a packed crowd.  Toby Keith  brings his Red Solo Cup of fun as the closing headliner of Country Thunder in Twin Lakes.

The Stage Schedules

GAC Country Thunder Stage

Thursday – July 19
12:30 – 2:00 AM Back Country Roads
3:00 – 4:00 PM Suburban Cowboys
4:30 – 5:30 PM Brian Lavendar & Whiskey Bent
6:00 – 7:00 PM Suburban Cowboys
10:30 – 12:00 AM Jamie Campbell & The Redneck Romeos

Friday – July 20
12:30 – 2:00 AM Back Country Roads
1:30 – 4:00 PM Six String Crossing
4:30 – 5:30 PM Brian Lavendar & Whiskey Bent
6:00 – 7:00 PM Saddlebrook
10:30 – 12:00 AM Saddlebrook

Saturday – July 21
12:00 – 1:00 PM Brian Lavendar & Whiskey Bent
1:30 – 2:30 PM Smokin Gunz
3:00 – 4:00 PM Smokin Gunz
4:30 – 5:30 PM The Roys
6:00 – 7:00 PM Bella Cain
10:30 – 12:00 AM Bella Cain

Sunday – July 22
12:00 – 1:00 PM The Roys
1:30 – 4:00 PM Penny Mae Dixon
4:30 – 7:00 PM Brushfire
10:30 – 2:00 AM Back Country Roads

Electric Thunder

Thursday - July 19
10:30 – 2:00 AM      Electro Country Shine
Friday - July 20
10:30 – 2:00 AM        DJ DU
Saturday - July 21
10:30 – 2:00 AM        DJ DU
Sunday - July 22
10:30 – 2:00 AM        DJ DU

Country Thunder 2012 Schedule

In Photos: Robyn at Summerfest

Robyn
Miller Lite Oasis
Summerfest
7/1/2012

Robyn Summerfest Miller Lite Oasis 2012

On Sunday night Robyn headlined the Miller Lite Oasis stage at Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She capped a day full of electro-pop music from Chicago’s own Pyro Fighters and Dot Dot Dot.

Photos from Robyn’s set at Summerfest:

robyn.com

www.facebook.com/robyn

 

In Photos: Brantley Gilbert at Summerfest 2012

Brantley Gilbert
Harley Davidson Roadhouse Stage
Summerfest
7/1/2012

Brantley Gilbert Summerfest Harley Davidson 2012

Photos from Brantley Gilbert’s set on the Harley Stage at Summerfest:

www.bigmachinemusic.com/artist/Brantley_Gilbert

facebook.com/BrantleyGilbert

In photos: All That Remains at Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI

All That Remains
Summerfest
Milwaukee, WI
07/01/2012

Photos from all That Remains show at Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI

http://forwearemany.allthatremainsonline.com/
www.facebook.com/allthatremains

In photos: The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Tour at Summerfest

The Beach Boys
Summerfest
Milwaukee, WI
07/01/2012

Photos from The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary tour  at Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI

And for those who are wondering,,,,,,,,,, they sounded amazing.

www.thebeachboys.com
www.facebook.com/thebeachboys

In Photos: FUN. Comes to Milwaukee

FUN.
Summerfest
Milwaukee, WI
06/28/2012

Photos from FUN.’s  set in Milwaukee, WI at Summerfest:

www.ournameisfun.com
www.facebook.com/ournameisfun

In Photos: Eric Benet at Milwaukee’s Summerfest

Eric Benet
Summerfest
Milwaukee, WI
06/28/2012

Photos from Eric Benets set in Milwaukee, WI at Summerfest:

www.ericbenet.net
www.facebook.com/ericbenetmusic

In Photos: Gary Allan at Milwaukee’s Summerfest 2012

Gary Allan
Summerfest
Milwaukee, WI
06/28/2012

Photos from Gary Allan’s set in Milwaukee, WI at Summerfest:

www.garyallan.com
www.facebook.com

In Photos: Rodney Atkins Summerfest

Rodney Atkins
Summerfest
Milwaukee, WI
06/28/2012

Photos from Rodney Atkins set in Milwaukee at Summerfest:

www.rodneyatkins.com

www.facebook.com/rodneyatkins

In Photos: Foo Fighters at Summerfest

Foo Fighters
Summerfest
Milwaukee, WI
6/28/2012

Foo Fighters at Summerfest 2012

What can you say, It’s the Foo Fighters. It’s a rare thing to know your about to get your monies worth, but with the Foo Fighters that’s simply the truth. From an endless list of great songs to a seemingly endless amount of energy and emotion, the Foo Fighters put on a true to the word, “Rock show”. I must admit, as a photographer I was hoping to see another rock legend at the show, Ross Halfin. If you don’t know who photographer Ross Halfin is you don’t know your rock history. Check out his work at www.rosshalfin.com and check out the Foo Fighters when they come to your City. Judging by the sold out Amphitheater at Summerfest, you better get your tickets early.

Photos from Foo Fighters’ set in Milwaukee at Summerfest:

http://foofighters.com
http://tour.foofighters.com
http://sammerch.com/foofighters
http://foofighters.firebrandlive.com

In photos: Rascal Flatts open Summerfest 2012 with their “Changed” tour

Rascal Flatts
Summerfest
Milwaukee, WI
6/27/2012

Rascal Flatts at Summerfest 2012

Rascal Flatts brought their “Changed” tour to Milwaukee on June 27th and opened the first day of Summerfest in a rocken style. With a catalog of hits that could keep a crowed going on its own, Rascal Flatts brought along one of the most eye pleasing lighting shows I have seen in years. Between the good music, professional light show and great weather you couldn’t help but have a good time. Not even an average at best audio mix wasn’t able to dampen the energy the guys brought to their performance. Link to the bands site bellow for more information and go see Rascal Flatts when they come through your town. In a time when money is tight, its nice to have a sure bet of a good time.

Photos of Rascal Flatts at Summerfest:

www.rascalflatts.com

In photos: Little Big Town at Summerfest 2012

Little Big Town
Summerfest
Milwaukee, WI
6/27/2012

Little Big Town at Summerfest 2012

Little Big Town helped kick off the opening night of Summerfest with their blend of flawless vocal harmonies and energetic stage show. Filling an open slot on the current Rascal Flatts “Changed” tour, Little Big Town kept the crowed on their feet and left no question why they are a Grammy nominated band. Llink to their site for more information on the band and up coming tour dates.

Photos of Little Big Town at Summerfest:

www.littlebigtown.com

 

METRO * SMART BAR * DOUBLE DOOR Live Music Schedule 6.28.12

Metro, Smart Bar, Double Door

Metro, Smart Bar, Double Door

JUST ANNOUNCED – ON SALE NOW IN METRO:
Saturday, June 30: URBANO BLACK PRIDE PARTY
Monday, September 24:FIRST AID KIT * DYLAN LEBLANC

ON SALE THIS FRIDAY 6/29 @ NOON IN METRO:
Wednesday, October 3: BROTHER ALI with BLANK TAPE BELOVED * HOMEBOY SANDMAN with DJ SOSA * THE REMINDERS

ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 6/30 @ NOON IN METRO:
Wednesday, October 24:SWANS * A HAWK & HACKSAW
Thursday, October 25:THE PRESETS

ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 6/30 @ NOON IN SMART BAR:
Sunday, July 8: Material DJs ft. DERRICK CARTER * MARK FARINA * DJ HEATHER * JOSH WERNER * Queen Residents MICHAEL SERAFINI * GARRETT DAVID * Material/Queen! Hosts COLETTE * ERICK MATERIAL * RUBY DEE * SAL-E * LOUIS LAZU
Thursday, July 12: DISTAL * MEGALODON * CENOB1TE * SPACE RACE * ULTIMATE PUNCH
Sunday, July 22: DERRICK CARTER * MICHAEL SERAFINI * GARRETT DAVID * hosted by SAL-E * RUBY DEE * LOUIS LAZU
Sunday, July 29: ERASMO RIVERA * DONOVAN D3 * MICHAEL SERAFINI * hosted by SAL-E * RUBY DEE * LOUIS LAZU
Thursday, August 2: SEVEN * WHOA-B * SUSHI * DJ THE TORNADO
Friday, August 17: M A N I K * TORNADO WALLACE * CLUB BAD
Friday, August 24: GREG WILSON * LEONARD PART SIXX
Saturday, August 25: NITIN * TONE OF ARC (LIVE) ARAN DANIELS VS. MISTER JOSHOOA
Friday, August 31:CHRIS LIEBING * Q BOT * JEFF DERRINGER

JUST ANNOUNCED – FREE EVENT IN SMART BAR:
Wednesday, July 18: REES URBAN VS. CZBOOGIE * KARL ALMARIA VS. MARK ALMARIA
Thursday, July 19: TREW * PRESTO * JOHNNY WALKER * Residents INTEL * MAKER
Wednesday, July 25: LEONARD PART SIXX * SOLSON * BLUE J * SEVRON * JULIAN PENA * STEPHEN P

ON SALE NOW:

Wednesday, June 27:
In Smart Bar… Acid Test All Vinyl Experience with DJs NATHAN DREW LARSEN * AKILA * BLUE J * JULIAN PENA * SEVRON * STEPHEN P (BIRTHDAY SET)
FREE / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House, Techno

Thursday, June 28:
One Off Entertainment Group Presents…THREE 6 MAFIA * YP * GLC * MIKEY ROCKS $27.50 adv.- $35.50 day of / 18 & Over / Doors: 10pm / Show: 11pm

Thursday, June 28:
In Smart Bar… Signal w/ DJs KINGDOM * SPARKLETONE * BIZZIES b2b GUIDRY
$8 Advance, $10 after ($5 before 11 PM with Smart Bar Tweet or valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: Futurebass

Friday, June 29:
THE US AIR GUITAR CHAMPIONSHIPS – CHICAGO REGIONAL * Halftime performance by The 2011 Chicago & US Air Guitar Champion NORDIC THUNDER
$15 / 18 & Over / Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

Friday, June 29:
In Smart Bar…MIGUEL MIGS * FRANK SOLANO
$10 before midnight, $15 after ($5 before midnight with Smart Bar Tweet or valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House

Saturday, June 30: JUSTANNOUNCED – ON SALE NOW:
Clubhouse Productions & Rails Marketing Group Present…URBANO BLACK PRIDE PARTY
$15 Early Bird (At Doors Only, 10pm-11pm), $25 general admission, $35 VIP Express Entry / 21 & Over / Doors: 10pm / Show: 10pm-5am

Saturday, June 30:
In Smart Bar… Dino G & Smart Bar present a Wavefront Music Festival afterparty with ART DEPARTMENT * SHAUN REEVES, RYAN CROSSON and LEE CURTIS as VISIONQUEST
$20 advance, $20 night of (No Twitter special at this time) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House, Techno

Sunday July 1:
In Smart Bar… Queen! with SHAUN J. WRIGHT (formerly of Hercules and Love Affair) * MICHAEL SERAFINI * GARRETT DAVID * J PEG * hosts SAL-E * RUBY DEE * LOUIS LAZU
$5 (Free before 11PM with Smart Bar Tweet or valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House

Tuesday, July 3:
In Smart Bar… “Star Spangled Techno” with DJs
SASCHA DIVE * DJ W!LD * DELA
$10 before midnight, $13 after ($5 before midnight with Smart Bar Tweet or valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: Techno

Wednesday, July 4:
In Smart Bar… 5 Magazine presents NU BREED with DJs
CAJMERE * CHEZ DAMIER * CZBOOGIE
FREE / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House

Thursday, July 5:
In Smart Bar… Bassweight with DJs
CASPER * SUSHI * WHOA-B *DJ THE TORNADO
FREE / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: Drum & Bass, Dubstep, Futurebass

Friday, July 6:
House Unity Presents Chicago To Paris…KAPTAIN CADILLAC * KONTINENTAL GANGSTAS * MADDOT3 * RAMPAGE Y NADER * PERFECT KISS (Live) * SHUTEYE (Live) * MOLLY BASS * SYKO
$6 adv. – $10 door / 18 & Over / Doors: 9PM / Show: 9PM
First 100 receive FREE admission

Friday, July 6:
In Smart Bar…MOODYMANN * JOHN SIMMONS
$10 before midnight, $13 after ($5 before midnight with Smart Bar Tweet or valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House, Disco, Techno

Saturday, July 7:
American Gothic Productions Presents…NOCTURNA with DJ SCARY LADY SARAH
$10 / 18 & Over / Doors: 10PM / Show: 10PM

Saturday, July 7:
In Smart Bar…THE ADVENT (LIVE) * STEVEN TANG * FRANKIE VEGA * MERRICK BROWN
$10 before midnight, $13 after ($5 before midnight with Smart Bar Tweet or valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: Techno

Sunday, July 8: ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 6/30 @ NOON:
In Smart Bar… Queen! and Material present a west-fest afterparty and benefit for Scott Song, with DJs…Material DJs ft. DERRICK CARTER * MARK FARINA * DJ HEATHER * JOSH WERNER * Queen Residents MICHAEL SERAFINI * GARRETT DAVID * Material/Queen! Hosts COLETTE * ERICK MATERIAL * RUBY DEE * SAL-E * LOUIS LAZU
$10 ($5 before midnight with West Fest wristband) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10PM / Show: 10PM

Wednesday, July 11: SUPPORT ADDED:
In Smart Bar… Gramaphone & SB Music present RHYTHMATIC: CONNECTIONS with selectors…PATRICE SCOTT * NATHAN DREW LARSEN * MICHAEL SERAFINI * SCOTTY BRANDON
$3 (Free before midnight with RSVP password, Tweet or Student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House, Techno

Thursday, July 12: ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 6/30 @ NOON:
In Smart Bar… Wolfpack welcomes…DISTAL * MEGALODON * CENOB1TE * SPACE RACE * ULTIMATE PUNCH
$8 Advance, $10 day of ($5 before 11PM with Smart Bar Tweet, RSVP or valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: Subdtep, Glitch Hop

Friday, July 13:
Shoeshine Boy Productions Welcomes..DAN TEDESCO * SUNFALLEN * DAVE TAMKIN & CO. * JEFFREY DAVID * SEAN SKYLER AND THE DAYMAKERS
$6 adv. – $10 door / 18 & Over / Doors: 8PM / Show: 8:30PM

Friday, July 13:
In Smart Bar…MORGAN GEIST * OLIN
$10 before midnight, $13 after ($5 before midnight with Smart Bar Tweet or valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House, Nu-Disco

Saturday, July 14:
In Smart Bar…SIMON BAKER * JORDAN BRADLEY
$10 before midnight, $13 after ($5 before midnight with Smart Bar Tweet or valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: Tech House

Sunday, July 15:
In Smart Bar… Queen! with ALENA (of Shuteye) * MICHAEL SERAFINI * GARRETT DAVID * J PEG * & hosts SAL-E * RUBY DEE * LOUIS LAZU
$5 (Free before 11PM with Smart Bar Tweet or valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House

Wednesday, July 18: JUST ANNOUNCED – FREE EVENT:
In Smart Bar… 5 Magazine presents an evening with…
REES URBAN VS. CZBOOGIE * KARL ALMARIA VS. MARK ALMARIA
FREE / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House

Thursday, July 19:
CHIRPradio Welcomes…LIARS
$16 / 18 & Over / Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

Thursday, July 19: JUST ANNOUNCED – FREE EVENT:
In Smart Bar… The RunOff presents “Are Friends Like To Party”…
TREW * PRESTO * JOHNNY WALKER * Residents INTEL * MAKER
FREE / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: Trip Hop, Hip Hop

Friday, July 20:
In Smart Bar… a Smart Bar 30th Anniversary Event…MARK FARINA * DJ HEATHER
$15 before midnight, $20 after ($10 before 11 PM with Smart Bar Tweet or valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House

Sunday, July 22: ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 6/30 @ NOON:
In Smart Bar… Queen!….DERRICK CARTER * MICHAEL SERAFINI * GARRETT DAVID * hosted by SAL-E * RUBY DEE * LOUIS LAZU
$5 (Free before 11 PM with Smart Bar Tweet or valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House

Wednesday, July 25: JUST ANNOUNCED – FREE EVENT:
In Smart Bar… Acid Test All Vinyl Experience…LEONARD PART SIXX * SOLSON * BLUE J * SEVRON * JULIAN PENA * STEPHEN P
FREE / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House, Techno

Friday, July 27:
In Smart Bar… Juke Fest 2012 with DJs DJ GANT-MAN * DJ SPINN * DJ RASHAD * TRAXMAN * DJ NEPHETS * DJ DEENON * BOBBY SKILLZ * DJ JANNA RUSH
$10 before midnight, $15 after ($5 before 11PM with Smart Bar Tweet or valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: Juke, Footwork, House

Saturday, July 28:
AESOP ROCK with ROB SONIC & DJ BIG WIZ * EDISON * DARK TIME SUNSHINE
$19 adv. – $21 day of / 18 & Over / Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

Saturday, July 28:
In Smart Bar…DJ DAN * DJ DAYHOTA * NATE MANIC
$10 Advance, $12 before midnight, $15 after ($7 before midnight with Smart Bar Tweet or valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House, Techno

Sunday, July 29:
BOUNCING SOULS * THE MENZINGERS * LUTHER * MASKED INTRUDER
$21 adv. – $23 day of / All Ages / Doors: 6PM / Show: 6:15PM

Sunday, July 29: ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 6/30 @ NOON:
In Smart Bar… Paradise Soul presents Queen!…ERASMO RIVERA * DONOVAN D3 * MICHAEL SERAFINI * hosted by SAL-E * RUBY DEE * LOUIS LAZU
$5 (Free before 11PM with Smart Bar Tweet or valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House

Wednesday, August 1: SOLD OUT!
93XRT welcomes…Nelarusky: A Lollapalooza Pre-show Benefitting Special Olympics Chicago With…
ALABAMA SHAKES * FIRST AID KIT * DRY THE RIVER * FILLIGAR
$26 / 18 & Over / Doors: 6PM / Show 7PM

Thursday, August 2: ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 6/30 @ NOON:
In Smart Bar… Bassweight…SEVEN * WHOA-B * SUSHI * DJ THE TORNADO
$8 advance, $10 day of ($5 before 11pm with SB tweet or valid student ID / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: Drum & Bass, Dubstep, Futurebass

Friday, August 3: SOLD OUT!
FRANK OCEAN
$26 / 18 & Over / Doors: 10PM / Show: 11PM

Friday August 3:
In Smart Bar… Smart Bar presents an evening with…ORCHARD LOUNGE * NATE MANIC
$10 before midnight, $15 after / 21 & Over / Doors: 10PM / Show: 10PM

Saturday, August 4: SOLD OUT!
93XRT welcomes…THE AFGHAN WHIGS
$36 / 18 & Over / Doors: 10PM / Show: 11PM

Saturday, August 4:
In Smart Bar…SCUBA * ANA SIA * JEEKOOS * SEARCHL1TE
$15 before midnight, $20 after / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: Futurebass, Glitch Hop

Tuesday, August 7: (JAM) SOLD OUT!
93XRT Welcomes…A Metro 30th Anniversary Event…GARBAGE
$38 / 18 & Over / Doors: 7PM / Show: 8PM

Wednesday, August 8: SUPPORT ADDED:
In Smart Bar… Gramaphone & SB Music present RHYTHMATIC: CONNECTIONS with selectors
MARCELLUS PITTMAN * MIKE MORE * MICHAEL SERAFINI * SCOTTY BRANDON
$3 (Free before midnight with RSVP password, Tweet or Student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House, Techno

Friday, August 10: (JAM)
THE MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES
$30 / All Ages / Doors: 6:30PM / Show: 7:30PM

Friday, August 10:
In Smart Bar…BRETT JOHNSON * MILES MAEDA * ANDREW EMIL
$10 before midnight, $13 ($5 before midnight with Smart Bar Tweet or valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House

Friday, August 17: ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 6/30 @ NOON:
In Smart Bar…M A N I K * TORNADO WALLACE * CLUB BAD
$10 advance, $12 at the door before midnight, $15 after ($7 before midnight with Smart Bar Tweet or valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House, Nu-Disc

Saturday, August 18:
THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE * MAGIC CASTLES
$21 / 18 & Over / Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

Friday, August 24: ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 6/30 @ NOON:
In Smart Bar…GREG WILSON * LEONARD PART SIXX
$10 before midnight, $15 after ($5 before midnight with Smart Bar Tweet or valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House, Nu-Disco

Saturday, August 25:
MURDER BY DEATH * CORY CHISEL & THE WANDERING SONS * HA HA TONKA
$18 adv. – $20 day of / 18 & Over / Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

Saturday, August 25: ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 6/30 @ NOON:
In Smart Bar… a No. 19 Music showcase…NITIN * TONE OF ARC (LIVE) ARAN DANIELS VS. MISTER JOSHOOA
$10 advance, $12 day of show before midnight, $15 after ($7 before Midnight with Smart Bar Tweet or valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House, Tech House

Friday, August 31: ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 6/30 @ NOON:
In Smart Bar… Oktave welcomes…CHRIS LIEBING * Q BOT * JEFF DERRINGER
$12 before midnight, $15 after / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: Techno

Thursday, September 13:
93XRT Welcomes…A Metro 30th Anniversary Event…BOB MOULD (with Jason Narducy & Jon Wurster) PLAYS COPPER BLUE & SILVER AGE
$25 / 18 & Over / Doors: 7PM / Show: 8PM

Tuesday, September 18:
DRAGONETTE * THE KNOCKS * DJ sets by HEAVEN MALONE
$16 adv. – $19 day of / 18 & Over / Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

Friday, September 21:
ARIEL PINK’S HAUNTED GRAFFITI * DAM-FUNK * BODYGUARD
$19 adv. – $21 day of / 18 & Over / Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

Monday, September 24: ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 6/23 @ NOON:
FIRST AID KIT * DYLAN LEBLANC
$21 / All Ages / Doors: 6:30PM / Show: 7:30PM

Friday, September 28:
In Smart Bar…JOHN TALABOT (LIVE) * ORCHARD LOUNGE
$12 advance, $15 day of ($10 before 11 p.m. with SB tweet or student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House, Nu-Disco

Wednesday, October 3: ON SALE THIS FRIDAY 6/29 @ NOON:
Mourning In America Tour…BROTHER ALI with BLANK TAPE BELOVED * HOMEBOY SANDMAN with DJ SOSA * THE REMINDERS
$16 adv. – $18 day of / 18 & Over / Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

Wednesday, October 17:
KIMBRA * THE STEPKIDS
$20 / 18 & Over / Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

Friday, October 19:
MENOMENA
$17 / 18 & Over / Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

Wednesday, October 24: ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 6/30 @ NOON:
SWANS * A HAWK & HACKSAW
$26 / 18 & over / Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

Thursday, October 25: ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 6/30 @ NOON:
THE PRESETS
$21 / 18 & Over / Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

Saturday, November 3:
A Metro 30th Anniversary Event…SQUAREPUSHER
$25 / 18 & Over / Doors: 9PM / Show: 10PM

Metro/Smart Bar is located at 3730 N Clark Street. Tickets to Metro and Smart Bar shows are available through the Metro and Smart Bar websites – www.metrochicago.comand www.smartbarchicago.com- and the Metro Box Office. Call (773) 549-0203 for more details.

DOUBLE DOOR UPDATE

ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 6/30 @ NOON IN DOUBLE DOOR:
Thursday, August 21:THE LUCK OF EDEN HALL * DRIVE FAST TAKE CHANCES * ANIMALS IN HUMAN ATTIRE * KEVIN DANIELS

JUST ANNOUNCED – FREE EVENT IN DOUBLE DOOR:
Monday, July 2: 48 HOUR FILM PROJECT CHICAGO MEET-N-GREET-N-MUSIC
Thursday, August 30: THE PHIL ANGOTTI BAND * GUNS AND AMMUNITION (Clash Tribute) * THE PAIGE DECHAUUSE BAND * THE CHRIS N BAND

ON SALE NOW:

Tuesday, June 26:
NORTHERN MAGNOLIA * SARAH HOLTSCHLAG & THE CROSSCUTS * NORTHLAND GHOST
$1 / Doors: 8:30PM / Show: 9PM

Wednesday, June 27:
BABY BRUTHA * HOT HOT ROBOT * BROOKE BARLETT & THE BLUE LINES * ERIN BARRA
$8 / Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

Thursday, June 28:
RAW Natural Born Artists Showcase
Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8PM

Friday, June 29:
JOE PURDY * THE GIVING TREE BAND
$18 advance, $20 day of show / Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

Saturday, June 30:
THE CHOIR * DEAD FEATHERS * MAX PAIN AND THE GROOVIES * THE LUCK OF EDEN HALL * TEMPORARY PHARAOHS
FREE / Doors: 8PM / Show: 8:30PM

Sunday, July 1: SUPPORT ADDED:
THE SOMETIMES FAMILY (Fun With Heartbreak EP Release) * LINDSAY WEINBERG (cd release) * WAIT, WHAT? * DJRC
$5 / Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8PM

Monday, July 2: JUST ANNOUNCED – FREE EVENT:
48 HOUR FILM PROJECT CHICAGO MEET-N-GREET-N-MUSIC
FREE / Doors: 6PM / Show: 6PM

Monday, July 2: SUPPORT ADDED:
Jammin’ On The Wolf DJ Finals…
AMANDA LUX VS. SLUM LOTUS (Dubstep Division) * MAGICKS VS. WALKA (Downtempo) * DIHTY DIHTY VS. SUBTLE T (House) * FREE CON VS. ALEX KISLOV (Mashup)
FREE / Doors: 9PM / Show: 9PM

Tuesday, July 3:
SUMMER OF LOVE * SOULJUNKY * FOOLISH * JB LITTLE * ROB SCALLON
$1 / Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8PM

Thursday, July 5:
MANUALS (cd release) * MARCUS EVANTS PRESENTS THE M.E. TET * DYNASTY ELECTRIC * COLE DEGENOVA
$10 / Doors: 8PM / Show: 8:30PM

Friday, July 6:
Northwoods Music Presents Jammin On The Wolf Pre-Party…
ELECTRIC BOOGALOO * THE NEW FUSE * BROTHERS RAGE * TAGGART TRANSCONTINENTAL
$8 / Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8PM

Saturday, July 7:
THE BRIGHT WHITE * ROCKIT GIRL * THE JETBIRDS * RANDY MICHAEL & THE SHARP DRESSED LADS * THE BRETON SOUND
$8 / Doors: 8PM / Show: 8:30PM

Sunday, July 8: SUPPORT ADDED:
ANNE DEBRE * BLUE BIRD * HUNT HUNT HUNT GROUP * MICHAEL ALEXANDER & BLUE SKY MIND
$7 / Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8PM

Monday, July 9:
MORNIN’ OLD SPORT * ACTOR SLASH MODEL * SANCTIFIED GRUMBLERS * SHILOH
$5 advance, $8 day of show / Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8PM

Tuesday, July 10:
WITCH FEET * MAN CALLED NOON * COUGAR ISLAND * CANADIAN PAVERS
$1 / Doors: 7:30PM / Show 8PM

Thursday, July 12:
Early Dirtroom Show…
THE BANYANS
$5 / Doors: 7PM / Show: 7:15PM

Thursday, July 12:
ODE * GENOME * KICK THE RECORD * ORIGIN OF ANIMAL
$5 / Doors: 8:30PM / Show: 9PM

Friday, July 13:
ORANGE DRINK * THE SWEEPS * REMEMBERWHENS * EM & THEM * MATT KELLY
$7 / Doors: 8PM / Show: 8:30PM

Saturday, July 14:
THE J. DAVIS TRIO * ELEV8TOR * MOJOFLO
$10 / Doors: 9PM / Show: 9PM

Sunday, July 15: ORDER CHANGE:
OYARSA * SONS OF TONATIUH * MY COLD DEAD HAND * DEEP SPACE PILOTS * IN THE WEEDS
$5 / Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8PM

Monday, July 16:
Dirtroom Show…
Dog 1 and Double Door Present… BASEMENT BLUEGRASS…
DOG 1 * special guest TBA
$5 / Doors: 5:30PM / Show: 6:30PM

Tuesday, July 17:
THE BRIGHT LIGHT SOCIAL HOUR * THE LIMBOS * WHALES * SUNKEN SHIPS
$1 / Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8PM

Wednesday, July 18: SUPPORT ADDED:
Mad Bread Presents: Roots Revival and the Double Door…
ERIC LAMBER AND FRIENDS * MAD BREAD * DAN WHITAKER AND THE SHINEBENDERS
$5 / Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8PM

Thursday, July 19:
Shoeshine Boy Productions Presents…
ANDREW FRAKER & SONS * POLARCODE * SOULFIX * MASON’S CASE
$8 / $5 with flyer / Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8PM

Friday, July 20:
Soul Summit Presents: Free Dancy Party…
SOUL SUMMIT DJS DAVE MATA * SLOPPY WHITE * DUKE GRIP * special guests TBA
FREE / Doors: 9PM / Show: 9PM

Saturday, July 21:
RAW NATURAL BORN ARTISTS SHOWCASE
$ / Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8PM

Sunday, July 22:
TREEHOUSE * IN ONE WIND * LEVERAGE MODELS
$7 / Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8PM

Monday, July 23:
Dirtroom Show…
ALAR WAVE * CHRIST VS. KRISHNA * STOPLIGHT JONES
$5 / Doors: 8PM / Show: 8:30PM

Tuesday, July 24:
THE BABY MAGIC (cd release) * THE CELL PHONES * THE PARTICULARS
$1 / Doors: 8:30PM / Show: 9PM

Wednesday, July 25:
BLACK WOLF * AJ & THE JIGGAWATTS * REELS GREEN * THE PRESERVATION * DAVE MATA of Soul Summit and Impala ound Champions
$7 / Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8PM

Thursday, July 26:
GIRL IN A COMA * BLACK BOX REVELATION
$10 advance, $12 day of show / Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

Friday, July 27: SUPPORT ADDED:
Guitar Center and Autism Speaks welcome…
ERICA IOZZA * RED JR * DRENCH * AUTOPILOT * HILLBILLY IDEL * DJ JOHN WINOGROCKI
$7 (proceeds benefit Autism Speaks) / Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

Saturday, July 28:
JERRY JOSEPH & THE JACKMORMONS * ED ANDERSON
$12 advance, $15 day of show / Doors: 9PM / Show: 10PM

Sunday, July 29: NEW DOORS/SHOW TIME:
Wicker Park Fest Cool Down…
Akasha presents SIMMER DOWN SUNDAY with Resident DJs…
THE GRADUATE OF ILLUMINATI CONGO * RAD BRIAN OF IMPALA SOUND * movies by Odd Obsession
FREE / Doors: 9PM / Show: 9PM

Monday, July 30: SUPPORT ADDED:
SEX SLAVES * LUST KILLERS * DEVILS IN ANGELS
$8 / Doors: 8PM / Show: 8:30PM

Tuesday, July 31:
CHEER UP MOONCAT * LITTLE BOY JR. * THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND * THE UGLIES
$1 / Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8PM

Friday, August 3:
C3 and Double Door welcome…
THE BLACK ANGELS * THE NIGHT BEATS
$20 / Doors: 10PM / Show: 11PM

Saturday, August 4:
93XRT, C3 and Double Door welcome…
TRAMPLED BY TURTLES * THE DEVIL MAKES THREE
$20 / Doors: 10PM / Show: 11PM

Monday, August 6:
Dirtroom Show…
TAPE SIDE * ANDY WAGNER BAND * THE QUIET HOLLERS * CHIEF GHOUL
$5 / Doors: 8PM / Show: 8:30PM

Wednesday, August 8:
Mad Bread Presents: Roots Revival at Double Door…
MAD BREAD * special guests TBA
$5 / Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8PM

Thursday, August 9:
TRIALS * ARMORED ASSAULT * MILES FROM EXILE * AFTER THE SPIRE
$5 / Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8PM

Friday, August 10:
SAVE THE CLOCKTOWER * ODE * PAPER THICK WALLS * TWINRAY
$8 advance, $10 day of show / Doors: 8PM / Show: 8:30PM

Saturday, August 11:
Sean Healy Presents…
RZA
$22 Earlybird (First 50 tickets) / $25 / Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

Sunday, August 12:
NATURE SHOW * THE BLACK CADILLACS * HATHAWAYS * NICK SHAHEEN
$7 / Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8PM

Monday, August 13:
Dirtroom Show…
COLIN TYLER * CELLAR TROUBADOUR * DAVID PRUSINA * LOU SHIELDS
$5 / Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8PM

Wednesday, August 15:
THE HANDCUFFS * THE WANTON LOOKS * SWIMSUIT ADDITION * SUMMER GIRLFRIENDS * PILLOW TALK * DJ MATT MCVADER
$7 / Doors: 8:30PM / Show: 9PM

Thursday, August 21: ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 6/30 @ NOON:
THE LUCK OF EDEN HALL * DRIVE FAST TAKE CHANCES * ANIMALS IN HUMAN ATTIRE * KEVIN DANIELS
$1 / Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8PM

Thursday, August 23:
RAW Natural Born Artists Showcase
Tickets Avail: http://www.rawartists.org/chicago/radiate/ Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8PM

Thursday, August 30: JUST ANNOUNCED – FREE EVENT:
Avenue N Guitars Music Showcase benefitting Rock For Kids…
THE PHIL ANGOTTI BAND * GUNS AND AMMUNITION (Clash Tribute) * THE PAIGE DECHAUUSE BAND * THE CHRIS N BAND
FREE / Doors: 7PM / Show: 8:30PM

Friday, September 7:
Sean Healy Presents…
WU BLOCK TOUR with GHOSTFACE * SAIGON * SHEEK LOUNCH
$22 Earlybird (First 50 tickets) / $25 / Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

Friday, September 14:
INGRAM HILL * SAM GROW * JARED MCCLOUD
$15 advance, $18 day of show / Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8PM

Wednesday, September 19:
BOB LOG III * CHEAP TIME * THE HEAVY BOMBERS
$10 advance, $12 day of show / Doors: 8:30PM / Show: 9PM

Friday, September 21 (JAM):
JAM Productions Presents:
MELVINS LITE
$20 / Show: 9PM

Thursday, November 8:
ELECTRIC SIX * LITTLE HURRICANE
$12 advance, $15 day of show / Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

Double Door is located at 1572 N. Milwaukee in historic Wicker Park. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketfly or at the Double Door Box office. Call (773) 489-3160 for more details.

The Broken Glass Beer Review: Fox Barrel’s Ginger & Blackcurrant

Fox Barrel
Ginger & Blackcurrant
foxbarrel.com

Fox Barrel's Ginger and Blackcurrant

Fox Barrel's Ginger and Blackcurrant

The best cider I have ever tasted! I’ve never had a pear cider before, it was nothing like I have ever tasted. Fox Barrel’s unfiltered pear cider has a cloudy reddish hue at first pour. This spicy red pear cider is infused with ginger extract, blackcurrant juice and organic honey. It has an aroma of sweet pear. The flavor is a rich pear and ginger at first taste. There is just enough ginger bite without that ginger burn. The last few sips are even sweeter than the first.

Tip: Give a full bottoms up tilt & swirl to evenly disperse the unfiltered pear-wine sediment.

ABV: 6.5%
Calories: 210
Gluten Free: Yes
Carbohydrates: 20g

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The Broken Glass Beer Review: Bacon Maple Ale

Bacon Maple Ale
Rogue Brewery
http://www.rogue.com 
http://voodoodoughnut.com 

Rogue Bacon Maple Ale

Rogue Bacon Maple Ale

When you combine a Rogue Ale with a Voodoo Doughnut it creates Bacon Maple Ale. This crazy concoction contains a baker’s dozen number of ingredients including bacon and maple syrup from one of Voodoo’s signature doughnuts. Although I don’t eat meat I have to admit I was very intrigued by this collision of beer and doughnuts. I wasn’t looking forward to any sort of bacon taste. The first sip is a burst of maple syrup and concludes with a smoky aftertaste that definitely stays with you! Personally the smokiness is too overwhelming. This ale is definitely a required taste that I just didn’t like. I will be sticking with my Dead Guy Ale.

13 Ingredients:
Malts: Briess Cherrywood Smoked Malt, Weyermann Beechwood Smoked Malt, House-smoked Hickory Malt, Great Western 2 Row, Munich, C15, C75 Malts
Speciality: Applewood-Smoked Bacon, Pure Maple Flavoring
Hops: Perle, Sterling
Yeast & Water: Pacman Yeast, Free Range Coastal Water

Specs:
14º PLATO
30 IBU
76 AA
30º Lovibond

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Hefeweizen Tapping Event at Emmett’s

Emmett's Brewery

Emmett's Brewery

Join Emmett’s in Downer’s Grove on June 21st from 6:30-8:30 pm and be the first to try this year’s batch of their Hefeweizen. You will also get to enjoy some Grilled Beer Bratwurst and Caribbean Shrimp Skewers with Pineapple Chutney. Tickets are only $15 per person! This includes 2 of Emmett’s Hefeweizens and food. Space is limited so stop in now to purchase tickets. This is a 21+ event.

EMMETT’S BREWING COMPANY
5200 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-434-8500
www.emmettsbrewingco.com

Dirty Heads’ “Cabin by the Sea”

Dirty Heads
Cabin by the Sea
Release Date: 6/19/2012

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Dirty Heads Cabin by the Sea CoverI usually shy away from album reviews but when I opened the FedEx package on my doorstep and found the new Dirty Heads album complete with promotional rolling papers presumably to accompany the album, I decided to take a second look because obviously this was intended to take my worries away and make everyone feel great.

In 2008 The Dirty Heads splashed onto the music scene with their debut album Any Port in a Storm, this year, on June 19, 2012, they will follow up with their long-awaited album Cabin by the Sea. Cabin is a true master class that sticks to the So-Cal alternative rocker vibe that The Dirty Heads are known for. When popping the disc in the dash of the car the first chord of “Arrival instantly enthralls you and throws you into the cabin by the sea with a group of friends enjoying life the way it was intended to be. The song that really struck a chord with me was “Spread Too Thin” because I think everyone can relate to being pulled in many directions every day and wanting to just slow down  for a minute and this album allows you to take a break and do just that. Cabin is the perfect summer album; it ranges from that summery feel-good reggae like the song “Your Love,” to the hip-hop vibe in “Smoke Rings,” and some poppy acoustic in the title song Cabin by the Sea, which is perfect for the sunny summer.

I personally love Cabin by the Sea, every time I listen to this album it takes me away from the daily grind and monotony. There are many collaborations in this album with the likes of features collaborations with Matisyahu, Del the Funky Homosapien, Rome, and Ky-ManiMarley. One of the coolest parts of this album is the DVD that came in the package. The DVD takes you behind the scenes in the process of the day-to-day for the two week recording process at Sonic Ranch Studios in Texas. Cabin by the Sea is a must have for the summer and it hits the shelves on June 19.

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First annual Knot Fest August 17/18

Knot Fest poster 2012For those who crave a festival where true metal bands dominate the lineup, your time for waiting is over. The first annual Knot Fest is scheduled and judging from the bands set to appear, it will be nothing short of stellar. Knot Fest  will be tearing up the midwest on August 17th in Council Bluffs, IA and Minneapolis, MN August 18th. Advance tickets are $35, and you can bet your going to get more than your monies worth. Headliners Slipknot would be worth the price of admission alone, but also set to appear are Deftones, Dethklok, Serj Tankian, Lamb of god, Cannibal Corpse, The Urge, Gojira, The Dillinger Escape Plan,  and Prong (Yes, that Prong). Link to the Knot Fest site for more information on bands and get your tickets now or regret missing out on what are sure to be some of the most insane shows of 2012.

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