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  • Metro * Smart Bar * Double Door Live Music Schedule 12.1.11

    Here is your live music schedule for this week from the Metro, Smart Bar & Double Door….

    JUST ANNOUNCED – ON SALE NOW IN METRO:
    Friday, January 20: EARTHEN GRAVE featuring Rachel Barton Pine * SLAUTER XSTROYES * RIVAL * and MORE TBA
    Saturday, February 25: THE PROMISE RING

    ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 12/3 @ NOON IN METRO:
    Saturday, January 7: THE LAWRENCE ARMS * HOLY MESS * LORD
    Wednesday, February 15: DIE ANTWOORD

    ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 12/3 @ NOON IN SMARTBAR:
    Wednesday, December 7: RON TRENT * JEVON JACKSON * DIZ
    Sunday, December 18: JORDAN FIELDS * MICHAEL SERAFINI * KID COLOR * ADULTURE
    Saturday, December 24: DVS1 * TRAXX * TEVO HOWARD
    Saturday, January 28: TANNER ROSS * SLOW HANDS * NICK BASSETT

    JUST ANNOUNCED – FREE EVENT IN SMART BAR:
    Wednesday, December 14: SCOTTY BRANDON * ITCH 13 * WEAPONRY * MICHAEL SERAFINI
    Wednesday, December 21: DJ FUNK * DJ DEEON * GANT-MAN * NEPHETS * JAMMIN’ GERALD * DJ URBAN
    Thursday, December 22: INTEL * MAKER * SPECIAL GUESTS
    Wednesday, December 28: LADY D * BLUE J * JULIAN PENA * SEVRON * STEPHEN P

    ON SALE NOW:

    Wednesday, November 30: In Smart Bar… Acid Test with DJs STEVEN TANG * CHICAGO DEEP * SEVRON * BLUE J * STEPHEN P * JULIAN PENA
    FREE / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House, Techno

    Thursday, December 1: In Smart Bar… Abstract Science presents Subfix with DJs CALCULON * BRC * ALEX HENDRIX * RAJ MAHAL
    $5 / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: Dubstep

    Friday, December 2: 93XRT Snug Hugs for Kids Holiday Concerts…POI DOG PONDERING’S TALE OF TWO CITIES: The Austin Years
    $26 / 18 & Over / Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM
    The original, Austin-based band performing songs from the Austin-era albums
    Note: Please bring an item of children’s winter clothing for Children’s Home & Aid.

    Friday, December 2:
    In Smart Bar…GREG WILSON * LEONARD PART SIXX
    $10 advance, $13 Night Of ($8 before midnight with text or valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House, Disco

    Saturday, December 3: 93XRT Snug Hugs for Kids Holiday Concerts…POI DOG PONDERING’S TALE OF TWO CITIES: The Chicago Years
    $26 / 18 & Over / Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM
    The current, Chicago-based line-up performing songs from 1995 – 2011
    Note: Please bring an item of children’s winter clothing for Children’s Home & Aid.

    Saturday, December 3: In Smart Bar…ALLAND BYALLO * MAZI * MAX JACOBSON
    $10 before midnight, $15 after ($5 before midnight with text or valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House, Tech-House

    Sunday, December 4: NEXT BIG THING TOUR $15 tickets available at the door only / All Ages / Doors: 10:50am / Show: 11am-10pm

    Sunday, December 4: In Smart Bar… DOLLAR DISCO feat. MATLOCK * MICHAEL SERAFINI * KID COLOR * ADULTURE
    $2, FREE with industry check stub or industry card (FREE with valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10PM / Show: 10PM / Style: Disco, Nu-Disco

    Wednesday, December 7: ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 11/3 @ NOON: In Smart Bar… ROCKERS 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY with DJs RON TRENT * JEVON JACKSON * DIZ $5 (Free before 11 PM with text or valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House

    Thursday, December 8: Shoeshine Boy Productions Welcomes…ANDREW FRAKER & SONS * JEFFREY DAVID * VINTAGE BLUE * DBP
    $9 adv. – $11 day of / 18 & Over / Doors: 8PM / Show: 8:30PM

    Thursday, December 8: In Smart Bar… MIA Drum and Bass Showcase with DJs ALFONZ DE LA MOTA * MEGA MIKE * ORACLE * J CROSS
    FREE / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: Drum and Bass

    Friday, December 9: Kickstand Productions Welcomes…THE FELIX CULPA (farewell show) * MONDAY’S HERO (reunion) * SAINTHOOD REPS * EL OSO (reunion) $11 / All Ages / Doors: 5PM / Show: 5:45PM

    Friday, December 9: ?In Smart Bar…?BENOIT & SERGIO (LIVE) * ORCHARD LOUNGE?$12 before midnight, $15 after ($7 before midnight with text or valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House

    Saturday, December 10: The Scooty & JoJo Show and Metro Present…The Holiday HO-HO-HORROR of ALIEN QUEEN: THE CONCERT * with BATTLESTAR FANTASTICA * DJ BOYWONDER
    $16 adv, $20 day of, $30 VIP / 18 & over / Doors: 9pm / Show: 9pm

    Saturday, December 10: In Smart Bar… Dotbleep with JUSTIN LONG * JOSH WERNER * NATHAN DREW LARSEN * SAMONE ROBERTS
    $10 before midnight, $12 after / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM

    Sunday, December 11: A Very Ludo Christmas 2011…LUDO * TREATY OF PARIS * WORKOUT MUSIC
    $16 / All Ages / Doors: 6PM / Show: 6:30PM

    Sunday, December 11: In Smart Bar… DOLLAR DISCO featuring…BALD É. (of ONLY CHILDREN) * MICHAEL SERAFINI * KID COLOR * ADULTURE
    $2, FREE with industry check stub or industry card (FREE with valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10PM / Show: 10PM / Style: Disco, Nu-Disco

    Wednesday, December 14: (JAM) 93XRT Welcomes…THE JOY FORMIDABLE * BAD VEINS $17 adv. – $20 day of / 18 & Over / Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8:30PM

    Wednesday, December 14: JUST ANNOUNCED – FREE EVENT: In Smart Bar… Gramaphone welcomes SCOTTY BRANDON * ITCH 13 * WEAPONRY * MICHAEL SERAFINI
    FREE / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House, Techno

    Thursday, December 15: In Smart Bar… Abstract Science presents Subfix with DJs TRUTH * CHRIS WIDMAN * DJ THE TORNADO * TIME NICE
    $8 before midnight, $10 after ($5 before midnight with valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: Dubstep

    Friday, December 16: (JAM) SOLD OUT! 93XRT Welcomes…WILCO * THE PAULINA HOLLERS $44 / 18 & Over / Doors: 6:30PM / Show: 8PM

    Friday, December 16: In Smart Bar…JUSTIN MARTIN * PILLOWTALK * PHILLIP STONE
    $10 before midnight, $15 after ($5 before midnight with text or valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House

    Saturday, December 17: I FIGHT DRAGONS * THE PROTOMEN * THE KICKBACK $13 / All Ages / Doors: 6PM / Show: 7PM

    Saturday, December 17: Subfix Welcomes…CASPA * NAMELOC * JEEKOOS $21 / 18 & Over / Doors: 11:30PM / Show: 11:30PM

    Saturday, December 17: In Smart Bar…MARC HOULE (LIVE) * DINO G * PETEONE * BUCKY FARGO
    $10 before midnight, $13 after ($5 before midnight with text or valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: Techno, Tech House

    Sunday, December 18: ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 12/3 @ NOON: In Smart Bar… DOLLAR DISCO featuring…JORDAN FIELDS * MICHAEL SERAFINI * KID COLOR * ADULTURE
    $2, FREE with industry check stub or industry card (FREE with valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10PM / Show: 10PM / Style: Disco, Nu-Disco

    Wednesday, December 21: JUST ANNOUNCED – FREE EVENT: In Smart Bar… 5 Magazine presents the Dancemania All-Stars with DJ FUNK * DJ DEEON * GANT-MAN * NEPHETS * JAMMIN’ GERALD * DJ URBAN
    FREE / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House, Techno

    Wednesday, December 21: In Smart Bar… 5 Magazine presents Dancemania All-Stars with DJ FUNK * DJ DEEON * GANT-MAN * NEHPHETS * JAMMIN’ GERALD & DJ URBAN
    FREE / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: Drum and Bass

    Thursday, December 22: JUST ANNOUNCED – FREE EVENT: In Smart Bar… Subfix with DJs INTEL * MAKER * SPECIAL GUESTS
    FREE / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: Downtempo, Hip Hop

    Friday, December 23: ?In Smart Bar… “Beats In Space” with?TIM SWEENEY * KID COLOR?$10 before midnight, $13 after ($5 before midnight with text or valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House, Nu-Disco

    Saturday, December 24: ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 12/3 @ NOON: In Smart Bar…Nation presents the Eve of Xmas with DJs
    DVS1 * TRAXX * TEVO HOWARD
    $10 before midnight, $12 after ($5 before midnight with valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: Techno

    Wednesday, December 28: Mustard Plug’s 20th Anniversary Show…MUSTARD PLUG * FLATFOOT 56 * THE CROMBIES * WE ARE THE UNION * THE DOWNTOWN STRUTS
    $13 adv. – $15 day of / 18 & Over / Doors: 7PM / Show: 7:30PM

    Wednesday, December 28: JUST ANNOUNCED – FREE EVENT: In Smart Bar… Acid Test all vinyl experience with DJs LADY D * BLUE J * JULIAN PENA * SEVRON * STEPHEN P
    FREE / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House, Techno

    Thursday, December 29: In Smart Bar… Subfix presents the kick off event for SIGNAL CHICAGO with DJs DUBBEL DUTCH * WHOA-B * SPARKLETONE * KYLE STEWART $10 ($5 before 11 PM with text or valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: Future Bass

    Friday, December 30: In Smart Bar…FOUR TET (DJ SET) * SASSMOUTH
    $10 advance, $12 before midnight, $15 after ($5 before midnight with text or valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House

    Saturday, December 31: SOLD OUT! New Year’s Eve 2011-2012…ALKALINE TRIO * VERY SPECIAL GUESTS TBA
    $61 adv. – $71 day of / 18 & Over / Doors: 9PM / Show: 10:30PM
    Limited $500 Balcony Reserved Tables Available – 4 tickets / table / goodie bags & more!
    Midnight Toast With The ‘Champagne Of Beers’ (21+ Only) & Free Limited-Edition Poster For All Ticket Purchasers

    Saturday, December 31: Smart Bar New Year’s Eve 2011-2012…DANNY HOWELLS * JUSTIN LONG * NATE MANIC * ARI FRANK
    General Admission Tickets: $35 advance, $40 day of show VIP Seating Tickets: $100 (includes reserved seating, coat check, gift bag and six drink tickets) Platinum Table: $500 (includes admission for four people, reserved seating DJ booth-side, coat check, gift bags, six drink tickets per person, one bottle of Moet Whitestar champagne) Only three Platinum Tables are available.
    Diamond Table: $900 (includes admission for six people, reserved seating, coat check, gift bags, exclusive silk screen print poster per person, six drink tickets per person, two bottles of Moet Whitestar champagne) Only one Diamond table is available.
    21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House, Tech House

    Saturday, January 7: ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 12/3 @ NOON:THE LAWRENCE ARMS * HOLY MESS * LORD $21 / All Ages / Doors: 6:00PM / Show: 7PM

    Saturday, January 7: In Smart Bar…5 Magazine Welcomes DJ RUSH * J. FERNANDES * HUMA NOYD- LIVE * DJ URBAN
    $10 before midnight, $12 after ($5 before midnight with valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House, TEchno

    Wednesday, January 11 – Sunday, January 15: TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS FESTIVAL 2012 (Lincoln Hall, Schubas, Metro, Smart Bar & The Hideout) $75 (Limited Blind 5-Day Pass Special) / Venue Bills & Specific Dates TBA / 18 & Over (must be 21+ for entry into The Hideout & Smart Bar) 5-Day Passes include entry to all 5 venues for all shows

    Friday, January 13: Chicago Reader & Sailor Jerry Present…Tomorrow Never Knows Festival 2012…One Night Stand’s MOOMBAHTON MASSACRE with NADASTROM * SPECIAL GUESTS TBA $13 adv. – $16 day of – $9.99 early bird special / 18 & Over / Doors: 10PM / Show: 10PM

    Friday. January 13: In Smart Bar…Chicago Reader & Sailor Jerry Present…Tomorrow Never Knows Festival 2012…CRAIG RICHARDS * KATE SIMKO
    $12 adv. – $15 day of / 21 & Over / Doors: 10PM / Show: 10PM

    Saturday, January 14: Chicago Reader & Sailor Jerry Present…Tomorrow Never Knows Festival 2012…An Evening With…THE WALKMEN
    $26 / 18 & Over / Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

    Saturday, January 14: In Smart Bar… Chicago Reader & Sailor Jerry present Tomorrow Never Knows Festival 2012 with DJs…MISTER SATURDAY NIGHT * JAMES FRIEDMAN * ONLY CHILDREN
    $12 before midnight, $15 after ($7 before midnight with valid student ID, $7 all night with ticket stub/wristband from any Saturday TNK show) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House, Nu-Disco

    Friday, January 20: JUST ANNOUNCED – ON SALE NOW: Rebel Radio & theCMF.com Welcome…Scott Davidson Birthday Jam with…EARTHEN GRAVE featuring Rachel Barton Pine * SLAUTER XSTROYES * RIVAL * and MORE TBA
    $6 adv – $9 day of / 18 & Over / Doors: 8PM / Show: 8:30PM

    Friday, January 20: In Smart Bar…MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLE- DJ KICKS * SAVILE
    $10 advance, $13 day of ($5 before midnight with valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House, Tech House

    Saturday, January 21: Early Event…WBEZ Off-Air Series…The 4th Annual WINTER BLOCK PARTY for Chicago’s Hip-Hop Arts
    Free / All Ages / Doors: 12pm / Show: 12pm-6pm

    Saturday, January 21: Evening Event…WBEZ Off-Air Series…WINTER BLOCK PARTY: “Legends of the BodyRock: An All-City 3-on-3″
    $10 Student, $12 WBEZ Members, $15 / 18 & Over / Doors: 7:30pm / Show: 8pm

    Saturday, January 21: In Smart Bar… Dotbleep Welcomes MARCEL FENGLER * JUSTIN LONG * KARL MEIER $10 advance, $12 before midnight, $15 after ($7 before midnight with valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: Techno, House

    Saturday, January 28: ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 12/3 @ NOON: In Smart Bar…TANNER ROSS * SLOW HANDS * NICK BASSETT $10 advance, $12 before midnight, $15 after ($7 before midnight with valid student ID) / 21 & Over / Doors: 10 PM / Show: 10 PM / Style: House, TEch House

    Friday, February 3: 93XRT Welcomes…SMITH WESTERNS * PORCELAIN RAFT * BLEACHED $16 adv. – $19 day of / 18 & Over / Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

    Wednesday, February 15: ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 12/3 @ NOON: DIE ANTWOORD $22 / All Ages / Doors: 7PM / Show: 7:30PM

    Saturday, February 18: Winter Soulstice 2012…CHARLES BRADLEY & HIS EXTRAORDINAIRES $18 adv. – $21 day of / 18 & Over / Doors: 8PM / Show: 8PM

    Thursday, February 23: MOVED TO THE RIVIERA – METRO TIX HONORED: YOUNG THE GIANT * WALK THE MOON $21 / All Ages / Doors: 6:30PM / Show: 7:30PM

    Saturday, February 25: JUST ANNOUNCED – ON SALE NOW:THE PROMISE RING $21 / 18 & Over / Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

    Saturday, March 3: REVEREND HORTON HEAT * LARRY AND HIS FLASK * THE GODDAMNED GALLOWS $25 / 18 & over / Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

    Friday, March 16:THE TOSSERS $17 adv – $19 day of / 18 & Over / Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

    Saturday, March 17: (JAM) 93XRT Welcomes…G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE $25 adv – $30 day of / 18 & Over / Doors: 7PM / Show: 8PM

    Monday, April 2: NADA SURF $23 / 18 & Over / Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

    Thursday, April 5: 93XRT Welcomes…WILD FLAG $21 / 18 & Over / Doors: 8PM / Show: 9:30PM

    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.com and www.smartbarchicago.com – and the Metro Box Office. Call (773) 549-0203 for more details.

    DOUBLE DOOR UPDATE

    ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 12/3 @ NOON IN DOUBLE DOOR:
    Tuesday, December 20: BRIAN MCDERMOTT * BRANDON HARVEY * THE VALLEY DOWNS
    Friday, December 30: THE SLEEPERS * MAWCREST
    Wednesday, January 4: MICHAEL ALEXANDER & THE BLUE SKY MIND * GARRET SANTORA * WOODROW HART
    Thursday, January 5: BATTLESTATIONS * TRIBE OF THE MOUNTAIN * VICEROY
    Wednesday, January 18: A LIGHT SLEEPER * FOTOSPUTNIK * CROSS RECORD * DINOSAUR PARTY
    Sunday, January 29: BARCELONA
    Friday, February 10: WAKARUSA MUSIC AND CAMPING FESTIVAL WAKA WINTER CLASSIC

    ON SALE NOW:

    Wednesday, November 30: ELEVEN DOLLAR LIFE * BROWN BAG SPCIAL * THE HEROIC BLACK * KEVIN LEE AND THE KINGS $5 /Doors: 8:30PM / Show: 9PM

    Thursday, December 1: G.B. LEIGHTON $10 /Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

    Friday, December 2: Betta Promotions Presents…MOON FURRIES $6 advance, $10 day of show / Doors: 8PM / Show: 8:30PM

    Saturday, December 3: Swizzle Steve Presents…DAYSLEEPER * THE MEDIOCRE FIGHT * FARAZ CHAUDRY $10 / Doors: 7PM / Show: 8PM

    Sunday, December 4: SUPPORT ADDED: SAVIOURS * RAMMING SPEED * RAMOVA * D-CONNECT $10 /Doors: 8:30PM / Show: 9PM

    Tuesday, December 6: Dirtroom Show…ORIGIN OF ANIMAL * THE JOEL MOORE QUARTET * CALLALOO * SOUND COLLISION ALLIANCE
    $5 /Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8PM

    Thursday, December 8: MIKE GOLDEN & FRIENDS * PYRRAMIDS $8 / Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

    Friday, December 9: Sean Healy Presents…DWELE * PENNJAMIN BANNAKAR * SIR CRISS * CAVALIER KID $25 / Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

    Saturday, December 10: Betta Promotions Presents…CORY CHISEL AND THE WANDERING SONS * DASTARDLY * THE UNFORTUNATE
    $10 advance, $14 day of show / Doors: 8PM / Show: 8:30PM

    Wednesday, December 14: KATHRYN CALDER (of The New Pornographers) * HIMALAYAN BEAR $10 / Doors: 8:30PM / Show: 9PM

    Thursday, December 15: THE MELISMATICS * BOARD OF GOVERNORS * FAREWELL CAPTAIN $6 /Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8PM

    Friday, December 16: CANCELLED – REFUNDS AT POINT OF PURCHASE: Soul Summit Presents…DEROBERT & THE HALF-TRUTHS with THE SOUL SUMMIT DJs * DAVE MATA * DUKE GRIP * SLOPPY WHITE $8 advance, $10 day of show / Doors: 9PM / Show: 9PM

    Saturday, December 17: Shoeshine Boy Productions Presents…SUNFALLEN * DENNIS FLORINE * TRAIN COMPANY * PETER TERRY & THE CITY PROFITS $7 advance, $10 day of show /Doors: 8PM / Show: 8:30PM

    Sunday, December 18: Dirtroom Show…AKASHA PRESENTS SIMMER DOWN SUNDAY with “THE GRADUATE” and Guest DJs spinning classic Reggae
    FREE /Doors: 9PM / Show: 9PM

    Monday, December 19: DJ SHITTY WIZARD PRESENT BLUE MONDAY, celebrating the music of the 80s $5 /Doors: 10PM / Show: 10PM

    Tuesday, December 20: ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 12/3 @ NOON: Dirtroom Show…BRIAN MCDERMOTT * BRANDON HARVEY * THE VALLEY DOWNS
    $7 / Doors: 8:30PM / Show: 9PM

    Wednesday, December 21: SHAUN HAGUE $8 /Doors: 7PM / Show: 8PM

    Thursday, December 22: A Very Retar Christmas Holiday Extravaganza…RETAR CREW FREE /Doors: 8:30PM / Show: 9PM

    Friday, December 23: SUPPORT ADDED: DOZENS * GOODBYE CLEVELAND * REMEMBERWHENS * TURBO CONTROLLER $5 / Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8PM

    Friday, December 30: ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 12/3 @ NOON: THE SLEEPERS * MAWCREST $1 / Doors: 8:30PM / Show: 9PM

    Saturday, December 31: New Year’s Eve…Double Door and Soul Summit Present…BLACK JOE LEWIS AND THE HONEYBEARS * DEROBERT & THE HALF-TRUTHS * SOUL SUMMIT DJS: DAVE MATA, DUKE GRIP AND SLOPPY WHITE
    $85 advance, $95 day of show (includes draft beer, well drinks, wine, soda and water) / Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

    Wednesday, January 4: ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 12/3 @ NOON: Dirtroom Show…MICHAEL ALEXANDER & THE BLUE SKY MIND * GARRET SANTORA * WOODROW HART $5 / Doors: 8PM / Show: 8:30PM

    Thursday, January 5: ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 12/3 @ NOON: BATTLESTATIONS * TRIBE OF THE MOUNTAIN * VICEROY $1 / Doors: 8PM / Show: 8:30PM

    Friday, January 6: EAT THAT PLASTIC * THRIFT STORE HEROES * CENOBITES * ESKE * JOHNNY VOMIT * THE DEEPER END
    $1 / Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8PM

    Wednesday, January 11: LITTLE BIG FAT * BOBCAT WILLIAMS * MICHAEL LUX AND THE BAD SONS * COMMON SHINER * SIMPLETON & CITYFOLK
    $1 /Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8PM

    Thursday, January 12: DAEMON FAMILIAR (cd release party) * THE DAY LEWIS * PERCOLATOR * I LOST CONTROL $5 /Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8PM

    Friday, January 13: ARMORED ASSAULT * ANXIETY HIGH * PANTHER STYLE * PROCESS * VORTIS $5 / Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8PM

    Sunday, January 15: LES ANIMEAUX * RUN AND PUNCH * SOMETHING TO DO $1 / Doors: 8PM / Show: 8:30PM

    Wednesday, January 18: ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 12/3 @ NOON: Dirtroom Show…A LIGHT SLEEPER * FOTOSPUTNIK * CROSS RECORD * DINOSAUR PARTY $5 / Doors: 8PM / Show: 8:30PM

    Thursday, January 26: NEVER LEAVE CHICAGO * WARHELLRIDE * THE WILD FINISH * MARSHFIELD $1 /Doors: 8PM / Show: 8:30PM

    Friday, January 27: SUPPORT ADDED: VICTORIAN HALLS * FLY OVER STATE * THE BLACK TAPE * THE LAUREATES * EIFFEL TOWER
    $7 /Doors: 8:30PM / Show: 9PM

    Sunday, January 29: ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 12/3 @ NOON: Seer Outfitters and the Kyle Korver Foundation Presents…BARCELONA
    $20 / Doors: 6:30PM / Show: 7:30PM

    Thursday, February 9: ehLee Entertainment presents… DAVID HAYES AND THE PROJECT * GUTTERBILLY BOYS * EARTHGRAZER * SISERO * BOY ALBERTO $3 /Doors: 8:30PM / Show: 9PM

    Friday, February 10: ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 12/3 @ NOON: WAKARUSA MUSIC AND CAMPING FESTIVAL WAKA WINTER CLASSIC
    $5 / Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8PM

    Friday, February 24: THE SOULJAZZ ORCHESTRA $13 advance, $15 day of show/Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

    Saturday, February 25: MATTHEW GOOD * EMILY GREEN $20 /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.

    Alkaline Trio Rings in the New Year at Metro

    Chicago hometown boys Alkaline Trio will headline Metro’s New Year’s Eve concert event on December 31, 2011. Tickets are on sale now at metrochicago.com and etix.com. For this special New Year’s Eve celebration, the Metro will have a midnight toast with the “Champagne of Beers” for those 21 & over. Additionally, all ticket purchasers will receive a free exclusive, limited-edition poster.

    DOLLAR DISCO: One Year Anniversary with DJs MICHAEL SERAFINI * KID COLOR * ADULTURE

    Metro/Smart Bar would like to invite you to celebrate Dollar Disco’s 1 year anniversary on Sunday April 3rd. DJs Michael Serafini, Kid Color, & Adulture will be spinning some of the best new & classic Disco all night long. And because Dollar Disco rocks the house they will be giving away great prizes to anyone caught on the dancefloor, on the hour, every hour! You read it correctly, all you need to do is dance! Some of the prizes include two separate $100 giveaways, year long passes to Smart Bar, & ticket packages to some of Metro & Smart Bar’s big upcoming shows including Holy Ghost!, Metro Area, Mr. Oizo, Wolf + Lamb vs. Soul Clap, Matthew Dear, Wire, Foals, & Yacht! Smart Bar will be featuring their weekly drink special of $2 Well drinks and it’s only $2 to get in (or free if you present a valid student ID.) So live your weekend out to the fullest and come celebrate on Sunday night! [Read more…]

    Beauty Bar News and Events

    Wednesday, February 2 – Do312.com presents Pizza Pizza Wednesdays with Das Boton (live) & DJ Ryan Weinstein (free) Pizza Pizza Wednesday is the new, weekly party featuring a good Chicagoians two favorite things: free pizza and live rock & roll. Think the magic of last years’ Pizza Fest but spread out over a month so you don’t OD on good times. Tonight we welcome the Bill Dolan-fronted Das Boton, “an instrumental trio that turns up the eclecticism, shifting from swinging R&B shuffles to high-octane rockers. Rife with quirky detours, the bands’ noodle riffs and chicken-pickin’ leads furiously fill up the space typically occupied by vocals” – in the words of Time Out Chicago.
    Pizza Provided by Pie-Eyed Pizzeria
    $2 Bud drafts + $3 whiskey shots

    Thursday, February 3 – Scion presents Temper featuring Jillionaire, Sondido Rampage Y Nader, Brookah and Sparkletone (free before 11pm, $3) Temper is a new monthly party sponsored by Scion every first Thursday at Beauty Bar featuring the best of Tropical Bass, UK Funk, Moombahton, Dancehall, Tribal Guarachero, Cumbia, Soca, UK Garage and all manner of Reggae, Dub, Caribbean and Latin-inspired sounds. The first Temper featured Major Lazer MC and Mad Decent DJ Jillionaire. He’s previously teamed up with M.I.A. and can currently be found representing Diplo’s record label, Mad Decent. Rounding it all out is local guest Brookah of Squeegie Sounds and there will be visuals from Hey ! Cliché! Video Club.
    $4 Heinekin (16oz)

    Follow the jump for a run-down of what’s happening at Beauty Bar with the weekly 7-10 DJs….. [Read more…]

    Empty Bottle NYE Show

    It’s with great pleasure that we announce that the Empty Bottle’s New Year’s Eve show featuring Big Freedia & the Divas, Nobunny, DJ Rusty Lazer and DJ Wildcard will be offering support to Chicago’s extremely deserving Howard Brown Health Center.

    For more than 36 years, Howard Brown Health Center has been providing care, preventing illness, conducting cutting-edge research and safeguarding the health of the LGBT Community of Chicago. For more than 18 years, the Empty Bottle has been bringing the best music to Chicago and prides itself on being fiercely loyal to the city (heck, they even bank at the MB across the street!).

    The Empty Bottle is proud to be a lifeline to the Howard Brown Health Center and will donate a portion of the proceeds from their NYE show with Big Freedia – the Queen of Sissy Bounce and a pioneering member of the New Orleans bounce scene – to continue their ability to provide lifesaving services to the LGBT community of Chicago. $1 from every ticket sold will go directly to the HBHC and will be matched by Living Philanthropic, a remarkable project launched as “an ordinary guy’s guide to giving back every day.” TicketWeb is knocking $1 off their ticketing fees on this show and have placed an option to offer a $5 donation to the Health Center when tickets are purchased. Presenters of the show, 312/Goose Island, have also joined the cause and have pledged to donate a portion of the proceeds made from the sale of 312 for the night directly to the HBHC.

    Big Freedia:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gQo1yWXFG4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-JWvu0w2fI

    Empty Bottle Events & News

    Empty Bottle Events & News

    Empty Bottle will welcome Peaches back to Chicago performing her one-woman-show Peaches Christ Superstar. As the title suggests, the show is “Fuck the Pain Away”-Peaches performing Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar. Peaches performs every part – from Jesus to Judas to the disciples – and she’s aided in this endeavor by Chilly Gonzales – a piano virtuoso and rap entertainer. The performance enjoyed critical acclaim and sold out crowds when it debuted in Europe and the inaugural US tour kicks off this weekend before rolling through our chilly city on Dec 14. Press has already started rolling in – Bust has a pretty substantial feature on the iconoclastic performance here and there’s a trailer that really helped me wrap my head around the whole thing that I highly recommend you peep here. Should be one heck of a performance.

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    METRO ANNOUNCES 2010 HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS CONCERT SERIES & FOOD DRIVE

    METRO ANNOUNCES 2010 HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS CONCERT SERIES & FOOD DRIVE

    Calling all college students, former Chicagoans, and visitors! Metro welcomes you back to Chicago with Metro’s Home For the Holidays Concert Series. Featuring eight special concerts showcasing some the city’s most promising bands and DJs, plus some of Chicago’s favorite touring acts, there’s no better way to celebrate the holidays than with some great music. Low ticket prices make the series a great gift or holiday outing with family and friends, and there will also be a food drive, giving patrons an opportunity to give back to those in need this holiday season. Meet up with old friends, expose your relatives to new music, or just come check out what’s new in the Chicago music scene, at Metro’s Home For The Holidays Concert Series from December 17 – 30th. Tickets to all Home For The Holidays shows are now on sale and available in the Metro Store and online at www.metrochicago.com. [Read more…]

    Empty Bottle Events & News

    The Empty Bottle are big fans of weekend events and on Saturday they are seeing one of their long time dreams become a reality with the help of Nukleii & Rebeletter Studiosa full on rock and roll show and rock poster fest. They’ve got some of their favorite bands lined up to play all afternoon and some of the most exciting rock & roll poster designers will be down with a plethora of their work. The event starts at noon and headliners Galactic Inmate will be on at 7:30pm. Admission is $5 but that entrance fee gets you a token that will knock $5 off a piece of art purchased. Rock & Roll Holiday shopping for those on your list that can’t be taken care of at the Handmade Markets (Dec 11) or Farmers Markets (Dec 12)!

    Late night on Saturday the Bottle will welcome Windy City Soul Club as they celebrate their 2 year anniversary. They made a nice little promo vid for the night and by some tricks of lighting or something, manage to make the Bottle look just lovely: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FahOJuu2pU0

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    SECOND YEASAYER SHOW ADDED DECEMBER 30, EXCLUSIVE MIXTAPE NOW AVAILABLE

    SECOND YEASAYER SHOW ADDED DECEMBER 30, EXCLUSIVE MIXTAPE NOW AVAILABLE

    Due to demand, Metro has added a second Yeasayer show on Thursday, December 30, 2010. Fans can start their New Years celebrations one day early with this additional show. Tickets to the newly announced show are on sale now for $21 advance, $24 day of show. Heath will open the show, which is 18 & over and starts at 9pm.

    Since the release of their critically acclaimed 2007 debut All Hour Cymbals, Yeasayer has been around the world and back again. Known for their psychedelic visuals during live shows, Yeasayer built a reputation for inspiring performances that always leave the audience wanting more. Inspired by musicians hell-bent on sonic experimentation as well as those more comfortable in a pop context, Yeasayer find their domain spanning across the musical spectrum. Their second album, the recently released Odd Blood, plays out at a blistering pace, yet it never sacrifices depth or content. One thing is certain: Yeasayer are accomplished audiologists who are willing to pilfer decades of pop sensibilities and cultural history to create something that is uniquely their own.

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    FRANKIE KNUCKLES HEADLINES SMART BAR ON THANKSGIVING EVE

    FRANKIE KNUCKLES HEADLINES SMART BAR ON THANKSGIVING EVE

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    Start the Thanksgiving holiday weekend off right with the legendary Frankie Knuckles spinning at Smart Bar on Thanksgiving Eve! Tickets are on sale now.

    Few figures in contemporary music have influenced their respective fields the way Frankie Knuckles has revolutionized dance music. As one of the most renowned DJ’s in the world, Frankie Knuckles is still packing dance floors with his unique style for almost 30 years. Legions of admirers during his travels penned Frankie’s nickname “The Godfather of House” and the press picked up on it and made it stick. He has played a pivotal role in the creation and evolution of “house” music, which has become the dominant staple of dance clubs throughout the world.

    As a Producer and Re-Mixer, Knuckles has lent his talents to some of R&B and Pop music’s elite, including artists such as Mary J. Blige, Sounds of Blackness, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Diana Ross, Luther Vandross, Michael Bolton and Toni Braxton. Frankie’s production and mixing career was officially recognized by the music industry in 1997 when he became the first ever recipient of a Grammy for “Remixer of The Year”. In 2004, he released a thirteen-track album of original material – his first in over a decade – entitled A New Reality, which was critically well received. In 2005, Knuckles was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame for his outstanding achievement as a DJ. He is also featured in the 2006 documentary film, “The UnUsual Suspects – Once Upon a Time in House Music” by Chip E. and the 2005 documentary film, “Maestro” by Josell Ramos. [Read more…]